Default Best chinese phones out right now with custom ROMs?

I have a friend that wants a cheap phone and Ive heard a lot about Chinese phones that are low price and pack a huge punch. So I wanted to know if there are any XDA recommendations out there that have active development going on.

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THE HTC DESIRE Z/G2/VISION IS NOT A "4G" PHONE.
Read what is 4G: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G