We see a lot of Chinese smartphones offering high-end specifications at a very affordable price, but their availability is only limited to China. However, Gearbest sells most of those smartphones on their website and ships to most parts of the world. Below are the few amazing deals on smartphones which bring the price even lower. All these smartphones run on the international version of their particular operating systems or at least the English version with pre-installed Google Play services.
- Xiaomi Redmi 4 – $130
The Redmi Note 4 was recently launched in the Indian market. While not everyone goes for bigger 5.5-inch display, there aren’t many good entry-level smartphones with a 5-inch form factor. Though the Redmi 4 is not yet launched in the international markets, Gearbest is shipping all over the globe for just $130. For such a cheap price, the device comes with HD display, Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The 4,100mAh battery makes the device easily last more than a day of casual usage. It comes with hybrid SIM slot and runs on the latest MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- Lenovo ZUK Z2 – $214
The ZUK Z2 is the second smartphone from the Lenovo’s sub-brand, ZUK. The device runs on the customized in-house ZUI based on Android OS. For just $214, the ZUK Z2 comes packed with high-end specifications. It comes with a small 5-inch Full HD display and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The ZUK Z2 is powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC and includes 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It sports a 13MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The U-Touch home button comes with gesture support with which the user can perform different actions with the single button. It also comes integrated with a fingerprint sensor for making the device a bit more secure.
- Xiaomi Mi 5 – $240
The Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in 2016 is still the company’s flagship device outside of China. The 3GB RAM variant of Mi 5 is now selling for a mere $240. With its smaller 5.15-inch form factor, the device can be used single handed without facing any issues. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based fully customized MIUI 7, however, the MIUI 8 is already available for the device. On the camera front, there is a 16MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS and 4MP selfie camera on the front. Since it comes powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC, it also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm Audio port, and USB Type-C port.
- OnePlus 3T – $450
A couple of months back, OnePlus has officially launched the OnePlus 3T smartphone. It is one of the best-selling premium smartphones currently available in the market. The 64GB storage variant of the OnePlus 3T is now available on Gearbest for $450. While there are no stocks in most of the local markets, the Gearbest will be shipping their devices to most parts of the world. It comes with the 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The company already released the Android 7.0 Nougat based Oxygen OS update. The improved 3,400mAh battery along with Dash Charge will never make the user stick to the power outlet.
- LeEco Le Max 2 – $220
With the launch of Le Max 2, LeEco left out the 3.5mm audio port in favor of its own CDLA technology. The single USB Type-C port is the only way to charge or plug in the earphones. Talking about the other specifications, the device is beefed up with high-end specifications. The 5.7-inch display on the front comes with Quad HD resolution offering a pixel density of 515ppi. Just like other 2016 launched flagships, the Le Max 2 also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC. It includes 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 3,100mAh battery with fast charging support. There is also a 21MP rear camera that can record 4K videos and an 8MP front camera for selfies.
- Elephone S7 – $220
Elephone is a little known Chinese company which sells the high-end Android smartphone at an affordable price. Recently, the company launched its latest smartphone called Elephone S7 for just $220. It comes with a curved glass on front and back of the device, and the design looks almost similar to the Honor 8. The device sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It is powered by Helio X20 deca-core processor and packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. It also includes a physical home button on the front that comes embedded with a fingerprint sensor. It is a dual SIM dual standby device and supports Indian LTE bands.