The most beautiful smartphones you can buy right now
Launching a smartphone with a new colour allows phone makers to keep the buzz around their existing line-up. For users, it means more
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The design and build quality of most smartphones have improved a lot, but the fundamental design is the same in most cases. This is where a unique colour combination and minor design touches can make a lot of difference for users looking for a smartphone that will stand out. Here are some of the good-looking options you can consider.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Red Edition
This is a limited edition variant of Xiaomi Mi A1 and comes in red colour. It will be available from 20 December on Mi.com and Flipkart at the same price as the other Mi A1 smartphones. The test of the features such as the metal body, weight (165g), dual cameras and the innards remain the same. It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and offers 64GB internal storage. It is an Android One smartphone, which means it will get all Google updates for two years.
Honor 8 Pro
The navy blue edition of the Honor 8 Pro makes this premium looking smartphone even more enticing. The metal chassis gives it a solid feel and also grips well in the hands. It has a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560x1,440p and a 4,000mAh battery, yet weighs just 184g and doesn’t look thicker (7mm) than rivals. Driving the smartphone is Huawei’s high-end Kirin 960 octa-core processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
The Mi Mix 2 is a rare big-screen smartphone with a no bezels on three sides of the 6-inch display, black ceramic finish on the back and an aerospace grade aluminium frame. At 151.8mm, it looks smaller than a conventional 5.5-inch screen smartphone. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with 6GB RAM, offers 128GB storage, runs Android 7.1 with MIUI 9 and offers a resolution 2,160x1,080p on the 6-inch screen.
It is hard to overlook the Nokia 8, especially the polished copper variant. It has a metal body with curved edges and is just 7.9mm thick. The 5.3-inch screen is smaller than many of its immediate rivals, but packs an impressive resolution of 2,560x1,440p. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, runs Android 7.1 with stock UI and offers dual cameras with some unique camera modes such as Bothie.
LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the V30+, impresses with its thin bezel design, light form factor (159g) and metal back which also happens to be dust and water resistant up to a depth of 1.5 metres. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, offers a massive 6-inch display with resolution of 2,880x1,440p and 18:9 aspect ratio and has a 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC for high-quality audio output.
Google Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 XL stands out even in the premium segment with its refreshing looks and black-and-white colour combination. Even the 5-inch variant doesn’t have this option. Due to the thin bezel design, the smartphone looks compact (157.9mm x 76.7mm) and weighs just 175g. The Pixel 2 XL is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and offers a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2,880x1,440p and aspect ratio of 18:9. It is notable for its camera performance, clutter-free interface and assured Google updates for three years.
Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X stands out with its bezel-less front panel. There are no bezels on any side except for a small strip called notch which carries the front camera. The glass back, which supports wireless charging, gives it a premium look and feel. Underneath the glass, the iPhone X has got silver and space grey colour options. It looks slightly bigger (143.6mm) than the iPhone 8 but offers a much bigger 5.8-inch screen. Its other highlights include the dual cameras, powerful A11 Bionic chip with a built-in neural engine and splash-resistant exterior.
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