It’s extremely difficult to pick a phone nowadays
Today Huawei announced the pricing for the P20 series of smartphones in the Philippines, and as expected local prices were far lower compared to the European pricing announced during the reveal in Paris, France. The P20 Lite is the most interesting of the bunch since its SRP undercuts two of Huawei’s biggest rivals in the Philippines and makes choosing a mid-range phone this year harder than ever.
That’s not a problem though. In fact, consumers are probably rejoicing that there’s now a lot of competitive options in the mid-range. While OPPO’s F7 and Vivo’s V9 are obviously the most visible in the mid-range category both priced at Php 17,990, ASUS and their renewed focus on regaining lost ground have extremely compelling offers near the 20K mark with the ZF5 at Php 19,995 and the ZF5Q at Php 16,995. Huawei’s P20 Lite undercuts all of them at Php 15,990, which makes choosing the right phone over the 15K mark even harder.
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – 9,990
- Xiaomi Mi A1 – 10,990
- Vivo V7 – 12,990
- OPPO F5 Youth – 12,990
- Huawei Nova 2i – 13,990
- OPPO F5 – 14,990
- Huawei P20 Lite – 15,990
- ASUS ZF5Q – 16,995
- Vivo V9 – 17,990
- OPPO F7 – 17,990
- ASUS ZF5 – 19,995
And it’s no different if you’re looking at the 10K to 15K mark either. Huawei’s Nova 2i is still a solid smartphone, with a reduced price of Php 13,990. Vivo’s V7 is still a compelling offer at just Php 12,990. Same goes for OPPO’s F5 and its variants. And before their fans get their pitchforks, know that we haven’t forgotten about Xiaomi’s Mi A1 at Php 10,990, or the Redmi 5 Plus that just falls short of the 10K mark at Php 9,990.
It’s just the first half of 2018 and yet the mid-range is already pretty crowded and insane. Just think how the second half of the year will go.
Thinking of getting any of the smartphones mentioned above? Read our reviews below: