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

Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 - October 2020

With winter holidays around the corner, you can already start looking for your next present which could come in the form of a smartphone. So, if you’re interested in finding one, here are the top 5 best Chinese phones you can buy for under $200.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Realme V3

Realme V3

Keeping its first spot on the list we have the rather powerful Realme V3. The smartphone does indeed feature the great performing MediaTek Dimensity 720, a CPU that is able to achieve over 300K points on AnTuTu. Along with the processor we also get 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; expandable through microSD.

As if that weren’t enough, the Realme V3 also equips a display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, though the 6.5-inch panel only sports HD+ resolution (720 x 1600).

For photography, the handset features a primary 13MP sensor, paired with a 2MP lens for macros and a 2MP portrait lens. Meanwhile for selfies we have an 8MP.

Finally, the icing on the cake is the large integrated battery with a capacity of 5020mAh with support for fast charging technology at 18W. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 5.0 LE.

2. Redmi Note 9


If you’re looking for a more affordable device around the $150, the the Note 9S. The smartphone comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display and is powered by the good MediaTek Helio G85 along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (still cheaper than the 64GB variant of the Note 9S).

Photography wise, we find a 48MP primary camera, along with a secondary 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile at the front we have a single 13MP snapper.

Finally the smartphone comes with a 5020mAh battery, support for 18W fast charging, an infrared emitter and even an NFC module.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Realme 7

Realme 7 best chinese phones

Next, we have the newly launched Realme 7 coming with a powerful Mediatek Helio G95 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

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The Realme 7 then packs a large 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate and 120Hz touch sampling rate. Meanwhile camera wise it sports a primary 64MP camera, along with an 8MP ultra wide, 2MP macro and 2MP B&W lens. For selfies we instead find a 16MP snapper.

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Finally, the smartphone is powered by an extra large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 30W fast charging, it also has an audio jack and NFC module.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

4. iQOO U1

Best Chinese Phones

Along with Redmi and Realme, to brands that have really focused their efforts in the mid-range category, another Chinese brand is quickly becoming a solid alternative in this price range. We’re clearly referring to the iQOO U1 coming from Vivo’s sub-brand which packs a powerful Snapdragon 720 CPU; coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The smartphone also features a large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a hole in the upper left corner, in which we have an 8MP selfie snapper. Moving onto the back we have a 48MP primary sensor, a secondary 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor

Finally, the smartphone is packed with a 4300mAh capacity battery and supports 18W fast charging.

5. Huawei P40 Lite

Finally, if you’re fan of EMUI or Huawei phones in general, the Huawei P40 Lite is the phone to consider under $200. The handset does in fact feature the powerful Huawei Kirin 810 CPU; along with 6GB of RAM and a whopping 128GB of internal storage (expandable through microSDXC).

This hardware fuels a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie snapper in the upper left corner. While on the other side we find 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.

The smartphone is fueled by a 4200mAh capacity battery with support for 40W fast charging and runs EMUI 10 out of the box.

If you’re on a tighter budget, check out our top $100 list!

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