Budget-friendly smartphones are continuously evolving to accommodate the needs of most consumers nowadays, from having an HD+ display to an FHD+ along with a high refresh rate. However, picking the right budget smartphone is kinda tough due to different devices providing different functions. So picking the right one that you think will benefit you the most is crucial. We did the same list last year and we will be doing it again. We will compile 5 of the best smartphones under 10K as of 2023.
Realme C55 – Best All-Around Device
Realme is one of the top brands that is known to release good smartphones at this price point. Realme C55 is one of their devices that features a dynamic mini capsule inspired by iPhone devices. It boasts a 6.72-inch FHD+ display which is paired with a 90Hz refresh rate. One of the notable things about its display is that it is the first C-Series device ever to boast a 90Hz refresh rate display. As for battery and charging, the realme C55 packs a 5000mAh battery that is paired with a 33W fast charging. Realme C55 is a balance smartphone. It delivers good-quality images as well as decent performance. As for configurations, you can buy this device in 2 different variants and since this is a list of smartphones under 10K, its base variant that offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Php. 8,999.
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE – Best Eco System
Once in our life, some of us were huge fans of Samsung because of how well they built their device and their ecosystem. On this list, we added the Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE which is the baby brother of the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G. This device boasts a 6.6″ FHD+ PLS LCD with a 60Hz refresh rate, a 2GHz unspecified chipset with 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. As for its cameras, it carries a triple camera setup with a 50MP main, 5MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro shooter. Its chipset is slower than the dimensity chip that is equipped with its 5G variant. As for other specs, it uses USB type-C for charging, and speaking of charging it is backed by a 5000mAh battery capacity. As for its pricing, it only offers one configuration which is 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage, and it is priced at Php. 9,990.
Infinix Hot 20 Play – Best Battery
The Infinix Hot 20 Play is the first to launch on this list, it was released back in January. It boasts a 6.82″ FHD+ display, and on this list, it is the second device to sport a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G37 chipset and carries 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Its RAM can be expanded with an additional 3GB via virtual RAM. As for its cameras, it carries a dual camera setup with a 13MP main and a QVGA lens. It may not be the best camera on the list but at least it is backed with a whopping 6000mAh battery capacity with 18W fast charging. As for its pricing, it is priced at Php 6,499. If you are looking to experience a 90Hz display then the Infinix Hot 20 Play is the best buy on the list.
Honor X7a – Best Bang for the Buck
In Honor’s current lineup, the X7a is the model with the lowest price. If you are looking to experience Honor devices then the X7a is probably the best option for you to start. It is the successor of the Honor X7 which was launched last year and comparing it to that device this one is more affordable considering that it is a 2023 model. As for its specs, the Honor X7a packs a 6.74″ HD+ display, despite it having a 720P resolution, it has smoother graphics thanks to its 90Hz refresh rate. It runs on MediaTek Helio G37 chipset and offers 128GB storage which is expandable up to 1TB and a whopping 6GB of RAM which is priced lower than the realme C55. Aside from the 6GB RAM, and 90Hz display, you also get a whopping 6000mAh battery capacity with support of 22.5 of fast charging. As for its cameras, it carries a quad-camera setup with a 50MP main, 5MP wide-angle, and 2MP for both macro and depth shooters. Honor X7a is priced at Php. 7,990 and in terms of specs it has an advantage over the other devices.
TECNO Spark 10 Pro – Best-Looking Device
Lastly, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro. This device boasts a 6.8″ FHD+ display and also a 90Hz refresh rate. Tecno Spark 10 Pro carries a premium-looking design that has a dual-glass build with impressive color options and a matte finish. It runs on a Helio G88 chipset and it offers a huge 256GB storage and an 8GB RAM which then can be expanded up to another 8GB via virtual RAM. Tecno Spark 10 Pro is a device that offers an impressive design, display, and a decent camera experience. As for its battery, it is backed by a 5000 mAh battery capacity with 18W fast charging support. Among the list, this is the device that carries a simple yet premium-looking design. Aside from its looks, it has a huge 32MP selfie camera, although it only carries a dual camera setup with a 50MP main shooter and a 0.08MP depth. In terms of price, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is priced at Php 7,499.
If you have the budget, which device would you go for? What aspect of a smartphone hypes you up? let us know in the comments down below.