Top Smartphones Under Php20k (Mid-2017)

Over the last two days, we’ve shared our lists of the top smartphones of mid-2017 with price ranges of above Php30k and above Php20k. Today, we look at the mid-rangers. All of the phones mentioned in this list are no less than Php10k and no more than Php20k. Let’s get started.

Author’s note: The smartphones listed below are those that have officially launched in the Philippines from January to June 2017. The list is arranged by price from highest to lowest.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Early this year, Samsung launched their new A-series phones in the country, specifically theGalaxy A7 (2017)and the Galaxy A5 (2017). While not much as changed here in size and form factor, under the hood, the new A5 sports a faster octa-core CPU, more RAM, and an improved camera.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) specs:

5.2-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels

1.9GHz octa-core processor

3GB RAM

32GB internal storage

Expandable via microSD card, up to 256GB

16-megapixel f/1.9 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash

16-megapixel f/1.9 front-facing camera

4G LTE Cat.6

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth v 4.2

NFC

ANT+

USB Type-C

Fingerprint sensor

IP68 water-resistant

3000mAh battery w/ fast charging

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Price: Php19,990

Vivo V5 Plus

Packed with 20MP and 8MP dual front cameras, this is truly a self-portrait centered smartphone. That is not to say that the great cameras are all it has going for it, as it has a beefy octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and above average battery life.

Vivo V5 Plus specs:

5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi

2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5

2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor

Adreno 506 GPU

4GB RAM

64GB internal storage

16-megapixel f/2.0 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash

20MP f/2.0 + 8MP front-facing camera

Dual SIM 4G LTE

Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

Fingerprint scanner

AK4376 Hi-Fi chip

USB OTG

Gyroscope, E-compass

3,160mAh non-removable battery w/ fast charging

Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Funtouch OS 3.0

152.58 x 74.00 x 7.26 mm

158.6 g

Price: Php19,990

Nokia 6

With Nokia finally launching a proper full-featured Android smartphone this year, it has proven to be worth the wait. TheNokia 6wasunveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017, and has a beautiful design, respectable specs, and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Nokia 6 specs:

5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi

2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor

Adreno 505 graphics

4GB RAM

64GB internal storage

Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)

16MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash

8MP front-facing camera

4G LTE

Dual-SIM

WiFi 802.11ac

Bluetooth 4.1

GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

Fingerprint scanner

Gyroscope sensor

USB OTG support

3,000mAh Li-Ion battery

Fast charging support

Android 7.0 Nougat

154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm

169 g

Price: Php18,590

OPPO F3

Another phone for those who value high-quality selfies, here we have the more affordable offering to the OPPO F3 Plus. Like the V5 Plus mentioned earlier, it sports dual front cameras with wide and narrow fields of view.

OPPO F3 specs:

5.5-inch In-Cell IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

MediaTek MT6750T 1.5GHz octa-core CPU

Mali T860 GPU

4GB RAM

64GB internal storage

Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB

13MP PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash

16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras

Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)

4G LTE

WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.1

GPS w/ a-GPS

Fingerprint scanner

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ColorOS 3.1

3200mAh non-removable battery

75.2 x 153.3 x 7.3 mm

153 g

Price: Php16,990

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

With a 6.44-inch display, this is definitely the biggest phone on this list. Great battery life, solid specs, decent cameras, and Android 7.0 Nougat support are what this over-sized smartphone has going for it.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specs:

6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 342ppi

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU

Adreno 506 GPU

4GB RAM

64GB/128GB internal storage

Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)

12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash

5MP wide-angle front camera

Dual SIM (Nano)

LTE-A

Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band

Bluetooth 4.2

GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC

IR blaster

Fingerprint scanner

Gyroscope

Stereo speakers

5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0

Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8

Price: Php15,500 (Widget City)

Sony Xperia XA1

One of Sony’s newest mid-range phones is the XA1 Ultra. It has the classic Xperia look: Flat sides and sharp corners and features a “borderless edge-to-edge” HD display. The phone also boasts Image Enhance Technology and packs a great punch in its camera.

Sony Xperia XA1 specs:

5-inch HD display w/ Image Enhance Technology

2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core CPU

Mali T880 MP2 900MHz GPU

3GB RAM

32GB storage

microSD up to 256GB

23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS rear camera, Hybrid AF, SteadyShot, LED flash

8MP 1/4-inch Exmor R AF front camera, SteadyShot

4G LTE

WiFi

Bluetooth

GPS, A-GPS

Android 7.0 Nougat

2,300mAh battery w/ Qnovo Adaptive Charging

145 x 67 x 8mm

143 g

Price: Php15,500 (Widget City)

Huawei GR5 (2017)

A refresh of last year’s model, the current model packs an improved design and hardware configuration. It has taken a page from the P9 series with its dual-camera setup.

Huawei GR5 specs:

5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels

HiSilicon Kirin 655 2.1GHz octa-core processor

4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.1GHz

4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.7 GHz

Mali-T830 MP2

3GB RAM

32GB internal storage

Up to 128GB via microSD

Dual rear cameras (12MP/2MP)

8MP wide-angle front camera

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.1

4G LTE

Fingerprint scanner

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1

3,340mAh Li-Ion battery

Price: Php13,990

With that, it’s a wrap. Did we miss anything? Please do let us know in the comments down below.

Source: http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/top-smartphones-under-php20k-mid-2017/