In this post we show you the smartphone models that stood out in a mobile market that is increasingly competitive, where the devices of the segment called “intermediate” increasingly acquire more characteristics of the high-end ones and allow users to access the best technology by a lower value.
But this year will also be remembered for being the first where the barrier of one thousand dollars was pulverized.
The race between the different brands to impose their products in the world of smartphones took an unprecedented turn in the year 2017.
On the one hand we have the segment of the “intermediate” teams that added to their characteristics details and functions of the high-end, while at the other end the barrier of one thousand dollars was pulverized to acquire a device.
In this note of DIARIO POPULAR we review the ten most important teams of the year.
1. APPLE IPHONE X
This article could not begin without talking about the most anticipated phone of the year. Hundreds of rumors surrounded the preview of their expected presentation at APPLE’s annual classic event in California.
After the disappointment that meant the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for its great resemblance to the previous generation, the iPhone X left open-mouthed all the fans of the signature of the bitten apple.
Endowed with a design totally different from its predecessors, improvements in cameras and Face ID, among other qualities, it is a look at the future of Apple phones.
Of course, its value exceeded over $ 1,000.
2. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8
After the glittering failure that was the NOTE 7 and its explosive batteries, the South Korean firm bet again for this franchise and presented a team that brings together all the wonders of the Galaxy S8 and adds double rear camera, the best stylus of a phone with all its functions and an “infinite” screen.
Its average value is 930 dollars.
3. HUAWEI MATE 10
The Chinese multinational stepped strong in the segment of high-end devices with this terminal equipped with two sensors composed of 12 and 20 megapixel cameras that allow you to play with depth of field to get portraits with the background out of focus (bokeh effect), but without reaching the Apple iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 XL.
It has an initial international price of 699 euros.
4. ONE PLUS 5T
It is considered by experts as the best available in the world market for less than US $ 500, but lacks some features that make it less complete than the best high-end cell phones.
It has an instant facial recognition, a slot for two SIM cards, its reading mode is useful and still has a headphone jack, but it is not waterproof.
In addition, it is equipped with a beautiful 6-inch AMOLED screen with almost no borders .
Its price? 499 euros for the 64GB version of storage with 6GB of RAM and 559 euros for the 128GB version of storage with 8GB of RAM.
5. GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL
Last year saw the first smartphone of the Internet giant, but left many things to correct and with the second version of the Pixel, Google showed that it learned from the mistakes of the past.
The new device, with a value close to 850 euros, is water resistant and has an outstanding camera.
6. MOTO 5G S Plus
The new smartphone of one of the firms with the most devices sold in Europe, updates the characteristics of the Moto G family to keep competing and become one of the options to consider when looking for a good and cheap cell phone at the top of the range half.
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The main change of this smartphone comes with the camera. We went from 16 MP to a double camera of 13 with f / 2.0 lens, PDAF focus, LED flash, native HDR and now the classic portrait mode.
Its value ranges between $450 and $650.
7. LG Q6
For design lovers, the new LG Q6 is going to attract attention for its attractiveness. In addition, its screen allows it to stand out from the competition.
In the first instance, the aluminum frame that surrounds the terminal stands out and the absence of physical buttons on the front and back.
It reached the Europe market with a value that oscillates 380 euros.
8. Xperia XA1
Sony returned to the ring with a device and with a camera that excited, a powerful processor and a good autonomy.
Its price ($ 261), something normal within the segment.
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