Best cheap phones on Aliexpress 2020 with most cost performance

Looking for a cheap and good quality phone? You can’t miss Chinese phones, Chinese cellphone manufacturers have a remarkable progress in recent years. Just years ago, they are copy learners of Apple, Samsung and Nokia, and stand for cheap price and low quality. However, now they are main players of the market, brands like Huawei and oppo have repleased high-end models which are even as good as iphone, and in low-end market, they have more advantage and are going to rule the sub-market in years, just look at their popularity in Africa, and you will know the power of Chinese phones. Aliexpress main be the best online platform to buy cheap Chinese phones. You can find all models here, there are lots of phones under 100$ which are so cheap that thousands of orders are taken there, if you have better request in quality and brand, you can try some models which are a little more expensive, most of them are under 250$.We believe you can try both of them, just keep in mind the advantage and disadvantage of both side.

Keys of buying cellphone online

1 Stores: As it cost more to buy a cellphone online than buying socks online, we shall be more careful to choose stores. Mostly there are more than 20 sellers to sell the same model we want, it’s much better to choose a store which more people choose, we can tell a store’s reputation by its age, positive feedback and followers quickly, to learn more, we can read bad buyer reviews of the store to know some trouble we may encounter.

2 Model selection: I know there are a lot of features of a phone which seem all important to you, however, to find a perfect phone with your budget, you have to give up some request and focus on what you mainly need. Try to focus on the primary use you wanted, if you like games, focus on CPU, RAM and battery; if you like read, focus on screen size and resolution, or maybe a phone with good camera can fit your social need. Try to find out a main character of each models and you can quickly find out your perfect ones, it’s not quite wise to compare hardware features one by one, as now hardware of almost every phone can satisfy your normal need. When narrowed your list to 2-3 models, you can have a careful comparison of their features in order to buy the most substantial model, however, don’t get too deep, hardware features are just some cold numbers, the using experience actually doesn’t have much connect to them, just look at iphone, it doesn’t have the best features, but it’s experience is exordinary. Sometimes, a great system can do much more than a large ROM.

3 Guarantee: No one actually looks forward to after-sale service, bad things just happen here and there, a good store and a trustworthy brand can save you a lot of worry, that’s why we recommended you to a model of the brands we listed.

Super Cheap phone brands which are popular on Aliexpress but have few popularity in China

There are some super cheap phone models on Aliexpress which are mostly under 100$, their price is absolutely tempting and their cost-performance is suprising. However, is there any cheap and fine poduct with good quality and great features in the world? The fact is, most of these brands on Aliexpress have no reputation in China and we can’t see any of their models sold in any market in China, so the after-sale service and quality garantee are not as good as brands we introduced in the next section. Anyway, those super cheap phone models have large sales number on Aliexpress, and it’s Ok to try some of the best-selling models, according to thousands of buyer’s reviews, we can pick out the most trust-orthy brands in price range within 100$, and it’s our primary choice if we just want to buy a phone with 100$ or less.







Best selling models of these brands which are within 100$

Model Features Price Orders
UMIDIGI A5 PRO OS: Stock Android 9.0     CPU: MTK, Helio P23, 4xCortex-A53, 2.0GHz & 4xCortex-A53, 1.5GHz
SIM Card:Dual Nano SIM     Display: 6.3″ Incell 19:9 Waterdrop Full Screen FHD+Display      
RAM: 4GB     Front camera: 16MP      
ROM: 32GB     Rear camera: 16MP+8MP+5MP     
Battery: 4150mAh     Other Feature: Global Version,Dual 4G LTE , OTG,  FHD+1080 x 2280,10W EU Fast Charge , Face Unlock, Frigerprint 
99$ 25k
Umidigi A3 Pro OS: Stock Android  9.0     CPU: MT6739 Quad core 1.5GHz   SIM Card: 2 Nano SIM Card +TF Card(Triple Slots)     Display: 5.7″ 19:9 HD+Notch Display
RAM: 3GB     Front camera: 8MP, F2.0 aperture
ROM: 16/32GB     Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP, F2.0 aperture,Dual Flash light  Battery: 3300mAh           Other Feature:  Global Bands, Dual 4G VoLTE,Face Unlock,Back Touch ID,Triple Slots
80$ 5k
DOOGEE Y8 OS: Android 9.0  CPU:   MTK6739 Quad-Core up to 1.5GHz    Resolution: 600×1280 Pixels  Display: 6.1 inch 19:9 Waterdrop Screen    RAM: 3GB  Front camera:5.0MP F2.2,80*wide       ROM: 16GB(External Memory up to 128GB)     Rear camera: 8.0MP+5.0MP F/2.2 LED Flash   Battery: 3400mAh(EU Standard) 
Slot: Dual SIM Cards Standby 
80$ 10k
DOOGEE Y8c OS: Android 8.1  CPU:   MTK6580 Quad-Core Cortex A7 1.3GHz    Resolution: 600×1280 Pixels  Display: 6.1 inch 600*1280 HD 19:9 Multi-touch LTPS Display
RAM: 1GB  Front camera:5.0MP F2.2,80°wide-angle
ROM: 16GB(External Memory up to 128GB)                         
Rear camera: 8.0MP+5.0MP F/2.2 80°wide-angle LED Flash     Battery: 3400mAh(EU Standard) 
Slot: Dual Nano SIM Cards or Nano SIM+TF Card 
60$ 18k
Blackview A60 OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (GO editaion)   CPU: MT6580A/WA, 4X Cortex-A7 , 4*1.3GHz  SIM: 2 Nano SIM (Or 1 Nano + 1 TF)  Battery: 4080mAh    Memory: 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM     3G spec: 850/900/1900/2100  GSM: 850/900/1800/1900   Display: 6.1inch 1280*600 pixels, 19.2:9 Front Camera: 5.0MP       Rear Camera: 13.0MP 56$ 34k
Blackview A20 OS: Android GO     CPU: MTK6580M Quad Core, 1.3GHz    SIM: 2 Nano SIM (Or 1 Nano + 1 TF)   Battery: 3000mAh     Memory: 1GB + 8GB    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz   Display: 5.5inch 480*960 pixels, 18:9    Camera: 2.0MP + 5.0MP 46$ 12k
Vernee Mix 2 OS: Android 7.0  CPU: MTK6757CD
Resolution: 2160x 1080 Pixels  Display: 6.0inch
RAM: 4GB  Front camera: 8.0MP
ROM: 64GB  Rear camera: 13.0+5.0MP
Battery: 4200mAh  Slot: 2 x SIM slot  SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. 1 Nano SIM card + 1 Nano SIM card    GPS,18:9 Screen,dual rear cameras 
88$ 26k
Ulefone Note 7  OS:  Android 8.1 Go    Display Size: 6.1   ROM: 16G   SIM Card Quantity: 2 SIM Card   Display Resolution: 1280*600   CPU : MTK   MT6580 Quad Core    Front Camera: 5MP     Rear Camera : 8MP      Camera Type: 3 Back & 1 Front Cameras     Battery Capacity(mAh): 3500 50$ 28k
OUKITEL C12 OS:Android 8.1     CPU:  MT6580 Quad Core1.3GHz  SIM:(2 * nano cards or 1 nano card +1TF card   Cellular:  GSM/WCDMA      Screen:6.18 inch 960*480 pixels   RAM:2GB   ROM:  16GB    Front Camera:  5.0MP     Back Camera:8.0MP+2.0MP Dual Cameras    Battery Capacity(mAh):  3300mAh 60$ 23k


Famous Chinese phone brands

The following brands we introduced are brands which have great reputations in China, if you pick products of these brands, you can have 100% after sale service and quality guarantee. Cheap models of these brands are about 150-300$.


There is actually no need to introduce Xiaomi anymore, after its success in low and mid-end cellphone market in China, Xiaomi quickly extends its business territory to international market and gains great financial return. Xiaomi’s products are famous for good quality and relatively low price, although in China Xiaomi has a reputation of losers’ products due to its low price, its compatibility of quality, hardware and low price makes it popular for years.


Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, as Huawei is trying to push its top series such P series and Mate series into high-end market, it creates Honor for mid-price products to compete with Xiaomi. Honor is a little more expensive than Xiaomi in similar features, however, according to the reputation of Chinese users, Honor is has more advantage in hardware quality.


Lenovo is a famous global PC manufacturer in the world, its effort in expending cellphone markets starts years ago, however, it failed the fierce war against top players such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Vivo, and are forced to survive in Low-end market. The products of Lenovo have good quality just like its PC products, however, the features and cost-performance of Lenovo is not its advantage.


Vivo is aiming at younger group, its appearance and fashion features are its main advantage, also its AI camera can easily provide cool instgram style photos just with a click. However, if you are chasing for good cost-performance in hardware features, Vivo is not your brand.

oneplus/ realme

Actually, Vivo, oppo, oneplus and realme have the same backstage boss, and this may explain why the models of these brands are so similar. Oneplus is kind of a international version of Oppo, however, it changed its sales strategy and focused on cost-performance and hardware features. Now oneplus already has its 7th model and gained good reputation in Europe and America, the only problem is its high price.


Nubia is a sub-brand of ZTE, just like Lenovo, Nubia is the ambition of ZTE for high-end market, however, it failed quickly and gradually shifted its products into mid and low market. It’s not as famous as Xiaomi and Honor, however some of its models have great cost-performance and can be a good choice of some buyers who wants to have more features with less money.

Best cheap phone models of these brands

We picked out the models with best cost-performance, some of them are released in 2018 or earlier, so they may don’t have some cool recent features such as water drop screen and built-in fingeprint unlock, but if you want to spend least money for quality and garantee of reliable phone manufacturers, these models are your best choice.

Model Features Price
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7  CPU:  Snapdragon 660 AIE       Storage: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM     Screen: 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080  FHD+ 19.5:9 screen          Camera: 48.0MP + 5.0MP dual rear camera,
13.0MP front camera        Battery:  4000mAh          System: MIUI 10          Card Slot: Nano-SIM x 1 + Nano-SIM x 1
Xiaomi Redmi 7 CPU:Snapdragon 632 Octa Core CPU     Screen:6.26-inch 1520x720p HD+ 19:9 Full Screen      RAM+ROM: 3GB + 32GB      Camera:12MP+2MP AI Dual Rear Cameras, 8MP Front Camera      Battery:3900mAh       OS : MIUI    Bluetooth,GPS,OTG,Fingerprint ID 122$
Huawe Honor 8X ROM: 64GB     RAM: 4G     Operation System: Android8.1Display Size: 6.5         Display Resolution: 2340×1080   Water Drop Screen        Front Camera Pixel: 16MP         Rear Camera Pixel: 20MP  Battery Capacity(mAh): 3750 150-270$
Lenovo K5 Pro ROM: 64GB       RAM: 6G   Display Size: 5.99      Display Resolution: 2160×1080          Display Proportions: 18:9   CPU Model: Qualcomm          Qualcomm Model: Snapdragon 636   Front Camera Pixel: 16MP   Rear Camera: 16.0+5.0MP    Battery Capacity(mAh): 4050mAh 142$
vivo U1 ROM: 32G      RAM: 3G         CPU : Qualcomm  Snapdragon439 Octa Core   Screen:capacitive screen, 6.2inch   1440×720  RAM+ROM:3G +32G / 3G+64G/ 4G+64G      Camera:Rear Camera 13.0MP+2.0MP, Front camera:8.0MP    Battery:4030mAh       OS:Andriod One 120-170$
OnePlus 7 CPU:Snapdragon 855 Octa Core,7nm, Up to 2.84GHz   Screen:6.41-inch, optic AMOLED Screen     OS:OxygenOS based on Android 9      RAM+ROM:8GB/12GB RAM + 256GB ROM       Camera:48MP Cameras,Support 3x optical zoom     Battery : 3700 mAh  Dash Charge       Game Turbo/GPU Turbo  In-display Fingerprint Sensor ; Face Unlock 443$
Nubia V18   OS : nubia UI 5.1(based on android 7.1)     CPU: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core   
    Screen Size: 6.01 inch  2160*1080 pixels FHD    Storage: 4GB  RAM   64GB ROM     Front Camera: 8.0MP   Dual Rear Camera:13.0MP    Battery: 4000mAh       SIM Card: Dual SIM, Dual Standby 


Stores you can pick

Normally, the product price of unofficial stores has an obvious advantage campared with official stores. For phones it may be about 20-50$, so it’s better to buy a phone from unofficial stores for price advantage. The only problem is the service and garantee of  the stores. We have picked out several stores witch have good reputation and thousands of followers, and checked the buyer reviews carefully, you can trust these stores.

Fantacy technology/Xiaomi mi store/Hong Kong Goldway/Vstar technology industry Co Ltd/Shenzhen Pophong store/Asia-Pacific D C technology Co. Ltd/RTDC store/Lenovo Aliexpress store/King top store/Shenzhen toptech store/

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