Feature phones, no matter how basic, still prove to be good buys especially if you’re looking for a back-up to handle your essentials like calls and texts. Their tough build, long battery life, and affordable price will serve you well when your high-tech smartphone bails on you. For that we compiled a list of best feature phones from different brands that you can buy for under Php1,000.
Nokia is well-known for building the toughest mobile phones. It’s good to know that their current feature phones inherit some of the best qualities of its ancestors. The Nokia 105 features a 1.4-inch RGB display, a dust and splash proof keymat, FM Radio, and flashlight. It also boasts a maximum talk time of 12.5 hours and a maximum standby time of 35 days. The Nokia 105 is selling for Php1,100 at the Nokia Store but some shops are selling it for Php999.
Cherry Mobile P1 mini smartphone dialer
The Cherry Mobile P1 is just one of the sub-Php1K offerings that CM have in their arsenal. Others have better feature sets like mobile TV, but the P1 is our choice for this list because of its Bluetooth Dialer feature. You can read all about it here. The best part is the small body with an equally small Php799 price tag.
Starmobile Neptune B503
Starmobile’s best feature phone offering is the Neptune B503. It features a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, dual-SIM support, camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth, Flashlight, support for up to 16GB microSD cards, and mobile TV. The Starmobile Neptune B503 has a price tag of Php999.
O+ 1.3 Music
O+’s offering is the 1.3 Music. As the name suggests, it’s music-centric and features a wireless FM Radio, camera with timer, dual-SIM, and can play MP3 and MP4 files. The O+ 1.3 Music has a price tag of Php899.
Samsung is no stranger when it comes to feature phones. One of their offerings is the candybar Samsung E1200T. It sports a 1.5-inch 128 x 128 65K color LCD, and boasts a standby time of 33 days and a maximum talk time of 7 to 8 hours. The Samsung E1200T costs Php699.
DTC G7 Play
DTC also has one in its arsenal in the form of the G7 Play. Based on the info in front of the box it supports quad-band GSM, has wireless FM, Bluetooth, can access the Internet, and play music. The DTC G7 Play costs Php599 and is the most affordable in the list.
MyPhone B88 TV Duo
The MyPhone B88 TV Duo is one of the company’s offerings under the Php1K price tag. It has a 2.4-inch display, camera, Bluetooth, dual-SIM and mobile TV. The price tag is at Php999.
The Torque DTV10 is a dual-SIM phone that sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a camera, Bluetooth, FM Radio, has support for microSD cards and features a mobile TV. Price tag is at Php999.
SKK Mobile 999
The last one on our list is the SKK Mobile 999 mini bar phone. It sports a 1.44-inch colored LCD display, two 1.3 megapixel cameras (one on the rear and one on top of the phone – for spy shots), LED flashlight, FM Radio, dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, and expandable memory via microSD card. One of its best features is its size and is the smallest in our list. As the name suggest, it costs Php999.
And there you have it folks, some of the best feature phones, aka back-up phones, you can have for under a grand. Feel free to add to our list by writing it down the comment field below.