1. Samsung Galaxy S8
The best smartphone – now with a 5.8-inch screen
Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The best Android phone in the US is an easy pick because it happens to also be the best phone in the US and the world. It's the Samsung Galaxy S8, the more reasonably sized and slightly more reasonably priced version of the Galaxy S8 Plus.
It has a stunning 5.8-inch display that fills almost the entire face of the device, ridding you of needless bezels and (for better or worse) the home button. We didn't like how the fingerprint sensor was relocated to the back and lies in an off-center location next to the camera lens. Also, we're still waiting for Samsung to launch the Bixby voice portion of its AI software.
There's so much to love about the Samsung Galaxy S8, though. It's curved, nearly bezel-less display is the best ever created for a phone, it has an improved camera over last year's S7 Edge (our previous favorite) and it debuts the new Snapdragon 835 chipset. Really, you can't do any better, unless you insist on owning an iPhone. Then go back to Number 2.