In a not-so-distant future, brands like Xiaomi and Huawei were considered low-quality Made In China products. As time passed, they were able to break stereotypes and gain trust and popularity.
AliExpress has a ton of stores and brands: some good, some – not so much. In this post we decided to compile a list of up and coming Chinese brands that are less-known, but which definitely deserve recognition. We picked them and their products based on the feedback from the buyers.
Best Tech Brands on AliExpress
XIAOMI MC STORE
Xiaomi is probably the best-known brand in China, except for Huawei. The quality of products is as good as any other big-name mainstream brands, but the prices are much lower than what you’d see in retail.
If you have gadgets that require charging, this is the store for you.
FLOVEME is mostly known for power banks, high-quality charging cables and high-capacity fast-charge blocks (for homes and cars).
Go to BASEUS store for all things power: portable power banks, cables, QI charging docks and fastcharge blocks.
Good quality like FLOVEME, but different designs. Much better than going no-name.
Anker store sells everyday electronics, and they carry audio equipment and home projectors.
However, they are best-known for Bluetooth speakers, TWS earphones (Life P2 is their best-selling earbud model) and wireless charging pads.
QCY at this time is, without a doubt, a leader in True Wireless (TWS) earphones.
There is just too many models to name – make your pick based on the shape and size preference. Personally, I would recommend T1C because of their specs.
If you are looking for a budget action camera and don’t want to buy off-brand, SJCAM is your go-to store.
They have interlaced 4K cameras, some great waterproof ones that don’t require a case and a full specter of accessories for them.
MIJIA / Yee are also related to Xiaomi. Yee makes smart lights (I have one – review here) and smart home electronics, but they go much more beyond than that – there are too many products to list.
They all have one thing in common though: simplistic design and impeccable quality.
Bluedio is well-known for their high-quality audio products and solid warranty.
Their Bluetooth headphones, earphones and speakers are very worth the money. There is only a handful of models per category, which shows that you don’t need to have a lot of options to be successful – just need a few current ones.
This is more of a niche product: FiiO makes audio accessories that help you get the most out of your music and music devices.
There are portable amps, lossless MP3 music players that make your music sound really good and $300 earphones (that people actually buy!).
Blitzwolf makes a variety of different electronics. I have been using their power bank (video review) for 3 years now, I also trust them for charging cables – the braided ones I have have been nothing but great.
UMIDIGI is another budget smartphone brand that has been on fire lately. I’ve used their F1 smartphone (video review) for about a year – it has been great: amazing battery life and a bone stock version of Android with no bloatware.
But if you are looking for a new phone, I highly recommend looking at the Bison GT2 5G: WOW!
HUAWEI (authorized) STORE
HUAWEI is a brand that needs no introduction. Not to mention, that their phone towers are used in many countries, and their P30 PRO has won “Smartphone Of The Year” twice.
Aside from smartphones, they have smart watches and other stuff, which does not seem to be too popular.