Almost every month in India, we see new smartphone manufacturers releasing new ones. Most of these big players, particularly in the budget segment, are of Chinese origin and are heavily dependent on China for growth and manufacturing. Over the last few months since the Indo-China border dispute, we have seen fast development in the Anti-China campaign.
This has also led many people, beginning with smartphones, to want to reduce their dependency on Chinese products. If you’re one of those consumers then this article brings you a rundown of the best 10 Non-Chinese smartphones of all time.
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1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a humongous sized 6.9-inch display with a QuadHD+ (3200 x 1440 Pixels) resolution, the smartphone is made by the Korean manufacturer and is manufactured in countries including Vietnam, India, and more.
The 20 Ultra is powered by the Exynos 990 SoC which is an octa-core processor that has a primary frequency of 2.73 GHz. The device comes with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and that’s the only variant available in India.
The rear camera of the S20 Ultra is a quad camera setup wherein the primary sensor is a 108MP sensor that features a 100x space zoom capability. There is also a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP telephoto lens, and an additional depth sensor. The front camera is a 40MP sensor and the device comes with a 5,000mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. The device supports Wireless Charging 2.0 for faster wireless charging and is powered by OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10.
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2. iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 series is incredibly powerful and needs little introduction. Last year Apple 3 new smartphones with the iPhone 11 series, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 Pro is one of the most powerful and ergonomic devices that Apple released last year and is one of the best smartphones to own that is not made by a chinese company. The 11 Pro runs on iOS which is the smoothest mobile operating system, and Apple recently started making an in-house iPhone 11 at an Indian factory.
The iPhone 11 Pro comes with triple rear camera setup, a wide-angle main 12MP lens, and an ultra-wide 12MP lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. All these cameras are the best for photographs and videos in their segment.
The camera software also comes with an automatic night mode which automatically kicks in when the lighting is low. The Apple A13 Bionic system works with a neural engine and a six-core GPU to manage most of the processing tasks and in most cases even outperforms Snapdragon 865.
The iPhone 11 Pro’s price is also on the higher side especially in comparison to other flagship devices, but the extra money is fully justified by the quality it provides.
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3. Asus ROG Phone II
The Asus ROG Phone II is the last year’s generation of the famous gaming series of smartphones from ASUS. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and comes with either 8GB RAM or 12GB of RAM, the internal storage on the device is 128GB of internal storage.
The ROG Phone 2 also features a 6.59-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution. The smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup on the rear, the primary camera is a 48MP sensor and a secondary 13MP sensor, the front camera on the device is a 24MP sensor.
The device also has a pretty good battery backup that is powered by the 6,000mAh battery that allows you to game for an entire day without having to worry about draining out your battery.
4. Samsung Galaxy A30
The Samsung Galaxy A30 is yet another device from Samsung that is manufactured in India, the device is powered by the Exynos 7904 processor and has either 3GB or 4GB of RAM based on the variant of choice.
The A30 comes with a 6.4-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution. The device has a dual-camera setup comprising of a 16MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide sensor. The front camera on the device is a 16MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Both the cameras can record video at 1080p resolution at 30FPS. The battery on the smartphone is of 4,000mAh capacity and gives a good overall battery backup.
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5. iPhone XR
The iPhone XR was launched in 2018 and is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chipset based on a 7nm manufacturing process. The device has 3GB of RAM and up to 256GB of NVMe storage.
The device comes with a single camera setup of a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The front camera on the device is a 7MP sensor, while the rear camera can record in 4K resolution at up to 60FPS, the front camera can only record at up to FullHD resolution at 60FPS. The device only uses a 2,942 mAH battery but given the optimizations of the iOS operating system, the device still performs pretty well.
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6. Google Pixel 3A
The Google Pixel 3A is a budget variant to the flagship pixel line of smartphones from Google. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Process and has 4GB of RAM, the internal storage on the device is of 64GB capacity.
The smartphone uses a single primary rear camera with a 12.2MP resolution and can record in 4K resolution at up to 30FPS. The front camera on the device is an 8MP sensor with the ability to record in FullHD resolution. The smartphone comes with a 5.6-inch display with a FullHD resolution. The device was launched in 2019 and runs on the latest version of Android 10 now with support for Android 11 Beta as of now. The battery on the Pixel 3a is of 3,000mAh capacity and gives a decent battery backup overall.
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7. Nokia 6.2
The Nokia 6.2 smartphone was launched in 2019 and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and has up to 4GB of RAM. The internal storage on the device starts at 32GB.
The device features a triple camera setup with the primary camera having a 16MP resolution and also has an 8MP resolution ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera on the device is an 8MP sensor, the rear camera can record video at up to 4K resolution while the front camera can record in up to FullHD resolution. The device has a 6.3-inch display with a FullHD resolution and is powered by a 3,500mAh battery with support for fast charging.
8. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 was launched in 2018 and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and has up to 6GB of RAM. The device has a 6.26-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution and comes with a 5,000mAh battery.
The device has a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary camera with an f/1.8 resolution and a 5MP secondary camera, the front camera on the device is a 13MP resolution with a FullHD recording capability.
9. LG G8X ThinQ
The LG G8X ThinQ is an LG flagship product that is a non-Chinese smartphone and sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a tiny waterdrop notch at the top. This is a unique smartphone that features a secondary display as an addon accessory that works best for multi-tasking.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and has an internal storage capacity of 128GB and 6 GB of RAM. The device has a rear dual-camera configuration featuring the main 12MP and an ultra-wide 13MP lens.
The front camera is a sensor that is 32MP resolution and is limited to 4K at 30FPS while the rear camera records at 60FPS at a resolution of up to 4K. The G8X is extremely powerful and also comes with a 4,000mAh battery that embraces Quick Charge 4.0 technology with 21W Fast Charge.
10. Apple iPhone 6S
This is a unique entry to the list and although the device is about 5 years old, this is still selling in India and is one of the cheapest ways to get into Apple’s ecosystem. The iPhone 6S is a GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) device from Apple and features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 Pixels and is powered by Apple’s A9 processor which is a Dual Core processor and has a primary frequency of 1.84Ghz.
In terms of camera, the device features a single rear camera setup which is a 12MP sensor and there’s also a 5MP front-facing camera as well. The device features a 1715 mAh battery that shall last you about a day with moderate to light usage.
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