The Android platform has been dominating the smartphone segment in a large scale. Nowadays, companies are adopting different techniques for the manufacture of devices such as bezel-less display and integration of dual cameras. With the unavailability of Windows 10 Mobile handsets, Android is an only option left before customers after iOS. In this article, we will take a look at the best Android smartphones of October 2017.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 ($950) is equipped with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity bezel-less display with a massive resolution of 2960x1440 pixels and pixel density of 521PPI.

The handset is available in both Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processor variants coupled with 6GB RAM and up to 256GB expandable storage starting at 64GB. While the rear side offers a dual 12MP camera, the front-facing camera is integrated with an 8MP sensor. The device is pre-loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by a 3300mAh battery.

Essential Phone

The much-hyped Essential Phone ($499) features a 5.71-inch QHD display with 19:10 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 graphics, 4GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, 3040mAh fast charging battery with dust and water-resistant capabilities. The rear side offers a dual 13MP camera sensor, while the selfie camera comes with an 8MP sensor.

Recently, the company slashed the pricing of the phone and provided $200 worth of coupons for the existing customers in a bid to push sales.


The LG G6 ($535) offers a 5.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2880x1440 pixels with a density of 564PPI. Powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, the handset ships with 4GB RAM alongside both 32GB and 64GB expandable internal storage variants.

The rear side includes a dual 13MP sensor, while the front camera offers a 5MP sensor. Powered by a 3300mAh battery, the LG G6 is pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.


The advantage of HTC U11 ($649) is the addition of squeeze functionality using which you can activate apps and program by gently pressing on the pressure sensitive side panel.

The device features a 5.5-inch IPS display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB expandable storage, 3000mAh battery loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While the rear side offers a 12MP sensor, the front camera bears a slightly higher 16MP capacity.

OnePlus 5

When it comes to a premium budget-centric smartphone, OnePlus 5 ($479) emerges as a winner. The fifth edition of OnePlus features a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED FHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB non-expandable storage, 3300mAh battery. The phone is pre-loaded with Android Nougat but the company has promised an update to Android Oreo. The attraction of the phone is the integration of dual cameras comprising of 16MP and 20MP sensors on the rear alongside a 16MP front camera.

The latest news is that company is gearing up to launch OnePlus 5T before the end of November.

Going forward, we expect companies to unveil new smartphones with attractive specifications. However, the cost of the devices will increase based on the features. We will keep track of the Android segment and provide you with updates. Stay tuned with BN.