Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 – December 2020

Since you made it to the end of this rather difficult year, you deserve to get yourself some sort of present. So, what’s better than a brand new phone in the best price to performance category as far as Chinese phones are concerned? Keep reading!

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

1. Realme 7

Top 5 Best Chinese Phones for Under $200 - December 2020

Let’s kick things off with one of the most powerful handsets for under $200 – the Realme 7. Realme’s mid-ranger is indeed fueled by the great performing MediaTek Helio G95; along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD).

The Realme 7 then comes with a total of four cameras on the back including a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white sensor. Meanwhile at the front we find a 16MP selfie snapper inside a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz.

As for battery life, the smartphone packs a large 5000mAh juice pack with support for fast charging technology at 18W; it also has a 3.5mm audio jack and NFC.

2. POCO M3

The recently launched POCO M3 is another really interesting phone to consider getting in this price range. The handset from Xiaomi’s sub-brand is powered by a good performing Qualcomm Snapdragon 662; along with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (both under $200).

The M3 sports a very capable 48MP main sensor, paired with a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. While for selfies we find a single 8MP snapper.

POCO’s mid-ranger also boasts a large 6.53″ FHD+ display and is fueled by a massive 6000mAh capacity battery with support for 18W; thus making it a great affordable option for mobile gaming. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster and 3.5mm audio jack.


Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

3. Redmi 9

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

Coming from another Xiaomi sub-brand – Redmi, we have the rather affordable Redmi 9. The smartphone is powered by the quite good MediaTek Helio G80; along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable).

Camera wise we find four in total. These include a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide lens, an 8MP sensor for depth data and a 5MP macro lens. Meanwhile at the front we find a single 8MP snapper.

Finally, the Redmi 9 equips 6.53″ FHD+ display and is fueled by a 5020mAh capacity battery with support for 18W fast charging, it also has a 3.5mm audio jack, NFC and an IR emitter.

Best Chinese Phones for Under $200

4. OnePlus Nord N100

Best Chinese Phones

Next, for the fans of OnePlus and Oxygen OS we have the recently launched OnePlus Nord N100. The company’s most affordable mid-ranger is powered by a Snapdragon 460 CPU; coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The smartphone also features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a hole in the upper left corner for selfies at 8MP resolution. While on the back we find three cameras including a 13MP primary sensor, a secondary 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

Finally, the OnePlus Nord N100 packs a large 4300mAh capacity battery and supports 18W fast charging.

5. Doogee S88 Pro

Doogee S88 Pro

Last but not least, if you need a handset that can withstand drops, water and whatnot, the Doogee S88 Pro is the smartphone for you. The IP68 waterproof rugged phone brings a good performing MediaTek Helio P70, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable).

The S88 Pro by Doogee then features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 16MP selfie snapper at the top, while on the back we find three cameras consisting of a 21MP primary, an 8Mp ultra wide lens and a 8MP depth sensor.

Finally, the smartphone packs an extra large 10000mAh battery and features such as NFC, audio jack and radio FM.

If you’re on a tighter budget, check out our top $100 list!

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