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List Of Affordable 5G Phones In The Philippines for 2021

5G is coming, and it will be the next big thing to hit the internet. We’ve had 4G for a few years now, and soon, we’ll be seeing 5G. 5G is promising, but what exactly is it? And how will it affect business? 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology, and will offer ultra-high connection speeds. If you haven’t heard of it before, you will soon! The first 5G networks are being set up, and soon, we’ll see far faster connection speeds than we have seen before.

Future phones will be able to stream live 4K video to multiple devices, download your favorite movie in a matter of seconds and even wirelessly charge your battery using super high-speed connections. While consumers are still wondering what the big deal is with 4G LTE, most of them will be blown away by 5G. This year was one of the biggest years for 5G news, and it is expected to continue into 2021 and beyond. Especially that 5G phones have become more affordable.

With 5G signals starting to dominate prominent areas throughout the country, more and more phones are coming out with it. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly 5G enabled smartphone under 20k, read on as we’ll show you the best and top-selling options released and ready to purchase in the country today.  

There is no doubt that 5G signals can be limited for certain areas. However, local telecommunications companies have begun actively adapting to this technology, so more areas will be receiving 5G signals soon.

**Note the list will be updated as 5G phones are introduced soon, but the list consists of phones released and available to respective manufacturers. Prices are listed randomly per top sales.**

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a budget-friendly smartphone that comes with jammed-packed features for a mid-range phone. With 90Hz refresh rate, and solid build high-quality expected from OnePlus, a robust Snapdragon processor (690), with quad camera module, plus a 6GB or 128GB configuration—one of the best buy and affordable smartphones in the country today. 

SRP is Php 13,990

Key Specs: 

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, HDR 10
  • Huawei Kirin 820 5G 2.36GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Huawei NM card support
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    • 64MP main
    • 8MP ultra-wide
    • 2MP depth
    • 2MP macro
  • 16MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 5G, 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ 40W SuperCharge
  • 162.31 x 75 x 8.58 mm
  • 189 g
  • Space Silver, Crush Green

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus

Motorola regains its spot when it comes to powerful yet affordable phones offered in the country. With these budget-friendly and best-buy features you can never go wrong. A powerful performance Snapdragon processor (765), 8GB or 128GB configuration that comes with balanced cameras. 

SRP is 16,990

Key Specs: 

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080) CinemaVision display, HDR10, 90Hz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G octa-core CPU
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Expandable up to 1TB via microSD slot
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    • 48MP F1.7 Quad-Pixel (main)
    • 5MP F2.2 (macro)
    • 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
    • 2MP F2.2 (depth)
  • Dual front cameras:
    • 16MP F2.0 (main)
    • 8 MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
  • Dual-SIM (nano)
  • 5G, 4G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS (L1+L5), A-GPS, LTEEP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • water repellent
  • Android 10
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 20W TurboPower charging
  • 168 x 74 x 9 mm
  • 207g
  • Surfing Blue

Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G

As an early 5G mid-range smartphone, the Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G launched in mid-2020. That means it already got a few price cuts. It takes excellent photos and has above average performance on this list. 

SRP in Php 17,990

Key specs: 

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, HDR 10
  • Huawei Kirin 820 5G 2.36GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Huawei NM card support
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    • 64MP main
    • 8MP ultra-wide
    • 2MP depth
    • 2MP macro
  • 16MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 5G, 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ 40W SuperCharge
  • 162.31 x 75 x 8.58 mm
  • 189 g
  • Space Silver, Crush Green

Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G

The Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G was the first of its kind in the country and arrived in October 2020, making it a powerful handset regardless of 2021 phone standards. The Xiaomi is a budget-friendly flagship with a powerful processor, top-tier design, and a great camera. If you’re looking to stretch your budget to the limit with a 5G phone that’s affordable, then this is the one for you! 

SRP is Php 19,990

Key Specs: 

  • 6.67-inch FHD+ 144Hz Adaptive Sync display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 6GB, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB UFS 3.1
  • Triple-rear cameras:
    • 64MP main
    • 13MP ultra-wide
    • 5MP macro
  • 20MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 5G, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • IR Blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner (side)
  • Face Unlock
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Hi-Res Audio certified
  • MIUI 12 (Android 10)
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
  • 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.33 mm
  • 218 g
  • Black, Silver

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

With the A42 5G, Samsung will continue to deliver the most affordable but powerful smartphones, a little less than the competition, but we know you love the ‘Samsung’ trademark on your phone.

SRP is Php 19,990

Key Specs:

  • 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, HD+ resolution
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 10, OneUI 2.5
  • 128GB of expandable storage
  • 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor
  • 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture lens, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5-megapixel macro, 5-megapixel depth camera
  • 15W fast charging

TCL 10 5G

It’s back with a couple of powerful 5G-capable smartphones you shouldn’t miss.

TCL 10 5G is equipped with a quad-rear camera of 64MP, a fast-charging battery of 18W, 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. 

SRP is PHp 17,990

Key Specs: 

  • 6.53-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) Dotch display
  • HDR10, 395PPI, Dedicated display engine
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 CPU
  • Adreno 620 GPU
  • SDXC card up to 1TB (dedicated slot)
  • Quad rear cameras:
    • 64MP F1.89 (main)
    • 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
    • 5MP F2.2 (macro)
    • 2MP F2.4 (depth)
  • 16MP F2.2 front camera
  • Single SIM
  • 5G, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 ac, 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, QSS
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 163.65 x 76.56 x 9.05mm
  • 210g
  • Chrome Blue, Mercury Gray

The list will be updated with the newest and most affordable ones. Did you purchase one off the list or are you considering purchasing one? Let us know how this helped you out! 

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List Of Affordable 5G Phones In The Philippines for 2021