Ranking – top 5.5-inch smartphones

1. place: Nubia Z17

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4x2.35GHz + 4x1.9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 23 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Excellent build quality and design
  • Great camera
  • Full LTE support
  • Gigantic 6/8GB of RAM
  • Bezel-less full-HD display
  • No audio jack
  • Mono speaker
  • No image stabilizer
  • Poor night shots

2. 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

3. place: LeEco Le Pro 3 Elite

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 820 - 2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • A huge bunch of performance for little money
  • Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Fast RAM & UFS-storage
  • Excellent speakers
  • No headphone jack
  • Android 6 basis
  • Only in the color gold
  • 32GB internal storage not expandable

4. place: Meizu Pro 7 Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: MediaTek Helio X30 - 2 x 2.6 GHz, 4 x 1.9 GHz, 4 x 2.2 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2100/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Great build quality
  • Good system performance
  • Nice 2K-AMOLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Nice photos in daylight
  • Rear camera can be used for selfies
  • Second display has few functions
  • In theory slower than devices with Snapdragon 835
  • Faulty dual-camera functions

5. place: Xiaomi Mi A1 (Mi5X)

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8 x 2,0GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • great FHD display
  • excellent build quality
  • good cameras
  • good battery life
  • strong reception (network, WiFi, GPS)
  • awesom performance with MIUI 9 but...
  • ... just a Snapdragon 625 processor!
  • problems with the focus with video recordings

6. 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

7. place: Meizu M6 Note

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8 x 2,0GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.9
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • awesome battery life
  • sharp display
  • great dual-cameras
  • good reception (networks, GPS, Wi-Fi)
  • nice and discreet design
  • great performance with Flyme-OS...
  • ...but just a Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Global version not available yet
  • Global ROM not available yet

8. 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

This ranking lists the top smartphones with a 5.5-inch display.

Here you can find the most popular 5.5-inch Chinese smartphones. All of the shops listed in our price comparison are reputable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively. These 5.5-inch smartphones from China have a low price and offer great performance that meets all expectations. 5.5-inch displays have the perfect size for enjoying multimedia contents. The smartphones listed in this ranking vary from high-end phones to middle class devices and there are even phones from the low-budget segment.

Most of the phones tested by Chinahandys.net have a display size of 5.5 inches. Correspondingly, only the best devices made it into the ranking. Big Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oneplus or LeEco dominate the ranking with phones that offer an excellent price-performance ratio. The first smartphones of the list are absolutely suitable for gaming and they can keep up with the common manufactures in all other categories as well, if not beat the competition.

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