The phrase “Chinese goods” by now has lost its meaning, synonymous with “low quality.” Today in China keep its production almost all major technology companies in the world. Produced in China and devices under their own brands, which can not be worse, and even better than American or European counterparts. In this review we have collected 6 gadgets and devices , which are worth to buy right now in China .
Flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi4
You might be surprised, but the mobile phone Xiaomi Mi4 many experts believe “the best in the world of modern smartphones.” A year ago, about the company Xiaomi heard only a few, and now it is already being called “Chinese Apple” , and its capitalization is estimated at $ 45 billion.
The fact that Xiaomi produces an incredibly high-quality and low-cost devices, the most popular of which is the smartphone Xiaomi Mi4. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a clock frequency of 801 GHz 2.5, it has a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, 2 gigs of RAM and 16 to 64 constant.
In Xiaomi Mi4 built two cameras (13 and 8 megapixels) and the battery capacity of 3080 mAh. The device works under the Android operating system with the “firm” add-on MIUI company Xiaomi. All technical tests show the phone incredibly high performance and quality of parts and assemblies smartphone – simply delicious!
The prices for the device is very democratic, the cheapest model Xiaomi Mi4 worth 376 dollars.
Affordable smartphone Meizu M1 Note
Meizu company also produces several models are very popular, high-quality and low-cost smartphones, nothing inferior products of famous brands. Top models from this manufacturer is a smartphone Meizu MX4, but this review was not he (Xiaomi Mi4 already occupied a niche flagship devices), and the phone is called Meizu M1 Note.
Meizu M1 Note – this is a smartphone for people who do not pursue the most advanced fillings. Nevertheless, it is quite productive apparatus, which a couple of years just will not be considered “obsolete.”
Specifications Meizu M1 Note the following: 5.5 inch screen (1920 x 1080 pixels), 64-bit, eight cores Mediatek MT6752 processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 to 32 constant. The main camera on the device has a resolution of 13 megapixels, the front – 5 megapixel. The battery in the Meizu M1 Note very roomy – 3140 mAh.
And most importantly, the price of the smartphone Meizu M1 Note is only 160 dollars!
Action Camera SJ4000
SJ4000 – this product for people who lead an active lifestyle. This is an action-camera, which actually is a clone of the famous device GoPro Hero3 +, but it is worth several times cheaper.
Even externally, these cameras are easily confused with each other, and this is not surprising. Chinese diligently tried to inherit the successes and achievements of the creators of GoPro, to provide their customers with similar quality and familiar design.
However, according to the specifications SJ4000 even better – this camera can take photos with a resolution of 5 to 12 megapixels, and video in 1080P. Moreover, the camera has even built-in screen with a diagonal of 1.5 inches, which is not present in the GoPro.
The cost of this device starts at $ 80, while the GoPro Hero3 + Silver Edition (is it compared SJ4000) will cost $ 300.
Fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band
The device is called Xiaomi Mi Band worth a record low, even for China. The fact that the company Xiaomi decide if it makes no sense to duplicate the fitness bracelet individual functions of a mobile phone. According to the idea from this manufacturer, this class of devices should be solely trekking function, and everything else will take on the smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi Band – it is extremely simple fitness bracelet, which does not even have an external screen. At the last place there are three LEDs that only know how to show the battery level, and the extent of the plan to exercise for the day. All other features and capabilities of the device are available through a special free app on your smartphone.
However, the price for Xiaomi Mi Band – appropriate. Bracelet costs only 22 US dollars. This is probably the most honest in the world price of mobile devices.
Planet computer iFive Air
Best Chinese tablet most observers called a device called Xiaomi MiPad. But we have to review and as already mentioned two devices from the company Xiaomi, and so here we will tell you about another delightful “pill” from China – iFive Air.
The name itself iFive Air says that this tablet is designed to compete with the iPad Air device from Apple. However, in contrast to the “apple” prototype device running a mobile operating system Android 4.4 KitKat wrapper with firm Modern, imparts desktop devaysa tiled interface of Windows 8.
The tablet is equipped with iFive Air 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, Rockchip RK3288 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB to 32 constant. Battery in iFive Air has a capacity of 8200 mAh. The thickness of the device – 7.5 millimeters.
The main advantage over other iFive Air tablets are copied iPad Air, – is its price. The cost of the device is $ 220 for a model with 16 gigabytes of memory and 240 – for the version with 32 GB.
Unmanned Walkera QR X350
Walkera company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles for private use. Of course, it is inferior to the popularity and sales of the world famous company DJI, issuing a series of drones Phantom, but gradually approaching its main competitor on these indicators.
This result is achieved thanks to much lower prices for their products. The most popular device of this company is the drone Walkera QR X350 – cheap analog drone DJI Phantom 2. True, Walkera allows far greater variability in the assembly of goods, so that the buyer can choose a huge number of additional features and capabilities to their future unit.
In the basic version (fully functional cabinet and simple remote) Walkera QR X350 costs only $ 300. The most expensive model will cost $ 866. For the money the buyer receives as action camera iLook, her suspension, powerful remote control Devo 10, RX-LCD5802 monitor and many other add-ons. For comparison, a much more simple feature set drone DJI Phantom 2 Vision + is priced at $ 1,369. At the end of this review should briefly explain why these wonderful devices Chinese production cost so little. After all, they are two to three times cheaper than similar gadgets Soup and collected in the same in China to neighboring plants for major international companies.
The reasons, actually, three. The fact that the development and introduction of new technologies major companies invest huge amounts of money, tens of billions of dollars, which subsequently has to be compensated by the high price of the devices. Chinese manufacturers, in fact, exploiting the achievements of others – processors, designed for Samsung, Apple and HTC, screens, glass, etc. They do not need to make high investments in technology, and this greatly reduces the cost of production and, consequently, the prices of goods. The second aspect, which is reflected in the cost of gadgets, it’s a marketing component.Competing with each other, Apple and Samsung are investing in the promotion and distribution of their products billions of dollars.
Chinese manufacturers do not pursue an equally large sales figures. They prefer to win the first Chinese market by low prices, as well as a residual – the rest of the world. In this case, most sales of Chinese gadgets are not carried out in specialized branded stores, but only through the Internet. And the third. Salaries in factories conditional Apple and conditional Xiaomi, even if they are located across the street from each other, can differ by several times. The world community is closely monitoring the working conditions of Chinese workers producing goods for major brands. At the same time, companies from China itself can pay their workers, mere pennies.