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


Best Chinese Phones $200

Following our top $100 with the best Chinese phones in the entry-level segment, we now have a look at some of the more “expensive” options that still cost less $200. Keep reading if you’re currently looking for your next mid-ranger!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 9 Pro

Best Chinese phones Redmi Note 9 Pro

We cannot avoid kicking off the list with the latest and greatest Redmi Note 9 Pro. The smartphone launched a couple days back comes with some impressive hardware such as the new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; along with at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

On the outside, the handset sports a quite large 6.67-inches FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a centered punch-hole accommodating a 16MP selfie camera. While on the back, it features a total of four cameras. These include a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the Redmi Note 9 Pro packs a huge 5,020mAh battery, which can be charged at a rate of 18W with the included charger and runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box

2. Realme 5 Pro

Realme Q Chinese Smartphones

Following Xiaomi’s sub-brand phone, we have the alternative coming from Oppo’s daughter company – the Realme 5 Pro. The device boasts 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.

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

3. Realme 5i

best chinese phones Realme 5

Moving on, also from Realme we have the Realme 5i which is a very interesting device for around $150. The handset is packed with the good old Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, along with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

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Camera wise, the device comes with a primary 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture; paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP sensor for portraits and another 2MP for macros. Meanwhile for selfies we find an 8MP snapper.

The Realme 5i is also a good option for those who want a larger display with its 6.5-inch panel and an extra large 5000mAh capacity battery to keep battery life above average.

Finally, the Realme 5i features an infrared emitter, an NFC module and runs ColorOS 6.1.2 based on Android 9.

4. Vivo U3x

Vivo U3

Coming at around $120, Vthe ivo U3X has also become a great option in this price range. The smartphone does indeed pack the quite good Snapdragon 665 CPU along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

We then find an averagely sized 6.35-inch Full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an 8MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top. Meanwhile on the back we have three cameras including a 13MP 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.

5. Lenovo Z6

Lenovo Z6

Finally, if raw power is everything you care about, the great performing Lenovo Z6 is a great deal for less than $200. The smartphone does indeed feature the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

Lenovo’s mid-ranger also boasts 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 $200

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

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