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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Smartphones between PHP 10K-15K




Holiday season is just around the corner and one of the popular gifts that Filipinos buy are smartphones. In this gift guide, we listed the devices that are between the PHP 10K and PHP 15K price range. Note that the only included devices here are phones that are released and are already for purchase in the country this year. Take a look at them below!

VIVO V9

SpecificationVivo V9
Display6.3-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) FullView IPS display, 400ppi
Glass protection2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core
GPUAdreno 506
RAM
4GB
Storage64GB storage
MicroSDmicroSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera16MP + 5MP (f/2.0) dual rear cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera24MP (f/2.0) front camera
SIMDual-SIM (nano)
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Biometrics-Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
Portmicro USB 2.0
OSFunTouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,260mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 14,999

OPPO F7

SpecificationOPPO F7
Display6.23-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) 19:9 LTPS IPS display, 405ppi
Glass protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM
4GB/6GB RAM
Storage64GB/128GB storage
MicroSDExpandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera16MP f/1.8 rear camera
Front Camera25MP f/2.0 AI front camera
SIMDual-SIM
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS
Biometrics-Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
Portmicro USB 2.0
OSColor OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,400mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 14,990

Nokia 6.1

SpecificationNokia 6.1 Plus
Display5.5-inch 16:9 Full HD IPS display @ 1080×1920 pixels
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 508
RAM4GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage32/ 64GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM
MicroSDExpandable via microSD card up to 128GB
Rear Camera16MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera, dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera8MP f/2.0 84-degree wide-angle lens front camera
LTE4G LTE Cat.4
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS/ A-GPS
PortUSB Type-C
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Battery3000mAh battery w/ Fast Charging

PRICE: PHP 14,990

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4GB/64GB

SpecificationXiaomi Mi Max 3
Display6.9-inch 18:9 aspect ratio Full HD display @ 2160 x 1080 resolution
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8Ghz octa-core
GPUAdreno 509
RAM4GB RAM
Storage64GB internal storage
SIMDual SIM
MicroSDexpandable up to 256GB via microSD
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP f/1.9 aperture rear cameras with LED Flash, AI, and Dual PD speed focus
Front Camera8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera with AI
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
PortUSB Type-C
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
OSMIUI 10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery5,500mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 14,990

VIVO Y95

SpecificationVIVO Y95
Display6.22-inch FullView display @1520 x 720px
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core
GPUAdreno 505
RAM4GB RAM
Storage64GB internal storage
SIMDual SIM
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras
Front Camera20MP front camera
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi
BluetoothBluetooth
GPSGPS
PortmicroUSB
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
OSAndroid Oreo
Battery4,030mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 13,999

Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB/64GB

SpecificationXiaomi Mi A2
Display5.99-inch FHD+ LTPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
Glass typeCorning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz Octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 512
RAM4GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage64GB internal storage
SIMDual SIM
MicroSD-
Rear Camera12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash
Front Camera20MP front camera
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
PortUSB 2.0 Type-C (supports Quick Charge 3.0)
3.5mm audio port-
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
OSAndroid One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,010mAh non-removable battery w/ Qualcomm Quickcharge 3.0
ColorsGold, Blue, Black

PRICE: PHP 13,990

VIVO Y85

SpecificationVivo Y85
Display6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720) IPS 19:9
CPUMediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz octa-core
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM
4GB
Storage32GB internal storage
MicroSDExpandable up to 256GB (dedicated)
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera8MP front camera w/ AI Beauty
SIMDual SIM
LTE4G
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth4.2
GPSGPS/ A-GPS
PortMicro USB
OSFunTouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,260mAh battery
ColorsRuby Red, Black

PRICE: PHP 13,990

F7 Youth

SpecificationOppo F7 Youth
Display6.0-inch FullHD+ LTPS IPS 18:9 2160 x 1080
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz Octa-Core (Cortex A73+A53) Dual APU (Artificial Processing Unit)
GPUARM Mali G72 MP3
RAM4GB RAM
ROM64GB ROM, Expandable up to 256GB (dedicated)
Battery3180mAh
DimensionTBA
WeightTBA
Rear Camera13MP Rear Camera with LED Flash with AI
Front Camera8MP Front Camera with AI Beauty Technology
OSColor OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
SIM Slot Dual Nano SIM card
Connectivity4G LTE
Wi-Fi2.4G / 5G dual-band WIFI, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
InterfaceMicro USB
Audio3.5mm Jack
FeatureOTG Support

PRICE: PHP 13,990

OPPO A7


SpecificationOPPO A7
Display6.2-inch In-Cell HD+ display at 1520×720 px
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz Octa-Core
GPUAdreno 506
RAM3GB, 4GB RAM
Storage32GB, 64GB
SIMDual-SIM
MicroSDexpandable via microSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 rear cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera16MP f/2.0 front camera
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 2.4GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
OSColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,230mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 13,990

ASUS ZenFone 5Q

 ASUS Zenfone 5Q
Display6-inch18:9 Full HD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px
Glass2.5D curved glass
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 508
Storage64GB internal storage
RAM4GB RAM
SIM CardDual-SIM card slot (nano)
Expandable storageexpandable up to 400GB (dedicated microSD card slot)
Rear Camera20MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle rear cameras
Front Camera16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras w/ LED flash
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/aa
LTE4G LTE
NFCYes
IR BlasterYes
USBMicro USB 2.0
Biometrics- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 5.0)
Battery3,300mAh battery
Dimension160.6 x 76.2 x 7.8 mm
Weight168 g

PRICE: PHP 12,995

Huawei Y9 2019

SpecificationHuawei Y9 (2019)
Display6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi
Glass type3D Curved Glass
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4
RAM4GB RAM
Storage64GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, nano)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (dedicated)
Rear Camera16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 AI dual rear cameras
Front Camera13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual front cameras
LTEDual 4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
PortMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,000mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 12,990

Honor 8X

SpecificationHonor 8X
Display6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi
Glass type2.5D Curved Glass
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4
RAM4GB RAM
Storage64GB/128GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, nano)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (dedicated)
Rear Camera20MP f/1.8 PDAF + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera16MP f/2.0 front camera
LTEDual 4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
PortMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,750mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 12,990

Nokia 5.1 Plus

SpecificationNokia 5.1 Plus
Display5.86-inch 19:9 HD+ display
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM3GB RAM
Storage32GB
SIMDual-SIM
MicroSDexpandable up to 400GB via microSD card
Rear Camera13MP f/2.0 PDAF + 5MP depth sensor rear cameras w/ LED flash
Front Camera8MP f/2.2 front camera with an 80.4-degree field of view
LTE4G LTE Cat.4
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS
PortUSB Type-C
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
OSAndroid Oreo
Battery3,060mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 12,990

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 4GB/64GB

SpecificationASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
Display6-inch FHD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 424ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 509
RAM
4GB
Storage64GB
MicroSDdedicated, expandable up to 2TB
Rear Camera16MP + 5MP PDAF rear camera, LED flash
Front Camera8MP front camera, LED flash
SIMDual-nano SIM
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth4.2
GPSGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Audio5 Magnet speaker with NXP smart amp
PortmicroUSB 2.0
OSPure Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery5,000mAh battery with flash charge
Dimensions159 x 76 x 8.61 mm
Weight180g
ColorsTBA
PricePhp13,995

PRICE: PHP 12,495

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus

SpecificationCherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus
Display6.18-inch 18.5:9 LTPS FHD+ TrueView display @ 2246 x 1080 px, ~403ppi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM
4GB
Storage64GB
MicroSDexpandable via microSD card up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
Rear Camera16MP + 5MP BSI rear cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera16MP + IR front camera with AI Selfie
SIMDual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
LTE4G VoLTE with Band 28 support, Carrier Aggregation
WiFiWi-Fi a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Biometrics-Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
PortUSB Type-C
OSStock Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,050mAh battery with fast and wireless charging

PRICE: PHP 11,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

SpecificationXiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Global)
Display5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS display, 403ppi
GlassCorning Gorilla Glass
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor
GPUAdreno 509 GPU
RAM4GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage64GB Internal Storage
MicroSDexpandable up to 256GB via microSD
Rear Cameras12MP + 5MP rear camera with LED flash
Front Camera13MP front camera with LED flash
SIMDual-SIM (Hybrid)
LTE4G LTE w/ VoLTE
WiFIWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
SensorFingerprint Scanner, IR Blaster
Audio port3.5mm audio port
PortmicroUSB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5
Battery4,000mAh battery with fast charging
Dimension158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm
Weight180g

PRICE: PHP 11,990

Meizu M6s

SpecificationMeizu M6s
Display5.7-inch HD+ 1440 x 720, 18:9 display
CPUExynos 7872 2.0GHz hexa-core
GPUMali-G71
RAM
3GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage64GB storage
MicroSDmicroSD up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera16MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera, dual-tone flash
Front Camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
SIMDual SIM
LTE4G
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, BLE
GPSGPS/ A-GPS
PortMicro USB
OSFlyme 6.2 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Battery3,000mAh Li-Ion battery

PRICE: PHP 10,990

Samsung Galaxy J6+ 2018

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy J6
Display5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 18:9 display
1480 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
Glass type2.5D Curved Glass
CPU1.6GHz Exynos 7870 Octa-core
GPUMali-T830 MP1
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
SIMDual-SIM
MicroSDExpandable up to 256GB (dedicated)
Rear Camera13MP f/1.9 w/ LED Flash
Front Camera8MP with LED Flasg
Connectivity4G VoLTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth4.2
GPSGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, A-GPS
PortMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- face unlock
OSSamsung Experience (Android 8 Oreo)
Battery3,000mAh battery
Dimensions149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 mm
Weight154g
ColorsBlack, Gold
PricePhp13,990
(Php11,990 until July 31)

PRICE: PHP 10,990

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4GB/64GB

SpecificationXiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Display5.84-inch 19:9 display @ 2280x1080px
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4GB
Storage64GB internal storage
SIMDual SIM
MicroSD-
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP dual rear AI cameras
Front Camera5MP front camera
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth4.2, LE
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3.5mm audio port-
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
OSAndroid One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,000mAh

PRICE: PHP 10,990

Well that’s a lot of options, right? In case that you want to know more about each smartphone, just click on the device’s name in this list. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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3 Responses

  1. zamurai says:

    16k you’ll get a Honor Play with the better specs than all the above mentioned Phones.

  2. Steph says:

    No redmi note 6 pro?

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