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Top 12 Smartphones Above Php21K (mid-2015)




Last time we listed the Top Ten Smartphones under Php10K (mid-2015) and Top 10 Smartphones Below Php20,000 (mid-2015) for those who are looking for competitive smartphones within those budgets. Now we’re going to show you smartphones that offer premium specs, build, and price. If you have the money to shell out, here’s our Top 12 Smartphones Above Php21K for mid-2015.

Author’s note:
* Smartphones 1 to 5 are models that were launched in the Philippines this year.
* List is arranged in descending order according to their SRP.

1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge specs:
5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display @ 2560 x 1440, 577ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU
3GB RAM
32, 64 internal memory
Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE Cat. 6
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
Qi Wireless Charging
2,600mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Black, Gold, Green
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
132 g
PRICE: Php41,990 (32GB), Php47,990 (64GB)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions

2. Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos

Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos specs:
5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display @ 2560 x 1440, 577ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU
3GB RAM
32GB, 64GB, 128GB internal memory
Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE Cat. 6
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
Qi Wireless Charging
2,550mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm (dimensions)
138 grams (weight)
PRICE: Php35,990 (32GB), Php41,990 (64GB)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

3. LG G4

LG G4 specs:
5.5-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display @ 1440×2560 pixels, 538ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz hexa-core processor
Adreno 418 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
128GB via microSD card
Dual-SIM, dual-LTE, Cat 9
X10 LTE 450Mbps
WiFi 802.11n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
NFC
Infrared
FM Radio, RDS
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
16MP f/1.8 AF rear camera with LED, color spectrum sensor
8MP front camera
2160p video recording
Camera RAW support
Android 5.1 Lollipop
3,000mAh removable Li-Ion battery
148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm
155 g
PRICE: Php31,990 (32GB, Metallic Finish), Php32,990 (32GB, Leather)

LG G4 Review

4. OPPO N3

OPPO N3 specs:
5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD @ 1920×1080 pixels, 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA) quad-core processor
Adreno 330 Graphics
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD (SIM 2 slot)
16MP AF Schneider Kreuznach rotating rear camera w/ dual-tone flash
Dual-SIM, Dual-standby
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
GPS with aGPS support
ColorOS 2.0.1i (Android 4.4.4)
3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm
192 g
PRICE: Php29,990 (32GB)

OPPO N3 Review

5. Huawei P8

Huawei P8 specs:
5.2-inch IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 424ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hisilicon Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core 2.0GHz processor
4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 2.0GHz
Mali-T628 MP4
3GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Up to 128GB via microSD
Dual-SIM/dual 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1 LE
NFC
13MP rear camera f2.0with OIS, dual LED, 4-color RGBW sensor
DSLR-level Independent Imaging Signal Processor (IISP)
8MP front camera, f2.4
Huawei Signal+, Roaming+, Voice+
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
2680mAh Li-Po battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1
144.9 x 71.8 x 6.4mm (dimensions)
144 grams (weight)
PRICE: Php21,990 (16GB)

Huawei P8 Review

Author’s note:
* Smartphones 6 to 12 are those launched in 2014 but are still worthy candidates.
* List is arranged in descending order according to their current SRP.

6. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Apple A8 1.4GHz dual-core Cyclone processor
PowerVR GX6450 quad-core GPU
1GB RAM
16GB, 64GB, 128GB internal storage
HPSA+/LTE 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
NFC, Apple Pay
8MP rear camera, dual-tone LED flash
[email protected], [email protected]
1.2MP front facing camera
Fingerprint sensor
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
iOS 8
Li-Po 2915mAh battery
172 grams (weight)
158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm (dimensions)
PRICE: Php41,990 (16GB)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

7. Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6 specs:
4.7-inch IPS LCD @ 750×1334 pixels, 326ppi
Apple A8 1.4GHz dual-core Cyclone processor
PowerVR GX6450 quad-core GPU
1GB RAM
16GB, 64GB, 128GB internal storage
HPSA+/LTE 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
NFC, Apple Pay
8MP rear camera, dual-tone LED flash
[email protected], [email protected]
1.2MP front facing camera
Fingerprint sensor
iOS 8
Li-Po 1810mAh battery
129 grams (weight)
138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (dimensions)
PRICE: Php35,990 (16GB)

Apple iPhone 6 Review

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C) specs:
5.66-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display @ 2560×1440 pixels, 515ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Samsung Exynos 5433 1.9GHz Cortex A57 quad-core + Cortex A53 1.3GHz quad-core processor
Mali-T760 Graphics
3GB DDR3 RAM
16GB/32GB internal storage
up to 128GB microSD card
LTE Cat. 4 150/50Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+
USB 2.0, MHL 3.0
16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
Built-in Optical Image Stabilization
2160p video recording @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps
3.7-megapixel front camera, f/1.9 with 120-degree angle lens
1080p video recording @30fps
Fingerprint Sensor
Heart Rate Monitor
FM Radio tuner
IR Blaster
Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
Li-Ion 3,220mAh battery
Dimension: 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm
Weight: 176g
PRICE: Php31,990 (32GB)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

9. Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 specs:
5.2-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 424ppi
Shatter-proof glass, Triluminos, X-Reality
Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
3GB RAM
16/32GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
20.7 megapixel Sony IMX220 Exmor RS rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
2.2 megapixel front camera
FM Radio w/ RDS
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
3,100mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
IP68-certified (dust proof, water resistant)
146 x 72 x 7.3mm (dimensions)
152 grams (weight)
PRICE: Php31,990

Sony Xperia Z3 Review

10. Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 specs:
6-inch Full HD IPS display, 368ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core CPU (4 × 1.8GHz Cortex A15 + 4 × 1.3GHz Cortex A7 + 1 x 230MHz big.LITTLE)
Mali-T628 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby (Nano-SIM + Micro-SIM)
Dual-LTE Cat 6
13MP rear camera, f/2.0, LED flash
5MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
microUSB
Fingerprint Sensor
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Emotion UI 3.0
Li-Po 4,100mAh battery
157 x 81 x 7.9 mm (dimensions)
185 grams (weight)
PRICE: Php27,888 (32GB)

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review

11. LG G3

LG G3 (D855) specs:
5.5-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560×1440 pixels, 538 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 578MHz Graphics
2GB DDR3 RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and dual LED flash
2.1MP front camera
4G LTE
NFC
WiFi 802.11ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX support
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Wireless Charging support
1-watt Speaker with Boost AMP technology
3000mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
149g
PRICE: Php25,990 (16GB)

LG G3 Review

12. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs:
4.6-inch HD (1280×720) IPS LCD display, 319ppi
Shatter proof glass, Triluminos, X-Reality
Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
2GB RAM
16/32GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
20.7 megapixel Sony IMX220 Exmor RS rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
2160p @30fps video recording, 1080p @60fps, 720p @120fps
2.2 megapixel front camera
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
FM Radio w/ RDS
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
2600mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
IP68-certified (dust proof, water resistant)
127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
129 g
PRICE: Php24,490

Bonus: Meizu MX4 Pro

Meizu MX4 Pro specs:
Meizu MX4 Pro Specs:
5.5-inch Sharp IPS Display, 2560 x 1536, 542ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Samsung Exynos 5430 chipset (Quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A15 + Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A7)
Mali-T628 MP6
3GB of RAM
32GB internal storage; non-expandable
20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS sensor and dual LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
LTE
NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Bluetooth 4.0
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
150.1 x 77 x 9 mm
158 g
Colors: Gold, Gray, White
PRICE: Php20,990 (32GB)

Meizu MX4 Pro First Impressions



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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8 Responses

  1. MATADOR says:

    Tanga lang ang bibili ng OPPO.

  2. ahahi says:

    Kailan pa naging above 21k ang 20,990 (presyo ng Meizu)?

  3. pj says:

    Nakakahilo mga presyo nito. Hehe

  4. Zobel says:

    Snaplizard 801, 2 GB RAM at FHD lang tapos 30 k. Really, Oppo? Mahiya ka naman sa balat mo. Feeling belong sa elite grouping ng Samsung at Apple ahahaha too funny!

  5. hosi says:

    Aba, Meizu…, Lumalaban…

  6. ERA says:

    Ano ba mas maganda sa mga to samsung edge, LG G4, z3, o iphone 6 ? Na coconfused po ko . Maganda po sana ung matibay at pang matagalan na gamit.

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