Tis the season to give and feel jolly, so why not brighten up someones winter with one of these great Android smartphone gift ideas for under $200.
We’re kicking off our Christmas gift ideas articles today with the best sub $200 Chinese smartphone deals we can find. If you are willing to spend a little more then keep your eyes peeled for our up coming list, and the same goes if you plan to spend less.
The JiaYu G4 has been on sale in various configurations for almost 2 years now, but is still a dependable and well made smartphone and one we are happy to recommend or even buy for someone this Christmas.
The JiaYu G4S is the top of the range version of the G4 with more powerful octacore MT6592 1.7Ghz processor, and 2GB RAM. Other features include a wonderful 4.7-inch 720hd display, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and dual SIM 3G.
Black and white version of the phone are available, and there are plenty of accessories for the phone too. It also ships with a large 3000mAh battery too.
- Buy JiaYu G4S at Everbuying for $198.54
- Buy the JiaYu G4S at Deal Extreme for $199.99
- Buy the JiaYu G4S at Focal Price for $199.99
To see the IUNI U2 on a list of Android phone gift ideas for under $200 is simply amazing! Up until just a few months ago the IUNI U2 was the flagship phone for IUNI, and is still one of the best spec phones for the money you can buy!
This is the only Snapdragon 800 phone on this list and is the phone to boast a 16 mega-pixel rear camera and all alloy machined body. This version of the U2 has 2GB RAM and a 4.7-inch 1080p display all for only $188, but if you can stretch your budget to a little more the 3GB RAM version is only slightly more expensive.
Remember the IUNI U2 is a flagship device with amazing hardware, so don’t expect stocks to last long. Also keep in mind the phone is 3G only and only supports Chinese and English languages.
The Cubot Zorro is Cubo’t first Qualcomm Snapdragon smartphone phone and is the first LTE phone to make it on to our list. This is a new device with a current retail price of $199.99, but chances are we will see discounts for the phone as the weeks go buy.
Cabot have given the Zorro FDD-LTE support, 1GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front and Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. As already mentioned this is an all new phone so we don’t have any hands on time for ourselves with the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note LTE
For lovers of larger phones then the Xiaomi Redmi Note might be the phone for you. With a 5.5-inch display it is the largest on this gift list so far and the second phone to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Redmi Note has 2GB RAM 13 mega-pixel main camera and large 3200mAh battery.
Like all Xiaomi phones the Xiaomi Redmi Note has a huge range of accessories available to it and comes with MIUI based on Android.
DOOGEE DG900 Turbo 2
The DOOGEE DG900 Turbo 2 is another all new phone which launched just recently. This device is very similar in design to the UMi Zero yet it costs over $100 USD less. Like the Zero, the DG900 is a stylish thin phone with glass panels front and rear and a high-end specification.
A 5-inch Gorilla Glass 3 panel is there to keep the 1920 x 1080 display safe, while a rear touch panel on the rear means you can use the phone easily with one hand. Other features include an octacore processor, 2GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel main camera.
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S
If the Redmi Note is too big for your tastes then the smaller 4.7-inch Xiaomi Redmi 1S is more up your alley. The design of the 1S hasn’t changed at all since the phone launched all those months back as the simple Xiaomi Hongmi. The 1s version does see a few changes though with a switch from a Mediatek processor to a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC.
Despite its name the Xiaomi Redmi comes in more than just red colour options.
iNew V3 Plus
Picking up where the popular iNew V3 left off is the iNew V3 Plus. The Plus is physically identical to the original but on the inside the quad-core processor has been replaced with an octacore MT6592 chipset.
Other goodies include a slim 6.4mm body, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 Kitkat. The only concern we have with the iNew V3 Plus is the rather small sub 2000mAh battery, so you might want to order a spare or two with it.
Huawei Honor 3C
Compared to some of the other phones on this list the Huawei Honor 3C is a little down below the rest of the field in terms of specification, but as a complete package the Honor 3C is still a great device. The Honor 3C is the phone that kicked off Huawei’s popular Honor series, and was one of the first big name phones to really take on Xioami at their own game.
Specifications for the Huawei Honor 3C include a quad-core MT6582 processor up to 2GB RAM, dual SIM support, 8 mega-pixel F2.0 Sony main camera, 5-inch 720p display and room for 32GB SD memory cards. The Honor 3C has been on sale for month now and there are plenty of stores offering this mid-range phone.
- Black 1GB RAM Huawei Honor 3C $178.99
- White 1GB RAM Huawei Honor 3C $178.99
- White 2GB RAM Huawei Honor 3C $199.99
Lenovo Golden Warrior A806
The Lenovo Golden Warrior might sound like a bit of a daft name, but this phone is as smart as they come. Highlight features include a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 Kitkat, 4G LTE, octacore processor, 2GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel camera, so pretty much everything on the phone is right where we expect it to be.
The black or white phone comes with Lenovo’s own UI skinned of the Android Kitkat OS and supports WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz , FDD-LTE 1800/2100 MHz and even does well as a selfie mobile thanks to the 5 mega-pixel front sensor.
Last but by no means least is the KingZone N3. Kingzone splashed on to the smartphone scene and have managed to grab a great number of Android fans with their well made and well prices phones. The KingZone N3 is the latest addition to their range and boasts 4G LTE as one of its main features.
To give LTE on a budget, KingZone have opted for the MT6582 quad-core chip mated to a MT6290 LTE modem. The phone also features a 5-inch 720p HD display and 1GB RAM. Specs for the phone show the front camera as an 8 mega-pixel and the rear 14 mega-pixel, but these figures are achieved by software tweaks, but still the phone is a compelling buy.
As always we would love to hear your views on the best sub $200 phones available, please feel free to leave links below. Also, keep posted for our up coming lists of phone gift ideas for under $150 and over $300.