Video: Walk through a Chinese Phone Market! Filmed on Oppo Find 7

walk through a Chinese phone market

If you have never been to China then you are missing out on some seriously amazing tech sights. To bring you closer to the action we take you on a journey through a Chinese Phone Market.

There are 2 reasons I wanted to make this video 1) I have always wanted to make a video of the local Chinese Phone Market here in Qingdao as is amazing! 2) What better way to test out the video quality of the Oppo Find 7?

walk through a Chinese phone market

Literally minutes after leaving the Oppo Store, I switched on the camera and plunged in to the depths of the Chinese Phone Market. I did my best to bring you as close to the Chinese phone underworld as I could, but I did get a few angry looks from suspicious store owners and didn’t want to hang around too long.

A journey through a Chinese Phone Market

The selection of phones on offer and stock is amazing. Xiaomi Hongmi and Mi3 phones are everywhere, there are stalls with Huawei Honor 3C’s, Nexus 5’s and the latest LG and Vega phones, not to mention all those iPhones!

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Pricing in the phone markets depends on demand for a product, and many of these phones have been bought through official sites then resold again at a higher price (just as many international resellers do). For example the Xiaomi Hongmi retails on the Xiaomi site for 799 Yuan, but here expect to pay between 850-900 Yuan. The Xiaomi Mi3 is starts from 2100 for the TD and 2200 for the WCDMA, which the official price is 1999 Yuan. A Nexus 5 is around 2800 Yuan now, plus there are tons of second-hand bargains to choose from, an Mi2S will cost about 900 Yuan!

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walk through a Chinese phone market

Not only phones but accessories, tablet, laptops and even repairs are available in the market.

I plan to be in Shenzhen in the coming weeks and will hopefully be able to give you an idea of the sheer scale of the Shenzhen phone markets, or phone city might be a better description.

Oppo Find 7

I recorded this video on the Oppo Find 7 set up to record 1080 video with all the default settings. Pretty nice video quality and amazing audio! See our in-depth Oppo Find 7 unboxing video here.

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  1. Sa
    March 20, 2014

    When will the 2K version of Oppo 7 be available? Thanks!

    • Connor Baker
      March 20, 2014

      Late April.

  2. Allanitomwesh
    March 21, 2014

    That Audio Quality! 😀

  3. zaikatanox
    March 21, 2014

    That’s amazing!!! I was in HK last Fall, visited several phone stores, and saw barely any Chinese brands (and no Xiaomi at all). I should try visiting Shenzehn next time 🙂

  4. March 21, 2014

    Cant wait to read your test about thie find 7’s battery lifetime. Currently I really cant decide if I wait for the QHD or not.

  5. Manos
    March 21, 2014

    Thanks Andi for this video! To many phones there!

  6. MUTK
    March 21, 2014

    I don’t understand. Why Chinese people love the iPhone. 🙂

    • robin
      March 22, 2014

      they love it coz iphones r not easily availale in cjina and they wanna somthing to show off!!!

      • March 22, 2014

        iPhones can be bought everywhere here in China. Tons of apple stoes, and all the supermarkets, malls and electronics stores have them for sale.

        • Cuerex
          March 22, 2014

          can you guess an eta of the find 7 review from yours? i’m really eager to see it 🙂

          • March 23, 2014

            As long as nothing crops up I could do it this coming week.

    • Cuerex
      March 22, 2014

      my guess is, because it’s western world phone and it is normal that people want something they can’t usually get… this is one of the principles in trading

  7. Marco Lancaster
    March 21, 2014

    Thanks Andi amazing camera quality and also a great tour to see how are the phone market on china. Anyway the only thing is missing in this camera software is a image stabilization feature in the video to reduce the shakings.

  8. Josef Ovethsky
    March 21, 2014

    wow amazing!

  9. Nikhil
    March 21, 2014

    hey andi..thanks for the video of the market.can you plz tell the name of the market and the place . and can we buy iphone clones from this market.i will be visiting china next moth so im thinkin of buyin good iphone 5s clone.plz tell the good place to buy one..thanks in advance

  10. CocaColaManager
    March 21, 2014

    Dirty looks? hmm Are they afraid of something? 😀 or what’s the big deal anyway?

  11. Simon
    April 13, 2014

    Hi andi, I’m visiting Shenzhen this week. We did you get the Oppo Find 7 from?

    • April 13, 2014

      Only the Find 7a is available at the moment. You will find it either at the official Oppo stores or at large electronics stores. Try Hua Qiang Bei you there are a few Oppo stores and the place is just smartphones as far as the eye can see! You will love it!

  12. balcobomber25
    November 13, 2014

    Looks like the markets here in Thailand.