What smartphones do Russians choose?

Over the past few years, there has been a major coup in the mobile market. A huge number of Chinese

companies flooded the market with their phones andother useful accessories. Top companies (Samsung and Apple), although they are leaders in the world market, but also came under attack. After all, now you can buy almost all the same functions in the phone that the flagships, for little money. The Russians quickly realized this topic.

According to the latest statistics, namelyChinese smartphones dominate the Russian market. Their share falls to 45 percent. And, of course, it didn’t go without Huawei and Xiaomi companies, which just go forward with giant strides and set the “cancer” of world leaders.

Statistics data from January to May 2019indicate that this year the share of Chinese smartphones on the Russian market has increased even more by 11 percent compared to last year. 45% instead of 34%! Such manufacturers as Huawei / Honor, Xiaomi, ZTE, OPPO, Vivo started their business in Russia. So far, the South Korean tech-giant Samsung holds the first place in Russia in the market with its lion’s share of 34.2%, but Huawei is clearly catching up with the rival with its figure of 28.5%. The famous company Xiaomi ranks third with a share of 10.7%.

Note that earlier Chinese smartphones hadlow price tag and were considered not good enough in terms of quality. Now sales of Chinese phones are actively growing in Russia, the price tag of which is in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 rubles (approximately 475 - 633 US dollars). For several years, the Chinese have managed to significantly improve the quality of their products and durability while maintaining low prices. And now their devices are not perceived as cheap gadgets. On the contrary, users do not want to overpay for the brand. It is more profitable for them to update their mobile device and keep up with the times more often than to stay for several years with one expensive device. Do you agree?