Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2017



After the introduction of the first iPhone in June, 2007, smartphones became all the rage. Smart phones 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 facilitates your choice by spotting the best American smartphones in multiple 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 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 processor.
  • 64000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 OS.
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#2. 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-related features

  • Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.8GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 (with i5 co-processor) smartphone processor.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 OS.
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#3. 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 CPU.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#4. 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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#5. 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 smartphone CPU.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#6. 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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#7. The Sony Xperia X Compact

Description

Revealed during the IFA 2016, the Xperia X Compact squeezes a high-end bundle of specs inside its compact -- considering that most flagship Androids have at least 5-inch screens -- 4.6-inch HD TRILUMINOS display. It comes with a similar 23-megapixel rear-facing camera with the triple image sensing technology and predictive hybrid autofocus as the higher-class Xperia XZ, but forgoes its sibling's 4K-2160p video-capture mode. Under the hood, it rocks a six-core Snapdragon 650 CPU (dual 1.8GHz + quad 1.4GHz), a 3GB RAM, and a 2700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. On storage duties is a 32GB memory, which you can expand by a mammoth 256GB, with fingerprint identification, LTE Cat 6 connectivity, and Sony's PS4 Remote Play (for playing PS4 games with your phone) joining the mix as well. It dons a 5-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera and is available in Mist Blue, White, and Universe Black.

Smartphone-specific features

  • Dual 1.8GHz + Quad 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#8. The BlackBerry Neon

Description

The 5.2-inch BlackBerry Neon (initially known as the DTEK50) is a high-powered Android centered on business and security. It delivers DTEK by BlackBerry, which is an inbuilt software that lets you track down your overall privacy risk rating and provides options on how to address it. On the hardware level, it comes with BB Encryption and BB Password Keeper, both aimed at making sure that only the right people can access the device, while signature apps like BBM and BlackBerry Hub headline its business adoption suite.

As for its technical specs, the DTEK50 boasts a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 550MHz Adreno 510 GPU on the processing front, while a 16GB native memory expandable by up to 2TB is in charge of storage. It sports a 13-megapixel PDAF camera with a two-tone LED flash and an 8-megapixel flash-rigged frontal sub-camera.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 smartphone CPU.
  • 16000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#9. 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-specific features

  • 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) smartphone processor.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#10. The Sony Xperia XZ

Description

Sony's Xperia XZ builds an almost fully-premium specs list around its top-notch 23-megapixel 4K-video-capable camera with triple image sensing and quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU (3GB RAM), consequently listing itself among the highest-specked smartphones as of its release. It is among the few 2016 Androids that boast a double-digit selfie cam resolution (13-megapixel) and an up-to-256GB microSD card support -- it comes with 64GB/32GB of native memory. Additionally, it features fingerprint identification, PS4 Remote Play, and a 2900mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, a technology promising to prevent long-run battery decline. The XZ comes with a Type-C USB port, NFC, as well as an IP68/65-certified waterproof and dust-tight casing. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and dons either a Forest Blue, Mineral Black, or Platinum finish.

Smartphone-specific features

  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphone processor.
  • 64000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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