Best smartphones and tablets made by American companies

Best smartphones and tablets made by American companies
America is celebrating the Fourth of July today, so we thought that this would be a good time to make a selection of the best smartphones and tablets made by companies based in the US.

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. 

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66 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because you have it lol

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe he has it because it wins?

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Naah. Maybe he has it because he likes it.

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

23. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

19. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

61. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao

62. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

6. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rubbish is iPad mini2. The Surface and even RT are way much better and powerful. Useless , 1.3ghz 1gb Ram.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Dat eagle is badass

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lollol

26. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Lmao!

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rotflmfao

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

iphone is the best among american phones

7. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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!

39. stealthd unregistered

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

40. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

20. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

And the 5S is still the top selling smartphone worldwide

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Because due to popularity and to look cool owning it.

30. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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. Max • 3 years Comment 0 5 Other Answers 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: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

52. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 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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