It's time to give Chinese phones the recognition they deserve. When one thinks of smartphones, the first thing that comes to mind is probably iPhone (especially with all the buzz surrounding the 11!) or Samsung. But if you're living in China, there's no way you have not come across some Chinese brands. Don't let the lower cost fool you: many of the big Chinese names are already making up for a sizable part of the smartphone market, and it's no surprise why. With innovative designs, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line specs, Chinese phones have definitely been stepping up their game with every new release. Here are 10 of them that you absolutely need to know about.
Equipped with a long-lasting battery life, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a beautiful curved screen, the Huawei P30 Pro probably already sounds pretty amazing, right? But what truly makes this device stand out is its camera: with a lossless optical zoom and ultra-wide angle camera, Huawei has taken yet another step towards creating the most fun, advanced phone camera there is out there!
The Nova 5 Pro has a generous 6.39-inch display and a powerful 3500 mAh battery (yes, a phone that can stay up and running for up to two days!) that puts it ahead in today's phone trends. Camera-wise, it also comes with an ultra-wide angle like the P30 Pro, and boasts a 32-megapixel front-facing camera that is an absolute must for any selfie enthusiast. No need to worry about getting a good shot when the lighting is too dim!
With the trademark punch-hole full-screen display and variety of gorgeous colorways, the Nova 5i is definitely one of the best-looking phones out there right now. And you'll like what's even better on the inside: the rear camera is a 24-megapixel PDAF (phase-detect auto focus) with a variety of different shooting modes, so you can finally achieve that high-level photography you always wanted from your phone. Plus, pack away that power bank: with a 4000mAh battery, the Nova 5i lasts a long time.
If you're going for value, look no further than the Redmi K20 Pro. This phone definitely packs more impressive specs than the low cost may make it seem: it comes with a gorgeous full-screen display, fantastic triple rear camera and pop-up front-facing camera that can take panorama selfies. Who said you had to break the bank for some state-of-the-art specs?
Upgrade your selfie game with one of Xiaomi's latest offerings. The Mi 9 comes with leading AI Beautify and AI Portrait modes, which will definitely make your friends jealous of your Instagram posts. Plus, 20W wireless fast charging and a cutting-edge Snapdragon processor will give you the smoothest phone experience ever. It's all in the details, people!
Your search for the perfect gaming and video-streaming phone ends here. The OPPO R15x boasts a large, 6.4-inch display and a high-quality screen that will deliver crisp photos and videos. Plus, the generous 128GB storage size means you'll never have to worry about running out of space for your videos and games.
OPPO puts on the market what is the inexpensive, all-around device you've been looking for. The curved, sleek design and unique range of colors make this a beauty to carry around all day, and high-performance rear and front cameras.
Sure, Honor phones may be marketed as a low-cost alternative to Huawei phones but that doesn't mean that they don't have some of the best specs on the market. Comparable to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the V20 may be missing some of the Huawei device's fancier specs but still performs like a top-of-the line phone with a long-lasting battery life, seamless full-screen display and a very impressive 48-megapixel camera.
Vivo is yet another Chinese phone brand you should know about, pushing out impressive lines of smartphones and the iQOO Neo is no exception. Running on the Android 9.0 Pie OS, watching videos, playing games and listening to music has never been smoother. Plus, the powerful 4500mAh battery means that you'll never have to worry about your phone dying on you ever again.
Gamers and film fans rejoice, this is the big-screen phone for you. The large display, crisp resolution and large storage space make the Z5x ideal for playing games and watching the latest flick. Plus, the 5000mAh battery means it won't drain your phone.