Do you want a high performance smartphone but flagships are way too expensive? Well, luckily for us, we can still get great performing phones in the mid-range price category.
With that in mind, let’s have a look at the best Chinese smartphones under $300!
Best Chinese Smartphones For Under $300
1. POCO X3 PRO
Just like last month we kick off with the unbelievably powerful – for the price range – POCO X3 Pro. The POCO phone boasts a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 860; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The POCO X3 Pro also brings a 6.67-inch panel with Full HD+ resolution, a whopping 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole at the top for the 20MP selfie snapper. Meanwhile on the back we find four cameras with resolutions of 48MP for main, 8MP for ultra wide, 2MP for macro and 2MP depth sensor.
Finally, the X3 Pro packs a quite a large 5160mAh capacity battery with 33W fast charging support. Other features include NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and an infrared emitter.
2. REALME 8 5G
Next, we find the Realme 8 5G, a smartphone powered by the quite good MediaTek Dimensity 700; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The handset sports a 6.52-inch display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of 90Hz.
As for photography, we have a 48MP main camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. Meanwhile at the front we find a 16 megapixel camera.
The Realme 8 5G equips a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W charging, it sports NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
3. VIVO Y33S
Another good option if you’re more into photography is the latest Vivo Y33s. The smartphone does indeed feature a high res 50MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a 2MP camera for macros and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front we find a single front camera with 16MP resolution.
The Vivo Y33s comes with a 6.58-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2408 pixels and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor; along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Android 11 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. The Vivo Y33s supports proprietary fast charging.
Finally, the smartphone packs a 5000mAh battery runs Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11 and features a microSD slot, NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.
4. XIAOMI MI 11 LITE
Next, if you’re looking for a thin and light smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is the one to go for with a thickness of just 6.8mm and a weight of 157 grams. The handset also manages to bring a premium 6.55-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G; along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While for photography we find a 64MP primary sensor, paired an 8MP ultra wide and a 5MP macro lens. For selfies there’s a single 16MP snapper at the front.
Finally, the smartphone is fueled by a 4250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, there’s NFC and an infrared emitter.
5. BLACKVIEW BL5000 5G
Last but not least, we have an affordable rugged phone with a gaming-inspired design, the Blackview BL5000 5G. The smartphone is powered by the quite good MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset; along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Blackview BL5000 5G features a relatively compact 6.36-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution with a punch hole in the upper left corner for the 16MP selfie snapper.
Moving onto the back we find three rear cameras including a 12MP main camera; a 16MP ultra wide angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Finally, the BL5000 5G comes with a large 5280mAh capacity battery, supports 30W fast charging, runs Android 11 and has NFC.