The 16 most important cell phone manufacturers

Electronics giants, old and new corporations, multinational companies and many entrepreneurs, have ventured with medium or enormous success to the development of smart cell phones around the world. In this research article we present the main smartphone manufacturers, their history, some characteristics of their devices and the best evaluated and most sought after phones of each of these companies, at the beginning of the second half of 2013.


South Korean multinational leader in sales since smartphones 2012. Most of its smartphones run on the Android operating system, although it has tested Windows Phone 8 on devices such as the ATIV S. It introduced the first octa-core chipset (Exynos 5 Octa) as a processor for a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, its main device at the start of the second half of 2013.  Other smartphones highlighted for that period: Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Mega 6.3.LG


Here we have another corporation from South Korea, which began its transition in cell phones in 1996. It climbed top positions with the LG Optimus G model, number one in our annual ranking of the best smartphones of 2012, with whose device set the tone by providing it with 2GB of RAM. It has worked closely with Google to manufacture the Nexus 4. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Optimus G Pro, Optimus G, Lucid, Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Nexus 4, Optimus Vu series.Sony Mobile

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This Japanese company ventured for the first time in cellular telephony merged with the Swedish Ericsson, which sold 50% of its shares to Sony, on October 27, 2011. From there it has managed to develop some of the best mobiles on the market, characterized by excellent cameras, performance and durability. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia TL, Xperia ion, Xperia S, Xperia ZR, Xperia Advance.Apple


American multinational that after successfully developing electronic equipment and their respective programs, taken by the hand of Steve Jobs created the iPhone, whose device works with the company’s own iOS platform. Featured smartphones second half 2013: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3G. Nokia


Finnish company that has made history in the telecommunications sector, being the largest manufacturer and former leader in sales. He completed the first mobile cell phone system (1982) and the first portable telephone (1984). It established with other companies the Symbian OS operating platform, until it reached a strategic alliance with Microsoft (February 2011), to provide its smartphones with the Windows Phone operating system. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Lumia 925, Lumia 920, Lumia 822, Lumia 900, 808 PureView, Asha series.Motorola


American company that has, among other merits, that of having developed the first cell phone in the world: Motorola DynaTAC, with which the electronic engineer Martin Copper made the first call precisely with a cell phone (April 3, 1973). In recent years they have worked on improving the battery performance of their devices. On August 15, 2011, Google announced the purchase of Motorola Mobility. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Droid RAZR Maxx HD, Droid Razr Maxx, Atrix HD, DROID RAZR M, RAZR i XT890, RAZR D1 TV. HTC


It is a Taiwanese corporation (Republic of China) with increasing growth. It started manufacturing cell phones since 2006, with Android and Windows Phone operating systems. With its model HTTC One presented new technology based on the Ultrapixel for the cameras of its mobiles. Featured smartphones second half 2013: One, Droid DNA, One X, Droid Incredible 4G LTE, Windows Phone 8X, Butterfly S.ZTE


Telecommunications company based in Shenzhen, China, ranked fourth in cell phone manufacturing in the world, since 2010. In the first quarter of 2013, ZTE managed to sell 7,883,300 units, an increase of 74% compared to the same quarter of 2012. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Grand S, Grand Memo, Grand X2 In, Anthem 4G, Grand Era.Blackberry


Initially this Canadian company was called Research In Motion Limited (RIM), but now its operating name is BlackBerry, which identifies the line of cell phones it manufactures, characterized by its physical QWERTY keyboard and security tools for the use of these devices for work. They work with BlackBerry OS. These mobiles retain a large market share in Latin America and Europe. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Z10, Q10, Q5, Curve 9360, Curve 9320, Curve 9220, Bold 9930, BlackBerry 9620.Huawei


Due to its large population, the Chinese and Asian markets in general are huge, which is why we find several smartphone manufacturers such as Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., which is also responsible for the development of networks and software. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Ascend D2, Ascend P6, Ascend Mate, Honor 2, Ascend G615. Alcatel


With the communion of the French company Alcatel-Lucent and the Chinese TCL Communication, Alcatel Mobile Phones was born in 2004. It produces affordable mobile phones. Featured smartphones second half 2013: One Touch T’Pop, One Touch Fire, One Touch Scribe Easy, One Touch Star.Pantech


South Korean company founded in 1991, which develops mostly low-cost mobile phones. Its devices are very well positioned in the United States through operators AT&T and Verizon. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Discover, Flex, Renue, Burst, Swift.Acer


Taiwanese computer manufacturer that also chose to test the cell phone market, largely with mid-range mobiles that work with Android and Windows Phone operating systems. Featured smartphones second half 2013: Liquid S1, Liquid Z2, Liquid E2, Liquid C1, Liquid Gallant Duo.Lenovo


The Lenovo Group of China, founded in 1984, develops a series of computers, electronics and smartphones. Its Lenovo K900 model is one of the first phones to integrate the Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor. Featured smartphones second half 2013: K900, S720, A690, K800, S2, Ideaphone A660. Panasonic


This Japanese corporation, giant in the manufacture of electronic devices with almost 100 years of founding, decided to launch into the cell phone market in 2011. It has developed water and dust resistant mobiles. Since 2012 it has boosted the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) for its devices. Outstanding smartphones second half 2013: ELUGA Power, ELUGA. GeeksPhone