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List of Smartphones with Notch at sub P20k Price


Ready or Notch?

Since Apple unveiled the iPhone X last year, negative comments about the notch rose – but it seems like it didn’t stop other smartphone manufacturers to hop into the trend. Here are the Android smartphones under PHP 20,000 with the notch that was popularized by Apple.

(Note: It was Essential that first revealed a phone with a notch hole)


The OPPO F7 features a 6.23-inch in-cell IPS display with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels, and Gorilla Glass 5. The newest addition to the F series carries the same chipset as the OPPO R15, which is the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.0 UI. It is fueled by a 3400mAh battery pack.

In the camera department, it features Smart AI recognition that is present on the massive 25MP front camera. On the rear part of the phone is the 16-megapixel sensor with  f/1.8 aperture.

Display6.23 inches 1080×2280 pixels IPS LCD
Dimensions & Features6.2×2.9×0.2 inches, 158 g
ChipsetMediatek Helio P60
CPU8-Octa Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73
Memory4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, (up to 256GB via microSD)
ConnectivityLTE Cat. 5/4, 802.11, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh
OSAndroid OS, v8.1 (Oreo) ColorOS 5.0 UI
PricePHP 17,990

Vivo V9

The Vivo V9 offers a massive 6.3-inch display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It will be fueled by a 3,260 battery pack.

In the camera department, it features a dual rear camera setup of 16MP+5MP camera. For the selfie snapper, it has the same 24MP sensor. Not only that, it also features AI Face Beauty Technology and AI selfie Lighting. The Vivo V9 can be purchased for Php !7,990.

  • Display: 6.3-inch, 1080×2280, IPS Capacitive Touch screen, 2.5D Curved Glass planes
  • Colors: Pearl Black, Gold
  • Dimension: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 626 Octa-core
  • OS: Funtouch OS 4.0 (Based on Android 8.1)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage, up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP (f2.0)
  • Front Camera: 24MP f/2.0
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, OTG, FM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope
  • Battery: 3,260mAh battery
  • PH Price: Php 17,990

Huawei P20 Lite

The Huawei P20 Lite sports a 5.84-inches HUAWEI FullView with the resolution of 2280 x 1080 FHD+. This smartphone also has the iPhone X-style notch trend but luckily for those who are not into the notch, provided an option to hide it. Huawei P20 Lite is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 that runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is packed with 3000mAh battery.

SPECSHuawei P20 Lite
Display5.84-inches LTPS IPS LCD
1080 x 2280 resolution
80.55% screen-to-body ratio
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Dimensions148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 659
CPUAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Memory64GB internal storage
4GB RAM(expandable up to 256 GB)
ConnectivityLTE, 802.11ac, B.T. 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LX1 NFC, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po3,000 mAh
Fast battery charging 9V/2A
Price TBA (but around PHP 17K)

Asus Zenfone 5

The main handset of the Zemfone 5 series, features a 6.2″ FHD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is powered by the Snapdragon 636 along with Adreno’s 509 GPU, and two variants of RAM – 4/6GB. The device also contains 3,300mAh battery and is run on Android 8.0 Oreo and ZenUI 5.0. It is priced at PHP 19,995.

SPECSAsus ZenFone 5
Display6.2 inches IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2246)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509
Memory4/6GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage
Rear CameraDual 12MP+8MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED Flash
Front Camera8MP selfie camera
ConnectivityHybrid dual Nano sim, Dual 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS support, USB Type-C, NFC
Batterynon-removable 3,300mAh Li-Ion battery, supports Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Price/AvailabilityPHP 19,995, Available April 14, 2018

Which notched smartphone is your pick?


  1. You should try xiaomi lineup 😀 they’ve got a 18k flagship with adreno 540 and their new phone xiaomi redmi note 5 pro 64gb, Dual Cam + Snapdragon 636 at the price of 10k – 12k depends on the capacity 🙂

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