Fenix vs Nitecore
The similarities between Fenix and Nitecore
Both Fenix and Nitecore are Chinese brands. The lights are therefore also produced in China. Made-in-China is often associated with bad quality, but you don't have worry about this with Fenix and Nitecore. Both brands produce top-quality lights. Both are, as such, also favoured amongst flashlight enthusiasts and used by police and soldiers worldwide.
Fenix and Nitecore both offer something for everyone, with a broad collection of lights for outdoor athletes, law enforcement, tactical scenarios, but also industrial use.
Both brands produce lights in the same price range. They can be found in a slightly higher segment, but are always real value for money. You have guessed it, both brands are very similar.
The differences between Fenix and Nitecore
Nitecore is great at innovation. Creativity is one of their benchmarks. And you can clearly tell when you look at the products. They are obsessed with the newest technologies in all their facets and they apply these to the design of their lights and batteries. They develop new types of batteries to make sure their lights work even more efficiently. They also work on new ways to control their lights, dimmable lights and design. Their creativity and know-how is always amazing to behold and we always can't wait to discover what this brand has come up with next.
Fenix focuses less on innovation. They prefer to use parts and technologies that have proven their worth time and time again. So they don't try something new for each new light, but continue with what works and adjust that what can and needs to be improved.
You might have guessed it already, but due to this conservative way of working Fenix wins from Nitecore in terms of reliability. The new technologies introduced by Nitecore can, sometimes, be flawed at first, while the technologies used by Fenix have long proven themselves. Which is also why the Fenix lights are so good. They will last for years without anything breaking. Better for the environment because you don't have to purchase a new light, you never have to worry about repairs and, in the end, it is better for your wallet!
To be frank both brands are simply great! So in the end it comes down to personal preference! Nitecore focuses on innovation; they develop new technologies for almost every light they introduce. That creativity and know-how is great! Fenix, however, might be more conservative in terms of innovation but (as such) produces amazing, reliable lights that will last a lifetime.