The holidays have arrived once again! Everyone’s been filling up their wish list with a variety of items, be it clothes, toys, books, gadgets, and a whole lot more. Sure enough, there are also those who wish to be gifted with smartphones. In this guide, we’re helping you narrow down your options by listing out our choice smartphones in the segments of under PHP 10K, under PHP 20K, under PHP 30K, and above PHP 50K. Check them out!
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Smartphones under PHP 10K
Realme Philippines first launched the Realme 3 in March. The Realme 3 sports a 6.22-inch display, powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera, and a 4,230mAh battery.
- 3GB + 32GB – PHP 5,990
- 4GB + 32GB – PHP 8,990
In October, Realme introduced their newest entry-level device, the Realme 5. The device comes equipped with a 6.4-inch display, Snapdragon 665, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad-cameras, 13MP front camera, and a 5,000mAh battery.
- 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,990
- 3GB + 64GB – PHP 7,990
- 4GB + 128GB – PHP 9,990
Xiaomi’s entry-level successor to the Redmi 7, the Redmi 8 has a 6.22-inch display, Snapdragon 439, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, 12MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and a 5,000mAh battery capacity.
- 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,490
- 4GB + 64GB – PHP 6,990
If you’re looking for a literally pretty smartphone, then you might want to take a look at the Cherry Mobile S8 Prime which is part of the Love Marie Collection. It sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Helio P23 chipset, 4GB RAM, dual rear cameras, a pop-up front camera, a 3,300mAh battery, and a design that incorporates Heart Evangelista-Escudero’s paintings.
- 6GB + 64GB – PHP 7,999
Smartphones under PHP 20K
Vivo is has a solid Y-lineup this year and that can be attributed to strong daily drivers like the Y19. This smartphone has a large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P65 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras, and a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge.
- 4GB + 128GB – PHP 10,999
The Redmi Note 8 lineup comes as Xiaomi’s latest iteration of its Redmi Note smartphones. While there’s a standard Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi is also offering a more premium version in the form of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. It has a 6.53-inch display, Mediatek G90T processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, quad-rear cameras, and a 4,500mAh battery capacity.
- 6GB + 64GB – PHP 11,490
- 6GB + 128GB – PHP 12,990
Recently launched in the Philippines, the Honor 9X boasts a 6.5-inch display, a Kirin 710F processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48MP + 8MP + 2MP triple-rear cameras, 16MP pop-up camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.
- 6GB + 128GB – 12,490
Looking for another solid daily-driver with a large screen, plenty of RAM and storage, quad-rear cameras, and a massive battery? Then take a look at the OPPO A9 2020. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 665, has 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage with a dedicated microSD card slot, a 48MP main camera, 16MP selfie shooter, and a 5,000mAh battery.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 15,990
A mid-range smartphone, the Realme XT possesses a 6.4-inch screen, Snapdragon 712 chipset, 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad-rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery capacity. While the Realme XT has three RAM variants and two storage variants, Realme Philippines only released the 8GB + 128GB configuration in the country.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 16,990
Huawei launched its Nova 5 series of smartphones last June. While the three initial smartphones in the lineup didn’t find their way into the country, Huawei did bring the latest member of the series, the Nova 5T. It’s equipped with a 6.26-inch screen, a Kirin 980 chipset, 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras, 32MP front camera, and a 3,750mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 17,990
Smartphones under PHP 30K
Coming in as the global version of the flagship killer Redmi K20 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP triple rear cameras, a 20MP pop-up front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery with 27w fast charging support. While the base version of the Mi 9T Pro fits in under the under PHP 20K segment, we included the device in the under PHP30K because of its 6GB + 128GB variant.
- 6GB + 64GB – PHP 18,990
- 6GB + 128GB – PHP 20,490
The successor to last year’s OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 7 leveled up with its 6.41-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8GB + 256GB storage, 16MP front camera, and 48MP + 5MP dual-rear cameras. It also includes NFC support and a 3,700mAh battery with 20W fast charge support.
- 8GB + 256GB – PHP 26,990
Style and performance are the things that OPPO wants to convey in the Reno series and the Reno 2 definitely delivered. It has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, a Snapdragon 730G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, quad-rear cameras with 48MP main shooter, a 16MP front shooter in a shark-fin module, and a 4,000mAh battery.
- 8GB + 256GB – PHP 28,990
Early in the year, Huawei unveiled its latest P series of flagships, the P30 series. The standard P30 comes with a 6.1-inch screen, Kirin 980 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 40MP + 16MP + 8MP triple-rear Leica cameras, 32MP front camera, and 3,650mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support.
- 6GB + 128GB – PHP 29,990
Smartphones above PHP 30K
If the Mate 30 Pro’s asking price is too much and you’re looking for a flagship that’s within this category, the Huawei Mate 30 is the most obvious choice. It has a 6.62-inch Full HD+ OLED display, Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple rear camera with a 40MP main shooter, 24MP selfie shooter, and 4,200mAh battery.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 34,990
There are plenty of reasons to consider the Vivo NEX 3. It has a large 6,89-inch curved screen, a powerful Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras with a 64MP main shooter, 16MP elevating selfie camera, a large 4,500mAh battery with Super FlashCharge, and a price tag at just under PHP 40K.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 39,990
We still believe that the OnePlus 7T Pro is a flagship killer considering hardware it is offering for the price. It has a 6.67-inch QHD+ AMOLED 90Hz screen with Gorilla Glass, Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, triple rear cameras with a 48MP main shooter, a pop-up 16MP front camera, and a 4,085mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging. This phone is definitely punching above its weight class.
- 8GB + 256GB – PHP 42,990
Let’s not forget the OPPO smartphone that wowed us with its zoom capabilities, the Reno 10X Zoom. It packs a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 6, Snapdragon 855, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, triple rear cameras with a periscope telephoto camera and a 48MP main shooter, 16MP front camera in a shark fin module, and 4,065mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.
- 8GB + 256GB – PHP 45,990
Even with the existence of the Galaxy Note 10 series, the Galaxy S10 is hard to ignore. It has a 6.1-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3, Exynos 9820 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras, and a 3,400mAh battery.
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 49,990
Smartphones above PHP 50K
Huawei’s Mate smartphones found its latest release with the Mate 30 series. The premium Mate 30 Pro has a 6.53-inch panel, Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, 256GB UFS storage, quadruple rear cameras, 4,500mAh battery capacity, and runs on Android 10 out of the box.
- PHP 50,990
Samsung’s latest flagship lineup, the Galaxy Note 10 series, consists of two smartphones. There’s the standard Note 10, and a more premium version in the form of the Note 10+. The Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch screen, Exynos 9825, 12MP + 16MP + 12MP triple rear cameras, 10MP front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery. On the other hand, the Note 10+ has a bigger 6.8-inch screen, 12GB RAM, 256GB/512GB storage, an additional DepthVision camera, and a 4,300mAh battery.
- Note 10 – PHP 53,990
- Note 10+ (12GB + 256GB) – PHP 60,990
- Note 10+ (12GB + 512GB) – PHP 72,990
Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 11, has a 6.1-inch display, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage variants, 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras, and a 12MP front camera. The base variant of the iPhone 11 costs justs a little under PHP 50K, while the larger configurations fit in this device segment.
- 64GB – PHP 47,990
- 128GB – PHP 50,990
- 256GB – PHP 56,990
If you want a serious gaming phone, then here’s an obvious choice, the ROG Phone II. It packs a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 6, Snapdragon 855+, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, dual rear cameras with a 48MP main shooter, three USB-C ports, AirTriggers 2.0, 3D vapor chamber, a massive 6,000mAh battery w/ 30W ROG HyperCharge technology, and a slew of accessories to keep up with your gaming needs.
- 12GB + 512GB – PHP 49,990
And there you have it! Are any of these smartphones included in your holiday wish list? Let us know in the comments!