If you are on the market for a new cell phone, you’ve probably realized there are a ton of options out there. Smartphones are easily the most popular options out there and are the perfect way to keep track of all your contacts, photos, emails, notes, text messages and more, as well as shop, browse the internet and play games during your downtime. But choosing from the many options available to you can be a tad overwhelming, with every phone claiming to have the best of everything. Finding the cell phone that is right for you requires a little research and comparison. The top 5 cell phones of 2017 include the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge, the Pixel, the LG V20 and the HTC Bolt. Read on to learn about the top 5 cell phone of 2017 and hear what people are saying about these top models.
The iPhone 7 offers plenty of options this time around and is available in three different memory capacities: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. It’s also available in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black. The retina HD display measures 4.7 inches and features a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. The 12 MP camera with f/1.8 aperture with 5x digital zoom takes high quality photos any time of day. The phone’s camera is also capable of recording up to 4K video at 30 fps or 1080p HD at up to 60 fps. Additionally, the iPhone 7 supports FaceTime video calling. Best of all, the latest version of iOS is the fastest yet. The iPhones batter has improved, capable of powering on standby for 10 days and providing up to 14 hours of talk time or 12 hours of internet time.
“This is the best iPhone I have ever had, but the battery still drains as fast as ever. The operating system at least works better.” Tahna Ross
“Facetime doesn’t work that well, but regular calls sound great. iMessage is fast and is really easy to use.” Alex Spencer
“I feel like this is my favorite iPhone so far, even though it’s pretty similar to my old phone. Everything on this one is taken up a notch.” Steve Lynn
Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge features a curved water resistant screen that wraps around the side of the phone. It features a fast-charging battery that can charge from 0 to 100% in no time, providing 36 hours of talk time and up to 15 hours of internet use. The phone also supports external storage via a MicroSD card. The Galaxy 7 Edge’s Quad HD display is 2560 x 1440 and can play 4K video at 60 fps. The phone’s camera is 12 MP like the iPhone 7 and features a 5MP front facing camera.
“Switching from iOS, the Android operating system is so much faster. The display is also much better and video playback is also superior.” James Schulte
“The phone charge doesn’t last as long as I would like, but it charges incredibly fast. I spend a lot of time on my phone so it is a very good thing.” Becca Nordquist
“I love to take pictures with my Samsung Edge. They come out so clear and they make me look so good, when I’m taking selfies.” Tina Bailey
The Pixel phone from Google features the highest rated smartphone camera on this list. The 12.3 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture features phase detection autofocus and laser detection autofocus, providing crystal clear pictures, even in low light. The 8 MP front camera is superior to most front facing cameras. The Pixel’s batter can provide up to 19 hours of standby time, 26 hours talk time and 13 hours internet time. The 5.5 inch Quad HD display is perfect for viewing photos, watching videos, playing games and much more.
“My pictures always come out beautifully. Selfies look much clearer than I’ve ever been able to take before.” Dolores Clark
“I get a ton of talk time out of this phone which is great for my work calls. I need to charge less often.” Jim Sharp
“It was hard to figure out how to use the camera at first, but once I got a hang of it, it was great. The operating system took a little getting used to.” Deb Winkle
The LG V20 offers superior video and sound quality. The V20’s 5.7 inch Quad HD display provides high contrast ratios and enhanced image quality that allows for smoother and clearer image and video playback. The Android Nougat OS split-screen views and uses battery life efficiently so you don’t have to charge as often. The 16 MP standard-angle lens camera with f/1.8 aperture takes high quality pictures, as well as the 8 MP wide-angle lens front facing camera that takes quality selfies in low light and allows for taking group selfies. Steady Record 2.0 allows for capturing video much more clearly.
“The Android operating system works great and is so efficient. The battery lasted longer than expected.” Ed Heart
“The Camera is fantastic. I watch a lot of videos on my phone and this phone is perfect for my needs.” Joyce Jackson
“All my pictures look so much better than they did on my old phone. I can even take selfies with friends without the faces cutting off.” Ariane Bianca
The HTC Bolt features a sturdy, metal unibody that is water resistant and dust resistant. The HTC Bolt’s BOOMSound Adaptive Audio analyzes the shape of your ear and tunes the phones earbuds accordingly. Quick charge technology allows for faster charging. Currently, the HTC Bolt is only available for Sprint customers. The Bolt features a 16 MP camera and 8 MP front camera. It can take videos in 4K with high resolution audio, and display videos on a 5.5 inch Quad HD display. Power saving modes help uses save phone battery life.
“The phone feels nice and sturdy. I feel like it’s not going to break when I drop it…which I do a lot.” Dean Everton
“I use my phone pretty much all day. Luckily the battery on this one charges fast. Also, I can drop it and not worry about it breaking on me.” Natalie Young
“The audio sounds absolutely terrific on this phone. I can’t even believe it. I just wanted a cheaper cell phone and was so pleasantly surprised by this phone.” Tom Schilling