The Most Talked About Smartphones In 2017
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
After 2016's Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery fiasco, Samsung is back in business with the Galaxy Note 8, launched this summer, which doesn't seem to have any such technical issues. Its 6.3-inch Infinity display is ideal for having two windows open simultaneously. The smartphone has a dual main camera with 2x optical zoom, and optical image stabilization in both cameras. The stylus is a practical addition for making notes and annotating documents, as well as for taking screenshots or creating GIFs from videos.
Apple iPhone X
A major release of fall 2017, the iPhone X (or "iPhone 10") is Apple's first smartphone to come with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display. It also stands out from the firm's other handsets with onboard facial recognition technology (Face ID) and induction charging.
Google Pixel 2
Promising an optimized experience with Android Oreo (8.0), Google's Pixel 2 series above all hit hard with its camera. The smartphone comes top of the ranking of best smartphone cameras by renowned camera-rating company DxOMark. The Pixel 2 takes first place with a score of 98/100, ahead of the iPhone X with 97/100.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei's latest flagship is the first smartphone to use the Kirin 970 processor, billed as the world's first to integrate a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), bringing artificial intelligence to the handset for various uses. The smartphone also continues the collaboration between Huawei and Leica, with a dual main camera featuring 20- and 12-megapixel cameras, each offering wide apertures to f/1.6.
Launched in November, this smartphone is essentially a larger and slightly boosted version of the OnePlus 5, released earlier in 2017. Although loaded with the latest top-end technology, it's much more competitively priced than flagships from market leaders Apple, Samsung and Huawei. The OnePlus 5T has a six-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and automatically adapts to suit the surrounding lighting conditions. The powerful OnePlus 5T comes with up to 8GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone can be unlocked using the onboard fingerprint reader or by facial recognition.