Downright Pixel 2 XL for me. Because I had high hopes from the phone.
All I want is for common sense to come back: make phones that fit in your hand, bring back the features you removed, make them thicker if necessary as a thin phone with terrible battery life is pointless and if anything, focus all your efforts in coming up with a decent camera, it's ridiculous that $1200 phones still take worse pictures than digicams you bought for $30 fifteen years ago.
Sam, 28 Dec 2017I agree with Kaloyan on most aspects and I do think that Prasad is a beet of an iSheep (no off... moreI forgot to mention the HiFi Quad DAC and the bundled B&O headphones. My G6 has it, but I am guessing the V30 will be better in that regard too.I too wish that more phones retained the removable battery and the IR blaster. A bigger battery would be nice too.
I agree with Kaloyan on most aspects and I do think that Prasad is a beet of an iSheep (no offense). I personally think the LG V30 is the best phone of the year. It just seems to be an uncompromising all round champ with a flat screen (this is important for me). I am currently using a LG G6, and I have to say I am loving it, especially the screen and the wide angle camera. I find the G6 to be a snappier phone than the S8 because it picks up 4G+ signals when the S8 barely has internet 3G. And the fingerprint scanner location makes my G6 a clear winner, especially because I use it so many times a day. I am thinking about changing my phone soon, but I cannot decide easily. I am pretty scare to choose a phone with an AMOLED screen because I hate burn in. Any recommendations are welcome. I have been lucky to see a few Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s , and I have to say, it's the best looking phone I have ever seen (I have seen the iPhone X).
SidStar, 28 Dec 2017Nobody seems to be talking about a nifty little feature called the IR emitter which most of th... moreI liked your comment about picking a phone. You are describing my feelings too. Can I ask you what is your favourites phone(s) ?
Best All Round Phone: V30, Note8 and Mate 10 (non-pro)
Best Display: Note8
Best Sounding:Razor phone
Best Camera (pictures): Pixels
Best Video phone: V30 (because of manual video)
Best Looking: All look the same
Best Camera Setup: Mono+RGB and Normal+Wide
Best Cheap Flagship: Oneplus 5, Honor 9
Best Mid range: Honor 7X
Worst Camera Setup: Oneplus 5T
Worst Phone: Razor Phone
Fastest Phone: XZ Premium (waiting for objections)
Worst Trends: no 3.5mm jack, same looking phones
Best Trend: Dual Camera
Looking Forward to:
Under Display Fingerprint scanner
3D Facial Recognition ( yes I want to see more of.it)
Let's be honest, some "reviewers" here are clueless. How can Essential PH-1 be in the worst phones category? Don't forget that for $400 (Amazon Deal) you'll have a hard time to find a better phone, even with its shortcomings. Some disappointments don't qualify as the worst.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2017Don't trust reviews benchmarks and other craps. Use Sony phone yourself it is amazing.I don't trust reviewers or benchmarks. In fact, I have Sony Xperia Z and till now its working well and the battery is good, even I sleep the charger is on the phone though its dangerous but Thank God it never explodes. I only trust what I see in my eyes.
r33fd, 28 Dec 2017IMO the best designed phone of 2017 has to be the OnePlus 5T and not just for the so called "b... moreYou can not say that the iPhone 7 Plus *cough* I mean the OnePlus 5T is the best and at the same time that the iPhone 8 is the worst. If you were not biased and all about that fancy bezelless trend, you would know that the 8 is a perfected 7 and how beautiful it is.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2017Well now it is my turn. Best phone? It is Sony XZ Premium. Why? Because it is blazing fast. It... moreChristmas is over bro. And your reasons for iPhone X being the worst are absolute bs. Typical Sony fanboy, nothing new. Even worse than the pseudo-experts who use a Samsung TV, Samsung Laptop, Samsung tablet, Samsung phone, Samsung smartwatch. Or those who think that the Nokia 6 completely annihilates the iPhone 7, which is yet not able to keep up with the Xiaomi Redmi 4 for 80Â€. Look it up on C4ETech
jefire411, 28 Dec 2017Some phones already use Li-Polymer batteries which is safer.Yeah, some hi-tech phones like the iPhone 4 from 2010. it is basically the same, donÂ‘t get fooled by anybody who says one is better than the other.
KamAbdi, 28 Dec 2017Your right bro and I said the same to some people I know and don't worry let them start a figh... moreDon't trust reviews benchmarks and other craps. Use Sony phone yourself it is amazing.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 28 Dec 2017One thing that is weird from all the reviewers is that they said Sony kept using the same old ... moreYour right bro and I said the same to some people I know and don't worry let them start a fight but I don't really. HATERS ARE GOING TO HATE WHAT EVER SONY DOES EVEN IN THE IN THE FUTURE!!!!!
I think this site also despise SONY!!! same as the other reviewers.
There are several really cracking phones out there that I'd consider except that they have for me personally a few fatal flaws in that they don't have a memory expansion slot, user replaceable battery, a radio (useful for emergency information if you're outside of network coverage).
I've had to go with a Galaxy S8+ as it was the best compromise I could find at the time that I needed a new phone. I most certainly didn't want an iPhone (iOS) as I find the Apple stuff too restricted and you can't bluetooth stuff (files/music/pics) between handsets as easily as you can for Android. I also object to being ripped off by Apple for having an extra large memory capacity on the phone, whereas you can just insert a cheap SD card into Android phones and get more memory.
My personal favorite is Mate 10 Pro. And I'm not surprised to see Sony being mentioned multiple times when they talk about disappointing phones.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2017Well now it is my turn. Best phone? It is Sony XZ Premium. Why? Because it is blazing fast. It... moreCome on! That is too much. I am an avid Sony fan, but to state that XZ Premium is better than iPhone X and Note 8 is an overstatement.
It definitely is one of the best phones of the year, but not the best. It doesn't deserve all the criticism it gets from the Sony haters, specially since their biggest complaints are about bezels and boxy design. But that doesn't mean we, Sony fans should worship it.
As for the editors, Sony's design is fine. Not everything needs to be rounded piece of slab. Choice to have something different is good. That should not be criticized.
Well now it is my turn. Best phone? It is Sony XZ Premium. Why? Because it is blazing fast. It won't lag. It has 4K screen. Worst phone? I think it is iPhone X. Why? Because it is failure and very expensive phone with too many issues like green lines and battery cover issue and it won't work in cold whether. What I want to see in 2018 - cool design - better battery life - no heating issue - blazing fast UI - better camera - huge storage and ram like 256GB storage with 512GB micro sd card and 8GB or even 16GB ram. Merry Christmas guys.