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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: List of affordable 5G-ready smartphones in the Philippines

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2020 is undeniably the year of 5G and its footprint is rapidly growing in urban areas.
Holiday Gift Guide 2020: List of affordable 5G-ready smartphones in the Philippines
5G for less!

To enjoy its benefits, you will need a device that supports this new tech. However, since we are just in the early stages of 5G, most 5G-ready devices officially launched in the Philippines are found in the over PHP 20K price point.

But, did you know that there are few smartphones with that tech that will enable you to experience future-ready 5G speeds for less?

Let's check it out!

List of affordable 5G-ready smartphones in the Philippines:

Huawei nova 7 SE 5G
Huawei nova 7 SE 5G

1. Huawei nova 7 SE 5G
- Originally priced at PHP 19,990, the nova 7 SE 5G is now priced at just PHP 17,999. At PHP 17,999, it is using the 
2.22GHz 7nm Kirin 820 octa-core processor with DaVinci NPU, Mali-G57 MP6, and of course a built-in 5G modem.

This device also sports pretty powerful specs for the price. It uses a 6.5-inch FHD+ screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage via NM card, 4,000mAh battery with USB-C 40W SuperCharge tech, 64MP quad-cam, and 16MP selfie cam.
Mi 10T 5G
Mi 10T 5G

2. Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G 6GB/128GB - At PHP 19,990, the Mi 10T 5G is a killer. It is a phone with flagship-worthy specs for the price. This device is the most affordable with the Snapdragon 865 chip and 8K video recording. It also has a 144Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ HDR10 screen, 5,000mAh battery, USB-C 33W fast charge, 64MP triple-cam, and a 20MP selfie cam.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

3. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G - At PHP 19,990, the Galaxy A42 5G is the most affordable Samsung phone with 5G connectivitity sporting the 2.2GHz 8nm Snapdragon 750G SoC. For specs, it is respectable except for the screen. It comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ AMOLED screen, 6GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, 5,000mAh battery with USB-C 15W charging, 48MP quad-cam, and 20MP selfie cam.
Motorola G 5G Plus
Motorola G 5G Plus

4. Motorola G 5G Plus - For just PHP 16,990, this device is currently the most affordable in the country with 5G connectivity. Not only that, it has respectable overall specs for the price. It uses a 6.7-inch FHD+ CinemaVision screen, 7nm SD765 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, 5,000mAh with 20W fast charge, 48MP quad-cam, and 16MP + 8MP selfie dual-cam.

Note: There are other more affordable 5G-ready smartphones in China, but a lot of them are not yet officially available in the country.

If you can wait for a little, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G will be available in the country soon. Digital Walker told team GIZGUIDE that it will retail at under PHP 15K. If true, it'll be the most affordable in the country with 5G connectivity.

If you can spend a bit more, the vanilla OnePlus Nord starts at PHP 21,990.

Happy last-minute shopping #GIZFam!
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