Best phones of 2017 in India: the 10 top smartphones we've tested

  • Alternatively, if you prefer Google's OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley.

2016 was a stellar year for smartphones, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better. The launches of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL late last year mean that the humble smartphone is destined to become faster, more powerful and even more versatile than ever before.

Here at TechRadar, we check out every phone under the sun, putting the ones that matter through our vigorous testing process to create our in-depth mobile phone reviews.

However, with so many to choose from, we've spent hours whittling them down to a top ten, taking into account power, specs, design and value for money. And we'll always point you in the direction of the latest handsets – after all, nobody wants to be carting around a phone that doesn't get any updates in a year's time, right?

So whether it's one of the many slick Android handsets, the latest iPhone or one from a range of other cool manufacturers, we've extensively tested them all so you don't have to!

Here are our rankings for the best smartphones around, currently available in India.

iPhone SE

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The first phone with Snapdragon 835 in India

Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 156 x 77 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 7.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB (MicroSD support up to 256GB) | Battery: 3230mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 12MP

4K display is stunning
Great camera
Design isn't the most premium
Limited 4K content

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes packed with tons of features, a crisp 4K display panel and the latest processor to serve you with theist performance. Not just this, it also offers you an excellent camera and great battery life despite of the power-greedy display. 

No doubt, the price is high, which lands it into a dense competition in the Indian market. But if you are going for the most powerful phone, it is the only one offering the Snapdragon 835 in India right now. It fares pretty well against the most popular Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apart from the chunky bezels on the top and bottom, the design gives you no chance to complain. It comes with a reflective mirror finish, which is hard to get on any other smartphone. 

Read the full review: Sony Xperia XZ Premium