The 10 best smartphones 2017

One of the biggest technology conferences of the year, Mobile World Congress(MWC), has come to an end, and it brought several new phones to our attention.

The new phone models from  Sony, LG and Motorola all come along with a bunch of exciting new features.

Here is our list of the best smartphones money can buy at present.

10.LG G5

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LG has struggled over the past few years to define the value proposition for its phones.

LG’s G5 smartphone flaunts its metallic design that’s hampered by a plastic removable bottom, which lets you swap a battery when needed. It’s an Android legacy phone feature that prevents the G5’s whole body from being metallic.

The removable bottom can also be exchanged with various multi-functional “modules” like a camera grip with a zoom dial and a shutter button for better control. However, only a few modules have been released yet, but they haven’t been a great selling point.

The G5 also has a dual-lens camera, one of which is an ultra-wide-angle lens that gives pictures a fish-eye effect. It’s a cool feature but you wouldn’t want to capture all your memories with it.

9.Moto Z

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The regular Z model is one of the thinnest phones, and it’s gorgeous. It runs an almost pure version of Android.

The Moto Z has a 5.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, which is pretty sharp. The Moto Z supports different modules that can attach to the back of the phone to give it new and enhanced functionality. For example, you can attach a speaker module for better sound, or a projector module to project videos on a nearby wall.

It comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB by default, and you can add up to 256 GB through a microSD slot on the phone’s top. The camera snaps quickly, keeps things stable, and does well to not lose control of brightness or white balance.

Compared with the regular Z model, it has an extra strong screen that Motorola claims is shatterproof, as well as a larger battery.

8.iPhone 6S

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The iPhone 6S is a great deal, as you still get the premium Apple experience for $100 less than the iPhone 7.

From the camera to the processor to the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, the iPhone’s feature one up its competition in nearly every category. It also has an incredibly fast fingerprint sensor, as well as Live Photos, which let you capture a three-second video with audio when you press the shutter button.

In addition to getting a beautiful hardware, iPhone owners are guaranteed to always get the best apps first from third-party developers and reliable software updates with the latest and greatest features from Apple.

7.iPhone 6S Plus

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The iPhone 6S Plus doesn’t have all the latest features that the iPhone 7 Plus has, like water resistance or that fancy dual-lens camera, but it’s no slouch.

It runs on the powerful A9 chip and has features like 3D Touch, which can detect how hard you press on the screen and open up a new layer of controls for your apps.

It also has an incredibly fast fingerprint sensor, as well as Live Photos, which let you capture a three-second video with audio when you press the shutter button. The iPhone 6s Plus’s battery life is as impressive as we’ve seen from any current generation smartphone.

6.Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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The Galaxy S7 Edge has a bigger 5.5-inch display and larger battery than the regular Galaxy S7 while retaining the same features: water resistance, a microSD card slot for expandable storage, and Samsung Pay.

Its curved display also boosts the S7’s design to absolutely gorgeous. It can be charged using a standard wireless charger, which is handy if you want to keep one at your desk and top up during the day. You can turn your S7 Edge into a virtual reality machine using the Gear VR headset, and it’s the most important distinguishing feature Samsung’s Galaxy phones have over other devices.

5.OnePlus 3T

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OnePlus made an unusual move by announcing the OnePlus 3T five months after the OnePlus 3’s release.

There’s a joy to be found in the crisp polish of OnePlus’s latest phone, right down till its pleasingly gentle keyboard clicks. The changes made in the OnePlus 3T include a slightly faster processor (Snapdragon 821), a slightly larger battery, a 16-megapixel front camera, better stabilization for video, and a darker color option.

Between its bigger battery, improved processor and high-resolution selfie camera, the OnePlus 3T takes everything that was great about its predecessor and makes it all the better.

4.Google Pixel

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Between its pure, unadulterated take on Android and one of the best cameras in a smartphone, ever, it’s hard not to love the Google Pixel.

The Pixel smartphones run Google’s Pixel launcher, which gives Android a cleaner look and bakes in Google’s helpful AI, Assistant.

It is also a superior phone, overall. It has a better screen, it’s lighter, and has useful features like fast charging.

The Pixel runs on the powerful and power-efficient Snapdragon 821 and 4 GB of RAM, and it has an excellent 12.3-megapixel camera that holds its own against the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Google Pixel might not be quite as impressive as its larger, longer-lasting sibling, but if you pick it over the XL, you’ll definitely love its smaller, more comfortable shape anyway.

3.Google Pixel XL

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The new Pixels are Google’s first smartphones — the company took more control over the hardware than it did with its earlier line of Nexus devices.

The Google Pixel XL is a sleek-looking aluminum phone with a stylish glass panel on the back that cleverly offers grip for your index finger. The Pixel XL’s camera holds its own against the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7, too, and its HDR mode adjusts your photos to look amazing.

Google’s Pixel XL shares the same specs as its smaller sibling, the Pixel. Yet the XL doesn’t offer more features that help justify its higher price tag like the iPhone 7 Plus does — it’s just a larger Pixel.

2.iPhone 7

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Without a doubt, the iPhone 7 brings the best apps and ecosystem to its users. The support you get from Apple if something goes wrong, as well as getting the latest software updates straight from Apple is a joy for the users.

It performs amazingly well with other Apple products, too, like Apple’s new wireless earphones, called AirPods.

The hardware got a few improvements over it’s predecessor iPhone 6S, like water resistance, a camera that performs better in low light, a more powerful processor, and even redesigned antenna bands.

1.iPhone 7 Plus

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If you need a new smartphone, you need not look any further; there may not be anything revolutionary in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, but that doesn’t make it any less fantastic.

Between its blistering processor and the long battery life, the iPhone 7 Plus is a joy to use.

The iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-lens camera is the key feature that places the larger iPhone 7 Plus above 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.

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