Autumn is closing in and with it the colder weather after this long and warm summer. So, what better way to celebrate it than with the purchase of a new brand phone? You don’t have a huge budget at your disposal? Do not worry, here we have the top 5 Chinese smartphones you can get for less than $100; let’s check them out!
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
1. Xiaomi Redmi 4A Pro
As in most of our under top under $100 lists, we’ll begin with a Xiaomi device – the Xiaomi Redmi 4A Pro. This compact 5-inch handset is powered by an efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A Pro also comes with an high resolution 13MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie snapper and a big (for the size) 3120mAh battery. The smartphone is available in a Global version so that means it supports 4G LTE on band 20 (among others), rather crucial in Europe; on the negative side there’s no fingerprint scanner, so you’ll be forced to use either a password or a pattern to unlock your phone.
2. AllCall Rio S
Next on the list we have the AllCall Rio S, a device which is currently on presale but should be delivering relatively good performance paired with a quite nice design. The AllCall Rio S will indeed feature a big 5.5-inch HD IPS display coated in 3D curved glass, a glossy back and two rear cameras of 8MP and 2MP resolution; the selfie snapper will be 2MP as well.
Under the hood we’ll find a MediaTek MT6737 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable through microSD. On the connectivity side we have support for 4G LTE networks, including band 20; the built-in battery has a capacity of 3200mAh.
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3. Uhans Note 4
Since we can’t list the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as it sells for more than $100, we’ll add the device that shamelessly gets the closest to it – the Uhans Note 4. Uhans’ smartphone is -according to the company itself – a clone of the more notorious Xiaomi handset.
The Uhans Note 4 comes with a fully laminated 5.5-inch HD IPS display, a MediaTek MT6737 clocked at 1.3Ghz, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable). On the back of the phone we get a 13MP shooter with LED flash, meanwhile at the front there’s a 5MP selfie camera.
Lastly, the Note 4 packs a big 4000mAh battery, runs Android 7.0 Nougat and works on most 4G LTE networks, with band 20 being among them.
4. Xiaomi Redmi 4X
If you can afford to spend some extra bucks, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X is probably your best bet in this price range. The smartphone ensure great performance and battery life thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
The Redmi 4X sports a 5-inch IPS HD display coated in 2.5D curved glass, a 13MP rear camera with F/2.0 aperture and a 5MP selfie shooter.
Besides, the smartphone also packs a massive 4100mAh battery and in its Global version supports a plethora of 4G LTE networks including band 20.
5. Cubot Magic
Last on the list we have the Cubot Magic – a.k.a. the soap bar phone. The handset does indeed feature a fully-curved design on all the edges and thus the resemblance to a bar of soap. The Magic sports a 5-inch HD display with a 3D curved glass coating and GFF full lamination on top, under the hood we instead find a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).
In the photo department the smartphone is equipped with a dual camera setup consisting of a main 13 MP shooter with F/2.4 aperture and a secondary 2MP sensor; the selfie snapper has a resolution of 5MP.
The Cubot Magic boasts a 2600mAh capacity battery, runs Android 7.0 Nougat OTB and works on LTE connected networks, band 20 included.
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
This concludes our top 5 under $100 list for the month of September. Do you guys agree with our picks or would you have chosen differently? Let us know in the comments below so that other people can read your suggestions!
Stay tuned for our under $200 and under $500 top 5s!