Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $100 – January 2020


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Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $100 – January 2020
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Welcome back to our first top 5 for the year 2020. As always, in this edition we’ll be checking out the best Chinese phones you can get for less than $100. Interested? Then keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $100

1. Redmi 7

At almost at year from its unveiling, the Redmi 7 is still one of the best smartphones you can get from China for less than $100. The smartphone does indeed pack the still very good Snapdragon 632 CPU, along with a maximum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

The handset then features a 6.26-inch panel with HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and a notch at the top. Camera wise, the device equips 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 8A

Best Chinese Phones for Under $100

If you want a more recent device just for the sake of it and you value battery life over performance, the Redmi 8A is another very good entry-level alternative coming with a large 6.22-inch HD+ display and powered by a super efficient Snapdragon 439 CPU.

In the camera department we find a single but good 12MP shooter, a Sony IMX 363 image sensor with F/1.8 aperture. Meanwhile at the front we have an 8MP selfie snapper.

But the best selling feature of the device is the autonomy. The Redmi 8A does indeed come with a massive 5000mAh capacity battery. This paired with the efficient CPU could bring 2 days or more of use time.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $100

3. Vivo U1

vivo u1

Next we have another device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, the Vivo U1. The smartphone also features a 6.2-inch of HD+ display (720 x 1520) and a 19:9 aspect ratio.

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The Vivo U1 does come with two rear cameras though. Including a primary 13MP shooter paired with a secondary 2MP sensor. On the front, we have a single 8MP snapper for selfies.

Vivo’s entry-level phone packs a 4030mAh battery and runs Funtouch 4.5 OS based on Android 8.

4. Huawei Honor Play 3e

Huawei Honor Play 3e 

Meanwhile if you’re a Huawei / Honor admirer and you like EMUI, the Honor Play 3e isa very good all-around device for just less than $100. The handset comes with a compact 5.71-inch display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

The smartphone also features a main rear camera with 13MP resolution and a f/1.8 wide aperture lens. Meanwhile at the front we find a 5MP selfie snapper.

Huawei’s entry-level phone is fueled by a 3020mAh capacity battery and runs EMUI based on Android 9.

5. Oukitel WP5

Oukitel WP5

Last but not least, for those who need a rugged phone we have the recently launched Oukitel WP5. Oukitel’s device comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio A22, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

The smartphone also packs a total of three cameras including a primary 13MP sensor, 5MP secondary and a third 2MP sensor. For selfies, we instead have a single 5MP snapper.

Finally, the smartphone comes with a massive 8000mAh capacity battery and runs Android 9.0 out of the box.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $100

Best Chinese Phones

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