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Get the best bang for your buck with this smartphone gift guide for the holiday season

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The holiday season is here, and you might be thinking of getting a new smartphone. But with so many choices, how do you pick the right one for you or your loved ones?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will guide you through some of the best smartphone deals this season, for every taste and budget. In addition, you can also easily order them online with the SM Malls Online app

Here are some of the best phones you can get this holiday season:

  • iPhone 15 Series: Whether or not you agree, the latest flagship from Apple, the iPhone 15 Series, is one of the most sought-after devices. It features a stunning AMOLED display, a powerful A16 Bionic chip, a 48MP main camera, and a USB-C port. It also has a ceramic shield front, improved battery life, and an IP68 water and dust resistance. The iPhone 15 starts at ₱56,990.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: The Samsung Galaxy S23 Series is one of the best smartphones Android has to offer. The smartphones boast 120Hz Super AMOLED displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors, and powerful camera systems. And with the Galaxy S24 Series looming at the start of the year, you can get the Galaxy S23 Series at lower prices. The Samsung Galaxy S23 starts at ₱53,990.
  • OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G: The OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G is a premium smartphone that boasts a 120Hz 6.74-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, a 50MP triple-camera system, and a 4,700mAh battery with 100W fast charging. It also has a sleek design, great-sounding stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. You can get the OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G for ₱39,999.
  • Samsung Galaxy A54 5G: The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G offers a 120Hz 6.4-inch AMOLED display, an Exynos 1380 processor, a 50MP triple-camera system, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It also has a glass back, stereo speakers, and One UI on top of Android 13. The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G starts at ₱24,990.
  • vivo V29 5G: The vivo V29 5G might fly under the radar, but it offers one of the best camera experiences at its price point. The phone boasts a 50MP camera, aided by the Aura Light 2.0 and Smart Color Temperature Adjustment to create stunning portraits. It also has a 120Hz 6.78-inch 1.5K AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, up to 512GB of storage, and a 4600mAh battery with 80W fast charging. The vivo V29 5G starts at ₱24,999.
  • realme 11 Pro+ 5G: One of the most stylish phones on this list, the realme 11 Pro+ 5G combines a stunning vegan leather design and powerful internals. It boasts a 200MP camera, a 120Hz AMOLED display, a Dimensity 7050 chip, 512GB of storage, and a large 5000mAh battery with a blazing 100W fast charging. The realme 11 Pro+ 5G is priced at ₱24,999
  • HONOR 90 5G: The HONOR 90 5G  is a compact and stylish smartphone that sports one of the best displays in its class with a 120Hz 6.7-inch OLED screen. It also has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition processor, a 200MP triple-camera system, 512GB of storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging. You can get the HONOR 90 5G for ₱24,990.
  • Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G: The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G is a high-performance smartphone that boasts a 120Hz 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a Dimensity 1080 processor, a 200MP triple-camera system, and a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging. It also has a side fingerprint scanner and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers. You can get the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G for ₱21,990.
  • POCO F5: The POCO F5 is another budget stalwart with a 120Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, a 64MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. The POCO F5 starts at ₱16,999.
  • Infinix ZERO 30 5G: The Infinix ZERO 30 5G is a mid-range smartphone that delivers a 144Hz 6.78-inch AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 processor, a 108MP triple-camera system, and a 5000mAh battery with 68W fast charging. It also has a sleek design, stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. You can get the Infinix ZERO 30 5G for ₱14,999.
  • realme 11 4G: The realme 11 4G is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers a 90Hz 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, a 108MP dual-camera system, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. It also has a hi-res audio, a dedicated microSD card slot, and a side fingerprint scanner. You can get the realme 11 4G for ₱13,999.
  • vivo Y36: The vivo Y36 is a value-for-money smartphone with a 90Hz 6.64-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon 680 processor, a 50Mp dual-camera system, and a 5,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. You can get the vivo Y36 for ₱12,999.
  • Tecno Pova 5: The Tecno Pova 5 has a 120Hz 6.78-inch FHD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, a 50MP camera, and a 6000mAh battery with 45W fast charging. It also has dual speakers and a VC cooling system. The Tecno Pova 5 is priced at ₱7,599.
  • vivo Y17s: The vivo Y17s packs a 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, a 50MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. It also features a side fingerprint scanner and an IP54 rating. The vivo Y17s is priced at ₱6,999.
  • realme C51: And last but not least, the realme C51 offers a 90Hz 6.7-inch HD display, an octa-core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a 50MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It also has a side fingerprint scanner, a headphone jack, and the Mini Capsule notification feature. The realme C51 starts at ₱4,999.

The most convenient way to avail of these tech gift ideas

All these tech gift ideas are available on the SM Malls Online app, which is a convenient and safe way to shop online straight from your smartphone. You can browse through thousands of products from various SM malls and partner stores, and have them delivered to your doorstep or picked up at the mall.

For those looking for smartphone deals, you can take advantage of Cellboy’s Open Box Sale, which offers up to 50% off on selected smartphones.

An open-box unit is a product that has been taken out of the box, usually used as a display unit in retail stores. The devices are inspected, tested, reset, and restored close to their original condition. They also come with the original packaging and accessories. You can get a brand-new smartphone for a fraction of the original price from an open-box sale.

If you want to avail yourself of any of these tech gift ideas without breaking the bank, you can use POLKA.PH, a buy-now-pay-later service that lets you pay in installments with no credit card required. You can get low downpayment and flexible payment terms on iPhones, Android phones, and gaming gadgets.

To get started, simply download the SM Malls Online app and register an account. Then, go to the POLKA.PH store page and add your desired item to your cart. Select your preferred installment plan and checkout

So, what are you waiting for? Grab these tech gift ideas for the holiday season and make your loved ones happy.

About SM Malls Online App

SM Malls Online App

Avoid the holiday rush and shop online at the SM Malls Online App. It offers a safe and convenient way to shop from your favorite SM Mall straight from your smartphone. The one-stop shop offers authentic products from trusted mall brands and multi-brand checkout in one order with one delivery fee.

The SM Malls Online App is available for download on Google Play or App Store. For more information, visit this link.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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