STATE OF THE ART
2017 IS RICH WITH NEW ANDROID FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONES. BUT WHICH ONE LEADS THE WAY?
Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and the Huawei P10 - 2017’s handset goliaths duke it out for ultimate superphone status. Who will be victorious? Turn to this issue’s giant group test and find out.
SMARTPHONES ARE NOTHING SHORT OF MINI MIRACLES IN OUR POCKETS. THEY ARE SINGLE-HANDEDLY REPLACING OUR COMPACT CAMERAS, WALKMANS, CAMCORDERS, GAMEBOYS, TVS, DICTAPHONES, LANDLINE PHONES, COMPUTERS, WATCHES, ALARM CLOCKS, BANK CARDS AND MORE.
It’s the market’s flagship handsets which lead the way when it comes to innovation - and pushing other technologies towards extinction - and we have three of 2017’s hottest smartphones squaring off in a battle royale to see which company is leading the mobile revolution this year.
While pretty much any smartphone these days can provide a reasonable camera, display and interface for the money you part with, at the top end we’re looking for the best of the best - our trio of flagships need to pack dazzling displays, brilliant brawn, clever cameras and some impressive party tricks to be victorious.
First up we’ve got Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and the South Korean firm’s latest mobile onslaught is packed to the gills with biometrics and a stunning display. Not to be outdone, LG - a staunch rival to Samsung in its home country - brings us the G6, boasting equally impressive credentials in a solid, premium all metal jacket. Last, but certainly not least, is the young pretender to the crown in the Huawei P10. The plucky Chinese firm keeps getting better with every flagship launch, and the P10 is another marked improvement that’ll keep the established names on their toes.
We’re putting our flagship phones through three grueling head-to-heads; design and display, camera and finally performance, to see which one deserves a place in your palm.