Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2017



After the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones became the new mobile norm. They let you surf the web comfortably on a large screen while waiting at a bus station, they make email on the go almost as easy as on a computer, smartphones make your mobile life easier. But how to choose smartphone phones? Easy. Our top smartphones 2017 in the U.S.A. list saves you all the hard work by identifying the best American smartphones in worldwide reviews and listing them here, in best rating order.

* By the way, this smartphone phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).

#1. The Huawei Honor 8

Description

Standing at 5.2 inches (Full HD screen), the Huawei Honor 8 boasts a swarm of high-end specs, led by two 12-megapixel rear cameras with hybrid autofocus and a dual ISP system, 3D fingerprint identification, and a chipset composed of an eight-core Kirin 950 CPU running at 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz, an i5 co-processor that controls the phone's sensors, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Mali-T880 GPU.

Adding to the aforementioned features, this Honor edition also delivers Huawei's dual antenna switch design for strengthening signal reception alongside an 8-megapixel camera with 1.4-micron pixels and a 3000mAh Smart Power 4.0 battery, while in charge of storage is a 32GB memory expandable by up to 128GB. It comes with front-and-back 2.5D glass layers and is offered in colors like Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.8GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 (with i5 co-processor) smartphone CPU.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 OS.
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#2. The Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Description

Covered by a 5.1-inch QHD-1440p shatter-resistant screen, the Galaxy S7 active's specs include a massive 4000mAh wireless-charging-enabled battery, military-grade durability (MIL-STD-810G certification) in conjunction with the original S7's IP68 waterproofing, and a four-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz CPU setup aided by 4GB of RAM.

It brings back the S7's Dual Pixel 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K videos, this time alongside a customizable Active Key and a fingerprint sensor. It comes with 32GB of on-board storage, which you can expand by up to 2TB via microSD. Adding to its flagship-level features are the Samsung KNOX data security platform as well as a 5-megapixel secondary camera.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • Dual-core 2.15GHz + Dual-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm 8996 processing.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#3. The Huawei Mate 9

Description

Smartphone-specific features

  • 2.4GHz (Quad 2.4GHz A73 + Quad 1.8GHz A53) HUAWEI Kirin 960 with i6 co-processor (with Machine Learning algorithm) smartphone CPU.
  • 64000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 operating system.
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#4. The Samsung Galaxy On7

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy On7.
Average Star Rating:
91%

Description

With a 4G adapter and a 3000mAh battery in tow, the 5.5-inch HD Samsung Galaxy On7 is bound for mid-level shelves. Its specs also include a 13-megapixel camera (5-megapixel sub-cam) and the Samsung Smart Manager application, with functions like traffic monitoring and virus protection. Over on the hardware front, we found a basic 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB's worth of RAM. It has 8GB of native memory and an up-to-128GB microSD support.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 8000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
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#5. The Motorola Z Play

Description

Using the IFA 2016 in Berlin to make its entrance, the 5.5-inch Full HD Motorola Moto Z Play boasts a swarm of flagship-caliber specs, including the slap-on Moto Mods accessories as well as the Motorola Mobile Computing System, which is composed of a 2GHz eight-core Snapdragon 625 CPU, a 3GB RAM, an Adreno 506 GPU, and Motorola's signature Natural Language and Contextual Computing engines.

The Z Play owns a 4K-video-capable 16-megapixel camera with the popular high-end (as of its release) autofocus types that are phase-detection and laser-aided, a 32GB memory extendable by up to 2TB, and a fingerprint scanner. It also delivers the TurboPower technology through a 3510mAh battery promising up to 50 hours of usage in one charge. Rounding out its features are a water-repellent finish, a 5-megapixel 85-degree-wide selfie camera, and a three-microphone setup.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with Natural Language and Contextual Computing Processors processor.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#6. The LG Tribute HD

Description

LG's 2016 Tribute HD levels up over older Tribute models display-wise, touting a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) TFT screen this time -- the older phones have FWVGA (854 x 480) resolutions only. It is loaded with 16GB of storage expandable by up to 32GB, while sitting above its screen is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with Selfie Light and Gesture Shot. At the back, it sports an 8-megapixel HD-video primary camera, with a 4G LTE network adapter leading its connectivity features. As for hardware, the Tribute HD pays tribute to classic specs, including a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU (1.5GB RAM) and a 2100mAh battery scoring 15 hours of talk time.

Smartphone-related features

  • 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 smartphone processor.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with LG UX 5.0 OS.
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#7. The LG Phoenix 2

Description

LG's Phoenix 2 will not likely become stuff of legend, considering that its specs list includes only a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM. That said, it sports LG's signature rear-keys design, while touting a pair of 8- and 5-megapixel cameras. Also in the mix are a 16GB expandable memory, a 2125mAh battery, and a blend of VoLTE and HD voice for in-call audio enhancement. This model has an M3/T3 hearing aid certification and offers NFC (Near Field Communication).

Smartphone-related specs

  • 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor.
  • 16000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#8. The ZTE Axon 7

Description

The ZTE Axon 7 -- 7 because it is apparently the seventh generation of ZTE's flagship family -- is a 5.5-inch QHD specs powerhouse (at least as of its 2016 release) that runs on the Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz quad-core CPU coupled with an enormous 6GB RAM. It sports a 20-megapixel 4K-video camera with a dual-LED flash setup and comes with the Force Touch 3D touch technology (high version only).

It is loaded with 128GB of expandable storage, 3250mAh of power, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. Joining the mix are a circular fingerprint reader, a USB Type-C connector, and an NFC chip for handling mobile transactions.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphone CPU.
  • 128000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#9. The Samsung Galaxy Express Prime

Description

Though geared towards a mid-range audience, the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime boasts a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4 finish as well as a 577ppi definition on its 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which are reminiscent of the screens of many high-tier 2016 Q1 smartphones. That said, its remaining specs, which include a 16GB memory expandable by up to 128GB and a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU with 1.5GB of RAM, are only of a middle-class caliber. It also settles for 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, but does rely on a decent (as of its release) 2600mAh battery.

Smartphone-related features

  • 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 3475 smartphone processor.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#10. The Asus Zenfone 3

Description

Asus expands its flagship roster with the 2016 Zenfone 3, a 5.5-inch FHD (with 2.5D Gorilla Glass) smartphone whose specs lean heavily towards multimedia and performance. It runs on a 14nm octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 625 engine bundled up with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and an Adreno 506 graphics unit. It touts a premium-class 16-megapixel camera decked out with laser autofocus, a dual-LED real-tone flash, and 4K video recording.

This 3000mAh-powered Zenfone edition also features a SonicMaster 3.0 audio system fed through a 5-magnet speaker, an 8-megapixel secondary camera, and a fingerprint reader that stores up to five prints. Its color options include Aqua Blue and Shimmer Gold.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU.
  • 64000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 OS.
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