2017 has seen some big smartphone companies coming up with their new flagship models. Business Insider takes a look at all the new smartphones released so far in 2017 and picks the top 5 on the basis of hardware, interface, battery life, overall performance and of course the cameras.
Let’s take a look at the editor’s choice of the 5 best smartphones off 2017.
5 – OnePlus 5
Despite of the data leak news, OnePlus 5 still manages to get to the top 5 list. Although missing some important features like wireless charging and IRIS scanning, the phone is not a bad bargain at $479. It’s actually $220 cheaper than the iPhone 8.
4 – The Essential Phone
Android creator Andy Rubin’s new startup called Essential has launched The Essential Phone. Its titanium frame protects against drops and enhances phone’s look. The base model begins at $699
3 – Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Note8 is arguably the best looking smartphone in the competition. Its beautiful edge to edge screen covers the entire front. The phone’s hardware is a state of art technology and full of new features.
This sexy IRIS backed scanner technology to unlock the screen costs $929.99.
2 – Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
The pixel runs entirely on Android that means a smooth operating system and very easy to use. The best selling point which gives google pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL an advantage over the competitors is the amazing camera. We have already covered the advanced technology used by the cameras in Google pixel phones, the shots are amazing. It costs around $649.
1 – iPhone 8 & 8 Plus
These phones have new hardware improvements over iPhone 7 and 7 plus. The new glass back also enables wireless charging, first time Apple has introduced in its flagship models. The phones also have improved cameras for best pictures experience. The iPhone 8 price starts at $699 and the 8 Plus costs around $799.