If you’re looking for an alternative to one of those pricey high-end handsets or the best smartphone for kids. Even at a low cost, these sub-P10,000 phones are able to offer reliable performance and a modern experience. Check out our list below.
1) Meizu M5S (Php 8,999)
Sporting a solid metal build, packed with fun extra features, and decent specs, the Meizu M5S is a perfect choice for those who can look past its outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow software. Internally, it has a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Plus, comes with a fingerprint sensor. It’s far from being the fastest smartphone in this price range but the M5S is more than capable of covering all the bare necessities.
2) Cherry Mobile Desire R8 (Php 9,999)
The local company packed the Desire R8 with some 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core CPU with a powerful 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage. Comes with a fingerprint scanner, full HD display, and a decent 3000mAh battery.
3. Huawei GR3 2017 (Php 8,990)
The Huawei GR3 2017 covers all the basics of a good smartphone experience, offers great value, and performance. It is powered by Kirin 655 octa-core processor is commendable for handling all the phone’s tasks efficiently. The Huawei GR3 2017 also comes with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a decent battery life that can last up to a full day even with heavy use.
4. Nokia 5 (Php 9,990)
Flaunting a stunning design with a premium metal finish. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a fingerprint scanner – far from being the fastest smartphone out there but comes with decent specs for its price.
5. OPPO A71 (Php 8,990)
The OPPO A71 can handle most of a user’s daily smartphone use which includes calls, texts, social media, and games with great efficiency. Powered by a 1.5GHz MT6750 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery, which lasts remarkably long. In addition, its cameras work well enough for social media posts. There is just no denying the value in this budget-friendly all-arounder.