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Are chinese mobiles worth buying?

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    These days i am seeing a lot of Chinese phones coming in the market and as of the Chinese products reputation i think that they are not really worth buying as they do not have any service center chain and also i think that they are not that much reliable.

    So what you say are they worth?

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    The rule with China products : Low price = low Quality

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    china is really good in legal copying...
    they copy almost everything from carparts to home theatre...
    a friend of mind brought a handphone NOKLA instead of NOKIA from china with lower price....
    not bad.. they copy almost 100% except for the function...
    so guys, if you don't mind being criticized, get the phone from china!

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    Almost all the Nokia mobiles we get in India are exported from China only and I found no issues with using it and most of them work long and performance is also not bad. I am talking about Nokia itself importing from China and not the illegal stuff that we get from China. So, it depends. Even some illegal products from China do indeed will be of good quality too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhyz View Post
    Almost all the Nokia mobiles we get in India are exported from China only and I found no issues with using it and most of them work long and performance is also not bad. I am talking about Nokia itself importing from China and not the illegal stuff that we get from China. So, it depends. Even some illegal products from China do indeed will be of good quality too.
    But what about if there is some problem with the product. Where would i get t repaired?

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    maybe one day..mobile from china will concur the world with best features..only for today product from china don't have service center..

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    Being an Indian I would say quality of Indian products is the best in the world be it mobiles or any other product.. except for condoms (see the bloody population)

    Otherwise speaking there is no problem with Chineese goods especially the hi tech stuff which is prepared for multinational companies who keep a stringent check on the quality and they do have service centers in India if they sell products here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Being an Indian I would say quality of Indian products is the best in the world be it mobiles or any other product.. except for condoms (see the bloody population)

    Otherwise speaking there is no problem with Chineese goods especially the hi tech stuff which is prepared for multinational companies who keep a stringent check on the quality and they do have service centers in India if they sell products here.
    Admin i dont think that Chinese products have that much long life. I agree no IT products have a long like as new and new things keep comming in but you can see even mobile phones from companies like Nokia have problem and people visit there service centers. If there are no service center whome would these people visit.

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    Okay. As of this thread i think the major issue is of service centers. I would say that people who are worried about it should go with companies which have large number of service centers in india such as Nokia, Sony and people who are not worried can go with chinese goods.

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    I recently bought a chinese mobile and till now in last 3 weeks i have not faced any problem with it but one thing is for sure and that is chinese good do not last for a longer time.

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    I think chinese mobiles are worth buying as they are cheap and more over i dont think that they would have problmes that much soon and also if a $100 handset stops working after 7-8 month i think it would be okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    I think chinese mobiles are worth buying as they are cheap and more over i dont think that they would have problmes that much soon and also if a $100 handset stops working after 7-8 month i think it would be okay.
    From my side you know the reputation of Chinese good. Like my brother have a Nokia handset whose charger is made in China and within 3 months its charger stopped working. Now you can see if this is with the reputable company products then what would be with non branded companies.

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    chinese phone are just for use and throw.so if one want to have fun for sometime he can have a go at it.

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    As someone said in the thread, as long as the product is from a reputed phone manufacturer, "Made in China" does not matter. In any case, all major manufacturing takes place in China. On the other hand: cheap = poor quality.

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    Lol... That is so true

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    I certainly don't think that these phones are worth buying....
    Although they are cheap but no-one can comment for their quality..

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBF View Post
    These days i am seeing a lot of Chinese phones coming in the market and as of the Chinese products reputation i think that they are not really worth buying as they do not have any service center chain and also i think that they are not that much reliable.

    So what you say are they worth?
    they are worth as i am using it for last 3 months and working fine.

    Features better then nokia or sony.

    moreover repairing cost is only Rs 300 /- and if display isnt working, they change for Rs 800 /- What else do you want.

    Even if you go for nokia grey market , no one can guarantee.

    Please note : I am a Nokia hardcore. I am using nokia handsets for last 6 years (multiple models)

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    Of course it is worth buying only if you know that you are dealing with a reliable source and not fake. I have had to buy once a chinese cell phone, brand unknown, it work for perfectly fine for more than a year and I had resold it too!

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    Well nothing could be said till you have tried it and i would soon get a Chinese handset for me and then i would let you know my reviews about them.

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    I would soon be getting myself a chinese made iPhone clone. I saw this cell phone in a local market and it was almost exact copy of iPhone and it is available for just 4,800 rupees.

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    I think chinese mobiles are work as i know many people who are using chinese handsets and none of them had faced any problem till now and as of the chinese handsets which costs around 3-5 K rupees and if they work for 6-9 months i think it is still well and good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    I would soon be getting myself a chinese made iPhone clone. I saw this cell phone in a local market and it was almost exact copy of iPhone and it is available for just 4,800 rupees.
    where did u see that phone? i mean in which city?
    i am from bangalore, so i wanted to know is that phone available in banlore too?

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    say cheers to chinese phones.......i am also using a chinese mobile its simply awsome hell lots features like 3" lcd screen with touchscreen..with stylus also
    handwriting recognition,dual camera,bluetooth and awsome looks and battery life....they came bundled with a USB charger so you dont have to buy a chord for connecting it to the PC and earphones + with two batteries........only for rs 5000/- only its really a steal deal!!!!!!!!!......i faced not a single problem i am using from the past 6-7 months...........just use it like a educated person and your mobile will last ever

    they are available throughout India

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    theres nothing like chinese products are bad...
    they can sell the product at one price, if you bargain with them reducing it to half price they still will give it you, maybe even the 1/4th of the quoted price if you bargain still more....
    Bottomline is they give you what you pay them accordingly....
    Most of heavy engineering products from China are better than Indian products.... Infact every damn electronic industry has a mfgr plant in China ( but mfgrs maintains the product quality standard as per norms)...

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    I dont know how about other chinese mobiles..but the one that i am using is worst. I dont like it. few problems that i am facing are
    a) its heating up very soon while i am taking. previously i used most of the varietiy of mobile phones, but this was not the case. i feel the heat while i hold it near my ears and in my hand.
    b) i am sure if i continue to use it for some more months, i will defintely get ear problems because its so loud.
    c) while playing audios also, it doesnt make equalized sounds. It would be like the sound produced in speakers at street function....horrible

    so i dont recommend chinese mobiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrikanth View Post
    where did u see that phone? i mean in which city?
    i am from bangalore, so i wanted to know is that phone available in banlore too?
    I am from Delhi. Is this avaialble in Delhi? Can u show some pictures of this iphone clone? What about its features?
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    Hi,

    In my opinion china mobiles are worth!! I have a china mobile that i am using for the past 2 years with any issues. See one thing, if the handset is branded also the long life will depend upon how u handling that.

    Even Chinamobiles are good.. here my vote goes for chinamobiles!!!

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