5G is the next generation of mobile data connectivity that offers super-fast speeds along with improved reliability and connection stability over 4G, making it great for tasks like online gaming, streaming movies and downloading large files quickly. A nationwide network expansion is currently being worked on, but 5G is already available in larger cities.
With so many 5G-enabled devices coming in 2022, we’ve put together this list of all current 5G smartphones in the Philippines under P20,000 to give you the best options. Bearing in mind that prices vary frequently, so some model may end up escaping a little from the price range, but this normalizes over time.
|vivo V23e||MediaTek Dimsensity 810 5G||128GB||4,050 mAh||P19,999|
|TECNO Pova 5G||MediaTek Dimsensity 900 5G||128GB||6,000 mAh||P12,990|
|Motorola Moto G51 5G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G||128GB||5,000 mAh||P11,495|
vivo v23e 5G
The device sports a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset.
The camera department features a combination of a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The front camera, which is the main attraction, is rated at 44 MP. It has features like Eye AF Selfie to keep the subject in focus, AI Extreme Night for clear and bright selfies, and Steadyface Selfie video.
The Vivo V23e 5G comes with a built-in 4,050mAh battery that supports 44W fast charging. The device runs FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12.
TECNO Pova 5G
This is the company’s first device with support for 5G. It runs on an eight-core MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM (+3GB of virtual RAM) and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone received a microSD card slot up to 512GB.
Other specs include a 6.9-inch FHD+ resolution LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, the device came with a 6000 mAh battery with 18W charging, a triple 50MP main camera + 2 MP + 2 MP, a single 16MP front camera, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a linear vibration motor and speakers with support for DTS sound. Tecno Pova 5G comes standard with the Android 11 OS and the proprietary HiOS 8.
Motorola Moto G51 5G
The smartphone is equipped with a 6.8-inch IPS display, which offers a refresh rate of 120Hz despite a low HD+ resolution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ chipset is complemented by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Virtually there is still 3GB of RAM on top. A 13MP camera is available on the front for photo and video recordings. On the back, there is a 50MP triple camera supported by an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lens.
Power comes from a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged quickly via a 27W TurboPower adapter, from a USB Type-C port, of course, right next to the 3.5 mm jack. There’s also fingerprint sensor on the back. The operating system is Android 11.