The biggest change in this month’s top 5 best Chinese smartphones list is the addition of the OnePlus 6 which was announced quite recently, while the Mi 8 lineup has not made the list as it's not yet available for purchase, at least it has not been at the time of writing this article. OnePlus’ new flagship, the OnePlus 6, did the same thing its predecessors did, it instantly became one of the most compelling smartphones out there, as it’s a premium smartphone, while it costs considerably less than most of its competition. The OnePlus 6 is far from being the only compelling device out of China, though, the Honor 10 has plenty to offer at its price point, while the offerings from Huawei and Xiaomi are also featured in this month’s list, read on if you’re looking to purchase a new smartphone.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is by far the most affordable device on this list, and it’s being feature simply because it has a lot to offer on a budget. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a metal-clad smartphone which sports a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and rather thin bezels. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor, and it comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on which variant you opt for. A single 12-megapixel camera is included on the back of this phone, while Android 7.1.2 Nougat comes out of the box, with MIUI 9.5 skin. 3GB and 4GB RAM Redmi 5 Plus models can be purchased for $165.99 and $179.99, respectively.
4. Honor 10
The Honor 10 is made out of metal and glass, and even though it resembles the Huawei P20 quite a bit, that back-facing glass cover really does stand out. The Honor 10 is fueled by the same SoC as the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Kirin 970, which is the most powerful processor Huawei released thus far. The Honor 10 features a dual camera setup on its back, while it comes with a 5.84-inch fullHD+ display. The phone includes 4GB or 6GB RAM, depending on the variant you opt to get, while a 3,400mAh battery sits on the inside of the device. The Honor 10’s 6GB RAM model is available on GearBest for $559.99 as we speak, though its 4GB RAM variant can be purchased in Europe for only €399 via the company’s official website.
3. Xiaomi MI MIX 2S
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is the most powerful smartphone Xiaomi released to date, it is made out of ceramic and metal, while it sports extremely thin bezels, with no display notch. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, while it comes in either 6GB or 8GB RAM variants. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, and a dual camera setup on the back, where you’ll find its fingerprint scanner as well. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S sports considerably better camera setup than the Mi MIX 2, and the device’s 6GB RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB of storage can be purchased for $529.99 and $549.99 on GearBest, respectively.
2. Huawei P20 Pro
The Huawei P20 Pro is considered to be one of the best camera smartphones out there, if not the best. This smartphone features a triple camera setup on the back, while Leica’s lenses are a part of the package as well. The largest sensor on the device is a 40-megapixel one, and the Huawei P20 Pro is fueled by the Kirin 970 64-bit octa-core processor, the most powerful chip Huawei manufactured to date. The Huawei P20 Pro is made out of metal and glass, while the device sports thin bezels, and a display notch. The device ships with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.1 skin on top of it. The phone is not available from GearBest, but it can be purchased for $899 on Amazon.
1. OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is made out of metal and glass, and is noticeably different from its predecessor when it comes to the design. The device also sports considerably better camera setup than the 5T, and its bezels are quite thin, despite the fact a display notch is present here. The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and it comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage setups. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC, while a 3,300mAh battery is a part of this package as well, along with Dash Charge fast charging. OnePlus 6’s 8GB RAM variant with 128GB of storage can now be purchased from GearBest for $699.99.