Here is a list of reliable, trusted and tested Chinese online stores (especially for smartphones):
TinyDeal – One of the most popular online shops. They have variety of phones, and deliver orders quickly in reasonable time.
BangGood – They also have an European warehouse, so don’t forget to check it out!
China is the largest producer in the world of smartphones. A lot of well known smartphone brands are being produced in this large Eastern country. Just to mention some of them – Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, Xiaomi and last but not least Alcatel.
What you should know before you buy smartphone directly from China?
Chinese technological market is huge and as any other competitive place you can be misled or scammed. So, it is advisable to stick with the tested suppliers and traders. Fortunately, with so many companies on the market the prices can drop in our favor. Also, make a quick search for promo codes or any other current promotions – you can find your item much cheaper than you expect. Take your time and read reviews from buyers and forum topics about people’s opinions on the matter. This will help you sift through the numerous smartphone models and manufacturers. If you decide to buy your smartphone from China it is better to choose from a Chinese brand – Lenovo, XiaoMi, THL, DooGee, ZTE, HuaWei, JIAYU, Cubot, ZOPO, ASUS, MeiZu, One Plus, etc. If you buy one of the famous brands such as Samsung, LG or Apple, you risk to be left with just a replica, fake assembly or recycled phone.
Make sure you have an active PayPal account. This is maybe the most reliable payment method on the Chinese market. You can always use a credit/debit card, but PayPal is better and quicker. It will also insure you in case there is any problem with the goods – just dispute the payment.