Top Ten Smart Phones 2017

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Take a look at the top ten smart phones 2017 and we guarantee you’ll find the best smartphone for you, beginning with the very best phone currently available.

We only include the best smart phones in this list, so you can be sure what is best among all. After a fine research upon tests on every handset under the sun, we will provide you with all the key info you need so you can choose the best smartphone for you. And we’ve listed in order of preference, so there’s no confusion.

1. Samsung Galaxy S8

The best smartphone you can buy today.

Weight: 155g
Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.8-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
CPU: Exynos 8895 Octa
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Battery: 3000mAh
Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.7
Front camera: 8 MP f/1.7

 

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Plus Points
Amazing design
Almost flawless
Negative Points
Fingerprint sensor location
Expensive

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world right now, bragging the fascinating Infinity Edge display which occupies 84-percent of the body and cutting-edge guts. It’s the next step in smartphone design.

The S8 has decent battery life, an excellent camera and amazing performance. With all of that combined, you get not only the best-looking smartphone, but one of the top performing smartphones in the universe.

There are a few small features which may bother you such as the weirdly places fingerprint sensor next to the camera and poor Bixby implementation.

2. iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s dual camera, big screen phone is a winner among all.

Weight: 188g
Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm
OS: iOS10
Screen size:5.5-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Apple A10 Fusion
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32/128/256GB
Battery: 2900mAh
Rear camera: Dual 12MP f/1.8
Front camera: 7 MP f/2.2

 

Plus Points
Gorgeous water resistant design
Dual camera
Negative Points
Iterative design
Could be too large for some

The iPhone 7 Plus is the best-looking smartphone. Some feel its sheer size does make it tricky to hold, but we can’t deny Apple’s beautiful 5.5-inch is a winner. If you prefer iOS to Android this should definitely be your first choice. Apple has chosen to stick with the iPhone 6S design, enhancing it with rerouted antenna lines and a more integrated camera bump. There are glorious new colors available, and its top casing is now water resistant.

It’s inside where the iPhone 7 Plus has received the biggest overhaul is the packing Apple’s blazing fast A10 Fusion processor. The camera has also received a significant upgrade with two 12MP sensors capable of 2x optical zoom. The iPhone 7 Plus comes running iOS 10, Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system.

It is expensive, so the standard iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display is also worth your consideration.

3. Google Pixel

The best camera smartphone.

Weight: 143g
Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm
OS: Android 7.1
Screen size: 5.0-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/128GB
Battery: 2770mAh
Rear camera: 12.3MP f/2.0
Front camera: 8MP f/2.4

 

Plus Points
Great camera
Super software
Negative Points
Not water resistant
Clunky design

The Google Pixel is an amazing smartphone specially if you prioritize camera quality and want software straight from Google.

Whether it’s the excellent camera, the metal-and-glass chassis, the oodles of power involved (from Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon processor) or just the fact that the software and virtual assistant work in perfect harmony with the hardware, Google’s got a lot right here and this is an awesome phone. Of course, if you prefer larger screens, the 5.5-inch Pixel XL is also available, which is identical to the OG (apart from size).

4. LG G6

First bezel-less phone with a great dual camera.

Weight: 163g
Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.7-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Battery: 3300mAh
Rear camera: Dual 13MP
Front camera: 5MP f/2.2

 

Plus Points
Large screen
Dual camera
Negative Points
Less premium than rivals
UI

LG has finally made a good-looking, premium smartphone free from stratagem. There are a lot of nice features such as wide-angle screen is great, the bezels are tiny, and the dual-camera is really handy.

LG has used a 2016 chipset, so it’s not the most efficient smartphone, and the skin over Android Nougat isn’t the best. It also feels less premium than its competitors, with a slightly hollow feel to the rear casing.

LG has done enough to recovered itself from the unsuccessful G5 last year. It’s not the best Android phone released in 2017, but we don’t think you’ll repent buying it, especially if you can pick it up for a decent price.

5. OnePlus 5

The best smartphone from an unknown brand.

Weight: 153g
Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.5-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 6/8GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 3300mAh
Rear camera: Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6
Front camera: 16MP f/2.0

 

Plus Points
Low price for great spec
Premium build
Negative Points
Not waterproof
Getting more and more expensive

OnePlus has been looking to upset dominance by the big brands. It took the mobile world by storm in 2014 with one motive, to be the flagship killer. It is fifth smartphone, the OnePlus 5, has finally achieved that mission.

With a slightly more expensive price tag of £449, you’ll get all the perks of much more expensive handsets such as an HD screen, lightening fast fingerprint sensor, a decent dual camera and crazy powerful specs. Whereas previous OnePlus phones lacked adroitness. The OnePlus 5 as a genuine premium feel and the software is rock solid.

It looks slightly dated when compared to 2017 flagships (S8 and G6), but that’s understandable when focusing on what a bargain this device is.

6. Huawei P10

The smartphone implementing Apple design with Android software.

Weight: 155g
Dimensions: 145.3 x 69.3 x 7mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.1-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Kirin 960
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Battery: 3200mAh
Rear camera: Dual 20MP + 12MP Leica
Front camera: 8 MP f/1.9

 

Plus Points
Slim design
Leica camera
Negative Points
Battery life
Last-gen design

The Huawei P10 is the latest leading phone from the Chinese smartphone giant. It’s the ideal smartphone if you love Apple’s industrial design (because this is pretty much a carbon copy) and Google software both.

We love the P10’s Leica-branded dual camera, which can capture some very admiring images, and the OS is coming on leaps and bounds as well.

But it’s not a perfect phone. The UI still lingers behind its competitors, so does the camera, and the battery life isn’t great either. It also lags behind Samsung and LG, who have moved to bezel-less smartphones, this makes it feel distinctly old generation.

7. HTC U11

The best smartphone for those who love music.

Weight: 169g
Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.5-inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4/6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 3000mAh
Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.8
Front camera: 16 MP f/1.8

 

Plus Points
Great battery life and camera
Amazing sound and software
Negative Points
Bezels
Fragile design

 

The HTC U11 is the biggest overhaul HTC has made to its flagship range for many years. Taking the best features from the 11, putting them in a sexy glass and metal casing, with a bit of extra innovation masked in for good measure. It has revealed the rest of the competition how to make a premium smartphone, its camera, battery life and performance is right up there too. HTC has considered the criticisms of the previous generation devices on serious notes, and created their best ever flagship smartphone.

It’s great to see HTC innovating with the squeezable edges, which make interacting with the device much easier, and the least twists they’ve made to stock Android are amazing, making this one of our favorite smartphones in 2017.

8. Honor 9

The best value smartphone.

Weight: 155g
Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.1-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Kirin 960
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Battery: 3200mAh
Rear camera: Dual 20MP + 12MP
Front camera: 8MP f/1.9

 

Plus Points
Great price
Excellent design
Negative Points
So-so software
Low light photography

 

The Honor 9 is a good smartphone having a solid design, decent camera, and high-end specs. But when you take the price under consideration, it becomes the bargain of the century.

There are a lot of nice features like the single navigation key, and the dual camera is capable of taking some striking images.

The Honor 9 is 100% solid in every key respect although, it may lack that little innovation which makes a phone a real Android flagship.

9. iPhone SE

The best tiny smartphone.

Weight: 113g
Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm
OS: iOS 10
Screen size: 4.0-inches
Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels
CPU: Exynos 8895 Octa
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 32/128GB
Battery: 1624mAh
Rear camera: 12MP f/2.2
Front camera: 1.2MP f/2.4

 

Plus Points
It’s small!
Great battery life
Negative Points
Old, boxy design
Due an update

 

All of these smartphones have 5+ inch screens, what if you have small hands? You can’t reach all 4 corners of the screen. It’s a problem not many of us face, but the fact is some people just prefer smaller phones but don’t want to sacrifice high-end specs. The iPhone SE is for those.

With a 4-inch screen and specs which match the iPhone 6S, including the 12MP rear camera, 2GB RAM, Apple Pay, Retina display, and Apple A9 chipset, this thing is kind of pocket rocket.

However there are a few drawbacks, the design isn’t beautifully sexy like the iPhone 7 (the SE is based on the iPhone 5), the front-facing camera has fewer megapixels, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is old and therefore slower. The best thing about it is that despite its range-topping specs, the iPhone SE is also one of the cheapest smartphones Apple has ever released.

10. Lenovo P2

The best smartphone with great battery life.

Weight: 177g
Dimensions: 153 x 76 x 8.3mm
OS: Android 7.0
Screen size: 5.5-inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Battery: 5100mAh
Rear camera: 13MP f/2.0
Front camera: 5MP f/2.2

 

Plus Points
Outstanding battery life
Great display (for price)
Negative Points
Camera so-so
Looks like a brick

The Lenovo P2 isn’t a beautiful phone, it doesn’t have a sexy bezel-less display, and it doesn’t have an amazing camera. It has the best battery life of any smartphone lasting up to three days!

If you are concerned with the battery life, this smartphone is definitely for you, but Lenovo have done a good job elsewhere, as well, with a decent metal build, great display, and solid UI design. All in a quite affordable package.

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