Top 10 Best Android Chinese Smartphones: January 2017

10. Xiaomi Mi MIX

The Xiaomi Mi MIX managed to surprise many people when it launched last year, as it comes with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. This handset has no bezel on the top, left or right sides, and it looks really nice. The Mi MIX also comes with high-end specs, and it is made out of metal and ceramic. The Xiaomi Mi MIX features a 6.4-inch 2040 x 1080 display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC.

9. Elephone S7

The Elephone S7 is a Galaxy S7 Edge look-alike, it’s hard to deny that Elephone decided to make a phone using Galaxy S7 Edge’s design. This phone comes with a curved display on both its right and left sides, while it is quite a bit more affordable than the Galaxy S7 Edge. The Elephone S7 is made out of metal and glass, while it comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Helio X20 64-bit deca-core SoC.

8. LeEco Le Pro3

The Le Pro3 is LeEco’s current flagship. This handset packs in really powerful specs, while it is quite affordable. The LeEco Le Pro3 is made out of metal, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, like some other devices on this list. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 821, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here with LeEco’s UI on top of it. The phone comes in both 4GB and 6GB RAM flavors, for those of you who are wondering.

7. Meizu PRO 6s

The Meizu PRO 6s is one of the most powerful smartphones Meizu introduced in 2016, it is trumped only by the Meizu PRO 6 Plus. This smartphone had been announced in November last year, and is essentially an upgrade over the Meizu PRO 6 which was announced back in April. The Meizu PRO 6s sports a 5.2-inch fullHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable internal storage, while MediaTek’s Helio X25 SoC fuels it.

6. ZTE AXON 7

The ZTE AXON is yet another really interesting, metal-clad handset. This phone comes with great audio capabilities, front-facing speakers, metal build, great specs and an affordable price tag. The AXON 7 is ZTE’s flagship for 2016, and features a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the phone, and so is ZTE’s MiFavor UI 4.0.

5. Xiaomi Mi 5s & Mi 5s Plus

The Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are considered to be Xiaomi’s flagship devices, alongside the Mi Note 2, of course. These two handsets were announced back in September last year, and are made out of metal. The Mi 5s is quite a bit smaller, as it sports a 5.15-inch display, just like the Mi 5, while the Mi 5s Plus comes with a 5.7-inch panel. Both of them are fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top of it.

4. Honor 8

The Honor 8 is a sleek-looking smartphone made out of metal and glass which arrived in mid-2016. The device has been selling really well for Honor, and there’s a good reason for it, it’s rather affordable considering what it has to offer. This phone comes with a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage. The phone is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC, and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while Honor already announced that it will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat.

3. Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is currently the most powerful handset in Xiaomi’s lineup. This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, comes with 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage. The phone features a 22.5-megapixel shooter on its back, while an 8-megapixel camera is available up front. The 5.7-inch fullHD AMOLED display is also included here, and the phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and MIUI 8 OS.

2. Meizu PRO 6 Plus

The Meizu PRO 6 Plus was announced last month as the company’s new flagship smartphone. This handset is fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor, and is the only non-Samsung smartphone that comes with this chip. The device is made out of metal, while it comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage.

1. OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3T is considered to be one of the best devices out there at the moment, and certainly one of the best in its price range. This phone sports a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the phone with Meizu’s Flyme OS.

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