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Most affordable 5G phones in the Philippines under Php 20k

With 5G network coverage expanding in the Philippines, compatible devices are also making their way in the local market. While in the recent past, 5G-capable smartphones may seem to be beyond the perceived affordable range, prices had since settled to lower levels. Check out this list of the most affordable 5G phones in the Philippines today.

Most affordable 5G phones in the Philippines

Cherry Mobile Aqua Sv 10 | Most affordable 5G phones in the Philippines under Php 20k

Cherry Mobile Aqua SV 5G

Price: PHP 11,999

Being one of the latest offerings from Cherry Mobile for this year, Cherry Mobile Aqua SV 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset with a Mali-G57 GPU. It also has 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2, Android 11, and 4,200mAh battery with 30W fast charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED Curved Edge display
90Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC
Mali-G57 GPU
8GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.2
Quad-rear cameras:
• 64MP main
• 5MP ultra-wide
• 2MP depth
• 2MP macro
Dual-front cameras:
• 16MP main
• 2MP depth
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS
USB-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Android 11
4,200mAh battery w/ 30W fast charging
160.5 x 73.8 x 8.8 mm
175 g

TCL 20 R 5G

Price: PHP 11,990

The TCL 20 R 5G sports a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual 5G, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 10W charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.52 inches HD+ 720X1600 IPS LCD display, 268 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio
NXTVISION™
2.5D front glass, 90 Hz refresh rate, 500 nits (peak)
MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 7nm process
ARM G57 MC2 GPU
4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
Supports micro SD Card up to 1T
Triple rear cameras
• 13MP f/2.2 main camera
• 2MP f/2.4 macro
• 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
8MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
NFC
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS)
Type-C USB 2.0
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor(back)
3.5mm audio jack
TCL UI 3.0
Android™ 11
Security Update Until: August 2023
4500mAh (typical) w/ 5V2A Charger
164.3 x 75 x 8.99mm
186g
Lazurite Blue, Granite Grey

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

Price: PHP 15,999 (8GB + 128GB)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, launched in the Philippines along with its 4G sibling Redmi Note 11S, is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, together with an Adreno 619 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display
120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC
Adreno 619 GPU
6GB, 8GB LDPRR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
microSD support (hybrid)
Triple-rear cameras:
• 108MP F1.9 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
16MP F2.4 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
IR blaster
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Fingerprint scanner (side)
USB-C
Dual speakers
3.5mm audio jack
IP53 splash-proof
MIUI 13 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 67W fast charging
164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12 mm
202 g
Polar White, Atlantic Blue

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Price: PHP 18,990 (8GB + 128GB)

The OnePlus Nord CE2 5G introduced a number of significant differences compared to its predecessor. It features a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 900 5G chipset, and triple-rear cameras. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display
90Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoC
Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB
Triple rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.7 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
16MP F2.4 front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, NaVIC
NFC
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
OxygenOS 11 (Android 11)
4,500mAh battery w/ 65W fast charge
160.6 x 73.2 x 7.8
173g
Gray Mirror, Bahama Blue

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

Price: PHP 13,990

The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

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 and Violet

realme 9 Pro 5G

Price: PHP 16,990

Powering the realme 9 Pro is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset with an Adreno 619 GPU. It runs on realme UI 3.0, based on Android 12. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.6-inch FHD+ (2412 x 1080) IPS display, 400ppi
120Hz refresh rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC
Adreno 619 GPU
6GB, 8GB LPPDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.2
microSD card (hybrid)
Triple rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.8 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
16MP F2.1 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)
realme UI 3.0 (Android 12)
5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm
195g
Aurora Green, Midnight Black, Sunrise Blue

Infinix ZERO 5G

Price: PHP 11,990

The Infinix ZERO 5G is the first 5G phone from the brand. Under the hood of the Infinix ZERO 5G is a MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chip, together with a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.78-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080) IPS LTPS display, 388ppi
120Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoC
Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
128GB UFS 3.1
microSD card slot (dedicated)
Triple-rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.8 main
• 13MP F2.5 telephoto, 2x optical zoom
• 2MP depth
16MP F2.0 front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM
WiFi 6
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
USB-C
3.5mm audio jack
XOS 10 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
168.7 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (dimensions)
199 grams (weight)
Cosmic Black, Horizon Blue, Skylight Orange

TECNO POVA 5G

Price: PHP 12,990

TECNO’s latest offering in this category features a MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.95-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080) IPS LCD, 386 PPI
120Hz refresh rate
180Hz touch sampling rate
MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chipset
Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
128GB UFS 3.1
Expandable via microSD
Triple rear cameras:
• 50MP
• 2MP
• AI lens
12MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS
Fingerprint scanner (side)
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
HiOS (Android 11)
6,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
172.82 x 78.24 x 9.07mm
Black

POCO M4 Pro 5G

Price: PHP 11,990 (4GB + 64GB), PHP 12,990 (6GB + 128GB)

Part of POCO’s M-series, the Xiaomi POCO M4 Pro 5G sports a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Dot Display
90Hz refresh rate w/ DynamicSwitch (50Hz/60Hz/90Hz)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC
ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
microSD card (hybrid slot)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dual rear cameras:
• 50MP F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide)
16MP 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
3.5mm headphone jack
Dual speakers
USB Type-C
MIUI 12.5.1 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
163.56mm x 75.78mm x 8.75mm
195g
POCO Yellow, Powder Black, Cool Blue

vivo Y76 5G

Price: PHP 16,999

One of vivo’s offerings in this category, the vivo Y76 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.58-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) IPS display, 401ppi
MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
8GB RAM (+4GB Extended RAM)
128GB storage
microSD card slot (hybrid)
Triple-rear cameras:
• 50MP F1.8 main
• 2MP F2.4 bokeh
• 2MP F2.4 macro
16MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
USB-C
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Android 11 w/ Funtouch OS 12
4,100mAh battery w/ 44W fast charging
163.8 x 75 x 7.8 mm
175 g
Cosmic Aurora, Midnight Space

Cherry Mobile S10 Pro 5G

Price: PHP 7,999

Coming along with the Cherry Mobile Aqua SV 5G this year, Cherry Mobile S10 Pro 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2, Android 11 OS, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and 10W wireless charging. See the rest of the specifications below.

6.78-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080) display
MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
4GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.2
microSD card support
Quad-rear cameras:
• 48MP main
• 5MP depth
• 2MP depth
• 2MP macro
16MP front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS
USB-C
3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Android 11
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging, 10W wireless charging
168.58 x 77 x 9.25 mm
209 g

What are your thoughts? Hopefully, this list will be of help in choosing your next 5G-capable smartphone.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar for lub bock lub bock says:

    Nokia a13 5g local unit and oppo a72 5g global unit both on sale at 6/6 for 7k+

  2. Avatar for Kim tan Kim tan says:

    Does both dual SIM have 5g capacity

  3. Avatar for Michael Tabinas Michael Tabinas says:

    5G

  4. Avatar for Ron Ron says:

    How about mention if the MicroSD card slot is hybrid or dedicated?

  5. Avatar for Rei Rei says:

    Sad that the Nokia G50 5G wasn’t even considered for the list.

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