Choosing the best smartphone for you can be a difficult decision, especially since there are so many quality devices available from leading phone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and LG. To make an informed decision about what to buy and what to expect for the future, take a look at some of 2017’s great smartphones:
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Most people are familiar with Apple and the iPhone line of devices. The latest iPhone models are the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These smartphones have the best performance and battery life to ever exist among iPhones. The 7 and 7 Plus are twice as fast as the iPhone 6, thanks to the introduction of the A10 fusion chip. This chip enables faster processing when you need it while using less battery power.
The battery life for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has also improved tremendously since the iPhone 6, letting you enjoy more time between charges. The battery life for an iPhone 7 is up to two more hours and the 7 Plus is one more hour than the iPhone 6’s battery life. In addition, the iPhone 7 launched as the very first splash and water resistant iPhone.
This iPhone is the brightest and most colourful screen display in iPhone history, at 25% more bright, with 3D touch, and wide colour range. Speakers in the iPhone 7 are twice as loud as the iPhone 6, and the newest model introduces wireless headphones with clear sound to give you a sense of freedom.
The home button on the new iPhone 7 models has been completely re-engineered. It is seamless to touch, durable, responsive and pressure sensitive. The camera on the iPhone 7 is 12MP, has optical stabilization, 7MP Facetime HD Camera and Quad-LED True Tone flash. The iPhone 7 Plus’s 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera has optical zoom at 2x, digital zoom up to 10x and portrait mode. Apple’s latest and most current iPhone comes in a variety of colours including silver, gold, rose gold, matte black and jet black with a glossy finish.
Apple will be introducing the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in September 2017 or early 2018. Watch for them at www.apple.ca
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung’s most up-to-date smartphones are the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Galaxy S7 smartphone is certified water-resistant and repels spills, splashes and dunks. This smartphone has 32GB of storage with the option of purchasing an SD card with 256GB of memory, offering more than enough memory without the use of clouds or external hard drives.
The S7 and S7 Edge Dual Pixel Camera features an autofocus that is so fast and seamless that capturing the most sudden movements in low light will turn out great. This camera can capture the best moments of your life even in low lighting or dark spaces without blurring the shot. The rear and dual pixel camera has 12MP while the front camera is CMOS 5MP.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s battery life is more durable than ever and can charge your phone from 0 to 100% in little time. The smartphone runs Android Marshmallow OS, a robust OS version that slows battery drainage from background apps.
Stay tuned for upcoming information on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge, expected to hit stores mid-April 2017, by watching www.samsung.ca.
This new smartphone by LG features a sleek, lightweight metal body and is available in a variety of colours such as silver, gold, rose gold and titan. The LG G5 has a 3D arc glass with a gentle curve at the top the phone to give it that seamless look. This new version of LG’s smartphone introduced dual rear cameras with a standard and wide angle lens. The G5 can capture big pictures without compromising the quality. The camera’s features include: Ultra HD; Manual Mode; and Auto Shot with video quality in 4K.
The G5’s fingerprint sensor, located on the back of the smartphone, is something very unique to LG. The phone’s maximum brightness has been increased tremendously to 850 nits as well as higher pixel density for brighter viewing experience even if you are outdoors.
LG offers a number of quality accessories to go with your smartphone. The LG 360 Degree Camera shoots spherical photos and videos without having to rotate the phone as well as allows you to record videos and play them back through the LG Friends app. The LG Tone Platinum is a superior wireless headset that gives their user up to 10 hours of talk time and 11 hours of music time.
Stay up-to-date about the new LG G6 smartphone expected in late March or April 2017 at www.lg.ca.
HTC 10 is a new smartphone in 2017 that has an all metal unibody that has been designed and perfected. This model of smartphone is the world’s first OIS front and back camera with 12 million ultrapixels and laser autofocus. The camera on the HTC 10 has a score of 88 on the DxOMark; one of the highest camera quality scores of any smartphone to date. The HTC 10 features BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers, personal audio profile and hi-resolution audio earphones.
On the HTC 10, say goodbye to waiting forever for your apps to load, as this new smartphone has fast launch times for apps and it even runs smoother than previous models from HTC. This model’s screen reaction time is instant and it includes the best-in-class hardware and software. Don’t worry about constantly charging your phone as this new model gives you up to 2 days of use while staying cool as it charges; in 30mins the HTC 10 charges 50%.
For more information about the upcoming HCT 11 visit www.htc.com. The expected release date for the HTC 11 is mid-2017.
The Huawei P10 comes in a stunning range of colours, from ceramic white to prestige gold or mystic silver. It has a 5.1-inch display, weighs just 145 g, and is available with up to 128 GB of storage.
Powered by a high-performance Kirin 960 processor and redesigned EMUI 5.1 user interface and running Android 7.0, the P10 doubles performance over the P9, Huawei’s previous entry in the smartphone market. With a large 3,200 Mah battery on the P10 and 3,750 mAh battery on the P10 Plus, power efficiency is 40% higher than previous models. Huawei’s Super Safe 5-gate protection mechanism provides real-time monitoring for a faster, safer charge.
The P10 sets out to lead the industry in camera design. Co-engineered with German camera manufacture Leica, the Huawei P10 sets out to capture life in full definition with a dual camera to deliver 4K shooting even in low-light conditions. Other unique features include 4-in-1 hybrid auto focus, instantaneous depth of field changes, and automatic Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for a sharper, clear picture in any condition.
Learn more about the features and specs of the P10 on huawei.com.
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