Local retail chain MemoXpress — one of the largest in the country, with multiple branches nationwide — has just released its overall list of the 10 best-selling phones in the Philippines for the week of March 2 to March 8.
The list includes 10 devices from the budget category, but only one is a feature phone. And unsurprisingly, most of the entries are produced by the biggest Chinese OEMs in the industry, including Vivo, OPPO, Realme, and Huawei.
Samsung is notably absent from the weekly rundown, which is unusual considering the Korean manufacturer just released its flagship series — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra — in the country, along with the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. There’s no Apple iPhone either.
Based solely on MemoXpress’ tally, the top-selling handset locally is the P5,999 (about $119 converted) Vivo Y11 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, followed by the Realme 5i, Realme C3, OPPO A5s, and Nokia 105 DS, in that order. The Vivo Y15, Realme C2, Huawei Y6s, Huawei Y6, and Realme 5 complete the upper half of the top 10 for the same period.
Given its recent launch, the Realme C3 may be a surprising addition to some, while the Realme 5 at the 10th spot seems to have benefited from the impressive sales performance of the newer Realme 5i and C3 models. The Realme 5 launched in the Philippines in October 2019.
The Realme C3, which is the first phone to use a MediaTek Helio G70 chipset and one of the cheapest on the market with a triple-lens camera system, is priced at P5,990 ($118) in local stores. It debuted as the third best-selling phone on MemoXpress’ list this week.
While the ranking above doesn’t necessarily reflect how some phones are doing across the country, it is at least indicative of actual sales performance. Not to mention, MemoXpress is a big, established name in the business.
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