Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – February 2018

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Looking for an affordable phone because you either don’t have a big budget at your disposal or you just don’t care about all the fancy features available on more expensive devices? Then keep reading as in this article you’ll find the top 5 Chinese smartphones you can get for under $100!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Let’s begin with the never dying Xiaomi Redmi 4X. The smartphone is a great option for those looking for a smaller device as it features a 5-inch display and impressive specs for the price, going from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU to the 2GB (or 3GB/4GB) of RAM and 16GB (or 32GB/64GB) of internal storage (expandable).

Camera wise, we find a 13MP rear shooter with F/2.0 aperture and a 5MP selfie snapper. The smartphone comes with a massive-for-the-size 4100mAh capacity battery, it does feature 4G LTE connectivity and in its Global version also supports band 20.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

If you still want to go Xiaomi on a budget and prefer a bigger 5.5-inch display, then the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is pretty much still a must buy in this price segment. Xiaomi’s handset comes with a good performing and efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU clocked at 1.4hz, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

Other specs include 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 3080mAh capacity battery, runs MIUI V9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports lots of 4G LTE networks all over the globe.

3. LeEco Cool1

LeEco Cool1


Alright, this one doesn’t actually cost less than $100 but we believe you should still add little extra cash and get one. The LeEco Cool1 is indeed an incredibly powerful device bang for the buck as it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The handset sports a 5.5-inch display and even boasts a dual rear camera setup with a main 13MP Sony IMX258 with F/2.0 aperture that can shoot 4K videos, meanwhile at the front we find an 8MP selfie snapper.

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The LeEco Cool1 is fueled by a large 4060mAh capacity battery and it supports various 4G networks, but band 20 isn’t among them.

4. Blackview S6

Blackview S6

The Blackview S6 earns a spot on the list for being – together with the Ulefone Mix 2 below – one of the cheapest 18:9 display aspect ratio phones currently on the market at just $99.99. The handset comes with a large 5.7-inch screen with 720 *1440 resolution and is powered by a Mediatek MT6737vwh quad-core CPU along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

Blackview’s S6 also sports a rear dual camera setup with a main 8MP shooter featuring an f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP selfie snapper, a big 4180mAh battery and runs Android 7.0 out of the box.

5. Ulefone Mix 2

Ulefone Mix 2

Just like the Blackview S6, the Ulefone Mix 2 is another budget-friendly smartphone featuring the trendy and probably more expensive to produce 18:9 display aspect ratio design. Where the company saved up is the internal hardware which consists of a MediaTek MT6737H paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable).

The screen is a 5.7-inch IPS with 1440×720 resolution and its covered in 2.5D curved glass. In the camera department we find a 13MP rear shooter with F/2.2 aperture, meanwhile at the front there’s an 8MP selfie snapper.

The Ulefone Mix 2 packs a 3300mAh capacity battery, runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and supports 4G LTE connectivity on various bands, including the 800Mhz.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

With these two trendy 18:9 full screen phones we conclude our top 5 list for the month of February. Let us know in the comments below if you’re going to buy any of the phones listed in the article or if you’d have suggested other options. Looking forward to reading your feedback!

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