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Best Five Chinese Brand Smartphones

In the recent years, Chinese manufactures have been putting more efforts in order to make some of the Chinese brands as the best selling smartphones. Few people say that these phones are even better than  iPhone, especially from the cost perspective. 

Here is the list of five best Chinese brands in no specific order. 

1) Huawei P20 Pro

In the P20 Pro, Huawei has delivered a stunning phone which should be on your shortlist.

Features:

Display: 6.1-inch with 1080 x 2240 resolution
CPU: Kirin 970
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
OS: Android 8.1
Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Front camera: 24MP

Pros :

  • Good camera. If your priority is photography then the P20 Pro does not disappoint.
  • Long battery life
  • Dual SIM slots
  • Great screen

Cons:

  • Lack of stabilization for 4K video
  • No headphone jack
  • No wireless charging 

Final Thoughts:

Perhaps this is one of the best phones on the market. This phone is priced just under the iPhone and Samsung flagships phones 

2) Mi Mix 3

Today the edge-to-edge screen has become a must-have feature for any flagship smartphone. But we need to remember that Xiaomi was the pioneer in this direction, with their original Mi Mix phone a year before Apple came up with their notched iPhone X. The Mi Mix 3 proves once again that nothing is impossible and delivers a truly bezel-less screen with a twist.

Features:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Memory: 6/8 GB RAM/128GB storage
Battery : 3,200mAh; Fast wired charging (up to 18W);Fast wireless charging (up to 10W)
Camera: Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras; 4K video capable
Camera features: 2x telephoto, Dual Pixel AF, 4-axis OIS
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Other features :
Ceramic back
6.39-inch 19.5:9 1080×2340 Full HD+ AMOLED display
Slide-out dual 24/2-megapixel front cameras
Dual SIM, dual VoLTE; 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, dual band GPS/Galileo

Pros:

  • Large screen and great AMOLED quality
  • Great performance and fantastic longevity
  • Dual rear cameras produce decent results
  • Solid battery capacity

Cons:

  • Thick and heavy build
  • Selfie camera is poor quality
  • Poor HDR content support
  • No in-screen fingerprint scanner

Final Thoughts:

Mi Mix 3 is powerful and offers a distinctive, nearly bezel-free design with great screen quality which makes it interesting. However, its slider mechanism doesn’t really add that much and the selfie camera quality is poor.

3) Honor View 20

Honor’s latest flagship smartphone packs similar features from Huawei’s high-end Mate 20 Pro, but the Honor View 20 won’t break the bank. 

Features:

Display: 6.4-inch 1080p display
Rear Camera: 48-megapixel camera f/1.8 lens
Front Camera: 25MP in-screen camera
Memory : 6/8GB RAM
Storage: 128/256GB storage
Battery: 4000mAh, USB-C
OS: Android 9 Pie
CPU: Huawei Kirin 980
Other features:
Dual SIM; Headphone jack; Colors- Red, Blue, Black;
IP Rating

Pros:

  • Gorgeous design
  • Hole-punch screen
  • Good battery life
  • Fast performance
  • Highly capable 48-megapixel camera
  • Competitive price

Cons:

  • No water resistance
  • Software has issues
  • Magic UI is basically EMUI with changed colors

Final Thoughts:

Honor View 20 is beautiful. The camera and screen tech together with the comparative low price will convince the price sensitive consumer to buy.

4) OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T is the first smartphone to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor in the U.S. It is an incremental hardware update to the OnePlus 6. 

Features:

Display: 6.41-inch AMOLED FHD+ display
Processor: Snapdragon 845 processor
Battery : 3700 mAh
Rear Cameras : a 16-megapixel and another 20-megapixel
Front Camera: 16-megapixel
Storage : 128 GB/ 256GB
RAM : 6GB / 8GB
OS : OxygenOS, which is OnePlus’ customized version of Android based on Android Pie
Other Features :
For biometrics, the OnePlus 6T has an in-display fingerprint sensor, in addition to Face Unlock.
Supports 4G, LTE, Dual VoLTE, 3G, 2G and CDMA

Pros:

  • Super-fast in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Gorgeous display with tiny teardrop notch
  • Improved camera
  • Good battery life
  • Nice design
  • Powerful rear camera

Cons:

  • No headphone jack
  • Doesn’t support wireless charging
  • Not a QHD display

Final Thoughts:

OnePlus set a Guinness World Record title of “the most people unboxing a phone simultaneously” on the launch of OnePlus 6T. This is an affordable Android flagship phone. It has a lightning-fast in-display fingerprint sensor and powerful performance for half the price of its rivals.

5) Xiaomi Mi 8 pro

The Mi 8 Pro is an excellent device from Xiaomi. It has incredible specs and design due to which it undercuts most flagship phones out there by hundreds of dollars.

Features:

Display: 6.21-inch FHD+ (2248×1080) AMOLED
Processor: Snapdragon 845
RAM : 8GB
Storage : 128GB
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10
Rear Camera : a 12MP, ƒ/1.8 with OIS and another 12MP, ƒ/2.4
Front Camera : 20MP
Battery : 3000mAh
Other Features:
In-display fingerprint, face unlock
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Dual GPS

Pros :

  • Nice design
  • Excellent performance
  • Good cameras
  • Good value for the money
  • Super-fast face unlock
  • Good screen

Cons :

  • Battery life is not so good
  • No wireless charging
  • Sizable notch
  • Not waterproof
  • No headphone jack

Final Thoughts :

With a nice design and high-end specs, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is an impressive device and provides more bang for the buck.

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