For the longest time, a lot of the local brands have made a killing in the phone market in the Philippines. Knowing how the Filipinos love the usage of smartphones from international brands, it is not surprising to know that lots of Pinoy smartphone brands have emerged through the years. Local mobile brands succeed because they offer many budget-friendly handsets than the global counterparts and since Filipinos are very price-sensitive, the ones who offer the best price for reasonably good smartphones get the consumers attention and their wallet. Here are the top local smartphone brands that are cheap yet powerful.
Cherry Mobile Flare S6
the Flare S6 has just enough performance and features to keep anyone but the real power users happy. With a 5.20-inch HD display, USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner, a stylish chic look mimicking the all-metal bodies of more expensive phones, Android 7.0 Nougat and a removable battery. With a price of Php 5,000 you’ll realize a phone with these specs could easily be twice the price from other manufacturers.
Cherry Mobile Desire R8
Cherry Mobile this past year introduced the Desire R8 that gives them a fighting chance at striking success in this highly competitive price segment. The local company equipped the Desire R8 with some noteworthy specs which include a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a fingerprint scanner, full HD display and a 3000mAh battery for only Php 9,999
Myphone my96 DTV
Packed with excellent features sports a 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera setup with AF and LED flash. Powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This is one of the most, if not the most, affordable dual camera smartphone to date for only PHP 3,999.
Firefly Mobile Aurii Envy
A smartphone with a gyroscopic sensor that enables you to view virtual reality spaces or play augmented reality-based games such as Pokemon Go with ease. With 5.0-inch HD IPS, OGS display Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB RAM and 13MP Sony IMX149 rear camera w/ dual-LED flash, an 8MP front camera for only PHP 4,399.
Cloudfone Thrill Plus
A great multimedia phone on a tight budget. Cloudfone delivered on their promise with dual front-facing speakers that delivers loud and crisp audio with dual ear-speakers set up, sports a 5.5 inch Sharp OGS Display, makes for an enjoyable multimedia experience for only PHP 3,999.