What's your favorite smartphone trend for 2017?
by Daniel Petrov / Dec 22, 2017, 8:36 AM
The year is almost behind us, and what a rollercoaster it was waiting for the Infinity Display Galaxy S8 or Apple's anniversary iPhone X to appear, and everyone placing their bets on an "all-screen" design of sorts in response. Well, the iPhone X arrived, notch and horns, and the move to bezel-less bodies seems here to stay, tagging along with it taller, narrower displays with 2:1 aspect ratio, or thereabouts. Some like it, some not so much, but overall, we will likely have to get used to it going forward. The year-on-year average battery life also improved, which can only be viewed in a positive light.
A few other notable trends are the glut of startups - like Essential, RED or Razer - that took aim at the incumbent juggernauts, but also the higher average prices for our phones, as manufacturers keep adding premium all-glass bodies, fast and wireless charging options, more memory, second cameras at the back and front, HDR-certified displays, and unique identifiers like Face ID or curved Infinity Display designs.
We didn't ask for a lot of those, but they are here nonetheless, along with the respective price bumps. That is why we wanted to ask you what is your favorite smartphone trend that emerged this year, and we have identified a few below, but feel free to comment on anything else you might have been pleasantly surprised by in 2017.
What's your favorite smartphone trend in 2017?
"All-screen" designs with shaved-off bezels
Taller, narrower displays
Dual cameras everywhere
Better average battery life
All-glass bodies across categories
More features at higher prices
Proliferation of smartphone startups like Essential, RED or Razer
Wider adoption of fast and wireless charging
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Dual batteries a la iPhone X. (Vote for better average battery life)
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 8:42 AM 2
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Well its happy to see most people rejecting iphoneX as evidenced by its below par sales
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:59 AM 2
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The only evidence these people have are those predictions made by analysts....and, as we know, analyst predictions are unreliable and do not equate to being official information. I think them believing this analyst bullsh*t stems from the fact that they want to see the iPhone X/Apple fail, so of course they'll side with analysts who say anything negative.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 3:33 PM 1
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I might make a bigger presence in the comment sections for Samsung analyst articles, but that's because I love Samsung and am interested in any rumors etc. I have never once actually believed anything an analyst has said, whether it be negative or positive. If you actually paid attention, you'd see that I mock these analysts at any given moment. So...........I really don't understand what the point of your comment was.
posted on Dec 23, 2017, 4:11 PM 0
although my samsung c7 pro has a good battery life. But it would be good if samsung and other oem implement better battery tech in upcoming devices
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 8:51 AM 1
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iPhone X's L shaped battery V30's killer DAC
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 8:54 AM 0
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V30's amp LG needs to start maketing their amp, its what really seperates their phones in terms of audio quality Especially for mid-high end headphones where other phones (and laptops/PCs) require USB amps
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 5:39 PM 0
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Definitely not the ugly iPhone10 iNotch, which in case the iPhone8s looks way better than the tall narrow 18.9 screen. Definitely not the kinda ugly S8, with its ultra long Tv remote look_a_like design, and along with that nasty 18.9 screen. 16.9 looks way better...
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 8:54 AM 1
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2:1 is more practical. It's closer to the aspect ratio of movies, so you're not watching a thin bar of video on your phone, like you are with 16:9.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:00 AM 3
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This is what I've been saying for a while as well. Movies are generally filmed in 19:9 or 21:9 (or there about) aspect ratios these days, so having phone screen closer to that makes sense as all media will move in that direction soon, and YouTube creators already are.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 6:16 PM 0
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The S8 actually has an 18.5:2 ratio which is why it looks even taller. The 18:9 ratio isn't quite as bad. I have the V30, and it isn't nearly as bad as I feared it would be. I've used the S8, and wasn't a fan.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:14 AM 0
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I like what Apple and Samsung are doing. Phone of the year: Note 8 Design of the year: iPhone X Apples design departure from its previous design, was bigger than the rest, resulting in a beautiful design. The notch is intrusive, but its grown on me looks wise, and looks cool.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:54 AM 2
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Bring a plus variant of the iPhone X design next year. Also Apple remove the throttling from your software. Samsung center your finger scanner on Note 9. Sure they will. Also offer the cool colors that you hold back on release day.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 10:52 AM 0
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