Top 5 Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $500 – December 2021


Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $500 – December 2021

Are you looking for a new smartphone to gift to yourself for the winter holidays? Then you’re in the right place. In this article we’ll indeed be listing some of the best Chinese smartphones currently on sale, all of them for under $500; keep reading!

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $500

1. Redmi Note 11 Pro

Redmi Note 11 Pro

Coming at just above $300, the Redmi Note 11 Pro has quickly become one of the best bang-for-the-buck in this price range. The Redmi Note 11 Pro does indeed feature a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 920 CPU; along with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro also keeps up in the screen department with a 6.67-inch AMOLED E4 display sporting Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 360Hz.

Meanwhile in the camera department we find a 108MP main shooter paired with an 8MP ultra wide lens, a 5MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. For selfies we have a single 16MP snapper.

The Note 11 Pro is fueled by a 5160mAh capacity battery with support for 67W fast charging. There’s NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack and an IR emitter.

2. Meizu 18X

Meizu 18X

Next, we have the Meizu 18X, the latest high-end device launched by the Chinese phone maker. The 18X comes with the powerful Snapdragon 870; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Meizu 18X features large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED E4 panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 360Hz.

As for photos, the handset packs a 64MP main sensor; along with an 8MP ultra wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile at the front, we find a 13MP snapper for selfies.

Finally, the Meizu 18X encases an integrated 4300mAh capacity battery with support for 30W fast charging and it features NFC.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $500

3. Realme GT Neo 2

Just like the Meizu 18X above, the Realme GT Neo 2 also features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 870; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Realme GT Neo 2 integrates a slightly smaller 6.62-inch Samsung AMOLED E4 display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a super high 600Hz touch sampling rate.

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Photography wise, the smartphone brings a 64MP resolution main camera; paired with an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens. While in the front we find a 16MP selfie snapper.

The GT Neo 2 by Reame is fueled by a large 5000mAh battery, along with 65W fast charging and it features NFC.

4. Honor X30 Max

Next, we have a great option for those who are more into media consumption and/or gaming – the Honor X30 Max. This mammoth of a phone does indeed pack a massive 7.09-inch display with Full HD+ resolution.

The Honor X30 Max is powered by a decent MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

For photos, the handset brings a 64MP primary camera and a 2MP macro lens on the back, while at the front we have an 8MP selfie snapper.

Finally, the smartphone packs a large 5000mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. There’s NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Best Chinese Smartphones for Under $500

5. Oppo K9 Pro

best chinese smartphones

Last but not least, we have the OPPO K9 Pro coming with the most powerful MediaTek chip currently on the market, the Dimensity 1200; paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The OPPO K9 Pro then packs a 6.43-inch AMOLED Samsung E3 display with Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 16MP front camera in the punch-hole in the upper left corner. While on the back we find three cameras including a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens and 2MP macro sensor.

Finally, the OPPO phone is fueled by a 4500mAh capacity battery with support for 60W fast charging. It also features NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Check out our sub $300 list if you’re on a tighter budget!

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