Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – February 2019

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Welcome back to our monthly rendezvous with the best Chinese smartphones you can get from the asian country in the month of February. 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 pretty much always on GizChina (we don’t get paid for it), let’s kick off the list Xiaomi device, which in this case is the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. The handset 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. Redmi Go

Redmi Go

If you want to stick to Xiaomi phones while spending as low as possible (below $80), the recently launched Redmi Go might be your best bet. As the name would imply, the smartphone runs Google’s Android Go OS, a lighter and easier to run version of Android. Because of that the handset doesn’t need particularly strong hardware, in fact we find a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD.

Photography wise, we find a single 8MP shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture meanwhile at the front we find another 8MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture.

The smartphone features a compact 5-inch HD display and is powered by a good sized 3000mAh capacity battery to run Android Go based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

3. Meizu M8

Meizu M8

The recently launched Meizu M8 enters the list with its price tag of around $100. Meizu’s latest entry-level phone comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 coupled with a nice 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal that is expandable.

The M8 features two cameras of 13MP and 5MP resolution on the back, meanwhile at the front we find a single 5MP snapper with f/1.9 aperture.

Meizu’s phone packs a good 3100mAh capacity battery, supports Bluetooth 5.0 LE and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

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4. 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.

5. 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.

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.

Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

Best Chinese Smartphones

This is it for the the month of February, 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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