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 in the month of September!
Top 5 Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
1. Redmi 7
Although being one of the oldest on this list, the Redmi 7 is still one of the best smartphones you can get for less than $100. The smartphone comes with some pretty good hardware for the price, including a large 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
The Redmi 7 also has a smaller, cheaper and younger sibling, the Redmi 7A. The more affordable device comes with a compact 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. Realme C2
Right after Xiaomi’s couple affordable phones, we find the alternatives from Oppo’s sub-brand, the Realme C2. The entry-level handset comes with a large 6.2-inch display of HD+ resolution and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot to increase the latter.
The Realme C2 packs two cameras on the back of 13MP and 2MP resolution, with the secondary only used to capture depth info. Meanwhile on the front we find a 5MP selfie snapper.
The smartphone is fueled by a 4000mAh capacity battery and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
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4. 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.
5. ZTE BLADE A7
Finally, at around $100 the ZTE Blade A7 is definitely a pretty good option to consider with its powerful MediaTek Helio P60 CPU powering it up. The smartphone then 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.
Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100
This is it for the the month of September, 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!