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These four smartphones are more popular than the iPhone in China

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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...

  • These four smartphones are more popular than the iPhone in China

    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

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    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

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    Vivo X6

    Best features: 

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

    UK price: Around £320

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    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

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