If you’re looking for a great gift idea for a job well done, there’s probably nothing sweeter you can give to freshly minted grads than a brand-new smartphone. Whether they plan to stay on their family plans or strike out on their own, you’ll want to give your favorite new grads a device with the right mix of features, performance — and, yes — good looks for the price. Here are our top smartphone picks for every type of grad, from those who could use a little protection from spills to music buffs and more.
The Galaxy S5 is a smartphone for grads who want it all. Samsung's latest flagship phone delivers a big, 5.1-inch screen in a water-resistant design, so splashing or even dunking the device won't ruin it. Other highlights include a 16-MP camera with fast autofocus and a built-in fingerprint sensor for security. There's even a heart rate monitor on the back, which your favorite new grads can use to track their fitness.