With Christmas fast approaching, give yourself or someone special a brand new gadget that can keep you connected during the housebound holidays.To help you out, here’s our list of this year’s 5 best budget smartphones in the Philippines!
The Realmi 7i’s design may be on the minimalist side, but the glossy rear finish coupled with the Polar Blue and Aurora Green gradient colorways make it eye-catching, and the curved frame is comfortable to hold.
The 6.5-inch LCD display has a resolution of 1600 x 720 and 270ppi pixel density which makes for livelier colors and deeper blacks, and the viewing angles and room-filling speakers make for enjoyable streaming experiences.
The Realme 7i sports a quad-camera rear setup comprising a 64MP F1.8 main sensor, 8MP F2.3 ultrawide, 2MP F2.4 macro, and 2MP F2.5 depth. On the front, you’ll find a 16MP F2.1 selfie camera. All told, the images are good, and there isn’t nearly as much post-processing that occurs compared with others in its class.
The Realme 7i’s contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, Adreno 610 GPU, and 8GB RAM that can handle basic tasks and even some graphics-heavy games. The 5,000mAh battery also lets you surf the net and play games pretty much the entire day on one charge.
Although budget-friendly, the Realme C15’s smudge-resistant textured finish gives it a more premium look and feel. The phone comes in Marine Blue and Seagull Gray colorways and has a streamlined front camera mini-drop notch and relatively slim bevels.
The C15 houses a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1600 resolution and 270 ppi that really delivers in terms of color reproduction, viewing angles, and brightness. The sound quality is clear, though audiophiles may still want to use headphones or speakers.
The C15 has a quad camera on the rear with a 13MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP black and white, and 2MP macro lens, plus an 8MP front camera for selfies. The Realme C15 can produce clearer details, vibrant colors, and sufficient depth sensing during the daytime.
Powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 CPU, PowerVR GE8320 GPU, and 3GB/4GB RAM, the C15 is more than able to keep up with run-of-the-mill tasks and even mobile gaming.
Xiaomi Redmi 9ADesign
While sporting the same type of polycarbonate body as most entry-level smartphones, the Redmi 9A’s solid colors and textured lines give it a more premium vibe. And even with its rear camera module, the phone remains balanced when placed on flat surfaces.
9A comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ Dot Drop IPS LCD screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 269ppi pixel density for clear, color-accurate images. And as for audio, the downward-facing speakers can easily fill a small room.
The Redmi 9A comes with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera for selfies, both of which can take sharp photos with a fairly dynamic range under natural light. With regard to videos, the 9A can shoot up to 1080p at 30fps, which isn’t too shabby.
The Redmi 9A has the latest MediaTek Helio G25 chip, 2GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage that can handle day-to-day tasks and lighter mobile games smoothly.
The Vivo Y20i looks has all the flair of a flagship phone thanks to its glossy finish, ray pattern, and stunning Nebula Blue and Dawn White colorways. And to avoid getting fingerprints and smudges on the Y20i, you can simply put a phone case on it.
The Vivo Y20i has a 6.51-inch IPs HD+ Halo Fullview Display that allows for more immersive viewing and mobile gaming.
The Y20i has a dual camera set up on the rear which houses a 13MP F1.8 wide camera and 2MP 2.4F depth camera. On the front, you’ll find an 8MP selfie camera. The overall photo quality is good, particularly with Portrait Mode, and the phone can shoot videos up to 1080p at 30fps.
The Y20i runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip, Adreno 610 GPU, and 4GB RAM that can handle basic operations and lighter mobile games.
The Huawei Y6P may be on the large side, but the curved edges and matte frame make it easy enough to grip. The phone’s Emerald Green, Phantom Purple, and Midnight Black colorways, complemented by wavy textures, make them all fun to look at.
The Y6p has a 6.3-inch TFT LCD IPS screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720p and roughly 88% screen-to-body ratio that offers sharp details and vibrant colors. Sound-wise, the built-in speakers also benefit from a SuperSound feature with an incredible max volume of 88dB.
The Y6p has a triple rear camera made up of a 13MP main, 5MP wide-angle, and 2MP depth sensor, and an 8MP front camera, all of which produce sharp and vibrant photos under brighter conditions.
Powered by a MediaTek P22 MT6762R octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, the Y6p can manage general tasks without lagging. As for gaming, even graphics-heavy titles run smoothly thanks to the phone’s Performance mode.
We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect present to make this a truly #LifePowered Yuletide season! If you need more gift ideas, read up on our suggestions for tech gifts under Php 10,000! You can also learn more about the best smartphones of 2020 or the best realme smartphones for gaming.