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Best Midrange Smartphones from P15,000 to P30,000 (July 2017 Edition)

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When premium phones are out of financial reach and entry-level handsets just don’t make your cut, something in between is the next best thing. This is our updated list of the best midrange smartphones retailing from PhP 15,000 to PhP 30,000.

Formulating this category was tricky, since you can’t set an exact price and some of these devices are, in fact, the flagship phones of their respective brands. To simplify things, we chose a price range that simply sits between our two other lists for best budget and premium smartphones.

Here they are in no particular order:

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (PhP 23,995)

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is best known for its dual-camera setup that lets you zoom in without quality loss, but less advertised is the massive battery and efficient processor it comes with. Combine both, and you get an ASUS gadget perfect for this selection.

REVIEW: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom

OnePlus 5 (PhP 25,990)

The OnePlus 3T has finally been unseated from our list, and what better way than by its successor, the OnePlus 5. The price may have gone up, but you get even more flagship-level features this time around: a much faster Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of memory, and an additional camera at the back capable of zooming in on subjects.

HANDS-ON: OnePlus 5

Huawei P10 (PhP 28,990)

While it may seem odd placing Huawei’s latest and greatest smartphone on a midrange list, the P10’s price is surprisingly competitive, especially when compared to other flagships launched alongside it at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC). If you’re after something a little more beefed up, there’s always the more expensive P10 Plus.

REVIEW: Huawei P10

OPPO R11 (PhP 22,500)

It took a while, but OPPO’s R series of smartphones has finally been given its much-anticipated update in the R11. It’s the first in OPPO’s growing lineup to sport two cameras at the back (the additional lens serves zooming purposes) and one of the first to come with Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 660 chipset.

REVIEW: OPPO R11

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (PhP 19,990)

Samsung hit all the right notes with its newest Galaxy A5 variant, owning a design reminiscent of older Galaxy flagships, as well as specs fit for its price point. Best of all, it has both water and dust resistance, which no other phone on this list can boast.

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Infinix NOTE 30: Price, availability in the Philippines

Available in Magic Black, Interstellar Blue, Sunset Gold

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Infinix Note 30 5G

Following its global release, a couple of Infinix Note 30 phones are also making their way to the Philippines. These are the Infinix NOTE 30 5G and Infinix NOTE 30 4G. 

Infinix NOTE 30 4G

At its most basic, the Infinix NOTE 30 series starts with a Helio G99 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough, it is also compatible with expansion via a microSD card. It will have a 64-megapixel main camera (paired with a 2-megapixel camera and an AI camera) at the back and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter in front.

In front, the Infinix NOTE 30 features a 6.78-inch LCD screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Underneath, the smartphone will have a 5000mAh battery capable of 45W wired charging.

Infinix NOTE 30

At its most basic, the Infinix Note 30 series starts with a Helio G99 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough, it is also compatible with expansion via a microSD card. It will have a 64-megapixel main camera (paired with a 2-megapixel camera and an AI camera) at the back and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter in front.

In front, the Infinix Note 30 features a 6.78-inch LCD screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Underneath, the smartphone will have a 5000mAh battery capable of 45W wired charging.

It will be available in Magic Black, Interstellar Blue, and Sunset Gold.

Infinix NOTE 30 5G

The next model in the lineup shares much of the specs of its lower-tiered sibling. However, it will have a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset. It will also offer a choice between 4GB and 8GB of RAM.

As for its camera, the smartphone offers a larger 108-megapixel main camera, paired with the same duo as the regular model. The selfie shooter remains the same.

Price and availability

The NOTE 30 5G is available in Magic Black, Interstellar Blue, Sunset Gold, exclusively at Lazada by May 31 with the following SRP and First sale promo prices:

NOTE 30 5G

  • 8GB+256GB — PHP 9,999
  • 8GB+128GB — PHP 9,499

NOTE 30 4G

  • 9GB+256GB — PHP 8,499
  • 8GB+128GB — PHP7,999

First Sale & 6.6 Price:

NOTE 30 5G:

*Regular free shipping on [May 31 and June 6]

NOTE 30 4G

*Regular free shipping on [May 31 and June 6]

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vivo hosts Meet & Greet with Maine Mendoza

Great deals for walk-in attendees!

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Maine Mendoza

Are you a big fan of Maine Mendoza? You’re in luck! vivo is hosting a meet & greet with the actress. And you can get great vivo deals too for attending.

Aptly called Aura with Maine, the meet & greet is being hosted to showcase the vivo V27 Series which has the Aura Portrait Master feature. Maine will meet the 20 lucky winners of their Instagram challenge where users flaunted their best aura poses with their V27 Series phones. All 20 will have have a photo and TikTok opportunity with the actress.

The Aura with Maine Meet & Greet is happening at the vivo concept store in SM Megamall on May 27, 2023 (Saturday) from 4PM-6PM.

Amazing deals from vivo

Even if you’re not one of the 20 winners, you can still come out on top if you decide to go. Walk-ins at the vivo store in SM Megamall will get freebies when they purchase a V27 and/or V27e phone.

vivo V27 Series

The vivo V27 Series comes in two variants — the vivo V27e which retails for PhP 16,999, and the vivo V27 5G which is priced at PhP 24,999.

The phones have a f/1.9 IMX766V 50MP ultra-sensing main camera. This is supported by EIS+OIS dual ultra-stabilization for sharp and high-quality shots even when moving or at night.

The Aura Portrait Algorithm paves the way for impressive image and video-processing yet on a vivo smartphone for its category.

vivo V27 5G

The vivo V27 has an insanely attractive design that makes it look a tad deluxe. But beauty isn’t its only redeeming factor. With a pocket studio appeal, Aura Portrait algorithm, and a Sony IMX766V sensor together with an EIS+OIS Dual Ultra Stabilization, it has a 50-megapixel Eye AF vlogging front camera.

The vivo V27 prides itself on a combined 12GB RAM and 8GB extended RAM. It also has 256GB of internal storage. It runs on MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 and is equipped with a 4600mAh all-day battery life capable of 66W fast charging.

SEE ALSO: Photo ideas to soft launch your new relationship, Shot on the vivo V27


This article is a sponsored press release by vivo Philippines.

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Eroc Max Projector: Turn any wall into a screen

One of a kind movie night

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Eroc Max Projector

Eroc is making its Max Projector available in the Philippines by June 2023, letting users turn any wall into a 200-inch screen for a movie night like never before.

The projector can display a 4K Ultra HD resolution for a cinematic experience at the comfort of one’s own place – be it sports, movies, series, or even gaming.

The screen size can be stretched between 49 to 200 inches wide with a projection distance of 1.5 meters to 5.9 meters.

Users also have the option to view content horizontally or vertically, without the need to tilt the actual device.

The projector also comes equipped with Dolby Atmos for crystal clear sound, and has the latest ZEASN Android OS for effortless navigation.

In addition, streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, iflix, and Disney+ are already installed.

Price, availability

The Eroc Max Projector will be launched from June 6 to 8 at a price yet to be announced.

For now, customers can look forward to a discount of up to 44% off, free shipping, and cashback via Eroc’s official Lazada and Shopee stores on those dates.

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