Why and how to buy your Chinese smartphone on the internet
In the world of cell phones, there are many different types of online stores’On the one hand, big brands such as Apple or Samsung, which are all competing on the price of their products’A minimum of several hundred dollars’Others still preferred to buy a French brand like Wiko – up to 10 euros – or low-end brands like Microsoft, HTC or Wiko, much more affordable but whose quality sometimes leaves something to be desired. Between the two, Chinese smartphones such as those of Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, Honor or OnePlus manage to display accessible prices while maintaining a decent quality.
Why and where to buy Chinese ?
There was a time when consumers were reluctant to buy Chinese products, arguing that the quality was not good enough’was not at the’preferring to spend a fortune on big brand phones such as Apple or Samsung. D’Others still preferred to turn to a French brand such as Wiko – up to three years ago’to what’they find out that’it does not’is not really. But, in recent years, Chinese markets have evolved and, in the world of cell phones in particular, there are now products with unbeatable value for money.
“But,” you may ask, “where can I buy a Chinese phone? ? “. Of course, we don’t have to’We are not going to ask you to travel to China to go to a local phone store. Fortunately, the internet is there to save you the trip. However, as with most online purchases, it is advisable to respect some basic instructions that will avoid unpleasant surprises.
What criteria to respect when buying a smartphone?’buy my smartphone ?
Many online stores offer multiple models of Chinese smartphones at low prices. However, you should be careful when selecting the site. Indeed, many are also the unscrupulous sites that sell you a phone without any guarantee.
When selecting a brand, be careful to choose a site that guarantees several points:
- delivery times: if there is no indication of a delivery time, you will have to pay for it’is brought to this subject, the delivery can sometimes take several months ! Check that the delivery times are correct,
- Customs taxes: once again, if you don’t find any indication on this subject, it’s a good idea to check if you can afford it’It is possible that you will have to pay an additional customs tax to be able to receive your smartphone. In general, if the customs duties are included in the price, the suppliers do not hesitate to add them’to boast about it. This is not’However, this is not a general rule and the forums of’Consumer opinions can give you more information on this subject,
- the security of the payment method: as with any online purchase, be sure to check that the payment is secure. Failure to do so could make you regret it,
- a delivery guarantee and package tracking: make sure that delivery is guaranteed and that you have the necessary information’in case of failure, the product will be refunded. The way is long between China and France and there are many steps where the package could get lost. Also, a tracking of the package is preferable in order to keep track of its progress,
- after-sales service terms and conditions: consult the after-sales service terms and conditions. If you don’do not find any, this is a risk for you’It is surely that’there is no’There is no such thing, which represents a risk to you. However, be aware that’In the event of a malfunction, the cost of the call will be higher’shipping will probably be at your expense.
Which brands to choose ?
There are many brands of Chinese smartphones at competitive prices. The best known in Asia is undoubtedly Xiaomi, a brand that is seriously starting to compete with Apple in India and China. The Redmi Note 4X, for example, offers very good value for money.
In Europe, we are more familiar with the Lenovo and Huawei brands, which are even beginning to be sold in cell phone stores, whether at SFR, Orange or Bouygues Telecom. But Huawei’s growing reputation is also driving up the price of its phones, while Lenovo is still struggling to keep its quality up to date’s relaunch after its takeover.
OnePlus is keeping its prices quite reasonable while increasing its power: the OnePlus 5 was indeed the most powerful phone in the world when it was released, while remaining targeted at the general public. An excellent value for money despite a simplistic design.
As for Honor, the brand is targeting the lower end of the market’This principle was used to relaunch the brand after its takeover, with very attractive prices for very simple terminals limited to a single number’essential, as smartphone Honor 6A.
Now all you have to do is’to choose the low-cost smartphone that suits you best, keeping in mind to make your purchase in complete safety.