Which is the best Chinese smartphone you can buy?
Chinese manufacturers are all in rage these days. And why not, as they offer flagship-like specs in their handsets at extremely competitive price points. But with so many choices out there, it often gets overwhelming for the buyers. Keeping this in mind, we have created a list of the best Chinese smartphones you can buy in India right now.
OnePlus 5T: Best value for money out there
Hands down, OnePlus 5T is one of the best value for money Android phones out there. It features a 6.01-inch AMOLED full-screen immersive display, minimal bezels and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It packs a massive 3,300mAh battery that supports "Dash Charging". Further, you get all of the powerful hardware at half the price of rivals like Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2 XL.
Mi A1: Stock Android in a Xiaomi phone
Mi A1 was co-developed by Google and Xiaomi. It is the first ever Android One device from Xiaomi. Unlike other Xiaomi phones, which run on MIUI, Mi A1 has stock Android OS. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display; the dual-SIM (nano) smartphone supports 4G VoLTE connectivity. It houses a dual 12MP+12MP rear camera and 5MP selfie shooter. Further, it comes with 3.5mm headphone jack and a 3,080mAh battery.
OPPO F5: For the love of selfies
The OPPO F5 is another alternative you can check out if you're looking for a mid-range handset. Apart from boasting 6GB RAM, the phone's USP is its 20MP selfie camera with its AI beauty recognition technology. The front camera can also be used to unlock the phone using facial recognition. The handset has a 6-inch full HD display and runs on a 2.53Ghz Mediatek processor.
Redmi Note 5: Great bargain for the price
The Redmi Note 5 is another great alternative for budget buyers. It sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full-HD display with 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB internal storage. It also packs a huge 4,000mAh battery. Running the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9, the dual-SIM device supports 4G VoLTE connectivity. It also has 3.5mm audio jack and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
Honor View 10: Rivals the OnePlus 5T
The Honor View 10 is the latest flagship offering from Huawei's Honor sub brand. It sports a 5.99-inch FullView Full-HD 18:9 display. The device is powered by the Huawei-owned HiSilicon's powerful Kirin 970 SoC, including a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for all the AI-based activities. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD).