As the year comes to an end, the festival of love is on its way. We know you want to gift your special one the perfect gift. When it comes to your parents, spouses, siblings or children, you want to give them the best to show how much they mean to you. In order to buy the best, you need to know what’s best in the market.
Since it’s the age of technology, why don’t you buy them something which is more than just a gift, something like an investment. Mobiles make you more mobile and get things done faster. Smartphones nowadays are not just used to make calls and WhatsApp, but they work like computers, storing your books, word files and what not. Smartphones are the new ‘in’ thing which needs to be compatible with all our work and leisure materials. So in order to drive your confusions away we have listed the 8 best smartphones to make your shopping easier.
Here’s the list of the best smartphones of 2017
1. iPhone 8
Although the iPhone 8 was not embraced as well as its previous and recent products, it slowly came up to be one of the 10 best smartphones. The new glass-design makes it support wireless charging for the first time ever. It also packs an A11 Bionic chip which seems incredibly fast. Having an aluminium rear makes it a bit heavy but at the same time gives it a proper grip. The iOS 11 device’s camera comes with 12 megapixel camera with a built-in f/1.8 aperture and OIS. The handset surprises us with the 4K recording at 60fps and a slo-mo video.
2. iPhone 8 Plus
Launched in September, the phone has a 5.50-inch touchscreen display. The screen’s resolution is 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. This 3 GB RAM device is powered by hexa-core Apple Bionic processor. The phone begins with a 64 GB internal storage which cannot be expanded. The rear camera is packed with 12 megapixels whereas the front camera is 7 megapixels. Powered by a 2691mAh non removable battery it runs on iOS11. The sensors on the phone are inclusive of Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Gyroscope and Barometer.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is considered to be one of the best phones in the market mainly due to the perfect blend of quality design and high-end features. Considered to be one of the fastest Android phones out there, it has the best display. The space in the handset is expandable upto 256 GB, with the Octa-Core Exynos 9/Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB RAM. The seventh phone in the Note series is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Dual 12MP rear camera consists of Smart OIS and 10x digital zoom so that you never miss out on any of the tiniest yet significant details.
4. Samsung Galaxy S8
Launched in March of 2017, the phone has a 5.80-inch touchscreen display. The device was praised to the moon for its extraordinary display and futuristic design along with a great camera. The resolution of the screen is 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels with 570PPI (pixels per inch). Powered by 1.9GHz Octa-Core Exynos 8895 processor, it has 4 GB RAM. The phone comes with a 64 GB storage card which can be expanded upto 265 GB. The camera is packed with a 12-megapixel main camera and 8 megapixel camera for selfies. The phone can only include a single SIM. Samsung Galaxy 8 did seem to do great in the market and get a lot of attention for its fast processor.
5. Google Pixel 2
Pixel is named so because Google was getting into building the best camera on a smartphone. So it does live up to its promise of providing the amazing quality pictures with the 12.2 megapixel primary camera and 8.2 megapixel front camera. The water resistance phone has no headphone jack, but just a 3.5mm USB-C adapter which compels customers to buy the Pixel buds (Trust me they’re worth it.) The music sounds great on the two speakers in the front. The handset is powered by 1.9GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4 GB RAM. The single SIM phone has a non removable battery that powers around 2700mAh and runs on Android 8.0.0. Pixel 2 has been quite a promising phone after living upto its name. It has managed to also beat Pixel 2 XL and raised standards by entering the top 10 list.
6. OnePlus 5
The 5.5-inch display screen is powered by an Octa-Core processor paired with 6GB of RAM. The battery has 3300mAh. The device works on Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. OnePlus 5 has a 2.45 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform. It also comes with a 128 GB internal space and 3300mAh battery. The phone steals the show by just the camera because it comes with a 16 megapixel camera while the front camera comes with an Exmor RS sensor. OnePlus has never missed the mark and has been constantly providing us with good quality handsets. Each phone that they release is a delight to use and is also extremely pocket-friendly.
7. HTC U11+
The HTC U11+ has surpassed its predecessors HTC U11 and U11 Life by leaps and bounds. It comes along with the main upgrade which had everyone waiting. So yes, it does incorporate Android 8.0 Oreo. The device has a 6-inch Super LCD 6 number and a Quad HD+ resolution. Along with the bigger screen there also comes a slicker model. The phones are released with 4 and 6 GB RAM. The best part is that, it comes with a maximum of 128 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 2 TB. The battery is pretty fine with 3930mAh which comes along with a QuickCharge 3.0. It is surely a more refined phone from HTC which has managed to keep its users very happy.
8. Sony Xperia XZ
Claimed as the best Android phone by its customers, it seems to have won the hearts of many with the OLED screen and security updates. Along with a full HD resolution, this phone comes with 5.46 OLED touchscreen. The Octa-Core processor is of 2.0 GHz with a 4GB RAM 64GB internal memory. The back camera clicks promising pictures with 19 megapixel and the selfies seem perfect with the 13 megapixel front camera. The camera also includes features like Predictive Capture and Autofocus Burst. The powerhouse comes with a fixed battery of 3230mAh. And, saving the best for the last, it also delivers 3D Creator, its own scanning feature with the new upgrade.
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9. Apple X:
The Apple X is just a new kid in town and it already has people praising it to the moon. The new phone steals the show with its exceptional feature of Face ID. So now you get the advantage of viewing things bigger, as this feature had to get rid of the home button with an edge-to-edge screen. The camera is exceptionally good with 12megapixel in the rear end and 7megapixel in the front. The hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor powers the iPhone X, accompanied by 3GB RAM. The internal storage of 64GB is something that cannot be expanded. A 2716mAh non removable battery powers the iOS 11. This phone seems to give a perfect ending to the year and yes, every penny is worth buying this device.
10. Nokia 8
Being quite silent for some time Nokia now has changed sides and resorted to Android OS. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, it comes with 4GB RAM. You can easily multi-task by switching from apps to graphic-heavy games. This is the greatest highlights of the phone. There was no heating issue whatsoever and the 64GB internal memory comes along with expandable memory upto 265GB. The battery charges pretty quick and lasts upto a day’s time. Backed with a 3090mAh battery, it has reasonable good audio quality. Not to forget the ‘bothie’ feature it comes with for recording from both cameras at the same time. Seems like leaving Microsoft for Android was not a bad option after all.
We hope to have given you enough to think what your next purchase could be. In the technologically advanced times, nothing speaks of a better gift than the latest phone with the best of features. And not just a gift for your loved ones, but this can also be the perfect gift you could give yourself. Get rid of the old and get something new and trendy which is going to give your new year the right boost it needs. Select something of your liking from our list of the best smartphones of 2017 and we bet that you won’t regret it. We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a great shopping reason.