Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – November 2017


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Here we are in the month of November, getting really close to our beloved winter holidays and the gifts that are possibly coming along with them. If you’re in the market to buy a really affordable device for yourself or somebody you know, then keep reading as we’re going to list the top 5 Chinese smartphones you can get for less than $100!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Leagoo KIICAA Mix

Leagoo KIICAA Mix

The Leagoo KIICAA Mix makes it on the list, replacing the less powerful VKworld Mix, as it can now be found for around $99.99. Leagoo’s handset is yet another “tri-bezel-less” device that’s fueled by a MediaTek MT6750T processor, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable).

The smartphones features a standard 5.5-inch FHD IPS display coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 13MP rear camera with F/2.0 aperture and another 13MP selfie snapper. Under the hood we find a 3000mAh capacity battery and Android 7.0 Nougat as OS. The KIICAA Mix supports 4G LTE connectivity, including Band 20.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Another 5.5-inch phone with top notch quality and software support is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. Xiaomi’s cheapest large-screen device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4hz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

Other specs include a 5.5-inch HD IPS display, a 13MP rear camera with F/2.2 aperture and PDAF, meanwhile at the front we find a 5MP F/2.0 shooter. The Redmi Note 5A packs a smaller 3080mAh battery, runs MIUI V9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports lots of 4G LTE networks all over the globe, including band 20.

3. Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

While the Xiaomi Redmi 4X actually costs slightly above the $100 mark, we believe that the phone is definitely worth the little extra. For the money you indeed get a more powerful (compared to the Note 5A) Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Xiaomi’s device also 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.

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Besides, the smartphone packs a massive 4100mAh battery and in its Global version supports a plethora of 4G LTE networks including band 20.

4. Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

We know it’s becoming a Xiaomi show, but it’s really hard to suggest anything else in this super low budget price segment. With the latest Xiaomi Redmi 5A you’re getting a good Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

In the camera department we find the same exact setup of the Redmi Note 5A, sporting a 13MP res rear shooter with F/2.0 aperture and a 5MP selfie snapper with an F/2.0 lens.

Connectivity wise, there’s support for most 4G LTE bands around the globe, but there’s no band 20, quite crucial in Europe.

5. Cubot Note Plus

Last but not least, we have a smartphone that’s half way between a 5″ and a 5.5er, we’re talking about the Cubot Note Plus with its 5.2-inch display. The handset packs relatively good hardware, going from the overclocked Mediatek MT6737T CPU to the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

Cubot’s Note Plus comes with a Sony Exmor 13.1MP rear camera sporting F/2.2 aperture and another 13MP shooter at the front for selfies. The smartphone also features a rear fingerprint scanner, a 2800mAh capacity battery and supports 4G LTE networks, with band 20 being among them.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

This concludes our November’s top 5 list. Did you guys find your next budget phone? Would you have suggested any other device? Let us know in the comments section below!

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