The year 2017 has passed and most of us are still settling in to the new year. The last trip around the sun brought in a wide variety of smartphones by all the major players in the market. We've seen tremendous advancement in technology which has changed the way we use our smartphones and our dependency on them has increased even more!
Let's have a look back at what 2017 had in store for us in the smartphones segment.
Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X is a technology lovers dream come true and is worth a shot if money is not your main issue. Its 5.8-inch nearly edge-to-edge panel gently curves around its four corners and its OLED display technology produces brilliant colors and deep blacks. The Face ID facial-recognition technology and fantastic dual-lens camera help make this just the kind of iPhone Apple needed at a time when industry analysts were questioning the company’s ability to innovate.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
This smartphone has received rave reviews and has been making news because of it's outstanding appearance. The Note 8 has a vibrant 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display and dual-lens camera. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, Headphones, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).
Samsung Galaxy S8
This phone is the go-to smartphone for anyone who wants a high-powered handset. The S8’s curved, edge-to-edge display gives the handset a unique look and its Super AMOLED display technology offers a greater range of colors than the iPhone 8’s LCD panel.
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus has a large screen that offers sharp visuals. Then there’s the iPhone 8 Plus’ dual-lens camera, which lets you optically zoom in on a subject using the phone’s telephoto lens.
This phone is the follow-up to the OnePlus 5, and offers the same internal specs and camera. The main difference between the two is that OnePlus 5T gets an improved, nearly edgeless 6.1-inch display.
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus has an aluminum body and is known for its great performance. Its 12-megapixel camera might not quite hold up to flagship smartphones and the device still uses a microUSB port, but for the price point, it’s a pretty solid overall smartphone experience.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s first smartphone that falls under Google's Android One initiative. It sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD display and boasts octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under-the-hood along with 4GB RAM. It also has 64GB inbuilt storage with micro SD card support. On the camera front, the smartphone consists of a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens. There is a 5MP front-facing camera as well. The device is backed by a 3080mAh battery.
Lenovo K8 Plus
The Lenovo K8 Plus has a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display and is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 3GB RAM/4GB RAM. There are also 13MP+5MP rear cameras along with a 13MP front-facing camera. The smartphone has a 4000mAh battery and is a great phone in the mid range segment.
Vivo V7 runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Some of the other specifications included are octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP rear camera, 24MP selfie camera and a 3000mAh battery.