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Top 5 Most Expensive Smartphones in PH




During the local launch of the BlackBerry PRIV yesterday, we were a bit surprised with the introductory price that the company has announced for the Philippine market. Just like us, this probably made you wonder what the most expensive smartphones one could buy in the Philippines are, so we came up with this list showing just that.

The devices shown here have SRPs of at least Php40K and are arranged in ascending order according to their asking prices.

5. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

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Starting from the most affordable of the bunch, we have the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that touts a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) that equates to a jaw-dropping 806ppi. It also boasts a mirror-like body that presents itself as nothing short of premium.

Inside, you have a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. The Xperia Z5 Premium is locally priced at Php40,990 and you may check out our first impressions during its offical launch in the Philippines.

4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

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Next up is from Samsung and it is none other than the Galaxy S6 Edge+ that we reviewed a few months back. The device sports a beautiful 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display at QHD resolution and is reinforced with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 for the front and back panels.

Powering the handset is the company’s Exynos 64-bit CPU with 8 cores and a Mali T-760 running the graphics department. It’s partnered with 4GB OF LPDDR4 RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, and even supports Qi wireless charging. The 64GB variant is available locally for Php44,990.

3. BlackBerry PRIV

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A newcomer in the local smartphone scene, BlackBerry’s PRIV is all about securing your personal data to the fullest extent. It is also the company’s first smartphone to run on Android’s OS with a sliding QWERTY keyboard so it got its fair share of attention back when it was launched.

Specs-wise, it has 5.4 inches of QHD AMOLED display that curves outward on both sides, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage that’s capable of supporting up to 2TB. It was launched yesterday with an SRP of Php45,000. Interested? We have the first impressions that you can check out.

2. Apple iPhone 6S (128GB)

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It’s no surprise to see Apple’s iPhone 6S here. With an SRP of of Php49,990 for the 128GB variant, the handset offers features like 3D Touch, Peek and Pop, Retina Flash, and Deep Trench Isolation for better autofocusing.

The iPhone 6S has been equipped with an A9 processor and M9 motion co-processor working hand in hand, an improved 12-megapixel iSight camera, and a 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. You can check out our video review by clicking the link.

1. Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)

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Topping our list is the bigger sibling of the iPhone 6S. Apart from the bigger 5.5-inch display, the 6S Plus has all the bells and whistles of its smaller version and you can have the biggest storage available (128GB) for Php55,990 SRP.

That rounds up our list of the 5 most expensive phones available in the Philippine market. Got a big, fat bonus this year and want to splurge on a new smartphone? Here you go.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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5 Responses

  1. Ronaldq says:

    Hey Yugatech. Can you make the top 5 expensive local smartphones in the Philippines? Cherry mobile, Myphone, Starmobile, etc…

  2. I got an s6 edge 64g for 48K. Why isn’t in the lit?

  3. Ronaldq says:

    @Nonoy

    The price is outdated isn’t? I saw Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus range on 10K on some malls.

  4. lex says:

    The Z5 Premium in the Phil is only available as single sim (with international warranty) and with an internal capacity of only 32 GB…..The price is discounted to Php 40, 999 if you buy it cash/debit, but the regular price is around Php 43+K

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