Smartphone deals worth checking out this 2021

This story was originally published on August 5, 2021, and last updated on September 1, 2021.

When e-commerce sites like Lazada and Shopee go on sale, it’s the best time to score some decent deals on your purchases. In this post, we want to round up some good deals on phones released in the past year from the different smartphone brands. We plan to update this story regularly, especially around sale season, so make sure to bookmark it and keep checking back.

realme C11 2021

SRP: PHP 4,990 | Sale price: PHP 4,190 (from Sept. 9 – 11)

If you’re looking for a starter budget phone with a big battery and large display, the realme C11 2021 is an option you can consider with its 5,000mAh battery and 6.5-inch LCD screen. This dual-SIM handset comes equipped with a Unisoc SC9863A octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The realme C11 is currently only available in Lake Blue.

Buy the realme C11 2021 HERE. *

Tecno Spark 7

SRP: PHP 4,990 | Sale price: PHP 4,699

One of Tecno Mobile’s big battery entry-level phones is available at a discount. The Tecno Spark 7 runs on a MediaTek Helio A25 processor with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ display, 6,000mAh battery, 16-megapixel dual rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. You can get this phone in Magnet Black, Morpheus Blue, and Spruce Green.

Buy the Tecno Spark 7 HERE.

Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity

SRP: PHP 7,999 | Sale price: PHP 6,999

If you want a device from a homegrown brand, Cherry Mobile is offering the Aqua Infinity at a discounted price, too. This Android 10 handset runs on a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. It comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ Trueview Teardrop Display, an AI quad-camera setup, and a 4,000mAh battery with support for USB-C charging. You can get the Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity in Blue or Black.

Buy the Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity HERE.

Infinix Zero 8

SRP: PHP 11,990 | Sale price: PHP 9,990

For mobile gamers on a budget, the Infinix Zero 8 is a phone you might want to check out. It comes with a 6.85-inch FHD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, and it is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T chip with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. This handset also offers a 64-megapixel quad-camera array with a 48-megapixel dual-selfie camera setup. The Infinix Zero 8 packs in a 4,500mAh battery, and it’s available in Black.

Buy the Infinix Zero 8 HERE.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

SRP: PHP 11,990 | Sale price: PHP 11,590 (from Sept. 9 – 11)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S brings a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay to the lower midrange segment. This handset comes with a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset with an Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 operating system, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. It also comes with a 64-megapixel quad-camera array and a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. Work or play all day with its 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S comes in Onyx Gray, Ocean Blue, and Pebble White.

Buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S HERE.

Samsung Galaxy A22 4G

SRP: PHP 11,990 | Sale price: PHP 11,590

When Samsung devices go on sale, they tend to go pretty fast. But we had to mention that one of You can get one of Samsung’s newer Galaxy A devices at a discount. The Samsung Galaxy A22 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED 90Hz display, a 48-megapixel rear camera setup paired with a 13-megapixel selfie camera. This 4G handset runs on a MediaTek Helio G80 processor with Android 11-based One UI Core 3.1, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB storage. Online, it’s available in Mint and Violet.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy A22 4G HERE.

OnePlus 8 Pro

SRP: PHP 35,990 | Sale price: PHP 32,990

The OnePlus 8 Pro might be a previous generation device, but it’s still a powerful handset. This 5G phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with Android 10-based OxygenOS, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB storage. It has a 6.67-inch 120Hz display, 48-megapixel rear camera setup, a 16-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4,510mAh battery. It comes with an EU plug and is available in Onyx Black.

Buy the OnePlus 8 Pro HERE.

vivo V21e

SRP: PHP 17,999 | Sale price: PHP 16,999

The eye-catching vivo V21e runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Its 6.44-inch Full HD AMOLED screen supports HDR10, and it comes with a 64-megapixel triple camera array and a 44-megapixel selfie camera. You can also get 33W fast charging for its 4,000mAh battery. The vivo V21e comes in Roman Black and Diamond Flare.

Buy the vivo V21e from Lazada HERE.

Buy the vivo V21e from Shopee HERE.

OPPO Reno5

SRP: PHP 18,999 | Sale price: Starts at PHP 17,499 and PHP 16,049 (from Sept. 9 – 11)

With the OPPO Reno6 coming out soon, it isn’t surprising we see the previous generation Reno devices getting discounted. And there’s nothing wrong with not getting the latest gadgets, especially if you can get a good deal on them. The Reno5 brings distinct OPPO camera features like AI Mixed Portrait, Dual-view Video, Ultra Night Video, and AI Highlight Video to its 64-megapixel quad-camera array and 44-megapixel front-facing camera. This phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, and it comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also has a 4,310mAh battery with a speedy 50W charging speed with support for reverse charging too. You can get the OPPO Reno5 in Starry Black or Fantasy Silver. (There are also more OPPO deals to check out here.)

Buy the OPPO Reno5 HERE.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

SRP: PHP 55,999 | Sale price: PHP 49,999

On the flagship side, you can get your hands on a Huawei Mate 40 Pro at a discounted price, too. This 5G handset is equipped with a Kirin 9000 processor with Android 10-based EMUI 11, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. We do have to note that you don’t get access to Google Play services, but if you’re invested in Huawei’s ecosystem, it might be worth looking into. The handset comes with a 50-megapixel triple camera setup, a 13-megapixel front shooter, and a 6.76-inch FHD+ OLED display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. You get ultra-fast wired and wireless charging for its 4,400mAh battery at 66W and 50W, respectively. 

Buy the Huawei Mate 40 Pro HERE.

If there are deals we’ve missed that you think we need to have, let us know on social media!

UPDATE 1: 2021/09/01 4:58 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC 

Updated available phones

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