Poll results: What was the best smartphone of 2017?

Poll results: What was the best smartphone of 2017?

The new year hasn't had a chance to give us any big surprises in the smartphone world yet, so let's take this moment to reflect on the hits of 2017. We posted an opinion poll last week asking which smartphone of the past year was the best. Now that the votes have come in, we have the final results to share with you.

Which 2017 smartphone made it to the top of the list? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 took 24 percent of the vote, making it the number one, by far. In the comments, one user referred to the Note 8 as the "swiss army knife of phones" while another noted that it has "[a]ll the premium features you could ever need. The absolute best display, great camera & of course the S-pen". In spite of all the praise, it was a bit too expensive for some people's taste.

Everyone's favorite underdog, the OnePlus 5(T), came in second place with 15 percent of the vote, which is no surprise as we already had it as our pick for the best alternative phone of the year. Third and fourth place also go to Samsung, with 11 percent for the S8+ and 10 percent for the S8.

It wasn't just the Note 8 that took the crown for best smartphone. Samsung took the crown for top manufacturer, with an impressive three phones in the top four places, totaling 45 percent! These devices represent the best trends 2017 had to offer, with elegant design, gorgeous displays, small bezels and unfortunately large price tags.

In fifth place, the larger of Google's 2017 phones, the Pixel 2 XL, took 9 percent of the vote. This was followed by the LG V30 with 7 percent and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro with 5 percent. All of the other devices in the poll received less than 5 percent, including the LG G6 and the controversial iPhone X.

Which phones are you looking forward to in 2018? What features do you hope manufacturers will keep or ditch in the coming year? Let us know in the comments!


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  • BigBear Mato Tanka B Mar 6, 2018 Link to comment

    No one ever talks about the Galaxy S8 Active(tmo) it's a tough device.

  • Mohamad Nazri Mohd. Noh (Nazrae) Jan 10, 2018 Link to comment

    Frankly speaking, all I see when it comes to smartphone comparison is based on photo and video quality, how fast it can boot and opening apps and not because what it can really do!

    In terms of functionality of operation and multitasking plus ease of use in data synchronization and other heavy duty usages.. Rather than comparing image and video quality, try comparing it in real-time working environment and see what these phones can do other than taking photos and uploading it to FB, IG, chat via WhatsApp, Telegram or Snapchat etc.. Heck! Even an entry level smartphone can do that!

    As the Samsung Note 8 is dubbed as the 'swiss army knife of phones' by a user, then there's no reason for comparing as nothing can come close to it! There's a difference between owning it because what it can do than owning it because of trend..

  • Nino Hergotić Jan 7, 2018 Link to comment

    1. Apple Iphone X
    2. Google Pixel 2 XL
    3.Iphone 8+/8
    4. Galaxy Note 8/S8+/S8
    5.HTC U11+
    6. LG V30
    7.One Plus 5T

  • David Martrano Jan 7, 2018 Link to comment

    Personally, I would take the s8 series over any. The design, display & just about anything else!

  • Sorin Jan 7, 2018 Link to comment

    My opinion:
    1 Samsung GALAXY S8 / S8 Plus
    2 Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    3 OnePlus 5T
    4 Samsung GALAXY Note 8
    5 iPhone X
    6 LG V30
    7 Huawei P10 / P10 Plus
    8 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
    9 Xiaomi Mi 6
    10 Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
    11 Nokia 8
    12 LG G6

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