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The blue-eyed smartphones: Honor 8, Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, HTC U Ultra, Huawei P10, OnePlus 3T

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Back in the days of Nokia(not the HMD global-Nokia), we could swap shells and give our phones a new look and feel. But with the advent of smartphones from Apple, Samsung and HTC in 2007 we were literally stuck with Black, White and Silver smartphones for a very long time. Though Rose Gold set a trend and every smartphone maker tried their hands on it, but that is so 2015.

In 2016, we saw the return of Blacks – Jet Black and Matte Black by Apple on the iPhone 7 and Black Onyx on the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. But before the Black or the Very Black (Google Pixel/Pixel XL) colour returned in the later part of the year, a new colour had changed the trends.

It is definitely an unconventional colour for any gadget leave apart a smartphone. And maybe that’s the reason it is so sinfully sexy! Just look at these blue-eyed smartphones –

Honor 8

Very Blue Google Pixel

 

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Huawei P10

Now that you have seen these images of the blue-eyed smartphones. Let’s check them out in order of launch –

Honor 8

Honor 8 was the smartphone in 2016 to adorn the beautiful blue colour on a smartphone. And that’s the reason it still is one of the best-looking smartphones you can buy under 30K.

Honor 8 Specs

  • 5.2 inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display
  • Kirin 950 SoC (Octa-Core) clocked at 2.3Ghz and coupled with Mali T880-MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM + 64G ROM
  • EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery (No Quick charge support)
  • Dual 12 megapixel shooter with dual-tone LED flash and aperture of f/2.2
  • 8-megapixel camera on the front
  • Fingerprint sensor is located on the rear
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C.
  • Thickness: 7.45mm

Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge remains to be the best-looking smartphone be it any colour. But still, the company launched the Blue Coral variant to suffice its customers.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

  • 5.1-inch 2k/QHD  (2560×1440 pixels)  Super AMOLED always-on screen
  • 577 Pixel Per Inch
  • Snapdragon 820 processor / Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor (depending on market)
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32/64GB ROM plus expandable memory up to 200GB with microSD
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Hybrid SIM (nano + nano/ microSD)
  • 12MP Back camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture with Smart OIS
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery with Fast Charging both
  • Heart rate sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Barometer
  • IP68 rating water and dust resistance
  • 7.9mm thick and 152gm weight
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC

Google Pixel/Pixel XL

The Very Blue Google Pixel smartphone is also used by Google, CEO, Sundar Pichai himself.

Google Pixel/XL Specs

  • Aluminium unibody and polished glass combination
  • 5/5.5 inch Full HD/Quad HD display
  • Snapdragon 821 Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2Ghz
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB/128GB of internal storage
  • Android Nougat
  • 12.3 MP rear camera with 1.55-micron pixel and f/2.0 aperture, video stabilization
  • 8MP front camera
  • 2770/3450mAh battery
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 3.5mm  headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C port

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra is the shiniest of all but it’s a pricey device and a bit late to the party. It surely is a head turner that makes it to this list of blue-eyed smartphones.

HTC U Ultra Specs

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD Super display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2.0-inch (160 x 1040 pixels) secondary display
  • Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage, sd card support up to 2TB
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC Sense UI
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot
  • 12MP UltraPixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, UltraPixel mode
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C

Huawei P10/P10 Plus

Huawei’s P10/P10 Plus comes in a lot of colours thanks to PANTONE + HUAWEI partnership. And, it’s not just the Dazzling Blue coloured variant of this blue-eyed smartphones that gets listed here.

Huawei P10 Plus Specs

  • 5.5″ 2K AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection (5.1″ Full HD on P10)
  • Octa-Core Kirin 960 processor with Mali T71 GPU
  • 4/6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin
  • 3,750mAh battery with fast charging(Huawei Super Charge)
  • 20MP+12MP dual rear cameras with Leica lenses, dual LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.0 aperture, OIS
  • 8MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

OnePlus 3T

According to the latest developments, OnePlus is launching a Blue Colour variant of its ever popular smartphone the OnePlus 3T. It could turn out to be a blue coloured accessory but let’s hope for a OnePlus 3T for this blue-eyed smartphones list.

OnePlus 3T Specs

  • 5.5″ Full HD Optic AMOLED Display with 401 ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • Snapdragon 821 Processor and Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB DDR4 RAM
  • 64GB/128 UFS 2.0  internal storage with no support to sd card
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 On top of Oxygen OS
  • 16MP Sony IMX 298 sensor rear-camera with OIS, PDFA, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12micron pixel and support for 4k recording, Slow motion video at 120fps in 720p
  • 16MP facing camera Samsung 3P8SP Sensor Front  sensor
  • 3400mAh battery with Dash Charge feature
  • NFC, 4G LTE, Fingerprint sensor, GPS,Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB type C
  • Thickness: 7.35mm and Weight: 158g

Please note that these are not the only smartphones that have come in blue colour. There have been quite a few of them in the past. But we are only featuring the current generation of smartphones and the one’s that made an impact.

List of earlier smartphones that came in Blue colour (the list is endless but here are a few) –

  • Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6 and even the Note 5
  • Oppo Mirror 5
  • Lenovo Vibe S1
  • Gionee P5L and more
  • Apple iPhone 5C
  • HTC One/One Mini (Vivid Blue)
  • Lava Pixel V2 (Prism Blue)
  • HTC Desire 626, 8s
  • Moto X, G3
  • Asus Zenfone Max, 4
  • Sony Xperia XZ and more

With the launch of P10, will Huawei change the trends again? Will Green become the new colour of envy for other smartphone makers? Well you never know if Huawei’s Honor 8 could make Blue coloured smartphone so popular, Green could be the next best colour for smartphones.

Huawei P10 Green

Do let us know your thoughts about these blue-eyed smartphones in the comments section below or tweet to us at @theunbiasedblog

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.