Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – July 2018

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Welcome back to our monthly rendezvous with the best smartphones you can get out of China for the month of July. This specific list is made for those who are willing to spend up to $100 but still want a great device that will suffice for most user scenarios; keep reading!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Albeit a tiny bit outdated now and overcome by the latest Redmi 6A, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is still one of the best budget phones sporting an extremely efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The Redmi 5A is equipped with a 5-inch HD display, meanwhile cameras are 13MP on the back and a 5MP at the front, with battery capacity topping 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 6A

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

If you’re filling to go the MediaTek route, then the Xiaomi Redmi 6A is right up your alley. Xiaomi’s latest entry-level phone is powered by MediaTek A22 quad-core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

The handset then boasts a 5.45″ IPS 720 x 1440 (HD+) 18:9 display, a 13MP rear shooter with F/2.2 aperture and dual LED flash, and a 5MP selfie snapper with F/2.4 aperture.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with a good sized 3000mAh capacity battery and runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

3. Letv X522

LeTV Le S3 X522

For those who are willing to fiddle with Android ROMS, the older LeTV X522 might still 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.

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4. Cubot Nova

cubot nova

Cubot’s Nova is the company’s entry-level phone that comes with a whopping 3GB of RAM, which is usually hard to find in this price range. Other specs include the decent MediaTek 6739 quad-core CPU, 16GB of internal storage (expandable) and a 5.5-inch 1440×720 18:9 display.

The Cubot Nova also comes with a 13MP rear shooter, an 8MP selfie camera, a fingerprint scanner on the back, a 2800mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

5. Elephone A4

elephone A4

Finally, 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 July, 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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