Best Chinese smartphones of 2019: top 10 ranking

Chinese smartphone companies continue to conquer the world. And, interestingly, many of them are very young – companies are about 10 years old, and sometimes less, but even in such a short period of time they managed to make themselves known. In this review – a rating of the best Chinese touch devices in our opinion. Which smartphone is better to buy?

Honor 8A

An excellent budget solution from Honor, which received one very remarkable detail – here you will find the NFC module, which is not often found on inexpensive smartphones.

Honor 8A has a 6.09-inch display with a resolution of 1560 × 720 pixels, a pretty body, the color of which can be chosen to taste, a MediaTek Helio P35 processor (MT6765), 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, as well as a fingerprint scanner located on back cover.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • 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

Xiaomi Mi9 6 / 64GB

Flagship smartphone from Xiaomi. It made a serious bet on the main camera and experts say that the smartphone shoots very cool.

There is an excellent 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, the most powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6 GB of RAM in this version, wireless and fast charging, a fingerprint scanner built into the screen.

This is one of the most inexpensive flagships on the market. What might not suit you? Is that the lack of waterproof and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei P30 Pro

According to various experts, the Huawei P30 Pro is recognized as one of the best camera phones on the planet – thanks to the triple main camera, which allows you to get great quality pictures not only during the day, but also at night..

Everything is cool in the smartphone: a 6.47-inch display, a platform on a HiSilicon Kirin 980 proprietary chip, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, a 4200 mAh battery with support for fast and wireless charging, a fingerprint sensor on the screen, etc..

And here is declared waterproof.

  • 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

OnePlus 7 Pro 8 / 256GB

The flagship smartphone from OnePlus may surprise. So, the front camera hides in the bowels of the body and appears using a special retractable mechanism only if necessary, and the display frame rate is 90 Hz.

This is a very powerful smartphone, for which it is necessary to thank the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and as much as 8 GB of RAM (there is a version with 12 GB of RAM!). The fingerprint scanner is in the display. The latter, by the way, some experts called one of the best in the world.

But the cost of new items is quite high. And it’s sad when you remember how much the first generation OnePlus cost …

  • Screen diagonal: 6.67 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 206g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/16 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6 / 64GB

An inexpensive device from Xiaomi, which is interesting primarily for its retractable front camera – this is done in order to use almost all the space on the front panel for the display. The latter, by the way, has a diagonal of 6.39 inches and a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels.

What else can be noted? For example, a relatively low cost, an unusual design of the back cover, a decent main triple camera for its price category, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset, a 4000 mAh battery.

The fingerprint scanner is located directly in the 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

Honor 10 Lite 3 / 32GB

A very pleasant and inexpensive solution from Honor, which literally attracts your eyes with unusual gradient colors.

Despite the fact that this is a relatively inexpensive smartphone, the buyer gets an excellent 6.21-inch high-resolution display, the well-known 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, a 3400 mAh battery, a smart fingerprint sensor on back cover, NFC (in the official version for the Russian market), dual main camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P Smart (2019) 3 / 32GB

Inexpensive and stylish smartphone from Huawei.

Appearance – in the style typical of the latest Huawei models and it pleases, because the device looks fresh and pretty. Two shades to choose from, one of which is black, the other is a blue-green gradient.

Here you will find an excellent 6.21-inch high-resolution display, a rather powerful 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip and 3 GB of RAM, a 3400 mAh battery and a dual main camera (it removes well, but do not expect miracles).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu 15 Lite 4 / 32GB

Meizu 15 Lite is a mid-budget device with its interesting features. First of all, the smartphone will be of interest to music lovers, because it uses the Cirrus Logic CS47L33 audio chip. In general, Meizu makes a big bet on sound – this applies to many models of the company.

But in other respects this is an interesting device. He got a stylish and compact body, a beautiful display, a face unlock function and a fingerprint scanner, a platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and 4 GB of RAM, support for fast charging.

Especially for those who don’t like the newfangled widescreen displays.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.46 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade A530

Budget solution from ZTE.

The smartphone received a nice plastic case in a newfangled style with a vertical camera module, a fresh version of Android 8.1, a 5.45-inch widescreen display, a MediaTek MT6739 processor, 16 GB of ROM and 2 GB of RAM, a 2600 mAh battery.

There is no fingerprint scanner, but the battery is removable.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7A 2 / 16GB

The cheapest smartphone from Xiaomi at the time of writing. It differs not only in its pleasant cost, but also in very interesting features..

For example, a powerful 4000 mAh battery is used here, as well as splash protection. Of course, this is not IP68 waterproof, but agree that it’s still nice.

Note the simple and concise design of the case, several colors, a decent display with a diagonal of 5.45 inches, the latest version of Android.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P20 Lite

The Huawei P20 Lite looks really cool, and this primarily concerns the version in blue – its lid shimmers incomparably in the rays of light. And what about the rest of the characteristics?

Strong middling and one of the most interesting offers for your money. In addition to the cool appearance, it offers a high-quality 5.84-inch widescreen display, a dual rear camera, a good platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, decent sound, normal cameras, face unlock function.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10 4 / 64GB

Flagship by Honor. It is one of the cheapest flagship smartphones in the Russian market. However, some experts attribute it to the middle class rather than the flagship. What are his advantages?

Like many other smartphones from Honor, 10 is very beautiful – you can see for yourself with the help of the image. It uses a beautiful FullView display, the ability to hide the so-called “eyebrow” (the area at the top of the screen), a multifunctional fingerprint scanner, good sound in the headphones and from the speaker, good cameras by the standards of the class, a powerful hardware platform.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/24 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 3 / 32GB

A relatively inexpensive, but very interesting smartphone from Xiaomi. I got a 6.25-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 19: 9. The cameras here are dual – both rear and front.

It can be noted: a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and 4 GB of RAM, a decent main camera (for its class), high-quality display, fingerprint scanner and unlock function in the face, high battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.25 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu M6T 2 / 16GB

A budget device from Meizu with a very stylish polycarbonate case. Materials and assembly – at a high level.

According to the latest fashion, the Meizu M6T received a 5.7-inch widescreen display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels, a dual rear camera, a 3300 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner.

Meizu powered by proprietary Flyme firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 6 8 / 128GB

One can’t help but talk about OnePlus 6. Smartphones of this company are often called “flagship killers” – devices and in fact surprise with their characteristics. But if previously devices from OnePlus were relatively cheap, now you can’t say that..

OnePlus 6 in this configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory is included in the top of the most powerful smartphones in the world – including thanks to the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. A good smartphone is the rest: a smart display, a stylish case, decent cameras, fast charging support face recognition function.

On the side there is a mechanical button-switch to silent mode – stylish and comfortable.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.28 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4 / 64GB

A smartphone with one of the largest displays on the market – its diagonal reaches an impressive 6.9 inches! Moreover, this is a FullView-display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Among other features of the device, we can highlight a powerful 5500 mAh battery. Of course, such a smartphone could not turn out easy – its weight is 221 g.

Mi Max 3 has a relatively powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and 4 GB of RAM, fast charging support, a dual camera, a fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock function, a stylish case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Pocophone F1 6 / 128GB

If you suddenly do not know, then we remind you that Pocophone is a brand of Xiaomi. Under it, we have the F1 model for sale.

It stands out primarily for the relatively low cost for the flagship, as well as a very powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM. Also note the good battery life, stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual rear camera.

But what you have to put up with is the lack of NFC and the back plastic cover – after all, we are talking about the flagship.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.18 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes