Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Best Smartphones For Php5K
We have provided you a number of gift guides since last month, and now we’re now in the last month of the year, it’s time to bring in the smartphones. We’re going to take it bit by bit, though, starting with a Php5K budget.
Note: Smartphones included in this guide have prices ranging from Php3K to Php5K.
Cherry Mobile has plenty of offering under this budget but we’re only going to mention a few notable ones. Let’s start with the new generation of Flare devices like the Flare X Lite. At Php4,999 it has a 5-inch Full HD display, 1.3GHz octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, LTE, 16GB storage, 16MP camera and Android Marshmallow.
Next is the Flare J7 which is the most high-end of the J-Series. It’s also priced at Php4,999 and boasts a large 6-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, 16GB storage, LTE, and Android Marshmallow. What’s also impressive here is the large 4,900mAh battery.
As an alternative, you can also go for the Flare S5 Max. At Php3,699, it also has a 6-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 13MP camera, and Android Marshmallow. It’s toned-down but you’re getting a 4,100mAh battery which is large for a smartphone of this caliber.
If you want an affordable smartphone with Marshmallow and supports 700MHz LTE, we have the Flare A3 for Php3,299. You’re not going to get much though with its 5-inch HD display, 1GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 8MP rear camera.
Starmobile has some new offerings as well released just a few months ago. First, we have the Play Max which sports a 5-inch HD screen, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP camera, Android Marshmallow, and 4,000mAh battery. for Php3,290.
Next is the UP Rave which we’d like to consider as the improved UP Sense. It features a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera, fingerprint scanner, Android Marshmallow, 4,000mAh battery for Php4,290.
MyPhone has been offering budget Android smartphones with DTV features. Let’s start with the my96 DTV. It’s a nice offering thanks to its 5.5-inch HD screen, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 700MHz LTE, 13MP camera, 2,800mAh battery and Android Marshmallow for Php4,999.
For those who prefer a bigger battery for their DTV-equipped smartphone, there’s the my92 DTV. It has a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 13MP camera, Android Marshmallow, and 4,000mAh battery for Php3,699.
Cloudfone is not to be left behind with their Thrill series of smartphones. A couple of them is well on the budget and offers 2GB RAM and Android Marshmallow. First up is the Thrill Access which boasts a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, LTE, fingerprint scanner, and Android Marshmallow for Php4,999.
If you want a more affordable alternative, there’s the Thrill Plus for Php3,999. It sports a larger 5.5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and Android Marshmallow. The trade-off would be the lack of fingerprint sensor and LTE connectivity.
O+ has something new for this price range with the Velocity 700 LTE. It sports a 5-inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 1,800mAh battery, Android Marshmallow, and, as the name suggests, LTE connectivity with support for 700MHz band. It’s priced at Php3,595 and comes with perks from Smart including a free TNT SIM card.
Firefly has been making noise thanks to their AURII lineup and one of their members is the affordable AURII Secret Lite. It sports an aliminum body, 5-inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 13MP camera with Sony sensor. It doesn’t boast much in terms of hardware but it already runs Android Marshmallow and 3,450mAh battery for Php3,499.
And that sums up our gift guide for smartphones under Php5K. Feel free to add your suggestions by commenting below.