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Best smartphones and tablets made by American companies

0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2014, 09:28 posted on

While most of today's smartphones and tablets are made by manufacturers that are not based in the US, American companies still have products that they can be proud of...

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posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:32 4

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPad Mini 2 easily wins over all of the other tablets listed.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:36 14

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Because you have it lol

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:45 3

5. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Maybe he has it because it wins?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:48 6

9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Naah. Maybe he has it because he likes it.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:09 7

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No....he has it because he is fan.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:18 1

23. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Maybe he has it because it wins and because he likes it...?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:43 7

19. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Nope...He has it bcoz he is dumb...

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 15:51

61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 15:52

62. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nope... He has it becausehe wants it....

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:47 2

6. Astoni (Posts: 649; 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

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:50

10. refillable (Posts: 1047; 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:07

11. Astoni (Posts: 649; 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:41 3

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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:35 3

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Dat eagle is badass

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:12 4

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


http://www.photochopz.com/gallery/data/693/white-dove-eagle.jpg

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:32 1

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lollol

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:51 1

26. Reeyawn (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Lmao!

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:51 2

34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Rotflmfao

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:41 2

4. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


iphone is the best among american phones

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:48 2

7. refillable (Posts: 1047; 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!

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 14:35

39. stealthd (unregistered)


It's $649 in the US. Not ">=$800"

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 14:54

40. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


$649 for 16GB. $749 for 32GB. $849 for 64GB.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:02

43. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's 16GB model price , 64GB 800$.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 10:51 1

20. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


And the 5S is still the top selling smartphone worldwide

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:20

24. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Because due to popularity and to look cool owning it.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:16 1

30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Not really, that's just you trying to rationalize it. Too generic if you say it that way

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:58

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?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:59

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
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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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 17:52

47. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


"In my honest opinion I think WebOS is the best operating system" ARE YOU DRUNK OR SOMETHING.....

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 21:31

52. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1735; 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.

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