Here are the 5 Best Chinese Flagship Smartphones of 2016

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Perhaps the greatest budget phone out there. The Redmi Note 4 is Best Chinese Flagship Smartphones you can have. A solid built phone with a metal housing. There is a fingerprint reader on the back along with a 13MP camera.

This too comes in two variants. A 2GB/16GB one and a 3GB/64GB one, though microSD expansion is available. The phone is perfect for users who want a large screen with a powerful battery, which would also breeze through daily tasks and games. All for a mere $180.

Specifications include

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 2.1GHz MediaTek 10-Core Helio X20 processor
  • 2GB RAM Standard Edition /3GB RAM High Edition
  • 16GB internal storage Standard Edition / 64GB internal storage High Edition
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removeable 4,100mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Huawei P9

Huawei P9

Huawei has made itself a major player in the smartphone industry. It’s right on Samsung’s trail to become the largest phone manufacturer by volume. Huawei has gained a lot of praises, and was even commissioned by Google to make their Nexus 6p.

Huawei P9 is another fine product and is one of the best Chinese flagship smartphones currently available in the market. It is a slim and powerful phone, which doesn’t compromise on aesthetics either. It has two versions. One with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. And a 4GB one with 64GB storage.The phone houses dual cameras which were made with german camera maker Leica. The onboard storage is plentiful, with the ability for microSD expansion.

Specifications include

  • 5.2-inch IPS-NEO LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.5GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB on-board storage with microSD card slot
  • Dual 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

OnePlus 3


OnePlus 3 is the best Chinese flagship smartphone that you can have in 2016. It is the latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus. It fixes a lot of the issues of its predecessor- the OnePlus 2. The phone is an all-metal unibody design with a touch home button up front and a fingerprint sensor, a 16 Megapixel back camera and a 8MP front shooter. The screen is a 1080p display with 5.5 inches of Gorilla Glass 4. It also has a mute switch on the side, which most phones do not have. Under the beautiful metal is a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM and 64 Gigs of Internal storage. Sadly, no expansion can be done with a microSd card.

Oh, and it comes equipped with fast charging. 30 minutes of charge can juice the 3000mAh battery to 60%.

Specifications include

  • 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

So there you have it, the 5 best Chinese Flagship smartphones of 2016. There are few other Chinese flagship smartphones that will be released later this year but since they are not available in the market, we haven’t covered them. If you are looking to buy the best Chinese flagship smartphone right now, just pick any from the list and you are good to go.