There was an estimate of 373.1 million smartphones shipped worldwide during the third quarter of 2017 according to the International Data Corporation however it is growing at a slower pace compared to the past years. Meanwhile, John Callaham of Android Authority online website has mentioned the top smartphone in 2017 and these are the 18:9 display ratio; the 120 Hz smartphone screens that provide better-looking graphics; and the eSIM that will enable you to switch carriers using a software app menu.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The South Korean smartphone company Samsung has sold around 83.3 million in the third quarter of 2017 making it the overall leader of best-selling smartphones in the world.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the innovation 18:9 ratio screen that delivered a wow factor according to David Phelan, a contributor of Forbes.com. This innovation 18:9 display ratio provided the selling point “Infinity Display” in the smartphone and are now seen on many other phones.
Apple iPhone X
Apple has sold 46.7 million units in the third quarter of 2017 and before the year ended, it released its new flagship iPhone X model with a starting price of $999. It is pronounced also the best phone of 2017 by Digital Trends online website.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
The Huawei models of this China-based company is foreseen by the International Data Corporation as the challenger of Apple and Samsung at the top of the market regarding premium flagship offerings as well as in the race for overall worldwide market dominance. It has sold 39.1 million worldwide during the third quarter of 2017.
Google Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL)
Known as the first phones released with the eSIM technology, these features have put these smartphones on top. This technology also helps international travelers for they don’t need to buy new SIM cards every time they go to a different country just to make a call and connect to cellular data networks. Connecting is just a tap away using an application.
The Razer Phone is dubbed by Android Authority site as the most well-known smartphone to support a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, instead of the normal 60Hz that will provide smoother an clearer images, even while scrolling on your smartphone. This prevents screen tearing when you play games and provides smoother looking graphics. This smartphone is foreseen as a driver in orienting more gaming and VR-oriented smartphones.
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