Huawei P30 Pro Camera

Owning a great smartphone camera in 2019 doesn’t always mean you have to spend on a flagship price. In fact, you can get one at almost half the price. With a budget at Php15k and up, here’s best smartphone camera you can get.

List of Best Smartphone Camera for P15k and Up

Huawei Nova 3i – Php15,990

When Huawei Nova 3i launched, it was easily a fan-favorite with its capable specs. With that said, it comes equipped with a quad-camera setup — 16MP +2MP main and 24MP + 2MP front.

Vivo V11 – Php19,999

Best Midrange Smartphone 2018

Vivo V11 launched with an in-display fingerprint scanner on a midrange device. However, it’s only part of its main features as this one comes with a 25MP selfie camera and 12MP + 5MP main camera in which we praised its sharpness and color accuracy.

Vivo V11i – Php15,999

Vivo V11i

The Vivo V11i is the affordable version of the V11. Although raw performance is a tad lower, its camera configuration stays the same.

Oppo F9 – Php17,990


When Oppo F9 launched, it immediately grabbed headlines with its massive 25MP selfie camera. It also comes with a 16MP + 2MP main shooter. In our review, it has that “Super Vivid Mode” that boosts the colors thus saving you the time to edit.

Nokia 7 Plus – Php19,990

Nokia 7 Plus

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7 Plus with Zeiss optics for both front and rear. While the selfie camera makes do with a 16MP lens, the main camera features a 12MP + 13MP that captures great detail and colors in our review.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 – Php15,990

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Hands on (Photo courtesy of gadgetsnow)

If you want to ride the triple camera trend, the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 delivers 24MP main lens + 8MP ultrawide lens + 5MP depth sensor lens on the rear. Its selfie lens is also impressive with a massive 24MP shooter.

Honor Play – Php15,990

Best Budget Gaming Smartphone 2018

While Honor Play is targeted at gamers, it’s basically the best smartphone camera you could get from the brand under this budget. It features 16MP + 2MP main camera along with a 16MP selfie camera.

Xiaomi Mi A2 – Php12,990

Xiaomi Mi A1 was never made for camera but performance. So, we were surprised when the Mi A2 came with 12MP + 20MP main camera and 20MP selfie camera. While it’s not impressive in numbers, there are photo samples that are close to the Google Pixel 3.


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