Even though am a fan of one of the brand names mobile phone manufacturer(specifically Samsung even though have use sony, LG and htc at one point all the other). I still gie maximum respect to those Chinese guys who have made life bearable to everyone out there who either can not afford and expensive phone or who considers and expensive phone unnecessary. Were I not to be a tech-blogger, I wouldn’t have cared about brand-name phones. Android would have bee an android to me, no more no less. Enough said, in this post, I will be arranging in other of priority and significance, every good premium Chinese phone that has the potentials of caring less about Samsung, htc, sony or lG android phones.m To your surprise, tecno and infinix will not even make the top 5. Read along with me
LIST ONE THE TOP 10 CHINESE PHONES
No. 1 ONEPLUS
I got introduced to this device a couple of years ago by a friend in the US. from the get go, I fell in love with the look and design. This phone is topping my list for three apparent reasons; built quality, price and features. oneplus is an independent spin-off of Oppo. The company is a genuine innovator in two ways. First, its phones run on CyanogenMod, a reworking of Android that looks like the raw stock Android OS but lets users configure for their own needs. Second, OnePlus distributes its phone by personal invitation. And users love its sleek stylish devices. Their latest flagship is oneplus 3t: The 3T is an incremental upgrade of the last year OnePlus 3 flagship. It’s got a more powerful CPU, better rear and front cameras and a larger battery. It’s incredible that OnePlus can sell the 3T for such a low price considering what’s under the hood(around $436).
For the full price, you get a flagship that packs 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (no microSD), as well as a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display supports full HD (1080p) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating. The OnePlus 3T also boasts an impressive 16-megapixel camera with PDAF, OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash, while in the front there’s a similar 16-megapixel camera for state-of-the-art selfies.
The OnePlus 3T is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery that features the company’s proprietary Dash charge technology for faster charging
No. 2 HUAWEI
My romance with huawei dated back to an era when they have not started producing mobile phones. am addicted to most of their products. You will agree with me that their internet modem and routers still remain the best in terms of flexibility and durability. Now that they now produce mobile phones, they have successfully transferred that quality finish to their mobile phones. Although Huawei is currently observing with displeasure the unstoppable rise of its compatriot Xiaomi. By all logic, its should be Huawei sticking it to the world. In the early part of the decade, the giant telco firm set out to challenge the likes of LG, HTC and Sony and gain a slot in the smartphone top five. It launched flagship brands like Ascend, honor, mate and the likes and spent big on marketing. It did OK. But it’s been a slog, and the truth is that Huawei still has more cachet in emerging markets than the US and Europe. Today, Huawei ranks fifth in global smartphone shipments behind Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi and LG. Huawei confirmed a shift away from the low margin ‘cheap’ handset biz to renew its focus on the high end.
Xiaomi is undoubtedly the biggest. The firm began flexing its muscles in 2013, hiring ex-Google Android VP Hugo Barra to spearhead its charge domestically and across Asia. It worked. Now, it’s in the first five. Xiaomi’s secret weapon is essentially price. It sells high-end reliable product (with a premium Android ‘skin’ called MIUI) for about half the cost of a Galaxy or an HTC or Sony xperia. Also, it mostly sells online – so no retail margins: famously it shifted. Their latest flagship is Xiaomi Mi Mix and it cost around ($550) the Mi Mix is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor. The phone comes in two versions based on the amount of memory: 4GB RAM/128GB ROM and 6GB RAM/256GB ROM.
But the device’s main selling point is the 6.4-inch display that supports Quad HD (2040 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The Mi Mix features a bezel-less design and its body is made of ceramic, hence the need for a protective case. Other highlights of the phone include 16-megapixel main camera with EIS, PDAF, dual-LED flash and 4K video recording, 5-megapixel front camera, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and 4,400 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
NO. 4 OPPO
So thin it can cut through a watermelon. That was the claim made for the Oppo R5 last year. The race to be the world’s skinniest was hotly contested, with both Vivo and Kazam making a claim on the territory. But the battleground reveals Oppo’s desire to compete on the basis of design and innovation rather than price. Oppo mobile phones, in a very short span of time, have become one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers the world over, giving competition to existing players in the smartphone segment. in the year 2008, the company entered the smartphone market segment, thereby creating a whole new world of opportunities for itself
Some of the most popular smartphone offerings from Oppo are:
– OPPO Mirror
– OPPO Neo
– OPPO Joy
– OPPO F1
– OPPO R7
NO. 5 LENOVO
Lenovo finally broke away from its PC roots in 2014 to become recognized as a serious player in mobile. Lenovo had bought IBM’s laptop business to put down a footprint in computing, and it did something similar when it acquired Motorola from Google for $2.9bn.
The ZUK Edge is the newest flagship coming from Lenovo’s($370) wholly-owned ZUK company. It’s a decent flagship phone that sells at a very good price. Not to mention it’s one of the few that comes with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.
The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass coating. ZUK’s flagship is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, coupled with either 4 or 6GB of RAM, as well as 64GB of internal memory (no microSD card).
N0. 6 GIONEE
The Chinese firm sells around 25 million handsets a year compared to Samsung’s 400 million, but it still thinks it can be top five inside five years. The firm has a long history in consumer electronics, starting out in 2002 in video and DVD. By 2005, it was a phone maker with its own manufacturing facility in Dongguan. Now, Gionee competes at the high end on features like photography(It takes very nice pictures).
N0. 7 CoolPad
China’s Coolpad sells more devices in its home market than either Apple or Samsung. It is second only to Xioami and Lenovo, and commands 11.5 per cent of the smartphone market. It’s the world’s seventh largest. Coolpad has actually been around since 1993, making white label devices for big operators like T-Mobile. But it emerged as its own brand on the back of the Android boom..The Cool S1 is the newest flagship in the list(priced at $465), but that doesn’t mean that it packs the newest stuff as well. For instance, Coolpad’s high-end device ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (EUI 5.8) on board. Just like some of the flagships listed, the Cool S1 boasts a large 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display. It also includes a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-LED flash and 4K video recording, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Unusual for a Chinese smartphone, Coolpad Cool S1 comes with Harman Kardon sound enhancement. There’s also a fingerprint sensor one the back and a generous 4,070 mAh battery under the hood, which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.
The formerly French phone maker was bought by Chinese television giant TCL in 2013, which re-branded it as Alcatel OneTouch. It’s actually the world’s sixth-largest handset maker, according to Gartner, thanks to its longstanding budget prepaid phone business. The firm is currently among the Chinese phone makers targeting the US and Canada hard, having increased its marketing investment by six times.
The prominent product range of Alcatel smartphones are:
N0. 9 ZTE
ZTE is a global leader in manufacturing smartphones, which was formed in the year 1985 in China, and has a global presence. The handset subsidiary of the giant ZTE Corporation is actually the US’s fourth biggest phone maker. It’s reached this point by making budget smartphones for all the major carriers – indeed, it’s the US’s second-largest supplier of prepaid devices. The firm has been trying to establish itself as a maker of aspirational devices for many years. Like its close rival Huawei.
ZTE has a wide product portfolio in the smartphones segment. Some of the most noticeable phones manufactured by ZTE are listed below:
– Blade series
– Axon series
– Nubia series
– Zmax series
– Grand series
NO. 10 TECNO MOBILE / INFINIX
Of course it will be a sin if tecno or infinix doesnt make the least. I put them on the list, not because of their exception built quality and perfonces, but because they are the phones for the common man. They also get the job done so what is the fuss. They are the phone makers for the developing countries. They rule Africa. The major Chinese phone makers are all targeting Africa as the next great growth market for smartphones. Interestingly, it’s Tecno that’s making arguably the most headway. This smaller firm has taken Nigeria in particular by storm, and currently, sells around 12.5m handsets across the African continent every quarter. That’s more than BlackBerry and Nokia. The firm appears to have succeeded by making cheap and reliable phones with astute pre-loads such as Facebook and the Spinlet music app. It also manufactures devices in Africa.
If you are buying a Chinese phone, yu have just two options: it is either you go for the quality ones or go for the cheapest. Among the cheap quality ones are huawei, zte, oppo, oneplus, lenovo, coolpad, xiaomi gionee. While the cheap ones are: tecno, infinix, aitel. Make a wise decision based on your Budget. Those brandname phones are majoly overpriced and overrated.