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


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Page 3 of our Top 10 4G LTE Chinese phones, with details of U.S carrier support!

Nubia Z5S LTE

nubia z5s review

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE Support: Unconfirmed.
  • U.S launch: Likely
  • Other: On sale in China now!

The Nubia Z5S LTE is the current flagship phone from ZTE’s premier phone brand here in China. From a design point the Z5S is very similar to the last generation Z5 (which is official available in the U.S), but the internals have see a vast update. The display on the Nubia Z5S LTE is a 5-inch 1080 model with a pixel density of 443ppi and 2.67mm bezels on either side. A rear 13 mega-pixel F2.0 camera has image stabilisation and a powerful 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB RAM run the show! The Chinese version of the Nubia Z5S LTE has up port for China’s TD-LTE Band 38/40 and FD-LTE Band 3, if the phone is launched stateside we should see more bands added.

Nubia Z5S Mini LTE

nubia-z5s-mini-7

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE Support: Unconfirmed.
  • U.S launch: Likely
  • Other: On sale in China now!

As the name suggests the Nubia Z5S Mini LTE is the smaller sibling of the 5-inch Z5S. The display is a smaller 4.7-inch 720p IGZO unit, there is micro SD card memory expansion, 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear, 5 mega-pixel front and 2300mAh battery.

Gionee Elife E7 LTE

yellow gionee elife e7

Highlights

  • U.S 4G LTE support: Unconfirmed.
  • U.S Launch: Unknown, 40 countries in Latin America and Africa confirmed.
  • Other: 16 mega-pixel camera, 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 800.

Gionee launched the flagship Elife E7 as a range topping smartphone with camera centric features. The phone is available in 3 version the top one getting 4G LTE and the 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 800 CPU. Other details include a very advanced 16 mega-pixel main camera, up to 32GB of storage built-in and a beautiful 5.5-inch 1080p display. The phone is impressive to say the least, but the 2500mAh battery is a real shame on such a beast of a phone!

Coolpad S6

coolpad s6 4glte

Highlights:

  • U.S 4G LTE support: Unconfirmed.
  • U.S Launch: Unknown.
  • Other: $320 price tag.

Launched yesterday as one of China’s first low-cost 4G LTE smartphones, the Coolpad S6 could also make it’s way elsewhere as a mid range device. The phablet boasts a 5.95-inch 720p display, 1.2Ghz Qualcomm processor, 2800mAh battery, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 2GB RAM. The CoolPad S6 will go on sale from the 24th of this month in China at just $320.

Honourable mentions

Phones which didn’t make the list purely because we don’t have enough info on them are the following;

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

We hope you are as excited as we are with all the new 4G LTE Chinese phones with U.S carrier support. We are probably going to see many more Chinese 4G LTE phones launch over the next few months with some exciting rivalry between Mediatek and Qualcomm powered devices so stay tuned for more Chinese 4G LTE phone news!

We would love you hear your views on Chinese 4G LTE phones, and what devices you would like to see in the future in the comments section below.

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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.