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Top 5 Smartphones of 2017

Mohammad Rahman, Reporter

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2017 has been a great year for technology, especially in the line of smartphones. Many different smartphones were released this year so it can be hard to decide which one to buy since all the phones tend to be different in their own way. When buying a smartphones its always important to consider the specs, performance, and price. Here are the top five smartphones of 2017 that are definitely worth taking a look at.

1. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Currently being called the best smartphone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is unlike anything else available. The large bezel-less screen is iconic and beautiful to look at. The OLED screen is clear, sharp, and offers lovely colors to make watching movies and videos a delight. The phone contains a fingerprint scanner on the back, as well as a iris scanner and facial recognition. The screen size of the phone is 6.2 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2960. It uses 4GB of RAM and a powerful 2.45 GHz processor. It contains a 3,500mAh battery and 64GB storage space. It contains a 12 megapixel rear camera, and a 8 megapixel front facing camera. Currently on the market for $730.

2. Google Pixel 2

The phone with the best camera and the best software on the market is the Google Pixel 2. This phone proves that a double lens camera isn’t needed to capture great pictures. The phone has great front facing speakers that make audio crisp and clear. The 5 inch screen size makes the phone really easy for one handed use. Google’s superior software makes the new operating system, Android Oreo, run smoothly and take great high quality pictures. The screen offers great vibrant colors allowing you to watch amazing videos. The phone is water resistant, but lacks a headphone jack. It’s a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. It uses 4GB of RAM with a powerful processer running at 2.35 GHz. It has a 2,700mAh battery with 128GB or storage space. It contains a 12 megapixel rear camera and a 8 megapixel front camera. Currently on the market for $650.

3. iPhone X

Currently the most luxurious phone on the market, the iPhone X is Apple’s newest powerhouse of a phone. The iPhone X, or iPhone 10, it the most powerful handset Apple ever made. After years of the same thing Apple finally created an iPhone with a brand new design, the phone has no home button, an incredible OLED screen, and the best front facing camera on the market. Apple got rid of the home button and the fingerprint scanner for a new way to unlock your phone, using your face. The front facing camera and sensors scans a person’s face and uses it to unlock their phone with the new Face ID feature. The OLED screen offers vibrant colors allowing the user to watch many movies and videos in high quality. The screen size of the phone is 5.8 inches with a resolution of 1125 x 2436. It contains 3GB of RAM and uses Apple’s new powerful A11 Bionic processor. It has a 2716mAh battery and 64/256GB of storage space. The two cameras on the back are both 12 megapixels, while the front facing camera is 7 megapixels. Currently on the market for $999.

4. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The phone with the best battery on the market is the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This phone has a powerful battery that will last you the whole day on a single charge. It uses the smart OLED screens found on the Galaxy S8, iPhone X, and Pixel 2, the screen is full of vibrant lovely colors. The phone also contains powerful back cameras that allow for taking amazing pictures. The phone is powerful, contains a great battery, and is slightly cheaper than other smartphones at this level. The screen is 6 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. Contains 6GB of RAM and  processor at 2.4GHz. A powerful 4,000mAh battery with 128GB or storage space. Dual rear cameras one at 20 megapixels and one at 12 megapixels, and a 8 megapixel front facing camera. Currently on the market for $800.

5. LG V30

The LG V30 is an impressive combination of power and performance. The phone is refined and powerful and has one of the best processor and software on the market. The phone also has a colorful OLED screen and amazing speakers that makes watching movies and videos amazing. The phone also has dual cameras on the back that allow for taking amazing pictures. The screen is 6 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2880. It has 4GB of RAM and a nice 2.45 GHz processor. A 3,300mAh battery and 64/128GB or storage space. The dual camera on the back are both 16 megapixels and the front camera is 5 megapixels. Currently on the market for $810.

When buying a new phone, it is always important to know that you use your phone for the most. If you take a lot of pictures and selfies, then the Google Pixel 2 or the iPhone X might be the best for you. If you enjoy watching movies, shows, and videos on your phone, then the Galaxy S8’s or the LG V30’s large screen and brilliant display is best for you. If you’re just looking for a really good phone that’ll last you the whole day the Huawei Mate 10 Pro might be best for you. It’s always important to look at specs, performance, and price when buying one of these phones.

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