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Top Smartphones under 10k (Mid-2017) Pt. 1




Now that we’re done sharing with our list of top smartphones under Php20K, it’s about time for us to present our list of smartphones under Php10k. Honestly, there were a handful of smartphones that fall under this category so we decided to separate it into two parts. What we’re going to share with you right now is a list of top smartphones ranging from Php8k to Php10k. Without further ado, let’s jump right in.

Author’s note: All smartphones listed below are those that have officially launched in the Philippines from January to June 2017. The list is arranged by price from highest to lowest.

Cherry Mobile Desire R8

Back in April, Cherry Mobile released Desire R8 that featured a dual rear camera and powered by Mediatek processors and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Cherry Mobile Desire R8 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display
1.5GHz Mediatek 6750T Octa-Core CPU
Mali T860 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 64GB
13MP + 5MP rear cameras with LED Flash
8MP front camera with front LED Flash
4G LTE with 700MHz support
Dual-SIM (micro+nano), Dual Standby
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, AGPS
Fingerprint Scanner
USB-C
Android 7
Nougat 3000mAh Non-removable battery
Price: Php9,999

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

This phone may have a smaller display from the rest of its siblings but it definitely compensates by being powered by Exynos quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, LTE, Android Marshmallow, and a premium body.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime specs:
5-inch PLS TFT display @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
1.4GHz Exynos 7570 Quad-Core processor
Mali-T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
13MP f/1.9 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
Dual SIM 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ a-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint scanner
USB OTG
2400mAh non-removable battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1 mm 143 g
Gold, Black
Price: Php9,990

Nokia 5

Just this year, Nokia 5 has made its first appearance at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Packed with 5.2-inch HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat, this phone was definitely worth the wait.

Nokia 5 specs:
5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
Single SIM and Dual SIM variants
LTE Cat 4
13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2 rear camera with dual tone flash
8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, 84 degrees wide-angle front camera
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS
Gyroscope
NFC
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm
Non-removable 3000mAh battery
Price: Php9,990

Vivo V5 Lite

With an array of smartphones competing for the best front cam, Vivo V5 Lite surely did step up its game. This smartphone sports a 5.5-inch display has a whopping 16MP front camera and is powered by octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM.

Vivo V5 Lite specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 267ppi
Octa-core CPU
3GB RAM
32GB storage
MicroSD card support (uses SIM 2)
13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
16MP front camera w/ Selfie Softlight
Dual-SIM
LTE
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB OTG
FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm 155 g
3,000mAh non-removable battery
Crown Gold, Rose Gold
Price: Php9,990

Meizu M5s

As a successor to the M5, the M5s sports a beefy 64-bit octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, and 3,000mAh battery with 18w fast charging.

Meizu M5S specs:
5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 282ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU
Mali T720 GPU
3GB LPDDR3 RAM
32GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB (uses SIM2 slot)
13MP ƒ/2.2 rear PDAF camera with Dual LED flash
5MP ƒ/2.0 front camera
4G LTE Dual-SIM (Hybrid), Dual Standby
mTouch Fingerprint sensor
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 5GHz + 2.4GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE support
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
Flyme 5.2 based on Android Marshmallow
3000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with mCharge 2.1 (fast charging)
148.2 x 72.5 x 8.4mm (dimensions)
143g (weight)
Price: Php8,999

Moto E4 Plus

In June, Motorola has finally launched one of their latest smartphones that offers 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 427 processor, 3GB RAM, Android Nougat, and a large 5,000mAh battery.

Moto E4 Plus specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 267ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core CPU
Mali T720 MP1 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5MP front-facing camera w/ flash
LTE TBA
Dual-SIM
WiFi Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint sensor
Android 7.1 Nougat
5000mAh battery
Iron Gray, Fine Gold colors
Price: Php8,999

Vivo Y55s

While its camera doesn’t boast the same as Vivo V5 Lite, this phone compensates for its Snapdragon 425 octa-core CPU, Adreno 308 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 13MP rear camera.

Vivo Y55s specs:
5.2-inch HD IPS display, 282ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core CPU
Adreno 308 GPU
3GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera w/ screen flash
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
USB OTG
Funtouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
2,730mAh (non-removable) battery
Price: Php8,990

Huawei GR3 2017

Also known as Nova Lite, Honor 8 Lite, and Huawei P10 Lite in other countries. This smartphone only has Php2k difference from the GR5 2017 and is powered with HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor, 4 x ARM Cortex A53 2.1GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz, and 3GB of RAM.

Huawei GR3 (2017) specs:
5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1920×1080 pixels
HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor
4 x ARM Cortex A53 2.1GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz
Mali-T830 MP2 graphics
3GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
12-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ A-GPS
NFC
Fingerprint scanner
3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.0
Price: Php8,990

And there you have it. The first part of our list of top smartphones under Php10k. Stay tuned for part two! Meanwhile, we’d like to know if we miss anything. Please let us know in the comments down below.



Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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15 Responses

  1. Kaushal Rudani says:

    @Yugatech you missed Xiaomi Redmi Note 4! It totally fits this category of cheap yet interesting smartphones

  2. K L says:

    thanks Yugatech, please indicate ung usb connectivity type thanks

  3. imagi says:

    where can I buy nokia 5?

  4. just want to add says:

    Good phones for that budget, But Ithink on your next parts xiaomi redmi 4x would fit

  5. LESTAT says:

    The list is for OFFICIALLY released phones in Ph. Xiaomi phones are not included since they are only available at gray markets.

  6. LESTAT says:

    The list is for OFFICIALLY released phones in Ph. Xiaomi phones are not included since they are only available at gray markets.

  7. Chico says:

    GR3 has 3000 price diff with the GR5.

  8. Perry john Coronel says:

    Im thinking of the moto e4 plus.. can you give full review if its good for gaming.. thanks.

  9. Rain says:

    bakit wala si asus zen 4 max ???

  10. sound pixelated says:

    Ahhmm If you only have 1 phone to buy from all of these, What would it be???
    Thanks for the response

  11. NEHP says:

    why Huawei GR3 2017??? can u please convince me with ur choice

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