Friday, November 17, 2017

Top 5 Mobile Phones of 2017

Just barely a month away from the end of 2017 and we have some exciting launches this year in the mobile industry including the Pixel and iPhone X. Several brands including Honor, Xiaomi,Vivo,OnePlus etc had their share of exciting product launches which caused quite a flutter.The premium phone brands including Samsung,Apple and Google had their own fight at the top respectively with the launch of Samsung S8+, iPhone X & 8 and Google Pixel 2 respectively. All the top 5 mobile phones of 2017 had some interesting features which gave a worthy mention.



Some of the Key Premium Features introduced in were:

  • Wireless Charging
  • Bezel-less Display
  • Fast Charging
  • Gorilla glass 4/5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
  • Dual Camera with enhanced camera quality 
  • 6GB & 8GB RAM 
  • Water Resistant
etc.


So here's a roundup of the Top 5 Mobile Phones of 2017 in India.


#1 Google Pixel 2 


The completely revamped , enhanced and infinitely better version of the Google Pixel, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has been getting rave reviews ever since its launch event.

  • The exceptional feature of the Pixel 2 was the camera quality and has got the highest ever rating of 98/100 by DXO Mark. (No phone till date has got such a high rating).
  • Additionally the phone is incredibly fast, slightly taller and thinner than the original .
  • It packs in a 4GB RAM  a 64/128GB memory, though it also offers unlimited cloud storage. 
  • The charging is super fast that 15 minutes of charging can give you a battery of 7 hours easily
  • Integration with Google Lens and Google Assistant apps
  • Can even identify the song that plays in the background automatically 
Starting price 61,000 for the Pixel 2 (64GB) and 71,000 Pixel 2 XL

You can buy the Pixel here:


# 2 iPhone X

After a few "not so great" launches in the past , Apple is back to their forte with the iPhone X. The flagship device of Apple, iphone X is also one of the costliest mobile phones in their history, starting at a price of 89,000 INR for the base variant.

 
Some of the key features include :
  • 5.8 inch Super Retina HD Display
  • 12MP Dual Rear Camera
  • Comes with earpods with lightning connectors
  • A11 Bionic Chip  with motion coprocessor
  • A smart device that instantly responds to your voice , a tap or even a glance of your face 
  • Face ID Unlocking
  • OLED Display
  • A 97/100 rating on DXO Mark, just a point below the Pixel 2
  • Wireless Charging and the most durable glass in a Smartphone
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# 3 OnePlus 5T


A company that has always fought the big leagues by offering similar specs at 1/3 of the price, OnePlus has also been called the Flagship Killer. Launched barely 6 months later than the OnePlus 5, the phone packs in some excellent features all for a base price of just 33,000 INR.




Some of the key features include :
  • Dual Camera, highly optimized for low light and portrait photography (16+20MP)
  • Dash Charging , a significant feature of One
  • The most advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • AMOLED 18:9 DISPLAY
  • 6GB/8GB RAM 
  • 128GB Storage

 

 #4 Samsung S8

Samsung has one of the best comebacks in the century after a major debacle of the Samsung Note 7, which started to bursting into flames. The company faced a major setback, but came back super strongly with the S8.  Still below the 60K mark, the Samsung S8 sports an infinity display (A curved edge with glass display), it delivers everything you need in a super phone. From face recognition to the latest processors, a super sleek 5'8 device, the S8 is a definite buy, if you are looking for a phone in that budget.



Some of the key features include
  • 5.8 Quad HD Display with a 18:5:9 Display Ratio
  • Iris Scanner
  • Gigabit LTE Support
  • 64GB memory
  • Infinity Display
  • 4GB RAM
You can buy the S8 from here


#5 Honor 9i

A surprising entry to this list of top mobiles in 2017, I was visibly stunned and very much impressed with this great device from Honor 9i. Though they have a much advanced phone for 30K, being the Honor 8, the Honor 9i is a much sleeker and cheaper phone at just a 18K price tag. This may not be in most people's list , but having this used extensively in a photography workshop for 2 days, I can say it's easily one of the best phones I've used.
Here are some of the key features:
  • Price point of 18K 
  • 4 Cameras (Dual Cameras in Rear & Front), with ability to shoot in RAW mode
  • Honor's inhouse Kirin processor that can be a good match for the Snapdragon 620
  • 5.9 inch Full HD+ Display
  • 4GB RAM , 64GB Capacity
You can get the mobile here :


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