Huawei's phones to enter the US market, CEO ready to take on Apple
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 03, 2015, 5:37 AM
The push won't be only with carriers and direct sales. but rather a whole marketing strategy with billboards, sports events sponsorships and the like - the whole nine yards. Right now it's the dual camera Honor 6 Plus and the Ascend Mate 7 that are Huawei's flagship warriors, and those command price tags that is a third or more less than comparable flagships from Samsung or Apple.
“Our design is more premium, more high-end,” boasts Mr. Yu, adding also that “For the smartwatch, Apple is also just in the beginning. We think we can do better.” Well, the company did increase its smartphone sales with 54% in 2014, reaching the whopping 74 million units - short of the 80 million forecast, but that's because it sold more expensive flagships than it expected. Huawei grabbed 5.7% of the market last year, making it the third largest smartphone seller behind Samsung and Apple, and expects to sell up to 100 million handsets in 2015, thus somewhat confirming Mr Yu's crusade ambitions.
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Personally I think Huawei is better than Xiaomi...
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 6:03 AM 3
I think Xiaomi is much better than Huawei. Huawei smartphone's UI looks super lame and ugly compared to MIUI. Plus Huawei's own processor is really bad. Really mediocre performance. If you read anandtech review you'll see they're always criticizing their processor.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 6:22 AM 1
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Look at Huawei Ascend p7, stunning design, and you can get used with software, especially when it will be updated to Android L, but it's processor is so bad, that even typing can be laggy sometimes, and this phone was their version of flagship...
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 6:40 AM 1
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I don't think their current flagships match Apple/Samsung's offerings, but I am sure they'd come up with true breakthrough products in the next 3-5 years. What they need to figure out right now is price. There's next to no chance their phones will sell for as cheap as they do in China, and many will be more than happy to pay $150USD+ premium for a Galaxy S/Note or iPhone if their Honor phones don't have any stand out features.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 6:09 AM 1
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Like many people already mentioned... huawei' CPU are quite weak and it's UI is plain ugly, for both of these reasons it's a deal breaker for me. I do wish they would make a deal with Qualccom for certain devices. Also a entire redesign from scratch of the UI.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 6:53 AM 0
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Samsung phones are so good . But 10-12 years ago they also use to make lame and cheap phones . Only a few use choose them over Nokia , Motorola and others . They were really unreliable and start to show problem within a month or two . I had one only lasted 7months and my brothers lasted even less . But now they are fantastic . So, Huawei deserve some respect . They have a good future .
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 7:11 AM 2
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I like how you all comment about a manufacturer or phone but don't have one. I have the Mate 7 along with 10 other flagships because this is my hobby. So save your money from your part time McDonald's job and actually buy the phone.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 10:20 AM 0
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