The Best

With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce.

From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to all-around great devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering variety of attractive phones.

But “greatness” is subjective, and sometimes spec sheets and feature lists are not enough to make an idea of how good a phone really is. In this roundup, we’re looking at the absolute best – the Android phones you can’t go wrong with.

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.
Update, October 2016: Now that Samsung has permanently discontinued the Galaxy Note 7, we’ve decided to remove it from our list.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren’t without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn’t offer expandable storage or removable batteries — two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.

Now the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have made their way to the masses, and they fix many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While they don’t offer removable batteries, Samsung included expandable storage on both handsets in case the 32 GB of on-board storage isn’t enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bumps on the back and made the devices a little thicker to make room for larger batteries.

In terms of specs, these are top-of-the-line smartphones. They come with Quad HD Super AMOLED displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, 4 GB of RAM, great 12 MP rear-facing cameras and run the latest version of Android. Instead of featuring the same screen sizes this time around though, Samsung kept the S7 at a smaller 5.1 inches, while the S7 Edge has been bumped up to a larger 5.5-inch panel.

Seriously, these are some incredible smartphones. They are a little pricey, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.


Samsung Galaxy S7

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 152 g

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3600 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm, 157 g

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Buy Galaxy S7 edge at Amazon

Moto Z and Moto Z Force (Droid Editions)

Motorola (well, Lenovo actually) is doing something different with their flagship phones this year. Instead of releasing just one flagship under the Moto X moniker, they’ve decided to release two new smartphones that do things a bit out of the ordinary. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force not only bring flagship-level specs, but also support for modules.

These modules, called Moto Mods, attach to the back of both phones via magnets. There are only a few available right now, but they actually bring some handy features to the phones. You can purchase an external battery module, a powerful speaker, and even a projector!

They both have killer specs, too. Both devices come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage, expandable memory, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. You might be wondering – what’s the difference between these two phones? The standard Moto Z is super thin at only 5.2mm in thickness, but it only comes with a 2600mAh battery. The Moto Z Force is thicker, has a 3500mAh battery, and also has a shatterproof display.

These aren’t the cheapest phones on the market, but they’re certainly some of the best.


Moto Z

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 535ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2600mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2mm, 136g

Moto Z Force

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 535ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 21MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3500mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 155.9 x 75.8 x 7mm, 163g

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Buy Moto Z Force from Verizon

Nexus 6P

As the successor to last year’s Motorola Nexus 6, Google recently unveiled the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. This device is the higher-end of the two Nexus phones announced at Google’s event, and that’s incredibly apparent when looking at the spec sheet.

It comes with a big 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, super fast Snapdragon 810 processor, a giant 3450 mAh battery and an impressive 12MP rear-facing camera. Want to get your hands on one? The Nexus 6P is pretty cheap, considering the specs and build quality. You can purchase it from the Google Store starting at just $499!


  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 12 MP rear-facing camera, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • Non-removable 3450 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm, 178 g

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ZTE Axon 7

ZTE’s Axon Pro from 2015 was a good phone, but it fell short in a few key areas. It came to market with only one storage option, no expandable memory, and the dual camera setup on the back of the device felt a bit gimmicky. Not only does the company’s latest flagship fix all of those problems, it brings much more to the table.

It has a big 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, the latest Snapdragon processor, plenty of RAM, multiple storage options, and yes, expandable memory up to 256GB. It also sports some killer front-facing speakers, all-day battery life, a great camera, and a sleek, attractive design. While certain parts of the software could use a little more polish, the ZTE Axon 7 goes toe-to-toe with the best in the Android market. It’s also inexpensive at only $400, making this an even more attractive option for folks looking to score a solid flagship device.


  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 538ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4/6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 20MP front camera, 8MP rear camera
  • Non-removable 3250mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm, 175g

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HTC 10

HTC needed a saving grace this year, and the 10 just may be it. The Taiwanese company finally designed a phone that’s different enough from its predecessor yet still sports a familiar design language. With an all-metal chassis, front-mounted fingerprint sensor and a new-and-improved speaker setup, the HTC 10 easily made its way to our best Android phones list.

Under the hood, the 10 comes with some killer specs. A 5.2-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM are in line with most other flagships this year, and it also comes with expandable storage up to 200 GB and a 3000 mAh battery that will have no problems lasting an entire day on a single charge. HTC also improved the camera this time around, which was a big flaw in last year’s One M9 flagship.

All in all, the HTC 10 is an awesome device. Great specs and a solid build quality are what you’ll get here… what more could you ask for?


  • 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 565 ppi
  • 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm, 161 g

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While the Galaxy S7 series is a minor refresh in terms of design, the LG G5 sees a massive departure from the design language used in the G series, ditching the rear volume/power setup that first debuted with the LG G2. The G5 also adopts a unibody metallic design that has a removable cap for access to the removable battery and a port for modules that allow users to expand the phone’s capabilities by adding a camera grip and other special accessories.

The distinctly different design of the LG G5 may not be for everyone, but there’s little denying that LG has went out of its way to try and innovate in a market where big changes like this aren’t all that common.

Spec wise, we’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB RAM, a 5.3-inch display, and 32 GB storage with microSD for expansion. The specs here are certainly impressive all across the board. It’s also worth mentioning that LG has revamped its software, making it faster and less bloated. One controversial move with the software, however, is the removal of the app drawer in favor of what LG says is a “simplified experience.”


  • 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 554 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 16 and 8 MP dual rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Removable 2800 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, 159 g

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Cast your vote, and participate in our giveaway!

There you have it – our picks from the best Android has to offer right now. Out of those listed, which do you feel is the very best? Be sure to sound off in the poll below. Each month we will also be conducting a giveaway, giving our readers a chance to win the phone with the most votes.

Winner, September 2016: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (15,020 total votes)

Congratulations to Sannara L. from the United States, the winner of our September 2016 giveaway!

Best Android Phones (October 2016)

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  • Dare Samsondeen

    These phones are badass…… chose Note 4 as the best.

  • Technobro

    Ikr?? Android authority is just glorifying the name brands so that they get their new phones first. I was going to get the moto x, then I saw the Zenfone 2 (with Cyanogenmod) and now I am in love. Just $300 for 4 gb ram, 2.3 GHz Intel atom, and powervr 6430 graphics.

  • Paul

    What about phones with sub-5″ or even better, sub-4.5″ screens?

  • bigjohnsta

    LG G4 (minus fingerprint sensor).

  • Sabina S

    OnePlus 2…. I want one. I currently have the OPO and it’s super awesome. Fully loaded features for 1/2 the prize and double the storage.

  • What

    No Sony Z3+ o.0????

  • Carlos Fernandez

    Is there a problem against Samsung ? Someone forgot to add: fingerprint sensor, Gorilla Glass 4 , Mali T760MP4 … and more…. I think

  • Vishakh Kannan

    where did asus zenfone 2 go?

  • Kunal Narang

    Best stock Android phone : Nexus 6P
    Best customizable phone : LG G5
    Best sound experience : LG V10
    Best value for money : One Plus X / Honor 5X
    Best overall phone : S7 Edge
    Take your pick.

    • CosmicFrost6

      hmmm, if you can get your hands on one, then the Xiaomi Mi5 trumps the Oneplus X and the Honor 5X.

      • Ethan Campbell

        Wait until you see the unreleased and unleaked Oneplus 3!

        • CosmicFrost6

          uuurrrggggg the screen is too big for me though. I’ll have to wait for the sucessor to the Oneplus X

          • Ethan Campbell

            Then what you need is a oneplus y. Or X2

          • CosmicFrost6

            sigh, do you know when they launch?

          • Ethan Campbell


      • T_X_P

        I have no doubt that’s true. As cheap as they are, Xiaomi phones are pretty well engineered. I have a Redmi Note 2 and a rather old Mi2s. Both still work well. The lack of LTE is an issue in some locations, obviously. But I’m fortunate to live in a city where T-Mobile’s 3G service includes an empty (and thus quite fast) AT&T band from their failed merger.

    • sadaqe2

      Best sound experience should be HTC 10, I had LG V10 and the sound wasn’t that great

      • CommentatusMaximus

        Speakerphone isn’t best but the headphone DAC is top notch.

    • 3165dwayne

      only stock Android phone: nexus 6p. there, its fixed

    • T_X_P

      As great as they are on paper — and as much as I want to root for the company — I strongly suggest avoiding OnePlus devices. Because the corner cutting and/or lack of quality control is glaring. My OPO basically spent its first 9 months doing a Windows ME impression (gradually self-destructing) until finally developing a microphone issue that made phone calls impossible. And my GF’s OPX didn’t make it 2 months before the bug-fest (reboots during phone calls, vanishing photos and texts, etc.) began ruining the user experience.

      Perhaps it’s just a double dose of bad luck. But I’m accustomed to “cheap” Chinese phones and the issues that often accompany them (my current arsenal contains Xiaomi, Lenovo, and other devices) and I’ve never experienced anything nearly as bad as this with the others. It appears that the company only cares that its products function long enough to receive positive reviews.

      • Eli Lopez

        Greta job with your outdated recommendation 👏 So where is your oneplus 3 review. Oh wait your one of those people that give up on things

        • Linh Nguyën

          No, he’s just not an idiot. After bad experiences with 2 different phones of 2 different models, I would give up too.

          Also, original post was from 5 months ago.

    • 40jimlloyd40

      The Axon 7 blows away the HTC 10 on sound.

    • 40jimlloyd40

      The Axon 7 blows away the HTC 10 on sound.

    • RavenAii

      ImoBest design, beautiful but expensive :

      • RavenAii

        HTC 10… *accidentaly click send without typing the phone. lol

  • Ericp2011

    I love them all!

  • Lim Ming Quan

    I like the new Sony Xperia X series.

  • mcdonsco

    My wife, an iOS user, was washing something in the kitchen sink yesterday, I walked by and ran my s7 under the water for a bit and walked away…she just glared at me :-)

    • Noah Jones

      Oh, did you preorder and receive it early? How is it?

      • Falkner Ebra


        • Noah Jones

          What? I’m legitimately asking.

          • Nima Jafari

            That was meant for OP.

    • Rachel

      Nexus 5X, 6P, 6, 5 and more are now available only at NexusPhoneOffers:com

    • Arch Angelos

      That’s funny.

      • Jake

        That is pretty funny!

    • oplix

      What’s more sad than trolling your wife with your childish fanboyism? Coming here to tell us about it.

      • asterix

        and Your response isn’t sad at all?

      • Gibbs

        It was just a little joke dude :P

    • William D

      My wife is mopping the mud room, our dog bumped me and I dropped my 6s into the bucket , pulled it out , visited this page on it and laughed at your post. =)

      • abn


    • dvdlgh

      Was the couch comfortable that night?

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    • Keep Calm

      How old are you?

    • Armaan Modi

      The question is,why did you marry an iPhone user in the first place!

      • Brad Fortin

        Because she’s an adult and can make her own decisions.

        • Armaan Modi


        • Umuliuz

          Some men just cannot handle that.

        • GeneralMajoren

          She might be an under aged child bride?

        • JPLoureiro

          ^^^white knight^^^

      • chrism12743

        I, too, am in a mixed marriage. My wife has an iphone and I have an LG, makes for interesting times!

        • Armaan Modi

          If you love her,bring her over to Android. ;-)

          • chrism12743

            Alas I have tried, but she refuses to see the error of her ways…sigh…..

          • Armaan Modi

            One day…she will think about her actions and decisions…

          • chrism12743

            I can only hope…

          • legendlord4751

            I wish you luck my friend.

      • Arch Angelos

        Perhaps he married her before the iPhone existed.

    • Jonathan White

      I will log in to disqus JUST to upvote this comment.

    • M. Adrian

      That was funny

    • Steevey Dsouza

      Android phones are now available online only at AndroidSmartphoneDeals;com

    • lisa raymond

      Smartphones are now on sale online only at AndroidSmartphoneDeals;com

    • MattyP

      Why would anyone glare at you over that, has she never heard of a water protective case for iPhones?

    • onstrike112

      I got more interesting/weird looks snapping my BlackBerry Priv’s keyboard open.

    • jose f rodriguez

      lmao i see this comment before makes me think this giveaway is fake as fuck

    • john

      Smartphones are now on sale only at NewSmartphoneDeals:com

    • vision33r

      Did something similar with the Samsung S5 more than 2 years ago.

    • Channing Jacob


    • shlomo

      IPhone 7 is water proof

    • I hear a lot of people have to pour water on their Samsung products lately, not to test out the waterproof feature. ….. but to put the damn fire out! LOL

    • Samuel

      So you extinguished the fire. Good Job!

    • Tina

      Android phones are now available for a discount at NewSmartphoneDeals;com

  • joe1

    why is the LG v10 included int he article but you can’t vote for it in the Poll and giveaway?

  • joe1

    Hey Samsung, No removable battery + Micro SD = not buying your product.

    • Abel Agnes

      But there is support for microSD expansion…

    • abn

      Have the s6 edge plus I wouldnt known it if you didnt say anything. FUHHH

      • joe1

        I have a 6000ma battery and a 128GB card in my 32GB phone and a 64Gb OTC thumb drive and find it limiting. I suppose we use our devices differently

        • abn

          Aaaaaaaaaa!h. Ok.
          No argument from me. Theres other places to store data. And you dont need a mem card to do it. But I like the battery good point bro. Btw allegedly porn addiction is a monster.

          • 3165dwayne

            and if I don’t have unlimited data? and if I’m not always near to Wi-Fi? and if I listen to 24 bit or higher?

          • 3165dwayne

            is porn really the only thing you can come up with? well, I see where you spend all your free time.

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    my vote is for the LG V10 in first place!! I love my LG G3 and look forward to someday owning the V10…

    • abn

      You will regret it.

      • Jeena Bittenbender

        Why would I regret it?? I already own and love a LG G3. The specs are better on the V10 and it’s camera is amazing. What’s to regret??

        • abn


          • Jeena Bittenbender

            I’ve regreted a Samsung, and a Nokia, never a LG product.

          • CommentatusMaximus

            We’ve had many Samsung flagships. Finally converted both my wife and me to all LG. Samsung has great specs but their bloatware is horrendous and the hardware locked down.

          • Jeena Bittenbender

            Agreed!! I will never buy a Samsung again. I’ll stick with LG, Motorola, or Nexus. I’m waiting for the V10 predecessor to come out in October or November.

  • Scott Dabson

    Dear AA. Please fix your Website. The Page jumps up and down with Ads. Makes reading the page irritating. I can’t be the only one. You are my source for all things Android. Thank you.

    • Andrew Grush

      Yes, it’s an issue for me too. I passed on your comment to our webmaster so he can get to the bottom of the issue and hopefully figure out what ads/scripts are causing the problem.

      • Scott Dabson

        Thanks Andrew!

      • abn

        U too

    • abn

      U must be using an lg phone.

      • Scott Dabson

        No, this time it was from my PC at work. Is there a problem with LG and this page? I’m not having and issue on my other devices. Cheers

        • abn

          Nice changeup. Just fun n with u. Cheers. My laptop and desktop aren’t having this issue or my s6 edge plus. So Check with AA. Sorry bro

          • Scott Dabson

            It’s all good abn, I can take it.

        • it works great on my g5, I just hate that it doesn’t stick to vertical mode even when I disabled auto rotation in my phone

  • Because I’m Batman!

    Major envy for the Galaxy S7 and Note 5, LG G5 and V10.

  • saksham

    s7 edge ftw !

  • Nexus 6p

  • Salvador Hernandez

    I really like my V10

  • Kody

    I like the S7 and G5 but seriously they don’t belong on this list. Do a review and then add them.

  • Adam Wasilewski

    Nexus 6p

  • Kody

    MXSPe was my favorite of the bunch.

  • mornincoffee

    Galaxies are a class act.

    You got my love too, LG!

  • Jean Carlos Rosario

    S7 Edge best android phone right now!!!

  • Another Skywalker

    S7 edge

  • Jolaoso Oladipupo

    galaxy s7 edge very good for multiple tasks with amazing result.

  • Barbara Stavrou

    V10 is so stunning

    • Krunal Urade

      That is because V10 is plastic build plus lack of AMOLED display and not so good low light camera

      • what!? the V10 has the best camera!!! (like the G4/G5) lol

      • Jake

        You do know that the LG V10 has stainless steel side rails? So the whole thing isn’t 100% plastic. I think the reason it was omitted from the list is due to it’s overheating issues.

      • CommentatusMaximus

        Plastic backs allow me to swap out the battery when I need to. Also a lot more rugged than glass backs. Not sure if metal backs can do wireless charging either. The V10 has mil spec rating too.

        • David Berry

          Isn’t the battery life terrible? Thank god its got a removable back hey? Decent phone if not for that battery life thing. I liked my old g2 but lg lost there way quickly after the g2 &3 brought em out of the prepaid budget phone mindset. I liked the back buttons too.they lose value quickly too. You can buy LGS for under 200au for a new g2 or gpro2 for a bit more.which is what the v10 sorta is a gpro3 but they ditched that moniker

          • CommentatusMaximus

            You obviously never used a LG V10, the second screen is what make a V10 so much more than any other phone! And the camera, and the SD card support, and the swappable battery, and the robust build.

            But yeah, the battery life isn’t good. I’m getting 6 hours SOT which isn’t great but still better than my old Note 3. IMO, LG isn’t doing that great at software optimization and obviously there’s been some hardware QC issues as well. So they are going to need to step up or stop playing. OTOH, maybe the V20 will be better on both counts? If not, then I’ll likely stop looking at LG for future upgrades.

      • Anh Khoa Trần

        Nonsene, V10 have one of the best camera on phone right now 2016, even in low light. What?

        AMOLED? The oversaturated and slightly yellowish with burning dots happens sometimes? AMOLED has its own strength on thinner, energy efficiency, deep blacks and high contrast but it’s not really superior to IPS in every aspects.

        IPS and AMOLED have its own strength and weakness, I feel very annoying for all the people tell that AMOLED is better.

        Ah, yes, SAMSUNG advertised it’s better.

        • David Berry

          Had a few amoled displays. Much better than LCD. Never had burn in either. Lg do a good LCD & work that knock on magic without battery drain which I loved on my g2. Amoled is better that’s why lg tv s are all going that way

    • dvdlgh

      All metal bodies are so frigging over rated.

      • kld2009

        Yeah, I like my aluminum for soda & a can of beans. :)

        • legendlord4751

          I agree. I much prefer the sturdy plastic of my Moto G4 but some people are just like “Holy s**t that isn’t metal?! It’s not premium enough, I’d never get one of them”. Idiots.

    • An Li

      Agreed! Honestly like the v10 more than the g5. I thought the v10 resembled the g4 more than the g5 did.. G5 is quite a freakish phone imo.

    • swtrainer

      Nobody talks about the V10 anymore, but it’s the best phone I’ve ever had. I was a loyal Note 2/3/4 user previously. I am now on TMO’s jump plan where I can switch out for a new phone 3 times per year and I can switch today if I wanted to, but I just have no desire to change – I’ve happy with the V10.

      • abn


      • CommentatusMaximus

        Totally agree. Moved from a Note to my V10 and love it!

        • David Berry

          Obviously you never pulled the s pen to use it. The s pen & its features is what makes a note so much more than any other phone.

          • CommentatusMaximus

            Ah, so obvious, you are a genius! Or maybe I did and was not impressed? SMH

      • TattoozNTech

        Definitely the best device I’ve ever owned, iPhone or Android. It should have been in this list.

    • Loser.lon

      v10 is awesome

  • Ryuto Arisato

    I like S7 edge or G5 is nice too.

  • Volca Lucia

    No love for Xperia Z5 series? :<

    • blahhaha

      Sony phones are trash, same damn design with huge ass bezels every time and they gave up on North America region so why giving them love?

    • An Li

      Sadly not enough love.. Plus, the z5 is already a cycle behind the ones listed here. Maybe except the moto x pure. But either way if the z5 takes a spot that means one the ones listed above would lose a spot. But that can’t happen because the ones above are just more popular and more people would get feisty. Whereas your comment in support of the z5 only has 2 likes. Harsh reality..

    • onstrike112

      I’ve always liked Sony’s designs, actually. I told myself I’d never buy another Samsung or LG, if BlackBerry actually died, so Sony would be the natural choice for me.

  • Syed Muntaha Manzoor

    So which 1 should i get…cuz i’m thinking of buying 1

  • Tonderai Chambwe

    Should rename yourselves to samsungauthority, where the frack is the priv, the z5premium or that Huawei phone with all them bells and whisthles

    • abn

      Seriously, who wants a hauwei phone. FOH

      • Stephen Kern

        Nexus 6p is made by Huawei?? It’s one of the most powerful phones out right now

      • Tonderai Chambwe

        I do ,my Nexus is Huawei made

  • Mark Patrick Brian Petersen

    I wish Samsung Galaxy S5 was on the list for me to choose. ;-)

  • GalaxyS7Edge

  • Bogdan

    I want Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, or LG G5, they look awesome :)))

  • I so wish I could win the competition. My M8’s charger is going to shit, and also, the competition ends on my 21st birthday. I’d celebrate with a new S7 edge and good bourbon, while browsing Android Authority.

  • Andreea Cristi


  • milos tornjanski

    Its not on a list. Z5 Premium or Xperia X preformance

    • Saz

      its sad………Sony fucking up US market………amazing phone though

  • Saket

    S7 edge for the win! :D

  • Cristid

    S7 Edge.

  • abn

    S7 edge hands down! Currently own 6 edge + best phone i ever had. Early upgrade on standby. Just think that right now dont wanna part with what I call
    THE GOLD ONE. had Lg phones B4 Im gonna stop beating them up, but I had two bad experiences with lg g4
    And Lg G2. I will never go near an Lg device unless my old lady has it btwn her legs. I WILL STOP HERE.
    I think Sammy just has the phone tech down and until Lg decides to scrap G series they will never get by Sam.Thier strategic modules was a good step but unfortunately there phone history is there, people just dont want their phones.

  • Piyush Saxena

    Samsung Galaxy S7 is the Best ! Its Beauty Outside & Beast Inside !!

  • Piyush Saxena

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the Best ! Its Beauty Outside with Beast Inside !!

  • Dhwanish Joshi

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is hands down, the best android smartphone available at the moment. Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM, 3600 mAh battery, IP68 certification, and obviously the curved edge display are some of the excellent features that Samsung offers. 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display & Corning Gorilla Glass 4 are like cherries on the cake! :D

    • Krunal Urade

      You are from India dude you will get exynos variant LOL !

      • Dhwanish Joshi

        Haha, yeah as if I’m gonna win for sure XD but even with Exynos, it’s very powerful without any doubt! Apne ko Exynos bhi chalega :D

        • Krunal Urade

          yep after all Samsung is the one who build A9 processors for Apple which is the most powerful mobile chip in the world

          • legendlord4751

            Get out

          • Krunal Urade


          • Rob Kowalski

            Lol A noob is the guy that thinks Samsung has anything to do with the design process of the A series Apple silicon. They make it and that is it.

          • Krunal Urade

            sure grandpaa

          • Matt Wardle

            Actually apple have TSMC build MOST A9 processers, and the samsung variant (for whatever reason) is a bit less powerful and give 2 hrs less of battery.

          • Krunal Urade

            Agreed !

          • Jake

            Actually the Exynos 8890 is more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 820. It also offers a better gaming experience as it doesn’t heat up as quickly as the Snapdragon 820.

          • Matt Wardle

            Yeah (I’m ashamed of owning an iPhone) my friend has a TSMC version and I have a Samsung version. He gets less lag in benchmarking apps and better battery.

        • abn

          YOUR STILL WINNING Bro dont sweat it.

      • CommentatusMaximus

        I hate exynos.

        • Nikolay Borisov

          but always used exynos based Samsung smartphones since they have no competition

      • Gaurav Pandey

        Bhai log Exynos ka RAM management is better than SD.

    • abn

      HATERS going to hate.
      Your owning the best phone on the market right now. My.old lady happy with hers too. I have the s6 edge plus another wonderful device by the great Samsung co..
      Will never buy trash, like Lg again. Or played out [Wawa] lol NEXUS. Sam numero uno!
      Getting set to swoop down on the the Samsung next Note device. Which will, dominate the market. FACTS

    • calden74

      Really, I can’t stand Samsung , they have the worst update track record of any manufacturer, as in your lucky to get a single update let alone two in a two year period. Which is also the max limit of time Samsung will even acknowledge the existence of your phone. Than there’s the price, $800, are you kidding me, for what? Yeah, no thank you, the most I’ll spend on a phone is $500.

      I’m currently using a NextBit Robin running CM 13.1, Franco Kernel and just ordered a OnePlus 3, both of which where under that $500 limit. I also never, ever buy on contract as it’s just a waste of money.

  • Kalen G

    Can’t wait to win the Galaxy S7 Edge and surprise my wife with it! Then we will will be a Samsung family again as hers will complement my Galaxy Note Edge!

  • maloriella


  • Simien

    Wife drops iPhone on driveway … kablam!!!
    Go get it fixed with replacement glass at a nearby shop.
    Drive home, on the way back into the house, drops the phone again … kablam!!!
    This why we can’t have nice things.

    • legendlord4751

      *cough* Moto X Force *cough* SHATTERPROOF

  • Kaushik Medhi

    Samsung Galaxy S7 will Win the race.
    Many Big Thanks for the Awesome Giveaway.

  • Rejhan Emrovic

    I am sure that galaxy note 6 will be the best of 2016.. even that I am iOS lover . but I don’t hate android..

  • RevLito

    LG G5 seems to be the best of Android for 2016, all metal but expandable and battery remains replaceable with an innovative modular design.

  • i think out of the box so please select me this time

  • Thanks for the opportunity!

  • phissith

    What is up with LG taking away dual window screen when Android N is big on it? WTF?

  • Just got 9 entries….

  • jasim abdul jamal

    it would be the galaxy s7 edge

  • Ashwant krishna

    Surely galaxy s7 edge is outstanding

  • BriniaSona

    No Priv? note 5 is there but not the Priv?

  • cristina

    great phone

  • ToGor

    My favorite is Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge … Thank You for this giveaway … ;)

  • Edmond Leung

    . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

  • Marla Jones

    I am still hoping to win a awesome phone :)

    • Cliff Fenelus

      One day soon

  • Prabhath

    my choice is Galaxy “Note 5”

  • Surendra pathak

    Samsung galaxy 7 edge is best android phone ever

  • Zulema Pontes Vidal


  • Pedro David

    Always the same sh—t,

    When samsung makes a new mobile, like now the s7 with 6.0.1, they don´t upgrade the older ones because sales. We don´t have to buy a new smarthfone only because of the new operation system, and also We pay hundreds of money to have a good smathfone to get rich these companies. I have a Note 4 and to me this is no an obsolete, only have 1 year and they still selling. It’s a shame how they treat costumers whith these upgrades. And now android Nutella (sh—t os name), is coming. They talk about upgrading ours mobiles before October 2015 and still waiting. And Now you came with this??? Operations system are adaptable, its no so dificult. Stop doing so many models people doesn´t like and then you don´t have so many upgrades to do. Why they don´t make a mobiles for dogs. Already now.

    Note 4 it was the last time I buy in samsung, because this always happens, I had s2, s3, s4 and now note 4, always the same. So many money in a few years. Mabe better buy a chinise white model for a few money each year and always have upgrade. the difrence of making photos or other thinks today is not so big. Desapointed 100%

    People there are many good phones on market whit best costumer support. Samsung have to learn. they are on top because our money. Try other companys because when they get the new model next year you will have the same problem. PS: older phones we can´t put the themes because they don´t change in the software.

    Bla, Bla, hundreds of blas….. and sorry my bad english rsrsrs ;)

  • cdurex

    Will this be the one I’m going to giveaway!

  • abinand ashok

    the s7…. so pure!!

  • Shivam Agrawal


  • Shivam Agrawal

    ITS A 6P Isnt it like Super obvious?

  • Viswanath M

    Lady luck come to me….

  • Galaxy S7

  • Simo

    S7 Edge FTW!

  • S7, S7 edge, G5, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, Nexus 6P, V-10, Moto X Style, i will gladly accept any of these

  • Ivan Jensen

    Clearly, Americans are against chinese phones, unless it made for Apple, Google or Motorola….

  • Kaspars

    Have had my Oneplus one for more than a year experiencing numerous problems.. and now i changed a non working microphone and display(whose bottom didn’t work) to a new ones from ebay.. and mic still isn’t working and display has a very sad and ugly flickering each time i wake it up..

    have been looking for new smartphones while mouth watering.. (ofcourse especially that beautiful Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.)

    would be sooooo happy to win a new phone..

    Plus i think me winning while living in one of Baltic countries would be awesome! Greetings from Latvia!

  • Every phone in giveaway is mouth watering ….. hope i win at least this time

  • rd

    why isn’t the sony xperia z5 not even mentioned

  • Arghya

    Why the lesser known brands such as OnePlus 2 or the coming OnePlus 3 not part of the list?

  • AppleQueen

    Been trying out these contests for like 2-3 years. Havent been able to win even once :'(

  • ahmed

    Hope… :3

  • if i lose vs if i win

    • Sagar Bakre

      Lol, me too. :P

  • Poiop


  • Poiop


  • Cliff Fenelus

    I won guys? !!! ?✌️????

  • Bogdan B

    And the winner is … ?!#

  • And the winner is: 404 error user not found!

  • Angela

    who won? :D

  • Nhell

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge won! but who won the phone?

    • Heiro78

      It doesn’t close until april 29. So the winner hasn’t been chosen yet.

      • Nhell

        this WAS for the march giveaway

  • Vladimir Jeger

    So? Who is the winner?

  • Mohamed Aman

    who is the winner

  • scouser_chris

    whys this saying av no entrys when i add over 22 entrys this is a joke

  • Adrian F

    The android phone of the the ear i think is samsung galaxy S7 edge

    • NotEd

      As long as your ear thinks so! Lol.

  • Radek Rutkowski

    1. I would expect a few price categories for users that tend to drop phones a lot, hence not wanting to spend that much :).
    2. Aside from S7, all the others are bulky 5.7″ or so phones, which I would not buy even if everything else is perfect. 5.2″ is my max really…

  • Edmond Leung

    Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

  • Hartfrid Lovejoy

    Nexus 6P is the best in the world, the S7 is the best in the galaxy

    • Steve Brain

      + range of phones.

    • Santiago Sepulveda


  • Jan Černý

    samsung galaxy s7 edge

  • Logan Danes

    Nexus 6P would still be my pick, mainly because of the screen-size, front-facing speakers, fingerprintscanner placement and not to forget STOCK ANDROID and FAST UPDATES. S7 Edge is an amazing phone as well, though.

  • AbbyZFresh

    The S7 is obviously the best but the S6 is still a very capable phone, especially the major battery and RAM improvements Marshamllow brought to it.

    • Apple&SamsungJunk

      S7 ain’t the best, only in your dreams, you need to open your eyes and see that there’s other better phones out there, simple as that.

  • Armaan Modi

    S7 Edge is the best.

  • Cal Rankin

    The polls don’t lie. S7 Edge and the Nexus 6P are the best.

    I like the vanilla Android so I favor the 6P, but the S7 is, for lack of a better term, bitchin’.

  • Bogdan

    s7 edge is purrfect

  • troysyx

    Galaxy S7 Edge; hands down! Before the phones were released and teased before that, i was really hoping that LG or HTC would do something special and really set themselves up for success. Sadly (but not TOO sadly), that didn’t happen. Samsung listened to their customers and brought to market a killer phone. There has never been the so called “Perfect phone” yet, but man does this thing come close. In my opinion, if the S7 Edge had front facing speakers and a IR Blaster, it WOULD be the perfect phone. But right now, it is definitely the phone to beat, and right now no one really comes close

  • Jeremy Shazeem Khan

    s7 never tried one
    A bit too pricey
    But If I get one I’ll be really happy

  • khalidalomary

    Nexus 6P :D

  • Bryant Robin Solon

    I am disappointed. NExus 6p should be top 1

  • Cloves

    You guys are out of your mind, HTC M10 is not on this list? Lol, Yeah lets all rally around this as Best android phones! Guess since you guys can’t get a referral link from amazon it won’t make the list.

  • Karan


    • Ethan Campbell



    super fantastic phone good luck to all

  • If you were honest, you would have called this post “best android phones for the US Market” instead of best android phones. You have excluded Chinese phones like the Meizu Pro 5 which is as good or better than phones on your list – works in Canada on Bell, Rogers – also in most of Europe. Also, what about Huawei Mate 8. It works in the US – superior battery life to any of the phones you have listed as ‘best’. The LG phones are useless if you like long battery life.

  • SkypeName


  • Nour Gaser

    Excuse me, but where the fuck is the Mate 8?

  • Dexter Cruz

    Wow best ever giveaway for the year. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck everyone.

  • Tony

    S7 Edge is the best I guess!

  • Sam B

    Go S7 Edge!! Go!! :D

  • AppleQueen

    Hoping to win for once xD

  • Daniel Martinez Colmenares

    where are the Xiaomi Mi5? i think with the snapdragon 820 should be in the list

  • Laraib Omer

    i hope to win the phone for whom my vote goes for. In much need for my first job with dyslexia suffering kids. thank you for the contest
    such offerings are blessing for those who can’t afford a good phone. a hope atleast.
    peace from Pakistan

  • cristina


  • Zulema Pontes Vidal


  • keithbe

    Moto X Style – rocks for the price.

  • MANthrax

    I have no interests in the S7 edge. Seems easier to break with that glass edge. No removable batteries are killing me. I don’t want to have a worthless brick in 24 months. They are taking away the used phone market.

    • Aloof

      If one could resist being tempted by newer phones, I think a phone can last up to 3 years regardless of removable battery, if it isn’t dropped or drowned of course. Unless it is heavily used every single day.

  • km kari

    im a die hard xperia fan..but no doubt this time its Galaxy S7 Edge!

  • Thanks for the opportunity!
    And good luck to everyone!

  • Rahul DC

    Best Of Luck to everyone.

  • Prashant Borate

    there is no question which phone is best in today’s date. SG S7 Edge all the way. It will keep ruling the chart till next SG flaship (SG Note 6 :O) shows up.

  • Miroslava Bogdanović

    And I’ll have a good mobile phone, when I’m out random :-)

  • My 4 year old phone broke this week…if i win this will be ultra-happiness for me .

  • Rohan Mehta

    this site is too heavy for slower internet connections .

  • chrislove

    Nice phones I want all LoL


    Galaxy S7 Edge is the winner!

  • Jen Klaryss

    I Gotta vote for Samsung S7 . Hope I win cuz April 28. That would be an advance Gift. :)

  • Befuddling

    I like plain Android, plus expandibility – the Moto Style is niiice.

  • quenchy

    The Sony Z5 compact in the article says it it has 5.2 inch screen but in the specs it is stated to have 5.7 inches. Which is it?

  • Faheem Ahmed

    i never won any giveaway :(

  • Faizal Evans

    LG G5 was very new and innovative


    I’ve been a Samsung user since the very first Notes came out, faithfully upgrading every couple of years…but I’m done with them. I’ll be boycotting every new phone that doesn’t allow expandable storage and removable battery. I have a handful of fully-charged batteries I carry around with me everywhere, because THESE FRICKIN’ PHONES NEED THEM!!! They suck battery juice like a babe at mom’s teat, and I can’t make it through an entire day without the phone sitting in the charging dock the whole time I’m at work. Even then, I regularly wind up doing a battery swap if I stay out late in the evening.
    On the weekends, when it doesn’t spend the majority of the day in the charger? I can go through up to three fully-charged batteries in a day and be nearly drained again by bedtime.
    Also, I regularly have to “dump” my accumulated crap off of the phone, even though I’ve got 96 GB of on-board storage. (32 base + 64 expansion slot) I’ve been really anxious to get my hands on the nextGen phones that would take a 256 or 512 GB SD in the slot…but apparently that would have been too sensible. “You don’t need no stinkin’ storage; you’ve got ‘the cloud’.” Until you don’t have connectivity and want to listen to some tunes, read a book and reminisce over your photos from last year’s European vacation. Where is your precious ‘cloud’ then, eh Samsung?
    Soooo…I’m going to hold out and not upgrade for a while; but if I have to break down and admit defeat because the incessant junkware upgrades finally overpower my phone and make it crawl in submission, it looks like I’m stuck with the LG V10 until Samsung comes to its senses…if they ever do. I’m not optimistic.
    But I’ll miss my precision stylus. That feature was the bomb for a guy with stubby, imprecise fingertips like me.

  • Prabhath

    Galaxy Note 5

  • Xy The Guy

    2 more days left! I’m excited for this!

  • Suhayra1

    The Samsung S7 is the best phone out there,Period.

  • Mamoon Bakeer

    Galaxy S7 Edge is my pick

  • feniks van vooren

    where is the winner going to be anounced?? on twitter??

    • Žiga Štupar

      on this page plus winner will get email.

  • Hayley Choi

    Are the phones unlocked?

    • Žiga Štupar

      Yes becouse its international giveway

  • Bogdan

    67 Minutes Left

  • Hector Galindo Rivera

    espero ganar

  • Rahul DC

    When are you guys going to announce winner?

  • Marlon Taccad

    who won on this giveaway?

  • Marius-Adrian Zoltan

    The HTC 10 on the list, finally a good looking device on this list

  • Ayush

    Currently an S6 edge user,and the only thing I don’t like is the battery life. I would love to upgrade to a S7.

  • Aboodi Zoubi

    good luck for every one & I hope I win this time ?

  • PatNdoji

    S7 edge is tye best overall in my opinion. B but one can not go wrong with the Nexus 6P, and is a phone i like atm

  • These lists of current top android phones are pretty boring because anyone who reads blogs like this already knows about these phones. Posts on the best new phones are more interesting or best battery life or some other feature. Just listing the big names that are currently on everyone’s mind is hardly informative.

  • Zulema Pontes Vidal


  • Maja Stanic

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the best.

  • christine szlobodnik

    Samsung S7 EDGE xo

  • Just entered!
    Cross my fingers!
    Good luck to everyone!

  • Tushar Mistry

    waiting eargerly for any of these phones coz i shared a lot on facebook, twitter, google plus ,and all social websites hope fingers crossed

  • Shu-Ching Chang

    Galaxy S7 is a excellent smartphone .

  • Jack Frost

    All phones are best in some way or the other. I HOPE TO GET THE BEST THE WEB CHOOSES!!!!YEAH

  • ACB

    I hope to at least have one samsung Galaxy s7 edge which I think will make me truly satisfied. Having one of it all throughout my life, I think I can already give-up my wholesome life…

  • Edmond Leung

    Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

  • Tal Macho Goren

    A little about me:
    Everyone knows I’m a Samsung enthusiast.
    The last phone by them I bought was the SIII. but for some reason (ever since the S IV) they started to be jerks (changing to waterproof and then changing back and don’t get me start talking about the SD card) .
    But finally, they changed it back and I can’t wait to have one of my own S7 EDGE (wink).

  • silent.twitching.moaning

    None of them uses 1080p resolution a.k.a the undeniable middle ground between great high performance screen X battery life. With most content still Full HD too. And if I wanna VISUALLY enjoy some content, I’ll use a tablet screen minimum (mine’s a compact 8.0″ Z3TC), not on phones. In fact, my dream phone would be in 720p resolution, Android OS, 5.0″-6.0″ screen, with Capacitive navigational buttons (Motorola, Sony, LG, HTC)

  • Marnelle Janse van Rensburg

    I just need someone’s help… I need to upgrade to a new phone but I don’t know which one to take. I want to try out something new for a change, I’ve had a Samsung before and it was fine for me but it wasn’t extraordinary. Now every person you see lately has a Samsung and I don’t want to be weird but I don’t want one at the moment, I want to try something else for a change. I don’t know much about other brands, so that’s why I need you guys help.
    I’m looking for a phone with great sound, good camera, lots of space + a memory card slot, good battery life, fast, durable in a way that if I drop it accidently I don’t want the screen to shatter… not too ugly and maybe not too expensive. Is there a phone that has all these things?

    • charles braswell

      check the HTC 10 has everything you want ,except the price .price Wise I would suggest the Nexus 6P last years model but stands up still with the best with a much cheaper price. (-:

  • kittylt

    hello, Thanks for this lovely giveaway good luck

  • Savio George

    I really need this phone………………

  • shlomo

    i hope i win.

  • braininstead

    blackberry Priv. killerphone

    • charles braswell

      So you don’t have any signal issues, and over heating issues.

  • Yinka Oshoba

    I wouldn’t mind winning a new phone!!

  • haider abbas

    hope i win s7 edge and get rid off my old phone

  • haider abbas

    i hope i win s7 edge this time and get rid of my old phone

  • minea ionut c

    best phone samsung s7 edge

  • aloowishus many options! gotta go with the nexus. just gotta.

  • Sara

    Dying for an s7 edge!

  • Harshal Parashar

    Another month, another giveaway, another ray of hope to win an awesome phone. I really need it, Please AA give this to me this time.

  • Shlomo Haimov

    LG G5 is the best!!!

    • shlomo

      i agree!!!


    this time please let me win…. it’s been three years….

  • Jelena Punkie

    Samsung S7 Edge!

  • Hayley Choi

    I’m not sure how old i have to be in Canada to enter the giveaway. Can someone answer my question? How old to I need to be to enter the giveaways?

  • jojosweets

    The s7 sounds fabulous! Unfortunately I’m not lucky enough to have the s4,s5,or s6 let alone the s7!! (LOL)

  • Daniel Donaldson

    listen to your heart tell me what you see TT_TT a hope to win

  • Sara

    Maybe i said ‘please may i have it’ i will win haha

  • Sara

    No totes gonna win :)

  • Dylan111

    Samsung galaxy s7 edge all the way !!

  • Prabhu Orton

    Good luck to everyone B|

  • Joyce McDaniel

    Would love to win the Samsung Galaxy. Mine has broken and I really need a new one.

  • solozzo

    who won please?

  • Dylan111

    have they released the winning name yet ??

  • Abhijeet Nagawade

    Why is winner declaration being delayed?

  • Jadoei1

    Htc 10 supports up to 2TB micro SD cards, not 0.2TB

  • Taj Basha

    Samsung S7 Edge.

  • Ian Cabrera

    I would go with Nexus 6P

  • Daggett Beaver

    I know you Android webzines love to suck up to Google and stock Android, but no way the Nexus 6P should be second in this list. It belongs in the last three, which would be Note 5, Nexus 6P, and P9 in that order. I’d put the Note 5 even higher, personally, but one could argue that it does have last year’s SoC and no microSD slot.

  • Taleim

    stupid question, but how do I use the poll? I can enter the giveaway via the link in the app, but can’t see a poll anywhere. Anyway, I’d vote for the 27th edge, gotta love that massive battery.

  • srgonu

    s7 Edge is awesome. Feedback I got from my colleagues is really good.

  • mrjayviper

    i love giveaways. Thanks AA :)

  • sathish kumar

    S7 for its compact size,camera,water proof ,Improved UI,Good battery life & Audio quality .
    Above contest I can’t select the best phone option remaining 8 entries I can able to select

  • Motz Martin

    s7 edge

  • Bodo

    Sony Xperia X Performance

  • I think the Xiaomi Mi5 is as good as any of the phones on this list and better than some. For battery life, it is only beaten by the Samsung S7 Edge. That is a big selling point for me. I have been using the Mi5 for about 3 weeks now, best phone I ever owned. I use it a lot but only for checking information and reading e-books, not for watching videos or playing games. I have to charge it only every 2.5 days. The price makes it the best value for money as well. You can get the 64GB version on sale right now for about $385. I paid $449 for mine. Canadians should jump on it because, like most Chinese phones, it has LTE Band 7 (2600) which you can get on Rogers/Fido and Bell. The version I got has no Chinese apps or notifications – all English and it came with Play Store installed.

  • Avinash Kumar

    S7 Edge!!!
    “One phone to rule them all “

  • Bogdan

    s7 edge

  • Dylan111

    samsung galaxy s7 edge

  • Garrett Brown

    Disclaimer: I am not partial to any one brand, I go for and use what’s best for my needs.

    I chose the HTC 10, but I do own both the S7E and HTC 10. I can’t make up my mind on which to use, honestly I don’t really care if my phone is bling bling, I have only shown my S7E off once and that was it. To me a phone is a tool to use to get the job done, while looks help its ultimately the software experience that wins me over.

    To me the S7E and TouchWiz feels mushy compared to the HTC 10 and Sense. I am partial to the S7E camera as it is a better catch and shoot phone, but HTC has remedied a lot of the issues they had with the 10’s camera. I am also partial to AMOLED, but.. I also listen to music all day, and have a job that requires me to alot of crouching and climbing which a smaller phone makes it easier to do. So I can live without AMOLED, when considering far better audio quality as well the 10 has a very nice screen to boot. Plus being able to root my HTC 10 allows me to extend the life of my phone without losing on features Samsung has locked down by Knox.

    Fingerprint sensor.. Yeah, capacitive button FTW. Nothing like not having to push a button in, wait for the screen to turn on and then register the fingerprint only to see that it doesn’t match, an issue I had with my S7 more often than not, unlike HTC in which I can rest my thumb on it and within 1 second my phone is ready to go.

    Plus, to me after finally taking my S7E out of its case, just seeing how easy it is to get fingerprints on it and how dirty it looks when it’s marred by fingerprints and then looking at my HTC and how it was smudge and fingerprint free on the back to me that’s a better design, plus the whole metal vs glass.

    People clamour over the IP68 rating, but Samsung doesn’t warranty water damage, so if by freak accident your phone gets water damaged you’re SoL and will have to pony up a nice chunk of change to repair or replace, and I think that’s not a feature Samsung should be advertising like crazy since they don’t warranty water damage. Plus the 10 has the ‘Uh-Oh’ protection, which alone is worth the price of entry since they will also warranty a rooted HTC 10, that’s peace of mind right there.

    S7E is super nice, but I prefer using the 10 as my daily driver and my S7 when I’m going somewhere that involves taking a lot of photos.

    • Donovan

      Really like this comparison. You focus on practicality and I think that’s really what matters in a phone at the end of the day, which unfortunately doesn’t sound very flashy in a marketing campaign. That fingerprint sensor business with the S7 sounds especially inconvenient.

  • I hate you guyz :(

  • abn

    SAMSUNG. wins again. I CAN’T wait for the new note device by Samsung. Surely it will dominate.

  • Yogesh Pandit

    Galaxy S7edge has a edge? in this competition!

  • Arshdeep Singh

    Galaxy S7 Edge

  • solozzo

    I can not download the app android authority, the link does not lead to google play, when you click on it takes you to gleam, sorry!

  • george-okoth

    Nexus 6P all round daily driver

  • abdul

    Currently using htc one m8. Great build quality. But after two years got battery prob, power button prob. The phone is dying. But it have served me well. Maybe going for htc 10 replacement this year.

  • S7 with 5.1″ for me ;-) thx!

  • Allek Balbuena

    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

  • Christopher Luna

    I need a upgrade and a replacement for my g4. May the Gods of Android bless me.

  • boss_flex

    The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the ultimate premium smartphone for me, but the Galaxy S7 is more practical. Which one I actually prefer will depend on which one I get. =)

  • Sporacek Strancak

    The reason of me being here is because of my totally not clumby hands that didn’t few hours ago drop my phone on the ground as a finishing move to it’s life. RIP JERRY

  • deep rajbahak

    i think it should be samsung s7 edge for sure without a shadow of a doubt……… :)

  • Ashutosh Ghate

    except Huawei P9 any other phone will do the trick for me

  • abhishek

    hey. you peoples are doing very good job.

  • Thanks for the opportunity.
    Cross my fingers!

  • Tilton Jamalle Anderson

    Look at all the Sammy fanboys who voted. Lol just kidding, the GS7 Edge is hands down the best smartphone right now, but it’s too expensive and doesn’t offer everything I want in a smartphone for the price. I prefer LG. I just wish they’d use OLED in their phone displays like they do in their TVs.

    • CommentatusMaximus

      Totally agree, where’s the OLED?

  • Mat Cool

    hey Android Authority my name is Muhammad Harith from Malaysia…sounds far off but i was wondering do you guys any other prize giveaway that i can enter because im a huge fan…you guys made me into a tech enthusiast…i love learning about phones but i dont actually have a good smartphone…im 20 years old currently studying at Infrastructure University….and im still using my sisters Samsung s3 …ive entering a lot of giveaway but never won any….i never had the money to buy one…please send me links if you have any other give away

    • Mat Cool

      please T_T

  • Bishwo Shrestha

    Surely samsung s7 edge is the grand daddy!

  • Charles Kimbrough

    I need to win this! im stuck with an lg g vista, its so bad

  • raneesh

    the best android smartphone available at the moment will be the SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE.

  • I think we all know the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best phone out there.Thans for the awesome giveaway and chance to win!! :)

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  • John Mark Anadia

    arggghhh!.. S7 edge! hopefully! :D

  • Viktorious Viktor

    So, are we just not going to mention the Lecco Le 2 Max for $350 with a Snapdragon 820 and 1440p display? I mean the only thing missing is NFC but its $350…..

  • zee

    lg flagship…..yeah……wave it over a ship like a flag. then drop it in.

  • zee

    lg g5 that is

  • Ivan Ljubisavljevic

    Yeah, all have Galaxy S5,S6,S7, iphone 5 or 6 and they are not satisfied. I have a HTC Wildfire when i was 15 and now i have 20y, I am satisfied with it. What makes money?

  • Sanwor


  • ThatsJustHowISeeIt

    Never buy an Android phone without a removable battery unless you are okay with throwing away $700 every 2-3 years for a phone that is useless after the battery degrades.

  • Yacin Babahadji

    You never had a winner from Algeria,I hope I will be the first.

  • baku2313

    Hope to win

  • Prashant Negi

    Galaxy s7 Edge for sure

  • Prashant Negi

    Galaxy s7 Edge for sure the best phone…. 60fps, 240fps enough said :)

  • Al Colligan

    I’d love to say Nexus 6p, but I have a feeling that the S7 or S7edge might be nudging ahead a bit, what with the IP rating…

  • Suman Sresta

    S7 edge ftw

  • Isaac

    Axon 7 should be here

  • Jai Cabigan

    been joining this giveaways for years, still haven’t won anything. :(

  • Haider Abbas

    really hope i win s7 edge

  • Haider Abbas

    hope i really win s7 edge as i really can afford it and my phone i broken (dead)

  • Tiền Bối

    HTC 10

  • Sergeant Potato

    I love the Note 5 (even though it runs TouchWiz and is worse in many ways compared to Note 4) just because of the huge screen and SPen

  • Nithin

    Which is best zuk z1 or redmi note 3?

  • Behind TheWall

    Only LG lets you remove the battery, wtf?

  • Hassan chamakh

    > 1 lucky winner will win the phone…. > fuck you and fuck your phone you give us 1 phone for 14000 users , your are Stingy man .

  • Min Lee

    probably not the best pick but I really like the Huawei P9. Leica lens!

  • Prashant Negi

    galaxy s7edge

  • Ian Cabrera

    I would’ve gone with the LG G5 but has anyone won?

  • Ian Cabrera

    Oh my God the suspense!!

  • Rakesh Jain

    when result declare ?

  • Yogesh Pandit

    who is the winner?

    • Daniel

      Does anyone know by chance which month the galaxy note 6 will be announced?

      • Vibhu Chadha

        They will be skipping the name Note 6 and will directly launch Note 7 on 2nd of August.

  • Moisey Kaykov

    Probably fake Giveaway!

  • Galaxy S7 Edge

  • Arahida

    Well my name is Alex Matei… but don’t know if that’s really me. What name are they using when they choose? The one who you register here or the one in twitter? Thanks! :)

    • Abhijeet Nagawade

      Congratulations Alex

      • Arahida

        Thanks, but I don’t think that is me. Thanks anyway :)

        • Abhijeet Nagawade

          Hope it is you. Let us know …

          • Arahida

            I hope it is me too… but didn’t receive anything yet. No email, nothing. So maybe not.. :)

  • Gaurav Pandey

    That 1 person got everything ?? O.O !!!

    • Lucas Goulart Francisco

      No. People vote for the best phone and one person wins the most voted phone. So they got only the S7 Edge.

      • Gaurav Pandey

        Oh. Okay.

  • Fan Cy

    I voted for Samsung edge but LG G5 is so good

  • I prefer the Nexus 6P over the S7 Edge. the 6P comes with clean android which is the best. The S7 comes with a bloated OS that can be overwhelming and kill battery at times. Clean OS > Bloated. That’s why I bought the 6P over the S7 Edge.

  • Ricardo Arce

    I really like all of these phones but I would pic the S7 edge

  • Where’s the Z5? awwwwe, not that I own one but…poor Sony..

  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    I still can’t believe you put last year’s flimsy, feature-free Nexus 6P at #2 on this list.

  • Chuck Jones

    At least nothing from Oneplus was in this list, maybe AA is finally getting it.

  • Freak_ Aniket_

    In this list only Note 5 and Nexus 6P are 2015 smartphone other are latest generation.
    They hold good with the competition and best smartphone to pick even now. Specially Nexus 6P (available as low as $350 for 32GB). Really awesome. Best nexus ever .

  • John Williams

    Interesting. You give the Oneplus 3 an excellent review, and it compares to some of these phones specs wise, surely? In fact it compares to some of the others in terms of performance, and it certainly compares in real life use situations. So why didn’t you include it? This one’s not invite only, anyone can buy it. So it’s playing in the same ballpark as all the others.

  • Evo Magno

    I’ve always wanted to have a phone. i wish it could be one of this phones. best birthday gift this july… huhu

  • kg

    this time pick me pls!

  • Jamie Brigman

    I own the Note 5 and I love it and I’m waiting for the new Note 7 to come out I’m a Note lover! I will say I started out as a S line lover, and they’re the same as the Note just smaller and no Pen, and I’m really digging this S7 Edge I’m all its glorious features and beauty! I want one to play with lol! So I vote S7 Edge! Love the edges which that’s y I’m excited for the new Note finally I think it’s gonna get its double edge display finally I mean it did start the edge display after all with the Note Edge!

  • Wynand

    I’m using the S7 and my wife the S7 Edge. Haven’t had the chance to test the other to compare, but can say our phones are brilliant!

  • Siddharth Yadav

    guys do u rely think these giveaways are true

  • TheGoldenArrow

    I like the Nexus 6P, but the winner here is the S7/S7Edge, just an overall better phone in many peoples’ opinions

  • hsn kh

    I was too enthusiastic to win, but one week ago I bought a galaxy S6, I don’t feel like I’m very keen to win now.

  • charles braswell

    Samsung Does offer the most ,by far adding waterproofing and memory extension. but I still like the HTC the look the sound with plug in headphone. Is still a better phone to me

  • Dianne

    My vote is for the LG

  • Brian Geronimo

    Woohoo! Best of the best giveaway. I vote for S7. I’m kinda sad that Xperia is not on the list though.

  • Taj Basha

    Samsung S7 Edge is all Gun Blazing & it’ll be Rocking in Market currently, S7 Edge is my choice Android Authority.

  • Miranda Smith

    I choose the samsung galaxy s7 edge you guys rock!

  • Aariffani Shaari

    Huawei P9 the best!


    My favorite giveaway :D

  • Miko Sori

    i still love my galaxy s3. lol s7 edge or 6p could be a nice upgrade.

  • Ian Cabrera

    HTC 10, go HTC 10

  • Thanks for the opportunity!
    Would love to win.

  • billel khadra


  • Poiop

    The LG G5 should’ve definetly been the runner up

  • Sagar Bakre

    I’m still using the now ancient Galaxy S3. Really need a new smartphone now. :D
    Android Authority, take note. :P

  • Prashant Negi

    hoping :)

  • Prashant Negi

    samsung galaxy s7 for sure

  • Win Oo

    Why the luck is not with me ? :)

  • Aakash

    Hope to Win love Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge .. !

  • kg

    Galaxy S7 – is the best for me!

  • lioryte

    Them Moto phones that ain’t breaking no matter what u do to ’em. Oh I wish the next nexus will have them

  • Chryzz Vega


  • Angelo Blerpa Allegra

    Com’on, a S7 Edge this way!

  • Moshe Auguztyn

    OnePlus 3 ?

  • Samad Nizamani

    31st july is my birth date may be this time I got surprised gift

  • Giu Youss

    plz pick me i need this

  • Reedster01

    The recent nexus 6p price drops in my OPINION have killed basically any other phone of this year I love the axon 7 and HTC 10 but axon 7 is missing ONE BAND so verizon wont allow them and the HTC is expensive AF but the nexus 6p is just as good as both of them for $350 at the cheapest.

  • Ronald Sims

    Can we just give phone of the year to the S7 Edge/S7. The others are not even an inch close to them

  • Da Fuq

    I want a new phone, but not the most popular one….

  • Ultimatun

    Out of the choices I think the S7 wins but Nexus 6P’s stock Android feel is just great

  • Ultimatun

    Samsung Galaxy S7!!!!!!

  • kg

    pick me this time! :)

  • Alexius PF

    S7 Edge still the best

  • My phone is the best android.. guess which phone I am using ?

  • Simo

    Ehm… “The giveaway closes on July 30, 2016”?? You meant August 31 right?

  • Jamie Brigman

    I’m a Samsung fan 4life but I love all these phones really but I would go with the S7 Edge bc it’s closer to the note I’m about to get and all around almost the same just doesn’t have a S Pen!!!

  • Kaustubh Jagdish Badrikǝ

    Will the note 7 be added to the list this month? Will i be able to change my vote if and when it is?

  • ayoub merah

    i am from algeria do i have a chance to win?

  • Mark Allan

    i’m torn between the htc 10 and the sgs7. I’m in the UK so i’d get the exynos processor which doesn’t fair well future custom roms with samsung being tight with their drivers.Is this right or am i looking at this choice all wrong? :)

  • ali-n

    AA web-page folks: the contest thingy says “The giveaway closes on July 30, 2016.”
    Shouldn’t that now say August 31?

  • Pallavi Prasad


  • Nash Nunez

    Never touched a flagship killer before. Even >100 dollar phone I can’t even buy. -_-

  • Nash Nunez


  • Yes! are amazing! Thanks for this information.

  • kg

    please pick me this time :)

  • Rui

    S7. inique.

  • Chryzz Vega

    think positive ….I WILL WIN…..I WILL WIN…..I WILL WIN…..I WILL WIN…..I WILL WIN :D

  • Rizan

    Good luck everyone :)

  • John Christian Delgado

    samsung galaxy s7 edge the best android phone of 2016! :)

  • Carl Diether

    the best android phone now in the market and the best seller is samsung s7 edge
    but for me lg g5 is the best

  • Simtopia23

    Huawei P9 Plus wins. lol

  • Rob Kowalski

    I chose the HTC 10. I think the phone has been severely underrated by customer perception. I have seen nothing but praise for the phone from reviewers, but it just didn’t take off with the consumer.

    • Meringo

      So I just switched from the HTC 10 to the Note 7. Did I need to? No. Although I generally prefer the Note, the HTC certainly gives users a better software experience. Everything is nimble and laid out correctly. The audio is also night and day better, both externally and using headphones.

      I think you are right, though. HTC may be the best option for a lot of people.

  • Jacob Hornick

    S7 Edge is currently the best, but I still love the Nexus 6P.

  • ramaswalleh

    Nexus 6P!

  • Thanks for the chance, all done..

  • Md. Sabbir Ahmed

    Nicely built, great sound, best budget phone as well as flagship killer.

  • Patricia Demedice

    estupendo! participo!

  • Jo-Anne Wiszniewski

    Love have the EDGE in my hands!! My eyes connected to the EDGE!! Have a gr8 day, Cheers!! Good Luck, Everyone!! Congrats to the winner!! :- ) xoxoxo

  • Jack Hermansson

    Nexus 6P

  • Hemaizia Baha Eddine

    I hope win

  • noob


  • noob

    Snapdragon 820 is the best … u_u no matter that list

  • Shihab Haque

    love it :)

  • Hemaizia Baha Eddine


  • Ricardo Gonzalez

    Not a huge Samsung fan, but do love their crispy camera, personally I love stock Android, so for me it’s the Nexus 6p.

  • Eli Lopez

    Wtf, you guys don’t even add the oneplus 3 which is a complete tie to all flag ships and also better than the ZTE Axon 7. How biased is this

    • Wajih bec

      not as biased as your opinion, in what category does the OP3 outperforms the Axon 7?

      • Eli Lopez

        Oneplus is pretty fast and if not the best, one of the bets ram management. It also has a high antutu benchmark score

        • Wajih bec

          true, tho there’s barely a difference in antutu’s score. but the Axon 7 has a better screen,better audio,microSD expansion and arguably a better battery life

    • Ritz

      The Axon 7 can also be used on all major US carriers as it supports all 3G and 4G bands, even Sprint and Verizon. The OnePlus 3 does not offer that support.

      • Eli Lopez

        I mean I don’t live in the US but oneplus 3 is pretty fast and is basically number one for ram management and has a high score in antutu benchmark l

      • Eli Lopez

        I mean I’m on wind, I get like H (3.9G) and I’m not complaining. I don’t need to use data that much anyways. If your saving on the phone, you can bother spending that money on a better plan

  • typical AA. “hey this phone could literally kill you, but its stil the best” haha

  • Ronnie

    So a phone that bursts into flames, screen scratches easily, and shatters in your pocket is the best phone?

  • Ronnie

    I forgot, you get all that for the amazing price of $850.

  • Goran

    Seems ppl have no time to listen… Themselves, others and especially music. How to explain flop sales of most amazing phones as V10 and htc 10? Huawei sells so many phones, ppl opt for fragile S phones…i am almost disgust. And durable, audio aliens among phones, best build phones with top notch specs collect dust on shelves… Is lack of amoled killing htc and LG? Or lack of commercials? Or both combined?
    Ppl who don’t listen to music, don’t care for the quality of music and don’t enjoy in it are… On big loss. Or big loosers:) or iPhone buyers:)

  • Jamie Brigman

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for me all the way, maybe thats bc I’m a Note addicted fan lol! Yeah theres some battery fires yeah thats horrible and messed up! People need to keep it moving because samsungs not the only one this kinda things happened to! The Note 7 is to outstanding and wonderful for something like this to ruin it’s sparkle! I love mine in all its Blue CORAL glory and switching my phone for a new better version makes it better, now thats what i call a winner!

    • Wajih bec

      people be like: oh look! a huge company with quality products, no chance for mistake there….

  • Badelhas

    The best for me is the HTC 10. Thanks for the giveaway! Cheers

  • jerry

    Wait a minute, where’s Huawei P9?

  • Jarvic Suguitan

    Ewww, this month’s best android phone on the poll is the Note 7, too damn big -_-, The giveaway is not worth joining -_-

  • specialguy

    The Samsung So gets my vote

  • Hoggles

    Guys….you might want to remove a phone that has a global recall underway. Just sayin’.

  • Jeremiah Anthony Reynaldo

    Note 7 baby!

  • Ethan Campbell

    I voted s7 edge. I want a note 7, but battery issues.

  • yogesh dawadi

    note 7 tops all other phones.

  • 1213 1213

    There’s a higher chance of the note 7 blowing up than there is of me winning it.

  • Beelze bob

    Let’s hope the winner isn’t bring recalled

  • Gibbs

    Note 7! A phone you have to charge in a safe. And still it grts scratched in your pocket

    And it’s usually running at 14-20fps and 4-10 while doing stuff like typing ;) and everything has a long delay

  • Gibbs

    WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT METAL?! NExus 4 and 5 arr super smooth and comfy to hold! Unlike metal….

  • Greg Butler

    I wanted a Note 7, but their so hot they on FIRE. (Literately) Oh well Sammy, you almost got me on board I think I’d better stay Nexus/Pixel safe!!!!

  • Dennis Lui

    oneplus 3 should be in here

  • Rahul N

    I think the Moto Z force brings something new and refreshing to the table. That’s my vote

  • Swyrik Thupili

    Galaxy note 7 is the killer smart phone. who don’t wish to have it.

    • Wajih bec

      yeah it’s the bomb!

      • Swyrik Thupili

        came to know lately :)

  • MosTafa OsaMa

    we should give neither galaxies a chance they are good phone especially the 6p

  • omegatrac


  • Voltage 5

    If I ever win, I’ll still have note 7 despite its battery issues XD, but I do hope that another phone wins the poll.

  • Prabhath

    Awesome Giveaway

  • Md. Sabbir Ahmed

    Need a smart phone badly.

  • famerom

    That is pretty funny!

  • Tom Daley

    HA! Note 7 “Best” phone recalled

  • Promeboi

    Note 7 exploded to the top. My vote goes for S7 edge

  • ram mishra

    S7 edge

  • Jaime

    done, coss fingersss !!

  • Toño Galan Ramon

    Yo voto por el Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , porque tiene todas las novedades y avances tecnológicos actuales, empacado en el diseño más bonito del 2016 (Galaxy S7 Edge) y además con una herramienta tan útil y versátil como es el S Pen de Samsung

  • vampyren

    This is is really lacking Oneplus3 and some other nice models. To me OP3 is the best overall phone 2016.

  • :P

  • Thanks forthe chance!

  • bLane12345

    I want sooo baaaad one of this phone , my birthday is coming and i don’t have a phone ,can i win ?:)) one of this phone , please :) <3 <3 <3

  • Jacob Hornick

    Still all about the Nexus 6P. Can’t wait for Nougat to finally hit my phone.

  • wiiandthekid

    The Note 7 would have gotten my vote if it didn’t explode…

  • Andreas Theodoulou

    that S7 looks awesome both me and my wife need an upgrade

  • Osama Saad

    i realy need to win oh god help me !

  • Chemy

    So a lot of people already selected the time bomb as the best Android Smartphone :)

  • great

  • Diego Felix

    The Note 7

  • Stefan Stojanovic

    will it explode

  • should change the G5 for the V20

  • luqman

    While others fall in love with ios, i still shocked with android technology.:D

  • Pratik Gunnhalkar

    Nice phone I wanna get one

  • Spiros Osogias

    i would bet on Samsung phones to win this.

  • Ajames

    any one matched the S7/note 7 with Nexus 6P?

  • william

    Samsung Note 7, still good in my books

  • Peter Buttler

    I would go with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because its overall features are great, It is for business use as well.

  • I really hope to be able to win this giveaway, because I really need this smartphone, for the needs of work and other activities. I really hope at all.

  • Florence Ilao

    Is the note 7 prize in this giveaway the new one or non-exploding note 7???

  • Rohit DIvakaran

    LG V20 should be on this list replacing G5 :P

  • Florence Ilao

    There are few reports that s7 and s7 edge exploded

  • rhee

    Didn’t the Nexus 6P come out last year? I assumed this would be a list of best android phones that came out this year.

  • Abhijeet Nagawade

    fingers crossed 0.03% probability

  • Mathass

    when will we see the winners name?

  • Nerie

    55 entries and still no win… Why do I even bother?

  • Abhijeet Nagawade

    Congrats Sannara L

  • Dubs

    Zuk Z2 Pro for the win

  • Person Dude

    Moto Z Play. It has double the battery life of any other smartphone while still running like a flagship, is compatible with Moto Mods, and is only $400-$450!

  • Krocodilo

    Where The HECK Is The One Plus 3 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  • bad timing

    I’m curious. Google are moments away from anouncing new phones and you write this piece today…listing last years model? All I’m saying is it seems a little short sighted.

  • Dilum Fonseka

    where’s the ONE PLUS 3 👹

    • Ethan Olson

      Being owned by the ZTE axon 7 :P

  • Devin Li

    what about the one plus 3?

  • Mandeep gehlawat

    will go with samsung note 7

  • Mandeep gehlawat

    will go with samaung note 7

  • Gibbs

    MY opinion:
    LG v20 (if it don’t have any weird issues)
    Htc 10
    nexus 6p / pixel
    nexus 5x is an insane phone for the price
    moto z force / moto z
    lg g5!

  • kirintor

    I’ve always been a fan of HTC so I’m with them on this one. Always good quality phones.

  • Aashish Pokharel

    Galaxy S7 Edge is the winner for me.

  • hope hope and hope

  • Michael Mahon

    moto z force

  • kg

    pick me this time!

  • srgonu

    Love to win

  • Attxck

    Why isn’t LG V20 in the poll? It’s not better than the Note7 but it’s still a close second.

  • Promeboi

    I dont get these note 7 votes, its just unreliable with the battery issues. s7 edge is the winner by far

    • Ethan

      It is not unreliable with the fixed Note7’s.

      • Promeboi

        There were news about overheating on replacement units too, so im not sure

  • Abhijeet Nagawade

    Google Pixel should have been included

  • JimmGerd

    What if the Note 7 explodes?

  • Sohail Kazi

    Oh mhan this is a yet another super cool giveaway by Android Authority 🙌

  • Sohail Kazi

    For me Note7 still remains the best android phone.

  • DonEmu

    Looking forward to the Pixel phones being added to these. Another set of premium devices I won’t win.

  • mariarajarun

    note 7

  • I think the note 7 is probably the best but given the recent news that even the replacements are exploding I’ve voted for the S7 because all around its had a solid record and its battery is comparatively slightly bigger than the note.

  • RavenAii

    No Huawei P9 or Sony Xperia X for the October post?

  • Hareesh Kabadi

    Why The Hell Guys Voting Note 7 ..
    Who’s Those Want Blaster In Pocket 😱😱

  • Florence Ilao

    Google Pixel and Pixel XL should be here…

  • David G

    my two cents…probably time to eleminate the Note 7 from everything

  • glasspaper

    I want to enter, but I don’t want to win a Note 7… You guys should probably give away something that doesn’t endanger people.


    Inspite of recent setbacks samsung galaxy note 7 continue to dominate the market over apple in terms of innovations and functionality.

  • jc1993

    Currently the note 7 is top. Who wants to win a volatile explosive? lol

  • Prabhath

    Still trying to win one …

  • Chris Down

    Go the 6P!

  • Violetta Lacoste

    Hello, I hope vin. I vote for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 . Thanks for the chance.

  • Greg Butler

    I love great tech, so hot LIKE it’s on fire! But doesn’t catch on fire!!!! So should the Note 7 still even be consider with all it’s current debacle?? (Even recalled replacement units catch fire now.)My Nexus 5 is old and needs replacing but not at the expense of being burnt up by a $900 wick. I want the new safe Hotness, concerned Android lover.

  • NinoBr0wn

    You guys aren’t actually going to giveaway a Note 7, are you?

  • Voltage 5

    It’s so sad to hear that Note 7 was shut down

  • Shamoy Rahman

    … Why does the 6P even belong here? It should’ve been replaced with the Xperia XZ.

  • vsync

    Galaxy NOTE 7….

  • jhardy93

    Are they going to give away the second place phone. I not see how the Note 7 was getting all the top votes when there are all the problems with it in the news. And now it’s not being sold anymore. The pixels need to be added to this list. Probably next month.

  • Maha Rashtrian

    Don’t know why the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is not liked by everyone? Nexus 6P is better too.

  • Ikraen

    I think it will be great when someone wins a phone that has been recalled world wide

  • Sisneh Kakkudumbil

    since the note 7 has been recalled. what phone will the winner get?

    • Simo

      The second best voted by us, maybe? ;)

  • Maha Rashtrian

    Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Can hardly wait for this one!

  • Anthony Zhizhin

    Well seems Note 7 isn’t the main prize anymore… Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!

  • iCoerce

    SO if the note is no longer the prize, the poll should be deleted and a new one should be started…those who voted for the note should revote..

  • Voltage 5

    I don’t mind getting a note 7 at all even if it explodes XD

  • So the Note 7 is the highest rated, but Samsung canceled it, so I guess whatever is in second place is the winner? Just a thought as Android Authority wouldn’t ship one to the winner even if they had one to give.

  • Android Guy

    Y is the note 7 still on the list to vote for the best phone of the month, they stopped making them so y is it still on the list

  • plopo


  • Aloka Shashinath

    Where’s the Xperia phones?

  • Maha Rashtrian

    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, please be mine! :-)

  • TV87

    i’m interested if the winner will get now the phone on place 2, because of the Note 7 recall? Sorry if the question already popped up…

  • Ian Cabrera

    hey, what are you gonna do about the Note 7?

  • Kraig Louie Alfaro-Tampon

    Where is Xperia XZ?

  • Shawn McMahon

    It’ll be interesting to see how you deal with the winner since the Note 7 is winning the vote. :)

  • Astro arunesh

    its all about magic

  • Heather

    Absolutely the ZTE. When I’ve compared phones in the past and currently, ZTE is by far superior in RAM, on board storage, screen size, etc.

  • nanite

    Um, the Note 7 is still on the poll list…

  • Adi Avraham

    if the Note 7 wins, will the winner actually get one? or will the winner just get to pick a phone that costs as much as it?

    • Lethal_1

      Will the winner actually get a Note 7.? Are you serious.? U can’t be THAT dumb.?

      • Adi Avraham

        but the Note 7 was removed from the list.

  • JuniorPolanco1508

    So, what’s going to happen if I win the Note 7? Are they going to send it to me, or am I going to receive the runner up?

    • Lethal_1

      Are you really asking this.? The Note 7 doesn’t exist ANYMORE!! Work it out.

  • Bigkingbalu

    hi guys, which one to get ? Nexus 6P 64GB or the Axon 7 ?I gout around 400-450 to spend on a phone. The 1+3 is not an option because i need the phone now… The Sound of the Axon 7 is amazing but the camera on the 6P is a lot better (according to the test) please help :-(

    • Evangelos Aktoudianakis

      I would say Nexus 6P – Alternatively : Huawei P9, or wait it out a bit and go for the HTC 10/XZ when they drop in price. Problem with the Axon is the numerous (according to XDA) software glitches, and the uncertainty of OTAs. I too considered the Axon 7 for a long time, but it’s best to play it safe when it comes to software :)

  • Florence Ilao

    does s7 or s7 edge explode???

  • iCoerce

    I really want the 6P….TOo bad If I win i’ll have an s7 edge