Chinese tech companies are making smartphones with high end specification within your budget. In this article, we are going to discuss some of those Best Chinese Smartphones 2021 under 200 USD…
2021 has been graced with lots of flagships in the smartphone industry, ranging from low end to high end smartphones. As of the current trend, dominant tech giants are unveiling smartphones past the $1000 mark. But you don’t have to break the bank to get a high end smartphone. Chinese manufacturers are making devices with high end specifications that meet all your needs in a smartphone. Although they are considered midrange, these devices are more than what meets the eye.
Best Chinese Smartphones 2021
So, here is a list of the Best Chinese Smartphones 2021 under $200.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is considered as one of the best mid-range smartphones in the Redmi line. It’s also one of the Best Chinese Smartphone under $200. It sports a massive 5.99-inch LCD with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. It runs on Xiaomi’s operating system, MIUI which is based on Android 8.0. Its packed with a decent processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 coupled with a 3/4GB RAM and internal storage of 32/64GB.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a rear dual camera setup with a 12MP main camera and 5MP secondary camera for creating a depth of field effect. At the front, it has a 13MP camera which is good at taking selfies. The device is powered by a 4000mAh battery which is capable of lasting for a long time. Take a look at the full review of Xiaomi More on Redmi Note 5 here.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Still, on Xiaomi, the company has one of the notched android one program smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A2 lite. It has a good build design with a full HD (1,080×2,280px) 5.84-inch LCD display. Being an Android One phone, it runs on Google’s Stock Android 8.1 operating system, and this means it gets updates from Google. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which clocks at 2GHz. It has 3GB of RAM bundled with 32GB internal storage.
Similar to the Redmi Note 5 AI, it also sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP main camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The only difference is the 5MP selfie snapper. Its also powered by a massive 4000mAh battery.
For all of this, this phone also deserved to be on our list of the Best Chinese Smartphones 2021
The word Lenovo is usually associated with computer hardware and electronics, but as a company, Lenovo has been in the smartphone industry for a long time. It’s also known for acquiring Motorola from Google. In the midrange sector, Lenovo has a quite a handful of devices, and one of them is the Lenovo S5. This device has an aluminum body with a 5.7-inch screen that offers a 2160 x 1080 resolution. Inside the full metallic casing, the Lenovo S5 is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor alongside a 3/4GB RAM and internal storage of 32/64GB. It runs on Android 8.0.
It features a 13MP dual camera set up at the rear with eight grades of depth field. The front camera is equipped with 16MP for clear natural beauty selfies. Its powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Huawei Y7 Pro 2021
Huawei is known for high end, midrange and low-end smartphones that deliver what users need. In this Huawei Y7 pro device, the company has tried to replicate the design it uses for high-end flagships; a blue mirror-like body design that encases and brings out the Huawei style. It has a massive 5.99-inch display with a 1440 x 720 resolution. It runs on Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.0 operating system. Its packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It sports a dual camera setup in its rear; a 13MP main camera paired with a 2.0MP shallow depth field sensor. At the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera. Its powered by a 3000mAh battery.
For this, Huawei Y7 Pro 2021, also takes place into our Best Chinese Smartphones 2021 list.
Lenovo K5 Play
The Lenovo K5 Play has its look and design somehow adopted from Huawei smartphones except for the rounded corners. This device has a 5.7-inch LCD with a 1440 x 720 resolution. It runs on ZUI 4.0 which is based on Android 8.0. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip paired with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
Lenovo K5 Play features a horizontal dual camera set up made of a 13MP main camera alongside a 2MP camera. It has an 8MP selfie camera with 100 levels of facial beautification. Its powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Inspired by both the iPhone X and Huawei design, Oukitel U18 features a nearly edge to edge display with minimal bezels and a notch similar to that of the iPhone X. the 5.85-inch display supports a 1512 x 720 resolution. Oukitel U18 runs on Android 7.0, and unlike the other previous devices in this list, it uses a MediaTek MT6750T processor paired with a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
It features a dual vertical camera set up at the back with a 16MP and 5MP cameras. It uses an Omni vision sensor for its 13MP selfie camera. Its powered by a 4000mAh battery.
Cubot X18 Plus
At last but not least, we need to mention on this list of the Best Chinese Smartphones 2021 the Cubot brand. If you are looking for a midrange smartphone that looks like Samsung Galaxy S series devices, here is a good option. The Cubot x18 Plus has a 5.99-inch edge to edge FHD+ (2160x1080px) display with minimal bezels. It also has a glossy design which encases its hardware features. If it had a curved screen at the edges, it would resemble the Galaxy S8/S9 devices. It runs on Android 8.0 and similar to the previous device, it packed with a MediaTek MT6750T processor coupled with a 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB.
Cubot x18 Plus has a vertical rear dual camera setup with a 20MP main camera alongside another 5MP camera. It uses a 4P lens in its 13MP selfie camera which allows for sharp images to be taken. Its powered by a massive 4000mAh battery.
Almost all the smartphones in the above list have the same features with only a few unique points that differentiate them from one another. Since they are midrange smartphones, to choose one, all you need to consider is performance, storage, the camera and maybe the build design. Let us know your favorite 2021 Chinese smartphone under $200 that didn’t make it onto our list of the Best Chinese Smartphones 2021.