Not many people can afford the latest flagship smartphones or the new iPhone 14 series that’s recently released. With the minimum wage at just Php570 (for NCR, lower for provinces), the working class Filipino usually wait for the end of the year to get their 13th-month bonus in order to buy a decent smartphone.
For the most part, their budget hovers between Php10,000 to Php12,000. In this article, we included the smartphones released in the third quarter of 2022. Check out our list of smartphones under Php 12,000 officially released in the Philippines to date.
Please note: The smartphones listed in this article are those that were officially released in the Philippines from January to September 2022. Sorted according to price from highest to lowest. Pricing details were retrieved as of September 14, 2022.
|Phone Model||Chipset and Connectivity||Pricing and Configuration|
|HUAWEI nova Y90||Snapdragon 680 | 4G||Php 11,999 | 8GB+128GB|
|Cherry Mobile Aqua SV 5G||Dimensity 810 | 5G||Php 11,999 | 8GB+128GB|
|realme 9i||Snapdragon 680 | 4G||Php 11,999 | 6GB+128GB|
|narzo 50 5G||Dimensity 810 | 5G||Php 11,999 (sale price) | 6GB+128GB|
|TECNO Pova 5G||Dimensity 900 | 5G||Php 11,989 | 8GB+128GB|
|Infinix ZERO 5G||Dimensity 900 | 5G||Php 11,499 | 8GB+128GB|
|POCO M4 Pro 5G||Dimensity 810 | 5G||Php 11,065 | 6GB+128GB|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S||Helio G96 | 4G||Php 10,499 | 6GB+64GB|
|POCO M5||Helio G99 | 4G||Php 10,499 | 6GB+128GB|
|Infinix Note 10 Pro (2022)||Helio G95 | 4G||Php 9,799 (sale price) | 8GB+256GB|
The offerings in this tier are mostly MediaTek-powered smartphones.
Half of the list are 4G smartphones whose strengths vary in terms of chipset, like the Infinix Note 10 Pro (2022)—which is currently on sale—powered by MediaTek Helio G95 that now tags at Php 9,799 (8GB+256GB) from its original price of Php 11,990.
The other half, we got some Dimensity-powered devices that are all 5G-capable. The most affordable of the bunch is the POCO M4 Pro 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 priced at Php 10,499 (6GB+64GB).
For the full list of smartphones released in 2022 here in the Philippines, you may check out our list here. If you’re on a higher budget, you may check out our other listings below: