Very surprised by the Sony xz premium appearance on the list, for some reason it is very popular and has a lot of fans on this site, even it is overrated as hell and has one of the worst flagship screens this year with useless 4k screen and to add salt to the wound Sony mobile division basically on a brink of dissolution and with non existing market shares in a major markets. If all these people would be buying Sony phones instead of just following or pretending to be interested in Sony phones, Sony mobile division would be saved :)
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2017You sound like a typical biased Sony fanboy like a lot of the Sony fanboys lurking on this sit... moreI personally don't like to have huge number of third party apps. Why would I have to download some third party app, possibly deal with ads and other issues, when I can just have it already integrated in the OS? It works better that way too.
Also, rooting and flashing are things I would never do to my phone. And I can't understand why people do it.
GeraltOfYenfer, 30 Dec 2017Sir, here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hph8vjXClJ0 And MKBHD is just an American ... moreNothing is faster than stock especially since Google keeps on improving on it with frequent software updates. In a perfect world all expensive flagship smartphones should take brilliant pictures in normal mode, the Pixels have been doing that since day one whereas Xperias can't catch up unless you really mess around with the settings which is still a hit or miss, sad because they're the ones who make the sensors. And I follow a lot of tech reviewers on YouTube and most of them sing high praises for the Pixel, as for MKBHD he is still top dog for a reason, I trust his opinion more than the vast majority of readers on this site lol
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2017I feel sorry for you people who listen to those paid reviewers like MKBHD but your Pixel is cr... moreYou sound like a typical biased Sony fanboy like a lot of the Sony fanboys lurking on this site, Pixel is not crap (better design than Xperia blocks, best camera, fastest updates) and MKBHD is just one of many reviewers who love the Pixel phones but I guess they must be all paid reviewers, right?
TheLostWanderer, 30 Dec 2017When it comes to Samsung, people won't ask about which phone is that because they already know... moreI'm the other way around. I prefer my software bone stock and if I need any "features" I can install it or flash it
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2017Nothing is faster than Google's own hardware and software in their Pixel lineup of phones, tha... moreSir, here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hph8vjXClJ0
And MKBHD is just an American Bullshit, he only considers the phones that are available in US, or the ones he's paid off for. On a global level, Nothing... "LITERALLY NOTHING" is faster than XZP right now. And About pixel 2 xl, It's camera is undoubtedly the best, but you see, thing is, In India it's price at Rs.74000 and XZ1 at Rs.44000. On the Go Camera experience of Sony Xperia is also great if just a tad bit bellow Pixel 2 xl, I would rather buy XZ1 and pay remaining Rs.30000 for a Proper camera if that's my priority.
About Xperia Android experience. It's like 90% Stock android experience with 10% of added customization to make it more personal to your changing mood and optimizations that make it faster than "STOCK ANDROID"
Happy new year sir, don't follow those paid off reviewers, go into the market and observe for yourself what's best. And Xperia right now, is THE BEST
ren122, 29 Dec 2017samsung has nice design but so does XZP premium and HTC. In fact more people will look at at y... moreWhen it comes to Samsung, people won't ask about which phone is that because they already know what it is, as soon as they see my S8. Sony and HTC are designed well, but it's personal preference I would say. I'm the type of person who cares a lot about the screen, and want to have as many features as possible. So for my personal taste Samsung is the best choice. And I actually like Samsung UI. It's got more features and options, and when compared to it - stock Android is just boring.
Carol, 27 Dec 2017Yeah, right, you know what everybody prefers...Clearly everyone is looking at the low end models, I get money is a part of it, but honestly value for money is a huge part of any phones value. And this part is the fan favorite phone, not the: Best speced phone.
So clearly it isn't the flagsships we actually care about if we are starring at these!
TheLostWanderer, 28 Dec 2017Lol, sure they are. Now you tell me they have more features too and are cheaper and look bette... moresamsung has nice design but so does XZP premium and HTC. In fact more people will look at at your HTC and XZp and be like wow what is that then at your samsung. They are on par in design i'd say in their own way and sony will be making a bezeless smartphone soon.
with that said samsung is gimmicky and htc and sony have plenty of useful features. The UI is clunky on samsung and what makes it slower. Samsung is only superior in camera software and screen.
Nokia 6 shuld be top.
Samsung just cost too much for too nothing.
Congratulations to all those phone who reached Top 10 fan favorites of 2017 . They did really made to the list with those fans *decent claps* . Favorites of mine : All of them LOL (yes all of them, i'm being serious here)
Its a sad day when phones offering great value for money along with awesome set of features dont figure in the top 10 list.
One noteworthy contender is the Honor 8 Pro. It has all of the following :
1. Blazing fast processor
2. Quad HD Screen , 515 ppi
3. 128 GB of internal storage, 6 GB of RAM
4. Gorilla Glass 3 protection
5. Dual SIM with 4G/LTE (hybrid SIM, can take Micro SD card also)
6. Dual Rear Cameras
7. Fingerprint Scanner (rear placed)
8. 3.5 mm jack for headphones
9. Wifi Direct, DLNA, Screen Mirroring, NFC
10. Huge Battery - 4000 mAH, supports fast charging (fast charger is bundled)
11. USB C type connector which supports OTG
On top of that, all this is placed in a metal unibody, which looks and feel sexy, and is just 7 mm thick (without any ugly camera bump).
The box it comes in, doubles up as a VR headset. All this for a mere INR 25,000/- makes one wonder how this phone missed the Top 10.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2017Nothing is faster than Google's own hardware and software in their Pixel lineup of phones, tha... moreI feel sorry for you people who listen to those paid reviewers like MKBHD but your Pixel is crap...Even if he did click on the XZP first, it's still blazingly fast
TheGoldenMellifluous, 28 Dec 2017But you have to remember dude . Nokia is one of few phone manufactures that have been on the m... moreYep. But there was a actual reason why GSMarena place Nokia 6 on the second place. That phone has been in the weekly rank trend of top 10 for 9 months!!!!
GeraltOfYenfer, 28 Dec 2017In general. XZP/XZ1/XZ1c were the fastest phones of 2017. Even Google's so-called refined vers... moreNothing is faster than Google's own hardware and software in their Pixel lineup of phones, that's why people like MKBHD uses it as their daily driver not ugly non-stock Sony phones lol
Sajjadfaisal, 28 Dec 2017V30 and Mi6 deserve even better rankings. IMO they are better than the two Nokias up in the li... moreBut you have to remember dude . Nokia is one of few phone manufactures that have been on the market for so long with Motorola , Sony , Ericsson , and few others , they already making name for themselves , that the period went Nokia smartphones was gone for 3 years (interval from Lumia 930/638 and Nokia 6) with Nokia nameplate on it (not their dumbphones , their dumbphones was still alive during those times) , people are sad that Nokia has to be disappeared from the market as Nokia name has been a legend since 3310 (2000) was released , that the time Nokia 6 was released to public , no matter how the specs has or anything inside the phone , everytime a first Nokia phone released , it will get a high favorite / liked the phone from most people who has a special place for Nokia , as it marks the return of Nokia with HMD Global Oy continuing the lineup of Nokia smartphone , due know for their build quality goes .
Admit it , I know Nokia 6 hasn't the best specs in its category , specs are way-below for it , but still a phone remark the return of Nokia to market . Even there's a rumor that Nokia 6 2018 having Snapdragon 630/660 that will be a redemption for some people who wants a better specs for Nokia 6 (HMD listened to the feedback , although Nokia 6 was inline with Lumia 600 series with low specs , so it was the reason why S430 installed in Nokia 6)
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2017Hell yeah Samsung will do just as well as they did this year, they deserve to be the top Andro... moreIt's the place Samsung really deserved.
Best thing is:
Not only that S8 has a headphone jack, but it also comes with 100$ AKG headphones in the box.
As an obvious middle finger to everyone who removed the headphone jack.
It really was the killer deal, and boosted the S8 sales even further.
ProJames, 28 Dec 2017The S8 has proven to be a very well made refinement of the already excellent S7 and deserves 1... moreYep. Now all eyes are looking towards S9. I assume the S9 will have some unexpected mind blowing features. Can't wait to see.