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 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) processing.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 OS.
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#2. The Huawei Mate 9

Description

Smartphone-related features

  • 2.4GHz (Quad 2.4GHz A73 + Quad 1.8GHz A53) HUAWEI Kirin 960 with i6 co-processor (with Machine Learning algorithm) CPU.
  • 64000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 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 features

  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (with Natural Language and Contextual Computing) processing.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
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#4. 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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#5. The ZTE Axon 7 mini

Description

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 1.5Ghz (Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1.2GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 processing.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#6. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Average Star Rating:
89%

Description

Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. Just like the S6, the Edge also mixes the eMMC and SSD memory types for its Universal Flash Storage 2.0 available in 32/64/128GB.

Its similarities with the S6 also include the Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a built-in wireless charging mechanism, and the enterprise solution for business usability. The S6 Edge records 4K videos with its 16-megapixel rear camera, and snaps selfies with the 5-megapixel frontal sub-cam.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz Exynos 7420 Cortex-A57 CPU.
  • 16000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
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#7. The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

Description

A step-down model of the original Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL), the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL drops from a 64GB/4GB memory/RAM combo down to only 32GB/3GB, with a lower battery capacity (2650mAh) as well. That said, many of the first model's upscale specifications, which include a dual 2.5D-curved glass finish, a 16-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera, and a 2GHz eight-core 64-bit (14nm) Snapdragon 625 CPU, remained intact.

On other fronts, this high-ranking Zenfone also features chip-level fingerprint security, an 8-megapixel front-facing f/2.0 camera, and an LTE Cat 6 adapter promising up to 300Mbps data rates. Its 5.2-inch Full HD display meets users with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform skinned with Asus's signature ZenUI v3.0.

Smartphone-related features

  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 OS.
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#8. The Samsung Galaxy S7

Description

Samsung built around the premium-tier specs of the Galaxy S6 for its MWC 2016 Galaxy S7, a 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on-screen flagship equipped with the 14nm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core (2.1GHz + 1.6GHz) processor, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a 64GB UFS 2.0 memory with an up-to-200GB top-up memory support. It is the first Samsung model to rock the Dual Pixel technology, which means that each pixel on its 12-megapixel image sensor has two photodiodes (instead of one), for more-accurate and faster focusing.

Just like its predecessor, the S7 also supports PMA and WPC wireless charging (3000mAh battery). In addition, it brings back the Samsung Pay mobile payment application alongside a fingerprint detector and LTE Cat 9 connectivity (up to 450Mbps data rates). Protecting its ultra-high-end feature set is a waterproof and dust-tight IP68-certified casing, which is available in colors like Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum.

Smartphone-specific features

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

Description

HTC's first release since the MWC 2016 is a 5.2-inch Quad HD flagship called the HTC 10, which also offers a 12-megapixel HTC UltraPixel 4K-video-capable f/1.8 main camera and a 5-megapixel 1.34um-pixel selfie cam with Optical Image Stabilization -- one of the first of its kind. Joining its cameras is an audio system decked out with Dolby Audio, HTC's BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, and a 24-bit Hi-Res certification.

Its high-ranking specs list also includes a Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core engine running at 2.2GHz, a 4GB RAM, and a 3000mAh QC3.0 battery. It offers a 64GB/32GB Flex Storage memory expandable by up a whopping 2000GB. This high-end Android reels in speeds of up to 450Mbps on LTE Cat 9 networks and comes with NFC, a fingerprint scanner, as well as a USB Type-C v3.1 port.

Smartphone-related features

  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU.
  • 64000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense operating system.
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#10. The Motorola Moto Z Force

Description

The 5.5-inch, Quad HD (1400p), ShatterShield-protected Moto Z Force forcefully enters the premium Android market with Moto Mods -- magnet-based modifications that turn it into various gadgets -- leading its specifications.

It comes with Motorola's Mobile Computing System: a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 four-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, a pair of Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors, and Adreno 530 graphics. In charge of storage is either a 64GB or a 32GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory that can be expanded by up to a whopping 2000GB via microSD. It also features four microphones in conjunction with a front-ported loudspeaker.

At the back, the Moto Z Force features a 21-megapixel f/1.8 camera decked out with a CCT flash, 4K video capture, and two high-end autofocus types (laser and phase-detection), while up front, it sports a 5-megapixel 1.4-micron-pixel selfie camera.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (with Natural Language and Contextual Computing) processing.
  • 64000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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