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Top Trending Mobiles of 2017

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Written by Harshad Patankar

Cellphones have brought everything in the palm of our hand- from a camera, video player to even internet browser and calculator. Not only this, smartphones also enhance our music experience by multi-folds. There are a few things to be considered while buying a smartphone, like its processor, display, camera quality, battery, storage, etc.

To save you the trouble of searching the best Smartphone for yourself, here we will provide you a list of top trending smartphones of 2017 so far and will talk in brief about the reason behind their success, mostly due to their impressive features.

Now, let’s have a look at 5 top trending mobiles of 2017-

  • Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL smartphone comes with built in Google Assistant, the personalized AI. It is Google VR Daydream compatible. It also comes preloaded with the voice calling app Google Duo. Launched in May 2017, Google Pixel XL runs Android 7.1 OS and is a single SIM phone. With all such features and the trusted brand name, this phone becomes a must buy.

  • Specifications

With a touchscreen 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED Capacitive display and a pixel density of 534 pixels per inch, the Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display screen of this phone is much more superior than others. The phone comes in variants of 32 & 128 GB internal storage.

Other tech specs include-

  • 12 MP Rear and 8 MP Front Camera
  • 5” Quad HD AMOLED Screen
  • Resolution 1440 x 2560
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Memory 32GB & 128 GB
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • 3450 MaH Battery

 

  • Pros and Cons
    • Pros:
      • Powerful Processor
      • Attractive Design
      • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Cons:
    • Expensive Price.
    • No microSD card slot

The Best Price for Google Pixel XL is available on Amazon at Rs 49,990 (32 GB) and Rs 61,000 (128 GB). Not only this, you can also get an additional 15% cashback on paying via SBI Debit or Credit Card during Amazon’s Great Indian Sale from 9th to 12th August.

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus-

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with Bixby, a voice-based virtual assistant which is synchronized with several Samsung apps and features. It is bezel less phone and has infinity display for even bigger screen size. It has a 12MP rear camera with optical image stabilization too. Wireless and fast charging, Iris and Facial recognition, with a Fingerprint scanner, are some other features that definitely make this phone a class apart.

  • Specifications

The key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are the 6.2 inches Super AMOLED Display, combined with the latest Android v7.0 Nougat OS, and 12 MP Primary-8 MP Secondary Camera. It also has a very strong Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 Octa CPU, 4 GB RAM, and an SD card support up to 2 TB SD Card. Here are some other technical specifications of the phone-

  • 12 MP Rear and 8 MP Front Camera
  • 2” Quad HD Plus AMOLED Screen
  • Resolution 1440 x 2960
  • RAM 4 & 6 GB
  • Memory 64 GB & 128 GB
  • Exynos 8895 2.3 GHz Processor
  • 3500 MaH Battery
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  • Pros and Cons
    • Pros:
      • Dust and Water proof Body.
      • Iris and Fingerprint Scanner
      • Powerful Processor
      • Good Battery Life

 

  • Cons:
    • Uncomfortable Fingerprint Scanner Placement.
    • Non removable Battery.

This phone is available at just Rs 64,900 on Flipkart. Along with this, you can avail an additional discount of Rs 3,000 on paying by HDFC credit cards on S-pay. You can also grab a free wireless charger on redemption for S8 and S8+ through the Flipkart website.

  • One Plus Five-

Never Settle for lesser features. Yes, OnePlus5 comes with 5.5 inches Full HD display, Adreno 540 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, front facing finger-print scanner and Wireless charging. It was launched in July 2016 and has an amazingly low price as compared to its features.

  • Specifications

A 2.5 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor powers OnePlus 5 and therefore, it comes with either 6 or 8 GB of RAM. It also incorporates a graphics processor, along with 64 & 128 GB of internal storage which can be increased to 256 GB via a microSD card. Some other tech specs of the phone include-

  • 20 & 16 MP Rear and 16 MP Front Camera
  • 5” Full HD Optic AMOLED Screen
  • Resolution 1080 x 2080
  • RAM 6 & 8 GB
  • Removable Storage 256 GB
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.5 GHz Processor
  • 3300 MaH Battery

 

  • Pros and Cons
  • Pros:
    • Dual Rear Camera
    • Dash Charging
    • Less Expensive

 

  • Cons:
    • No Universal Adapter

In India, OnePlus 5 is available at the best price of Rs. 32999 available at Amazon. You can avail Amazon mobile offers on your order and can get additional discounts during the on-going Great Indian Sale too.

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium-

Sony Xperia XZ Premium which comes with 4K HDR Display and Motion Eye Camera supports 4K Video recording, Predictive Capture, Ant-distortion shutter and can record 960fps slow-mo videos. Sony’s native DSEE HX technology allows us to upscale streamed tracks or MP3s to near High-resolution quality. The phone has exquisite features and is undoubtedly one of the best phones of 2017.

  • Specifications

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium powered by 3230 mAh battery, runs Android 7.0 OS. This Dual SIM Smartphone has 801 PPI pixel density a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display for excellent display experience. It has 64 GB internal storage expandable to 256 GB via a microSD card. The basic technical features of this phone include-

  • 19 MP Rear and 13 MP Front Camera
  • 5” 4K Triluminos HDR display
  • Resolution 2160 x 3840
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Memory 64 GB
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 1.9 GHz Processor
  • 3230 mAh Battery

 

  • Pros and Cons
  • Pros:
    • Slim and Stylish Design
    • Fast Battery Charging
    • Amazing Camera
  • Cons:
    • Non-Removable battery
    • Insufficient Battery Life.
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In India, the best price of Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes at an Amazon at an amazing price point of Rs 58,000.

  • HTC U11-

Last but not the least, HTC U11 Smartphone, launched in May 2017, comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with a pixel density of 534 PPI. The Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display provides excess protection to the screen. The HTC U11 runs Android 7.1 OS powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The above features coupled with the HTC brand name and their legacy makes this phone hard to miss!

  • Specifications

This Single/Dual SIM Smartphone is powered by a 2.4 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4 GB & 6 GB of RAM to ensure smooth running of multiple applications simultaneously. The HTC U11 also has a graphics processor, and 64 GB & 128 GB of internal storage expandable to 256 GB via a microSD card. Other specifications include-

  • 12 MP Rear and 16 MP Front Camera
  • 5” Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Resolution 1440 x 2560
  • RAM 4 GB & 6 GB
  • Memory 64 GB & 128 GB
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 3000 mAh Battery

 

  • Pros and Cons

 

  • Pros:
    • Dust and Water Resistant
    • Fast Battery Charging
    • High Camera Quality

 

  • Cons:
    • Non-Removable battery
    • Hybrid Dual SIM support
    • Vulnerable Glass Body

In India, HTC U11 is available at the best price of Rs. 58,299 at eBay. You can also avail a 10% additional discount up to Rs 8,000 by using the code FLAT10OFFF on eBay.

Conclusion

These were only a few of the cellphones that made a lot of buzz in the Indian market since their launch. However, there are some others that deserve worthy mentions too, like LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, One Plus 3T, Moto Z 64 GB, etc.

As it is evident now that smartphones have become a need of this century. Initially conceived as a device for calling people, there is hardly anyone who uses them exclusively for that now. Smartphones not only help us to remain connected to our relatives, friends, and acquaintances through calls and social media apps but also provide us with a variety of other valuable utilities. You are facing an emergency situation and no is around to help? Just text your location to your friends or the police and you’ll find some help immediately. Have you lost your way? Just open the Google Maps app and look for the nearest restroom or other landmark. Similarly, from preserving priceless memories through the Camera app to keeping up with the Schedule using the Calendar app, these smartphones have acquired such an irreplaceable pedestal in our lives that their void cannot be fulfilled by any other gadget alone.

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Harshad Patankar

My name is Harshad Patankar and I am the chief blogger at BumbleBeeHub Blog and where I like to share my internet/tech experience along with some fascinating updates around the Business, Technology, Education and Government sectos with my online readers on this website. You can read more about me at my About Page. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook & Google