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5 Dual Camera Smartphones You Can Buy For Under 20k (Q3 2017)

We could not deny the trend of incorporating dual cameras (either in the front or at the back) with smartphones for 2017. It’s a good trend if you would ask us: With two sensors working together, these smartphones gain extra functions, which include better depth of field, optical zooms, bokeh effects, and augmented reality.

To purchase one of these innovative smartphones, one does not necessarily need to break the bank. Last month, we brought to you a list of dual camera smartphones for under 10k, and that list is pretty good. This time around, we list down models with dual cameras for under 20k—if you happen to have extra money from bonuses, savings, and whatnots.

Do note that this list only includes those that are readily available in the Philippines. Feel free to give us recommended phones under this price range, as this is not a comprehensive list.



  • MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T860 MP2
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch FHD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 64GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 16-megapixel rear camera
  • 16-megapixel + 8 megapixel front cameras
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, 4G VoLTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3200mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (ColorOS v3)
  • Price: Php 16,990 (Black edition, via Lazada)

We can’t deny the importance of having flattering selfies these days, and OPPO is committed to incorporating all the best tech for that with their dual selfie cam smartphones. Aside from having a 16-megapixel rear camera, you have two cameras in the front: a 16-megapixel primary camera, and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. As a mid-range model, this phone delivers with 4GB of RAMMediaTek MT6750T processor, and a 3200Mah battery.

Related: OPPO F3 Unboxing, Quick Review: A Handier Dual Selfie Cam


Huawei GR5 2017

  • 2.1GHz Kirin 655 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with 2-megapixel secondary camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • 3,340mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EMUI 4.1
  • Price: Php11,990 (via Lazada)

While it is almost Php 2,000 more expensive than last year’s GR5, the upgrades are well worth it, with its metal-clad exterior and a dual rear camera setup, which is not bad for its price. We got our hands on a unit a few months ago, and the processor upgrade, along with its 3GB RAM made the GR5 2017 a solid winner for Huawei.

Read: Huawei GR5 2017 Review: Dual-cam Mid-range Winner


Vivo V5 Plus

  • 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 5.5-inch Full HD display; 1920×1080 resolution, 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • 64GB of storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • 20-megapixel front camera with 8-megapixel secondary camera, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX376 sensor
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3160mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Price: Php 16,990 (via Vivo Philippines)

Now is the best time to get the V5 Plus, after Vivo announced price cuts for both the V5 Plus and the V5. Like its smaller brother, the V5 Plus’ strength is in photography, adding a dual front camera setup in the mix. With both 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras sporting a f/2.0 aperture, you are assured to get great selfies with it. We even pitted the V5 Plus with Oppo’s F3 Plus, and you be the judge of which is equipped with a better selfie camera.

Read: Vivo V5 Plus Review: All Hype or All Right?



Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek8783 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 6.4-Inch 2.5D Curved Glass Full HD IPS Display; 1920×1080 Resolution (344 ppi)
  • 32GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB via MicroSD)
  • Dual 13-megapixel rear camera, Laser AF, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, Dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0
  • A-GPS, FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dolby Atmos Audio Enhancement
  • 4050mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Price: Php 13,999 (Gunmetal gray, via Lazada)

While the Phab 2 plus was released last year, Lenovo’s offering in the dual rear camera fray does not disappoint: aside from a large 6.4 inch full HD display and a 4050mAh battery, its rear snapper has two 13-megapixel cameras, both sporting a f/2.0 aperture. With such features, the Phab 2 plus utilizes augmented reality to do a variety of special effects like bokeh, defocus, and refocus.

Read: The 6.4-Inch Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Now Available Locally

Xiaomi Redmi Pro

  • 2.5GHz Helio X20 deca-core processor
  • Mali-T880 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch Full HD OLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 100% NTSC color gamut
  • 64GB of internal storage (expandable)
  • 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, dynamic DSLR-quality bokeh (Sony IMX 258 sensor + Samsung camera)
  • Dual SIM, hybrid SIM slot
  • 4G, LTE, VoLTE support
  • Front fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
  • 2.5D curved glass, brushed aluminum body
  • 4050mAh battery
  • Price: Php 9,995 (via Lazada)

Also introduced last year, Xiaomi’s dual camera offering does not disappoint It’s dual rear cameras, a 13-megapixel Sony camera, and a 5-megapixel Samsung camera, work together to achieve DSLR-quality images, with the secondary camera capturing depth of field information for fabulous bokeh shots. Together with a brushed aluminum body, a 4050Mah battery, and a very competitive price, the Redmi Pro, like most Xiaomi offerings, offer real value for money.


In case you missed it, here are our other top Q3 2017 Smartphone picks:

5 Great Smartphones you can Buy for Under 10k (Q3 2017)

Dual-Camera Smartphones You Can Buy Under Php 10K (Q3 2017)

Best Smartphones in the Php 10K to Php 15K Range (Q3 2017)

5 Great Smartphones under 30K (Q3 2017)

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