Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $150 – October 2021

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Looking for a new daily driver that won’t break the bank? Then stick around as in this article we’ll be listing the top 5 best Chinese smartphones currently on sale for under $150; keep reading!

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $150

1. Realme Narzo 30A

Best Chinese Smartphones

Let’s kick things off with the very affordable yet powerful Realme Narzo 30A. Realme’s entry-level phone is indeed powered by a good performing MediaTek Helio G85; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

The handset packs a large 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution and a notch at the top for the 8MP selfie snapper. Meanwhile on the back we find a 13MP main camera paired with a 2MP black and white sensor.

Finally, the Redmi 9 is backed by extra large 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging, it has a 3.5mm audio jack and a rear fingerprint scanner.

2. Redmi Note 8 2021

Redmi Note 8 2021

Next, we have the Redmi Note 8 2021 also powered by the quite good MediaTek Helio G85 CPU; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Where the Redmi Note 8 2021 shines though is in its size, the smartphone is indeed compact compared to other phones, bringing a 6.3-inch IPS display sporting Full HD+.

Photography wise, there’s a 48MP main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens, a 2MP macro camera a 2MP depth sensor, while for selfies we find 13MP snapper at the front.

The Redmi Note 8 2021 struggles a bit in autonomy with its relatively small 4000mAh which should get charged quite rapidly with the support for 18W fast charging. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, infrared emitter and runs MIUI 12 based.

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Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $150

3. POCO M3

Albeit getting a little old, the POCO M3 is still a great option in this price range as it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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POCO’s M3 also boasts a large 6.53-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) and an 8MP selfie snapper in the notch at the top. In the back we instead find three rear cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 2MP for macros and 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the POCO M3 is powered by a massive 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging, it has a 3.5mm audio jack and infrared emitter.

4. UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max

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Next, we have a device for those who desire an almost tablet-sized phone, the UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max. The smartphone does indeed feature a 6.8-inch panel and it sports a resolution of 2460*1080.

The UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max doesn’t lack in performance either with a fast MediaTek Helio G80; paired with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

As far as photos are concerned, we find a 48MP primary shooter; along with a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2MP macro lens on the back. Meanwhile selfies will be handled by a 24-megapixel punch-hole camera at the front.

Finally, the UMIDIGI A11 Pro Max packs a large 5150mAh capacity battery, it has a 3.5mm audio jack and even an infrared thermometer.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $150

5. DOOGEE N40 Pro

Best Chinese smartphones

Last but not least, we have a smartphone that promises a extra long autonomy with its massive 6380mAh battery, the DOOGEE N40 Pro. Powering it up we find a MediaTek Helio P60; coupled by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, expandable via micro SD.

The smartphone features a 6.52-inch screen with HD + resolution with a small notch a the top for the 16 MP front camera. At the rear we find, we find four cameras including the main 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor, an 8 MP wide angle lens, an 8 MP macro and a 2 MP portrait camera.

Finally, the DOOGEE N40 Pro features a side fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack and support for 24W fast charging.

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