Oh, how time flies! Christmas is just around the corner again! With the fad of new technology, everyone just can’t wait to get their hands on the newest phones whether to record their latest adventure or simply to play games all night long. So, if you’re ever thinking of giving mobile phones to your deserving family, friends, or loved ones this holiday season? Then, Manila Standard has some recommendations for you!
Just newly released this November, Vivo proudly presents one of its newest phones, the Vivo Y19! It boasts of a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display, 16MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras including an LED Flash, and a 16MP selfie camera. With an Android 9.0 Pie opera with Funtouch OS 9.2, a chipset of MediaTek Helio P65, Octa Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128 GB of storage expandable up to 256GB, 4G LTE network, this is bang for the buck for only P10,999! This also includes both face recognition and a fingerprint scanner system! So what are you waiting for? You can pre-order now at Vivo!
Not to be an underestimated contender for borderline budget to mid-range phones, here comes Honor 8C with a lot of exciting features that’s worth every cent! Also under the Huawei brand, this phone is the very first in the whole world to be powered by Snapdragon™ 632 octa-core processor; with a massive 6.26 inch FullView Display; a robust 4000mAh Battery, 13+2MP Dual AI Camera; and also an advanced ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode which stops everything from notifications to alerts and calls so as not to break your gaming streak, along with an eye-care mode to ease eye strain! It offers its users 3GB RAM, supports up to 256GB external storage, and a low-light face unlock for only P7,999.
APPLE iPhone 11 Pro Max
If you have spare money to reward yourself after a stressful year, here comes the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the most expensive of the latest iPhone 11 series, as your very own well-deserved treat! It shows off a 6.5” screen, 7nm six-core custom Apple a13 Bionic chip, 2,688 x 1,242 resolution, 4GB RAM, and 18-watt fast charging via Lightning port. Let’s not forget the jaw-dropping elements for fans fans of photography and videography as the iOS 13 phone boasts triple cameras with the ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto lenses at the rear with impressively wide apertures for that “bokeh” effect everyone loves in pictures. This also shows the finest details even when you’re shooting from afar! Prices are from P73,990 for the 64GB, P82,990 for the 256GB, and P95,990 for the 512GB variant.
Samsung Galaxy A80
Here is the Samsung Galaxy A80 which showcases a large 6.7-inch notch-less Super AMOLED “New Infinity” display, with a 24W technology quickly charging the 3700mah power-packed phone, 4G LTE connectivity, fast 8GB RAM, in-display face recognition and fingerprint sensor which runs on Android 9.0 Pie. It has rotating triple cameras with 48 Megapixels, 8 Megapixels and 3D TOF which is a bargain for only P29,990.00, less than P5,000 the original price!
Xiaomi Mi 9
Available just this September, the Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship phone is applaudable with its Snapdragon™ 855. 48MP AI triple camera including 13MP ultra-wide portrait camera and 8MP telephoto camera, 20MP pop-up selfie camera; 6.39” AMOLED Full Screen Display, Gorilla Glass 5, 6GB RAM, 960 fps video for that desired slow-motion effect, 4000mAh long-lasting battery with 27W fast-charging technology, and a multi-function NFC for only P18,990 for 64GB and P20,490 for the 128GB storage option!