Jul 3, 2018 (updated : Jan 27, 2021)

Best Smartphones with 6GB RAM Under PHP 15K 2020 - 2021

The average memory capacity of an Android smartphone today is around 4GB. But if you want to have more flexibility, then your next option is to go for 6GB of RAM. With that in mind, we've made an exclusive list of the best affordable smartphones with 6GB of RAM.

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In today's standards, a smartphone with 4GB of RAM is pretty much the base configuration everyone should remember. From there, depending on your budget and needs should you see what models are available as other options.

For more flexibility, picking a smartphone with a memory capacity higher than 4GB of RAM is highly recommended. This then leads us to 6GB of RAM. Even by today's standards, 6GB of RAM isn't such a big headline anymore as most upper-midrange smartphones today pack 8GB of RAM capacity. Undeniably, an 8GB RAM offers more flexibility than 6GB, but that doesn't mean that 6GB isn't a good choice at all. In addition, the difference in pricing is obvious between the two, making the latter a more approachable option.

A 6GB RAM smartphone should be more than enough to handle your daily needs without sacrificing performance. For clarification, having more memory doesn't make your phone faster; instead, it allows you to have a better transition from one app to another since having more memory means that it can handle more tasks.

To help you in your search for a smartphone with 6GB of RAM, we've made an exclusive list of the best options that are currently available in the market priced at under PHP 15,000 in the Philippines today.

Best 6GB RAM Smartphones Under PHP 15K

10. Infinix S5 Pro

The Infinix S5 Pro is a stylish and flashy phone. It features a FullView display with no notch or display cutout, meaning that there are no obstructions when watching or streaming videos from your phone.

The Infinix S5 Pro packs a 6.53-inch IPS LCD FullView display with 1,080 x 2,340 FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Infinix S5 Pro packs a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.

One of the highlights of the Infinix S5 Pro is its cameras. At the back, the phone is equipped with a triple-camera setup formed by 48MP (wide) + 2MP (depth) + QVGA sensors. For selfies, the Infinix S5 Pro features a 40MP AI motorized pop-up camera.

Other features of the Infinix S5 Pro include an Android 10 OS, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Micro USB port, and a 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge support.

Pros

  • FullView display
  • FHD+ resolution
  • Triple-camera setup
  • 40MP pop-up selfie camera

Cons

  • Non-OLED display
  • No 4K video support
  • Dated Micro USB

Infinix S5 Pro Key Specifications

Display Size6.53 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
OS verXOS 6.0, based on Android 10
CPUMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 2MP + QVGA low light camera sensor
Front Camera40MP (Motorized pop-up)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh
Dimensions162.5 x 76.88 x 8.95 mm
Weight194 g
ColorForest Green, Sea Blue, Violet Flowers

9. TECNO POVA

The TECNO POVA is another budget smartphone that offers decent specs making it a good buy.

For starters, the TECNO POVA features a large 6.8-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1,640 HD+ resolution. There's a display cutout placed on the top left corner of the phone that houses the front camera sensor. The TECNO POVA comes with a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In the camera department, the TECNO POVA comes with a quad-camera setup which consists of a 13MP (wide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) + AI HD lens setup. The quality of the pictures from the camera is good enough to capture the important details but will start to struggle when used under low light. The phone also comes with an 8MP front camera that is excellent for selfies and video calling.

Powering the TECNO POVA is a large 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support chargeable via a Micro USB port.

Pros

  • MediaTek Helio G80 chipset
  • Large display
  • Large battery capacity with 18W fast charging

Cons

  • HD+ resolution
  • Dated Micro USB port
  • No 4K video recording

TECNO POVA Key Specifications

Display Size6.8 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1640 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, HiOS 7.0
CPUMediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
CPU Speed2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM6GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 18W
Dimensions171.2 x 77.6 x 9.4 mm (6.74 x 3.06 x 0.37 in)
ColorDazzle Black, Magic Blue, Speed Purple

8. TCL PLEX

For the uninitiated, TCL is a large electronic brand in China selling electronic devices including appliances and TVs.

The TCL PLEX features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with 1,080 x 2,340 FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the device packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 12GB of internal storage.

In the camera department, the TCL PLEX sports a triple-camera setup composed of 48MP (wide) + 16MP (ultrawide) + 2MP camera sensors. There is also a 24MP (wide) camera sensor up front for video calling and selfies.

The phone comes with a 3,820mAh battery with 18W fast charge support via USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • FHD+ resolution
  • USB Type-C port
  • 4K video recording (rear camera)
  • 18W fast charge support

Cons

  • Battery capacity could be bigger
  • Non-OLED display
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

TCL PLEX Key Specifications

Display Size6.53 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS verTCL UI, based on Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10
CPUQualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) Octa-core Kryo 460
CPU Speed2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera48MP + 16MP + 2MP
Front Camera24MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3,820mAh, non-removable Fast charging 18W, 50% in 32 min (advertised) Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions162.2 x 76.56 x 7.99 mm
Weight192 g
ColorObsidian Black, Opal White

7. OPPO Reno

The OPPO Reno is a mid-range phone that has some characteristics of a high-end smartphone. The highlights of the phone are its outstanding performance and beautiful design.

The OPPO Reno has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixel FHD+ resolution. The excellent display is very noticeable when watching movies as the colors stand out. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Internal storage is upgradable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The performance of the phone is comparable to other high-end devices and is able to play even the more demanding games with high graphics requirements.

The OPPO Reno has a "shark-fin" camera that is highly rated for its performance and capabilities. The phone comes with a 48MP (wide) + 5MP (depth) camera combo at the back and a 16MP motorized pop-up camera for selfies and video calls.

Providing juice to the OPPO Reno is a 3,765mAh battery with a 20W fast charge via USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • FullView OLED display
  • FHD+ resolution
  • Capable processor
  • USB Type-C
  • 20W fast charge support

Cons

  • Dated model (released in 2019)
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

OPPO Reno Key Specifications

Display Size6.4 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
OS verAndroid 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10 nm) Octa core
CPU Speed2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver
Storage128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera48MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP (Pop-up)
Battery3765 mAh, VOOC 3.0
Dimensions156.6 x 74.3 x 9.0 mm
WeightAbout 185 g
ColorJet Black, Pink Mist, Ocean Green, Nebula Purple

6. Samsung Galaxy A21s

The Samsung Galaxy A21s is an affordable smartphone that is well equipped with capable performance. One of the main highlights of this phone is its quad-camera setup and Exynos 850 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy A21s packs a 6.5-inch PLS TFT LCD screen with 720 x 1,600 HD+ resolution. On its core, the Samsung Galaxy A21s features an Exynos 850 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Camera-wise, the Samsung Galaxy A21s features a quad-camera setup comprised of 48MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) sensors. There is also a 13MP sensor up front for selfies and video calls.

Powering the device is a large 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support via a USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • Quad-camera setup
  • Exynos 850
  • Large battery capacity with 15W fast charge
  • USB Type-C

Cons

  • Non-OLED display
  • HD+ resolution
  • No 4K support for video recording

Samsung Galaxy A21s Key Specifications

Display Size6.5 inches
Display Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, Super AMOLED
OS verAndroid 10, One UI 2.0
CPUSamsung Exynos 850 Octa-core
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz & 4x2.0 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM3GB, 4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,000mAh Fast charging 15W
Dimensions163.6 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm (6.44 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight192 g (6.77 oz)
ColorBlack, White, Red, Blue

5. HUAWEI Y8p

HUAWEI may have had its share of woes these couple of years but that didn't stop the company from releasing great devices that are very appealing with stylish designs and capable features.

The HUAWEI Y8p is a well-balanced phone that integrates features that are hard to find in this price range. Up front, the HUAWEI Y8p has a 6.3-inch OLED screen with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD+ resolution. An OLED screen is not something you would normally see in smartphones of this price range. Gameplay and watching movies are more enjoyable with the remarkable sharpness and vividness of the images in the display.

Under the hood, the Y8p packs a Kirin 710F processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Internal storage is upgradable up to 256GB via NM card.

In the camera department, the HUAWEI Y8p features a triple-rear camera comprised of 48MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (depth) camera sensors. For selfies and video calls, the notch on the Y8p houses a 16MP camera sensor.

Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge support via USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • OLED display
  • FHD+ resolution
  • Capable gaming performance
  • Capable cameras

Cons

  • No Google Play services
  • No high refresh rate
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

HUAWEI Y8p Key Specifications

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, OLED
OS verEMUI 10.1 (Based on Android 10)
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A73 & Cortex-A53
CPU Speed4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage128GB
External StorageNM SD Card, up to 256GB
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh Charging 10W
Dimensions157.4 x 73.2 x 7.8 mm (6.20 x 2.88 x 0.31 in)
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)
ColorMidnight Black, Breathing Crystal

4. Samsung Galaxy A31

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is another budget-friendly device from Samsung that offers a larger screen and good battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD+ resolution. The display is adaptable and able to perform well even under low light or when used directly under the sun.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 chipset accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A31 is capable of handling multiple tasks and play most games as well.

In the camera department, the Galaxy A31 sports a quad-camera setup at the back comprised of 48MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (macro) + 5MP (depth) camera sensors. The display notch up front houses a 20MP (wide) camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

Providing juice to the Samsung Galaxy A31 is a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging via USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution
  • Quad-camera setup
  • USB Type-C
  • Large battery capacity with 15W fast charging

Cons

  • No 4K support for video recording

Samsung Galaxy A31 Key Specifications

Display Size6.4 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED
OS verAndroid 10, One UI 2.0
CPUMediatek MT6768 Helio P65 Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
BatteryNon-removable 5,000mAh 15W Fast Charging
Dimensions59.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm
Weight185 g
ColorPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush Blue

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is still, up to this date, a very desirable smartphone to own.

The Redmi Note 9S features a 6.67-inch LCD screen with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD+ resolution. The display also comes with support for HDR10 viewing. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9S packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The processor is equipped to be able to play most games with no difficulties or setbacks.

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 9S features a quad-camera setup at the back comprised of a 48MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) camera combo. Inside the display cutout, the Redmi Note 9S houses a 16MP camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

Battery-wise, the Redmi Note 9S carries a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C.

Pros

  • FHD+ resolution
  • Snapdragon 720G
  • Quad-camera setup
  • USB Type-C
  • Large battery capacity with 18W fast charging

Cons

  • No high refresh rate
  • Non-OLED
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels
OS verAndroid 10.0; MIUI 11
CPUQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh Fast charging 18W
Dimensions165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm
Weight209 g
ColorInterstellar Black, Glacier White, Aurora Blue

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Another member of the Redmi Note 9 series, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, joins our list on the second spot as one of the best 6GB RAM smartphones you can buy under PHP 15K.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is identical to the Redmi Note 9S in many aspects. The difference between the two smartphones can be found in the camera and battery department.

The device features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9 Pro packs a Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The specs mentioned so far are identical to the Redmi Note 9S, but here's where the difference starts.

Camera-wise, the Redmi Note 9 Pro sports a 64MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) quad-camera setup at the back. Up front, the display cutout houses a 16MP (wide) camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by a 5,020mAh battery. The same battery capacity can also be found on the Redmi Note 9S, but the Redmi Note 9 Pro excels with its 30W fast charge support.

Pros

  • FHD+ resolution
  • Snapdragon 720G
  • Quad-camera setup
  • USB Type-C
  • Large battery capacity with 30W fast charging

Cons

  • No high refresh rate
  • Non-OLED
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels
OS verAndroid 10.0; MIUI 11
CPUQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Dimensions165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm
Weight209 g
ColorInterstellar Grey, Glacier White, Tropical Green

1. Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC

At the top of our list is the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC. It is the only model on our list that features a 120Hz refresh rate, while also carrying one of the most powerful chipsets and the quickest fast charging speed.

The POCO X3 NFC sports a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD+ resolution. In addition, the POCO X3 NFC comes with a 120Hz refresh rate which guarantees a smooth experience making the device feel faster. At its core lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

At the back, the POCO X3 NFC sports a quad-camera setup comprised of a 64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) camera combo. For selfies and video calls, the POCO X3 NFC uses a 20MP (wide) camera sensor.

Powering the POCO X3 NFC is a huge 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging via USB Type-C port.

Pros

  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • FHD+ resolution
  • Snapdragon 732G
  • Quad-camera setup
  • Large battery capacity with 33W fast charging

Cons

  • Non-OLED display
  • No 4K video recording support for the front camera

Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels HDR10 120Hz refresh rate
OS verMIUI 12 for POCO, based on Android 10 POCO Launcher 2.0
CPUQualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm) Octa-core Kryo 470
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera20MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,160mAh Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
Dimensions165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in)
Weight215 g (7.58 oz)
ColorShadow Gray, Cobalt Blue

Conclusion

If you're under a budget of PHP 15,000 and are looking for a great option to buy, we hope that you can take into consideration the models that we've mentioned above.

Going for 6GB of RAM over 4GB of RAM gives you an advantage in terms of multitasking which also helps avoid lags in your operations.

For most users, 4GB of RAM is more than enough to handle everyday tasks. But if you want to have more flexibility at your disposal, going for a 6GB RAM phone or higher is highly recommended.

Spec Comparison

Model Infinix S5 Pro Infinix S5 Pro TECNO POVA TECNO POVA TCL PLEX TCL PLEX OPPO Reno OPPO Reno Samsung Galaxy A21s Samsung Galaxy A21s HUAWEI Y8p HUAWEI Y8p Samsung Galaxy A31 Samsung Galaxy A31 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC
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Lowest Price P3,000 P6,999 P7,829 P10,800 P7,626 P8,659 P10,290 P5,486.04 P5,000 P5,000
CPU Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A53
Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 460
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Octa core
Samsung Exynos 850
Octa-core
HiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A73 & Cortex-A53
Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65
Octa-core
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Octa-core
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Octa-core
Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 470
Display Size 6.53 inches 6.8 inches 6.53 inches 6.4 inches 6.5 inches 6.3 inches 6.4 inches 6.67 inches 6.67 inches 6.67 inches
RAM 4GB, 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB, 8GB 3GB, 4GB, 6GB 4GB, 6GB 4GB, 6GB 4GB, 6GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB
Main Camera 48MP + 2MP + QVGA low light camera sensor 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA 48MP + 16MP + 2MP 48MP + 5MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh Li-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
Li-Ion 3,820mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W, 50% in 32 min (advertised)
Quick Charge 3.0
3765 mAh, VOOC 3.0 Non-removable, Li-Po 5,000mAh
Fast charging 15W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh
Charging 10W
Non-removable 5,000mAh
15W Fast Charging
Non-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh
Fast charging 18W
Non-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh
Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Non-removable, Li-Po 5,160mAh
Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
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