Top 6 Android Phones Recommendations For The Year 2017

Over a past few years, the world has been flooded with new releases/announcements of smartphone brands, be it Android or iphone. Each release of a phone feels like a single Mentos being dropped into a 2-litre coke ending up creating a new explosion of debate that who has the best phone, iOS or Android! Now before getting into the nitty-gritty of the topic, I would like to reveal that I am not an “Apple hater”. It’s just that I use the phone which fits my needs. Besides, I have several technology based reasons which prove that android phone is better than iphone.

Reason #1- Ample of choices

Android offers an endless range of choices for phones. I mean you can buy a phone whose main focus is the camera or do you want a phone that could easily withstand rough use or being dropped several times? And I think that’s the beauty of Android phones, you can get the one that fits you.

Reason #2- Customization

Another interesting reason for choosing an Android phone is its customization. Don’t like the standard Android keyboard? Well, you can download third-party keyboard app that easily replaces the stock one. In addition to this, you can download a new launcher especially when you don’t like the launcher that currently runs on your phone.

Reason #3- Other interesting features

Some of the other interesting features offered exclusively by an Android phone are:

  • Water and dust resistant
  • Wireless charging
  • IR (infrared) blaster to control devices
  • Ability to access all your files by using your phone as a mass storage device

Other than this, one key way that makes Android OS massively different from its Apple brand competition is the number of phones running out there in the market. 2017 is still young unveiling a fresh wave of handsets around the corner. Here I have rounded up the best Android handsets out there today, rating the phones on hardware performance, OS upgrade potential and, of course, how shiny and nice they are to have.

Here are they:

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+

Samsung has once again taken the top spot of the best android phone available in the world. A smartphone that’s great in design runs on a fast and up to date Exynos 8895 SoC, built on 10nm process. Although Samsung has touched up on the cameras but it looks quite similar to the previous versions. Some of Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications include: incredible design, amazing display, the new iris scanner allows you to unlock the phone with just your eyes.

  • Weight- 155g
  • Dimensions- 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
  • OS: Android 7
  • Screen size: 5.8-inch
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Rear camera: 12MP, Front camera: 8MP

Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone loaded with amazing Android apps to buy at the moment. Now unlike S8, S8+ is meant for big screen lovers with 6.2-inch QHD display and Samsung’s AMOLED panels look as good as ever.

One plus 3T

One plus 3T is pretty in vogue these days. The smartphone turns out to be an all-rounder and offers best performance-to-price ratio among the latest Android phones. For the very first time, one plus has made an all-metal smartphone, and while the phone is reminiscent of the HTC One M9, it is still a good design. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, the device has 6 GB of RAM and can go on for a whole day on a single charge. Other specifications include:

  • Weight: 158g
  • Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Screen size: 5.5-inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920
  • CPU: Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • Rear camera: 16MP, Front Camera: 16MP

The good news is that low-cost flagship smartphones are getting better and better. And if you are very desperate of buying a high-end Android phone, One plus 3T is definitely worth considering.

Moto Z:

One of the most innovative smartphones for the year 2016, Moto Z continues to maintain its position as the most innovative smartphone. Moto Z is actually a fast and smooth smartphone, with an understated, but the excellent camera. Besides, you’ll be able to switch out elements for future accessories. It may be the world’s thinnest phone but looks great in your hand. Key features include:

  • Weight: 136g
  • Dimensions: 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Screen size: 5.5-inch
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • CPU: Snapdragon 820
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Battery: 2600mAh
  • Rear camera: 13MP, Front camera: 5MP

Moto Z is quite modular like LG G5 but its far better with mobile apps and extra-add-ons and carries a much easier use Snap-On design.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL:

We all know how Google has taken the search engine giant long enough but do you know that Google has finally launched a phone? Pixel and Pixel XL both can offer an ultimate Android experience without a complicated bunch of features. The smartphone takes the latest version of Google software ‘Android 7.1 Nougat’ in its natural form. The main reason you’d buy this phone is for the camera though. Other interesting features include:

  • Weight: 143g
  • Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm
  • OS: Android 7.1
  • Screen size: 5-inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920
  • CPU: Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32/128GB
  • Battery: 2770mAh
  • Rear camera: 12MP, Front camera: 8MP

If you are looking for a phone that offers smooth performance, bright, colorful HD display, better battery life, look no further than Google pixel and pixel XL.

So this is it for now! Keep watching the space to know more about android application development in India.

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