Technology December 20, 2021
While gifts are always appreciated, the best gifts are often stuff that the receiver will use in their daily life.
And what better gift is there than a smartphone! After all, everyone uses smartphones to stay connected, especially at this time of masking up and social distancing.
Not only are there a ton of great smartphone to choose from, but each person also has different needs.
With these in mind, here is our handy smartphone gift guide for the holidays based on the type of user that you are gifting. The best part is all these phones are 5G-ready!
For the first-time user: Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – PHP 13,990
If you’re giving a smartphone as a gift to your kid (or maybe to a niece or nephew), you can’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.
This phone has a solid build quality that’s great for younger users who may not be too careful with their device.
The A22 5G is one of the most affordable phones you can buy with 5G – great news as this phone can take advantage of Smart’s wide 5G coverage in the Philippines.
Along with its solid build and 5G connectivity, the Galaxy A22 5G also has an impressive range of features for its price, including a 90Hz display to better enjoy games, as well as a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor for good gaming and everyday performance.
On top of these, the phone has a triple camera setup with a 48MP main shooter that should take great photos.
And to top it all off, the A22 5G has a 5,000mAh battery, meaning it will last for a long time on a single charge.
For the avid gamer: realme GT Master – PHP 18,990
Are you gifting a smartphone to an avid mobile gamer?
Whether he/she plays Mobile Legends or Call of Duty: Mobile, the realme GT Master will no doubt satisfy at a price that’s much easier on the wallet compared to flagship phones.
Thanks to its powerful Snapdragon 778G 5G processor and up to 8GB of RAM, the GT Master will easily run today’s popular titles, even at max graphics settings.
To top that off, the phone has a 4300mAh battery for all-day gaming.
While gaming is this phone’s specialty, the realme GT Master does not disappoint in its other features.
For instance, the phone packs a triple camera setup with a 64MP main shooter, and it also has a 120Hz AMOLED display, making it a great match for binge-watching your favorite movies and shows.
For the style icon: OPPO Reno6 Z 5G – PHP 19,999
Gaming might be the priority for some, but for others, having a stylish smartphone is what they truly want.
If you’re thinking of a smartphone gift to a style-conscious pamangkin, then you can’t go wrong with the OPPO Reno6 Z 5G.
This phone is one of the most stylish and eye-catching in the mid-range segment, whether you get the Black or the Aurora colorway.
And at the front, the phone’s AMOLED display produces vibrant colors, all while having incredibly slim bezels.
OPPO did not sacrifice performance for extra style points though as the phone also has enough power for everyday performance and gaming thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G.
Plus, the phone’s triple rear camera setup with a 64MP main shooter promises to take quality photos that are social media ready.
For Apple users: iPhone 13 Mini – PHP 44,990
A couple of months ago, Apple launched its latest iPhone lineup, and it includes the iPhone 13 Mini.
While this may be the smallest and most affordable (though still quite pricey) of the 13 series, the new iPhone Mini is easily one of the best gifts you can give to an Apple user.
Even with its small size, the iPhone 13 Mini is packed with some of the best hardware on a phone today Powering the phone is Apple’s A15 Bionic, the most powerful smartphone processor to date.
Complimenting this is a 5.4-inch OLED display with HDR10 for an excellent viewing experience.
And finally, the phone has a dual 12MP rear camera setup that’s still the benchmark for smartphone photography.
The ultimate gift: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – PHP 87,990
If you want nothing but the best for your loved one this Christmas, then there’s no doubt that the Galaxy Z Fold3 is the gift to give.
The Z Fold3 is the only phone of its kind that combines the portability of a smartphone with the screen area of a tablet.
The main draw of this phone is its large 7.6-inch AMOLED folding display that makes it feel more like a tablet than a phone.
Aside from being great for watching movies and shows, the large screen is a great match for productivity, especially as it supports Samsung’s S-Pen.
Aside from the foldable display, the Z Fold3 has everything that you could ever want from a flagship phone, including an excellent triple camera setup, as well as a powerful Snapdragon 888 processor.
All these phones are available now in the Philippines as device-only purchases, or as part of Smart Signature Postpaid plans.
If you’re giving a smartphone gift to a loved one or as a treat for yourself, Smart Signature + device plans are your best bet as Smart’s postpaid offerings offer lots of customization options, all while being on the Philippines fastest and widest 5G network.
Now, if you think there’s still another phone out there that will fit your needs more, then you’re in luck as the Smart Holideals sale is now live until December 19, and it features big discounts on lots of other great smartphones.
Some of these phones include the stylish Huawei nova 7i, the sleek OPPO Reno5, and even the productivity powerhouse Note 10+. You can check out all the phones available on the Holideals sale here.
To see the rest of the phones available in Smart postpaid plans, visit the official Smart Signature website.