Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2017



After inception of the first iPhone in June, 2007, smartphones became the norm. 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 makes it much easier by spotting the best American smartphones in other 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) CPU.
  • 64000MB total user memory.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 operating system.
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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 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 features

  • Dual-core 2.15GHz + Dual-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm 8996 processor.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#4. The LG V20

Description

Though only LG's second V-series model, the V20 entered the market with pretty heavy artillery, a couple of which include a 5.7-inch Quad-HD-1440p Quantum IPS display crowned by an inset Second Screen (2.1-inch, 160 x 1040) that serves as a dedicated launching area for your favorite apps/functions and a 16- plus 8-megapixel dual-rear-camera setup that delivers hybrid autofocus, a 4K video-recording mode, and multiple standalone image stabilization technologies.

The V20 is not only the first ever Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone, it is also apparently the earliest phone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio performance, which is clubbed with three high AOP microphones. Additionally, it features an LTE Cat 12 network adapter (600Mbps peak data rate) and comes with 64GB of on-board UFS storage expandable by up to 2000GB.

To match its high-end multimedia specs, it brought out the big guns in terms of hardware, lugging the popular (among 2016 flagships) Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU. Moreover, it sports a 5-megapixel f/1.9 120-degree-lens selfie camera as well as a 3200mAh removable battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Smartphone-related features

  • 2.15GHz (Dual 2.15GHz + Dual 1.6GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphone CPU.
  • 64000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 5.0+ operating system.
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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 smartphone CPU.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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#6. The Samsung Galaxy On7

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy On7.
Average Star Rating:
92%

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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#7. The Motorola Moto G4

Description

Headlining its specs with the Moto Maker (+) that enables rear, front, as well as accent color customization and a 3000mAh TurboPower battery, the Moto G4 is a surefire high-ranking 2016 Marshmallow-sporting Android. It is fitted with a water-repellent finish, while a 1.5GHz eight-core processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, and a 2GB RAM are bundled together on the hardware front. It has a 13-megapixel FHD-video camera at the back, while a 5-megapixel f/2.2 sub-cam sits atop its 5.5-inch Full HD display. It comes with either 32GB or 16GB of on-board memory.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 smartphone processor.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
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#8. 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-related features

  • Dual 1.8GHz + Quad 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#9. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Description

One of two MWC 2016 releases from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 edge boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD always-on Super AMOLED display crowned by the previous Edge model's Edge Screen technology. Its innovative interface is accompanied by a bevy of flagship-class specs, such as a 64-bit 14nm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and 64GB of UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage) memory that can go up to 200GB via microSD.

This model, along with the plain Galaxy S7, also introduced the Dual Pixel camera technology (12-megapixel 4K rear camera), which rigs the pixels on its image sensor with two photodiodes each, instead of just one, for potentially faster and more-accurate focusing. Also on board are Samsung's trademark Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a fingerprint recognition system, and a 3600mAh battery enabled for both WPC and PMA wireless charging. Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium are among the S7 edge's color options.

Smartphone-related specs

  • Dual 2.15GHz + Dual 1.6GHz (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.6GHz for non-US markets) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Exynos 8890 for non-U.S. markets) CPU.
  • 64000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#10. 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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