Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – December 2018

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Welcome back to our monthly rendezvous with the best smartphones you can get from China in the month of December. This list is made for those who only want 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 6A

As always, we have the cheapest and more recent Xiaomi option on the market to kick off the list – the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. The Redmi 6A is powered by powerful MediaTek Helio A22 CPU along with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (expandable).

The handset is then equipped with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, meanwhile cameras are 13MP on the back and a 5MP at the front. It has a battery capacity of 3000mAh and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.


Do you want a smartphone that looks like an iPhone at less than 1/10 the price? Then check out the latest UMIDIGI A3 Pro. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch display, an entry-level MediaTek 6739 chip paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that is expandable.

On the back of the device we find two cameras of 12MP and 5MP resolution and a Dual LED flash, while on the front there’s an 8MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

Finally, the smartphone packs a good sized 3300mAh battery,  runs Android 8.0 Oreo OTB and supports a large number of 4G networks.

3. Ulefone S10 Pro

Ulefone S10 Pro

Following the same notch trend we have the Ulefone S10 Pro. The smartphone features a 5.7-inch HD+ display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable).

There’s also a dual camera setup on the back of 5.0MP + 16.0MP resolution, meanwhile at the front we find an 8.0MP selfie snapper.

Ulefone’s S10 Pro comes with Android 8.1 Oreo, a fingerprint scanner and packs a decently sized 3350mAh capacity battery.

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4. Oukitel C12 Pro

The C11 Pro from Oukitel keeps its spot on the list for its ultra compact dimensions and affordable pricing at around $75. The handsets packs a 5.45-inch display and is powered by a MediaTek 6739 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

It does not lack a 8MP+2MP dual camera setup on the back, of course, along with a 2MP selfie snapper at the front.

Finally, the Oukitel C11 Pro packs a slightly bigger than average 3400mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

5. DOOGEE BL5500


If battery life is your main concern, the DOOGEE BL5500 might be what you’re looking for. Coming with a massive 5500mAh battery paired with a good MediaTek MT6739WA, the BL5500 should indeed bring at least 2 days of battery life.

The DOOGEE BL5500 also packs a large 6.18-inch so that you can enjoy videos and less demanding games, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD.

Other features include a fingerprint scanner, 13MP+8MP rear cameras and Android 8.1. Oreo out of the box.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

This is it for the the month of December, 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. Sefy Levy
    December 13, 2018

    Why isn’t the Vernee T3 Pro on this list? spec-wise it beats just about anything you have listed! and it’s WAY under the 100$ mark!

  2. Elisha Bentzi
    December 14, 2018

    umidigi a3 win due to all the bands that support.