Smartphones in the price range from $ 100 to $ 200 – perhaps the best category in which Chinese manufacturers could realize themselves. For a very modest amount, you can pick up a device that does not disappoint you – if you know what to look for. To facilitate your task, we collected in this article the five best budget Chinese smartphones for February 2018.
Note that this is not about the models that came out this month, but about the best and current devices for today. The devices are arranged in random order: each of them is an excellent choice depending on the needs of the user.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Although from the point of view the characteristics of this smartphone is far from the flagships, it is still an excellent choice if you want a model with a trend ratio of 18: 9, high quality of Xiaomi assembly and adequate service. This device is fully equipped with a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The RAM here is 4 GB, and the built-in 64 GB, support for micro SD cards is present.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus also has an excellent 12-megapixel camera with f / 2.0 aperture, front module 5-megapixel. The device is equipped with a large 4,000 mAh battery and an LTE module that works on all networks, except band 20.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
If you are not particularly concerned about 18: 9 and you are just looking for a right combination of features, quality and price, then pay attention to the Redmi Note 4. This budget model from Xiaomi is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory.
The device is equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display and a 13-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX258 or Samsung S5K3L8 depending on the version) with a f / 2.0 aperture that can shoot video in slo-mo at a rate of 120 frames per second. The front camera is 5-megapixel, like the Redmi 5 Plus.
Similar to the two Xiaomi and the battery – in Redmi Note 4 also installed a giant at 4,000 mAh. Thanks to a combination with an energy-efficient processor, the smartphone is guaranteed to last all day in active mode. Note 4 in the modification Global Edition works in almost all LTE networks.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Yes, another Xiaomi – but this time on the “clean” Android without the proprietary shell MIUI. It can be called a premium version of Redmi Note 4. Yes, again, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (there is another version with 32 GB, both support expansion with micro SD cards).
Why is this version premium, if the characteristics are the same? While for some users it will be enough already that Android is stock, the presence of a dual main camera – plus is much more objective. It allows you to make professional-looking photos with the effect of bokeh. The result is similar to the pictures on Xiaomi Mi 6, but it costs Mi A1 much cheaper. Both modules of the main camera have a resolution of 12 megapixels. As for the video, Mi A1 can record video in 4K; support for slo-mo with 120 fps is also present. The front camera is a 5-megapixel Samsung S5K5E8.
Xiaomi Mi A1 is equipped with a battery for 3,080 mAh and works in almost all networks of LTE in the version of Global Version.
Huawei Honor 7x
The price tag of this model is $ 200, which hardly fits into the range under review, but if you are ready to spend so much, Honor 7x will surely please you. It is called a “premium budget”: despite the low price, it has excellent characteristics. As a processor, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 659 is used in combination with 4 GB of operative and 32 GB of internal memory. Slot for micro SD is present. Also, the device is equipped with a 5.93-inch FHD + display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a dual camera, which Huawei is famous for.
In particular, the main camera consists of a 16-megapixel module with an aperture of f / 2.2, which allows you to shoot video in 4K, and an additional 2Mp, thanks to which the camera creates a beautiful bokeh effect. Front of the same is located 8-megapixel front camera with aperture f / 2.0.
The battery capacity of Honor 7x is 3,340 mAh and supports all LTE networks, except band 20.
Also in this price range, you can pay attention to Huawei Honor 9 Lite. It costs about the same amount, but there is less RAM per gigabyte.
Another excellent smartphone from the recently released – Meizu M6S. It was equipped with a powerful and simultaneously energy-efficient processor Samsung Exynos 7872 with 3 GB of operating and 32/64 GB of internal memory, depending on the modification.
Of course, the aspect ratio of the 5.7-inch display is 18: 9, resolution – 1440 x 720 pixels. The back panel housed a 16-megapixel main camera with an f / 2.0 aperture and phase autofocus. For quality, selfme meets the 8-megapixel front. The battery here is 3,000 mAh
Out of the box, the M6S runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports most LTE networks around the world.