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Top LTE Smartphones under 10K (2014)

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LTE connectivity has always been one of the main factors that drive the price of a smartphone. In recent times though, chipmakers like Qualcomm have released a cheaper processor with LTE chips, which resulted to an influx of cheap LTE smartphones with a sub-Php10K price tag.

D1Yp7P Pile Of Mobile Phones.

Despite of the fact that not every one of us still has access to 4G/LTE signal in our respective locations, LTE connectivity remains one of the most sought after feature of today’s smartphone. That being said, we have come up with our list of 10 LTE-capable handsets that are priced below ten grand.

This list is arranged with the prices in descending order.

Cherry Mobile Ultra

Cherry Mobile Ultra Heroweb • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The Ultra is the second the LTE-capable smartphone that Cherry Mobile released. It’s bigger, yet cheaper than the W900 LTE.

Specifications:
5-inch HD IPS display, 1280×720 @293ppi
1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 quad-core processor
Adreno 305 GPU
1GB RAM
Expandable 8GB internal memory
13MP BSI rear camera with LED flash
1080p video recording @30fps
2MP front-facing camera
LTE, HSPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
FM Radio
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
Single SIM (Micro)
Android 4.3 Jellybean
2,000mAh battery
Dimension: 145.5 x 72.5 x 9 .0mm
Weight: 162g
Price: Php8,999

Nokia Lumia 635

Lumia 635 • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The Nokia Lumia 635 is the only Windows Phone in the lineup. It was launched locally in May of this year and is offered exclusively on Globe.

Specifications:
4.5-inch FWVGA ClearBlack IPS LCD display, 221ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU
512MB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
4G/LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
GPS, A-GPS
1830mAh battery
129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2mm
134g
Estimated Price: Php8,400

Oppo Neo 5

Oppo Neo 5 2 • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The Oppo Neo 5 is not yet available locally, but is currently being retailed in Malaysia for RM598 or a little over Php8,250.

Specifications:

Oppo Neo 5 specs:
4.5-inch FWVGA display, 218ppi
1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
5 megapixel BSI rear camera w/ LED flash
2 megapixel front camera
4G FDD-LTE
HSPA, 3G
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
1,900mAh battery
ColorOS 1.4 (Android 4.3 Jellybean)
132 x 65.8 x 9.2 mm
132.5 g
Estimated Price: Php8,200++

Xiaomi RedMi Note 4G LTE

Redmi Note 1 • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)

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The Redmi Note 4G LTE is the LTE variant of Xiaomi’s phablet and is the biggest handset on our list. It’s not yet available locally, but it currently has a CNY999 (Php7,299) price tag.

Specifications:
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 267ppi
1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 quad-core CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
2GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
4G LTE (FDD-LTE/LDD-LTE)
3G(WCDMA/TD)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
MIUI V5.0 (Android 4.4 KitKat)
3,100mAh battery
154 x 78.7 x 9.5mm
199g
Estimated Price: Php7,299

Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3

Alcatel Ot Pops3 2 • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The OneTouch Pop S3 is one of the latest additions to Alcatel’s Philippine offerings. With a display size of 4 inches, it’s also the smallest handset in our list.

Specifications:
4-inch WVGA TFT display, 233ppi
1.2GHz quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
5 megapixel AF rear camera w/ LED flash
VGA front camera
4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
2,000mAh battery
Android 4.3 Jellybean
123 x 64.4 x 9.85 mm
130g
Price: Php6,999

Huawei Honor 4 Play

Honor 4 Play • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The Honor 4 Play is one of the first handsets from the Huawei stable that runs on Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC. It’s not yet available in the local market, but it’s being sold for CNY799 or little under six thousand in our local currency.

Specifications:
5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, 294ppi
1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC
Adreno 306 GPU
1GB RAM
8GB of internal storage
8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
2 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G/LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n,
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
Android Jelly bean (4.2) with Emotion UI
2,000mAh battery
Estimated Price: Php5,800++

MyPhone Agua Rio LTE

Myphone Rio Lte • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
The MyPhone Rio LTE is currently the cheapest LTE-capable smartphone that’s already available locally. One of the two MediaTek-powered smartphones in the group, it was initially sold for Php6,499 but recently got a Php1,000 price cut.

Specifications:
4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 218ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
5 megapixel rear camera
2 megapixel front camera
LTE, HSPA+
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
1,700mAh battery
Price: Php5,499

Xiaomi RedMi 1S 4G LTE

Redmi 2 • Top Lte Smartphones Under 10K (2014)
Rounding up our list is the LTE variant of the RedMi 1S. Instead of a Snapdragon 400, the RedMi 1s runs on an MT6582 quad-core processor.

Specifications:
4.7-inch HD IPS display, 312ppo
1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core CPU
Mali-400 GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
1.6 megapixel front camera
Single SIM
4G(LDD-LTE), 3G(TD-SCDMA), 2G(GSM)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
BT4.0LE + BT3.0HS
GPS, A-GPS
MIUI V5 (Android 4.4 KitKat)
2,200mAh battery
137 x 69 x 9.9mm
158g
Estimated Price: Php5,100+

Do note that the smartphones in the list were all released/launched this year and are not last year’s model that were only repriced.

Did we miss anything? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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james
james
7 years ago

hay naku anu bng silbi ng LTE phones na yankung ang internet connection sa pinas is mahal pa sa ginto at bagal pa a pagong !!!!
kahapon tumawag ako sa PLDT hotline 171,, tinanu ko sakanila about broadband plans at rules about early disconnection if bad ang service quality.sabi daw me bago cla ULTERA which is LTE daw ,pg plan 999 (pesos ) mka tangap ako ng 300 mb daily with the speed of “upto ” 3 mbps (anu to joke ???hehehhe anu ma gawa ko sa 300 mb) tapos pg ubos na ang 300 mb ko e magiging 256 kbps na lng ang speed ko,,eh payag na sana ako dun pero me isang buisiiit na word “UPTO ” ang gamit nila eh…. wg po nyu kalimutan is 36 months po ang lock in period nila
eto ang masarap pakingan—- tinanu ko if palpak ang serbisyo niyo at gust ko mg paputol ang kontrata ko maaga pa, e answer ng tga PLDT is mg antay ako ng 5 months bago ako mg apply for early disconnection at mg bayad ako ng the rest 25 months in full cash payment!!! anu to bobo…??? tina tanga tayo ng mga telco natin..wala bng batas para dito,, kala ko me customer rights tayu!!!????hirap nga buhay dito sa pinas eh mas mahihirap pg ganun ang mangyari satin….ng iiyak na lng ako cguro,,,,

somesay
somesay
7 years ago

I think, Asus zenfone should be included. I bought zenfone 5 at 6995.00 last october 2014..

Zenfone Rocks
7 years ago

yung estimated price pagdating dito halos doble na ng price. so ano pang silbi ng article na to?

Zenfone Scissor
Zenfone Scissor
Reply to  Zenfone Rocks
7 years ago

Bobo mo naman alam mo ba ibig sabihin ng ESTIMATE? Binibigyan ka lang ng idea kung magkano sya pag ibinenta na dito. Sana bago mag-comment eh ginagamit muna ang kapiraso mong utak o wala ata eh. At isa pa pwede naman i-edit ulit ng author ang info dito to make it accurate in the future. Nagdudunong-dunongan tanga naman

carl
carl
7 years ago

speaking of LTE phone, ano pong specific na lte standards ang compatible sa mga phones dito sa atin. that would be very informative!

Redmi Fan
Redmi Fan
7 years ago

In the Philippines, you can only get a Xiaomi phone through Lazada because it is the only official Xiaomi distributor here. Of course you could try getting it through the grey market, pero hindi ka sure na original Xiaomi yun.

Yes, marami rin ang nagiimitate sa Xiaomi even though it is a China based Phone Company.

Patrick
Patrick
7 years ago

Where to buy:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

drew
drew
7 years ago

I think i saw an Asus Zenphone 5 LTE on Lazada that came 9k+ last week.

roiji
7 years ago

hihintayin ko yang Huawei Honor 4 Play na yan…
CM Ultra looks promising.. kaso JB. 4.3 pa lang…
Lumia 635 sana kayo 512mb lang ang RAM..
Parang ok yung Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3 as backup phone..
In fairmess sa MyPhone Rio LTE.. 4.4 kitkat na siya at nag price cut pa..
tsk.. others where unavailable here :( at 4.3 JB pa lang..

i think I’m gonna get the Rio LTE or OneTouch Pop S3 hahaha

kebs
kebs
7 years ago

it would be better if you chose phones that are available in the market currently to guide people on which handset they should purchase

Madobe-tan
Madobe-tan
7 years ago

Since Nokia Lumia 635 is exclusive for Globe, there is the Lumia 636 which is openline although it is a bit expensive but it has a 1GB RAM unlike the former.

Erickson
Erickson
Reply to  Madobe-tan
7 years ago

I thought Lumia 636 is exclusive for China?

Carl
Carl
Reply to  Madobe-tan
7 years ago

You can buy Lumia 636 at cmkcellphones for 9100

Madobe-tan
Madobe-tan
Reply to  Madobe-tan
7 years ago

The Lumia 636 is an upgraded variant for China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

lex
lex
7 years ago

lol at Oppo doing an O+. Being marketed as a US brand in SM.

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