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


Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

Is your smartphone overheating the heat of summer? Or is it simply too slow? Then consider upgrading to one of these top 5 best Chinese phones in the best bang for the buck price range – the one under $200; keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 9S

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Keeping its first place from last month we have the recently launched Redmi Note 9S. The quite affordable smartphone comes with the powerful (for the price) Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G under the hood; along with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The Note 9S by Redmi then features an extra large 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS screen with a punch hole at the center which encases a 16MP selfie camera. Meanwhile on the back we find four rear cameras including a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the Redmi Note 9S is fueled by a large 5020mAh capacity battery that supports fast charging technology at 18W and it runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box.

2. Redmi 9

Redmi 9

Next we have what we could consider the Note 9S’ little brother – the Redmi 9. The latest entry-level phone from the Chinese brand is a great option in the more affordable spectrum with a price tag of around $125. The smartphone comes with a 6.53-inch display and a notch at the top in which we find an 8MP selfie snapper. Incredibly enough we also find a total of four cameras on the back including a 13MP primary, 8MP ultra wide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor.

The Redmi 9 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 and is coupled with a minimum of 3GB of RAM (up to 6GB) and 32GB of internal storage (tops at 128GB).

Other specs on the phone include a large 5020mAh capacity battery; an USB Type-C port with 18W fast charging support and NFC.

3. Realme 5 Pro

Realme Q Chinese SmartphonesAs always, with Redmi phones also come the ones from their biggest antagonist – Realme. In this price range the Realme 5 Pro is one of the best handsets to get coming with a good Snapdragon 712 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM (also available with 6GB) and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

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The Real e5 Pro sports a smaller 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 16MP high res selfie snapper up in the notch. On the back we instead find a 48MP primary sensor, a secondary 8MP ultra wide shooter, a 2MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens.

Finally as far as autonomy is concerned, the mid-ranger packs a 4035mAh battery and supports 20W VOOC fast charging.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

4. Honor 9X

Honor 9X

With its price dropping below the $200 threshold, the Honor 9X has become a very good option in this price range. The smartphone does indeed feature the good Huawei Kirin 710F CPU, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSDXC).

We then find a 6.59-inch display with HD+ resolution, with the 16MP selfie snapper hidden in a pop-up mechanism. Moving onto the back we have a total three cameras, these include a 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture; an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor.

The smartphone is fueled by a 4000mAh capacity battery and runs EMUI 9.1 out of the box.

5. Lenovo Z6

Lenovo Z6

Finally, let’s wrap up the list with one of the most powerful handsets – the Lenovo Z6. Despite its age, the Z6 is indeed still performing very well with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 CPU; paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

The Lenovo Z6 then features a 6.39-inch display of the AMOLED type and Full HD+ resolution. Meanwhile camera wise we find a primary 24MP image sensor; paired with a 5MP ultra wide angle lens and an 8MP telefoto camera. Selfies are instead taken care off by a 16MP snapper.

To keep the lights up we have a 4000mAh capacity battery; there’s support for 18W fast charging and ZUI 11 based on Android 9 as the OS.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

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