Best smartphones and tablets made by American companies
We only included recently released device. So, for example, you won’t see any Palm handsets - although, of course, Palm introduced quite a few awesome smartphones over the years before being acquired by HP, which didn’t really accomplish much with WebOS (ultimately selling it to LG).
The list of the best smartphones and tablets made by US companies isn’t a terribly long one. It could have been longer, but Google’s Nexus devices can’t be included here, because they’re actually made by Asian companies (LG, Samsung, Asus). Even so, the list is waiting for you to check it out below. Have a Happy 4th of July, wherever you are.
1. Apple iPhone 5s
2. Motorola Moto G
Motorola Moto G review
3. Motorola Moto X
The Moto X was released in mid-2013 as “the only smartphone assembled in the US.” Alongside it, Motorola introduced Moto Maker, which allows users to customize the look of the Moto X (with lots of back cover options to choose from). Compared to the Moto G, the Moto X offers more advanced features, and that’s why it’s a bit more expensive, currently being sold for prices starting at $349.99. A successor to the Moto X, allegedly called Moto X+1, should be released later this year, but this won’t be assembled in the US.
Moto X review
4. Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Air review
5. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs
6. Dell Venue 8 (2014)
Dell Venue 8 specs
7. HP Slate 7 Extreme
HP Slate 7 Extreme hands-on
8. Polaroid Q series
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iPad Mini 2 easily wins over all of the other tablets listed.
9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Naah. Maybe he has it because he likes it.
23. syncronyze (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
Maybe he has it because it wins and because he likes it...?
62. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Nope... He has it becausehe wants it....
6. Astoni (Posts: 571; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
tbh, the mini feels extremely useless to me.. its just a midget tablet or a extra large phone. its closer to a fat "phablet" (note phone) if anything else.. but you remove the phone functionallity. I'm okay with Ipad or other bigger Tablets but i'd never buy a small tablet. :p
10. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
The Note, Tab Pro and Tab S 8.4 and other similarly sized pads are great devices TBH. They're not too big, nor too small. Honest.
11. Astoni (Posts: 571; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
I'd rather buy the Note 4 and continue with bigger Tablets :) But people has diffrent opinions and i respect that.
17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Rubbish is iPad mini2. The Surface and even RT are way much better and powerful. Useless , 1.3ghz 1gb Ram.
13. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
4. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
iphone is the best among american phones
7. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
But costs >=$800 off contract and an extra $100 must be dispensed just for extra internal memory. Moto G however, can be bought as cheap as $160!
40. fzacek (Posts: 2197; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
$649 for 16GB. $749 for 32GB. $849 for 64GB.
43. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6727; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's 16GB model price , 64GB 800$.
20. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
And the 5S is still the top selling smartphone worldwide
24. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Because due to popularity and to look cool owning it.
30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Not really, that's just you trying to rationalize it. Too generic if you say it that way
35. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Wouldn't you take the Mercedes AMG fully loaded, rather than a C class merc, with less features and lower specs?
36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Why do people like iPhones better than androids?
Here is my explanation for it: like a quick silver shirt is to a regular shirt, it's just a…show more
2 Answers • Cell Phones & Plans
Well, let me put it simply.
Iphone popularized the smartphone by combing a feature phone with a business phone and giving it a touchscreen. Thats about the only reason it is so highly thought of in everyones mind.
Android is a competitor that uses touchscreens and has alot of apps, thats about the only reason its popular. (good hardware, but thats not google)
In my honest opinion I think WebOS is the best operating system. Even though it has had subpar hardware until now, the OS is definitely superior to all as you will find from many credible tech sites such as engadget. It is the most open OS and rooting your phone is actually encouraged by Hp/Palm.
Android is way to cluttered for me and iOS just gets boring after a week.
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Average consumers still don't have a clue about Android and what it's capable of. Apple is still on top in their eyes and they don't realize how much "the Google phone" has grown. You have to remember, not everybody keeps up with tech, especially older folks. Plus, Apple advertises better and many stores promote Apple products over Android.
I prefer Android, but if I were to recommend a smartphone to non-techy friends, I'd tell them to get the iPhone. It's simpler, more polished/fluid, has more apps, and easier to use. Not everybody wants to customize their phone... they just want something that works out of the box and the iPhone does this better than any other phone - hate to say it, but it's true.
Also, the disparity of Android phones is often looked at as fragmentation. It angers me that I can't access Tegra 2 games on my EVO 3D, Xperia Play gets some games way in advance, and many apps/games don't take full advantage of the new qHD resolution. Heck, some apps/games are unusable/unplayable because of the type of screen I have.
There's also a sense of identification and brand loyalty for Apple fans. Many people make the easy transition from using ipods to iphones, so they could care less about what Google is doing. If someone is used to and likes iTunes, then it's a pretty tough sell to get them to switch to Android.
All that being said, Android phones are activated over half a million times each day! It's constantly growing and soon some of those average consumers won't be able to ignore it.
47. sip1995 (Posts: 940; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
"In my honest opinion I think WebOS is the best operating system" ARE YOU DRUNK OR SOMETHING.....
52. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 278; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
No, he's right. You obviously have never spent any time with a webOS device. All the "must have" features found on all of today's smartphones were Palm firsts. Just remember, Google's Matias Duarte was the spiritual creator of webOS when he was still at Palm.
Swipe gestures, contact integration, Just Type, wireless charging, etc. The list goes on but I don't feel like arguing with fanboys.
60. Slammer (Posts: 1122; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
WebOS was a monster. Designed by former Apple engineer John Rubenstein, WebOS was highly acclaimed as the ultimate UI experience. The layout was stunning. However, the shortcoming of shoddy harware killed off what should've been the most adopted platform for mobile computation and user adaptation.
HP had the greatest chance of pushing the envelope for such an easy yet powerful OS. HP threw it away just because it was more interested in the patents that Palm owned.
You really needed to experience WebOS to truly admire the awesomeness it had to offer.
42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6727; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
iPhone assembled in China. While the Moto X & coming soon moto X+1 assembled by AMERICANS and not by dying Chinese workers.
48. sip1995 (Posts: 940; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Sorry, but the parts like screens, motherboards, chips, SoC etc are made in China....
8. buccob (Posts: 1557; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
But the only truly U.S. American device listed is the Motorola, being designed, manufactured and shipped from the U.S. (for now)
16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
We'll have to deal with American flag leggings today. Back on topic, these smartphones represent American pride. The home of innovation ;)
18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
You mean Japanese for innovation
21. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Nintendo is dying, Sony just sold off Vaio and the iPhone owns the Japanese market what kind of sick joke is this?
25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Apple is known as a product designer brand
Others provide excellent value for money and features
Macbook stole the design and keyboard layouts from Sony
Even Steve blwjob admitted he was a big Sony admirer.
28. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
You don't really know what you're talking about do you? Your unrelenting hate for anything America/Apple blinds you to the point where you go off shooting in the dark, that said I'm sorry but I can't take you seriously. I'm not here for an argument. Today is independence day and I have a lot to do.
31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I'm not hating on any American companies
I dislike what and how the company operates
I'm not arguing, but having a discussion with you. I will know something that that you won't what I know. It's a discussion topic site, to learn and be knowledgeable.
33. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
We don't do "discussions" here. That's what FORUMS are for, and no there are no forums here (PA). That probably explains why you always spam the comment section. Find a good forum out there and keep it minimal here.
29. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Nintendo is dying?? 3DS is the best selling console right now, Wii U has tons of amazing games coming and sales are going up, and on top of that Nintendo has tons of cash in the bank for bad times. They are anything but dying...
32. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Okay maybe 'dying' might be a little exaggerated cuz Nintendo's financials are not exactly in dire straits but make no mistake the Wii U was a huge flop and the 3DS is selling very well. They'll have to live off of that and the Wii was such a l success the Wii U never got be
37. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yeah Wii U will never be very successful. But it still has a chance to do okay with the upcoming games.
38. Finalflash (Posts: 1901; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
No that was a while ago, the most recent quarter was anything but a good one for iPhone in Japan. Sony sold of Vaio, but their consoles and phones are doing pretty well seeing as how they just upped their forecast for the year. Also, nintendo might be dying home console wise, but they still print money from their mobile offering and will probably learn and rebound in a few years if history has taught anything. Them Japanese don't quit, they just don't quit.
22. needa (Posts: 151; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
the amazon phone should have made that list.
27. wrm2013 (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Are any of these actually made in America or just designed? Companies are realizing people are understanding why their are no jobs because nothing is made in American. So they are advertising designed in america.........apple. if you love America stop buying apple products. Stop shopping at Walmart and stop using Amazon.
41. RandomUsername (Posts: 552; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
But all made in China... except Moto X maybe.
44. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Made by American countries but manufactured overseas. This makes so much sense.
45. LAFN (Posts: 47; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
Nokia phones are now owned by American Microsoft.
46. sip1995 (Posts: 940; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
And Nokia owns an American phone factory....
55. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
there is no such a thing like nokia get used to it
50. HildyJ (Posts: 178; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Apple sells stuff made from foreign components and assembled overseas. They then send the bulk of their profits overseas to avoid US taxes. The are as American as H1B workers.
51. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Love my Moto G. Love to see a Moto G II.
53. joey_sfb (Posts: 3222; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Except for Motorola everything is made in China.
Outsourcing partners to American companies.
54. -box- (Posts: 3876; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Forgot the Lumias, they're technically American now!
56. RajRicardo (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
'ASSEMBLED IN AMERICA' doesn't mean that the phones are made by Americans. Every single internal is made by chinese and only assembly takes place at american plants. Yet they call it american. LOL!