2017 has been the year of dual camera and bezel-less smartphones. Dual camera and bezel-less smartphones existed in 2016 as well, but manufacturers have gone ahead and brought down both the features to masses out there. For example, we now get a dual camera smartphone under Rs. 10,000, and so does a bezel-less smartphone (Micromax Canvas Infinity).
There are many flagship bezel-less smartphones released in 2017 in India, and here are the best ones to pick up from the market right now, if you’re looking to purchase one, of course.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Possibly the best-looking smartphone available on the market right now. The Mi Mix 2 is Xiaomi’s only flagship smartphone for the Indian consumers, and it comes with a price tag of Rs. 35,999. It comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3400mAh battery. The device boots Android Nougat based MIUI 9, which is a feature-rich skin. The highlight of the smartphone is the Ceramic body at the back.
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
If Xiaomi started the bezel-less trend last year with the Mi Mix, it was Samsung who took the tech to masses out there. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are Samsung’s best smartphones yet with powerful hardware, gorgeous glass body design, and a decent 83.6% screen-to-body ratio.
The Galaxy S8 is currently available at Rs. 53,900, whereas the S8+ retails for Rs. 58,900. The S8 has a 5.8-inch QHD+ display, 3000mAh battery, while the S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch QHD+ screen and a 3500mAh battery under the hood.
They both are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, and boots Android Nougat based Samsung Experience UI on top.
Apple iPhone X
The overpriced iPhone, I must say, but the iPhone X is the future of iPhones says Apple. The iPhone X in India costs Rs. 89,000 for the 64B variant and the 256GB model costs Rs. 1,02,000. The phone offers a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display, stainless steel frame, glass back, Apple A11 Bionic chip, Face ID, and a dual rear camera setup.
Google Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 XL might have plagued with display issues, but it is possible the best Android smartphone out there on the market. It has a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display with issues such as blue shift and burn-in. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
Also, the Pixel 2 XL comes with a class-leading front and rear cameras with Portrait mode. This entire package is backed by a 3520mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Pixel 2 XL costs Rs. 73,000 in the country.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung’s flagship smartphones are pretty much ruling the flagship market in India. What separates the Galaxy Note 8 from Galaxy S8 & S8+ is the S-Pen and the dual camera setup.
The Note 8 offers a bigger 6.3-inch QHD+ display and a rectangular body. It is powered by the same Exynos 8895 chipset, clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There are two 12MP sensors at the back of the phone, and both the sensors are optically stabilised. The phone is backed by a 3300mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 8 is retailing for Rs. 67,900 in India.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.