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Three (3) Php 5,000 to 8,000 Smartphones to Choose From (1H 2023)

Affordable smartphones have been getting better recently with most nowadays offering pretty much all you would need in a smartphone.

So let’s take a look at smartphones priced from PHP 5,000 to PHP 8,000 that were made available in the first half of 2023!

Honor X7a

First on the list is the Honor X7a with a pretty impressive set of features like a quad rear camera setup with a 50MP main, 5MP wide angle, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor, as well as a large 6,000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast USB-C charging.

It also has the MediaTek Helio G37 processor which is perfectly good for basic day-to-day tasks. Its display is also perfectly decent with a 6.74-inch HD+ display with even a 90Hz refresh rate.

Honor X7a Hands On

The Honor X7A as well features 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and expandable storage of up to 1TB. It’s also priced at just PHP 7,990 for a sizable configuration of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on both Shopee and Lazada.

Honor X7a specs:
6.74-inch HD+ (1600*720) IPS display
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek MT6765H Helio G37 SoC
128GB storage
expandable up to 1TB
Quad rear cameras:
• 50MP f/1.8 main
• 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle
• 2MP f/2.4 macro
• 2MP f/2.4 depth
8MP f/2.0 selfie camera
Dual SIM
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G + 5GHz
Bluetooth 5.1
3.5mm headphone jack
USB Type-C
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Magic UI 6.1 (based on Android 12)
6000mAh, 22.5W charging rate
167.48 x 76.85 x 8.27mm
Titanium Silver, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black

Redmi 12C

If you’re looking for one that gives you the best performance at this price, then check out the Redmi 12C. It packs in the MediaTek Helio G85 which offers a slight bump in performance for some light gaming.

It also has a large screen with a 6.71-inch HD+ display as well as a 50MP main camera and 5MP front selfie camera.

Redmi 12c Back

Other features include 4G, Dual SIM slots, expandable storage of up to 1TB, Bluetooth 5.1, MIUI 13 based on Android 12, and a 5,000 mAh battery with a 10W charging rate, the only downside is that it still uses micro USB.

The Redmi 12C comes in at PHP 6,499 for the 4GB+64GB model and PHP 7,499 for the top 6GB+128GB model at both Shopee and Lazada.

Redmi 12C specs:
6.71-inch HD+ (1650 x 720) IPS LCD display
20.6:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness (typical)
MediaTek Helio G85
32GB, 64GB, 128GB storage eMMC 5.1
Up to 1TB microSD expansion
Dual rear cameras:
• 50MP f/1.8 main
• Auxiliary lens (QVGA)
5MP f/2.2 front
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
3.5mm headphone jack
GPS | Glonass | Galileo | Beidou | Virtual Proximity | Accelerometer
Rear fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock
MIUI 13 (Android 12)
5000mAh battery, 10W charging rate
168.76 x 76.41 x 8.77 mm
192 grams
Graphite Gray, Ocean Blue, Mint Green, and Lavender Purple


Infinix Hot 20 Play

The Infinix Hot 20 Play offers a solid package for a really affordable price. It packs in a large 6.82-inch HD+ display with an equally large 6,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

It also has the MediaTek Helio G37 processor paired with up to 7GB of RAM  (4GB+3GB extended RAM) while running XOS 10.6 based on Android 12.

Infinix Hot 20 Play

It also has a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front selfie camera with also support for 4G LTE and microSD card expansion.

What’s most impressive is that the Infinix Hot 20 Play retails for PHP 6,499 for its 4GB+128GB configuration. However, as of writing, it can be found on both Shopee and Lazada for as low as PHP 5,099!

Infinix HOT 20 Play specs:
6.82-inch HD+ (1640 x 720) IPS display
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Helio G37 SoC
PowerVR GE8320 GPU
4GB RAM (+3GB Extended RAM)
64GB, 128GB storage
microSD card support
Dual-rear cameras:
• 13MP main
• QVGA lens
8MP front camera
WiFi 5
3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (rear)
XOS 10.6 Android 12
6,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
171 x 78 x 8.9 mm
209.6 g
Racing Black, Luna Blue, Aurora Green, Fantasy Purple

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Avatar for Val Jose Mendoza

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.

1 Response

  1. Avatar for Jigz Jigz says:

    Can you include antutu in every model?..

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