Top 10 4G LTE Chinese phones, with details of U.S carrier support!


top 10 4g lte chinese phones

China has switched on its fast data network and already 4G lte Chinese phones are launching. Here are our top 10 picks of current and future Chinese 4G lte phones along with U.S carrier support details!

Chinese manufactures are just getting to grips with 4G LTE and the first few phones have started to roll off production lines. With so few phones with 4G LTE available now in China we have decided to create this list to include upcoming phones which have been confirmed to get LTE!

If you are in the U.S then this list of 4G LTE Chinese phones is for you! If details have been made available about U.S 4G LTE compatibility we have made a note about it in the details!

Top 10 4G LTE Chinese phones, with details of U.S carrier support!

Below you will find the details of 10 4G LTE phones which are either available in China, launching soon or have been confirmed to get 4G LTE compatibility in the coming months!

Meizu MX4G

meizu mx3 review

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE support: Yes.
  • U.S Launch: Yes, later this year.
  • Specifications: Other than 4G LTE nothing confirmed at this time.
  • Other: 3 versions including a Mini MX4G.

2014 is looking to be Meizu’s year. The company have come back strong after the Chinese New Year with news of investments, a restructure of the company to make it more aggressive, and confirmed details that they will launch their next flagship phone in China, U.S and Europe!

The next generation Meizu MX4G likely won’t be launched until September, but already company executive Jack Wong is speaking loudly about his new baby, which will likely have a couple of younger brothers!

Apparently there could be a possibility of 3 4G LTE equipped new Meizu phones, and even a chance that the current Meizu MX3 will be updated with a Snapdragon 800 processor and also get 4G LTE compatibility. At this time though all we know is that the MX4G Pro, MX4G and MX4G Mini are in the works, but our sources say that at least one of the phones will be a Mediatek device aimed at the entry-level buyer for both China and abroad!

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Oppo Find 7

oppo find 7

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE support: Yes, (Verizon and Sprint unlikely)
  • U.S Launch: Yes. International launch in March.
  • Specifications: 5.5-inch 2K display, 4G LTE confirmed.

The much talked about Oppo Find 7 will launch in Beijing next month. The phone is confirmed to get 4G LTE support, a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 QHD display with a super tough coating and ultra sensitivity, but the rest of the hardware is unconfirmed. Recent news is that they will be 2 versions of the Oppo Find 7 the aforementioned 2K model and a mid-range version with a 1080p display (to replace the Find 5).

Rumours and leaks state the Oppo Find 7 will ship with Android 4.3, with the chance of a CyanogenMod version, 16 mega-pixel camera, Snapdragon 800-805 processor, 3GB RAM and a new faster charging solution.

One Plus One

oneplus

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE support: Yes, 4G LTE bands 1/3/4/7/17/38/39/40/41 (no Sprint of Verizon support).
  • U.S Launch: Yes, available online.
  • Specifications: 4G LTE confirmed, custom CyanogenMod OS.

The One Plus One is the most mysterious phone on the list and although very few have seen it (myself included) we know very little about the hardware. What is confirmed is that the phone will have 4G LTE for the above 9 categories, we also know that OnePlus are committed to launching a phone which will be a no compromise device at a great price. We can’t say much more about the phone or design without spilling the beans, but the model we saw came in a bright colour, so colour options are a possibility.

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66 Comments

  1. OSNY
    February 19, 2014

    Nice list Andi, thanks.

    • February 19, 2014

      Pleasure! glad you liked it 🙂

      • Mario Miniaci
        March 5, 2014

        A good list for what’s coming. Can I suggest an ‘always up-to-date which phone to buy NOW’ article for those of us who can’t keep the pulse that often? 🙂

  2. mfmx
    February 19, 2014

    About US support, did you consider that 4G LTE is not used for voice calls yet (noone launched Voice over LTE networks or phones yet except maybe South Korea, and I doubt Chinese phones support it either?). So a Chinese phone that happen to support one LTE band in the US but maybe doesn’t even support the GSM frequencies (and certainly not 3G) can be used for little more than a broadband modem.

    You should probably write about LTE support for Europe instead, as the phones will be usable as actual phones there too… The overlap between Chinese phones and LTE bands in the rest of the world is quite slim though.

  3. OSNY
    February 19, 2014

    Nice list Andi, thanks.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 19, 2014

      Pleasure! glad you liked it 🙂

    • Mario Miniaci
      March 5, 2014

      A good list for what’s coming. Can I suggest an ‘always up-to-date which phone to buy NOW’ article for those of us who can’t keep the pulse that often? 🙂

  4. bgd
    February 19, 2014

    if it haves not SD CARD suport, a phone SHOULD NOT be part of any top 10..
    ..my opinion at least..

  5. highwind
    February 19, 2014

    just some guesses:
    10 out of 10 phones on this list are not available at the moment
    10 out of 10 phones on this list do not have dual-sim
    10 of 10 phones on this list are more expensive for european customers than compareable phones for the european market?

    • bgd
      February 19, 2014

      Corrrect!

      • bgd
        February 19, 2014

        and have not sd card… 🙂

        • burnt_52
          February 19, 2014

          I was wondering about the dual sim and sdcard as well. Without those it doesn’t matter if it has LTE, it is of no use to me!

    • Allanitomwesh
      February 20, 2014

      Huawei Mate 2 will be in europe no doubt,as for dual sim AND LTE you have to wait for mt6595 octa to appear.

      • highwind
        February 20, 2014

        Jeah, I just wanted to point out, that this list is virtually worthless because you cannot recommend smartphones which no one has ever used for the simply fact they are not even available at the moment

        • Allanitomwesh
          February 25, 2014

          It is not an “available now” list,he writes those separately. It’s more of a “latest” list.

    • Cheng Corya
      October 2, 2014

      We get high quality 4G LTE android phone in stock for european market: Android 4.4 OS,1800/2600mhz, 4.5″ Capacitive touch LCD,Camera: Rear 2.0M+5.0M
      GPS/WIFI/ FM/Bluetooth/G-sensor/ light sensor Battery: 2100Mah
      Sample prices:124USD 1k OEM Price:88USD
      Contact me: coryaglobal@yahoo.com or Skype: corya1982 if you have intersting

    • Guest
      March 4, 2015

      Fuuckkk youuuu

  6. mfmx
    February 19, 2014

    About US support, did you consider that 4G LTE is not used for voice calls yet (noone launched Voice over LTE networks or phones yet except maybe South Korea, and I doubt Chinese phones support it either?). So a Chinese phone that happen to support one LTE band in the US but maybe doesn’t even support the GSM frequencies (and certainly not 3G) can be used for little more than a broadband modem.

    You should probably write about LTE support for Europe instead, as the phones will be usable as actual phones there too… The overlap between Chinese phones and LTE bands in the rest of the world is quite slim though.

  7. Guest
    February 19, 2014

    if it haves not SD CARD suport, a phone SHOULD NOT be part of any top 10..
    ..my opinion at least..

  8. provokanter Tabellenführer
    February 19, 2014

    just some guesses:
    10 out of 10 phones on this list are not available at the moment
    10 out of 10 phones on this list do not have dual-sim
    10 of 10 phones on this list are more expensive for european customers than compareable phones for the european market?

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      Corrrect!

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      and have not sd card… 🙂

    • burnt_52
      February 19, 2014

      I was wondering about the dual sim and sdcard as well. Without those it doesn’t matter if it has LTE, it is of no use to me!

    • Allanitomwesh
      February 20, 2014

      Huawei Mate 2 will be in europe no doubt,as for dual sim AND LTE you have to wait for mt6595 octa to appear.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      February 20, 2014

      Jeah, I just wanted to point out, that this list is virtually worthless because you cannot recommend smartphones which no one has ever used for the simply fact they are not even available at the moment

    • Allanitomwesh
      February 25, 2014

      It is not an “available now” list,he writes those separately. It’s more of a “latest” list.

    • Cheng Corya
      October 2, 2014

      We get high quality 4G LTE android phone in stock for european market: Android 4.4 OS,1800/2600mhz, 4.5″ Capacitive touch LCD,Camera: Rear 2.0M+5.0M
      GPS/WIFI/ FM/Bluetooth/G-sensor/ light sensor Battery: 2100Mah
      Sample prices:124USD 1k OEM Price:88USD
      Contact me: coryaglobal@yahoo.com or Skype: corya1982 if you have intersting

    • Guest
      March 5, 2015

      Fuuckkk youuuu

  9. Tux
    February 19, 2014

    As nice as LTE support would be for the NA market, as of right now, it is MUCH more pressing, to finally get worldwide 5+ band 3G UMTS/HSPA+42 support, including the here essential bands 5 (850MHz), 4(AWS) (1700+2100MHz) and 2(PCS) (1900MHz), so that China phones actually become useful on this continent as well and not only in EMEA and the Pacific realm.
    So PLEASE add those crucial bits in all your future China phone announcements/reviews/introductions!

    • mfmx
      February 20, 2014

      Huawei Honor 2 is pentaband WCDMA since over a year already. It’s still receiving updates, has 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, quadcore, HD screen, MicroSD-slot, replacable battery and now at around $200 it’s a much better buy than most other Chinese phones as long as you don’t need dual-SIM.

      By the way, most Samsung and other big brand phones doesn’t have pentaband WCDMA.

      • Luc
        December 17, 2014

        can you give me another brand/model that has AWS (1700 + 2100) ?
        Thanks

        • mfmx
          December 18, 2014

          Lenovo K910

  10. Guest
    February 20, 2014

    As nice as LTE support would be for the NA market, as of right now, it is MUCH more pressing, to finally get worldwide 5+ band 3G UMTS/HSPA+42 support, including the here essential bands 5 (850MHz), 4(AWS) (1700+2100MHz) and 2(PCS) (1900MHz), so that China phones actually become useful on this continent as well and not only in EMEA and the Pacific realm.
    So PLEASE add those crucial bits in all your future China phone announcements/reviews/introductions!

    • mfmx
      February 20, 2014

      Huawei Honor 2 is pentaband WCDMA since over a year already. It’s still receiving updates, has 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, quadcore, HD screen, MicroSD-slot, replacable battery and now at around $200 it’s a much better buy than most other Chinese phones as long as you don’t need dual-SIM.

      By the way, most Samsung and other big brand phones doesn’t have pentaband WCDMA.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2014

      can you give me another brand/model that has AWS (1700 + 2100) ?
      Thanks

    • mfmx
      December 18, 2014

      Lenovo K910

  11. Allanitomwesh
    February 20, 2014

    one plus one is a bright color?cyan perhaps?Not yellow i hope.

  12. Allanitomwesh
    February 20, 2014

    one plus one is a bright color?cyan perhaps?Not yellow i hope.

  13. Verlaine
    February 21, 2014

    thanks for the list Andy!

  14. Guest
    February 21, 2014

    thanks for the list Andy!

  15. Jeffrey Marshall
    March 12, 2014

    Andi, thanks for the list. I am excited about the Chinese manufacturers moving into the U.S. market in a more significant way. I believe that it will result in the loosening of the death grip that carriers have on the consumer here. And will hopefully drive us to realize that everything that we have and do here is not always the best, even though millions of advertising dollars tell us otherwise. It amazes me how Americans look down our noses at anything that we can’t satiate our need for instant gratification with. Apple moves a volumn switch half a millimeter and tells us how awesome their NEW model is, and we break our necks to go out and get it right
    Away, while we bad mouth those foreign phones that aren’t disabled with proprietary tampering and loaded with bloatware. Truly Amazing!

  16. Jeffrey Marshall
    March 13, 2014

    Andi, thanks for the list. I am excited about the Chinese manufacturers moving into the U.S. market in a more significant way. I believe that it will result in the loosening of the death grip that carriers have on the consumer here. And will hopefully drive us to realize that everything that we have and do here is not always the best, even though millions of advertising dollars tell us otherwise. It amazes me how Americans look down our noses at anything that we can’t satiate our need for instant gratification with. Apple moves a volumn switch half a millimeter and tells us how awesome their NEW model is, and we break our necks to go out and get it right
    Away, while we bad mouth those foreign phones that aren’t disabled with proprietary tampering and loaded with bloatware. Truly Amazing!

  17. Marius Nicoara
    August 1, 2015

    I bought an Elephone P6000, but it doesn’t work on the T-Mobile 4G network. My internet speed with the T-Mobile sim is 0.08Mbs. I cant do anything with it unless i’m on wifi. The add stated that it goes up to 2100Mhz. Why doesn’t it work and how can i fix it to work? I live in US

    • Stefan Lavriv
      March 7, 2016

      There is two 2100MHz bands, one is called AWS band (T-Mobile is there) and other is IMT band. They have same downlink frequencies of 2100MHz but uplink frequencies are different. When you buy phone be sure it states “Band 4” not only “2100MHz” since that may be wrong 2100

  18. Marius Nicoara
    August 2, 2015

    I bought an Elephone P6000, but it doesn’t work on the T-Mobile 4G network. My internet speed with the T-Mobile sim is 0.08Mbs. I cant do anything with it unless i’m on wifi. The add stated that it goes up to 2100Mhz. Why doesn’t it work and how can i fix it to work? I live in US

    • Stefan Lavriv
      March 7, 2016

      There is two 2100MHz bands, one is called AWS band (T-Mobile is there) and other is IMT band. They have same downlink frequencies of 2100MHz but uplink frequencies are different. When you buy phone be sure it states “Band 4” not only “2100MHz” since that may be wrong 2100

  19. Nick Ryerson
    August 19, 2015

    Does the Presell Letv Le 1 Pro work on US carriers?

  20. Nick Ryerson
    August 19, 2015

    Does the Presell Letv Le 1 Pro work on US carriers?

  21. bduddy
    October 3, 2015

    Can you please make an updated version of this?

  22. bduddy
    October 3, 2015

    Can you please make an updated version of this?

  23. Serkan
    January 29, 2016

    Does anyone know, whether Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or Meizu 5 is working in US properly?
    Which of these phones would you recommend?
    thanks

    • Chico Migraña
      February 13, 2016

      Xiaomi doesn’t work with US band 4

  24. Guest
    January 29, 2016

    Does anyone know, whether Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or Meizu 5 is working in US properly?
    Which of these phones would you recommend?
    thanks

    • Ricardo A.
      February 13, 2016

      Xiaomi doesn’t work with US band 4

  25. jessica
    January 30, 2017

    Does anyone know if Blackview Ultra A6 phones work with U.S. carriers? If so, which ones? I tried AT&T but it wouldn’t work and I already bought the phone..:( tia

  26. Guest
    January 30, 2017

    Does anyone know if Blackview Ultra A6 phones work with U.S. carriers? If so, which ones? I tried AT&T but it wouldn’t work and I already bought the phone..:( tia

  27. pixelzombie
    April 19, 2017

    The only Chinese phone I know of that is designed for the US market is

    The Ulefone Power 2.

    https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/03/ulefone-to-release-a-us-version-of-the-ulefone-power-2.html

  28. pixelzombie
    April 19, 2017

    The only Chinese phone I know of that is designed for the US market is

    The Ulefone Power 2.

    https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/03/ulefone-to-release-a-us-version-of-the-ulefone-power-2.html

  29. Gavin Mole
    May 25, 2017

    is there any chance we can get an updated guide for phones currently? thanks

  30. Gavin Mole
    May 25, 2017

    is there any chance we can get an updated guide for phones currently? thanks

  31. pixelzombie
    May 27, 2017

    http://willmyphonework.net

    You can use the site above to see what sort of coverage to expect with any phone. It seems that most of the Chinese phones only get 2G speeds.

    • Gavin Mole
      May 30, 2017

      thanks! yeah, cant find anything really!

      • pixelzombie
        July 18, 2017

        Check out gearbest.com. Do a search for global phones, they seem to have a better selection lately.

  32. pixelzombie
    May 27, 2017

    http://willmyphonework.net

    You can use the site above to see what sort of coverage to expect with any phone. It seems that most of the Chinese phones only get 2G speeds.

    • Gavin Mole
      May 30, 2017

      thanks! yeah, cant find anything really!

    • pixelzombie
      July 19, 2017

      Check out gearbest.com. Do a search for global phones, they seem to have a better selection lately.