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Smartphone Awards: Best Android Phones of 2017 (My Top 5 Favorites)

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Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
Go subscribe to Gadget Hacks channel, I make videos over there now too, a few of my end of year videos will be on their channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjabIGJF2F0c_HTQAD_N-SA
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+pinak mohapatra thanks!
pinak mohapatra (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Perfect ranking sir!!
Nikolai Harhai (9 days ago)
I don't like the notch on the top of the Essential's display. I am enjoying my Pixel 2 XL and Moto Z2 Force with Mods. The Moto is one of the most underrated phones of 2017. I know two reviewers who have placed it in their top phones of the year.
Aaron Crawford (12 days ago)
Great list!  Was a good year for tech lovers.  Hopefully the prices don't keep going up so drastically.
adam Michalec (13 days ago)
Essential phone 3 Rd place
Abdullah Arif (14 days ago)
Oh, are you really a math professor, according to the comments? I don't like maths.
JL Chamberlain (15 days ago)
I like your videos, but I math. No offense.😄
Isaiah Quantz (23 days ago)
Oh my goodness!!!  It's a YouTuber that ACTUALLY knows that the Essential Phone exists!  Thank you for not being an ignorant snob and realizing that the Essential Phone is worth it!  Nice video, and more power to ya in the new year!
jerry caughron (24 days ago)
Note8 SS s8 plus Apple X Lgv30 pixel (CHEAP plastic)
M 215 (26 days ago)
Pixel 2 XL 🐼 is the best
Super Fleymez (30 days ago)
Essential should remove bottom bezel, improve cameras, make more use of notch cutouts, IP67/68, add a bigger model and make prices $499 for smaller $599 for the bigger one.
The Hammerdown (1 month ago)
The finger print scanner is not really bad!
BloodFlow HigH (1 month ago)
Where the hell is the LG V30
BloodFlow HigH (1 month ago)
My number one choice is the LG V30 ,2nd is google pixel
MrAsd012 (1 month ago)
Note is a beast.. My first smartphone was Note 3 and then i got Note 8.. its a beast! Love the vibrant and punchy colour screen :)
Derrick Nyakundi (1 month ago)
where do you get your wallpapers
Kenneth raiford (1 month ago)
wait what do u mean the camera is not better then the iphone x it is iPhone x takes great pics but the note 8 is a little better in sharpness and hdr and brighter colors
Kenneth raiford (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer don't have to use both to see witch one takes better pictures not to mention the iPhone makes alot of pictures colors look off but the iPhone x is supposed to have true to color yeah right
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Kenneth raiford unless you use both daily it's really hard to form an opinion based off a limited set of photos from another individual. That limited set of photos is not usually representative of the way a phone's camera is actually used since most people take meticulous care in framing and shooting great shots in camera comparison videos. Real world use is typically much more spur of the moment. I'm not claiming the Note 8 has a poor camera but I do think it is slightly behind the iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL in average point and shoot quality.
Kenneth raiford (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer I have seen pics of both from super saf and I have seen pics of both but if that your opinion
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Kenneth raiford I mean in my personal opinion the iPhone X takes better point and shoot photos on average. I own both phones and use them daily.
Mr Android Guy (1 month ago)
Are you crazy or not?You have included Blackberry keynote, Essential phone etc in the top 5 smartphone list but not the LG v30 which is actually the best phone and most complete phone of the year.....
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Mr Android Guy I think you must be crazy or illiterate. I clearly stated these are my favorite smartphones of 2017, not the objective best. Learn to pay attention and comprehend things.
gr8ride411 (1 month ago)
I was sure you were going to have the V30 in the lineup. But I guess it didn’t add up. 🙃
Jim McNevin (1 month ago)
Check out there ratings method in an attempt to make this as objective as possible. https://youtu.be/kDvK0eJlBPQ
Jim McNevin (1 month ago)
The Pixel may have the better camera, but is it $500 better?
M Morales (1 month ago)
Nice selection of phones!
Shane Loveday (1 month ago)
No lgv30?
Muzzem Adnan (1 month ago)
I currently using ip 5s and now thinking on switching to keyone. Will it be a good purchase and will I have the same experience between both phones? In terms of speed (not a gamer,multitasking more on social media n youtube) and media consumption ( im used to the ip5 small screen)...
Imran Ahmad (1 month ago)
I never knew that you were a math professor and which University do you work at and what math do you teach? I would love to have you as a math professor, you seem like a super cool professor.
Mr RC (1 month ago)
iPhone X has the unforgivable notch and equally, the Essential has the inverted nipple! 😂
Mitchell Nash (1 month ago)
Anyone had any issues with dust getting in behind the glass covering the cameras? Or even dust on the lens itself? Its happened to me and shows up as a small black mark/smudge
andyH_England (1 month ago)
All very subjective as my favorites include the xz premium, HTC U11 PLUS, Mate 10 Pro and Pixel 2. Reviewers tend to ignore Sony, no idea why, but they are some of the best phones out there. The U11 plus is what the Pixel 2 xl should have been and is £270 cheaper to boot for better spec, if that is not in your top 5 I will be shocked. The mate 10 will excite those that are hung up on bezel size. A monster phone, £350 less than the Note 8 and no way the average consumer would buy the Note as a value alternative between the two. I suppose the bezels on the Pixel 2 are too big but IMO a better bet than the Pixel XL 2 if a smaller phone is your choice. Lots of deals for the new Pixels, unheard of last year, so suspect sales are poor; no surprise as the U11 and Mate 10 pro offer better phones at much cheaper prices. Looking forward to your “value” top 5 as the Note and Pixel 2 XL will surely not make the cut!
Stop Media Fakery (1 month ago)
You make me laugh, you're one of the most blatant Apple shills I've ever seen. You're comment is designed to make you appear remotely reasonable, but in reality it's just your usual thinly veiled attack against Samsung. I feel embarrassed to read your comments at times, but feel sorry that you can post propaganda and get away with it.
Aditya Chakraborty (1 month ago)
Is the note 8 wallpaper from backdrops as well?
tflynn124 (1 month ago)
i like the KEYone and the Essential Phone both are awesome
Mamo (1 month ago)
Dude, how many phones does a normal person need to carry every day?
Cameron Davidson (1 month ago)
100% like for the note 8 and BlackBerry! Nice video
Aditya Chakraborty (1 month ago)
Could u plz tell me where to get the wallpaper used on the Essential phone?
Aditya Chakraborty (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Thank you so much...really appreciate it! :)
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Aditya Chakraborty here's the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/eieNGP1NGSsQgvfl1
Aditya Chakraborty (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer my backdrops app doesn't load properly and keeps crashing when I try to open a wallpaper...could u suggest a solution?
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Aditya Chakraborty Backdrops app
TheArKtec (1 month ago)
A math Professor, that's wassup.
TheArKtec (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer word I hear ya.
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+TheArKtec I stay out here grinding!
Shellyman Studios: 20K (1 month ago)
Great top 5 Android phones choices! Have you heard of Math 095I? I just passed that class! :D
Shellyman Studios: 20K (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Yes, it's college algebra!
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Shellyman Vol.2 nice! Is that college algebra?
WisMicYal11 (1 month ago)
You’re a math professor? That’s so cool!
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+WisMicYal11 that's the day job, I still love doing Android coverage on the side!
Paris Holland (1 month ago)
Essential PH-one: opens launcher, lags. Opens camera gallery, lags. Lol
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Paris Holland and yes, the Note 8 is also running a beta build of Oreo.
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Paris Holland because it's my phone, and I want to run a beta on it? Pretty self explanatory.
Paris Holland (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Why is it running a beta? Are any of the others running a beta? Lol
Shawn Vega Velez (1 month ago)
Even though I use the Samsung S8 I like the Blackberry, Essential and Google Pixel 2(not the XL). I'm really looking forward to see what Blackberry and Essential do in 2018 for a possible purchase. Great video.
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Shawn Vega Velez thanks man! S8 is still great, basically a smaller Note 8 with no dual camera or s pen.
Boris Boca (1 month ago)
No LG V30, HTC U11+ ?
Khaled Ali (1 month ago)
No mate 10pro???
Péter Friedrich (1 month ago)
Or the U11?
Boris Boca (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer yeah do the review of the U11+ when it arrives. I'm thinking of getting it as well.
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Boris Boca the V30 is a good phone, but most of the stuff it does for me the Note 8 does. I use it for listening to high quality audio. I don't have a U11+ yet just ordered one.
Gagan Akki (1 month ago)
I hate maths bcz I can't do
Gagan Akki (1 month ago)
Yeah man it's very difficult
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Gagan Akki well you're not alone, most people don't like it.
Mustafa Mannan (1 month ago)
Mind sharing that Pixel wallpaper
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Mustafa Mannan https://photos.app.goo.gl/cuamRYZzg3QjYTsN2
Saadh Sam (1 month ago)
math prof? awesome dude! which uni? also, great vid as always mate
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Saadh Sam Arizona State University, thanks man!
Didn’t thought the last 2 were going to be listed. But they aren’t that bad after all
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Genaro S. Jaramillo-Guitton yeah the last two were surprises of the year for me too.
OrganicStuff1 (1 month ago)
Best iPhone plz
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+OrganicStuff1 the iPhone X is the best but it's also very expensive.
7lameboy (1 month ago)
Been waiting for this one!
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+7lameboy hope you enjoy it!
Prince Revolver (1 month ago)
Right on time.
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Prince Revolver thanks, hope you enjoy the video!
Atif Ghafoor (1 month ago)
Hey do you plan to do a list for different things best display , best performance, best speakers, best battery etc.
Sharky165 (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Very cool, and thanks for the quick response. I'm a good writer, how would I get involved in something like that ?
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Sharky165 I write freelance for Gadget Hacks, they have a blog and I'm helping them make more regular content for YouTube.
Sharky165 (1 month ago)
Jeff Springer Is Gadget Hacks a shared/collab channel, or is that just you also ?
Jeff Springer (1 month ago)
+Atif Ghafoor I linked it in the pinned comments if you want to find it.
Atif Ghafoor (1 month ago)
Alright will subscribe to the other channel too and keep a look out.

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