Should You buy a Chines phone?

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Anti-China sentiment is at a high point in India right now

People on social media have been asking others to agree with Chinese products and services

Magsaysay Award winner and prominent designer Wangchuk Sonam has called for a focus on Chinese goods, both materials and software. India's standing between China and border problems and the coronavirus epidemic both conveyed anti-China sentiment in India. Consumer media users in India have been calling for an endorsement of Chinese products and services, including smartphones and apps in the country. Just last week, the cutting of TikTok and the 'New China Apps' was booming in India. The latter targets applications from Chinese developers installed on a user's phone and provides them with easy steps to remove them from their mobile devices. Now, a handful of users believe they should downplay Chinese brands such as Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Huawei, Infinix, Tecno, and Motorola.

That will leave brands like Samsung Korea and LG and LG, Taiwan ASUS, Apple-headquartered Apple, Nokia / HMD Global in Finland, and Panasonic of Japan as prominent players in the Indian smartphone market. It should be noted that Foxconn - which operates a major operation in China - is an investor in Finland's HMD Global with its subsidiary FIH Mobile Limited; Foxconn is based in Taiwan and FIH Mobile is registered in the Cayman Islands. So, we looked at the types of products manufactured outside of China operating in the Indian market in India to look at what options we have left if the Chinese brands are removed from the equation. Without further ado, here's what the Indian market looks like without Chinese smartphone companies:



Half of India's budget is managed by Xiaomi and Rome, though Samsung has done something there. When we remove popular offerings from Chinese OEMs, such as Realme Narzo 10A, Realme C3, and Redmi 8A Dual, you are left with the likes of Samsung Galaxy M10s, Galaxy A10s, Nokia 2.3, LG W30, and Panasonic Eluga Ray. 610. While mobile phones from 'non-China products' are good enough, they don't have the Xiaomi phones and Realme phones they bring to the table. Realme 6 series, and the Redmi Note 9 Pro series if you're looking for calls from non-Chinese products for less than $ 20,000 now. The list of alternatives includes Samsung Galaxy M31, Galaxy M21, Nokia 7.2, and LG W30 Pro.

Selections from non-Chinese products are becoming increasingly popular in this segment. OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, Realme, and Xiaomi offer most smartphones at Rs 21,000 to Rs 40,000 a share, but with or without them, there will be enough models to choose from. These include Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite, ROG Phone 2 from Thonese phonemaker ASUS, Nokia 9 PureView, and Apple's Apple 8 series. Google may be rolling out its Pixel 4a series in July, but for now, you can get Pixel 3a.The Indian marketplace has very limited offerings from Chinese brands, so your options will not be limited. You can go with the Apple iPhone SE 2020, the iPhone 11 series, or the Samsung Samsung S20 series instead of the OnePlus 8 and Mi 10. series and LG and Google offer smartphones in the premium segment to be covered in that respect.


So this would look like the Indian market if Chinese companies rise and leave the country - a few good choices in the budget and mid-range and have little effect on the premium category. Of course, many non-Chinese phones are also manufactured in China or feature locally available so it would be difficult to get a smartphone made entirely outside of China, other than imported items. In addition, many Chinese brands, such as Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO, are part of the Make program and are making the most of their smartphones in the Indian market, blurring the t.


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