Published: November 29, 2019 | Updated: July 3, 2020 | Posted by: Ricky Publico | Gadget Protect
Getting tired of the same smartphones from Samsung and Apple year after year? You’re not alone. These two smartphone juggernauts have been the standard in the Philippines for far too long. Whether it’s because of their skyrocketing prices or their uninspired designs and gimmicks, there are plenty of reasons to try other smartphones out there.
And wouldn’t you know it, there are other Android phone brands in the Philippines that are worth your attention. If you’re looking to switch from iOS to Android or you’re finding your Samsung phone a bit bland, here are the best Android phones to choose from.
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While Samsung is still the top smartphone brand in the world, you’d think Apple is a close second. Nope, the second-biggest smartphone brand worldwide according to market share is actually Huawei. It sold 206 million phones last year and 117 million in the first half of 2019 (1). To get a strong following like that, that must mean Huawei’s doing something good.
And that something is their Leica cameras, earning them a reputation as a leading brand for mobile photography. Their flagship devices are capable of shooting good low-light photos, something other smartphones are struggling to do. Their phones also have AI-optimization that keeps the performance smooth for long periods of time.
Once renowned as “The Flagship Killer,” OnePlus is known for offering premium Android smartphones for almost half the retail price. While they’re not part of the top Android phone brands list, OnePlus is still revered by experts as the best brand for power users and gamers. OnePlus excels at producing smartphones with great performance and premium build.
Their main selling point will always be their competitive pricing. While they don’t give out low prices as they did back when they entered the market in 2013, OnePlus’ current flagships are still priced modestly. Their grassroots marketing allowed them to garner loyal consumers looking for long-term Android phones that will last them two years or more.
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Xiaomi is also a top brand for smartphone in the Philippines, thanks to them offering the most affordable lineup of Android phones in the Philippines. You can’t call their phones cheap, either, because Xiaomi phones are among the fast-performing phones in the market. Gamers should definitely look at these phones because Xiaomi didn’t spare any expense in providing powerful chipsets.
Aside from their affordable price tags, Xiaomi phones also excel in the photography department with their megapixel-heavy cameras. Packed with AI technology, Xiaomi phones can maintain their performance for years to come. And since most of their phones are equipped with large batteries, you won’t need to worry about your phone dying on you during the day.
There’s no way you could miss OPPO with their aggressive marketing here in the Philippines. Try visiting one of their many booths inside malls and you’ll discover how good their phones are. You’ll probably buy one too with their cheap but good phone available in the Philippines. OPPO’s quick-charging capabilities are just icing on the cake, so go check them out now.
Just like OPPO, Vivo takes their marketing very seriously. With ambassadors like NBA star Stephen Curry and teen idol Daniel Padilla, who would think their phones are subpar? Vivo excels in providing the one of best smartphone displays possible. Most of their current smartphones have experimented in unique display arrangements, as you will see in their phones below.
Don’t limit yourself to the two smartphone giants in the Philippines. All you have to do is explore the market and you’ll definitely find other Android phone brands that might have the things Samsung and Apple phones don’t. You’ll never know what you’re missing out if you don’t give other smartphone brands a try.
Ricky is the zaniest Senior Content Writer at Moneymax, with over five years of writing experience in the digital marketing industry. He is a huge fan of pro wrestling, smartphones, and binge-watching. Follow Ricky on LinkedIn.