Compiled List of Top Smart Phone Lists of 2015

The top phones of 2015 by different sites and reviewers from around the web. Honorable mentions are excluded. The theory is that the more a phone is mentioned (the more votes) indicates a consensus.
  1. Nexus 6P
    Marques Brownlee (best overall), Erica Griffin, Pocketnow, PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, Armando Ferreira, TechnoBuffalo, The Verge, Forbes, CNet, PhoneArena, Android Authority, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, Jonathan Morrison, WSJ, International Business Times
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Marques Brownlee (big phone, camera, best overall), Erica Griffin, PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, TechnoBuffalo, Forbes, CNet, PhoneArena, Android Authority, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Business Insider, International Business Times
  3. Moto X Pure
    Marques Brownlee (budget phone), Erica Griffin, Pocketnow, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, TechnoBuffalo, Forbes, PhoneArena, Android Authority, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Jonathan Morrison, Business Insider
  4. iPhone 6s Plus
    Erica Griffin, PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, Armando Ferreira, TechnoBuffalo, The Verge, Forbes, CNet, PhoneArena, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Jonathan Morrison, Business Insider
  5. iPhone 6s
    Marques Brownlee (compact phone), Erika Griffin, PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, TechnoBuffalo, The Verge, CNet, PhoneArena, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Business Insider, WSJ, International Business Times, Yahoo Tech
  6. Samsung Galaxy S6
    PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, Armando Ferreira, CNet, PhoneArena, Android Authority, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Business Insider, WSJ
  7. LG V10
    Marques Brownlee (big phone, camera), Erica Griffin, Pocketnow, SuperSafTV, Armando Ferreira, Forbes, CNet, Android Authority
  8. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
    Marques Brownlee (design), PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, TechnoBuffalo, ZDNet, Paste Magazine
  9. LG G4
    PhoneDog, SuperSafTV, Armando Ferreira, Forbes, PhoneArena, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, International Business Times
  10. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    PhoneDog, Dom Esposito, SuperSafTV, Forbes, CNet, Android Authority, ZDNet, Paste Magazine, International Business Times
  11. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
    Marques Brownlee (compact phone), CNet, PhoneArena
  12. OnePlus X
    Marques Brownlee (budget phone), Forbes, Paste Magazine, WSJ, International Business Times
  13. Motorola Droid Maxx 2
    Marques Brownlee (battery)
  14. Galaxy S6 Active
    Dom Esposito, PhoneArena
  15. OnePlus 2
    Dom Esposito, Paste Magazine, PC Mag, Business Insider
  16. Sony Xperia Z5
    SuperSafTV, International Business Times
  17. Blackberry Priv
    TechnoBuffalo, Forbes, ZDNet, Business Insider
  18. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    Forbes
  19. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
    Forbes, ZDNet
  20. HTC One A9
    Forbes, ZDNet, Business Insider
  21. Huwei Honor 7
    Forbes
  22. Nexus 5x
    Forbes, PhoneArena, ZDNet, Business Insider, WSJ
  23. Alcatel OneTouch Idol
    CNet, PC Mag
  24. Motorola Moto G Late 2015
    CNet, PC Mag, Business Insider
  25. Microsoft Lumia 950
    ZDNet
  26. iPhone 6+
    Paste Magazine
  27. ZTE Grand X Max+
    PC Mag
  28. HTC One M8 for Windows
    PC Mag
  29. HTC One A9
    Business Insider
  30. Huwei Mate S
    International Business Times