2017 has been an amazing year for the smartphone industry since we saw the launch of some really good devices. Here in this article, we have made a list of the Best smartphones of 2017.
Launched in August, the LG V30 was a successor to the previous flagship LG V20. Powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, the phone runs on Android 7.1. The device sported a phablet-sized 6-inch display with a resolution of 1440 X 2880 pixels. It had a 16 MP rear camera along with a 5 MP front shooter. The non-removable battery capacity was a decent 3300 mAh. The V30 had 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity. You could also expand the memory to 200GB by using an SD Card. The phone had only a single sim slot but had support for all sensors including NFC. The phone costs around $800 but that varies from region to region. Another variant named the V30+ with 128 GB storage was launched.
Oneplus is one of the few companies that has had success with all its phones. Launched in November, the phone has a 6.01-inch display with a resolution of 1080 X 2160 pixels. The phone sports a 20+16 MP dual camera setup. Other key specs include the snapdragon 835 chipset and 3300 mAh battery with support for Dash charging. The phone is priced at $632 and you have option for either a 6/64 GB and 8/128 GB variant.
Google Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 was released in October with a 5 inch Full HD display protected by corning gorilla glass 5. Since this is a google product, It already comes with Android Oreo 8.0. It uses the snapdragon 835 and has 4 Gigs of RAM coupled with 64 Gigs of Storage. Unlike its contemporaries, the Pixel 2 has only 2700 mAh of battery capacity. The highlight of this phone has been its camera which is only 12.2 MP yet clicks really good pictures because of OIS, phase detection and laser autofocus and dual led flash. The phone is priced at $700.
Samsung Note 8
Released in September this year, the note 8 carries the legacy of the successful Note series. It has a 6.3 inch amoled display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The phone is slightly on the heavier sides. The phone was launched with an Exynos 8895 globally but had the 835 in USA and China. It has 6 GB of RAM and options for 64/128/256 GB in storage. The Note 8 has a 12 MP dual camera on the rear and an 8 MP selfie shooter on the front.
Finally, the king of Smartphones. The I-Phone series actually had launched 2 phones this year.
The I-Phone 8 and the I-Phone X. The I-Phone X being the higher version. It runs on Apples A11 Bionic Hexacore chipset. It has 3 GB of Ram and an option between 64/256 GB of storage. A 5.8 inch screen with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. A 12 MP dual camera setup with OIS, phase detection and quad led flash. It has a 2716 mAh battery with fast charging. The phone is priced at $999.
So these were our picks for the best smartphones of 2017. If you really like a phone that didn’t make it to the list, drop a comment below.