Best Smartphones – My Top Picks

Here are some of my top Smartphone picks this year. Is it the same as yours?

Best Smartphones as of December 2017

The Huawei P10 is one of the best Flagships of 2017. It comes with impressive Dual Cameras from Leica. Bokeh shots look creamy and the Camera performs above average even on low light.

HUAWEI P10 4G Smartphone 5.1 inch Kirin 960 Android 7.0Huawei P10 at $429 Use Coupon Code: CXLP10
Kirin 960 (EMUI 5.1, Android 7) – International version
4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage)
5.1 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p
Leica Dual Cameras (20+20mp f/2.2) Read more

 

The Huawei P10 Plus is a bit pricey compared to the Standard version, but it is worth it. The Camera has a much wider aperture at f/1.8, which means it is much better on low light.

HUAWEI P10 Plus 4G Phablet Android 7.0 5.5 inchHuawei P10 Plus at $509 Use Coupon Code: HWP10P
Kirin 960 (EMUI 5.1, Android 7) – International version
6 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
5.5 inch IPS 2560 x 1440 pixels
Leica Dual Cameras (20+20mp f/1.8) Read more

 

OnePlus unveils a revamped version of the OnePlus 5T, it is faster, comes with a near bezel-less 18:9 screen and an improved camera.

OnePlus 5T 4G Phablet OnePlus 5T (6+64gb) retails at $509 Use Coupon Code: oneplus5y
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540
6 GB RAM and 64 GB UFS
6.0 inch 18:9 2160 x 1080p Full Optic AMOLED Read more

OnePlus 5T 4G Phablet OnePlus 5T (8+128gb) retails at $559 Use Coupon Code: hk5toneplus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540
6 GB RAM and 64 GB UFS
6.0 inch 18:9 2160 x 1080p Full Optic AMOLED Read more

 

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the best value Dual Camera Flagship available. Even though the camera still has imperfections, it is better than most phones on its category. The phone also comes with Splash Proof design and supports CDLA (Audio).

Xiaomi Mi 6 4G Smartphone 5.15 inch MIUI 8Xiaomi Mi 6 at $389 Use Coupon Code: MI6XGB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (HK Warehouse)
6 GB RAM and 64 GB UFS
5.15 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p Read Full Review

 

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is one of the biggest phone in 2017 at 6.44 inches. But this phone earns me a lot of praises. It is especially more popular because of its 3 days battery life.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 4G Phablet 6.44 inch Android 7.0Xiaomi Mi Max 2  at $199 Use Coupon Code: CXLMAX2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (HK Warehouse, Global version)
4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC
6.44 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p, 5300mAh Read Full Review

 

The Huawei Honor 9 is a mid-range Smartphone and is advertised as Light Catcher. The camera sensor isn’t as polish compared to the latest released Huawei P10, but it still has an above average camera, and excels especially on low light.

Huawei Honor 9 4G Smartphone 5.15 inch Android 7.0Huawei Honor 9 retails at $319 Use Coupon Code: HWHONO9  
Kirin 960 and Mali-G71
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
5.15 inch 1920 x 1080p
Dual Cameras Read more

 

The ZTE AXON 7 is an old Flagship, but it is still one of the best value available. It offers Dolby Atmos Audio and a whopping 2.5K Screen.

ZTE AXON 7 4G Phablet Android 6.0 5.5 inchZTE AXON 7 retails at $219 Use Coupon Code: bestdealus44 (limited to HK, CA, US)
Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
5.5 inch AMOLED 2560 x 1600p Read more

 

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the only phone from Xiaomi that offers Android One. It also comes with a pretty good Dual Rear Cameras that can rival the Xiaomi Mi 6 on good lighting.

XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version 5.5 inch Android OneXiaomi Mi A1 at $199 Use Coupon Code: dpxiaomia1
Snapdragon 625 (Android One)
4 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC
5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p
Dual Rear Camera (Telephoto Lens) Read Full Review

 

The Xiaomi Mi 5x is identical to the Xiaomi Mi A1, with the major exception of Android One. It has the same Dual Camera with Telephoto lens, which offers excellent shots on good lighting.

Xiaomi Mi 5X 4G Phablet 5.5 inch MIUI 8Xiaomi Mi 5x at $182 Use Coupon Code: Blackfridayhalf16 or 5xxioami
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Miui 9)
4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC
5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p
Dual Cameras (Telephoto Lens) Read more

 

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has finally unveiled a more competitive camera, the Dual Camera compares well to the Xiaomi Mi 6. The Dual Camera lens offers very similar features and that includes OIS on 4K. But this phone is still considered a Mid-ranger.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 4G Phablet 5.5 inch MIUI 8Xiaomi Mi Note 3 retails at $309  Use Coupon Code: note3xmA
Snapdragon 660
6 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage
5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p
Dual Rear Cameras (with Telephoto Lens) Read more

 

The Leeco Le Pro 3 Elite is probably your ultimate Budget Phone. It was a Flagship before but now still offers great value for performance.

LeEco Le Pro3 Elite 5.5 inch Android 6.0 4G PhabletLeTV LeEco Le Pro 3 Elite at $153 Use Coupon Code: leproelite      
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
4 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage
5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p Read more

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x is a budget Phone that offers 14 hours battery life and decent performance.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 4G Phablet MIUI 9 5.5 inchXiaomi Redmi Note 4x at $149 Use Coupon Code: Xmas133
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506 (International version)
3 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC
5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080p Read more

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