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Where to buy your Chinese smartphone?

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In beginning if you wanted to buy a Chinese phone then the only solution was to do that through an online reseller. But now Chinese phones are very popular, much much more popular than before. And because of that now local distributors have extended its shelves. So my question is for you, which is better solution for the customer or for you?

Because of high popularity there are many Chinese online shops. Of course there are also many Chinese smartphone companies. So you’ll need to see what are your requirements for your Android phone including price.

When choosing where to buy Chinese smartphone is a logical point of view is reduced to three possible solutions. Which are: online reseller, manufactures store and local distributor. As you maybe know big Chinese companies like Meizu, Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus have their own stores outside of China.

What is a reseller?

Simply put a reseller is online shop or store, and mostly they sell staff from cloths to electronics like smartphones. And usually they sell phones from small Chinese phone companies. Of course some online shops also sell phones from big companies like Meizu. I would also like to mention that at this time there are a lot of shops from China so it is a big decision where to buy something from them.

What is a local distributor?

A local distributor is a shop which is located in your country and they have concluded partnership with certain Chinese companies to sell their smartphones.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Of course there are some advantages and disadvantages with buying from reseller or local distributor.

Buying from a reseller

chinese reseller

Advantages

  • They have usually lower prices
  • They have a much larger selection of smartphones
  • Simpler shopping, you can do shopping from home
  • They have the latest models in stock before distributors

Disadvantages

  • Possible shipping delays
  • Customs costs
  • Possible additionalcost for shipping if you need to return the phone for repair

Buying from a local distributor

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Advantages

  • Fast shipping or going to the shop to buy Chinese phone
  • Warranty
  • Simply return for repair
  • No hidden costs
  • Communication through home language

Disadvantages

  • Price for devices are much higher

Where to buy your Chinese smartphone from? Reseller or Distributor

Before you do anything in my opinion you need to consider everything. Because let’s say you decide to buy smartphone from reseller. You know that there is possibility of paying customs costs, also possible problems like shipping delays and that in the beginning that the device is already defective so again you need to pay for the shipping to return the device for repair.

But of course some customers had more luck so they didn’t pay any customs, their smartphones still works great. So you can see why it is some kind of gamble. Because of that some shops have opened European warehouse, so you can get much faster your goods. Also you can avoid paying taxes and custom costs. But unfortunately in this moment only a few Chinese resellers has European warehouse.

You need also to consider about after sale customer support because some online Chinese shops have great support and they will take care of everything for you. Even sometimes they pay shipping for you or even refund the full amount. But some shops have really poor customer support so because of that in my opinion this it is a gamble.

On other hand if you decide to buy Chinese phone from local distributor. Then in the beginning you need to pay higher price. But you are sure if something goes wrong with the phone then it will be repaired under warranty and you don’t need to worry about it. Also there are no customs costs or any other hiding costs.

In reality there is no simple answer to this question. If you have a great story or experience tell us, we would like to know.

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POCO X2 Will Be Launched Very Soon

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MiOT Ecosystem Brand POCO has announced a new device that will be launched very soon.

One of the insiders has found an “easter egg” hidden in the promo video which teases the name of the smartphone.

POCO X2 – this is the supposed name of the model. By the way, the brand plans to broaden the “F” model line with F2 and F2 Lite versions.

According to the expectations, the model will get a dual front camera located on the upper right corner.

POCO X2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor and run MIUI 11 OS.

This is all that is currently known about the upcoming device. the release is expected in February 2020.

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7 OPPO Smartphones that Shaped the Decade

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As the 2010-2019 decade has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past 10 years to highlight key OPPO smartphone technology developments. Join us in appreciating the many innovations and smartphone trends that have taken place in just the past several years and wondering about the many more innovations soon to come! 

OPPO Find – 2011

In 2011, OPPO launched the OPPO Find, also known as the X903 smartphone. It featured a sideslip cover, full keyboard, and the Android operating system; considered fairly new and revolutionary smartphone technology of the time. Despite its exemplary workmanship and fresh user-orientated interface, it was one of the thickest phones OPPO had produced. the OPPO Find had to be reworked to something thinner and lighter – something like…

OPPO Finder – 2012

Following the feedback on the thick OPPO Find and focusing on a better user experience a special development team focusing on lightness and thickness was setup and the OPPO Finder was born.

This ultra-thin smartphone made a huge turnaround for OPPO between the Find and Finder. OPPO Finder received international coverage from the likes of CNN, who marveled at its 6.65mm thickness and superior performance.

Following the OPPO Finder’s success, ultra-thinness became an important product design factor for many smartphone brands – effectively commencing a “race” to create the most effective ultra-thin smartphones.

OPPO Ulike2 – 2012

Ulike2 marks the beginning of the “Era of Beautified Selfies.” One of OPPO’s designers put forth the idea of not only designing OPPO phones to take clear photos, but also makes them appear more beautiful.

OPPO Ulike2 became the first OPPO device with a 5MP forward-facing camera, in addition to its Beauty 2.0 algorithm. When enabled, it automatically applies a beautification effect which produces ideal selfies.

OPPO N3 – 2014

Nicknamed the “Camera Master,” the OPPO N3 was the first phone launch which revolutionized the concept of rotating smartphone cameras.

This was the first OPPO device to feature an electric rotating camera with elegant execution. Additionally, it featured a 16MP lens and cutting-edge graphics engine, marking it as one of the strongest performing smartphones of 2014.

Size and subtle design cues including a side positioned charging port made the device comfortable in the hand and great for multimedia use such as video playback and gaming. The OPPO N3 was even supplied with ‘O-click’ a seperate keychain remote that could activate camera rotation and take photos.

OPPO R9 – 2016

In 2016, OPPO established a brand-new flash charging system that has since made massive waves – VOOC.  

Equipped with VOOC flash charging, OPPO R9 can provide 2 hours of calling time with just a 5-minute charge. It sold nearly 20 million copies, took up 4% of the mobile phone market share and became the largest seller in the Chinese mobile phone market. On November 1st, 2016, it won the Swan Award – the highest honor in mobile phone design and application innovation available in China. 

OPPO Find X – 2018 

A revolutionary screen design; OPPO Find X found its home as the first perfectly seamless full-screen smartphone. Thanks to its curved surface panoramic screen and hidden front-facing camera, Find X established itself as the industry’s highest screen ratio phone.

Find X commenced yet another “race” within the smartphone industry – the race to create the most effective full-screen smartphone. The release of OPPO Find X reflects their commitment to the vision, “Dare to Break Through and Dare to Innovate.”

OPPO Find X went on to win the Best Design Award in Tech YouTuber MKBHD’s smartphones of the year 2018.

OPPO Reno 5G – 2019

Finally, we come to 2019 – when OPPO introduced its newest series – OPPO Reno. Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G (adding 5G connectivity) featured the advent of 10x Hybrid Zoom technology and a pivot rising camera enabling a notchless screen design. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom goes above and beyond in photography, equipped with a full-focal length tri-lens rear camera, including a 48MP primary lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP wide angle lens. OPPO Reno became recognized as the go-to series for photographers and creatives all over the world. OPPO Reno 5G additionally was the first 5G smartphone to go on sale in Europe, first sold in Swisscom shops across Switzerland.

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Deep Dive: 120 Hz Fluid Display – the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020

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OnePlus believe that every part of device should provide the best experience possible to their users. With the OnePlus 7 Pro, they started pushing the envelope in display experience by introducing our 90 Hz Fluid Display, finely tuned to achieve a record-breaking A+ Top Tier Display Rating from DisplayMate. Today, they have finished the development of their next-generation display.

The spirit of “Never Settle” is not about specs alone. The smoothest smartphone display must also be able to deliver a superior visual quality and viewing comfort. We’re sure that OnePlus’s new 120 Hz Fluid Display will be the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020.

Engineering the most advanced 120 Hz display panel in the industry

Following the 2K+ 90 Hz Fluid Display of the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has once again cooperated with Samsung Display to tailor a unique AMOLED display with the most rigorous specs in the industry, including a breathtakingly smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. The display uses the latest generation of organic light-emitting materials, with a peak brightness of more than 1000 nits and a much longer lifetime. In addition, they’ve raised the touch sampling rate to an industry high of 240 Hz for a more responsive touch experience.

R&D team also developed an exclusive optimization solution that can increase the rendering speed of a single frame with 7%. In testing, OnePlus’s 120 Hz display has yielded significantly better results than other existing high refresh rate displays in the industry on measures of click response, scroll response, and accuracy.

Unprecedented smoothness in video playback
After numerous system optimizations, many major apps will now be able to take full advantage of the new 120 Hz refresh rate. But, for videos, there’s an additional hurdle. Most video content is still produced at either 24fps or 30fps, with a small portion of content in 60fps.

To address this problem, they’re including MEMC technology to deliver smoother video playback. MEMC is a technology featured in high-end TVs that uses real-time algorithmic adjustments to insert additional frames to a video file, enabling something shot at 24 or 30fps to play at 60 or even 120fps.

MEMC technology is more demanding in terms of computational power and algorithm processing, making it very difficult to simply carry over from TVs to smartphones. But by using a hardware-based MEMC solution, OnePlus has managed to elevate frame rates to 60 or even 120fps with low power consumption, providing a seamless, more fluid viewing experience for users.

True-to-life color display and support for up to 1 billion shades of color

With a display that offers greater color accuracy, users will see colors as they are meant to be seen. For designers, photographers, and all creators, top-notch color accuracy is essential for creative work.

JNCD, which means “Just Noticeable Color Difference”, is an indicator for measuring color accuracy used by companies including DisplayMate. Current professional displays can achieve a JNCD of less than 2, with some high end models achieving less than 1. By professionally tuning the color display, OnePlus was able to achieve an industry-leading JNCD ratio of less than 0.8 for every single 120 Hz Fluid Display. With a near-perfect display performance rating, users and creators will be able to edit and render images with absolute confidence.

OnePlus’s 120 Hz Fluid Display also provides support for 10-bit color, providing 1,024 shades of each primary color and 1.07 billion possible colors. This is 64 times as many colors than are supported on mainstream smartphone devices, giving users fuller, more natural gradients when viewing content, and creators more confidence to accurately display the intended color spectrum.

In order to reach industry-leading color accuracy standards, OnePlus has added an additional automatic color calibration machine to the production line. By adding an extra 30 seconds to the production time, each display panel is automatically calibrated for color accuracy before it’s released.

OnePlus’s upcoming 120 Hz Fluid Display is part of their commitment to “Fast and Smooth.”

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