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. Redmi 7
The Redmi 7 released in March can now be found for less than $100, which probably makes the undisputed king of this category. The smartphone does indeed come with some pretty exciting hardware for the price such as a high quality 6.26-inch panel with HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and a notch at the top.
The most interesting specs are inside though, we indeed have a rather good Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU, paired with a minimum of 2GB of 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD.
In the camera department we find a primary 12MP shooter paired with a secondary 2MP sensor to snap photos with bokeh effect. Meanwhile at the front we have an 8MP selfie snapper.
Finally, the Redmi 7 is powered by a 4000mAh battery and runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9.
2. Redmi Go
If you’re on extremely tight budget, you need a secondary phone or make a present for somebody dear to you, the super entry-level Redmi Go is probably the way to go. Xiaomi’s phone runs Android Go, a lighter and easier to run version of Google’s OS, 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/16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD and a 5-inch HD display.
Cameras include 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 is powered by a really good sized 3000mAh capacity battery to run Android Go.
3. Lenovo K9 Note
If you aren’t a fan of MIUI, then the Lenovo K9 Note is probably your best option. The handset packs a not too large 6-inch display with HD+ and a 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a good Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable).
In the camera department we find two rear shooters of 16MP and 2MP resolution, with the secondary used to capture depth data and add the bokeh effect, meanwhile at the front we find an 8MP selfie snapper.
Finally, the Lenovo K9 Note comes with a good sized 3760mAh capacity battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo OTB.
4. Blackview A60 Pro
The Blackview A60 Pro is the latest entry-level phone from Chinese phone maker Blackview. The handset comes with 6.1-inch HD+ display with a teardrop notch and is powered by a MediaTek Helio A2 coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).
Cameras on the A60 Pro include a main 8MP paired with a secondary 5MP. On the front we instead find a 5MP snapper.
Blackview’s phone comes with a good sized 4080mAh capacity battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie OTB.
5. UMIDIGI A5 Pro
Finally we conclude our list with the latest UMIDIGI A5 Pro, a smartphone that packs some hardware that would have been considered mid-range worthy not too long include. This includes a large 6.3-inch panel of Full HD+ resolution (yes, 1080 x 2280 px) and a good Mediatek Helio P23 paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage to power it up.
UMIDIGI did not skimp in the camera department either with a primary 16MP Sony IMX398 sensor, a secondary 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 (ultra wide) and a third 5MP sensor. While at the front we have a 16MP Samsung S5K3P3.
The UMIDIGI A5 Pro packs a large 4150mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie OTB.
Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
This is it for the the month of June, 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!