Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $500 – February 2021


Best Chinese Phones for Under $500 – February 2021

With flagship phones getting more expensive every year, it’s become a hard task to find any under the $500, but that doesn’t mean you should spend more. In this top 5 you’re indeed going to find some of the best Chinese phones in the price range between $200 and $500; keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

1. OPPO Reno 5 5G

OPPO Redno 5 5G

Let’s start off with the recently launched OPPO Reno 5 5G, a very interesting device that focuses on photography for under $500. The smartphone comes with four rear cameras including a main 64MP Sony IMX686 image sensor, paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile for selfies we have a 32MP selfie snapper.

The Reno 5 5G integrates a powerful Snapdragon 750 CPU with 5G functionalities; 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable). We then find a relatively compact 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate.

Other specs include a 4300mAh capacity battery, 65W fast charging, 3.5mm audio jack and Android 11 out of the box.

2. Xiaomi Mi 10T

Xiaomi Mi 10T

Next, we have the Xiaomi Mi 10T powered by last year’s flagship SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The powerful CPU, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage fuels a 6.67-inch FHD+ panel with an extra high refresh rate of 144Hz.

As for photography, the Mi 10T by Xiaomi brings a main 64MP sensor, paired with a 13MP ultra wide lens and a 5MP macro camera. For selfies we have  a single 20MP snapper.

Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 10T encases a large 5000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging; along with NFC and an IR emitter.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

3. Realme 7 5G

OPPO Redno 5 5G

Coming from Realme, we have the powerful yet affordable Realme 7 5G. The smartphone packs the quite good MediaTek Dimensity 800U CPU; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

This hardware fuels a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display sporting Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch response rate. For photos we find a punch-hole at the front for the 16MP selfie snapper; meanwhile on the back, we have a main 48MP camera, paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens, 2MP B&W sensor and a 2MP macro lens.

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Finally, the Realme Q2 boasts a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for a 30W fast charging, it has an audio jack and NFC functionalities.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $500

4. Honor Play 4 Pro

Best Chinese Phones

If you’re a fan of the Huawei or Honor brands, then the Honor Play 4 Pro is a great option to consider. Honor’s last year flagship is with some high-end camera hardware including a primary 40MP Sony IMX600 large size sensor with f/1.8 aperture paired with an 8MP 3X periscope camera; both featuring OIS (optical image stabilization). For selfies, we have a 32MP selfie snapper and a secondary 8MP ultra wide lens.

The Honor Play 4 Pro also brings great performances with the powerful Huawei Kirin 990 chipset; coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable).

Fueling the smartphone we find a 4200mAh capacity battery with support for 40W fast charging and NFC functionalities.

5. Ulefone Armor 10 5G

Finally, if you’re looking for a rugged phone, the Ulefone Armor 10 5G is the smartphone to buy if you value toughness more than anything else while still expecting an above average user experience.

The Armor 10 5G does indeed pack a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable).

We then find a large 6.67-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie snapper at the front. Meanwhile on the back we have a main 64MP sensor, paired with an 8MP ultra wide, a 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensors.

Other specs include a large 5800mAh capacity battery with support for 15W wireless charging and NFC features.

Check out our sub $200 list if you’re on a tighter budget!

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