In today’s post, we will be discussing about smartphone brands.
Here are the points we will be discussing about regarding smartphone brands:
- The importance to know the difference between smartphone brands available.
- Name the top 10 smartphone brands currently worldwide.
- Mention other smartphone brands that are not ranked in the top 10, but are known in certain countries.
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Why is it important to know different smartphone brands?
There is so many kinds of smartphone brands. There is some that everyone knows worldwide and there is some that are not even known to many due they just started or made in a specific country.
The reasons why it is important to know the difference among these smartphone brands are the following:
- Aftersales maintenance or repair support
- Region based locked
All smartphone brands are made by different manufacturers. Depending on which manufacturers the smartphone brands make use of results a difference in the quality of the smartphones they produce and sell.
Usually, the premium smartphone is made by manufacturers that use very high-tech machinery. To use high-tech machinery and expensive suppliers comes with a price. Thus, the premium smartphones will go for at a very high price in order for the brand to make a profit and pay for the expensive suppliers and high-tech machinery.
But remember those smartphones had been made with high quality materials and parts that is not to expect to break easily or cause call backs.
Thus, a low price smartphone brand will most likely be made with lower quality parts and materials. Also the suppliers and machinery involved in creating those low priced smartphones will be less expensive to pay off. Thus, it is important to do research on the quality of each smartphone brand.
2. Aftersales maintenance or repair support
Now with every company there is a after sales maintenance or repair support process. Or another term reverse logistics. This is when a smartphone is faulty or not functioning what is supposed to and has to go back to a store to fix smartphone or even worse, reverse sales (lost sale).
Now I know you asking, “but all smartphone brands provide the same after sales maintenance or repair support process?” Sadly, if you think that is the case, it is not which is shocking.
Not all smartphone brand companies provide the same after sales maintenance or repair support.
Some companies provide a repair service which all customers expect, a great after sales support where they exchange the smartphone immediately or the fix it on the spot.
Then there smartphone brand companies that take almost 21 working days to come to the conclusion what will be the resolution for the faulty smartphone. That is a long wait and they do not even provide an option for the client to borrow a smartphone while their faulty smartphone is being worked on. It is ridiculous right?
Then let me surprise you even more. There are even smartphone brand companies that do not provide support at all, because they not even visible. You heard right. There are some stores that sell smartphones of which no brand support is provided.
These smartphone brand companies are usually based in countries far away. Thus, if a problem occurs, the store that sold the smartphone will most likely send the faulty smartphone to their repair facility of which they hope can be resolved there. In most cases, they will replace the smartphone with another one depending on the results of the problem.
Thus, when purchasing a smartphone, please make sure the after sales support is close by in order to solve the problem quickly.
3. Region based locked
Yes, there is some smartphone brands that are not allowed to be used in other regions in the world due they have been banned. The best one to pinpoint is the Huawei smartphone brand as they are banned to be sold in America. However, Americans are allowed to order online from another country, the Huawei smartphone might not be usable in America.
There are ways to bypass this, but may cause you to unroot your smartphone and lose its warranty support. Thus, I would not recommend it unless you do not care about those reasons.
So when selecting a smartphone from a specific brand, make sure they are available in your country and do not experience any restrictions.
Certain smartphone brands are not available in certain countries. This may result, you not finding the smartphone brand you desire in your own country. For example, the Hisense smartphone ranges are not available in the European or American market yet. They only available in Africa and China market. Thus, if a client in America wants to purchase a Hisense smartphone they will have to purchase it online through China or Africa market and arrange a courier to transport the smartphone to the client. This takes time, money and effort.
So if you are a client that wants to purchase a smartphone of specific brand immediately, please make sure they are available in your country. Another factor to consider, some countries take longer to receive a new smartphone range. Especially in the pandemic times. Example the iPhone 12 range was available in America since October 2020. However, in South Africa the iPhone 12 range was only available around Christmas time, December 2020. Thus, it is important to do your research of the availability of the smartphone brand in your country to ensure it is available now or if it will be available at a later date.
Top 10 smartphone brands currently worldwide:
Now of course all clientele want the best smartphone brand device. Thus, all clientele want to know which smartphone brands are the best worldwide.
Here is a summary of the top 10 smartphone brands currently:
You will note that LG has been marked no more. The reason being is that the LG company is leaving out of the smartphone industry due to pandemic and other events. Thus, a new smartphone brand or the ones below it will replace its ranking.
Other smartphone brands:
Of course the 10 smartphone brands I just mentioned aren’t just the only ones. There are many more other smartphone companies worldwide. Some are either new, known or just available in specific countries.
Here is some other smartphone brands:
Just another reason to do research about all these smartphone brands including others I might not have mentioned or know of.
After going into deep detail about the importance of different smartphone brands. We discovered there are 4 factors to consider.
They are the following:
- Aftersales maintenance or repair support
- Region based locked
Each one of these factors have an important role for which smartphone brand you will select as your right smartphone for you. If you do not follow these steps, you might end up with the wrong smartphone. All these steps can be researched on the internet very easily as there are product reviews on internet and even social groups or blogs talking about each smartphone brand.
We also mentioned which smartphone brands are ranked in the top 10. This will help with the selection process. Then we mentioned other smartphone brands that are also available. These smartphone brands are either new, known or only available in specific countries. So do not count these brands out. Like in Africa Tecno is marked number one in Africa. So the dynamic changes in specific countries.
I really hope you enjoyed this article and will consider doing some research on these different smartphones. If you know any other smartphone brand I have not mentioned, please comment below and share as some of us may not even know a specific smartphone brand exists. Any questions, please also comment below.