Why are people losing faith on China made smartphones?
Due to a variety of circumstances, including consumer skepticism and the fact that China hasn’t exactly benefited politically from recent international events, Chinese cellphones have gained a bad image for privacy over the past several years. However, China’s reputation began to significantly improve in the middle of the decade, especially after it entered the smartphone market and made substantial advancements in 4G and 5G technologies.
The smartphone market is one of the areas of the global technology industry that is growing the quickest. Since 2007, when there were only 100 million, global sales of gadgets have significantly expanded to over 1.5 billion, thanks in large part to the previous decade, which gave rise to the smartphone revolution. Given that smartphones are the most popular way for consumers to access the internet, this market is essential for tech companies.
However, the smartphone market has changed globally. Despite the fact that there will be a lot of competition in the near future (Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei), as well as the fact that Apple will continue to charge very high prices for its most recent products, Chinese players have adjusted and established a firm hold on the market for the foreseeable future (and may even lose some of their appeals due to radical design changes). Chinese smartphone companies are becoming a major rival to the established giants because of their well-known, minimalist design approach that draws inspiration from Apple and fully new marketing techniques. The two most important target markets for Chinese smartphones are the US and EU markets.
There is a serious problem there, too; it seems that Chinese smartphones and their reputation are severely hampered by privacy issues.
Their reputation is not good due to rumors that Huawei and Xiaomi have been banned from Western countries. Although there are numerous Chinese smartphone manufacturers on the market today, Huawei and Xiaomi are the ones with the best international reputations and the highest outside sales. Two further “cheap” businesses that may not be well-known to most consumers are Honor and Realme. There are more Chinese smartphone makers, but there are simply too many to list them all.
What does this mean if you intend to buy or already own a Chinese smartphone? Unfortunately, Chinese smartphone manufacturers have experienced numerous privacy and security-related issues with their handsets, which fall under the following headings: spyware already present, viruses that have weaknesses, Hardware “Backdoors” that allow data theft, and poor encryption.
To protect your valuable data and privacy here are a few things you can do: Use a reliable Virtual Private Network (VPN) at all times
Make sure your phone is protected by a strong password.
Make sure you have multi-factor authentication available at all times.
If possible, avoid posting critical information online.