Is My Phone Made in China?

If you're looking to buy a new phone, is it made in China? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, many of the phones that are available today are. In fact, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute, in 2017, more than two-thirds of all cellphones sold in America were made in China. So if you're thinking about buying a new phone, what should you look for?

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The short answer is, most likely, yes.

According to a study done by IHS Markit, a market research firm, "Ninety-eight percent of the smartphones sold in the world in the second quarter of 2017 were made in China." This shouldn't be much of a surprise, as China is home to some of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers, including Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo.

If you're concerned about the origin of your phone for ethical reasons, there are a few things you can do. You can research the brands that make their phones in China and avoid buying those models. You can also buy a refurbished phone instead of a new one. And finally, you can buy a phone that's not made in China but is still assembled there (like the iPhone).

In conclusion, it is difficult to ascertain the origin of a smartphone without conducting extensive research. While some phones are labeled as "made in China", this does not mean that all of the components are from that country. It is important to be aware of this when purchasing a new phone, and to ask the manufacturer where specific parts were made. Additionally, it is important to be mindful of the environmental and human rights implications of manufacturing processes when choosing a phone.

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