2017 was a great year for smartphones. Bezel less displays finally became an industry standard, camera optics were taken to the next level and evolutionary technologies like FaceID were unveiled.
Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, Google Pixel 2, OnePlus 5T, LG V30, iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X are amongst the best performers of 2017. You cannot go wrong with either one of these.
However, there can be only one true winner. The best smartphone of 2017 can only be singular and it has to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Let me justify.
The Note 8 has an excellent, unrivalled display, stunning design language, fluid performance and unique features like the S Pen stylus. The camera is on par with other flagships like the iPhone X and is only slightly inferior to the Pixel 2 XL. Yes, it is a very expensive phone at around 900$ or Rs 67,900 but at least it has an impressive feature set to support that pricing. Moreover, with the atrocious pricing of the iPhone X at Rs 89,000 the Note 8 sure looks like a good bang for the buck deal.
Of course you can get an extremely value for money deal in the OnePlus 5T but it just can’t compete with the Note 8 in departments like the camera, display, build quality and aesthetics. The Pixel 2 XL is another worthy contender but it’s lack lustre display, barely exciting design and shorter feature list pales in comparison. It does, however sport better performance and cameras than the Note 8. Whether you prefer stock android is a matter of personal preference, but if you do, the Pixel 2 XL is the way to go.
I honestly expected the iPhone X to be my favourite phone of this year, but the buggy iOS 11 experience, lack of TouchID and the horrible pricing just couldn’t make me fall in love with it. In it’s defence though, it does sport an excellent display, premium build quality and an excellent pair of cameras. Die hard iOS fans would not be disappointed.
So this was it! What is your favourite phone and why? Let us know in the comments section below!
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