This post is about the 10 best smartphones in 2017. Every year sees a flurry of activities in the smartphone world, with new mobile devices being rolled out by various brands throughout the year. Special mention goes to a certain brand (take a bow Apple) known for its grandiose/stylish approach to announcing new products/devices. This year has seen the release of some devices that are no doubt the best smartphones ever.

Anticipation and expectations reach feverish pitch among users across the globe when major/household brands in the smartphone world set release dates for new devices. This year is no different – especially when you have two of the heavyweight brands going pound – for – pound by releasing more than one smartphone: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X for Apple and Samsung Galaxy 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy 8 Plus.

These devices are definitely game changers, and some might go as far as claiming they are far ahead of other smartphones released this year – which may be unfair by some margin. However, our list, which contains certain brand names that are not as popular as the aforementioned brand names, but definitely worth their salt when viewed based on design and Specs, gives an insight into the 10 Best Smartphones of 2017.



samsung-galaxy-s8 Plus

Described by some as “Simply the Best Smartphone” money can buy today, the Samsung Galaxy S8 boasts the innovative Infinity Edge Display which occupies 84% of the body. It is no doubt of the 10 best smartphones in 2017. This gives it a somewhat futuristic feel making competition seem ancient. It also boasts a decent battery life, an excellent camera and amazing performance.


  • Weight: 155g
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
  • OS Android: 7.0
  • Screen Size: 5.8-inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • CPU: Exynos 8895 Octa
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Rear Camera:12 MP f/1.7
  • Front Camera: 8 MP f/1.7


  • Amazing Design
  • Almost Flawless


  • Fingerprint Sensor Location
  • It’s Expensive

iPhone 8 PLUS

iphone 8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy might be “Simply the Best Smartphone”. The iPhone 8 plus is the OTHER best smartphone until, well, the crown jewel, iPhone X arrives but the iPhone 8 Plus still finds its way among my list of the 10 best smartphones in 2017.

If you are one of those that prefer iOS to Android, you need search no further, iPhone 8 Plus fills in the blanks, from its beautiful 5.5-inch screen to wireless charging. Overall, the design is similar to that of iPhone 7 but in this case, the all-metal case has been swapped for a glass back, giving it a heavier feel.

The glory and splendour of the iPhone 8 Plus are not just in its exterior design, its beauty on the inside is jaw-dropping.  The iPhone 8 Plus has received a major boost with the blazing fast A11 Bionic Processor. The dual camera – powered by superior sensors and software that is ahead of the pack – is a significant upgrade on the previous technology used by Apple. The iPhone 8 Plus runs the iOS 11, Apple’s latest OS.


  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm
  • OS: iOS 11
  • Screen Size: 5.5-inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • CPU: Apple A11 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64/256GB
  • Battery: 2691mAh
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP
  • Front Camera: 7 MP f/2.2


  • Excellent Camera (as always)
  • Wireless Charging


  • iPhone X is incoming
  • Sleek design, but not as magnificent as Samsung Galaxy S8.


Google Pixel 2 XL price

The Google Pixel 2 XL is an excellent smartphone – especially if you prioritize camera quality and are a fan of Android. Google Pixel 2 XL features an amazing single 12.2MP back mounted camera (with optical image stabilization); 6 inches of screen, 4GB of RAM and a powerful processor – the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, it misnomer to say this is the best Android device on the list of 10 best smartphones in 2017.

The Pixel 2 XL comes with either 64GB or 128GB of memory space, as well as unlimited cloud storage – to compensate for the absence of memory card slot. It also boasts the very efficient virtual assistant, “Google Assistant”. It is powered by the latest Android 8.0 Oreo.


  • Weight: 175g
  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
  • OS Android: 8.0 Oreo
  • Display: 6.0-inches (O-LED, Corning Gorilla glass 5)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB (plus unlimited cloud storage)
  • Battery: 3520mAh
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP f/1.8
  • Front Camera: 8MP f/2.4


  • Great Camera
  • Awesome software
  • Not water resistant

LG V30


The LG V30 is being described as the brands best smartphone yet. V30 sees LG taking futuristic display on smartphones to another level. The 6.0 inches display features LG’s P-OLED display with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This special phone features LG’s advanced display technology in its full glory. These new features put LG phones in the same league as smartphones from Samsung and Apple.

The LG V30 is equipped with an amazing 16MP + 13MP dual-lens rear camera that, combined with the P-OLED display truly validates “Life is Good”. The V30 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space (the V30+ variant has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage); runs the Android 7.1 Nougat OS, and is powered by Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor for speed and enhanced performance.


  • Weight: 158g
  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Screen size: 6.0 inches (Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with P-OLED display)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Battery: 3300mAh
  • Primary Camera: Dual 16MP + 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2
  • Price: $1000


  • Large screen with amazing display technology.
  • Dual Camera



HTC’s U11 has an excellent camera, an eye-catching mirror-finish, and a speedy performance. The edges can be squeezed to open any app, including Google Assistant. A major letdown is the absence of a headphone jack which is somehow ironic, considering it’s been touted as the best smartphone for music lovers.


  • Weight: 169g
  • Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Screen size: 5.5 – inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Rear Camera: 12MP f/1.8
  • Front Camera: 16MP f/1.8


  • Great Battery Life and Camera
  • Amazing sound and Software


  • Bezels
  • Fragile design
  • No headphone jack


OnePlus 5 price

The best smartphone from a brand you probably don’t know about. One Plus is looking to upset the dominance set by the “Big Brands”. One Plus took the mobile world by storm in 2014 with her flagship – the killer – “One Goal”. One Plus 5 is the 5th phone in the series and it is arguably one of the best mobile devices of 2017 with its lightning fast fingerprint sensor, a decent dual camera and superbly powerful specs. It is a bargain when you consider the specs and features it offers.


  • Weight: 153g
  • Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Screen size: 5.5 – inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Battery: 3300mAh
  • Rear camera: Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6
  • Front camera: 16MP f/2.0


  • It has a premium build
  • Considering the specs, price seems like a bargain


  • Not water resistant



It is still something of a rarity; a phone that excels in many places offers many flagship specs but does not cost a bomb. Honor 9 is somewhat unspectacular, but if you are after great design, superb performance, this the phone for you.


  • Weight: 155g
  • Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm
  • OS: Android Nougat
  • Screen size: 5.15 – inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • CPU: Hi-Silicon Kirin 960
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Battery: 3200mAh
  • Rear camera: Dual 20MP sensors
  • Front camera: 8MP


  • Attractive design
  • Affordable Price


  • One Speaker Driver
  • Heavy bezel


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Incredible screen; incredible performance and a new dual-lens camera, this perfectly sums up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The large Infinity Display on the front slots in far more screen for a phone this compact, the S Pen is something a lot of phones might not be able to offer and the overall speed is breathtaking sometimes. If you need a smartphone that works wonderfully, I will recommend the Note 8 on the list of 10 best smartphones in 2017.


  • Weight: 195g
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
  • OS: Android 7.1.1. Nougat
  • Screen size: 6.3-inch
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2630
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Battery: 3300mAh
  • Rear camera: Dual 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP


  • Amazing Performance
  • Excellent/Impressive Camera


  • Very expensive
  • Weak Speaker

iPhone X

iPhone X Bezeless display

There are smartphones and there are revolutionary smartphones. The iPhone X leads the pack when it comes to innovation and cool features. It ranks high on my list of the 10 best smartphones in 2017. The phone released to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone features an O-LED edge-to-edge screen and other substantial departures from the traditional iPhone design. It replaces the home button with a swipe-up from the bottom of the screen; the fingerprint sensor with a full-screen 3D facial ID scanner, while featuring other technologies superior to anything else in the smartphone world today.

The iPhone X features a 5.8 inches display, 3GB of RAM and 64/256GB internal storage. It runs the latest iOS 11 and is powered by the 6-Core Apple A11 Bionic chipset. Equipped with a dual 12MP primary camera and a 7MP front camera and a sleek design, the iPhone X is undoubtedly revolutionary.


  • Weight: 174g
  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
  • OS: iOS 11.0.2
  • Display: 5.8 inches (Super AMOLED)
  • Resolution: 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • CPU: Apple A11 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64/256 GB
  • Battery: 2716 mAh
  • Rear camera:  Dual 12MP
  • Front camera: 7MP f/2.4


  • Fast Battery charging + Qi wireless charging


Huawei p10 Plus price

The Huawei P10 could easily pass for an Apple product in its appearance and display. However, this powerful flagship smartphone from China’s smartphone powerhouse runs the Google versatile Android Nougat OS.

Its Leica-branded dual camera is in a class of its own, ensuring users capture memorable moments aesthetically with grace. Huawei’s EMUI is beautifully intelligent, resulting in a wholesome user experience.


  • Weight: 145g
  • Dimensions: 145.3 x 69.3 x 7mm
  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Screen size: 5.1-inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • CPU: Kirin 960
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Battery: 3200mAh
  • Rear camera: Dual 20MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP f/1.9


  • Slim Design
  • Leica Camera


  • Battery Life

Unlike in real estate where “location” is most important, “functionality, design and performance” summarize the user’s preference and expectations in the world of smartphones and mobile devices. The devices featured on the list constitute the “holy grail” of the smartphone world – at least for the next few months.

Nothing lasts forever in the dynamic, ever-changing smartphone industry, so go grab your copy before the next announcements. I have painstakingly researched the list of the 10 best smartphones in 2017 for your pick, lets hear what you think about the list.

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