February 2019 was an interesting month for tech. Several new smartphones were launched in the Philippines as well as abroad during the MWC in Barcelona. Here are the top 10 smartphones based on the number of pageviews on Pinoy Techno Guide.

As usual, I filtered these stats to those that came from Search engines (Google, Bing, etc.). I also excluded pageviews outside the Philippines.

  1. Huawei Y7 Pro 2019

    3.73%
    Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
    6.26-inch HD+ Display
    1.8GHz Octa Core CPU
    13 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    4000mAh Battery
    View full specs

    The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 is a new smartphone that was officially announced together with the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 (rank #7 below). With its better specs such as a 6.26-inch FullView display, Snapdragon 450 chipset, 3GB RAM and 4000mAh battery, it easily topped this month's ranking.

    Here's my unboxing of the Huawei Y7 Pro 2019.

  2. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

    2.97%
    The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 smartphone in blue color.
    6.0-inch FHD+ Display
    2.2GHz Octa Core CPU
    24 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3300mAh Battery
    View full specs

    The recent price drop for the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the biggest reason for its rise in popularity this month. The 4GB RAM variant now costs ₱15,990 from an original SRP of ₱17,990 while the 6GB RAM variant is now selling for ₱19,990 from ₱17,990 original SRP.

  3. Huawei Nova 2 Lite

    2.94%
    The Huawei Nova 2 Lite smartphone in blue color.
    5.99-inch HD+ Display
    1.4GHz Octa Core CPU
    13 + 2 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3000mAh Battery
    View full specs

    I'm still not sure why the Huawei Nova 2 Lite is very popular nowadays despite being a year old already. It topped the ranking last month but the new models from Huawei have replaced its fame. It's still a win for the brand though.

    I've already reviewed the Huawei Nova 2 Lite last year and made a gaming tests video that you can watch on YouTube.



  4. Vivo Y91i

    2.80%
    Vivo Y91i smartphone
    6.22-inch HD+ Display
    1.95GHz Octa Core CPU
    13 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    4030mAh Battery
    View full specs

    Just like Samsung's A7, the Vivo Y91i is now popular because of a recent price drop. From its original price of ₱8,499, it's now more affordable ₱7,999.

  5. Huawei Y9 2019

    2.35%
    Huawei Y9 2019
    6.5-inch FHD+ Display
    2.2GHz Octa Core CPU
    13 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    4000mAh Battery
    View full specs

    The Huawei Y9 2019 may not be as new as the Y7 Pro, but it's set of features make it a great choice. It has a large FullView display, Kirin 710 chipset, 4GB of RAM, quad cameras with AI and a 4000mAh battery.

  6. OPPO A3s

    2.28%
    The OPPO A3s smartphone in red.
    6.2-inch HD+ Display
    1.8GHz Octa Core CPU
    13 + 2 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    4230mAh Battery
    View full specs

    The OPPO A3s is still going strong! It's been four months and the affordable smartphone from OPPO is still in the rankings. Yes, it has slipped down from the top spot but it will forever be remembered as the smartphone for the masses.

  7. Huawei Y6 Pro 2019

    2.02%
    Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 smartphone.
    6.09-inch HD+ Display
    2.0GHz Quad Core CPU
    13 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3020mAh Battery
    View full specs

    The Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 is the second smartphone that Huawei launched in February 2019. It's the more affordable option but boasts a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage configuration!

    I've been testing the device since I got a unit to review in February 19, 2019. Here are my unboxing and sample pictures.

  8. Samsung Galaxy J4+

    1.92%
    The Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus smartphone in black.
    6.0-inch HD+ Display
    1.4GHz Quad Core CPU
    13 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3300mAh Battery
    View full specs

    Samsung's affordable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy J4+, dropped by a single position this month. However, there are upcoming smartphones from the Korean giant that might become popular choices in the country soon.

  9. Huawei Nova 3i

    1.86%
    The Huawei Nova 3i smartphone in iris purple color.
    6.3-inch FHD+ Display
    2.2GHz Octa Core CPU
    16 + 2 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3340mAh Battery
    View full specs

    Huawei's midrange offering, the Huawei Nova 3i, maintained its position from last month. The quad camera-equipped smartphone is now receiving EMUI 9 software update that introduces new features and improved performance.

  10. OPPO F9

    1.63%
    The OPPO F9 smartphone in starry purple and sunrise red.
    6.3-inch FHD+ Display
    2.0GHz Octa Core CPU
    16 + 2 MP Rear Camera
    4G LTE Networks
    3500mAh Battery
    View full specs

    It's a bit surprising to see the OPPO F9 in the rankings since it's already six months old and its successor is just around the corner. However, its new color, the OPPO Jade Green, and its recent price drop has contributed to its resurgence.

    Here's my review of the OPPO F9 as well as a gaming tests video.

How about flagship smartphones?

You might have wondered why there are no flagship smartphones in the list. Well, I'm just sharing the statistics of Pinoy Techno Guide with over half a million pageviews for the smartphone specs pages alone. Perhaps Filipinos are more interested in "affordable" or midrange smartphones.

Nevertheless, I explored the top 100 smartphones and here are the flagship smartphones that I found: