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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
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro ₱ 13,593.41 Description: Basic Information Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6Gb+128Gb) Style Bar Color Black, Gold, Blue Network Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz Cdma BC0 3G: Wcdma 850/900/1900/2100MHz Td-Scdma B34/b39 4G: Fdd-Lte B1/b3/b5/b7/b8 Tdd-Lte B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(100MHz) [===Not Sure Your Network ?===] Sim Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby (Nano Sim) Card Slot 2 Supports SIM Card/ TF Card System OS Miui CPU Snapdragon 675 Octa-core, 2.0Ghz GPU Adreno 612 ROM 128Gb RAM 6GB Card Extend Supports an external TF card up to 256Gb (Vfat) Screen Display Size 6.3 Inch 19.5:9 Type Fhd+ Capacitive Touch Screen, 1500:1 contrast rotio, 84% Ntsc color gamut, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Sunlight mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode Resolution 2340*1080 pixels PPI 409 Multitouch Yes Support Format Ringtones Type Polyphonic/MP3 Audio format Aac, Aac+ Mp3, Amr, Flac, WAV Video File Format Mp4, M4V, Mkv, Xvid Graphical Format Jpeg/png/gif/bmp Earphone Port 3.5mm Data Transfer & Connectivity Data transfer USB/bluetooth Mobile internet WAP/WiFi General Camera/Picture Resolution Front Camera: 13.0Mp AI portrait selfie AI scene detection Face recognition Selfie countdown, Mirror, HDR Dual Back camera: 48.0Mp + 5.0Mp 1.6m (4in1) f1.8, Pdaf Steady handheld night photography AI Portrait mode, background blurring Single-tone flash Low light enhancement Standard HDR Auto HDR Video stabilization (Eis) Burst mode Panorama mode Face recognition Video recordings: 4

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

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
ZTE Nubia Red Magic ₱ 26,141.81 Description: Basic Information Model ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 (6Gb+128Gb) Network 2G: Gsm: B2(1900)/b3(1800)/b5(850)/b8(900) 3G: Wcdma: B1(2100)/b2(1900)/b4(1700/2100)/b5(850)/b8(900)/b9(1700)/b19(850) Tdscdma: B34(2000)/b39(1900) Cdma: Bc0(800)/bc1(1900) 4G: Fdd-Tle: B1(2100)/b2(1900)/b3(1800)/b4(1700/2100)/b5(850)/ B7(2600)/b8(900)/b12(700)//b17(700)/b18(800)/b19(800)/b20(800)/b26(850) Tdd-Tle: B34(2100)/b38(2600)/b39(1900)/b40(2300)/b41(2500) [===Not Sure Your Network ?===] SIM Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby (Nano Sim) Style Bar Color Black, Red Highlights 6.65 Inch 19.5:9 Oversized full HD Screen 6GB RAM 128Gb ROM Snapdragon 855, Octa Core 5000mAh Battery 48Mp + 16Mp Cameras System OS Redmagic OS 2.0(Based on Android9.0) CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa Core, up 2.84GHz GPU Adreno 640 RAM 6GB ROM 128Gb Card Extend No Screen Display Size 6.65 Inch 19.5:9 Oversized full HD Screen Type Amoled Resolution 1080*2340 Fhd+ Pixel Density 387.5 PPI Contrast 100000:1 Brightness 430nit Panel Technology Multi-touch Others 90Hz Refresh Rate (60Hz/90Hz/Auto) DC Dimming Heat Dissipation High-efficiency Centrifugal Fan Wind pressure: 4.35mmH2O Power: 0.135W Structural Features: Small Size, Light Weight Waterproof (Ip55) Maximum Speed: 14000 R.p.m. Liquid-cooled Copper Tube Heat Conduction Device Yes Support Format Audio File Format Wav, Amr, MP3 Video File Format 3Gp, Mp4, Rmvb Image File Format Gif, Jpeg, Bmp, PNG FM Radio No Earphone Port 3.5mm Data Transfer & Connectivity Data transfer
ZTE Nubia M2 ₱ 8,887.80 Description: Basic Description Model Nubia M2 (Global Rom 4Gb+64Gb) Band (Network) 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: Td-Scdma B34/39, Wcdma 850/900/1900/2100MHz, Cdma 1x & Evdo 800 4G: Tdd-Lte B38/39/40/41, Fdd-Lte B1/b3/b5/b7/b8/b20 [===Not Sure Your Network ?===] / [==Will My Phone Work ?==] Sim Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby (Nano SIM + Nano SIM or Nano SIM + TF Card) Style Bar Color Black/Gold System OS Nubia UI 4.0 (base on Android M) CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Msm8953) Octa Core A53 2.0GHz 64bit GPU Adreno 506 RAM 4GB Lpddr3 933MHz ROM 64Gb eMMC 5.1 Card Extend Support TF card up to 200Gb Screen Display Size 5.5 Inch Type Capacitive Touch Screen, Amoled, Corning Gorilla glass Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Support Format Ringtones Type Polyphonic/MP3 Audio File Format Flac/ape/aac/mka/ogg/midi/m4A/amr Video File Format Mp4/3Gp/mov/mkv/avi/flv/mpeg Image File Format Jpeg/bmp/gif/png Multimedia Tas2555 chipset/Dolby Surround 7.1, Hi-Fi, Dolby Decoding Earphone Port 3.5mm Data Transfer & Connectivity Data transfer USB/bluetooth/OTG Mobile internet WAP/WiFi General Camera/Picture Resolution Front camera: 16.0Mp Stacked Cmos image sensor /2.0 aperture 80 wide angle Dual back camera: 13.0Mp + 13.0Mp Stacked Cmos image sensor Sapphire Glass lens /2.2 aperture NeoVision 6.5 Language More details please refer to the screenshots Message Sms/mms Input Handwrite/Keypad GPS Yes, Gps, Glonass, Beidou Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz bluetooth Yes, v4.1, support BLE Sensor Gravity Se
ZTE Nubia Z18 ₱ 18,651.48 Item specifics Operation System: Android CPU: Octa Core RAM: 6GB ROM: 128GB Display Size: 5.7 Display Resolution: 2160x1080 Camera Pixels: 24.0MP Feature: with MP3 with Touch Screen Gravity Response Video Player OTA with WiFi Hotknot Color Screen Back Camera with Bluetooth Google Play Store Dual Sim Card Fingerprint USB OTG Heart Rate Back Touch Smart Wake with FM Radio With Ebook with GPS Front Camera with Email MMS Battery(mAH): 3450mAh Recording Definition: 1080P Language: Portugal Vietnamese Danish Greece French Indonesia Finnish Chinese Hungarian India Russian Czech Malay Filipino Italian Slovak Spanish Persian Dutch English Norwegian Turkish Arabic Polish Thai Romanian German Swedish Hebrew Bulgarian Memory Card up to: 64 GB Model: ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini Item Condition: New Unlock Phones: Yes Sim Card: Dual SIM Release Date: 2018 Design: Bar Return policy details Buyers can receive a partial refund, and keep the item(s) if they are not as described or with quality issues by negotiating directly with seller within 30 days from the day the item(s) were received. Description Product Name: ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini 5.7 inch Android 8.0 Face ID Smart Phone 6GB RAM Octa Core Snapdragon 660 AIE Dual Rear Camera 24.0MP+5.0 Item Code: 455320564 Category: Cell Phones Short Description: We will send you the Nubia Z18 MINI with (Official Firmware) And We will install the Multi-Language and Google Play store . Quantity: 1 Piece Package Size: 20.0 10.0 ( cm ) Gross Weight/Package: 0.8 ( kg )

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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