When it comes to investing in a smartphone you want to ensure you don’t just shell out a load of money, to then go on to find something much better later along the line! You want something that has a vast amount of features, as we now use our smartphones more than ever and are always demanding more and more from our favourite devices!
Join us as we take a look at the top smartphones of 2017 to get you ahead of the smartphone game, and ensure you get your hands on the best phone that is most suited to you!
• Price: £349.99
• Processor: QUALCOMM Snapdragon 820 / 1.8GHz Quad Core
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage: 32GB eMMC
• Display: 5.5-inch Multi-Touch (2560 x 1440 Resolution)
• Cameras: 13MP Rear+ 5MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
With an 820 Snapdragon processor, the Moto Z Smartphone is powerful, and one to watch for 2017. It features an innovative design that allows you to swap in accessories with the magnetic clip on options and can instantly turn this phone into a camera or even a projector within seconds!
The ultra-thin design makes it one of the thinnest phones available and it comes with a 13MP front and 5MP rear camera. It also has a smart fingerprint sensor that unlocks your phone regardless of how it is held, all for an incredibly reasonable price. A number of Moto Mods were revealed at MWC 2017, so things will only get more exciting for this phone this year and that is why it is featured in our picks of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK.
• Price: £399.99
• Processor: Octa-Core
• RAM: 3GB RAM
• Storage: 32GB eMMC
• Display: 5.3-inch Multi-Touch (2560 x 1440 Resolution)
• Cameras: 16MP Rear+ 8MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
• Special bundle offer includes B&O Hi-Fi Speaker and B&O H3 Headphones
Another modular type phone in our top smartphones of 2017 in the UK is the LG G5 SE. The unique phone lets you swap in other devices like a speaker to make it more exciting and letting you customise it so that it never gets boring.
If you’re after a smartphone with an interesting camera, the wide angle lens will impress you, as it lets you capture your favourite moments in a completely different way to standard smartphone cameras, so you can take remarkable images for all of your social media pages! The camera also allows you to take a wide angle lens and normal photo at once. In addition to this, it allows you to zoom out as well as in, which is a first for a smartphone, and with a 2560 x 1440 resolution screen, your pictures and videos will also be a joy to view on the brighter and vivid screen. Already got your hands on the LG G5 or LG G5 SE? Check out their accessories that go along with the device here.
• Price: £428.49
• Processor: MediaTek MT6755 2 GHz 8-Core 64-bit
• RAM: 3GB
• Storage: 16GB eMMC
• Display: 6-inch Multi-Touch Full HD (1920 x 1080 Resolution)
• Cameras: 21.5MP Rear+ 8MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
The perfect selfie phone! The Sony XPERIA XA Ultra features an excellent 8MP front facing camera as well as a whopping 21.5MP rear camera, giving you clear and sharp images every time. In addition to the incredible fast launching camera, and picture quality, the phone also features a selfie flash for you to further perfect your selfie game, no matter what kind of lighting you are in, even in the night time!
With a 6-inch Multi-Touch Full HD display, it is perfect for watching videos on, and the thin frame around the screen allows you to get the maximum viewing experience from the 6 inch screen. This smartphone also delivers on the battery front, with a single charge lasting up to 2 days even with all of the features it has!
• Price: £619.99
• Processor: Apple A10 Fusion / 2.34 GHz Quad Core
• RAM: 2GB
• Storage: 128GB eMMC
• Display: 4.7-inch Multi-Touch HD Retina Display (1334 x 750 Resolution)
• Cameras: Dual 12MP Rear+ 7MP Front Camera
• Operating System: iOS 10
Last but not least in our pick of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK, is one of the most popular phones on the market, the iPhone 7. When it comes to reliability and speed, the new A10 Quad Core processor on the phone makes it the fastest phone ever and twice as fast as the iPhone 6.
As well as improvements in the performance, it is also splash proof and water resistant making it the first iPhone so far that you can use in the rain or drop in the water (up to 50m). The two cameras, 12MP for the rear and 7MP for the front, mean you can take stunning pictures, and it even has an F1.8 wide angle lens allowing for truly striking images!
Did we feature your current smartphone or one that you’re longing for this year? If you enjoyed reading our choice of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK, drop a comment below and let us know. And if you’re looking to treat the kids, you can read our blog post on the best kid’s tablets to buy in the UK here!
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