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Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2016/2017



After inception of the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones became the 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 2016/2017 in the U.S.A. list makes it much easier by identifying the best American smartphones in other reviews and listing them here, in best rating order.

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#1. 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 processor.
  • 128000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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#2. The iPhone 6S

iPhone 6S picture.
Average Star Rating:
92.5%

Description

The 2015 edition of Apple's yearly September event introduced the iPhone 6S (alongside the 6S Plus), a slightly-thicker (7.1mm) 4.7-inch follow-up to the iPhone 6 that welcomes the 3D Touch pressure-sensing technology previously offered by other Apple products to the brand's smartphone lineup. Also, it scraps the 8-megapixel Full HD cameras on the previous four iPhones for a 12-megapixel 4K cam, with the selfie shooter advancing to 5 megapixels and its very own frontal flash, too. Another key tweak is its A9 processor in the engine room, a more capable mutation of the previous A8 chip driving the iPhone 6. The 6S also unveils the 2nd-generation TouchID fingerprint scanner.

In addition to the Space Gray, Silver, and Gold case options, the iPhone 6S offers a Rose Gold finish, fittingly tying up its premium-tier spec sheet.

Smartphone-related features

  • 128000MB total user memory.
  • iOS 9 operating system.
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#3. The LG G5

Description

This fifth edition of LG's flagship G-series tries to solve the dilemma between metal casings and replaceable batteries with its modular concept, which means that its removable base slides the battery tray out so you can replace its 2800mAh battery.

The G5 also boasts a bundle of premium-class specs, including a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440p) IPS Quantum display that scores a blinding 800nit brightness (many of its rivals settle for 400-500 nits). Additionally, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.1GHz CPU alongside 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 graphics, while its 32GB on-board storage can go up to a gigantic 2000GB capacity via its microSD card support. Another pro for this MWC 2016 model is its dual-rear-camera concept (16- and 8-megapixel cams), with features like 8x digital zooming, 135-degree wide angle shooting, and laser autofocus in tow.

Finishing touches include a trendy USB Type-C interface, a fingerprint reader, and an 8-megapixel front-facing sub-camera for selfies.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 2.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) processing.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 6.01 Marshmallow operating system.
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#4. 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-specific specifications

  • 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 3475 processing.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#5. 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 features

  • 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) smartphone processor.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#6. The LG Rebel LTE

Description

Initially released under TracFone's prepaid catalog, the LG Rebel LTE is, as indicated by its name, an LTE-compatible entry-level Android Lollipop (version 5.1.1) smartphone. Its basic specs include a 2-megapixel selfie camera with gesture support, a 1940mAh battery, and LG's Capture+ application for scheduling memos. It sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and a 5-megapixel primary camera at the back. Like many other introductory Androids, the Rebel relies on a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU and has 8GB of on-board storage.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 smartphone processor.
  • 8000MB total user memory.
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
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#7. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Average Star Rating:
86.7%

Description

Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact takes some hits to its display (4.6-inch HD) and RAM (2GB), but it similarly gives you access to a 23-megapixel pulsed LED flash camera with hybrid autofocus, a Snapdragon 810 processing chip (64-bit octa-core), and LTE Cat 6 networks -- up to 300Mbps download speeds. Its power key stealthily hides a fingerprint scanner, while the rest of its fuselage is made waterproof and dust-tight by its IP65/68 rugged certifications. The remainder of its ultra-high-end spec sheet includes a 5-megapixel selfie cam, a 2700mAh battery, and a 32GB memory with a 200GB microSD support.

Smartphone-specific features

  • 2GHz + 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor.
  • 32000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
Full specs

#8. The BLU Studio X8 HD

Description

The 2016 Studio X8 HD, although running on a high-ranking 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, comes with only basic specs, which include a 5-inch HD BLU Infinite View (IPS) screen, a 4GB memory with an up-to-64GB memory card support, and dual (front and back) 5-megapixel cameras. Despite its octa-core chip, it settles for a sub-par 512MB RAM and relies on no more than 2200mAh of power (its sales guide indicates only 2000mAh). It sports a polished front frame met by a perforated pattern on the rear.

Smartphone-related features

  • 1.4GHz MediaTek 6592 smartphone CPU.
  • 4000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
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#9. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Description

Sounding like a major upgrade over the basic Xperia XA specs-wise, the 2016 Xperia XA Ultra boasts a 21.5-megapixel hybrid-autofocus camera and a promising 16-megapixel flash-equipped selfie cam. It brings back the XA's 2GHz 64-bit eight-core processor, but upgrades the formerly-2GB RAM to a more-reassuring 3GB. It comes with a 2700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and offers a 16GB memory expandable by up to 200GB via microSD. Tying its features together is a 6-inch Full HD screen powered by Sony's Mobile BRAVIA engine 2.

Smartphone-specific specifications

  • 2GHz MediaTek MT6755 processing.
  • 16000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
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#10. The Alcatel Dawn

Description

They say it is darkest just before dawn, but the LTE-enabled Alcatel Dawn's specs seem to be pretty darn dark all the time. These include a 4.5-inch FWVGA TFT screen, an 8GB expandable memory, and a below-average 1780mAh battery. Despite sporting the relatively fresh Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, it offers an archaic 5-megapixel rear camera without flash and an even more discouraging VGA (0.3-megapixel) frontal sub-camera. It is driven by a 1.1GHz quad-core processor tied up with a basic 1GB RAM.

Smartphone-related specs

  • 1.1GHz Qualcomm MSM8909 processor.
  • 8000MB total user memory.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
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