What are the new phones in 2017

The best smartphones of 2017: Android phones and iPhones

Dennis Steimels

Are you looking for a new cell phone? We'll show you the best smartphones to hit the market in 2017. Including powerful Android devices and new iPhones.

The best smartphones of 2017 will be even faster thanks to new processors while at the same time consuming less power for longer battery life. In the new Android flagships, the Snapdragon 835, which is manufactured using the 10nm process, works primarily.

In addition, there is up to 8 GB of RAM, large displays with at least QHD resolution and particularly powerful cameras.

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EnlargeSamsung's flagship Galaxy S8 comes with a large 18.5: 9 display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +

Market opening: April 2017

Samsung already launched its flagship for this year at the end of April. We were able to test the two S8 models in detail and came to the following conclusion:

The Galaxy S8 only becomes really interesting through the overall package, because the new Samsung flagship contains everything that technology fans love: waterproof housing, memory expansion, very stylish design, an iris scanner, large edge display and high performance. In addition, there is the Bixby voice assistant with an AI that can at least partially recognize context and the desktop mode feature with Dex.

Whereby Bixby does not play a role in this country - the full range of functions including voice control will probably only be available at the end of 2017. At least you can talk to the Google Assistant for that long. Overall, the S8 still leaves a strong impression because it leaves (almost) nothing to be desired.

S8 or S8 +: Because the two devices do not differ technically, it does not really matter which of the two S8 models you buy. The S8 is much easier to use with one hand, but the keyboard is a tad smaller or even narrower. The battery life is even slightly longer in the smaller cell phone. The price difference of 100 euros could also play a role.

➤ Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + on Amazon

➤ Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + in the test

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Market opening: September 2017

Due to the major battery problems of the Galaxy Note 7 and the subsequent production stop, many assumed that there would be no successor for the time being. But Samsung will not give up the Note series yet and will also cram the Note 8 with the best hardware available on the market and integrate cool software features. However, the Koreans will have learned from the mistake of the Note 7 and put their knowledge into the Note 8.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be officially presented on August 23 and will be launched shortly afterwards.

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The best Android smartphones

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Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Market opening: September 2017

In 2017 Apple celebrates 10 years of the iPhone, which is why a special, new generation is expected. The iPhone 8 models will probably have an edge-to-edge OLED display. At least one of the two devices should also have a glass housing. Rumors have it that the fingerprint sensor will move behind the glass and that a physical home button will be omitted. There is also speculation about whether the new iPhones will be equipped with an iris scanner. The smartphones will come onto the market with the new Apple A11 CPU generation and the motion co-processor. The current model AppleiPhone 7 is available from Amazon or from € 627 in our price comparison. The iPhone 7 Plus is currently available from € 759 in our price comparison or from Amazon.

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EnlargeHTC U11, the successor to HTC 10, will hit the market on June 1st.


Market opening: June 2017

At the beginning of January, HTC only presented its new flagship series U, which in February took the form of the HTC U Ultra