December is just around the corner and we'll soon begin wrapping up the year. The occasion warrants looking back at the best and the worst that happened in the tech industry in 2017. And as always, let's start with the best i.e. the top 10 gadgets that wowed us with their specs and the looks.
We are sure this list will also help you to pick a gift for yourself or some dear one for the Christmas. You can thank us later.
1) Apple iPhone X-
The iPhone X is the best smartphone in the market right now and undoubtedly tops the list here. The iPhone X is the first smartphone from Apple to feature edge-to-edge 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display panel with 2436 by 1125 pixel resolution and 458 PPI pixel density. The device is powered by a 64-bit hex-core A11 Bionic chip with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. And of course, there is the much talked about Face ID.
For optics, Apple has packed a 12 MP dual camera setup on the back of the device with a f/1.8 wide-angle lens and a f/2.4 telephoto lens. Both the camera sensors in the dual camera setup come with optical image stabilization. The device also packs a quad LED two-tone flash unit between the two camera modules. Thefuturistic phone is available in two variants. The 64 GB variant costs Rs 89,000 while the 256 GB costs roughly Rs 1,02,000.
2) Dell XPS 13-
The Dell XPS 13 is ranked the best laptop and best ultrabook for many good reasons. Powered by a 5th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, the Dell XPS is one of the few Windows-powered laptops that can last for more than 10 hours between charges. The laptop's Infinity display makes it an automatic choice for being the best laptop of 2017. The XPS 13 is priced at Rs 97,000.
3) LG OLED C7 -
The LG OLED C7 is one of the best looking OLED TV currently available. The 4K LG C7 OLED TV offers excellent picture quality thanks to its ability to display true blacks. It gets fairly bright, and it can display a wide range of colors, so it's also a great HDR performer. It's available in 55 and 65-inch versions and manages to strike a fine balance of industry-leading OLED technology and wallet-friendly price.
4) PS 4 Pro-
The gaming console from Sony has a combination of good hardware, great games, and a generous online offering. The PS4 Pro supports 4K and HDR technologies; plus with advances in frame rate due to beefed-up processing speeds gaming looks cleaner, crisper and smoother. The PS 4 Pro comes with a larger 1TB hard drive which is 500 GB more than the PS4. There’s also an improved Wi-Fi antenna that uses dual-band 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth 4.0 instead of 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. The PS 4 Pro is priced at Rs 34,999.
5) Moov Now-
The Moov Now is a great activity band with a slim design that can be attached to your wrists or ankles for versatile analysis. It can measure a wide range of motions, from running to cycling, swimming to boxing, and its app can pick up on these movements and generate more accurate data than some other trackers. It comes with a six-month battery life which is a major plus. The fitness band is available at Amazon India starting at Rs 4116.
6) iPad 2017-
The iPad 2017 with its 9.7-inch display, an A9 chip, and 32 GB storage make it the best tablet in the market right now. The new iPad comes in three colors: Silver, Gold and Space Grey. It has Touch ID, Apple Pay, and 4G internet connectivity. The new iPad 2017 is not compatible with either the Apple Pencil or the Smart Keyboard that iPad Pro users get to use. The iPad 2017 is available on Flipkart at Rs 24,900.
7) Nikon 850-
The Nikon D850 has a 45.4MP full-frame sensor which gives a stunning quality to the images. The D850 offers an ISO 64 mode, that allows it to tolerate more light in bright conditions. The D850 promises the same dynamic range advantage as the D810, meaning it should be able to compete with the medium format sensors used in the likes of the Fujifilm GFX 50S and Pentax 645Z. It has a sophisticated 153-point AF system and 9fps bust shooting speed.
8) Apple Watch Series 3-
The newly launched smartwatch from Apple- the Series 3 Watch gets the tag of being the best smartwatch in the market. The notable feature of the Apple Watch Series 3 is the addition of LTE connectivity. The watch is waterproof, has GPS capabilities, and looks good on the wrist. Apple has also highlighted the fact that you can use iMessage, Maps, WeChat and Siri away from your phone, and users' new ability to stream music via a phone-less watch using Apple Music. The Series 3 is priced at Rs 31,900.
9) HTC Vive-
The HTC Vive is the most advanced VR system ever made. The controls are intuitive to use, the resolution is incredible, with a 1080p screen per eye. The only issue is the HTC Vive’s weight. It’s 555 gm without the cables, and a fair bit more with them, and you need to add another couple of hundred grams if you want to use over-ear headphones. The HTC Vive costs you Rs 76,990.
10) Bose QuietComfort 35-
The Bose QuietComfort 35 combines top-of-the-line active-noise canceling with wireless Bluetooth operation in an extra-comfortable, fold-up design. The sound is excellent for Bluetooth, and it doubles as a great headset for phone calls. Works in wired mode with an included cord if the battery dies. The battery is rated at 20 hours, which is quite good. The Bose QuietComfort 35 is priced at Rs 29,363.