The best compact Chinese smartphones Ranking January 2019

If once the user preferred smartphones as much as possible contained in the dimensions, for some time now the situation has been reversed. Given the increasing consumption of multimedia content, more and more people are preferring the purchase of terminals with generous displays, shifting the balance of the market. That's why in this article we give you our ranking of the best compact Chinese smartphone, an increasingly rare category in the sector.

All the models listed in this guide have one length less than 150 mm. Here below you find the most convenient models as price / quality ratio. Although the high-end models with these requirements are not many, there is a reasonable choice in the medium / low.

The best Chinese smartphones under the 100€ | 150€ | 200€ | 300€ | 500€ | 600€
The best Xiaomi smartphones under the € 200
The best Huawei smartphones under the € 250
The best Chinese smartphones with shipping from Europe | impermeable
with AMOLED display | with wireless charging
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We remind you that, being products subject to offers, prices and availability are variable over time. If specified, the wording Global indicates the presence of the band 20.

Below you can see the list of various devices, which can be purchased at Chinese stores like GearBest e BangGood. Some products may also be present on Amazon ed eBay: in this case, the price is almost always higher. For all coupons and offers on Chinese smartphones (and not only) we invite you to follow our dedicated Telegram channel: GizDeals!

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Last updated: 3 January 2019


The best compact Chinese smartphone

BLACKVIEW A20 PRO

blackview a20 proData Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.5 "HD + (1440 x 720 pixels) and density of 195 PPI;
  • dimensions of 146.7 x 70.7 x 8.6 mm for 183 g;
  • Quad-core MediaTek processor MT6739;
  • PowerVR GE8100 GPU;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • 16 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
  • dual camera back from 8 + 0.3 mega-pixel with autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 5 mega-pixels;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo.
Last updated the 21 / 01 / 2019 16: 24

VERNEE THOR E

vernee thor eData Sheet

  • IPS display from 5 "HD (1280 x 720 pixels) and density of 294 PPI;
  • dimensions of 144 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm for 149 g;
  • octa-core processor MediaTek MT6753;
  • ARM GPU Mali-T720 MP3;
  • 3 GB of RAM;
  • 16 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
  • rear fingerprint reader;
  • rear camera by 13 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.4, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 5 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.4;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS;
  • battery by 5020 mAh with quick charge;
  • Android 7 Nougat operating system with VOS.
116,28€
available
Gearbest.com

XIAOMI REDMI 6

Data Sheet

  • Display from 5.45 " HD + (1440 x 720 pixels) and density of 295 PPI;
  • dimensions of 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm for 146 g;
  • octa-core processor MediaTek Helio P22;
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU;
  • 3 GB of RAM;
  • 32 GB internal memory;
  • rear fingerprint reader and facial recognition;
  • dual camera back from 12 + 5 mega-pixel with opening f/ 2.2, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 5 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.2;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with MIUI.

HUAWEI P8 LITE 2017

huawei p8 lite 2017Data Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.2 " Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and density of 424 PPI;
  • dimensions of 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm for 147 g;
  • HiSilicon octa-core processor Kirin 655;
  • ARM GPU Mali-T830 MP2;
  • 3 GB of RAM;
  • 16 GB of memory expandable through micro SD;
  • rear fingerprint reader
  • rear camera by 12 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera by 8 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
  • LTE support, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with EMUI.
Last updated the 21 / 01 / 2019 16: 24

SHARP AQUOS S2

sharp aquos s2Data Sheet

  • IGZO display from 5.5 "Full HD + (2040 x 1080 pixels) and density of 420 PPI;
  • dimensions of 141.8 x 72.04 x 7.9 mm for 140 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 630;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 508 GPU;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
  • front fingerprint reader;
  • dual camera back from 12 + 8 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.75, Dual Pixel autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 8 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • battery by 3020 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with Smile UX.

MEIZU M15

meizu m15Data Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.46 " Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and density of 403 PPI;
  • dimensions of 143.62 x 72.73 x 7.45 mm for 145 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 626;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
  • front fingerprint reader;
  • rear camera by 12 mega-pixels with opening f/ 1.9, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 20 mega-pixels;
  • support dual SIM LTE (no 20 band), Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh with mCharge 3.0;
  • Android 7 Nougat operating system with Flyme.

Meizu M15 Global (20 band) 4 / 64 GB

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199€

XIAOMI MI 8 SE

xiaomi mi 8 seData Sheet

  • AMOLED display from 5.88 " Full HD + (2244 x 1080 pixels) and density of 423 PPI;
  • dimensions of 147.28 x 73.09 x 7.5 mm for 164 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 710;
  • GPU Adreno 616;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • rear fingerprint reader and Face Unlock;
  • dual camera back from 12 + 5 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.9-2.0, PDAF autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera by 20 mega-pixel with opening f/ 2.0;
  • support dual SIM LTE (no 20 band), Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, IR port, GPS;
  • battery by 3120 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with MIUI.

HUAWEI P20 LITE

Huawei p20 liteData Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.84 " Full HD + (2280 x 1080 pixels) and density of 432 PPI;
  • dimensions of 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm for 145 g;
  • HiSilicon octa-core processor Kirin 659;
  • ARM GPU Mali-T830 MP2;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
  • rear fingerprint reader and facial recognition;
  • dual camera back from 16 + 2 mega-pixel with opening f/ 2.2, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 16 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with EMUI.
231,00€
available
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Last updated the 21 / 01 / 2019 16: 24

NUBIA Z18 MINI

NUBIA Z18 MINIData Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.7 " Full HD + (2160 x 1080 pixels) and density of 428 PPI;
  • dimensions of 148 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm for 153 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 660;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU;
  • 6 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • rear fingerprint reader;
  • dual camera back from 24 + 5 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.7, autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 8 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • TAS2555 audio chip;
  • battery by 3450 mAh;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with Nubia UI.

XIAOMI MI 6

Xiaomi mi 6Data Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.15 " Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and density of 428 PPI;
  • dimensions of 145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45 mm for 168 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 835;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU;
  • 6 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • frontal fingerprint reader and facial recognition;
  • double rear camera from 12 + 12 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.7-2.6, OIS stabilization, PDAF autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera by 8 mega-pixels;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS;
  • battery by 3350 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with MIUI.
not available
6 used by 202,31
Amazon.it
Last updated the 21 / 01 / 2019 16: 24

HONOR 10

10 honorData Sheet

  • LCD display from 5.84 " Full HD + (2280 x 1080 pixels) and density of 432 PPI;
  • dimensions of 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm for 153 g;
  • HiSilicon octa-core processor Kirin 970;
  • ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP12;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • dual camera back from 16 + 24 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.8, Dual PDAF autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 24 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
  • HiFi chip AK4376A;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • battery by 3400 mAh with SuperCharge;
  • OS Android 8 Oreo with EMUI.
329,00€
399,90
available
New 38 from 329,00 €
2 used by 281,00 €
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Last updated the 21 / 01 / 2019 16: 24

MEIZU 15

Meizu 15Data Sheet

  • Super AMOLED display from 5.46 " Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and density of 403 PPI;
  • dimensions of 143 x 72 x 7.25 mm for 152 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 660;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • front fingerprint reader;
  • rear camera by 12 + 20 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.8, hybrid autofocus and LED flash;
  • front camera from 20 mega-pixels;
  • support dual SIM LTE (no 20 band), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, GPS;
  • battery by 3000 mAh with mCharge 4.0;
  • Android 7 Nougat operating system with Flyme interface.

Meizu 15 Global (20 band) 4 / 64 GB

Sea Less
255.90€

NUBIA Z17S

nubia z17sData Sheet

  • IPS display from 5.73 " Full HD + (2040 x 1080 pixels) and density of 403 PPI;
  • dimensions of 147.5 x 72.7 x 8.6 mm for 170 g;
  • Qualcomm octa-core processor Snapdragon 835;
  • Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU;
  • 6 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of memory;
  • rear fingerprint reader;
  • dual camera back from 23 + 12 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.8-2.0, Dual Pixel autofocus and LED flash;
  • dual front camera from 5 + 5 mega-pixel with opening f/ 2.2;
  • HiFi chip TAS2555;
  • support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS;
  • battery by 3100 mAh with NeoCharge;
  • Android 7 Nougat operating system with Nubia UI 5.1.
413,65€
579,99
available
Geekbuying.com
484,06€
729,62
available
Geekbuying.com

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