Best Chinese smartphones of 2017: top ranking

Today, almost all smartphones are manufactured in China, whether it is a world-famous company or some kind of firm that has just opened. Smartphones of Chinese companies adopted by the “Chinese.” Of course, this is not offensive. Moreover, thanks to such smartphones, users receive all the latest innovations for quite reasonable money. And some of the companies that were based in China are among the top ten global manufacturers..

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64Gb

2017 new from Xiaomi. It is easy to guess that she came to replace Redmi Note 3.

In fact, there are not so many differences from the previous generation as it might seem. What is not surprising – the companies, as they say, have reached the ceiling, so you can’t wait for something dramatic in the near future, and this applies to all manufacturers at once. Nevertheless, the smartphone turned out to be very interesting and at the same time inexpensive – one of the best solutions in the market in terms of price-quality ratio.

So, here we use a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory. The latter can be increased due to the slot for memory cards.

A new 13 MP camera is used, there is a fingerprint scanner. A powerful battery is installed – at 4100 mAh. Case – metal.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu U20 16Gb

The new solution from Meizu is a “glass” 5.5-inch smartphone with a screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Of course, the company had previously produced similar devices, the case in them was plastic and metal, and now it is fashionable glass. The device looks really cool.

Processor – 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755), 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, there is support for a memory card. The battery capacity is 3260 mAh, there is a fingerprint scanner. Camera – 13 MP.

Case color – at choice: black, white, pink and golden.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3260 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova

New from Huawei, which is also from China. Now, by the way, this is one of the world leaders in the production of smartphones.

Huawei is represented in the review by a smartphone called Nova. No, this is not a flagship smartphone, but it boasts some very interesting solutions..

For example, a 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, the processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal. There are all the necessary functions like a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C or quick charge functions. The case is metal, it can be called stylish.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 146g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi6 64Gb

The latest flagship from Xiaomi. The long-awaited, although frankly, not so many new solutions.

The case is now made of glass and metal – this is the version in the image. In this case, you can purchase a version where the case is made of ceramic.

The diagonal of the display is exactly the same as its predecessor – 5.15 inches. Will there be a version with a large display – for now the question that remains open.

The smartphone is based on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the amount of RAM is 6 GB. Agree, with dignity. On the back of the case you can find a dual camera module.

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

OnePlus OnePlus 3T 64Gb

The third generation of smartphones from OnePlus. Oddly enough, but this time the company decided to get away from corporate design – the case looks more non-trivial. However, the case design is still good.

This is a 5.5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. It has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and as much as 6 GB of RAM! 64 GB of internal memory, no memory card slot.

There is a quick charge function, USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner, an excellent main camera that allows you to get cool pictures, quick interface work.

This is a flagship solution at an interesting price when compared with other flagships of well-known companies..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi5S 64Gb

An updated version of last year’s flagship of the company. Surprisingly, no one expected Xiaomi to change the smartphone so seriously. Although the diagonal of the screen remained the same (5.15 inches), it received a completely new case made of metal, although the former was “clad” in glass.

But new body colors appeared, including pink, the main camera module improved significantly, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner appeared (in theory, you can unlock the phone even with dirty fingers), the battery capacity slightly increased – up to 3200 mAh. There is support for fast charging, NFC, USB Type-C, etc..

One of the most important updates is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, the amount of RAM is 3 GB. The 128 GB version uses 4 GB of RAM.

Yes, we know that Mi6 has already been released and even appeared on sale, however, Mi5S remains one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market. And it’s still a great acquisition..

  • Screen Size: 5.15 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 6s

A similar solution from Meizu, which is not surprising, because both companies are the main competitors.

This is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, the dimensions are also similar to the Xiaomi Mi5S. It uses a 10-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor (MT6797T), 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM. No memory card support.

The case is metal, there is a USB Type-C, a quick charge function, a smart fingerprint scanner, LTE, a 12 MP camera. Battery capacity – 3060 mAh.

Of the branded chips can be noted traditionally high-quality sound in the headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3060 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Lenovo Vibe K5

Inexpensive and good smartphone from Lenovo. Despite the low cost, it is equipped with a metal case (there are plastic inserts).

Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – HD, processor – 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415, 2 GB RAM, memory card slot, 13 MP rear camera, support for LTE, 2750 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 415
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2750 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P9 Lite

Another Huawei.

Huawei P9 Lite is a very worthy and at the same time relatively inexpensive device. The 5.2-inch screen has Full HD resolution, it is based on the 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor, coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of main memory.

There is support for LTE, a fingerprint reader, very good cameras, a pretty body.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 147g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

DOOGEE X5 Max

A simple and very budget solution from DOOGEE. 5-inch smartphone with a screen resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, a 4-core MediaTek MT6580 processor, 8 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM. Of course, there is a slot for a memory card. It is clear that there are not enough stars from the sky, but it also costs accordingly.

But what’s really interesting is the powerful 4000 mAh battery. Moreover, there is a fingerprint scanner! True, there is no 4G support.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

ZUK Z2 64 Gb

Another flagship, this time from ZUK. Have not heard of this? By the way, this is one of the divisions of the famous Lenovo.

Oddly enough, this is a 5-inch smartphone, not a 5.5-inch, as is most often the case with flagships. And this has its plus – there are not so many powerful 5-inch devices on the market. Screen Resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels.

The processor is a 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM. There is a version of Pro 128 Gb, which immediately applies 6 GB of RAM. True, such a smartphone is slightly larger – its screen diagonal reaches 5.2 inches.

Of course, there are all the well-known features like a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, fast charging functions, LTE support, etc. At the same time, the price tag for ZUK Z2 is very humane.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Ulefone metal

Very interesting budget solution at a low cost. Ulefone Metal is a 5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, which uses a metal case, and the color of the case can be chosen – white, silver, black.

Surprising is this budget tool and other solutions. For example, 3 GB of RAM is installed here immediately. Processor – 8-core MediaTek MT6753, 16 GB of internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card. Battery capacity – 3050 mAh, camera – 8 MP.

Interestingly, there is even a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3050 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes