Top 5 Smartphones to buy in 2017

Welcome to HotDeals’s assembly of the best smartphones you can buy right now

The list comprises of the very best smartphones in the world so rest assured that you are looking at buying the latest high end smartphone on the market.  We are here to help you simplify your search and make your decision easier. The team at HotDeals.uk.com has researched and tested all the smartphones in the list to bring you all the key details you need to so you can decide the smartphone of your choice. This includes the basics such as performance, battery life, display quality, camera quality, screen size; we have covered it all.The list is will be updated regularly throughout 2017 so check back once in while before you go to the shops. So decide, whether your looking for the best Android phone you can buy, to check if the new iPhone upgrade is worth it, we have got you covered. Have a look through our top list of phones for 2017 and we guarantee that you will find yourself with the best smartphone currently available.

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Samsung S8

Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.8-inches | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels | CPU: Exynos 8895 Octa | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.7 | Front camera: 8 MP f/1.7 #2f6e91

Amazing, bezel-less display

Sleek Design

Excellent camera

Almost Perfect in every way

Expensive

Awkward Location for fingerprint sensor

Bixby comes across as bloatware – Unwanted software

Biometrics are frustrating

Overview

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world right now. Period. The stunning Infinity Edge display on the S8 triumphs any other smartphone display on the market. The display occupies majority of the body and has a very sleek futuristic design. They have taken a huge step in terms of design with this phone and made other smartphones look dated as a result. The camera quality is still brilliant, as well the screen quality with performance being the best within its class; Our benchmarking tests proved this. This is a top-notch phone and is the complete package with industry leading specs that result in its High performance. The battery life is good and the phone is packed with many useful functions. This is a phone that will last you for years so make an investment if you are after a great smartphone. S8’s 5.8-inch screen size is perfect but if that isn’t enough, you should consider the S8 Plus which features a huge 6.2inch display. Now the downsides(Barely any) The price of the phone is a bit steep but that is to be expected for such a phone. It sits around £679 currently and its counterpart, S8 Plus, is even more expensive at around £779 which has a bigger screen and battery. Another minor issue is the placement of the fingerprint sensor which is positioned right next to the camera which made it an awkward experience trying to unlock the phone. The implementation of Bixby comes across as bloatware and is unneeded for this phone. Aside from the few niggles, this still stands as the best smartphone of 2017 and will reign the crown as the best for quite some time. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed with this phone so try it out


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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black)
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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black)
£59.99 upfront
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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black)
£9.99 upfront
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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black)
£10 upfront
£44/mth

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Iphone 7 Plus

Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: A10 Fusion | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 2900mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP | Front camera: 7MP

Loads of power for great performance

Fantastic Dual camera

Waterproof body

Lack of headphone jack

Quite Expensive

Might be too big for some

Overview

Looking for the best iPhone right now? Look no further than the iPhone 7 Plus; Bigger is better. The iPhone 7 plus comes with a whole lot of power and a beautiful 5.5 inch screen which is all sealed in a water resistant body. It is packed with not one but two cameras on the rear side, a feature absent from its smaller brother, and allows for bokeh effects and greater camera zoom capability. If you are in the market for a IOS, and want peak performance, then this should be your one and only choice. Speaking of performance, this model has seen a huge upgrade and is boasting the blazing fast A10 Fusion processor. The design of this phone resembles the iPhone 6s and exhibits minor changes which includes the removal of the headphone jack to make room for stereo speakers, smaller camera bump, matte or glossy black finish options and a new home button. The removal of the headphone jack does mean that you might need to splash a little extra cash for some wireless headphones. But regardless, This phone exhibits the same premium experience that you expect from apple and comes equipped with the latest Mobile OS, iOS 10, which offers top notch performance. The battery life is also better than all the previous phones. iPhone 7 Plus is the best iphone that you can buy right now so give it a try


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Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB (Black)
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£42.99/mth

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Apple iPhone 7 32GB (Black)
£49.99 upfront
£36/mth

20GB data
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB (Black)
£9.99 upfront
£54/mth

20GB data
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB (Black)
£30 upfront
£54/mth

4GB data
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OnePlus 5

Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6 | Front camera: 16MP f/2.0

(Relatively) Cheaper with great spec

High Quality build

Superb Performance

Phone Not waterproof

Still at 1080p HD display only, instead of higher resolution

Overview

The best smartphone from a brand that’s growing in popularity. The OnePlus 5 is rising above to compete with the big boys in the market like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 plus. The OnePlus 5 is the brands’ most ambitious phone with top notch performance and a dual-lens camera. Its pricier than the previous model but still cheaper than other flagship smartphones with similar specs and has more of a premium feel than its predecessor. It sits at around £449 now. The phone has a great design, with a Full HD screen and a super fast fingerprint sensor. It also comes equipped with the latest high end specs which includes the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a choice between 6 or 8 GB of ram. The design does look slightly dated when compared to S8 but that’s understandable considering that this phone comes at a bargain price. The battery life is decent and matches the level of the phones on this list. A feature that’s worth mentioning for this phone is ‘Dash Charge’ which allows you to get your phone up and running quickly

To sum up, this phone will give you the best android experience at an affordable price. So if you are in the marker for a high end smartphone but don’t want to spend too much, then this is the one for you.


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OnePlus 5 128GB
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£48/mth

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OnePlus 5 128GB
£9.99 upfront
£60/mth

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OnePlus 5 128GB
£9.99 upfront
£52/mth

10GB data
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OnePlus 5 128GB
£9.99 upfront
£44/mth

3GB data
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Google Pixel

Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 7.1 | Screen size: 5.0-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/128GB | Battery: 2770mAh | Rear camera: 12.3MP f/2.0 | Front camera: 8MP f/2.4

Excellent camera

Very Smooth performance

Great software

Not water proof

Not the best design


Overview

Google made its debut into the smart phone market with the outstanding Google pixel, a device which has managed to pack a lot of power and all of the best that Google has to offer. The power that comes with the phone (including Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon processor) means it can satisfy all your gaming and multitasking needs whilst the bright, colourful 5 inch Full HD screen provides a great viewing experience for browsing or watching movies. This is the only phone on the market that comes with Google’s Assistant built in which could even rival iPhones’ Siri. The camera on this phone is unlike another and is currently the highest rated Smartphone camera in the world; it has amazing camera quality and a clean Android Nougat interface which is a pleasure to use. It has a solid build and provides a premium android experience that you have to come to expect from other major brand flagship phones. The battery life is good and will last you throughout the day. The design of this phone is where it lags behind all the other major phones and whilst, it’s not ugly, it’s not the best looking phone out there. The phone also isn’t waterproof and doesn’t have microSD slot. Regardless, for the price, this phone provides a very smooth experience, and an excellent camera. So if your priority is having a great camera, and smooth android experience, this is the phone for you.


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Google Pixel 32GB
SIM FREE
£499.99 Upfront

SIM FREE


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HTC U11

Weight: 169g | Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 16MP

Amazing audio performance

Great camera and battery life

Good software

No 3.5mm headphone socket

Edge sense is innovative but not very impressive

Overview

HTC is back with a big change to its flagship phone. The HTC U11 has got a lot of things right this time round with it latest model: The rear design has a unique, metal cased, deep glass back and a premium build feel with waterproofing on top. It’s a great phone that comes with a high resolution display (1440 x 2560) and top notch sound quality; the best audio performance on a phone in the market. The camera quality is excellent and pictures have come out great. As mentioned earlier, they got a lot of basics right, but beyond that this phone is not as exciting as some of the popular models.  Though, this is the brands best phone to date with good performance and batter life. They are even innovating with new ideas such as having squeezable edges to carry out actions to make interaction with the phone easier. The phone is fast and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 to serve all your daily needs. To sum up, if you are in the market for a phone with great audio, good performance and a unique design, grab this one and we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.


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HTC U11 (Black)
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£37.99/mth

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HTC U11 (Black)
£0 upfront Free!
£44/mth

20GB data
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HTC U11 (Black)
£9.99 upfront
£52/mth

20GB data
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