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From the addicting Pokemon Go to Fornite Mobile and PUBG, mobile gaming has never been this popular. If you’re ever in the market for a gaming device, these gaming phones will provide a smooth experience without breaking the bank.

List of Budget Gaming Smartphones Under Php20,000

Honor Play

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The Honor Play stole the spotlight when it was released for just Php15,990 offering a powerful flagship Kirin 970 SoC.

Honor Play Review: A Quality Gaming PHP 15k+ Phone

Specs Honor Play
Display6.3″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9, 409 PPI
Dimensions157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm, 176g
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970
GPUMali-G72 MP12
Memory4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera16, f/2.2, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery w/ Fast battery charging 18W
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePHP 15, 990

Honor 8X

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Another brand coming from Huawei’s sister company, the Honor 8X will only cost you Php12,990 for a budget gaming Kirin 710 SoC combined with 4GB RAM and a huge 128GB internal storage.

Honor 8x – Hands on and First Impressions

Specs Honor 8X
Display6.5″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9, 396 PPI
Dimensions160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm, 175g
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
GPUMali-G51 MP4
Memory4GB/6GB of RAM + 64/128GB storage + dedicated microSD up to 400GB
Main Camera20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, audio jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePHP 12, 990

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

That’s right, a beautifully-crafted flagship of yesteryear continues to be a great handset for 2019 thanks to its recent price slash — retailing just for Php19,990. The most feature-packed from the list, the Mi Mix 2 gets you a Snapdragon 835 with 6GB RAM in tow.

Specs Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Display5.99″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2160resolution, 18.9, 403 PPI
Dimensions151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm, 185g
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
GPUAdreno 540
Memory128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Main Camera12 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, 4-axis OIS, PDAF
Front Camera5 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Official PricePHP 19, 990

Huawei Nova 3i

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Retailing for Php15,990, the Huawei Nova 3i is still considered to be a good buy thanks to its Kirin 710 processor with a base storage of 128GB internal storage.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Is it the best midrange smartphone?

Specs Huawei Nova 3i
Display6.3″ Huawei FullView FHD+ display, 1080 x 2340  resolution, 19.5:9, 409 PPI
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169g
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 710
GPUMali-G51
Memory4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + hybrid microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera24 MP, f/2.0
2 MP, depth sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, audio jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePhp15,990

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

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Last but definitely not the least, the most popular budget flagship of 2018 — the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB RAM to use, it’s a steal for Php17,990.

POCOPHONE F1 Review – Midrange price for flagship specs?

Specs Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Display6.18″ IPS LCD,  1080 x 2246 resolution, 18.7:9, 403 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Dimensions155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm, 180 g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
GPUAdreno 630
Memory256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM + hybrid microSD up to 256 GB
Main Camera12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Front Camera20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, audio jack, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePhp17,990

The list might be short but we know you have lots of suggestions out there. Sound them off in the comment section below.

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