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The DANGERS of buying a Chinese Smartphone!

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Sure, they're cheap and the quality is great, but there are a few things you need to know when buying a Chinese smart phone. Quest for the best Chinese in the USA! Episode 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFAejbtB5W0 Episode 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSYOW-2eg2k Episode 3: https://youtu.be/PUjQSPgkwLA Episode 4: https://youtu.be/qu2ItMRYuIM Conquering Northern China: http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/conqueringnorthernchina DISCOUNT CODE: STAYAWESOME Conquering Southern China: http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/conqueringsouthernchina Support Sasha and I on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/serpentza Join me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/winstoninchina Twitter: @serpentza Instagram: serpen t_za My other channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/advchina Music used: https://virtual-vice.bandcamp.com/album/chinatown-ep


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TexasGuitarist (10 hours ago)
The guy at 2:10 looks like he was going to arrest you 🤣 Oh shoot! At 3:41 too! I'm e getting concerned for you 😳 Oh my gosh! At 4:53 🤣 This is like an adventure movie 😯 I loved your video, bud. And you earned a new subscriber. So much fun watching you on this video.
AJ Marenna (22 hours ago)
TMOBILE works everywhere!~ I was tired of changing SIMS wherever I went. Verizon and AT&T suck when it comes to foreign travel. T-Mobile greeted me and worked everywhere I went Including Afghanistan. . . .that should tell you something right there. No extra fees either. all included in $70/month
BennyDACHO (1 day ago)
LOL @ Chinese RoboCop there.
Alexandre Quincé (1 day ago)
You can also download play store on huawei, but it will simply crash, with or without VPN, because google framework is not installed in the OS. Just be carful with that
sdhafele1 (1 day ago)
The "dangers" are nothing our government hasn't been and will continue to do. Fear your phones now folks. If the Chinese know your pizza order we are all screwed. So we are stuck with inferior crap because no competition
cafemm (1 day ago)
Dude your videos are super interesting to watch, the way you take us around keeps me hooked Great content man
Renee York (1 day ago)
hahahahah! The people behind him our so funny!
z d (1 day ago)
Hahaha, this video is funny as hell. LOVE the Metal Gear sounds and visuals! LMAO!
L8zin (1 day ago)
I have the Huawei p20 pro (a chinese phone). And I love it!
Sidd Kumar (1 day ago)
You can't film here but we will copy all your shit and sell it. Fucking commy basterds.
Anastasia Meyer (2 days ago)
I like how you get caught like a third of the way through the video and just keep going
General E DGAF (2 days ago)
to the left sir, PAST THE FAKE IPADS ... ROFL!
Greater Guangxi (2 days ago)
another point: closed source firmware. the fuck knows what these phones collect and send to certain servers. on my ThinkPad i use libreboot bc of this (Linux guy here)
greg os (2 days ago)
Misinformed video. Top Chinese smartphone brands offer great value, Play Store and in some cases unique design (Mi Mix). They also offer Global versions with all the network bands available. All in all, the first 7-8 mins of the video are misinformative at best.
serpentza (2 days ago)
You’ve never been to China have you?
SecretSalami48 (2 days ago)
1:10 unlock bootloader, and install gapps by flashing them. Should do the trick.
Gongphop Chaiphiphat (2 days ago)
Super informative thanks for the great video Winston. Love watxhing your take on chinese tech culture.
tek 818 (2 days ago)
Who won
Scott Mullen (2 days ago)
Not very fair for the people who have supported you all the way who don’t have insta :/
Vít Havlíček (3 days ago)
as you were speaking about the ''uncles'' reporting you to the officials, maybe you should wear something less special agent-like. :D
50ShadesOf Damon (3 days ago)
Awesome stuff! Although late on winning phone that’s bad ass
Amun Ra (3 days ago)
oppo...it sounds like the way a chinese person pronounces apple.
Stef A (3 days ago)
OnePlus is pretty good, though. Didn't come with bloatware (at least not much) and I could install Google Play without issues. Just need a VPN.
Charlie Williams (3 days ago)
You know it's an asian phone when the only choices for colour are pink and gold.
Mladen (3 days ago)
xiaomi only!
ipasuhd (3 days ago)
6:17 You should visit germany and use LTE for one week and then you will say, that even mars has better access to internet.
Mark Cooke (3 days ago)
I have the honor 5x in the UK
CoolStuff Unboxings (3 days ago)
I have tmobile and I get 80MB down lol
Rohan Keluskar (3 days ago)
those Oppo employees were cool AF
Strixx (3 days ago)
I have no idea how I found your channel, but holy hell I love it. I have been bin watching your videos learning Chinese Culture from an English Speaking Persons Point of View. Great Stuff Man, keep up the great videos.
owneddiagonal (4 days ago)
If anything, chinese smartphones nowadays are the only good phones. At least they usually stick a reasonable price tag that will blow japanese or other known brands in the west out of the water. Buying a phone on aliexpress is safe and usually comes with all languages.
MaryMary Jones (4 days ago)
#5GdistroyOxygenMolecule /r/reallifeconspiracy
Fritz Amellabon (4 days ago)
@serpentza, why are you still using cash? when china uses their phones to pay
Ramix Nudles (4 days ago)
So, what does cell service cost in China? What's a way to compare the cost /value to the West?
Ramix Nudles (4 days ago)
Dang it, you ruined my snarky comments about Chinese phones spying on us. Still, great video.
crypandora66 (4 days ago)
Yeah right over there by the fake ipads! Np bro! lmaooo
sajidkhanmahmood (5 days ago)
i would never buy a chinese phone iff i could not root
Jeremy Judkins (5 days ago)
I noticed the superman shirted guy from end of video seeing you in the video 6:52. I could tell he knew who you were as soon as he saw you.
David Wong (5 days ago)
I dont get it, why you cant film yourself?lol
Roy (5 days ago)
Buy a chinese phone Install Malwarebytes Done
Camryn (5 days ago)
I absolutely love when you solid snake people 😂
KingProne (5 days ago)
1:32 this is not true. you can download google apps manually. if you dont like the OS it comes with you can just install a new one. That's what I did with my chinese phone. just wiped it and installed lineageOS edit: oops didnt realize you were mentioning that later.
N13ko (5 days ago)
I never get tired of that Metal Gear Solid sound effect. Nice touch 👌🏼
Lilydaleswans (5 days ago)
That was interesting!
Sour Grey (5 days ago)
Snakeeeeee!!!!!
Edward Lewis (5 days ago)
why are you using your money ?? How is paying for your traveling and Living ??
krusto å (6 days ago)
STAY AWSOME
Veer Maharaj (6 days ago)
I keep forgetting this bastard is well versed in IT. Had me googling terms.... LOOOOL Great video, Keep em coming :D
Veer Maharaj (6 days ago)
akash sinha fuck you too buddy. Thank you, come again.
akash sinha (6 days ago)
Veer Maharaj fuck u indian
TomGreek1980 (6 days ago)
I WOULD NEVER TRUST ANY MADE FOR CHINESE CELL PHONE AS THEY'RE ALL GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Johnny 928 (6 days ago)
Well i'm watching this on Golden Huawei Tablet bought per Internet (propably comes from Hong Kong) and it's Awesome! I deactivated Chinese software and install Google - it's like Tablet bought in Europe.
Olin J (6 days ago)
你买的是过时的手机
Kosal Chin (7 days ago)
You sell your phone very expansive and take the Chinese down
hayatoshi (7 days ago)
Korea has a better network. Godly speed everywhere.
Cheepchipsable (7 days ago)
A few of the networks in Australia have picked up the Oppos. Got an A73 for my mother for $207 AU on special. It's locked to a network but she is with a reseller, so no problems there. Still only about $350 AU unlocked. I also like that they give you a cover with the phone, basic but better than nothing since non apple/samsung covers Hopefully all goes well. On a related note, it looks like ZTE will be rebranding themselves soon ;)
geddo tech (7 days ago)
Looks like dude was following you
nguyen bui (7 days ago)
can you tell me if i can use a chinese phone in vietnam/?
anton eckart (7 days ago)
No Chinese phones work on Verizon. They might work on t mobile.
TheSimplyReviewMan (7 days ago)
3.40 security was coming for you then stopped
Chong Zhou (7 days ago)
PLEASE LEAVE THAT COUNTRY IF YOU HATE IT THAT MUCH!!! PLEASE!!
Alex Krieger (8 days ago)
Talks about the danger of Chinese phones. *GIVES AWAY A CHINESE PHONE*
code beat (8 days ago)
It is amazing that you can walk around with all the distractions and still stay with the story. Very well done, I do not think I could do it the same like you did, it would drive me nuts. What is your trick to stay focussed on the subject and to block all the noise and distractions around you? Just wondering. Nice informative video as always, thumbs up.
Roncal Fabio (8 days ago)
hahah that sound from metal gear when the guy is watching you!
Stefxhri (8 days ago)
I bumped on your videos and you kinda made me feel safe to travel to the east now. I love your tips. My dream is to come there and stay for as long as I can! As a European Greek-German, I was always having the feeling that in China is very beautiful but too dangerous to travel to, on the matter of the language barrier, even in the thought of being there and not being able to communicate was giving me chills. But now I know how thing are done there and I hope that next year I will be on these streets enjoying a new culture! Thank you for your effort and time!
Stefxhri (7 days ago)
SoCalAries are you trying to troll me or sth? Cause I dont feel annoyed or anything else to be honest by your comment.
SoCalAries (7 days ago)
Just make sure you've still got all of your organs when you get home
mikmorpheus (8 days ago)
i loved my V3 RZR too ..still god it but dont use it anymore ^^
Alexander Smith (8 days ago)
MGS and honest translation subs, pure gold :)
Douglas (9 days ago)
8:09 That is a sales person that know what he is talking about. Very hard to find those here. LTE what? You have to call support. The f*ck.
sexyface007 (9 days ago)
Shieeet mate ..gotta follow on Instagram Not for any prize just cause you are cool !
sexyface007 (9 days ago)
You are like uncle magnet. haha... I can clearly imagine you loosing your shit and beating a few of them to teach them to get off your back. Why don't you start shipping best hardware software Chinese phones to US or India?
Pillowtap (9 days ago)
That phone salesman dude seemed pretty friendly and knowledgeable. :c
Sam Parker (9 days ago)
Dude went on an escalator with a hoverboard 5:00
Ali Elabdimarras (9 days ago)
Definitely I also fancy the Xiaomi more, works like a charm in Berlin !
John Wu (9 days ago)
US telecom monopoly is no different from that of China, even worse. There is much scam going on with all these Chinese carriers too however the services simply beat those US counterparts in terms of cost and convenience. In China you pay as much as 1yuan per 800M data which can actually replace lan line internet. It is laughable that in a Communist country the market place(excl great ff) of telecom and internet service is way better than an ‘awesome’ developed country US and funny to see ppl’ great tolerance of the ripoff of scam shithole like Verison things.
Klaus Cartesius (9 days ago)
Ahh, she handed the coin over with both hands - cute and nice gesture - makes up for a grumpy uncle :-)
Geoffrey Moran (9 days ago)
I have a Chinese Samsung galaxy S8 and Chinese tablets.
Mike Shoults (10 days ago)
The metel gear solid alert gets me Everytime. Lol it never gets old. Evil uncle's..lol
Mike Shoults (10 days ago)
The metel gear solid alert gets me Everytime. Lol it never gets old. Evil uncle's..lol
Mike Shoults (10 days ago)
The metel gear solid alert gets me Everytime. Lol it never gets old. Evil uncle's..lol
zain abidin (10 days ago)
why your most videos show negative stuff about China ie fake market, rubbish property investment.if you have such a problem get the fuck out of there lol
zain abidin (10 days ago)
+serpentza take i think you didn't understand my point of view.what I was trying to say that show some good stuff about the country as well ,your videos have a negative vibe about China and I totally agree that what you saying is true but which country doesn't have negative things but it's good to show both sides .I didn't meant you are scared or coward sorry didn't meant to hurt you I am.big fan of you but I think you should make videos on positive side of China aswell.
serpentza (10 days ago)
No, I understand that a coward would leave if they were scared or uncomfortable, but I don’t think like you, I face my problems and don’t run from them
Gavin Helgeson (11 days ago)
Lol, past the fake iPads 😂👏👏👏
Phil Rabe (11 days ago)
"Over there, by the fake iPads" says the worker... Yeah, I guess knock offs are pretty much everywhere there!
John (11 days ago)
Nuke the preinstalled rubbish and install NOVA LAUNCHER. The very best of the AOSP Style launchers.
R.C. Whitehead (11 days ago)
i saw that guy in the Superman shirt chasing you down in the mall.
rbaleksandar (11 days ago)
Ulefone (I just bought the Armor 2 like 1 month ago) has a vanilla Android 7 (just with a toolkit for all the sensors that are under the hull) and I haven't had a problem with it at all here in Germany.
Fernando Soares (11 days ago)
Pathetic security... You can't film "yourself" in that department store... That was not awsome and spoiled the party lol. Dirty rat security. Stay always awsome! Thanks
ボロ from EU (11 days ago)
in the EU we got used to chinese phones since they work here fine and price difference is huge people have been importing them for 5-6 years now
DIRTDIVER882 (11 days ago)
Was that guy a police man?? The ! Guy. I was rolling over the audio cause it reminded me of my old nintendo game which as we all know was the chi-comm's greatest export lol. But yea was he a po po?? O never mind I watched the little longer and saw that yes that is in fact the security guard or what we call in the USA flashlight cop 🤣🤣🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Antonio Paulino (11 days ago)
What camera do you use? It’s got an awesome image stabilisation. When you walked down the escalator it hardly shook.
Fred Smith (11 days ago)
The lowest I see that phone on Amazon is $272. How much is it there?
MirceaD28 (11 days ago)
at 1:47 that guy in the back walks very funny
Peng Fu (12 days ago)
Speaking calling the Chinese being uncivilized, after being told politely to not to film in the store, he continued to film and yapped...
Oppo is quite a famous brand of cellphones in the Philippines.
KamikazeTMX MangA (12 days ago)
i like android better then any other i had... its like a little pc. me likes desktop :P
Aaron M (12 days ago)
Eh if the Chinese aren’t spying on you the CIA and NSA are big guy don’t worry lol
william wang (12 days ago)
When your Chinese and see the translations
Kirby CA (12 days ago)
Stay Awesome ... I love your phones 👍👍🙏✌ Kirby 🇨🇦Canada
Jeong-hun Sin (12 days ago)
Are you Jony Ive's brother?
Almighty YT (12 days ago)
Wtf?that's hilarious- Oppo sounds likethe way a native Chinese w no English fluency says Apple- I got best phone Oppo I chunes- Micwosof, Googo, Praystation, Sirrikhan varrey-love the Chinese, even love is made in China now- me Chinese, me play trick, me put clorox on my shimshim, ancient chinese secret
Eiko Nakaoka (12 days ago)
Don't buy a Chicago phone from Chicago
Greg Hinson (12 days ago)
Good Luck Everyone
whendric so (12 days ago)
This was a really funny episode xD I like the metal gear solid sound effects xD
Alain Legrand (12 days ago)
it is mi Xiaomi number four Mi Note 3 ( 6/128 ) and it is an amazing phone ! don't forget : all the smartpones are made in China !

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