Top 5 Best Chinese Android Smartphones - April 2018

This month’s list of top Chinese Android smartphones remains pretty much unchanged, despite the fact both Huawei and Xiaomi introduced their new flagships. The Huawei P20 Pro and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S are not yet available for purchase, so we did not include them in this list, even though they may find their way to our list next month. Having said that, the OnePlus 5T still leads the pack, despite the fact the OnePlus 6 is on the way, and it may even launch before the end of this month. Having said that, read on if you’re interested.

5. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is not exactly one of the most powerful devices out of China, but it has plenty to offer at its price tag, which is why it deserved a place on this list. This smartphone is made out of metal and it sports considerably thinner bezels than its predecessor. Having said that, the Redmi 5 Plus features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, along with 3GB or 4GB of RAM (depending on the version), and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor. On top of all that, the Redmi 5 Plus also comes with a rather large battery, a 4,000mAh non-removable battery pack. The phone’s 3GB RAM variant is priced at $179.99 on GearBest, while its 4GB RAM counterpart costs $225.

4. Honor 9

The Honor 10 is right around the corner, but the Honor 9 is still more than a compelling phone. This handset is made out of metal and glass, and it is rather compact. The device comes with a dual camera setup on its back, while it sports a 5.15-inch fullHD display. The phone is fueled by the Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core processor, while the device comes in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. A 3,200mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, while Android 7.0 Nougat comes pre-installed, though the device is already upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo, which comes with Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0 skin. The phone is no longer available on GearBest, but you can grab it on for as low as €338 ($404) if you live in Europe.


3. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S had been announced by the company quite recently, but the phone is not yet available for purchase outside of China, so the Mi MIX 2 is still listed here. This handset sports an almost identical design to the Mi MIX 2S, but it comes with a single camera on the back, and its 6GB RAM variant is made out of metal and glass, not ceramic. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, while it comes in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The device sports a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, while a 3,400mAh non-removable battery is also a part of the package. The Mi MIX 2 comes in a number of variants, and all the necessary links are included down below.

2. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of Huawei’s flagships, even though the Huawei P20 Pro is technically a more powerful phone, both are fueled by the same processors, and both are quite powerful, while the P20 Pro is not yet available. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core processor, while it packs in 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage. The device sports a 6-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display, and it ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, while Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0 skin is applied on top of Google’s operating system. This handset includes a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, and it is priced at $649.99 on Amazon.

1. OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is a metal-clad handset which sports really thin bezels, and a dual camera setup on its back. You will also find a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, while the phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC. The device also sports a 6.01-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display, and it comes in both 6GB and 8GB RAM flavors. A 3,300mAh non-removable battery is also included in this package, and even though the phone ships with Android Nougat, it can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo, while OnePlus’ OxygenOS is included on top of Google’s OS. The OnePlus 5T’s variants can be purchased on GearBest for $494.99 and $599.99, respectively.

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