What’s the beauty of saffron super set TV and in this Article we’re going to be looking at my top 5 smartphones for 2017 so we’ve had an explosive range of smartphones this year OK anyway we’ve had a huge range of smartphones this year some good some bad and I’ve been using a lot as you would have seen on the channel and based on my experience I’m going to be giving you my top five now these are my top 5 smartphones so doesn’t necessarily have to mean that they’re going to be the same as your selection so if you have any different choices then drop them in the comments section below now another thing to bear in mind as well as that these are in no particular order I’m just giving you the top five although i will be telling you my favorite towards the end of this article.
Samsung galaxy s7 and s7 edge
so first up we have the Samsung galaxy s7 and s7 edge now if you’ve been following me on social media you know that the s7 edge has been my daily driver for the largest part of this year and there’s many reasons for that we have a great premium building design and in terms of the edge it is still one of the most unique looking devices out there we’ve got water and dust resistance some of the best cameras and that we’ve had this year and i think pretty much unanimously most people do agree on that the s7 and s7 edge have some great cameras we have a beautiful Super AMOLED HD displays and also this year we have SD card expansion this was something that was not available on the s6 is last year now the s7 edge on perfect there are some downsides we only have a single button siren speaker which isn’t too great and the battery life and my experience has depleted over time so it’s kind of really good but now it isn’t too great.
Iphone 7 & iphone 7 plus
next on my list is the iphone 7 iphone 7 plus what all staff but you made a reason not to buy the iPhone well I also made reasons to buy the iPhone it was a balanced argument that and yes there are certain disadvantages of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus we have a very similar design to last year so there isn’t much change that and we also lost the headphone jack which was quite negative for a lot of people but there are also lots of positives we have three speakers we have water and this resistance this time and they finally got rid of the 16 x version which I am so pleased about we have some great camera some of the best in the market in particular on the iphone 7 plus the dual lens system does work quite nicely and you do get the optical zoom which is quite unique one thing that I personally really like about iPhones is the speed these things are crazy fast and that does come down to the optimization I’ve put these up against and lots of the devices and they have always come out on top in terms of speed when it comes to the more intensive task especially and for the android fan boys out there they’re going to say it’s because the resolution no it’s not because the resolution as i did do a Google pixel test versus the iphone 7 plus which both had a 1080p display at the actual seven-plus was still much faster when it came to games and things like that.
next up my list is the Google pixel on the Google pixel XL so these are the first fully Google-branded phones that we’ve had previously we have the nexus line which has been discontinued few people were upset about that I’m still not a huge fan of the design of the Google pixels but there are some great things about the pixels this is the cleanest version of Android that you’re going to be getting the pixels have some great cameras definitely some of the best in 2016 and in terms of dynamic range i would say that these are the best and that does come down to the hdr+ processing which does wonders for images I’m super impressed with these cameras with the Google pixels you also get Google assistance so there’s a heavy emphasis on the artificial intelligence side of things and they don’t disappoint these all the best I believe anyway for artificial intelligence on a smartphone it does work we do really well now.
next up on my list is probably the best bang for buck smartphone that you can buy and that is the one plus three as well as the 1 plus 3t so yes given the three and the three Taint as cheap as we used to have especially when it came to the 1+1 but these are still around about half the price of something like the iphone 7 plus or the Google pixel excel so still debugging and for that price you do get some flagship specs so you get the snapdragon 820 or a 21-6 device of rob some nice camera’s USB type-c with super-fast charging discharging is one of the fastest that I’ve tested out anyway a fingerprint scanner and a near stock Android experience so we have oxygen or west which I do really like because it’s not too intrusive and for me the biggest advantage this year of the 1 + 3 + 3 t is that there is no silly invite system so you can go ahead and purchase these when you like you’re not going to have to wait around for somebody send an invite which was super annoying for the first two versions of the one plus.
Samsung galaxy note 7
now the final smartphone on my list actually makes me a little bit emotional and that’s because it’s been discontinued it is the Samsung galaxy note 7 that now i know a few of you guys are going to be saying yeah but that’s been discontinued how can it be one of your favorites but it is one of my favorites and pick all the boxes for me you had an absolutely gorgeous design the dual curves which also went on to the back so symmetrical and even despite its larger size felt absolutely great in the hand you have the amazing super amoled display water and this resistance the same great cameras that we have on the s7 and s7 edge and on top of that you had the unique spin features which I actually found myself using on a daily basis it’s an absolute shame that this phone had issues with the battery and the exploding and something had to call it back big shame because I really enjoyed using the note 7 as I’m sure a lot of you did as well I’m really hopeful that Samsung will continue the note liner will have the noh8 next year now there was lots of other great smartphones this year which do get an honorable mention HTC 10 i did enjoy using always p9 was a great attempt from waterway there was also the sony xperia x said the LGBT 20 the model disease now a lot of these didn’t come to the UK are all came very late to the UK so I didn’t get a chance to fully play around with some of these but that was my top list what was your favorite smartphone of 2017 drop me a comment below and let me know now if you like the skins that you saw in this article on all of these devices that are definitely recommend checking out our sponsor for this article which is d brand is a great and inexpensive way to customize the look of your smartphone.