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Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones below Php20k

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From the addicting Pokemon Go to Fornite Mobile and PUBG, mobile gaming has never been this popular. If you’re ever in the market for a gaming device, these gaming phones will provide a smooth experience without breaking the bank.

List of Budget Gaming Smartphones Under Php20,000

Honor Play

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The Honor Play stole the spotlight when it was released for just Php15,990 offering a powerful flagship Kirin 970 SoC.

Honor Play Review: A Quality Gaming PHP 15k+ Phone

Specs  Honor Play
Display 6.3″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9, 409 PPI
Dimensions 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm, 176g
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 970
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
Memory 4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera 16, f/2.2, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery w/ Fast battery charging 18W
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Official Price PHP 15, 990

Honor 8X

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Another brand coming from Huawei’s sister company, the Honor 8X will only cost you Php12,990 for a budget gaming Kirin 710 SoC combined with 4GB RAM and a huge 128GB internal storage.

Honor 8x – Hands on and First Impressions

Specs  Honor 8X
Display 6.5″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9, 396 PPI
Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm, 175g
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4
Memory 4GB/6GB of RAM + 64/128GB storage + dedicated microSD up to 400GB
Main Camera 20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Official Price PHP 12, 990

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

That’s right, a beautifully-crafted flagship of yesteryear continues to be a great handset for 2019 thanks to its recent price slash — retailing just for Php19,990. The most feature-packed from the list, the Mi Mix 2 gets you a Snapdragon 835 with 6GB RAM in tow.

Specs  Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Display 5.99″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2160resolution, 18.9, 403 PPI
Dimensions 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm, 185g
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Main Camera 12 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, 4-axis OIS, PDAF
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Official Price PHP 19, 990

Huawei Nova 3i

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Retailing for Php15,990, the Huawei Nova 3i is still considered to be a good buy thanks to its Kirin 710 processor with a base storage of 128GB internal storage.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Is it the best midrange smartphone?

Specs  Huawei Nova 3i
Display 6.3″ Huawei FullView FHD+ display, 1080 x 2340  resolution, 19.5:9, 409 PPI
Dimensions 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169g
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710
GPU Mali-G51
Memory 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + hybrid microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera 24 MP, f/2.0
2 MP, depth sensor
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, audio jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Official Price Php15,990

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

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Last but definitely not the least, the most popular budget flagship of 2018 — the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB RAM to use, it’s a steal for Php17,990.

POCOPHONE F1 Review – Midrange price for flagship specs?

Specs  Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Display 6.18″ IPS LCD,  1080 x 2246 resolution, 18.7:9, 403 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm, 180 g
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 630
Memory 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM + hybrid microSD up to 256 GB
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, audio jack, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Official Price Php17,990

The list might be short but we know you have lots of suggestions out there. Sound them off in the comment section below.

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