Best Non Chinese smartphone in USA (Unlocked)

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Well, this is a follow-up article on Best non-Chinese mobile phones which obviously covers information about Best non-Chinese Smartphone in USA/ mobile phone in USA , where we researched and listed best available mobile phones in Indian market which are not manufactured by Chinese Brand.

Though in today’s globalized world we can not bar any country from selling its products, but if only one Country’s companies start dominating the market then as an aware citizen we must give other countries/companies a chance who are already there with excellent products.

We are getting the interest of American viewers to provide the authentic content on non-Chinese mobile phones, due to growing dissent against China people want the better options for all great quality Chinese handset so that they can buy a phone at an economic price tag and at the same time not benefiting the rival country. This is no secret that now US Govt. is competing with China not that China competing with the USA as China’s growth rate is much higher than the US and in coming few years China is expected to overtake the US Economy.

 There are 20+ mobile phone brands, which are from China. These are – Lenovo, Motorola, Alcatel, Haier, Xiaomi, Gionee, Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, Vivo, Oppo, One plus, Le Eco, G’five, Konka, Meizu, QiKU, Vsun, ZOPO, ZUK, UMIDIGI, Coolpad, RealMe etc.

For a niche market like the US, where people are keen to own the Flagship/premium phones like iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and there is no competition with any Chinese company for this range, but yes few are growing very fast as an entrant for this price segment like One Plus, Huawei Honor.

As of April 2018, we are enlisting the all major non-Chinese Brand’s mobile phones in various price segment for US market. We have carefully and cautiously done the due diligence in selecting the leading phones for each price slab without any bias and also provided Best Pick, Best value for money and leading Chinese phone for the category.

We are dividing the range into four major slabs:

  1. Up to $100.
  2. $100 to $200
  3. $200 to $300
  4. $300 – $400
  5. $400 – $500
  6. $500 – $700
  7. Above $700

1 . Up to $100 :

Blu offers great phones in this range, which competes with Chinese brands phones like Moto E5 play, which just comes under $100 price tag.

Phone ModelBuy from / Ratings
BLU R2 Plus 2019 @ $99.99

-GSM Unlocked
-6.2” HD+ Display Smartphone
-2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, Micro SD up to 64GB.
-Dual main camera’s: 13MP+2MP with flash, Front camera: 8MP with flash
-1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
-3,000mAh battery

Launched in – December – 2018
3.7 Star Rating
7 Reviews

BLU Studio Mega 2018-6.0” @ $69.99

– GSM unlocked
– 16GB+1GB RAM
– Android 8. 1 Oreo (Go Edition)
– 6. 0” HD+ 18: 9 curved glass display
– Dual 8MP+VGA Main camera’s with flash and 5MP front Camera with flash
– Fingerprint sensor

Launched in : October – 2018

3.1 Star Rating
12 Reviews

Leading Chinese competitor – 

  •  Motorola Moto E5 Play with Fingerprint Sensor (16GB, 2GB) XT1920-19, 5.3″ 18:9, Dual SIM 4G LTE GSM Only Factory Unlocked  @ $92

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2 . $100 to $200 :

We have seen the great capability enhancement in the cheap mobile phones in a previous couple of years. In this range, Chinese mobile phones are giving the tough competition to rest of the countries. We have some very good choices of non-Chinese brands.Leading phones for this range are listed as below –

Phone ModelBuy from / Ratings
Nokia 6.1 (2018) @ $219.9

3GB of RAM/ 32GB storage
Android One (Oreo) Upgrade to Pie
Octa-core, 2.2 GHz,
Dual SIM
Unlocked Smartphone

Launched in – May – 2018
3.5 Star Rating
472 Reviews
HTC Desire 12+(PLUS) @ $164.99

– 3GB RAM / 32GB storage
– OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
– Qualcomm SDM450 processor
– 5.5″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
– CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, GPU: Adreno 506
– Camera: Primary: Dual: 13 MP + 2 MP, Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p

Launched in – June – 2018

3.8 Star Rating
16 Reviews
BLU VIVO XL4 @$149.9

– 32GB+3GB RAM
– 6.2” HD Display
– 2.0GHz Octa core Mediatek Helio P22 + AI Processor
– 4,000mAh battery

Launched in November 2018
4.3 star rating
366 review

Leading Chinese competitors – 

  • Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (64GB, 4GB RAM) 5.84″ 18:9 HD Display, Dual Camera, Android One Unlocked Smartphone @ $185
  • Huawei Honor 10 lite (32GB + 3GB RAM) 6.21″ FHD 4G LTE GSM Factory Unlocked Smartphone @ $193.99

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3 . $200 – $300 :

Nokia, LG, Apple, Samsung, HTC offers great choices here.

Phone ModelBuy from / rating
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

64 GB @ $302
32GB @ $249

– 4GB RAM/64 GB Storage, 256GB microSD card
– Android 8.0 Oreo
– Snapdragon 630, Octa-core 2.3GHz processor
– Camera: 23 MP + Dual dual front facing 16 MP/8MP
– Dual SIM Unlocked Smartphone

Launched in – February – 2018
3.4 star rating
13 reviews

Launched in – May – 2016

3.6 star rating
1,099 Ratings & 183 Reviews

Leading Chinese competitor –

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4 . $300 – $400 :

Phone ModelBuy from / rating

Nokia 7.1 – Android One @ $349
4GB RAM/64 GB Storage,
Snapdragon 636 , 12+5 MP Dual Camera – Dual SIM Unlocked Smartphone (at&T/T-Mobile/MetroPCS/Cricket/H2O)

Launched in – October – 2018
3.9 star rating
157 reviews

5 . $400 – $500 :

This is literally very interesting segment. Mobile phones like LG G6 Plus are offering the Flagship phone feature in the mid-price range. Lucky for all of us.

Phone ModelBuy from / rating
ASUS ZenFone 5Z 6GB / 128GB, 6.2-inches Dual SIM @ $349

– 6GB RAM/128 GB Storage, microSD, up to 2 TB
– Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core
– Rear Camera: Dual: 12 MP, (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″), Front Camera: 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm).

Launched in – July – 2018
3.9 star rating
157 reviews

Leading Chinese Competitor

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6 . $500 – $700 :

Leading Non-Chinese Cellular Phone Models :

Leading Chinese Competitor

7 . Above $700 :

Everybody on this planet wishes to own the smartphones of this range which offers the excellence of technology, which is always unheard before and sets the benchmark for the industry.

This is not a news that there is no Chinese competitor in this range.

No doubt Apple iPhone X leading the race for the best-ever available mobile phone as of date.

Leading Non-Chinese Cellular Phone Models :

Though this is a well-researched list, it’s not final and will be updated on monthly basis.

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