Best smartphones of 2017: top 10 ranking

The demand for smartphones is growing, and manufacturers are offering us more and more new models to choose from. On our site we talk about different smartphones, for example, about inexpensive in the category of up to 10 thousand rubles or music smartphones. In the same article, we will consider the best smartphones of the season 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8

It is unlikely that anyone will argue that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best, or perhaps even the best smartphone on the market..

The first thing that catches your eye is its fantastic appearance. See for yourself, the display now occupies most of the case, and it’s also curved! You can be even more surprised when you recognize the diagonal of this display itself – 5.8 inches. Why so much? It’s simple: the case is so narrow that it allowed the use of a display of such a diagonal. By the way, the width of the case is only 68 mm!

Notice that the Home button is no more? Rather, the button itself is, but now it is a touch, not a mechanical one. The fingerprint scanner is now located at the rear, next to the rear camera module..

And what about the characteristics? Complete order, it is still one of the most powerful smartphones on the planet. By the way, you can get acquainted with the characteristics.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone 7 Plus 32Gb

Perhaps one of the most interesting decisions of the season of 2017. You all know perfectly well that the whole world expects a new generation of iPhone every time. iPhone 7 was no exception, but to say that Apple showed a revolutionary device is impossible – this is the evolution of the iPhone 6s. True, new features have appeared..

One of them is the use of a dual camera. Yes, you can see the module on two cameras at the back. It’s a pity that such a camera is currently available only for the Plus version.

Another feature is the new Black Onyx color. When you look at an iPhone of this color, you involuntarily recall an iPhone 3GS – they are similar.

Of course, the processor was updated, the speed of the system, as well as autonomy, increased, new accessories appeared, etc. In general, a smartphone can be safely recorded in the best devices of the season of 2017.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2900 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG G6

The upcoming LG product is the all-new flagship. Remember the LG G5, which was created using modular technology? This time, the Korean company decided to use the familiar case, although there is one important feature – this is a large screen with a diagonal of 5.7 inches, which occupies a significant part of the front panel. Due to this, its width is only 72 mm.

At the back is a dual camera module. This is not news – the company has previously used such a solution on its other models. But the case is now made of metal and glass: although the back cover can be mistaken for a completely metal, it is made using glass.

The flagship in LG turned out to be very powerful: Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 821, 4 GB of RAM. If you believe the reviews, the smartphone showed itself perfectly in all disciplines, including in terms of photography.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi6

Xiaomi company, well known in many markets, including the Russian one, showed its new flagship – the Mi6 model.

The device received a new case – now it is made of glass and metal. Like what it looks like? We – yes, although we note that we could see such decisions before. But the ceramic case is something new on mass smartphones, this version is slightly more expensive.

The diagonal of the screen has not changed – all the same 5.15 inches. The filling is completely new: the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor works with 6 GB of RAM in all versions. Of course, there are such features as the fast charge function, USB Type-C, fingerprint scanner, etc..

Xiaomi is traditionally cheaper than many other flagships, and over time, its cost will certainly fall.

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32Gb

Samsung Galaxy S8 has already appeared on sale, but this does not mean that Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge immediately disappears from store shelves. No, it will be on sale for a long time, especially since even by current standards this smartphone can be called an excellent solution.

The Edge model is similar to the “regular” Galaxy S7, but there are some differences. One of them is the large diagonal of the screen, here it reaches 5.5 inches. But much more important is that the smartphone uses curved glass. The most interesting thing is that users are enthusiastic about this idea.

The rest is a typical flagship solution, with cool cameras, a powerful processor, a huge supply of “RAM”, a stylish case using glass and metal, etc..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 157g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3600 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32Gb

And now it’s time to talk about less expensive devices. And here you will find another Xiaomi – Redmi Note 4. This is a budget model, which, however, may surprise you with completely non-budget solutions.

So what do we have? 5.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution, metal case, 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), powerful 4100 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, support for 4G networks. Nice set for little money, right?

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu U20 16Gb

In theory, right after Redmi Note 4 there should be a Meizu M3 Note smartphone, because these devices are competitors, but we believe that you should learn about Meizu U20.

This is also a 5.5-inch smartphone with FHD resolution, a good MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), 2 GB of RAM, a good camera, a fingerprint scanner, etc. However, the manufacturer seems to have made the main bet on a beautiful and stylish case – in front and behind it is clad in glass, which makes it look very stylish. At the same time, it stands at the level of the same Meizu M3 Note. In our opinion, a great choice for users who want to stand out.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3260 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE552KL 64Gb

Several interesting devices for the new season showed ASUS. This model is not a flagship, but it turned out to be very interesting..

This is a 5.5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, it has 64 GB of main memory and 4 GB of RAM. The case is made of metal and glass, it looks great, especially in blue.

Of course, there is LTE support, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, a good 16 MP camera, etc..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 64Gb

As you know, Samsung temporarily decided to abandon the production of the Galaxy Note 8 model due to the fire of some devices. Rumor has it that Samsung may completely abandon the Note line. The question is whether there is a smartphone on the market with the same large 5.7-inch screen and cool features.?

We answer – there is also this Xiaomi Mi5S Plus. It has a beautiful 5.7-inch screen, a beautiful metal case, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a dual camera module, a powerful 3800 mAh battery. Maybe it will not become a replacement for Note 8, but it’s certain that the smartphone’s price is relatively low.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia X

Sony has a flagship in the Russian market, and not one, however, in our opinion, the Xperia X device is more interesting – this is not a flagship, but a very good solution. Yes, and is cheaper than flagship smartphones.

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – FHD. The smartphone is powered by a 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory. The case is metal, very stylish. Interestingly, you can choose unusual body colors, for example, pink or yellow, but you can get the usual black or gray device.

Camera resolution – as much as 23 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2620 mAh
  • Camera: 23 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Honor 8 32Gb RAM 4Gb

We already wrote about the device. This is a 5.2-inch device with a case created using metal and glass. There are several colors to choose from, however, we recommend looking at the blue – with it the case looks great.

The chips of this smartphone immediately include a dual camera module, HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, 4 GB of RAM.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Google Pixel XL 32Gb

One of the hottest new products of 2017. This time, as you may have noticed, Google decided to release a smartphone under its name. The device went on sale, although there are very few reviews and reviews at the time of writing. But even based on these reviews, we can conclude that the gadget turned out cool.

Not surprising. Here you have the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and 4 GB of RAM, and a cool 12.3 MP camera, fast charging function, and an aluminum case using glass, and the latest Android 7.1 …

In general, the flagship device. True, the cost is also flagship.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3450 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime SM-G570F / DS

New from Samsung. In this case, the device can be called a budget, if you rely on cost, but the smartphone uses completely non-budget solutions. What kind?

For example, the case is “clad” in metal, there is LTE support, there is a fingerprint scanner, a slot for a memory card.

The only thing is that the battery capacity is not the highest – 2400 mAh, but this may be due to the thin body, because its thickness is only 8 mm.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7570
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2400 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes