The year 2017 was full of new offerings from top brands and we have experienced top-notch smartphones at a steady flow. Talking about 2017 smartphone evolution, the year is more adaptive in terms of latest trends as more of devices have come with the dual-camera system, minimal bezels and all-screen form factor. Although all the better performing smartphones are in our mind, we couldn’t ignore the underrated android phones as well because many of us have experienced them.

Here are the most underrated smartphones of 2017, check them out to give a better review to a needy.

Most Underrated Smartphones Of 2017

1. Honor 7X

Honor 7X has been the solid offering from the company as it balances between latest trends and impressive price tag. Although, the reason to include it in the list is that the brand name, Honor 7X is not so much popular in India creating a difficult battle for the smartphone to win. The phone is priced at Rs. $200 along with some positive and negative denomination. So the low cost and not very famous brand name can be the reason to doubt the phone performance. The smartphone comes equipped with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio, a trendy screen, and a dual-camera setup.

Huawei Honor 7X

Generally, when you go to buy a smartphone compromising in several areas is possible but couldn’t with brand and worth and that is the reason for the inclusion of Honor 7X in the list.

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2. Moto Z2 Play

Moto Z2 Play launched with Moto Mods accessories and longer battery life. It is equipped with the 3,000 mAh battery which lasts for around a day and a half, this longevity is much advanced than exiting most smartphones. Interestingly, it supports the detachable Moto Mods so you can attach a battery pack to the smartphone to further increase its battery duration. Apart from this, with the help of Moto Mods, one can take the better picture, enhance audio needs, and experience true portable gaming console through Moto Gamepad.

 Moto Z2 Play

This mid-range phone also has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 5.5-inch display.

3. BlackBerry KeyOne

BlackBerry KeyOne mobile

With the collaboration of TCL and BlackBerry, most people expected much to come out with the duo excellence. The BlackBerry KeyOne launched with the physical keyboard style of Blackberry. Nobody was sure what will be the reaction of customers over the keyboard attached smartphone. The idea to attach the keyboard was not the good one for most customers as they are habitual now with the all-screen form-factor.

4. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

As the year 2017 was a crowded year for launches because most of the companies released two high-end smartphones. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has been launched in the first half of the year, and till the year-end, it has become the forgettable one. The smartphone is available with a pixel crunching 4K display and can record slow-motion footage at 960 FPS resulting in better result quality. It is built with some exciting cutting-edge hardware trends still it is forgotten by the world.

5. LG G6

As LG G6 released in the US, it is underestimated by the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. Although, the smartphone was first in the year 2017 to adapt with 18:9 display ratio, an excellent dual-camera setup, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

LG G6 Mobile in India

As the phone has a Snapdragon 821 processor which was overshadowed by the faster Qualcomm 835 equipped smartphones of Samsung and others. The underrated sale of the phone made the company to reduce the price of the phone. Currently, it is available as an Amazon Prime unlocked device at the price tag of $399.

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6. Essential Phone:

Essential Phone was one of the attraction as it is launched and funded by the company of Andy Rubin. Basically, people were very excited initially to see the product from Rubin. But contrary, it doesn’t receive much customer interaction and marketing campaign coverage. It has a good hardware but the reason behind the lack is its camera offering which is not that much good as compared to other same hardware spec phones of other brands.

Essential Phone

The phone is equipped with bezel-free, 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,312 display, 8 MP front-facing camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a solid 4 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB of storage.

7. Nokia 6:

Nokia in collaboration with HMD Global launches the first Nokia Android smartphone and clears out the confusions of many regarding its range of Android smartphone launching in Nokia branding. Nokia 6 also releases in an Android phone series from Nokia at a low price.

Nokia 6

It was the only smartphone from Nokia that was launched in the US. With the reasonable price tag, the phone takes 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, a 5.5-inch display, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, a 16 MP rear camera, a 3,000 mAh battery, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Moreover, the most users have an issue that how it uses the older micro USB port for charging.

8. Sony Xperia XZ1

Although Sony has not gained much fame this year compared to rivals like Samsung, the Sony Xperia XZ1 device is worth noting down. Coming to the feature, it has more exciting rear-facing 19 MP camera, an Exmor RS sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, slow-motion video at 960 fps, 4K video recording, and Motion Eye feature. It has a 3D Creator app which helps in creating 3D scans of people’s food, face, and others.

Sony Xperia XZ1

There are many more features in the smartphone like AptX HD audio, audio codecs, Bluetooth 5 wireless connections, 5.2-inch display size, and accumulation of high-end hardware inside.

There was more than hundred release in the year 2017 and aforementioned are the smartphones which were overlooked by the customers although being a good performing smartphone as well. These smartphones didn’t get sales and attention what they really deserve in that year-end.