Top Ten Smartphones under Php10K (mid-2015)

It’s been a habit of ours to once in a while compare all the sweet offerings from mobile phone makers and compile them into one easy-to-read list to help you determine what good buys are out there. For this article we’ve gathered 10 bang-for-the-buck phablets under Php10K.

The devices here were handpicked due to the overall combination of their balance of good specs, asking price, and personal experiences based on our reviews and first impressions. They are listed in descending order according to their price points. Let’s get started.


1. ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) specs:
5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920×1080 pixels @ 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core processor
PowerVR G6430 GPU
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13 megapixel Pixel Master camera w/ dual LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Active
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ ZenUI
Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery
152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm (dimensions)
170 grams (weight)
Price: Php9,995

(REVIEW: ASUS Zenfone 2)


2. Huawei P8 Lite specs:
5.0-inch IPS display @ 720 x 1280 pixels, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hisilicon Kirin 620 64-bit octa-core 1.2GHz processor
8 x ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz
Mali-T450 MP4
16GB internal storage
Up to 128GB via microSD
Dual-SIM/dual 4G LTE Cat 4
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/
Bluetooth 4.0
13MP rear BSI camera, dual LED
5MP front camera
Huawei Signal+
Huawei Roaming+
Huawei Voice+
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
2,200mAh Li-Po battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1
143 x 70.6 x 7.7mm (dimensions)
131 grams (weight)
Price: Php9,990

(NEWS: Huawei P8 Lite coming late June for Php9,990)

Huawei Honor 4X (web)

3. Huawei Honor 4X specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 @267ppi
1.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 620 octa-core 64-bit CPU
Mali-450 GPU
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
13 megapixel BSI rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G, 2G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3,000mAh battery
Android 4.4 Kitkat with EMUI 3.0
Dimension: 152.9 × 77.2 × 8.65mm
Weight: 165g
Price: Php8,990


firefly mobile allure 64 lte

4. Firefly Mobile Allure 64 LTE specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS OGS display, 1280 x720 @267ppi
1.7Ghz MediaTek MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor
ARM Mali-T760MP2 GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
Supports up to 64GB MicroSD card
Dual-SIM, dual Standby (Standard + MicroSIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint Scanner
USB On-The-Go support
13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 rear camera w/ LED Flash
4K video recording @30fps
8-megapixel OmniVision OV5648 front camera w/ Flash
2,900mAh battery
QuickCharge support
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimension: 158.1 x 77.4 x 8.60 mm
Weight: 160g
Price: Php7,999

(NEWS: Firefly Mobile makes Allure 64 LTE official)

lenovo k3 note_4

5. Lenovo K3 Note (K50-t5) specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi
1.7GHz 64-bit MediaTek MTK6752 octa-core processor
Mali-T760 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE
FM Radio
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ VIBE UI
3,000mAh removable battery
152.6 x 76.2 x 7.6mm
150 grams
White, Yellow
Price: Php7,990

realme philippines

(REVIEW: Lenovo K3 Note)

Meizu M1 Note Web

6. Meizu M1 Note specs:
5.5-inch Sharp IGZO Full HD display, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core CPU
Mali T760 MP2 GPU
16GB / 32GB internal storage
13 megapixel Samsung camera w/ LED flash, F/2.2 aperture
1/3.06-inch CMOS sensor, 300-degrees panoramic lens
5 megapixel OVS670 front camera, F/2.0 aperture
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, BLE
Flyme 4 OS (Android 4.4 Kitkat)
3,140mAh battery
150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9mm
White, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink
Price: Php7,990

(REVIEW: Meizu M1 Note)


7. Lenovo A7000 specs:
5.5-inch IPS HD display, 267ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6752m octa-core CPU
Mali-T760MP2 GPU
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8MP rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
FM Radio
Dolby ATMOS surround sound
2,900mAh Li-Po battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm
140 g
Price: Php7,390

(REVIEW: Lenovo A7000)

happymobileaspire-handson (3)

8. Happy Mobile Aspire specs:
5.5-inch HD OGS IPS Display, 1280×720, 267ppi
1.7GHz Octa-core chipset
8GB Internal Storage
expandable up to 32GB via microSD
13MP rear AF camera with LED Flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Android 4.4 KitKat
3200mAh battery
Available colors: Black, White
Price: Php6,999

(HANDS-ON: Happy Mobile Aspire)

cm flare x

9. Cherry Mobile Flare X specs:
5.5-inch Full-HD IPS OGS display, 1920 x 1080 @ 400ppi
Gorilla Glass 3
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor
Mali-T760 GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
Supports up to 64GB MicroSD card
13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
Sony IMX 214 BSI sensor
5-megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3000mAh battery
152 x 75.6 x 9.1mm (dimensions)
Price: Php6,999

(FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Cherry Mobile Flare X)


10. Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 720×1280 pixels, 268ppi
Dragontrail Glass, Japan OGS full lamination
Mediatek MT6752M 1.5GHz octa-core processor, Cortex-A53
Mali T760 MP2 GPU
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
USB OTG support
13MP rear camera with LED flash, f2.2
8MP front-facing camera, f2.2
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
FM radio
GPS with aGPS support
Li-Ion 3,500mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
152.3 x 76.4 x 8mm (dimensions)
147 grams (weight)
Price: Php6,490

(REVIEW: Alcatel Flash Plus)

Got something to add to this list? Feel free to write it down at the comments field below.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

26 Responses

  1. Kiah says:

    I don’t know why some of the people here saying that AFP ay bug daw. Then what’s the bug? Have you tried one? haha..Funny You. I can say, this list is true. You don’t know what’s with AFP. Specs pa lng it’s obvious naman na worth it not only for the price but the whole specs itself speaks out. I don’t have any issues sa size ng unit and OS. I’m with its awesome specs and price. That’s it.

  2. aklsdjsalkjdasldsa says:

    hahaha kakatawa mga fans ng AFP puro bug nman unit nila hahaha kawawa naman kayo

  3. cy says:

    anu maganda pag take na pictures? especially sa low light? Thanks!

  4. 10k+foraphoneisnotworthit says:

    Flare X user here. Sobrang sulit nya, satisfied ako sa features niya, at affordable pa. Wala pa nga lang screen protector at casing for it since bago palang siya.

  5. Aladin says:

    AFP first batch user here!
    Ang masasabi ko lng,
    Sulit na sulit!

    • diego delos santos says:

      Aladin, how fast is the camera pag walang flash and merong flash? Most apps ba pede ilipat sa sd? Smooth and fluid ba? Thank u.

  6. jaime says:

    lahat maganda pero kung photo addict ka dun ka sa mataas na resolution pero kung pag gamer ka edi dun ka sa octa core :D sulit naman ung pera.. kahit ung flare X nila

  7. webhiker says:

    which is the best camera phone among the list?

  8. unknownnn says:

    Asus zenfone 2 is a crap. Not worth the money

  9. red hot says:

    the flare x is one of the promising bang for the buck smartphone to be release this month… definitely a game changer…

  10. abe says:

    Malaking bagay yung FHD ng Flare X vs HD ng AFP sa 5.5 inch na screen. Sana lang maa madaling bumili ng CM kesa sa AFP sa mga flash sale. Kahit kelan hindi pa ako sinuwerte dyan.

  11. noemail says:

    Is alcatel flash plus already on sale at retail stores?

  12. Easy E says:

    The Alcatel flash plus

  13. Noir says:

    As much as these phones are bang for buck. 9 of the 10 are 5.5 Inches!!!!

    Too big….

    • abe says:

      Exactly, but 5.5 inches is perfect for gaming , watching movies although not exactly handy as 5-inch and below phones. I actually find 5 inch phones too big as my main phone even those with thin abuzels. 4.5 to 4.8 seems the sweet spot but Im planning to buy a phablet to satisfy my gaming and movie needs.

  14. ndive74 says:

    which is the best choice? as this was sorted based on price.

  15. Easy E says:

    I agree with this list. AFP di pa rin kumukupas. Simot nanaman ang stocks ng lazada kahapon in just 4mins? Sulit talaga.

    • bern says:

      What AFP are you on about? it’s so ambiguous and tends to mislead. Is that asus?

      Pardon my ignorance.

    • Cywel says:

      AFP – Alcatel Flash Plus

    • bern says:


    • diego delos santos says:

      One of the best options is the alcatel flash plus. Ubos agad sa lazada un sale nila kahpon. Sna lang me physical store sila para ma inspect man lng ung item.

    • klky says:

      cguro after 1 yr kung i uupdate pa nila ang os to android M (or N??), bka eto pa din bibilin ko.. balance lang tlga specs nya e. panalo tlga!
      hail to king of the Mid-range

      o kaya m2 note nlng ahaha

      ( AUGUST 5, 12 Noon !! )

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      5. Add to cart, Proceed to checkout.
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    • AndroidGadgets101 says:

      You don’t know the real ISSUES ng AFP. Ubos nga lagi stocks, nauso naman buy and sell na gahaman dahil dun hahaha!

      Madali masira power button nyan, jologs na LEWA OS pati pag update nya sa lollipop LEWA OS parin tapos ang tagal mag charge! :p

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