4 of the Best Smartphones You Haven’t Heard of

The smartphone market is now immense. There are a variety of phones for a consumer to choose from when buying a new phone. The number of phones available to consumers comes with a negative side effect.

Consumers are often unaware of great phones available to them because these phones are overshadowed by the other wildly popular phones around. Here is a list of the best smartphones you haven’t heard of.

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei kicked off 2017 strong by releasing the Huawei Mate 9. When talking about the Mate 9 you have to start with the best in class 4000 mah battery. Huawei has made claims that with this battery a user could experience a full day of usage.

The Mate 9 features two rear lenses a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP color sensor. This means of course if you are a black-and-white photo enthusiast you will love this camera. The phone features a 5.9-inch 1080p display that is held in place by a full aluminum body. The Mate 9 also has 4GBs of Ram and 64GB memory storage with an option to expand on that with a microSD card.

OnePlus 3T

Not to rest on the success of the OnePlus 3, OnePlus released an upgraded version of the phone the OnePlus 3T. With the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus changed four notable factors of the phone. With the new phone came a new color. The OnePlus 3T now comes in a limited edition midnight black color.

The front facing camera of the OnePlus 3T was changed to a 16MP front facing camera double that of the OnePlus 3’s 8MP front facing camera. The phone’s processor was updated to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Also for this phone, OnePlus included a 3400 MAH battery.

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Oppo R9s

Oppo was one of the first companies to push the boundaries of the type of phone a company could release at a lower price point. With the Oppo R9s, Oppo continues that tradition. The Oppo Rs packs both a 16MP front-facing and rear camera. Oppo included flash charging on this phone meaning that you get a couple hours of battery life from just a couple minutes of charge.

The AMOLED touchscreen of the R9s gives the phone a beautiful display. Running this phone is ColorOS version 3 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, even though it is base on Android it is a very different take on the OS giving the phone a personal touch not seen on other Android devices.

Blackberry DTEK60

Contrary to popular belief, Blackberry is not dead. The company is actually making a rebound with great releases like the Blackberry DTEK60. The DTEK60 is dubbed the most secure flagship phone around and given Blackberry’s reputation when it comes to phone security it is hard to argue that point.

The phone features full metal edges with glass panels on the front and back. The DTEK60 packs an impressive 21MP rear camera as well as an 8MP front-facing camera that has it own dedicated dual tone flash. The phone also houses a 5.5 AMOLED display.

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