Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016You're literally presenting personal speculation as fact (a reliable sign of confirmational bi... moreYup, that was an approximation to serve as an example. That's why I didn't present hard numbers on the no. of hours spent in QA testing. Even with so much time and money invested in QA testing, some things like the ones you've mentioned (bricking, bending, etc.) were overlooked by whatever reasons - which resulted in a lot of angry customers. But let's not forget that Apple has to run QA testing on both the OS and the OS+hardware. (that's why more resources are spent on that)
Android phone manufacturers spend 90% less resources on QA than Apple does, because they only need to test a few aspects of a new phone (Android QA is mostly done by Google) and they don't even do thorough QA testing in order to cut down costs.
"Even if both devices let's say, huawei mate 8 and iphone 6s plus were exactly the same price I can wholeheartedly say that in terms of reliability, extracted value, customizability, hardware quality, and the dearth of android software available I got exponentially more out of the huawei device."
I can't deny that you would feel more comfortable and get a feeling of money well spent if you were to use the Mate 8 instead of the 6s Plus. That just comes down to personal needs and preferences.
However, reliability, consistent quality, security, privacy, user friendliness, and innovation are not a key point in Android phones. If you compare those two devices without taking your personal needs into consideration and you quantize everything you find, you will always see Android receive the lowest overall score out of the big three mobile operating systems. This was proved last year. I'll search for that and if I can find the article, I'll share it here.
These being said, if you've grown accustomed to using Android, you are free to use it. But that does not make it better than iOS or Windows. In fact, if I remember correctly Windows provides the best combination of awesome user experience, innovative features, UI design that is ahead of its time, stability, security, productivity, etc.
gah, 01 Apr 2016Busy upgrading all the network equipment for the 2 biggest networks in our country. All Huawei... moreYeah just read the history of thus company and Not sure how they got into US markets since they shaddy comp
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016iPhones worth $700: - $200 worth of hardware components - hundreds of hours of physical desi... moreFacts? u just made up some numbers out of your head and you call it facts? Lol hilarious
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016iPhones worth $700:
- $200 worth of hardware components
- hundreds of hours of physical desi... moreYou're literally presenting personal speculation as fact (a reliable sign of confirmational bias and utter stupidity) but I'll bite. Even if both devices let's say, huawei mate 8 and iphone 6s plus were exactly the same price I can wholeheartedly say that in terms of reliability, extracted value, customizability, hardware quality, and the dearth of android software available I got exponentially more out of the huawei device.
And if it takes apple thousands of hours to add software features that brick the latest iphone (clock crash/fingerprint repair brick/..) or thousands of hours to assure the quality of a device that literally bent in your pocket (iphone 6) or thousands of hours to rename the iphone 5s and release it as the 5SE...
Then Apple are wasting their money on some of the most incompetent and inefficient engineers in existence....logic is wonderful isn't it? When you take your rose-tinted glasses and actually vet your own drivel.....
I like huawei but i won't buy one until their Kirin cpu+gpu are on par with the snapdragon's lol...then we'll talk.
masters888, 01 Apr 2016It seems some people here who prefer to remain anonymous who make these ill-informed and unint... moreI wish I could set up an account here on GSMarena, but unfortunately the wise minds behind this website only allow Facebook and/or Google+ logins, and I don't use such services.
Also, read my comment below this one. It explains why 'designed in China + manufactured in China' = low quality; and why 'designed in the EU/US + manufactured in China' = good quality.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016Maybe because instead of gauging us for lower specs like your beloved American apple and makin... moreiPhones worth $700:
- $200 worth of hardware components
- hundreds of hours of physical design (high costs)
- thousands of hours of OS design and tweaking (very high costs)
- thousands of hours of quality assurance testing (very high costs)
All these make up for a good product.
Chinese Android phones that cost (let's say) $600:
- $250-$280 worth of hardware components
- tens of hours of physical design (very low costs)
- tens/hundreds of hours spent on developing custom launchers (low costs)
- tens of hours of quality assurance testing (very low costs)
All these make up for more powerful devices (hardware-wise) but they lack quality and consistency in quality.
Facts are wonderful, ain't they?
hadokennnnnnnnnnnnnn, 01 Apr 2016S7 smoother than any sony phone Try itAnything is smoother than Sony -_-
hadokennnnnnnnnnnnnn, 01 Apr 2016S7 smoother than any sony phone Try itIf big screen is not a problem, in real life experience Mate 8 trashes s7 and specially note 5 into the dust. Search youtube. Mate 8 is the most compact 6 incher out there too. Wait for p9 to unveil a new galaxy.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016Huawei is hardly unknown. Maybe to the common man, but people in the business recognize it as ... moreBusy upgrading all the network equipment for the 2 biggest networks in our country. All Huawei equipment. Working with them has been an eye opener. Their quality standards are insane.
the problem with china (well most of asia) for every good quality product there are many fakes and knockoffs due to no enforced copyright laws.. this makes most people who lack intelligence believe everyhting is poor quality (especialy those who end up buying the fake ones believing they are real).
Huge difference when the product is mfgd with Quality controlled vs a China owned/mfg of cell phones comp!
Also thus brand is throw away brand in 1St year.