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AliExpress Top Brands: TECHNOLOGY

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

Rating 98.1%

640,000+ followers

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.

In this store you can find a variety of Xiaomi products like earphones, smartphones, MiBand fitness trackers and accessories for them, and other various home accessories.

FLOVEME

Rating 97.9%

820,000+ followers

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).

BASEUS

Rating 98.6%

1,282,000+ followers

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

Rating 98.5%

923,000+ followers

Anker store sells everyday electronics, and they carry audio equipment and home projectors.

However, they are best-known for Bluetooth speakers, TWS earphones (Soundcore Liberty and Life P2 are their best-selling models) and QI wireless pads.

SAMSUNG

Samsung's AliExpress store specializes in memory cards and SSD‘s.

I have bought a number of high-speed SD cards for my 4K and 8K cameras, and a portable SSD.

QCY

Rating 97.6%

1,505,000+ followers

QCY at this time is, without a doubt, a leader in True Wireless (TWS) earphones.

You can see their best-selling models here. There is just too many to name – make your pick. I would recommend looking at QS1 and T5 because of their specs.

SJCAM

Rating 97.7%

107,000+ followers

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 (SJCAM SJ8 for example) and a full specter of accessories for them.

UGREEN

Rating 98.9%

1,116,000+ followers

UGREEN is another well-known manufacturer of cables.

They also started producing SSD cases, USB hubs (this type-C USB 3.0 is the best-selling model), and charging blocks.

TOPK

Rating 98.5%

547,000+ followers

TOPK has a variety of different gadgets, but their best products are their smartphone holders.

They also sell some interesting type-C charger cables with LED displays, which show the strength of the voltage, and other heavy-duty cables.

CHOETECH

Rating 98.8%

Established in 2012, CHOETECH is one of the leading brands in manufacturing charger cables and charger cables.

For us, the most interesting Choetech's item is their dual-charging QI pad. If you are into camping/hiking, their portable solar charger panel is also worth noting.

MIJIA/YEELIGHT

Rating 97.5%

9,500+ followers

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.

XIAOMI MI

Rating 98.5%

717,000+ followers

MI is definitely popular for smartphones, smart fitness bands and award-winning (Red Dot Award for design) earphones.

XIAOMI YI

Rating 97.8%

862,000+ followers

YI is another Xiaomi's subdivision. It makes action cameras (I have a YI 4K – video review), dash cameras and webcams. All are well-rated by the buyers.

BLUEDIO

Rating 97%

1,217,000+ followers

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.

FIIO

Rating 98.8%

82,000+ followers

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 $600 earphones (that people actually buy!).

ORICO

Rating 97.8%

1,065,000+ followers

ORICO has good card readers, USB 3.0 and 3.1 hubs and various electronics-related knick-knacks.

BLITZWOLF

Rating 98.1%

180,000+ followers

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.

They recently started releasing TWS earphones, which I didn't have experience with – BW FYE7 and BW-FYE8 (different styles) have good sales and feedback.

VERNEE

Rating 98.5%

195,000+ followers

VERNEE is a budget-friendly smartphone brand. Their most recent models M8 PRO comes with a Helio P60 and dual cameras, and V2 PRO is IP68 water and dust proof and comes with a huge 6200 mAh battery.

UMIDIGI

Rating 95.4%

547,000+ followers

UMIDIGI is another budget smartphone brand that has been on fire lately. I am currently using their F1 model (video review) – 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 A7 Pro: WOW!

HUAWEI (authorized) STORE

Rating 99.4%

173,000+ followers

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 (which is a steal at $430 – or you can go with the PRO or Lite versions).

Aside from smartphones, they have smart watches and other stuff, which does not seem to be too popular.

LONGET

244,000+ followers

Longet is one of the less-known smart watch brands, but it is getting there: the products are highly-rated and are still sold at a relatively low price point for their specs.

TRONSMART

Rating 97.7%

You will definitely hear more about Tronsmart: their marketing team is being very aggressive. It started as a speaker brand, and now is venturing into the TWS earphones.

The best-selling speaker models right now is T6, which is also available as T6 Mini and T6 Plus.

MIFA

Rating 97.9%

486,000+ followers

MIFA is known for their graffiti-design speaker and the rugged outdoor-oriented IPX6 speaker, but they have a few other models. Ultimately, your preference in design will help to decide between Mifa and, say, Bluedio.

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Happy Life R2

Price: $16.05

– Who is absent today, kids?

– The blades in this new personal fan, teacher!

Because the air intake happens with help of the hidden vents, and the fan itself is shaped as a circle.

This is what makes this fan so much safer, or at least so they say. It also has 3 speed modes and makes virtually no sound.

Amazing!

Mijia Oclean X

Price: $69

The main quirk and feature of this toothbrush is the display that shows the cleaning data like the pressure on the teeth and gums.

But wait, there is more: the brush gives advice on how to angle the head for a more thorough and effective cleaning. It can last for up to 20 days on a single charge, and has an IPX7 waterproof rating.

AreoX U8 Smart

Price: $71.27 – 79.37

All my bicyclist friends dream about a bike lock like that.

Just kidding, I don't have any friends. But I like this lock because it has a fingerprint reader and IP65 waterproof rating.

These features are not present even in a Lamborghini lock, catch my drift?

Mi Smart Band 4

Price: $32.99

Remember how it all started? A simple capsule-shaped fitness tracker with a couple indicators?

Now it has flowered into a strong and mature fitness bracelet. He features a full-color AMOLED display, 20 days of battery life, 380 watch face options and Bluetooth 5.0.

It can also be submerged as deep as 50 meters underwater, and can switch between music tracks on your smartphone.

They grow up so fast!

Qcooker Green

Price: $59.18

Xiaomi definitely knows a thing or two about household appliances.

Otherwise they wouldn't have invented this retro-styled kettle with a 1.7L capacity and an ability to boil water in under 5 minutes.

As expected, the insides are made out of stainless steel.

Yeelight Mosquito Killer

Price: $23.94

Yeelight mosquito killer coldblooded-ly destroys ‘skeeters  with a mild electric shock that is harmless to humans.

And in order to attract them it uses a UV light bat-signal.

It is so effective that you might need to join a witness protection program.

Dreame V9

Price: $289.84

This vacuum cleaner does not mess around.

It reaches full speed in 3 milliseconds and it does not understand the meaning of “hard-to-reach” places.

Among the features: 1-meter (3 feet) length, 1.5 kg (3.5 lbs.) weight, 3 operational modes, and the same number of brushes.

And no single-use dust bags: it has a built-in reusable dust collector that is really straightforward to empty and clean.

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Mi Mini 10L Backpack

Price: $9.44

Xiaomi backpacks deserve a separate post.

But in the meantime, let's take a moment of our time to talk about our savior, Mi Mini 10L backpack.

It is space-efficient, waterproof, has a 10-liter capacity (I know, shocking!) and weighs only 165 grams (6 oz.).

And it comes in a multitude of colors!

Xiaomi table clock

Price: $15.15

The main feature is the 3.7″ E-ink (like in Kindle). Thanks to it, they require a minuscule amount of power to run, and are readable under any angle – unless you look at them from the back.

They also have a temperature and humidity meters. And the smiley face in the bottom right corner will change depending on how close they are to the recommended levels.

Mi LED Desk Lamp 1S

Price: $42

A smart desk lamp – but don't expect a genie, unfortunately (Will Smith is a busy man, after all).

However, its brightness is enough to lighten up the entire room – 1250Lm is no joke.

The built-in lens makes the light distribution even and pleasant to the eye. It has 4 brightness modes for convenience, and it can be controlled via a smartphone app.

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Best AliExpress Stores/Brands: Clothing

(Link to the part 1: Best Brands on AliExpress – Electronics)

As you already know, we are looking to give some exposure to decent Chinese brands, because, let's be honest, replicas are usually of a sub-par quality (and are illegal), and for the same price – and sometimes for less – you can be supporting a legitimate brand with their own designer team and original production.

If you know AliExpress well, which I assume you do since you're visiting our blog, you know that on AliExpress you can find quality things for cheap – you just need to know how to look. So if you are searching for the best AliExpress brands read further, because we took the annoying part out of your search: in this post we are going to look at the best clothing brands.

 


Best AliExpress Brands – V.2: CLOTHING


TOYOUTH

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Price range: ~$12-50

Best known for: unique urban Harajuku-style clothing

 

If you want to get a feel and taste of the Japanese urban clothing, that's not all colors and random cartoon characters, TOYOUTH just might be the brand for you.

You can read more about the designer, Ceci, here – but tl;dr is that she had a dream of becoming a fashion designer, and now that she did, she embraces it fully, and doesn't stop growing and developing her own style.

SIMWOOD

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Price range: ~$12-30

Best known for: stylish men's clothing

 

Started in 2011, Simwood has been gaining more and more attention in China, and Worldwide. Their designs are inspired by the traditional clothing style in Europe and United States.

GONTHWID

 

 

Price range: $15-47

Best known for: urban clothing

 

If you listen to $UICIDEBOY$ and other shadow rap/horrorcore/hip-hop, or like edgy urban style in general, you will love GONTHWID for their prices and variety of products.

GAAJ

 

 

Price range: $5-45

Best known for: urban clothing

 

If you like GONTHWID, but prefer a more minimalist style there is GAAJ with over 450 products in store.

ARTKA

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Best known for: affordable luxury clothing.

Price range: ~$35-70

ARTKA is another luxury clothing brand on AliExpress.

They manufacture a wide variety of women's clothing for different seasons, seemingly focusing primarily on fall/spring collections.

ICEbear

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Best known for: premium-quality designer winter jackets.

Price range: $75-120

 

ICEbear is one of the more expensive Chinese brands. It can be expected, that in the country that produced 2 million millionaires in 2014 alone, the classes of goods will vary, and ICEbear is one of the higher-end ones. Still, the jackets of a comparable build and quality would cost much more in the stores, and this is our main point: the get the best bang for your buck.

(If you are reading this article prior to 11.11, the prices of ~$200 per jacket should be ignored, normally they are below $100, the sellers jack the price before the sale, as we discussed earlier).

P.S.: If you're into more expensive clothing brands, that still cost much less than retail, check out MIEGOFCE store (another legit brand) on AliExpress.

See our pick of the top electronics brands:

Best AliExpress Brands – Vol. 1 (Electronics)

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