Smartphones are the best invention humans ever experienced. With a screen on your palm, you can do almost anything. From paying bills to booking tickets for your world tour, music player, camera, navigator, video player, your assistant and what not.
The Smartphone industry is growing at very fast pace. Big giants like Apple, Samsung, LG and even the companies like Xiaomi, Moto etc. are investing millions of dollars on Research & development. Surprisingly, the R&D of all the companies are coming up with great results.
At this point of time, there is a phone for everyone. You don’t need to spend $700 or $800 for the best smartphone. You can buy the best smartphone in your budget. There is a phone for everyone.
I am going to add the best phone in each price range. From premium, phones to the budget-oriented phone, for every budget, for every user, there is a smartphone. Here are the best smartphones that you can buy right now in 2017.
Best Smartphones of 2017:
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus
Just look at the phone. This is a most beautiful creation of Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are the new flagship Android Smartphone in Samsung’s “Galaxy S” series. The design of S8 and S8 Plus is a thing which makes both the smartphones different from any other smartphone available in the market. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has almost No bezels. The spill of the screen from both the sides beautifully blends with the metal and glass. Samsung called it Infinity Display. Along with that, Samsung also introduces with Bixby, Samsung’s very own Assistant. It is almost like Google Now having its own intelligence. The fingerprint scanner is moved to back which is also responsible for smaller chin and big infinity display.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Talking about premium smartphone and Apple is here. So, it was September 2016 when Apple launched it’s new iPhone 7 Plus. Like always, Apple launched it’s iPhone 7 Plus in an exaggerated event which starts with James in his car and ends up with Sia’s performance. During the event, Tim Cook & his team introduces with iPhone 7 Plus and every feature of iPhone 7 Plus is Now More efficient and better than the predecessor.
Talking about the Features, iPhone 7 Plus has 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD display, 3GB of RAM, Dual 12MP f/1.8 Primary camera, 7MP f/2.2 front-facing camera. iPhone 7 Plus powered by Apple A10 Fusion and Quad Core 2.23 GHz CPU. iPhone 7 Plus is IP67 certified which makes it Dust and Water Resistant. There is 2900mAh of the battery which is efficiently optimized with iOS 10. For Detailed Specifications, Visit GSMArena.
Highlighted feature of iPhone 7 Plus is the camera. The camera performance of iPhone 7 plus under Portrait mode is just unbelievable. The camera of iPhone 7 Plus can capture DSLR-quality photos even in low light.
iPhone 7 Plus comes in 3 variant i.e. 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB and in Silver, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and stunning Jet Black.
Apple iPhone 7
Apple launched iPhone 7 in the same event. There are some differences in 7 Plus and 7. First, the big difference is of design. The changed design is because of the camera and the screen size. iPhone 7 has 4.7 inch IPS display. There is single 12MP f/1.8 Rear shooter and 7MP of a front-facing camera, which is same as iPhone 7 Plus. RAM of iPhone 7 is 2GB. iPhone 7 is powered by 1960mAh of the battery.
Apart from these, there are no differences between iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7. For detailed specs, Visit GSMArena.
Google Pixel & Pixel XL
Another Big phone 2016 gave is by Google. Google killed their Nexus series and now making phones designed by Google and manufactured by HTC with the name Pixel. Google launched their flagships without a great event like Apple always does. Google knows, their phone would make some noise. Maybe, Pixel doesn’t look appealing to you from outside but inside, it is a beast.
Pixel launched two variants, one is Pixel and another is Pixel XL. Take a quick look at the specs of Google Pixel. Pixel has 5″ AMOLED Display, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 processor, Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU, 4GB RAM. There are 12.3MP f/2.0 rear camera and 8MP of front facing camera. Pixel is powered by 2770mAh of the battery. Google Pixel is known for the best and smoothest Stock Android experience and runs on Android 7.1 and you would get regular Android updates. Pixel comes in 2 variant with 32GB and 128GB of Internal storage. Detailed specs
Pixel XL is a big brother and has some differences including 5.5″ AMOLED Display, 3450mAh battery. Rest of the specs are same as Pixel. Detailed Specs
The camera of Pixel phone is brilliantly amazing and deserves the Best phone Camera of the year.
Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Okay. The moment I got my hands on this beautiful piece of tech, I felt the burst of endearment for this phone. S7 Edge is a beautiful device. The design, features, curved screen everything is so perfect about S7 Edge. I don’t like Samsung though, but Note 7 (Condolence) and S7 Edge forces me to give some attention to Samsung’s activities. There is no big difference in S7 and S7 Edge.
For formality, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has 5.5′ Super AMOLED Display with curved edge screen both side, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890 processor, Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo), Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU, 4GB RAM, 12MP f/1.7 Rear camera, 5MP Front Facing camera. S7 Edge comes in 2 variant of 32GB and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB using SDCard. The phone is powered by a 3600mAh battery.
The difference between S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 is 5.1′ Super AMOLED Display and 3000mAh battery in Galaxy S7. Rest of the specs are same.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Samsung is a reputed brand and has clear intentions to rule the market in every price segment. So, if you are looking for a phone within 35K of the price range. Here is Galaxy C9 Pro by Samsung. Galaxy C9 Pro has 6-inch FHD sAMOLED capacitive display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 367 PPI pixel density. The phone runs on 1.95GHz Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor and huge 6GB RAM. The phone offers you 64GB of Internal Storage which can be expandable up to 256GB using SDCard. There is 16MP Camera lens at the front and at the back with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash.
One Plus 3T
One Plus constantly improving with every new phone. The year 2016 was pretty good for the One Plus and for One Plus Fans. One Plus actually launched 2 phones this year. One Plus 3 and One Plus 3T. One Plus was launched in June 2016 and have 5.5′ display, 6GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, Snapdragon 820 Processor. While One Plus 3T launched in November 2016 and have a difference in Battery and Internal Storage. One Plus 3T comes with 3400mAh battery and comes in 2 variant that is 64GB and 128GB. Detailed Specs
The performance, Design, Camera of One Plus 3 and 3T is unmatchable in the price range. One Plus 3T is the King of Mid-Range smartphones.
Moto Z Play
Moto (Lenovo Owned) launched their modular phone in September 2016. The feature which made it different from others is Moto Mods. There are a couple of Moto Mods for each different purposes. If you want to add projector on your phone, just add up Projector Mod and it would project the phone’s screen on a wall. Thanks to magnets, which makes it easy to switch to different mods.
Moto Z Play comes with 5.5″ Super AMOLED Display, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB, 16MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera. The phone is powered by 3150mAh of the battery. Detailed Specs
You have to buy Moto Mods if you want to add up on your Moto Z Play.
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus is the 5th generation smartphone of Moto G Series. The phone has metal unibody and looks stunning in hands. The phone has 5.2′ Full HD IPS Display, Snapdragon 625 Processor and comes in 2 variants, One with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal Storage and another one with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 128GB using SDCard. Moto G5 Plus has a dual slim slot which allows you to insert 2 SIM along with SDCard. G5 Plus runs on Android N and also comes with Google Assistant.
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The camera of Moto G5 Plus is the feature which raised the level of Mid-Range Smartphones. The Rear Camera of Moto G5 Plus has 12MP f/1.7 aperture lens which gives you stunning shots in low light. The secondary camera has 5MP Wide Angle Lens for wider selfies. See Complete Specs of Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus is indeed a Best Smartphone you Can buy Right Now
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Moto G5 is another option for those who love stock Android phones and have a budget of 12K. Moto G5 is the younger brother of Moto G5 Plus. Moto G5 has exactly the same design but has 5″ inch Full HD Display. There is also a camera difference between Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5. Read More about Moto G5.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
After the huge success of Redmi 3S Prime, Xiaomi by adding another budget Oriented in their line up launched Redmi Note 4 in January 2017. Note 4 is the first phone of 2017 launched by Xiaomi.
Talking about specs, Note 4 has 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 401ppi of pixel density. The phone would be packed in a premium metal body. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor with A53 chipset based on 14nm FinFet technology which helps the Xiaomi in increasing the battery life of Note 4.
The Rear camera of the Redmi Note 4 is of 13 MP f/2.0 having CMOS camera sensor with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama. For selfies, there would be 5 MP f/2.0 secondary camera with beauty mode. The Note 4 also has Dual SIM Hybrid slot which can support one micro SIM and one Nano SIM or one Micro with SD Card. The Storage of the Note 4 can expandable up to 128GB. The Note 4 has a massive powerhouse with 4100 mAh of battery.
Note 4 comes in 3 variants and available exclusively on Flipkart. The price for the basic variant (2GB RAM+32GB ROM) starts from ₹9,999.
Seems like Xiaomi is all set to rule the under 15k category in India. First, it launched Redmi Note 4, which indeed a great device and Xiaomi also has a great smartphone in 7K which is Redmi 3S and now, Xiaomi launched another great smartphone for ₹6,000. Redmi 4A is another smartphone which Xiaomi launched in India especially for those who have very limited budget or wanted to update their grandparents or parents with a Smartphone.
Redmi 4A has Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage which can be expandable up to 128 GB using SDCard, 13MP Rear Camera, 5MP Front-Facing Camera. The phone also have LED flash at the back. Redmi 4A has 3120mAh battery which is good enough to power the 5′ inch 720P display. There is no fingerprint sensor which is quite obvious. Surprisingly, the performance of Redmi 4A is very impressive. It can easily handle the games like Nova 3, Asphalt 8. The price of Redmi 4A is ₹6,000 and It is available on Amazon and Mi Store via flash sale.
Apart from these phones, there are some other good phones which have good design and powerful performance. If you have the budget of ₹10,000 you can check Lenovo K6 Power. If you don’t want to buy Moto devices and have the budget of somewhere around ₹15,000-₹17,000, go for Samsung J7 Prime.
No doubt, 2016 gave us some of the amazing phones. The budget-oriented phones are also improving day by day. Now, almost all the budget oriented have a fingerprint scanner. Phones are getting more powerful, more compact and more beautiful.
The year 2017 going to be an amazing year for Smartphone industry and for Smartphone Fans. Nokia phones are coming with Android, Apple would definitely going to do something big on Apple iPhone’s 10th Anniversary. Samsung would come back with another Note series phone which would not blast anymore 😛
Til then, these all phones mentioned above would rule the Smartphone market and if you are looking for Smartphone. Choose any of them which suits best in your budget. All are Best in their class. Best Buy Links have mentioned above with respective phones.
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