Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – December 2019

Best Chinese Phones under $200 2019

Here we are in December of 2019, which means this list could also be used a gift buying guide if you were looking to buy a present for yourself or anybody dear. So, with that in mind, let’s go check out what are the top 5 best Chinese phones under $200 for the month of December!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 8T

Redmi Note 8

The new and upgraded Redmi Note 8T replaces the “old” Redmi Note 8 as the handset now features a pretty handy NFC module. All the rest says the same, as does price, this means we have a large 6.3-inch display of Full HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and FHD+ resolution, for less than $200.

Powering Xiaomi’s mid-ranger we find the good Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD.

The Redmi Note 8 packs a 48MP main rear camera for extra sharp photos when the subject is well lit, while in darker scenarios the pixels are combined into larger 1.6um ones for better quality. We then have an 8MP secondary with ultra wide lens, a third 2MP sensor for macro shots and a fourth 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile at the front, we find a 13MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the smartphone packs a large 4000mAh capacity battery typical of the series and runs MIUI based on Android 9 Pie.

2. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Always from Xiaomi, we’ve another great option if you’re willing to “join the dark side”, this time represented by the controversial MediaTek Helio G90T CPU – we’re obviously talking about the Redmi Note 8 Pro. We say controversial because while the chipset performance isn’t discussed, some users have complained about it getting a little too warm. If that’s not an issue for you though, the Redmi Note 8 Pro brings an incredible price to performance ratio in the under $200 price range. For less than that you can indeed get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

The smartphone then features a large 6.53-inch screen and four rear cameras. These include a main 64MP sensor, a secondary 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a third 2MP camera for macro and finally a 2MP depth sensor. On the front we instead have a 20MP selfie snapper.

Redmi’s Note 8 Pro is fueled by large 4500mAh capacity battery and supports 18W fast charge technology.

3. Realme 5 Pro

Realme Q Chinese Smartphones

If you want to step up your game while sticking to Snapdragon, an interesting alternative from Oppo is the Realme 5 Pro. The smartphone does indeed pack a powerful Snapdragon 712 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM (also available with 6GB) and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The Realme 5 Pro then features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 16MP selfie snapper hidden in the notch at the top. Meanwhile on the back we find four rear cameras with a primary 48MP sensor, a secondary 8MP ultra wide shooter, a camera with telephoto lens and a macro lens.

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Finally, the smartphone is fueled by a large 4035mAh battery; supports 20W VOOC fast charging and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

4. Honor 9XBest Chinese Phones Honor 9X

Costing less than $200, the Honor 9X is another great option in this price range. The handset does indeed pack a powerful Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 810 CPU; along with a minimum 4GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage (expandable).

The smartphone then features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ display, a flagship grade 48MP Sony IMX582 Exmor RS image sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. While at the front we find a 16MP selfie snapper with a popup mechanism.

Finally, the Honor 9X comes with a large 4000mAh capacity battery and runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie.

5. Lenovo Z6

Lenovo Z6

With its price dropping below the threshold, the Leneovo Z6 earns a spot on the list. For less than $200 you can indeed get a great performing device fueled by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730; along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

Lenovo’s mid-ranger also packs an averagely sized 6.39-inch display of the AMOLED type with Full HD+ resolution. Meanwhile in the camera department we find a primary 24MP image sensor; paired with a 5MP ultra wide angle lens and an 8MP telefoto camera. On the front we instead have a 16MP shooter hidden in the notch.

The smartphone is powered by a 4000mAh capacity battery; supports 18W fast charge and runs ZUI 11 based on Android 9.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

Best Chinese Phones under $200 2019

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1 Comment

  1. newphoenix
    December 14, 2019

    and of course lenovo z5s