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The 5 best gaming smartphones for PUBG Mobile under PHP15K!

25 June 2018 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

To play PUBG and other graphically-intensive games, you don’t have to fork over lots of cash for gaming-centric devices like the Razer Phone or the upcoming ROG Phone. Affordable phones with decent specifications like what we’ve listed down here can get the job done.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been a phenomenal success since it first launched last year. Among the reasons why this battle royale game has become so popular include its adrenaline-boosting gameplay and multiplayer feature. It is currently doing well on the Top Free Apps charts on both App Store and Google Play in the Philippines and is becoming increasingly popular by the minute. Soon, it will join the ranks of Mobile Legends, Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, and those other household names in the Filipino mobile gaming scene.

If you are itching to play PUBG but don’t have a good device, worry not because there are affordable alternatives already available in the market. The mobile phones in this list will at least come equipped with decent processors that can run most Android games, have batteries over 3000mAh, and have price points under 15K.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – PHP 10,559

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It’s no surprise that this mobile phone is on this list, as it comes with impressive specifications which are suited for gaming. These include a Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB of RAM, and more importantly, a whopping 4,000mAh battery capacity. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will not only be able to handle PUBG but also most games that are available on Google Play Store without any problems.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specifications
Display 5.99 inches (2160x1080p)
Processor 2.0 GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat
RAM and Storage 4GB | 64GB
Primary Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 4000mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 625
Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Rose Gold

Huawei Honor 6X – PHP 11,040

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At PHP 11,040, the Huawei Honor 6X is pretty easy on the wallet. It is equipped with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, ensuring that your games will run properly without hiccups, at the same time giving you enough space to download plenty of Android games.

Huawei Honor 6X Specifications
Display 5.5 inches (1080x1920p)
Processor 2.1GHz and 1.7GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow, upgradable to 7.0 Nougat
RAM and Storage 4GB/3GB | 64GB/32GB
Primary Camera dual 12MP+2MP
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3340mAh
Chipset Kirin 655
Colors Gray, Gold, Silver

Moto G5 Plus – PHP 11,491

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The Moto G5 Plus is perfect for those who want a decent gaming device on a tight budget. You will get a surprisingly good 5.2-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, and 3000mAh battery capacity. Unlike any other budget phones, Huawei didn’t skimp out on the build quality either. The Moto G5 Plus sports a sturdy aluminum body that is topped with a glass panel on the front, making it no longer feel like a budget device.

Moto G5 Plus Specifications
Display 5.2 inches (1920x1080p)
Processor 2.0 GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
RAM and Storage 2GB/4GB | 32GB/64GB
Primary Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 625
Colors Lunar Grey, Fine Gold
Motorola
Moto G6
From ₱ 12,760.00 Big Battery. Total Freedom.Do more of what you love with up to 36 hours of battery life.* Watch videos on an edge-to-edge 5.7" HD+ Max Vision display. Capture great photos with a 13 MP rapid-focus camera. Unlock your phone with your fingerprint. And do it all fast on a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. Stay Unplugged Longer. Refuel Faster.Go up to 36 hours on a single charge thanks to a 4000 mAh battery. When it’s time to power up, don’t slow down. The 10W rapid charger gives you hours of power in just minutes. Big Screen, Small BodyOur new 5.7" Max Vision display spans from edge to edge and still fits comfortably in your hand. The 18:9 aspect ratio gives you a much wider viewing area than traditional displays, so entertainment never looked better. Just Point And ShootThe 13 MP rear camera uses phase detection autofocus to focus fast, so you never miss a moment. Plus, you always get the best pictures – moto g⁶ play automatically takes multiple shots and recommends the best one to keep. Simply Stunning SelfiesThe 5 MP front camera with LED flash includes beautification mode, which smoothes skin and reduces blemishes and wrinkles. Store All Your Photos, FreeGoogle Photos is the main gallery app making it simple to automatically back up your photos and videos so they’re safe, secure, and totally private. Then you can edit and access them from any device or the Google Photos website. Multi-function Fingerprint ReaderUse one long press on the fingerprint reader to lock and unlock your phone. Why Wait For The Good Stuff?moto g⁶ play is backed by a speedy Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.4 GHz quad-core processor†† and powerful graphics capabilities. Enjoy your favorite apps, games, and videos without annoying lag or stuttering, and browse the web or stream music at fast 4G speed. Dance In The Rainmoto g⁶ play sports a 3D glass back packed with light-reflecting particles, so it looks great from every angle. Best of all, a water-repellent coating helps protect the phone from accidental splashes or light rain. Engineered For Your Lifemoto g⁶ play is built to help you access features and content quickly, easily, and securely, so you can have more peace of mind.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro – PHP 10,500

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a pretty capable device for running games like PUBG. It’s packed with a Snapdragon 650 chip with 6 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, a 4000mAh battery capacity, and a 5.5-inch Full HD display for a superb gaming experience.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Specifications
Display 5.5 inches (1920x1080p)
Processor 1.8 GHz, Hexa
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
RAM and Storage 2GB/3GB | 16GB/32GB
Primary Camera 16MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 4000mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 650
Colors Dark Grey, Silver and Champagne Gold

ZTE Blade V8 Pro – PHP 11,348

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Those on a budget will adore what this phone has to offer. The ZTE Blade V8 Pro has an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU, and 3GB of RAM – specs that deliver enough power to run PUBG and other graphics-intensive mobile games.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro Specifications
Display 5.5 inches (1920x1080p)
Processor 2.0 GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
RAM and Storage 3GB | 32GB
Primary Camera dual 13MP+13MP
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3140mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 625
Colors Black

There are definitely more devices in the market that can run PUBG, as the game only requires smartphones with Android 5.1.1 or newer and 2GB of RAM or more. But if you want to save yourself the hassle of searching for a decent gaming phone, then it’s wise to choose any of the devices we mentioned in this list.

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