Ten Affordable Chinese Phones Under $250

Smartphones - 15/08/2018


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Global Version

When it comes to cheap and affordable mobile phones Xiaomi is known to be the best out there. They produce the best chinese mobiles both budget and high end. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus is a budget android phone that is close to the high end phones Xiaomi produces. The Redmi 5 plus is a beautiful phone with a 6 inch 2160p display. It is pre-installed with Android 7 (Nougat) upgradeable to android 8 (Oreo). When it comes to performance Redmi 5 delivers. For a budget phone it has an octa-core snapdragon 625 processor, 3 GB or 4 GB memory with 64 GB storage. Also has a 12MP rear-facing and 5MP front-facing camera. This is good all-round the only problem is its micro-USB cable if doesn’t bother you then it is a must get phone.


Ulefone Power 3S

For known who are more concerned with long battery life and good overall performance the Ulefone Power 3S does just that. This phone packs a massive 6350 mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. This phone makes it possible to last a whole day under constant usage and even if it runs down it fast charge will make sure you can get the most out of it. Apart from its long battery life the Ulefone Power 3s is equipped with octa-core MTK processor, 4 GB memory, 64GB storage, a 2160p display with thin bezels and four cameras – two rear (16MP and 5MP) and two front (13MP and 5MP). Comes preinstalled with android 7 (Nougat) upgradeable to android 8 (Oreo). This phone has a good overall quality for a budget smartphone.


Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei largest phone manufacturing companies in the world known for producing flagship phones. This particular china mobile P10 lite is beautiful and delivers great performance. It has a 5.2 inch 1080p display, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin processor, 4 GB memory, 64 GB storage with microSD slot, fingerprint scanner, android 7 (Nougat) upgradeable to android 8 (Oreo) and a 12MP camera. Nicely put together and provides solid performance the P10 Lite is a great phone to use.

4. LeTv LeEco Le Pro 3

LeTv LeEco Le Pro 3

This simple looking affordable phone hide a very powerful hardware system. The processing power of the Le Pro 3 is so impressive that it is surprising is very affordable. With a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB memory and 32 GB storage this phone won’t disappoint when it comes under heavy usage. A 16MP camera to take awesome pictures and a beautiful metallic body that is smooth to touch and can easily slip out of your hands if not covered in a phone case. The 1080p Display is also impressive especially in the day and has good 4070 mAh battery able to take you throughout the day with fast-charge. The only downside of the phone is that it is non-expandable when it comes to microSD if this doesn’t bother then this phone one great phone to get.


Huawei Honor 9 Lite

If the Honor 9 Lite was a girl I would give her a rating of 9. The design is breathtakingly beautiful. Aluminium body covered with glass at the rear giving it a smooth and reflective surface that you can see your face one. The display is a 5.6 inch HD 2160p which is impressive for a budget phone. Pre-installed with android 8 (Oreo) coupled with an Octa-Core HiSiicon Kirin processor and 4 GB memory everyday use and multi-tasking on the phone will be a breeze. Has a decent 64 GB storage expandable via microSD card slot to 256GB. Dual read cameras at the back - 13MP and 2MP and dual front-facing cameras – 13MP and 2MP for taking selfies. Impressive phone going for a cheap price.


Asus Zenfone Pegasus

While Asus is popular known for manufacturing laptops and gaming rigs they also make good phones. The Zenfone Pegasus is one of them. Very good battery capacity – 5000 mAh meaning long battery life, octa-core MTK processor, 3 GB memory, 32 GB storage, a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and am accurate fingerprint scanner. The display is mediocre that is 720p and not that visible in daylight. For those who are really on a tight budget then this cheap Chinese mobile is the right one for you. Performance and design is just enough for everyday use.

7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Once again Xiaomi has done it again when it comes to budget phones. The Redmi Note 5 is close to the top end of Redmi products. Has Overall good build quality, powerful Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor and 4 GB memory. The display is a 6 inch 2160p display with dual rear 12MP and 5MP cameras. Front-facing camera is 13MP. Android 7 (Nougat) with large battery capacity and an accurate fingerprint scanner. This phone delivers great performance whilst being cheap in price.

8. Leagoo T5

Leagoo T5

Leagoo is a Chinese company which have been sometime making budget smartphone for the consumer. The Leagoo T5 is an attractive budget smartphone. Octa-core MTK 6570T processor, 4 GB memory, 64 GB storage expandable to 256 GB via microSD card and a 4G LTE network. It also has a 1080p display with a 13MP front camera and dual (13MP + 5MP) rear-facing camera and has fast charge. Pre-installed with android 7 Nougat this metallic body Chinese mobile is very attractive in terms of price.


Dogee Mix

Dogee basically changed the game when it came to the position of the front-facing camera. No more at the top because of its bezelless design its front-facing 5MP camera is now the bottom close to its home button. Its display is a 720p super Amoled 5.5 inch display and has dual (16MP + 8MP) dual rear cameras. The phone also doesn’t lack in the performance and storage department with an octa-core Helio P25 processor, 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage this budget phone will be able to multitask easily. Fingerprint scanner is fairly accurate and phone comes pre-installed with android 7 Nougat. The only downside of the phone is its micro USB cable but that shouldn’t be much of a problem. Overall, this phone is a great budget phone.


ZTE Nubia M2

Diamond craft body, beautiful design giving you that premium feel and comfortable to hold. ZTE took their time in manufacturing this phone. Octa-core Snapdragon 625, 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage expandable to 256 GB via microSD card. The Nubia M2 has quite the processing power which is contained by its metallic frame. It also has an impressive 5.5 inch 1080p display and dual 13MP cameras and a 16MP front-facing camera making picture taking and watching movies a vivid experience. You wont be disappointed by this Chinese mobile.

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