ZTE's $130 RedBull smartphone joins the super-value league with a Snapdragon processor, HD display, and 4G LTE
1. TheMeaTree (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Mar 2014)
haha if these Chinese brands ever make it out of china they will destroy big brands like Samsung and apple. i mean who will buy a $700 phone when they can get a phone with the same specs and a nice design for 1/3 or 1/2 of the price? that is why i don't think we will see any of these on any of the big carriers, unfortunately.
5. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
They aren't the same specs though.
Snapdragon 400 vs 801.
HD screen vs FHD screen.
4/8GB internal vs 16/32GB internal.
1/2GB Ram vs 2/3GB Ram.
This has a 13 MP camera but MP isn't everything.
HTC Titan 2 had a 16 MP camera and took crappy photos.
6. TheMeaTree (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Mar 2014)
remember the phone your comparing it to is a $700-$800 vs $130. take a look at some of the other cheaply priced phones with the same specs and they will still be a lot cheaper.
BUT yes we have no idea what the build quality is or if they cut any corners to make it so cheap. or maybe we are just paying a huge amount for the branding.
8. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
This is what you said: "i mean who will buy a $700 phone when they can get a phone with the same specs and a nice design for 1/3 or 1/2 of the price?"
And now you're saying "remember the phone.... $700-$800 vs $130" ??????
Get real, dude.
I agree with the last part though. Corners are gonna be cut for these cheap devices. (looking at the Nexus line.)
7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Xiaomi did make it out of China, and they sold a lot of units here in Singapore (although the Mi 3 isn't as much of a hit as the Hongmi)
9. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Even if the hardware the same, there are other reasons why people choose a brand name than chinese ones like the software, the feature, and most important is the after sale services. The chinese brands don't have it that good yet. So there's still much for the chinese brands to catch up.
11. Doakie (Posts: 2009; Member since: 06 May 2009)
This is where I hope that Asus is able to make a dent in the low price market. They are already everywhere around the globe so they already have support channels in place and with potentially good phones like the Zenfone lineup they might be able to make a bunch of sales. I'm looking forward to the $199 Zenfone 6 personally. I'm just hoping this batch of Intel Processors run Android smoother than the first gen Fonepad ran. That "phone" ran like crap.
15. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
True. Their web already worldwide because of their laptop. I'm also waiting to test Zenfone when they launched.
12. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
you should say "who will buy a $350 phone bla bla bla..." because it's a midranger. And unfortunately, at $300-400 price range, most of top brands offer phones with sh*tty spec
2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
if these mobiles make there way to international market with same price range than monopoly of Samsung and apple will be in grave danger...
3. TheMeaTree (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Mar 2014)
makes you wonder how much your really paying just for the fancy brand name. :/
10. Doakie (Posts: 2009; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Well you know that with flagship phones being sold in the $700 range makes Apple and Samsung extremely profitable. Apple and Samsung both a rake in Billions. However take into account their competitors like LG, HTC and Sony. They also sell phones for around the same price range however they are not profitable. So obviously with high business overhead, without large market share to offset that $700 phones are still not profitable even with a large price tag. But you have to take into account that also cheaper phones are using a cheaper lower preforming processor & chipset and in general last year's technology in the screen and other hardware preference. That's not to say these are not great phones. Cuz I love my Moto G.
4. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
We still need to make sure that these so called affordable devices are of quality not just for the sake of getting a low price high end specs smartphone
13. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
wow this phone is very cheap and have a badass spec. If only this come to my country, I'll buy this