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Top Smartphones under Php10k (Mid-2017) Pt. 2

After sharing with you the first part of our list of top smartphones under Php10k, we’re finally proceeding to the second part of it. Smartphones mentioned below are priced from Php5k to Php8k. Enough with the preamble, let’s get started!

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.

LG K8 2017

Upon its release last year, LG has yet revealed a new version this year. Although there were only minimal upgrades to this year’s version, with its processor being changed from Mediatek MT6735M to Snapdragon 425, this phone is still worth a try.

LG K8 2017 specs:
5.0-inch IPS LCD In-cell Touch @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
1.5GB RAM 16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
13-megapixel rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
2,500mAh removable battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09 mm 142 g
Price: Php7,490

Meizu M5

A predecessor to Meizu M5s, Meizu M5 is powered with 5.2-inch HD display, MT6750 CPU, and 2GB RAM.

Meizu M5 specs:
5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 282ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core 64-bit CPU
Mali-T860MP2 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB storage
3GB RAM, 32GB storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (user SIM2)
13MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint scanner
3,070mAh battery
Yun OS 5.1 with FlyMe 5.5
147.28 × 72.8 × 8.15 mm
138 g
Price: Php7,450

Nokia 3

Apart from Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 that were released on this year’s MWC, Nokia 3 was included in it as well. This device sports a 5.0-inch HD display, Mediatek processor, 2GB RAM, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Nokia 3 specs:
5.0-inch HD IPS LCD display
2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass
Mediatek MT6737 1.3GHz quad-core
2GB RAM 16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
Single SIM and dual SIM variants
LTE Cat. 4
WiFi 802.11 b/g/c
8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2 rear camera with LED flash
8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, 84 degrees wide-angle front camera
Android 7.0 Nougat
2,650mAh Li-Ion battery
143.4 x 71.4 x 8.4mm (dimensions)
Price: Php6,990

Vivo Y53

Although branded as an entry-level phone, this phone is still able to provide a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 425 CPU, and 2GB RAM.


Vivo Y53 specs:
5.0-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 220ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core CPU
16GB storage
microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
8MP rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)
Bluetooth 4.2
FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
2,500mAh battery
144.2 × 71.4 × 7.64mm 137g
Price: Php6,990

Lenovo A6600 Plus

Lenovo’s lower mid-range phone that sports a 5-inch display, quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, and Android Marshmallow.

Lenovo A6600 Plus specs:
5-inch HD IPS display
1.0GHz MediaTek MT6735P quad-core CPU
16GB storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8MP rear camera w/ LED flash
2MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
FM radio
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2,300mAh battery
141 x 71 x 8.8 mm 142 g
Price: Php5,999

Galaxy J2 Prime

Packed with 5-inch TFT display, MediaTek processor, and 1.5GB RAM, this phone isn’t so bad when you want to get your hands on your first J series phone.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime (SM-G532G) specs:
5-inch qHD (540 x 960) TFT display, 220ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737T quad-core CPU
Mali-T720MP2 GPU
1.5GB RAM 8GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
8MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera w/ LED Flash
Dual-SIM 4G LTE Cat.4 w/ Band 28 (700MHz)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2,600mAh removable battery
144.8 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm 160 g
Price: Php5,990

Meizu M5c

Known for producing affordable yet powerful smartphones, Meizu released its new M5c which bears a 5-inch display, quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Meizu M5c specs:
5-inch HD display, 294ppi
1.3GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU
Mali-T720 GPU
16GB storage up to 128GB via microSD
8MP f/2.0 rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint scanner
Flyme 6 OS (Android 7.0 Nougat)
3,000mAh battery
Price: Php5,990

LG K7 2017

As you may have noticed, there were quite a handful of revamped K series phones that were released by LG this year. One of them is the LG K7. This year’s version carries a 5-inch FWGA In-Cell LCD display, Quadcore MediaTek, 1GB RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

LG K7 2017 specs:
5-inch FWGA In-Cell LCD display @ 854 x 480, 195 ppi
1.1GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Mediatek MT6737
Mali T720 GPU
8GB internal storage
Expandable via micro SD up to 32 GB
8MP AF rear camera with LED flash
5MP front camera
3G HSPA+ Dual-SIM (nano), Dual Standby
Bluetooth 4.2
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
2,500mAh battery
143 g
Price: Php5,490

And there you have it, fellas. We know that there are still some we haven’t mentioned on the list above, and it’d be awesome if you share them with us. Just comment down below!

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

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14 Responses

  1. bleh says:

    No Xiaomi? The j2 prime is a terrible phone, it will not let you set a default apps to sd and its very slow. Its the most horrible phone i have ever used.

  2. Andreas says:

    It’s shocking you left out local phone makers Cloudfone Next with 4gb ram, snapdragon 430, finger print sensor, aluminum body and I believe SD slot with base 32gb storage for what’s frequently on sale for below 7500 on Lazada.

  3. RobotJaworski says:

    Just sent an email 3 days earlier asking for this and Yugatech delivered. Salamat po!

  4. kuku says:

    wala man lang xiaomi redmi note 4 or 4x or 3

  5. Roy Pacatang says:

    Bakit di kasama zenfone live?

  6. ayap says:

    walang Cherry Mobile? eh kahit ASUS lng may 8 k mas maganda pa sa mga yan eh, or Xiaomi

  7. Grrrrrrr says:

    Where’s Huawei GR3 2017?

  8. Henry says:

    Sayang hindi pa nakasama dito ung Huawei GR3, mukang ok din un nung may nagdemo sakin :-)

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