Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – June 2018

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Summer is here and with it comes the need to get something new. If you were thinking about getting a brand new phone for under $100, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out what you can buy from China in the month of June, even if you are on a really tight budget!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Cubot J3 Pro

Cubot J3 Pro

The Cubot J3 Pro is one of the latest phones to hit the market and it does that with an appealing features to price ratio. While the phone doesn’t shine for its specs: MediaTek MT6739 CPU along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, the J3 Pro still comes with nice features such as Face ID, Android Go and a fingerprint scanner.

Other specs include a 5.5-inch 18:9 display, 13.0MP + 2.0MP rear camera combo, 5.0MP front camera and a 2800mAh capacity battery.



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.

3. Letv X522

LeTV Le S3 X522

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For those who are willing to fiddle with Android ROMS, the older LeTV X522 might be the best phone you can get for under $100. The smartphone is indeed powered by the good performing Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The smartphone also comes with a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 display, screen a 16.0MP rear camera, an 8.0MP selfie snapper and a 3000mAh battery.

4. Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Another great bang for the back for under $100 is 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.

5. Elephone A4

elephone A4

If you really need to follow the latest trends and want a top notch equipped device for less than $100, then the Elephone A4 is your best bet. The phone comes with a 5.85 inch 1440 x 720 display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The Elephone A4 packs an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP shooter for selfies, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is fueled by a 3000mAh capacity battery.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

This is it for the the month of June, 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. Johhny John
    June 5, 2018

    I don’t know how the other phones are working or the fact that I’m used with snappier phones, but my Umidigi A1 pro, seems slow compared to redmi 5 plus, note 4x.

  2. Elisha Bentzi
    June 6, 2018

    frequency bands for the next round, please.