The year has come to an end and it is the right time to recollect the 2017. Here we will discuss top 5 most popular phones of the year along with some other handsets which too had all the required buzz in the market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
We all know what happened to Galaxy Note 7. It had burst into flames and Samsung thereafter had to prove much. However, the next version, Galaxy Note 8, had much expectation, but it was basically a cross between the Note 7 and Galaxy S8 Plus. It was not revolutionary but had offered 2016 Note buyers the phone that they expected.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was sleek equipped with trendy slim bezels as well as large screen-to-body ratio. It came with good-performance S Pen stylus and the device sported waterproofing and wireless charging too. It in fact had everything, but like a kitchen sink of Android phones.
It came with new Qualcomm’s 835 chipset earned distinction that first phone from the house of South Korean giant join portrait photo craze with a second camera on the rear.
It was the year of Apple of course. In fact year of iPhone, 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. The iDevice giant came up with anniversary edition named as iPhone X, which was said to be more than usual phone from its stable. It was heavily leaked too and launched with some instant controversy
The iPhone X had no home button and Face ID, the facial recognition scanning that unlocks the device and verified mobile payments, was introduced. However, the feature had issues and failed to work in certain lighting conditions compared to fingerprint reader. The battery life suffered too.
However, the photography skills were enhanced with it and wireless charging and a bright, beautiful OLED screen were added advantage compared to premium phones of Samsung.
The number-two South Korean phone maker LG had better sales figure with its LG V30, which was equipped with brawny photography and video software. It came with large screen and pleased users. It just does about everything that is needed.
Google Pixel 2
Finally Google came with fixes after huge complaints for Pixel phone. The Pixel 2 had a low-light camera, but the portrait mode of it was not very strong compared to those devices which came in 2017 with two-camera systems. The battery was not robust too. It lacked wireless charging.
Last but not the least in the top 5 most important phones in 2017 was OnePlus 5T. It was high-quality handset and had strong ratings on several popular technology websites. It replaced OnePlus 5 to have a larger screen and thinner bezels. In simple term it was an outstanding all-arounder phone and good value for money. However, it couldn’t be compared with the flagship phones of Samsung and Apple in 2017.
The other few good phones worth mentioning here include Moto 5G Plus, Moto Z2 Play, Moto E4, ZTE Axon M, Razer Phone, Essential Phone, BlackBerry KeyOne and Nokia 8.