Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200 – March 2021


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While flagship phones are seemingly getting more expensive, mid-rangers appear to be getting better and better over the years, which makes them a better bang for the buck. With that in mind, let’s have a look at what are the best Chinese smartphones for under $200 currently on sale.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

1. Redmi Note 10

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The Redmi Note 10 launched a couple weeks back quickly enters our top five with its incredible hardware for just under $200. The Redmi phone is indeed equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 678; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

On the outside, we find a large 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and a 13MP selfie snapper in a punch-hole at the top. Meanwhile on the back we have four rear cameras including a 48 megapixel primary, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data.

The Redmi Note 10 packs a large 5000mAh capacity battery with support for 33W fast charging and runs Android 11 out of the box.

2. Realme 7

Next, we find the Realme alternative in this price range, the Realme 7. The smartphone comes with the powerful MediaTek Helio G95 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD). This hardware powers a large 6.5-inch FHD+ display sporting a high 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz.

Camera wise, the handset sports four rear cameras 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

Finally, the Realme 7 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 Smartphones for Under $200

3. POCO X3

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Following up, we have the POCO X3 which can now be found for under $200. The handset features a 6.67-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The POCO X3 is fueled by a powerful Snapdragon 732G; coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

As for photography, we have a 64MP main camera with a Sony IMX682 sensor, a 13 MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP camera for macro photos and a 2MP camera to capture depth of field data. At the front we find a single snapper with 20MP resolution.

Finally, the X3 brings a massive 5160mAh battery that can be recharged with a maximum power of 33W, which makes it one of the best gaming phones for the price. Additionally, there’s NFC as well.

4. Huawei P Smart 2021

Are you more of a photographer than a gamer? Then the Huawei P Smart 2021 might suit you better. The handset does indeed feature 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.

Inside the Huawei P Smart 2021 we find a good HiSilicon Kirin 710A; paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD). We then have a 6.67-inch IPS LCD  display with Full HD+ resolution.

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

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

5. Lenovo K12 Pro

Best Chinese Smartphones

Last but not least, we find the more affordable Lenovo K12 Pro at around $150. The smartphone packs a good Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The K12 Pro features a very 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, fueling the extra large display we find a 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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