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Top Entry-Level Smartphones under PHP 10K (1H-2020)

A few days ago, we’ve shared with you our list of top flagship, premium-midrange, and midrange devices that were released during the first half of 2020. Now let’s take a notch below and see the top entry-level ones that are priced under PHP10K.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 

When it comes to powerful budget smartphones, you can never go wrong with Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 9 is packing a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, up to 4GB RAM, and up to 128GB internal storage. It also comes with a quad-rear camera setup and a huge 5,020mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging, w/ 22.5W charger included.

The Redmi Note 9 is priced as follows:

  • (3GB + 64GB) – PHP 7,990
  • (4GB + 128GB) – PHP 9,990

Realme 6i

The Realme 6i is a strong start to the lineup’s release here in the Philippines, providing a lot of features and reliable performance at an affordable price. For a starting price of PHP 7,990 for 3GB  + 64GB, and PHP 9,990 for the 4GB + 128GB, you’ll be getting a sizeable 6.5-inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, quad-rear cameras, and a huge 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge.

Huawei Y7p

The Huawei Y7p is a pretty decent smartphone that sits right between the entry-level and the mid-range segment. For its price tag of PHP 9,990, you get a visually-pleasing smartphone, triple-rear cameras that produce good images, a sizeable 6.39-inch HD+ display, a 4,000mAh battery w/10W charging support, and a reasonably competent performance with its HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor.


An entry-level offering from OPPO, the A31. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It’s also comes with triple camera setup and a sizeable 4,230mAh battery. It is priced at PHP8,990.

Realme 5i

The Realme 5i is basically a Realme 5 but with a lower front-camera resolution, different design, and a lower price tag. Priced at PHP 6,990 with 3GB + 64GB configuration, it’s just PHP 1,000 less compared to the Realme 5 with the same configuration. Realme basically wants to further strengthen its foothold in the budget segment.

Huawei Y7

Huawei has released quite a few budget smartphones in the first half of 2020, and the Y7 is one of them. It packs a 6.2-inch HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. It comes with 4,000mAh battery w/ 10W charging support. It is priced at PHP6,990.

Huawei Y6p 

The Huawei Y6p is priced at PHP 5,990, which is a solid deal considering its massive battery, deliverable cameras, wireless reverse charging support, 64GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM when usually, phones on this price range typically have 3GB.

Realme C3

The Realme C3 looks to be a decent upgrade from the C2. It’s got a sizable and bright display, a rather new entry-level gaming chipset, a decent battery life, and a pretty nice interface. Users might be disappointed in the lack of Nightscape and the device’s micro USB port. Still, for a price tag of PHP 5,990, the C3 is an impressively competent smartphone. It’s worth considering whether you’re switching from the C2 or just looking for a dependable entry-level device.

Nokia 2.3

For PHP 5,990, the Nokia 2.3 could be a great device for people who want a phone that’s a couple steps up from feature phones. If you want something for social media, YouTube, Netflix binging, emails, browsing the web, and Waze while you’re driving around, then the Nokia 2.3 could handle all that.

Huawei Y5p

The Huawei Y5p has a 5.45-inch FullView display, 8MP HD rear camera, face unlock, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and 3020mAh battery. It is priced at PHP 4,490. 

Nokia C1

Despite its low specs, the Nokia C1 still get all the quality of life benefits of having a smartphone, like surfing the web, emails, and viewing content. If you’re in a really tight budget, you can get this one for just PHP 2,990.

And there you go. Did we miss anything on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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