Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $300 – September 2021


Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $300 - September 2021

Since we’ve increased our entry-level top 5 from $100 to $150 due to price rises, our monthly top 5 under $200 also gets a boost to $300. With that in mind, let’s now have a look at the best Chinese smartphones currently on sale for under $300.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $300

1. POCO X3 Pro

POCO X3 Pro

Starting with the incredibly powerful (for the price) POCO X3 Pro. The smartphone is indeed powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The display on the POCO X3 Pro is a 6.67-inch panel with Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz (touch sampling 240Hz). Meanwhile to snap photos we find four rear cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 8MP for ultra wide, 2MP for macro and 2MP depth sensor. At the front we have a single 20MP snapper.

Finally, the X3 Pro features a large 5160mAh capacity battery with 33W fast charging support. Other features include NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and an infrared emitter.

2. Realme 8 5G

Realme 8 5G

Another great handset in this price range is the Realme 8 5G. The handset sports a 6.52-inch display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a touch sample rate of 180Hz.

The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Photography wise, we have a 48MP main camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. In front we find a 16 megapixel camera.

The Realme 8 5G equips a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W charging, it sports NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $300

3. POCO M3 Pro 5G

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Also coming with the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 we find the very affordable POCO M3 Pro 5G. The chipset is also coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD).

POCO’s M3 Pro 5G then features a large 6.5-inch display with Full HD+, a refresh rate of 90Hz and a punch hole at the center top for the 8MP selfie camera. Meanwhile on the back we find three cameras consisting in a 48 megapixel primary, a 2MP for macros and 2MP for depth data on the back.

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The smartphone packs a large 5000mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging. We also find NFC, a 3.5mm jack and even an infrared emitter.

4. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

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Next, if you’re looking for a thin and light smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is the one to go for with a thickness of just 6.8mm and a weight of 157 grams. The handset also manages to bring a premium 6.55-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While for photography we find a 64MP primary sensor, paired an 8MP ultra wide and a 5MP macro lens. For selfies there’s a single 16MP snapper at the front.

Finally, the smartphone is fueled by a 4250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, there’s NFC and an infrared emitter.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $300

5. Ulefone Power Armor 13

Last but not least, for the hard workers or adventurers in need of a rugged phones, the Ulefone Power Armor 13 is the best option for under $300. The smartphone is powered by the quite good MediaTek Helio G95 SoC; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The Power Armor 13 brings an extra large 6.81-inch display with Full HD+ resolution with a punch hole in the upper left corner for the 16MP selfie snapper. On the back, we find a quad camera array comprised of a 48MP main camera; a 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor; along with 5 high light LED flashes.

The rugged phone packs a massive 13200mAh capacity battery with support for 33W fast charging and even 15W wireless charging plus 5W reverse wireless charging. Other features include NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you’re on a tighter budget, check out our top $150 list!

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