China has not only increased the number of mobile phone brands in the global market in the past few years, most of them have tremendously improved in quality. There are many reasons for the recent explosion, all of which come down to the fact that they offer much of what the more expensive, mainstream brands do, but at a much affordable price. Here are some of the more popular Chinese made mobile phones that have made a ripple in the market in the last few months.
One plus 5T
Even though its predecessor the one plus 5 was a pretty impressive smartphone, the 5T took things a step further. The most conspicuous change in the latter model is the 6 inch screen, full HD with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The previous one only managed the classic 16:9 traditional aspect ratio. The camera technology and set up has also been changed for this. the One plus 5‘s camera had the classic telephoto lens, but the 5T has a secondary 20 MP sensor which makes use of the new intelligent pixel technology. The 5T also moved the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone, but one can also unlock it using facial recognition. The only downside is that it does not have an IP rating for dust and water resistance.
The Huawei P10
Huawei fans might remember the mate 9, which was a bit of a fan favorite. Those who loved the mate 9 but might prefer a screen a little smaller will definitely love the P10 and the P10 plus. The P10 series offers improved software and an impressive dual camera setup. They are the first phones that feature the improved Huawei EMUI 5.1 interface, over and above the android 7.0 nougat. The EMUI 5.1 is an improvement on the 5.0 version on the mate 9, with the company saying it offers improved performance. Both hones come with the dual 12 and 20 megapixel rear facing camera setups, all with optical image stabilization. The P10 boasts 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, with microSD expansion capabilities of up to 256 GB. P10 plus comes in either 4 or 6 GB RAM options, with either 64 or 128 GB on-board storage.
The Honor 9 is an improvement on the Honor 8 flagship model; an affordable phone with dual glass panel design, a full 5.15 inch display and a 1920 by 1080 resolution. It also has the same processors used on the Huawei mate 9 and the P10s, the Kirin 960 processor. Just like in other Huawei phones, the camera receives a lot of attention. The Honor 9 comes with a 20 MP monochrome lens, and a 12 MP RGB lens, a set up that is designed to improve the phone sensors and give it better sensitivity. The front facing selfie camera is an 8MP. The Honor 9 comes with android 7.0, together with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 interface. Its biggest attraction, though, is the cost, retailing for as low as £379.