January 29, 2017

Top 10 Best Mobile Phone Brands in the Philippines 2017

Can you guess which mobile phone brand our readers chose as the best?
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Nowadays, our smartphones are like our closest friends. Admit it or not, we bring it everywhere we go! May it be in the mall , out in a different country, or just simply during our commute to keep us company, take pictures, and do personal stuff while traveling . And with that being said, we want our phones to have it all, from superb cameras to high-capacity memories.

We know we can’t have everything and all brands have their own pros and cons. And of course no one wants to invest in some high-priced phone without getting what they paid for, right?

So to help you choose your next great investment, we asked you our readers about your favorite and most recommended mobile phone brands and the results are in. Check below if your phone made the list or if you need a new one.


10. CloudFone and MyPhone


To start our list are two local brands that are now making waves in the tech world and these are CloudFone and MyPhone.


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Although Cloudfone is a local brand, they partner with international brands like Disney.


Cloudfone is a local brand company that has been known to produce Android phones with great feature s without the hefty price tag. Some of their smart phones that have the latest Android operating systems (OS), High Definition (HD) screen resolutions, and long-lasting batteries still falls under the PhP10,000 price tag. Lately, Cloudfone has also been known to partner with international brands like Disney and NBA producing limited edition designs and accessories.


MyPhone


Voter’s comment:
“Love your country's own brand of mobile phone.” – Andy


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Local doesn’t mean low quality with MyPhone


MyPhone is one of the pioneer phone brands in the Philippines that started the dual-sim trend. From analog phones that double as mini-television sets, today MyPhone wows the tech crowd with their My Series phones like their MyPhone My 35 (pictured above) that boasts of 16 gigabyte (GB) internal memory, a 5 megapixel (MP) front camera, and even a 4G LTE connectivity.


9. Cherry Mobile



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Cherry mobile ups it s game with a finger sensor on its Flare J3.


On our 9th spot is another local brand which is Cherry Mobile. Cherry Mobile started in 2008 but is now also among the front-runners in the race for the best cellphones in market. They are the ones who pioneered the triple sim devices, where you can use three sim cards in one phone. Today, Cherry Mobile continues to up its game with their latest innovations including a finger sensor for added security with their Jazz Flare J3 and the latest Windows 10 operating system with their Alpha Prime 5.


8. LG



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

LG continues to change the game with their detachable battery.


Down to our number eight is Korean brand LG. Although LG has been known for its home appliances, they also produce some of the best mobile phones in the market. Their G series became a popular line because of its sleek design and almost borderless wide screen. Today their latest model the G5 receives praises for its detachable battery, a magic slot where you can turn your phone into a hi-fi deck sound system, and its ultra-wide camera, combining a 16 MP main camera with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera giving you a 135-degree viewing angle.


7. Lenovo



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Lenovo will give you a phone and tablet in one with their Phab Series.


On the seventh spot is Chinese brand Lenovo. Lenovo became popular in the Philippines for their durable laptops, but in 2012 they entered the world of smartphones and released their first line, the k800. Originally, the goal of Lenovo is to dethrone Samsung in terms of mobile phone sales in China, but today it has been one of the go-to choices of tech aficionados in the Philippines as well.

Today they have various lines of phones to cater to different people. They have the Phab Series that boasts of 6.8 LCD screen, the Vibe series for camera buffs, the A series that offers entry-level devices that are easy on the pocket, the S series for entertainment seekers, and the P series for professionals who needs long battery life.


6. Sony


Voter’s comment:
“Because I like the slimness of it, superb camera, the processor is fast even if you open many apps.” – Joren Adamos


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Sony’s Xperia XZ is perfect for the action-savvy users.


Another Asian brand makes it in our list getting the sixth spot and that is Sony. Sony is a Japanese brand that has also long been known for their electronics and appliances, but in 2001 they partnered with brand Ericsson and produced a line of mobile phones known as Sony Ericsson. Today Sony is known for their line of mobile devices, the Sony Xperia. Their latest model, the Xperia XZ brings you high definition images with its 23 MP rear cameras that have an imaging, laser autofocus, and RGBC-IR sensors. It is also water-resistant, which makes it perfect for travelers, and can expand up to 256 GB of microSD.


5. Asus


Voters’ comments:
“Nice Features!” – Noemi
“Excellent gaming performance!” – Ann Morales
“Great Specs, Affordable :)” – Cupcake
“Best in battery life and functionality. Very handy.” – Karen
“Fast and good for office use” – John Michael Flores


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

You’ll be ditching your digital cameras with ASUS’ Zenfone 3 ZE520KL.


Halfway through our list is Taiwanese brand Asus. Also known for their desktops and laptops, Asus also joined the bandwagon of Asian smartphone brands in 2014 with their own line of ZenFones. People were impressed with their Intel Atom processor and their Zen UI interface. Today their third generation ZenFone 3 Deluxe gives other brands a run for their money with its pure metal body, 4GB RAM, and its unique 16mp rear and 8mp front camera. Their camera uses the TriTech autofocus technology where the camera simultaneously uses laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus to produce quality images.


4. Apple


Voter’s comment:
“Because this is a very popular phone in the Philippines.” – Jerick Lacdao


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

From the bulky, 4.6” iPhones, Apple now produces bigger and better models.


For our number four is Apple or their famous line of phones, the iPhones. Apple became a tech giant through their famous Mac Books, and then in 2007 they released their first set of smartphone line: the iPhones. The iPhone was considered the merger of their music player iPod and an internet-enabled smartphone. The phone also became famous for its unique interface and the use of Apple’s own operating system, the iOS.

Today their latest model, the iPhone 7 Plus is their biggest yet with 6.23 inches in length and 3.07 in width. It also has a retina display of 5.5” . It’s also famous for its camera that has optical image stabilization preventing much blur in your pictures, a higher aperture or f/1.8, and Quad-LED true tone flash. Although you cannot insert your own microSD card in it, their phones have its own internal memory that reaches as high as 256GB.


3. Oppo


Voter’s comment:
“Excellent selfie camera, Strong performance, Low price, Beautiful, well-built metal body” – Namae


best smartphone brand Philippines

Capture perfect selfies with Oppo’s selfie-centric model, the F1s.


On our top 3 is Chinese brand Oppo. Oppo was originally a maker of DVD players and Blu-Rays but later on entered the smartphone market in 2008. Although Oppo is relatively new in the Philippine market, they are now one of the top choices of the Filipinos because of their selfie-centric phones. Their latest model, the Oppo F1s has a 16 MP front camera with an F/2.0 aperture to give you a well-lit and natural looking selfie no matter where you are. The camera can also take selfie panorama to give you a wider range of selfie or a groufie with your friends. The phone also has a 13 MP rear camera that takes high quality night shots and runs in 3 GB RAM.


2. Samsung


Voters comments:
“Excellent Camera ;)” – JD
“Good Performance, Long Battery Life.” – Lyka Arada
“Been using it for years ... dependable and high quality” – DC gonzales


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Defy borders with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.


South Korean brand Samsung takes the second spot for the best mobile brands in the country. Samsung has long been in the electronics industry but only entered the mobile phone world in 2010. Some say that the move was to counter Apple’s iPhone, but today they have one of the most popular lines of smartphones through their line of Samsung Galaxy phones.

They have entry-level smartphones that are affordable but still maintain the Samsung quality. They also have the Galaxy Note series perfect for productive users that need to work on the go. Their latest line of Galaxy S series is their best yet with Galaxy S7 as their newest model. Although they faced criticism with their faulty batteries, Samsung continues to wow buyers with their innovations. Their Galaxy S7 has a Dual Pixel Sensor camera perfect for night shots, has wireless charging features, and you can also opt for a borderless-screen with their S7 Edge.


1. Xiaomi


Voter's comment:
“I love their features and users friendly.” – Michael
“High-quality product, affordable price, and its MIUI ("my UI"), that powers its navigation gestures and themes!” – Lawrence
“High specs with low Price!” – Rhyan
“Asia's Apple…”– Lhem Odarp


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Xiaomi takes the trophy with their Mi line.


Finally, on our number one spot for the top mobile phone brands in the Philippines is Xiaomi. Xiaomi is a Chinese brand that has been in the electronics industry since 2010. Although it may seem new to the Philippine market, it has been producing smartphones since 2011 and is now known for their line of Mi phones. Their latest model, the Mi4i is wowing crowds for its high specifications without the heavy price tag. It has a 1080p full HD display; its rear camera is 13MP with a high aperture of F/2.0 and has a 5-element lens making sure you can take high quality photos every time. Despite its amazing features, it still falls under the PhP10,000 tag.


For other mobile phone brands in the Philippines, click this link to our list of cellphone stores in Metro Manila.


Click the brand names to see where these products are being sold.

Photos are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured brands.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Results are based on the Top 10 Mobile Phone Brands Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from January 23 to 29, 2017.


Also Read...

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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January 29, 2017

Top 10 Best Mobile Phone Brands in the Philippines 2017

Can you guess which mobile phone brand our readers chose as the best?

Nowadays, our smartphones are like our closest friends. Admit it or not, we bring it everywhere we go! May it be in the mall , out in a different country, or just simply during our commute to keep us company, take pictures, and do personal stuff while traveling . And with that being said, we want our phones to have it all, from superb cameras to high-capacity memories.

We know we can’t have everything and all brands have their own pros and cons. And of course no one wants to invest in some high-priced phone without getting what they paid for, right?

So to help you choose your next great investment, we asked you our readers about your favorite and most recommended mobile phone brands and the results are in. Check below if your phone made the list or if you need a new one.


10. CloudFone and MyPhone


To start our list are two local brands that are now making waves in the tech world and these are CloudFone and MyPhone.


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Although Cloudfone is a local brand, they partner with international brands like Disney.


Cloudfone is a local brand company that has been known to produce Android phones with great feature s without the hefty price tag. Some of their smart phones that have the latest Android operating systems (OS), High Definition (HD) screen resolutions, and long-lasting batteries still falls under the PhP10,000 price tag. Lately, Cloudfone has also been known to partner with international brands like Disney and NBA producing limited edition designs and accessories.


MyPhone


Voter’s comment:
“Love your country's own brand of mobile phone.” – Andy


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Local doesn’t mean low quality with MyPhone


MyPhone is one of the pioneer phone brands in the Philippines that started the dual-sim trend. From analog phones that double as mini-television sets, today MyPhone wows the tech crowd with their My Series phones like their MyPhone My 35 (pictured above) that boasts of 16 gigabyte (GB) internal memory, a 5 megapixel (MP) front camera, and even a 4G LTE connectivity.


9. Cherry Mobile



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Cherry mobile ups it s game with a finger sensor on its Flare J3.


On our 9th spot is another local brand which is Cherry Mobile. Cherry Mobile started in 2008 but is now also among the front-runners in the race for the best cellphones in market. They are the ones who pioneered the triple sim devices, where you can use three sim cards in one phone. Today, Cherry Mobile continues to up its game with their latest innovations including a finger sensor for added security with their Jazz Flare J3 and the latest Windows 10 operating system with their Alpha Prime 5.


8. LG



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

LG continues to change the game with their detachable battery.


Down to our number eight is Korean brand LG. Although LG has been known for its home appliances, they also produce some of the best mobile phones in the market. Their G series became a popular line because of its sleek design and almost borderless wide screen. Today their latest model the G5 receives praises for its detachable battery, a magic slot where you can turn your phone into a hi-fi deck sound system, and its ultra-wide camera, combining a 16 MP main camera with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera giving you a 135-degree viewing angle.


7. Lenovo



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Lenovo will give you a phone and tablet in one with their Phab Series.


On the seventh spot is Chinese brand Lenovo. Lenovo became popular in the Philippines for their durable laptops, but in 2012 they entered the world of smartphones and released their first line, the k800. Originally, the goal of Lenovo is to dethrone Samsung in terms of mobile phone sales in China, but today it has been one of the go-to choices of tech aficionados in the Philippines as well.

Today they have various lines of phones to cater to different people. They have the Phab Series that boasts of 6.8 LCD screen, the Vibe series for camera buffs, the A series that offers entry-level devices that are easy on the pocket, the S series for entertainment seekers, and the P series for professionals who needs long battery life.


6. Sony


Voter’s comment:
“Because I like the slimness of it, superb camera, the processor is fast even if you open many apps.” – Joren Adamos


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Sony’s Xperia XZ is perfect for the action-savvy users.


Another Asian brand makes it in our list getting the sixth spot and that is Sony. Sony is a Japanese brand that has also long been known for their electronics and appliances, but in 2001 they partnered with brand Ericsson and produced a line of mobile phones known as Sony Ericsson. Today Sony is known for their line of mobile devices, the Sony Xperia. Their latest model, the Xperia XZ brings you high definition images with its 23 MP rear cameras that have an imaging, laser autofocus, and RGBC-IR sensors. It is also water-resistant, which makes it perfect for travelers, and can expand up to 256 GB of microSD.


5. Asus


Voters’ comments:
“Nice Features!” – Noemi
“Excellent gaming performance!” – Ann Morales
“Great Specs, Affordable :)” – Cupcake
“Best in battery life and functionality. Very handy.” – Karen
“Fast and good for office use” – John Michael Flores


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

You’ll be ditching your digital cameras with ASUS’ Zenfone 3 ZE520KL.


Halfway through our list is Taiwanese brand Asus. Also known for their desktops and laptops, Asus also joined the bandwagon of Asian smartphone brands in 2014 with their own line of ZenFones. People were impressed with their Intel Atom processor and their Zen UI interface. Today their third generation ZenFone 3 Deluxe gives other brands a run for their money with its pure metal body, 4GB RAM, and its unique 16mp rear and 8mp front camera. Their camera uses the TriTech autofocus technology where the camera simultaneously uses laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus to produce quality images.


4. Apple


Voter’s comment:
“Because this is a very popular phone in the Philippines.” – Jerick Lacdao


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

From the bulky, 4.6” iPhones, Apple now produces bigger and better models.


For our number four is Apple or their famous line of phones, the iPhones. Apple became a tech giant through their famous Mac Books, and then in 2007 they released their first set of smartphone line: the iPhones. The iPhone was considered the merger of their music player iPod and an internet-enabled smartphone. The phone also became famous for its unique interface and the use of Apple’s own operating system, the iOS.

Today their latest model, the iPhone 7 Plus is their biggest yet with 6.23 inches in length and 3.07 in width. It also has a retina display of 5.5” . It’s also famous for its camera that has optical image stabilization preventing much blur in your pictures, a higher aperture or f/1.8, and Quad-LED true tone flash. Although you cannot insert your own microSD card in it, their phones have its own internal memory that reaches as high as 256GB.


3. Oppo


Voter’s comment:
“Excellent selfie camera, Strong performance, Low price, Beautiful, well-built metal body” – Namae


best smartphone brand Philippines

Capture perfect selfies with Oppo’s selfie-centric model, the F1s.


On our top 3 is Chinese brand Oppo. Oppo was originally a maker of DVD players and Blu-Rays but later on entered the smartphone market in 2008. Although Oppo is relatively new in the Philippine market, they are now one of the top choices of the Filipinos because of their selfie-centric phones. Their latest model, the Oppo F1s has a 16 MP front camera with an F/2.0 aperture to give you a well-lit and natural looking selfie no matter where you are. The camera can also take selfie panorama to give you a wider range of selfie or a groufie with your friends. The phone also has a 13 MP rear camera that takes high quality night shots and runs in 3 GB RAM.


2. Samsung


Voters comments:
“Excellent Camera ;)” – JD
“Good Performance, Long Battery Life.” – Lyka Arada
“Been using it for years ... dependable and high quality” – DC gonzales


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Defy borders with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.


South Korean brand Samsung takes the second spot for the best mobile brands in the country. Samsung has long been in the electronics industry but only entered the mobile phone world in 2010. Some say that the move was to counter Apple’s iPhone, but today they have one of the most popular lines of smartphones through their line of Samsung Galaxy phones.

They have entry-level smartphones that are affordable but still maintain the Samsung quality. They also have the Galaxy Note series perfect for productive users that need to work on the go. Their latest line of Galaxy S series is their best yet with Galaxy S7 as their newest model. Although they faced criticism with their faulty batteries, Samsung continues to wow buyers with their innovations. Their Galaxy S7 has a Dual Pixel Sensor camera perfect for night shots, has wireless charging features, and you can also opt for a borderless-screen with their S7 Edge.


1. Xiaomi


Voter's comment:
“I love their features and users friendly.” – Michael
“High-quality product, affordable price, and its MIUI ("my UI"), that powers its navigation gestures and themes!” – Lawrence
“High specs with low Price!” – Rhyan
“Asia's Apple…”– Lhem Odarp


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Xiaomi takes the trophy with their Mi line.


Finally, on our number one spot for the top mobile phone brands in the Philippines is Xiaomi. Xiaomi is a Chinese brand that has been in the electronics industry since 2010. Although it may seem new to the Philippine market, it has been producing smartphones since 2011 and is now known for their line of Mi phones. Their latest model, the Mi4i is wowing crowds for its high specifications without the heavy price tag. It has a 1080p full HD display; its rear camera is 13MP with a high aperture of F/2.0 and has a 5-element lens making sure you can take high quality photos every time. Despite its amazing features, it still falls under the PhP10,000 tag.


For other mobile phone brands in the Philippines, click this link to our list of cellphone stores in Metro Manila.


Click the brand names to see where these products are being sold.

Photos are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured brands.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Results are based on the Top 10 Mobile Phone Brands Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from January 23 to 29, 2017.


Also Read...

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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January 29, 2017

Top 10 Best Mobile Phone Brands in the Philippines 2017

Can you guess which mobile phone brand our readers chose as the best?
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Nowadays, our smartphones are like our closest friends. Admit it or not, we bring it everywhere we go! May it be in the mall , out in a different country, or just simply during our commute to keep us company, take pictures, and do personal stuff while traveling . And with that being said, we want our phones to have it all, from superb cameras to high-capacity memories.

We know we can’t have everything and all brands have their own pros and cons. And of course no one wants to invest in some high-priced phone without getting what they paid for, right?

So to help you choose your next great investment, we asked you our readers about your favorite and most recommended mobile phone brands and the results are in. Check below if your phone made the list or if you need a new one.


10. CloudFone and MyPhone


To start our list are two local brands that are now making waves in the tech world and these are CloudFone and MyPhone.


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Although Cloudfone is a local brand, they partner with international brands like Disney.


Cloudfone is a local brand company that has been known to produce Android phones with great feature s without the hefty price tag. Some of their smart phones that have the latest Android operating systems (OS), High Definition (HD) screen resolutions, and long-lasting batteries still falls under the PhP10,000 price tag. Lately, Cloudfone has also been known to partner with international brands like Disney and NBA producing limited edition designs and accessories.


MyPhone


Voter’s comment:
“Love your country's own brand of mobile phone.” – Andy


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Local doesn’t mean low quality with MyPhone


MyPhone is one of the pioneer phone brands in the Philippines that started the dual-sim trend. From analog phones that double as mini-television sets, today MyPhone wows the tech crowd with their My Series phones like their MyPhone My 35 (pictured above) that boasts of 16 gigabyte (GB) internal memory, a 5 megapixel (MP) front camera, and even a 4G LTE connectivity.


9. Cherry Mobile



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Cherry mobile ups it s game with a finger sensor on its Flare J3.


On our 9th spot is another local brand which is Cherry Mobile. Cherry Mobile started in 2008 but is now also among the front-runners in the race for the best cellphones in market. They are the ones who pioneered the triple sim devices, where you can use three sim cards in one phone. Today, Cherry Mobile continues to up its game with their latest innovations including a finger sensor for added security with their Jazz Flare J3 and the latest Windows 10 operating system with their Alpha Prime 5.


8. LG



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

LG continues to change the game with their detachable battery.


Down to our number eight is Korean brand LG. Although LG has been known for its home appliances, they also produce some of the best mobile phones in the market. Their G series became a popular line because of its sleek design and almost borderless wide screen. Today their latest model the G5 receives praises for its detachable battery, a magic slot where you can turn your phone into a hi-fi deck sound system, and its ultra-wide camera, combining a 16 MP main camera with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera giving you a 135-degree viewing angle.


7. Lenovo



best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Lenovo will give you a phone and tablet in one with their Phab Series.


On the seventh spot is Chinese brand Lenovo. Lenovo became popular in the Philippines for their durable laptops, but in 2012 they entered the world of smartphones and released their first line, the k800. Originally, the goal of Lenovo is to dethrone Samsung in terms of mobile phone sales in China, but today it has been one of the go-to choices of tech aficionados in the Philippines as well.

Today they have various lines of phones to cater to different people. They have the Phab Series that boasts of 6.8 LCD screen, the Vibe series for camera buffs, the A series that offers entry-level devices that are easy on the pocket, the S series for entertainment seekers, and the P series for professionals who needs long battery life.


6. Sony


Voter’s comment:
“Because I like the slimness of it, superb camera, the processor is fast even if you open many apps.” – Joren Adamos


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Sony’s Xperia XZ is perfect for the action-savvy users.


Another Asian brand makes it in our list getting the sixth spot and that is Sony. Sony is a Japanese brand that has also long been known for their electronics and appliances, but in 2001 they partnered with brand Ericsson and produced a line of mobile phones known as Sony Ericsson. Today Sony is known for their line of mobile devices, the Sony Xperia. Their latest model, the Xperia XZ brings you high definition images with its 23 MP rear cameras that have an imaging, laser autofocus, and RGBC-IR sensors. It is also water-resistant, which makes it perfect for travelers, and can expand up to 256 GB of microSD.


5. Asus


Voters’ comments:
“Nice Features!” – Noemi
“Excellent gaming performance!” – Ann Morales
“Great Specs, Affordable :)” – Cupcake
“Best in battery life and functionality. Very handy.” – Karen
“Fast and good for office use” – John Michael Flores


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

You’ll be ditching your digital cameras with ASUS’ Zenfone 3 ZE520KL.


Halfway through our list is Taiwanese brand Asus. Also known for their desktops and laptops, Asus also joined the bandwagon of Asian smartphone brands in 2014 with their own line of ZenFones. People were impressed with their Intel Atom processor and their Zen UI interface. Today their third generation ZenFone 3 Deluxe gives other brands a run for their money with its pure metal body, 4GB RAM, and its unique 16mp rear and 8mp front camera. Their camera uses the TriTech autofocus technology where the camera simultaneously uses laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus to produce quality images.


4. Apple


Voter’s comment:
“Because this is a very popular phone in the Philippines.” – Jerick Lacdao


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

From the bulky, 4.6” iPhones, Apple now produces bigger and better models.


For our number four is Apple or their famous line of phones, the iPhones. Apple became a tech giant through their famous Mac Books, and then in 2007 they released their first set of smartphone line: the iPhones. The iPhone was considered the merger of their music player iPod and an internet-enabled smartphone. The phone also became famous for its unique interface and the use of Apple’s own operating system, the iOS.

Today their latest model, the iPhone 7 Plus is their biggest yet with 6.23 inches in length and 3.07 in width. It also has a retina display of 5.5” . It’s also famous for its camera that has optical image stabilization preventing much blur in your pictures, a higher aperture or f/1.8, and Quad-LED true tone flash. Although you cannot insert your own microSD card in it, their phones have its own internal memory that reaches as high as 256GB.


3. Oppo


Voter’s comment:
“Excellent selfie camera, Strong performance, Low price, Beautiful, well-built metal body” – Namae


best smartphone brand Philippines

Capture perfect selfies with Oppo’s selfie-centric model, the F1s.


On our top 3 is Chinese brand Oppo. Oppo was originally a maker of DVD players and Blu-Rays but later on entered the smartphone market in 2008. Although Oppo is relatively new in the Philippine market, they are now one of the top choices of the Filipinos because of their selfie-centric phones. Their latest model, the Oppo F1s has a 16 MP front camera with an F/2.0 aperture to give you a well-lit and natural looking selfie no matter where you are. The camera can also take selfie panorama to give you a wider range of selfie or a groufie with your friends. The phone also has a 13 MP rear camera that takes high quality night shots and runs in 3 GB RAM.


2. Samsung


Voters comments:
“Excellent Camera ;)” – JD
“Good Performance, Long Battery Life.” – Lyka Arada
“Been using it for years ... dependable and high quality” – DC gonzales


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Defy borders with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.


South Korean brand Samsung takes the second spot for the best mobile brands in the country. Samsung has long been in the electronics industry but only entered the mobile phone world in 2010. Some say that the move was to counter Apple’s iPhone, but today they have one of the most popular lines of smartphones through their line of Samsung Galaxy phones.

They have entry-level smartphones that are affordable but still maintain the Samsung quality. They also have the Galaxy Note series perfect for productive users that need to work on the go. Their latest line of Galaxy S series is their best yet with Galaxy S7 as their newest model. Although they faced criticism with their faulty batteries, Samsung continues to wow buyers with their innovations. Their Galaxy S7 has a Dual Pixel Sensor camera perfect for night shots, has wireless charging features, and you can also opt for a borderless-screen with their S7 Edge.


1. Xiaomi


Voter's comment:
“I love their features and users friendly.” – Michael
“High-quality product, affordable price, and its MIUI ("my UI"), that powers its navigation gestures and themes!” – Lawrence
“High specs with low Price!” – Rhyan
“Asia's Apple…”– Lhem Odarp


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Xiaomi takes the trophy with their Mi line.


Finally, on our number one spot for the top mobile phone brands in the Philippines is Xiaomi. Xiaomi is a Chinese brand that has been in the electronics industry since 2010. Although it may seem new to the Philippine market, it has been producing smartphones since 2011 and is now known for their line of Mi phones. Their latest model, the Mi4i is wowing crowds for its high specifications without the heavy price tag. It has a 1080p full HD display; its rear camera is 13MP with a high aperture of F/2.0 and has a 5-element lens making sure you can take high quality photos every time. Despite its amazing features, it still falls under the PhP10,000 tag.


For other mobile phone brands in the Philippines, click this link to our list of cellphone stores in Metro Manila.


Click the brand names to see where these products are being sold.

Photos are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured brands.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Results are based on the Top 10 Mobile Phone Brands Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from January 23 to 29, 2017.


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Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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January 29, 2017

Top 10 Best Mobile Phone Brands in the Philippines 2017

Can you guess which mobile phone brand our readers chose as the best?

Nowadays, our smartphones are like our closest friends. Admit it or not, we bring it everywhere we go! May it be in the mall , out in a different country, or just simply during our commute to keep us company, take pictures, and do personal stuff while traveling . And with that being said, we want our phones to have it all, from superb cameras to high-capacity memories.

We know we can’t have everything and all brands have their own pros and cons. And of course no one wants to invest in some high-priced phone without getting what they paid for, right?

So to help you choose your next great investment, we asked you our readers about your favorite and most recommended mobile phone brands and the results are in. Check below if your phone made the list or if you need a new one.


10. CloudFone and MyPhone


To start our list are two local brands that are now making waves in the tech world and these are CloudFone and MyPhone.


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Although Cloudfone is a local brand, they partner with international brands like Disney.


Cloudfone is a local brand company that has been known to produce Android phones with great feature s without the hefty price tag. Some of their smart phones that have the latest Android operating systems (OS), High Definition (HD) screen resolutions, and long-lasting batteries still falls under the PhP10,000 price tag. Lately, Cloudfone has also been known to partner with international brands like Disney and NBA producing limited edition designs and accessories.


MyPhone


Voter’s comment:
“Love your country's own brand of mobile phone.” – Andy


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Local doesn’t mean low quality with MyPhone


MyPhone is one of the pioneer phone brands in the Philippines that started the dual-sim trend. From analog phones that double as mini-television sets, today MyPhone wows the tech crowd with their My Series phones like their MyPhone My 35 (pictured above) that boasts of 16 gigabyte (GB) internal memory, a 5 megapixel (MP) front camera, and even a 4G LTE connectivity.


9. Cherry Mobile



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Cherry mobile ups it s game with a finger sensor on its Flare J3.


On our 9th spot is another local brand which is Cherry Mobile. Cherry Mobile started in 2008 but is now also among the front-runners in the race for the best cellphones in market. They are the ones who pioneered the triple sim devices, where you can use three sim cards in one phone. Today, Cherry Mobile continues to up its game with their latest innovations including a finger sensor for added security with their Jazz Flare J3 and the latest Windows 10 operating system with their Alpha Prime 5.


8. LG



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LG continues to change the game with their detachable battery.


Down to our number eight is Korean brand LG. Although LG has been known for its home appliances, they also produce some of the best mobile phones in the market. Their G series became a popular line because of its sleek design and almost borderless wide screen. Today their latest model the G5 receives praises for its detachable battery, a magic slot where you can turn your phone into a hi-fi deck sound system, and its ultra-wide camera, combining a 16 MP main camera with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera giving you a 135-degree viewing angle.


7. Lenovo



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Lenovo will give you a phone and tablet in one with their Phab Series.


On the seventh spot is Chinese brand Lenovo. Lenovo became popular in the Philippines for their durable laptops, but in 2012 they entered the world of smartphones and released their first line, the k800. Originally, the goal of Lenovo is to dethrone Samsung in terms of mobile phone sales in China, but today it has been one of the go-to choices of tech aficionados in the Philippines as well.

Today they have various lines of phones to cater to different people. They have the Phab Series that boasts of 6.8 LCD screen, the Vibe series for camera buffs, the A series that offers entry-level devices that are easy on the pocket, the S series for entertainment seekers, and the P series for professionals who needs long battery life.


6. Sony


Voter’s comment:
“Because I like the slimness of it, superb camera, the processor is fast even if you open many apps.” – Joren Adamos


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Sony’s Xperia XZ is perfect for the action-savvy users.


Another Asian brand makes it in our list getting the sixth spot and that is Sony. Sony is a Japanese brand that has also long been known for their electronics and appliances, but in 2001 they partnered with brand Ericsson and produced a line of mobile phones known as Sony Ericsson. Today Sony is known for their line of mobile devices, the Sony Xperia. Their latest model, the Xperia XZ brings you high definition images with its 23 MP rear cameras that have an imaging, laser autofocus, and RGBC-IR sensors. It is also water-resistant, which makes it perfect for travelers, and can expand up to 256 GB of microSD.


5. Asus


Voters’ comments:
“Nice Features!” – Noemi
“Excellent gaming performance!” – Ann Morales
“Great Specs, Affordable :)” – Cupcake
“Best in battery life and functionality. Very handy.” – Karen
“Fast and good for office use” – John Michael Flores


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You’ll be ditching your digital cameras with ASUS’ Zenfone 3 ZE520KL.


Halfway through our list is Taiwanese brand Asus. Also known for their desktops and laptops, Asus also joined the bandwagon of Asian smartphone brands in 2014 with their own line of ZenFones. People were impressed with their Intel Atom processor and their Zen UI interface. Today their third generation ZenFone 3 Deluxe gives other brands a run for their money with its pure metal body, 4GB RAM, and its unique 16mp rear and 8mp front camera. Their camera uses the TriTech autofocus technology where the camera simultaneously uses laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus to produce quality images.


4. Apple


Voter’s comment:
“Because this is a very popular phone in the Philippines.” – Jerick Lacdao


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From the bulky, 4.6” iPhones, Apple now produces bigger and better models.


For our number four is Apple or their famous line of phones, the iPhones. Apple became a tech giant through their famous Mac Books, and then in 2007 they released their first set of smartphone line: the iPhones. The iPhone was considered the merger of their music player iPod and an internet-enabled smartphone. The phone also became famous for its unique interface and the use of Apple’s own operating system, the iOS.

Today their latest model, the iPhone 7 Plus is their biggest yet with 6.23 inches in length and 3.07 in width. It also has a retina display of 5.5” . It’s also famous for its camera that has optical image stabilization preventing much blur in your pictures, a higher aperture or f/1.8, and Quad-LED true tone flash. Although you cannot insert your own microSD card in it, their phones have its own internal memory that reaches as high as 256GB.


3. Oppo


Voter’s comment:
“Excellent selfie camera, Strong performance, Low price, Beautiful, well-built metal body” – Namae


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Capture perfect selfies with Oppo’s selfie-centric model, the F1s.


On our top 3 is Chinese brand Oppo. Oppo was originally a maker of DVD players and Blu-Rays but later on entered the smartphone market in 2008. Although Oppo is relatively new in the Philippine market, they are now one of the top choices of the Filipinos because of their selfie-centric phones. Their latest model, the Oppo F1s has a 16 MP front camera with an F/2.0 aperture to give you a well-lit and natural looking selfie no matter where you are. The camera can also take selfie panorama to give you a wider range of selfie or a groufie with your friends. The phone also has a 13 MP rear camera that takes high quality night shots and runs in 3 GB RAM.


2. Samsung


Voters comments:
“Excellent Camera ;)” – JD
“Good Performance, Long Battery Life.” – Lyka Arada
“Been using it for years ... dependable and high quality” – DC gonzales


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Defy borders with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.


South Korean brand Samsung takes the second spot for the best mobile brands in the country. Samsung has long been in the electronics industry but only entered the mobile phone world in 2010. Some say that the move was to counter Apple’s iPhone, but today they have one of the most popular lines of smartphones through their line of Samsung Galaxy phones.

They have entry-level smartphones that are affordable but still maintain the Samsung quality. They also have the Galaxy Note series perfect for productive users that need to work on the go. Their latest line of Galaxy S series is their best yet with Galaxy S7 as their newest model. Although they faced criticism with their faulty batteries, Samsung continues to wow buyers with their innovations. Their Galaxy S7 has a Dual Pixel Sensor camera perfect for night shots, has wireless charging features, and you can also opt for a borderless-screen with their S7 Edge.


1. Xiaomi


Voter's comment:
“I love their features and users friendly.” – Michael
“High-quality product, affordable price, and its MIUI ("my UI"), that powers its navigation gestures and themes!” – Lawrence
“High specs with low Price!” – Rhyan
“Asia's Apple…”– Lhem Odarp


best smartphone brand Philippines 2017

Xiaomi takes the trophy with their Mi line.


Finally, on our number one spot for the top mobile phone brands in the Philippines is Xiaomi. Xiaomi is a Chinese brand that has been in the electronics industry since 2010. Although it may seem new to the Philippine market, it has been producing smartphones since 2011 and is now known for their line of Mi phones. Their latest model, the Mi4i is wowing crowds for its high specifications without the heavy price tag. It has a 1080p full HD display; its rear camera is 13MP with a high aperture of F/2.0 and has a 5-element lens making sure you can take high quality photos every time. Despite its amazing features, it still falls under the PhP10,000 tag.


For other mobile phone brands in the Philippines, click this link to our list of cellphone stores in Metro Manila.


Click the brand names to see where these products are being sold.

Photos are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured brands.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Results are based on the Top 10 Mobile Phone Brands Poll posted at the home page of ShoppersGuide.com.ph from January 23 to 29, 2017.


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Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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