Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – May 2021

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100 – May 2021

Looking for an affordable phone because you don’t have a big budget or you simply don’t care about all the fancy features available on more expensive devices? Then keep reading as here you’ll find the top 5 best Chinese smartphones you can get for under $100!

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100

1. Redmi 9 NFC

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The Redmi 9 is once again at the top of our list, but this time it’s the NFC version which can now be purchased for just about $100. The rest of the hardware is the same as the standard version, which means we find a powerful MediaTek Helio G80 chipset; along with a minimum of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

The Redmi 9 NFC edition then comes with a quite large 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution. Meanwhile to snap photos we have an 8MP camera at the front and four cameras on the back including a primary 13MP, an ultra wide 8MP lens, an 8MP portrait camera and a 5MP macro camera.

The Redmi phone also packs a large 5020mAh with support for 18W fast charging. Other specs include a 3.5mm audio jack and rear fingerprint scanner.

2. Realme C11

The Realme C11 is another good deal in this price range as it features a decent MediaTek Helio G35, along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD slot).

The smartphone sports a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 5MP snapper at the top. While on the back we find two rear cameras of 13MP for the primary and 2MP for the depth sensor.

The Realme C11 also comes with a large 5000mAh capacity battery and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100


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Next on the list we have the UMIDIGI A9. The handset comes with a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).

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The UMIDIGI A9 brings a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution with a small notch for the 24MP selfie snapper. Moving onto the other side, we find a total of three cameras including a 13MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and a 2MP sensor for depth data.

Finally, the A9 by UMIDIGI comes packing a massive 5150mAh capacity battery, it has a 3.5mm audio jack and runs Android 11 out of the box.



Another great phone in this price segment is the OUKITEL C21 coming with its powerful MediaTek Helio P60; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The smartphone also features a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution, a 20MP front camera and four rear cameras including a 16MP primary and three 2MP sensors.

The OUKITEL C21 is fueled by a 4000mAh. supports 18W fast charging technology and it has a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $100


Finally, if you’re looking for something tougher, the OUKITEL WP12 is probably the one to get as it’s part of the rugged category.

The W12 comes a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), which powers a 5.5-inch panel with HD+ resolution display.

As for photography, the rugged phone boasts a main 13MP camera and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, along with a large triple LED flash. While for selfies we have a single 8MP snapper.

The OUKITEL WP12 comes with a 4000mAh battery and it features NFC for mobile payments and whatnot.

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