As always, after our top 5 Chinese smartphones under $100 list, comes the one featuring the best devices you can get for less than $200. In the top 5 of this month you’ll find some new entries and a few older glories. Keep reading to find your next mid-range phone!
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $200
1. Meizu M6 Note
Let’s start-off with the latest smartphone to hit the market present on the list – the Meizu M6 Note. The handset is pretty much the closest competitor to the best selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It features the same 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU and either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB or 64GB of internal storage respectively (the latter versions are above the $200 mark, though).
What differentiates the Meizu M6 Note from the Redmi Note 4 is the presence of a dual camera setup on the back of the phone. In addition to that the primary shooter also sports a wider aperture of F/1.9 (it’s F/2.0 on the Note 4), meanwhile the secondary camera is a 5MP with F/2.0 aperture. At the front we find a really high-res 16MP selfie snapper with the same F/2.0 aperture.
The Meizu M6 Note does come with a 100mAh smaller 4000mAh battery but we can overlook that. The smartphone supports pretty much every 4G LTE network, including band 20.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Speaking of the devil, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 makes its appearance on the top 5, once again. The handset still packs rather good hardware even a year after its official launch, with a power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 13MP rear shooter (either a Sony IMX258 or Samsung S5K3L8) with F/2.0 aperture which can shoot videos at 120fps, and a 5MP selfie snapper.
The smartphone packs a massive 4000mAh capacity battery that paired with the efficient CPU delivers outstanding autonomy; in the Global Edition the Note 4 supports a plethora of 4G LTE bands, with band 20 being among them.
3. Vernee Mars Pro
Back from last month’s top 5 we have the Vernee Mars Pro which was released earlier in June. The smartphone features the same beautiful design of the original Mars, with a clean look and a side-placed fingerprint scanner.
The Mars Pro also packs some good hardware, although it’s on the lower-end spectrum as far as performance is concerned. We indeed find a power efficient MediaTek Helio P25 clocked at 2.5Ghz, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).
Vernee’s handset boasts a 5.5-inch FHD display coated in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 13MP Sony IMX258 rear camera with F/2.0 aperture and a 5MP Samsung S5K5E2 selfie snapper. Lastly, the smartphone is equipped with a decently sized 3500mAh battery and supports most of the 4G LTE bands used in Europe: 1800, 2100, 2600 and 800MHz.
4. ZUK Z2
It’s really hard to say no to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 for less than $200, isn’t it? That’s why the ZUK Z2 is yet again among the best Chinese phones you can get for under $200. In addition to the powerful CPU, the handset is also equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The ZUK Z2 is on the smaller side sporting a 5-inch FHD display, meanwhile camera wise the smartphone packs a 12MP rear shooter with F/2.2 aperture and 120fps slow-mo video support; on the front we instead find an 8MP selfie snapper.
ZUK’s phone comes with a 3500mAh capacity battery and it can be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The Z2 also supports lots of 4G LTE networks but no band 20.
5. LeEco Le Pro 3 X722
Last but not least, we have a smartphone that most of you probably haven’t heard of in a while – the LeEco Le Pro 3 X722. Just like the previously mentioned ZUK Z2, also the Le Pro 3 packs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU along with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and it’s available for just $199.99 in some stores.
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch FHD display coated in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 16MP with F/2.0 aperture, 4K and 120fps video recording capability rear camera, and an 8MP selfie shooter with 1.4μm large pixels.
The LeEco Le Pro 3 X722 is equipped with a large 4070mAh battery and supports most 4G LTE networks around the globe, including band 20.
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $200
With the beautiful LeEco Le Pro 3 we conclude our top 5 under $200 list for the month of September. Are you guys interested in any of the smartphone we’ve put on the list? Let us know if that’s so and why in the comments section below!