Over the past few years, Chinese smartphone market has seen numerous phones that can be easily compared with the current iPhone generation as well as some Android flagships like Samsung S7.
However, not many of these phones are well-known in different parts of the world, where Chinese smartphone makers are struggling to persuade potential buyers. This is also caused by major providers who are not interested in offering these phones, which means that they are missing aggressive marketing campaigns. Still, most of these phones are highly capable devices that come at a low price.
What is interesting to note is that Apple and Samsung are having a very hard time when it comes to the Chinese smartphone market. Companies like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo are taking the top three positions in China, with a combined market share of 47%. Once most popular brand, Xiaomi has been defeated by Huawei, mostly due to technical innovations. Latest Huawei’s phones come with Leica lenses, while Oppo phones feature the newest fast-charging technology.
It is worth knowing that you can buy a replacement for your iPhone with amazing specs at a low price. Let’s see some of the most notable Chinese smartphones that are available all over the world.
The latest smartphone from Huawei’s P series is being marketed as the “Pocket DSLR”. This is because the company has partnered with the well-known German camera manufacturer Leica. As we are hearing rumors of the next-gen iPhone and its dual-camera system, the P9 already comes with this feature.
The P9 comes with Android Marshmallow, powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset and with 3GB of RAM. The internal capacity is capped at 32GB, while it can be easily expanded using the microSD card. As we can see, this is a powerful phone with internal specs that can compete with the newest Android phones.
Coming with a price tag of $559, this is not the most affordable phone, but is still cheaper than most flagships out there.
The OnePlus 3 is one of the biggest surprises in 2016. This Android-powered phone brings numerous surprises that managed to raise some attention.
The phone comes with an amazing 5.5-inch FullHD Optic AMOLED display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor.
What is surprising here is the fact that OnePlus 3 brings a whopping 6GB of RAM. When it comes to its photography abilities, there is the 16MP OIS + EIS camera on the back.
The OnePlus 3 is priced at $440, which means that it is one of the most cost-efficient phones currently on the market.
Meizu Pro 5
The Meizu Pro 5 is yet another hidden gem with great specs. It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 chipset, which is the same processor that can be found in Galaxy S6. On top of that, a 21MP camera awaits, as well as a choice of 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
This phone is powered by Android Lollipop and brings a very sleek design with curved edges. There is even a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is one of its premium features.
The Meizu Pro 5 is priced at $390, which is a good price for such a capable smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 5
The Mi 5 is the company’s current flagship smartphone, where you can find two different versions. The Pro version is somewhat faster since it brings 4GB of RAM, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC.
It is worth noting that Xiaomi has done a great job designing this phone, since it feels premium in every possible way. The Mi 5 is made of metal and glass, and is unbelievably thin.
The Meizu M3 is made for those who are looking for an affordable phone that still has great specs. Even though it is not the most capable phone on this list, you will get your money’s worth.
The M3 comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display, as well as with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The phone is powered by the Helio P10 processor, which provides reliable performance. Finally, it is worth noting that the M3 comes with a metal body.
This smartphone could be yours for only $170 for the 16GB version, or $270 for the 32GB version.