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Best Mid Range Phones in the Philippines for 2021 (Q2)

by Monique Mendoza  July 29, 2021

Have a bit more budget and want to grab the best mid-range phone for 2021 in the Philippines but are having a hard time choosing? We got your back – we’ve listed 10 best mid-range phones you can buy in the Philippines today for the first half (Q2) of 2021. The segment is absolutely stacked for choices this year, and the price segment of Php 20K down to Php 10K is filled with so many value options it was hard to choose. Let’s get started:

Best Mid-range Phones In The Philippines For 2021 (Q2)

  • realme 8 5g
  • OPPO A94
  • Oneplus Nord N10 5G
  • POCO X3 Pro
  • One Plus Nord CE 5G
  • POCO X3 GT
  • Moto G 5G Plus
  • vivo V21e
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
  • POCO F3

realme 8 5G

PHP 11990 8GB/12GB

realme 8 5G Specs

  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.52-inch IPS Full HD+ display, 90hz refresh rate, 180hz touch response rate, Dragontail Glass
  • 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 2-megapixel mono camera, 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel camera
  • LTE, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 18W fast charging
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Android 11, realme UI 2.0

The realme 8 is realme’s first budget 5G smartphone. Despite having an affordable price tag, the phone has a powerful processor, 5G capability, and dual 5G SIM support, as well as fast 90Hz refresh rates for that 6.52-inch display and a 180Hz touch response rate, making it perfect for gaming.

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OPPO A94

PHP 13,999 8GB/128GB

OPPO A94 Specs

  • Helio P95 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 48-megapixel f/1.7 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 2-megapixel f/2.2 mono camera
  • 32-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • 4310mAh battery
  • 30w fast charging
  • Android 11, ColorOS 11.1

This follow-up to OPPO’s A92 improves upon certain key features such as faster charging speeds, better processors, and an impressive AMOLED display – all of this for a wallet-friendly price. Although it still competes with other mid-range offerings, the OPPO A94 is a solid phone for anyone who’s looking for a robust mid-range device with good pricing.

Oneplus Nord N10 5G

PHP 13990 6GB/128GB

Oneplus Nord N10 5G Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB Internal Storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.49-inch IPS LCD, 90hz refresh rate
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.3 ultrawide camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor. 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro
  • 16-megapixel f/2.1 camera
  • LTE, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 30W fast charging
  • 4300mAh battery
  • Android 10, OxygenOS 10.5

The OnePlus Nord 10 5G combines OnePlus’ stellar record of building solid phones with a value-oriented, 5G, capable device. The phone comes packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, along with a 6.49-inch IPS display with a 90hz refresh rate and solid build quality.

POCO X3 Pro

PHP 12,990 6GB/128GB
PHP 15,990 8GB/256GB

POCO X3 Pro Specs

  • Snapdragon 860 processor
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch sampling rate
  • 48-megapixel f/1.79 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 20-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • IP53 rating, stereo speakers, NFC
  • 5160mAh battery
  • 33w fast charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12

The POCO X3 Pro is a great choice for people who want a powerful phone for gaming without breaking the bank. A flagship-grade, Snapdragon 860 processor makes short work of any Android game you can think of, and the 6.67-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate makes it a joy to use when you’re gaming. That starting price of Php 12,990 doesn’t hurt either.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

PHP 16,990 8GB/128GB
PHP 19,990 12GB/256GB

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Specs

  • Snapdragon 750G processor
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 90hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 16-megapixel f/2.4 selfie camera with EIS
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • NFC
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 30w fast charging
  • Android 11, OxygenOS 11

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is one of the phones you can categorize as the jack of all trades. It can cover all the basic needs one looks for when it comes to mid-range phones. This phone is also 5G ready for those who are looking for something future-proof.

POCO X3 GT

PHP 15990 8GB/128GB
PHP 17990 8GB/256GB

POCO X3 GT Specs

  • Dimensity 1100 processor
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, DCI-P3
  • 64-megapixel f/1.79 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, JBL-tuned stereo speakers
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 67w fast charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5

When it comes to price to performance, it’s very hard to beat POCO. The POCO X3 GT is the perfect mid-range phone for people who want to maximize their budget. This could be one of the contenders for the best mid range phones in the Philippines for 2021. The battery life is stellar, the performance is outstanding, and it takes great photos as well. It’s a great gaming phone too – all at a price that’s hard to ignore.

Moto G 5G Plus

PHP 14,995 8GB/128GB

Moto G 5G Plus Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 90hz refresh rate, support for HDR10
  • 48-megapixel f/1.7 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel macro camera, 2-megapixel depth camera
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide camera
  • LTE, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 20W fast charging
  • Android 10

The Moto G 5G Plus is Motorola’s comeback phone for the Philippines, and it’s a great first effort. The phone has 5G capabilities, snappy performance, and long battery life. The Motorola G 5G Plus is an excellent device to dive into the world of 5G without paying for a flagship price tag.

vivo V21e

PHP 16999 8GB/128GB

vivo V21e specs

  • Snapdragon 720G
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage
  • 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 2404×1080
  • 64-megapixel f/1.9, 8-megapixel f/2.2, 2-megapixel f/2.4
  • 44-megapixel f/2.0
  • Wifi, Bluetooth 5.1, fingerprint scanner
  • 4000 mAh with 33W fast-charging
  • Android 11, Funtouch 11.1

The vivo V21e is targeted at people who want a phone that produces great selfies. Anyone that wants a beautifully designed phone with excellent battery life, selfie cameras, and slim design, this is the phone for.

Samsung Galaxy A52 4G

PHP 18,990 8GB/128GB/256GB

Samsung Galaxy A52 Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display, 90hz refresh rate
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF and OIS, 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 32-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers, IP67 rating
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 25w charging
  • Android 11, OneUI 3.1

The Samsung Galaxy A52 sports a lot of quality-of-life upgrades from its predecessor: a beautiful AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate, additional stereo speaker setup plus roomy storage. It’s the perfect phone for those who prioritize content consumption above all else.

POCO F3

PHP 17990 6GB/128GB
PHP 20,990 8GB/256GB

POCO F3 Specs

  • Snapdragon 870 processor
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 360hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3
  • 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, 5-megapixel f/2.4 telemacro camera with AF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 20-megapixel f/2.45 selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • IP53 rating, stereo speakers
  • 4520mAh battery
  • 33w fast charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5

The POCO F3 is undeniably one of the most premium devices that POCO currently has in its lineup. It has flagship looks, performance, power, and cameras, as well as an IP54 rating and more importantly, a price tag that won’t break the bank. This phone is certainly one of the best mid-range phones in the Philippines for 2021.

And that’s a wrap for our list of the best mid-range phones in the Philippines for 2021. Which one of these phones are you picking up?

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