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

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Were you looking for your next daily driver that won’t break the bank? Then look no longer. Here you’ll find the top 5 best Chinese phones that will set you back less than $200; keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 9S

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – April 2020

Let’s kick things off with Redmi’s mid-range option, the Redmi Note 9S, a.k.a the global version of the Note 9 Pro launched in India a month earlier. The smartphone from Xiaomi’s sub-brand packs a very good Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; along with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The new chipset then powers a large 6.67-inches FHD+ IPS screen with a centered punch-hole accommodating a 16MP selfie camera. On the back we instead find four cameras, including a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.

Autonomy wise, the Redmi Note 9S packs an enormous 5020mAh battery that supports fast charging technology a the maximum power of 18W. The device also runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box.

2. Realme 5 Pro

Realme Q Chinese SmartphonesThe Realme 6 Pro keeps its spot on the list as it still packs some rather impressive hardware for under $200. We do indeed find the powerful Snapdragon 712 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM (also available with 6GB) and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The 6 Pro also boasts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 16MP high res selfie snapper hidden in the notch. High resolution that we find on the back as well with a 48MP primary sensor, a secondary 8MP ultra wide shooter, a camera with telephoto lens and a macro lens.

Finally, the mid-ranger packs a good 4035mAh battery; supports 20W VOOC fast charging and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Huawei P40 lite E

best chinese phones Huawei P40 lite E

Launched back in March, the still very recent Huawei P40 lite E is now an interesting option for Huawei fans at around $165. The handset comes with the decently powerful Huawei Kirin 710F CPU, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSDXC).

Huawei’s P40 lite E then packs an averagely sized 6.39-inch display with HD+ resolution and a punch-hole camera in the upper left corner with a resolution of 8MP. Moving onto the back we have three cameras, including a 48MP primary with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor.

Huawei’s mid-ranger is fueled by a 4000mAh capacity battery and runs EMUI 9 out of the box.

4. Lenovo Z6

Lenovo Z6

Next have have what’s technically the most powerful smartphone on the list – the Lenovo Z6. The handset 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.

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

5. Cubot P40

best chinese phones Cubot P40

Last but not least, we have the just announced Cubot P40. Cubot’s budget phone comes with a Mediatek Helio P60 CPU along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable).

The handset then features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 20MP Samsung selfie snapper in the waterdrop notch at the top. The back cover instead offers a total of four cameras including a 12MP Sony IMX486 image sensor, a 5MP macro lens, an 8MP ultra wide and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the P40 by Cubot packs a 4200mAh that is actually removable, it runs Android 10 out of the box and – surprisingly enough – it sports an NFC chip for electronic payments and whatnot.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

best chinese phones $200

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1 Comment

  1. Timonius Voller
    May 14, 2020

    Would love to see a under 150$ best list