Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – January 2020


Best Chinese Phones

New year, new phone? Well, if you were already thinking about getting a brand-new handset, our top 5 will give you some great options among the best Chinese phones in the price segment with the highest specs to price ratio: the one under $200. Let’s have a look!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the most powerful (if not THE most powerful) smartphones you can get for less than $200. The handset is indeed fueled by the great performing MediaTek Helio G90T, which – as benchmark fans will probably know – scores over 280k points on AnTuTu; along with the CPU we then find 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

The smartphone also 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.

FInally, Redmi’s Note 8 Pro packs a large 4500mAh capacity battery and supports 18W fast charge technology.

2. Vivo U3

Vivo U3

As it can now be found for less than $200, the Vivo U3 has also become a great option in this price range. The smartphone does indeed feature a powerful Snapdragon 675 CPU along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

We then find an extra-large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 16MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top. Meanwhile on the back we have three cameras including a 16MP main, an 8MP secondary with ultra wide lens and a third 2MP depth sensor for portraits.

Finally, the smartphone packs a quite large 5000mAh capacity battery and runs Funtouch 9.1 OS on Android 9.

3. Realme 5 Pro

Realme Q Chinese Smartphones

Another great option for the price is the Realme 5 Pro. Oppo’s sub-brand phone does indeed boast a powerful Snapdragon 712 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM (also available with 6GB) and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

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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.

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

It almost sounds too good to be true, but the Honor 9X with the powerful Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 810 CPU can now be found for less than $200; thus making it a must-buy, even more so for EMUI / Huawei fans. Along with the SoC we have 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

Just like the Honor 9X, the Leneovo Z6 costing less than $200 is also a great deal considering that it packs the very good Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, this time paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

Lenovo’s mid-ranger also features 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

Check out our sub $100 list if you’re on a tighter budget!

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