The best smartphones Android Chinese in 2016


import Chinese smartphone – Introduction

Fortunately, all Chinese models do not need to be imported. But some smartphones, including relatively little known in Europe, brands are not available in traditional stores. Therefore resolve in some cases to import a smartphone from China.

But beware, import a Chinese smartphone has risks, it must take into account factors such as security, the seriousness of the seller, rather than possible support for a Service, etc. Feel free to take a look at our comprehensive guide: why & how to buy a Chinese smartphone?

This top is not exhaustive, but here Chinese smartphones are among the current best, by their characteristics and their quality-price ratio. Note that for some devices stored in France, do not count of customs fees (basically, 25%) and much lower in general port fees.


OnePlus 3 T – affordable high-end

Impossible now to OnePlus no longer in the world of smartphones. The Chinese brand has come in a short time become a staple of the industry. The OnePlus 3 T is the last born of the firm. Less revolutionary than the first OnePlus One and not very different from the OnePlus 3 (which is no longer available for sale), however it offers an almost unbeatable quality-price.

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the OnePlus 3 is certainly the best-known Chinese smartphone. © AndroidPIT

the grip and the finishes of the smartphone are excellent and are still in progress against the second installment. The 3T OnePlus offers a good compromise between performance, battery, and price (from 439 euros on the official website). There is also the last processor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 831. The machine does not overheat and get a good camera 16 Megapixel rear camera and another good sensor of 16 megapixels to the front for perfect selfies… 

We regret the absence of removable battery and microSD port is unfortunately absent. OnePlus has long operated with a fairly specific (and discouraging) system of invitations, but fortunately those days are gone. 


OnePlus 3 T
system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgrade to possible Nougat)
display 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Gorilla Glass, ~ 401 ppp
CPU Snapdragon 821
internal memory 64 GB
connectivity 4G , WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C
camera front 16 MP rear 13 MP,
3400 mAh
Dimensions & weight 152,7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm, 158 gr

Huawei P9 – the high-end at decent price

after a great P8 P9 resumed the good tradition of Huawei. Presented as a high-end smartphone at decent price, Huawei P9 turns out to be a very good rival to the S7 Galaxy, although the latter remains best.

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here is the Huawei P9, a high-end at a decent price. © AndroidPIT

as for its handling, the quality of design was something that had been noted and appreciated in our full test . Beside that, Huawei P9 has all the attributes to please, which an EMUI interface with great features and a camera made in collaboration with Leica with 2 goals, one of 12 megapixels, equipped with the technology to double pixel with Aperture f/2.2, the other 8 megapixel with a f/2.4 aperture.

Conclude on a crucial point, which is autonomy, where it was convincing in taking a full day on battery in intensive use. I’m looking for another smartphone around 500 euros. Check out our dedicated article .




Huawei P9
system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
display 5.2 inch IPS – LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Gorilla Glass 3, ~ 424 ppp
octa-heart years Kirin 955
RAM 3/4 GB
internal memory 32/64 GB , Microsd up to 64 GB
4G, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, USB 2.0, NFC
camera rear: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 27 mm, Leica optics, before 8 PM
3000 mAh
Dimensions & weight 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm , 144 gr.

9 – the phablette Mate Huawei almost perfect

the Mate 9 is overdue, but it did not disappoint. Let’s not beat around the Bush, its only real flaw is its lack of originality in design. But this is not the main criterion for everyone, isn’t it? With a giant screen of 5.9 inches, Mate 9 is the worthy successor of the Mate 8 and the ideal replacement of the Galaxy Note7 .

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the Huawei Mate 9 is a great smartphone. © AndroidPIT

on the plug technical, Mate 9 houses so a 5.9 inches screen, the definition of which stands at 1080 x 1920 pixels height (not QHD unfortunately) and a density of pixels of about 373 pixels per inch. This familiar? It’s almost the same thing Mate 8! Highlight to highlight, the screen is 77.5% of the façade. To support it as it should, Huawei uses my new octocoeur years Kirin 960 processor which, in benchmarks, competitive processor Exynos Galaxy S7 .

Memory, the Mate 9 take 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB internal memory. Everything is extensible through a micro-SD card, then what more? The device is compatible with 4G French, offers double 20 + 12 megapixel camera that makes pictures very correct and has a non-removable battery of 4000 mAh capacity.


Huawei Mate 9
system Android 7.0 Nougat
display 5.9 inch IPS – LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Gorilla Glass 4, ~ 373 ppp
CPU octa-heart years Kirin 960, 64-bit
internal memory 64 GB + micro-SD
connectivity 4G , WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, USB 2.0, NFC
camera back 20 + 12 MP, before 8 PM
4000 mAh (with Quick Charge 3.0)
Dimensions & weight 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm, 190 gr

Meizu Pro 6 – a clone of the iPhone

when you want to import the best Chinese smartphone the question of the characteristics is central. Indeed, in principle, Chinese smartphones offer a value price, this is the case of the Meizu Pro 6. This terminal is impressive on many points but its two flaws we are quickly back down to Earth: No 4G 800 MHz and a very special user interface.

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find the 7 differences. © AndroidPIT

this phone has a quite successful design but it is a clone of the iPhone. If the external appearance might to pack more than one, inside may scare off many users Android, particularly followers of Android Stock purists. FlymeOS is really a particular interface but, as often, it’s a matter of taste.


Meizu Pro 6
system Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with UI FlymeOS 5.6)
display 5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920, Gorilla Glass 3, 386 ppp
CPU Mediatek MT6797T Helio X 25
internal memory 32/64 GB
connectivity Wifi a/b/g/n/ac , USB Type-C, MHL
camera 21 MP, before 5 PM
2560 mAh
Dimensions & weight 147.7 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm, 160 gr.

Xiaomi mid 5s – the Chinese smartphone with 3D Touch

for the possessing a few days and after a test of it I was relatively surprised by the mid 5s Xiaomi.  It offers a nice premium design. The grip is excellent and it is one of the few phones to offer a 3D Touch screen. Unfortunately, few apps on Android are still compatible on Google Play, which somewhat limits the scope of this technology. 

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here is the mid 5s Xiaomi. © AndroidPIT

my performance are also excellent and worthy of the best smartphones this year, as my camera. Finally, one of its biggest competitors is OnePlus 3 T which has the merit of buy more easily in Europe and offer a best tracking software program. But when its price will drop, the mid 5s will have no rival in the sector.

Xiaomi mid 5s
system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow + MIUI 8.0
display 5.15 inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920, Gorilla Glass, 428 ppp
CPU Snapdragon 821
RAM 3 GB / 4 GB
internal memory 64 GB / 128 GB No microSD
connectivity 4 G LTE, Wifi b/g/n/ac, USB 2.0, NFC, radio FM
camera 12 MP 4 MP
battery 3200 mAh
Dimensions & weight 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.3 mm, 145 gr.

mid range

Honor 8 – a community of range that competition high-end

Huawei brand has almost earned a place in the largest manufacturers in the world, with such devices as the Honor 7 . The Chinese manufacturer does not merely offer smartphones at a good price, but offers a design. The Honor 8 is a 5.2 inch Full-HD compatible 4G LTE with a processor octocore Kirin 950 (four Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.8 GHz).

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the Honor 8 is one of the very good smartphones of school. © AndroidPIT

its double camera back is 12 megapixels, the sensor prior to 8 megapixels. It has 4 GB of RAM, has 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD location. What makes the Honor 8 interesting is that it is available in France at the price of €399. It’s a great value, and certainly one of the best Chinese smartphones.



Huawei Honor 8
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
display 5.2 inches I LTPS, 1920 x 1080, 423 DPI
CPU Kirin 950, octocore
internal memory 32 GB , microSD up to 128 GB
4G, Wifi b/g/n/ac, USB 2.0, NFC
camera 12 MP, before 8 PM
battery 3000 mAh
Dimensions & weight 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm, 153 gr.

Honor 5 X – a new good surprise came from China

5 X Honor us was amazed during our test. For a price of around 200 euros, we did not expect a Smartphone of exceptional quality, but the Honor 5 X is a good smartphone with an extremely broken price. Here, too, the real downfall of the device is its camera, without being bad, is still struggling to hold the road in front of the competition. Some will find complaints about the UI, EMUI, but just like Flyme is a simple question usually (and want to adjust).

The smartphone can not compete with the large flagships, but he defends well anyway. Those who expect their device to become a beast of competition should be satisfied. The design is beautiful, its premium appearance is indisputable, and my 5.5-inch size allows him to enter the world of phablets.

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big 5.5-inch screen is sufficiently clear and precise, regardless of the angle used. © ANDROIDPIT


Honor 5 X
system Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
display 5.5 inches IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppp
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, 1.5 MHz
internal memory 16 GB , microSD possible
connectivity 4G, Wifi b/g/n, USB 2.0, FM radio, MHL 3, Host
camera rear 13 MP, before 5 PM
3000 mAh, not removable
Dimensions & weight 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm, 158 gr.

OnePlus X – the premium less than 300 euros!

Boycott by many for its One and Two, for once, we can say that OnePlus X has raised the reputation of the brand, which wiped of criticism for months. To have a colleague who owns it, I often have the opportunity to take in hand the OnePlus X who wants to be the smartphone that is best done in this range, and yet it is much higher than any of the latter: finishing metal, port USB of Type C and so on.

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here’s the OnePlus X, it is sold at the price of 269 euros. © ANDROIDPIT

to talk about the software, we are on a basic free and pure Android which is pretty close to an experience Nexus. With a stock interface and regular software updates. Optimisation, the Chinese brand has done an excellent job. For the moment, everything seems perfectly harmonized. That being said, we are never safe from a bug. Therefore, be careful. That being said, the X is an excellent response to the Mi4c Xiaomi, including… as well as the Nexus 5 X, which has almost the same features for 200 euros more expensive. “Hello!” No but, Hello what! “, like our dear french mascot Nabilla. In short. Go for it head fucked.



OnePlus X
system Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
display 5-inch AMOLED, 1280 x 1920, Gorilla Glass 3, 418 ppp
CPU Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz quadcore
internal memory 16 GB + microSD reader
connectivity 4 G LTE , Wifi b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C
13 MP, before 8 PM
2525 mAh

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