Looking for a brand new smartphone to spend your Christmas bonus on? We got you.

Have you seen our article on the best smartphones under Php10,000 for Q4 2019? If you have and think you can spend a little more on your budget for a smartphone, look no further. We are running down the Best Smartphones under Php15,000 that were released late this year, in no particular order.

Realme 5 Pro


One of the most popular released smartphones in the Philippines this quarter is the Realme 5 Pro, and it is a top contender on this list. The stunning design is what makes this phone an eye-catcher. The back details are geometric and shiny, perfect to show off even with just a clear case.

The inside of the Realme 5 Pro is as impressive as the outside. With specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, 6.3-inch FHD+ display, and a 4,035mAh battery with a fast VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging. Mobile photographers will love this device with its 48-megapixel primary camera alongside its three other cameras on the back. Selfies will look great too with its 16-megapixel front camera.


You can get the Realme 5 Pro in Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green. For the price of Php13,990 you can already get the 8GB/128GB version. There’s also the more affordable4GB/128GB variant for Php11,990.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro


What is built for gaming and has a 64-megapixel primary camera? It’s the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. If you thought the name of this device is a mouthful, wait until we tell you what it comes with.

It’s focused on gaming and to prove it is the MediaTek Helio G90T processor. For an uninterrupted gaming experience, the device is also equipped with liquid cooling and WiFi and LTE simultaneous usage.


The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone to have a 64-megapixel primary sensor as part of its quad-camera setup. The screen on the front is a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS display. Lastly, Xiaomi also considered a generous battery capacity with its 4,500mAh battery.

You can choose from a wide variety of colors like Black, Red, Blue, and White. Available for purchase at Mi authorized stores. Prices start at Php11,490 for the 6GB/64GB and just Php12,990 for the 6GB/128GB model.

Xiaomi Mi A3


Another appealing smartphone from the tech company, Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is a more capable device comparing it to other Xiaomi phones in its range. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 665 processor and a 4,030mAh battery with 10W fast charging support. The Android One interface makes this device a smarter and more practical smartphone.

As simple as the Xiaomi Mi A3 may seem, the cameras on this smartphone is far from it. A 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor complete the device’s triple camera setup. The selfie camera is also an impressive 32-megapixel shooter.


Sleek designs and colors include in White, Black, and Blue. The only available model in the country is the 4GB/128GB variant which is priced at Php11,990. Available for purchase at Mi authorized stores.

Samsung Galaxy A30s


If you consider brand names when buying a smartphone, Samsung has released a new series of value-oriented smartphones and one of those is the Samsung Galaxy A30s. Compared to its previous model, a couple of differences are in the design and camera.

Key features of this Samsung Galaxy A30s are the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a baked-in fingerprint scanner, Exynos 7885 octa-core processor, and a 4,000mAh battery capacity. The upgrade on the camera can be seen on the primary shooter which is now 25-megapixels, this is with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and 5-megapixel dual rear cameras.


This new geometric and reflective smartphone design comes in Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Green and Prism Crush Violet colors. The device is priced at Php12,990.

OPPO A5 2020


Fans of OPPO will surely be happy to see that the end of our list is the OPPO A5 2020. This device was released alongside the OPPO A9 2020, and when compared, have much more similarities for a cheaper price.

One of the similarities is the quad-camera setup. However, the A5 2020 is equipped with a 12-megapixel primary shooter. Other features include Dolby Atmos speakers, a large 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging capability, and more importantly, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor.


The available model here in the Philippines is the 4GB/128GB in Mirror Black and Dazzling White colors. With this device priced at Php10,990 it is the cheapest device on our list. Available in OPPO concept stores, kiosks, and multi-brand shops nationwide.

That’s a wrap on our list of Best Smartphones under Php15k for Q4 2019. Which one of these smartphones will you be getting? Do you know other smartphones that can compete with an affordable price? Let us know in the comments below.

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