5 Reasons Why You should fall in Love with Chinese Smartphones. Since 2014, Chinese smartphones are gradually gaining the hearts of users. 2015 was a turning point for users who were seduced much more significantly. Currently, there is a fierce Competition for popularity between Chinese smartphones and other giants in the android market such as Samsung, LG and HTC.
As a symbol, Huawei this year became the third manufacturer worldwide of smartphones behind Samsung and Apple.
Manufacturers have managed to find the magic formula to providing high quality appliances at competitive prices. Here’s why you should fall in love with Chinese smartphones.
Forget the cheap plastic smartphones, Chinese smartphones today show high-end designs worthy of attraction. It must be said that today the design has become one of the most important points in the eyes of most users.
If we look at the latest releases well in the high-end market, what distinguishes one product from another? His design. As a symbol, Samsung was commended for the work between S5 and S6 Galaxy Galaxy.
However, the manufacturer has not really done much more than its competitors in terms of changes: more powerful, better camera, better this, better that. Yes but a completely revised design. Moreover in 2014, the Galaxy S5 was strongly criticized for its plastic shell.
Furthermore, outside the material, the lines of Chinese smartphones are increasingly treated. In all cases, the Chinese smartphone are finished to compete with other high-end phones such as iPhone 6.
The design is not the only element that was reviewed. The technical data of Chinese Smartphones have also been greatly improved. Today, some models may well compete with the best the market. And even when they are far from the best of the best, their performances are broadly sufficient as agreed by 99% of users.
Huawei for example has demonstrated its expertise in this field. The manufacturer uses the same model as Samsung to integrate her technologies. For example, Huawei smartphones Kirin incorporate a processor, created by Huawei.
Still, the Chinese smartphones today are excellent smartphones in performance. It started in 2014 with the OnePlus who had become the flagship killer.
This year, the Honor 7 which was a surprise. This Chinese smartphone has a truly impressive specifications for its price and it may well compete with the best market for most users. Even in the field of photography, some Chinese smartphones are surprising.
Frankly, the year 2015 was a very disappointing year on the smartphone market. The changes were negligible and manufacturers were content to boost their previous versions. So many people prepared for surprises that year but nothing extraordinary happened either.
Note however only people that bought a new product to the market is the Chinese manufacturers Start with the less “impressive” but still effective. OnePlus has built such a physical key on his OnePlus 2 to manage notifications.
Yes it does not look anything like that, there is only one button. But after all, it was not until it starts to see OnePlus get such a function that improves the user experience.
The Honor 7 has also surprised the field of user experience. It should be noted that today, revolution is difficult, but the integration of small features to enhance the use is always welcome. The big players in the sector resting on their laurels, so this is still Chinese manufacturers who had the idea of integrating a multi-function print reader and a smart key.
Fingerprint reader: While Samsung, Apple and others were fighting to determine which player was the fastest, Honor has developed its drive to enhance the user experience.
Thus, in Honor 7, the sensor makes it possible to unlock your smartphone (like the others) but it also has other functions: pick up the phone, stop an alarm, sweep to bring up the notification bar etc. Yes, it does seem like nothing like that before, but the use is really a plus.
The intelligent key, it also has an interesting role. This is a physical key that can trigger applications or phone functions according to the type of pressure (single tap, double tap, long press).
One can, for example, open its messages through a long press. Again, this is not a revolution but a good idea for the user experience. And it is a Chinese manufacturer who has thought about it.
Besides these small touches, Chinese manufacturers have also demonstrated originality and creativity in the design of some of their smartphones.
We saw such a smartphone with a rotating camera sensor created by Oppo. Not sure whether this feature will rock but the attempt is commendable at a time when all other trademarks are stagnating.
If today the iPhone clones are rarer (not talking about the HTC One A9), the Apple philosophy always trys to overshadow other Android manufacturers. And they tend to follow the same trend…
In fact, brands have increasingly tend to “lock up” their users. The Galaxy S6 has no removable battery and microSD slot for example. Other manufacturers tend to do the same and the phenomenon is increasingly frequent.
Yet if one word characterizes Android it is “freedom.” The Google OS has always left the choice to its users. Prevent storage to manage or change their battery is simply an obstacle to their freedom as a user.
This new philosophy that moves away from Android to reassemble that of Apple with its iPhone is not to everyone’s taste.
That is why Chinese smartphones are a great alternative. Apart from Xiaomi which does not incorporate SD port in its smartphones, most other manufacturers retain at least the microSD port.
The new premium design in aluminum or glass, are technically example to prevent access to the battery. But in terms of storage, it is entirely possible to extend the memory with a microSD port.
Interesting point that often microSD port also serves as second SIM card slot. In China, most of the phones come with dual SIM slots. This features is welcomed in Europe and other parts of the world.
With this feature, more users will have an interest, especially to manage their professional and personal online with a single smartphone. This dual port SIM is also a symbol of the freedom offered by Chinese smartphones.
This is the ultimate argument that will make you fall in love with Chinese smartphone: its price. At a time when all the high-end see their prices inflated indecently, Chinese manufacturers offer devices costing half the price of a premium.
The OnePlus 2 for example is comparable to some high-end sold over 700 euros and yet it is marketed to 400 euros. At the time of writing this review, It’s sold by Konga at the rate N135,000.
It has a very attractive technical specifications, a sleek design and a very clean OS. If OnePlus has not created a sensation last year as it delivers still a very attractive smartphone.
Another example is the Honor 7. This is THE surprise of 2015. The phone displays and design is great, a data sheet worthy of some high-end, a camera on top and all for under 350 euros.
Those are the fact, I think will make you to fall in love with Chinese Smartphones. Let’s hear your thoughts on this… Use the comments section below.