Top 10 Best Android Chinese Smartphones: August 2016


10. LeEco Le Max 2

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The LeEco Le Max 2 is the most powerful device LeEco had introduced to this day. This is a 5.7-inch phablet, which is made out of metal and it sports unibody design. The 21-megapixel OIS snapper is placed on its back, and below it, you'll notice the fingerprint scanner. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is also a part of this package, and even though this is not exactly one of the cheapest devices out there, it might be perfect for some of you.


LeEco Le Max 2 - $387 (6GB RAM variant)

9. Meizu M3 Note



The Meizu M3 Note is one of the best Chinese mid-range devices. This smartphone also offers a fingerprint scanner, and it packs in a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of native storage. The phone is fueled by MediaTek's Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor, and it packs more than enough power overall. On top of all this, it is also worth mentioning that a 4,100mAh battery is also included here and should be more than enough to get you through the day.

Meizu M3 Note – $167 (16GB)

Meizu M3 Note – $224 (32GB)


8. Elephone P9000


The Elephone P9000 is a really compelling smartphone manufactured by a China-based company called Elephone. This smartphone sports really impressive design and spec sheet, especially if you consider its price point. The device costs $199 and it offers a really sleek design, while it packs in a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor by MediaTek. If you'd like to know more, read our full review by clicking here.


Elephone P9000 - $199

7. Huawei Mate 8



The Huawei Mate 9 is right around the corner, but until it arrives, the Mate 8 is Huawei's flagship phablet. This is a gorgeous looking smartphone which has lots to offer, even though its specifications aren't exactly top of the line anymore. The device comes with a 5.7-inch fullHD display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The 16-megapixel OIS camera is placed on its back, and the phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Huawei's Emotion UI on top of it.

Huawei Mate 8 – $533 (3GB RAM variant)



6. ZUK Z2 Pro

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The ZUK Z2 Pro is quite probably one of the least popular devices on this list, but simply because not many people have heard of the ZUK brand. Lenovo is actually behind this company, and the Z2 Pro is a very compelling smartphone. It offers high-end specifications, and a really sleek build, with thin side bezels. The phone sports a 5.2-inch fullHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC.


ZUK Z2 Pro - $517 (6GB RAM variant)

5. Meizu MX6

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The Meizu MX6 is a direct successor to the very popular Meizu MX5 handset which was announced back in July last year. The Meizu MX6 is quite similar to the Meizu PRO 6 flagship, both in terms of the design and specifications. The Meizu MX6 is a metal-clad smartphone which features a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Helio X20 64-bit deca-core processor, which is essentially identical to the PRO 6's Helio X25, but it comes with a lower clock speed.

Meizu MX6 - $391 (pre-order)

4. Meizu PRO 6

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The Meizu PRO 6 is Meizu's current flagship smartphone. This device is made out of metal, it sports a 5.2-inch AMOLED display, and it offers a rather interesting antenna design which keeps them out of the way. The device is fueled by the Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the device, and on top of it, you'll be able to find Meizu's Flyme UI.

Meizu PRO 6 – $356

3. ZTE Axon 7


The Axon 7 is ZTE's latest and greatest smartphone. This device was introduced earlier this year, and it's now available in a number of regions all over the world. The Axon 7 is equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 processor, not to mention it has great audio capabilities, and it is quite affordable despite all this.

ZTE Axon 7 - $499 (pre-order)

2. Xiaomi Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro


The Xiaomi Mi 5 (& Mi 5 Pro) have been announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress. Despite the fact it has been quite some time since the Mi 5 was announced, this is still Xiaomi's most powerful handset, by far, and a really compelling purchase, that's for sure. The 5.15-inch fullHD display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor are included here, amongst other specs.

Xiaomi Mi 5 – $322 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant)

Xiaomi Mi 5 – $383 (3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant)

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro – $513 (4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant

1. OnePlus 3


The OnePlus 3 is company's latest and greatest smartphone. This is one of the best smartphones around if you consider its price, specs and general performance. The OnePlus 3 sports a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The phone is made entirely out of metal, and it sports a fingerprint scanner up front. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here, and on top of it, you get OnePlus' OxygenOS (or HydrogenOS if you purchase a Chinese variant of the device).

OnePlus 3 - $440

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