Build quality has to be ROCK SOLID. Camera has to be fantastic. Upgrade support has to be there for at least a year of current Android/WP operating system versions. Battery life has to be excellent, and screen quality/resolution needs to be top notch... Finally, the price has to be great... Free under contract, and under 300 with pre-paid.
It will take at least 2 premium attempts at the smartphone, more likely 3, to get this to work...
To fit into the best it'll need the following:
- 4.7" Display or larger (to a limit of 5.5" for me)
- At least 16GB MINIMUM built in
- Storage Expansion capabilities
- 720p display, or 1080p
- 2GB of RAM for futureproofing
- Qualcomm S4 Pro or Exynos Cortex A-15 or Nvidia Tegra Wayne (Tegra 4)
- Durable for the class of device it is (able to take a few harsh bumps away from the display
- Huge battery, at LEAST 2600mAh
- Fantastic camera at LEAST on par with the S3's but with much better low-light sensitivity
- A DECENT BLOODY MICROPHONE WHILE RECORDING WITHOUT DISTORTION
- Decently loud un-tinny sounding loud speaker
- Clear, Loud ear speaker
- Light Sensor and decent front camera (most are decent though)
- Removable Battery
- International 4G Support
And last but not least..
- Stock Android Experience with no bloatware.
[citation][nom]wavetrex[/nom]Don't underestimate Huawei, all their products I've seen so far are good quality, functional, problem free.My country's internet for example is powered 90% by their networking products, and it works very well.[/citation]
Don't you mean counterfeit Cisco Hardware and Software with Huawei branded on it?
[citation][nom]icemunk[/nom]Huawei is a large company with 150,000 employees, and $32 billion in revenue last year. I wonder if they'll be allowed into the US market though..[/citation]
Both ZTE and Huawei have very close ties to the Chinese Government and a few months ago there was a report out there saying they programmed backdoors and other malicious "features" into their smartphones and networking hardware. Not saying it is true but who knows...
This isn't much of a surprise. It's only a matter of time before a Chinese company beats out Samsung and Apple in terms of hardware. They have the factories, cheap labor, and MANY other places to cut costs of manufacturing a smartphone.
Read an article not too long ago that stated Foxconn workers make an average of 5-8$ per ipad assembly. While it would cost 25-30$ for a Korean worker and 38-40$ for an American worker. That is already 20-30$ saved in labor costs they can use to add in any type of hardware from RAM, better CPU, screens, etc.
@ hate machine Do you really think that US, Japonese, European companies don't put "malicious features" in their products? Actually there is no need for that, everybody puts all the information the goverment needs on facebook or twitter. Look how easy it was for the FBI to get access to general Petraeus email.
[citation][nom]teh_chem[/nom]If that's what they're saying then they're already going to fail. Besting Apple has nothing to do with hardware specifications. And please stop using the term "phablet." It's too similar to fapping...[/citation]
They already make good phones for the mid sector, which SHOULD dominate due to price, however there is Zero availabilty of the good huawei phones in the UK, and the US just slammed the door in their face.
That and Chinese prefer fashionable brands if they can afford it, and if not, there are much cheaper brands in China beside Huawei.
Their real challenge is marketting past the stigmatism and getting into foreign markets with a big push, not pipedream 6" monstrosities.
So far imo your R&D people are doing their job just fine. It's YOUR dept however are severely slacking. Get your phones out and on time to SEA region namely first before you even talk about throwing a fast one to Apple and Samsung.
[citation][nom]Vorador2[/nom]What the hell. A 6.1 inch phone? How the hell you can hold it to your ear without looking like an enormous douche?[/citation] I was a Dell Streak user. I am ready for this.
[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]To fit into the best it'll need the following:- 4.7" Display or larger (to a limit of 5.5" for me)- At least 16GB MINIMUM built in- Storage Expansion capabilities- 720p display, or 1080p- 2GB of RAM for futureproofing- Qualcomm S4 Pro or Exynos Cortex A-15 or Nvidia Tegra Wayne (Tegra 4)- Durable for the class of device it is (able to take a few harsh bumps away from the display- Huge battery, at LEAST 2600mAh- Fantastic camera at LEAST on par with the S3's but with much better low-light sensitivity- A DECENT BLOODY MICROPHONE WHILE RECORDING WITHOUT DISTORTION- Decently loud un-tinny sounding loud speaker- Clear, Loud ear speaker- Light Sensor and decent front camera (most are decent though)- Removable Battery- International 4G SupportAnd last but not least..- Stock Android Experience with no bloatware.[/citation]
There's nothing special you have listed to make customers choose that over the next Samsung Galaxy, Note or iPhone on mass, unless that is being sold at a loss (subsidized cost) and they basically undercut the market in pricing significantly. Otherwise Huawei will go nowhere outside of China.