Best Chinese smartphones of 2018: top 10 ranking

Most modern smartphones are made in Chinese factories – even the most eminent companies. At the same time, in China itself there are a huge number of companies that are engaged not only in the production of smartphones, but also in their creation. There are many such firms and some of them managed to achieve tremendous success all over the world. Here is the top rating of the best smartphones from China. You will see both inexpensive budget smartphones and flagship touch devices.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

Xiaomi is one of the most famous Chinese companies in general. It is engaged in the production of a wide variety of electronic products, including smartphones, tablets, routers, headphones, vacuum cleaners, etc. In short, the assortment is huge.

Mi Max 2 is a device for those who love smartphones with a large display, because the diagonal of the latter here reaches an impressive 6.44 inches! At the same time, the Mi Max 2 is a relatively inexpensive gadget and at the same time boasts not the cheapest solutions: an excellent screen, a metal case, a fingerprint scanner, a powerful platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 4 GB of RAM), a very capacious battery (5300 mAh), all kinds of chips like a fingerprint sensor or quick charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.44 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 211g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M6 Note 3 / 32GB

Meizu’s next generation Note is also a well-known company..

The Note M series as the processor first received Qualcomm, namely – Snapdragon 625. The RAM in this version is 3 GB, and the internal – 32 GB + slot for a memory card.

The smartphone has a completely new metal monolithic case, on the back of which a dual rear camera is clearly visible. By the way, notice how interesting the flash is made.

The diagonal of the display is 5.5 inches, the resolution is Full HD. Powerful battery – 4000 mAh. Of the features, the fast charging function (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0) can be noted – it is rare on smartphones of this price category. Excellent value for money.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Honor 9 Lite 32GB

An excellent novelty from Honor, which attracts primarily with a frameless screen and low cost (at the time of writing, about 15,000 rubles, but there are also discounts when the smartphone is even cheaper).

The screen diagonal is 5.65 inches, the resolution is more than adequate – 2160 × 1080 pixels. The back cover pays even more attention to itself – a mirror with very cool shades. In the same place, on the back cover, you can notice a double rear camera.

A smartphone based on the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor works, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.65 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 3 / 32GB

One of the hottest and most relevant innovations is Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. As expected, the smartphone became frameless, thanks to which it was possible to increase the diagonal of the screen with a relatively small size. By the way, here the diagonal is 5.99 inches, and the resolution is 2160 × 1080 pixels. Dimensions – approximately the same as previous 5.5-inch devices.

This version of the smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is still the same impressive – 4000 mAh.

This is still a budget smartphone, although it pleases with expensive solutions like a metal case or the presence of a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova 2i

The fashion for frameless cases spread very quickly, so do not be surprised that almost every company produces frameless smartphones. In addition, this allows you to enlarge the screen while maintaining the dimensions.

Huawei Nova 2i received a 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels and a very nice metal case. Nevertheless, its main feature is not the screen, but dual cameras both on the front of the case and on the back.

Good performance is noted (HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 4 GB RAM is used).

  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Resolution: 2160×1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

OnePlus 5T 64Gb

OnePlus is a division of BBK Electronics. And although the company’s lineup is extremely small (1-2 smartphones), it has gained wide popularity outside of China. And this is not surprising.

OnePlus 5T is a hot novelty, it is a full-screen smartphone: almost the entire front part is occupied by a 6.01-inch display – all in the latest fashion. The second important feature is Face Unlock, an unlock function using the owner’s face identification, an analogue of Face ID on the new iPhone X.

As for the other characteristics, for this part we have before us one of the most powerful smartphones in the world with a dual camera: there is even a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal. The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Resolution: 2160×1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P10 Lite 3 / 32GB

P10 Lite is by no means the flagship, as indicated by the Lite prefix. But the price is appropriate, although it seems that the smartphone should cost much more.

The appearance of the device is the first to attract attention: the case is made of glass and metal, a very stylish design, cool shades. Screen size – 5.2 inches, resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels.

The device is based on the HiSilicon Kirin 658 processor, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, there is a slot for a memory card. It has a capacious battery (3000 mAh), a small body thickness (only 7.2 mm), support for a fingerprint scanner and quick charge functions.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 146g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 658
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi A1 64GB

One of the most interesting Xiaomi smartphones released recently. You ask, what is special about it? The main feature is that this is the first Xiaomi that works on the basis of “bare” Android, and not at all on the MIUI firmware, as we are used to. So if before you wanted to buy a Xiaomi smartphone, but were embarrassed by MIUI, take a look at Mi A1.

The smartphone boasts a stylish metal case, a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a good dual rear camera, a powerful platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB of RAM), USB Type-C, a fingerprint sensor, support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Honor 6C Pro

The new model from Honor (who does not know, Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei).

Inexpensive and high-quality device that received a metal case, a 5.2-inch screen with HD resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM + memory card support, a fingerprint reader, two good cameras, a stylish look.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5c 16GB

If you need an inexpensive, but at the same time high-quality smartphone, turn your attention to Meizu M5c. Yes, this is a budget solution where you will not find the same fingerprint sensor or even USB Type-C, but you will get a nice plastic case, a high-quality 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM . The cameras are not bad by the standards of this segment, the battery capacity is decent – 3000 mAh.

In short, a great smartphone at a low price.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32GB

Do not be surprised at such a large number of smartphones from Xiaomi, Meizu and Huawei – today their devices are in great demand in literally all niches.

Xiaomi Redmi 4X is a 5-inch smartphone for those who do not want to overpay, but at the same time want to get a good smartphone. Look, here you will find: a metal case with a very good design, an excellent screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and 3 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, a powerful battery with a capacity of 4100 mAh, two good cameras. And you can choose the color of the case, there is even a classic black.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Y5 2017

Inexpensive budget model from Huawei – this company is one of the world leaders in the production of smartphones (and not only).

Y5 2017 received a 5-inch display with HD resolution, MediaTek MT6737T processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM + there is support for memory cards. The platform of stars from the sky is not enough, but in its price segment it is quite powerful.

There are two cameras here, and about the front one there are very good reviews: there is evidence that it is almost the best in the budget class.

Case Huawei Y5 2017 – plastic, battery capacity – 3000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737T
  • 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

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

The new flagship from Meizu. In this generation, the company decided to offer its customers something unusual, namely an additional screen that you can see on the back of the case. The most interesting thing is that it was not only done to show notifications or time – you can use this screen to create a selfie using the rear dual camera!

The smartphone received a large 5.7-inch main display, a powerful 10-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor, as many as 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, a capacious 3500 mAh battery, a lot of chips like USB Type-C, fingerprint sensor, etc..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X30
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ZTE Blade A510

One of the largest Chinese corporations in the field of telecommunications equipment and mobile phones.

ZTE Blade A510 – a budget device with good features. For example, the case here is plastic, but it looks very cool, and the back cover can be changed – it is removable. Screen size – 5 inches, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels, processor – MediaTek MT6735P, memory – 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal, there is a slot for a memory card. Battery capacity – 2200 mAh, there are two good cameras by the standards of the class.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 130g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735P
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes