The Indian smartphone market has been flooded with a wide array of smartphones of different sizes and specifications. While the domestic players have found reasonable success, it is the Chinese smartphone manufacturers that are enjoying widespread success, especially in the budget segment. It wasn’t long ago that Chinese mobiles were considered cheap and of poor quality. But with the boom of online e-tail stores in India, a host of innovative Chinese companies have made their way into the Indian pockets, with an assortment of feature-rich devices, at a competitive price. So here are some of the best Chinese smartphones that you can consider buying.
- Xiaomi Mi5
Xiaomi has emerged as an important smartphone player, especially in the budget and semi-premium segment. The Mi 5, Xiaomi’s flagship device, has been a commercial and critical success. Powered by 1.8 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 Kryo processor and 3GB RAM; Mi 5 boasts of impressive specifications like 5.15-inch full HD LCD display, Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS, 16MP front camera with dual-LED flash, 3,000mAh battery and 4G VoLTE support. Priced at Rs. 22,999, the Mi 5 is available in Black, White and Gold colors. The next iteration in the Mi series, Mi 6, will hit the Indian shores in a few months.
- Meizu M5
Meizu has ventured into the budget segment with the M5. Boasting a plethora of features like 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, HD IPS display, Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS, 13MP rear shooter, and 3,070mAh battery, this compact 5.20-inch smartphone is available in two variants – 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Retailing exclusively at Tata Cliq in Blue and Champagne Gold colors, the price of Meizu M5 starts at Rs. 9,499/-.
- Oppo F3
In case you are a photography enthusiast with an interest in taking selfies, Oppo F3 is the best choice. The F3 hosts an amazing 13MP rear camera, along with 16MP + 8MP dual front cameras. Add to that 5.50-inch full HD display, 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB in-built storage, and 3,200mAh battery capacity, and you’ve got the perfect camera phone at just Rs. 19,990.
- Honor 6 Plus
Honor has been consolidating itself as a reliable smartphone brand in the semi-premium segment, and with the Honor 6 Plus, it has surely upped its game. With features like 5.50-inch full HD IPS LCD display, 1.8GHz Hisilicon Kirin 925 Cortex-A15 processor, 3GB RAM, Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS, 8MP + 8MP dual rear shooters and 8MP front camera, and a beefy 3,600mAh battery, the Honor 6 Plus is surely a bargain at Rs. 21,499.
- Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo Z2 Plus has been one of the hottest selling smartphones in the last few quarters. The Z2 Plus features a compact 5.0-inch full HDLTPS LCD display, 2.15GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor, 4GB RAM, Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS, 64GB in-built storage, 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery. You can get hold of the Z2 Plus at just Rs. 16,398.
While there are several other alternatives, this list highlights the best smartphones worth every penny.