Despite some of its criticisms, many consumers in the smart phone industry continue to patronize the HiPhone, the recently popular china phone version of the equally popularized Apple iPhone. The china made counterpart possesses almost all the features of the iPhone, so why do people pick this one over the Apple product?
The first reason would mainly be the price. The hiphone is significantly much cheaper than the Apple product. And considering how all the features are almost the same (i.e. touchscreen, availability of apps), theres no reason why consumers should go for its more expensive counterpart.
Another reason would be the fact that you dont have to worry about updates and other costly maintenance issues with the HiPhone. Apple tends to regularly charge their smart phone users for updates and new apps, while almost all the features of the china version are freeware.
Lastly, some models of the phone have richer features than the Apple product itself. For instance, you wont find Apple releasing the dual-sim feature on any of its phones. Thats something that some of the chine phones have.