MO­BILE MELEE

How to choose the best mo­bile brand for you.

The Peak (Singapore) - - Contents -

Had you owned any­thing other than an Ap­ple or Sam­sung smart­phone three years ago, you’d be in for a world of pain. In­fe­rior model make, patchy soft­ware sup­port and de­ri­sive snick­ers from know-it-all peers were the price of ad­ven­tur­ing out of the band­wagon.

How the ta­bles have turned this year. Chi­nese brands have stepped up to the plate to chal­lenge the supremacy of the iPhone and other South Korean mod­els. Their MO? Bet­ter fea­tures and de­cent aes­thet­ics at a more palat­able price. Last month, Huawei knocked Ap­ple off its sec­ond-place perch in Europe, and looks to loosen Sam­sung’s stran­gle­hold as nu­mero uno.

There can only be one vic­tor from the brawl: we the consumers, who can at last claim we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to qual­ity smart­phones. Here’s guide to make sense of the new “phone-scape”.

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