2020 is just around the corner and almost all brands are done releasing new phones. That said, you’re now left to decide which is the best phone that will suit your needs. And when it comes to having the basic functionalities of a smartphone, here are the best entry-level phones of 2019 which you should try to get.
Best Entry-Level Phones for 2019
5. Redmi Go
When it comes to the cheapest entry-level phone that you can find in 2019, that’s none other than Xiaomi’s Redmi Go. Released back in January, the original P3,990 price is now down to P2,990 only (via Lazada). The combination of 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage isn’t enticing. But on the flip side, it uses a decent and efficient Snapdragon 425 with a 3000mAh battery to use. On top of all that, the phone runs on Android Go Edition — what you get is stock Android experience that’s optimized to run on minimum specs. Furthermore, there are dedicated Go apps on the Play Store to allow you to run the most popular apps with ease.
4. Nokia 2.2
HMD Global Nokia 2.2 may be on the pricier side but it’s the only phone that’s guaranteed to receive major software updates and security patches for the next couple of years. All thanks to the Android One program. If you want to get the most out of your investment, this is the way to go (assuming you won’t be changing phones anytime soon). Priced at P5,990, you can get it for as low as P5,790 if you’re going to purchase it via Lazada. Spec-wise, the phone packs 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 3000mAH battery, Helio A22 chipset, and 5.71″ teardrop notched display that can reach up to 400 nits.
3. Vivo Y91C
Vivo Y91C was one of the phones that went under our noses this year. If what you seek is a big phone for a small price, you just have to spend P4,999. Available in Black and Blue colors, the HD+ screen stretches to 6.22″ while sporting a generous 4030mAh battery. Coupled with Helio P22 chipset, 2GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage, there’s also a teardrop notch for more immersive content consumption.
Realme C2 was considered as the best budget gaming and camera phone this year. In our review, we praised its great value for the price. But in late 2019, the Chinese company re-released the phone as Realme C2 2020. This time you can have it with up to 64GB internal storage. The base model with 32GB is priced at P5,490 while the top model will set you back at P6,490. If you want to play casual games and have decent photos without paying too much, this is the way to go.
1. Redmi 8A
Overtaking Realme’s best budget offering is Xiaomi’s Redmi 8A that was introduced just last September. The fellow Chinese competitor, somehow, managed to pack in a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB-C, a splash-resistant body, a Snapdragon 439 octa-core CPU, and a flagship-level 12MP Sony IMX363 main camera — All for P5,490 price only. The phone is available in black, blue, and red colors.
If you think we’ve missed something, just let us know in the comment section and we’ll try to add it in the list.