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These four smartphones are more popular than the iPhone in China

Apple eaters

These four smartphones are more popular than the iPhone in China
08 July 2016

Apple isn't used to coming in as 'runner-up'. It's even more unfamiliar with 'Fifth Place' territory.

Yet that's where it currently sits in China's hugely competitive smartphone market.

A new report from Counterpoint Research suggests that iPhones only made up 10.8 per cent of devices sold in May - a drop from 12 per cent this time last year. 

These are the brands and their champion handsets that China would rather buy...

Xiaomi Mi 5

Best features: 

  • Vivid 5.15-inch 1080p display
  • 16MP rear camera that doesn't stick out of the case
  • Available with an incredibly cool ceramic case

UK price: Around £330

Oppo R7S

Best features: 

  • Fast charging - five minutes of charge gives two hours of talk time
  • 4GB of RAM with microSD card for up to 128GB of storage
  • Impressive camera stablising skills

UK price: £299

Vivo X6

Best features: 

  • Dual SIM capacity
  • 5.2-inch HD display
  • Rear fingerprint scanner

UK price: Around £320

Huawei P9

Best features:

  • Dual lens camera, captures images with more light and greater depth
  • 5.2-inch FHD display
  • More camera features than you can shake a lens at

UK price: £439