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

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With summer approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s about time we find some hot deals to go along with the hot weather. In this list, we’re going to check out the best Chinese smartphones you can currently get for under $200; keep reading!

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200


1. POCO M3 Pro 5G

Let’s get the ball rolling with the recently launched POCO M3 Pro 5G. An incredibly powerful handset for the price with its MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU; coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

The POCO M3 Pro 5G comes with a large 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ and a refresh rate of 90Hz. While for photos we find a 48 megapixel primary, a 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data on the back; along with an 8MP selfie snapper at the front.

Finally, the M3 Pro 5G brings a big 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support; there’s NFC, a 3.5mm jack and even an infrared emitter.

2. Realme Narzo 30 5G

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Next, we have what’s basically Realme’s answer to the POCO M3 Pro 5G from Xiaomi – the Realme Narzo 30 5G. Just like the POCO phone, the Narzo 30 5G also comes with a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset; along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

The Realme Narzo 30 5G also features a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 90Hz high refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz.

Photography wise, the Realme phone packs three rear cameras including a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white sensor. While for selfies we find a single 16MP shooter.

Lastly, the Narzo 30 5G integrates a large 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging technology. There’s an audio jack but no NFC.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

3. POCO M3

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If you’re willing to sacrifice some performance in order to save money, the POCO M3 is another great alternative in this price range. The smartphone does indeed come with the decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 662; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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The POCO M3 features a large 6.53-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution and an 8MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top. Meanwhile on the back it brings three rear cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 2MP for macros and 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the M3 comes packing a massive 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging; along with a 3.5mm audio jacks and infrared emitter.

4. OPPOA54 5G

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If you’re interested in going next gen as far as connectivity is concerned, then the OPPO A54 5G is an option to consider with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset and support for 5G networks. The processore is then coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage to power up a 6.49-inch Full HD+ IPS display with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

The OPPO A54 5G is probably one of the best shooters on the list with its 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP camera for macro photos and a 2MP B&W sensor. While for selfies we find a single 16MP snapper.

Finally, the A54 5G comes with a large 5000mAh battery that can be charged at 18W, it features NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

5. Huawei P Smart 2021

Lastly, for the Huawei fans out there, the Huawei P Smart 2021 is basically the only good option in this price range. The handset is fueled by the very decent HiSilicon Kirin 710A SoC; paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD).

Huawei’s P Smart 2021 comes with a large 6.67-inch IPS LCD display sporting Full HD+ resolution and an 8MP snapper in the punch-hole at the front. Meanwhile on the back we find a 48MP main camera, paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies we have an 8MP snapper at the front.

Finally, the smartphones boasts a large 5000mAh capacity battery with 22.5W fast charging support and it features NFC.

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

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  1. Ivan Gracio Zagalo
    July 7, 2021

    I don't understand your logic.
    Last month the Redmi Note 10 5G was considered the best in this list, now it has disappeared from june list, but the others that occupied positions below the Redmi Note 10 5G, continue to appear?

  2. Pierre GizChina
    July 15, 2021

    Maybe I should have made it clear, but the list isn't in order of best to "worst".
    So, the POCO M3 PRO 5G took the place of the Note 10 5G because of the similar specs and lower price, while all the other options are still good on their own.
    We also try not just go with one brand to give people an alternative if they don't like a specific brand for whatever reason (such as software).