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5 Best Mobile Phones Under ₱10,000

We're in the smartphone era when bezel-less, OLED screens and missing headphone jacks are becoming the norm rather than the exception. To snag one of these top-of-the-line mobile phones, you'll have to fork out an amount worth twice or thrice your monthly salary.

Have a limited budget? Worry not. Affordable phones with topnotch features aren't hard to come by. A lot of great options are available for anyone with a budget of less than ₱10,000.

What are the best bang-for-buck mobile phones in the Philippines?

1. Oppo A83

The best budget phone for selfie fans | price: ₱9,501

Oppo A83

Selfie enthusiasts on a budget, rejoice! Oppo's first smartphone offering in the Philippines for 2018 might just be the perfect selfie tool for you.

The Oppo A83 features an AI-powered camera, also found in the higher-end models F5 and F7, that refine your facial features to make you look photogenic on selfies.

This budget Oppo mobile phone looks and feels expensive with its curved front glass and matte finish at the back. It's comfortable to hold, too.

The A83 also features Facial Unlock, an octa-core processor, and a long battery life of 13 to 15 hours. Its elegant appearance and above-average performance make it worth more than its less-than-10k price tag.

Oppo A83 key specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch touchscreen with 1440 x 720 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6737T 
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Operating system: ColorOS 3.2, based on Android 7.1
  • Battery: 3180mAh
  • Camera: 8MP (front) + 13MP (rear)
  • Weight: 143g
  • Size (H x W x D): 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm
  • Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 
  • Headphone jack
  • Dual nano SIM card and microSD card slots
  • Colors: Gold and black

2. Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro

The best budget phone for immersive viewing experience | price: ₱7,124

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro

While smartphone features like "Super AMOLED" sound so high-tech and pricey, Samsung offers it on the very affordable Galaxy J2 Pro.

What's so super about the J2 Pro's Super AMOLED display? It delivers true-to-life color reproduction, excellent color contrast and saturation, optimum outdoor readability, and wide viewing angle.

No motion blurs when playing video, too. So if you love watching movies and playing games on mobile phones, then this one's for you.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro key specs:

  • Display: 5-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 540 x 960 resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, quad-core 1.4 GHz, Adreno 308
  • RAM: 1.5GB 
  • Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Operating system: Android
  • Battery: Removable 2,600mAh lithium ion
  • Camera: 5MP (front) + 8MP (rear)
  • Weight: 153g
  • Size (H x W x D): 143.8 x 72.3 x 8.4 mm
  • Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • Dual micro SIM card and microSD card slots
  • Colors: Black and gold

3. ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

The best budget phone for heavy smartphone users | price: ₱9,605

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

This budget ASUS smartphone houses a powerful, high-capacity 5000mAh battery. On a single charge, it can last for up to two days of moderate to heavy use. The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max makes a great choice if you'll often use your new phone for hours of web browsing, gaming, video streaming, and more.

The Zenfone 4 Max also boasts a 120-degree wide angle rear camera with a 200% bigger field of view than cameras of regular mobile phones. It's great for snapping landscapes, groups of people, and other scenes where you want to include more in the frame.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max key specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch 10-finger capacitive touch IPS
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Operating system: Android 7 with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
  • Battery: 5000mAh non-removable
  • Camera: 8MP (front) + 13MP with 120-degree wide angle (rear)
  • Weight: 181g
  • Size (H x W x D): 154 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Headphone jack
  • Dual SIM card and microSD card slots
  • Colors: Deapsea black, sunlight gold, and rose pink

4. Sony Xperia XA

The most attractive budget phone | price: ₱9,501

Sony Xperia XA

A budget-friendly Sony Xperia with a beautiful, slim design—what more can you ask for?

No, we aren't kidding about including a Sony Xperia on this list of best mobile phones for budget-conscious peeps. 

Sony Xperia XA key specs:

  • Display: 5-inch HD 720p with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 and Super Vivid mode
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 64 bit octa-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 200GB)
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Battery: 2300 mAh
  • Front camera: 8MP Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor with auto-focus 88-degree wide-angle lens
  • Rear camera: 1/3-inch 13MP Exmor RS for mobile sensor with Quick Launch Hybrid Auto-Focus
  • Weight: 137.4g
  • Size (H x W x D): 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm
  • Single SIM only

5. Nokia 3310 (3G)

The best backup phone | price: ₱2,685

Nokia 3310 (3G)

Do you miss the iconic 3310? The groundbreaking phone (literally and figuratively) of the early 2000s? The one that can last for days on end?

Well, it's back! Yes, with the crowd-favorite Snake game and the classic Nokia keypad.

The updated Nokia 3310—one of's bestsellersmakes a great spare phone for just around two thousand bucks. The battery lasts 6.5 hours of talk time or four days of call, text, picture taking, and app use. On standby, it can even last for 24 days.

Its 3G connectivity allows you to connect to the internet and access your favorite apps and social networks.

Nokia 3310 (3G) key specs:

  • Display: 2.4-inch curved and polarized screen with 240 x 320 resolution
  • Storage: 64MB (expandable up to 32GB)
  • Operating system: Feature OS
  • Battery: Removable BL-4UL (1200mAh)
  • Camera: 2MP with LED flash
  • Weight: 88.2g
  • Size (H x W x D): 117 x 52.4 x 13.35 mm
  • Compatible with Bluetooth speakers and headsets
  • Headphone jack
  • 3G wireless internet; no Wi-Fi
  • Dual SIM
  • Colors: charcoal black, azure, yellow, and warm red (all in matte finish)

How much do these budget mobile phones cost?

These affordable phones' prices range from around ₱2,000 to ₱9,000. 


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