10 Chinese Phones You Should Know About

With the recent release of the new iPhone XS it can be easy to get swept up in the waves of fancy new technology coming from the West. But there are actually many very advanced and new-age Chinese technology brands we are lucky enough to get access to right here in China!

People in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are stuck with their tricky cellular plan contracts and severely limited selection of phone models and brands from their carrier, while we are spoiled for choice in the Middle Kingdom. The customer support team at Baopals often receives questions from people that are interested in taking their Chinese brand phones out of the country, because the quality and price far outshines the options back home.

Here are some of the hottest Chinese phones on the market right now that you should know, love and experience for yourself.

Huawei P20 Pro

This is the world's first smartphone with three rear cameras. The lenses combine to take excellent daytime and nighttime shots, and a 4,000mAh battery will keep you going strong all day long and beyond. It's also water resistant and comes in some sweet iridescent colors that will definitely make your friends back home jealous.

Huawei P20

The P20 has a smaller body than the P20 Pro and can fit nicely in one hand. It's "splash proof" rather than water resistant and has 2 cameras (rather than a luxurious 3), but they can still deliver very high quality images in a variety of light conditions.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

This large, powerful phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back for easy access and a classy glass encasement. Users can choose to shoot in rich color or in black and white, and can manually adjust camera settings to ensure optimal results every time. Portrait mode can also be applied to selfies, a more unique feature the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and a few other higher end phones have. It's water resistant and has good battery life so you shouldn't need to charge it every night.

Huawei Honor V10

The Huawei Honor V10 boasts similar processing speeds to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and is quite a bit cheaper. It has a metal casing rather than glass and isn't water resistant, but that means it gets to have a headphone jack!

Xiaomi Mix 2s

With some small yet mighty upgrades from the Mix 2, the Mix 2S has an advanced 12-megapixel camera that can ensure the best background blurs in portraits, crisp low-light photos and can even detect characters in images so that if you take a photo of a presentation the text will remain clear.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 gives you a solid, dependable performance without too many extra fancy features. Its 6 inch screen offers a solid display size for media, and like many higher end phones it uses AI to automatically enhance any photos taken with it.

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 boasts vibrant colors and a glass encasing. Its dual rear cameras have been praised for professional portrait mode photos, crisp low light shots and built-in image stabilization. If you like to game on your phone, the OnePlus 6 has a Snapdragon 845 chipset that ensures it won't lag or freeze.  Oh, and it's got a headphone jack too...remember those?


If you're loving the latest trend in all-screen displays, look no further than this phone. The rear and front cameras are neatly built in, and will slide up when you want to take a photo. It emits an ombre glow around the edges when you have a notification that has received a lot of positive feedback. 3D facial scanning technology will unlock the phone; the phone doesn't even have a fingerprint sensor to speak of.

Meitu T9

If you like to take selfies...and we mean really like to take selfies... this is the phone for you. Many of us are familiar with Chinese selfie technology but this phone takes things to the next level. You can save a preset that will be automatically applied to any selfie you take, and you can even edit the length and width of your legs and slim your waist down in videos. If you have dreams to become a KOL in China this is the phone for you.

Vivo X23

The Vivo X23 is another trendy all-screen phone with an under-screen fingerprint sensor to maintain a clean design. The phone uses its own series of phone gestures that are similar, yet independent of what you might find on newer iPhones or Android phones. It comes with a handy AI assistant named JOVI that only understands Mandarin, so it may encourage you to learn a few simple phrases!