KEY POINTS

  • Many of today's smartphones are made in China, despite carrying U.S. brands
  • Those looking for devices not made in China still have many options
  • Some of these are even better

While it's a fact that many of today's best smartphones carry brand names from U.S.-based companies, it's also a fact that many of them are made in China. These top-tier devices include iPhones, Google's Pixel phones, and so on.

That said, those who are looking for great smartphones that aren't made in the Asian country have many options to choose from, ZDNet reported. Here's a quick look at some formidable smartphones that aren't made in a Chinese manufacturing facility in China.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

At the top of the list sits Samsung's Galaxy S20 lineup, all of which are made in South Korea. These handsets, which include the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra, all feature support for 5G and offer improved camera capabilities compared to their predecessors, the Galaxy S10 lineup.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra, for one, features 100X hybrid Space Zoom, which is currently the biggest zoom feature in any smartphone at the moment. It's quite pricey, but the camera makes it worth the cost.

ASUS ROG Phone II

Taiwan-based ASUS released a powerful gaming device in the ROG Phone II, the company's second gaming smartphone. This handset features top-of-the-line specs under the hood, and also features a display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and the lowest touch latency rate of any phone at 49ms.

The handset also features accessories that effectively transforms it into a handheld gaming device similar to the Nintendo Switch or 3DS. This will allow players to enjoy the most exciting of mobile games offered today.

Sony Xperia 1 II

Japan-based Sony recently announced the Xperia 1 II (pronounced “mark two”) smartphone. This handset features cameras that were developed by the same engineers who worked on Sony's Alpha cameras. It also features a slew of interesting things like support for 5G, high-end innards, a 4K HDR OLED display, Dolby Atmos, and more.

Moto G Stylus

Motorola's midrange Galaxy Note competitor, the Moto G Stylus, is made in India. This midrange handset does not offer all the bells and the whistles that the Galaxy Note has to offer, but it only costs about a third of the pricey device, which makes it worth the look. This well-built device features a stylus, a triple-camera setup, and some software features only Motorola has to offer.