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Best smartphones you'd wish to gift this Christmas

13 December 2017 5

Christmas Day is about to come and we are sure you must have made a list of presents you’re going to gift to your loved ones. Just make sure that you’ve included only the valuable and usable gifts. Well, if not, then you may want to look at the list of best smartphones that you can gift to your near and dear ones on Christmas Day.

The year 2017 is about to close and it happened to be the best year that brought many great smartphones almost in every category. Be it was the high-end smartphone segment, mid-range, or the entry-level, every category has shown the versatility in terms of quality. Especially the second half of this year gave rise to many new contenders that can even give a fierce competition to smartphones coming in the next year.

Well, there can be other items in your mind for the Christmas but it’s better to give your loved ones something they can access every day. The whole world is going towards tech in one or another way, so it’s better to gift them the trendy and techy stuff, which held its best for this year. So, let’s dive into some best ones and pick the right one for our friends and family members.

Smartphones to gift this Christmas

Sing sweet Christmas carols and gift these beautiful, sassy, and power-packed smartphones to your loved ones.

The first category includes smartphones tagged at a higher price. So, if you have a premium budget that you can spend on this occasion then you must go for any one of them or all of them depending on your budget and a big heart.

Apple iPhones and a big heart

Well, everyone is familiar with the quality and assured performance of these devices. The elegant look of them and the butter-smooth execution are some of the virtues that woo everyone. But, not everyone has iPhone in their hands but they definitely wish to buy or have a secret charm on them. Well, you can give a surprise to your such friends who have long been planning to buy an iPhone but they couldn't afford it. But, you have to have a big heart to buy this perfect gift for your bestie or beloved.

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The year 2017 brought three new iPhones to the world, these are iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Well, if you're using the iPhone 7 already then you may have heard that its successors don't really offer anything mesmerizing. But, if your beloved hasn't used an iPhone yet then iPhone 8 series is fairly new to them. Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus smartphones are powered by the company's latest A11 Bionic chipset, they both have a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, a home button with TouchID, and a single or dual rear camera. They both run on iOS 11 software, which is the latest version from the company.

Apple iPhone X

Next up is the iPhone X, which is the grand surprise from the company and also the iPhone's 10th Anniversary edition. The device gets a huge change in terms of design, unlike the two iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It has a bezel-free OLED display but has a notch residing at the top of the display. It's also powered by Apple's newest and powerful A11 Bionic processor and runs on iOS 11. The dual cameras on the rear are a bit better than the likes of iPhone 8 Plus. The Portrait Mode from the front and rear cameras is something that makes this device an incredible one. Apple iPhone X comes with Face ID and Animoji feature, which animates the emojis based on the movement and expressions of yours. Your beloved will definitely like this exclusive feature of the iPhone X.

Well, if you want to offer your friend an iPhone who has never used it before and the above-mentioned iPhones are against your budget then you can go for iPhone 7 Plus, which is still making its position amongst the best smartphones. There is a dual rear camera setup. It comes with an IP67 rating and can click really great portrait mode pictures if your beloved likes to click those shots.

Purest Android and 'Guardians' of Galaxy

The things changed in the Android ecosystem as well. In fact, this fam has seen a huge change not in terms of design but in terms of overall performance as well. Mobile phones with Bezel-less displays, smartphones with dual rear cameras and phones with duo cameras on the front have become the talk of the tech town. Manufacturers have worked on innards as well. This includes the AI-enabled chipset, stabilization for photos, and much more.

Google Pixel 2 -

Google also brought its Pixel 2 smartphone this year, which is a fully-featured, power-packed performer device. While other brought the accuracy in blurring the backgrounds and pronouncing the subjects in the shots with two lenses, Pixel 2 did it with only one and that too phenomenally. You get two options to buy - Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The latter of them comes with bezel-less displays. Both of them come with Active Edge feature that lets you launch Google Assistant or ignore phone calls, all with a quick squeeze of your phone.

They are the first phones to use Google Lens, that can recognize the pictures and provide the relevant information described in the picture.

The Pixel 2 has 5-inch 16:9 display with a full HD 1920x1080 resolution the Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch screen with 2880x1440 resolution plus that 18:9 aspect ratio.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 -

Other options include the devices from Samsung. These are Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 that are also adorned by the nearly bezel-free displays. They both are powered by Snapdragon 835 processors. It was Galaxy S8 that became the first device from the company to feature a completely new design. It was then draped by the Galaxy Note 8 as well. It's a high-end Android phone that features a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen and S Pen stylus. The fingerprint sensor resides on the rear side

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OnePlus 5T -

If you can spend around $400 to $500 then why not go for the flagship killer of the year, which is OnePlus 5T. The Chinese company launched the OnePlus 5 with dual rear cameras and later this year launched the OnePlus 5T, which received the design upgrades. The device holds the bezel-less display and nearly stock Android that proves a smoother performance. With Snapdragon 835 processor and a massive 6GB and 8GB RAM variants the device has conquered the flagships market and will definitely do the same for the next number of months.

Moto X4 -

The Moto X4 device sports dual rear camera and it's a solid phone at this price range. Powered by the Snapdragon 630 processor, the smartphone is water-resistant as well. The dual-camera set-up allows the phone to click portrait mode photos with depth effects. it comes in two colors - Super Black and Sterling Blue. This is the perfect phone if your budget is able to get you one mid-range device.

Something for all

Here are the options for budget lovers to buy this Christmas. If you're holding a Christmas party as well and all other smartphones mentioned in the above list are going out of your pocket then don't worry as the surprises still come in small packages. Today, smartphones market has evolved so much, all thanks to new chipsets that have been developed especially for the low-end devices. They can hold the dual rear cameras set up and can provide you that mesmerizing bezel-less display as well.

Honor 7x

Honor 7x phone is the latest in entrant in the market, coming with an all-aluminum unibody that’s curved on all four sides, exceptionally narrow edges right and left of the screen. It has a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor — which can capture Portrait Mode-like bokeh shots.

Nokia 6

Well, if you've been living under the rock and didn't know that Nokia phones have entered the Android market then it's high time to know it, after all, you're going to gift one to your beloved this Christmas. Nokia 6 is one of the budget Android smartphones available today on the market. With 5.5-inch full HD display and 16MP rear camera, the smartphone looks gorgeous and has its own value. It is built with 6000 series anodized aluminum with bright diamond-cut edges and an attractive polish.

There's one more incredible option if you could manage to get one. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a great Android One phone coming with dual rear cameras and stock Android. So, if you could manage to get it then there isn't anything better than this.

Tis the season to be jolly and gift your loved ones something extraordinary and valuable. Do make them happy by gifting them any of these smartphones this Christmas. Ho Ho Ho...!!


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BobAckerley
BobAckerley

iPhone X as a git? OMG.... I still haven't bought any iPhone for myself yet and you are talking of it as a gift and that too at the very top of the list!!! Indeed it'd require a brave heart :p :p

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