No one knows Android better than Google, and as such the Pixel or Pixel XL are well worth taking a look at.
The Pixel starts at $649 (128GB version costs $749) and is available for preorder today, with the Pixel XL starting at $769 (128GB version costs $869).
If the Note 7 debacle hasn't put you off Samsung (and it shouldn't, because Samsung make some excellent handsets), then there's always the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
The LG V20 will be the first smartphone to come loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat. Again, it's not out yet (it will be with T-Mobile and Sprint by the end of the month, while AT&T and Verizon have yet to announce a release date), but could be worth waiting for.
The Moto Z is different from the rest of the pack in that it boasts a modular design. It's also water resistant, features a responsive fingerprint scanner, and a high quality 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
And, just like Apple's iPhone 7, there no headphone jack, which may or may not be a deal-breaker.
The OnePlus 3 has hardware specs similar to high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the latest iPhone, but it comes in at a price that's around $400 cheaper.