The best phones on Android( 6.0 and 7.0) for 2017.Top 10
HOMTOM HT17 Pro
Average price in Russia - 5 500 rubles. Buy HOMTOM HT17 Pro on Aliexpress can be for 4,5 thousand rubles. Inexpensive model from the Chinese manufacturer, released in September 2016, scored 53% of fives on reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specification: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 16 GB permanent and 2 GB RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128 GB, support for two SIMs. The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. The operating time without charging in the talk mode is 15 hours, in standby mode - 280 hours.4-core processor MediaTek MT6737.There is a fingerprint scanner .
HOMTOM HT17 Pro takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 8 thousand rubles.
OUKITEL K6000 Pro
Average price in Russia - 9 060 rubles. Buy OUKITEL K6000 Pro on AliExpress can be for 8,1 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). The model from the Chinese brand received 61% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specification: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB permanent and 3 GB of RAM.There is a slot for an external memory card( combined with a slot for the second SIM card). Support for 4G LTE. Main camera 13 mp, front 5 mp. OUKITEL specializes in smartphones with powerful batteries, this smartphone is no exception: the capacity of the battery is 6 000 mAh( for comparison: the 6th iPhone has 3.5 times weaker battery power - 1,715 mAh).The battery life: talk time is 46 hours, in standby mode - 360 hours( 15 days), in music listening mode - 45 hours. 8-core processor MediaTek MT6753.Video processor Mali-T720. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case with plastic inserts from the top and bottom on the rear panel .
This model is included in the top 10 of the best smartphones with a powerful battery .
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb
The average price in Russia is 10,000 rubles. Buy Redmi Note 4X on Aliexpress can be for 8.7 thousand rubles. Presented at the end of January 2017, the flagship of the mega-popular Redmi Note family of the Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, scored 72% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market( see Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X reviews).Last year's winter flagship of this family Redmi Note 3 Pro became the most popular Android smartphone in the world, Russia, India and some other countries in 2016( see the most popular smartphones in Russia in 2016).
Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: IPS-screen 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB permanent and 3 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-cards).The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. Battery capacity 4100 mAh.8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 2000 MHz. Video processor Adreno 506. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case with plastic inserts from the top and bottom on the rear panel.
If you compare this model with the last year's flagship family( Redmi Note 3 Pro in winter and Redmi Note 4 in summer), thanks to the new processor and graphics chip, the Redmi Note 4X adds to the autonomy and performance, and thanks to the new Sony IMX258 camera module, the quality of shooting has improved noticeably. Apparently, the Redmi Note 4X will become one of the most popular models of 2017, which contributes to the perfect combination of "price-quality", which is famous for Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 10 thousand rubles.
see also The best smartphones Xiaomi
Huawei Honor 6X 32Gb
Average price in Russia - 15 000 rubles .Buy Honor 6X 32Gb on AliExpress can be for 10.8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The novelty of the most popular family Honor from the leading Chinese manufacturer( and the third on sales in the world) Huawei appeared in Russia in January 2017 and today has collected 62% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market. Technical characteristics: the screen is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the operating system is Android 6.0, 32 GB permanent( 23.40 GB available to the user) and 3 GB of RAM, support for two SIM cards, the second SIM card slot is combined with a memory card slot. The battery capacity is 3340 mAh. The phone is equipped with the latest 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, so the Honor 6X is able to work longer without recharging than many competitors with comparable battery capacity. The manufacturer promised up to 11.5 hours of battery life when watching video, up to 70 hours of listening to music, up to 8 hours of games. There is a fingerprint scanner. New fingerprint features allow you to view photos( just swipe left or right on the scanner), turn off the alarm signal( press and hold the scanner), do a selfie or ring with one touch.
Metal case with glass curved to the edges. The mode of vision protection reduces the harmful UV radiation of the screen, preventing eye fatigue.
The main thing that attracts attention in Honor 6X is the dual main camera. Huawei was the first to equip its flagships with a dual camera, last year it took the 7th iPhone, but from the mid-range models, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro only boasts of a dual camera. Returning to the Honor 6X, we see that the upper sensor is a 12 megapixel Sony IMX386 matrix with phase autofocus and LED flash, the focusing speed is only 0.3 seconds. This sensor also distinguishes the increased size of the photosensitive pixel to 1.25 nm with the technology of isolation of individual pixels Prim ISP.Thanks to this, the pictures have surprisingly little color noise and very natural color rendition. The lower monochrome sensor has 2 mp. At first glance this is very little. Even Xiaomi Redmi Pro has a 5Mp auxiliary module, not to mention the Honor 8 flagship, where the second module has the same resolution as the first one - 12MP.However, Huawei explains that 2 mn of the lower sensor is enough, becauseits task is to capture as much light as possible, since monochrome matrices are much more sensitive than color ones. The camera folds the light from the lower sensor with the color of the top and produces very high-quality photos even in low light conditions. In addition, thanks to a dual camera Honor 6X can do the same as boasted the creators of the 7th iPhone - bokeh( ie the ability to beautifully blur the background in the photo).There is another interesting feature - a selective fill of color will allow you to place color accents on black and white photos.
The front camera of 8 mp is equipped with a wide-angle lens of 77 ° and the image processor Prim. There is a function for identifying faces. Without autofocus, while, according to reviews, she makes selfi qualitatively.
Honor 6X 32Gb takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 15 thousand rubles.
see also The best smartphones Huawei
ZTE Nibia Z11 Mini S 64Gb
The average price in Russia is 18 000 rubles. Buy Nubia Z11 Mini S on Aliexpress can be for 15.8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). Slightly reduced in size and the most technically advanced version of the flagship of the family ZTE Nubia, released in October 2016, received 79% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market . Specification: the screen is 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the operating system is Android 6.0, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for an external memory card. Support for two SIM cards. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner that, in addition to unlocking the phone, can be used to control the camera, create screenshots, and make mobile payments using NFC.
Main camera 23 mp, front 13 mp. The main camera uses the Sony IMX318 module, as in the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe.
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S 64Gb takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 20 thousand rubles.
see also The best smartphones ZTE
The average price is 22 650 rubles. The flagship from the South Korean manufacturer, released in April 2016, received 76% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex market. LG G5 became LG's most popular model in South Korea in 2016( antutu.com resource data).At once it is necessary to make a reservation that we are talking about the flagship of the LG G5, which is not officially sold in Russia, so it can not be bought in the official LG store or large retail chains, but there is no problem in small Internet shops( if you do not have an advertisement,then the list of stores selling LG G5, you'll see a little lower).In Russia, only the light version of the LG G5 SE is officially sold, while its average price is much more expensive( 31,550 rubles), and the characteristics are weaker, in particular, the less modern processor and less RAM.Therefore, the choice in favor of a full flagship at a lower price, in our opinion, is obvious.
Specifications LG G5: 5.3-inch screen resolution of 2560x1440, 32 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for memory cards with the support of a fantastic volume - up to 2 TB( while you have to choose a second SIM card or cardmemory).Operating system Android 6.0.Battery capacity - 2800 mAh. Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 with video processor Adreno 530. And three cameras: 16-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera( viewing angle - 135 degrees) and 8-megapixel front camera. The wide-angle camera is located in the same place where the main camera is located on the rear panel. Unlike the dual camera of the 7th iPhone, where image analysis is performed by two sensors at the same time, which can affect the quality of the frame for the worse, becausethere may be blurring of the image in some areas, LG G5 goes in a different way: two photos are taken at once with two different cameras: wide-angle and basic, from which you can choose the best one. Also, the wide-angle camera is good where you need to shoot a large object without being able to move far away from it so that it fully fits into the frame when shooting with a standard camera.
The LG G5 camera received 86 points in the well-known photographic resource Dxomark, as well as the camera of the 7th iPhone. As for the comparison with another last year's flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the resource hi-tech.mail.ru conducted a comparative test of their cameras and the results were as follows: "The flagship Samsung still shoot better, which is especially noticeable at night. However, when taking self-portraits, LG leads, which has another important advantage: the ability to make wide-angle images with a viewing angle of 135 degrees. "The phonearena.com portal conducted several comparisons of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 cameras, where the quality of the images was assessed both by blind voting and by experts. In a blind vote, won the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but experts explained this victory with more vivid unnatural colors in the Samsung camera and preferred the LG G5.Therefore, it is fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 main cameras are about the same level, while the LG G5 has the advantage of shooting with a front camera, plus an additional plus in the form of a wide-angle camera.
This model is the world's first smartphone with a modular equipment principle. The user can replace the battery in a few seconds or install one of the LG Friends modules: a special LG Cam Plus unit with additional camera control buttons or LG Hi-Fi Plus with an audio chip. With the first module, the phone becomes a full-fledged compact camera with a comfortable grip, and with the second it turns into a real audio player. The module LG Cam Plus has its own battery for 1200 mAh. But do not just sum up the capacities, it's a little different: as soon as the battery of the smartphone sits down, it is immediately recharged from the battery in the LG Cam Plus unit. So, in fact, we have in front of us an extra external battery. The modules are purchased separately. LG Cam Plus costs from 900 rubles, but the purchase of LG Hi-Fi Plus will cost 6 thousand rubles .
OnePlus 3T 64Gb
Average price in Russia - is 26 300 rubles. Buy OnePlus 3T 64Gb on Aliexpress can be for 24.9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). This model, released in mid-November 2016, is an improved version of OnePlus 3, which appeared in June 2016, received the title of "killer of flagships" due to its excellent technical characteristics and affordable price, and also hit the top 6 best-selling smartphones inworld by the end of the year. For today, the updated version of OnePlus 3T has 76% of fives in reviews in the Yandex Market( see reviews of OnePlus 3T). Technical characteristics: OS Android 6.0, AMOLED-screen 5.5 inches resolution 1920x1080, 64 GB of permanent memory. If the other flagships in this rating have a RAM of 3 or 4 GB, then OnePlus3T has an incredible 6 GB of RAM, which allowed it to become the fastest and most powerful Android smartphone. OnePlus3T took the third place in performance in the study of the resource AnTuTu in 2016, losing only the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7. In practice, this performance means that you can keep two dozen tabs open in Chrome and a couple of games in the background.
OnePlus3 does not support an external memory card, although at 64 GB of memory it is not particularly needed. Battery capacity - 3400 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner. Support for two SIM cards.
The advantages of the model include incredible strength. The hot Gorilla Glass 4, which protects the screen, coped with the scratch resistance test( similar tests conducted by the famous YouTube blogger Zack Nilsson).Representatives of OnePlus, in order to prove the strength of their flagship, took the bold step and dropped OnePlus3 from the flying plane at an altitude of about 230 meters( for comparison: the main MSU building has a height of 240 meters).The smartphone fell to the ground screen down, but it did not affect its appearance or performance.
The OnePlus 3T has a 16 megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor with a f / 2.0 aperture, optical stabilization, phase autofocus and pixel size of 1.12 microns. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor. The Phonearena resource in July 2016 conducted a comparative test of the cameras of the flagships, as a result Phonearena gave the OnePlus 3( the same main camera for the OnePlus 3T), fourth place, it lost to HTC 10, LG G5, iPhone 6s and outperformed Samsung Galaxy S7 and Sony Xperia XPerformance. However, if you compare the camera Samsung Galaxy S7 and OnePlus 3, then the OnePlus 3 clearly wins only as a front camera, pictures from it are better than most major smartphone cameras. With regard to the main camera Samsung Galaxy S7, then visually it is better than the main camera OnePlus 3.
OnePlus 3T, no doubt, there are no competitors either among Chinese or Taiwanese smartphones due to smart performance, good autonomy and high-qualitycamera, as well as strength.
see also Rating of the best Chinese smartphones for 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8
The average price is 55 000 rubles. The flagship from the leading manufacturer of smartphones in South Korea and the world appeared on sale in late April 2017 and today received 54% of fives on reviews in the Yandex-Market.
Fans of the South Korean brand had to wait for the new flagship for a year( last year's flagship Galaxy Note 7 does not count, because Samsung was forced to remove this model from sales soon after they started because of problems with the battery) after the appearance in March 2016year Galaxy S7.As a result, the output of the Galaxy S8 caused an incredible excitement: for the first two days the number of pre-orders on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus( the increased version of the model) was 550,000 pieces( for comparison: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the first 2 days were ordered by 100 thousand people).Of course, the one-year waiting period of the flagship itself can not cause such an excitement, for example, Apple stably releases flagships once a year, but the sales of the seventh iPhone were rather weak due to the fact that the new iPhone was for the most part the same eggs, Only in the profile, if you compare it with the 6th iPhone. In Samsung did not repeat the mistakes of a competitor and presented a truly innovative model that can not be confused with any smartphone that is available on the market today.
Specifications Samsung Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of QHD +( 3840x2160), Android 7.0 operating system with the proprietary shell Samsung Experience 8.1, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM.There is a slot for memory cards up to 265 GB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-card).Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. The battery life in talk mode is 20 hours, in the mode of listening to music 67 hours. We will dwell a little on these characteristics and compare them with last year's Galaxy S7 Edge. At 0.3 inches increased the diagonal of the screen, also significantly increased the resolution, while the phone itself, paradoxically, even became a little less and easier. This effect was achieved due to the fact that the screen now occupies more than 80% of the front panel area: physical buttons disappeared( they became touchscreens), the inscription Samsung, there is almost no side frames, the space freed up and took up the screen. The amount of permanent memory has doubled. However, there is a small step back: the capacity of the battery has decreased, so the battery life has become shorter, while it is about the same as, for example, the seventh iPhone. As for the cameras, Samsung decided to ignore the trend of the dual main camera in the flagship model, which was followed by Apple, Huawei, LG and in the old fashioned way has one main camera, improved compared to the already excellent S7 camera. Camera S8 received a new sensor Sony IMX333 12 mp with DualPixel technology. The front camera( 8 megapixel) is equipped with a high-aperture lens for ideal selfies, even at night, and also supports intelligent autofocus with the function of face recognition. By the way, face recognition has become one of the interesting features of the S8: now you do not have to use a fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, just show your face to the smartphone. There is a third way: scanning the iris of the eye( however, this method will be inconvenient in that it wears glasses or contact lenses).
Of course, in terms of technical innovations for the Galaxy S8 today there are no competitors. However, in terms of the "price-quality" Galaxy S8, in our opinion, still slightly inferior to another Korean flagship in the spring of 2017 - LG G6.
see also The best smartphones Samsung
LG G6 64GB
The average price is 46,300 rubles. The Korean flagship went on sale in late March 2017 and today received 74% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market.
Like Samsung, LG showed the world a much-updated flagship, compared with last year's G5.From the startling modularity of the G5, the South Korean company decided to refuse, while offering a new interesting solution: the screen in the LG G6 is the world's first IPS display with QHD + resolution( 2880x1440) with a non-standard aspect ratio of 18: 9( 2: 1).The ratio of the screen to the total area of the front panel is almost the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6 case with a 5.7-inch screen has dimensions smaller than last year's 5.2-inch G5.In this case, LG did not remove the brand name from the front panel, for it there was a place. The buttons on the front panel, like the Galaxy S8, are touch sensitive, not physical.
Other features: Android 7.0 operating system with the proprietary shell of LG UX 6.0, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM.There is a slot for memory cards with the support of a fantastic volume - 2 TB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-card).The capacity of the battery is 3300 mAh. The processor is quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. At first glance, it's surprising that the processor is not the newest, but it does not cope with any applications and games for Android that are available today, so, apparently, LG did not consider it necessary to reinvent the wheeland increase the cost of its flagship the newest processor. The fingerprint reader is located on the back panel.
LG G6 follows the trend of the dual main camera, but offers, probably, the best solution of all available. If usually the main cameras are not the same in quality, and the second main camera is needed only to simulate the software effect of strong blurring of the background( bokeh), LG G6 developers in general have abandoned this effect. Here, both main cameras are of equal quality( 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor), but they have different lenses: one standard with a 71 ° viewing angle and the other is ultra-wide with a viewing angle of 125 ° and a f / 2.4 aperture number. Due to this, the lens is able to capture as much space as possible in the frame where it is needed. Switching between two cameras occurs instantly and without delays. To do this, just click on the special icon in the viewfinder.
The 5-megapixel front camera also has an enlarged( up to 100 °) viewing angle, which allows you to do selfies with a good grip of the surrounding space even without using a selfie stick. Also this will allow you to get into the frame of more friends in a group self.
The editorial board of the 4PDA portal awarded the LG G6 the "Best Look" award for its excellent design and ergonomics, while noting: "LG engineers have made one of the most user-friendly smartphones with a large display that combines aesthetics and certifiedexternal influences design. "
If you compare LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, then immediately strikes the difference in price about 9 thousand rubles in favor of LG G6.It can not be said that the quality of a South Korean flagship is worse than that of another: reviews about models are equally good. Both models have an innovative huge display in a standard package. LG G6 at the same time has a dual main camera with a useful function of wide-angle shooting, as well as a front camera with a wide viewing angle, which can not boast of the flagship from Samsung.
see also Best smartphones LG
Android is the operating system for phones and many other devices. The share of Android in the world market for smartphone operating systems is 86.8%( data of International Data Corporation for the third quarter of 2016).For comparison: iOS( operating system iPhones) 12.5%, Windows Phone only 0.3%.
Android OS belongs to the American company Google, so the latest versions of Android appear on devices produced by Google. For example, even now owners of smartphones Nexus and Pixel can install on their devices a beta version of Android 8.0, which will appear officially only in the third quarter of 2017.Officially, the most recent versions of the OS are still Android 7.1( released October 4, 2016) and Android 7.0( released August 22, 2016).However, they are installed only on 7.1% of smartphones. And the most popular version of this OS is released on October 5, 2015 Android 6.0, it is installed on 31.2% of smartphones.
In this ranking, we'll look at the best phones on the sixth and seventh versions of Android in different price categories for 2017.
OUKITEL U7 Plus
The average price in Russia is 5 670 rubles. Buy OUKITEL U7 Plus on Aliexpress can be for 4,8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The model from the Chinese brand, which was on sale in August 2016, received 56% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specifications: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 16 GB of permanent and 2 GB of RAM, there is a slot for an external memory card. Support for two SIM cards. The main camera is 8 mp, the front camera is 2 mp. Battery capacity - 2500 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner.4-core processor MediaTek MT6737.