Whether you’re planning to upgrade your phone or if you just want another smartphone as your backup device, there are numerous options you can choose from. From midrange, premium midrange, and flagship devices that were released this year, you’ll easily find a smartphone that can perfectly match your needs. However, among the newly released smartphones in the Philippines, which ones offer the performance and features you’re looking for?

Below are some of the smartphones that are well-worth your hard-earned money:

  • Vivo V19 Neo

The new Vivo V19 Neo is a midrange smartphone carrying flagship-level cameras. Featuring a 6.44” FHD+ display, it houses a 2.98mm super-clear front camera with a 32MP sensor. Its rear camera has a set of 48MP, 2MP macro camera, 2MP depth sensor, and 8MP ultra-wide camera.

You’re essentially getting the same features as the V19, except that the Neo is priced significantly lower and comes with a single selfie camera. The Vivo V19 Neo price makes it an attractive choice if you’re looking for a stylish phone with an impressive battery life and decent performance.

  • Realme X3 SuperZoom

Compared to Realme 6 Pro, Realme X3 SuperZoom is a bit more sophisticated on its front optics. It takes pride in its 8MP telephoto lens that can do 5x optical zoom. Its setup features a 64MP sensor as the primary camera, 2MP macro lens, and 8MP ultra-wide sensor.

Unlike Realme 6 Pro, Realme X3 SuperZoom contains flagship internals and great smartphone features. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chip with 8GB and 12GB of RAM varieties and 128GB and 256GB of non-expandable options, this smartphone is one of the best in today’s market. Moreover, it has a 6.6” IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and 12Hz refresh rate.

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro is a solid mid-range smartphone with a competitive retail price tag. Such features are front-lined by a big 6.67” IPS LCD screen with 1080×2400 resolution.

Redmi Note 9 Pro has a sophisticated quad-camera system, which comprises of 64MP wide, 2MP, 5MP, and 8MP ultra-wide sensors. Its front camera is 16MP. Powered by Snapdragon 720G chip, it comes with a big 5020 mAh battery. It also delivers great performance for its price, with its great design, adequate battery life, and a camera with notable color balance.

  • Huawei P40 Pro

In spite of losing support from Google, Huawei P40 Pro takes pride in its impressive camera features, which will surely give users a new era of superior camera experience. This is made possible by its sensors with optical zooming and a 12MP periscope telephoto that can do 5x optical zoom.

This smartphone also comes with the new 6.58” OLED screen with 1200×2640 resolution with HDR10 and 90Hz refresh rate. It’s the first smartphone of Huawei to launch a high refresh rate screen. Moreover, it also boasts its latest HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G.

  • Google Pixel 4 XL

While this smartphone has some drawbacks, but it can be considered as one of the best performing Android phones these days. It also features the newest version of Android and is guaranteed to be the first in line for updates in the future. Its 90Hz display also makes a huge difference because it feels smooth and fast.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

It’s the new premium smartphone with S-Pen from Samsung. Unlike other smartphones from the Note series, it’s a bit heavy and may barely fit in your pocket. However, it comes with a luxurious feel and takes pride of its new toughened glass that may survive a high drop. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s 6.9” screen is also class-leading and comes with 120Hz refresh rate. It’s ideal for gaming and the camera quality is very nice. The camera also has a 50X zoom but the battery life isn’t that great.

  • Apple iPhone 11

It’s one of the best smartphones these days, especially those who are big fans of the iPhone. What makes this iPhone a must-have is it provides outstanding performance as well as software support with 5 years of updates.

Apple iPhone 11 also rocks a longer battery life compared to the iPhone XR. The biggest downside of having an iPhone 11 is its screen. It has big bezels and the phone feels a bit too wide. However, its Face ID feature is still the best face recognition system today.

Conclusion

Choosing a smartphone can be a challenging task. Even if people’s preferences may vary considerably, it’s always a great choice to stick with a smartphone that offers you both good value and excellent performance. The above list of smartphones contains just some of the many excellent devices to choose from this year. Depending on your budget and unique needs, choose the smartphone which best fits your requirements.

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