In my belief 2016 was a very astounding year for smartphone markets, especially the mid-range sector which is highly dominated by Chinese manufacturers, because of their high-end specifications and low cost. Due to which many customers tend to purchase these phenomenal devices which are actually offering more value to money than most of the smartphones present.
So, under this article, we are going to accentuate on the best Chinese originated smartphones which are priced under 200$ to help our viewers determine, which one of this sensational devices could be their next buy!
There is no particular order in this array, all the smartphones listed here are better than many other devices which were not worth mentioning, so they all stand toe to toe with each other with each of them being better at some point or in some way which makes it very difficult to number them.
1. ULEFONE GEMINI – $139.99
This perfect mixture of performance and beauty comes with a Uni-metal body featuring a top-quality 5.5″inch FHD, LTPS enabled display having a resolution of 1080x1920pixels, with over 401 pixels per inch density. It is powered by MediaTek MT6737T quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 enabled processor with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB.
The main attraction under this mid-ranger is its dual lens rear cameras (13 MP + 8MP) enabling many amazing features for customers at a price tag of just 139 $ it also has 5 MP front shooter along with 3250 mAh battery.
ULEFONE GEMINI would probably be a great buy for those who want an all-in-one smartphone tagged with a very affordable price.
2. BLUBOO EDGE – $141.61
This little device is said to be inspired by the sensational Galaxy S7 edge and it does resemble it a lot featuring a spectacular dual curved 5.5″ inch OGS Display which has a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with a PPI density of 267 pixels per inch. The display is almost the same as the Galaxy S7 Edge’s (in terms of looks).
It comes with a MediaTek MT6737T with ARM Cortex-A53 64 bit quad core CPU clocking at 1.3 GHz along with ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 16GB storage which can be further expanded up to 256 GB.
The Bluboo Edge sports a 13.0MP Sony Exmor RS On the front we have a very good 8.0 MP shooter. It is powered by 2600 mAh battery All of these features only for 140$ I think it’s a very good pick for anybody especially for people who are looking for a classy budget smartphone that has a premium built quality and looks great in your hand, the Bluboo Edge is a great option for you.
3. DOOGEE SHOOT 1 Smartphone – $130
Doogee Shoot 1 was made for the purpose of photography. It comes with a 5.5-inch FHD 1920x1080p display powered by a MediaTek MTK6737 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The center of attention in Doogee Shoot 1 is its remarkable dual lens rear cameras, there is a Samsung S5K3L8 13 MP primary camera and an 8 MP secondary camera which work together to form a deadly combo. The 13 MP can capture still images in not more than 0.17s, and the 8 MP gives high-quality depth of field, with features like one-touch focus, and bokeh, etc. It also has dual LED flash.
It comes with a 3300mAh battery. This is practically the best combo for any low priced smartphone which has made the Doogee Shoot one of the Top 10 in our list.
4. OUKITEL K6000 PRO – $178.36
The Oukitel’s K6000 Pro is another great pick for those who want a heavy and smooth user experience at a relatively low price tag. It comes with an amazing 5.5″ inch 2.5D Arc Screen with FULL HD (1920p×1080p) display, having a PPI density of 408. The hardware is packed with an MT6753 processor with 8 cores Cortex-A53 CPU clocking at 1.3 GHz with 3GB RAM.
It has a 16MP rear shooter that has the capacity to capture sharp and clear pictures even in low lighting conditions. On the front, we have an 8MP camera programmed to take good looking selfies. The best part here is its 6000mAh battery which is double of what we get on comparative mobile phones in this range.
So, if you are looking for a powerful device which was manufactured for those who want to get the most out of their smartphones pushing it to its maximum extents, then Oukitel K600Pro is a very good choice.
The Xiaomi popularly referred as “Mi” is few of the top rated Chinese tech giants who have been serving their customers for a long time. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro is a great pick for anybody who likes to have a phone which can be customized till its bones and I personally love that thing about Mi.
It comes with a sharp 5” inch FHD Display with 1280×720 p resolution and 294 PPI density. It comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 SoC and Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU. With 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
The cameras found here are also very impressive. It has a 13MP rear shooter loaded with some handy features, it comes with a 5MP front camera which takes decent selfies. The Xiaomi Note 3 Pro is powered by a massive 4100mAh battery which is definitely the biggest reason to buy it.
6. MEIZU M3 – $170
It comes with a 5.5”inch Full HD Display with 1080px1920p resolution and picture density of 403 PPI. It is powered by MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset which has an Octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T860MP2 GPU, it is available in two variants the 1st one has 2 GB RAM and 16GB while the 2nd one comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt capacity.
The Meizu M3 Note has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera which can record HD videos up to 1080p. The best thing about this smartphone is its powerful battery back-up, with its 4100mAh non-removable battery the company claims that it will easily last you 2 days or more based on its usage.
7. Umi Touch – $155.75
There are people who love something different and if you’re one of them then the Umi touch is something you should take a note of. The special thing about this smartphone is its amazing feature called ROOTJOY which lets you load custom ROMS on this smartphone without any hustle, it comes preloaded with 5 different custom ROMS including WP8.
The Umi Touch has a 5.5inch FHD 1920x1080p display with 2.5D Arc protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This device has a PPI density of 441. Inside it, you will find an MTK6753 64bit Octa-Core processor with 3GB RAM and 16 ROM. It has a rear facing camera of 13MP and a 5MP front shooter both equipped with Led flashlight, Another noticeable feature is its 4000 mAh battery.
8. CUBOT Manito – $115.65
The Cubot Manito comes with a 5 inch HD 1280x720p IPS display with 294 ppi density. It is packed with MTK6737 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, which runs alongside the 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The camera, the Manito features a 13MP Samsung camera on the rear. On the front, it has 5MP camera with notification light
The 2350mAh battery might not look like the largest on the market, but some incredibly power efficient hardware makes it stand out.
Mostly every phone that hits the market these days has some kind of gimmick which certainly is a great way to drum up the hype, even though the novelty fades after a few hours of use. So, if you’re looking for a great all-around phone for average, everyday use, look no further than the Cubot Manito. It’s very durable with a long battery life and handles all your day to day tasks with ease. But for 90% population using smartphones, the Manito gives you everything you need.
9. DOOGEE F5 – $151.30
Doogee has been making some revolutionary low range devices and its name twice on our list certainly proves that. Doogee F5 comes with a sleek 5.5 inch 1920x1080p FHD display with 401 ppl. It is powered by the MTK6753 64bit Octa Core processor with Mali-T720 GPU
It includes 3GB RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. It comes with android 5.1 out of the box. The battery found here is a 2600mAh built-in battery. And on the camera sector, the Doogee F5 comes with a decent 13.0MP rear shooter along with 5.0MP shooter on the front. Both of these cameras are very well in terms of performance as well as quality.
10. LETV Lee 1s – $162.41
LeTv LeEco 1s is another all-round device with tons of features loaded into giving the best user experience for its customers. It has a 5.5-inch FHD 1920x1080p capacitive touch screen, it is powered by the MTK Helio X10 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
The camera found here is a 13MP rear shooter along with a good looking 5.0MP front camera, both the cameras are configured to take great pictures and they live up to our expectations. The LeEco 1s is packed with a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
This device is a very good pick for customers looking for heavy and premium smartphones which cost them less than 200$ and offer high-end features.