I know, I know: claiming anything to be "the best" in a field as subjective as smartphones is asking for trouble, especially in a year as full of great smartphone releases as 2016. But the outside world works differently than does our insular nerdscape. I'm constantly being asked by everyday people "what's the best Droid?" or "what's the best Galaxy?" and (brand-loaded phrasing issues aside) it's a good question. Which is the best Android smartphone you can buy today, and why?

As this video goes to press, my answer is the Samsung Galaxy S7. It's not the phone I'd choose to carry myself (I'm more of a Moto kinda guy) and it certainly won't be the best pick for everyone, but 90 days getting to know the Galaxy S7 have convinced me that it's the best recommendation for "the average consumer" in the summer of 2016.

For the reasons why, check out the video above. And for those about to point out in the comments that the Note 7/next Nexus/Moto Z are just around the corner, rest easy: I'll revisit this question again come autumn. In the meantime, let me know what phone works best for you – and be sure to subscribe to MrMobile on YouTube if you enjoyed this video!

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge


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