Top Smartphones for 2017
With 2017 just around the corner, many consumers are now looking to get into a new smartphone, so they can enjoy all the latest in smartphone technology in the coming year. There’s no doubt that 2016 brought us some of the best of the best in smartphones, and 2017 is shaping up to be no exception. While we’re likely to see a return of several of 2016’s top-selling smartphones, there are also likely to be several surprises in the mix, giving consumers plenty to choose from when shopping for a new smartphone. Keep reading to find out more about the top smartphones for 2017, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
One of the most anticipated phones for 2017 is surprisingly not a Samsung or an iPhone, but the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro. While Samsung and Apple have both dominated the smartphone market for years, Huawei is ready to tackle the main competitors, and the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro are looking like the perfect phones to do just that. With a big, bright, 5.9-inch screen, curved edge display and Huawei’s own Kirin 960 chipset, paired with a full HD display on the Mate 9 and a quad HD display on the pro, these phones are set to take the world by storm. The best news? Both the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 pro are expected to cost significantly less than you’d pay for a Samsung or iPhone. You can even pick up a special edition Porsche design!
Of course, Samsung has dominated the smartphone market for years, and has no intention of backing down now. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is still one of the best-selling smartphones on the market, and 2017 is likely to continue that winning streak. With an ergonomic, slightly curved back, MicroSD support and longer-lasting battery, experts agree that the Galaxy S7 will continue to be one of the best phones you can purchase in 2017, at least until Samsung unveils the next lineup of Samsung smartphones. The S7 is fully waterproof and offers a lightning-fast processor, high-resolution, 5.1-inch AMOLED screen, 12 megapixel camera and wireless charging capability, all while running on the latest Android Marshmallow operating system. With specs this good, it’s no wonder Samsung has been the phone to beat for so many years running.
Likewise, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 promises to maintain a top spot on the best smartphones list in 2017. Despite issues with the Note7, the Note5 continues to be a favorite of Samsung smartphone fans everywhere, and it’s easy to see why. A large, brilliant 5.7-inch display, combined with a sleek metal-and-glass design, give the Note5 a sophisticated look not seen on other smartphones, and the S Pen makes everyday tasks a breeze. Inside the Note5, you’ll find a 2.1 Ghz Octa-Core Exynos 7420 processor backed by 4 GB of ram, making even the most graphics-intensive games run smoothly. Consumers can choose between the 32 GB or the 64 GB versions, depending on personal needs and budget.
Windows fans that have been disappointed by Windows phones in the past can now look forward to the Windows Surface Phone, expected to be released in early 2017. The Windows Surface Phone is expected to come with many of the same features people love about Samsung and Apple phones, but with Windows, rather than iOS or Android, as the driving force behind the powerful smartphone. Three size variants are expected, along with 8 GB of ram, 512 GB of storage space, AMOLED screen, and a Carl Zeiss rear camera, fingerprint scanner and Intel processor. The Surface Phone is expected to release sometime in February of 2017.
Finally, no list of top smartphones would be complete without the latest iPhone in the mix. The newest iPhones, released in fall of 2016, are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and orders are still pouring in for people to get their hands on the latest Apple technology, ensuring iPhone a continued top spot on the best smartphones list for 2017. While both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus look strikingly similar to the previous iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple has made significant changes that put the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at the top of many people’s lists for the coming year. Specifically, the newest iPhones feature a faster processor, better camera technology and have been made water-resistant. In addition, the newest iPhones are missing a feature found on just about every other smartphone out there - a headphone jack. Instead, Apple has adopted the lightning port for both audio and charging capabilities, hoping to reshape the way consumers plug in to listen to audio.
No matter which smartphone operating system you love, you’re sure to find exceptional, cutting-edge smartphone technology in 2017 with any of these top smartphones. Now the only question is, which one will you choose?