Before purchase a hand phone, there is some important knowledge that you should know it, in order get a quality assurance and guarantee hand phone.
Commonly, whenever we deal with hand phone shop, we will be heard about Zitron or AP hand phone !
What is Zitron and What is AP hand phone ?
Zitron is a distributer where their job functions is to obtain original made hand phone from various company manufacturer such as Nokia, Motorola, LG and so on, then distribute the hand phone to retailer.
Manufacturer > Distributer > Retailer > Customer
More of other original hand phone distributer
* Nokia authorized distributors are Zitron, Avaxx and i-Mobile.
* Sony Ericsson authorized distributors are T-Choice, Grandtech, Midlands and Thorus.
* Samsung's authorized distributor is First Mobile Group (FMG).
* Motorola authorized distributors are Satellite Technics, Zitron and MDM.
* Siemens authorized distributors are Zitron and FMG.
* Panasonic's authorized distributor is Zitron.
* LG's authorized distributor is Zitron.
(source from lowyat: http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/495629)
Approval Permitted / Approval Products (AP) is a products that made from mainland, China and other location. The device technology is imitate the original hand phone technology. If you use it, you will see the function look the same with original one hand phone. Besides that, you can also modify the phone component in retailer that sold AP set. The overall of the phone is imitated with the original one.
Why Zitron and Why Approval permit (AP) ?
Warranty: both also the same, 1 year.
Price: the price of zitron is much expensive as the phone is made from company brand qualify manufacturer and the price is a bit hard to negotiate. AP set hand phone is much cheaper than zitron set, the price usually offer to great deal level and can be negotiate to more lower.
Inspection: the zitron device usually will take for several details inspection and make sure pass through all the inspection qualification before delivery to customer.
While, the AP set device did not go for or pass through any inspection, just direct deliver to customer.
Services availability: zitron set device, you can take your phone to any hand phone shop within a country. It is recommend that you bring your phone to trusted shop and center. For example, take your Nokia phone to Nokia center or shop for servicing.
While, AP set device, you can only take back to the shop where you buy the hand phone for service.
Hand phone part: once the hand phone is break or spoil, under zitron set, they will change a new genuine part to replace the break component. while AP set, they will substitute any component that they available from other resell hand phone or non genuine component in their store.
(More info from forum: http://bbs.buysell.net.my/bbs/archive/index.php/t-5538.html)
Which type should i buy ?
Depends on your afford ability and convenience
For extra information, the AP set device usually easy break after few month, then you will need to send back the device for service.
WHY ? it is because they want to prove their service is compact, good and utilize customer priority, so they able to gain customer confidence. Besides that, they also want to compete that AP service level is the same with original manufacturer service.
SPEND more little money can save your TIME, COST and CONVENIENCE !