You can have trendy phones with excellent specs at a surprisingly low price of less than P8,000. There are actually plenty great choices, but let’s pick some of the best ones you can find within the price range.
Asus Fonepad 7 (FE170CG)
Priced at Php 5,995, this beautiful phone and tablet in one (phablet) is an excellent choice for those looking for a gadget with a 7-inch display. Packed with 1GB RAM and 4GB/8GB internal storage, this phablet can also be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD.
The Asus Fonepad 7’s 15Wh Li-Po battery packs a power that lasts for up to 10 hours of mixed usage. The downside to this wifi-ready phone is that it only has a 2-megapixel main camera with no LED flash while its front camera is just the 0.3-megapixel (VGA) variety.
Cherry Mobile Pulse
This wifi-ready phone will only you set you back Php 6,499.00 but is full packed with excellent features, include an awesome 13MP main camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera. It also offers 1GB RAM with 4GB/8GB internal storage, expandable for up to 64GB with a microSD.
As with most Cherry Mobile phones, the Pulse is a dual-SIM phone. This octa-core phone already runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat.
MyPhone Infinity Lite
Priced at Php 7,999, this phone offers great features as well. Its 4.7-inch display comes with a 720 x 1280 resolution. You get to enjoy cool features, such as the 8MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash and the 5MP front camera. This wifi-ready phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and offers 1GB RAM plus 8GB ROM with expandable micro SD.
MyPhone Infinity Lite is the slimmed down version of the local brand’s best-selling Infinity phone. This one also offers GPS with A-GPS.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
The newly launched Chinese brand has invaded the market, thanks to clever marketing strategies and media-hyped events. The Xiaomi Redmi is the cheaper option among the brand’s first releases. It features a 4.7-inch display and dual-SIM card slots.
This slim phone features an 8MP camera with a wide angle lens thought its front camera only offers 1.6MP. This quad core, wifi-ready phone offers 8 GB of built-in storage and allows expansion of up to 64 GB. What makes this phone an excellent choice is that it offers a 2000-mAh battery, providing longer life.
Samsung Galaxy Core i8262
Sold now at P7,990.00, this phone is another great option from Samsung. This wi-fi ready phone packs 8GB internal memory and 1G RAM, with expandable memory of up to 64GB. Its primary camera is 5MP but the front one only takes VGA photos.
The phone features a 4.3-inch multi-touch screen. Dual-SIM options are also available for the Samsung Galaxy Core i8262.