Here are five smartphone devices that have captured the interest of many, with their premium features.
Smartphones are gradually becoming virtual powerhouses. The devices come packed with features ranging from refreshing to sometimes downright outrageous, and it is almost impossible to pick out one. Here are five devices that have captured the interest of many, with their premium features.
Apple still deserves to be at the top of the list, especially its special edition smartphone that was launched to mark the company’s 10th anniversary in 2017. It was the most anticipated product of the year and the company’s most expensive offering so far, with a price tag of Rs.1,05,720 for the 256GB variant. The model came with a lot of new features that Apple introduced for the first time. For starters, the OLED display comes supported by Dolby Vision and HDR 10. The super retina edge-to-edge, bezel-less display, with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, works on Apple’s TrueTone technology that offers a fantastic viewing experience, further enhanced by the absence of a home button, which makes the screen stretch till the bottom edge. The 12MP vertical dual rear cameras and the 7MP front camera sensors, come with enhanced image signal processor developed by the company to deliver advanced pixel processing and wider color capture. The performance of the phone is great owing to its latest A11 bionic processor with 3GB RAM and the latest iOS 11 under the hood.
Launched as a successor to the Pixel XL in 2016, the most appealing feature of the Google Pixel XL2 is its camera performance. The phone comes with a single 12.2MP sensor at the rear and an 8MP front camera. The ‘Motion’ feature of the sensors help to record images a few seconds before the image is actually clicked. It has a 6-inch OLED display with a dense 1440×2880 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Google Pixel XL2 comes with a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4GB RAM, allowing superior performance. The internal storage capacity is 64GB, but the absence of a microSD card slot doesn’t allow expanding the storage any further. The device has an ergonomic design; with placement of volume ringer aligning nicely with thumb and the matte finish that doesn’t attract fingerprints. The phone lacks a headphone jack. The starting price is at Rs.58,500.
The Galaxy Note 8 has an 8MP camera in the front, and a 12MP camera at the back. The phone comes with a 6.3-inch display with resolution of 1440×2960 pixels, which is great compared to other smartphones. The internal storage capacity is 64GB and can be expanded to 256GB via a microSD card. With the presence of 1.7GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 octa 8895 processor, and 6GB RAM, the phone boasts of a smooth performance. The stylus pen is a useful feature that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. At 195g, the phone might seem heavier than its counterparts. It comes at a starting price of Rs.65,449.
This upgraded version of OnePlus 5 launched in 2017 has a 6.01-inch full HD AMOLED panel with a pixel density of 401ppi and a 2.5D Gorilla glass protection. The display is a treat with its bright colors and high-resolution features. OnePlus 5T boasts of a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor at the rear, with dual LED flash. On the front is a 16MP selfie shooter, with a face unlock technology that can unlock the device in 0.4 seconds. OnePlus 5T is available in two variants – one with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and the other with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It doesn’t have a microSD card slot. OnePlus 5T is available at a starting price of Rs.37,999.
Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a 5.20-inch display with resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The device houses a 19MP camera at the rear and a 13MP front shooter. This Android 8.0 phone has 64GB internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone runs on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM, which lends it a good performance. Sony Xperia XZ1 is light at 156g and has a premium metal body which is appealing. The phone is available at a starting price of Rs.43,499.
All these devices are examples of power and refinement in abundance and it is a difficult choice. If you can afford it or if you are an iPhone fan, you should definitely choose the Apple iPhone X, for its amazing features and performance.
Else, the OnePlus 5T is a close second, with its list of premium features available at a reasonable price. But, if the absence of a microSD card bothers you, go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Though heavier in price and weight, it offers a fantastic option of a smartphone with superior performance and a larger display.