Smartphones and phablets Android Chinese production have come a long way in a very short period of 1 year. So, the Chinese brand Xiaomi broke into the world top three manufacturers of smartphones, and the world begins to hear more and more about Mi devices with good performance and best design for a small price. Lenovo is also moving in leaps and bounds and is rapidly expanding its presence in new territories, and other companies, like Huawei, give a fitting rebuff to the highly competitive market of the United States of America.
With a population of 1.37 billion, China is now the largest mobile market, overtaking the United States last year and continuing to grow. To adjust to new realities, we have prepared for you useful information about a little-known Chinese companies, which offer powerful smartphones at a surprisingly low price.
If you have a friendly attitude to Chinese Android smartphones, this overview of the Chinese devices seem to you quite interesting. We have also listed approximate prices for all devices (all prices are without contract), and here is a link where you can find the device (though is not always).
So read carefully. Perhaps there's anything you like.
#20: Huawei Ascend G7
Huawei Ascend G7 has stylish aluminium case and great design, but it is good not only for its appearance. The phone comes with 64-bit Snapdragon 610 chip (one of the first devices with this chip), a large 5.5-inch 720p display, and 4G LTE connection. Also, the smartphone boasts of some really cool bells and whistles, like a great signal with its dual antenna and smart switching technology. And the battery capacity of 3,000 mAh battery with extremely lengthy standby mode and high performance mode battery saver. The phone operates on Android KitKat with a user interface Huawei EMUI 3.0. Big minus that the arrival of Android updates 5.0 Lollipop not in sight in the near future.
#19: Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Xiaomi Hongmi 1S also known as Xiaomi Redmi is the successor to the original smartphone ‘Red rice’ for $130, but in this version you will get much more thanks to a new system chip.
Unlike the 4-core processor MediaTek with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, Hongmi, the successor is equipped with a 4-core Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.6 GHz. Other specifications of the device is almost identical to the Xiaomi Hongmi - 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal space and 8MP main camera, and 2,000 mAh battery. Hongmi 1S runs on Android 4.3 with the user interface Xiaomi MIUI v5.
#18: Vivo XShot
The Vivo XShot is a camera-centric 5.2-inch 1080p smartphone with flagship specs. Available in two versions. The first works on the chipset Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM and the other with the updated Snapdragon 801 chipset and 3GB of RAM. However, the main advantage lies in the camera. Xshot equipped 13MP camera with a sensor of the second generation from Sony (with six elements, wide view, lens, f/1.8). In addition, the phone comes with a dedicated physical two-stage shutter on the side (a rarity these days) and the ability to shoot 4K video at 120 frames per second. Also the phone has special modes, like the ability to apply the bokeh effect (which is so popular today), burst shooting, and a special Night Mode. Also, the camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with wide viewing angle (84-degree) lens f/2.4, front full spectral flash.
#17: Vivo Xplay 3S
Vivo Xplay 3S launched in the beginning of the year and became the first phone with Quad HD display. 6-inch screen has become a pioneer - fantastic sharpness with high pixel density of 490ppi. Also the phone was equipped with a fast Snapdragon 800 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, stereo speakers, DTS sound, and dual LTE connection.
Guests Also discovered the presence of audio chips on the Xplay 3S - the ESS Technology's ES9018 DAC and Texas Instruments OPA2604 amplifier for powerful sound, as from loudspeakers and DTS headphones, which are included in the kit. 13 MP main camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and can shoot video in 1080p. Also do not forget about wide angle 5MP front camera for video chats. And not to be outdone by the IPhone, Vivo included in the design of the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel of the Vivo Xplay 3S.
#16: the Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi Note without a doubt the most popular smartphone in Asia. And the company Xiaomi has hastened this year to release an updated version of Hongmi 1S specifications with bleed and larger brother of the Redmi family. So, the Redmi Note is a surprisingly comfortable 5.5-inch 720p device with efficient 8-core chip MediaTek MT6592, and 13MP camera. If you are looking for budget phablet, then you have found one of the best in this category.
#15: UMi Zero
The First thing you need to know about Zero is extremely slim at 6.4 mm as for the filling under the body, you will find there a true 8-core chipset MediaTek MT6592T, 2GB RAM. Unlike the standard version of the stone MT6592, MT6592T version uses the faster 2GHz Cortex-A7 cores. All eight of them. The chip also uses a 4-core processor, 700MHz Mali 450 GP that delivers amazing quality graphics. Next, a 13-megapixel main camera with shirokogorloy f/1.8 lens (Sony IMX214) and a dual led flash and 8MP front facing camera (also a Sony sensor). The UMi Zero runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is powered by a 2400 mAh battery and supports fast charging.
#14: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is the first big breakthrough for Huawei extremely competitive mobile market in the US. This model became the first in the company's portfolio, which received a place on the shelves of retail stores for a good price at $300 without a contract. With support for 4G LTE and Huawei-chip 4 cores and 1.6 GHz, this device has a high value considering the low price (especially thanks to the large 6.1-inch display).
#13: the THL 5000
Say Hello to the THL 5000, a phone that Packed a gigantic 5000 mAh battery in a compact (considering early circumstance) 8.9 mm slim body. In fact, the battery life grows in arithmetic progression lately. THL 5000 has a 5-inch, 1080x1920-pixel IPS display with a protective coating Gorilla Glass 3, 8-core chipset MediaTek MT6592 running at 1.7 GHz and 4-core GPU Mali 450. At the expense of memory, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal space (expandable). THL 5000 phablet keeps the level of the images thanks to the 13 MP sensor camera with Sony Exmor RS (IMX135) with a wide view, lens, f/1.8 and the front camera at 5MP.
#12: OnePlus One
The 16GB version of the OnePlus One currently sells for $299, and is under the body incredibly powerful stuffing. It has a large, 5.5-inch display, latest generation Snapdragon processor 801. With the camera of the device is also all right. Capacitive battery about this device and ensures long life operation.
#11: the Oppo Find 7
Using artificial carbon, careful thoughtful design and fascinating notifications using light effects Oppo Find 7 found its admirers among lovers of good design and high performance. Under the hull of the 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, the chip system Snapdragon 801 internal memory 32GB. The 13-megapixel camera Oppo Find 7, surprisingly, was the highlight of the phone - Quad shoots HD videos with amazing quality and captures still images.
#10: Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro (K920)
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro equipped with Quad HD screen 6-inch 7.7 mm thin metal body and 4-nuclear processor Snapdragon 801 with frequency of 2.5 GHz, 16MP camera with OIS, NFC, and a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh.
#9: the ZTE Nubia Z7
Let's Start with the external signs - ZTE Nubia Z7 equipped with 5.5-inch display super high-definition resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (Quad HD). The same screen at LG G3 and the Oppo Find 7. To power the Nubia Z7 uses a powerful processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM, which provide high performance. Also the phone has a 13 MP touch Sony Exmor RS camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), lnity f/2.0 and dual led flash. This gives Nubia the ability to record 4K UHD video at a speed of 120 frames per second. Plus additional shooting modes.
#8: IUNI U3
IUNU U3 can offer the highest value for your money. The device comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440x2560) resolution LTPS display with fantastic pixel density per inch - 538. But even better, the ratio of display size to the total size of the phone is impressive 77%, which means a thin frame and a compact frame, which is difficult to expect so much from a large device. This phone is powered by a powerful 4-core system chip, the Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 and 3GB of RAM - this killer combination will ensure that all the needs of modern users. And on the rear side 13 MP camera with optical stabilization and a Sony sensor with lens f/2.0. Battery (made by LG) has a capacity of 3000 mAh, which provide enough energy to power the phone.
#7: Huawei Honor 6
The Huawei Honor 6 offers the most modern components, including a 3000 mAh battery, ultra thin 7.5 mm body. And inside the Honor 6 have prepared for you the latest Kirin 920 8-core processor with 4+4 Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7 cores and a powerful GPU Mali-T628. The phone is also equipped with 3GB of RAM LPDDR3, 16/32GB internal memory (expandable), 13-megapixel camera Sony IMX214 with f/2.0 aperture and 5 MP front selfie camera with a lens of f/2.4.
#6: Huawei Ascend Mate 7
In the new flagship Huawei Ascend Mate 7 many details that sets it apart from competitors - first of all, very large screen 6-inch, metal case, the latest high-speed processor, and a great sensor for fingerprint scanning. If you and this is not enough, the Chinese offer you steep Mate7 13-megapixel camera and a powerful 4100 mAh battery, which miraculously fit in a thin 7.9 mm housing.
#5: Meizu MX4
A Worthy flagship of high quality which can compete with the average performance from Sony, LG, or Samsung. Meizu MX4 boasts a powerful 8-core MediaTek MT6595 and 2GB of RAM. The chipset has 2 clusters of four cores (2.2 GHz Cortex-A17 and 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7) working on configuration ARM big.LITTLE. 20.7-megapixel Sony camera on the back will please fans of photographing. And finally the picture is completed by mosheniki MX4 battery capacity of 3100 mAh, which ensures long life operation.
#4: IUNI U2
IUNI, is one of the divisions of the Chinese brand Gionee (known worldwide that produces the most thin smart phones). The company has already indicated a steep flagship U3 this year, however, the model U2 also deserves your attention - if not more - an outstanding model. Featuring an elegant design, IUNI U2 will not disappoint and its technical stuffing - 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and a 4.7-inch 1080p display, which is very convenient to use. And all this can be bought at a ridiculous price of $160 (but must be requested within China), which is a third cheaper than competitive products with similar characteristics.
#3: Oppo N3
Oppo N3 equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16MP motorized rotating camera that can shoot video in 4K resolution. The phone is powered by a 2.5 GHz 4-core processor Snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal space that can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD card.
#2: Meizu MX4 Pro
The MX4 Pro is superballs and super powerful brother of the Meizu MX4. The Pro version is also made from solid aluminum and has a larger screen, 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 4-core chipset Exynos 5430, 3GB RAM and 20.7 megapixel camera Sony IMX220 Exmor RS, protected by sapphire crystal. One of the notable additions is the presence of a thumbprint scanner that is claimed to be Meizu's classy. Also the phone is equipped with a large 3,350 mAh battery. Cool device, one word.
#1: Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi Mi 4 emphasis on refined design and sturdy metal housing but loses in terms of performance thanks to its new chip system Snapdragon 801 and excellent 13-megapixel camera. Xiaomi, the largest phone maker in China known as the copycat of Apple, but their software and user interface MIUI. The best part of the Mi 4, is the low price of $400 without a contract, a third less than flagships like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.