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The Philippines’ top 10 Googled phones of 2017

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Which smartphones were you searching for on Google this year?

The big G has revealed the 10 most Googled handsets in the Philippines in its annual Year in Search report. Check out the list below.

  1. Apple iPhone X
  2. Apple iPhone 8
  3. Huawei Nova 2i
  4. OPPO F5
  5. OPPO F1s
  6. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
  7. Nokia 6
  8. Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
  9. OPPO F3
  10. Nokia 3310

This year’s iPhones came out on top, even though they’re two of the most expensive devices around and we in the Philippines are some of the most price-sensitive people. More amazingly, it was not until September when people had known that the 10th-anniversary iPhone is called iPhone X. Everyone had thought that the X was the iPhone 8.

That means that it took this Apple device — which sells for as much as P73,990 or about $1,468 — only about three months to outpace all the smartphones on Google.

The Apple iPhone X came out on top of the most-searched smartphones, even though it was not until September when people had known that the 10th-anniversary handset is called iPhone X. Everyone had thought that the X was the iPhone 8.

The third spot was taken by Huawei’s Nova 2i, which we believe piqued people’s interest because of its value-for-money proposition — four cameras and an 18:9, nearly borderless 5.9-inch screen with 1080 x 2160 resolution for only P14,990 ($298). Plus, Huawei Philippines threw in a free JBL Flip 3 splash-proof portable speaker worth P6,495 ($127) for the first few buyers.

OPPO dominated the top 10 with three of its “selfie experts” joining this year’s list — the F5, the F1s, and the F3, which placed fourth, fifth, and ninth, respectively.

Samsung took two of the 10 spots with a midrange phone and an entry-level handset in the form of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J2 Prime. Surprisingly, none of its flagships were able to make it to the ranking.

And Nokia managed to get into the most-Googled list with HMD Global’s first Nokia smartphone after it got the rights to use the brand (Nokia 6) and its modern take on the classic Nokia 3310.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 19 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.