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GIZGUIDE Gift Guide 2021: Smartphones under PHP 10K

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To start 2021 with a bang, we decided to list 10 smartphones under PHP 10K that can be great as a gift for your loved ones or even yourself.
GIZGUIDE Gift Guide 2021: Smartphones under PHP 10K
Top smartphones under PHP 10K

GIZGUIDE Gift Guide 2021: Smartphones under PHP 10K

Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Max
Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Max

1. Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Max - For just PHP 9,999, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Max features a 6.53-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with a 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and 395 ppi pixel density. It is dubbed as TrueView Teardrop Display and it has a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio that provides a more immersive gaming and viewing experience.

Inside, it has the 12nm 2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core processor that is usually found in mid-range smartphones. It also has a Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,130mAh battery with 18W fast charging technology.

For cameras, it has a a quad-camera system with 48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX582 AF + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle with AF + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2. depth + dual-tone LED flash. The 48MP Sony IMX582 is a near-flagship sensor capable of taking high-quality images. It also has a 32MP selfie sensor.
Huawei Y7a
Huawei Y7a

2. Huawei Y7a - The Huawei Y7a got a price cut recently that brought it down to PHP 7,599. It has a 6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD with FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi pixel density. Inside, it has a 2.0GHz 14nm Kirin 710A octa-core processor, Mali G51 MP4 GPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with USB-C 22.5W fast charging.

For cameras, it sports a  quad-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. For selfies, there's a 8MP f/2.0 sensor.
OPPO A53 2020
OPPO A53 2020

3. OPPO A53 2020 - At PHP 8.990, the OPPO A53 2020 nets you a 6.5-inch LCD panel with HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 screen aspect ratio, and a left-aligned punch-hole. Inside, it has a 2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 460 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with USB-C 18W fast charging.

For the cameras, it has a triple-sensor setup with 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. It also has a 16MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies.
realme 7i
realme 7i 

4. realme 7i - For PHP 9,990, the realme 7i offers a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protected IPS screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi. Under the hood, it has a 2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

For the cameras, it has a quad-camera setup with 64MP f/1.8 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash. It also has a 16MP f/2.1 Sony IMX471 selfie sensor. There's also an 8GB/128GB variant that can be bought for PHP 11,990 if you can stretch your budget more.
TECNO POVA
TECNO POVA

5. TECNO POVA - For PHP 6,999, the TECNO POVA features a 6.8-inch 2.5D IPS screen with 1640 x 720 HD+ resolution at 264 ppi. Inside, it sports the 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and a 6,000mAh battery.

For photos, it has a quad-camera setup with 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP macro + 2MP depth + 2MP AI + Quad Flash. For selfies, it has an 8MP f/2.0 sensor.
Infinix Note 8
Infinix Note 8

6. Infinix Note 8 - For PHP 8,490, the Infinix Note 8 has a 6.95-inch IPS Dual-Infinity O screen with 1640 x 720 HD+ resolution, 258 ppi, and a 20:5:9 aspect ratio. Inside, it has the 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and a 5.200mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB-C.

For cameras, it has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 64MP main sensor + 2MP macro + 2MP depth + 2MP auxiliary sensor with LED flash. It also has a dual-selfie camera setup with 16MP + 2MP combo.
Xiaomi Redmi 9T
Xiaomi Redmi 9T

7. Xiaomi Redmi 9T - The Xiaomi Redmi 9T recently launched with a price tag of PHP 7,990. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ LTPS screen with Dot Drop cut-out, Widevine L1 certification, and TÜV Rheinland eye protection. For performance, it has an 11nm 2.0GHz Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable storage, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

For photography, it has a quad-camera setup with 48MP f/1.79 w/ PDAF + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. It also has an 8MP f/2.05 sensor for selfies.
vivo Y20i
vivo Y20i

8. vivo Y20i - For PHP 7,499, the vivo Y20i gets you a 6.51-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with 1600 x 720 HD+ resolution and 720ppi pixel density. Inside, it has the 11nm 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging.

It also has an I-assisted 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual-cam and an 8MP f/1.8 selfie cam.
Cherry Mobile Aqua S9
Cherry Mobile Aqua S9

9. Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 - For PHP 3,999, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 has a 6.52-inch HD+ 1600 x 720 (20:9) TrueView TearDrop Display, 1.6GHz SC9863A octa-core processor with PowerVR IMG8322 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and 5,000mAh battery with a USB-C charging port.

For shooting photos, it has a quad-camera setup with 13MP + 5MP depth + 2MP mono + 2MP AI + LED flash. It also has an 8MP selfie sensor.
POCO X3 NFC
POCO X3 NFC

10. POCO X3 NFC - Wait, the POCO X3 NFC? Well, it got a price cut down to PHP 9,490. For starters, it has a massive 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and support for HDR10. It even got the TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification.

Inside, it has the 2.3GHz 8nm Snapdragon 732G octa-core processor, Adreno 618 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and a 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

It also has a 64MP f/1.89 Sony IMX682 w/ PDAF + 13MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash quad-camera setup and a 20MP f/2.2 selfie sensor.

Note that this list is in no particular order. Simply put, these are the best smartphones under PHP 10K officially available in the Philippines.

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