Call it the call of technology or a basic need, it is a fact now we can’t live without a smartphone in hand. Yes, be it for calling, messaging, navigation, mailing, clicking images or recording memories, a smartphone does an incredible job helping us indulge in multitasking all at one with utmost ease. 2017 was a year when we witnessed the launch of various smartphones but some just bowled us over with their looks and features.
It seemed like all the happening smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung, LG, Huawei, OnePlus, Sony and Xiaomi were in a race to compete with each other launching a bigger and better smartphone in 2017.
So, here is a list of best smartphones of 2017 that were high in demand all throughout the year and are expected to be give a tough completion to the new phones gearing up for a launch in 2018.
1. Apple iPhone X
When talking about the smartphones of 2017, the name that first strikes our minds is none other than Apple iPhone X. Apple brought forward its amazing and highly expensive iPhone X on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in a mega event held at Calfifornia. Priced at a whopping $999, this phone from the house of Apple remained in the limelight much before its official launch.
Sporting a massive 5.8inch Super Retina Display, this phone with its stainless steel body is a real beauty to flaunt in hands. On board is a powerful A11 Bionic Chip processor along with 3GB RAM to enable the user do multitasking without any interruption. Available in a 64GB and a 256GB inbuilt memory variants, this phone come incorporating a mind blowing battery life.
Camera lovers found this phone incredible for its 12MP dual rear camera and a decent 7MP secondary camera at the front side. Now, what’s new that made this phone stand apart from other smartphones launched in 2017 are its cool features like Face ID, AR feature and Animoji feature.
2. Samsung Galaxy S8
Shining brightly on number two position of the top 5 smartphones of 2017 is the very popular and one of the best selling smartphones of 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8. This phone is a perfect example of how beauty gets combined with performance. Sporting a beautiful 5.8 inch display, this phone comes powered by 1.9GHz Octa Core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor.
Available in a decent 4GB RAM model with a whopping 64GB inbuilt memory, this Samsung phone lets you enjoy an ultimate photography experience with its 12MP primary and 8MP secondary camera. Weighing just about 155 grams in all, this phone offers perfect support for Android 7.0 OS.
This IP68 certified phone is safe against water and dust at all times and emits a sharp screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The only thing that was disliked about this phone was its hybrid slot that supports dual Nano SIM only if the SD card is removed. If you missed buying this phone yet, buy it by daring to spend $750.
3. LG V30
On number three slot of our list of best phones for 2017 is the much talked about LG V30 smartphone. Boasting of a massive 6.0inch QHD + Display, this LG phone offers a power-packed performance without any interruption due to its 3300mAh battery.
On board is a 2.45GHz Octa Core processor and ample support for HDR10 for superior gaming and overall content. The phone comes with a brilliant 16MP +13MP dual rear camera and another 5MP secondary front facing camera. LED Flash, Manual Mode, Food Mode, Film Effect, Quick Share are some interesting camera features of this particular phone from the house of LG.
This super stylish phone is available in a 4GB RAM model with a 64GB and a 128GB inbuilt memory variant. Apart from this, you can expect an excellent support for Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for a faster charging in minutes. $800 is the hefty amount people are expected to own this LG beauty.
4. Huawei Honor 9
Up next in our list of best smartphones launched in 2017 is one from the house of Huawei. Yes you guessed it right, we are talking about the Huawei Honor 9 smartphone. This 5.2 inch smartphone became the first choice of those looking for a lightweight and compact size phone with all the latest features.
Available in a 4GB and a 6GB RAM model, this phone comes with 64GB and 128GB inbuilt memory respectively in both the models. Collaborating with Leica, the company tried its best to give a better photography experience to users with its 20MP dual primary camera and another 12 MP + 8 MP front facing camera.
Incorporating a decent 3200mAh battery and a powerful 1.8GHz Octa Core Kirin 960 processor, this smartphone from the house of Huawei offers excellent support to Android 7.0 OS and can easily run Emotion UI too. Priced at an affordable $440, Huawei Honor 9 was made available in colors like black, gray, blue and amber gold.
5. OnePlus 5
Last on our list of the most desirable smartphones of 2017 comes none other than OnePlus 5 that took everyone with surprise with its interesting features and style to die for. This 5.5 inch beauty with an Optic AMOLED Touch Screen Display comes with an essential Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
OnePlus 5 was admired all throughout 2017 ever since its launch mainly for its powerful 2.35 Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a superb 3300mAh battery life. On board in this phone from the house of OnePlus is Adreno 540 GPU along with a perfect support for Android 7.1.2 OS.
People loved buying OnePlus 5 in 6GB and 8GB models with 64GB and 128GB internal memory respectively. Many fell in love with this flagship phone that made the company’s debut in a dual camera setup. 16MP dual primary camera at the rear side along with a 20MP secondary camera in this phone is definitely a treat for a camera lover, who can afford to spend $539 to pick this phone.
So, if you couldn’t pick any of these 5 best phones of 2017 yet, go grab one that suits your pocket and requirements soon!