2016 was a stellar year for smartphones, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better. The launches of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL late last year mean that the humble smartphone is destined to become faster, more powerful and even more versatile than ever before. This year so far has been no different. Trends like taller, skinnier phones with negligible bezels are strong ones we’ve seen so far in 2017. More than that, however, we’ve also got a few excellent smartphones that are most definitely worthy of consideration for your next upgrade. Here are the 10 highest selling and best smartphones in the world 2017.
The 10 Highest Selling and Best Smartphones in the World 2017
The iPhone 8 Plus brings with it all the best parts of the iPhone 8 but adds a bigger, better screen, a dual-lens camera that can do some fancy tricks, like optical zooming and adding depth effects for beautiful photos, and more. It’s the best phone you can buy, at least for now. The iPhone X has yet to come out, and it could very well take the iPhone 8 Plus’ spot.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world right now, boasting the brilliant Infinity Edge display which occupies 84-percent of the body and cutting-edge guts. Yep, this futuristic smartphone is a looker and instantly made its competitors look dated. It’s the next step in smartphone design. The S8 is the complete package, as well as the amazing display and industry-leading specs, this handset also has decent battery life, an excellent camera, and amazing performance.
We can’t tell you how close it is between the Google Pixel, iPhone 8 Plus and S8 for the title of ‘best smartphone in the world.’ All three are great, but the sleek design and amazing screen put the Samsung in the lead. The Google Pixel is still an amazing smartphone – especially if you prioritize camera quality and want software straight from Google. Whether it’s the excellent camera, the metal-and-glass chassis, oodles of power involved (from Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon processor) or just the fact that the software and virtual assistant work in perfect harmony with the hardware, Google’s got a lot right here and this is a brilliant phone.
The Huawei Mate 9 boasts a huge 5.9-inch display and great battery life, thanks to its larger-than-average battery. It’s also one of the fastest Android phones you can buy at the moment, and Huawei’s own layer of software that runs on top of Android largely maintains the pure Android look that we prefer. The Mate 9 features a dual camera that helps create depth-of-field effects — blurry backgrounds — otherwise known as “bokeh,” which the iPhone 7 Plus also has.
The G6 is LG’s best smartphone, and it’s truly a great phone. LG finally implemented key features, like a premium design and water resistance, which finally put LG phones in the same league as other flagship smartphones from Samsung and Apple. The G6 has a good dual-lens camera that everyone should be pleased with. It also has a slightly-taller-than-average screen that’s great for viewing and using your apps, as it shows more of an app than regular screen.
The iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-lens camera is the key feature that places the larger iPhone 7 Plus in over the iPhone 7. It lets you take pictures with a professional-looking “bokeh” effect, in which the background is blurry in contrast to the subject. The second lens is also a telephoto lens that achieves 2x optical zoom, which means it zooms into subjects without sacrificing picture quality like digital zoom does on most smartphone cameras.
The BlackBerry Passport may look strange, but a lot of BlackBerry fans seem to love it. It has a really nice physical keyboard, but the key feature is its unique square design.
8. OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 is one the top Android smartphones you can buy for its classy, simple design, excellent performance, great camera, and even better price tag. It also includes a headphone jack. Sure, it has borders around the display, which is starting to look outdated, but you won’t care when you pay $150 less than smartphones that have ultra-narrow bezels, like the LG G6 and Galaxy S8.
If you’re looking for a great Android phone at a rock-bottom price, you should check out the Moto G. It’s not the most powerful phone, but it will be good enough for just about anything the average user can throw at it. And it’s tough to beat that price tag.
HTC’s U11 has an excellent camera, an eye-catching mirror-finish, and speedy performance. You can even squeeze its edges to open any app you want, including Google Assistant, which is an interesting feature. In almost every respect, it’s a great Android smartphone, but it’s let down by a missing headphone jack. It also has larger borders around the display, which is now becoming “old-fashioned” in terms of design.