The year 2017 is the tenth anniversary for iPhone and Apple has planned something special for all of us: another iPhone. It wasn’t really much of a surprise, but the guys from Apple are insisting that this one is going to be really special, calling it the iPhone X or iPhone Edition.
Rumored specs from various gadget communities and forums say that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging, will showcase an all-glass design, back finger-print sensor, OLED edge-to-edge display, and will have the brand new A11 Apple chip that will allow for greater graphics. All of these awesome specs sadly come with a whopping rumored price of over $1,000 (more than P50,000) according to the TheINQUIRER. So here’s a list of comparable devices that won’t burn through your wallet.
Asus Zenfone Pegasus v3
The Zenfone 3 Max is a pretty handy phone to have around while traveling. With a decent 13 megapixel auto-focus rear camera, dustproof and waterproof frame, and 4100 mAh battery, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to enjoy your vacation.
Score it for: P7,076
O+ Ultra 3.0
Who needs an external hard drive when you have 144GB worth of storage space? True, the iPhone 8 is rumored to be released with up to 256GB of storage space but beggars can't really be picky. We think the Ultra's 4700 mAh battery makes up for the lack of space somewhat.
Score it for: P8,995
Cherry Mobile Flare S4
Forget about lugging around that powerbank because Flare S4's battery power trashes its competitors with a whopping 8000 mAh. Say goodbye to your charger for a whole week.
Score it for: P7,999
Starmobile Knight Spectra
If you're worried about missing out on iPhone's dual-camera action, don't fret because the Knight Spectra has got your back with its 13MP + 2MP AutoFocus BSI with flash. It also has an 8MP fixed focus selfie cam for your GGSS needs.
Score it for: P8,888
Vivo V5 Lite
Now, if you're really into yourself then V5's 16MP front camera is pretty overkill in the vain department. We mean, it’s literally a phone for selfies since it’s rear camera is just 13MP. The V5 Lite's 5.5-inch screen also provides for real good oily pore viewing.
Score it for: P9,800
OPPO and Vivo have always been in heated competition. Always coming up with phones with pretty identical specs. The V5 Lite is definitely king when it comes to selfies, but the OPPO makes up for it with a bigger memory capacity (256 GB max), and faster processing speeds.
Score it for: P9,990
The Next is a jack of all trades and a master of some. Equipped with a pretty impressive Snapdragon 430, it also boasts a 1.4Ghz Octa core, 64bit, Qualcomm processor with 3gig of ram for an extra smooth performance. You can bump its memory size to 128 GB to make use of the decent 13MP rear camera. Plus, it gets style points for its sleek curved frame.
Score it for: P7,999
Meizu M5 Note
The M5 Note isn't special, but it does the job of a normal smartphone well. It has a Media Tek P10 octa-core processor with 32 GB of storage space and 3GB of RAM. Not to mention, a 5.5-inch screen display and dual-sim compatibility.
Score it for: P10,000
Infinix Note 3
The metal casing that the Infinix Note 3 comes in looks sexy. It's a monster of a phone with its six-inch screen for an optimal viewing experience, equipped with a 4,500 mAh battery to last through those final episodes of that Netflix series you're hooked on.
Score it for: P7,990
Acer Liquid Z6 Plus
We can't really say much about the Liquid Z6 Plus aside from it being really cheap for its software capabilities. Having a Quad Core Cortex-A53 Processor that features 3GB RAM and 32GB of main storage isn't really that impressive until you compare it side-by-side with other phones.
Score it for: P6,490