Last month (August 2017) was quite a busy year in the smartphone scene. We came across quite a lot of smartphone rumours, leaks, device launch, and a lot more.

However, we shall be taking a look at some highlight smartphones that were released and took the spotlight in August.

1. Motorola Moto G5S

Moto G5S Plus
Moto G5S Plus

This device was a special one. Apparently, Motorola thought it was time to fully get aboard the fast-moving train of dual rear camera trend. Hence, it released the Motorola Moto G5S, its second dual camera smartphone. Just so you know, the first was the Motorola Moto Z2 Force.

The Moto G5S is a great device. It has a nicely resolute and highly pixellated display, impressive RAM and ROM size, decent processor and likewise, decent battery pack. See keys specs below.

Motorola Moto G5S Key specs

  • 5.5 inch LCD 1080 x 1920 pixels display
  • Android v7.0 Nougat
  • 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • Dual 13 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • 3000 mAh battery

2. Nokia 8

Nokia’s high end flagship was also released to the world officially August 2017. The Nokia 8 was the most anticipated device of the year given the rumours and leaks that surfaced before the official launch. The flagship lived up to the hype given the specs it launched with.

Nokia 8 Key Specs

  • 5.3 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels display
  • Dual 13 MP rear camera
  • Single 13 MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat
  • Non removable 3090 mAh battery

3. Gionee X1

August saw Gionee launch yet another smartphone into its already large chest of mid-range devices. The Gionee X1 is a decent one I must say. Also with pretty cool specs you’d love.

Gionee X1 Key Specs

  • 5.0 inch 720 x 1280 pixels LCD display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • 8 MP primary camera
  • 8 MP secondary camera
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor
  • Android v7.0 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery

4. LG V30

LG V30

LG’s 2017 flagship, the LG V30 was finally presented officially to the public last month (August). The flagship is a premium device that can be said to be one of the best Android smartphones at the moment. See key specs below;

LG V30 Key Specs

  • 6.0 inch QHD+ P-OLED display
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 G ROM
  • Dual 16 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 2.35 GHZ Octa core Snapdragon 835
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS
  • 3,300 mAh battery
  • Wireless charging

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The King of the Notes (as we called it when we compared it with the Samsung Galaxy S8) took the most spotlight in the smartphone scene in the month of August 2017. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one device majority would want to own. See key spexa below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Key Specs

  • 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display
  • Dual 12 MP main camera
  • Single 8 MP secondary camera
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat
  • 2.35 GHz Octa-core processor
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB ROM
  • 3,300 mAh non-removable battery
  • Wireless charging
  • S-Pen stylus pen