Best Smartphones For 2017 – Which One Should You Buy?

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In the smartphone industry, the arrival of a new year means new phones. These new phones come with a host of new features and functionalities.

 

Best Smartphones For 2017
If you’re a smartphone enthusiast who enjoys using the latest features on the best new smartphones. You have come to the right place. In this article, I will provide a small list of the best smartphones for 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus:

 

Every year Samsung has an event in which they reveal their new S-series phones. This event is usually held the day before the MWC.

 

In 2017 the MWC will start on February 27 and it will end on March 2. So it’s likely that the Galaxy S8 will be on display on February 26, 2017, and it will go on sale sometime in March 2017.

 

After the mishap with the exploding Galaxy Note 7, Samsung must regain the trust of the general public.

 

Therefore, it’s very important for Samsung to do a great job with the Galaxy S8. It’s likely that there will be two different models of the phone. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 Plus will be bigger than that of its sibling the Galaxy S8.

 

Based on the information that’s been leaked so far the new phones are expected to be made of glass and metal. Glass on the front and the back, when the S8 phones arrive they are expected to be the fastest phones on the market.

 

These phones will have the new Exynos 8895 chipset, 4K display, a Mali-G71 GPU display which will produce an immersive VR experience. The Galaxy S8 phones are the most anticipated phones for 2017, hopefully, Samsung will not disappoint us.

 

LG G6:

 

Based on recent rumors it seems as though LG will discontinue the modular design for the G6. The G6 will have a new look and feel to it, and it will have glass on the front and the back. It’s expected to bare a slight resemblance to the Galaxy 8 phones.

 

The G6 is expected to be VR ready, with fast wireless charging technology, and a faster processor than that of its predecessor.

 

The G6 is also expected to have a new iris scanner that’s different from every other iris scanner that’s currently on the market. This new iris scanner will use the same sensor as the front-facing camera on the phone.

 

iPhone 8:

 

The release of the iPhone 8 will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were not major upgrades. However, the iPhone 8 is expected to be a major upgrade from its predecessors. The iPhone 8 is expected to have a new design along with new hardware.

 

An Apple supplier made the following statement about the iPhone 8. This is an iPhone that resembles a single sheet of glass with an edge-to-edge OLED screen.

 

The new iPhone will have a glass body, and the TouchID scanner will be built into the glass body.

 

Rumors suggest that the physical home button will be gone. And the iPhone 8 will have wireless charging capabilities as well as an iris scanner and facial recognition capabilities.

 

The iPhone 8 is expected to have the Apple A11 processor and motion co-processor. This new processor is expected to make the phone extremely fast.

 

HTC 11:

 

HTC has a history of launching their new phones at the MWC. However, they decided to change things up a bit in 2016. HTC did not launch the HTC 10 at the MWC in 2016.

 

Instead, HTC had their own event where they launched the HTC 10. Will the HTC 11 be launched at the MWC in February 2017, or will it be launched at a later time? Only time will tell.

 

I think the HTC 10 is a good phone, however, it was not a popular choice among smartphone users in 2016. The HTC 10 is a premium phone that functions great. But there is nothing fancy about it, the design is extremely simple.

 

I believe that’s the main reason why it wasn’t very popular. HTC must redeem their position in the smartphone industry with the release of the HTC 11.

 

The HTC 11 is expected to have a Qualcomm 10nm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Quick Charge 4.0 technology, 4 to 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

 

Recent rumors suggest that the HTC 11 will have a 12MP primary camera, and an 8MP front facing camera. Hopefully, the HTC 11 will have a more attractive design than that of its predecessor.

 

 

Nokia is a well-known smartphone manufacturer who hasn’t made a new phone in years. However, it has been confirmed that Nokia will return in 2017.

 

Nokia is expected to release two Android phones sometime in 2017 the exact date is still unknown. The two phones will be mid-range phones.

 

Recent reports suggest that the phones will have a unique design, great picture quality, lots of power. A QHD 2K display screen and a great battery life.

 

The company rumored to be building the Nokia Android smartphones is HMD Global. A spokesperson for HMD global has confirmed that they will be at the MWC in February 2017.

 

The spokesperson did not confirm whether or not the Nokia phones will be unveiled at the MWC. This concludes my list of the best smartphones for 2017, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. It’s good to see I’ll have more options available next year besides Samsung and iPhone but can the other brands really hope to compete or is it a fight for second place? I’m glad to see Nokia is making a comeback as Microsoft made Lumia a disaster don’t you think?

    • I agree with you on the Lumina disaster, Nokia is making a comeback but will they be able to compete with Apple and Samsung, only time will tell. I think you will definitely have more options available next year, Google did a great job with the Pixel XL in 2016 and I think its successor will be better.

  2. Hi Marvin,

    Cool article on what to expect for 2017 in terms of Smartphone technology. Any idea on some of the specs for the Samsung S8. Rumor has it that it will come with 8GB of RAM and over 250GB storage. That’s significantly more than most computers 2 decades ago. What has your intel suggested?

    • Thanks KW, I’ve heard about those rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well and I hope they are true. If they are true I will definitely be getting the Galaxy S8 when it comes out. Smartphones have come a long way within the past few years so nothing surprises me anymore.