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Top Smartphones under Php7k

A number of our readers have repeatedly requested a list of capable smartphones on a budget for quite some time now. So, for all of you looking to get a budget smartphone out there, here is our list of top smartphones under Php 7K.

Smartphones listed below are at a price range of Php3.7k to Php7k. We’ve also included a special mention smartphone for those who can shell out a bit more.

Author’s Note: Links to the price listing and our reviews can be found beside the price and the product name.

Motorola Moto C

Motorola Moto C specs:
5-inch TFT LCD @ 854 x 480 pixels, 196ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
5MP rear fixed-focus camera w/ LED flash
2MP front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Dual SIM
3G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS
FM Radio
2350mAh removable Li-Po battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
145.5 x 73.6 x 9 mm
154 g
Starry Black, Fine Gold, Metallic Cherry

Price: Php3,699 (see price listing here)

Cherry Mobile Flare S6

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 specs:
5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 px, 282ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 Quad-Core CPU
Mali T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
13MP Sony IMX135 rear camera with LED Flash
13MP OmniVision12830 front camera
4G LTE (B1/B3/B7/B28)
Dual SIM (micro), Dual Standby
WiFi 802.1.1 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type C
Android 7 Nougat (Cherry OS)
2600mah battery (removable)
148 x 72.8 x 8.8 mm
108g

Price: Php3,999 (see price listing here)

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Xiaomi Redmi 4A specs:
5-inch HD IPS display, 296ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core CPU
Adreno 308 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB storage
up to 128GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
13MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
5MP front camera, f/2.2 aperture
Dual-SIM (hybrid)
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
IR blaster
Gyro
MIUI 8 (Android Marshmallow)
3,120mAh battery
139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5mm
131.5g
Gold, Rose Gold

Price: Php4,499 (see price listing here)

Huawei Y5 2017

Huawei Y5 2017 specs:
5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280×720 pixels
MediaTek MT6737T 1.4GHz quad-core
Mali T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Up to 128GB via microSD
4G/LTE
Dual-SIM
8MP AF rear camera, f/2.0, dual-LED flash
5MP front-facing camera, LED flash
WiFi 802.11 b/g/c
Bluetooth 4.1
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
3,000mAh Li-Ion battery

Php5,890 (see price listing here)

Vivo Y53

Vivo Y53 specs:
5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 960 x 540 pixels, 220ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core CPU
Adreno 308
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
8MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5MP front-facing camera w/ screen flash
Dual-SIM (Nano)
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS
USB OTG
FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
2500mAh non-removable battery
144.2 × 71.4 × 7.64 mm
137 g

Price: Php5,990 (see price listing here)

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime (SM-G532G) specs:
5-inch qHD (540 x 960) TFT display, 220ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737T quad-core CPU
Mali-T720MP2 GPU
1.5GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
8MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera w/ LED Flash
Dual-SIM
4G LTE Cat.4 w/ Band 28 (700MHz)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2,600mAh removable battery
144.8 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
160 g

Price: Php5,990 (see price listing here)

Cloudfone Excite Prime 2

Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 specs:
5.5? HD IPS OGS Sharp display @ 1280 x 720 px, 267ppi
2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass protection
1.3GHz 64bit Quad Core MediaTek MT6737
Mali-T720MP2
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
expandable via microSD
13MP f/2.0 Sony IMX135 AF rear camera w/ LED Flash
8MP f/2.0 front camera w/ LED Flash
4G LTE w/ 700MHz support
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
WiFi
Bluetooth
USB-OTG
Android 7.0 Nougat
3,000mAh Non-Removable battery

Price: Php5,999 (see price listing here)

Meizu M3S

Meizu M3s specs:
5-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
2.5D curved glass
1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core processor
2GB/3GB RAM
16GB/32GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB
Dual-SIM
4G LTE with VoLTE
13MP rear camera
5MP front camera
Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme OS
3020mAh battery
Gray, gold, silver, rose gold colors

Price: Php6,590 (see price listing here)

Cloudfone Next Infinity

Cloudfone Next Infinity specs:
5.7-inch HD+ IPS 18:9 display, 2.5D curved glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
3GB RAM
16GB storage
up to 128GB via microSD
13MP PDAF rear camera w/ portrait mode, LED flash
16MP front camera w/ portrait mode, soft light
Dual-SIM
4G LTE, 700MHz
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
OTG
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
2,900mAh battery

Price: Php6,999 (available at Cloudfone concept stores)

Bonus: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash
5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Dual SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner
4100mAh battery with fast-charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 8 (Global)
151 x 76 x 8.4 mm
175 g

Php7,499 (see price listing here)

That wraps up our list of top smartphones under Php7k. What do you think? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.


Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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3 Responses

  1. Dudes says:

    Xioami Redmi 4X > Redmi 4a
    Poor list

  2. Oi says:

    Cloudfone Next Infinity

  3. CBee says:

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x… You’d appreciate the faster CPU in the long run. Most of the other phones in the list may suffer lag as software/apps get updates and become more CPU intensive. Good battery life as well. Downside is the camera and the UI if you don’t like its style.

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