The best smartphones to buy in 2017

While coming over to the 2017 smartphones, there are a lot of phones to choose from starting from low budget to high spec ones.

Well these are the best 7 you can choose to buy in 2017


1. iPhone X

Price : £999  for 64GB model. If you want the larger 256GB model it’s going to cost you £1,149  for the privilege.

The iPhone X was a huge gamble from Apple, but one that really paid off. Losing the home button and altering the design was a dangerous move, but one that was sorely needed after years of similarity and the premium design, extra power, all-screen front mix together to create – by far – the best iPhone Apple’s ever made. It’s impossible to give a perfect score to something that costs this much – but this is the closest to smartphone perfection Apple has ever got.

iPhone X Specs :

Brand Apple Inc.
Slogan Say hello to the future
Model A1865 (with Qualcomm modem)
A1901 (with Intel modem)
A1902 (sold in Japan)
Compatible networks GSM, CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced
First released November 3, 2017
Related iPhone 8 (Plus)
Type Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions H: 143.6 mm (5.65 in)
W: 70.9 mm (2.79 in)
D: 7.7 mm (0.30 in)
Weight 174 g (6.1 oz)
Operating system Original: iOS 11.0.1
Current: iOS 11.1, released October 31, 2017
System on chip Apple A11 Bionic
CPU 2.39 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
Memory 3 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 256 GB
Removable storage None
Battery 3.81 V 10.35 W·h (2716 mA·h) Li-ion
Display 5.8 in (150 mm) Super Retina HD: OLED, 2436×1125 px resolution, (458 ppi)
625 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), with dual-ion exchange-strengthened glass
Rear camera 12 MP with six-element lens, quad-LED “True Tone” flash with Slow Sync, autofocus, IR filter, burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, 4Kvideo recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, slow-motion video (1080p at 120 or 240 fps), timelapse with stabilization, panorama, facial recognition, digital image stabilization, optical image stabilization,
telephoto lens with 2× optical zoom / 10× digital zoom
Portrait Lighting (in beta), f/2.4 aperture, optical image stabilization
Front camera 7 MP, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording
Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting (in beta) and Animoji
Sound Stereo speakers
Connectivity LTE (bands 1 to 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17 to 20, 25 to 30, 66), TD-LTE(bands 34, 38 to 41), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), Wi-Fi(802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & QZSS
lash, water, and dust resistant), Qi wireless charging
SAR Model A1901 Head: 1.08 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Model A1865 Head: 1.09 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Model 1902 Head: 1.12 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T4




2. Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone you can buy right now.  it’s the best-looking phone we can find, with those stunning curves and that all display front catching gazes. Camera quality goes near unrivalled, while performance is similarly best in its class. This’ll be a phone that’ll last you for the years to come. Get the S8 if you’re after a proper smartphone investment.

Price : The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at £799

The S8 specs :

Predecessor Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Related Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Type Smartphone
Brand Samsung
Dimensions S8:
148.9 mm × 68.1 mm × 8.0 mm (5.86 in × 2.68 in × 0.31 in)
S8+:
159.5 mm × 73.4 mm × 8.1 mm (6.28 in × 2.89 in × 0.32 in)
Weight
  • S8: 155 g (5.5 oz)
  • S8+: 173 g (6.1 oz)
OS Original: Android 7.0 with Samsung Experience
Chipset
  • Global: Exynos 8895
  • USA and China: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU
  • Exynos: Octa-core (4×2.5 GHzM2 Mongoose & 4×1.7 GHz) Cortex-A53 (GTS)
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHzKryo)
GPU
  • Exynos: Mali-G71 MP20
  • Snapdragon: Adreno 540
Memory 4 or 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1 / UFS 2.0 in some devices
SD Expandable up to 256 GB
Battery Non-removable

  • S8: 3000 mAh
  • S8+: 3500 mAh 3.85 V
Data inputs Sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Iris scanner
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall sensor
  • Proximity sensor

Other:

  • Physical sound volume keys
  • Bixby key
Display
  • 2960×1440 1440p Super AMOLED,
  • S8: 5.8 in (150 mm), 225 ppcm(572 ppi)
  • S8+: 6.2 in (160 mm), 208 ppcm(529 ppi)
Rear camera 12 MP (1.4 µm), f/1.7, OIS, 4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p at 240 fps, slow motion at 240 fps
Front camera 8 MP, autofocus

3. OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is a flagship killer. The OnePlus 5 improves on almost every aspect of the phone it supersedes. Bumping the price up to £449 might be stretching its ‘mid-range’ moniker a little, but the OnePlus 5 vastly undercuts those pricier flagships, and offers the same stunning looks, speedy performance and a fantastic camera to boot.

OnePlus has created one of the most well-rounded devices on the market in 2017. It’s as fast as those flagships that’ll cost you twice as much, and its beautiful new look makes it an absolute stunner. Get the OnePlus 5 if you’re a little wary of forking over piles of cash for the latest and greatest.

OnePlus 5 Specs :

 

Manufacturer OnePlus
Slogan Dual Camera. Clearer Photos.
Model A5000
Compatible networks 2G, 3G, and 4G
First released June 20, 2017
Predecessor OnePlus 3T
Successor OnePlus 5T
Type Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 154.2 mm (6.07 in) H
74.1 mm (2.92 in) W
7.25 mm (0.285 in) D
Weight 153 g (5.4 oz)
Operating system Original: OxygenOS 4.5 (Based on Android 7.1.1 “Nougat”)

Current: OxygenOS 4.5.14

System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz + 4×1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1
Battery 3,300 mAh Li-Ion with Dash Chargetechnology
Data inputs
  • Fingerprint scanner (front-mounted, Ceramic),
  • Accelerometer,
  • gyroscope,
  • proximity sensor,
  • electronic compass
Display 5.5″ 1080p Optic AMOLED / DCI-P3(401 ppi) with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera 16 MP Sony Exmor IMX398 (f/1.7, EIS) + 20 MP Sony Exmor IMX350 Telephoto(f/2.6)
Front camera 16 MP Sony Exmor IMX371 (f/2.0, EIS, HDR)
Sound
  • Bottom-facing speaker
  • 3-microphone with noise cancellation
  • Support AANC
  • Dirac HD Sound
  • Dirac Power Sound
Connectivity 3G, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS & GLONASS, USB Type-C
Other 3.5mm headphone jack
Alert Slider




4. Google Pixel 2

Price : £629

Google’s 2nd gen Pixel phones are both excellent in their own right, but it’s the camera that really sets these Android smartphones apart from the competition. Its 12.2-megapixel sensor on its rear is superior to the camera on the iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, and last year’s efforts, and it’s capable of taking some truly stunning pictures. It doesn’t have an extra lens like the Note 8 or , but if you’re an avid photography fan, then the Pixel 2 certainly won’t disappoint.

We are recommending the regular-sized Pixel 2 over its plus-sized XL alternative.Well, the 2XL is stuck with an atrociously bad display when it comes to viewing angles. Tilt the phone a bit to the left or right, and the screen produces this awful blue-tinge, rendering it almost unreadable. The screen also flickers when the auto-brightness mode is engaged which, for a 2017 flagship, is inexcusable.

Google Pixel 2 Specs :

Developer Google
Manufacturer
  • HTC (Pixel 2)
  • LG Electronics (Pixel 2 XL)
Slogan Ask more of your phone.
Series Pixel
First released October 19, 2017
Predecessor Pixel (XL)
Type Pixel 2: Smartphone
Pixel 2 XL: Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions Pixel 2:
H: 145.7 mm (5.74 in)
W: 69.7 mm (2.74 in)
D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)Pixel 2 XL:
H: 157.9 mm (6.22 in)
W: 76.7 mm (3.02 in)
D: 7.9 mm (0.31 in)
Weight Pixel 2: 143 g (5.04 oz)
Pixel 2 XL: 175 g (6.17 oz)
Operating system Android 8.0 “Oreo”
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4 × 2.45 GHz, 4 × 1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB
Battery
  • Pixel 2: 2,700 mAh
  • Pixel 2 XL: 3,520 mAh
Display Pixel 2: 5 in (130 mm) FHDAMOLED, 1920 × 1080 (441 ppi)
Pixel 2 XL: 6 in (150 mm) QHDP-OLED, 2880 × 1440 (538 ppi)All: Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera
  • 12.2 MP
  • 1.4 µm pixel size
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • Phase-detection autofocus and laser autofocus
  • HDR+ processing
  • HD 720p (up to 240 FPS)
  • FHD 1080p video (up to 120 FPS)
  • 4K 2160p video (up to 30 FPS)
  • EIS
  • OIS
Front camera 8 MP
Sony Exmor IMX179
1.4 µm pixel size
f/2.4 aperture

5. Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Price when reviewed: £800


The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the most expensive iPhones yet, but it’s the Plus that makes this list due to its dual 12-megapixel camera. The normal iPhone 8 doesn’t have a dual sensor, and thus misses out on the Plus’ 2x optical zoom feature. It also has better battery life than its little brother, making it more reliable over the course of the day.Apple has made several improvements to the phone’s speed and overall build quality, but it’s not quite as big a leap forward as you might expect from a next-generation smartphone. The iPhone 8 Plus is still the best iPhone ever made, but iPhone 7 Plus owners should probably hang on to their handsets for a little while longer before they upgrade.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specs :

Brand Apple Inc.
Slogan A new generation of iPhone
Generation 11th
Model 8:
A1863 (with Qualcomm modem)
A1905 (with Intel modem)
A1906 (sold in Japan)[1]
8 Plus:
A1864 (with Qualcomm modem)
A1897 (with Intel modem)
A1898 (sold in Japan)[1]
Compatible networks GSM, CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced
First released September 22, 2017
Predecessor iPhone 7 (Plus)
Related iPhone X
Type 8: Smartphone
8 Plus: Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 8:
H: 138.4 mm (5.45 in)
W: 67.3 mm (2.65 in)
D: 7.3 mm (0.29 in)
8 Plus:
H: 158.4 mm (6.24 in)
W: 78.1 mm (3.07 in)
D: 7.5 mm (0.30 in)
Weight 8: 148 g (5.2 oz)
8 Plus: 202 g (7.1 oz)
Operating system Original: iOS 11.0
Current: iOS 11.1, released October 31, 2017
System on chip Apple A11 Bionic
CPU 2.39 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
Memory 8: 2 GB LPDDR4X RAM
8 Plus: 3 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 or 256 GB
Removable storage None
Battery 8: 3.82 V 6.96 W·h (1821 mA·h) Li-ion[2]
8 Plus: 3.82 V 10.28 W·h(2675 mA·h) Li-ion[2]
Display 8: 4.7 in (120 mm) Retina HD: LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334×750 px (326 ppi)
8 Plus: 5.5 in (140 mm) Retina HD: LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1920×1080 px (401 ppi)
All models: 625 cd/m² max. brightness (typical), with dual-ion exchange-strengthened glass, and 3D Touch
Rear camera 8: 12 MP with six-element lens, quad-LED “True Tone” flash with Slow Sync, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, 4Kvideo recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, slow-motion video (1080p at 120 or 240 fps, timelapse with stabilization, panorama, facial recognition, digital image stabilization, optical image stabilization

8 Plus: In addition to above: A telephoto lens with 2× optical zoom / 10× digital zoom, f/2.8 aperture
Portrait Lighting (beta)

Front camera 7 MP, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording
Sound Stereo speakers
Connectivity

6. Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Price : £500

Sony XZ1 & XZ1 Compact

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact successfully proves that a 4.6in smartphone has some relevance in 2017. With displays getting bigger, phones getting larger and trouser pockets bulging, small-screened phones are likely to be a relic of the past, but not here.

Despite its palm-friendly size, the XZ1 Compact is packed with the same flagship internals as its plus-sized competitors, with a Snapdragon 835 and an excellent 19-megapixel rear camera. Sony certainly didn’t scrimp on performance, and its dinky display is one of the more colour accurate screens we’ve seen so far. For just £500, the XZ1 Compact is generously priced, just don’t use the 3D image scanning feature, it’s naff.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Specs :

Brand Sony
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Slogan Experience more, in a compact size
Series Sony Xperia
Model G8441
Compatible networks HSPA, GSM & LTE
First released 31 August 2017
Predecessor Sony Xperia X Compact
Related Sony Xperia XZ1
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 129 mm (5.1 in) H
65 mm (2.6 in) W
9.3 mm (0.37 in) D
Weight 143 g (5.0 oz)
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo (launch)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPU Octa-core 64-bit (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 4 GB
Storage 32 GB
Removable storage Up to 256GB microSDXC
Battery non-user removable Li-ion 2700 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display 4.6 in (120 mm) 720p IPS LCD

 

7. Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Price when reviewed: £379 

The Moto Z2 Play is an incredible smartphone for £379.

It faces strong competition from the slightly more expensive OnePlus 5, but the Moto Z2 Play has a couple of fancy party tricks to make it stand out. Chief among these is its modular design.

Unlike the LG G5, the Moto Z2 Play’s extra attachments can simply snap onto the back of the phone, allowing you to slap on a speaker, optical zoom, battery pack or miniature projector as and when you please. It’s a brilliant bit of design, and the so-called Moto Mods themselves are infinitely superior to those you can buy for the G5. If you want a smartphone that can go the distance without breaking the bank, the Moto Z2 Play is the smartphone for you.

 Motorola Moto Z2 Play Specs :

Brand Moto
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
First released June 2017
Predecessor Moto Z Play
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 156.2 mm (6.15 in) H
76.2 mm (3.00 in) W
6 mm (0.24 in) D
Weight 145 g (5.1 oz)
Operating system Android 7.1.1 “Nougat”
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
CPU Octa-core ARM 2.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 506
Memory 3 GB or 4 GB
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Removable storage microSD up to 256 GB
Battery 3000 mAh Li-ion
Display 5.5 in (140 mm) Super AMOLED
1920 × 1080 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio) (401 ppi)
Rear camera 12 MP with laser-assisted autofocus, dual-LED flash, ƒ/1.7 aperture, BSI
720p 120 fps, 1080p 60 fps, and 4K 30 fps video recording
Front camera 5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, flash





Written by : Jeevan Joy

Source Used : wikipedia

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