The Real Reason Chinese Phones are so Cheap in 2019...🔥🔥🔥

  • Published on Jan 26, 2018
  • How can chinese companies sell phones for $100 and make money? 5 Reasons why!
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  • Zi Reviews Tech
    Zi Reviews Tech  Year ago +95

    Hey guys I'm giving away TWO cell phones worth $369 & $269, link below!

    • Lipjam
      Lipjam 21 day ago

      Your point five is only partially true. Samsung actually make their own RAM so they do not need to buy it from others. It is the manufacturing process which determines the price of the chips.
      This involves making multiple modules on a single large disc which are then cut out. The chips at the center are generally best quality and this decreases closer to the edge of the disc and so are graded accordingly by the manufacturer. This is why the are sold at cheaper prices. It is the same process for the manufacture of CPUs.

    • Bob Han
      Bob Han 2 months ago

      lier Zi, other phones are expensive because they dont steal technology, wait it's not stealing it's open source in China LOL.
      Zi mentions Samsung and LG marketing budget which includes TV, fridge, washing machine, smartphones and many more stuff. Typical Chinese trick, lies with partial truth.
      Samsung makes it's own memory chips. And Samsung uses crappier memory chip than Apple, another lie.
      I couldn't finish this garbage lies, good bye lier Chinese. Hope your emperor paid you a lot for lying.

    • Macdeep
      Macdeep 2 months ago

      @Free Speech they are fully sponsored by Chinese govt

    • Free Speech
      Free Speech 2 months ago

      chinese version of taqqiya. Liars. They basically stole everything from apple manufacturing. Period. Anyone open a factory in china..the product design will be all over china next day making clones.

  • ManufacturedReality
    ManufacturedReality 8 hours ago

    Just got my Redmi note 7 yesterday. Great phone. $184
    Yeah, the Chinese always thinking long term. Pretty smart if you ask me.
    People paying a $1000 for their phones, seems foolish to me. If you talk to Americans, they will say, yeah it's expensive, but I'm only paying $45/month. Yeah, but you are still paying a 1000 dollars for a fckn phone, sucka. :)

    When phones are this cheap and this good, buying expensive phones is a really dumb thing to do IMO. But hey, if you got money to burn, go for it.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 7 days ago

    How is "Cheap labor" a factor when considering cheap vs expensive phones, when they are ALL made in China in the same region by people, making the same amount of money. ?

  • 得救者
    得救者 9 days ago

    Dude, you are cheating. It's not 2019 but a year back.
    If Chinese phones were cheap and performed GREAT, I would call Samsung and iPhone are RIPPED OFF.
    My whole family DUMPED SAMSUNG phones - always got this Auto Restart problem 😂😆😂

  • peiqingNTNU
    peiqingNTNU 10 days ago +1

    About R&D and patents: Huawei ranked as 4th in world in R&D spending, higher than Apple and Microsoft (source: China processed 121 percent more patent applications than the United States and 320 percent more applications than Japan in 2016. (source:

  • UserNr93
    UserNr93 11 days ago

    I bought a cheap Oukitel lured by the price and specs. Few months later, the Sim and SD cards kept disconnecting at random making the phone useless, the minijack was failing and the screen had a weird distracting bright spot in the middle.

  • Daniel Geci
    Daniel Geci 11 days ago

    i honestly cannot understand the 2.5k dislikes. there was somegold info uin this video regarding the economic and business reasons behind what he was saying. i feel like those 2.5k ppl are seriously mentally challenged...or apple fanboys
    regardless I for one would like to thank you for the window into the chinese tech landscape especially the patent law part. It was fascinating they use our patents to beta us to the punch lol. go china!!!! someone needs to show the capitalist pigs in the u.s.a wassup

  • deidra corbett
    deidra corbett 11 days ago

    China steals from everybody who does business there. They make u share ur design with them to do business there. He should have gone somewhere else to manufacture his product. His own fault. We all know China steals, the price u pay. Why not India they def need jobs there. But that's wat Trump is fighting for now. That's wat the trade war is about. Not the bs u c on the news. Fake. One of Trump's main target on China war.

  • Jacob Edwards
    Jacob Edwards 12 days ago

    How? You nailed it. Dont pay a bunch of smart hard working engineers millions of dollars to develop. Wait for them to file a patent and then rip them off

  • William Freso
    William Freso 12 days ago

    Bought the umidigi f1 had a warranty if they bought crap ram why would they give a warranty

  • Disolix
    Disolix 14 days ago

    Xiaomi makes 5% profit not 0

  • Lennart Michel
    Lennart Michel 15 days ago +4

    Personally, I never spent over 200€ for a phone. To me, there is no need to buy an overpriced iPhone and even Samsung can´t really compete with Umidigi or Elephone

  • travis byron
    travis byron 15 days ago +1

    Watched on a budget Samsung Galaxy J6

  • travis byron
    travis byron 15 days ago +1

    The most I have spent on a phone is £199 on a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

  • TodaysRealHealth
    TodaysRealHealth 16 days ago +1

    iPhone should know, many don’t want face recognition,
    Make one without, but with everything else.
    You’ll get your audience back since I can be less $.
    People with money and brains don’t pay for things they don’t want.
    This should not be a budget phone, having all other new technologies

  • whatthef911
    whatthef911 17 days ago +1

    Marketing with produced ads is evil and subsidizes corporate fake news.

  • whatthef911
    whatthef911 17 days ago +2

    Shenzhen is like the cyberpunk future predicted in Blade Runner.

  • whatthef911
    whatthef911 17 days ago

    Over regulation leads to top heavy companies where an army of lawyers and accountants are required to start a company. Less regulation lowers the barrier to entry.

  • whatthef911
    whatthef911 17 days ago

    Can I get a Chinese monitor stand for less than 1K?

  • G. Mendoza
    G. Mendoza 18 days ago

    Why it's cheap?! Because it's a knock off and all of them are stolen intellectual properties! That's why!😂😆😂

    • DJFear Ross
      DJFear Ross 16 days ago

      True. I can't believe no else has mentioned this.

  • Kaustav Chowdhury
    Kaustav Chowdhury 18 days ago

    Good analysis brah!!

  • Sean Pan
    Sean Pan 23 days ago

    China bashing.

  • Shahmeer Khan
    Shahmeer Khan 23 days ago

    Chinese r the best 👍

  • allan soria
    allan soria 23 days ago

    Remember the old cliche , you get what you pay for.

  • rthelionheart
    rthelionheart 25 days ago

    720 USD years ago. The last time I owned a flagship device was a Galaxy Note 4. Don't need fancy phones anymore. Going mid-range instead.

  • EVIL CRASH BANDICOOT the touhou nightmare

    And they had Technology beat IPhone lol

  • fuckfannyfiddlefart
    fuckfannyfiddlefart Month ago +2

    You just made a great argument to abolish patents!

  • Gediminas Jesinas
    Gediminas Jesinas Month ago +2

    Fuck China slavery

  • Briana Cooper
    Briana Cooper Month ago

    This is great information! Good job!

  • Temujin
    Temujin Month ago +1

    It's not that Chinese phones are cheap, it's how phones should be priced. It's just that shitty greedy American companies like apple overcharge their iSheep for crappy specifications. Even Samsung has gone the way of Apple although they give deals on their phones.
    Im typing this on a Huawei P30, ha suck it fagpple

  • Dark VadeR
    Dark VadeR Month ago

    More phones please in the USA

  • J DLC
    J DLC Month ago +1

    LABOR COST is so cheap and SLAVE LABOR is allowed as long as the company finances the government.

  • Lee Mark
    Lee Mark Month ago

    The battery blasted today, low quality Chinese battery.

  • Jonathan Monte mayor

    Very interesting video thanks

  • taegukgi78
    taegukgi78 Month ago +3

    chinese companies are not greedy like u thats why

  • Creepypasta & Squirrels

    I just ordered five different smartphones from Wish. I was curious as to how they’d fair. Especially since they were only $2 to $3 each. One is a rugged Vernee phone, A Huawei Mate 9, An Oukitel, and a Meiigoo S8. (I said 5 cause I accidentally ordered the Oukitel twice lol )

    MAC VENA Month ago

    The Chinese essentially stole the technology. They copy everything that others spent years of R&D on. The pay their workers pennies, they use poor quality materials.
    If you go to a Mercedes dealership, the car will be quite expensive. If you buy a fake Mercedes-Benz in an alley from a thief who is pushing a cheap copy, you get what you paid for.

  • sirkastic
    sirkastic Month ago

    You are wrong. And stupid

  • Paulo Manuntag
    Paulo Manuntag Month ago +1

    huawei y9 2019 130 dollars

  • Lutz M
    Lutz M Month ago +2

    I think Samsung buys the best ram as they can afford it since they sell more phones than Apple.

    • Fatty Acid
      Fatty Acid Month ago

      Lutz M Ever hear of the term profit margin?

    • Alleyesonvalod
      Alleyesonvalod Month ago

      samsung actually makes their own ram and sells it to a bunch of other companies like NVIDIA, apple, radeon. and a bunch of others. they actually make the best rams. when u want to buy a video card make sure its got the samsung ram on it and not micron ram. also samsung makes the best ssd drives. cuz they got samsung ram in it.

  • Blc ME
    Blc ME Month ago

    Hi, you left the channel or?? 🤔

  • Jonathan Holbrook
    Jonathan Holbrook Month ago

    I spent $1,200 on my Galaxy S10+.... And i'll do it again for the next Galaxy Phone

  • Super Saiyan 3
    Super Saiyan 3 Month ago

    Ladies first marketing campaign ...what a fucking joke. ONEPlus is .... from the article it backfired on them hahaha good. Chinese people all they do is copy white inventors. real fucking shady

  • bestamerica
    bestamerica Month ago

    that is a sooo sadly...
    how come american companys are not like to makes their own american cellular smartphones...
    why need china

    • GM21
      GM21 Month ago

      Because they are free and likes to party while the chinese are working hard like a slave and eventually take over the world. The americans will make themselves poor while the efficient chinese government will continue to takeover as the world's superpower. It's already clear just look at the Philippines many chinese who can't speak english or the native language and do business and they have military bases near our country.

  • Kalakarita Sansar
    Kalakarita Sansar Month ago

    Huawei, oppo, xiomi all does inventry

  • the best gamer123
    the best gamer123 Month ago +4

    just ask yourselves this where are all the components made inside our laptops and tv and all the gadgets in our homes hmmm wait oh thats right CHINA!!!!!

  • yiban di
    yiban di Month ago +1

    xIAOMI ADMITTED THAT IT LIVES WITH A 5% profit margin on phones to establish their own market share, they sell other products at a proper profit. they also don't spend as much on middle men and advertising.

  • vickimon
    vickimon Month ago +10

    They're not cheap, but they're correctly priced. If a phone costs $200 to manufacture a phone Chinese phones sell it at $350, which is a reasonable profit margin. Phones like iPhones and Samsungs may costs around $250 to build (including labor) but sells outright at retail for $800 or $1,000.... that's overpriced and as long as idiots keeps buying them. That it will be the standard.

  • Kelly Baird
    Kelly Baird Month ago

    Hello tech world ... I need help !!! I usually just use my kids old cell phones , but now they are selling them to get the next best thing,,, SO I need some advise .. which is best? a used cell or a new? I would like a quick and very clear camera.. I do not know much .

  • Murilo Goulart
    Murilo Goulart Month ago

    Pseudo information ... 100% RUBBISH!

  • Peter Gama
    Peter Gama Month ago +5

    Got a expensive one plus 7 pro 12 BG ram 256gb memory and so on 90hz screen and I ABSOLUTELY FUKING LOVE IT BEST PHONE EVER

    • Peter Gama
      Peter Gama 15 days ago

      @Rob Lamb look mate many people like to have every word corrected I speak in 2 languages and multiple times it corrects the words in the wrong language and switching is a pain also the price of the phone doesn't affect the spell checker it is a Android or google function that you can activate and disable the phone is a lot of fun and I love it I had budget phones and there is noticible difference in many aspects but spec vise the price doesn't match the performance

    • Rob Lamb
      Rob Lamb 15 days ago

      Peter Gama
      Assuming your comment was made using your expensive 'phone, it's a shame that it doesn't have a working spellchecker. And if it wasn't made from the 'phone, then you need to use one.

    • Amir Maximoff
      Amir Maximoff Month ago +1

      Not a budget phone

  • Best Home nekretnine

    You are insane and so under informed that I am surprised you can even use TheXvid 😂😂😂😂😂🤣

    • Best Home nekretnine
      Best Home nekretnine Month ago

      @Moss Limbayter And you are obviously here to tell your sad story..😂😂😂
      My comment doesn't need to mean anything to you,it has a meaning to non biased people..which you are not.

    • Moss Limbayter
      Moss Limbayter Month ago

      Show his errors or your comment means less than nothing.

      I own a small chain of high end specialty appliance sales and service shops, the appliances are all sold under Swedish, Swiss, German and Japanese brand names. The internal parts have the part number stamped on the part number of the brand name company. For example 41xxx40-01 stepper motor costs me $125 plus shipping and retails for $189. Last year I removed a non-functioning stepper motor and there was a paper label attached with the manufacturer name and their part number (the assembly line obviously failed to remove the label of the actual manufacturer). I looked up the manufacturer and discovered they sell the part for $2.50 each (minimum order 100). So I could buy 2 stepper motors from the brand name supplier or 100 identical parts from the actual manufacturer for the same price. I bought 100 and now charge less than the competition to replace the same part. A decade ago another item (a frequently used consumable) was costing me $4.35 and selling for $6,99, I began buying from the original manufacturer for just under 5 cents (minimum order 36,000) and selling them for $2.00 less than the competition.

  • lburgguy
    lburgguy Month ago +2

    Watching on the incredible Umidigi F1. Bought on AliExpress and shipped to USA. LOVE IT!!!

    • Emily Sweet
      Emily Sweet 18 days ago

      lburgguy lol it doesn’t even look like your using the English language

    THEBULL Month ago

    the last time I spent more than 100 on a phone was a decade ago.

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  • Hero •
    Hero • Month ago

    Except for Huawei...

  • Donald Watts
    Donald Watts Month ago

    The spyware is the best in the world.

  • Dave Lamb
    Dave Lamb Month ago +2

    china for the masses an not the privileged god bless china

  • MrBrettwh7
    MrBrettwh7 Month ago +3

    China is just so shady, the usa should stop all production in china until this is remedied

  • Hardt Oread
    Hardt Oread Month ago

    why make money off selling the phone when they can just sell your personal info

  • DrStfuFool
    DrStfuFool Month ago +3

    You know why they sell them so cheap? Because they're built with spyware. Your information is more valuable than the device. Especially in China if you're a citizen of China. Its some real Black Mirror type stuff. Hell, just look at their Sesame Credit System. That's some true dystopic shit.

    • DrStfuFool
      DrStfuFool Month ago

      @Styled Buy one and do diagnostics lol Type into the search above: Sesame Credit System explained

    • MrBrettwh7
      MrBrettwh7 Month ago +1

      True so true

    • Styled
      Styled Month ago

      Prove it.

  • Gog & Magog Killah
    Gog & Magog Killah Month ago +1

    Because they control the essential minerals to produce cell phones

  • Franklin Macarthur
    Franklin Macarthur Month ago

    The other companies do the RND (research and development) and this country allows their people to copy and use the patent belonging to someone else for free. This is Piracy to the highest level and we enjoy the cheap shit and claim the other brands are too over priced. SAD BUT TRUE

    • Kobi1976
      Kobi1976 Month ago

      It's called open sources, very different system from the west IP. I actually applaud them for taking this direction.

  • Nate H
    Nate H Month ago

    The reasons why iPhone buyers got scammed every year should be the title of this video

  • Danielus Drachenberg

    I remember a couple of years ago i had a cheap Doogee Voyager which i bought for 80€. It was pretty decent overall and for the price! But the Batteries on those China Phones are pretty bad...

  • chirag shetty
    chirag shetty Month ago

    I Used MI phone. I must say it is in many ways better than the High-end expensive phone. Though i must say replacing batteries in MI should be done better is a big problem in MI. but what the hell it's cheap I can just buy a new one.

  • indigoal3n
    indigoal3n Month ago

    That's 200% profit, not 50%, 50% of profit is the cost.

  • bill Niko
    bill Niko Month ago

    Good analysis and descriptions

  • AlSyafiq
    AlSyafiq Month ago


  • Yola Montalvan
    Yola Montalvan Month ago +1

    Let’s face it. Everything Made in the USA IS EXPENSIVE TO SELL TO OTHER COUNTRIES.
    That’s why we should produce them in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. These regions are 100 more beautiful than Hawai. After the US helped them get rid of the Communists, they should have helped them bring the economy back again.
    Instead we ended up with that mess at the border because the paratroopers the US trained ended up as corrupt politicians or head of gang member. Everything the US touches, dies.

  • Vinyl Monkey
    Vinyl Monkey Month ago

    oooo look at me i have money. NOT NEEDED

  • Wanderer
    Wanderer Month ago

    China steals technology. Need to tariff the shit out of them. Every company around the world knows this. We lose our tech profits on everything from washing machines to cell phones because of their theft. Tariff them. Protect our technology.

  • Chidoro41
    Chidoro41 Month ago

    Patents is a huge deal. Also, these cheap Chinese phone companies buy and sell your information on the open market. They are unscrupulous to the core

  • AC Grindl
    AC Grindl Month ago


  • AC Grindl
    AC Grindl Month ago

    Looks like you took some stuff from work.