Top 10 Best GSM phones 2017




#1. The Huawei Honor 8

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Average Rating:
92%


Description:

The 1st best GSM phone runs on Huawei's own Kirin 950 split-eight-core processor, which lines up with flagship-class Snapdragon/Exynos CPUs by running at 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz.

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#2. The iPhone 7 Plus

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Average Rating:
91%


Description:

The iPhone 7 Plus features a quartet of fresh (as far as iPhones go) specs on the outside. First, it meets users with a 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit Retina HD display with the 3D Touch technology. Second, it replaces the iPhone 6s Plus's Home button with one powered by a Taptic Engine, which means that it takes on a solid-state form (cannot be clicked, but recognizes the amount of pressure applied), while bringing back the Touch ID fingerprint technology. Next, it delivers the dual-rear-camera technology that was first introduced by Android-based brands like ZTE and Huawei, in the form of two 12-megapixel shooters (wide-angle and telephoto) decorated with a 6-element sapphire-covered lens, optical image/video stabilization, and a first-of-its-kind quad-LED true-tone flash. It is also the first iPhone (along with its 4.7-inch sibling) to rock an IP67-certified splash-ready casing.

As for its innards, the iPhone 7 Plus operates on an A10 Fusion chip with an M10 motion coprocessor tagging along, while an LTE Advanced adapter, which promises browsing rates of up to 450Mbps leads the connectivity front. Also, it offers a gigantic 256GB maximum internal memory (128GB and 32GB options are available) and has a battery that promises 1 hour longer battery life than its predecessor.

Crowning this 2016 iPhone release are a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD selfie camera and a stereo speaker system.

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#3. The Huawei Mate 9

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Average Rating:
90%


Description:

Huawei's Mate 9 is a 5.9-inch phablet that banks on several premium-class specs, such as a 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 12-megapixel (RGB) dual-rear-camera setup, a 3D fingerprint reader, and a split-eight-core Kirin 960 engine coupled with an i6 co-processor.

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#4. The Samsung Galaxy On7

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Average Rating:
91%


Description:

With a 4G adapter and a 3000mAh battery in tow, the 5.5-inch HD Samsung Galaxy On7 is bound for mid-level shelves. Its specs also include a 13-megapixel camera (5-megapixel sub-cam) and the Samsung Smart Manager application, with functions like traffic monitoring and virus protection. Over on the hardware front, we found a basic 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB's worth of RAM. It has 8GB of native memory and an up-to-128GB microSD support.

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#5. The Motorola Z Play

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Average Rating:
87%


Description:

Using the IFA 2016 in Berlin to make its entrance, the 5.5-inch Full HD Motorola Moto Z Play boasts a swarm of flagship-caliber specs, including the slap-on Moto Mods accessories as well as the Motorola Mobile Computing System, which is composed of a 2GHz eight-core Snapdragon 625 CPU, a 3GB RAM, an Adreno 506 GPU, and Motorola's signature Natural Language and Contextual Computing engines.

The Z Play owns a 4K-video-capable 16-megapixel camera with the popular high-end (as of its release) autofocus types that are phase-detection and laser-aided, a 32GB memory extendable by up to 2TB, and a fingerprint scanner. It also delivers the TurboPower technology through a 3510mAh battery promising up to 50 hours of usage in one charge. Rounding out its features are a water-repellent finish, a 5-megapixel 85-degree-wide selfie camera, and a three-microphone setup.

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#6. The iPhone 7

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Average Rating:
86%


Description:

Apple's very first splash-ready (IP67-grade) iPhone, the iPhone 7, responds to the bevy of 2016-released high-end Androids with its solid-state Taptic Engine Home button (with Touch ID), 4.7-inch LED-backlit 3D Touch Retina HD screen, and 12-megapixel sapphire-covered camera with 4K video support and a quad-LED-light true-tone flash system.

Claiming to be twice as fast as the iPhone 6, it introduces the A10 Fusion chip accompanied by an M10 motion coprocessor, while a mammoth 256GB of non-expandable memory (128GB and 32GB versions are also offered) takes charge of the storage front. Additionally, the iPhone 7 is the first iPhone to sport a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera rigged with wide color control and a Retina Flash.

A few more of its specs include a stereo audio system, an up-to-450Mbps LTE connectivity, and a bundle of Wi-Fi Calling, VoLTE (Voice over LTE), and FaceTime audio. Lastly, it claims to pack the best iPhone battery yet (as of September 2016), with 780 minutes of video playback and an 840-minute Wi-Fi browsing time under its belt.

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#7. The ZTE Axon 7

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Average Rating:
86%


Description:

The ZTE Axon 7 -- 7 because it is apparently the seventh generation of ZTE's flagship family -- is a 5.5-inch QHD specs powerhouse (at least as of its 2016 release) that runs on the Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz quad-core CPU coupled with an enormous 6GB RAM. It sports a 20-megapixel 4K-video camera with a dual-LED flash setup and comes with the Force Touch 3D touch technology (high version only).

It is loaded with 128GB of expandable storage, 3250mAh of power, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. Joining the mix are a circular fingerprint reader, a USB Type-C connector, and an NFC chip for handling mobile transactions.

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#8. The Asus Zenfone 3

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Average Rating:
88%


Description:

Asus expands its flagship roster with the 2016 Zenfone 3, a 5.5-inch FHD (with 2.5D Gorilla Glass) smartphone whose specs lean heavily towards multimedia and performance. It runs on a 14nm octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 625 engine bundled up with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and an Adreno 506 graphics unit. It touts a premium-class 16-megapixel camera decked out with laser autofocus, a dual-LED real-tone flash, and 4K video recording.

This 3000mAh-powered Zenfone edition also features a SonicMaster 3.0 audio system fed through a 5-magnet speaker, an 8-megapixel secondary camera, and a fingerprint reader that stores up to five prints. Its color options include Aqua Blue and Shimmer Gold.

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#9. The BlackBerry DTEK50

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Average Rating:
88%


Description:

The 5.2-inch BlackBerry Neon (initially known as the DTEK50) is a high-powered Android centered on business and security. It delivers DTEK by BlackBerry, which is an inbuilt software that lets you track down your overall privacy risk rating and provides options on how to address it. On the hardware level, it comes with BB Encryption and BB Password Keeper, both aimed at making sure that only the right people can access the device, while signature apps like BBM and BlackBerry Hub headline its business adoption suite.

As for its technical specs, the DTEK50 boasts a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 550MHz Adreno 510 GPU on the processing front, while a 16GB native memory expandable by up to 2TB is in charge of storage. It sports a 13-megapixel PDAF camera with a two-tone LED flash and an 8-megapixel flash-rigged frontal sub-camera.

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#10. The ZTE Axon 7 mini

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Average Rating:
84%


Description:

This mini edition of the ZTE Axon 7 remains in the high-end smartphone category, with the help of its voiceprint and fingerprint identification, 16-megapixel PDAF rear camera, and eight-core CPU with 3GB of RAM.

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