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Top 10 Smartphones Below Php20,000 (mid-2015)




As a follow up to our previous list of top 10 smartphones under Php10k, we compiled a list of top smartphones that are within Php11K – Php20K price range.

The devices here were handpicked due to the overall combination of their balance of good specs, asking price, and personal experiences based on our reviews and first impressions. They are listed in descending order according to their price points. Let’s get started.

meizu mx4 pro philippines

1. Meizu MX4 Pro (16GB)

Specifications:
5.5-inch Sharp IPS Display, 2560 x 1536, 542ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Samsung Exynos 5430 octa-core processor
Mali-T628 MP6
3GB of RAM
Non-expandable 16GB internal storaage
20.7-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash
Sony IMX220 Exmor RS sensor
5-megapixel front camera
4G/LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BDS)
mTouch Fingerprint sensor
Retina Sound (Hi-Fi audio, ES9018 and OPA 1612 chips)
Flyme 4.0 OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat
Colors: Gold, Gray, White
Price: Php18,500

(First Impressions: Meizu MX4 Pro)

Huawei Honor 6 Plus (Web)

2. Huawei Honor 6 Plus

Specifications:
5.5-inch Full-HD IPS display, 1920×1080 pixels @ 401ppi
1.8Ghz HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core processor
Mali-T628 MP4 GPU
3GB RAM
Expandable 32GB internal storage
Supports up to 128GB via microSD card
4G LTE Cat.6 300Mbps/50Mbps
Dual-SIM, Dual-LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A2DP EDR
NFC
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio
Dual-8MP rear camera with LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera
Li-Ion 3,600mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (Emotion UI 3.0)
Dimension: 150.5 x 75.7 x 7.5 mm
Weight: 165g
Price: Php17,990

(First Impressions: Huawei Honor 6 Plus)

oppo-r1x-6

3. OPPO R1X

Specifications:
5-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable up to 128GB
13MP rear camera with LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, EDR
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.4 KitKat w/ ColorOS 2.0.1i
2,420mAh battery
140.6 x 70.1 x 6.8 mm
130 g
Price: Php15,990

(Hands-on: OPPO R1X)

Photo: Digital Spidey

Photo: Digital Spidey

4. Starmobile Knight X

Specifications:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
Scratch-resistant glass
MediaTek MT6595M octa-core CPU (2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 and 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex-A7)
PowerVR IMG Rogue G6200 GPU
3GB RAM
32 GB internal storage (non-expandable)
13MP rear camera with Sony Exmor RS IMX135 sensor, dual LED flash, and F2.2 aperture
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM
3G, LTE
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
USB OTG support
IR blaster
3,350mAh battery
152 x 77.7 x 8.9 mm
Price: Php15,990

(News: Starmobile Knight X Launched)

zenfone2-ze551ml-review-philippines

5. ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB/64GB)

Specifications:
5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920×1080 pixels @ 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core processor
PowerVR G6430 GPU
4GB LPDDR3 RAM
64GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13 megapixel Pixel Master camera w/ dual LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Active
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ ZenUI
Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery
152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm (dimensions)
170 grams (weight)
Price: Php14,995

(Review: Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML)

cosmos-one-plus

6. Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus

Specifications:
5.5-inch LTPS display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Mediatek MT6595M 2.0GHz octa-core processor
IMG Rogue G6200 450MHz GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
Dual micro-SIM
LTE Cat 4 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
Miracast
FM radio tuner
14MP rear camera, Sony IMX214 BSI Sapphire Lens f/2.0
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
8MP front-facing camera
Li-Polymer 2,700mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Price: Php13,999

(Review: Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus)

huawei ascend g7 philippines

7. Huawei Ascend G7

Specifications:
5.5-inch HD In-Cell display, 267ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
13 megapixel AF BSI rear camera w/ LED flash, f/2.0
5 megapixel front camera
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
microUSB 2.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
3,000mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Emotion UI 3.0
153.5 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm
165 g
Price: Php12,990

(News: Huawei Ascend G7 Lands Locally)

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8. MyPhone Infinity 2

Specifications:
5.0-inch HD AMOLED display, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz MediaTek True octa-core 64-bit CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD (uses SIM 2)
13MP Sony rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera w/ flash
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby (micro + nano)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
2,450mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat
Price: Php12,790

(News: MyPhone Infinity 2 officially launches)

lenovo p70_1

9. Lenovo P70

Specifications:
5-inch HD IPS display, 294ppi
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core CPU
Mali T760-MP2 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
13 megapixel AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio
GPS, A-GPS
OTG Charging
Android 4.4 KitKat
4,000mAh battery
71.8 x 142 x 8.9mm
149g
Price: Php11,999

(First Impressions: Lenovo P70 with 4,000mAh battery locally priced)

microsoft lumia 640 xl_1

10. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE

Specifications:
5.7-inch HD IPS display, 259ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
13 megapixel AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM (micro), Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
DLNA, Miracast
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
3,000mAh battery
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradable to Windows 10)
157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm
171 g
White, Cyan, Black, Orange
Price: Php11,990

News: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE lands in PH for Php12K

Got something to add to this list? Feel free to write it down at the comments field below.



This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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25 Responses

  1. angelique says:

    this is just a horrible list of overpriced devices

    • Vincent O. says:

      I think yun Php11,990 eh pang Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 3G lang, not LTE.
      Yan price nila sa microsoft ph store eh.

    • ButSniffer says:

      I agree. . .

    • Ced says:

      LTE capable ang 640XL

    • Jep says:

      At least naka-list dyan yung Zenfone ZE551ML 4GB variant. For 15k, pang-flagship phone ang specs, and up to 128 GB ang capacity if you expand with microSD. Yung ibang phones na naka-list lamang ng kaunti sa Zenfone sa Antutu scores, pero fixed 16 GB capacity.

  2. Pogipoints says:

    Huh?? Seryoso? . Anong klaseng article ito? May maisulat lang e.

  3. Analog says:

    LG Gpro 2 , Sony Z Ultra , and OnePlus One should be there. IMHO

    • shutter says:

      bagong phone lang ata ang kasama ‘tol.

    • Analog says:

      @shutter
      mukhang ganon nga, though sana nilagay nila na narelease this year lang.
      i do suggest na sa mga consumers na naghahanap ng phones sa ganitong price range ay tignan muna yung last year’s flagships, ok na ok yung value ng mga yun. :)

  4. Matador says:

    Langya napaka ungas ng listahan na to. Basta may Oppo sa listahan walang kwenta. Ang oppo at starmobile ay BASURA!

  5. ellen says:

    Nadan Zenfone 2?

  6. Pauline says:

    Nice list though dapat andiyan Oppo Find7a

  7. kontrabida says:

    Pwedeng tanggalin ung Oppo then ipalit na lang sa Meizu Mx4? Mukhang mas sulit un e

  8. Jep says:

    I could be wrong, but doesn’t the ZE551ML 4GB RAM version of the Zenfone 2 come with a 2.3Ghz processor, and not a 1.8 Ghz one? You guys might want to change that, since even your ‘first impression’ review of the phone has the processor listed as 1.8 Ghz.

  9. justme says:

    Ung MX4 pro @ 32gb on sale around 14k+ na lng.

  10. Izar says:

    Oppo? OverPricedPO.

  11. John says:

    Mediocre list of smartphones under 20k. Most in the list were just the midrange smartphones offered by these companies. I suggest if you were looking for smartphones under 20k, consider the high end phones released a year ago, like the LG G2 and G3, xperia z series, galaxy s5, LG GPro 2. Also you cant also go wrong with the zenfone 2 series, if youre on a budget.

  12. Name: says:

    next time naman lagay nyo kung removable or non removable battery, research research din para di copy paste article,crap

  13. kannuchi says:

    Sadly many buyers rely mostly on specs too much, not on the fluidity, stability and usability. Based on my phone experience, only iphones or lumia phones provide these experience. Have been with high- and mid-range Android phones but even their cheaper prices aren’t worth the common TAO’s needs. Maybe my standards are too high, but yes perhaps I just I hate a single cellphone lag.

  14. Petty says:

    i just bought thw Meizu MX4 Pro and I should say it is u there if not better than Samsung S6 and Iphone 6 and LG G4. How do I know? I have all those phones but no My primary phone is the mX4 Pro

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