The Best Phones of 2017

the best phones of 2017

The wide range of smartphones belonging to the Android genre has taken the Indian market by a storm. Buyers are investing effort and money into purchasing a quality product worth its search and brand value. The high resolution- screen smartphones, combined with its versatility and cheap price is a must- have for every average person in the street. In 2017, a number of smartphone manufacturing companies released their diversified range of products. Here we have listed the top 10 mobile phones of 2017:

10. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8

the best phones of 2017Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 Bixby which comes with biometric authentication including iris recognition, facial recognition and fingerprint scanner. It is a voice-command based virtual assistant along with upgraded Samsung Pass that allows user to access different apps and services via biometrics.

  • DISPLAY

5.8 inches Quad HD Plus Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 X 2960 resolution   and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch resistant display

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android 7.0 Nougat with 2.3 GHz Octa Core Exynos 8895 Processor and a 4 GB   RAM. This helps it to run multiple apps and programs simultaneously.

  • MEMORY

64 GB internal storage; expandable upto 256 GB with a microSD card

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is 12 MP, f/1.7 with Auto Focus, Digital Zoom, Face Detection, Geo-Tagging, HDR, Panorama mode, Touch Focus and Video Recording features. It is capable of video recording 1080p@60 fps, HDR available.

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The secondary front camera is 8 MP with autofocus, 1440@30 fps, dual video call and HDR features.

  • BATTERY

3000 mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable

  • SENSORS

The sensors list includes Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor.

Our Rating: 4/5

9. ONE PLUS 5

 the best phones of 2017The OnePlus 5 packs a punch with U-shaped antenna design, dual rear camera feature, 3300 mAh battery life and front facing finger print scanner, 4G capability. It is WiFi enabled and comes in shades of black, gold and grey. It is 7.3 mm thin and weighs 153 grams.

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches Full HD optic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen and screen resolution 1080 X 1920 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.1.2, powered by a 2.45 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 6/8 GB RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.. There is also a graphics processor.

  • MEMORY

128 GB internal memory comes with 8 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory comes with 6 GB RAM. It has no expandable memory slot

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

There are 2 rear cameras, 20 MP (f/2.6) and 16 MP (f/1.7) with Auto Focus, 1.6 X Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode, Touch Focus and video recording features.

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 16 MP (f/2.0) with Auto-HDR feature capable of taking picture size 1 µm pixel size and 1080 p

  • BATTERY

3300 mAh Li-Po battery which is non removable

  • SENSORS

The sensors list includes front-facing fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, orientation sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer.

Our Rating: 3.5/

8. MOTO Z2 PLAY

the best phones of 2017Motorola Moto Z2 Play, the follower of Moto Z, has a slick metal finish with water-repellant nano-coating. It is a dual SIM phone with 4G enabled , GPS, WiFi, Hotspot connectivity features and 3000 mAh battery.  Available in grey, gold and blue colours.

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen with screen resolution 1080 X 1920 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 variety

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.1.1, powered by a 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor with 3 or 4 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU.

  • MEMORY

The 32 GB internal memory variant comes with 3 GB RAM while 64 GB internal memory comes with 4 GB RAM. Memory can be expanded upto 256 GB with a microSD card.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 12 MP (f/1.7) phase detection, with Auto Focus , 1.6 X Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode , Touch Focus .Video recording features with 3 variants: 2160 pixel(p)@ 60 frame per sec(fps), 1080p@ 60fps and  720p @ 120 fps.

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 5MP (f/2.2) with Auto-HDR feature capable of taking picture size 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080 p

  • BATTERY

3000 mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable

  • SENSORS

The sensors list includes front-facing fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, orientation sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer.

Our Rating: 3/5

7. SONY XPERIA XZ PREMIUM

the best phones of 2017The USP of this product is its 5.5 inches display combined with HDR display and ‘glass loop surface’ which, SONY claims, is at par with its BRAVIA TV range. Another positive aspect of this product is, Android security patches every month. Add to that a 19 MP camera and audio clarity with stereo speakers, it has been one of the most popular phones of the year.

  • DISPLAY

5.7 inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with screen resolution 1440 X 2880 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.0, powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.

  • MEMORY

32/64/128 GB variants available with 4 GB RAM .Memory can be expanded upto 256 GB with a microSD card.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

There are 2  main cameras;  a 13 MP (f/1.8) and a 13 MP(f/2.4)face detection, with Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, , Touch Focus .HDR Video recording with 2 variants: 2160 p@ 30 fps, and  720p @960 fps.

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 13MP (f/2.0) capable of taking picture size 1.12 µm   pixel size and 1080 p

  • BATTERY

3230 mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable

  • SENSORS

The sensors include side-mounted fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, compass

Our Rating: 3.5/5

6. LG G6

the best phones of 2017The first non-Google phone to come with Google Assistant is fitted with a combination of glass front and metal edges. It features an HD Plus Full Vision Display (18:9 aspect ratio) with DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) for audio playback. Available shades are Platinum, White and Black

  • DISPLAY

5.46 inches Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, with screen resolution 3840 X 2160 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass variant 5

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.1 [upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)], powered by a 2.15 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

  • MEMORY

64 GB internal memory with 4 GB RAM .Memory can be expanded upto 256 GB with a microSD card.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 19 MP (f/2.0)predictive  phase detection, with Auto Focus , Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode , Touch Focus .HDR Video recording with 2 variants: 2160 p@ 30 fps, and  1080p@30/ 60fps

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 5MP (f/2.2) ,1080 p

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Our Rating: 3.5/5

5. GOOGLE PIXEL XL

the best phones of 2017Owned by Google, manufactured by HTC, it is the first phone to feature Google Assistant as well as Daydream. It has preinstalled Google Duo app, which is used for voice calling both Android and iOS phones. Smart design with aluminum and glass finish, it is certainly a game changer in the smartphone market.

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches Quad HD AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen , with  screen resolution 2560 X 1440 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.1 [upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)], powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.

  • MEMORY

32/128 GB internal memory with 4 GB RAM .No expandable card slot.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 12.3 MP (f/2.0)predictive  phase detection, with laser Auto Focus , Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode , Touch Focus .HDR Video recording: 2160 p@ 30 fps, and  1080p@30/ 60/120fps and 720p@240 fps

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 8MP (f/2.4) capable of taking pictures at 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080 p

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-ion 3450 mAh battery

Our Rating: 3.5/5

4. HTC U11

the best phones of 2017It is a single/ Hybrid Dual SIM smartphone with GPS, Hotspot, NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches Super LCD5 Capacitive Touchscreen, with screen resolution 2560 X 1440 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Nougat version 7.1 [planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)], powered by a 2.4 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 6 GB RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. A graphics processor also present.

  • MEMORY

64/128 GB internal memory with 4/6 GB RAM respectively. Memory expandable upto 256 GB with a microSD card.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 12 MP (f/1.7)predictive  phase detection auto Focus , Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode , Touch Focus .HDR Video recording at: 2160 p@ 30 fps, and  1080p@30/ 60/120fps and 720p@240 fps

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 16MP (f/2.0) capable of taking pictures at 1080 p

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-ion 3000 mAh battery

Our Rating: 3/5

3. ONE PLUS 3T

the best phones of 2017The phone followed its predecessor OnePlus 5 and is available in 3 colours: grey, gold and black.

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches Optic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, with screen resolution 1080 X 1920 with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Marshmallow version 6.0 [upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)], powered by a Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 6 GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. A graphics processor is also present.

  • MEMORY

64/128 GB internal memory with 6 GB RAM. External memory slot absent.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 16 MP (f/2.0)predictive  phase detection auto Focus , Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama Mode , Touch Focus .HDR Video recording at: 2160 p@ 30 fps and 720p@120fps

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 16MP (f/2.0) capable of taking pictures at 1.0 µm size and 1080 p

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-ion 3400 mAh battery

  • SENSORS

The sensors include front-mounted fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, , gyroscope, accelerometer,  compass

Our Rating: 3/5

2. XIAOMI REDMI 4

the best phones of 2017The phone was launched in May 2017 by Xioami. Although it boasts of a high time battery (4100 mAh), it has few good features compared to several other smartphones released in 2017 in terms of memory, platform or camera

  • DISPLAY

5.0 inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, with screen resolution 720X 1280. Absence of a scratch resistant display.

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1, powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor with 2 GB RAM. A graphics processor is also present.

  • MEMORY

16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM. Expandable upto 128 GB with a microSD card

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

The main camera is a 13 MP phase detection Auto Focus, Digital zoom, Face detection, Geo-tagging, HDR, Touch Focus and Panorama Mode.

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 5MP

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-ion 4100 mAh battery

  • SENSORS

The sensors include front-mounted fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, magnetometer, barometer.

Our Rating: 2.5/5

1. APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS

the best phones of 2017

  • DISPLAY

5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, having screen resolution 1080X 1920 and protected by ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating

  • OPERATING SYSTEM

iOS 11 upgradable to iOS 11.1 powered by a Hexa-core processor and Apple GPU. A graphics processor is also present.

  • MEMORY

64/256 GB internal memory with 3 GB RAM. No external memory slot for expansion.

  • PRIMARY CAMERA

There are 2 main cameras, both 12 MP ( f/1.8 + f/2.8) with phase detection auto Focus , Face/smile detection, 2x Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR(Photo/ Panorama ), Touch Focus . Video recording quality: 2160p @ 24/30/60 fps and 1080 p @ 30/60/120/240 fps

  • SECONDARY CAMERA

The front camera is 7MP (f/2.2) with face detection, HDR, panorama mode and video recording 1080p@30 fps, 720p @240 fps

  • BATTERY

Non-removable, Li-ion 2691 mAh battery

  • SENSORS

The sensors include front-mounted fingerprint scanner, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, barometer.

Our Rating: 4/5

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: WHO’S WHO??

THE GOOD ONE:

Of all the products listed here, it would be safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is really, really good. It gives the average customer, lump sum convenience on par with its cost than other smartphones. The features of this flagship phone on account of its performance and especially platform OS and battery life deserve special mention.6.2 inches curved infinity display protected by corning Gorilla Glass. At 8 mm thickness, it is one of the slimmest phones available at the moment.  12 MP AF F.17 lens camera with single colour LED flash – a real pro. Extensive battery usage by means of several voice calls, WhatsApp messages and WiFi leave it at a good 30% reading at the end of the day. A real high-end piece of gizmo for the end point user, truly indeed.

Rating: 4/5

THE BAD ONE:

This has to be Google Pixel XL. Notification LED is missing in spite of this being a flagship device. No front firing speaker or physical buttons at the front panel below screen. The improper combination of glass and aluminum at the back is weird. In spite of the hype created by the launching of product, it is a bit disappointing given the brand name is Google. The design is good though- all aluminum unibody with smooth curved edges that blend into sides. Textured metallic power button and smooth metallic volume rocker give good tactile response. Dual LED flash 12 MP camera and 3450 mAh battery give no problem.

Rating: 3/5

THE BOTTOM LINE:

The ugly one certainly goes to Xiaomi Redmi 4. The device is powered by Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 processor with 2 GB RAM. Although it looks better than its predecessor Redmi 3S with its all-metallic finish, the device is not critic satisfactory. The device has been claimed to overheat while charging, a trait not heard much about in other brands. Comparatively smaller screen size with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory is not what the consumer is looking for these days. Available in 2 colors only (black and gold), the camera does not feature optical image stabilization or even a flash. The only silver lining about the device is its high ranking battery with 4100 mAh capacity.

Rating: 2.5/5

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