Why are Chinese phones better AND cheaper than the main brands like apple and Samsung.
Also better performance, and not afraid of better OEMs than qualcomm, like mediatek.
>inb4 mediatek a shit
At least their 64 bit chips don't throttle.
Also better performance, mtk6752 will btfo a sd615, match the 801 in single thread and destroy it in multithread.
>Don't destroy my illusive fanboyism.
Because they have something to prove.
All the big brands can just crank out whatever, slap their name on it and it will sell millions of units.
These guys actually have to make their product stand out for people to choose a Chinaphone over a Samsung Galaxy, iPhone or Sony XPeria or something.
And that's why my next phone will be a chinkfone.
They are to phones what 2005 was to technology. Innovative and interesting.
Because phone performance is a scam and its all a big consumerist circle jerk and it doesn't actually matter how good or cheap phones are when they are only bought as fashion accessories.
They arent. Saying big numbers doesn't equate to performance.
Furthermore Chinese R&D consists of reverse engineering other known technologies , not actually designing their own.
Also you are the product, not the phone.
>China is the main factory of most software parts
>they try to cut production costs so much that it gravely affects the quality of the product
>consumers end up with a phone that could hardly compete even with LG
>I wonder if you get warranty when you buy them
Probably not. Then again, at 1/4 the price, you could break three of them in one year and still come out even with same spec flagships.
What's the point of 8-Core mobile processors if they can't all run simultaneously, have weaker single core performance then a Snapdragon 801, and underclocked and undervolted, plus they constantly thermal throttle?
Lenovo k3 note.
Mt6752 matches sd801 single thread performance and BTFOs it in multithread. My friend got the k3 note for aud199. Also Qualcomm 64 bit processors overheat a lot more than the mediatek ones.
Nothing wrong with mediatek. Plus a debloated stock rom is better than a cm or aosp rom because those have shit drivers.
Haha nice meme.
For comparison here's my geekbench score.
Lenovo K3 Note reporting in!
They don't cut corners or anything, it's just that Chinese have always been matters of mass manufacturing, their price per part is magnitudes lower than the western counterpart.
Pic related is a $150 Chinese phone, it has MT6752, it's amazing for the price.
Almost got this phone over my g3, but I had a friend who gave me the g3 for $150 so I went with that instead.
Maybe not in single thread, but multithread is very close.
And unlike ios, android is very well threaded.
A9 is still the better chip, but the mediateks aren't significantly worse, I'm not sure about efficiency compared to the a9, but the mt6752 is more efficient than the SD615. Mediatek is pulling ahead of qualcomm, especially since they don't throttle like the 810.
> 8 cores
> 2GB RAM
> 1080p screen
> 13MP camera
Are you ready for the chinkphone takeover?
>back button on the right side
Other than that it seems nice.
I've noticed Huawei has been making some damn aggressive pushes lately into the Western android market. There's a huge portion of users who want a mid-level phone. Not the $75 phones, not the $400+ flagship phones. There's a lot of people out there who want a $100 or $200 phone (lower middle class people who want that "price to performance sweet spot"), and Hauwei is targeting them.
I think people are starting to realize that spending $600 on a new phone every 18 months is just stupid.
Right now $50-$100 gets you a quad core 1.2GHz phone with a gig of RAM and a 4.5-5" screen and for 99% of the things a phone can do those specs are overkill.
The mid-range $100-$200 level market is ripe right now, the right companies with the right devices could make a killing.
It's on the left for my lg g3 too.
Flagships are just overrated and overkill.
Midrange/budget is where the moneys at. OPPO seems to be doing pretty well here in aus targeting that market. And don't forget how much the moto g gets shilled.
Tbh I'd rather get a new budget phone every year instead of a flagship every 4 years. It'll turn out cheaper, software updates won't be a problem, and neither will aging hardware. In fact you won't even need to upgrade after a year if it's still good enough for your uses.
Budget phones just make more sense to me than flagships.
Doing that vs. flagships lasting you three or more years means you'll have better battery life and will see new features more often as they trickle down into budget/midrange phones.
Every person under the age of 25 I've talked to recently seems to be stuck in the mindset that Android is ONLY $40 prepaid text-and-facebook machines or $600 galaxy s6's, so they just default to iPhone. It's really frustrating too because nice 1080p $200 androids are out there.
Mainly because the cost difference between a budget smartphone and a flagship is 50 dollars at most yet the flagship sells for $500 more than the budget phone.
Those $200 phones are only there to fill a price point, no manufacturer cares about them, except for those looking to take advantage of that market.
> the cost difference between a budget smartphone and a flagship is 50 dollars at most yet the flagship sells for $500 more than the budget phone
If anyone is wondering, this shit is the reason why phone manufacturers are starting to remove MicroSD card slots from their phones.
Why allow the user to purchase a 32GB microsd card for $15 online when you could instead just sell another model of your phone with 32GB more storage and price it at $100 more?
I live in aus and the 2 most common phones I see on the bus is an iPhone, or a samsung flagship. Sometimes an older model line the iPhone 4s or the galasy s3, sometimes the latest model.
I've only seen one 1+1, and very rarely seen a phone that wasn't a flagship at some point.
Some budget phones sell alright like the galaxy j1 for example. But they're still just not as common.
Dont take my word for the entire country, i only live in a tiny part of australia and don't travel far.
You're right. Now it's limited to a lower frequency to prevent overheating and throttling.
Or in the lumia 950 xl where they used a bloody heatpipe because it's such an overheating piece of shit SoC.
I've used over half a dozen different chinkphones from different brands but they never support their phones with new firmware past the first year.
Also the GPS on a lot of the MTK chipset phones just don't fucking work.
I ended up buying an Asus after much frustration with tacked together firmware fixes that fix one thing and break another.
Now I have no firmware problems, and my phone has been upgraded to 5.1 even though it arrived on market with 3.x.
The last 10% of finish/refining is the most expensive by far and this is where china skip a bit to keep the price down, do you need a perfect product, look some where else, if you can live with a bit of roughness go a head.
>Why are Chinese phones better AND cheaper than the main brands like apple and Samsung.
I really wanted to get one of these just to be a hipster for once in my life, but alas my carrier is AT&T. Maybe one of these days these Chinese companies will cater to GSM users.
Alright guys, recommend me a chinkphone.
Looking for something 5" with decent power that will work on aus 4G networks (ideally optus, LTE 700) and has ac wifi for $200-400au.
So far i've looked at the Zenfone 2, but the powerful one only exists in 5.5"
Isn't this just an example of supply and demand? Phone manufacturers obviously feel they can jack up phone prices and still get enough sales, thus maximizing their profits.
Nobody wants to pay for chink shit - which is, frequently inferior- , and thus they're forced to lower their prices to even compete in the market.
mate, stop living in your bubble. China literally doesn't care about the international market, they've got their own. Have you noticed any (true) Chinese brand doing their international marketing themselves? I'll tell you, no they haven't, with the exception of a real small minority (Lenovo because they purchased some relevant companies, and Huawei because they're so fucking huge). China is a system on it's own, and buying your phones from them is simply taking advantage of that fact.
For comparison my riced k3 note
>which will deal with light and heavy apps as well as massive games without sweating