Ranking – top smartphones for 170-270$

1. place: Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 2,2GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Brilliant display
  • Thin & light
  • Good and fast performance
  • Great dual-camera
  • Awesome battery life
  • No audio jack
  • Price/performance ratio not as good as of Mi6
  • Mediocre selfie camera

2. place: Xiaomi Mi5s Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,35 + 2 x 2,2
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3800 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7 TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • sharp and bright display
  • fast and big sstorage
  • High-end performance
  • good camera
  • strong reception
  • super battery
  • Dual camera without function
  • build quality not as good as the rest

3. place: Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8*2,0Ghz.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 5300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Big full-HD 6.44-inch display
  • Excellent display brightness
  • Fast system performance
  • Extremely strong battery
  • High-end build quality
  • Good camera
  • Camera quality deteriorates in bad light condition

4. place: Nubia Z17 Mini

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 652Snapdragon 653 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 1,2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 2950 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - (800)/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Attractive design
  • Great performance
  • Nice full-HD design
  • Good camera
  • Excellent build quality
  • Mediocre battery life

In this ranking you find the 10 best smartphones at a price of 150-250$. In the price range from 150-200$ you find a lot of competition between the Chinese manufacturers, which is why you can get quite a good price/performance ratio here.

The phones listed in this ranking have fast octa-core processors, at least 3GB of RAM, good cameras and a full-HD display. Build quality is great as well and there is no difference in design compared to much more expensive phones. Those looking for a smartphone with high performance at a low price are searching in the right spot. With the devices in this ranking you can use any applications with a high speed and without noticeable load time. You can use several apps simultaneously without slowing down the phone. When using the basic functions, there is no big difference to current top high-end smartphones, which cost twice as much. The smartphones in this ranking are also suitable for gaming, so they’re perfect for gamers.

All of the shops listed in our price comparison are respectable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively. You can find information and tips concerning many shops for Chinese phones in our section [online shop comparison].

 

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