2017 was the year when smartphones started to dazzle again. After a long period of incremental changes, this year brought a whole lot of new features to phones across all price points. From premium flagships sporting brilliant displays to day-long batteries in entry-level phones, companies pulled a plethora of tricks out of their bags to lure buyers. Not surprisingly, our expectations from smartphone makers also hit an all-time high and while some proved to be straight-on futuristic and useful, others didn’t fare as well.
They say the higher the expectation, the bigger is the disappointment and that’s exactly what happened with some of the phones that launched in 2017. Every phone in this list was hyped up to deliver something outstanding but in the end, all of them left us scratching our heads and go, “wait, is that all?”
1. iPhone 8