Want an iPhone X? Check out these 5 look-alikes for half the price!

Reymart Jan Sarigumba

Since Apple launched the iPhone X, a number of look-alike devices from various phone manufacturers have suddenly sprung up. Up to this day, more and more similar devices are coming to the smartphone landscape, sporting the “notched display” that the iPhone X popularized. Amidst the plethora of iPhone X clones, here are 5 mid-range devices that retail at half the price of the iPhone X.

The iPhone X currently retails at PHP64,490 for the 64GB variant (based on Apple PH website). If you are not taken aback by its premium cost, then you’re most likely able to afford it. Otherwise, you may just add it to your wish list and wait until you can buy one or until it will depreciate in value. But with the slew of iPhone X look-alikes that made the headlines in the past few months, you might want to check them out, as most of them only cost half the price of Apple’s flagship phone.

We’ve listed down the top 5 Android mobile phones with iPhone X-like displays and impressive features that will give more bang for your buck.

Vivo V9 – PHP17,345

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With a notched display and vertically-placed dual-camera setup at the back, the Vivo V9 is definitely a derivative of the iPhone X. The notch contains the 24MP front camera, LED light, and facial recognition unit. The Vivo V9 also sports a 6.3-inch IPS display, 64GB internal storage, 4GB of RAM, and the FunTouch OS 4.0 based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo software.

Vivo V9 Specifications
Display 6.3 inches (2280x1080p FHD+)
Processor 2.2 GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
RAM and Storage 4GB | 64GB
Primary Camera dual 16MP+5MP
Front Camera 24MP
Battery 3260mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 626
Colors Pearl Black, Velvet Red, Gold, Blue
Vivo Y15 ₱ 7,000.00
Vivo X60 Pro 5G ₱ 35,590.00
Vivo V15 Pro ₱ 1,898.00
Vivo S1 ₱ 2,250.00
Vivo Y91 ₱ 4,000.00
Vivo Y51 ₱ 1,999.00
Vivo Y66 ₱ 2,650.00
Vivo Y55 ₱ 2,490.00
Vivo Y71 ₱ 3,199.00
Vivo V7 Plus ₱ 3,500.00
Vivo V9 ₱ 10,990.00
Vivo Y53 ₱ 2,650.00
Vivo Y91C ₱ 3,900.00
Vivo Y12 ₱ 5,000.00
Vivo Y19 ₱ 9,999.00

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL – PHP19,995

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Just like its premium counterpart, the Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL, the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL comes with a similar design language and wields a notch that is smaller than the iPhone X. Other specifications include a 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB!), 3300mAh battery capacity, and a full HD display, amongst others.

Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL Specifications
Display 6.2 inches (1080x2246p FHD+)
Processor Octa-core Kryo 260
Operating System ZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
RAM and Storage 6GB/4GB | 64GB
Primary Camera dual 12MP+8MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Battery 3300mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 636
Colors Meteor Silver, Midnight Blue
Asus ROG Phone ₱ 7,000.00 ASUS ROG ZS600KL-1A032EU, 15.2 cm (6"), 8 GB, 128 GB, 12 MP, Android 8.1, Black
Asus ROG Phone 2 ₱ 2,000.00
ASUS ZenFone 6 ₱ 7,900.00 ASUS ZenFone 6 A600CG, 15.2 cm (6"), 2 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP, Android 4.3, Black
Asus Rog Phone 3 ₱ 10,000.00
Asus ROG Phone 512GB ₱ 22,888.00
ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) ₱ 4,990.00 ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL-4H015WW, 13.2 cm (5.2"), 3 GB, 32 GB, 13 MP, Android 6.0, Grey
Asus ROG Phone 128GB ₱ 54,226.00
Asus Rog Phone 3 256GB ₱ 38,750.00
Asus Rog Phone 3 512GB ₱ 10,000.00
ASUS ZenFone Max ₱ 5,999.00 ASUS ZenFone Max ZC550KL-1B010WW, 14 cm (5.5"), 2 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP, Android 5.0, White
ASUS ZenFone 3 ‏(ZE552KL)‏ ₱ 15,542.00 ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL, 14 cm (5.5"), 3 GB, 32 GB, 16 MP, Android 6.0, Black
ASUS ZenFone 8 ₱ 34,995.00
ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ‏(ZC553KL)‏ ₱ 8,999.00 ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL, 14 cm (5.5"), 3 GB, 32 GB, 16 MP, Android 6.0, Silver
ASUS ZenFone 5z ZS620KL ₱ 24,995.00
Asus Rog Phone 3 128GB ₱ 31,930.00

HUAWEI P20 Lite – PHP17,105

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For a price tag of around PHP17K, the Huawei P20 Lite is way less than half the price of the iPhone X. Aside from the notch, it has notable features such as a dual 16MP+2MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery capacity, and a full HD+ display.

If you can stretch your budget further, you might want to check out Huawei P20 Lite’s flagship siblings – the P20 and the P20 Pro, both also come with the iconic notch nestled on the top of their displays.

Huawei P20 Lite Specifications
Display 5.84 inches (1080x2280p)
Processor 2.36GHz & 1.7GHz, Octa
Operating System EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 (Oreo)
RAM and Storage 4GB | 64GB and 128GB
Primary Camera dual 16MP+2MP
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3000mAh
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
Colors Midnight Black, Sakura Pink
Huawei nova 3i ₱ 8,393.00 Huawei Nova 3i, 16 cm (6.3"), 4 GB, 128 GB, 16 MP, Android 8.1, Purple
Huawei P30 lite ₱ 9,990.00
Huawei Nova 5T ₱ 11,500.00
Huawei P30 Pro ₱ 30,990.00
Huawei Nova 7i ₱ 7,000.00
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 ₱ 8,800.00
Huawei P30 ₱ 23,759.55
Huawei P40 Pro ₱ 36,800.00 Huawei P40 Pro, 16.7 cm (6.58"), 8 GB, 256 GB, 50 MP, Android 10.0, Grey
Huawei Y9 (2019) ₱ 9,900.00 Huawei Y9 2019, 16.5 cm (6.5"), 4 GB, 64 GB, 16 MP, Android 8.1, Black
Huawei Mate 20 Pro ₱ 15,350.00 Huawei Mate 20 Pro, 16.2 cm (6.39"), 6 GB, 128 GB, 40 MP, Android 9.0, Blue
Huawei P20 Lite ₱ 6,999.00
Huawei P20 ₱ 13,395.00 Huawei P20, 14.7 cm (5.8"), 4 GB, 128 GB, 12 MP, Android 8.1, Black
Huawei Y6 (2018) ₱ 3,599.00 Huawei Y6 2018, 14.5 cm (5.7"), 2 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP, Android 8.0, Black
Huawei P20 Pro ₱ 16,868.08 Huawei P20 Pro, 15.5 cm (6.1"), 6 GB, 128 GB, 40 MP, Android 8.1, Black
Huawei Y9s ₱ 11,000.00

OnePlus 6 – PHP29,598

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The OnePlus 6 is one of the most talked-about smartphones last month, not only because it bears the notch, but also because it offers a slew of premium features. These include the octa-core Snapdragon 845 chip, 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM, and a dual 16MP+20MP rear camera, amongst others.

OnePlus 6 Specifications
Display 6.28 inches (1080x2280p)
Processor 2.8GHz & 1.7GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo)
RAM and Storage 6GB/8GB | 64GB/128GB/256GB
Primary Camera dual 16MP+20MP
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3300mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 845
Colors Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Sandstone White
OnePlus 8 ₱ 18,203.79
OnePlus 7 Pro ₱ 10,000.00
OnePlus 7T ₱ 23,490.00
OnePlus 8 Pro ₱ 45,999.00
OnePlus 7 ₱ 20,690.00
OnePlus 7T Pro ₱ 6,000.00
OnePlus 5T ₱ 14,769.00
OnePlus 6T ₱ 23,369.00
OnePlus 5 ₱ 20,142.00
OnePlus Nord N10 5G ₱ 19,857.00
OnePlus 8 128GB Onyx Black ₱ 18,203.79
OnePlus 3 ₱ 26,061.00
OnePlus Nord N100 ₱ 8,690.00
OnePlus 7 Pro 256GB Nebula Blue ₱ 24,205.00
OnePlus 9 Pro ₱ 35,099.00

Xiaomi Mi 8 – PHP29,949

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The newest iPhone X look-alike in this list is the Xiaomi Mi 8. Apart from the notch, this premium Xiaomi device features a Face Unlock technology and vertically-positioned dual-lens setup at the back. It also has a smaller sibling – the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that is equipped with a 5.88-inch display, however, it isn’t available in the country yet.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications
Display 6.21 inches (2248x1080p FHD+)
Processor 2.8GHz, Octa
Operating System Android 8.0 (Oreo)
RAM and Storage 6GB | 64GB/128GB/256 GB
Primary Camera dual 12MP+12MP
Front Camera 20MP
Battery 3400mAh
Chipset Snapdragon 845
Colors Black, White, Gold, Blue
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 ₱ 8,000.00
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G ₱ 34,990.00
Xiaomi Mi 11 ₱ 20,000.00
Xiaomi Mi 9T ₱ 14,990.00
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro ₱ 4,000.00
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G ₱ 5,000.00
Xiaomi Mi A3 ₱ 16,990.00
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite ₱ 14,689.00
Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G ₱ 12,000.00
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra ₱ 10,000.00
Xiaomi Mi 10 ₱ 34,990.00
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite ₱ 7,495.00
Xiaomi Mi 8 ₱ 17,848.00
Xiaomi Mi 6 ₱ 24,519.00
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro ₱ 28,990.00

The phones mentioned above share one similarity which is the notched display. While they are dubbed as “rip-offs” due to this design feature, they otherwise offer mid-range-to-premium specifications that make them not too far behind the iPhone X. If you want an iPhone X but you’re under a certain budget, it’s wise to pick up any of the devices we mentioned above.

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