Most expensive smartphones in 2016

| March 14, 2017

Among smartphones last year, one way or another can be bought from the market, Your News Ticker selected the most expensive options. It is not surprising that most of them – it is in the top configuration model, though also not without exclusive Vertu.

Vertu Aster Leaf

Titanium case, leather, unique design and, of course, themselves VERTU letters on the body – that’s what makes the Vertu Aster smartphones released in the past year. In particular, Aster Leaf – limited model released in the amount of 100 pieces. It is done in collaboration with designer Karina Sol skin – skin with aniline finish manually decorated with an ornament from raspberry leaves, the figure moved with a press with real leaves. On the titanium inserts also engraved on the side of the drawing.

We offer a Full-HD screen with a diagonal of 4.7 “, the camera 13 megapixel with autofocus, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, not the new Android 5.1, 64 GB of internal memory with no expansion options, as well as a unique case and wallet exclusive set of screensavers for the desktop.

The collection Vertu Aster there are models that are “only” half the price: Vertu Chevrone finish of a material with herringbone structure and the screen of a polycrystalline sapphire, or Vertu Calf with calf skin on the body.

Google Pixel XL 128 GB

Now Google makes smartphones on their own, however, without HTC still has not done – it is even visible on Google the Pixel design that resembles a mixture of the iPhone and HTC smartphones. A larger version of this model, Google Pixel XL with a storage capacity of 128 gigabytes – the most interesting modification, which, moreover, is worth more than the iPhone 7 Plus in the top configuration. This sum manufacturer wants to get the excellent camera, powerful hardware stuffing and top-end version of Android «on board».

Let’s start with the camera, which then is fine on all counts, in addition, an independent evaluation DxOMark, it is the best to date (89 points against 86-year-the iPhone 7 Plus). As for features, there 12.3 megapixel sensor Sony IMX378, supporting the regime HDR +, f / 2.0, dual LED flash, autofocus, two – phase laser and video recording at 4K. If such a camera 128 GB of memory is not enough, Google puts enjoy unlimited free cloud storage, the expansion of which, by the way, iPhone owners pay extra.

Iron in Google Pixel XL powerful: Quad Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530, RAM 4 GB LPDDR4. In the battery has 3450 mAh possibility of rapid charging Quick Charge 3.0, which did not wait for iPhone fans. In the new set of 5.5-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of 2569h1440 pixels. and a density of 534 PPI. Beautifully it looks whether glass insert behind the case – a moot point, but the smartphone exactly becomes recognizable.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus / 7 256Gb

Both of the latest iPhone in its top-end modification cost are right behind Google Pixel. However, here the user gets a more powerful processor Apple A10, watertight, 3D Touch function and exclusive service Apple Pay. Although both “sevens” did not become a 3.5mm audio jack, and many believe it is a big mistake Apple Well, the maximum memory capacity of 256 GB, likely, many people are left blank “to the eyeballs.”

In iPhone 7 Plus camera characteristics similar to Google Pixel, but it has a dual sensor – “Siri” with an aperture of f / 1.8 and a telephoto lens. In addition, the opportunity to simulate the program bokeh effect – this opportunity is and “pixel”, but the implementation of it is more complicated.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 256Gb

Xiaomi Mi Mix has become a major breakthrough last year in the Chinese company, and at the same time the most expensive of its smartphone. The model has a very stylish ceramic body without using plastic in the design and framework around the screen on the sides and top to almost none. 6.4-inch display makes Mi Mix PHABLET, but due to lack of frames it takes almost the same area as the 5.5-inch smartphones. Due to the increased display space underneath is almost gone, and Xiaomi using the onscreen navigation buttons, as usual speaker replaced by a special sound system.

Filling – objectively one of the best to date: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with a frequency up to 2.35 GHz, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory UFS 2.0 in the top configuration, the battery capacity of 4400 mAh battery with rapid charging function, the camera 16 megapixels and 8 megapixels. Features a memory card is not present, but whether it is needed at all with the storage capacity?

Caterpillar CAT S60

Caterpillar CAT S60 – is a specific smartphone from a category that even with the additional functions, so cheap it can not be by definition. The model focuses not on office workers and is equipped with the FLIR thermal imager, with the help of which the user can detect overheating wiring and heat loss in the room, measure the temperature of the objects. The imager provides visibility in smoke or in the dark, the radius of the device – up to 30 m.

HD-screen 4.7 “is covered with a thick glass Gorilla Glass 4, and display the sensor responds to wet hands and gloves. The very smart phone can be submerged to a depth of 5 m with plugs for inputs: immersion is necessary to set the indicator to “2 m” and “5 meters”.

As an “iron” it uses an eight Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, running a smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Huawei Mate 9

Flagman with a large 5.9-inch screen to date, perhaps the most “advanced” smartphone Huawei. It is expected the imminent appearance in the sale and even more expensive Pro version with 128 GB of memory – in the usual Mate 9 64 GB.

In design there is nothing non-standard, all pretty familiar – the body lines a little flattened, the camera on the rear side began to look neater, but the frame around the screen remain visible, and this against the background of many almost frameless “colleagues” with the same characteristics. Cmartfon received a new processor Kirin 960 with the new same-core ARM Cortex-A73, which promise to increase performance up to 30%, 4 GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat with firm shell EMUI 5.0, 4000 mA • h battery and USB Type-C. Wireless modules are all in place – the model supports NFC with the function of virtual payments, Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2,4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE and returning infrared.

What has improved considerably compared with the rest of Mate line, so this camera, they have developed in conjunction with Leica: the main camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels, optical stabilizer, a hybrid autofocus and an additional sensor 20 megapixel monochrome shooting, which is very similar to the Huawei P9. Add two-time optical zoom and lens positioned vertically.

ASUS ZenFone 3 64GB Ultra ZU680KL

Its new smartphone ASUS is positioned as a full-fledged entertainment system in your pocket. True, about the pocket to afford some doubt – with a diagonal of 6.8 “in the pocket of the average device is unlikely to fit. The model is powerful – are responsible for the performance of 64-bit Snapdragon 652 with 4 GB of RAM, as the OS is installed Android 6.0 interface ASUS ZenUI 3.0. There are variants with 32/64/128 GB of flash memory. With the help of memory card space is expanded to 2TB.

Housing metal, with physical button Home, which is integrated finger scanner – looks expensive and beautiful. There is a function fast charging, USB Type-C, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Headset, by the way, branded, ZenEar, with surround sound in 7.1, except that adjust the volume she can not. The sound leaves a good impression in the headphones and a 5-magnetic stereo speakers. View the video also was not spared – the smartphone supports Tru2Life + technology to optimize picture contrast and sharpness.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 128 GB

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has curved OLED-display from LG, the top-end Snapdragon 821 and 6/128 GB of memory in a maximum configuration, as well as the battery on the 4070 mAh battery and Android running MIUI 8. The design of the model is very attractive, the scope of the room completely visible and in a black casing Mi Note 2 looks the most impressive (there are still gray version and is expected coloring Blue Coral).

The screen is little with 5.7-inch display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. with a density of 386 the PPI, but it’s not disappointing resolution, the matrix – after the first test flagship Xiaomi showered with complaints about the lack of brightness and low image sharpness. However, this does not prevent him in the most expensive equipment cost us $709.3.

ZTE Axon 7 64GB

Full metal housing, the development of which designers of BMW, a powerful Qualcomm processor 820, 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM – in this configuration, ZTE Axon 7 entered the top ten most expensive models of the past year. There is a version with 128 GB of memory.

AMOLED-display at the news big enough, with a diagonal of 5.5 “and a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. (538 PPI). On board is installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with comfortable shell MiFavor UI 4.0. The chassis integrates two stereo speakers with amplifier Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4490, so the sound quality is really much better than many similar characteristics of smartphones. 20 megapixel camera sensor with a Samsung Isocell 16: 9 with LED flash and a very good impression on the pictures. In general, the new product was very successful and competitive – flagships have a bit to make room.

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