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Chinese Phones That Dominated The Indian Market In 2016

Thanks to brands from our neighbouring country, smartphones became more affordable than ever.

Chinese Phones That Dominated The Indian Market In 2016

It has been quite an interesting for the Indian smartphone market. With the launch of affordable 4G handsets, LTE connectivity saw rapid expansion. The boom in the e-commerce sector further facilitated the mobile phone business to grow. Mobile phones with biometrics became readily available at cheaper rates, which once seemed like a distant dream a few years back. Of course, all this was spearheaded by emerging brands from our neighbouring country. Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, Honor, and Le Eco received warm welcome in India. Here’s how they stack-up in terms of sales.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Price: Rs 9999 (16 GB); Rs 11,999 (32 GB)
The Redmi Note 3 has become the best-selling online handset in India. The all-round performance of this budget friendly smartphone has helped it catapult its position.
Let’s take a look at its features:
Aircraft grade all aluminum body construction
Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
5.5-inch IPS screen, Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels
Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Card Slot- MicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage / 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Cameras: 16-megapixel main, 5-megapixel selfie
Fingerprint Sensor
Li-Po 4050 mAh battery

OnePlus 3
Price: Rs. 27,999 (64 GB)
The OnePlus 3 has given most flagship phones a run for their money. It is a prime example of a value product that does not cut corners when it comes to the quality and features:
5.5-inch AMOLED screen, with Full HD resolution
Aircraft grade aluminium unibody construction
Ceramic coated Fingerprint scanner
16-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel front-facing snapper
Oxygen OS based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset
6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage
3000 mAh battery with Dash Charge

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
Price: Rs 10,999 (16 GB)
Lenovo’s answer to the Redmi Note 3 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Dubbed as the Vibe K4 Note, the phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD screen. However, it is backed by the not-so-reliable MediaTek chipset.
5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen
TheaterMax technology and Dolby Atmos surround speakers
13-megapixel camera with 5P lens element, 5-megapixel front-camera
Mediatek 6753 chipset
3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
3300 mAH Li-ion battery with Fast charger 2.0

Honor 5X Price
Price: Rs 12,999 (16 GB)
Thanks to the Honor line-up, Huawei had a great run in 2016. Especially, the Honor 5X did quite well in the first half of the year.
5.5-inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution
Full aluminium body
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 chip
2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
13-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera
Android v5.1 Lollipop operating system
3000 mAH battery with smart power 3.0 technology

Coolpad Note 5
Price: Rs 10,999 (32 GB)
Thanks to Coolpad, Indian consumers had one more option in the budget category. Much like its competitors, the handset boasts of full metal body. It specifications are as follows:
5.5 inch Full HD IPS Full HD screen
Android 6.0 + CoolUI 8.0 operating system
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 chip
4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
13-megapixel camera, 8-megapixel front-facing snapper with flash
Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass
4010 mAh battery

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Tags : Xiaomi, Coolpad, OnePlus