With 5G becoming more commonplace in the Philippines, many Filipinos are getting more excited as the new mobile technology promises to offer reliable wireless Internet with faster speeds to support lag-less gaming and video streaming.

If you are switching from 4G to 5G, doing so requires not only to upgrade your SIM card but also your smartphone.

Luckily, affordable 5G smartphones are now available on the market, and here are some of them:

Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G (P19,990)
Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G specs, review, and price in the Philippines

A well-rounded 5G smartphone, it is the most affordable offering to date for less than P20,000. It has a stunning display and a youthful design that matches its name.


– Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LTPS IPS, HDR 10
– Processor: Huawei Kirin 820 5G 2.36GHz octa-core
– Graphics: Mali-G57
– Memory: 8GB RAM
– Storage: 128GB
– Imaging: Rear quad-camera system (64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro), 16MP front
– OS: EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
– Battery: 4000mAh, 40W SuperCharge
– Colors: Space Silver, Crush Green

OnePlus Nord (P21,990)
oneplus Nord price: OnePlus Nord launched with 6 cameras at Rs 24,999, to  be available on August 4 - The Economic TimesThe OnePlus Nord sports a glossy eye-candy design with a display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.


– Display: 6.44-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Fluid AMOLED, 408ppi
– Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 2.4GHz octa-core
– Graphics: Adreno 620
– Memory and storage options: 6GB RAM + 64GB, 8GB RAM + 128GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB
– Imaging: Rear quad-camera system (48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth, and 2MP macro), front dual-camera system (32MP main, 8MP ultra-wide)
– OS: Android 10 (Oxygen OS 10.5)
– Battery: 4115mAh, 30W Warp Charge 30T
– Colors: Gray Onyx, Blue Marble

Huawei Nova 7 (P23,990)
New Huawei Nova 7 series feature 5G and 64-megapixel quad cameras -  PhoneArenaHuawei Nova 7 SE 5G’s sibling comes with a faster processor, better GPU, bigger onboard storage, and a front dual-camera system, justifying its higher price point.


– Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED
– Processor: Huawei Kirin 985 octa-core
– Graphics: Mali-G77
– Memory: 8GB RAM
– Storage: 256GB
– Imaging: Real quad-camera system (64MP F1.8 main, 8MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto, and 2MP macro), 32MP front camera
– OS: EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
– Battery: 4000mAh, 40W SuperCharge
– Colors: Black, Space Silver, Midsummer Purple

Giving Filipino consumers more flexible options to make it easier for them to hop on the 5G bandwagon, telco giants Globe and Smart also offer postpaid plans for those who cannot spend on a smartphone in one go.

Check out Globe’s offers here: https://shop.globe.com.ph/devices/5g-mobile-phones

Check out Smart’s offers here: http://store.smart.com.ph/phones/postpaid/


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