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July 01, 2013

Our Top 10 Android Smartphones under Php10k for 2013

It’s halfway through 2013, and some of you might be eyeing on a new Android phone. If you have a tight budget, you might want to check out our list below — it’s a rundown of our top 10 picks for Android smartphones under Php10k that you can buy right now.

For the purpose of this compilation, we only focus our search on handsets that have been released in 2013 and completely skip the units from 2012 and older.

(Note: Prices are based on online sellers and SRPs; listed in no particular order.)

1. MyPhone A919i (Php9,250)

my phone a919i

Highlights:

  •  5 inch 720  x 1280 display
  • 4 GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
  • 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • 2000mAh battery

2. O+ 8.6 (Php6,495 – 7,995)

o 8.6

Highlights:

  • 4.5 inch 480  x 800 display
  • 4 GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
  • 5MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GHz dual-core MT6577 CPU
  • 2300mAh battery

3. Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy (Php8,990)

scribeeasy

Highlights:

  • 5 inch 480  x 800 display
  • 4 GB internal memory, 512MB RAM
  • 8MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon CPU
  • 2500mAh battery

4. Huawei Ascend G510 (Php5,990)

ascendg510

Highlights:

  • 4.5 inch 480 x 854 display
  • 4 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon CPU
  • 1700 mAh battery

5. Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 (Php9,499)

cm blaze 2

Highlights:

  • 5.7-inch 720 x 1280 display
  • 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
  • 12MP BSI AF, LED flash with secondary
  • Android 4.2.1 Jellybean
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • 2,500mAh battery

6. Starmobile Diamond V3 (Php8,990)

SM DIAMOND V3

Highlights:

  • 5.3-inch 480 × 854 display
  • 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
  • 12MP BSI AF, LED flash with secondary
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • Quad-core Qualcomm 8225Q CPU
  • 2,100mAh battery

7. LG Optimus L7 II (Php9,990)

design 2

Highlights:

  • 4.3 inch 480 x 800 display
  • 4 GB, 768 MB RAM
  • 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon CPU
  • 2460 mAh battery

8. Samsung Galaxy Fame (7,500)

fame

Highlights:

  • 3.5 inch 320 x 480 display
  • 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GHz CPU
  • 1300 mAh battery

9. Huawei Ascend Y300 (Php5,490)

y300

Highlights:

  • 4.0 inch 480 x 800 display
  • 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP, 2592×1944 display, autofocus, LED flash with secondary
  • Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon CPU
  • 1730 mAh battery

10. LG Optimus L5 II (Php5,990)

front

Highlights:

  • 4.0 inch 480 x 800 display
  • 4 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GHz MTK 6575 CPU
  • 1700 mAh battery

Did we miss anything? Feel free to comment down below. And if you would opt for phones of a different OS, you might also want to check out our list of the Top 5 Most Affordable Windows Phone Devices in the PH.

Update: As much as possible, we wanted to keep the list diverse with different phones from different manufacturers. Again, if we missed anything, feel free to comment down below.

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62 Responses to “Our Top 10 Android Smartphones under Php10k for 2013”

  1. John Michael Borja says:

    ano po mas maganda ung samsung galaxy s duos / Samsung Galaxy Fame

  2. StudemtObserver says:

    Okay sana tong mga phones na to. Kaso lang, yung battery yung kadalasang problema. Napakababa yung capacity considering the screen size, resolution and OS used.

    LG Optimus L7 II lang yata yung decent yung battery dito ah.

  3. James Escandor says:

    Cloudfone Thril 430x is GREAT on battery life, and Cost under P6,500.
    OS: Android 4.1 ( Jelly Bean ).
    CPU: Qualcomm MSM8225 1.2GHz.
    4160mAh Polymer battery.
    4.3 inch , 960 x 540 pixels.
    MEMORY Card slot – Yes, up to 32GB.
    Internal – 4GB ROM, 768 MB RAM.
    8.0MP, auto-focus with Dual LED flash.

  4. Erickson
    Twitter: AkoSiEricksonM
    says:

    Nai-feature pala ito sa GMA News Online ngayong araw. Hahaha!

  5. paulj23 says:

    my A919i can last 2days easy =)) with 100% 2000Mah of battery

  6. IX says:

    Huawei Ascend Y300 is surely a bang for the buck. I’m very satisfied with it. It can surely compete with other phones. And its very cheap too!

  7. otep says:

    maganda talaga a919i kahit walang pambili makikita mo sa group nila active lahat ng developer at madaming custom ROM. Solid tlga sila kaya d masasayang ang pera

  8. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    Tl;dr
    A919i VS Other Listed Phones

    Winner: A919i

  9. pfb says:

    all that i can say: satisfied myphone a919i here!

  10. momojo says:

    Yeahhh..magagaling Dev ng a919i group…mababait pa.
    Walang sawang sumasagot sa mga katanungan…walang bayad and mga mode mila…approve pa mismo ng my phone comp.

  11. Feeling
    Twitter: choosyfruit
    says:

    Feeling ko kaya binabastos niyo si freking kasi bata siya at college student lang siya. Biased kayo na basura kaagad ang articles niya. Bakit, may mga walang kwentang articles din naman sila ronnie at abe ah. Bakit di niyo bina bash yun, dahil ba matanda na sila at respetado. Mga kupal kayo. Eh kung kaya kayo gumawa ng article dito, spelling palang at sentence construction boplats na kayo. Marami man kayong alam limited lang sa anung alam niyo at kung pano niyo itranslate into a cohesive and coherent thought process.
    Pabayaan niyo na si Freking.
    Actually natutuwa nga si Freking pag maraming comments dito. adds traffic to the site = more ads = more money

  12. Sugar says:

    Is the LG Optimus L5 II really currently priced at around P5990? Or was it just the discounted price during its launch at MOA?

  13. Manny says:

    No matter what, avoid buying from the following:

    1. StarMobile Kiosk at SM Southmall – horrible service from the women manning the booth, bastos, at when I asked if I could see the screen, she just shook her head, kept on dancing to the background music from her radio, and simply said “Buy to Demo”. Ang sobra sama ng ugali at napaka pangit naman na babae.

    2. Cherry Mobile kiosk at Festival Mall – even if the women manning the kiosk were very nice, they were overpricing the Omega HD 2.0 by P1,000 above the SRP – they wanted P9,990.00, and when I asked why when the other Cherry Mobile stores were selling it for only P8,990, they said that their price is the correct price daw. These guys are scammers.

  14. Spartacus says:

    •1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon CPU on a 512mb RAM, mabilis na ba to for gaming and YouTube? I await response… :)

  15. mike says:

    I’m myphone a919i user. you won’t regret it, its just so fast.

  16. R-gie says:

    bkit po wala ang omega HD 2.0 d2?

  17. kusina101
    Twitter: corbylove
    says:

    Mga bossing labas din kayo ng list ng top 10 quad core android phone under 10k. i’m currently choosing between lenovo a706 and huawei g525. having additional choices would be better. :)

  18. nots73 says:

    where is Arc Mobile Memo?1.2mhz quadcore, 1gb RAM,4gb internal storage @ Php 6,199.

  19. Kim says:

    Hiya! I hope you can also review Android phones below 5-6K! Would you also know if there’s still an Android phone out there that uses the regular sized sim card? I’m quite attached to my prepaid number. :) Thanks in advance!!!

  20. Sara says:

    which is better?
    CherryMobile Omega HD 2.0 or Myphone a919i?

  21. Buu says:

    What about Cherry Mobile‘s Omega HD 2.0?

    1.2 ghz mediatek6589 quad core procie
    1 gb ram
    4 gb storage, expandable to 32gb via microsd
    Power544 graphics
    12mp & 2mp cameras (if I remember it correctly
    & they used Dragontrail glass

    Php7000-Php8000 lng yan..

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