Best smartphones $180 – $230

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1. LeEco Le Max 2

Specifications

  • CPU:2*2,16GHz. + 2*1,6GHz.
  • Display: 2560 × 1440; 5,7"
  • OS: Android 6, EUI
  • Battery: 3100 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 21 MP f/
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/25/26, TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41
  • Dual SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32,64,128GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Snapdragon 820 + 4 or 6 GB RAM
  • worldwide LTE support
  • excellent 2K display
  • great 21 megapixel camera
  • very good fingerprint scanner
  • good battery life
  • great speaker
  • no audio jack
  • system only in English
  • no expandable storage

2. ZUK Z2

Specifications

  • CPU:4*2,15
  • Display: 5 inch, 1920*1080 Pixel
  • OS: Android 6, ZUI
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: Band 1, 2, 3,4,5,7,8 TDD-LTE: Band 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Dual SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 + 4GB
  • Extensible: No

Pros and Cons

  • high-end Performance with Snapdragon 820
  • great multitasking with 4GB RAM
  • great FullHD-display
  • good camera
  • good build quality
  • camera quality in low-light conditions
  • no expandable storage

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Specifications

  • CPU:2 x 2.1GHz, 4 x 1.85GHz, 4 x 1.4GHz
  • Display: 1920 x 1080, 5,5 Zoll
  • OS: Android 6, MIUI
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/B3/ B5/B7/ B8 TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41(2555-2655MHz)
  • Dual SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 16/64GB +2/3GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • extraordinary design
  • exzellent built quality
  • sharp full-HD-Display
  • very good battery
  • fast MIUI 8 System
  • average selfie quality

4. Vernee Apollo Lite

Specifications

  • CPU:2 x 2.5GHz, 4 x 2.0GHz, 4 x 1.55GHz
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 - 5.5 Inch
  • OS: Android 6 Mashmallow
  • Battery: 3100 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2
  • 4G: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 4/32GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Great performance
  • Fast processor + 4GB RAM
  • Full LTE support
  • Good camera
  • Good battery life with quick-charge function
  • Few options available in camera app
  • Speaker a bit tinny

5. Xiaomi Mi4S -

Specifications

  • CPU:2*1,8+4*1,4GHz
  • Display:
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3300 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • 4G: Yes - 4G: FDD-LTE: B1/3/7 TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41
  • Dual SIM: micro
  • Storage:
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Very good design
  • Good full-HD display
  • Good full-HD display
  • Small and handy
  • Storage expansion possible
  • Less performance than the Redmi Note 3 Pro
  • no MicroSD-Slot

6. Xiaomi Max

Specifications

  • CPU:4*1,8GHz. + 4*1,4GHz.
  • Display: 1920*1080
  • OS: Android 6, MIUI
  • Battery: 4800 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/3/7 TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41
  • Dual SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 32
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent build quality
  • Thin and light
  • Sharp 6.5-inch display
  • Fast CPU and either 3 or 4GB RAM
  • Great battery time
  • Good camera
  • Limited LTE-support in Europe
  • Built-in battery

7. LeEco Le 2

Specifications

  • CPU:2 x 2,3GHz + 4 x 2GHz + 4 x 1,4GHz
  • Display: 1920x1080 5,5"
  • OS: Android 6
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 16 MP f/
  • 4G: Yes - 4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz 4G: TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41
  • Dual SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16,32,64
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Fast EUI system with Android 6 basis
  • Fast 3/32GB storage
  • Great cameras
  • Outstanding reception (net, WLAN and GPS)
  • Great battery life
  • The best fingerprint scanner available
  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • no expandable storage
  • Recently still system bugs

8. Elephone P9000

Specifications

  • CPU:8 x 2,0GHz
  • Display:
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7/8/20 (800/1800/2100/2600MHz) TDD-LTE: Band 38/40
  • Dual SIM: micro
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • very good display
  • nice processing and design
  • very small becel
  • super performance + 4GB RAM
  • Android 6
  • hybrid-slot
  • camera could be better

9. Ulefone Future

Specifications

  • CPU:8*1,95GHz
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 - 5.5 Inch
  • OS: Android 6
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2
  • 4G: Yes - 800/1800/2100/2600
  • Dual SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 4/32GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Build quality
  • Nice design
  • Good multitasking thanks to 4GB RAM
  • Great display
  • Several sensors
  • 32/4GB internal memory
  • GPS useless
  • Faulty fingerprint scanner
  • Hybrid slot

10. Umi Plus E

Specifications

  • CPU:8*2.34Ghz
  • Display:
  • OS:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/
  • 4G: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • SIM: micro
  • Storage:
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Great multitasking ability thanks to 6GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Good battery life
  • Full LTE support and dual-SIM
  • Nice display
  • Mediocre camera
  • False RAM statement from the manufacturer
  • Limited gaming
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11. Umi Super

Specifications

  • CPU:8 x 2GHz
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 - 5.5 Inch
  • OS: Android 6
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/3/7/20
  • Dual SIM: micro
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • Great display
  • 4GB RAM
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 6
  • Notification LED
  • Average camera
  • Wrong information concerning battery capacity
  • Hybrid-slot

12. Meizu M3 Note

Specifications

  • CPU:4*1,8GHz + 4*1,0GHz
  • Display: 1920x1080, 5,5"
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - integrated
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • 4G: Yes - FDD-LTE 2100/1800/2600MHz (1, 3, 7), TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600MHz,
  • Dual SIM: nano
  • Storage:
  • Extensible: SD Card

Pros and Cons

  • pleasing metal design
  • Great display
  • Suitable camera
  • Long battery life
  • Working fingerprint identity sensor
  • Fast and stable Flyme OS
  • Fingerprint scanner not available in stand-by
  • Bad processor performance concerning games
  • Dual SIM or Micro SD