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Che Castro
Jun 7, 2012, 11:38 AM
All i hear in the news is about Foxconn & apple

Im curious to know where all these android phones are made



AlphaVictor87
Jun 7, 2012, 12:06 PM
All i hear in the news is about Foxconn & apple

Im curious to know where all these android phones are made

wow.... i think this is the first good question i've seen in awhile that i want to know more about! :p

nice question OP

emacna1
Jun 7, 2012, 12:09 PM
I believe Samsung phones are manufactured in South Korea.

aziatiklover
Jun 7, 2012, 12:09 PM
Foxconn as well!

MarcBook
Jun 7, 2012, 12:09 PM
Hmm... Well, I guess Samsung makes almost every aspect of their own phones in their own factories. Others would probably use a variety of suppliers around the far-east (and elsewhere, to a lesser degree).

If I'm not mistaken, Foxconn also makes stuff for other companies, but Apple is simply their largest customer by a long way.

aziatiklover
Jun 7, 2012, 12:10 PM
I believe Samsung phones are manufactured in South Korea.

Nope wrong! To keep their price low they usually make it aka assembly in china and vietnam!

emacna1
Jun 7, 2012, 12:12 PM
Nope wrong! To keep their price low they usually make it aka assembly in china and vietnam!


They actually manufacture phones in both South Korea and China.

cube
Jun 7, 2012, 12:15 PM
Some brands manufacture in Taiwan.

aziatiklover
Jun 7, 2012, 12:25 PM
They actually manufacture phones in both South Korea and China.

Yeap and vietnam as well.

ChazUK
Jun 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
From my phones:

Galaxy Nexus:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Galaxy%20Nexus.jpg

Nexus S:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Nexus%20S.jpg

ZTE Blade:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/zte%20blade.jpg

Six8
Jun 7, 2012, 12:47 PM
HTC is made in Korea as well

Che Castro
Jun 7, 2012, 12:49 PM
So are these company's in korea and Taiwan as bad as they say Foxconn is ?

kdarling
Jun 7, 2012, 12:55 PM
The major phone manufacturing factories apparently are:


Apple = China. Also Brazil for its own residents
HTC = Taiwan
Huawei = China
Motorola = China
Nokia = Finland, Germany, Emirates, Azerbaijan (?)
RIM = Mexico and some Canada
Samsung = Korea (for Korea and high end phone final assembly), China, VietNam
ZTE = China

Who are we missing?

aziatiklover
Jun 7, 2012, 12:59 PM
Here are some examples of made in vietnam galaxy series! Even the sIII is made in vietnam for vietnamese market!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=samsung+galaxy+made+in+vietnam&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=k-vQT_O6DZSeiQf69qiVDA&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=l-vQT4P6K--UiQeFoum8Dg

Beelzbub
Jun 7, 2012, 01:02 PM
Foxconn makes stuff for a lot of companies, not just Apple, such as Acer, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Nintendo, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio and probably a few others.

It just happens to be that Apple has one of the most popular products and they are one of the most successful companies, so it seems that all these news reports appear one sided, Apple and Foxconn this and Apple and Foxconn that. And then all these people get up in arms and bent out of shape about working conditions and Apple needs to do something. I wish these news reporters would get their facts straight and mention other companies as well. But I guess if they did that they would probably find out that the laptop they are using to write the report was made at Foxconn and then they wouldn’t have anything to write about.

People need to do their research before bashing Apple and Foxconn. I am not an Apple fan boy, but I do enjoy their products. It works for me just like I am sure it works for many others.

Oh and I typed this on my Toshiba Satellite which is getting its DNS and DHCP from a Dell server which is sending all internet requests through our Cisco router, all made at Foxconn :)

cube
Jun 7, 2012, 01:11 PM
Nokia = Finland, Germany, Emirates, Azerbaijan (?)


Nokia is shifting to Asia.

They are building a factory in Vietnam.

Orange Furball
Jun 7, 2012, 01:11 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/6be29ab4-eec7-45d4.jpg

Here's my galaxy note. Covered the imei and s/n

ChazUK
Jun 7, 2012, 01:14 PM
The major phone manufacturing factories apparently are:


Apple = China. Also Brazil for its own residents
HTC = Taiwan
Huawei = China
Motorola = China
Nokia = Finland, Germany, Emirates, Azerbaijan (?)
RIM = Mexico and some Canada
Samsung = Korea (for Korea and high end phone final assembly), China, VietNam
ZTE = China

Who are we missing?
My Asus Transformer Prime has a tiny "Made in China" sticker on it and the wife's Sony Xperia S was also made in China.

M5RahuL
Jun 7, 2012, 01:18 PM
Nokia = Finland, Germany, Emirates, Azerbaijan (?)




Loved the Finnish made N and E series Nokias!! [ R.I.P S60 ] However, my N95-3 and N95-4 were Made in Korea and the build quality sucked [ loose slider, light leakage, and yellow/pinkish screen colors ]. The * Made in Finland * E73 [ that I still use internationally ] is a solid piece of construction!!! :D

But, I digress lol

My Sammy GS 2 [ Sprint ] is Made in Korea.

runtohell121
Jun 7, 2012, 01:24 PM
Samsung is mostly Korea for their high end phones.. Owned 2 Samsung phones (Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Focus S AT&T).

AlphaVictor87
Jun 7, 2012, 01:58 PM
The major phone manufacturing factories apparently are:


Apple = China. Also Brazil for its own residents
HTC = Taiwan
Huawei = China
Motorola = China
Nokia = Finland, Germany, Emirates, Azerbaijan (?)
RIM = Mexico and some Canada
Samsung = Korea (for Korea and high end phone final assembly), China, VietNam
ZTE = China

Who are we missing?

LG phones?

kdarling
Jun 7, 2012, 03:00 PM
LG phones?

Ah! Thanks. Good one.

LG is a Korean company, so I would bet some are made there, and in China. Some of their cheaper phones used to be made in Mexico, but that moved to Brazil a few years ago.

Updated info on Nokia:

Nokia makes smartphones in Finland, China and South Korea.

Nokia builds low-end phones in countries including Brazil, China, India, Hungary, Romania, Mexico, and recently, in Vietnam.

cube
Jun 8, 2012, 02:15 PM
Updated info on Nokia:

Nokia makes smartphones in Finland, China and South Korea.

Nokia builds low-end phones in countries including Brazil, China, India, Hungary, Romania, Mexico, and recently, in Vietnam.

If you're going to "update" the Nokia information, don't use data from before its destruction.

kdarling
Jun 8, 2012, 03:02 PM
If you're going to "update" the Nokia information, don't use data from before its destruction.

Destruction? They're struggling, but far from down.

As of May 2012, Nokia reportedly still builds phones in nine (http://dawn.com/2012/05/16/nokia-launches-two-new-phones/) countries.

If you know which countries those are (or have better info), please post. Thanks!

cube
Jun 8, 2012, 03:09 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/249507/nokia_will_lay_off_4000_and_move_more_manufacturing_to_asia.html

rjohnstone
Jun 8, 2012, 04:57 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/249507/nokia_will_lay_off_4000_and_move_more_manufacturing_to_asia.html
Moving manufacturing closer to where your components are made is a smart move, not a destructive one.

Jb07
Jun 8, 2012, 06:10 PM
My Captivate and Skyrocket were both made in Korea.

B777Forevar
Jun 8, 2012, 06:21 PM
Taiwan/China
South Korea
Commie China

b24pgg
Jun 8, 2012, 06:42 PM
My Motorola Droid 4 is made in China

sulpfiction
Jun 8, 2012, 09:21 PM
Image (http://img.tapatalk.com/6be29ab4-eec7-45d4.jpg)

Here's my galaxy note. Covered the imei and s/n

Or as I like to call it...The galaxy boat.

cube
Jun 9, 2012, 01:55 AM
Moving manufacturing closer to where your components are made is a smart move, not a destructive one.

That is hardly the only thing that was done.