Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $500 – April 2020

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500 – April 2020

Welcome back to our top 5 roundup for the month of April. As always, here we’ll be checking out the best Chinese phones currently on the market for under $500. Which means this is the best place to find your next flagship phone; keep reading!

1. Realme X50 Pro

Realme X50 Pro

Let’s kick things of with the latest Realme X50 Pro. The new flagship phone comes with some incredible specs for the price, including the modern and most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU; along with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The Realme X50 Pro then features a large 6.44-inch display of the AMOLED type with Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile in the camera department we find a 64MP primary shooter coupled with an 8 MP ultra wide angle lens, a 12MP telephoto camera (x2 optical) and a 2MP B&W sensor. Meanwhile in the punch-hole at the front we find two cameras of 32MP and 8MP (ultra wide) resolutions.

Finally, Realme’s flagship packs an averagely sized 4200mAh capacity battery with support for 65W fast charging, NFC and runs Realme UI based on Android 10.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

2. Redmi K30 Pro

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Following the Realme X50 Pro, we have what’s basically Redmi’s alternative – the Redmi K30 Pro. The smartphone does indeed come with very similar hardware, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

The handset also brings an extra large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and no notches or punch-holes; with the 20MP selfie snapper hidden in a motorized pop-up mechanism. Moving onto the back, we find a total of  While in the camera department we have find a total of four cameras, including a primary 64MP sensor, paired with a 5MP telephoto lens, a 12MP ultra wide angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, Redmi K30 Pro is fueled by a quite bit 4700mAh capacity battery with support for 33W fast charge and runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

3. Vivo iQOO Pro

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Albeit not too recent, the iQOO Pro from Vivo is still a very interesting option if you want solid performance while saving some bucks. The handset features the still very good Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (UFS 3.0).

The smartphone then boasts an averagely sized 6.41-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 12MP camera hidden in the notch at the top. On the back, we instead find a total of three cameras which include a 48MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra wide angle and a 2MP depth sensor.

The Vivo iQOO Pro, features NFC, packs a large 4500mAh capacity battery and supports Ultra Fast Charge at 44W.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

4. OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T

Just like the iQOO Pro, the OnePlus 7T is another great alternative if you’re ok with boasting last year’s flagship CPU and save money. The smartphone is indeed now available below $500 while equipping the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage.

The handset also shines for its large 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate. While in the camera department we have a primary 48MP sensor, paired with a 12MP telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra wide angle camera. On the front, selfies are taken care off by a 16MP sensor.

Finally, the OnePlus 7T  is fueled by a 3800mAh capacity battery with support for 30W fast charge and runs Oxygen 10 based on Android 10.

5. Huawei Nova 6

Huawei Nova 6

Last but not least, if you like EMUI o Huawei phones in general, the Honor Nova 6 could be avery good option. The handset packs some of the best hardware available at Huawei such as the powerful HiSilicon KIRIN 990 built on a 7nm manufacturing process; along with it we then find 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Huawei Nova 6 packs a large 6.57-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and dual punch-hole cameras in the upper left corner. These cameras have resolutions of 32MP and 8MP with the secondary featuring an ultra wide angle lens. On the back of the device we instead find three shooters of 40MP, 8MP telephoto and 8MP ultra wide angle.

Finally, the Nova features a 4100mAh capacity battery with support for Huawei Super Fast Charge at 40W and runs Android 10 out of the box.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500 – April 2020

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1 Comment

  1. RickTheDick
    April 22, 2020

    Why is the x50 better than the k30 pro? I think the k30 pro is the best especially for 399$