Looking to upgrade your phone this year? Is the iPhone still the best choice out there or are its competitors creeping on Apple’s back door? Well, Apple would still be Apple, and the iPhone would still be the iPhone because of the avid followers of the brand and the number of people that patronize their product is still solid for the Apple brand to stay atop the consumer electronics industry. The brand might take some numbers going down in terms of sale this year but the company is still the most valuable company in the world. This is because Chinese phone companies have developed a reputation even in western countries. Chinese phones have acquired a reputation of borrowing key designs from Apple’s iPhone. Also, one of the key reasons why Chinese phones are now booming is not only because it stopped copying stuff from the iPhone. It is now getting inspiration from another competitor named Samsung. Putting the ideas from two of the world’s top consumer electronics brand into one would certainly turn heads from consumers, critics, and competitors alike. However, not every emerging Chinese smartphone are copycats. Some phone brands, like Huawei, has developed its own style of phones. This makes consumers think a lot more into what to buy. Do they stick with the iPhone? Or would they try the waters and buy another phone from another brand to see if it would give them a better experience. To ease out the decision making for the people who are looking to buy a new phone, here are some smartphones that could be alternatives to the iPhone.
The OnePlus 5 is the latest smartphone from the emerging phone brand OnePlus. OnePlus is a company owned by BKK which is also the company behind OPPO. The OnePlus 5 is the newest flagship phone from the brand and is expected to be received well like its predecessor, according to experts. The OnePlus 5 boasts an Optic AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating. Has an internal memory of up to 128GB with up to 8GB of ram. Supports 2160p video @ 30fps. This phone retails for about 530 USD and is one of the cheapest considering its design specifications.
Blackberry almost did not make it out alive from bankruptcy but is surely making heads turn with its newest phone the Blackberry KEYone. The Blackberry KEYone is certainly unique in its design, and it is the only phone in the world with this design. The phone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, something that has never been done with smartphone designs as of late. The phone runs with a great software, great keyboard with programmable keys, premium design, and solid battery life. The phone certainly brings back Blackberrys of old which were strong, reliable, and productive.
Huawei Mate 9
The Huawei brand is the top Chinese phone manufacturing brand today. After the success of the Huawei Mate 8, the company looks to outdo itself with the Huawei Mate 9 in terms of specs, hardware, and performance. The Huawei Mate 9 carries a 5.9” FHD display, 64GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM. It is reported that the Huawei Mate 9 would debut in early January 2018. It surely is a smartphone with the power, superb imaging, and a long battery life.
Listed above are some of the upcoming smartphones from different phone manufacturers that could be alternatives to the iPhone. Various tech companies are making it an effort to catch up with Apple. Chinese consumers are now leaning on local brands for their smartphones. This rise by Chinese companies is one of the reasons why China is growing today as an economy since its fall from the Japanese because of the rape of Nanking. China is surely emerging to be the most powerful country in the world.