Looking for an affordable phone because you either don’t have a big budget at your disposal or you just don’t care about all the fancy features available on more expensive devices? Then keep reading as in this article you’ll find the top 5 Chinese smartphones you can get for under $100!
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
1. Xiaomi Redmi 6A
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A launched back in June of 2018 isn’t the most recent phone on this list but it is still a pretty impressive device to get for less than $100. For the price you indeed get a good MediaTek Helio A22 CPU along with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (expandable).
The handset then equips a relatively small 5.45-inch HD+ display, with a 5MP selfie snapper above it. Meanwhile on the back we find a single rear shooter of 13MP.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes with a 3000mAh capacity battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
2. Leagoo M13
Powered by the same MediaTek Helio A22, the latest Leagoo M13 is another option worth considering. The handset does indeed feature a more trendy tear drop notch design on a 6.1-inch display. Along with the Helio A22 CPU we find 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD.
Other specs include an 8MP + 5MP dual cameras setup on the back to snap photos with a bokeh effect, meanwhile at the front we have a 5MP snapper.
The Leagoo M13 is powered by a 3000mAh capacity battery and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box.
3. Elephone A6 Mini
Another device that follows all the trends of the time. Meaning a tiny notch at the front, “full screen” design and two rear cameras, is the Elephone A6 Mini.
Elephone’s latest compact phone comes with a 5.71-inch display surrounded by relatively thin top and size bezels, with the small water drop notch hiding a 16MP selfie snapper. Moving onto the back we instead find a 16MP+2MP combo with the secondary used to create a low depth of field effect.
The Elephone A6 Mini is also powered by the good MediaTek Helio A22 along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD.
Finally, the smartphone comes with a 3180mAh capacity battery and runs ANdroid 9.0 Pie out of the box.
4. Redmi Go
If the options above are still too pricey and big for your taste, then check out the smaller and more affordable Redmi Go. As the name suggests, 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.
In the camera department we find a single 8MP shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture meanwhile at the front we have a 8MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture.
The smartphone features a compact 5-inch HD display and is powered by a really good sized 3000mAh capacity battery to run Android Go based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
5. Doogee S40
Finally, if you are looking for a rugged phone, the recently launched Doogee S40 might be your best pick. The handset powered by a MediaTek MT6739 CPU along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage does indeed sport a tough body within which we find a compact 5.5-inch display.
The Doogee S40 does also pack two rear cameras of 8MP and 5MP resolution, while at the front we find a single 8MP selfie snapper.
The rugged phone then comes with a pretty big battery pack of 4650mAh so that you don’t run out juice in the wild and runs the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
This is it for the the month of April, we hope you found your next budget phone among our selection. If you didn’t and you’d like to suggest other Chinese smartphones, please let us and everybody else know in the comments section below!