The new generation of mobile network, 5G connectivity, is starting to become available in the Philippines. So if you’re looking for a smartphone with support for this latest technology, this list if for you.
As of writing, the 5G coverage in the Philippines is still limited to most urban areas. But considering how local telcos are proactively adapting the technology, we expect more areas in the country to gain 5G access as days, weeks, and months pass by.
But if you want to be an early adopter, and if your area already has coverage, here’s a list of 5G smartphones that are now available in the Philippines. What’s interesting is, some of these options are actually reasonably priced, despite being the first of their kind.
Bear in mind that this list consists of smartphones that were officially brought to the country by their respective manufacturers, with the right SRP and after-sales support. They also support the 5G network offered in the country. We’ll be updating this list as more 5G phones get introduced locally.
Updated: 07/01/21, 03:50AM
List of 5G smartphones available in the Philippines
|Samsung Galaxy A22 5G|
|OnePlus Nord CE|
|Realme 8 5G|
|Redmi Note 10 5G|
|POCO M3 Pro 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy A32 5G|
|Vivo V21 5G|
|ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip|
|ASUS Zenfone 8|
|OPPO A74 5G||Php15,999|
|TCL 10 5G Seattle||Php16,990|
|ASUS ROG Phone 5|
|ASUS ROG Phone 5 Pro|
|ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate|
|Samsung Galaxy A52 5G||Php18,990|
|OPPO Reno 5 5G||Php23,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Php36,990|
|OnePlus Nord N10 5G||Php14,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S21||Php47,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus||Php57,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Samsung Galaxy A42 5G||Exclusive through Smart|
and Globe postpaid plans
|Huawei Mate 40 Pro||Php55,999|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|iPhone 12 Pro|
|iPhone 12 mini|
|OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G||Php20,990|
|Moto Razr 5G||Php72,990|
|Moto G 5G Plus||Php16,990|
|Lenovo Legion Phone Duel|
|Vivo V20 Pro||Php24,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 10T|
|Vivo X50 Pro||Php39,999|
|ASUS ROG Phone 3|
|ASUS ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition||Php39,995|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||Php72,990|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G||Smart, Globe exclusive|
|Huawei Nova 7||Php23,990|
|Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G||Php17,999|
|Xiaomi Black Shark 3|
|Xiaomi Mi 10|
|Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro||Php44,990|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro||Php45,990|
|OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G||Php48,990|
|Huawei P40 Pro||Php50,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||Php69,990|
|Huawei P40 Pro Plus||Php69,990|
|Huawei Mate Xs||Php139,999|
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G sports a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, 6.6-inch TFT FHD+ screen, 90Hz refresh rate, 48-megapixel main camera, and 5,000mAh battery with 15W charging.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 750G processor, 16-megapixel selfie camera, triple rear cameras with a 64-megapixel main sensor, and a 4,500mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge technology.
Realme 8 5G
The Realme 8 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor, 90Hz 6.5-inch IPS FHD+ display, 48-megapixel main camera, 16-megapixel selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, and 18W charging
Redmi Note 10 5G
The Redmi note 10 5G is another MediaTek Dimensity 700-powered smartphone here in the Philippines. It’s quite similar to the M3 Pro 5G. There’s a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, 5,000mAh battery, 48-megapixel main camera, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Android 11-based MIUI 12 OS.
POCO M3 Pro 5G
The POCO M3 Pro 5G is one of the many Dimensity 700-powered budget phones we’re seeing in the country today. It also has a 6.5-inch FHD+ screen with DynamicSwitch refresh from 30Hz to 90Hz, 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging support, triple camera setup, and runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12.
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset, a line of processor we’re seeing more and more in the Philippines.
It also has a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS screen, 8GB/128GB configuration, 5,000mAh battery, 15W fast charging, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 13-megapixel front camera, 48-megapixel main shooter, and 8-megapixel ultra-wide.
Vivo V21 5G
The Vivo V21 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, 44-megapixel front camera, 64-megapixel main shooter, UD fingerprint scanner, 4,000mAh battery, and 33W fast charging.
ASUS Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip
The ASUS Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip has all the bells and whistles for a 2021 flagship: Snapdragon 888 chipset, high-refresh-rate AMOLED screens, and fast charging. The Zenfone 8 is for those who want something light and really compact with its 5.9-inch screen. While the Zenfone 8 Flip is noticeably larger with its 6.67-inch screen and has the brand’s signature flip cameras.
The OnePlus 9 arrives without its Pro counterpart. It’s still exciting, nonetheless. It features the best chipset of its generation (Snapdragon 888), 120Hz 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, 4,500mAh battery with 65 Warp Charge, 15W wireless charging, and 48-megapixel and 50-megapixel ultra-wide cameras with Hasselblad technology.
OPPO A74 5G
The OPPO A74 5G features a budget-friendly Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. It also has a 6.5-inch FHD+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling, 5,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel selfie camera, and quad shooters on the back led by 48-megapixel and 8-megapixel ultra-wide.
TCL 10 5G Seattle
The TCL 10 5G is one of the many devices on this list to have a Snapdragon 765G processor. It also has a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, 6GB/128GB configuration, 64-megapixel main shooter, and a 4,500mAh battery with 18W charging.
ASUS ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro, and 5 Ultimate
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 series has all the top specs you’d expect from a gaming phone. All models will have large AMOLED screen with ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling. They are all powered by Snapdragon 888, has enormous 6,000mAh battery, 65W fast charging — and other gaming shenanigans like shoulder triggers and secondary screen on the rear for the Pro and Ultimate versions.
The POCO F3 is a proper flagship with a midrange price tag. This one has a Snapdragon 870 5G chipset, 120Hz AMOLED screen, 4,520mAh battery, 33W charging, and quad rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is essentially the same as the 4G-only model. It has the saem 6.5-inch FHD+ screen, 32-megapixel selfie camera, 64-megapixel main shooter with OIS, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, stereo speakers, UD fingerprint scanner, IP67 water resistant, and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
Only this time, it has a Snapdragon 750G 5G chip and a smoother 120Hz screen.
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi’s 2021 flagship, the Mi 11, has all the bells and whistle without the ludicrous price tag. It has a Snapdragon 888 CPU, 120Hz 6.81 WQHD AMOLED screen, 4,600mAh battery, 55W wired and 50W wireless charging, stereo speakers, 108-megapixel main camera, and much more.
OPPO Reno 5 5G
The OPPO Reno 5 5G is powered by the trusty Snapdragon 765G processor, with 8GB/128GB configuration, 90Hz 6.43-inch OLED screen, UD fingerprint scanner, 4,300mAh battery, 65W fast charging, 32-megapixel selfie camera, and quad rear shooters led by a bright 64-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G processor, has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 6.49-inch FHD+ IPS display, 90Hz refresh rate, 64-megapixel main and 8-megapixel ultra-wide cameras, 4,300mAh battery, and Warp Charge 30T charging.
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series the company’s first flagship for 2021. The top-tier model, the S21 Ultra, boast an enormous 6.8-inch WQHD screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Exynos 2100 chip, a whopping 108-megapixel main shooter, 5,000mAh battery, and an all-new premium design.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 750G processor, a 6.6-inch HD+ screen, quad rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery and 15W adaptive fast charging. It’s exclusively available through Smart and Globe.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
For some obvious reasons, we only saw the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and not the entire Mate 40 series. Despite the lack of GMS, it’s one of the most feature-packed smartphone in the market.
It has a sleek design, a powerful Kirin 9000 CPU, 90Hz OLED screen, 4,400mAh battery, 66W wired and 50W wireless fast charging, and other extras that Huawei was able to come up with.
iPhone 12 series
Apple finally gave in and released 5G phones. But unlike other brands, the entire iPhone 12 line-up are equipped with 5G. They also come with a flatter design, a new A14 Bionic chipset, improved cameras, and the latest MagSafe technology.
OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G
Exclusively available through Smart and Globe, the OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G is one of the first smartphones with Dimensity 800 CPU to arrive in the Philippines. It also has a 120Hz 6.57-inch screen, 4,000mAh battery with 18W charging, dual selfie cameras, quad rear cameras, and an 8GB/128GB configuration.
Moto Razr 5G
The Moto Razr 5G brings back the razer-thin design from many years ago. It features a clamshell design with a foldable 6.2-inch pOLED screen on the inside. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor, a 48-megapixel outside camera, 20-megapixel on the inside, and a 2,800mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Moto G 5G Plus
The Moto G 5G Plus is one of the cheapest in the market. It features a Snapdragon 765G CPU, 8GB of RAM, 90Hz 6.7-inch display, dual selfie cams, four in the back, 5,000mAh battery, and 20W Turbo Power.
The new OnePlus 8T features a 6.55-inch 120Hz screen, a Snapdragon 865 processor, and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. There’s a punch-hole for the selfie camera and on the back, we have a 48-megapixel main shooter with OIS, 16-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Vivo V20 Pro
The Vivo V20 Pro features the ever so trusty Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 4,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging, dual selfie cameras, and three shooters on the back.
Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro
The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are pretty much the same devices and only differs in their main cameras. They both come with Snapdragon 865 processors, 144Hz 6.67-inch displays, and 5000mAh bttery with 33W fast charging.
Vivo X50 Pro
The Vivo X50 Pro’s main highlight is its gimbal-like stabilization. It also has a 90Hz 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, 8GB/256GB configuration, 4,315mAh battery, and 33W fast charging. It gets its 5G from its Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor.
ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix Edition
The most popular gaming phone in the market, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix Edition, have made their way to the Philippines. They come with 144Hz 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, with 6,000mAh battery, 30W fast charging, stereo speakers, triple cameras, and AirTrigger 3 controls.
With the ROG Phone 3, you’re getting the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. On the other hand, the cheaper Strix Edition will ship with Snapdragon 865. It goes without saying that both will have 5G connectivity.
One of the fan favorites. The OnePlus Nord arrived in the Philippines with an 8GB/128GB configuration. Along with it are its Snapdragon 765G 5G processor, 90Hz 6.44-inch FHD+ screen, 4,115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T charging, dual selfie snappers, and quad rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra sports the latest Exynos 990 processor, improved S-Pen, and quad cameras on the back. The Ultra model comes with a smooth 120Hz screen and the first device to sport the sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass Victus that’s two times more scratch resistant and can survive up to 2-meter drops.
Huawei Nova 7 5G
The Huawei Nova 7 5G arrives in the Philippines for Php23,990. It sports a 6.53-inch OLED screen, a Kirin 985 processor, quad rear cameras, 4,000mAh battery, and Huawei’s signature 40W SuperCharge technology.
Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G
Huawei have spearheaded the 5G revolution in the Philippines. They are the first to bring a 5G phone in the country and help put up 5G infrastructure. A couple of months after their first 5G flagship came out, Huawei was also the first to bring a 5G-enabled midrange phone, making the Huawei Nova 7 SE the cheapest 5G phone in the market as of writing.
The Nova 7 SE 5G features a Kirin 820 processor that enables its 5G connectivity. Plus, a large 6.5-inch screen, quad cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support. For only Php19,990, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a 5G phone.
POCO F2 Pro
The POCO F2 Pro is Xiaomi’s first 5G smartphone in the Philippines. What’s interesting is, it costs half of the other products on this list, despite its flagship-level specs.
With a starting price of the only Php26,990, this affordable flagship device comes with a Snapdragon 865 processor, a pop-up camera, 4,700mAh battery, 30W fast charging, and a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64-megapixel main camera that has OIS.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
If you want a 5G phone that can also game hard, here’s the Black Shark 3. With a starting price of only Php29,995, this thing comes with an aggressive gamer design with RGB logo on the back, a fast 90Hz 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, stereo speakers, and a large 4,720mAh battery.
Enabling its 5G connectivity and strong performance is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Unlike the vanilla model, the Black Shark 3 Pro has a bigger 7.1-inch screen, bigger battery, and physical trigger buttons for gaming.
It’s availabl with 12GB/256GB RAM and storage for Php44,990 in the Philippines.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi’s flagship line have also made its way to the Philippines. Although it’s only third in the list (in terms of price), we’re starting to enter the premium price teritory with the Xiaomi Mi 10.
Starting at Php34,590, you’re getting a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate, pixel-packed 108-megapixel primary camera, 30W fast wireless charging, and other flagship-worthy features.
The OnePlus 8 is another clean and straightforward 5G flagship phone. Just like most Android phones in this list, this one is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
It also has other modern flagship features like a 90Hz refresh rate, quad-cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, and OPPO’s Warp Charge 30T fast charging. Available in the Philippines for only Php35,990.
There are a lot of Huawei phones in this list. Available for Php36,990, the vanilla Huawei P40 shares a couple of features to the Pro model. Primarily, the Kirin 990 5G processor.
It also has a 50-megapixel main camera, But this time, the ultra-wide caps at 16-megapixel and no periscope camera. The 90hz screen is exclusive to the Pro model, too. Still, a pretty compelling device for the price.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Now we’re entering the Php40,000 and up price category. Coming in at Php45,990, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, has the same battery, primary camera, and screen as the vanilla model.
But this time, it gets to have a sharper 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel sensor with a 2x portrait zoom. Xiaomi is also including a 65W fast charger on the box.
OnePlus 8 Pro
Going with the OnePlus 8 Pro, instead of the vanilla model, entitles you to a larger 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a faster 120Hz refresh rate. The battery capacity was also upgraded to 4,510mAh and now has a whopping 30W of fast wireless charging support.
OnePlus also threw in an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and upgraded the ultra-wide lens with a 48-megapixel sensor. The OnePlus 8 Pro starts at Php45,990 in the Philippines.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
Here we have the very first 5G smartphone to become in the Philippines. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G initially came out in the country back in February with an SRP of Php55,990. But when the P40 series came out, it’s now discounted at only Php48,990.
This device features a Kirin 990 octa-core processor, quad-cameras on the back, a 4,500mAh battery, and a 6.53-inch OLED screen. You can check out our full review of the vanilla Mate 30 Pro for more info.
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei’s current flagship, the P40 Pro, came out in the Philippines with price of Php50,990.
Other than its 5G connectivity, powerful Kirin 990 processor, and 6.58-inch 120Hz OLED screen, the Huawei P40 Pro has great focus on photography just like its predecessors. It comes with a 50-megapixel main camera, 40-megapixel Cine ultra-wide lens, and a 12-megapixel periscope lens that go up to 50x of hybrid zoom. Learn more about it in our full review.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Being one of the biggest brands in the Philippines, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is oddly the only Samsung device on this list. And while it does have 5G built-in, it’s currently not working in PH just yet.
Currently their most powerful smartphone, it sports an Exynos 990 processor, a gigantic 6.9-inch 120Hz OLED screen, an enormous 5,000mAh battery, and a pretty packed set of cameras on the back. But with its SRP of Php69,990, it’s also one of the most expensive smartphones in the market today.
Huawei P40 Pro Plus
Obviously, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus is a step up to the standard P40 Pro. Launched almost four months apart in the Philippines, this boasts a larger storage capacity at 512GB, improved 10x (from 5x) of optical zoom, whopping 40W of wireless charging support, and a fresh ceramic body that’s available in Black and White. It’s priced at Php69,990.
Huawei Mate Xs Specs
If you have all the money in the world, you might want to check out the Huawei Mate Xs, which has a ludicrous price of Php139,999.
This handset doesn’t only come with a unique foldable display that you can use as a tablet, but it also has pretty powerful hardware inside. It uses the same Kirin 990 octa-core processor that other Huawei devices have. Plus, a generous 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a professional set of cameras.
That’s it for now. We’ll update this list as more 5G smartphones become available in the Philippines.