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List of Budget Phones with Face Unlock feature

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This year, 2018, more and more midrange phones have started to appear. However, unlike the usual mid-range phones in the past, they sport high-end specs or features but are still sold at an affordable price.

For example, the Face Unlock feature used to be only available to flagship phones. But companies were able to find a way to bring this feature to budget phones. Some handsets even skipped the fingerprint scanner to give way to the Face Unlock feature.

OPPO F5

The OPPO F5 is part of the OPPO’s Selfie Expert series. It was released here in the Philippines last year at the month of November at the price of Php 15,990.

SPECS Oppo F5
Display 6″ 1080 x 2160 LTPS IPS LCD (~402 ppi)
Size 156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm, 152g
Design Combination of Plastic back and Metal frame
Colors Black, Red, Gold
Chipset Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23
Processor Octa-core 2.5GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-G71 MP2
Rear Camera 16 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1080p@30
Memory 64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM, <256GB microSD
Connectivity GSM/HSPA/LTE
WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS,
OS Android 7.1
Software ColorOS 3.2
Battery Non-removable 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Official Price PhP 15,990

OPPO F5 Youth

The OPPO F5 Youth is a more affordable version of the OPPO F5. It was released shortly after the OPPO F5 last year with a price of Php 13,990.

SPECS Oppo F5
Display 6″ 1080 x 2160 IPS LCD (~402 ppi)
Size 156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm, 152g
Design Combination of Plastic back and Metal frame
Colors Black, Red, Gold
Chipset Mediatek MT6763V/CT
Processor Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-G71 MP2
Rear Camera 13MP with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP with AI Beauty Mode
Memory 4 GB RAM, 32 GB of expandable up to 256 GB
Connectivity GSM/HSPA/LTE
WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS,
OS Android 7.1
Software ColorOS 3.2
Battery Non-removable 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Official Price PhP 13,990

Vivo V9

The Vivo V9 launched here in the Philippines this March 2018 at the price of Php 17,990.

SPECS Vivo V9
Display 6.3″ 1080×2280, IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 2.5D Curved Glass planes
Size 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm
Weight 150g
Colors Pearl Black, Gold
Chipset Snapdragon 626
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Adreno 506
Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP (f2.0)
Front Camera 24MP f/2.0
Memory 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage, up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot
Connectivity USB 2.0, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, OTG, FM
OS Android 8.1
Software Funtouch OS 4.0
Battery 3,260mAh battery
Official Price Php 17,990

Vivo V9 Youth

The Vivo V9 Youth is a more affordable version of the Vivo V9. This was announced this April 2018 though it hasn’t arrived in the Philippines yet.

SPECS Vivo V9 Youth
Display 6.3″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm, 150g
Weight 150g
Colors Champagne Gold, Pearl Black, Red
Chipset Snapdragon 450
Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Adreno 506
Rear Camera Dual: 16 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
Memory 32 GB, 4 GB RAM, <256GB microSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Software Funtouch OS 4.0
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
Official Price INR 18,990 (approx. PHP 15,000)

Huawei Nova 2i

At first, the Face Unlock feature was not available for the Huawei Nova 2i. It only became available on the smartphone after its update at around February this year.

SPECS Huawei Nova 2i
Display [2160×1080]
5.9″ IPS LCD, ~409ppi
Size 156.2 x 75 x 7.5 mm, 164g
Design Metal frame
Colors Black, Blue, Gold
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
Processor Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Mali T830MP2
Rear Camera Dual 16 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30
Front Camera Dual 13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP, 1080p@30
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB internal, <256GB microSD
Connectivity GSM/HSPA/LTE
WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC
OS Android 7.1
Software EMUI 5.1
Battery Non-removable 3340mAh Li-Ion battery
Official Price PhP 14,990

Huawei Nova 2 Lite

Because of the users’ hype on the Huawei Nova 2i, Huawei decided to make a more affordable version of it, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite. The smartphone was released in the Philippines this March 2018.

SPECS Huawei Nova 2 Lite
Display 5.99-inch HD+ IPS 18:9 Display, 1440 x 720 pixel resolution
Size 158.3×76.7×7.8mm
Chipset Snapdragon 430 processor
CPU 1.4GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 970
GPU Adreno 505
Memory 3 GB RAM, 32 GB
(expandable up to 256GB)
Connectivity LTE, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm audio jack
Front Camera 8MP f/2.0 aperture, Soft LED flash, Beautification mode
Rear Camera 13+2 megapixel, PDAF and LED flash
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery
Official Price PhP 9,990

Huawei P20 Lite (Huawei Nova 3e)

The Huawei P20 lite is the mid-range phone in the Huawei P20 series. This device was released to the Philippines this April 2018.

SPECS Huawei P20 Lite
Display 5.84-inches LTPS IPS LCD
1080 x 2280 resolution
80.55% screen-to-body ratio
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Dimensions 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Android 8.0 (Oreo)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Memory 64GB internal storage
4GB RAM(expandable up to 256 GB)
Connectivity LTE, 802.11ac, B.T. 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LX1 NFC, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3,000 mAh, Fast battery charging 9V/2A
Price   Php 15, 990

OPPO F7

Another “Selfie Expert” series that made it on this list is the OPPO F7. The OPPO F7 became popular in the Philippines ever since it arrived this April 2018. The smartphone is priced at Php 17,990.

SPECS OPPO F7
Display 6.23 inches 1080×2280 pixels IPS LCD
Dimensions & Features 6.2×2.9×0.2 inches, 158 g
Chipset Mediatek Helio P60
CPU 8-Octa Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73
GPU ARM Mali-G72
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, (up to 256GB via microSD)
Connectivity LTE Cat. 5/4, 802.11, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh
OS Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo) ColorOS 5.0 UI
Price PHP 17,990

OPPO F7 Youth

In order to cater to people who can’t afford the OPPO F7 due to a tight budget, OPPO made a more affordable version of it, the OPPO F7 Youth. The OPPO F7 Youth was available for purchase through pre-orders last week.

SPECS OPPO F7 Youth
Display 6-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS display,  2160 x 1080 resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio
Chipset MediaTek octa-core Helio P60 processor
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB of expandable storage
Rear Camera 13-megapixel rear camera f/1.8 aperture PDAF with LED flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel front camera with AI beautification
Connectivity Dual SIM, 3G, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
Battery 3400mAh battery
OS Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.0 UI
Price PHP 13,990

OPPO A83

The OPPO A83 had similar specs with the OPPO F5 Youth although the difference was that it was deemed as a budget Gaming phone. It arrived in the Philippines this February 2018 with a price of Php 9,990.

SPECS OPPO A83
Display 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) 18:9 display, 2.5D curved glass
Dimensions 150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7mm, 143g
Chipset Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23
CPU Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
Memory 4GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 128GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3,090mAh battery
OS Android 7.1 (Nougat) ColorOS 3.2
Price Php 9,990

Asus ZenFone Max M1

The Asus ZenFone Max M1 also known as a battery king was released in the Philippines this May 2018 at the price of PHP 8,995.

SPECS ASUS ZenFone Max M1
Display 5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display (1440×720 resolution), 292 ppi
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 505
Memory 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage (up to 2TB via microSD card)
Rear Camera 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture + 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with 120-degree FoV
Front Camera 13-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Battery 4000mAh battery with Asus Boost Master
OS Android Oreo 8.0 with ZenUI 5.0
Price PHP 8,995

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite

The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite or 5Q was first announced during the latest MWC along with its flagship versions, the Asus ZenFone 5 and Asus ZenFone 5Z. The smartphone is currently available in the Philippines at the price of Php 16,995.

SPECS Asus ZenFone 5Q
Display 6.0 inches IPS LCD Display (2160 x 1080)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
GPU Adreno 508
Memory 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage
Rear Camera Dual 16MP+8MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED Flash
Front Camera Dual 20MP+8MP selfie camera
Connectivity Dual Nano sim, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS support, microUSB 2.0, NFC
Battery non-removable 3,300mAh Li-Ion battery
OS Android 7.1.1 Oreo
Price/Availability PHP 16,995, Available April 14, 2018

(This article will update through time.)

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