I went for a Mate 20 Pro last year and was so happy with it I got my wife a P30 Pro. I don’t have battery anxiety anymore as it last two days of normal use and the cameras are fantastic. I fully expect my next upgrade to be at least 3 years away.
A friend of mine is considering buying an iPhone for his wife right now. The quality of software on Android is shite.
It seems to be about branding. From what I’ve read, Chinese people see Huawei as the best brand for smartphones, just as Americans regard Apple as the best brand, despite the fact that Apple don’t make the best phones.
It’s debatable how long Xiaomi can keep prices down. Selling data, using adverts, and not paying for patents is what helps them keeps prices down, but for how long? People should enjoy the excellent value while it lasts.
Huawei is much, much MUCH bigger than Xiaomi. Huawei doesn’t just make phones. It makes the network equipments on which Chinese carriers run. Huawei also makes its own chipset. Huawei spends more on marketing too — it has billboards all over Europe; Xiaomi does not. Huawei also spends a lot more on R&D which helps them develop breakthrough in mobile tech sooner.
You keep insisting you’re shocked Xiaomi isn’t closer to Huawei is laughable, it’s like comparing McDonalds (Huawei) to Arbys (Xiaomi). One is way bigger and more established and well-resourced than the other.
You can’t walk in to a phone shop here in the UK and buy an Xiaomi phone, however you can just about get multiple Huawei phone models everywhere. Some more traditional sales channels such as Amazon are starting to sell Xiaomi devices however.
Probably the lack of fanfare meant it was overlooked. I had no idea they were being sold anywhere other than Westfield.
The data is from IDC not Huawei. Check out IDC’s tracker process to see how they collect/process their sale data for the industry.
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IDC and Strategy Analytics. They agree on the numbers.
The data is from IDC. On top of this, the Huawei rise is hardly unexpected. It’s been something we’ve all seen coming for a long time now. Huawei make really good hardware and obviously people are liking it.
BBK Electronics owns both Oppo and Vivo, along with OnePlus.
So, Apple is actually in fourth place, not third.
That means, between BBK, Xiaomi and Huawei, Chinese brands control over 50% of the market.
Quite scary at how they’ve appeared and eat up so much market share in such a short space of time!
I’m unsure why anyone would buy a Huawei phone. I just don’t trust China
China makes the iPhones.
China assembles the iPhones.
No, they make them.
If only Uncle Sam could bury it’s benign hatred for any country/company that is more innovative then itself, quit the conspiracy theories and allow free market, Huawei would have been No1 a year ago.
The recent growth in Samsung sales v Apple is largely a US phenomenon and reflects (a) a failing interest in Apple with it’s mediocre innovation these days, and (b) lack of availability of Huawei products in the US. Samsung appears to be a US second (and only) choice. Outside the US Huawei is the clear leader.