Samsung is considered the big dog in most large markets, especially here in the US. The company dominates all others around it, meaning firms like HTC and LG are just picking up the crumbs. However, China is a very different smartphone market. It’s very price-focused and it looks like Samsung can’t stay on top there.
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We’re no strangers to large phones. My main device is a 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and I recently reviewed the massive 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate2, a phone with a huge display that’s hard to handle but dang nice to have. That said, I’m not sure that I could possibly ... Read More »
Xiaomi has launched its 2014 flagship, the Mi 4, for a bargain price of just $320. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features all the specs expected from a high-end Android phone, puts them in a well-designed package and sells it for the ridiculously low price of $320. The only real question is, where do we sign up ... Read More »
The tech world’s reaction to the Nokia X in the tech world was mostly negative. A very low-end Nokia device running an old version of Android isn’t exactly appealing to those who love high-end hardware, but the expectations made it so much worse. We wanted a bleeding edge Nokia phone running Android for a long ... Read More »
The Huawei MediaPad X1 is an interesting device. It’s considered a “phablet” by many because it’s the size of a tablet but made to be a phone. It features a 7-inch display with a 1920×1200 resolution paired with a 5,000 mAh battery to run the giant. And yes, it’s an actual phone.
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Xiaomi has shown great success this year. It has sold 18.7 million smartphones in 2013, up 160% from last year. This brought the company way over its goal of 15 million devices, which is damn impressive for such a young company. And with only four devices released that year, it makes it even more impressive.
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It looks like Samsung has had some quality control issues in the Chinese market, and China’s population was left to deal with it. Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones were suffering from sub-par components and people had to pay out of pocket to fix their devices. But the Chinese government won’t take such ... Read More »
We’ve all heard stories of the friction between Google and China. Because of that, Android phones have had trouble making a huge impact there. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, HTC could be making its own mobile operating system targeted at Chinese consumers.
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Vizio tried to enter the smartphone market two years ago when they announced an Android phone at CES, but the device never made it to market and the project was scrapped. Now they are back with a pair of new smartphones that they hope will succeed in China. Even though these devices might not be ... Read More »
Today in China, Motorola revealed their new Android-powered CloudBB (HMC3260), which is being described as a “home entertainment terminal.” The device features an 18.5 inch touchscreen display paired with a wireless keyboard and mouse. China Digitial TV Media Group will market the device to their 13 million customers as a way to watch on-demand video, ... Read More »