Five Best Smartphones For Movies

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Smartphones are considered to be a jack of all trades item. Simply, because they deliver a lot of uses and features that other devices individually do. One in particular is movie viewing. Here at ManilaShakers, we’re happy-go lucky movie goers and smartphone enthusiasts, so we figured, we should make a list of the best smartphones that are great for movie viewing, lets begin with the list shall we?

OnePlus 2

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The OnePlus 2 is one of those flagship phones that delivers frequent high-end performances. In terms of movies viewing, the OnePlus delivered a one-of-a-kind experience, with its 5.5-inch screen at FHD, which is a big factor for this list. It was also chosen for its relatively large battery capacity, with its 3300mAh, since movies are quite long, its best to have a device that can keep up, with the movies running time.  The OnePlus 2 is available in the Philippines for around Php 19-20K in grey markets and online stores in the country.

OnePlus 2 specs, PH Price

5.5-inch 1080p, FHD LTPS, 401ppi
9.9mm thickness, 175g weight
Cornings Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
3GB of RAM (for the 16GB variant), 4GB of RAM (for the 64GB variant)
16GB and 64GB internal storage, no microSD card
13MP rear shooter, 4128 x 3096 pixel, 2160p video, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
5MP selfie shooter , 1080p video
Dual 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS
Android 5.1 Lollipop
3300mAh battery
Sandstone Black
Php 19,999 price at Lazada for the 4GB RAM, 64GB variant as of September 18

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Its not much of a shocker than the Note 5 is part of this list, since the robust and powerhouse device of Samsung is clearly build for movie viewing, with its 6-inch Super AMOLED QHD display, that is still beyond reach, by any device in the market. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 delivers one heck of a movie experiences, which should be best on either horror movies or action, because these types of movies takes advantage of the Note 5”s high-end specs to utilize a once in a lifetime smartphone movie viewing experience. The Note 5 is available through online stores at around Php 36K, for the 32GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs, PH Price

5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD, 518ppi
7.6mm thin, 171g weight
Gorilla Glass 4, curved back
Exynos 7420 octacore, quad Cortex-A53 & quad 2.1GHz Cortex-A57
32/64GB internal, no microSD card slot
16MP camera f/1.9 aperture, OIS, single LED flash, HDR, 2160p video
5MP selfie, 1440p video
4G LTE Single/dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bt 4.2,NFC,   FM Radio, GPS, heart rate sensor, wireless charging, Fingerprint sensor, S-pen
Android 5.1 Lollipop
White, Black, Silver, Gold
P36,990 price for the 32GB variant at Lazada as of September 18

LG G4 

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LG G4 delivers a pretty smooth and awesome experience for movies, it has cinema-like qualities that makes it very suitable for movie viewing, with its QHD display and takes to the curved-glass, enables a more pleasant experience. The colors complimented with one another and once it cranked at the highest brightness, be sure to prepare yourself for an awesome ride. Like the Note 5, the G4 should be best watched with action, horror and sci-fi to experience its full-bloom magic. The LG G4 is available in the Philippines for Php 22-23K through online stores and grey markets.

LG G4 specs, PH Price

5.5-inch QHD IPS Quantom LCD, 534ppi
9.8mm thickness, 155g weight
Gorilla Glass 3, curved body, leather stitch back cover
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
3G of RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB
16MP f/1.8 laser autofocus, color spectrum sensor, auto HDR, 2160p video, OIS
8MP selfie camera, 1080p video
Dual SIM, 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, Wireless charging, Infrared for remote
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Leather in various colors, Ceramic in various colors
P22,199 for the 32GB dual-SIM variant at Lazada as of September 18

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

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The Xperia C5 Ultra fits this list, mainly for its wide 6-inch FHD display, and decent bezel count, with the latter, almost at zero bezel, to maximize the screens overall space capacity. The C5 Ultra also possesses a decent 3000mAh battery for prolonged movie experience, as well as a decent system to back up all your movie needs. The C5 Ultra is available in the Philippines at around Php 17-18K in online stores and grey markets.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra specs

6-inch FHD IPS display
8.2mm thickness and 187g weight
Scratch-resistant glass
Mediatek 6752 octacore chip, 1.7GHz Cortex A53 CPU
16GB internal, microSD card up to 128GB
13MP camera, HDR, 1080p video, LED flash
13MP selfie camera, 1080p video, LED flash
Dual nano SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, ANT+
Android 5.0 Lollipop
White, Black, Mint green
Php 17,480 price at Hotgadgets as of September 18

Motorola Nexus 6 

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Motorola Nexus 6, like the Note 5 and C5 Ultra packs a huge screen. Again, this is a huge factor for this list, but the Nexus 6 wasn’t chosen only for its  screen size, it was also chosen for its efficiency in performance. In a review that we did for the Nexus 6, we mentioned a few drawbacks that make the Nexus 6 a bit tedious. But for movie viewing purposes, we can say with confidence that the Nexus 6 fits the hole quite well. Its AMOLED QHD resolution screen helps in maximizing movie viewing experience, and combined with its amazing 6-inch screen, makes one heck of a combination. The Nexus 6 is at around Php 21K for the 32GB LTE variant and 4G LTE variant, available at online stores and grey markets in the Philippines.

Motorola Nexus 6 specs, PH Price

6-inch AMOLED QHD, 493ppi
10.1mm thin, 181g weight
Gorilla Glass 3, water-resistant
Snapdragon 805 chip, quad 2.7GHz Krait 450 cpu
32/64GB internal, no microSD card slot
13MP camera, OIS, dual LED ring flash, HDR, 2160p video
2MP selfie camera
4G LTE Single/dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, wireless charging, NFC
Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradeable to 5.1
3220mAh battery
Blue, White
P21,099 for th LTE 32GB variant and P21,098 for the 4G LTE variant price on Lazada as of September 18

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