Review-comparison of popular Chinese smartphones to $ 100

The publication of Kommersant learned that due to constant "jumps" of the ruble and the end of New Year holidays, smartphone manufacturers are planning to review the cost of mobile devices in Russia. Prices for smartphones can soar by 15-20%.With such unhappy news, inexpensive smartphones from China are becoming more attractive. Of course, they are inferior to the flagship models in terms of performance and even design, but for the daily affairs of their capabilities, more than enough.

Consider the popular models of smartphones up to $ 100, presented in the hot deals section of the Chinese online electronics store


  • MIJUE T200, $ 79.99
  • Doogee x5, $ 59.99
  • Thl t6c, $ 56.99
  • Doogee X6, $ 65.99

MIJUE T200 smartphone comparison, $ 79.99

OS: runs on Android, the most popular platform on the mobile market.

Camera: lovers of making selfi or send photos to Instagram will be enough for the 13-megapixel main camera with LED flash. There is also a front-facing 5-megapixel camera.

Screen: as for the screen size, then the T200 has a 5.0-inch, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Design: , this model is 8.5% thinner than most smartphones, but heavier, due to a massive battery. The height of the plastic case is 143.20 mm, width - 71.60 mm, depth - 8.60 mm.

Processor and memory: The inside the T200 hosts a quad-core MediaTek MT6735A chip running at 1.3 GHz. The size of RAM - 2 GB, internal - 16 GB.

Network: if you decide that for such money the device works only in 3G networks, then they made a mistake. It also supports 4G( LTE and HSPA +).

Doogee x5, $ 59.99

OS: is another Chinese representative of devices with Android OS.

Camera: 5-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front camera. Do not wait for pictures of excellent quality. The flash is, but weak, it's enough for shooting at close range.

Screen: 5.0-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels.

Design: plastic phone case is quite high( 143 mm), its width is 72.20 mm, and the depth is 8.80 mm. The quality of the assembly is mediocre, the plastic is easily punched. So it is advisable to handle the phone carefully.

Processor and memory: quad-core Mediatek MT6735, memory by modern standards is "poor"( 1 GB of operative and 8 GB of internal memory).

Network: everything is fine here. There are both 3G and 4G( LTE and HSPA +).

Thl t6c, $ 56.99

OS: Android.

Camera: 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front. The quality of the images is average.

Screen: 5-inch with a resolution of 854 × 480 pixels, which is inferior to other participants in the review of inexpensive Chinese smartphones, but increases the energy efficiency of the device.

Design: phone is pleasant to look at and touch. Dimensions are compact: height -143.9 mm, width - 71.6 mm, depth - 8.2 mm.

Processor and memory: quad-core MT6580, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM.

Network: only 3G.

Doogee X6, $ 65.99

OS: Android, as well as other "state employees".

Camera: 5-megapixel rear camera( there is a flash and autofocus) and a 2-megapixel front camera. Photos are of poor quality.

Screen: 5.5-inch display, 1280 by 720 pixels. Not all users like phones with large screens, they are ugly sticking out of their trousers pocket, and it is inconvenient to keep them in a small palm.

Design: Plastic enclosure height 143 mm, width 72.20 mm, and depth 8.80 mm. With a weight of 130 grams, the Doogee X6 is one of the lightest 5.5-inch phones. On the side faces of the smartphone are the buttons Elasticity Arm( that is, the usual buttons under the flexible metal frame).According to the designers, this will prolong the life of the buttons and improve the appearance of the device.

Processor and memory: quad-core Mediatek MT6580, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM.

Network: 3G and 4G( HSPA +).

And now we will bring together all the main characteristics, so that the reader can easily make a choice between models. We also recommend looking at the rating: the best Chinese smartphones in 2016.

Feature comparison smartphones

Model OS screen processor graphics processor Memory RAM + ROM Battery Capacity Camera test data Antutu
MIJUE T200 Android 5.1 Lollipop 5.0-inch matrix IPS MTK6735 64bit Quad Core, 1.3GHz Mali-T720 2 GB, 16 GB.With a memory card, you can expand to 128 GB. 3450 mAh 13 mp + 5 mp 22 560
Doogee x5 Android 5.1 Lollipop 5.0-inch, matrix IPS Mediatek MT6735, 1.5 GHz Mali-400 MP 1 GB, 8 GB( up to 32 GB with a memory card) 2400mAh 5 mp + 2 mp 19 746
Thl t6c Android 5.1 Lollipop 5.0-inch, matrix IPS Mediatek MT6580 Quad Core, 1.3 GHz Mali-400 MP 1 GB, 8 GB( up to 32 GB with memory card) 1900mAh 5 mp + 0.3 mp 20 958
Doogee X6 Android 5.1 Lollipop 5.5-inch, matrix IPS Mediatek MT6580 Quad Core, 1.3 GHz Mali-400 MP 1 GB, 8 GB( up to 32 GB with memory card) 3000mAh 5 mp + 2 mp 19. 886

To sum up: all smartphones presented in the review are strong "middles" who will cope with not too demanding games, and even more so with surfing the Internet. The most powerful of these is the MIJUE T200, but whether it is worth giving $ 20 extra for it is up to you.