10 best smartphones in the US

Best phones for 2016, from Android to iPhone and back

4. HTC 10

Not 10/10, but the best phone for music by far

OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

After the success of the HTC One M8, the world wondered if time was up for HTC after it didn't really ignite the smartphone game with the One M9.

Well, that's not the case as the brand went away, made a beautiful phone that's 'sculpted by light', added in a genuinely impressive camera and improved the battery life.

But that's not the best bit - that comes when you plug headphones into this thing. It's sensational - can this thing pump beautiful, Hi-Res Audio into your ears or what?

For that reason alone it's worth a place in the top ten, and the myriad other improvements impress equally.

Full review: HTC 10

Also consider: It's hard to know what to recommend here, as last year's model was so underwhelming. We'd suggest having a gander at the LG G5 if you fancy an 'underdog' brand that can still make it big... great camera and some fancy innovation on offer there.

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