Last time, we released the most affordable 5G phones available in the Philippines. We have a good list over there that provides a bit of futureproofing if you want to jump early on the trend. But if you’re looking for a no-holds-barred 5G phone in 2020, fret not, we rounded up the best of the best, regarding their bank-breaking prices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Best All-Around 5G Phone
Until Apple announces the iPhone 12 Series (or 13, whichever comes with 5G), the best all-around 5G phone in 2020 is Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It features the largest and most gorgeous mobile display on the planet, and further enhances the experience with buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, albeit at 1080p. There’s no shortage of camera (hump) here, featuring a 108MP sensor and a pair of 12MP for telephoto and ultrawide purposes. The battery is fairly large at 4500mAh and the selfie camera is capable of recording up to 4K resolution. But aside from being a great phone, it’s also a great productivity tool, thanks to the inclusion of low-latency S-pen and Wireless Desktop Mode, Dex. For all that, you need to shed Php67,990.
ASUS ROG 3 – Best Gaming 5G Phone
The gaming niche has rapidly grown for the past year in the Philippines. Thanks to powerful chipsets, mobile gaming continues to be the most popular way of playing games. However, a touch screen can’t provide the best experience in this regard. With that in mind, ASUS ROG 3 offers capacitive touches and a ton of accessories to keep you at an advantage. Unlike top-end phones released earlier this year, the ROG 3 went out in the middle of the year to sport the latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset. It means it offers higher clock frequencies (and better performance) than the Snapdragon 865. True to its gaming philosophy, the best gaming device in 2020 features the fastest display on the mobile market, thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate, and a massive 6000mAh battery with 30W fast charging. The price starts at Php49,995 for the 12GB model, with the 16GB retailing for Php54,995. Of course, accessories like the docking station, active cooler, and controller sold separately.
OnePlus 8 Pro – Fastest 5G Phone
OnePlus may not be the flagship killer it once was, but it’s top-end phones are still significantly less expensive than the competition. That, while not compromising on performance, build quality, and battery. This year, OnePlus 8 Pro has grown into a full-blown flagship — featuring IP68 water and dust resistance for the first time as well as 30W wireless charging. It’s also one of the few phones that lets you experience 120Hz and QHD+ resolution at the same time. On top of that, OxygenOS UI is the best Android skin that prioritizes smooth and consistent performance, enough to garner itself as the iPhone of Androids. OnePlus 8 Pro starts at Php45,990 for the 8GB/128GB and goes up to P48,990 for the 12GB/256GB model.
Find X2 Pro – Best-Looking 5G Phone
Despite being the oldest phone of the bunch, Find X2 Pro is still a feature-packed device with one outstanding feature. That’s none other than its design. Aside from the Black Ceramic build, OPPO’s flagship comes in Orange Vegan Leather. Though it makes the phone a bit bulkier than the ceramic model, the scale weighs it lower and, the body is easier to hold and use. Find X2 Pro joins OnePlus 8 Pro with 120Hz and QHD+ combo. Another feature it boasts is the 65W fast charging that gets the phone up to 100% in just 38 minutes. The Find X2 Pro costs Php65,990.