There’s no denying that a select few smartphone manufacturers are currently dominating the market – Samsung and Apple being the first two that come to mind, obviously. Almost half of households in the UK now own an Apple smartphone, and 32% favour Samsung handsets (we can only imagine the kind of Romeo and Juliet-like debacle that ensues when someone from an Apple family brings home a Galaxy S7 Edge.)
But what is the number one smartphone in the UK? We’ve come up with a list of our favourites, but note that we’ve deliberately left the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus out, as only a lucky few have been able to get their hands on it so far – ours is still waiting to be delivered. As for the iPhone SE… we have yet to meet anyone who’s purchased it! Seems like we’ve all become too accustomed to bigger screens. We also left the Galaxy Note 7 buried deep inside its box, where battery explosions can’t hurt us. Not today, Satan.
But enough chit chat – let’s get to it. Re-rank our list and tell us what handset YOU think should take the top spot!
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Not satisfied with any of the handsets on our list? You might want to take a look at the smartphones which are set to make big waves in the next few months and in 2017.
First is the iPhone 7, which has only been released very recently – and despite the controversy surrounding the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, it’s already on its way to becoming one of 2016’s best-selling smartphones, no doubt thanks to the addition of a brand new colour option. The Jet Black iPhone 7 is one of the best-looking smartphones we’ve ever seen! Take a look at all the colour and storage options here and find the best deal for your budget. (If you prefer larger handsets, take a look at the iPhone 7 Plus and its fantastic dual-lens rear camera.)
Android fans will have to wait a little longer for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge – if it is indeed coming out, we can only expect it to be officially revealed in February 2017 at Mobile World Congress. Watch this space and take a look at the latest rumours surrounding Samsung’s next upcoming handset.
You should also be keeping an eye out for the HTC 11 – currently known under the code name HTC Ocean – which has already started seeing leaks and conceptual renders surface on the Internet. Take a look here for the rundown on what you can expect from the new HTC – if the rumours are to be believed, of course.
Finally, the Google Pixel is expected to be announced very soon – the HTC-manufactured handset will feature a similar design to previous HTC smartphones, with a touch of Apple thrown in. Read more about the expected design of the Google Pixel here!