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Top 10 hottest smart phones in China

August 4, 2014



Smart phones have entered uncharted territory this year with many upgrades and innovations.

Telephones have developed quickly, but it seems the rapid advances cause consumers some difficulties for there are so many to choose from.

The rank of popularity is according to search rates of smart phones' names on the Baidu search engine so let's look at the 10 hottest smart phones in China according to cnmo.com based on the Baidu index.

No. 10 Smartisan T1

Price: 3,000 yuan (16GB), 3,150 yuan (32GB)

Screen size: 4.95 inches

Company: Smartisan

Baidu index: 39,156

Smartisan T1 was launched on May 20, with an 801 quad-core processor, 4.95-inch full HD LCD screen and 2GB RAM+16GB ROM storage.

The newest version only supports China Unicom 3G, and the company will launch China Telecom and 4G versions later.

Luo Yonghao, founder and CEO of Smartisan Technology speaks at the launch of the Smartisan T1 in Beijing, May 20, 2014. [Photo/CFP]

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No. 9 MEIZU MX4

Price: unknown

Screen size: unknown

Company: MEIZU

Baidu index: 46,957

As a competitor of Xiaomi, it seems that MEIZU is keeping secret its new MX4, which will probably launch in September. Some insiders revealed that MX4 would have a completely new design and materials. We will see.

MEIZU released the Meizu MX series of Android smart phones and is in one of best selling Chinese brands. [Photo/meizu.com]

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No. 8 Redmi Note

Price: 799 yuan

Screen size: 5.5 inches

Baidu index: 54,828

Company: Xiaomi

The Xiaomi Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch HD display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by an 8 core 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor and comes with 1GB RAM.

There will also be another version with a faster 1.7GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, the device also comes with 8GB of built in storage.

Should you need additional storage, the Xiaomi Redmi Note is equipped with a microSD card slot that takes up to 32GB cards.

Redmi smart phones made by Xiaomi are seen at a launch in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 9, 2013. [Photo/IC]

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No. 7 iPhone 5s

Price: 3,650 yuan (16GB)

Screen size: 4 inches

Company: Apple

Baidu index: 70,243

The iPhone 5s is the world's first 64-bit processor model with the "Touch ID" fingerprint identification system. iPhone 5s was launched in September 2013 and was quickly snapped up.

The iPhone 5s has a 4-inch 1136x640 pixel resolution screen, 800-megapixel camera, A7 processor and the new iOS 7.

The Apple iPhone 5S on display in the Apple Store in Berlin, Germany, Sept 10, 2013. [Photo/IC]

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No. 6 Huawei Honor 6

Price: 1,999 yuan (16GB), 2,299 yuan (32GB)

Screen size: 5 inches

Company: Huawei

Baidu index: 72,606

Honor 6 came to the market at the end of June. The device features the Huawei Kirin 920, an 8 core Soc made from four ARM Cortex A-15 cores and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores.

It also comes with a Mali T628 GPU and features 3GB of RAM. The handset also comes with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of included storage, plus a microSD card slot for expansion.

Screen shot of Huawei Honor 6 from vmall.com, the e-commerce website owned by Huawei on Aug 2, 2014. [Photo/vmall.com]

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No. 5 Galaxy S5

Price: 3,699-4,199 yuan on Jd.com

Screen size: 5.1 inches

Company: Samsung

Baidu index: 73,563

Galaxy S5 is equipped with Super AMOLED screen and 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processer. It's waterproof and dustproof, meeting IP67-class standards.

The new "TouchWiz UI (user interface)" has fingerprint identification and heart rate identification. Users can even use it to check their heart rate.

Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phones on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb 23, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

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No. 4 Xiaomi 3

Price: 1,499 yuan (16GB)

Screen size: 5 inches

Company: Xiaomi

Baidu index: 119,389

Xiaomi represents hot domestic low-price smart phones. Its popularity jumped further since the Xiaomi 3 cut its price to 1,499 yuan. It carries a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processer with 2GB RAM storage. It has an 1080p screen and 13 million pixels camera.

A Xiaomi Mi3 smart phone is displayed at a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 20, 2014. [Photo / Xinhua]

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No. 3 OnePlus One

Price: 1,999.99 yuan (16GB), 2,299.99 yuan (64GB)

Screen size: 5.5 inches

Company: OnePlus

Baidu index: 114,082

OnePlus One was launched at the end of April by newly established Chinese smart phone brand OnePlus.

It's not just another phone brand by low-cost manufacturing or aimed at less developed markets. OnePlus will be about high specs, comparatively low prices, selling directly online and shipping to the rest of the world, especially developed markets.

Screen shot of Oneplus One from the official website of Oneplus on Aug 2, 2014. [Photo/Oneplus]

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No. 2 iPhone 6

Price: unknown

Screen size: 4.7 inches, 5.5 inches

Company: Apple

Baidu index: 122,312

As one of the most anticipated electronic gadgets this year, there are many so-called iPhone 6 models on the Internet.

Although Apple has not confirmed any information, the iPhone 6 is expected to have two screen sizes - 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches - much larger than current models.

The company is also expected to release the iPad Air2 and iWatch this year. The iPhone 5S sold for more than 5,000 yuan when it was launched.

Rumored concept picture of iPhone 6 released by NowhereElse, Mar 5, 2014. [Photo/Appvv.com]

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No. 1 Xiaomi 4

Price: 1,999 yuan

Screen size: 5 inches

Company: Xiaomi

Baidu index: 493,099

Xiaomi Corp unveiled its latest flagship smart phone on Tuesday, looking like a combination of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets.

The Xiaomi 4, features a 5-inch screen, stainless steel bezel, removable back case and a square-shaped camera. It supports China Mobile's fourth generation telecom network and will support other carriers' 4G standard. The price is 1,999 yuan ($321) for the entry-level device.

Founder and CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun said the Xiaomi 4 will help the Beijing company hit a new sales record. He explained manufacturing details and technology at the launch, and emphasized the high craftsmanship.

 



Xiaomi Corp unveiled its latest flagship smart phone ahead of the autumn sales peak. Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun pledged to build the company into a "well-respected global brand". [Photo/China Daily]

 

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Source: China Daily: Hong Kong Edition


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