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7 Budget, Mid Android Phones Running On Marshmallow OS

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Newer smartphones these days carry a bunch of new and interesting features under their belt. One, in particular, is a new Android OS that many new flagships have already embraced,  none other than the Android Marshmallow OS. In regards to that, we figured to list down a few budget and mid-ranged Android phones, boasting the new Marshmallow OS.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 was hailed as one of the major upgrades to the predecessor that Samsung introduce this year. It sure has a lot more to offer than its predecessor, such as its newer Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 version has 5.2-inch HD display with a Snapdragon 410 chip running on the side. It should be available for around Php 10-12K in the PH market.

See also Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 full review

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.2-inches 720p HD Super AMOLED, 282 ppi
  • Chipset:  Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal + 128GB max microSD card (dedicated)
  • Main camera: 13MP, f1.9 lens aperture, LED flash
  • Front camera: 5MP f1.9 front-facing
  • Connectivity: : WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 4G LTE, dual-SIM (dedicated slot)
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity:  3100 mAh, No fast charging
  • Ports: : microUSB 2.0
  • Release date: May 2016 in the Philippines
  • Official price: Php 10-11K in the Philippines

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

Another member of Samsung’s 2016 J-series follow-up is the Galaxy J7 2016. The latter mostly stuck to its older roots, while delivering a few new interesting features in the like of a newer OS in hand. It has a 13MP/5MP camera pairing and has 3300mAh battery capacity on its back. The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 should be priced at around Php 15K in the Philippines.

See also Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 vs J7 2016 review comparison

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED, 401 ppi, Scratch resistant
  • Chipset: Exynos 7580 octa-core, 1.6GHz x 8
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 16GB storage, microSD up to 128GB
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter, f/1.9 lens
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie front-facing
  • Connectivity: 4G dual LTE nano SIM (dedicated), WiFi n, 4G LTE, Bt 4.1, GPS
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 3300mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB ver. 2.0
  • Release date: April 2016
  • Official price: Php 15k / $320 USD in the Philippines

SKK Chronos Ace

An unlikely member of this list is the budget Chronos lineup hitter of SKK, the Chronos Ace. The budget Php 2K SKK Chronos Ace has decent entry-level specs that new users would likely be satisfied with, such as 1GB of RAM and an 8GB internal storage, as well as a standard 13MP/5MP camera pairing. However, it does have a pretty up-to-date Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is a nice little touch on the budget phone’s arsenal.

See also SKK Chronos Cross vs Byte – Which is better for you?

SKK Chronos Ace specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5-inch 720p HD display, 293ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6580 or Spreadtrum SC7731
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Memory:  8GB internal storage
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie camera
  • Connectivity:  3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity:  2500mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB
  • Release date: April 2016
  • Official price: Php 2,299 official price from SKK

Cherry Mobile One G1

Ironically, the One G1 was one of the earliest handsets to run the Android 6.0 Marshmallow system, thanks to being an Android One phone. Specs-wise, it has a few decent offerings in hand such as a Snapdragon 410 chip, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, with microSD card support up to 32GB. This local powerhouse from Cherry Mobile should be around Php 5,999 and can be bought at any CM store branch and stores nationwide.

See also Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus vs One G1 vs MyPhone My35 specs comparison

Cherry Mobile One G1 specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5-inch 720p HD display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 32GB
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.0, GPS, FM Radio
  • OS: Updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 2500mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB
  • Release date: August 2015
  • Official price: Price at Php 5,999

CloudFone Thrill HD

CloudFone’s Thrill HD isn’t exactly someone that made it to mainstream media and is yet to be recognized by many. Nevertheless, like the Chronos Ace, it packs a decent entry-level specs list that could make new smartphone users more adept in using smartphones. It also runs on an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is a very acceptable addition to its line of specs. The CloudFone Thrill HD priced at Php 3K in the Philippines.

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CloudFone Thrill HD specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS HD display
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6580 chip
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Memory: 8GB internal storage, microSD card expandable up to 64GB
  • Main camera: 8MP rear shooter
  • Front camera: 2MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: 3G HSPA+, WiFi n, BT 4.0, GPS
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 2000mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB
  • Release date: January 2016
  • Official price: Php 3,000 price through online stores and CloudFone stores nationwide

Huawei Honor 5C

This Android phone has recently seen the light of day in China and is nowhere near being released globally, but we figured that the Honor 5C deserves a place in this list. The 5.2-inch has pretty good specs, despite being a budget phone with its 13MP/8MP camera pairing to its in-house Kirin 650 chip in hand. Additionally, Huawei stepped things up a notch by giving the Honor 5C the newest Android OS in the house. If ever, the Honor 5C will be released globally, its price should be around Php 6.5K.

See also Huawei Honor 5C official in China

Huawei Honor 5C specs ,PH price, features

  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS 1080p FHd display
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Front camera: 8MP selfie shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Connectivity: 2G/3G, WiFi n, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 3000mAh battery capacity
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0
  • Release date: April 2016 in China
  • Official price: $120 or roughly around Php 6.5K

LG Nexus 5X

One of the more recent yet older phones on this list, the LG Nexus 5X is an LG and Google collaboration and is a must-have mid-ranger. It packs a Snapdragon 808 hexacore chip and an option of 16 or 32GB of ROM. Sadly, it doesn’t have any additional storage slot, that could have been really useful. Nevertheless, it’s 12MP rear shooter delivered greatly in various comparisons and reviews that were done on the device. Likely, the LG Nexus 5X should currently be priced at around Php11-12K.

See also LG Nexus 5X full review

LG Nexus 5X specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display, 423ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16/32GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
  • Main camera: 12MP rear shooter, Laser Autofocus, dual-LED flash (dual tone)
  • Front camera: 5MP front camera
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE cat 6,WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 2700mAh battery
  • Ports: USB type-c, Fingerprint Sensor (Google Imprints)
  • Release date: 2015 November
  • Official price: Around Php 11-12K through online stores nationwide
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Hi! I'm Jade, an Electronics and Communications Engineer and tech enthusiast. I am the editor-in-chief here at ManilaShaker and on our YouTube channel. If you have questions, suggestions or anything we could talk about you can find me Instagram and Twitter @jadejardinico.

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