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Which smartphone brand best matches your personality?

Four brands come to mind amongst the smartphone giants.

Had you owned anything other than an Apple or Samsung smartphone three years ago, you’d be in for a world of pain. Inferior model make, patchy software support and derisive snickers from know-it-all peers were the price of adventuring out of the bandwagon.

How the tables have turned this year. Chinese brands have stepped up to the plate to challenge the supremacy of the iPhone and other South Korean models. Their MO? Better features and decent aesthetics at a more palatable price. Last month, Huawei knocked Apple off its second-place perch in Europe, and looks to loosen Samsung’s stranglehold as numero uno.

There can only be one victor from the brawl: we the consumers, who can at last claim we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to quality smartphones. Here’s The Peak’s guide to make sense of the new “phone-scape”.

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THE BEST FIT

Which brand suits your style?

  • iPhone X

    THE BUSY EXECUTIVE: APPLE

    The phone’s just a tool to you; your expertise is in managing people and projects, not devices. The iPhone’s simplicity and elegant function have met your requirements all this while, even if the models are a little pricey (the iPhone X starts at $1,650). Besides, all your other devices are Apple, and won’t play nice with rivals. And, should anything go awry on the technical end, call on the Android users for help.

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GRAND ENTRANCE, STEALTHY EXIT

  • Nokia 8

    01: HELLO NOSTALGIA

    Beloved cellphone brand Nokia has at last thrown in the towel on its old line of Windows-powered phones, which never escaped obscurity. It’s come up with the Android-based Nokia 8, a smartphone that hopes to win back a share of the thriving market with functions like the “bothie”– a picture or video that captures the subject and the person behind the lens simultaneously.