When Android phones first came out in the country, their price range were in the level of the iPhone. The HTC Magic was the first one to hit the country back in July 2009 and was was selling for about Php30k (Php27k on Plan 500 with Smart).
Now, there are a lot of Android smartphones that are more capable than the HTC Magic and selling for under Php10,000.
Here’s our quick round-up of handsets you can get for Php10k or less and have your Android fix (prices may vary from store to store).
Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 – Php10,000
LG Optimus One P500 – Php9,900
Sony Ericsson X10 Mini – Php9,000
Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 - Php8,700
Sony Ericsson X8 – Php8,100
Cherry Mobile Nova – Php8,000
LG P350 Optimus Me – Php7,900
Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 – Php7,800
Huawei Ideos U8150 – Php7,000
Cherry Mobile Cosmo – Php6,900
As new Android handsets are introduced, more of these smartphones will become more affordable. By this month next year, we should be seeing a lot of these Android phones running 1GHz processor and will be under Php10k.