Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – February 2021


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With technology getting cheaper over the years, smartphones below $200 are becoming always more interesting. They do indeed provide a smooth user experience, while costing a fraction of high-end phones. So, if you’re looking for a device in this price range, here are the top 5 best Chinese phones currently on the market!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 9T

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The recently launched Redmi Note 9T is one of the best smartphones for under $200. Redmi’s handset comes with a powerful a Mediatek Dimensity 800U SoC; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

This hardware feeds a large 6.53-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and packs three rear cameras with a 48 megapixel primary, 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data. On the front we find a single 13MP snapper.

Meanwhile providing the fuel we have an extra large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging and there’s a NFC for mobile payments and more.

2. Realme 7

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Although it’s not as powerful as the Redmi Note 9T, the Realme 7 is a good option for those focused more on photography. The smartphone does indeed feature a total of four cameras on the back including a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white sensor. Meanwhile at the front we find a 16MP selfie snapper

Powering the Realme 7 we find a MediaTek Helio G95 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD), with the 6.5-inch FHD+ display sporting a high 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz.

As for battery life, the Realme phone encases a large 5000mAh juice pack with support for fast charging technology at 18W; it also has a 3.5mm audio jack and NFC.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Huawei P Smart 2021

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Just like the Realme 7, the Huawei P Smart 2021 is a great phone if you’re into photography. The camera setup includes a primary 48MP shooter, paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies we find an 8MP front camera.

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The Huawei P Smart 2021 is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 710A, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD. We then find a 6.67″ IPS LCD  display with Full HD+ resolution.

The smartphone is fueled by a large 5000mAh capacity battery, runs EMUI 10.1 on top of Android 10 and it features NFC

4. POCO M3

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With a starting price of around $130, the POCO M3 is a great alternative for those of you trying to save some extra money. Hardware wise, we still find a very good performing Qualcomm Snapdragon 662; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The M3 also features a large 6.53” IPS display with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels). Meanwhile for photography we have three rear cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 2MP for macros, 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP selfie snapper at the front.

Finally, the smartphone brings a massive 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging. We also have NFC for mobile payments and more.

 

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

5. Lenovo K12 Pro

Lenovo K12 Pro

Last but not least, we have what’s basically the Lenovo alternative to the POCO M3 – the Lenovo K12 Pro. The smartphone is indeed powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 662; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The Lenovo K12 Pro features an extra large 6.8-inch display with HD+ resolution and a punch hole in the upper left corner for the 16MP selfie snapper. Meanwhile on the back we find a 64MP main camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP sensor for depth data.

Finally, the handset packs another massive 6000mAh capacity battery with 20W fast charging support.

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

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