The Chinese smartphone market is the biggest market in the world at the moment, and it’s full of great devices. Chinese OEMs are constantly releasing new smartphones and increasing competition over there. We’re back once again to take a look at what the Chinese smartphone market has to offer. We’re here to take a look at the top 10 best Chinese smartphones for June 2015. We’ll start from number 10 and make our way to the top of the list, as we always do. Anyhow, let’s begin.
10. Meizu M2 Note
Meizu has announced the Meizu M1 Note’s successor a couple of weeks ago. This is a mid-range handset which costs only 799 Yuan ($129) in China. Well, the 16GB variant costs 799 Yuan, the 32GB model is somewhat more expensive, and priced at 999 Yuan ($161). Either way, this is a very affordable handset which features a 5.5-inch display, 2GB of RAM and is powered by MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC. The phone also ships with Android Lollipop and is one of the best buy devices at the moment.
9. Elephone P7000
The Elephone P7000 comes from a Chinese company that is nowhere near well-known as some others on this list. Elephone is trying to penetrate the market by releasing compelling (and yet affordable) devices, and the P7000 definitely belongs in that category. This handset utilizes great specs, and is made out of metal, which makes it really sturdy. Elephone’s additions to Android 5.0 Lollipop which ships pre-installed here. The phone offer 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch 1080p display, amongst other specifications.
8. Asus ZenFone 2
Asus has unveiled the company’s new ZenFone 2 line back in January during CES in Las Vegas. This line actually consists out of 4 devices which are named the same, but the models are different. We’re referring to the ZenFone 2(ZE551ML) which sports 4GB of RAM. This is the first handset to ship with 4GB of RAM on the inside, and the device is also really affordable. You get a fullHD display and Intel’s Atom Z3580 quad-core on the inside. This handset definitely deserves a place on this list.
7. Meizu MX4 Pro
The MX4 Pro is Meizu’s current flagship. This handset was announced back in November 2014, and it’s a really compelling device. You get a metal build, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel camera and Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa-Core 5430 SoC as part of this package. The device is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with Meizu’s Flyme UI being installed on top of it. The phone has a really compelling camera and overall performance, and if you’d like to check out our review, click here.
6. Huawei P8Max
Huawei has announced three ‘P8’ devices this year, and the P8Max phablet is one of them. First of all, this thing is huge, the 6.8-inch display is way too big for most people, but if you’re looking for something like this, the P8Max is a great handset. This handset features a 1080p display, 3GB of RAM and is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core processor. The 13-megapixel camera is available on its back, and the phablet is made out of metal.
5. OnePlus One
The OnePlus Two is right around the corner, and its predecessor which launched in April last year is still one of the best offerings in China. The OnePlus One is now available for purchase without and invite, and it still offers really solid specs. This thing is powered by the Snapdragon 805 quad-core SoC, and it ships with 3GB of RAM and Cyanogen’s software. The device is available in 16GB and 64GB variants, and it’s really affordable considering what it has to offers.
4. Huawei P8
The Huawei P8 is P8Max’s little brother, and the company’s flagship for 2015. This device is made out of metal, and its design is quite eye-catching. The phone sports a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 3GB of RAM and 13-megapixel OIS camera. The device is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 930 octa-core SoC, and it comes in 16 and 64GB variants. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Huawei’s very own Emotion UI installed on top of Google’s OS.
3. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi has announced two new high-end phones back in January, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. The Mi Note Pro is the higher-end of the two, despite the fact they look the same. The Mi Note Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor and ships with 4GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel OIS camera on the back. This is Xiaomi’s current flagship, and is one of the best-specced devices you can get out of China. Android 5.0.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Xiaomi’s MIUI OS installed on top of it.
2. Motorola Moto X Pro
The Motorola Moto X Pro is essentially the Nexus 6 for the Chinese market. This handset sports a huge 6-inch QuadHD display along with 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 805 quad-core SoC. The device comes in 32 and 64GB variants, and packs in a 3,220mAh battery on the inside. The Moto X Pro is one of the most powerful phablets available, but it’s definitely not a device for everyone. You should definitely try out such a huge device before you decide to purchase it.
1. ZTE Nubia Z9
Much like Huawei, ZTE has announced three devices as part of their flagship line, the Nubia Z9, Nubia Z9 Mini and Nubia Z9 Max. The Nubia Z9 is the company’s current flagship, and is definitely the most interesting device out of the bunch. The Nubia Z9 features the ‘bezel-less’ design, the phone is made out of metal, and it also offers some special gesture functions as part of its build. The device comes in 3GB (32GB internal storage) and 4GB (64GB of in-built storage) of RAM variants, and is powered by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. A 16-megapixel OIS camera is also present here, and the device ships with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop pre-installed with ZTE’s Nubia UI 3.0 installed on top of it.