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Top Flagship Smartphones of 2017




New smartphones will soon be unveiled this 2018, and some of the most anticipated ones are flagship devices. But before we get excited for those, we picked the cream of the crop from each brand from last year, including their next best alternatives. Take a look at the Top Flagship Smartphones of 2017.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs:
6.3-inch 18.5:9 sAMOLED Infinity Display @ 2960 x 1440 px, 522ppi
2.4GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 8895 chip
Mali-G71 GPU
6GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
12MP f/1.7 DualPixel +12MP f/2.4 TelePhoto dual rear cameras: OIS, Dual Tone LED Flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM, Dual Standby (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS with aGPS support, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC
Fingerprint Scanner
Iris Scanner
Heart-Rate Sensor
Face Recognition Scanner
USB Type-C
IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
S-Pen
Samsung Bixby AI
Samsung TouchWiz UI (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
3300mAh battery (nonremovable) with Fast wireless charging
162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
195g
Price: Php49,990

Alternatives: Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X specs:
5.8-inch all-screen OLED display @ 2436 x 1125px, 458ppi
HDR TrueTone, 3D Touch, Oleophobic coating
Apple A11 Bionic chip
64GB, 256GB internal storage
12MP f/1.8 wide-angle + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto rear cameras: Dual OIS, Quad LED Flash
7MP TrueDepth Camera w/ Face ID
4G/LTE
Single SIM (Nano)
WiFi 802.11ac MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
NFC (Apple Pay)
IP67 Water and Dust Resistance
Stereo Speaker
Qi Wireless Charging
Apple iOS 11
2,716mAh battery w/ wireless charging support
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
174 g
Colors: Space Gray, Silver
Price: Php64,490 (64GB)

Alternatives: Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 specs:
5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 px, 554ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D glass
2.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB, 6GB (Glossy Blue) LPPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB (Glossy Blue) UFS 2.1 internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) rear cameras: 1.12um f/2.0, 76.9?, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
13 MP PDAF front cameraL 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4?, display flash
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Dual-SIM (nano-hybrid), Dual Standby
WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Gyroscope sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
IP54 dust and splash resistance
Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
3090mAh non-removable battery
151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
160 g
Price: Php29,990

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium specs:
5.5-inch 4K HDR Triluminos display
X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB UFS
Up to 256GB microSD
19MP 1/2.3? Exmor RS Motion Eye rear camera w/ Hybrid AF
Super slow motion 960fps video capture
SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)
13MP 1/3.06? Exmor RS front camera
Gigabit LTE
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS with aGPS support
IP68-certified
USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor
Android 7.1 Nougat
3,230mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
195 g
Price: Php45,490

Alternatives: Sony Xperia XZ1

LG V30+

LG V30+ specs:
6.0-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ OLED FullVision Display @ 2880×1440 pixels, 538ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Front and Back)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.4GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB LPDDR4x RAM
128GB UFS 2.0
Up to 2TB via microSD
16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9/ 120°)
5MP Wide Angle (F2.2 / 90°)
LTE-A 4 Band CA
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC
USB Type-C 2.0
Voice and Face Recognition
Fingerprint sensor
IP68 Water and Dust resistance rating
32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC
Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ UX6.0+
3,300mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging support
151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
158 g
Price: Php46,990

Alternatives: LG G6

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs:
6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ OLED FullView display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels, 402ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass (Front and Back)
HDR 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core
4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz
i7 Co-processor
Mali G72-MP12 GPU
6GB LPDDR4 RAM
128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
12MP + 20MP dual Leica optic rear cameras with Dual Tone LED Flash: f/1.6, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, Leica optics
PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth auto-focus
8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
Dual SIM, Dual Standby (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC
Fingerprint scanner
IP67 Water and Dust Resistance
USB Type-C
DisplayPort 1.2
Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
4,000mAh Li-Ion battery
154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm
178 g
Price: Php38,990

Alternatives: Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei P10

HTC U11

HTC U11 specs:
5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD5 @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB / 6GB RAM
64GB / 128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel rear laser AF camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, OIS
16MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE-A Cat16
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB 3.1 (Type-C)
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Hi-Res DAC
3D Audio recording
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope
Edge Sense
Amazon Alexa
3000mAh Li-Ion battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ HTC Sense
153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
169 g
Price: Php36,990

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL specs:
6-inch full HD 18:9 pOLED display @ 2880 x 1440, ~538ppi, Gorilla Glass 5, Always on
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
64GB / 128GB internal storage, Free unlimited Google cloud storage for photos and videos
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB RAM
12.2MP rear camera with OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
8MP front camera
4G LTE
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
GLONASS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
IP67 dust water resistance
Active Edge sides
Android 8.0 Oreo
3,520mAh battery with rapid charging
157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
175 g
Price: Php51,500 (Widget City)

Alternatives: Google Pixel 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 specs:
5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels (403ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
6GB RAM
256 GB internal storage
No microSD slot
12MP Sony IMX386 sensor rear camera with 4-axis OIS and dual-LED flash
5MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
MIUI 9 (Android 7.1 Nougat)
3400 mAh non-removable battery (with Quick Charge 3.0)
151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm
185 g
Price: Php34,000 (Widget City)

Alternatives: Xiaomi Mi 6

ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro

ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro specs:
5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
Adreno 540 GPU
6GB RAM
128GB internal storage
Expandable up to 2TB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX362 + 16MP (50mm) dual rear cameras: OIS (4-axis), PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom, dual LED flash
8MP f/1.9 Sony IMX319 front camera
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
ASUS ZenUI 4.0 (Android 7.1.1)
3600mAh non-removable battery
156.9 x 75.6 x 7.6 mm
175 g
Price: Php39,995

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T specs:
6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane storage
16MP Sony IMX 398 1.12 microns, f/1.7 rear camera w/ dual LED flash
20MP Sony IMX 376K 1.0 microns, f/1.7 rear secondary camera
16MP Sony IMX 371 1.0 microns, f/2.0 front camera
4G LTE Cat 12
MIMO 2×2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Fingerprint sensor
3 microphones w/ noise cancellation
Dirac HD Sound
OxygenOS 4.7.4 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
3,300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge
156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
162 g
Price: Php26,990 (64GB), Php30,990 (128GB)

Alternatives: OnePlus 5

And that sums it up. If we missed anything in the list, let us know in the comments below.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. Anita says:

    How about the flagships of local brands?

  2. bianx says:

    Huawei P10 Plus?

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