In recent years, the Eastern Market dedicated to mobile telephony went undergoes unprecedented growth. The initial mistrust of Chinese manufacturers has quickly given way to an almost blind faith, justified by aggressive pricing and most importantly, the quality of these devices, which have nothing to envy to that proposed by the giants of the caliber of Samsung and Apple . But what are the best alternatives to the Chinese top-end smartphone? OnePlus 3 from to Xiaomi MI5, here are the most interesting devices on the market today.
In 2014, OnePlus destabilized the smartphone market by presenting a device with excellent technical specifications at a more than affordable price.Despite a controversial system of calls that limited the purchase, OnePlus One surpassed the most optimistic sales expectations, winning the hearts of millions of fans. Now, the strong consensus harvests in recent years, the Chinese company founded by Pete Lau has launched a new smartphone, OnePlus 3, equipped with an inspired design and features top of the range, all at a very affordable price. OnePlus 3, in fact, boasts a monocoque body, all-metal, accompanied by a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 . The device also has 6 GB of RAM LPDDR4, an internal memory UFS 2.0 64 GB, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The fingerprint reader on this OnePlus 3 is among the fastest on the market and allows you to unlock your device in less than 0.2 seconds. OnePlus 3 is also equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with f / 2.0 aperture and two optical stabilization technology (OIS and EIS), which help to reduce blur. The smartphone finally has an unlocked bootloader, to provide users with maximum flexibility in the field of modding.
In just six years, Xiaomi has managed to conquer the Western public trust through high-quality products at very attractive prices, forcing several industry giants to review their marketing strategies. Xiaomi MI5 is perhaps the best device to date made by the Chinese company, combining an elegant and sophisticated design to technical specifications from a top of the range. The smartphone features a 5.15-inch Full HD display, encased in a metal shell that curves gently on the back, fitting easily into the palm of the hand.Inside, MI5 has a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and, depending on the version, 3 or 4 GB of RAM. The main camera is instead characterized by a sensor 16 megapixels with f / 2.0 aperture, dual LED flash and 4-axis stabilization. The operating system is, as usual, be personalized with Xiaomi MIUI interface, which introduces a heavy customization of the device, breaking away from the stock version of Android.
Huawei Honor 8
Honor 8 is the last device designed by Honor, derivation of the most well-known Chinese company Huawei. Thanks to the rather aggressive pricing and a targeted marketing campaign, Honor has quickly managed to gain a good market share in Europe.
The new 8 Honor leaves the aluminum to embrace a glass body , giving the smartphone exciting design and with attention to every detail. The front of the device features a large 5.2-inch Full HD display with on-screen buttons. Inside, there is an octa-core Kirin HISILICON processor 950, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 32 or 64 GB, depending on the variants.
The Honor camera 8 reflects in every way the will of Huawei to continue with a hybrid configuration, characterized by well- two 12-megapixel lenses , ready to provide the best picture in all circumstances. The integrated battery has a 3000 mAh capacity and, thanks to rapid charging, Honor 8 can benefit from the 40% additional battery life in just 30 minutes.
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Meizu Pro 6
Meizu does not fit some of the best-known manufacturers in this area, but in recent years, the company founded by Jack Wong has faced unprecedented growth. This success has enabled the company to invest in key areas such as research and development, giving birth smartphone that can compete on equal terms with giants such as Samsung and Huawei caliber. Meizu Pro 6 , presented by the Chinese company last April, boasts an elegant and refined design, as well as a Full HD display, 5.2 inches. Inside, Pro 6 has a MediaTek Helio X25 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a memory of 32 or 64 GB, depending on the variants. From the 2,560 mAh battery provides support for fast charging, while the main camera has a 21-megapixel sensor with f / 2.2 and laser autofocus. Here too, the operating system (based on Android 6.0) has been customized by Meizu with Flyme proprietary interface.