5 Most Popular Smartphones of year 2017 | Flagship edition

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The market for Smartphone is so large that selecting one best smartphone is a challenging task. This year a hell lot of smartphones were launched and as the year is going to end. So we decided to pick out the five most popular smartphones of various brands which will never break your heart and will give the excellent premium feel.

1.) Apple iPhone X:-

As you all know Apple is the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world and everybody loves their iPhone just because of the fluidity and software optimization it gives to the users. This year Apple played a huge gamble by eliminating home button and altering the design and launched their first dual camera phone i.e iPhone X which has an incredible 5.8 inches 1125 x 2436 SuperAMOLED screen with screen ratio 19:9 which gives premium look to the smartphone. The main unique thing in this new iPhone is its face unlock feature which uses various sensors to detect the face of the user and helps it to unlock instantly at a glance and all the time. It works perfectly even in low lightning condition.

The smartphone comes with new Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset with 3GB RAM which makes it the most powerful and power efficient iPhone. The iPhone X sports a non-removable 2716 mAh battery which can easily provide you a full day backup with normal to moderate use. It has a dual rear camera, both with 12 MP sensor and also has a 2x optical zoom with quad-LED dual tone flash and a 7MP front-facing camera, both rear and front camera does a great job in outdoor lightning and a descent job in indoor and low lightning. It comes with only two storage options, i.e., 64 GB and 256 GB.

2.) Samsung Galaxy Note 8:-

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Everybody knows what happened to previous years Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so this year Samsung has launched their new phone in note series i.e Note 8. This time they have played on a safe side and reduced the battery capacity to 3300 mAh as compared to 3500 mAh in note 7. The main plus point of this phone is its Iris scanner which can scan your eyes and can unlock your phone in any lightning condition. As we all know Samsung produces the best smartphone screen and this time the new Note 8 comes with 6.3 inches 1440 x 2960 pixels Super AMOLED screen with a trendy 18:9 screen ratio.

The US and China variant come with Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU whereas in other countries it comes with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, all the variant out there comes with three storage options, i.e., 64/128/256 GB with standard 6GB of ram. It has a dual 12MP+12MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and 2x optical zoom, and the front camera is 8MP which can take great selfies. It comes with non-removable 3300 mAh battery which can provide a full day battery backup with moderate usage, and as it is a Samsung device, it also comes with Samsung pay feature and a stylus which can perform a lot of tasks making very convenient to use this smartphone.

3.) Samsung Galaxy S8+:-

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In today’s market, every other person carries a Samsung phone, and Samsung covers almost half of the sector of the smartphone. The most famous series of Samsung’s smartphone is their S series, and now a new member has been added this year known as Samsung Galaxy S8+ which sports a Super AMOLED 6.2 inches screen with 18:9 screen ratio and pixel density of 1440 x 2960 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

In USA and China it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU and in other countries S8+ comes with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset with Mali-G71 GPU. It comes in two variants i.e with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 8 it comes with a single rear 12MP camera with 1.4 micron pixel size and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and a 8MP front-facing camera for great selfies in all lightning condition. Just like Galaxy Note 8 it also comes with Iris Scanner and Fingerprint scanner which is mounted on the rear beside the camera. This smartphone comes with 3500 mAh battery which gives a descent battery backup and can run full day with normal usage in a full charge.

4.) Google Pixel 2 XL :-

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As many companies are entering into smartphone world so, Google has also put their feet into this world and are ready to capture the smartphone. Last year they launched first phone with Google branding on it named Google Pixel XL. This year a improved version is launched known as Pixel 2 XL. It sports a 6.0 inches P-OLED screen with new 18:9 screen ratio and a pixel density of 1440 x 2880 pixels. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and Android Oreo pre-installed, and this flagship of Google comes in two storage options having 64GB or 128 GB.

The main plus point of this phone is its camera which has a single 12.2MP lens with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and laser autofocus, it has the best camera in android till date because for producing bokeh effect most of the smartphone uses dual lens setup but Google’s Pixel 2 XL can produce much better bokeh effect with only single lens and same kind of bokeh can be get with the front camera also. The algorithm and software in this phone is optimised in such a way that it will never going to lag. It has a non-removable 3520 mAh battery which can easily last you for a full working day in one charge.

5.) OnePlus 5T :-

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OnePlus the most popular smartphone brand in past few years because of its great value for money deal which it provides to its customers. The specialty of this brand is that it provides killer flagship specification in a mid-range device with killer value for money price. It has a 6.01 inches Optic AMOLED screen with the new screen ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2160 and a pixel density of 401 PPI (pixels per inch). OnePlus 5T has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU, and it comes in two variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with a 128GB storage option.

It has the new trending dual camera setup with a 16MP+20MP lens with EIS (Electrical Image Stabilization), and a dual LED flash which can take perfect photos in outdoor as well as indoor lightning condition and for selfies it has a 16MP front camera with EIS which can take a great selfie even in low lightning. The non-removable 3300 mAh battery can provide a great battery backup because of its lite Oxygen OS and in the box we get a Dash charger which is the fastest smartphone charger in the world, and it can fully charge your One Plus 5T in just 80-90 minute.


These are the most popular flagship phones that were released this year. If you like Apple devices, then simply go ahead and buy the iPhone X, if you want a much premium phone you can go with either of the Samsung smartphones, if you want a great camera then go with Google Pixel 2 and lastly if you want a flagship phone but don’t want to waste a lot of money then OnePlus 5T is the phone for you.

We hope this article helps you decide which smartphone to pick. There will also be a list of best budget smartphones of 2017, so if you are interested in that then be sure to keep an eye on TheMicrople

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