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03 Dec 2017

Best smartphones 2017: iPhone X, Note8, OnePlus 5T and more!

List of best smartphones launched in 2017

December is here and the year is already drawing to an end. This year we have seen some of the biggest smartphone launches ever.

It is difficult to say which one of these is the best, but there are some clear winners that offer the right mix of specs, design, features, and performance.

Here's a roundup of the best smartphones released in 2017!

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List of best smartphones launched in 2017
Meet iPhone X: The first iPhone with OLED Display

iPhone X

Meet iPhone X: The first iPhone with OLED Display

Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone, iPhone X, is undoubtedly one of the biggest releases of 2017.

The device sports an "edge-to-edge" 5.8-inch OLED display. It has a dual 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera.

It houses Apple's A11 Bionic chip with 3GB RAM and supports wireless charging.

It comes in 64GB and 256GB storage options, priced at Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 1,02,000, respectively.

iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8-Plus feature Retina-HD display and are powered by A11 Bionic chipset.

iPhone 8 has single 12MP rear-camera while 8-Plus has 12MP dual-camera on the back.

iPhone 8 64GB model costs Rs. 64,000 while the 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 77,000.

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB variant comes for Rs. 73,000 and the 256GB one costs Rs. 86,000.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Galaxy S8, S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Infinity Display and the bigger Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch Full-View display.

They are powered by Samsung Exynos 8895 (Snapdragon 835 in China and the US) processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

They both have 8MP front and 12MP rear cameras.

Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 53,900 while Galaxy S8+ is available for Rs. 58,900.

Galaxy Note 8

Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 8, one of the hottest phones

Samsung has taken the bezel-less display technology to the next-level with Galaxy Note 8.

It features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display and runs on Samsung's Octa-Core Exynos-9 8895 processor (Snapdragon 835 in the US/China) with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Priced at Rs. 67,900, the device has 12MP dual rear cameras and 8MP front camera; it supports Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby.

Pixel 2 XL: Google's first bezel-less smartphone

Pixel 2 Series

Pixel 2 XL: Google's first bezel-less smartphone

Google's next-generation Pixel 2 sports a 5-inch AMOLED display while the bigger 6-inch Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display.

Both the devices are powered by Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and have 8MP front and 12.2MP rear cameras.

Pixel 2 with a 2,700mAh battery starts at Rs. 61,000. Pixel 2 XL with a 3,520mAh battery starts at Rs. 77,000.

OnePlus 5T

Meet OnePlus's latest premium flagship, OnePlus 5T

OnePlus's first ever bezel-less display device, OnePlus 5T, sports a 6.01-inch AMOLED full-screen immersive display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. It houses a 3300mAh battery.

It has 16MP selfie shooter and 20MP+16MP dual primary camera setup.

The 6GB+64GB variant costs Rs. 32,999 while 8GB+128GB costs Rs. 37,999.

Nokia 8: Nokia's comeback into the smartphone game

Nokia 8

Nokia 8: Nokia's comeback into the smartphone game

HMD Global's premium range Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch Quad-HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM.

It has 64GB built-in storage and a 3,090mAh non-removable battery.

The device has an interesting camera setup: one 13MP selfie shooter and dual 13MP rear cameras.

Nokia 8 has "Bothie" photo mode for simultaneously using front and rear cameras to capture images/videos.

Mi Mix 2

Chinese company Xiaomi's premium bezel-less Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi launched its first bezel-less smartphone, Mi Mix 2, in India for Rs. 35,999.

The premium device has a 5.99-inch edge-to-edge "Full View" QHD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

It is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The smartphone houses a 3,400mAh battery. It has 5MP selfie shooter with facial recognition and a 12MP rear camera.

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