It might be a new year, but we still like to score discounts and deals on our purchases. And, of course, that extends to finding the best smartphones to buy this 2022.
As we did in 2021, we’ll be updating this list monthly with new (or relatively new) handsets you can get at discounted prices. If that’s something you’re looking for, it’s time to scroll!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
SRP: PHP 9,490 | Sale price: Starts at PHP 8,082.44
You can get one of Xiaomi‘s newer phones at a discounted rate right now. This base Redmi Note 11 model gets a 50-megapixel quad-camera array and a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. It also has a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. The Redmi Note 11 also sports a large 5,000mAh battery with 33W wired fast-charging support. It’s a good deal for an entry-level phone with dual speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can get it in Graphite Gray, Twilight Blue, and Star Blue.
moto G51 5G
SRP: PHP 11,495 | Sale price: PHP 9,795
If you’ve been eyeing Motorola‘s moto G51 5G, you can get it at a good deal. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It gets a 50-megapixel rear camera setup paired with a 13-megapixel front camera. The moto G51 5G has a pretty large 6.8″ FHD+ 120Hz display, and you get an equally large 5,000mAh battery.
SRP: PHP 11,990 | Sale price: PHP 10,989
This realme 8 series phone is available at a discounted price right now. This is the first realme handset powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 processor, and the option on sale is the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. This smartphone also comes with the Android 11-based realme UI 2.0, a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate, 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. It’s built for all-day use with a 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging support over USB-C. Both Space Black and Stellar Purple options are available to buy right now.
SRP: PHP 13,999 | Sale price: PHP 13,499
The OPPO A94 is a smartphone built for mobile content creators and vloggers; thanks to the many camera tools it comes with using its 48-megapixel quad-camera + a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Beyond that, it runs on a MediaTek Helio P95 chip paired with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1. It might have a smaller 4,310mAh battery, but you can quickly recharge it with its 30W VOOC Flash Charge support. Plus, that Fantastic Purple looks great in person. (It’s also available in Fluid Black.)
Infinix Zero X Pro
SRP: PHP 14,990 | Sale price: PHP 13,699
If you want the more capable Infinix Zero X device, the Pro is available at a discounted price. As with the other members of its series, it gets a periscope lens with 5x optical and 60x digital magnification. It also has a 108-megapixel triple rear camera array and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. This MediaTek Helio G95-powered handset has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, a 4,500mAh battery with 45-watt wired charging support, and an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. The Infinix Zero X Pro comes in Tuscany Brown, Nebula Black, and Starry Silver.
SRP: PHP 14,999 | Sale price: PHP 13,999
This camera-centric Y series phone from vivo is an excellent taste of what camera features you get from the company’s devices. It comes with a 64-megapixel triple rear array paired with a 16-megapixel front. The vivo Y73 gets a 6.44-inch Full HD+ display and runs on a MediaTek Helio G95 processor paired with Funtouch OS 11.1, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The slim phone gets a smaller 4,000mAh battery, but what’s good is it supports 33W fast charging.
Tecno Camon 18 Premier
SRP: PHP 15,990 | Sale price: PHP 14,990
If you’ve been eyeing Tecno Mobile’s mid-range smartphone with its stabilized gimbal camera, you can get it at a good deal right now. The Tecno Camon 18 Premier runs on a MediaTek Helio G96 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage. It has a big 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, runs on Android 11-based HIOS 8.0, and comes with a 4,750mAh battery. The camera setup that promises steady footage includes a 64-megapixel triple rear camera setup and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. You can buy the Tecno Camon 18 Premier in either Polar Night (dark gray) or Vast Sky (sky blue gradient).
OnePlus Nord CE 2
SRP: PHP 18,990 | Sale price: PHP 16,850
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 refreshes the series with a slimmer profile. It gets a powerful spec list, including 65W SuperVOOC charging for its 4,500mAh battery, MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G, OxygenOS 11, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The camera setup includes a 64-megapixel triple rear camera array and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. And it also has a 6.43-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. You can get the OnePlus Nord CE 2 in Bahama Blue and Gray Mirror.
Huawei nova 8
SRP: PHP 19,999 | Sale price: PHP 16,990
The Huawei nova 8 is a smartphone built for younger, stylish users. It comes with a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup with a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It also gets 66W SuperCharge support for the nova 8’s 3,800mAh battery. The nova 8 gets a 6.57-inch curved OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Kirin 820E processor, EMUI 12, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Since it runs on Huawei Mobile Services, you can access Huawei’s AppGallery and Petal Search to get the apps you need. The nova 8 comes in an attractive Blush Gold.
POCO F4 GT
SRP: PHP 27,590 | Sale price: PHP 24,390
Now’s probably the best time to get this new powerful POCO device. The POCO F4 GT comes armed with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a 6.67-inch flat AMOLED DotDisplay with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+ support, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. For cameras, you get a 64-megapixel triple rear camera setup and a 20-megapixel front. It has a LiquidCool Technology to keep it cool, a quad-speaker setup, and Dolby Atmos Hi-Res Audio support for your entertainment and gaming purposes.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
SRP: PHP 41,990 | Sale price: PHP 38,990
Get a good deal on this Fan Edition handset. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE gets some of your favorite Samsung flagship specs, including a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Exynos 2100 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It gets a 12-megapixel triple camera setup paired with a 32-megapixel front camera. The Galaxy S21 FE also has a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast-charging support.
Apple iPhone 13
SRP: Starts at PHP 52,490 | Sale price: Starts at PHP 50,890
If you want to get your hands on an iPhone 13, why not get it at a few thousand pesos off. The iPhone 13 comes equipped with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, iOS 15, and 5G connectivity. Apple brings its camera smarts into this phone with its dual 12-megapixel wide and ultra-wide cameras at the back and 12-megapixel TrueDepth front-facing camera. You can experiment with your videos with the help of Apple’s Cinematic mode. To protect the phone, the iPhone 13 comes with IP68 water resistance. This handset also supports Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging feature. It is available in Blue, Midnight, Pink, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.
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