10 Best Selling Smartphones of 2017 – First Quarter

| April 29, 2017

10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer was in first place in the top ten most popular Android-smartphone and it closes it in the world rankings – is also a good indicator. Still, the unit managed to please the many fans of the budget smartphone with a decent filling: it is bright and very high-quality 5.5-inch Full-HD screen tolerable 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f / 2.2 (at least, in good light pictures obtained quality), great battery 4000 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner.

As the “iron” used herein an 8-core Mediatek Helio X10 2 or 3 GB of RAM, this is enough and sometimes to “heavy” game. Memory card slots is not, so the user is satisfied stipulated 16 or 32 GB of internal memory. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 MIUI under cover 7. But the nice thing here, of course, is the cost: for such characteristics, and even simply trim body.

9. Moto X Style (Pure Edition)

The flagship of Motorola in 2015 was sold in the US for only $ 400 but it can boast of top-end at the time characteristics: though not the flagship, but savvy Snapdragon 808 yielding a good speed in combination with the graphics core Adreno 418 and 3 GB of RAM. Permanent Memory smartphone varies depending on the modification 16, 32 or 64 plus the ability to set GB microSD to 128 GB. Well, on board worth almost “pure» Android 5.1.1, only slightly modified gallery and camera options.

Battery supports fast charging Quick Charge 2.0 – 3000 mAh capacity is not enough for a day’s work, but the device is charged per hour. 21 megapixel camera takes good pictures, with and under artificial light, and supports HDR shooting video in 4K. Front lens 5 megapixel can also shoot video, though in Full-HD resolution.

The manufacturer has launched several interesting design options, including the back cover, decorated with wood and under the skin.

8. LG Nexus 5X

In 2015, it was released just two versions of the Nexus – 5X model, as the Nexus 5, engaged in LG. It adds not only a few new body colors (smart phone is available in black, white and “mint” case), but also a fingerprint scanner on the back panel, power-saving mode, the camera has been improved, and more Koreans set a new processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. Incidentally, Newest shows very average results in the performance tests. camera sensor resolution 12 MP received from the aperture of f / 2.0, the laser autofocus, video recording at 4K.

Alas, the battery 2700 mAh – not a strong point of this smartphone, with the active surfing it can be discharged by lunchtime. Nexus 5X somehow stripped of wireless charging, but thanks to the port USB Type-C adds support for Quick Charge. The screen is 5.2 “with a Full-HD resolution, too mediocre.

7. Samsung Galaxy S6

For $400 the user chooses the Galaxy S6, will get still more than the current 8-core Exynos 7420, bright Super AMOLED Quad HD screen diagonal of 5.1 “, a resolution of the camera 16 and 5 megapixel, support fast charging, fingerprint scanner and a built-in billing system on board.

Housing at the flagship 2015 has no water resistance, because of the design review Samsung removed and a memory card slot, built-in rechargeable battery has become. But looks Galaxy S6 still contemporary due to a thin body of glass and metal.

6. Sony Xperia Z5

If at the start of the Xperia Z5 asked for $878, now the model can safely get already for $526. And for the money the user will receive a high quality camera with a 23 megapixel fast autofocus, water protection standard IP68, support for two SIM cards and memory card capacity up to 200 GB, Bright Full-HD screen 5.2 “. The apparatus is equipped with the chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB “RAM” and 32GB of internal memory.

Xperia Z5 looks spectacularly due to the glossy body, especially in non-standard colors (four colors options – black, white, turquoise, dark green). But the lack of optical image stabilization even for 2015 standards surprises in the chamber. Well, many still complain about the intense heating of the body and quick discharge of the battery, if the smartphone is actively used.

5.Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Despite the setback with Note 7 Note 5 model is still a success. A special pride in this Samsung device – support S Pen stylus and wireless charging. Externally, the 5.7-inch device like an enlarged copy of the Galaxy S6, only with a stylus. Last need to create quick notes, including handwritten, preview the contents of files in the gallery, calendar, etc., fast text editing.

I became a non-removable battery PHABLET, missing memory card slot, at the expense of the body become thinner and, frankly, more modern. At the time the camera was downright standard with a clear picture, good color rendering and a minimum of noise.

4. Huawei Nexus 6P

Another “perfect” smartphone from Google, this time manufactured by Huawei. 6P Model released along with the LG Nexus 5X, which also entered into this rating. The smartphone features a large screen of 5.7 “with a resolution of QHD AMOLED-based matrix, a fast 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB internal (slots for memory card is not here).

Of special mention is long battery life – on a single charge 1.5 days, but this may not always be proud of the more expensive flagship. Well, another advantage – the device operates on a “pure” Android OS with the option to upgrade to the latest version.

3. LG G5

Perhaps the most unusual flagship last year became more and one of the most sold. “Chips» LG G5 is its modularity. For example, the battery can be removed by disconnecting the lower portion, thereby making the device more compact and thin. It is possible to connect the LG Cam Plus module with enhanced battery and buttons to control the camera module or LG Hi-Fi Plus – this is for fans of high-quality sound.

Top-end modification LG G5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8996 820 with 32 GB of flash memory and 4 GB of RAM, LG G5 SE – based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, which is similar in power to the Snapdragon 820., cost Alas this modification at the start of the smartphone sales from $790, but now the model can be bought already at $263 cheaper.

2. Apple iPhone 6S

Expectedly proved a bestseller and a smartphone from Apple’s – iPhone 6S overtaken very popular iPhone 7: at the beginning of the year has sold nearly 65 million copies.

In September 2015 the unit has broken all records for pre-order, and 40% of the pre-ordered iPhone 6S have a new color “pink gold”. In addition to body color, the “Generation S» appeared 3D Touch, the new processor Apple A9, almost one and a half times more productive than the previous, well-megapixel cameras added: basically got 12 megapixel front – 5 megapixels and flash. By the way, it has appeared iPhone 6S Live Photos mode.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7

Best-selling smartphone at the beginning of 2017, was last year’s flagship from Samsung. After Galaxy S8 presentation of its value fell and became even lower than the iPhone 6S. With the current price of $700 from this smartphone a great camera, good shoot and day and night, as well as performance-based Exynos 8890 Octa with 4 GB of RAM. In this model returned a memory card slot, so that the flash memory is not limited to the basic 32/64 GB.

Housing the device turned indecent Mark, surprised many and no more USB Type-C at the flagship model. However, the Galaxy S7 got a good autonomy with fast charging capabilities, and water resistance IP68 housing. In general, a no-compromise, which the current power reserves will last for several years, unless, of course, not to change smartphones, such as gloves.


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