The best Chinese smartphones of 2020: our top ranking

Chinese smartphone makers continue to gain momentum. For example, the young company Xiaomi is one of the world leaders in the number of smartphones released. In this review, we have collected for you the most interesting devices of Chinese companies – both flagships, and state employees, and not only. So, which Chinese smartphone is worth buying?

Huawei P30 Pro

The flagship Huawei of the past generation, which for some time held the title of the best camera phone on the planet. He shoots incomparably due to the camera, which consists of the main, wide-angle, telephoto + TOF modules. It is noted that the main feature of the camera is that it allows you to receive high-quality photographs not only during the day, but also at night..

The P30 Pro got a cool case design, an excellent 6.47-inch high-resolution display, support for fast and wireless charging, water protection (IP68), a powerful platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor and 8 GB of RAM, a powerful 4200 mAh battery . Fingerprint Reader – On Display.

The model has changed generations, but is still on sale..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 192g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/20/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 4 / 64GB

Another novelty of the Redmi series from Xiaomi.

The first thing that catches your eye is a cool case design and a chic selection of shades. The module of the main camera, which received 4 modules here, is also unusual. For its segment, Redmi Note 9S shoots well, but, oddly enough, it loses to Redmi Note 8 Pro – if we talk about the main module. But on the “shirik” Redmi Note 9S removes better.

The company decided to use a 6.67-inch IPS matrix, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip and a powerful battery with a capacity of as much as 5020 mAh with support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5020 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/5/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor View 30 Pro

Flagship by Honor. One of the most inexpensive on the market, which at the same time can put some much more expensive smartphones in your belt.

What is good here? Yes all! For example, an excellent case design, a new triple main camera (wide-angle module, ultra-wide, optical zoom) that shoots at the Huawei P30 Pro level, high battery life, a cool IPS display, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset and 8 GB of RAM.

What might not suit you? Scanner in the side power button, as well as the lack of Google services.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.57 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 206g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/12/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

Perhaps the best smartphone in its price group.

For relatively little money, the user gets a FullView display, a retractable front camera, a cool triple main camera, which consists of a main module, wide-angle and telephoto.

We note the excellent case design, a cool 6.39-inch matrix, NFC, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chip and 6 GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Fingerprint Sensor – Display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 191g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/13 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P40 Pro

The latest version of the flagship from Huawei is the evolutionary development of the P30 Pro, which is considered one of the best smartphones of the seasons 2019-2020.

What’s new? The design has been updated slightly, but the colors have been completely revised, and in them the P40 Pro looks simply stunning. The number of modules in the rear camera has not changed (this is wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, telephoto and ToF depth sensor), but the device shoots even better. The processor is the heavy-duty HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, which, as the name implies, supports 5G networks, which is not relevant for us yet.

Chips like wireless charging or IP68 water protection were before. What’s missing now is support for Google services..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.58 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2640 × 1200
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 50/40/12 MP + 3D Depth modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 9X 4 / 128GB

Need a smartphone with a FullView display without cutouts for the camera and sensors? We advise you to look towards the Honor 9X – it has a front camera that leaves the case if necessary.

The diagonal of the display reaches 6.59 inches with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, on the back of the case is a dual main camera, where the main model received a resolution of 48 MP. There is a fingerprint sensor.

Honor 9X is based on the well-known HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 6 / 128GB

If you are interested in the flagship camera, but do not want to pay a fortune for a smartphone, consider buying a Xiaomi Mi Note 10.

Its main feature is a camera of five modules, the main of which is capable of shooting in a resolution of 108 MP (27 MP is used by default). And he gives excellent results!

In addition to the camera, the Mi Note 10 is able to surprise with powerful 5260 mAh batteries, a large screen and a solid platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5260 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 modules 108/12/20/5/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

ZTE Blade 20 Smart

Inexpensive smartphone ZTE, which will delight you not only with cost and appearance.

The Blade 20 Smart received a 6.49-inch display of good quality, a triple main camera, where the wide-angle module (shoots great for its price), a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging, and a very good platform based on the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset are of particular interest. and 4 GB of RAM.

The scanner is located on the back cover..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.49 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 16/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu M8

Budget smartphone from Meizu, which looks more expensive than its price. We note a full metal case, which is rare today – manufacturers use mainly plastic or glass in the manufacture of cases. A choice of several colors.

Meizu M8 received a relatively small 5.7-inch display, an 8-core Mediatek Helio P22 processor (MT6762V), 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, a battery for 3100 mAh.

On the back cover is a dual camera, as well as a fingerprint scanner. The camera shoots well – for its price group.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762V)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 7T 8 / 256GB

Top flagship from the famous company OnePlus. And this is the next update.

The first to catch the eye is the new camera module – it is now round. The screen diagonal has grown a little (up to 6.55 inches), the aspect ratio from now on is 20: 9. Equally important, the display frame rate is 90 Hz..

The main camera is triple: the main module, telephoto and wide-angle.

The processor is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, the memory capacity is 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB. All this makes the OnePlus 7T one of the most powerful smartphones in the world..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.55 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2400 × 1080
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3800 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/12/16 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

ZTE Blade V10 Vita 3 / 64GB

Budget smartphone from ZTE, which boasts an excellent price-quality ratio.

Blade V10 Vita received a 6.26-inch display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels, a pretty appearance, a budget 8-core Unisoc SC9863A processor + 3 GB of RAM, a 3200 mAh battery. On the back of the case is a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner.

But what surprised me was the presence of the NFC module – this is still rare in this price segment.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Unisoc SC9863A
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 4 / 64GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T turned out to be very cool. You can start with the appearance – the smartphone looks great, and the official photos do not convey this feeling, it is better to watch live.

It has an excellent 6.3-inch high-resolution display, a powerful 4000 mAh battery with fast charging, a fingerprint sensor on the back cover, a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 4 GB of RAM.

Perhaps the most interesting is the main camera, consisting of 4 modules: the main, wide-angle, depth sensor and for macro. The camera shoots very, very decent even for its value, which cannot but rejoice.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 200g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/8/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 20 6 / 128GB

The flagship smartphone from Honor is already a past generation. Compared with other “tops”, including the same Huawei P30 Pro, the Honor 20 is much simpler, but it also costs much cheaper.

Attention is drawn to the cool appearance, the front camera “built-in” in the display, as well as the rear camera, which consists of four modules at once: the main, wide-angle, for bokeh and for macro photography. If this doesn’t tell you anything, just know that the Honor 20 shoots very cool.

But the processor is quite flagship, this is HiSilicon Kirin 980 of its own production. The amount of memory is 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3750 mAh, fast charging is supported. Fingerprint reader integrated into side switch.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: four 48/16/2/2 MP modules
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei Y6 (2019)

Huawei Budget.

One of the versions is interesting, the back cover of which is trimmed under the skin. And although this is not the newest idea, it looks interesting and even unusual.

The buyer receives a 6.09-inch display, a budget MediaTek Helio A22 chip, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, a 3020 mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. Both cameras are single.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OPPO A5s

Inexpensive smartphone from the already well-known company OPPO. Attracts with its design, as well as a powerful battery with a capacity of 4230 mAh. It is noteworthy that the OPPO A5s supports the ability to charge other devices.

It has a 6.2-inch display, an 8-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor (MT6765), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. There is a fingerprint scanner.

The rear camera is dual, it shoots well, but primarily in the afternoon. But the full working double zoom is noted. And users like the proprietary shell.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4230 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 6 / 64GB

The relatively inexpensive Xiaomi – the next “lite” version of the flagship Mi 9.

The device looks pretty good, although outwardly it almost copies the flagship Mi 9 (the body colors are different). He received an excellent 6.39-inch screen, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset and 6 GB of RAM in this version, a powerful 4030 mAh battery with support for fast charging.

We note a very good triple main camera for its price, and also an unusual notification indicator in the Xiaomi logo on the back cover.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Blackview BV6800 Pro

It is stated that the waterproof level of this smartphone is IP68. But other sources say that it supports IP69K – that is, immersion in water to a depth of 5 meters or a powerful stream of water. There is also a certificate of protection MIL-STD 810G – Blackview BV6800 Pro in theory should survive a fall on the asphalt.

The screen has a diagonal of 5.7 inches, a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The main camera is dual, there is NFC, a fingerprint sensor.

Separately, we note a powerful 6580 mAh battery with support not only for fast, but also for wireless charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 6580 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16 / – MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes