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


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Is your smartphone getting slower over time? Or you simply want to be able to get better photos and videos? Then stick around as in this article we’ll have a look at the best Chinese smartphones for under $200 now on sale.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

1. POCO M3 Pro 5G

Let’s kick things off with one of the most powerful smartphones for under $200, the latest POCO M3 Pro 5G. POCO’s phone is indeed powered by the mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU; which is then coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

The POCO M3 Pro 5G also features a large 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ and a refresh rate of 90Hz. In the upper part of the screen we find a punch hole for the 8MP selfie camera, meanwhile on the back we have 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.

The M3 Pro 5G by POCO comes packing a large 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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Another powerful and quite interesting alternative to the POCO M3 Pro 5G is the Realme Narzo 30 5G. The Narzo 30 5G brings pretty much the same core specs with a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset; along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD). Also the display is quite similar, with a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS panel with a 90Hz high refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz.

As far as photos are concerned, the Realme phone has three rear cameras including a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white sensor. On the front we find a single 16MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the Realme Narzo 30 5G integrates a large 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging technology.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

3. Redmi Note 8 2021

The recently launched refresh of the Redmi Note 8 from 2019, a.k.a. the Redmi Note 8 2021, is also a good option if you want to save some extra money. The smartphone is powered by the very decent MediaTek Helio G85 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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The Redmi Note 8 2021 is relatively compact compared to most on the market with a 6.3-inch IPS display sporting Full HD+ resolution. Camera wise, the smartphone features a 48MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens, a 2MP macro camera a 2MP depth sensor. As for selfies we have a 13MP selfie snapper.

The Redmi Note 8 2021 is fueled by a smaller 4000mAh with support for 18W fast charging. It features a 3.5mm audio jack, infrared emitter and runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11.

4. Realme 8

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Next, we have the quite interesting Realme 8 which can now be found for just about $200. The Realme 8 comes with some impressive specs such as the 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and the powerful MediaTek Helio G95 chipset; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD).

As for photography, the Realme 8 brings a 64MP main camera, paired with an 8MP ultra wide angle, a 2MP black and white sensor and a 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile for selfies we find a 16MP sensor.

Finally, the smartphone boasts a large 5000mAh capacity battery with 30W fast charging, it supports NFC and it has a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $200

5. Oukitel WP9

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Finally, we have an option for those in need of a tougher phone: the Oukitel WP9. The rugged phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 CPU; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The smartphone then brings a compact 5.86-inch HD+ display with an 8MP selfie snapper above it. While on the back we find a total of three cameras including a 16MP primary, a 13MP ultra wide and a 0.8MP depth sensor.

Finally, the Oukitel WP9 comes with a massive 8000mAh battery that can be charged at 18W and it features NFC.

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

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