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Best Mid-Range Phones (Under Php 25k) in the Philippines 2022

by Duey Guison  August 23, 2022

These days, Php 25k is enough to get you an all-around smartphone that you can use for gaming, photography, and for daily driver duties. We have reviewed several phones in the under Php 25k segment, and we have curated some of the best mid-range offerings you can get in the Philippines this 2022.

For this list, we considered all factors that include processor used, charging speeds, cameras, and additional flagship-level features like stereo speakers and fingeprint scanner type. Check out our picks below:

 

Best Mid-Range Phones (Under Php 25k) in the Philippines 2022

  • Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Xiaomi 12 Lite
  • POCO F4
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • realme 9 Pro+

 

Samsung Galaxy A53

6GB/128GB – Php 20,490

8GB/128GB – Php 21,490

8GB/256GB – Php 23,490

Samsung Galaxy A53 Philippines Specs:

  • Exynos 1280 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display, 120hz 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, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers, IP67 rating
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 25w charging
  • Android 12, OneUI 4.1

While there’s much debate as to whether the Galaxy A53 is an upgrade to last year’s A52s, a bump in battery capacity is very well appreciated. On top of that, the Galaxy A53 is one of the very few mid-range phones to offer an IP67 rating for peace of mind if it gets drenched in water. As a decent mid-range offering, you get a 64-megpixel main camera with OIS, 120hz AMOLED display, stereo speakers, and 25w wired charging.

You can get the Galaxy A53 at Samsung’s official Lazada and Shopee stores, and at their own eCommerce shop.

 

Xiaomi 12 Lite

6GB/128GB – Php 20,999

8GB/128GB – Php 21,999

Xiaomi 12 Lite Review Philippines Specs

  • Snapdragon 778G processor
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 10-bit color
  • 108-megapixel f/1.79 ISOCELL HM2 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro camera
  • 32-megapixel f/2.5 ISOCELL GD2 selfie camera with AF
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers
  • 4300mAh battery
  • 67w fast charging
  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Fresh from its official launch, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is a great offering for its use of a tried-and-tested Snapdragon 778G processor, along with having support for 67w wired charging, a 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM2 main camera, and one of the best selfie snappers in its price segment: an ISOCELL GD2 sensor with autofocus. Despite being a skinny phone, the Xiaomi 12 Lite definitely does not scrimp on features.

You can get the 12 Lite at Xiaomi’s official Lazada and Shopee stores.

POCO F4

6GB/128GB – Php 20,990

8GB/256GB – Php 22,990

POCO F4 Review Philippines Specs

  • Snapdragon 870 processor
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 480hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3, 10-bit color
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF and OIS, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera
  • 20-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 67w fast charging
  • Android 12, MIUI 13

If you simply care about raw performance, the POCO F4 is a fitting choice with its use of a Snapdragon 870 processor, along with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Aside from top-tier internals, it has compelling features that include 67w wired charging, a 120hz AMOLED display, and a 64-megapixel main camera with OIS.

You can buy the POCO F4 at the brand’s official Lazada and Shopee stores.

 

OnePlus Nord 2T

8GB/128GB – Php 22,590

OnePlus Nord 2T Specs:

  • Dimensity 1300-AI processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 90hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3
  • 50-megapixel f/1.8 IMX766 main camera with PDAF and OIS, 2-megapixel f/2.4 mono camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 32-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 80w fast charging
  • Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1

If you can’t wait for the arrival of the 10T, OnePlus has a good offering with the Nord 2T. While it shares a lot of similarities with the Nord 2, its use of a Dimensity 1300-AI processor should make the 2T more powerful–all while offering features like 80w wired charging, 90hz AMOLED display, and an IMX766 main camera with OIS.

You can get the Nord 2T at OnePlus Philippines’ official Lazada and Shopee stores. If you plan to get the Nord 2T at the former, you can snag it for Php 20,890.

 

realme 9 Pro+

8GB/256GB – Php 23,990

realme 9 Pro+ Philippines Specs:

  • Dimensity 920 processor
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, 90hz refresh rate
  • 50-megapixel f/1.8 IMX 766 main camera with OIS and PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 mono camera
  • 16-megapixel f/2.45 IMX 471 selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 60w fast charging
  • Android 12, realme UI 3.0

The top-end variant of the 9 series is an impressive one, as you get an IMX766 main camera with OIS, along with 60w wired charging, Dimensity 920 processor, and a 6.43-inch 90hz Super AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate. Aside from that, it is the only phone in this list to still have a headphone jack.

If you plan to get the realme 9 Pro+, it currently has a promo price of Php 19,690 in realme’s official Lazada store.

 

That rounds up our best mid-range phones for under Php 25k in the Philippines this 2022. Did we miss any good offering? Let us know in the comments section!

 

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