Monday, 28 August 2017

iPhone 8 launch date and rumor roundup

iPhone 8 launch and rumors

 iPhone 8 is all set to launch in September. This year it is the tenth anniversary of iPhones, so we are expecting some new things in the new iPhone. The new iPhone will be called iPhone 8/ iPhone 7s/ iPhone X. But most probably it will be called iPhone 8. Also there are reports that this phone will launch on September 12

 First of all we will talk about design of iPhone 8. This year there will be change in the design of the iPhone. The iPhone 8 is rumored to have a full glass design like Samsung S8. Also on front the phone will be having an edge to edge display with very less bezels. It is rumored that Apple will use an OLED panel this year for iPhone 8's display. So it is good that apple is shifting from IPS panel to OLED panel. I think apple will go with a full HD resolution for this display.

iPhones are always known for their blazing fast performance. Every year they come up with fastest smartphone in terms of processing. So this year Apple will power iPhone 8 with Apple A-11 chip which will take the performance to the next level. So there won't be any issues regarding the performance of the iPhone.


Also as iPhone 8 will be having a glass back it will support wireless charging. Wireless charging is the feature which is coming very late in iPhones as many other flagship devices support wireless charging from one or two years. Now let's take a look at the home button of the device. As iPhone will have an edge to edge display there will be no physical home button but there are rumors that Apple will put this home button underneath the display.


Then what about the fingerprint sensor, won't  Apple provide a fingerprint sesnor in it's next smartphone? The answer is yes, there will be a fingerprint sensor but it's location is still unknown. Maybe Apple will provide it underneath the display along with home screen or it will put it at the back somewhere, just like Samsung did with it's S8. This type of fingerprint scanner is slower than the original touch id scanner but it's the best solution for Apple to go with.

Also there will be a change in the rear camera, now there will be a dual rear camera setup with the camera sensors held in vertical position not in horizontal position like the iPhone 7. And most probably among these town lens one will be a normal one and other will be a telephoto lens. So these are some of the specifications which new iPhone can have, all these are rumors but most come out be true these days. So let's wait till September 12 and for the full spec list. Also last but not least the pricing of the iPhone will also rise up this year.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Samung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 So after many of the leaks and rumors, Samsung finally announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This smartphone is the 2017 model from Samsung in Note series. The smartphone is successor to last year launched Galaxy Note 7 which was a big flop for the company. Last year there were many cases of bursting of Note 7 all around the world due to some problem in the batteries of the phone. Due to this Samsung withdraws all Note 7 from all places and refund all the money to people. So all have many expectations from this Note 8 this year. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has many things common to previously launched Samsung S8+. So let's see some of the specs of the device and what extra features Samsung has provided here.
Specifications

Size: 6.3 inch
Display: Super AMOLED 2K display
Resolution: 1440*2960 pixels,
Weight: 195 grams
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM: 6GB RAM
Memory: 64GB
SD card: Yes
OS: Android 7.1.1
Camera:
Primary: Dual 12MP, with f/1.7 and f/2.4 lens, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
Video: 2160p @30fps, 1080p @60fps, 720p @240fps
Secondary: 8MP with f/1.7
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Fingerprint, Compass, Heart rate, Iris Scanner, Barometer, SpO2, Ambient Light sensor
3.5 mm jack: Yes
USB: USB Type-C
Battery: 3300 mah
Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
Design

 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a flagship phone from Samsung, so it's design should be very premium. Note 8 has same metal and glass design as found on Samsung S8 or S8+. Note 8 supports 6.3 inch quad HD display with aspect ratio of 18.5:9 as found on S8+. The phone has very thin bezels, due to which it looks very cool. The design of the phone looks extra premium. This display is Super AMOLED type display as found on S8+. Also the phone is waterproof with IP68 ratings. The S pen is the most interesting feature of Note series and it is also present in Note 8. It can be found at the bottom of the phone. The phone comes in four colors that are Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue. All the four colors look great.
The most interesting feature is it's infinity display which has very thin bezels and has aspect ratio of 18.5:9. So it looks really great, the media and games will be really enjoyable on this device.

Performance


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset and there is one more version which comes with Exynos 8895. We already know about the performance on Samsung S8 which is blazing fast as they also have the same chipset versions. So there won't be any issues regarding the performance of the device it has a blazing fast chip, which is built on 10nm architecture. So it will also help in reducing the power consumption of the device. For gaming and better graphics this is powered by Adreno 540 GPU. So gaming will also be lag free without any framedrops whatsoever.

S-Pen


The best feature which separates this phone apart is it's S-Pen. S-Pen is the most interesting feature of Samsung's Note series. So let's see what this S-Pen can do. This S-Pen is a small type of pen which can be fitted inside the phone at the bottom. It can be taken out by clicking on the S-Pen at the bottom. The tip of this S-Pen is very fine with greater sensitivity. Also this can work under water and is totally waterproof. We can simply write notes with this S-Pen by just scribbling it on the screen. We can use it in place of our fingers as the size of the phone is very big.
When we take this S-Pen out even when the screen is off, and scribble on the dark screen, we can write a note even if the screen is locked. And actually we can save these notes on our phone and share them with others. Also with this S-Pen we can send Live messages which is a new feature. With this we can actually animate a picture or just we can write on the blank background, and thus send these to others as messages. This is really cool feature of this S-Pen. Also when we are on some page with any other language, and touch that text with our S-Pen it automatically translates that text in our language. Also it translates the currency in the same manner and many other such things.

Camera


Another amazing aspect of this Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is it's camera. Here Samsung is first time using the dual camera setup. It has dual primary camera at the back with both 12MP sensors, among which one is simple lens with f/1.7 aperture size and other is a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture size. This camera setup is same as found on iPhone 7 or OnePlus 5. It is also having Optical Image Stabilization for stabilized pictures and videos. Also it is having Phase Detection Autofocus for better focusing. It's telephoto lens helps in 2x optical zoom for better zooming. Also this telephoto lens helps in blurring the background in portrait mode. There is one new feature in the camera now which is Live Focus which helps in capturing the pics in portrait mode by blurring the background and focusing on the thing which really matters. This not only captures portrait photo, it also takes a normal pic. Also we can adjust the blurring background effect after capturing the pic. This camera can record videos upto 4K at 30fps. Also it can record slomo videos at 240fps. On front this phone is having 8MP secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture size. This camera can capture video upto 2K at 30fps.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is having 3300 mah of battery. The battery's capacity is a little bit low by seeing it's display which is quad HD. So it's a little bit doubtful that this phone will last for a full day or not, all depends on optimization. Also the phone is having a USB Type-C connector. It also supports quick charge 2.0. It also supports wireless charging.

User Interface


User Interface of the phone is good. It's same as that found on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. It runs on Android version 7.1.1. The user interface is very good. It has many functionalities like always on display, Bixby, Samsung Dex and many more. Bixby is the self built Virtual Assistant as found on Samsung S8/S8+. Actually there is a dedicated key at the left side of the phone for Bixby. Bixby is same as that of Google Assistant. Bixby does all works what Google Assistant can do. But there are some extra functionalities like if we say good night to Bixby it will immediately detect it and thus switch on blue filter of phone and also switch on do not disturb mode. Also there are other functionalities like this.
Samsung Dex is also a good feature of Note 8. It allows us to connect our phone to a monitor, Keyboard and mouse for the desktop experience powered by our phone. Just we have to do is put our device on a pad, and it automatically switch on the desktop version and shows it on the monitor.
Also there is one unique feature here know as App Pair. Here we can pair up any two apps together and put them together as app pair. And when we click on a specific app pair, both the apps will get opened on the screen with half half portion on screen. So it is really helpful for users who use two apps together.

So these are some of the features of Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The phone will hit stores by September 15. But the pricing is still unavailable of the phone. It will be different in different countries. Also the availability of the device will be different for different countries.





Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Google Pixel camera HDR+ also come to other phones through a mod

Google Pixel Camera tricks came to other
phones
 
 
We all know about the performance of Google Pixel camera. It's the best camera phone of the year. It comes with HDR+ mode which enhances the quality of the photo a lot. This is very helpful in cases which involve a lot of shadows or bright spots in shots. Here this HDR+ mode improves the dynamic range of the pictures a lot.
 
But now a developer has modified the Google camera app to enable this feature in other phones having snapdragon 835, 821 and 820 chipsets. So now your Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5 will also be having this feature. This helps in enhancing the dynamic range of the photographs. The picture quality will not be as good as Pixel smartphones but it will be better than before particularly in pics with bright headlights and shadows. XDA has verified that this works.
 
The developer is claiming that he himself has tested this mod in phones like LG G6, Samsung S8, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. And he is saying there is a noticeable difference in the pictures before and after installing this. As this works, this is a very good thing if it improves picture quality. 
 
 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Is Nokia 8 a real flagship?

Nokia 8

 
 So finally Nokia has announced Nokia 8 globally. Nokia 8 is the first android flagship phone from Nokia. Now we all know that HMD Global owns Nokia, it has taken a right decision of powering Nokia devices with android. Earlier this year we came across other Nokia devices, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. All these are also powered by Android. But all these phones are budget oriented devices. So let's see some of the specs of Nokia 8 which is a flagship device and see whether it has anything worth flagship phone or not.
 
Specification
 
 
Size: 5.3 inch
Weight: 160 gm
Display: IPS LCD quad HD display
Resolution: 1440*2560 pixels
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM and Memory: 6GB, 128GB and 4GB,64GB
Camera:
Primary: Dual 13MP f/2.0 aperture, Laser Autofocus and PDAF, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash
Video: upto 2160p @30fps
Secondary: 13MP
Battery: 3090 mah
User interface: Stock Android, Android 7.1.1
3.5 mm jack: Yes
USB: Type- C
Sensors: Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light Sesnor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Heart rate, Fingerprint
Colors: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished copper
 
 
So these are some of the specifications of Nokia 8. So let's see some of it's features in details.
 
Processor

 
 Nokia 8 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset which is the flagship processor form Qualcomm this year. So there is nothing to worry about the performance of the device. We all know that snapdragon 835 is enough to handle any smartphone task without any issues as many of the other flagships such as Samsung S8 and OnePlus 5 are also powered by this chipset and their performance is among the best phones this year. Also for good graphics this is powered by Adreno 540 GPU. So Nokia 8 will not face any issues while playing heavy games or doing any graphic intensive tasks.
 
Design

 
 Nokia 8 is well designed phone. It has very good design as a flagship phone should have. It has thickness if 7.9mm at the thickest point. The phone weighs 160 grams. On front it looks just like Nokia 5 or 6. But the back is different, it has polished finish at the back which looks super premium. Actually company is using 6000 series of Aluminum here at the back of Nokia 8. Company has provided this metal a polished finish. That's why it looks shiny. But it also makes the phone slippery as well. So company has not compromised with the design of Nokia 8 and give it a premium touch.
On front it has quad HD IPS LCD display. It has 5.3 inch size. The display quality will be good as it can go upto 700 nits of brightness. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On front it also has a home key which doubles as a fingerprint sesnor. The phone is also having all other basic sensors such as Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light Sesnor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Heart rate.
 
Camera

 
 Camera is the main highlighting point of Nokia 8. For camera department Nokia has collaborated with Carl Zeiss. It has dual 13MP camera at the back with f/2.0 aperture size. This dual camera setup is same as found on Honor P10, in which one sensor is a simple color sensor while other sesnor is a black and white sensor. So these both work together to produce better images. It also has Optical Image Stabilization for better shots. Also it has Phase detection Autofocus and laser autofocus system. It can record videos upto 4K. On front it has 13MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture size. It can also record videos upto 4K. So the feature of Nokia 8 camera looks great but real performance can only be revealed after testing it.
 
User interface
 
Nokia 8 is powered by Stock Android just like other Nokia phones this year. So the user experience will be very good on Nokia 8 due to this stock android. Nokia 8 will not have any bloatware  pre installed. Also it will get faster android updates due to this. Nokia 8 is having Android 7.1.1 which will surely get updated to Android O in future. It also has all features provided in Nougat such as split screen and all others.
 
Sound

 
 The phone uses many microphones to record really high quality audio. It has some Nokia Ozo which results in 360 degree audio recoding. So it helps in recording videos with very good audio as well. For sound output it has one single speaker at the bottom. Also it has 3.5 mm headphone jack for sound output.

Battery

Nokia 8 has 3090 mah battery. It has slightly less battery life because these days we came across phones which even have 5000 may battery. Also Nokia 8 has quad HD display which will consume more power. So as a flagship Nokia 8 should be powered with a larger battery. Also the phone is having quick charging for fast charging.
 
Pricing
 
Nokia 8 is priced at €600 which translates to around 45000 INR. According to me this pricing is a little bit high for a Nokia phone, while company is trying to come back in the market. It's pricing appear high because smartphone with similar specs OnePlus 5 is already available in the market at a lower price. And also Nokia has also lost it's earlier position in the market. So the company HMD Global has to understand this condition. But still the pricing is lower than that of Samsung S8, but Samsung S8 has many additional features than this such as curved edge functionality , infinity display, more sensors, totally waterproof, better brand value and many more. So the pricing is not even very high, it's somewhat on the mediocre side.
 



Sunday, 13 August 2017

OnePlus 5: Best Android smartphone in $500 segment

OnePlus 5- Best $500 smartphone

 
 Yes, you read it right OnePlus 5 is the best $500 smartphone. OnePlus is the company which make only one smartphone a year but this one smartphone always gets among the best smartphones of the year. OnePlus 1 was the first phone from the company followed by OnePlus 2 and then OnePlus 3 and 3T. And this year OnePlus launched OnePlus 5 in June and this smartphone has already become the best seller in it's price segment. The phone is priced at around $500 for 6GB RAM model and $600 for 8GB RAM model. Yes, you read it right, it comes with 8GB of RAM. So let's see some other specs of the device.
 
Specifications
 
Size: 5.5 inch capacitive touchscreen
Display: AMOLED type display 
Resolution: Full HD
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835
GPU: Adreno 540
OS: Oxygen OS based on Android 7.1.1
Storage and RAM: 64GB, 6GB RAM and 128GB, 8GB RAM
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mah battery
Weight: 153gm
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Ambient
NFC: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
USB: USB Type-C connector
Camera:
Primary: Dual camera, 16MP(f/1.7 aperture, EIS) + 23MP(f/2.6 aperture), PDAF, Dual LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Secondary: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
SIM: Dual SIM
Colors: Midnight black, Slate
 
So it's over a month after launch of OnePlus 5 and the phone has already become a best seller in the smartphone market. Also it has already break many records. So let's see what made this smartphone to become the best seller.

 
 OnePlus 5 is having a 5.5 inch AMOLED display. The display is full HD. It is good, easily visible in outdoors. Also the design of the OnePlus 5 is really good, it has a metal unibody design. The back of the phone looks just like iphone 7 plus due to camera placement and curved edges from behind. It also feels solid in hand, so the built quality of the phone is really good.

 
 OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset. We all know that the snapdragon 835 is the flagship chipset from Qualcomm this year. This is the main selling point of this smartphone. Because snapdragon 835 is a flagship chipset from Qualcomm and only flagship phones like HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 use this chipset. These phone are among $900-$1000 price segment. As OnePlus 5 is offering the same hardware at $500, why a person will go for a Samsung or HTC smartphone. So this is the strong point for OnePlus 5. The performance of the device is really good. Also it is having ample amount of RAM, 6GB and 8GB. But there is hardly any difference between the two RAM models. Only difference is among the storage 6GB RAM model is having 64GB of storage while 8GB model is having 128GB of storage. So the performance of OnePlus 5 is really good.

 
Now let's take a look at camera. The camera of OnePlus 5 is dual camera setup. We have many dual camera setups in the market. But here OnePlus has chosen to go with that on Apple iPhone 7. Here OnePlus 5 has two lens, one 16 MP with f/1.7 aperture and other telephoto 23 MP lens with f/2.6 aperture size. This telephoto lens helps in blurring the background for bokeh effects and portrait mode. It also helps in zooming the objects thus providing 2x optical zoom. So this is really good, also the camera performance of OnePlus 5 is really good. While it is not as good as other flagships like iPhone 7, Google Pixel and Samsung S8, it is best in it's price segment.


OnePlus 5 comes with 3300 mah battery. The battery life of this smartphone is decent. It will last for a full day for a moderate user while heavy users have to charge in the evening. But the best part is that it comes with super fast dash charging, which can charge this phone fully just in one hour. So just 15-20 minutes of it's charging in evening will end up for the remaining day for heavy users.


OnePlus 5 is not water resistant like other flagships such as Samsung S8 and HTC U11. Also it isn't having some special qualities like infinity display in S8 and Edge Sense in HTC U11. But these points aren't deal breaker because still it is offering a ton of hardware for the price. These flagships are already costlier so they are having some additional features. But still OnePlus 5 is the best phone for the $500, I know it is slightly higher than $500, just $20-$30 higher but using $500 is convenient term.

So these are some of the points which make this phone a best phone to buy in $500 segment. OnePlus is a really nice company, every year it comes with a really good phone. And not only they put all flagship features in their phones, they do a very good optimization between the software and hardware. So if anybody wanna buy a phone in $500 segment go for OnePlus 5. 
 


Monday, 7 August 2017

Lenovo ending it's Vibe UI

Lenovo Vibe's UI comes to an End

 
 Lenovo is all set to end it's Vibe User Interface. Vibe UI is the Lenovo's self made firmware based on android for it's smartphones. Nowadays almost every company is making their own firmware for their smartphones. So very few companies provide stock android in their smartphones. This self built firmware have a lot of changes in them as compared to stock android only their platform is same that is android. Like, these firmware have lot of bloatware, they have different look, they may have some additional features and many more. Many people like these firmware while some like only stock android based upon their choice.

 
But there is one main disadvantage for these firmware as these are made by companies themselves, the phones have slower updates as compared to others having stock android. Because it takes time for a company to work on the new version of android and make a firmware based on it. While the companies having stock android don't have to work much on it, they just have to select the best stock android firmware for their smartphones. 


So here Lenovo has taken a decision that, it will not power it's smartphones from now with Vibe UI. They will be powered by Stock android. From last year Lenovo is being criticized a lot as it doesn't provide updates to it's smartphones after two or three months of it's launch. So taking in mind of this condition Lenovo has taken a right decision of choosing stock android as it's official firmware for it's upcoming devices. It will help Lenovo to keep updated it's devices from time to time and it's customers will also be happy from this decision. As they will get faster updates of latest android version after some time of their availability in pixel/nexus devices.

So according to me it's a totally right decision of choosing stock android as their official firmware for future devices. By the way Lenovo K8 note will be the first Lenovo device to be powered by Stock Android. Lenovo K8 note is going to launch in India in next few days.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Best smartphones of 2017

Best Smartphones of 2017

 
So finally we reached August of 2017 and half of the year has gone. This first half is very good in the smartphone market. We came across many new smartphones with even enhanced technologies this year. So in this article you will see the top selling smartphones of 2017 till now. This year many new smartphones launched such as Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, One Plus 5, HTC U11, Xiaomi Mi 6, Honor 8 pro, Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 plus, BlackBerry Keyone, Samsung C series, Redmi 4, LG G6, Moto Z2, Moto Z2 force, Huawei P10 and P10 plus and many more. But all these phones aren't best sellers but these are the most famous phones in different price segment. So let's discuss them one by one.
 
Redmi Note 4

 
 Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4 in the first quarter. And this phone is the best seller in $200 segment. And still after 6 months there is no phone which can beat this phone in this price segment. Company sell this smartphone via flash sales, and to get this smartphone in these sales is a really tough task because this device is in great demand in last 6 months. So let's discuss some of it's specifications. Redmi Note 4 is a 5.5 inch device with 2.5D glass at the front. It has an IPS LCD type display. It is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 chipset which is based on octa core processor with eight cortex A-53 cores. Also this chipset is very power efficient. The phone is very famous for it's battery life. It has giant 4100 mah battery. The phone comes in three memory specifications 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The 64GB model was in great demand. The phone is having 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and the camera performance is average but we can't expect more at this price. Also the phone is having 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. Also the phone has all the sensors. Due to it's fast performance and good battery life, this device is a best seller.

Samsung S8 and S8+


And here comes the flagship phone from Samsung, 'Samsung S8'. Samsung S8 is one of the best phones of the year. Samsung S8 has implemented a very beautiful display with 18:9 aspect ratio, which looks very good. To give this aspect ratio this phone has very thin bezels and now Samsung also skips on the home button. Also the curved edges increase the beauty of the display. Company call this display as infinity display. The display is an AMOLED type display with 2K resolution. The phone is having 5.8 inch screen size for S8 and 6.2 inch screen size for S8+. The design of the phone looks super awesome with the glass back with increased beauty of infinity display.
Samsung S8 comes in two chipset variants one with Exynos 8895 and other with Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset. Both the chipsets are good in processing and are among one of the fastest chipsets. The phone comes only in one memory specification that is 64GB/4GB. But there is micro SD for memory expansion also. The phone is having the same camera as present on Samsung S7, but the camera performance is still top notch. It is among the best camera phones of the year. It is having a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture lens. Also the phone is having 8MP secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture. The phone is having a 3000 mah battery but the battery life is good enough to last for a full day. Also the phone is having quick charging, so the phone can be charged quickly. The S8 starts at something around $900 and S8+ starts at around $970.

OnePlus 5


OnePlus 5 is one of the best phones of the year. OnePlus is the company which launch only one or two phones in a year. And this one phone is mind blowing every year. They always launch this phone at a very affordable price and it has all flagship specs. This year they came up with OnePlus 5 which is also a very good device. This phone is selling at large scale. This has all flagship specs at a cheaper price than others such as Samsung and apple. So let's see some of the specs of the device. OnePlus 5 is a 5.5 inch device. It has an AMOLED display at front with full HD resolution. The design of the phone is good, it has all metallic back and from back it looks just like Apple iPhone 7 plus. One Plus 5 comes with the famous Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset. The performance of the device is top notch, it is one of the fastest phones available in the market right now, it has even beaten Samsung S8 and Google Pixel in speed tests. So the performance of the device is really good. The device has two memory options 128GB/8GB and 64GB/6GB. The phone is having dual camera setup for better photographs. The rear camera has a 12MP, f/1.7 aperture lens + 20MP f/2.6 aperture telephoto lens. The secondary camera for the device is a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture lens. OnePlus 5 is having 3300 mah battery. Also it has dash charging which can charge the phone in one hour. So OnePlus is one of rare devices with all flagship specs at an affordable price. One Plus 5 costs around $500 for 64GB model and $600 for 128GB model.

Moto G5 Plus


Now here is the turn for Motorola. The good phone from Motorola this year is Moto G5 Plus. This phone was released during MWC 2k17 this year. The phone is really good. It is in mid range segment and is totally value for money. Moto G5 Plus has a 5.2 inch screen size. It has all metallic design with plastic frame. And the design is good, it feels solid in hand. On front it has full HD IPS LCD type display. Moto G5 plus is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 chipset. And the performance of the device is good as already mentioned above. The most interesting feature of this phone is camera which is best in this price range. Moto G5 Plus has a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture size. The camera performance is really good as compared to other devices in this price range. Also low lightening photographs are good. It also has a secondary camera of 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. Moto G5 plus has 3000 mah battery. Also one of the good features of this phone is it's Operating System which is stock android. Also Moto provide updates to it's devices very fast, So it will be running on Android O as soon as possible. The phone comes in two memory specifications 16GB/3GB and 32GB/4GB. The phone is priced at around $250 and is one of the best phones in this price segment.

Xiaomi Mi 6


Xiaomi Mi 6 is also one of the good smartphones of the year. It is also one of the rare phones which has an affordable price but offers flagship features. So let's see some of it's specifications. Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 5.15 inch screen size. On front it has an IPS LCD type display with full HD resolution. The design of the phone is really good as it is having the glass back. But the phone is somewhat on thicker side as well as it is slightly heavier than it's previous version. Mi 6 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset and we already know about it's performance. The performance of the device is really good, the device is really snappy. Mi 6 is having dual rear camera setup with dual 12MP lens with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.6 aperture lens. The camera performance of the device is good as compared to other devices in this price range. Also it has 8MP secondary camera. The phone is having 3350 mah battery. The battery performance is good enough to last for a full day. The price of the phone is around $400 and is the best phone in this price range. It is the cheapest phone to offer snapdragon 835 chipset. But the problem is that it isn't available in the global markets it is only available in China.

Honor 8 pro


Honor 8 pro is also a very good device of 2017. This phone is in direct competition with that of OnePlus 5 which is also in the same piece segment. So here are some of the specs of the phone. OnePlus 5 has a 5.7 inches screen size. On front it has a quad HD IPS LCD display. So the display quality will be good. Also it is one of the rear phones which offers quad HD display at such price. Honor 8 pro is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset which is a really good chipset. The performance of the device is really good, it is as fast as other flagships like Samsung S8. The device is really snappy it does all the tasks without any issues. The phone comes with  6GB/64GB memory configuration. Also there is micro SD card slot in this smartphone. Honor 8 pro is having dual rear camera setup with dual 12MP f/2.2 aperture lens. So the photography is good on this device. Also it has 8MP f/2.0 aperture secondary camera. Honor 8 pro is having 4000 mah battery. So there won't be any issues regarding battery life of the device. This is also the smartphone which offers all the flagship features at very affordable price. So it is worth considering smartphone to buy. The phone is priced at something around $550. So it is really a fair price for the hardware which we are getting in this smartphone.

HTC U11


And here comes the flagship phone from HTC, that is HTC U11. HTC released this phone back in May. HTC U11 is in direct competition with other flagship phones like Samsung S8 and OnePlus 3 as they all are having the same chipsets. This phone also comes in some of the best phones of 2017. HTC U11 is a 5.5 inch device. On front it has a Quad HD IPS LCD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. HTC U11 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset. We already know about the performance of this chipset. This is one of the fastest processor of year 2017. HTC U11 got really famous due to some new implementation, it comes with some new technology with which it's edges can sense our force and do work according to our force applied by our fingers. This feature is called edge sense and it is really cool implementation. So it gives HTC some extra marketing. This phone is having 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture lens. So the photography of the device should be really good, particularly similar to Samsung S8 as it is also having the same type of sensor. Also it is having a 16MP secondary camera. The phone is having 3000 mah battery. The most disappointing thing in this phone is that it ditches 3.5 mm headphone jack. The phone is priced at something around $800 that's why it falls in flagship segment.

 
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