Comparison of Dragon Year Phone Cases: Apple vs. Huawei
For a long time, it has been widely believed that among domestic smartphone manufacturers, only Huawei could compete with Apple in the high-end market. In fact, the competition between the two has extended beyond just the products themselves to the realm of brand value. This competition has even spread to various accessories beyond just the smartphones. Recently, in celebration of the Lunar New Year, Apple released a special iPhone 15 Dragon Year protective case.
The price of this phone case has reached an astonishing 498 yuan, which has caused quite a stir. Considering that the mainstream phone cases on the market are mostly priced between 1 and 20 yuan, and high-end phone cases are typically priced between 50 and 100 yuan, it’s clear that Apple’s phone protective case has far exceeded the average price of high-end phone cases on the market, reaching astronomical levels!
Of course, this Dragon Year phone case from Apple is indeed extraordinary. It is meticulously designed by the renowned illustrator Yulong Lli, featuring a splendid peony fireworks pattern, flowing and vibrant lines, vividly depicting the brave spirit of the dragon, symbolizing celebration and auspiciousness. Moreover, the phone case cleverly integrates the rear camera of the iPhone 15 and embeds MagSafe magnets, compatible with Apple’s magnetic attachment ecosystem, including chargers, stands, and other accessories. It has also passed the Drop+ test, claiming to be “3 times more durable than the U.S. military standard,” made with 50% recycled materials, and providing limited lifetime warranty. So, regardless of whether the 498 yuan price tag is worth it or not, Apple has indeed garnered a lot of attention with this Dragon Year phone case.
Meanwhile, Huawei has finally made its move! Thinking they’re the only ones with this idea? Huawei has officially launched multiple Dragon Year phone protective cases, covering the Mate60 series, Mat X5, and more, with prices much more modest compared to Apple, with the highest price being only 168 yuan. Furthermore, the names also better align with Chinese preferences, such as Feilong Zhuri, Longhua Fugui, Longfeifan, Long Meili, and so on.
In terms of design, the styles are extremely diverse, encompassing silhouettes, realism, and cartoon styles, catering to various consumer preferences in choosing their desired Dragon Year phone case. But truth be told, in my opinion, Huawei’s benchmarking of Apple with these phone cases is quite successful this time.
Moreover, the prices are more affordable, and there is a wider variety of supported models and options to choose from. However, in terms of design aesthetics, surprise factor, and the practicality of materials used, Huawei’s Dragon Year phone cases for the Mate60 series are obviously slightly inferior to Apple’s iPhone 15 Dragon Year phone case. Additionally, neither of them support other brands’ phones, so they are not meaningful for people with smartphones from other brands.