Is your daily driver getting too slow? Or you simply want a more powerful handset with lots of new features without breaking the bank? Then keep reading as here we’ll be listing the 5 best Chinese smartphones for under $200!
Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200
1. Redmi Note 10
The recently launched Redmi Note 10 is still one of the best smartphones you can currently buy for less than $200. Xiaomi’s sub-brand phone packs a relatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 678; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable via microSD).
As if that weren’t enough, you also get a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400; something you could only have dreamed of in the previous years.
As for photography, the handset features four rear cameras including a 48 megapixel primary, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data, while for selfies we have a single 13MP selfie snapper in a punch-hole at the front.
Finally, the icing on the cake is the large integrated 5000mAh capacity battery which will bring a great battery life. Other specs include support for 33W fast charging and Android 11 out of the box.
2. Realme 7
Following the Redmi Note 10, we have the Realme 7. The mid-ranger by Realme is a great performer thanks to its MediaTek Helio G95 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).
Display wise, while still sporting an IPS 6.5-inch FHD+ screen, it boosts to a 90Hz high refresh rate with the touch sampling rate topping at 120Hz.
In the camera department we find four shooters including a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white sensor. For selfies we have a single camera with 16MP resolution.
Finally, the Realme 7 also manages to pack a large 5000mAh battery and there’s support for fast charging technology at 18W; along with a 3.5mm audio jack and NFC.
Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200
3. POCO M3
If you’re looking for something more affordable, the POCO M3 is a great alternative for around $130. The smartphone is indeed powered by the decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 662; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The POCO M3 features a large 6.53-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) with a notch at the top that encases a 8MP snapper. Meanwhile on the back we find three rear cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 2MP for macros and 2MP depth sensor.
Last but not least, the handset brings a massive 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging.
4. POCO X3
Yet again from the brand that clearly dominates this price range – POCO – we have their POCO X3. The handset comes with some rather impressive performances due to its powerful Snapdragon 732G coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The X3 then features a 6.67-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.
Photography wise, 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 POCO X3 won’t easily die on you with its large 5160mAh battery that can be charged at 33W. The smartphone also feature a 3.5mm audio jack, infrared emitter and NFC.
5. Huawei P Smart 2021
Last but not least, if you value photography over performance, the Huawei P Smart 2021 is probably the smartphone to go for. Huawei’s phone features a 48MP main camera, paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile for selfies we have an 8MP snapper at the front.
The Huawei P Smart 2021 is powered by the mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 710A SoC; paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD).
Finally, the handset features a large 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, it’s fueled by a large 5000mAh capacity battery and it sports NFC.