Tuesday, February 19

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Smartphones between PHP 30K – 50K

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Christmas is just around the corner and a lot would be anticipating their bonuses so they can upgrade to a newer one. So for this gift guide, we’re going for the more attainable smartphones between the PHP 30,000 to PHP 50,000 price range.

The phones listed below are those that are released in 2018 and are officially available in the Philippines. The list is arranged by price from highest to lowest.

ASUS ROG Phone

Specification ASUS ROG Phone
Display 6-inch 18:9 AMOLED display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi, 90Hz
Glass Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.96GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 630
RAM LPDDR4 8GB
Storage 128GB/512GB UFS 2.1
MicroSD
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.8 main +
8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary
Front Camera 8MP f/2.0 front camera
SIM Single nano SIM
LTE 4G LTE Cat. 18
WiFi -Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 2×2 MIMO
-Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig wireless display support
NFC Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou
Audio -Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier
-24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res audio
-DTS Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround-sound
-Qualcomm aptX High-definition Bluetooth wireless audio
3.5mm audio port Yes
Port USB 3.1 Type-C
Sensors -Fingerprint scanner
-2x AirTrigger
-Advanced vibration
Other features -GameCool vaper-chamber cooling system w/ detachable AeroActive Coole
-ASUS RGB lighting support
-ASUS Aura Sync support
-Mobile Desktop Dock
-Twinview Dock
-Gamepad accessory
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery 4,000mAh battery with HyperCharge technology
Dimensions 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
Weight 200g

Price: PHP 49,995 (8GB + 128GB), PHP 61,995 (8GB + 512GB)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

  Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Display 6.39″ 19.5:9 OLED, 2K+ (1440 x 3120), 538ppi, 87.6% screen-to-body ratio
CPU Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10
RAM 6GB/8GB RAM
Storage 128GB/256GB storage expandable via Nano memory card (memory card or nano sim)
Rear camera 40MP (Wide-Angle Lens) f/1.8 + 20MP (Ultra Wide-Angle Lens) f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4 (3X Telephoto Lens)
Front camera 24MP 3D RGB + IR front cameras (Leica
Camera Features – Underwater shooting mode
– AI portrait color mode
SIM Dual SIM
LTE 4G LTE Cat. 21
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS Dual GPS
Biometrics – In-screen fingerprint scanner
– 3D Face Unlock
NFC Yes
IR Blasters Yes
3.5mm audio port n/a
Features – IP68 resistance
– Invisible Dual speakers
– App Twin
USB USB Type-C
Battery – 4,200mAh battery with SuperCharge
– Wireless Charging Support
– Wireless Reverse Charging
OS EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Color Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Classical Black, Twilight, Pink Gold

Price: PHP 49,990

OPPO Find X

Specification OPPO Find X
Display 6.4-inch 19.5:9 OLED Panoramic Arc Screen display @ 2340 x 1080px, ~401ppi
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
MicroSD
Rear Camera 16MP f/2.0 + 20MP f/2.2 PDAF OIS dual cameras with dual-LED flash
Front Camera 25MP f/2.0 front camera
Features -Stealth 3D Camera
-3D AI Selfie Capture
-Omojis
-O-Face 3D Face Recognition
SIM Dual-nano SIM
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Audio -Low-power mic w/ DSP module
-NXP noise reduction
-Voice unlock
Port USB Type-C
OS -ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
-Android P supported
Battery 3,730mAh battery w/ VOOC Flash Charge
Dimensions 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm
Weight 186g
Colors Bordeaux Red, Glacier Blue

Price: PHP 49,990

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Specs Samsung Galaxy S9+
Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED WQHD+ (2960 x 1440),, 531ppi
Screen protection Gorilla Glass 5 (back and front)
CPU Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core 4 x 2.9GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex A55
GPU Mali G72-MP18
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
Expandable Storage expandable via microSD up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom, telephoto
12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angle
Dual-tone, dual-LED flash
Video Recording 2160p@30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p
Front Camera 8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
Connectivity 4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps
SIM Dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC NFC
GPS GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB USB Type-C
Sensors -Fingerprint Scanner
-Iris Scanner
-Heart-Rate Sensor
-Face Recognition Scanner
Features -Bixby Vision 2.0
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
Audio Port 3.5mm audio port
OS Samsung Experience v9.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Battery 3,500 Li-Po battery USB Type-C Fast Charge, Wireless Charging

Price: PHP 45,990

Huawei Mate 20

  Huawei Mate 20
Display 6.53″ 18.7:9 RGBW IPS LCD, FHD+ (1080 x 2244), 381ppi, 18.7:9, 88.0% screen-to-body ratio
CPU Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10
RAM 4GB/6GB RAM
Storage 128GB storage expandable up to 256GB via Nano memory card (memory card or nano sim)
Rear camera 16MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide-Angle Lens) + 12MP f/1.8 (Wide-Angle Lens) + 8MP f/2.4 (2X Telephoto Lens) triple rear cameras (Leica)
Front camera 24MP 3D RGB + IR front cameras (Leica
Camera Features – Underwater shooting mode
– AI portrait color mode
SIM Dual SIM
LTE 4G LTE Cat. 21
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA Audio
GPS Dual GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band), QZSS
NFC Yes
Biometrics – Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
– 3D Face Unlock
IR Blasters Yes
3.5mm audio port Yes
Features – IP53 resistance
– Invisible Dual speakers
– App Twin
USB USB Type-C
Battery 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge
OS EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Color Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Classical Black, Twilight, Pink Gold
Dimensions 77.2 x 158.2 x 8.3mm
Weight 188g

Price: PHP 40,990

Huawei P20 Pro

  Huawei P20 Pro
Display 6.1-inch 2240 x 1080 OLED FullView display, 408ppi
Glass 3D Glass
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
RAM 6GB RAM
Storage 128GB internal storage
Rear camera 40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens triple Leica cameras w/ Huawei AIS, 5x Hybrid Zoom, AI Image Stabilization, LED flash
Front camera 24MP front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting
Video 4K and 960fps video recording
SIM Single/Dual-SIM
LTE 4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD
NFC NFC
GPS GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Feature – AR support
– IP67 water and dust resistance
– Infrared Remote Control
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)
Battery 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
Dimensions 155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm
Mass Approx. 180 g
Color Twilight and Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue

Price: PHP 40,990

OPPO R17 Pro

Specification OPPO R17 Pro
Display 6.4-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) AMOLED waterdrop screen, 402ppi
Glass Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 616 GPU
RAM 6GB/8GB RAM
Storage 128GB storage
Rear Camera 12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) + 20MP f/2.6+ TOF 3D stereo camera, LED flash
Front Camera 25MP front camera
Connectivity 4G+ LTE
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G / 5.1G / 5.8G)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC NFC
USB USB 3.1 Type-C w/ OTG
Sensor – Face Unlock
– Under-display fingerprint scanner
OS ColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,700mAh battery (2x 1,850mAh) w/ 50W SuperVOOC charging

Price: PHP 38,990

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Specification Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Display 6.3-inch FHD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 392ppi
Glass protection
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 6GB/8GB RAM
Storage 128GB storage
MicroSD microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Cameras 24MP main + 10MP 2x zoom, 8MP wide, 5MP depth
Front Camera 24MP
SIM Dual-SIM
LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 LE, ANT+
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
NFC Yes
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner
Port USB-C
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3,800mAh battery w/ fast charge
Dimensions 162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
Weight 183 g

Price: PHP 32,990

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Specification Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Display 6.21-inch Super AMOLED display @ 2248 x 1080px, ~402 ppi
Glass Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage 128GB UFS internal storage
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 AI dual rear camera
Front Camera 20MP AI front camera
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, 4×4 MIMO
SIM Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC NFC
USB USB Type-C
Sensor In-display Fingerprint scanner, IR Face Unlock
OS MIUI (Android 8 Oreo)
Battery 3,000mAh battery w/ QC4+
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight 177 g

Price: PHP 32,990

OnePlus 6T

Specification OnePlus 6T
Display 6.41-inch 19.5:9 Full Optic AMOLED @2340 x 1080px, 402ppi, sRGB and DCI-P3
Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630 GPU
RAM 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE
Rear Camera -16MP f/1.7 + 20MP Sony IMX 519/376K OIS + EIS rear cameras, LED flash
– 480fps slow-mo
– NightScape (HDR)
Front Camera – 16MP front camera
– Studio Lighting
SIM Slot Dual-SIM
Connectivity – 4G LTE Cat. 16/13 5CA, 42 Global Bands
– 4×4 MIMO
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO
Sensors – NFC
– In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
GPS GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Features – Face Unlock
– Smart Boost
– Full Screen Gesture control 2.0
– Water Resistance
3.5mm Audio Port n/a
Port USB Type-C
OS OxygenOS (Android 9 Pie)
Battery 3,700mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge
Color Mirror Black, Midnight Black


Price: PHP 31,990 (6GB + 128GB), PHP 33,990 (8GB + 128GB)

Huawei P20

Specifications Huawei P20
Display 5.8-inch 2244 x 1080 FullView display, 429ppi
Glass 3D Glass
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 128GB internal storage
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.8 1.55 um + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome lens dual Leica cameras with Huawei AIS, 5x hybrid zoom, w/ LED flash
Front Camera 24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting
SIM Dual-SIM
LTE 4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
WiFI WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD
NFC Yes
GPS GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
Features IP53 water and dust resistance, IR blaster
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)
Battery 3,400mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
Dimensions 149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm
Weight Approx. 165 g
Colors Twilight and Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue

Price: PHP 30,990

And that sums up this list. If we missed anything, let us know in the comments below. Happy shopping!

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