If you’re on a lookout for the perfect gift for a loved one or simply looking for a replacement to your old model, our list aims to help you find the best smartphone under ₱10,000 available on the market today.
Once upon a time, the only way you can own a smartphone is to drain your savings account and maybe even forego fancy meals for quite a period of time. That has considerably changed over the years, with brands launching more and more affordable models. Now, even with minimal effort, you can find reliable a smartphone under ₱10,000.
If you’re on a lookout for the perfect gift for a loved one or simply looking for a replacement to your old model, here are the 5 best budget smartphones available on the market today.
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max
It’s hard to argue with ASUS ZenFone 4 Max’s battery life. Tagged as one of the longest-lasting budget phones in the market, it boasts of a 15-hour battery life in a single charge even with continuous mobile data usage.
For comparison, most smartphones only have more or less 9 hours of battery life in them.
Long battery life is not the only thing that the ZenFone 4 Max is equipped with! It also has dual rear cameras – the main camera is equipped with 13 megapixels while the secondary is a wide angle 5-megapixels camera.
On the other hand, Zenfone Max also allows you to take amazing selfies with 8-megapixel front-end camera. (Read: Buying Smart: 5 Tips for Buying the Right Smartphone for You)
As for the processor, it is equipped with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor – perfect if efficiency is your game. It also comes with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. Definitely not bad, considering it is a smartphone under ₱10,000!
Vivo V5 Lite
Good things indeed can come in more affordable packages and Vivo V5 Lite is one good proof of this.
Pegged as the lighter, less expensive, and more toned down version of the Vivo’s famous selfie phone, the V5 Lite comes with 5GHz MT6750 Octa-Core Processor with 3GB of RAM and an expandable 32GB of internal storage. Despite the considerable decrease in RAM, the V5 Lite still offers a good amount of efficiency that allows for some level of multi-tasking.
A selfie phone is not a selfie phone without amazing cameras, and the V5 Lite still came equipped with a couple of those. On the front side is a 16-megapixel camera while on the rear end is a 13-megapixel one.
This comes as a slight departure to V5 Lite’s big brothers (the V5 and the V5 Plus) but it still produces clear and crisp pictures with accurate colors.
With Oppo A71, looks can pretty much be deceiving.
Behind its simple construction and design is an efficient and reasonably priced smartphone under ₱10,000. It easily flaunts a 5.2-inch LCD Display with a resolution of 720p, giving users a decent viewing for both photos and videos.
The rear-end 13-megapixel camera also delivers sharp and detailed photos, although you might notice that color saturation is a little lower than industry standards. The front end of the Oppo A71 also comes with a 5-megapixel camera that gives users decent-quality selfies. (Read: How to Buy from Lazada on a 0% Installment Basis)
As for the battery life, the Oppo A71 certainly does not disappoint. Despite continuous and rigorous use, this smartphone can last up to 10 hours! The downside, however, is that it does not offer support quick charging, making charging time (up to 100%) slow at two hours.
Huawei Y7 Prime
Huawei busted through 2017 with both guns blazing with the release of Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro as their flagship phone as well as their highly laudable midrange Nova 2i 4.
The Y7 Prime, on the other hand, is Huawei’s latest feature-packed offering to the lower tier (aka budget) of the market. Powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, an Adreno 505 GPU, and 3GB of RAM, the Y7 Prime is built for efficiency and multitasking.
With this setup, the Y7 Prime is also capable of running games at their maximum settings without lagging or crashing. The display would need some getting used to, however, as it only comes with an HD resolution display mounted in a 5.5-inch screen.
Y7 Prime’s display is also impressive for its price. The front-end selfie camera is equipped with 8 megapixels while the rear end comes with 12. There are also a good number of camera features to explore and fiddle with!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
This list of smartphones under ₱10,000 will not be complete without the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. Fans all over the world can attest to its quality, making it the benchmark for all budget phones. (Read: 5 Amazing Tips for Getting the Best Deals in Lazada)
For one, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and built-in Adreno 506 GPU offers a whopping value for its price. If that isn’t enough, it also features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD Display that gives users clear and sharp images.
The cherry on top, however, is the Note 4X’s gargantuan 4,100mAh battery. What does this mean? It means that the Note 4X’s battery life can be extended up to two days on a single charge, depending on usage. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
With its specs and features, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is easily the best bang bang for your back on this list!
And there you have it! Do you agree with our list? Which smartphone under ₱10,000 are you eyeing for yourself or for a loved one?