Best Chinese Android Smartphone (April 2016)


The second quarter of the year 2016 has begun and we have already seen number new smartphones. Today, we will list out the best Chinese smartphones that we have seen so far this year. The list will contain contain each category: Super Phones, Best Value For The Money Phones, Mid-Range Phones and Affordable Phones.

Chinese companies are doing great, they give a healthy competition in terms of price and lately they have picked up the pace when it comes to innovation. Have a look at the list of Best Chinese Android Smartphone April 2016 Edition in various price tiers: 


SUPER PHONES


Xiaomi Mi5:

  PRICE: $400 (¥2,000)


Xiaomi Mi5
 Xiaomi, as we all know is famous and rapidly growing Chinese startup, is been causing ripple's in smartphone market. This fastest growing China-based company just launched it's best smartphone dubbed as Xiaomi Mi5. It is the first affordable smartphone to offer Snapdragon 820 chipset, features premium build quality, solid camera (which snaps good quality photos even at low-light conditons and features very advanced OIS system), intuitive software, and a fantastic battery life. 

Here are some of it's key features:



  • 5.15-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmall0w)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • 3GB RAM/ 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB/128 storage options
  • 16 MP, f/2.0. phase detection autofocus, dual-LED
  • Finger Print Sensor 
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery


  • Huawei Mate 8:

    PRICE: $650

    Huawei Mate 8


    If you are looking for a device with bigger screen, this is the phone for you. The device is made out of metal with a sleek aluminum construction and there's also a fingerprint sensor on the back. The device runs on company's Emotion UI and it does so impressively smoothly. 

    Here are some of it's key features:


  • 6-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution 
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmall0w)
  • HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • 3GB RAM/ 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage options
  • 16 MP, f/2.0. phase detection autofocus, dual-LED
  • Finger Print Sensor 
  • Non-removable 4000 mAh battery


  • Meizu Pro 5:


    PRICE:$400 (¥2,800) 

    Meizu Pro 5

    Last year if you remember Meizu made one of the most appealing Chinese smartphone of the year: Meizu MX5. And lately company unveiled it's most expensive and most advanced smartphone dubbed as the Meizu Pro 5. 


    Here are some of it's key features:

    • 5.7-inch AMOLED display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
    • Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
    • Exynos 7420 Octa
    • 3GB RAM/ 4GB RAM
    • 32/64GB storage options
    • 21 MP, f/2.2. phase detection autofocus, dual-LED
    • Finger Print Sensor 
    • Non-removable 3050 mAh battery


    BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY

    Xiaomi Redmi 3:


    PRICE: $150 (¥600)

    Xiaomi Redmi 3

    If you are looking for value for the money phone, then this little beast is for you. Redmi 3 features a 5-inches screen with 720p display paired with a massive 4,100mAh of battery. The handset is made out of metal and looks really good in hand. Moreover the at this range the device is available in different color options including: Gold, Dark Gray, Silver, Classic Gold.

    Here are some of it's key features:

    • 5.7-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 720 pixels resolution
    • Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB Storage, expandable up to 128GB
    • 13 MP, f/2.0. phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    • 4,100mAh of battery



    Meizu M1 Metal:

    PRICE: $220 (¥1,100)

    Meizu M1 Metal:

    The Meizu M1 Metal is an affordable metal phone which features an exquisite design, a large battery and a fingerprint sensor. The device runs on companies Flyme custom Android skin which is now graduated to version 5.0. 


    Here are some it's key features:
    • 5.5-inch LTPS IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
    • Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB/32GB storage options
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, dual-LED flash
    • Finger print sensor
    • 3,140mAh of battery


    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

    PRICE: $190 (¥1,100)

    Redmi Note 3


    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the first affordable smartphone from Xiaomi and it's a great hit. Redmi Note 3 ships with MediaTek Helio X10 chip paired with 2gigs of RAM, 13-mega pixel camera sensor and a finger print sensor. 


    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.5-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
    • Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
    • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
    • 2GB/3GB RAM
    • 16GB/32GB storage options
    • 16 MP, f/2.0,phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
    • Finger print sensor
    • 4,000mAh of battery



    LeTV Le 1s

    PRICE: $252 (¥1,600)

    LeTV Le 1s



    China's LeTV is best known as a Chinese media streaming provider and is a new entrant to the fierce phone market. Last year company launched a series of smartphone and lately they came up with the it's most alluring smartphone to the date dubbed as: LeTV Le 1s. 

    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.5-inch FHD display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
    • Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
    • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB storage options
    • 13 MP, f/2.0, LED flash
    • Finger print sensor
    • 3,000mAh of battery

    Lenovo K4 Note:

    Price: $160 (¥900)

    Lenovo K4 Note:


    Last year if you remember this Chinese OEM launched K3 Note which was hugely successful. The successor to that hugely affordable and successful smartphone is here-the Lenovo K4 Note. Like it's predecessor the K4 Note ships with a good display screen, clear audio output, smooth performance, strong radio signals, 
    great battery life and packs a finger print sensor. 

    Here are some of its' key features:

    • 5.5-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution 
    • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS
    • Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6753 Chipset
    • 2GB/3GB RAM
    • 8GB/16GB/32GB internal storage 
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
    • Finger print sensor
    • 3300 mAh of battery

    MID-RANGE PHONES

    Xiaomi Mi Note:

    PRICE: $283 (¥1,800)



    Xiaomi Mi Note ships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 3 gigs of RAM and 16GB/64GB storage options. The device runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat operating system.

    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.7-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution 
    • Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS
    • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
    • 3GB RAM
    • 16GB/64GB internal storage 
    • 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED flash
    • 3000 mAh of battery

    Honor 5X 

    PRICE: $200



    Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese Huawei, came up with a stylish mid-range metal phone with a 5.5" 1080p display, a fingerprint scanner and the very decent Snapdragon 615 system chip for a very alluring price. 

    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.5-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution 
    • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 616
    • 2GB/3GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage 
    • 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
    • 3000 mAh of battery

    SUPER AFFORDABLE PHONES

    Meizu M2:

    PRICE: $95(¥600)


    Meizu M2 is the contender from Meizu in this super affordable phones category. The device features some decent specs.


    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.0-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 720pixels resolution
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
    • Mediatek MT6735
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage 
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
    • 2,500 mAh of battery



    Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro:



    PRICE: $110(¥700)

    Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

    It's an much needed upgrade to Xiaomi's original Redmi 2, we can say that Redmi 2 pro is an upgraded or improved version of Redmi 2.

    Here are some it's key features:
    • 4.7-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 720pixels resolution
    • Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS
    • Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage 
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
    • 2,200 mAh of battery


    Lenovo K3:

    PRICE: $95 (¥600)

    Lenovo K3

    This affordable Chinese android smartphone ships with a good display screen, clear audio output, smooth performance, strong radio signals and packs great battery life. This is one of the best budget-friendly device available around.

    Here are some of it's key features:
    • 5.5-inch IPS display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
    • Android 5.0 Lollipop OS
    • Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6752 Chipset
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage 
    • 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
    • 3000 mAh of battery

    Benny Singh
    Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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