Top 5 Most Affordable Windows Phone 8 Devices in PH

It’s the midway point of the year and if you’re planning to get one of those Live tile touting phones with your mid-year bonus, you should probably check out our list of the most affordable phones running Windows Phone 8 in the local market, and maybe we can help you in deciding which one to choose.

(Note: Prices are based on online sellers and lowest mall prices we’ve found.)

1. HTC Windows Phone 8S (around Php12,990)

htc-8s

Pros:

  • Solid and beautiful design
  • Loud and clear sound performance
  • Refreshing user interface

Cons:

  • So-so battery life
  • Sub-par camera performance
  • Prone to dirt stains

HTC Windows Phone 8S specs:
4-inch S-LCD Display (480 x 800) 233ppi
1GHz dual-core Krait CPU
Adreno 305
512 RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.1
4GB internal memory
up o 32GB via microSD card
5 megapixel camera (LED flash, 720p video)
Windows Phone 8
120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm (dimensions)
113 g (weight)
Li-IOn battery 1700 mAh

2. Nokia Lumia 720 (Php12,700 – Php14,500)

nokia lumia 720

Pros:

  • Great performance for a WVGA screen
  • Snappy performance
  • Outstanding battery life

Cons:

  • Inconsistent camera performance
  • Lack of apps because of 512MB RAM

Nokia Lumia 720 specs:
4.3-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display @ 800×480 pixels, 217ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon 1.0GHz dual-core
Adreno 305 Graphics
512MB RAM
8GB internal memory
microSD card up to 64GB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
HSDPA 21.1 Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0
NFC
6.7MP AF camera, Carl Zeiss, with LED Flash
720p video recording at 30fps
1.3 megapixel front-facing wide angle camera
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Windows Phone 8
Wireless Charging support
GPS w/ aGPS, GLONASS
Dimension: 127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm
Weight: 128g

3. Huawei Ascend W1 (Php8,990)

huawei-ascendw1

realme philippines

Pros:

  • Solid construction
  • Attractive design
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance

Cons:

  • 512MB RAM
  • Limited internal storage
  • Average camera performance

Huawei Ascend W1 specs:
4.0-inch IPS OGS display @ 480×800 pixels, 233ppi
Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core Krait
Adreno 305
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage (up to 32GB via microSD)
3G/HSDPA 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP rear camera @ 720p
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS, GLONASS
Li-Ion 1950mAh battery
124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm
130 g
Windows Phone 8

4. Nokia Lumia 620 (Php8,600 – Php11,600)

Nokia_Lumia_620_03

Pros:

  • Solid construction
  • Good design
  • Decent performance
  • Great display

Cons:

  • 512MB RAM
  • Limited internal storage

Nokia Lumia 620 specs:
3.8-inch TFT WVGA (800×480), ClearBlack
1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon (TM) S4
512MB RAM
8GB internal memory, up to 64GB via microSD
5MP autofocus w/ LED flash; Video capture: HD [email protected]
VGA front camera
NFC
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS/A-GPS, Glonass
1,300mAh battery
115.4 x 61.1 x 11.02 mm
127g
Windows Phone 8

5. Nokia Lumia 520 (Php7,400 – Php7,990)

lumia520

Pros:

  • Solidly and beautifully built
  • Amazing display

Cons:

  • 512MB RAM
  • Limited internal storage

Nokia Lumia 520 specs:
4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) IPS LCD, 233ppi
Qualcomm MSM8227 Dual-core 1 GHz
Adreno 305
512MB RAM
8GB internal storage
microSD up to 64GB
5MP AF camera
720p video recording at 30fps
HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Li-Ion 1,430mAh battery
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
124g
Windows Phone 8

Special Mention: We’d like to add though; if you are good in seeking for better deals – we have to tell you that we did see HTC 8Xs being sold for a cheaper Php10k recently.

That’s about it folks. Fancy anything on the list? Or rather, maybe you have one of them already? Feel free to give us all your says on the space down below.

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

31 Responses

  1. Kitoy says:

    Sana mag mura pa tong Lumia 520 this december, ayaw q kc bumili ngaun kc hindi full updated ang WP application, may nabasa kc aq na ibang user na madali daw mag init ung fon. but all, it was a great phone for the price.

  2. John Michael Borja says:

    sana mag mura or may lumabas na bagong wp sa december

  3. JM says:

    Yung Nokia Lumia 520, microsim lang available doon?

  4. jayron says:

    Dagdag na lang ako ng 6K may s3 na ako. hindi pa ako maiinggit sa dami ng apps sa Android.

  5. red says:

    using my WP8 Lumia 820, i can use NOKIA HERE MAPS even not connecting to internet. Just download the map (country of your choice, i.e. Philippines), then just ON your GPS. and voila, you have a MAP with GPS (with your location indicated). No need for internet connection. Great for travelers/commuters roaming around the Metro.

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