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
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|
|Colors||Pearl Black, Velvet Red, Gold, Blue|
ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL – PHP19,995
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|
|Colors||Meteor Silver, Midnight Blue|
HUAWEI P20 Lite – PHP17,105
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|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Sakura Pink|
OnePlus 6 – PHP29,598
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|
|Colors||Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Sandstone White|
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+)|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|RAM and Storage||6GB | 64GB/128GB/256 GB|
|Primary Camera||dual 12MP+12MP|
|Colors||Black, White, Gold, Blue|
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.