Top 5 Under Php 20k Phones in the Philippines 2023 (Q1)

Top 5 Under Php 20k Phones in the Philippines 2023 (Q1)

The under Php 20k segment remains to be a lucrative one in the Philippines because it is the ideal budget for most Filipinos when looking for a new smartphone. There are a number of options for this price point, and we pick our most recommended ones for Q1 2023. Here are our top picks for the under Php 20k segment in the Philippines for 2023 based on what we have reviewed:

Top 5 Under Php 20k Phones in the Philippines 2023 (Q1)

  • Infinix ZERO 5G 2023
  • HONOR X9 5G
  • vivo V25e
  • POCO X5 Pro 5G
  • realme 10 Pro+

Infinix ZERO 5G 2023

Php 11,699 (8GB/256GB)

While this might be the last ZERO phone we will see from Infinix, the ZERO 5G 2023 offers incredible value for money as a budget mid-range offering. Aside from being THE most affordable phone to rock a Dimensity 1080, it has a large display with 120hz refresh rate and a sleek back panel with that integrated camera bump.

Pair that with other niceties like 256G storage, 50-megapixel camera, and a 5000mAh battery, you can’t really go wrong with the ZERO 5G 2023 if you’re after raw performance.



Php 16,990 (8GB/256GB)

Beyond all the hype for the X9a 5G as a phone that’s tough as nails, what makes this mid-range phone incredible is that it’s also beautiful with that 120hz curved AMOLED display. For its asking price, it is one of the most affordable phones you can get if you are after that nice curved AMOLED panel.

Beyond that gorgeous display, the X9a rocks a Snapdragon 695 processor, and that slim body houses a larger-than-usual 5100mAh battery that supports 40w charging.


vivo V25e

Php 16,799 (8GB/256GB)

If you can’t wait for the upcoming V27e, the V25e is still a good option in the under Php 20k segment–ESPECIALLY with its lower price tag. While only having 4G connectivity and a notch might be a turn off, the V25e is an ace with its 64-megapixel main camera that has OIS. You’d be hard-pressed to find any phone with OIS at its price point, and the V25e gets the job done.

Outside of having a decent main camera, the V25e has a vibrant 90hz AMOLED display (as long as you don’t mind the notch), a 4500mAh battery that supports fast 44w charging, and a fashionable back panel that changes color.


POCO X5 Pro 5G

Php 16,999 (6GB/128GB)

Php 18,999 (8GB/256GB)

POCO and bang-for-your-buck usually go together, and that’s definitely the case with the X5 Pro 5G. Aside from being better than its predecessor with its use of a Snapdragon 778G (and regaining 4K video recording in the process), the X5 Pro 5G is a balanced mid-range device with niceties such as a 120hz AMOLED display, 108-megapixel main camera, and 67w charging for its 5000mAh battery.

While the other phones in this list look better aesthetically, the POCO X5 Pro 5G is your best choice if you want an all-rounder mid-range phone in 2023.


realme 10 Pro+

Php 19,999 (8GB/128GB)

Php 24,999 (12GB/256GB)

If Php 20k is your absolute limit, the realme 10 Pro+ is the most packed mid-range phone that you can get right now. It has flagship features that include 67w wired charging for its 5000mAh battery, a large 120hz curved AMOLED display, and a 108-megapixel rear camera. It’s also 5G-ready as well with its use of a Dimensity 920 processor.

If you have a few thousand Pesos to spare, it’s worth splurging on the 12GB/256GB variant, as the realme 10 Pro+ is one of the most affordable phones to have such a RAM/storage configuration.


That wraps up our top phone picks for the under Php 20k segment in the Philippines for 2023 (Q1). Which phone will you most likely purchase?

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