Our Christmas selection continues with smartphones. The year 2017 has been rich in news about the sector, even if it has not really been upset: the tenors of yesterday are the tenors of today. Here are some ideas for three budgets.
Expected as the Messiah by Apple fans, the iPhone X has finally arrived and so far, it lives up to expectations. Edge-to-edge screen, flawless design, double stabilized photo sensor, and performance unmatched or almost, the iPhone X is THE new iPhone that was expected since the iPhone 6. New, which will however require to relearn some gestures to use his smartphone. We will not forget the end of the TouchID fingerprint sensor in favor of FaceID facial recognition, which is not necessarily always practical. Still, the iPhone X is the indisputable choice at Apple at the end of the year for those who have the means.
The Galaxy S 2017 is illustrated this year by its almost edge-to-edge screen. In addition to the wow effect of this display which occupies a large front-panel position, Samsung demonstrates once again its perfect mastery with a striking screen. Infinite blacks, excellent color reproduction, a very high definition, and when the whole benefits from a design and refined case, we are not far from perfection. Especially since this Galaxy S8 is illustrated on the points that count with autonomy and performance clearly above the lot and always a very practical water resistance. Only regret, if the S8 is still one of the best photophones, this year he was delighted his crown by the LG G6. Difficult still not to be under the spell of this S8 which combines the good points.
The choice of reason
The Galaxy A5 2016 was one of the best smartphones of 2016, his successor takes the torch with the way. The 2017 version retains the excellent autonomy of its predecessor and an equally successful design by gaining the passage in the water resistance (IP68) and 32 GB of storage by default. A guarantee of durability for the phone. However, this edition still shows some weaknesses in the photo and performance. The 2017 A5 version still sets the bar high enough to keep its place in our selection of the best smartphones. A highly recommendable midrange machine.
The Lesser Gift
Motorola definitely knows how to produce excellent entry-level smartphones such as Moto G5 and G5 Plus. His last, the Moto E4, offers a very attractive technical sheet: Android Nougat 7.1, fingerprint reader, removable battery, flash for self-portraits, all in a format close to a rather plump iPhone 7. If the screen is fairly average against a Galaxy J3, the readability remains correct. On the other hand, facing his rival Samsung, his shots are more detailed and realistic. An excellent machine at less than 150 €.