Us creative types are always ticking over with a thousand thoughts a minute thinking of the next big thing. Concepts are always popping in into our head, and sometimes, a pen and paper just don’t cut it. We’ve nailed down the best phones for creative people, so you can let your mind juices flow freely.

The Architect

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a unique proposition for creative types due to its stylus that offers unparalleled levels of fine input that cannot be achieved with a finger on a touch screen. The architect will find this phone a perfect match with its 5.7” screen and with the right AutoCAD app architects can open, edit and save DWG files.

AutoCAD 360 is one such app that will allow architects to work with DWG files. The app offers the best creative design experience and the stylus comes into its own as you work online or offline with 2D or 3D drawings. All aspects of the DWG file can be seen including layers, external references and image underlays while the Galaxy Note 4’s GPS can be used to orient yourself within the drawing.

The Photographer

Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 has the right hardware for photographers and this includes a 20.7 megapixels camera and water resistance to a level that allows for underwater photography. Amateur photographers can apply professional effects to images using the Photo Studio app by KVADGroup.

The first tool to explore is the Blend feature that allows for photographs to be added in layers with each other and with varying degrees of transparency.

Pixels mean power!

The Sony Xperia Z3 packs 20.7mp, resulting in super-sharp images that should be ideal for any creative mind!

Colour Splash converts images into black and white and then using brush strokes areas can recall their original colour for a unique effect.

The Musician

HTC One M9

The HTC One M9 is the obvious choice for anything that involves music due to its stereo BoomSound front mounted speakers with built in amplifiers. Music composition moves away from pen and paper with the Score Fast Free app which enables score creation and music notation in the simplest way.

Composition begins by selecting instruments, key signature, time signature and tempo which is followed by the presentation of an empty score. Musical notes and rests stretch along the bottom of the screen for selection and a simple tap places them on the score. Compositions can be played from any bar and the generated MIFI files can be opened in other scoring software.

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The Artist

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears again in our list of best phones for creative types and the stylus is set to work again, this time for the artist. There are countless drawing and painting apps available for download from the Samsung App store but Silk Paints Drawings will set your creative flair traveling in a new direction.

“There are countless drawing and painting apps available for download from the Samsung App store but Silk Paints Drawings will set your creative flair traveling in a new direction.”

Your brushstrokes appear as luminous streaks of colour and shadow and with just a few strokes impressive conceptions become reality on a digital canvass. The extreme zoom feature allows for more detailed creations but simplicity in the interface remains. The final results can be saved as still images or live wallpapers and it is possible to replay each brushstroke as it happened.

The Director

Huawei P8

The director will find the upcoming Huawei P8 an interesting proposition. The video camera can be switched into Director Mode and this allows the phone to control up to three more Android camera phones to film in the way that Hollywood directors do.

The Director Mode lets you switch between the camera angles generated by the camera phones in real-time and tools such as Light Check, Light Painting and Time Lapse help create professional grade results. Director Mode comes pre-installed so there is no app to download in order to begin filming.