Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – May 2018

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It’s become really hard to suggest anything budget-friendly that doesn’t come with a Xiaomi moniker these days. So, our list isn’t going to be one of the most exciting ones, but one that will possibly help you get a good working & powerful device. Let’s now check out what the month of May has in store for us for less than $100!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Let’s begin with that’s probably the best bang for the back for under $100 at this time – the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. This very affordable device comes with 5-inch HD display, a power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Cameras are 13MP on the back and 5MP at the front, meanwhile battery capacity tops at 3000mAh, which should be plenty enough for a day of heavy use. The smartphone is also available in a Global version for the readers living outside of China.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Redmi 5A’s 5-inch display isn’t big enough? Then get the next in line as far as screen size goes, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. The smartphone does indeed come with a larger 5.5-inch display while being powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

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 and is available in a Global version for less than $100.

3. Xiaomi Redmi 5

If you’re willing to spend a little extra for the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is your best bet. Xiaomi’s entry-level phone comes with a 5.7–inch HD+ display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

On the Redmi 5 we find a 12MP rear shooter with F/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP selfie snapper at the front.

Finally, the handset is fueled by a 3300mAh capacity battery and is available in a Global version with 4G network support for most countries-

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If you’re a little more adventurous and are willing to sacrifice CPU power efficiency for more RAM, then the MediaTek 6739 powered UMIDIGI A1 Pro might be for you. The handset does indeed come with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage along with a 5.5-inch HD+ 18:9 display.

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro is also equipped with a main 13MP rear shooter with F/2.0 aperture accompanied by a secondary 5MP rear sensor and a 5MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the smartphone packs a good sized 3150mAh battery, runs Android 8.0 Oreo OTB and supports a wide variety of 4G LTE networks.

5. China Mobile A3S

China Mobile A3S

Finally, if you want a smartphone at the price of a feature phone, then check out the China Mobile A3S. This super affordable handset will only set you back around $60 while featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (also expandable).

The A3S comes with a smaller 5.2-inch display with HD resolution and a 5MP OmniVision OV5670 selfie snapper with F/2.0 aperture above it, meanwhile on the back we find an 8MP image sensor. The smartphone is fueled by a 2800mAh battery and features Android 7.0 Nougat OTB.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

This is it for the the month of May, we hope you found your next budget phone among our selection. If you didn’t and you’d like to suggest other devices, please let us and everybody else know in the comments section below!

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1 Comment

  1. rav6783
    May 10, 2018

    good one