A recent study claims that we spend about 98 minutes a day on average using your smartphone. The importance of smartphone is more relevant than ever since it has become our primary screen, over the TV. So it’s time to review what happened in the last 12 months.
For example, Samsung has been recomposed, the failure of the Note 7, Apple continues to innovate beyond our means, and we have assisted in the consolidation of a premium range, which until recently did not exist. So, taking account of this, here we leave our ranking with the 10 best smartphones of the year.
10. Nokia 8
Closing the top 10, we would like to highlight the Nokia 8, the most premium Nokia in the history of the brand. It is a fascinating medium-high range with the best Qualcomm processor of today, with a precise finish and with Android. It’s not a phone that surprises, but the brand Nokia charms.
9. Sony Xperia XZ Premium
The Sony Xperia XZ, which stands out above all for having a panoramic camera, which allows recording 960 frames per second and is capable of launching sharp bursts that are automatically activated when photographing an object in motion. The first phone that covers a 4K screen, 5.5 inches despite its small size.
8. Xiaomi Mi A1
A Xiaomi in eighth place? You are right. The truth is that the Xiaomi Mi A1 has enchanted us for several reasons. Mainly for its performance, equip Android One and, above all, for its portrait mode. And all this for just for Rs 15,000.
7. LG G6
The LG G6 has been the first phone we saw all-screen. It is a great phone with high performance and a camera configuration that nobody else has. The good news is that LG usually lowers the price of their terminals a lot after a while and now you can find it at a much lower price than when it came on the market. The LG G6 presents some exceptional qualities that do the climb to the seventh position on our list.
6. Huawei Mate 10
Huawei’s largest and most recent smartphone, the Mate 10, has become a reliable model in 2017 as an alternative to the usual ones and with a more contained price. The Huawei Mate 10 does not get rid of all frames but reduces them, keeps the fingerprint reader on the front and the dual sensor, all with the latest Android and one of the best batteries on the market.
5. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Mi Mix packs quite a punch while its immersive full display design, that has an 18:9 aspect ratio, makes entertainment more lifelike. The most personal terminal of Xiaomi we liked and much in his analysis. The Mi Mix has created school by its screen almost without frames, but its values do not remain in the simple appearance. There is first level hardware with an internal memory of 128 GB and a great battery, in addition to the exquisite finish.
4. OnePlus 5T
Perhaps without as much hype as the Xiaomi, OnePlus currently deserves to be at the highest level within the Asian terminals with the best quality/price ratio. With the OnePlus 5T, its latest model, you get a high reference range in many sections, especially in design and camera. The OnePlus 5T stands out for its 6-inch AMOLED panel, almost no frames and especially in performance and the Oxygen OS layer.
3. Google Pixel 2 XL
The second generation Google smartphones under the name Pixel is better prepared than ever. In the Pixel 2 XL, the camera has established itself as a reference to follow in all situations, and the portrait mode is a step above the rest, even without having a dual sensor, and the rest of the elements are at a great height with the privilege of the screen. I liked Google Pixel 2 XL a lot.
2. Samsung Galaxy S8
For us, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is, without a doubt, one of the 2nd best mobile phones of the year. For several reasons. It is a spectacular smartphone with a dominant performance and good experience in the field of software. The dual camera, a design without panoramic frames and the particular S-Pen.
1. iPhone X
And finally, the best mobile phone of the year, according to our opinion is the iPhone X. We explain why we think this should be in the 1st position. After 10 years with similar design, the iPhone X completely renews the idea of iPhone. The frames have been reduced to make way for OLED technology for the screen, along with it Apple has removed touch ID to bet on facial recognition.
We will tell you that facial recognition is fantastic, iOS is the best version of Apple’s operating system and above all, the cameras. The Dual camera is a pass with the best portrait mode together with the Google Pixel 2 XL, as well as having the possibility to record video in 4K at 60 fps.
There are other great phones that we would like to mention, such as the HTC U11, the LG V30 or the iPhone 8 Plus (with few differences compared to previous generations) that could also be in this ranking. For one reason or another, we have not included them. On paper should be in this ranking, no doubt. And for its part, the iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone, and no one can say otherwise, but it does not represent a big leap concerning previous generations, as it does with the iPhone X.