Top 10 Best Smartphones – 2017

The smartphone market is packed with some amazing devices at the moment.

Here is a list of some on the best smartphones to choose from. I hope it may give you some idea what to choose? Best of luck…
Here’s the current Top 10 Best Smartphones!




10. Motorola Moto Z Play 

Moto Z Play is an Android smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility, a division of Lenovo. Unveiled on June 9, 2016 as its flagship model for the year, the Moto Z is distinguished by a system which allows case accessories to be magnetically attached to the device to provide additional functionality.

The Moto Z features an accessory system known as “Moto Mods”. Mods are case-like accessories that are attached to the rear of the Moto Z via a series of magnets. Using the pogo pin connectors, Mods can communicate with the device to provide additional functionality. Mods are hot swappable, and are automatically detected by the operating system software once installed. During the launch event, Lenovo unveiled several mods to be available on launch, including battery packs, the “SoundBoost” (which features a JBL speaker and a kickstand), and a pico projector (“Insta-Share”). All Moto Z units will ship with the “Style Shell”—a basic case available with different color and material options.
9. Apple iPhone 6S Plus

The iPhone 6S Plus is a smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The devices were announced on September 9, 2015.The 6S Plus jointly serve as successors to the iPhone 6 Plus of 2014 and were the flagship devices of the iPhone series until September 7, 2016, when they were replaced by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 6S Plus has a similar design to the 6 but updated hardware, including a strengthened chassis and upgraded system-on-chip, a 12-megapixel camera, improved fingerprint recognition sensor, and LTE Advanced support. The iPhone 6S Plus also introduces a new hardware feature known as “3D Touch”, which enables pressure-sensitive touch inputs.
8. LG G5

LG G5 is an Android smartphone developed by LG Electronics. It was announced during Mobile World Congress as the successor to the 2015 LG G4. The G5 is distinguished from its predecessors by its aluminum chassis and a focus on modularity; the lower housing which contains the battery can be slid from the bottom of the device, and replaced by alternative add-on modules that provide additional functions, such as a camera grip or a high-fidelity audio module with DAC.
The G5 received mixed reviews; while the device’s design was praised for its shift to a metal construction while maintaining the ability to remove its battery, the modular accessory system was panned for its limited use cases and inability to perform hot swapping. LG’s software was also panned for the quality of its customizations.

7. Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 is a successor to the 2015 Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, and was officially unveiled on 21 February 2016 during a Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress, with a European and North American release scheduled for 11 March 2016. As with the S6, the S7 is produced in a standard model with a display size of 5.1 inches.
The Galaxy S7 is an evolution of the prior year’s model, with notable improvements to the camera, including restoring features from the Galaxy S5 such as IP certification for water and dust resistance, as well as expandable storage.

6. One Plus 3T

 OnePlus 3T is a smartphone made by OnePlus. It is the successor to the OnePlus 3 and was revealed on 15 November 2016 via a Facebook live video. It went on sale in a new Gunmetal colour with the Soft Gold option being released soon after much like the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T has 6 GB of RAM, the option of 64 or 128 GB of storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that can support the new Daydream VR headset from Google.
It is an incremental update to the company’s flagship phone being released only 6 months later. It features the identical optic AMOLED display, the Sony IMX 298 rear camera sensor, and Dash Charging that its predecessor had.
5. Apple iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 was released on September 16, 2016, succeeding the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as the current flagship devices in the iPhone series. 
The Apple iPhone 7 overall design is similar to the iPhone 6S, but introduces new color options, water and dust resistance, a new capacitive, static home key, and removes the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device’s internal hardware also received upgrades, including a heterogeneous quad-core system-on-chip with improved system and graphics performance, and upgraded 12 megapixel rear-facing cameras with optical image stabilization on all models and an additional telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus model to provide enhanced zoom capabilities.

4. Google Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P is developed and marketed by Google and manufactured by Huawei. It succeeded the Nexus 6 as the flagship device of the Nexus line of Android devices by Google. Officially unveiled on 29 September 2015 along with the Nexus 5X at the Google Nexus 2015 press event held in San Francisco, it was made available for pre-order on the same day in United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Japan.
Significant changes over previous Nexus devices include an all-aluminum based body that is thinner and lighter than the Nexus 6, a rear fingerprint reader called Nexus Imprint, a faster octa-core Snapdragon 810 v2.1 system-on-chip (SoC), an AMOLED display, better cameras, enhanced LTE connectivity, a reversible USB Type-C dock connector, and the removal of wireless charging.
The Nexus 6P, along with the Nexus 5X, serve as launch devices for Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”, which introduces a refreshed interface, performance and battery life improvements, Google Now on Tap integration, a fine-grained permission model, fingerprint verification, and other new features.
3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a successor to the 2015 Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, and was officially unveiled on 21 February 2016 during a Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress, with a European and North American release scheduled for 11 March 2016. As with the S6 Edge, S7 Edge variant has 5.5-inch curved display along the wide sides of the screen.
The Galaxy S7 Edge is an evolution of the prior year’s model, with notable improvements to the camera, including restoring features from the Galaxy S5 such as IP certification for water and dust resistance, as well as expandable storage.
2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was released on September 16, 2016, succeeding the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as the current flagship devices in the iPhone series. 
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus overall design is similar to the iPhone 6S, but introduces new color options, water and dust resistance, a new capacitive, static home key, and removes the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device’s internal hardware also received upgrades, including a heterogeneous quad-core system-on-chip with improved system and graphics performance, and upgraded 12 megapixel rear-facing cameras with optical image stabilization on all models and an additional telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus model to provide enhanced zoom capabilities.

1. Google Pixel XL

Pixel XL was announced during a press event on October 4, 2016, and serve as Google’s launch devices for Android 7.1 Nougat. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the first smartphones as part of the Google Pixel line.
Pixel XL ship with Android 7.1 “Nougat”, an update to 7.0 that was initially exclusive to the Pixel. It was released for existing Nexus devices in December 2016, but certain features remain exclusive to Pixel.
Pixel supports Google Assistant, and provides live technical support services integrated into the OS. Similarly to Nexus devices, it receives Android updates directly from Google. Pixel also supports the Google Daydream virtual reality platform. All Pixel smartphones include unlimited full-resolution Google Photos backup for the life of the device. A November 2016 update added additional motion gestures, including double-tapping the screen to show alerts, and raising the device to wake the screen and raise-to-wake features.

So there we go! The current Top 10 best smartphones countdown is complete. Do you agree with our choices? What’s your favorite smartphone? Comment below!

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Top 10 Best Smartphones 2014

The smartphone market is changing everyday. Even a few months old Flagship device from a cell phone manufacturer

is getting replaced by a new Flagship by the same manufacturer. The cell phone manufacturers are releasing two or more flagship devices in a year. Now, you can see how volatile the smartphone market has become.

               
But, there is no need to worry. We are here to help you. We have carefully scrutinized all the best of the best smartphones in the market and categorized in this Top 10 Smartphones of 2014 for you. One should have a look before going to make a final decision on their next smartphone.
Let’s check the “Top 10 Best Smartphones of 2014”-
10. Motorola Moto X


Moto X is a flagship Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility. 
Moto X was met with mostly positive reviews, with particular praise towards its hardware design, Motorola’s new approach to customizing Android, along with its suite of contextual features, and the influence of its “mainstream” targeting on its overall performance, user experience, and battery life. 
9. Apple iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, iPhone 5. The phone maintains a very similar design to its predecessor, aside from the introduction of a new home button design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring, Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate Store and iTunes Store purchases, and an updated camera with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures. It also introduced the A7 dual-core processor, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone

8. Nokia Lumia 1020 
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone developed by Nokia, first unveiled on 11 July 2013 at a Nokia event at New York. It contains Nokia’s Pure-View technology, a pixel oversampling (a data binning technique) that reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture, thus achieving higher definition and light sensitivity, and enables loss-less zoom. It improves on Nokia’s previous versions of PureView by coupling a new 41-megapixel 2/3-inch BSI sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a high resolution f/2.2 all-aspherical 1-group Carl Zeiss lens.
7. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a 4.3 inch display and is released as a cheaper and smaller version of the Xperia Z1 which features a 5 inch display.
Like its larger sibling, the Z1 Compact is waterproof and dust proof, and has an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The key highlight of the Z1 Compact is the 20.7 megapixel camera, paired with Sony’s in-house G lens and its image processing algorithm called, BIONZ. The phone also comes with dedicated shutter button and has an aluminum uni body design, with a glass front and plastic rear.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 serves as a successor to the Galaxy Note II, the Note 3 was designed to have a lighter, more upscale design than previous iterations of the Galaxy Note series (with a plastic leather backing and faux metallic bezel), and to expand upon the stylus and multitasking-oriented functionality in its software—which includes a new navigation wheel for pen-enabled apps, along with pop-up apps and expanded multi-window functionality. Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 3 within its first month of sale and broke 10 million units sales in just 2 months.

5. LG Nexus 5 

The Nexus 5 is a the successor to the Nexus 4, the device is the fifth smartphone in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The Nexus 5 was unveiled on 31 October 2013, and released in black and white colors the same day for online purchase on Google Play, in selected countries.
The Nexus 5’s hardware is similar to that of the LG G2, with a Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip (SoC), and a 4.95-inch 1080p display. The Nexus 5 is also the first device to feature version 4.4 of Android.

4. Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 is successor to 2013’s Galaxy S4. As with the S4, the S5 is an evolution of the prior year’s model, placing a particular emphasis on an improved build with a textured rear cover and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, a more refined user experience, new security features such as a fingerprint reader and private mode, expanded health features (such as a built-in heart rate monitor), and an updated camera.
The Galaxy S5 received mixed, but mostly positive reviews; while praised for the improvements to its design, display, software, and camera, the S5 was panned for only providing modest design and hardware improvements over its predecessors, continuing to suffer from feature creep, and its fingerprint sensor was criticized for being too inconvenient to operate.

3. LG G3

LG G3 is  a successor to 2013’s G2. The new model retains design elements from the G2, such its thin screen bezels and rear-mounted power and volume buttons, but is also distinguished primarily by its 5.5 in (140 mm)quad HD display, a refreshed hardware design that is intended to give the device a more premium look and feel, and a user interface designed to provide a simpler experience for users.

2. Sony Xperia Z2


The Sony Xperia Z2 is a successor to the Sony Xperia Z1. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The phone features a new display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and the ability to record 4K videos. The Xperia Z2 also allows removable microSD storage.
Sony Xperia Z2 is the most premium phone available in the market today. If you want quality and premium device Sony Xperia Z2 is a way to go. 

1. HTC One M8


The HTC One (M8) retains a similar design to the first generation HTC One, but features a larger, rounded chassis incorporating a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 801 processor, a depth of field sensor which can be used to individually refocus and apply various effects to the foreground and background elements of photos taken with the device’s camera, a higher resolution front camera, improvements to the device’s front-facing stereo speakers, expandable storage, new gesture functionality, and a refreshed version of HTC’s Sense software.
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