Top Android Smartphones for Less Than Php15,000
We recently provided you with our top smartphones above Php10K. But for those who prefer a more narrowed down list, we’re giving you our compilation of top Android smartphones not exceeding Php15K.
Note: Phones included below are our top picks from 2016 to present with prices ranging from Php10,000 to Php15,000. The list is arranged by price from lowest to highest.
The OPPO A39 may look like an ordinary mid-ranger with a 5.2-inch HD display, MT6750 octa-core CPU, and 2,900mAh battery, but for Php10,990 you can have a smartphone with 3GB RAM and decent starting storage of 32GB. It also has Gorilla Glass 4 for screen protection, 4G LTE, and 13MP camera.
Xiaomi is yet to officially return in the Philippine market but that also became an opportunity for online sellers to bring some of their phones here. One of them is the Redmi Note 4 and you can purchase the 3GB RAM + 64GB storage version powered by Helio X20 CPU for Php11,000.
Infinix Mobility just launched recently two new smartphones in the market and one of them is the Php11,990 Infinix Zero 4. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, MediaTek MT6753 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, 3,200mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
If you want an affordable smartphone with a dual-rear camera, the LG X Cam is one of your best bets. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, MT6753 CPU, 2GB RAM, and 13MP+5MP rear cameras. You can purchase it for Php11,990.
ASUS has this price range covered with the Zenfone 3 Laser at Php11,995. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 3,000mAh battery. Alternatively, you can also go for the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5-inch with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a large 4,100mAh battery for Php10,995.
MyPhone recently launched in the country a new smartphone in partnership with SuperD. The SuperD D1 has a typical mid-range hardware at MT6750T octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 3,000mAh battery. However, its 5.5-inch Full HD screen is capable of displaying 3D content without the need for special eyewear. The SuperD D1 is priced at Php11,999.
The Huawei P9 Lite is, as the name suggests, the toned-down version of the P9, but it still packs a punch in this price range. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, HiSilicon Kirin 650 CPU, 3GB RAM, and 16GB storage. The dual rear camera setup is absent here but it has a 13MP main shooter and 8MP front for selfies. It is priced at Php12,490.
The smaller sibling of the recently launched V5 Plus is the Vivo V5. It’s also selfie-centric thanks to its 20MP front camera with LED flash, although it doesn’t sport the dual camera setup as its big brother. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass, MediaTek MT6750 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android Marshmallow and 3,000mAh battery. All of that for Php12,990.
An alternative selfie-centric smartphone is the OPPO F1s for the same price of Php12,990. It sports a 5.5-inch HD display, MediaTek MT6750 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, Fingerprint scanner, Android Lollipop, 3,075mAh battery, and a 16MP front camera with Beautify 4.0.
Local player Cherry Mobile made it in the list with their top-of-the-line Flare Infinity. It has a premium look and feel, 5.5-inch Full HD display, Helio P10 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP camera, Fingerprint sensor, USB C, Android Marshmallow, and 3,000mAh battery. All for Php12,999.
If you’re looking for a smartphone from Huawei with a dual rear camera setup under this price range, the GR5 (2017) is your best bet. Also known as the Mate 9 Lite in other regions, it sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Kirin 655 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 12MP + 2MP rear cameras, fingerprint scanner, 3,340mAh battery and Android Marshmallow. It’s priced at Php13,990.
One of Samsung’s best offering in this budget is the Galaxy J7 Prime at Php13,990. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4, Exynos 7870 octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, 3,300mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow.
Meizu has been quiet when it comes to its local releases but their offerings are hard to ignore. One of them is the Meizu M3 Max phablet. It sports a 6-inch Full HD display, MediaTek Helio P10 CPU, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP Sony IMX258 camera, fingerprint scanner, USB C, 4,100mAh battery and Android Marshmallow. The M3 Max is a compelling offering for multimedia-heavy users at Php13,990.
Motorola returned to the Philippines last year and one of their newest offerings is the Moto G4 Plus. At Php13,999, it offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 617 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP camera w/ Laser AF, fingerprint scanner, 3,000mAh battery and Android Marshmallow.
BlackBerry may not be manufacturing their own smartphones but their DTEK line is one of the most secure Android devices around. At Php14,990, You’ll get a smartphone with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 627 CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP camera, 2,610mAh battery and Android Marshmallow. Not as compelling as some of the smartphones in the list but the hardened OS is nothing to be scoffed at.
If you’re looking for another phablet, the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is worth considering. It has a 6.4-inch Full HD display, MediaTek MT8783 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a dual 13MP rear camera with Laser AF, fingerprint scanner, 4,050mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow. It’s priced at Php14,999.
And there you have it. These are the top smartphones for less than Php15,000. If you got something to add, let us know in the comments below.