2017 has delivered some of the greatest smartphones of our time. We have seen some truly remarkable devices with amazing cameras and groundbreaking performance. We also saw the death of the bezel.
But which of these devices were the best in 2017? Here are our top 10 picks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be called the best phone of 2017. This Samsung flagship brings the perfect combination of premium design and high-end features. It might not be faster than the iPhone 8 Plus or the iPhone X, but the best smartphone out there is not about speed alone.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
This iPhone is not a big update over its predecessor, but given that last year’s iPhone has ruled this list so far, the iPhone 8 Plus has to be included on the list. The iPhone 8 Plus could be one of the best cameras on the market and it’s the fastest smartphone you can find today.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus could be considered as the best smartphone of last year, but it’s still a good device to buy. With its discounted prices, many may actually pick this over the 2017 iPhones, although over here you could be compromising on speed.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8, simply put, is one of the most beautiful smartphones out there. The ever powerful Exynos 8895 chipset makes it fast and also its 18.5:9 aspect ratio allows the phone to be very slim. Samsung has gone ahead with the same camera as the last time, with a few improvements.
For those who like the refined new iPhone design, the Apple iPhone X brings a 6.2 inch display and QHD resolution. The AMOLED panel is also pretty good and the A11 Bionic SoC keeps things fast and smooth. It has the same camera as the iPhone 8 Plus, and it is basically for those looking for a smartphone with a big screen.
Google Pixel 2
After having worked with multiple phone makers over the years, Google has produced the Pixel 2 smartphone which is made by Google through and through. The phone has perhaps the best camera on any smartphone.
The OnePlus 5T is without a doubt the fastest Android smartphone on the market today. However, it is not exactly what you would call a “flagship killer” that the company has been known for. OnePlus’ dual-camera algorithms aren’t quite flagship class.
HTC U11 Plus
The smartphone from HTC not only looks different but has top-notch performance as well, The HTC U11 Plus is the phone to pick for many. Additionally, it is also one of the best camera phones available in the market.
Honor 8 Pro
In the mid-ranged flagship segment, the Honor 8 Pro is the only real competitor to the OnePlus 5. The device runs on Huawei’s in-house chipset, which is quite fast this time.
Sony Xperia XZ
With 960fps slow-motion video recording and the only true 4K display, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has the flagship gimmicks done right.