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Smartphones Under PHP 10K (1st-Half 2019)




The first half of 2019 is over, and that means one thing — smartphone compilation time! Today, I’ll be compiling the smartphones that locally launched this year under the PHP 10K price range. There are a lot of promising devices that comes with mid-range specs just only under 10K that you should check out.

Note: The smartphones listed below are those that officially launched in the Philippines during the 1st half of the year, January to June 2019, with price tags from PHP 10K below. You can also check our full review on each phone by pressing the smartphone names that have hyperlinks attached to them.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Cherry Mobile is not yet done this 2019 as they released a new entry-level smartphone that sports a 6.2-inch notched display with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition operating system. It is priced at PHP 4,299.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE specs:

  • 6.2-inch HD+ (720 x 1520 px) notched TrueView 19:9 display
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6739WW
  • IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD up to 32GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 158.7 x 76.5 x 8.15 mm
  • 139 g

Leagoo M13

Leagoo isn’t a common name that you’ll see in our list, however; the company has an official online store in the Philippines that sells this device for only PHP 4,699. It has a 6.1-inch display, a MediaTek MT 6761 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 8MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 5MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery.

Leagoo M13 specs:

  • 6.1? IPS display, 19:9 aspect ratio, 600 x 1280 resolution
  • MediaTek6761 Quad Core
  • IMG GE8300 @ 660MHz
  • LEAGOO OS6.0 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
  • 8MP + 2MP dual rear cameras
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual SIM (Nano)
  • LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • microUSB port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Face ID
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 3000mAh battery capacity
  • Black violet, Red blue

Realme C2 – PHP 5,490 (2GB + 16GB), PHP 6,490 (3GB + 32GB)

The Realme C2 is one of the top favorites of Filipino consumers when it comes to budget smartphones of 2019. It’s equipped with a 6.1-inch display, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with slow-motion recording, 5MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery. The 2GB + 16GB is priced at PHP 5,490 while the 3GB + 32GB has a price tag of PHP 6,490.

Realme C2 specs:

  • 6.1-inch 19.5:9 HD+ dewdrop display, 89.35% screen-to-body ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB
  • Helio P22 12nm 2.0GHz octa-core
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual rear camera
  • 80fps/480p slow motion
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM card slot
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Dual VoLTE
  • AI Face Unlock
  • ColorOS 6.0 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Diamond Blue, Diamond Black

Huawei Y5 2019

For PHP 5,990, you’ll get a smaller form factor experience which is not that common with smartphones nowadays. It has a 5.71-inch screen, MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 3,020mAh battery.

Huawei Y5 2019 specs:

  • 5.71-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 px) dew drop display
  • MediaTek Helio A22 1.8GHz  quad-core CPU
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD up to 512GB
  • 13MP f/1.8 PDAF rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP f/2.2 front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Single SIM, Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • FM Radio
  • EMUI 9 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 3020mAh battery
  • 147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm
  • 146g
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown

Samsung Galaxy M10

The Galaxy M10 is Samsung’s latest creation for the M-series that has a 6.22-inch display, Exynos 7870 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 5MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery. Priced at PHP 6,490, this is one of the good options if you’re opting for a Samsung phone.

Samsung Galaxy M10 specs:

  • 6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720), 19:9 Infinity V display, 270ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-T830 MP1 GPU
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB storage
  • microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP F1.9 + 5MP F2.2 wide-angle, rear cameras
  • 5MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM, Dual VoLTE
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • microUSB 2.0
  • Face Unlock
  • Widevine L1 Certification
  • Samsung Experience 9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm
  • 163 g
  • Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black

Samsung Galaxy A10

For PHP 6,990, the Galaxy A10 is a better device in terms of performance as compared to the Galaxy M10. It has a 6.2-inch display, Exynos 7884 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A10 specs:

  • 6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720) IPS Infinity-V display, 271ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7884 1.6GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP F1.9 rear camera
  • 5MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • microUSB
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm
  • 168 g

Samsung Galaxy M20

The original price of the Galaxy M20 is PHP 10,990, however as of writing; it’s at PHP 6,990. Given this price point, the 6.3-inch display, Exynos 7904 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy M20 specs:

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080), 19.5:9 Infinity V display, 409ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7904 1.8GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP F1.9 + 5MP F2.2 wide-angle, rear cameras
  • 8MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM, Dual VoLTE
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB 2.0 Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Widevine L1 Certification, Dolby Atmos audio
  • Samsung Experience 9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ fast charge (15W Type-C charger)
  • 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm
  • 186 g
  • Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black

OPPO A5s

Priced at PHP 6,990, the OPPO A5s launched later than the Realme C2, and it didn’t disappoint. In my comparison between the two devices, the former won in overall key smartphone aspects. It sports 6.2-inch display, Helio P35 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and 4,230mAh battery.

OPPO A5s specs:

  • 6.2-inch HD+ (720 x 1520) waterdrop IPS display, 271ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • MediaTek Helio P35 2.3GHz Octa-core
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • ColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4230mAh battery
  • 155.9 x 75.4 x 8.2mm
  • 170g
  • Red, Black

Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 – PHP 6,990

Another PHP 6,990 smartphone, the Y6 Pro 2019 is one of Huawei’s contenders for the budget segment. It has a 6.09-inch display, MediaTek MT6761 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and 3,020mAh battery.

Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 specs:

  • 6.09-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) Dewdrop display, 282ppi
  • MediaTek MT6761 2.0GHz quad-core CPU
  • PowerVR Rogue GE8300 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP AF F1.8 rear camera, LED flash
  • 8MP FF front camera, Selfie Toning Flash 2.0
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, AGPS
  • microUSB
  • FM Radio built-in
  • Face Unlock
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
  • 3,020mAh battery
  • 156.28 x 73.5 x 8.0 mm
  • 150 g
  • Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue

Realme 3

The Realme 3 is a big hit in the Philippines before its big brother, Realme 3 Pro, came to the country. It has a 6.22-inch display, MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera, 4,230mAh battery. It has three variants:

  • 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,990 (online exclusive)
  • 3GB + 64GB – PHP 7,990 (offline exclusive)
  • 4GB + 64GB – PHP 9,990 (offline exclusive)

Realme 3 (Philippines) specs:

  • 6.22-inch HD+ dewdrop notch display @1520 x 720px
  • 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • 32GB, 64GB internal storage
  • Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear camera setup
  • 13MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual SIM (Nano)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Micro-USB port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • AI face unlock
  • FM Radio
  • ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 4,230mAh battery
  • 75.6mm x 156.1mm x 8.3mm
  • 175g
  • Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, Classic Black

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi is known to defy the standard of smartphone competitions worldwide. In the Philippines, the Redmi Note 7 immediately made it to the top spot as one of the most in-demand smartphones under PHP 10K. It comes with a 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 660 chipset, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, 48MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera, 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0. Here are the prices of each variant available in the country:

  • 3GB + 32GB – PHP 7,990
  • 4GB + 64GB – PHP 9,990

Redmi Note 7 specs:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS LCD display, 409ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage
  • microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2)
  • 48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
  • 13MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • IR blaster
  • MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.0
  • 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
  • 186 g

Honor 8C

The Honor 8C is the company’s smartphone that was announced last year but only reached the country this 2019. It has a 6.26-inch display, Snapdragon 632 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery. You can get this device for PHP 7,999.

Honor 8C specs:

  • 6.26-inch HD+ TFT LCD IPS display @1520 x 720px
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot
  • 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM cards
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • Micro USB
  • EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 157.22 x 75.94 x 7.98mm
  • Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019

At PHP 8,990, you’ll have a 6.26-inch display, Snapdragon 450 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 specs:

  • 6.26-inch 19:9 HD+ IPS screen @ 1520 x 720 pixel resolution, ~268ppi, Dewdrop notch
  • 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • expandable up to 512GB via microSD
  • 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras w/ LED flash, AI Scene Detection
  • 16MP front camera
  • Dual 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • WiFI 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Huawei EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery
  • 159 x 76.9 x 8.1 mm
  • 168g
  • Colors: Aurora Blue, Midnight Black

ASUS ZenFone Max 

ASUS is not yet done with its ZenFone Max smartphones as they launched the Max M2 this year. It sports a 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 632 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with flash charging technology. It is priced at PHP 8,995.

ASUS ZenFone Max M2 (ZB633KL) specs:

  • 6.3-inch HD+ IPS display @ 1520 x 720px
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • expandable up to 2TB via dedicated microSD card slot
  • 13MP + 2MP f/1.8 rear camera w/ PDAF, LED flash
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera w/ soft light LED flash
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 4G VOLTE Cat5
  • 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Stock Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4,000mAh battery with fast charging

Infinix Hot S4

Infinix returns to the Philippines after a year; however, you can only purchase their devices through their online store in Shopee. The Hot S4 sports a 6.2-inch display, Helio P22 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 13MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, 32MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery; this phone will cost you PHP 8,999.

Infinix Hot S4 specs:

  • 6.2-inch 19:9 HD+ IPS display @1520x720px
  • MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz octa-core
  • PowerVR GE8320
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Expandable up to 128GB via dedicated micro SD card slot
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera
  • 32MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM (nano)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face Recognition
  • Micro USB port
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000mAh battery

Honor 10 Lite

With the price of PHP 9,990, the Honor 10 Lite is one of the most affordable smartphones with a Kirin 710 chipset. It has a 6.21-inch display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 24MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.

Honor 10 Lite specs:

  • 6.21-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 display, 415ppi
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G51 MP4
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB
  • microSD up to 512GB
  • 13MP F1.8 + 2MP rear cameras
  • 24MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • micro USB 2.0
  • EMUI 9.0.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm
  • 162 g

Samsung Galaxy A20

Last on this list is the Galaxy A20 that comes with a 6.4-inch display, Exynos 7884 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with fast charging. It is priced at PHP 9,990.

Samsung Galaxy A20 specs:

  • 6.4-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) Super AMOLED Infinity-V display, 268ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7884 1.6GHz octa-core CPU
  • Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.2 dual rear cameras
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ 15W Fast Charging

That’s all of the smartphones that came out in the Philippines for the first half of 2019. What do you guys think? Let us know 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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4 Responses

  1. Kix says:

    Sir Vaughn,
    Did you forget about Vivo Y91 and Vivo Y91C?

    Also, the battery capacity of Galaxy M10 is mistyped as “3,4000 mAh”

    • Vaughn Chua says:

      Hi Kix! No I didn’t include VIVO Y91 because it was available in the Philippines last November pa :) I’ll note the Y91C though since i missed including that!

      Also, thanks for spotting it! I’ve already corrected the article!

  2. Hope Navarro says:

    Hi Sir Vaughn! Do you think that the Lenovo Z6 Lite is a good chooce for its price. Well I know that for P8.7k, it has SD710 and 4GB ram, but do you think that the Lenovo Z6 Lite is worth the buy despite of its camera reviews that it sucks big time?

    • Vaughn Chua says:

      The Z6 Lite is worth it given that it’s only priced below PHP 10K if it arrives in the Philippines. The performance is great in this price segment so if this is more of your preference rather the camera quality, go for it.

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