Top Gaming Smartphones Under 15k

Bret Karl Salé Lagumbay asks, “Can you do a list of gaming Android smartphones under 15k?

After making our list for the top gaming smartphones under 10k (see here), we will now move on to a higher price range — the 15k bracket. Let’s begin!

(Note: The list will only include 1 smartphone per brand and the price range will be from 10k-15k.)

Doogee Mix (6GB)

The Doogee Mix was included in our 10k gaming smartphone list but that’s its 4GB RAM variant. This time, we’ve included its 6GB variant. Its overall performance is great, especially now that its Helio P25 chipset and Mali T880 GP is paired with 6GB RAM. Its slight drawback is it only has a 720p screen but nevertheless, it has a decent GPU which is good for gaming. It is priced at Php10,499 (see price listing here)

Doogee Mix specs:
5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 267ppi
2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core CPU
Mali T880 GPU
6GB RAM
64GB storage
microSD card via SIM 2 slot
16MP + 8MP dual rear cameras, LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
Doogee OS 2.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
3,380mAh battery
144 x 76.2 x 7.95 mm
193 g

OPPO F1s

The OPPO F1s has an MT6750 chipset with a Mali T860 GPU. Its GPU has good gaming potential, but its main feature is its 16MP front camera which is good for users who love to take selfies. This F1s is priced at Php11,799 (see price listing here)

OPPO F1s specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU
Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
microSD up to 128GB
13MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture
16MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture, Beautify 4.0
Dual-SIM (nano)
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
Fingerprint scanner
ColorOS 3.0 (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
3,075mAh battery (non-removable)
154.5 x 76 x 7.38mm
160g
Gold, Rose Gold

Huawei GR5 2017

The Huawei GR5 2017 is also included in our reader’s favorite picks for mid-ranged smartphones, especially for gaming purposes. It has a Kirin 655 chipset with a Mali T830 GPU. It also features dual rear cameras for users who love to take photos. It is priced at Php11,990 (see price listing here)

Huawei GR5 2017 specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
HiSilicon Kirin 655 2.1GHz octa-core processor
4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.1GHz
4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.7 GHz
Mali-T830 MP2
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Up to 128GB via microSD
Dual rear cameras (12MP/2MP)
8MP wide-angle front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
4G LTE
Fingerprint scanner
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
3,340mAh Li-Ion battery
Gray, Gold, Silver

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a reader’s favorite, it has good overall performance and battery life for a reasonable price. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset and an Adreno 506 GPU which provides good gaming performance. It’s priced at Php12,199 (see price listing here)

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specs:
6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 342ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)
12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP wide-angle front camera
Dual SIM (Nano)
LTE-A
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope
Stereo speakers
5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8

Samsung J7 Prime

This smartphone has been around since last year but it still provides a decent gaming experience. It has an Exynos 7870 Chipset with a Mali T830 GPU which is on par with the Adreno 505 GPU found in Snapdragon 430 chipsets. It is priced at Php12,490 (see price listing here)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime specs:
5.5-inch Full HD TFT display, 401ppi
2.5D Gorilla Glass 4
1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core CPU
Mali-T830 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card, up to 256GB
13MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
8MP wide-angle front camera
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ A-GPS, Glonass
Fingerprint scanner
3300mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz
151.5 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
167 g

Lenovo Vibe P2

This smartphone’s main feature is its large 5,100mAh battery with fast charging. Aside from that, it also has a Snapdragon 625 chipset and an Adreno 506 GPU. Its overall performance is good and its battery life is exceptional which gives you an advantage especially when gaming. It is priced at Php12,787 (see price listing here)

Lenovo P2 specs:
5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401ppi
2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
Adreno 506
3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ A-GPS
NFC
Fingerprint scanner
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5,100mAh battery with fast charging

LG Q6

The LG Q6 was released a month ago and shows a promising user experience. It has an 18:9 FHD + FullVision Display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution that enhances your entertainment experience. Its Snapdragon 435 chipset with an Adreno 505 GPU gives the phone good gaming performance and battery optimization. It is priced at Php12,990 (see price listing here)

LG Q6 (LG-M700) specs:
5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels (442ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4GHz octa-core processor
4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.4GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.1GHz
Adreno 505 400MHz GPU
32GB internal storage
3GB LPDDR3 RAM
13MP AF Rear camera, 1080p @ 30fps
5MP Wide-Angle front camera
4G/LTE Cat. 7
WiFi 802.11bgn/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
GPS with A-GPS support, GLONASS
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
3,000mAh Li-Po battery
142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm (dimensions)
149 grams (weight)
Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Terra Gold

Infinix Zero 4 Plus

The Infinix Zero 4 Plus was released this year and it packs a punch with its Helio X20 deca-core CPU and Mali T880 GPU. It has a 20.7MP rear camera with a 4000mAh that supports Quick Charge. From these specs alone, this smartphone is already a go-to for users needing a smooth gaming experience. It is priced at Php12,990 (see price listing here)

Infinix Zero 4 Plus specs:
5.98-inch Full HD IPS display, 368ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6796M) deca-core CPU
Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB storage
Up to 128GB via microSD
20.7MP rear camera, OIS, Laser AF, dual-LED flash
13MP front camera w/ LED flash
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope sensor
XOS (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) upgradeable to Android Nougat
4,000mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge
160.50 x 82.97 x 8.25mm
203g
Crystal Gray, Champagne Gold

Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 is one of the smartphones in this list with a solid build design. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset and an Adreno 505 GPU, an already proven mid-range combo. It is priced at Php13,999 (see price listing here)

Nokia 6 specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 505 graphics
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)
16MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash
8MP front-facing camera
4G LTE
Dual-SIM
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope sensor
USB OTG support
3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast charging support
Android 7.0 Nougat
154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm (dimensions)
169 grams (weight)

 

Meizu 6 Pro

This smartphone has a powerful Helio X25 deca-core processor with a Mali T880 GPU which is good for gaming. Aside from the GPU, this smartphone has a 21MP rear camera. One slight drawback of this smartphone is its small 2560mAh battery. This smartphone is priced at Php13,999 (see price listing here)

Meizu Pro 6 specs:
5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution with 3D Press
2.5GHz MediaTek Helio X25 deca-core processor
Mali T880 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB/64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
21MP Sony IMX230 rear camera w/ 10-LED ring flash
5MP front camera
Fingerprint sensor
Dual SIM
USB Type-C
2560mAh battery with mCharge 3.0
7.25mm thick
160 grams
Android 6.0 with Fyme 5.5
Dark gray, silver, red, gold, and rose gold

 

HTC Desire 10 Pro

This mid-range smartphone from HTC arrived in the Philippines just recently and provides decent performance. It has a Helio P10 CPU with a Mali T860 GPU. Aside from its decent gaming performance, it also has a 20MP rear camera that can take good photos. It is priced at Php13,990 (see price listing here)

HTC Desire 10 Pro specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 400 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core CPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
up to 2TB via microSD
20MP BSI rear camera w/ F2.2 aperture, Laser AF
13MP BSI front camera w/ F2.2 aperture
Dual-SIM (nano)
4G LTE Cat 6
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
HTC BoomSound
Dual-mic w/ Noise Cancelation
3,000mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ HTC Sense
156.5 x 76 x 7.86 mm
165 g
Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue, Valentine Lux

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony is known for making gadgets with good build quality. The Sony Xperia XA1 has a Helio P20 CPU with a Mali T880 GPU which provides good gaming potential for users to enjoy. Its drawback is that it only has a 2,300mAh battery. It is priced at Php14,000 (see price listing here)

Sony Xperia XA1 specs:
5-inch HD display w/ Image Enhance Technology
2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core CPU
Mali T880 MP2 900MHz GPU
3GB RAM
32GB storage
microSD up to 256GB
23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS rear camera, Hybrid AF, SteadyShot, LED flash
8MP 1/4-inch Exmor R AF front camera, SteadyShot
4G LTE
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
Android 7.0 Nougat
2,300mAh battery w/ Qnovo Adaptive Charging
145 x 67 x 8mm
143 g
Black, White, Pink, Gold

There you have it, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. May 27, 2018

    […] list ranges from Php15,000 – Php20,000 since we already made a 15k Gaming smartphone list here, and 10k gaming smartphone here. We will also be implementing a “1 smartphone per […]

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