8 Latest Smartphones
for the Fun-Loving Millennials
By Tynne De Leon
If you’re looking for a new phone that fits your lifestyle or something with really great specs, we gotchu fam. Scroll down to see some of this year’s newest releases, and who knows? You might find “the one”!
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
The new Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is definitely for the youth—its whopping 6-inch screen is just perfect for some Netflix binge-watching, and you need not to worry about phone lagging with its new and super-fast Helio P20 chipset. The camera will most likely be your new favorite feature: the 23-megapixel back camera will give you sharp and detailed shots, not to mention, the effects are super fun and Instagram-worthy!
Price: Php25,990 (6 GB/64 GB), Php 29,990 (8 GB/128 GB)
An upgrade from the now-discontinued 3T, OnePlus 5 is an impressive newcomer that can compete with other flagship smartphones—even the more expensive ones. With its premium specs like the Oxygen OS, full HD resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixels, and generous 6/8 GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage, it truly deserved its moniker as the “flagship killer.” OnePlus 5 also boasts the incredibly fast Dash Charge technology, superb camera and thin, matte-finish build. OnePlus 5 is available in all Digital Walker stores.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Price: Php 15,990
If you’re searching for a mid-range smartphone with premium display and powerful performance, then look no further than Galaxy J7 Pro. Love taking night photos? Its camera with F1.7 rear lens aperture will keep your images clear even in low light. Plus, you can enjoy faster data with its LTE Cat.6 Double Carrier Aggregation (2CA) Technology 4G+.
Oppo has a reputation in producing phones with great front cameras, and they’ve done it again with the new F3. It’s equipped with two front cameras: 16MP main shooter for selfie lovers and the secondary 8MP wide-angle for group shots. Just the kind of phone you need when you love going out with the barkada! The rear camera has advanced features like Ultra HD, GIF and expert mode, you’ll just want to take photos all day.
Cherry Mobile Taiji
Price: Php 12,999
Bookworms, rejoice! Cherry Mobile has introduced the Cherry Mobile Taiji, the newest smartphone where you can read your favorite novels as if you’re holding a real book. Thanks to its secondary 4.7-inch E-ink display, your e-books will have a printed-paper appearance, plus, it doesn’t consume too much battery. Aside from that, it runs on 1.7GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, so you can juggle with other apps efficiently.
HTC U Ultra
When you see the new HTC U Ultra, the first thing that will attract you is its glossy, liquid-like surface that has a premium feel. Aside from that, if you like keeping things organized, you will love its secondary screen on top where you can quickly access music, contacts and other essential apps in one-click. Its microSD card slot allows a whopping 2TB memory, you even can store some your favorite TV series here and watch it with clear sound by using the impressive USonic Headphones included in the package.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
A big phone with a big battery—that’s how Xiaomi describes their new Mi Max 2. And it won’t disappoint: it has a 6.44 inch display for a great visual and gaming experience supported by a 5300 mAh battery that can last for longer hours. It also sports impressive specs such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, fingerprint sensor and 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear camera, Large Pixel, with PDAF.
This new offer from Huawei’s sub-brand is another steal—it sports a high resolution display with Quad HD resolution (515ppi) and a dual 12 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. Its other camera features are impressive with its dual-tone flash, phase detection and laser autofocus. The design is super sleek, so the phone feels premium in your hands.
Which smartphone do you like best? Tell us in the comments section below!