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

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

After checking out the most affordable smartphones for under $100 in this page, we’ll now have a look at what’s probably the best price range for Chinese phones – the one between $100 and $200; keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Realme V3

Realme V3

Just like last month, the V3 from Realme is still the smartphone to get for under $200. Why? Well, for the aforementioned price tag you get a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 720 (over 300K points on AnTuTu); aided by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

The Realme V3 also manages to bring a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. Meanwhile for photography, the V3 adopts a primary 13MP sensor, paired with a 2MP lens for macros and a 2MP portrait lens. As for selfies, we find an 8MP snapper at the front..

Last but not least, Realme’s mid-ranger also boasts a large 5020mAh with support for fast charging technology at 18W, along with a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 5.0 LE.

2. Redmi Note 9


Coming from Realme’s fiercest competitor – Redmi – we have the quite good Note 9S. Redmi’s phone comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G CPU; along with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

The Redmi Note 9S then features a 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.

As for battery life, the smartphone packs a large 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.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Redmi 9

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

If you’re looking for something more affordable, the Redmi 9 selling at around $130 is also a great alternative. Redmi’s entry-level king does indeed come with some impressive features for its price, such as the four rear cameras, which include a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens, an 8MP sensor for depth data and a 5MP macro lens. Meanwhile at the front we find a single 8MP snapper.

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The smartphone is powered by the quite good MediaTek Helio G80, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable). There’s also a version with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and NFC for electronic payments and more.

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Finally, the Redmi 9 equips a 5020mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging, it has a 3.5mm audio jack and IR emitter.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

4. iQOO U1

Best Chinese Phones

Going back to something a little more “umph”, we have the iQOO U1 coming from Vivo’s sub-brand. The mid-ranger comes with a powerful Snapdragon 720 CPU; coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

We then find a large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a hole in the upper left corner for selfies at 8MP resolution. While on the back we find three cameras including a 48MP primary sensor, a secondary 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor

Finally, the iQOO U1 encases a 4300mAh capacity battery and supports 18W fast charging.

5. Doogee S88 Pro

Doogee S88 Pro

Last but not least, we have one of the most powerful rugged phones we’ve ever seen on the market – the Doogee S88 Pro. The tough phone is fueled by a good performing MediaTek Helio P70, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable).

The smartphone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 16MP selfie snapper at the top, while on the back we find three cameras consisting of a 21MP primary, an 8Mp ultra wide lens and a 8MP depth sensor.

Other features on the Doogee S88 Pro include an extra large 10000mAh battery, it’s IP68 waterproof and it features an NFC module.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

Finally, if you don’t like the rough looks of the Doogee S88 Pro, there’s a more subtle rugged phone with very interesting specs – the UMIDIGI Bison. This handset features a MediaTek Helio P60, four rear cameras with a 48MP primary, a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and an NFC module.

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

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