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As we get closer to 2019, the smartphone flagship market remains crowded and expensive more than ever — as if begging consumers’ pockets to look for alternatives. Bringing the category to the midrange segment, here are the top 5 midrange phones in late 2018 that you can buy right now.

Best Midrange Phones in Late 2018

Vivo Y95 – Php13,990

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Selfie AI Camera on vivo Y95 midrange Android smartphone

Featuring a teardrop notch with gradient glass hue design, the Vivo Y95 offers a full day operation with its 4030mAh battery accompanied by a crispy 1080p display.

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Vivo Y95 full specs, price, Philippines release date

  • Display: 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, notched
  • Design: Gorilla Glass
  • CPU: Snapdragon 439 octa-core 2.0GHz, Adreno 505 graphics
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MPdual lens, 4K UHD video
  • Selfie: 20MP AI camera front
  • Battery: 4,030 mAh, basic fast charging
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Colors: Gradient Blue/Black, Gradient Pink/Red
  • Price: P13,990 for 4GB + 64GB memory
  • Release: available November 2018 in the Philippines via Lazada, Shopee

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite – starts at Php13,990

Coming from the “King of Budget Smartphones”, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite enters as a capable daily driver featuring a Snapdragon 660 and up to 6GB/128GB configuration. It even offers a crispy 24MP selfie camera.

>Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Unboxing, First Impressions: Is the mid-range price worth it?

>Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Honor 8X Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs, Features, Philippine release

  • Display: 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, notched
  • Design: Gorilla Glass
  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 octa-core, Adreno 512 graphics
  • Memory: 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • Storage: 64GB to 128GB, microSD card
  • Camera: 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 dual lens, 4K UHD video
  • Selfie: 24MP front
  • Battery: 3,350 mAh, Quick Charge 4.0
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE
  • Ports: no 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C 2.0
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie thru MIUI 10
  • Colors: Black, Gradient Blue, Gradient Pink
  • Price: P13,990 for 4GB + 64GB memory, P16,990 for 6GB + 128GB model
  • Release: November 2018 in the Philippines

Nokia 6.1 Plus – Php15,990

Nokia 6.1 Plus Philippines Price Release Available Official Review

If you’re looking for that pure Android experience within the midrange segment, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is part of Android One program guaranteeing at least two years of major OS updates. Spec-wise, it features a beautiful, solid glass design with Snapdragon 636 and 4GB/64GB configuration.

>Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus – Specs Comparison

Nokia 6.1 Plus Specs, Features, Philippine release

  • Display: 5.8-inch FHD+ IPS LCD
  • Design: Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: Snapdragon 636 octa-core, Adreno 506 graphics
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD card
  • Camera: 16MP f/2.0 + 5MP depth sensor
  • Selfie: 16MP f/2.0
  • Battery: 3,060 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C 2.0
  • OS: AndroidOne on Android 9.0 Pie
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White

Oppo R15x – estimated at Php19,990

Silently launched back in October, the Oppo R15x offers great features such as an AMOLED display, reflective glass back hue, dual main camera, a 25MP selfie camera, and an under-display fingerprint scanner.  However, it’s only available in China and has yet to be officially released locally, if ever.

Oppo R15x Specs, Features, Philippine release

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
  • Design: Gorilla Glass 5
  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 octa-core, Adreno 512 graphics
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 16MP f/1.7 + 2MP depth sensor
  • Selfie: 25MP f/2.0
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh
  • Security: under-display fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C 2.0
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.2
  • Colors: Nebula, Silver Green

Honor 8X – Php12,990

Last but definitely not the least, the Honor 8X. It’s a competitive midrange phone featuring HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC with 4GB RAM and a whopping 128GB storage. You even get the audio jack and USB Type-C here.

Honor 8X Full specs, Availability in PH

  • Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD
  • Design: Scratch-resistant glass
  • CPU: Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa-core
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD card
  • Camera: 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP depth sensor
  • Selfie: 16MP f/2.0
  • Battery: 3,750 mAh, fast charging
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C 3.0
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo EMUI 8.2
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Pink

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