“Why pay more?” – The question asked by thousands of people and finding no response, acquire inexpensive device to Android. Life has prepared a guide for those who have already realized that overpay for iPhone does not make sense.
In the second quarter of this year, Apple for the first time in the history reported a drop in sales iPhone. Tim Cook explained the failure of very simple words: the market is satisfied, and so people are provided with smartphones, so sales will fall further. The general director of the company from Cupertino was right: in the third quarter, Apple once again issued a depressing report, reporting 40.4 million iPhone sold against 47 million in the same quarter of 2015.
Cook could talk about again that everything is bought on the gadget, if not grim statistics: according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research, in the last quarter has sold 360 million smartphones around the world, and the sales pace It increased by 3% compared to last year. Accordingly, the problem is that all people have phones. The problem is that people do not choose Apple.
The threat from the east
By 2013, the company from Cupertino lived in paradise. Samsung lost war champions with only one goal, and the Chinese are worried about only copies. But all messed flourishing Xiaomi, ZTE, Lenovo, Huawei, Oppo and other vendors from China.
Previously, Tim Cook claimed that his company, despite the relatively small quantitative market share, receives huge profits at the expense of high the price of smart phones. Now repeat this thesis can not: according to research analysts Counterpoint, Apple share of the global mobile revenue fell from 38% to 29% in just one year. Yes, Americans continue to occupy the top spot, but the same report Counterpoint it is clear that, firstly, to the approaching Apple Samsung (22,7%), and secondly, the Chinese have taken a total of 23, 3% of the market. In addition, one can not discount the column “other” – in it were noticeable vendors with small shares of global revenue
Why people do not choose Apple
In a rapidly declining Apple’s popularity, there are three. reasons that are related to each other: 1) Manufacturers have improved over the years “iron” their devices to make them better than the iPhone; 2) Google over the years grind Android, occasionally borrowing the “chips” iOS, and the sixth version of it works more or less stable. At the same time parallel to the vendors themselves have the opportunity to make their branded shell interface, improving an already good system. 3) Android-smartphones much cheaper for a variety of reasons (the value of the “iron” to no margin on the brand). Anyway, for $ 200-300 it is now possible to buy a decent, reliable and up-to gadget that will give way to the flagship only in the details.
Of course, low cost, yet powerful and advanced smart phones sold in Russia. We picked five most adequate iPhone competitors have with the best value for money.
LG Nexus 5X
Price: of 16 thousand rubles for a model with 16 GB of memory, 19 thousand rubles for the version with 32 GB of memory
The main trade-off: there is no slot for a memory card
What you should know: Nexus 5X released in the fall of 2015, but will become obsolete long time: for speed meets Snapdragon processor 808 (one of the most stable), for the quality of the photos – the flagship 12.3-megapixel module. The advantages compared to the competition are two: First, the original Android with instant updates (it’s Nexus), and secondly, convenient fingerprint scanner on the back panel. The screen on the top level: 5.2 inch, 424 pixels per inch (for iPhone 6s – 326 pixels). Battery capacity 2700 mAh enough for a day of active work (including optimization). Cases come in three colors: black, white and mint. Initially Nexus 5X sold in Russia for more than 30 thousand, but now the price has dropped to appropriate values. It is possible to take.
Huawei Honor 5X
Price: from 14,5 thousand rubles
The main compromises: Snapdragon processor 615 (the unit can think for a few seconds in resource-intensive applications), the budget screen (weak oleophobic coating, need the maximum brightness of the sun)
What you need to know: Honor 5X – one of the leaders of the rankings in the ratio of “price / quality.” It should be four times cheaper than the iPhone 6s Plus, but definitely not inferior to Apple’s flagship four times. Model of Honor boasts a metal body, fingerprint scanner (before it was the prerogative of expensive devices), dual slot for SIM-cards, a good camera (13 megapixels, flash) and a capacious battery (3000 mAh – a half day of work). But the most important thing this summer Honor 5X received an update to Android 6.0, and is now functioning better. If you do not mind a large body (and what can still be a smartphone with 5.5-inch screen?), You should consider buying.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro
Price: of 17 thousand rubles
The main compromises: rather fragile glass case (it will be difficult to find spare parts for the repair) and the average battery (2525 mAh, but it is possible to discharge half a day)
What you should know: in the 2014 startup OnePlus noisy all over the world, and in 2015 strongly I surrendered and lost almost all positions. OnePlus X came out late last year and was created for the release of a sudden crisis. It should be noted that the company as a whole coped with a mission: for not very much money is provided an apparatus with a quad-core Snapdragon processor 801 (not yet obsolete), 3 GB of memory (enough for them all) and two different cameras (13/8 megapixels). Android 6.0 for OnePlus X is already out, and this is great news. There is also a very nice bonus – Silicone Case included. From small minuses can remember except that lack of fast charging and a fingerprint reader – in OnePlus felt that these options should be left to the flagships
Lenovo Vibe S1
Price: from 14 thousand rubles
The main compromises: Chinese processor (suddenly it scares you) and the battery is 2420 mAh (must be sufficient for the day, but can be discharged in 4-5 hours)
What you should know: Vibe S1 – stamp illustration of “cheap and cheerful”. Smartphone does not pretend to be the leader or the most stylish device status on the market, nor for the position of the King of benchmark tests. This unit was manufactured for those who use a smartphone as a working tool, rather than as a part of image. Here there is a gentlemen’s set in 2016: five-inch IPS-screen with high resolution (FullHD – is no longer needed), two cameras, with a stock level which is enough for social networks (13/8 megapixels), 3 GB of RAM (no departure applications) and metal housing (to make it a pleasure to hold in your hand). No wonder that for a long time Vibe S1 was worth more than 20 thousand rubles. Now the price is much more attractive and smart phone capabilities are the same, so the purchase of Vibe S1 will be a good investment.