Ranking – top smartphones for 120-170$

1. place: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8 x 2GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20 TD-LTE B38/B40
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome 2.5D glass display
  • Nice gaming performance
  • Outstanding system performance
  • useful cameras
  • Great build quality
  • Nice design
  • No quick-charge
  • Problems with videos (quality & sound)
  • Mediocre speaker

2. place: Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 435 - 8 x 1,4GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM, 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Fine and perfect build quality
  • Awesome display
  • Great performance
  • Awesome battery life
  • Strong reception (network, GPS, Wi-Fi)
  • Good cameras
  • Few reforms compared to the Redmi 3S

3. place: Ulefone Power 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1,5 + 4 x 1,0
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 6000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: -

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome battery life
  • Nice performance
  • 4GB of RAM & 64GB storage
  • Nice camera
  • Great display
  • Stable Android 7 system
  • Thick and heavy
  • Ugly system design

4. place: Oukitel K6000 Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1,3 Ghz + 4 x 1,0 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 6080 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1/3/7/8/20
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Huge battery
  • Android 7
  • 4/64GB storage
  • Lots of functions
  • Hybrid-slot
  • Few sensors

5. place: Elephone P8 Mini

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1,5GHz + 4 x 1,0 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 2680 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Stylish design
  • Sharp display
  • Large memory
  • Good reception (GPS, Wi-Fi, network)
  • Good cameras
  • Stock Android with optional ELE OS
  • Partly imprecise touch screen
  • Dual-camera function useless
  • No notification LED

6. place: Cubot X18

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6737 - 4 x 1,5GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - removable
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD LTE 1 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 20
  • Dual-SIM: micro
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Fast Android 7 system
  • Big display
  • Dual-SIM & storage expansion
  • Good cameras
  • Rear cover sensitive to scratches
  • Echo when using the speakerphone

Here you can find a comparison of China phones at a price of 100-150$.

Paying a little more than 100$ you can get a China phone with octa-core processor, 13MP camera and full-HD display! Smartphones with comparable equipment manufactured by Samsung, Sony and HTC often cost twice the price. All devices listed in this ranking have a good performance but also a reasonable price. The phones’ features secure a fast use of the basic functions of a smartphone (WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, surfing etc.) with little load times. Navigation through the system also is fast. As most of the smartphones offer 2GB or 3GB of RAM, it is possible to use several applications simultaneously without the performance slowing down. Those who like to play games on their phone get a device with which you can use all current 3D games. If you use demanding games, however, you have to accept some lags.

For this ranking, Chinahandys.net chose phones and shops that have been tested a lot and proved themselves; so you cannot go wrong with choosing a China phone. You can find a comparison and rating of many shops for Chinese phones in our section [online shop comparison].

All of the shops listed in our price comparison are reputable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively.

 

* Prices include shipping and customs duties. Intermediate changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs possible.