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If you’re looking for something similar to iPhone 7, you do not need to buy it at the cost of your kidney. There is a massive catalogue of smartphones to choose from.
2017 has been great so far in terms of new launches. We saw some notable smartphones which struck a chord with the geeks. If you haven’t decided which one to pick yet, this list is for you!
HTC U Ultra
The first thing that will grab your attention is the glossy and curved glass back. HTC U Ultra comes in two colours in India- Sapphire Blue and Brilliant Black. With a screen size of 5.7 inches, it becomes difficult to maintain a grip on the phone.
HTC U Ultra is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which has two 2.1 GHz CPU cores & two 1.6 GHz cores with Adreno 530 graphics. It also offers 4 GB RAM with 64GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 2 TB (theoretically). HTC added a secondary screen above the main screen where the user can check app notifications, status icons, and two lines of text. The surprise elements are – missing 3.5mm audio port and 3000 mAh battery which is a bit unfair for a smartphone priced at almost 50k.
Sony Xperia XZs
Xperia XZs was launched in February 2017 with a price tag of Rs 48,999. The smartphone looks premium but has an old body design similar to LG Chocolate. It runs on Android Nought 7.1.1 and supports expandable memory upto 256 GB via microSD card. Check out the 4g mobile price list for the cheapest prices.
Sony Xperia XZs can shoot full HD videos which tend to heat-up the phone quite quickly. The phone performs well in every aspect but it is better to look for other options at this price tag.
Oppo F3 Plus
If your budget is half the listed smartphones, then you will get Oppo F3 plus for almost Rs 27,500. Launched in March 2017, it comes with a gigantic screen of 6 inches. F3 Plus takes vanity to next level offering 16 MP rear and 16MP + 8MP dual front camera. If we talk about the looks, Oppo has given the best shot to cast the shadow of a premium smartphone.
The Oppo F3 Plus is equipped with 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Oppo F3 Plus justifies its price and gives solid competition to the OnePlus 3T and Samsung Galaxy A5. There are two things that might disappoint you – it has no FM radio (it takes some unwarranted inspiration from iPhone 7) and comes with Android Marshmallow.
Samsung C7 Pro
Let’s admit it, theSamsung C7 Pro’s design makes you wonder if it costs a fortune. The build quality and appearance are bang on. It is available two colours – Gold and Navy Blue and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. The processor has eight Cortex A53 cores And the 16 MP rear camera can shoot full HD videos at 1080p resolution.
Even under heavy usage, the Samsung C7 Pro gives you a satisfying 16-hour battery life; a feat for a phone with a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen. Samsung has launched smartphones for every type of users, C7 Pro is for people who are looking for a solid mid-range device under Rs 30,000.
This one is the bulkiest of the lot. The LG G6 weighs 163 grams and has a 5.7-inch screen or as LG calls it FullVision display. The search for the power button on this phone can be unending for some because it is not a physical button but, is integrated with the fingerprint scanner, it’s cool but counterintuitive.
LG G6 has two Qualcomm Kryo cores running at 2.3GHz and two more pushing at 1.6GHz. Performance is aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. In terms of picture quality, there are two cameras (13 MP each) on the rear but, they use different lenses. One is a standard lens with a 71-degree field of view and the other is a 125-degree wide-angle lens which you can switch in the app. But it cannot always be useful because you have to first select the lens to take a picture and chances are you might miss the perfect shot.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S series is by far the most popular smartphone in terms of specifications and features. The latest additions to the Galaxy-S battalion are the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung put its sweat and blood into making it right with the phones.
The Galaxy S8 flaunts a curved glass body on both the sides. It runs on Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 Soc which has four M2 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera which can take exceptionally well pictures. The 8-megapixel front camera is good enough to sedate your thirst for selfies. If you want something which is quite literally packed with richness and supreme features, then Samsung Galaxy S8 is your device.
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