Top 10 Best Android Chinese Smartphones: June 2016

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10. Meizu M3 Note

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The Meizu M3 Note is one of Meizu’s best buy devices. This handset was announced back in April this year, and it’s incredibly affordable considering what it has to offer. The device comes with a metal body, 5.5-inch fullHD display, and 2GB or 3GB of RAM, though even the higher-end model is quite affordable. The device is fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor, and it resembles pretty much every other Meizu-branded handset in the last year or so.

Meizu M3 Note – $231 (16GB)

Meizu M3 Note – $268 (32GB)



9. OnePlus X



OnePlus X is still OnePlus’ most affordable smartphone. Despite the fact that this phone is made out of metal and glass, and it looks quite premium, it’s quite affordable and is considered to be a mid-range smartphone. The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. This handset was announced last year, and its successor is expected to arrive later this year.

OnePlus X – $306

8. Xiaomi Mi Max


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The Xiaomi Mi Max is one of many devices Xiaomi has introduced this year, but also the biggest one out of the bunch. The Mi Max sports a 6.44-inch 1080p display, and comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM flavors with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, respectively. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 650 or 652 SoC (depending on the variant), and features a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, while it is made out of metal.



Xiaomi Mi Max – $265 (32GB)

Xiaomi Mi Max – $360 (64GB)

7. Meizu PRO 5


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The Meizu PRO 5 is the latest phablet Meizu has announced, and it’s also one of the two most powerful devices Meizu has ever announced. The PRO 5 comes with a 5.7-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. This phone is made out of metal, and it ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, with Meizu’s Flyme OS on top of it.

Meizu PRO 5 – $387 (3GB RAM variant)


6. Huawei Mate 8


The Huawei Mate 8 is still Huawei’s most powerful phablet. This device was announced at the end of last year, and despite the fact Huawei introduced quite a few devices, they did not announce such a big device which can compete directly with the Mate 8. This handset comes with a 6-inch 1080p display, it is made out of metal, and fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor, while it ships in both 3GB and 4GB RAM flavors.

Huawei Mate 8 – $495 (3GB RAM variant)

5. Meizu PRO 6

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The PRO 6 is Meizu’s current smartphone flagship. This device comes with a 5.2-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and under the hood you’ll find MediaTek’s Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor. The PRO 6 is made out of metal, and it’s sort of a smaller alternative to the Meizu PRO 6. This handset resembles other Meizu-branded devices, and comes with the multifunctional mBack physical home key.

Meizu PRO 6 – $606

4. ZUK Z2 Pro

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ZUK is a Lenovo-backed company which has introduced three devices thus far, and the ZUK Z2 Pro is the most powerful out of the bunch. The ZUK Z2 Pro is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor and it ships with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The device sports really thin side bezels, and features a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display up front. The phone also packs in a 13-megapixel camera (1.34um) on the back.

ZUK Z2 Pro - Arrival Notice (6GB RAM variant)

3. Huawei P9 & P9 Plus

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The P9 and P9 Plus are Huawei’s latest flagship smartphones. These two devices are quite similar, and yet different when it comes to size and some other details. Both of these devices are made out of metal, come with Huawei’s Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor, and feature Leica’s lenses on the back + Sony’s sensors. Both the P9 and P9 Plus come with 12-megapixel and 8 -megapixel rear-facing cameras, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Emotion UI on top.

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2. Xiaomi Mi 5 (Pro)


The Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced back in February, and is now available in Asia, while you can purchase it internationally via third-party sellers, of course. The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch 1080p display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, like many other flagship smartphones this year. The Mi 5 sports a sleek-looking glass / ceramic + metal design, and also ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s MIUI OS on top of it.

Xiaomi Mi 5 – $330 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant)

Xiaomi Mi 5 – $416 (3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant)

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1. OnePlus 3

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The OnePlus 3 has been announced quite recently, and is company’s newest flagship. This device comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of RAM, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The device is made out of metal, and comes with really thin side bezels. You get all that for around $399 (depending on the region), which is a great deal for this handset, not to mention it comes with the Marshmallow-based Oxygen OS which is very light and builds upon Google’s stock Android foundation.

OnePlus 3 - Arrival Notice