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What Are the Best Smartphone Brands in the US - May 2021

Matthew
Updated 11 March 2021
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Which Are the Best Smartphone Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 150+ smartphones and found that the best smartphone brand is Samsung. Samsung smartphones have received an average review score of 95% based on 3,619 reviews.

Samsung is the No. 1 smartphone brand

The 2nd best brand is Huawei with an average review score of 89% (1,862 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is Apple with an average review score of 87% (6,785 reviews).

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
3,619 reviews
#2
89%
89%
1,862 reviews
#3
87%
87%
6,785 reviews
#4
Sony
Japan
86%
86%
558 reviews
#5
OnePlus
84%
84%
440 reviews
#6
Xiaomi
83%
83%
749 reviews
#7
Google
82%
82%
586 reviews
#8
Honor
81%
81%
367 reviews
#9
80%
80%
125 reviews
#10
Motorola
79%
79%
73 reviews
#11
HP
United States
74%
74%
0 reviews
#12
LG
South Korea
72%
72%
363 reviews
#13
Microsoft
72%
72%
291 reviews
#14
Alcatel
67%
67%
0 reviews
#15
Nokia
64%
64%
0 reviews
#16
Razer
62%
62%
171 reviews
#17
Fairphone
59%
59%
6 reviews
#18
TCL
57%
57%
1 review

Which Smartphone Brands Do Experts Rate Highest?

Now let's consider only the smartphone reviews given by expert review sites. The table below compares the average review score given to each of the top smartphone brands by each of the expert review sites. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green. We then average this table up to determine the overall best brand according to experts.

Expert reviews indicate the best TV brands are Apple and Samsung.
Average Review Score Apple Samsung Huawei Sony Honor
CNET.com logo
86%
48 reviews
87%
27 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
94%
27 reviews
87%
13 reviews
94%
9 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
91%
9 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
netzwelt.de logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
10 reviews
82%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
89%
9 reviews
92%
8 reviews
84%
4 reviews
78%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
hdblog.it logo
89%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
87%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
89%
2 reviews
Mobil.se logo
82%
9 reviews
86%
8 reviews
87%
4 reviews
68%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
tek.no logo
90%
11 reviews
90%
8 reviews
85%
3 reviews
50%
2 reviews
surfa.se logo
90%
10 reviews
86%
6 reviews
88%
4 reviews
62%
2 reviews
87%
1 review
andreagaleazzi.com logo
85%
9 reviews
82%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
gadgets.ndtv.com logo
89%
9 reviews
84%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
8 reviews
87%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
76%
5 reviews
90%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
83%
11 reviews
84%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
tudocelular.com logo
74%
10 reviews
93%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
phonearena.com logo
92%
10 reviews
79%
6 reviews
87%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
xataka.com logo
89%
9 reviews
86%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
87%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
96%
6 reviews
91%
8 reviews
93%
5 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
86%
10 reviews
85%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
notebookcheck.biz logo
90%
8 reviews
90%
6 reviews
88%
3 reviews
84%
1 review
86%
2 reviews
notebookcheck-ru.com logo
89%
8 reviews
90%
7 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
81%
982 reviews
78%
639 reviews
78%
393 reviews
73%
139 reviews
79%
149 reviews
Average
87%
1,221 reviews
87%
800 reviews
86%
466 reviews
72%
176 reviews
85%
173 reviews

Which Smartphone Brands Have Recieved the Most Industry Awards?

Expert review sites issue industry awards to the very best smartphones. Below we add up the total number of industry awards issued by each review site to each brand.

Apple smartphones have received the most industry awards with a total of 169 awards.
Number of Awards Apple Samsung Huawei Sony Honor
Lydogbilde.no logo
19
7
4
Mobil.se logo
8
7
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
2
5
2
2
hardware.info logo
4
4
4
M3.idg.se logo
4
4
2
1
99mac.se logo
6
2
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
6
4
1
altomdata.dk logo
4
4
2
log.com.tr logo
4
5
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
6
3
1
Ephotozine logo
4
1
4
1
itpro.co.uk logo
4
3
2
tek.no logo
4
5
Techradar logo
3
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
2
1
benchmark.pl logo
3
2
3
interia.pl logo
3
3
1
avforums.com logo
5
2
PhotographyBlog.com logo
6
1
whatnext.pl logo
3
3
1
Other Expert Sites
74
91
64
5
12
Total
169
156
111
7
21
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