Best of 2017 Android Phone Features Roundup

December 18, 2017 •

2017 Android Phones

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As a prudent consumer, you prefer to take your time and do comparison shopping whenever possible for both large and small purchases. The smartphone you select is a case in point, since you typically use it for many hours each day. You might need a phone with the largest and best display for your lifestyle or the type of work you do. Or, you prize the ability of a smartphone’s digital assistant to make life easier for you.

With that in mind, here is a roundup of the best features of 2017 phones running the Android operating system to help when it’s time to buy one yourself.

The Best of 2017 Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy S8

Billed as the best smartphone with the best display by TechRadar, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is prized for its 5.8-inch screen, as well as its balance of advanced and basic features such as a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as waterproof design.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

The 4.6-inch screen of the Xperia XZ1 Compact from Sony makes it the smallest Android phone available in 2017, according to PC Magazine. Get this device if storage space is scarce in your pocket or purse.

Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 gives you the ability to squeeze it to interact with the device, noted PC Magazine. It’s this aspect along with access to Google Assistant features unavailable on all other devices that put the Google Pixel 2 on the list of great features in 2017 for devices running the Android operating system.

Moto Z2 Force

A shatterproof design for this thin smartphone from Motorola is one appealing feature noted by TechRadar. However, the real benefit is the ability to expand your phone with Moto Mods to greatly expand the device, such as to print Polaroid photographs, play games with the GamePad and project movies on a wall.

Traveling Easier With Your Android Smartphone

One of the best features of your smartphone is not included by the manufacturer. It’s the capability of storing the device safely and securely while you drive, obtainable by using a vehicle mount that attaches right to your auto’s dashboard.

The phone will be easier for you to see, so you can know when you need to pull over to safely take an incoming call. Plus, if you use the device for navigational purposes or to play music while you drive, mounting it on the dash makes it all the more convenient.