Connectivity on a budget: LTE Smartphones under Php5K

Connectivity on a budget: LTE Smartphones under Php5K




LTE connectivity is becoming more widespread by the year, and so are cheaper smartphones equipped with the fastest connectivity available. We list down some of these smartphones that get you connected at a fraction of a cost.

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A lot of last year’s LTE-capable smartphones also made it below Php5k after price cuts, but we’re only including devices that were released this year, to narrow down that same list in descending order.

Acer Liquid Z410 (Php4,999)

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First announced in January at the CES, Acer’s Liquid Z410 was initially available in other global markets until its arrival in the country back in Q2.

Acer Liquid Z410 specs:
4.5-inch IPS display @ 540 x 960 pixels, 245ppi
1.5Ghz Quad-core MediaTek MT6732, 64-bit
ARM Mali-T760
5MP rear camera with LED Flash
2MP front camera with 80-degree wide angle lens
LTE Cat 4, HSPA+
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
DTS Studio Sound
Android 4.4 KitKat
2000mAh battery

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 / S4 (Php4,999)

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Going beyond the budget-friendly approach it initially offered, the newest successors to the Flare S series are positioned be more premium — still without having to break the bank. Subtle upgrades differentiate these two models, so we ought to merge them in one post.

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 / S4 specs:
5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
Aluminum alloy sides (Flare 4)
Dragontail Glass (Flare S4)
1.3GHz MediaTek octa-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
13MP rear camera
5MP front camera
4G LTE
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
Dual-SIM
Android 5.1
2100mAh battery (Flare 4) / 2200mAh battery (Flare S4)

Cherry Mobile Flare S Play (Php4,999)

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The Flare S Play is CM’s first smartphone to feature Digital Television, competing with the likes of Starmobile who had been years ahead in the mobile DTV wars.

Cherry Mobile Flare S Play specs:
5-inch HD IPS display, 1280×720 @ 294ppi
1.4GHz Octa-core processor
2GB RAM
Expandable 16GB internal storage
Supports up to 32GB via microSD card
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Digital TV
Android 5.1 Lollipop

Lenovo A2010 (Php4,999)

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Lenovo’s budget-friendly A2010, with Lollipop and Dual-SIM in tow, was released last October with a Php5k price tag.

Lenovo A2010-aPH specs:
4.5-inch 480 x 854 display, 218ppi
1GHz MediaTek MT6735M quad-core CPU
Mali-T720 GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
5M rear camera w/ LED flash
2MP front camera
Dual-SIM (micro)
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
2,000mAh battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
131.5 x 66.5 x 9.9 mm
137 g
Black, Pearl White

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Nitro and Omega 4G (both at Php4,499)

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Like the Flare series, Cherry Mobile also released new handsets from their Omega line bearing 4G connectivity at the same price — the Omega HD Nitro and Omega 4G with subtle hardware differences at the same price.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Nitro specs:
5-inch HD IPS Display (720×1280 px @ 294 ppi)
1.1GHz Quad Core Processor
2GB RAM
16GB Internal Storage
expandable via microSD up to 64GB
13 MP AF rear camera with LED Flash
5 MP front camerawith LED Flash
Dual SIM (Micro)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS with A-GPS
FM Radio
USB OTG
Android 5.1 Lollipop
2200mAh Battery

Cherry Mobile Omega 4G specs:
5-inch HD IPS Display (720×1280 px @ 294 ppi)
1.0GHz MediaTek MT6735M Quad Core Chip
Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB Internal Storage
expandable via microSD up to 64GB
13 MP AF rear camera with LED Flash
5 MP front camerawith LED Flash
Dual SIM (Micro)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS with A-GPS
FM Radio
USB OTG
Android 5.1 Lollipop
2,000mAh Battery

 

Acer Liquid Z330 (Php3,999)

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One of Acer’s most affordable smartphones sport LTE — something that’s unheard of for many global brands. At P4K, you get to have a quad-core Snapdragon chip and a pair of 5MP cameras for selfie lovers.

Acer Liquid Z330 specs:
4.5 FWVGA display @ 854×480 px, 218ppi
1GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
expandable via microSD
5MP AF rear camera w/ LED Flash
5MP FF front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
WiFi
Bluetooth
LTE
2000mAh battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Two (Php3,999)

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Cherry Mobile released the Cosmos Two last June, packing a quad-core processor with LTE at the Php6k price range. As the Q4 brochure for the said brand was unveiled, it was learned that the device had received a price cut, making it eligible to be included in this list.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Two specs:
5-inch HD IPS On-Cell Full Lamination display
Gorilla Glass
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 64-bit Quad-Core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
14MP BSI rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
2,100mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat

SKK Mobile Lynx S LTE (Php3,999)

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SKK Mobile’s popular Lynx smartphone just got 4G-d with the introduction of the Lynx S LTE, sporting better specs at the same price.

SKK Mobile Lynx S LTE specs:
5-inch HD IPS display, 294ppi
2.5 Curved Glass
1.5GHz quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
2,800mAh battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop

SKK Mobile Lynx S LTE Mini (Php2,399)

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Along with the Lynx S LTE, SKK Mobile also unveiled a smaller sibling bearing the ‘mini’ moniker, which makes it the most affordable 2015 LTE smartphone today.

SKK Mobile Lynx S LTE Mini specs:
4-inch WVGA IPS display
1.5GHz quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
5MP rear camera w/ LED flash
2MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
2,000mAh battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop

And that’s it for the list of the handsets you can find under Php5k. Got more to add in this list? Feel free to comment those suggestions below.



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