1. Vivo V21
The Vivo V21 is a budget smartphone with a plastic back and front panel. As for the appearance, there is nothing special.
The display is 6.44 inches with AMOLED HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate and 500 nits brightness. Powered by Mediatek's MT6853 processor, which is implemented in many Chinese devices. It has 8GB of RAM.
The main camera is the highlight of the V21, with a 64 MP main wide-angle lens and 8 MP, there's also a 2-megapixel macro and a 44 MP front for selfies.
The Vivo V21 has the latest version of Android 11 with Functouch OS 11. The battery is 4000 mAh with fast charging.
2. One Plus 8 Pro
The One Plus 8 Pro is a premium flagship with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display.
Equipped with a quad-core camera with a 48-megapixel primary lens. It has wireless charging and IP68 protection standard. The battery capacity is 4,510 mAh, which is pretty decent, and the battery life is staggering.
3. One Plus Nord
The One Plus Nord is the company's answer to the Apple SE model. The device has a 6.44-inch OLED display with a 20:0 aspect ratio and a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
The processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, is slightly inferior.
The camera is quad-core, with a 48-megapixel wide-angle primary and a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. As a budget device, the cameras are dizzying.
The battery is 4115 mAh.
4. Realme 7 Pro.
A major update to the Realme 6 is the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ coating, plastic frame and back panel. Underneath the display is a fingerprint scanner.
The Realme 7 Pro runs the latest version of Android 10 with Realme UI on top. Equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 720G processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The main cameras are a 108 MP wide-angle, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle, 2 MP macro, 2 MP depth sensor. The front-facing one is 16 MP.
The 4,500 mAh battery with a compatible 65W charger charges 100% in just 34 minutes.
5. Realme X50
I am genuinely excited about the Realme X50. It's the company's latest flagship with amazing specs - a 6.57-inch IPS LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 765G processor, runs Android 10.
There's 128GB of internal storage with a choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The Realme X50 has a four-camera configuration, with a 48-megapixel main camera and a 16-megapixel front camera.
The 4,200 mAh battery can be charged to 70% in 30 minutes thanks to 30W fast charging.
6. Huawei P40 Pro
It is impossible to talk about Chinese smartphones without mentioning Huawei. The P40 Pro makes a lasting impression. The device has a 6.58-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and HDR 10. It runs on Android 10 without Google services, but there are workarounds.
The smartphone has a super-fast Kirin 990 5G processor, 8GB of RAM with up to 512GB of internal storage.
There's a triple camera with a 50 MP primary sensor with Leica optics. The front selfie camera is 32 MP. The 4,200 mAh battery phone comes with a 40W charger.
7. Xiaomi Mi11.
The Mi 11 has a Gorilla Glass back panel and a Gorilla Glass Victus display. The 6.8-inch AMOLED screen can display 1 billion colors and has 120Hz and HDR10+ with 1500 nits. It's one of the best displays out there.
Powered by the latest version of Android 11 with MIUI 12.5, the premium chipset is the Snapdragon 888. The main camera consists of a 108-megapixel wide-angle 13-megapixel lens. The front is a 20-megapixel sensor with HDR and Panorama features.
The Mi 11 has multiple storage and RAM options, maxing out at 256GB with 12GB of storage.
The fingerprint sensor is located below the display. The battery is 4,600 mAh and there is 55W fast charging, it can also do 10W reverse charging.
8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.
This is the cheapest budget device with excellent specs. It has a 6.53-inch display with Gorilla Glass 5, Android 10 and runs on Helio G85.
The Redmi Note 9 is available in 3/4GB RAM versions with up to 128GB of storage. The main camera is 48 MP, the front camera is 13 MP. The battery is unbeatable - 5020 mAh. Comes with an 18W charger.
9. Oppo Reno 4 Pro
Reno 4 Pro is not a bad attempt by Oppo to create a flagship device. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen. Powered by Android 10. The processor is Snapdragon 765G 5G.
I think 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will suffice, although there are versions with more storage. The Reno 4 Pro has a 48 MP primary camera and a 32 MP front-facing camera.
The smartphone comes with a 4000 mAh battery.
10. Realme X2 Pro
The Realme X2 Pro is another mid-range model from Realme. The smartphone has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz and HDR10.
The Android 9.0 OS may be a bit dated, but it can be upgraded to 10. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 855+, and there is a version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.
Also pleases 64-megapixel main camera and 16-megapixel front camera. There's a 4,000mAh battery inside.