Best smartphones in the Philippines under PHP 20K (March 2019)

A few days ago, we released a list of best smartphones in the country under PHP 15K. This time we’re looking at devices under PHP 20K for those with a bigger budget and want to upgrade.

Note: The phones listed below launched, or was released in the Philippines, from January to March 2019 and priced at from PHP 15K to PHP 20K at the time of writing. The list is arranged by price from highest to lowest. You can get more info on the products by clicking on the link in the names.

OPPO F11 Pro

OPPO unveiled the F11 Pro just recently, and it sports a 6.53-inch notch-less screen, a MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 48MP + 5MP rear cameras, a 16MP elevating front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 18,990. You can read our review here.

Samsung Galaxy A50

Next, we have the Galaxy A50 with a 6.4-inch Infinity-U display, Exynos 9610 octa-core chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 25MP + 8MP + 5MP rear cameras, 25MP front camera, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 4,000mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 17,990. You can watch our hands-on here.

Vivo V15

The Vivo V15 launched alongside the more expensive V15 Pro. It has a 6.53-inch Ultra FullView display, MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 12MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear cameras, 32MP elevating front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 17,999. You can read our hands-on here.

Huawei P30 Lite

The P30 Lite may not be as popular as its more powerful siblings, but it’s still worth looking at because of its specs and price. It sports a 6.15-inch screen, Kirin 710 octa-core chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 24MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, 32MP front camera, and a 3,340mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 16,990.

Huawei Y Max

Now if you’re looking for something big, like literally big, then take a look at the Y Max. It has a 7.12-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 16,990. You can read our hands-on here.

If you’re going to pick one, which smartphone under this budget will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

18 Responses

  1. Avatar for Michelle Faith Flores Michelle Faith Flores says:

    which one’s better? a50 or pocophone?

  2. Avatar for archie archie says:

    il go for samsung!

  3. Avatar for Max Max says:

    Compared to samsung in terms of camera , huawei fits the best out of it .. even the iphone 7 beat by p20

  4. Avatar for Jaibe Seung Jaibe Seung says:

    which one’s better? Samsung A50 or Huawei P30 Lite?

  5. Avatar for Justin Justin says:

    Let’s just/I’ll wait for the Nova 4i/5i in case, middle of the year..Hopefully we could see significant improvements on Huawei’s midranger (i.e update to Kirin 710, changes to the notch & cameras) and see for ourselves the competition in this price point.

  6. Avatar for Niel Niel says:

    Please include Meizu X8. Its a viable option. Got one and it can compete

  7. Avatar for darill darill says:

    did f11 pro have 4k video recording ????
    what kind of camera f11 pro has?

  8. Avatar for darill anticosa darill anticosa says:

    hI #TEAMYUGATECH . Can u help me . survey lang po.
    im planning to buy kase pero sumasakit ulo ko sa tatlo:
    vivo v15 , oppo f11 pro and huawei p30 lite .
    if u gonna buy one of those phone that good for gaming and selfie
    what will you choose ???

  9. Avatar for Josh Josh says:

    IF the Redmi Note 7 Pro is released in our shores, it will be my prime candidate for the 15k to 20k phones.

  10. Avatar for Mix Mix says:

    Commercialized phones. No Xiaomi brand.??

    • Avatar for jobert_sucaldito jobert_sucaldito says:

      Yup, kasi hindi cguro nagsend ng review unit unlike these brands. Still, doesnt deserve to be left out.

  11. Avatar for Cris John Rey Tarpin Cris John Rey Tarpin says:

    you missed to mention the pocophone f1 ^_^

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