Best Smartphones of 2017

With cellphone industry being in a competition with both friends and rival brands, choosing the best smartphone has become extremely arduous. Both the internal and external competition has forced the manufacturers to come up with something innovative yet practical. Therefore, we see frequent additions to the already flooding phone market with the devices ranging from sleek devices, to the phones fringing with features, to the affordable ones.

So, if you are the one exerting to choose the best smartphone, don’t fray because we are here to guide you to choose the perfect phone that fits to your needs. In this article, we have tried coming up with the list of the best smartphones to make sure that you’re always getting your hands-on the latest available technology.

The iPhone X and Google’s latest Pixel Phones aren’t in the market, so we’ll upgrade the list as soon as they are available for testing.

Samsung Galaxy S8: The best smartphone overall to buy

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.0
Weight 155 grams
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
Screen size 5.8 inches
CPU Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Front Camera 8 MP f/1.7
Rear Camera 12 MP f/1.7
Battery capacity 3,000mAh

The galaxy S8 is one of the best smart phones available in the market. The S8 is a complete package from having a futuristic design, to the most revolutionary specifications, to the long battery life and great cameras. The Infinity edge display occupies 84 percent of the body, making the battle tougher for its competitors.

The exemplified bezel less phone with 5.8 inch screen runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Snapdragon 835 processor is being used for speedy performance. Moreover, the phone has left its android competitors like Google Pixel XL far behind in Geekbench 4 overall performance test as its performance was recorded 50 percent better than the Pixel XL.

4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and microSD card expansion provide the consumers the luxury to expand the storage at any time they want. One may worry about the battery capacity keeping in mind the real estate that the Galaxy S8 provides. But, there isn’t any need to get fretted as 3,000mAh battery has been tested to last an hour longer than its forerunners.

Despite the Galaxy S8’s inconveniently placed back fingerprint sensor and Bixby virtual assistant being a hit and miss, the S8 is capable of beating any high quality phone available out there. Its futuristic infinity display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and strong camera performance are a few among many reasons for you to go for this phone.

The iPhone 8 Plus: Top-notch camera phone

Specifications

Operating System iOS11
Weight 7.13 ounces (202 grams)
Dimensions 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches
Screen size 5.5 inches
CPU A11 bionic (6 core chip)
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB, 256GB
Front Camera 7MP f/2.2
Rear Camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture

Telephoto: f/2.8 aperture

Battery capacity 2,675mAh, Wireless charging

Apple’s big screen phone, the iPhone 8 Plus is capable of receiving all the whistles and praise from the audience. A11 Bionic processor, the fastest ever processor being used in a phone, makes iPhone 8 Plus a complete powerhouse. Lager screen, best cameras and the most durable glass make the phone a wish of everyone.

According to Geekbench 4 that measures overall performance, the iPhone 8 has scored 10,170, beating the Samsung’s fastest flagship the Note 8. And Guys, it also has this ability to beat the laptops like Macbook pro and Dell XPS 13!!

The dual camera with portrait mode lighting provides the best photography experience. Moreover, it provides a better contrast and depiction to the pictures as compared to Note 8 and other phones available in the market. So, iPhone 8 should definitely be your choice if you’re longing for a powerhouse phone with excellent camera results.

Galaxy Note 8: The best phablet

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.1.1
Weight 6.9 ounces (195 grams)
Dimensions 6.4 x 2.9 x 0.34 inches
Screen size 6.3 inches (2960 x 1440 pixel) OLED
CPU Snapdragon octa-core 835
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Front Camera 8-MP f/1.7
Rear Camera Dual 12-MP cameras

wide angle: f/1.7

telephoto: f/2.4

Battery capacity 3,300mAh, Wireless charging

This year Samsung has tried coming up with the ultimate big screen phone, the Galaxy Note 8, in order to win back its lost customers after the huge blunder in its Note series.

The enthralling phablet possesses the features like 6.3 inches large yet compact infinity display. S Pen is a great help for artists as drawing and sketching has become much easier with this pen. Moreover, the speed with which the phone flows is simply astonishing.

The dual cameras used in the Note 8 provide more flexible photography experience as it allows the user to adjust the live focus effect in both ways, i.e. before and after the shot.

So, if you’re the one not bothered with gigantic prices, the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is for you. As the phone offers all new dual cameras, split screen multitasking, a powerful battery having the ability to last full day long, and many more blitzing features.

LG G6: An all-round best smartphone

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Weight 163 g (5.75 ounces)
Dimensions 5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches
Screen size 5.7-inches
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB,64GB,128 GB
Front Camera 5MP f/2.2
Rear Camera Dual 13MP
Battery capacity 3,300mAh

LG G6 is an attractive smartphone. A remarkable flagship, free from gimmicks, stands out owing to its 5.7 inches quad HD display, with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and beautifully rounded corners. Moreover, a successful departure from the traditional front bezels and removable batteries is an adroit step as it has helped LG to produce a remarkable phone, i.e. LG G6.

It isn’t just swankiness that is worth praising, but the new and improved features that are also remarkably striking. G6 meets the IP68 water-resistant standards and contains more Gorilla glass than any other phone until its release. Snapdragon 821processor, an IP 68 rating for water resistance, plenty of storage options, 5MP front and 13MP rear cameras and 3,300mAh battery along with the wireless charging option are the areas nailed beautifully by LG.

Although G6 isn’t the most striking phone of 2017, still it is a pretty decent one with new premium design, IP 68 water and dust proofing and nails almost all the basic areas that users care about the most.

OnePlus 5: Best smartphone coming at mid-range price

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.1.1
Weight 153 grams
Dimensions 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3mm
Screen size 5.5 inches
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB, 8GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Front Camera 16MP f/2.0
Rear Camera Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6
Battery capacity 3,300mAh

OnePlus 5, a mid range flagship, offers everything one can look for in a competitive smartphone. Crazy yet powerful specifications, amazing software experience and unclogged performance make the phone really great.

OnePlus has continued its tradition of offering high quality hardware performance and OnePlus 5 is the lucid example of that. The phone supports Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 3,300mAh battery has the capacity to last all day long on a single charge.

The 16MP rear f/1.7 camera is of flagship class, but the 20MP secondary camera needs a bit of improvement as it may struggle sometimes depending upon light availability. Dash charging option is also a plus as it charges the phone approximately in an hour.

The OnePlus 5 possesses a few loopholes including the lack of water resistance and a slot for microSD card expansion. However, despite the few loopholes this mid range flagship provides all the features that you enjoy in an expensive smartphone

HTC U11: Best smartphone for music freaks

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.0
Weight 169 grams
Dimensions 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm
Screen size 5.5 inches
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB, 6GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Front Camera 16MP f/1.8
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.8
Battery capacity 3,000mAh

The HTC U11 is a great all round phone having the capability to compete with some big fish in the market including Samsung and Apple. The phone features a glossy design, a bright 5.5 inches screen, smooth software performance and a competitive camera performance.

The striking feature in the phone is Edge Sense, as named by the manufacturer. The feature lets you squeeze the phone in order to enable specific functions. Although the U11 doesn’t have a headphone jack, the stereo BoomSound speakers and noise-cancelling headphones provide the best listening experience to the music freaks.

In short, the U11 is an amazing addition to HTC’s flagship range having squeezable edges, a unique yet classy design, BoomSound speakers, better display, noise cancelling headphones and relatively longer battery capacity. So, you can never go wrong with U11 as it is the best flagship HTC has made in the last 5 years.

Apple iPhone 8: The best handy smartphone

Specifications

Operating System iOS11
Weight 5.22 ounces
Dimensions 5.5 x 2.7 x 0.29 inches
Screen size 4.7 inches
CPU A11 bionic (6 core chip)
RAM 2GB
Storage 64GB, 256GB
Front Camera 7MP
Rear Camera 12MP
Battery capacity 1,821mAh

 

The iPhone 8, the most recent and the most powerful launch of Apple, is best for those who aren’t a fan of bigger phones. Faster processor, improved camera, iOS11 and wireless charging are the features making this phone a complete powerhouse.

The phone possesses A11 Bionic chipset, which is the most powerful chipset ever introduced in a smartphone. Moreover, the phone is available in three colors including silver, space gray and one with the touch of gold. Bigger and better than ever camera sensors are handy for an exceptional photography experience. And the inclusion of augmented reality apps and an improved battery list iPhone 8 as one of the best phones in the list of top notched ones.

Huawei P10: Affordable best smartphone with great productivity

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.0
Weight 145 grams
Dimensions 145.3 x 69.3 x 7mm
Screen size 5.1 inches
CPU Kirin 960
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, 64GB
Front Camera 8MP f/1.9
Rear Camera Dual 20MP + 12MP Leica
Battery capacity 3200mAh

The Huawei P10 is a flagship of a Chinese manufacturer. The phone is somehow an amalgamation of both the Apple and Android. From outside its design resembles Apple’s iPhone 7. The phone uses the Kirin 960 chipset along with 4GB of RAM. And 64GB of internal storage with the microSD card insertion provides flexibility to the ones looking for the phones with size able storage options.

Improved performance, extended battery life, and the dual rear cameras that bring an impressive photography result, are the parts and parcels of the phone. And all in all this stylish and trendy smartphone is a treat to use.

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