Top 10 Best Android Chinese Smartphones: November 2016

10. Elephone P9000

The Elephone P9000 is one of the most affordable devices on this list. This is a mid-range smartphone by Elephone, but one that looks really nice thanks to its slim bezels, and it also comes with a compelling spec sheet, despite the fact we’re looking at a mid-ranger here. You do get a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and MediaTek’s Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor as part of this package.

9. Xiaomi Mi 5 & Mi 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro are no longer the most powerful devices Xiaomi had introduced, but they’re still very compelling purchases, mainly because they’re quite affordable at the moment, and still belong in the flagship range of devices. The Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro are fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, while they’re made out of metal and glass / ceramic (depending on which version you opt to purchase).

8. Elephone S7 (Mini)

The Elephone S7 is the company’s newest and quite probably best-looking smartphone. Some people would say it’s a copy of the Galaxy S7 Edge, and quite frankly it looks really, really similar to Samsung’s flagship. The Elephone S7 comes with a really compelling spec sheet, in a number of different variants and color options. You can get this device in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, while the device is made out of metal and glass.

7. Huawei Honor 8

Honor is Huawei’s subsidy, and the Honor 8 is their current flagship. This device is made out of metal and glass, and it looks really stunning, especially in person. The device features a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the Honor 8, and on top of it, you do get Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) Android skin.

6. LeEco Le Pro3

The LeEco Le Pro3 is LeEco’s latest flagship. This is a metal-clad smartphone, and despite the fact it offers high-end specifications and great build, it is quite affordable. The LeEco Le Pro3 features a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor, which is one of the most powerful smartphone processors available at the moment.

5. Meizu PRO 6s

The PRO 6s is Meizu’s all-new flagship smartphone. This device is very similar to the Meizu PRO 6 Meizu had introduced back in April, but it comes with a significantly larger battery pack, and a more capable main camera. The Meizu PRO 6s sports a 5.2-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. Much like its sibling, this device is fueled by the Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor.


The ZTE AXON 7 is ZTE’s current flagship, and a direct competitor to the OnePlus 3. Much like the OnePlus 3, this phone costs $399, and is one of the best devices under $400 out there. It features the Snapdragon 820 SoC, 5.5-inch fullHD display, great audio capabilities, metal build, etc. The ZTE AXON 7 also comes with 4GB / 6GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with ZTE’s skin on top of it.

3. Xiaomi Mi 5s & Mi 5s Plus

The Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are both Xiaomi’s flagships, well, next to the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX, of course. These two phones are fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and they’re made out of metal. The Mi 5s ships in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, while the Mi 5s Plus ca be purchased in 4GB and 6GB RAM models. The two devices come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and on top of it, you get Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS Android skin.

2. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 & Xiaomi Mi MIX

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX are the company’s latest devices. Both of these phones are phablet devices, and are fueled by the Snapdragon 821. The Mi Note 2 sports a curved OLED display and high-end specs, while the Mi MIX comes with a truly unique bezel-less design, and a 6.4-inch fullHD display. This device comes with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, which makes it look really unique.

1. OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 had been introduced earlier this year, and it is still one of the best devices out there. Many would say that this phone has the most to offer for $399, and that might as well be true. This handset comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The 16-megapixel OIS camera is located on the back of this phone, and the device is made out of metal.

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