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Tech Guide: The 12 Best Smartphones of 2017

Smartphones are undeniably people’s everyday companion.  They are like the new watch or handkerchief – “I’m not leaving home without it.” Based on the latest statistics, more than 2.32 billion people own their own smartphone – not just adults but even a large percentage of the world’s children. Mobile phones are basically used for communication. But now, its use has evolved as well. It has been used for entertainment, business, education, and even in health, among others.

In 2017, dozens of world’s renowned phone communications company released their top-of-the-line smartphone models and units. Each smartphone has their unique specs and features that outshine others. This year, let us know the 12 best smartphones that have elevated the phone standards.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Definitely, the best smartphone offering this 2017 is the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is really one of its kind when it comes to the sleekness of design and amazing screen with 5.8″ inch curved display for infinite and more depth vision. It is powered by Android 7 and Exynos 8895 Octa. It comes with an excellent camera – 12 MP f/1.7 rear and 8MP f/1.7 front camera. It also introduces their iris scanner for better smartphone security system.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google has entered the smartphone industry, not by developing apps and software, but by producing a smartphone that is undeniably both a looker and a performer. The Google Pixel 2 XL has so far the best camera among the competition. It has a 12.2 MP, f/1.8 rear camera packed with features like OIS, laser autofocus, phase detection, and dual-LED flash. This phone is powered by Android 8 Oreo and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

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iPhone 8 Plus

After their iPhone 7, Apple released their iPhone 8. Its Plus variant is one of the best smartphones to date. As usual, Apple continues to lead in terms of camera quality. It has a Dual 12 MP primary camera with 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality, HDR, touch focus, and face detection. It is powered by the latest iOS11 and the most powerful Apple A11 Bionic. On the other hand, the Apple X jam-packed with revolutionary features is due within the year.


LG G6 is one of the best bezel-less phones yet still with the large screen display. It has a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. It is run by Android 7.0 (Nougat) and powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821. One edge of LG G6 is its handy Dual 13 MP rear camera equipped with OIS, phase detection AF, dual-LED flash and check quality. It also has a fingerprint security system at the back of the phone.


One of the best offerings from HTC is the U11. It’s a premium smartphone with great camera, battery life, and performance. It is also powered by Android 7.1 (Nougat) and Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835. Apart from its 12 MP, f/1.7 primary camera, it also boasts its 16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p front camera. It is also equipped with a fast battery charging technology.

OnePlus 5

You might not be familiar with this smartphone, but OnePlus 5 is making the rounds for its undeniable functionality. This smartphone offers premium features at a not-so-expensive price. OnePlus 5 features Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It is also proud of its Dual 16 MP, f/1.7 primary camera, equipped with face detection, autofocus, and deal-LED flash, whereas the front camera is also 16 MP.

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Huawei P10

Huawei P10 is the latest offering from the Chinese smartphone giant, Huawei. If you want an Apple-like smartphone with Google software, then choose this unit. It features its IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen. It is powered by Android 7.0 (Nougat) and Octa-core CPU. It also has a great camera quality with an astounding Dual 20 MP + 12 MP primary camera. Its secondary camera is  8 MP, f/1.9.

Huawei Honor 9

If you want an affordable smartphone with premium features, go for Honor 9. Another offering from Huawei continues to impress with its excellent design and high-end specs. As with P10, it also boasts its Dual 20MP + 12 MP primary camera with 8 MP rear camera. It is also powered by Android 7.0 (Nougat). On the other hand, this smartphone lacks something “new” in terms of software.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

One of the best smartphones of Sony to date is their Xperia XZ Premium. It is powered by Android 8.0 (Oreo) and Octa-core CPU. It also has an excellent camera quality with 19 MP, f/2.0 while the secondary camera is 13 MP, f/2.0. Its 4K display is also stunning and has a very solid battery life. On the other hand, this smartphone does not have an impressive and sleek design.

iPhone SE

The preceding smartphone choices are indeed huge. Well, if you want a smaller one with great functionality, choose the iPhone SE. It only has a 4-inch screen display, like the previous iPhone 5 models. It is also powerful as it is run by Apple A9 and OS upgradeable to iOS 11. Its camera is great as well with a primary camera of 12 MP, f/2.2 and 1.2 MP, f/2.4 rear camera.

Lenovo P2

If you want a smartphone that lasts you more than a day, check out Lenovo P2. Its battery endurance can last up to 149 hours or roughly 6 days. On the other hand, its camera is not that impressive. Its primary camera is only 13 MP, f/2.0 while the front cam is 5 MP, f/2.2. But this phone is still incredible as you can get other premiums features at an affordable rate.

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Motorola Moto X Force

The most durable smartphone among others is the Motorola Moto X Force. Its screen used a thick and toughened AMOLED display material. Moreover, it boasts its 21 MP primary camera, equipped with phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash while the front cam is 5MP. On the other hand, this smartphone lacks premium features and has a noticeable poor speaker performance.

We hope this list helps you in buying a smartphone.