Top 10 Best GSM phones 2017




#1. The iPhone 7 Plus

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Average Rating:
91%


Description:

The 1st best GSM phone is hailed as being twice as fast as the iPhone 6, with a 64-bit A10 Fusion chip and an M10 motion coprocessor under the hood.

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#2. 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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#3. The Huawei Honor 8

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Average Rating:
92%


Description:

Standing at 5.2 inches (Full HD screen), the Huawei Honor 8 boasts a swarm of high-end specs, led by two 12-megapixel rear cameras with hybrid autofocus and a dual ISP system, 3D fingerprint identification, and a chipset composed of an eight-core Kirin 950 CPU running at 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz, an i5 co-processor that controls the phone's sensors, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Mali-T880 GPU.

Adding to the aforementioned features, this Honor edition also delivers Huawei's dual antenna switch design for strengthening signal reception alongside an 8-megapixel camera with 1.4-micron pixels and a 3000mAh Smart Power 4.0 battery, while in charge of storage is a 32GB memory expandable by up to 128GB. It comes with front-and-back 2.5D glass layers and is offered in colors like Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold.

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#4. The LG Tribute HD

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Average Rating:
87%


Description:

LG's 2016 Tribute HD levels up over older Tribute models display-wise, touting a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) TFT screen this time -- the older phones have FWVGA (854 x 480) resolutions only. It is loaded with 16GB of storage expandable by up to 32GB, while sitting above its screen is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with Selfie Light and Gesture Shot. At the back, it sports an 8-megapixel HD-video primary camera, with a 4G LTE network adapter leading its connectivity features. As for hardware, the Tribute HD pays tribute to classic specs, including a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU (1.5GB RAM) and a 2100mAh battery scoring 15 hours of talk time.

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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 Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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Average Rating:
84%


Description:

The fifth generation of the Moto G Plus, this 5.2-inch smartphone features an octa-core 2GHz processor, a 12-megapixel main camera with a digital zoom of up to eight times, and a 3000mAh battery. Most of the Moto G5 Plus' specs tend to label it as an upper-mid-range smartphone.

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#7. 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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#8. 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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#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 LG Phoenix 2

Photo of the LG Phoenix 2.
Average Rating:
87%


Description:

LG's Phoenix 2 will not likely become stuff of legend, considering that its specs list includes only a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM. That said, it sports LG's signature rear-keys design, while touting a pair of 8- and 5-megapixel cameras. Also in the mix are a 16GB expandable memory, a 2125mAh battery, and a blend of VoLTE and HD voice for in-call audio enhancement. This model has an M3/T3 hearing aid certification and offers NFC (Near Field Communication).

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