Best Chinese smartphone of 2016 (October)
Chinese smartphones are experiencing a new phase of expansion , characterized by the entry into the Chinese market (and not) in the top products with excellent build quality, Snapdragon processors instead of those Mediatek, and sometimes even custom interfaces with distinctive features. If fact, until some time ago, the Chinese smartphone accounted for less expensive alternative to traditional brands sold in Europe, now they enclose peculiar and innovative features such as whet all users interested in purchasing a high-end Android device.
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In this guide we want to provide a list of all the best Chinese smartphones out on the market . What is your favorite Chinese smartphone among those that we have listed?
How we chose the best Chinese smartphone?
Some necessary clarification. We stress that the models that we have considered in this guide do not take into account the selling price but it comes to a ranking based on the individual user experience offered to the user. Also consider that many smartphones mentioned in this guide are available only for the Chinese market , and to purchase them you have to rely on stores that import them to Europe, at the cost of an increase in the selling price. Others, however, are available in two different versions, one for the Chinese market, the other for the European one (which in this case we tend to recommend for full compatibility with LTE frequency used by Italian operators). And just full compatibility with the Italian frequency is the basis of the positioning of many models shown here , which is why some Chinese smartphone, not with the international version, appearing in lower positions in the standings. Also it should be noted that compared to the past, even many Chinese companies are focusing on the production of higher bill smartphone, not comparable to traditional terminals without praise of years ago. It must be emphasized that more and more distributors are taking charge of importing into Italy and Chinese smartphone begin to be in Italy without difficulty, even from known Amazon.it.
If you are looking for cheaper models (roughly with a price below 200 euro), we refer to our guide on best cheap Chinese Android smartphones . Keep in fact, given the fact that the quality bar is increased in an important way for Chinese smartphones, which is why there are also top of a much higher price range than a few years ago.
Ranking of the best Chinese smartphone market: buying guide
9 Xiaomi redmi Note 3 Pro: the Pro version is renewed hardware
Xiaomi redmi 3 – Color Gold – 3GB RAM 32GB ROM – 5.0 inch HD 4G LTE Smartphone Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core With Fingerprint Sensor and European Charger
Price: € 189.99
About two months away from the exit of Xiaomi redmi Notes 3 has landed on the market its version Pro (the only version that we present in this guide because Pro), which brought new, especially in hardware field. And ‘this, in fact, the most significant feature “pro” smartphone, which comes with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core . The quality in performance is remarkable, as well as the management autonomy, which, thanks to a well-optimized processor and battery capacity 4100 mAh , permits an intense and long-lasting use.
Xiaomi redmi Notes 3 Pro also exists in 2GB version of RAM, but the version presented here, with 3GB of RAM , definitely it has a winning combination that ensures fluidity and gives a hand to the good processor quality.
Large consensus and aesthetic pleasure are the build quality , which boasts high quality materials and exquisite detailing, . The fingerprint reader which is integrated in the design is quick and receptive.
Xiaomi redmi Note 3 Pro: What’s wrong?
Often, before a cinafonino, it seems that the defects found are always the same: redmi Notes Pro 3 does not disappoint. Missing to support LTE frequency to 800 MHz and is missing, by default, the Italian language .
The large 32GB internal memory allows in this case the expansion via MicroSD up to 256GB well. The problem, now that we usually encounter is that the external memory occupies the space of the second SIM. We have to choose, then, between more memory or more users.
The MIUI 7.3 interface travels with the background Lollipop Android 5.1 and have not yet been revealed and possible future updates to Marshmallow. Absent, finally, the NFC.
Xiaomi redmi Note 3 Pro: Comments
Xiaomi redmi Note 3 Pro definitely take the road of the success of its predecessors, bringing novelties, especially in hardware, can give great satisfaction. Defects, as we well know, are not present and seem especially emphasize the typical deficiencies that we find on Chinese smartphones, Xiaomi family. A good quality / price ratio, however, makes Xiaomi Note 3 Pro redmi a competitive smartphone and value.
Features and specifications
Release Date: April 2016 | Weight: 164gr | Thickness: 8.5 mm | Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop – Interface: MIUI 7.3 | Update available: – | Display: 5-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (294 PPI) | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Dual-core 1.8 GHz + quad-core 1.2 GHz. GPU: Adreno 410 | RAM: 3GB | Total Internal Memory: 32GB | Internal memory: – | MicroSD : Yes, up to 256GB | Main camera: 13mp | Front Camera: 5MP | Battery: 4100mAh , Removable: NO | 4G: YES | Dual-SIM: YES