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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Smartphones between PHP 15K-20K

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As part of our annual holiday gift guide, we’ve listed the smartphones that you can buy today between PHP 15K and PHP 20K. Do note that the devices in this guide are announced and made official in the Philippines this year. Check them out!

VIVO V11

Specification VIVO V11
Display 6.41-inch 19.5:9 Super AMOLED FHD+ HALO Fullview display @2340x1080px, 402ppi
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.0GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
MicroSD expandable via microSD card slot (up to 256GB) (dedicated)
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
Front Camera 25MP f/2.0 front camera
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Biometrics -In-Display fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
Port micro USB 2.0
OS FunTouch OS 4.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,400mAh battery w/ dual-engine fast charging

PRICE: PHP 19,999

Nokia 7 Plus

Specification Nokia 7 Plus
Display 6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
Glass protection Gorilla Glass 3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB internal storage
MicroSD microSD up to 256GB (SIM2 slot)
Rear Camera 12 MP (f/1.75) + 12 MP (f/2.6), Carl Zeiss optics
Front Camera 16MP (f/2.0) front camera
SIM Dual-SIM card slot (nano, hybrid)
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC Yes
Audio Nokia OZO
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner
Port USB 2.0 Type-C
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Battery 3,800mAh battery w/ QC 3.0
Dimensions 158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm
Weight 183 g

PRICE: PHP 19,990

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Specs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Display 6.0-inch Full HD IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 367ppi
Glass protection Corning Gorilla Glass
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz Octa-Core
GPU Adreno 510
RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 64GB storage
Rear Camera 23MP rear PDAF camera w/ LED Flash: f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3?
Front Camera 16 MP (f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6?, OIS, AF) + 8 MP AF front cameras
Connectivity 4G LTE
SIM Single SIM / Dual SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Biometrics Fingerprint Scanner
USB USB Type-C
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3580mAh nonremovable Li-Ion battery

PRICE: PHP 18,990

ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)

Specification ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)
Display 6.2-inch FHD+ (2246 x 1080) IPS 19:9 display, 402ppi
Glass protection 2.5D Gorilla Glass
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core processor (w/ multi-core AI)
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB storage
MicroSD microSD up to 2TB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera 12MP + 8MP dual rear cameras w/ LED flash
Front Camera 8MP f/2.0 front camera
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS
Audio Dual speakers with Smart Amp Audio Wizard
Biometrics -Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
Port USB Type-C
OS ZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Battery 3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging

PRICE: PHP 17,995

Pocophone F1

Specs POCO F1
Display 6.18-inch Full HD+ edge-to-edge display @ 2160 x 1080px
Glass protection Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
Storage 64GB/256GB
Expandable Storage expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera 12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung sensor rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera 20MP front camera
Connectivity 4G+ VoLTE (India)
SIM Dual-SIM (hybrid)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB USB Type-C
OS MIUI for POCO (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 4,000mAh battery w/ QC 3.0

PRICE: PHP 17,990 (6GB/64GB), PHP 19,990 (6GB/128GB)

OPPO F9

Specs OPPO F9
Display 6.3-inches FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 LTPS TFT , 409ppi
CPU Mediatek MTK P60
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 800MHz
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB / 128GB
SIM Card Type Dual Nano-SIM Cards
microSD card dedicated slot
Rear Camera 16MP+2MP dual rear camera
Front Camera 25MP with Screen Flash
GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA 850/900/2100MHz
FDD-LTE Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20/28
TD-LTE Bands 38/40/41 (2535-2655MHz)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB OTG Yes
Sensors E-Compass
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
G-Sensor/Acceleration Sensor
OS Color OS 5.2 Android 8.1
Battery 3500mAh w/ VOOC Flash Charge
Dimension 156.7mmx74.0mmx7.99mm
Weight 169g
Color Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple

PRICE: PHP 17,990

Samsung Galaxy A6+

Specification Samsung Galaxy A6+
Display 6-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2220) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 3GB/4GB RAM
ROM 32GB/64GB storage
Storage microSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera 16MP AF F1.7 + 5MP FF F1.9 rear cameras w/ LED flash
Front Camera 24MP FF F1.9 front camera
Connectivity 4G LTE Cat.6, 2CA
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+
GPS GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
NFC NFC (vary by country)
Sensor Fingerprint scanner
Security Face Recognition
Audio Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3,500mAh battery
Dimension 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
Color Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender

PRICE: PHP 17,990

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Specification Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Display 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display @1080 x 2220px, 411ppi
CPU Samsung Exynos 7885 2.2GHz octa-core
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 4GB/6GB
Storage 64GB/128GB
MicroSD expandable via microSD card slot (up to 512GB) (dedicated)
Rear Camera 24MP (F1.7) AF + 8MP (F2.4) 120-deg ultra wide, + 5MP (F2.2) depth, rear cameras
Front Camera 24MP (F2.0) FF front camera
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi -WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
-VHT80
-ANT+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
Biometrics -Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
-Face Unlock
Port micro USB 2.0
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3,300mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 17,990

Xiaomi Mi A2 (6GB + 128GB)

Specification Xiaomi Mi A2
Display 5.99-inch FHD+ LTPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
Glass type Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz Octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 128GB internal storage
SIM Dual SIM
MicroSD
Rear Camera 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash
Front Camera 20MP front camera
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Port USB 2.0 Type-C (supports Quick Charge 3.0)
3.5mm audio port
Biometrics – Fingerprint scanner
– Face unlock
OS Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,010mAh non-removable battery w/ Qualcomm Quickcharge 3.0
Colors Gold, Blue, Black

PRICE: PHP 17,490

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (6GB + 128GB)

Specification Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Display 6.26-inch 19:9 Full HD+ display @ 2280 x 1080px, ~403PPI
Glass Protection n/a
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 4GB/6GB RAM
Storage 64GB/128GB emmc 5.1 internal storage
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP dual rear cameras
Front Camera 24MP front camera
Connectivity Dual 4G VoLTE
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC NFC
USB USB Type-C
Sensor – Fingerprint scanner (rear-mount)
– Face Unlock
OS MIUI (Android 8 Oreo)
Battery 3,350mAh battery w/ QC3.0 fast charging

PRICE: PHP 16,990

VIVO V11i

Specs VIVO V11i
Display 6.3-inches FHD+ LTPS IPS Halo FullView display @2280x1080px
CPU MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP dual rear cameras
Front Camera 25MP front camera
LTE 4G LTE
SIM Card Type Dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
WI-FI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
USB Micro USB
OTG Yes
3.5mm audio port yes
Sensors -Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
OS Funtouch OS 4.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,315mAh battery w/ fast charging (9V 2A)

PRICE: PHP 15,999

Huawei Nova 3i

Specification Huawei Nova 3i
Display 6.3-inch 19.5:9 IPS LCD FullView display 2.0 @ 2340 x 1080 pixels, 409ppi
Glass type 2.5D Curved Glass
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor
GPU Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech
RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 128GB internal storage
SIM Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
MicroSD Expandable via microSD (hybrid)
Rear Camera 16MP + 2MP AI dual rear cameras w/ Super slow mo 480fps
Front Camera 24MP + 2MP AI dual front cameras
LTE Dual 4G, Dual-VoLTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD
GPS GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, A-GPS
Port Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio port Yes
Biometrics – Fingerprint scanner
– 360 face unlock
OS EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,340mAh Li-Po battery
Colors Gradient, Classic Black, White

PRICE: PHP 15,990

Honor Play

Specs Honor Play
Display 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 display, 409ppi
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
RAM 4GB/6GB
Storage 64GB internal storage
Expandable Storage expandable via microSD up to 256GB (SIM Slot 2)
Rear Camera 16MP + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP front camera
Connectivity 4G LTE
SIM Dual SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, HWA
GPS GPS, A-GPS, Beidou, GLONASS
USB USB 2.0 Type-C
Audio Port 3.5mm audio port
OS EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,750mAh battery (Fast Charge 9V/2A)
Dimension 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48 mm
Weight 176 g

PRICE: PHP 15,990

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Specification Nokia 6.1 Plus
Display 5.8-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2280) IPS 19:9 display, 435ppi
Glass protection Gorilla Glass 3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4GB/6GB RAM
Storage 32GB/64GB e-MMC 5.1
MicroSD microSD up to 256GB (SIM2 slot)
Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP EIS, PDAF rear camera, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP front camera
SIM Dual-SIM card slot (nano, hybrid)
LTE LTE Cat.4 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Biometrics -Fingerprint Scanner
Port USB 2.0 Type-C
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Battery 3,060mAh battery w/ QC 3.0

PRICE: PHP 15,990

Samsung Galaxy J8 2018

Specification Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Display 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display @ 1480 x 720 pixels
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz Octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 4GB/6GB
Storage 32GB storage
MicroSD microSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/1.9 rear cameras with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP f/1.9 front camera with LED flash
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
GPS GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Biometrics -Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
Port micro USB port
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3,500mAh battery

PRICE: PHP 15,990

And that sums up our list! I hope you find the perfect smartphone to buy for this holiday season. If you have suggestions, let us know in the comments section below.

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