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November 9, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Sally Jones, Independent Technology Author

Today the majority of us have heard of such brands like ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo, although there are still some mobile phone users that do not know that the latter also makes phones as well as laptops. Many of us have also heard about Xiaomi which is dubbed ‘Chinas Apple.’ and I wanted to look into the Chinese market to see for myself what was out there and available as it is near that time of year that I like to upgrade.

If you do find yourself looking for a change from the Apple and have not bought into the make so much that it makes sense to stay with them then you might be interested in checking out some of the best on offer from China.

These phones can offer superb value for money as well as housing great details and specs and even though they are still more difficult to get hold of than an iPhone or a Samsung you might find it well worth putting in a little more effort as the market for Chinese smartphones is vibrant and worth exploring.

Probably the biggest draw for anyone is that these phones are value for money and we all know how expensive a new iPhone can be. The lower labour costs and local manufacturing results in lower transportation costs with prices being driven down. Also, because there is a distinct lack of marketing over here and you would be hard pressed to find a bricks and mortar shop selling them and again this drives the price down which adds up to a cheaper phone for the buyer.

Now you might think that this lower price means that the specs and features take a hit but you could not more wrong as many of the higher-end Chinese models are on a par with all those flagship smartphones that we are used to. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy 9 or the iPhone X. Chinese phones boast powerful camera and processors built into an attractive design.

I use my phone daily as do most people and would be lost without it, and I have been known to go back home from a night out if I have left my phone there by mistake so attached, I am to my portable computer.

Not only do I use my phone for keeping in touch with family and friends but I carry out my banking, I browse and pay for goods and services, pay the restaurant bills via my mobile and I also like to use it to play Starburst online slot which I pay for via my phone bill (or if I had a pay-as-you-go) account I could use that balance, so it’s no wonder that I like to keep it close to me.

I am certainly attracted to the thought of having a smartphone that is less common and okay that might be tantamount to ‘phone snobbery’ but if it turns out to be a cheaper deal without compromising any of the features, I enjoy then I think I might just be onto a winner.

 

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