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

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

SpecificationASUS ROG Phone
Display6-inch 18:9 AMOLED display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi, 90Hz
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.96GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 630
RAM
LPDDR4 8GB
Storage128GB/512GB UFS 2.1
MicroSD-
Rear Camera12MP f/1.8 main +
8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary
Front Camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
SIMSingle nano SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 18
WiFi-Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 2×2 MIMO
-Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig wireless display support
NFCYes
Bluetooth5.0
GPSGPS, 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 portYes
PortUSB 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
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Battery4,000mAh battery with HyperCharge technology
Dimensions158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
Weight200g

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

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

 Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Display6.39" 19.5:9 OLED, 2K+ (1440 x 3120), 538ppi, 87.6% screen-to-body ratio
CPUKirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G76 MP10
RAM6GB/8GB RAM
Storage128GB/256GB storage expandable via Nano memory card (memory card or nano sim)
Rear camera40MP (Wide-Angle Lens) f/1.8 + 20MP (Ultra Wide-Angle Lens) f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4 (3X Telephoto Lens)
Front camera24MP 3D RGB + IR front cameras (Leica
Camera Features- Underwater shooting mode
- AI portrait color mode
SIMDual SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 21
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSDual GPS
Biometrics- In-screen fingerprint scanner
- 3D Face Unlock
NFCYes
IR BlastersYes
3.5mm audio portn/a
Features- IP68 resistance
- Invisible Dual speakers
- App Twin
USBUSB Type-C
Battery- 4,200mAh battery with SuperCharge
- Wireless Charging Support
- Wireless Reverse Charging
OSEMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
ColorEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Classical Black, Twilight, Pink Gold

Price: PHP 49,990

OPPO Find X

SpecificationOPPO Find X
Display6.4-inch 19.5:9 OLED Panoramic Arc Screen display @ 2340 x 1080px, ~401ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 630
RAM
8GB
Storage256GB
MicroSD-
Rear Camera16MP f/2.0 + 20MP f/2.2 PDAF OIS dual cameras with dual-LED flash
Front Camera25MP f/2.0 front camera
Features-Stealth 3D Camera
-3D AI Selfie Capture
-Omojis
-O-Face 3D Face Recognition
SIMDual-nano SIM
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth5.0
GPSGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Audio-Low-power mic w/ DSP module
-NXP noise reduction
-Voice unlock
PortUSB Type-C
OS-ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
-Android P supported
Battery3,730mAh battery w/ VOOC Flash Charge
Dimensions156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm
Weight186g
ColorsBordeaux Red, Glacier Blue

Price: PHP 49,990

Samsung Galaxy S9+

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S9+
Display6.2-inch Super AMOLED WQHD+ (2960 x 1440),, 531ppi
Screen protectionGorilla Glass 5 (back and front)
CPUSamsung Exynos 9810 octa-core 4 x 2.9GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex A55
GPUMali G72-MP18
RAM6GB
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
Expandable Storageexpandable via microSD up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera12MP 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 Recording2160p@30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p
Front Camera8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
Connectivity4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps
SIMDual SIM (nano, hybrid)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFCNFC
GPSGPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USBUSB Type-C
Sensors-Fingerprint Scanner
-Iris Scanner
-Heart-Rate Sensor
-Face Recognition Scanner
Features-Bixby Vision 2.0
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
Audio Port3.5mm audio port
OSSamsung Experience v9.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Battery3,500 Li-Po battery USB Type-C Fast Charge, Wireless Charging

Price: PHP 45,990

Huawei Mate 20

 Huawei Mate 20
Display6.53" 18.7:9 RGBW IPS LCD, FHD+ (1080 x 2244), 381ppi, 18.7:9, 88.0% screen-to-body ratio
CPUKirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G76 MP10
RAM4GB/6GB RAM
Storage128GB storage expandable up to 256GB via Nano memory card (memory card or nano sim)
Rear camera16MP 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 camera24MP 3D RGB + IR front cameras (Leica
Camera Features- Underwater shooting mode
- AI portrait color mode
SIMDual SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 21
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA Audio
GPSDual GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band), QZSS
NFCYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
- 3D Face Unlock
IR BlastersYes
3.5mm audio portYes
Features- IP53 resistance
- Invisible Dual speakers
- App Twin
USBUSB Type-C
Battery4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge
OSEMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
ColorEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Classical Black, Twilight, Pink Gold
Dimensions77.2 x 158.2 x 8.3mm
Weight188g

Price: PHP 40,990

Huawei P20 Pro

 Huawei P20 Pro
Display6.1-inch 2240 x 1080 OLED FullView display, 408ppi
Glass3D Glass
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G72 MP12 GPU
RAM6GB RAM
Storage128GB internal storage
Rear camera40MP 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 camera24MP front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting
Video4K and 960fps video recording
SIMSingle/Dual-SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD
NFCNFC
GPSGPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Feature- AR support
- IP67 water and dust resistance
- Infrared Remote Control
USBUSB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
BiometricsFingerprint scanner
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)
Battery4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
Dimensions155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm
MassApprox. 180 g
ColorTwilight and Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue

Price: PHP 40,990

OPPO R17 Pro

SpecificationOPPO R17 Pro
Display6.4-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) AMOLED waterdrop screen, 402ppi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 616 GPU
RAM6GB/8GB RAM
Storage128GB storage
Rear Camera12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) + 20MP f/2.6+ TOF 3D stereo camera, LED flash
Front Camera25MP front camera
Connectivity4G+ LTE
SIMDual-SIM (nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G / 5.1G / 5.8G)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCNFC
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C w/ OTG
Sensor- Face Unlock
- Under-display fingerprint scanner
OSColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,700mAh battery (2x 1,850mAh) w/ 50W SuperVOOC charging

Price: PHP 38,990

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Display6.3-inch FHD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 392ppi
Glass protection
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
GPUAdreno 512
RAM
6GB/8GB RAM
Storage128GB storage
MicroSDmicroSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Cameras24MP main + 10MP 2x zoom, 8MP wide, 5MP depth
Front Camera24MP
SIMDual-SIM
LTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 LE, ANT+
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
NFCYes
BiometricsFingerprint scanner
PortUSB-C
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Battery3,800mAh battery w/ fast charge
Dimensions162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm
Weight183 g

Price: PHP 32,990

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Display6.21-inch Super AMOLED display @ 2248 x 1080px, ~402 ppi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 630
RAM6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage128GB UFS internal storage
Rear Camera12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 AI dual rear camera
Front Camera20MP AI front camera
Connectivity4G VoLTE, 4×4 MIMO
SIMDual-SIM (nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCNFC
USBUSB Type-C
SensorIn-display Fingerprint scanner, IR Face Unlock
OSMIUI (Android 8 Oreo)
Battery3,000mAh battery w/ QC4+
Dimensions154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight177 g

Price: PHP 32,990

OnePlus 6T

SpecificationOnePlus 6T
Display6.41-inch 19.5:9 Full Optic AMOLED @2340 x 1080px, 402ppi, sRGB and DCI-P3
GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 6
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPU
GPUAdreno 630 GPU
RAM6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB / 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 SlotDual-SIM
Connectivity- 4G LTE Cat. 16/13 5CA, 42 Global Bands
- 4x4 MIMO
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 MIMO
Sensors- NFC
- In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Features- Face Unlock
- Smart Boost
- Full Screen Gesture control 2.0
- Water Resistance
3.5mm Audio Portn/a
PortUSB Type-C
OSOxygenOS (Android 9 Pie)
Battery3,700mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge
ColorMirror Black, Midnight Black

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

Huawei P20

SpecificationsHuawei P20
Display5.8-inch 2244 x 1080 FullView display, 429ppi
Glass3D Glass
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G72 MP12 GPU
RAM4GB RAM
Storage128GB internal storage
Rear Camera12MP 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 Camera24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting
SIMDual-SIM
LTE4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
WiFIWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD
NFCYes
GPSGPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USBUSB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
FeaturesIP53 water and dust resistance, IR blaster
BiometricsFingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)
Battery3,400mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
Dimensions149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm
WeightApprox. 165 g
ColorsTwilight 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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