Not too long ago, even the best phones could have technology faults and poor pixel cameras, or be awfully sized with a very low battery life. As we enter 2017 however, it has become increasingly harder to go wrong when buying a smartphone. Now we find that almost all models are being designed to process data incredibly quickly, display photos and applications on vibrant screens, have fast web-browsing, and take great quality photographs.
Whilst it is hard to select just a few products form the vast number of styles and brands that are currently available, here are some of the latest and greatest smartphones on the market today.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 8890 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3600mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
The Galaxy S7 Edge has managed to combine the great looks of the S6 Edge, with the brilliant power and feature set of the S7… making it an all-round iconic phone. Not only does it impress with its curvy metal and glass looks, but it has also incorporated a bigger screen into the design alongside a superb camera. Furthermore, it is fully waterproof and has plenty of cool features hidden away in the settings which are a joy to explore.
Huawei Nexus 6p
Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: octa-core | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64/128GB | Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera: 12.3MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Nexus 6P is a cleverly crafted smartphone that is built for everyone. It is Google through and through—from the hardware design, to the operating system… yet it also has everything new from Android, such a fingerprint sensor, and a guarantee for quick updates. Furthermore, this model includes a lot of new hardware like the Android Sensor Hub which can ensure you a full day’s worth of battery, as well as a powerful megapixel camera with a promise for great shots in low light.
Apple iPhone 7
Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 640 x 1136 | CPU: Apple A10 Fusion | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 1960mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
Ultimately, the iPhone 7 is Apple’s best iPhone yet as it is greatly more refined, with developed features that have allowed for vast improvement to the iPhone design. With a power boost under the hood, water resistance, and a good camera upgrade there's enough to see why it is such a popular phone. The additional removal of the headphone jack has created a sleeker finish to the model, and it has the best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Truly, it is magical.
Apple iPhone SE
Weight: 113g | Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm | OS: iOS 10.2 | Screen size: 4.0-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | CPU: Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister | RAM: 2GB
| Storage: 16/64 GB | Battery: 1624 mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
Combing the beloved 4-inch frame of the 5s, with the advanced power of the 6s, Apple has created the incredible iPhone SE. It is a brilliant phone that is paired with an excellent camera, offering the definite consistency you would expect from Apple. Renovations such as the A9 chip- bringing you spectacular speed and responsiveness- and the12-megapixel camera- ensuring you can capture detailed stills- furthermore add to the beauty of this model. It is an iPhone that looks small, but lives large.
Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 7.1 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/128GB | Battery: 2770mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Google Pixel is a landmark device, signaling one of the first proper smartphones created by the search engine giant. It contains one of the best cameras on any phone with great dynamic range, along with an incredible software experience. It has a premium design and is of exceptionally high quality, offering you the look and competence of an iPhone but in android format. The google pixel is seamless.
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