Smartphone Awards 2017; Best among all price points

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. In fact, from booking a movie, a train ticket to getting an appointment with your dentist requires a smartphone. Especially the year 2017 was most grateful to the consumers, where we have seen smartphones with dope technology. Do note that, these awards are based on the smartphones that have officially launched in India in the year of 2017.

This award ceremony will be divided into 10 parts, where each one will have a winner with an acceptable explanation about why we made that choice on the first hand.

  1. Phone for everyone
    • This award goes to JioPhone, which literally costs nothing (initial ₹1500 deposit is compulsory)
    • This is the cheapest 4G feature phone.
    • Offers decent 2.4-inch colour display.
    • Capability to make HD voice and video calls.
    • Main camera and a secondary camera in this budget are impressive.
    • Ability to enjoy video on demand services like Jio TV and Jio Movies.
    • Impressive 2400 mAh battery for a 2.4-inch screen.
    • Packed data plans are an added benefits.
    • Impressive built quality.
  2. My first smartphone
    • This award goes to 10.or D, which costs ₹4,999.
    • Cheapest smartphone in the market with a fingerprint scanner.
    • Impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-core processor for the price.
    • 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up t0 256 GB).
    • Dual SIM card slot with 4G LTE and VoLte support on both the slots.
    • HD 720p IPS LCD screen with 5.2-inch screen real estate.
    • Massive 3500 mAh Li-ion battery, which can last for 2 complete days.
    • Stock Android Nougat OS with promised Android Oreo update in the future.
    • Impressive 13 MP main camera with F/2.0 aperture and a 5 MP selfie camera.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  3. Perfect Budget smartphone
    • This goes for the Xioami Redmi Note 4, which cost ₹9,999 for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage model.
    • Best in class all-metal unibody solution.
    • Impressive 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen with 2.5D curved tempered glass protection on the top.
    • Highly customisable MiUi 9 based on Android Nougat.
    • Massive 4100 mAh Li-ion battery.
    • Impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor.
    • Dual Hybrid SIM slot with 4G LTE and VoLte support on both the slots.
    • Great in hand feel for the device of this size.
    • Nice developer support for the third party ROMS.
  4. Dual camera for everyone
    • This award goes to Xiaomi Mi A1, which retails for ₹13,999.
    • Impressive best-in-class built quality.
    • Dual 12 MP cameras with a wide-angle shooter and a telephoto shooter with X2 optical zoom and portrait mode with 4K video recording capability.
    • USB type C port for charging and data syncing.
    • Dedicated DAC support for the improved 3.5 mm headphone jack audio output.
    • Stock Android Nougat OS with monthly security updates and faster OS updates directly from Google.
    • Full HD display with sunlight visibility.
    • Support for Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 capability.
    • Infrared sensor for universal remote capability.
  5. Stylish budget trendsetter
    • This award goes to Huawei Honor 7x, which retails for ₹12,999 for the 4 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage.
    • Impressive full metal unibody design.
    • Dual cameras at the back with support for manual mode.
    • Best-in-class 18:9 aspect ratio screen with FHD+ 2160x1080p IPS LCD screen spread across 5.99-inches.
    • Impressive 8 MP selfie camera with 1080p video recording capability.
    • Highly capable Hisilicon Kirin 659 Octa-core processor.
    • Almost bezel-less design.
    • EMUI based on Android Nougat with a promised update for Android Oreo-based EMUI.
    • Dual SIM card slot with support for micro SD card slot (hybrid solution).
  6. Right blend of features and price
    • This award goes to Moto X4, which retails for ₹20,999 for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage.
    • Premium glass-metal-glass sandwich design.
    • IP68 rating for water dust resistance.
    • Dual camera setup with a normal shooter and a wide angle shooter.
    • 8 MP front-facing selfie camera with front-facing flash.
    • Powered by all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core processor.
    • Bluetooth 5.0 support.
    • USB type C port with fast charging capability.
    • Front-facing fingerprint scanner.
  7. Most affordable flagship smartphone AKA, the flagship killer
    • This award goes to OnePlus 5T, which retails for ₹32,999 for the 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant.
    • Powered by the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor.
    • Premium 18:9 aspect ratio screen with FHD+ Optic OLED panel spread across 6.01-inch screen real estate.
    • The fastest ceramic fingerprint scanner on the market.
    • Fastest face unlocking technology with no additional hardware.
    • Dash charging support, which can charge your phone in less than 90 minutes (0 percent to 100 percent).
    • The best 16 MP selfie camera.
    • Dual camera setup with 16 MP + 20 MP setup offering F/1.7 aperture for the improved low light photography.
    • Oxygen OS works without any flaw with faster Android upgrades.
  8. Most underrated flagship smartphone.
    • This one goes to LG V30+, which retails in India for ₹44,999.
    • The best-POLED display on any phone with support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision.
    • The best video recording setup with the capability to record Log video format.
    • Dual camera with a 16 MP main shooter with F/1.6 aperture and a 13 MP wide-angle lens with F/1.9 aperture.
    • Wireless charging capability.
    • 3.5 mm headphone jack with a dedicated 32-bit audio DAC.
    • IP68 certification for the water and dust resistance feature.
    • Premium glass-metal-glass design with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
    • Dual SIM card slot with support for micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB).
  9. The best camera smartphone
    • This award goes to Google Pixel 2 XL, which retails for ₹67,999
    • Bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display with dual front-firing stereo speakers.
    • Single 12 MP camera with ability capture portrait photos.
    • Single 8 MP selfie camera with ability to capture potrait photos.
    • Stock Android OS with faster OS updates directly from Google for 3 years.
    • Squees to call Google assistance.
    • Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor.
    • IP67 water and dust resistance rating.
    • Support for Google’s AR Kit.
  10. Most innovative smartphone of 2017
    • This award goes to Apple iPhone X, which retails in India for ₹92,000.
    • Bezel-less OLED display.
    • Most secure way to unlock the smartphone, the Face ID.
    • Glass-metal-glass construction with stainless steel frame.
    • IP67 rating against water and dust resistance.
    • Most secure OS complete built on gestures.
    • Wireless charging and fast charging support.
    • Best dual camera setup with OIS on both the sensors with 4K video recording up to 60 frames per second.
    • The art of Animoji using the Face ID hardware.

So, has your favourite smartphone made on to our awards list? What do you think about these awards? Are there any better smartphones which can replace these devices? Share your view in the comment box.