Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – July 2019

Best Chinese Smartphones 2019

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

Let’s start things off with the Redmi 7, Xiaomi’s entry-level phone released back in March which can now be found for less than $100. The smartphone comes 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 7A

redmi 7a

Following the Redmi 7, we have its little brother, the more affordable Redmi 7A. The smaller phone comes with a 5,45-inch display of HD+ resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 439 CPU coupled by up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable).

The smartphone comes with a single 13MP rear camera, while on the front with find a 5MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the Redmi 7A packs a large 4000mAh capacity battery and runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.

3. Lenovo K9 Note

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).

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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. ZTE Blade A7

ZTE Blade A7

At around $100 the latest ZTE Blade A7 is also a pretty good option with its good MediaTek Helio P60 CPU powering it up. The smartphone the features a 6.09-inch of HD+ display (720 x 1560) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

ZTE’s phone comes with a single rear camera with a resolution of 16MP and f/1.8 aperture. While in the notch at the front we find an 8MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the ZTE Blade A7 is fueled by a 3200mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.



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 July, 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!

Check out our top 5s below $200 and $500 over here!

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