Best Android Smartphones from 10k – 15k Q1 2023

Phones have gotten so good while the market continues to evolve rapidly, making it overwhelming to find the best device that fits your budget.

So let’s check out the latest Android smartphones released in Q1 of 2023 between PHP 10,000 – PHP 15,000 that won’t break the bank.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

Editor’s Note: This listing, arranged in no particular order, is based on the SRP of the units on the release date. Some of the items in the list might have their retail price slashed off or discounted, but for uniformity, we’ll stick with the SRP as the basis for the listing.

Android Smartphones Q1 2023 10k To 15k
Honor X8aMediatek Helio G886GB+128GBPHP 10,990
Infinix Note 12 Pro 4GMediatek Helio G998GB+256GBPHP 10,599
Samsung Galaxy A14 5GMediatek Dimensity 7006GB+128GBPHP 12,990
POCO X5 5GSnapdragon 6956GB+128GBPHP 14,999
realme 10 Pro 5GSnapdragon 6958GB+256GBPHP 14,999
OPPO A78 5GMediatek Dimensity 7008GB+128GBPHP 14,999

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G

The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G 16 is a great choice for those looking a phone that ticks all the right boxes. For starters, it has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

It also has a MediaTek Dimensity 700, which is powerful for most everyday tasks. Couple that with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of built-in RAM and even 8GB of extended RAM! Then it’s a great daily driver.

Samsung Galaxy A14 Fi Main

It also has a solid camera setup with a 50MP main headlining the rear and a 13MP up front. It would’ve been nice to see an ultrawide shooter though.

Its design also hits above its weight class with a premium Burgundy or Black colorway. The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is priced at just PHP 12,990 on Samsung’s website.


When it comes to the best value for money, it’s hard to beat POCO. Especially with the POCO X5 5G. On paper, it comes with some impressive specs such as a 6.67-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display! On top of that, it has a peak brightness of 1200 nits and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Inside it has a powerful Snapdragon 695 5G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

X5 5g

Its cameras see a 48MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro at the rear and a 13MP up front. Its 5,000 mAh battery also supports 33W fast charging.

The POCO X5 5G retails for PHP 14,999. Although you can even find an upgraded 8GB+256GB model on sale at times.

realme 10 Pro 5G

Arguably, the best value in this price range could very well go to the realme 10 Pro for combining impressive specs and a premium design.

The catch is, you might need to wait for a sale since it retails for PHP 16,999 but can be found on sale at times for just PHP 14,999. It does pack in the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset but also comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage!

Realme 10 Pro 5g 7

Its display sees a sleek 6.72-inch FHD+ panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and its 5,000 mAh battery has support for 33W fast charging.

Although it does only have a dual-rear camera setup but is headlined by a 108MP main and 2MP portrait lens, upfront is a 16MP selfie camera. Its design also gives off a premium taste with a sleek Dark Matter colorway and a much more stylish Nebula Blue and Hyperspace Gold finish.

Which phone is your favorite and why? Be sure to sound off in the comments below!

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Hi! I'm VJ Mendoza! Although I just finished my Bachelor's in Nursing, I've always loved tech and to just to get an idea of me, some things I like are anime, video games, sports such as basketball, volleyball and fencing.

4 Responses

  1. Avatar for Moo Moo says:

    How about Tecno phones?

  2. Avatar for dzef dzef says:

    Why the sony xperia 10 IV, not in the list, inspite of the review and the comparison, they’re doin’ internationally? Is it because it is not available in the Philippines?

  3. Avatar for Art Garcia Art Garcia says:

    it’s hard to recommend the samsung a14 5g to anyone. 13k for a phone with an old (and kinda weak) soc? there are a lot of waaay better alternatives, like the oneplus nord ce2 lite which you can get for 13k less.

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