There is no doubt about the quality of phones produced in recent times have made the market of smartphones very competitive particularly against the big brands like Apple, Samsung, and Google. 2017 was filled with surprises for smartphone geeks who experienced the huge influx of devices ranging from the iPhone X to the unexpected Razer phone and the beautiful Samsung Note 8. There were several surprises in the form of the Essential phone and how can we forget the OnePlus company for providing us with reasonable phones which features equivalent to that of high-end phones. While some phones provided the best picture quality, there were some phones that were specially made to cater the needs of gamers.
One of the underdogs was OnePlus 5T which came with a reasonable price tag with features that were beyond our expectations. Embedded with dual camera and USB Type-C charging for fast charging accompanied by a fast fingerprint scanner, the phone is around $600 which is way beyond the price mark of Pixel 2 and Samsung S8 or iPhone 8. While the biggest news of 2017 was related to the removal of Touch ID on iPhone X and the arrival of Face ID systems on this iPhone and upcoming devices by Apple. OnePlus 5T also had the surprising security feature of Face Unlock. The feature proved to be so successful and popular amongst the users that the company has finally decided to update the software on its predecessor, OnePlus 5, and introduce the feature of Face Unlock on the previous model as well.
It is surprising to see how local brands and crowdsourced companies are coming forward with products that are competitive and provide a premium user experience to smartphone owners. The mobile market is getting much more competitive and if industry giants like Apple and Samsung focus their quality on just high price slabs, they are likely to soon run out of business.
For an overall review of all the smartphones released in 2017 along with their value proposition, watch the video by tech-analysts, Marques Brownlee