Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – January 2019

Best Chinese Smartphones

Hello and welcome to our first roundup of the best Chinese phones under $100 for the year 2019. If you’re looking for the most affordable device with good specs money can get you, then keep reading to find out what China has to offer!

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Xiaomi Redmi 6A

There’s almost no list on GizChina without a Xiaomi device and no, we do not get paid to put their phones in here; they’re just often the best you can get in every price range.

So, let’s start with the cheapest and more recent option released by Xiaomi for under $100 – 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.

2. Vernee T3 Pro

The Vernee T3 Pro is another really interesting entry-level handset coming with a 5.5-inch display sporting HD+ resolution (1440 x 720) and is powered by a MediaTek 6739 quad-core CPU along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is, of course, expandable.

On the back of the phone we find a 13MP main camera accompanied by a 2MP secondary to get photos with the bokeh effect, meanwhile at the front we find a 5MP selfie snapper.

Vernee’s budget phone is fueled by a 4000mAh battery, sports a fingerprint scanner on the rear and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

3. LeEco LeTV Le 2 X526

If you don’t need a phone that follows all the fancy new trends like top notches, glass back and dual cameras, the LeEco LeTV Le 2 X526 is now an incredible bang for the buck at less than $100.

Gizchina News of the week

The smartphone is indeed powered by a good Snapdragon 652 CPU, it sports a 5.5-inch FHD resolution screen, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The camera we find onboard is a 16MP on the back, meanwhile on the front we find an 8MP selfie shooter.

Other specs include a full metal unibody, dual SIM support, USB Type-C, 3000mAh battery and a rear fingerprint scanner.


looking for an iPhone clone for less than 1/10 the price? Then recently launched UMIDIGI A3 Pro might be your pick. 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.

5. DOOGEE BL5500


Finally, if battery life is all you’re after, the DOOGEE BL5500 is definitely a good option. 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 January, 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!

Previous DOOGEE officially revealed the 5G module for the upcoming S90 phone
Next Samsung had a 5G smartphone prototype exposed at CES 2019