5G Smartphones in the Philippines Under PHP 16K

5G Smartphones in the Philippines Under PHP 16K




More and more 5G-powered smartphones are being released in the Philippine market this 2021. What’s great about this is some smartphones even carry affordable price tags. So if you live in a 5G-covered area and want to take advantage of 5G without breaking the bank, here are the 5G smartphones you can buy right now for under PHP 16K.

Note: The smartphones listed below are those priced under PHP 16K and officially released in the Philippines. The list is arranged by price from highest to lowest.

OPPO A74 5G

 

First on the list is the OPPO A74 5G. It arrived in the country in April 2021, and it sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It has quad rear cameras consisting of 48MP (main), 8MP (ultra-wide), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (mono) sensors. Upfront is a 16MP selfie camera.

The OPPO A74 5G comes with a price tag of PHP 15,999. It is available via OPPO’s official store on Shopee and Lazada.

OPPO A74 5G specs:
6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS LCD
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
Adreno 619 GPU
6GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.1 storage
expandable storage via microSD
Quad rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.7 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (mono)
16MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo
NFC
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
3.5mm audio jack
ColorOS 11.1 (Android 11)
USB Type-C
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4mm
190g
Fluid Black, Space Silver

POCO X3 GT 5G

POCO is one of the brands known for its value-packed smartphone offerings. The brand has launched the POCO X3 GT 5G in the country in July 2021, sporting a 6.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC. In addition, it features triple rear cameras with 64MP (main), 8MP (ultrawide), and 2MP (macro) sensors. For selfies, it got a 16MP front camera.

Gladly, its 6GB + 128GB model fits under this budget umbrella at PHP 15,990.

POCO X3 GT 5G specs:
6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS DotDisplay, 399PPI
120Hz refresh rate w/ (30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz)
240Hz touch sampling rate
360-degree ambient light sensors
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
MediaTek Dimensity 1100 (6nm) SoC w/ 2.6GHz octa-core CPU
ARM Mali-G77 GPU
6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1
Triple-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.79 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP macro
16MP F2.45 front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
IR Blaster
USB-C
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Face Unlock
Dual-Speaker
Hi-Res Audio certification, Hi-Res Wireless Audio
Dolby Atmos
MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 67W Turbo Charging (67W charger included)
163.3 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
193 g
Stargaze Black, Wave Blue, Cloud White

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Coming in different colors, the Galaxy A32 5G is Samsung’s first affordable 5G smartphone offering in the Philippines. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ TFT display, a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery. It comes with quad rear cameras with 48MP (main), 8MP (ultrawide), 5MP (macro), and 2MP (depth) sensors. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera.

The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (8GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 15,990. See the listing here.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G specs:
6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) TFT display
MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G 2.0GHz octa-core
Mali-G57 MC3 GPU
8GB RAM
128GB storage
microSD up to 1TB
Quad-rear cameras
• 48MP F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide)
• 5MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
13MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC
Fingerprint scanner (side)
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
One UI 3.0 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery
164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1mm
205g
White, Black, Blue, Violet

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

OnePlus also has an affordable 5G-capable smartphone in its arsenal. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G sports a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 CPU, 64MP quad-rear cameras, a 16MP front camera, and a 4,300mAh battery with 30W Warp Charging.

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G (6GB + 128GB) arrived in the Philippines with a price tag of PHP 14,990. See the listing here.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G specs:
6.49-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz IPS LCD display, 405ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 octa-core CPU
Adreno 619 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM
128GB UFS2.1 storage
MicroSD slot, expandable up to 512GB
Quad-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.79 (main)
• 8MP F2.3 (ultrawide)
• 2MP F2.4 (mono)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
1080p slow-motion video recording at 120 fps
16MP F2.0 Front-facing camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
NFC
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
Oxygen OS (Android 10)
4,300mAh battery w/ 30W Warp Charging
Dual speakers
163 X 74.7 X 8.95 mm
190g
Midnight Ice


 

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

If you are eyeing a more affordable 5G smartphone from Samsung, perhaps the Galaxy A22 5G is for you. It is currently Samsung’s cheapest 5G smartphone in the country to date. It boasts a 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT Infinity-V display with a 90Hz refresh rate,  a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. It features triple rear cameras with 48MP (main), 5MP (ultra-wide), and 2MP (depth) sensors. Upfront is an 8MP selfie camera.

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (6GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 13,990. See the listing here.

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G specs:
6.6-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400) TFT Infinity-V display
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
6GB RAM
128GB storage
Triple rear cameras:
• 48MP (main)
• 5MP (ultra-wide)
• 2MP (depth)
8MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SM (nano)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Fingerprint scanner (side)
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
One UI Core 3.1 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 15W fast charging
167.2 x 76.4 x 9.0mm
203g
Grey, Mint, White, Violet

realme 8 5G

realme also has its budget 5G smartphone, the realme 8 5G. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery. It features triple rear cameras with 48MP (main), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (depth) sensors. For selfies, it has a 16MP front camera.

The realme 8 5G (8GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 11,990. See the listing here.

realme 8 5G specs:
6.5-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400) LCD, 405 PPI
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
8GB LPDDR4x RAM
128GB UFS 2.1 storage
expandable up to 1TB via microSD
Triple rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.8 (main)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
16MP F2.1 front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, QZSS, GLONASS
NFC
Fingerprint scanner
3.5mm audio jack
realme UI (based on Android 11)
USB Type-C
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charge
162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5mm
185g
Supersonic Blue, Supersonic Black

POCO M3 Pro 5G

Another POCO smartphone on the list is the more affordable POCO M3 Pro 5G. Looking at its key specs, it has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, a 90Hz refresh rate display, triple rear cameras with a 48MP main shooter, and a large 5,000mAh battery; and it’s looking perfect for a starting price of PHP 9K.

The POCO M3 Pro 5G 6GB + 128GB is at PHP 11,990, while the 4GB + 64GB is priced at PHP 8,990. See the listing here.

POCO M3 Pro 5G specs:
6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Dot Display
90Hz refresh rate w/ DynamicSwitch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC
ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
Triple rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.79 (main)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
8MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM
WiFi
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Face unlock
Hi-Res Audio certification
3.5mm headphone jack
USB Type-C
MIUI 12 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm
190g
POCO Yellow, Power Black, Cool Blue

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without Xiaomi. The brand has released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G in June 2021, and it’s among the cheapest 5G smartphones in the country. It sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It got triple rear cameras with 48MP (main), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (depth) sensors. Upfront is an 8MP selfie camera.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G is priced at PHP 11,490 for 8GB + 128GB and PHP 9,990 for the 4GB + 128GB. See the listing here.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G specs:
6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS DotDisplay
90Hz/60Hz/50Hz/30Hz AdaptiveSync refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core CPU
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
4GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.2 storage
Triple-rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.79 main
• 2MP F2.4 macro
• 2MP F2.4 depth
8MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-5G
5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE
WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB-C
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Face Unlock
Hi-Res audio
3.5mm audio jack
MIUI 12 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
22.5W in-box charger
161.81 × 75.34 × 8.92mm
190 g
Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Aurora Green

Motorola Moto G50 5G

Motorola has come a long way as a phone brand. It’s one of the biggest manufacturers out there alongside Nokia. It’s still here and has made its presence more known in the mid-range market. Now, it’s back with the Moto G50 5G. This smartphone sports a 6.5-inch IPS screen, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery with a 15W fast charging. It also has triple rear cameras consisting of 48MP (main), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (depth) sensors. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera.

The Motorola Mota G50 5G (4GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 10,495.

Motorola Moto G50 5G specs:
6.5-inch Max Vision HD+ (1600 x720) display, 269ppi
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC
Mali-G57 MC2
4GB RAM
128GB storage
microSD up to 1TB (hybrid slot)
Triple rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.7 (main)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
13MP F2.2 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)
5G, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, LTEPP
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Android 11
5,000mAh battery w/ 15W charging
167 x 76.4 x 9.26 mm
206g
Meteorite Grey, Green

What do you guys think? Which among these 5G smartphones do you think is best to get? Let us know in the comments!



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