Ranking – top smartphones for 70-120$

1. place: LeEco LeRee Le 3

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 652 - 4 x 1,8 GHz + 4 x 1,4 GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2100/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • very light and handy
  • great performance
  • top dual-camera
  • full LTE support
  • good battery life
  • price/performance ratio
  • EUI-system with useful features
  • only Android 6.0 basis
  • no future updates
  • permissions of some system Apps
  • no storage expansion

2. place: Meizu M6

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1,5GHz + 4 x 1,0GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM, 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Sufficiently fast Flyme OS
  • Strong GPS + compass
  • Nice design and good build quality
  • Good cameras
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio
  • Display: readability outside
  • Limited multitasking with 2GB RAM version
  • Occasional lags in the system

3. place: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 425 - 4 x 1,4GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Dual-SIM + Micro-SD
  • Good build quality
  • Incredible display
  • Many sensors
  • Useful camera
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Weak performance
  • Plastic casing

4. place: Xiaomi Redmi 5a

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 425 - 4 x 1,5GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome reception (GPS, WiFi, networks)
  • Excellent build quality
  • Great display
  • Fast MIUI 9 system
  • Outstanding batter life
  • Strong main camera in good light conditions!
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Dual-SIM or Micro-SD
  • For now only 2/16GB..

5. place: Blackview S6

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6737 - 4 x 1,35 GHz - 1,5 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 4200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 2.4 MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2100/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • 2 x Nano-SIM + Micro-SD
  • Big display
  • Big battery
  • Headphone jack
  • Good build quality
  • No quick-charge
  • Bad cameras
  • Battery not removable

Reasonable phones for less than 100$! Here you can find a comparison of Chinese phones in the low-budget sector (50-100$).

All smartphones listed in this ranking are without contract and cost (much) less than 100$, and despite their low price they offer a performance for which you would have to pay twice as much in your country. Of course, the china phones in this ranking are no high-end devices, however, they are perfect for daily use and even offer some features that would be impossible to get at this price elsewhere. All low-budget smartphones are without a contract. Smartphones with a quad-core (MT6737) processor especially reach an amazing speed. This ranking even lists smartphones with an octa-core processor (MT6753). It’s so easy to buy reasonable phones without contract for less than 100$!

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