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Embrace The New Year with 2017’s Top 10 Smartphones

Posted by Simi for BargainShopUK on

10 best 2017's smartphonesIt’s now the new year and that means it is high time for a change. That means that it is time to think about upgrading that smartphone you have had for years. If you are like those of us here at BargainShopUK, then you do not think that changing your phone every six months is worth it, right? Who wants to spend a £1000 on a new phone every single month when the money could be spent better elsewhere? We certainly don’t. That is the whole reason why we have discounted our products.

In this article, we will be talking about the top 10 smartphones that we believe will make it big in 2017. Much of the attention will be focused on the PIXEL XL phone from Google and the Sony Xperia Z5. There are also links that are provided for both these products later in the article.

Let’s dive into the article by starting with our of top 10 smartphones.

2017’s Top 10 Smartphones

Let’s get started with our list. Those of us here at BargainShopUK have created our own list of 10 smartphones.

1) PIXEL XL Phone by Google

2) Sony Xperia Z5

3) Apple iPhone 7 Plus

4) iPhone SE

5) OnePlus 3T

6) Nexus 6P

7) LG G5

8) HTC 10

9) Huawei Mate 9

10) Motorola Moto X Force


When it comes to the specifications of the PIXEL and Xperia phones, we found it would be best to include them. Including these specifications gives our faithful readers (meaning you) a better idea of what features these two products and whether the product(s) is/are right for them and their needs.

We do not currently have the specifications for the other phones that we have listed. We hope to have these in the future as more information comes to hand about these products.

Note: Some of the specifications are exclusive to BargainShopUK and will be marked with an asterisk (*).

PIXEL XL Phone by Google

There has been a lot of speculation in recent year as to whether Google should release its own phone. In 2016, this became a reality with the release of the PIXEL XL phone. We have examined one of the PIXEL phones that we have been given in advance and we have to say that we are impressed with what we have found so far.

  • Comes in three different colours; Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue
  • Comes Unlocked*
  • Is available in 32GB with 4GB RAM
  • Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) operating system
  • Screen size is 5.5” with touch screen capability with 16M colours
  • Camera is 12.3MP, has incorporated phase detection and autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and flash
  • Video capabilities include: 2160p at 30fps, 1080p 30, 60 or 120fps and 720p at 240fps
  • Close to 552 hours on standby, 32-hour talk time, 130 hour allows for playing music

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony has always made excellent products. Cameras and the Playstation gaming console have always been popular, but their mobile phones do not get much attention in the spotlight. It is now time to introduce the Sony Xperia Z5. Known for its beautifully styled and crafted a smartphone and its perfectly chosen size that will appease any person that uses this phone. We can assure that you will love the features that the phone has ingrained inside its slim design and operating system. It is worth looking over so that it is understood as to what features these phones and what features they do not.

  • Is unlocked*
  • Is available in gold and black
  • Has 3GB RAM
  • 32GB flash memory
  • Allows for 200GB of additional space with a microSD card
  • Uses the Google Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
  • Is dust proof (IP65 and IP68) and is waterproof
  • Has a display of 5.2” FHD 1080p (1920x1080)
  • Has X-Reality for Mobile
  • Has a Triluminos display
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • The device’s main camera is 1/2.3” 23MP Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor
  • Hybrid autofocus 0.03 seconds
  • 5x Clear Image Zoom
  • Wide angle G lens (24mm)
  • Up to ISO 12800 Photo/3200 video
  • Steady Shot with Intelligent Active Mode (video stabilisation)
  • 4K video recording
  • Pulse LED flash
  • High quality audio
  • Digital Noise Cancelling
  • Auto headset compensation
  • Stereo recording
  • FM radio
  • Has an average battery life of 2 days


We have absolute faith in giving our customers quality prices for high quality products, like our mobile phone range. Here are the prices for the PIXEL and Xperia phones. The prices include the original retail price and how much money is saved when they are bought from the BargainShopUK website. Depending on the product that is listed, the original retail price and the savings are where they are applicable.

PIXEL XL phone by Google: £949.99

Google Pixel XL

Sony Xperia Z5: £389.99 (save £160.00) (original retail price £549.99)

Sony Xperia Z5


We have seen many impressive lists in the time BargainShopUK has been up and running but we are pleased with this list and what products it provides. We are happy to include such fine devices that will please every person that is looking to buy a high quality phone for a lower price. We are an online discount shop after all. We take absolute pride in our products and are totally committed to choosing quality products for our customers.

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