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Best Smartphones under Php10,000 (Q1 2024)

Today, we’re back again to showcase the best smartphone releases under Php10,000 for the first quarter of the year.

Our focus is value-for-money, as we’ll provide readers with the devices’ brief overview and offerings.

The bare minimum is a decent display, ample storage options, and reliable performance. But under this price range, we went ahead and found smartphones with nifty features and great cameras.

We’ll provide readers with links to the devices below, but prices may vary when purchasing from physical or online stores.

But again, disclaimer, the phones listed below are within our set budget between Php8,000 and 10,000 at the time of writing. This is inclusive of suggested retail prices (SRP) or discounted rates from promos.

And with that out of the way, let’s jump right into the smartphone arena!

 

realme C67

The realme C67 is a great choice for budget-conscious buyers who want to take nice photos and decent videos.

This phone features a 6.72-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It’s also powered by the Snapdragon 685 chipset.

This phone has 8GB of RAM with an additional 8GB via extended virtual memory. For storage, the C67 has storage options with 128GB and 256GB available.

The C67 sports dual-rear cameras consisting of a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM6 zoom camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

For selfies, the phone is equipped with an 8MP front camera. As for video, the C67 captures video at a maximum of 1080p at 30fps.

Its cameras shine in well-lit environments, and even more because of its in-body stabilization through an ultra steady mode.

Moving on, the C67 has a 5,000mAh battery with 33W of SuperVOOC charging support. This phone is rated with 18 hours and a minute of activity with mixed variables based on PCMark’s battery test.

If you’re curious about the phone, we have a review on the realme C67 138 for your reading pleasure. We also have a Hands-On Review if you want to see the phone in action on YouTube below.

We really appreciated how realme develops affordable and well-packaged smartphones, particularly with the C67’s cameras and battery life.

And as always, price ranges and links to the variants of the realme C67 are below.

Price: PHP 8,702.90 – 9,999
Lazada (8GB + 128GB) 40
Lazada (8GB + 256GB) 73
Shopee (8GB + 128GB) 20

HONOR x7b

The HONOR X7b is an affordable entry-level device sporting a 6.8-inch IPS LCD panel with 90Hz refresh rate.

The phone operates through a Snapdragon 680 paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Also, end users get an additional 8GB of virtual memory and are able to expand their storage via microSD.

For cameras, the X7b has a triple-camera system. The setup is led by a 108MP main shooter, followed by a 5MP ultrawide lens and 2MP depth sensor.

But in the front, the phone has a 8MP selfie shooter. The phone can shoot videos at FHD resolution or 1080p at 30fps with both the rear and front cameras.

The phone is powered by a large 6,000mAh battery with 35W of HONOR SuperCharge technology. As part of our video review, we tested the device to see how long it could last.

The X7b was able to last 15 hours and 13 minutes on PCMark’s battery test. If you’re interested, check out our video below!

The HONOR X7b stands out as an entry-level device, with its best features evident in its display and battery life. Budget-conscious users can enjoy an immersive multimedia experience and a long-lasting device for the price of PHP 8,999.

The consensus here is that it wouldn’t be a bad pickup for the year. So, check it out in the links below!

Price: PHP 8,999
Lazada 38
Shopee 29

HUAWEI nova y72

The nova Y72 is one of HUAWEI’s more affordable devices that boasts a large battery and decent cameras.

Up front, the device has a 6.75-inch LCD panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. For processing, the phone runs on the 14nm octa-core Kirin 710A chipset running up to 2.0GHz clock speeds.

The phone has a configuration with 8GB of RAM paired with 256GB of internal storage. Also, the nova Y72 has HUAWEI’s Nano Memory feature, adding up to 256GB of memory through a shared SIM slot.

For photography, the phone has dual-rear cameras, consisting of a 50MP main shooter paired with a 2MP macro lens. In front, the nova Y72 has a 8MP selfie shooter.

As for videos, the nova Y72 can shoot up to 1080p at 30fps. Overall, the camera quality is surprisingly decent. Colors and contrast are balanced, only complemented by a satisfactory HDR effect.

Next, the phone is powered by a large 6,000mAh battery with 22.5W of HUAWEI SuperCharge technology.

The phone lasted just three minutes shy of 17 hours in PCMark’s battery test. It’s safe to say that this phone is reliable for extended use.

For those that would like to know about the HUAWEI nova Y72, our review is available here 27. We also have a video about it below.

The phone is available in Lazada and Shopee for PHP 9,699, with links to both sites below.

Price: PHP 9,699
Lazada 10
Shopee

vivo Y27s

The vivo Y27s is a great choice for smartphones with a great display, chipset, and flexible storage options.

This phone features a 6.64-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The device runs on the Snapdragon 680 chipset.

This phone has 8GB of RAM with an additional 8GB via extended virtual memory. The Y27s also has options from 128GB and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

The Y27s sports dual-rear cameras consisting of a 50MP main shooter and a 2MP secondary lens. But for selfies, the phone is equipped with an 8MP front camera.

Moving on, the Y27s has a 5,000mAh battery with 44W of wired charging support. This phone is rated with 22 hours of activity with mixed usage variables.

If you’re curious about the phone, we’ve provided users with links to trusted online stores below.

Additionally, we also wrote a comparison review pinning the vivo Y27s against the HUAWEI nova Y72. Feel free to check it out via this link 33.

Price: PHP 9,670 – 9,699
Lazada 14
Shopee 19

Redmi Note 13 4G (8GB+256GB)

Last but not the least, we have the Redmi Note 13 (4G). This is a solid mid-range smartphone that offers solid specs and features at an accessible price range.

For display, the phone sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. The Note 13 also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

It runs on the Snapdragon 685 with clock speeds up to 2.8GHz. This is paired with a configuration of 8GB of RAM with 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

The Note 13 features triple-rear cameras, headlined by a 108MP main shooter. Meanwhile, other sensors consist of a 8MP ultrawide shooter and 2MP macro lens.

The phone sports a 16MP selfie shooter up front, and can shoot videos capped at 1080p at 30fps. However, the electronic stabilization feature for handheld recording is only available for the main camera.

And to wrap it up, the device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 33W of charging available.

Our producer highly recommends the Redmi Note 13 for a number of things.

First, it delivers an immersive media experience without having to break the bank. Next, photos taken have good clarity with great color reproduction.

And lastly, it delivers so much to end users for a price point of PHP 9,999. If this is enough to pique your interest, check out our review on the Redmi Note 13 (4G) here 186.

We also prepared a video for this, so feel free to check it out below!

The Note 13 with 4G is available in Lazada and Shopee, and of course, links to the sites are below!

Price: PHP 9,999
Lazada 91
Shopee 84

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