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


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Did you save some money by not traveling due to the current world epidemic? Or you simply saved up for your next daily driver? Then here’s a way to invest some of that cash in what’s the best specs to price ratio category for Chinese phones – the one under $200. Keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Realme V3

Realme V3

Let’s kick things off with what’s possibly the most powerful smartphone we’ve ever seen for under $200 – the Realme V3. How’s that so? Well, the handset features the incredibly powerful MediaTek Dimensity 720 which manages to achieve over 300K points on AnTuTu while still being affordable. The CPU is then paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; expandable through microSD.

The Realme V3 also manages to pack one of the fastest displays in this price range, with a refresh rate of 90Hz and touch sampling rate of 180Hz, though the 6.5-inch panel only sports HD+ resolution (720 x 1600).

Camera wise, the smartphone features a primary 13MP sensor, paired with a 2MP for macros and a 2MP portrait lens. Meanwhile for selfies we have an 8MP.

Finally, we find a large 5020mAh capacity battery with support for fast charging technology at 18W; a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 5.0 LE.

2. Redmi Note 9S

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – April 2020Another great option for under $200 is the latest mid-ranger from Redmi – the Note 9S. Specs on the handset include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

This hardware powers a large 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS screen with a punch hole at the center. Inside the punch hole is placed a 16MP selfie snapper, while on the back, we have four rear sensors. These include a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.

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

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Realme 6s

Realme 6s best chinese phones

The Realme 6s is the company’s more camera focused device as compared to the Realme V3 really focusing on performance and gaming. The smartphone is powered by the still very good and recent MediaTek Helio G90T; coupled with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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Realme’s 6s packs a large 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate and a 16MP selfie snapper in a punch hole in the upper left corner. The rest of the camera hardware comprises of a 64MP main camera; along with a 8MP ultra wide, 2MP macro and 2MP B&W lens.

The Realme phone is fueled by a 4300mAh battery with support for an exceptionally fast 30W charging, it also has an audio jack and NFC module.

4. iQOO U1

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Next, we have the latest iQOO U1. The mid-ranger from Vivo’s sub-brand packs some rather good specs such as the powerful Snapdragon 720 CPU coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Meanwhile on the outside we find a large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a hole in the upper left corner. Photography wise, we find an 8MP selfie snapper in the punch-hole just mentioned, while rear cameras include a 48MP primary sensor, a secondary 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor

Finally, the smartphone comes with a 4300mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging.

5. Huawei P40 Lite

Last but not least, the Huawei P40 Lite is a very interesting option for Huawei aficionados. The P40 Lite does indeed come with the powerful Huawei Kirin 810 CPU, along with 6GB of RAM and a whopping 128GB of internal storage (expandable through microSDXC).

At the front, we find a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie snapper in the upper left corner. Meanwhile on the back we have a total three cameras, these include a 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture; an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens.

Finally, the smartphone packs a 4200mAh capacity battery with support for 40W fast charging and runs EMUI 10.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

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