9 Best Chinese Mobile Brands & Companies

Written by Franklin Hatchett

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Mobile devices are not going away, they are now part of our lives. You do not know of any person today who has no mobile device. So, why not sell them in your store?

But how? And who are going to be your suppliers?

Today, I will show you the 9 best Chinese mobile companies. These are manufacturers that produce high-quality phones. Their names are known in the industry, and you have a guarantee that there is a demand for their products.

9 Best Chinese Mobile Brands & Companies


Huawei has been around since 1987. At first, the company manufactured phone switches used in telecommunications networks. At that time, they provided consulting services to the government of China.

Today, Huawei products are found in more than 170 countries. In 2012, it overtook one of the largest companies in the world, Ericsson. Now, it is even bigger than Apple as far a manufacturing smart phones is concerned.

Some of the best Huawei phones that you can look into are:

  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei P20 Pro

Just take note that Huawei cannot operate on Google. There is a hot political issue going on with this mobile manufacturer. There are claims that it is using its phones to spy on people, and this has resulted in a ban, it cannot use the Google Android platform, so users cannot download apps from Android.

Nevertheless, Huawei is a good brand, and it has excellent hardware. It is only a matter of time before they replace the Android OS with a new one.


Vivo is a low-cost but high-quality phone manufacturer. Recently, it has taken a big step in advertising its products. It is leaning towards gamers, and most of its phones are marketed as a gamer’s phone.

The company even had a modelling deal with one of the most popular basketball players in the world, Stephen Curry.

Vivo is owned by BBK, the same company that owns several other phone brands like OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme.

The top Vivo phones that are out in the market are:

  • Vivo S1 Pro
  • Vivo Z1 Pro
  • Vivo Y50
  • Vivo Y15

Vivo has several phone series. These are the V Series, Y Series, X Series, S Series and NEX. The most powerful model is the Vivo V15 Pro. This phone has a FullView Display technology where you can get the best viewing experience.

The product design has curves, which makes the phone look really sophisticated. It has three cameras at the back, and it uses a 2.51 GHz octa-core processor. With 6GB RAM as memory, this phone surely is one that is best for gamers. 


OPPO is the sister brand of Vivo and they belong to the same company. However, OPPO’s market is non-gamers, but rather those who are active in social media.

The company has been around since 2001, and it is now one of the biggest phone manufacturers in China. The phone is available in more than 200,000 outlets worldwide. As far as market share is concerned, OPPO is at number five in the world.

The top OPPO phones that you could look into are:

  • OPPO F3
  • Oppo A83           
  • Oppo F5 Youth
  • Oppo F5 6GB

If you will sell OPPO, your target market are people between ages 25 and 35—people who have jobs and do not mind if they do not use Samsung or iPhones. These are people who are practical, and yet they are looking for a powerful phone that is worth their money.

Currently, OPPO is heavily marketing OPPO A92. It has 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The camera boasts a powerful 48 megapixels, and it has four cameras at the back for different purposes.


Xiaomi is a new player in the industry. It was founded in 2010, but it has grown really fast and it is now one of the top phone manufacturers in the world. When it started, it used to invest in phone companies, and it manufactured earphones, and even laptops.

It is a big company, and it even has business in the fitness and shoe industries. What Xiaomi did was to develop its own mobile phone chip, it is only fourth after Apple, Huawei, and Samsung.

Here are some of the best phones from this brand:

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • POCO X2
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T

This brand is known for offering low-cost phones. But these phones work great you can buy them for as long as $260 and still enjoy what many Android users do.

So far, one of the most expensive models is the Xiaomi Mi 10. This one retails for only $600, and yet it is already 5G capable. This one uses a Snapdragon octa-core processor with 2.8 GHz speed. The model comes in different storage spaces, from 8GB to even 512GB.


Also owned by BBK Electronics, OnePlus is the sister brand of OPPO and Vivo. The company has been around since 2013, and it has released a lot of phone models since its foundation.

OnePlus shares the same manufacturing lines as OPPO, but there are talks where both companies are denying their relationship with one another.

These are the best models of OnePlus:

  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 3T

Unlike other brands, some models of OnePlus come at a hefty price. So far, the best one is OnePlus Pro 8, with a price tag of at least $899.

This model uses 120 Hz fluid display technology. It has 48MP quad-camera at the back, and you can charge your phone wirelessly. The phone is also 5G ready, plus it uses one of the most advanced processors Qualcomm. The phone has an AMOLED display, and can display a resolution of 3168×1440 pixels at 6.5 inches of screen.


If you have not heard of Coolpad, this is because its primary market is China. It accounts for 10% od the market share in the Chinese mobile phone industry.

The company has been around since 1993, and has now become one of the major brands in the country, along with others like Huawei and ZTE.

Some of the best phones of Coolpad are:

  • Coolpad A1
  • Coolpad Cool 5
  • Coolpad Cool 3
  • Coolpad Defiant
  • Coolpad Note 5 Lite C

Its most popular phone is the Legacy. It was released in 2019 and it uses Android 9. The processor is a 1.8 octa-core Snapdragon, and it has Corning Gorilla Glass for its screen. With a dual camera, this model has 16MO at the back and 5MP at the front. It has 32GB for space and uses 3GB for RAM.

Coolpad is a great budget phone, and it is best bought by parents who want to buy their children phones without breaking the bank. 


ZTE is a global player in the telecommunications industry. It has been around since 1985, and it does not only manufacture phones. It actually has a network of towers that provide phone and internet services in China. ZTE is one of the pioneers of 5G network.

Right now, the best ZTE phones that you want to look into are:

  • Nubia Red Magic
  • Axon 11 SE
  • Bubia Play
  • Axon 11 4G
  • Axon 115G

The Nubia Red Magic is the most advanced as it is already 5G capable. It was released in June of 2020 and it has an AMOLED touchscreen with 16 million colors. The phone uses 256GB for storage with a RAM of 8GB.

ZTE is a good phone brand that runs on Android. The ZTE phones, however, pale in comparison to the quality of Samsung and Apple. It also cannot compare to Huawei. ZTE is best marketed for simple business use. It cannot be marketed for kids because it does not have the same sturdiness and dependability as the other big brands.


Hisense is primarily a manufacturer of appliances, but it has now started making mobile phones. As far as the appliances are concerned, Hisense is a top-performing brand in Asia.

The brand has not yet reached global recognition, but it is going there slowly. Right now, the brand only has two phone series called the H Series and the F Series. The better of these two is the H Series.

The newest model is the H30, which sports a 16MP dual camera at the back. The phone operates on Android version 9, and it has 128 GB of internal storage. The chipset used is Media Tek Helio P70, and it uses 4GB of RAM.

The battery capacity of this phone is only 3,000 mAh so it is not best for gaming. However, it has great screen resolution at 1080 x 2340.


The last in our list is also an appliance manufacturing company. Haier has a huge following when it comes to its appliances like television sets and freezers, but it has only started dipping its fingers in mobile devices recently. The company was founded in 1984, and it is now enjoying its status as the number 1 brand for appliances.

Haier does not have a lot of phone models as of this time. And you will also rarely find their mobile products online. So far, one of the most popular models is called Hurricane. It was released in 2018.

Even as a smart phone, this model only has 16GB of RAM. It runs on android Nougat, and the processing speed is only 1.3 GHz. The camera capacity is only 8MP, and the scree is only 5.7 inches.

How can I become a phone distributor for Chinese mobile phones?

The only way to become a distributor is to be a licensed businessperson. This is the kind of business where you register first, and then you can contact the phone manufacturers to become their distributor.

Ether have to call their agents, or you can write them a letter. Address the letter to their marketing department, and you can strike a deal from there. Take note that as a distributor, you are not 100% free to do what you want. They have rules about physical stores, online stores, and how much you can retail their phones.

What is the best Chinese mobile phone brand?

Without a doubt, it has to be Huawei. This brand can rival Samsung in quality and price. For as long as Android is the market, Huawei is a big player. It is just bad that it was banned from Google and the United States. Pretty much, this ban is rather political in reason.

Despite Huawei being pushed out of the Android platform, it has an alternative. Discussions with the company’s executives reveal that they are going to use HarmonyOS. It is a multi-platform operating system that was announced in August if 2019. 

As of now, Huawei is still on the Android platform. The HarmonyOS was designed for IoT, or Internet of Things where you can connect appliances on an app. Plans are still being developed as to how Huawei will transition to a new OS if USA does not lift the ban on the phone company.


If you plan to sell mobile phones, your only option is to buy them in wholesale. You also cannot use ePacket for shipping.

If you want to look Mobile phone companies do not dropship products. You have to buy in bulk, and they will ship the items to you.

You will also go through an investigation, you need to be able to prove that your business is legit, so this is only recommended for those who actually have a registered business.

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