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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Smartphones for Php25,000 (Early 2018)




We are entering the second quarter of 2018 now, and a few smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 already exist, with a lot more to come. In this case, newer is better, but older doesn’t mean worse. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is still very powerful, even proving to be capable of running Windows 10, thanks to brands like ASUS, HP, and Lenovo.

Top-tier flagship smartphone prices are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to keep up to get a great device. Here are five Snapdragon 835-powered smartphones from last year that will cost you around Php25,000.

*Author’s Note: Prices are arranged from lowest to highest. 

Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 6 specs:
5.15-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 428ppi
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB/6GB LPDDR4x RAM
64GB/128GB UFS internal storage
Dual 12MP (27mm, f/1.8, 4-axis OIS; and 52mm, f/2.6) PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
Dual-SIM (Nano)
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2×2 MU-MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS w/ a-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
IR blaster
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
Splash-resistant body
Stereo speakers
Gyroscope
3350mAh non-removable Li-Po battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ MIUI 8
145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
168 g

Price: Php19,995 (Lazada)

Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 specs:
5.2-inch FHD HDR TRILUMINOS Display, 401ppi
X-Reality for mobile picture engine
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB UFS
Up to 256GB via microSD
19MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS memory stacked image sensor (rear)
Super slow motion 960fps video capture
Predictive Capture (MOTION/SMILE)
Autofocus burst
Anti-distortion shutter
Triple image sensing technology
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)
4K video recording
13MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS for mobile image sensor (front)
22mm wide-angle lens, ISO 6400, F2.0
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
LTE (4G) Cat16
WiFi Miracast
Bluetooth 5.0
A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)
Google Cast
NFC
USB 3.1 Gen 15 / USB Type-C
High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
DSEE HX
LDAC
Digital Noise Cancelling
Clear Audio+
Stereo Speaker S-Force Surround Sound
Stereo Recording
Qualcomm aptX HD audio
Fingerprint sensor
IP68-certified
Android 8.0 Oreo
2,700mAh battery w/ QC 3.0
148 x 73 x 7.4mm
156g
Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, Black

Price: Php24,800 (Kimstore)


 

 

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 specs:
5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
6GB / 8GB RAM LPDDR4X
64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 Dual Lane storage
16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX398 + 20MP f/2.6 2x telephoto rear cameras w/ dual LED flash
16MP front-facing camera
Dual-SIM (Nano)
LTE-A Cat12
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Fingerprint sensor
Dirac HD Sound
Dirac Power Sound
3300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat
152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25mm
153g
Midnight Black, Slate Gray

Price: Php24,500 (Widget City)

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 specs:
5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 px, 554ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D glass
2.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
4GB, 6GB (Glossy Blue) LPPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB (Glossy Blue) UFS 2.1 internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) rear cameras: 1.12um f/2.0, 76.9?, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
13 MP PDAF front cameraL 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4?, display flash
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Dual-SIM (nano-hybrid), Dual Standby
WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Gyroscope sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
IP54 dust and splash resistance
Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
3090mAh non-removable battery
151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm
160g
Polished Blue, Polished Copper,

Price: Php24,990 (Argomall)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 specs:
5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels (403ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
6GB RAM
64GB internal storage
No microSD slot
12MP Sony IMX386 sensor rear camera with 4-axis OIS and dual-LED flash
5MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
MIUI 9 (Android 7.1 Nougat)
3400 mAh non-removable battery (with Quick Charge 3.0)
151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm
185 g
Black, White

Price: Php25,490 (Mi Authorized Store Trinoma, or Lazada)

With that, we conclude this guide. As the year moves on, do expect this list to expand a bit as the prices of other Snapdragon 835 phones go down. What phone do you hope makes it to this list in the future? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section down below.



Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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5 Responses

  1. tae says:

    You can’t go wrong with Xiaomi, look at their pricing compared to others on the list.

  2. Norven says:

    These phones have almost identical performance and build quality as well. I would choose the one with the biggest battery capacity no matter what brand is.

    • AJ says:

      up.

      especially when you’re a mobile gamer, you would really choose a phone with the biggest battery capacity. That’s why I have one with 5000mAh battery. :)

    • Joshua says:

      XZ1 compact

      108h endurance rating sa gsmarena, mga 22-23k sa lazada

  3. Kunsel says:

    I’ll always pick the one with more LTE bands!

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