Rating of the best Chinese smartphones in 2016 for the price-quality

Mobile devices of the most famous Chinese brands have long been competitors to American and European manufacturers in terms of price, quality and functionality. It is enough to go to Yandex. Market and read reviews on Chinese smartphones. Rating of the best 2016 Chinese smartphones for price and quality is based on the ratings and feedback of Yandex Market users.

Read our main rating of smartphones in 2016 for the price and quality, which included the best novelties and flagships of the year.

Table of Contents:

  • 10. OnePlus OnePlus X
  • 9. DOOGEE F5
  • 8. ZTE Blade A910
  • 7. Elephone S3
  • 6. Highscreen Power Five Evo
  • 5. Meizu M3
  • 4. OnePlus OnePlus3
  • 3. OnePlus OnePlus3
  • 2Xiaomi Mi5
  • 1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

10. OnePlus OnePlus X

Successfully combines the filling and design of the flagship level with a relatively small price for the device of such functionality. Good bright design, the device received a five-inch screen, damage-resistant glass, can work in 4G LTE-networks, large( 3 GB) of RAM.

Disadvantage: a slot for SIM cards from OnePlus X is a combination, you have to choose between a SIM and a card. This means that if you want to install two SIM cards, then automatically lose the ability to use the memory card.


Despite the budget price, the best Chinese smartphone company KVD International Group is able to please customers with stuffing, characteristic for a higher price category. Five-inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080, eight-core processor frequency 1.3 GHz, RAM 3 gigabytes, flash memory - 16 GB and a battery 2660 mAh.

Disadvantages: innovative design has in the literal sense of the word acute angles - the producers decided to move away from the usual smooth lines. Well, the look really came out unusual, but to hold the gadget in your hand is not too convenient and heavy due to the metal case.

8. ZTE Blade A910

Budget Chinese smartphone has a five-inch screen, quad-core processor 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM and built-in 16 GB, battery capacity of 2540 mAh. It features good quality performance and pleasant ergonomics - all control buttons are right at hand. Although iron is not top, but its original smartphone performs its functions on the hardest "five" - ‚Äč‚Äčlong enough without charging, firmware with many functions will allow you to configure the device for you.

Disadvantages: there is no NFC.

7. Elephone S3

The representative of the best Chinese smartphones in price / quality among the "frameless" models. In fact, there are frames, but they are very thin. At the same time, the phone looks unusual, and the novelty effect enhances the 2.5D glass. The model has an all-metal case, a 5.2 "display with a 1920x1080 resolution, an eight-core 1.3 GHz processor, 3 GB of application space and 16 GB of storage for user data, and a battery capacity of only 2100 mAh.

Disadvantages: "tight" sensor, quiet speech speaker, problems with proximity sensor and low performance.

6. Highscreen Power Five Evo

The main feature of the representative of the rating of Chinese smartphones company Highscreen - the highest autonomy. The Power Five Evo has a battery capacity of 5000 mAh, while the smartphone is worth the money. Key features: a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280x720, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM memory, an eight-core processor. Despite the volume of the battery, the smartphone itself turned out to be rather small, and the quality of performance and unusual colors( like golden and coffee) leave a pleasant impression.

Disadvantages: a quiet external speaker.

5. Meizu M3

New to cheap Chinese smartphones in 2016, the successor to the popular last year's M2 Mini has a five-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, an eight-core 1.5 and 1 GHz processor, a 2870 mAh batteryand a 13 Mp camera.

Disadvantages: Unusual for the Russian and Western user operating system YunOS, which has compatibility problems for a fairly large number of applications.

4. Huawei P9 Lite

The "younger brother" of the heaped and, alas, expensive Huawei P9, does not differ super mega stuffing, but it has a fingerprint scanner and a very well balanced display. Eight-core chip 1.8 GHz and 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, built-in 16 GB, with many useful trivia, such as position sensors in space, a compass, a pedometer and other. The quality of the assembly does not cause any complaints, the design is stylish and pleasant.

Disadvantages: The expensive games are difficult to pull, but smartphones do not just buy for games.

3. OnePlus OnePlus3

The third place in the top 10 Chinese smartphones in 2016 went to OnePlus3.Against the background of the overall smoothness of the back cover of the 5.5-inch screen, a 16 Mp camera is significantly distinguished, additionally protected by a metal ring and tempered glass. However, its size completely redeems the quality - the images for the mobile are excellent, the video is excellent. And thanks to a clever engineering solution, the speaker sounds at a volume above average. The stuffing at the device is excellent - a quad-core chip with a frequency of 2.2 GHz and 1.6 GHz, RAM 6 GB, internal memory - 64 GB.

Disadvantage: there is no memory card slot.

2. Xiaomi Mi5

Sixth Android, 5.15 inch screen with sapphire crystal, quad-core processor( 1.8 or 2.15 GHz frequency), 3 GB RAM - a good set for the most productive smartphone in this price category. But the next novelty, Mi6, should become one of the most anticipated smartphones in 2017.

Disadvantage: the back cover is slippery, can slip out of your hands.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

Chinese quality - in our days this phrase is difficult to consider an oxymoron. An excellent example is Redmi Note 3 Pro. This is not only a good acquisition in 2016, but also one of the best smartphones of the beginning of 2017.It has a good filling for this price category( a six-core processor, a 4050 mAh battery, a 5.5-inch display, 3 GB of RAM and 32 built-in storage), and excellent endurance. There are chances that using this powerful smartphone to the maximum, you can bequeath it to your grandchildren.

So, today's final rating of Chinese smartphones 2016 for price-quality, built on the official statistics of sales, evaluations and customer reviews on the Yandex Market.