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Top 5 Smartphones Under ₱5,000 in the Philippines (1H 2023)


Are you looking for a decent entry-level smartphone that doesn’t compromise a lot just to put it out? Whether it’s a budget smartphone or a higher device we will help you on finding the right device for you. Yes, we know that looking for the right device is tiresome unless you are a big fan of a certain brand and you already had your eyes locked on that specific device. Today we made a list of 5 of the best smartphones under Php 5,000 for you to choose from. So have a look at what they offer and how much they cost.

Infinix Hot 30i

Infinix Hot 30iThere are three Infinix devices on this list and the very first one is the Hot 30i. This device runs on a Unisoc T606 12nm chipset, 4GB of RAM with 128GB storage, and is backed by a 5000mAh battery capacity with 18W charging. 4GB RAM is enough for multitasking and some games, however, having a higher RAM is better. As for its display, it boasts a 6.56″ HD+ IPS LCD display, which is decent enough for media viewing. It may not be the best display but considering its price it is a pretty solid option. As for its cameras, it has a 13MP and a 2MP combo. The Inifinix Hot 30i was launched back on April 28, 2023, and it offers 4 different color variants, Mirror Black, Glacier Blue, Diamond White, and Marigold. As for pricing, the Hot 30i is priced at Php 4,599.

Tecno Spark Go 2023

TECNO Spark Go 2023Tecno has been in the market for some time now and they just put out a banger with the Tecno Spark Go. It boasts a 6.56″ HD+ IPS display that has a Notch for its 5MP selfie camera. It runs on a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and has 3GB of RAM which can be expanded up to 7GB via Memory Fusion and 64GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD. Considering the price it now features a USB Type-C for its charging and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. You also get three different color variations, Endless Black, Nebula Purple, and Uyuni Blue. For its battery and charging, it packs a 5000mAh battery capacity with a 10W charging rate. As for the pricing, the Tecno Spark Go is priced at Php 3,599 for the 3GB+64GB configuration.

Nokia C12

Nokia C12The Nokia C12 is Nokia’s latest budget smartphone in their C-Series. Nokia is known for devices that are built to last, and Nokia C12 offers a sturdy build that has some of the latest features and specs that we tend to look for when buying a smartphone. It features a 6.3″ HD+ IPS LCD display and it runs on a Unisoc SC9863A1 chipset. It has 64GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD and 3GB of RAM which can also be expanded up to 2GB with a total of 5GB RAM. It packs a single 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. The only downside of this device is that it still runs on micro USB and a small 3000mAh battery capacity and 5W fast charging. We can let the micro USB slide but a 3000mAh battery capacity as a daily driver is not going to be enough for our day-to-day tasks unless it’s just a backup phone for messaging and phone calls. The Nokia C12 is priced at Php 4,590 for the 3GB+64GB config with a single color variant which is Charcoal.

Infinix Hot 20i

Infinix Hot 20iThis is the second budget-focused Infinix device on the list which is the Infinix Hot 20i. It runs on a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset that is equipped with 4GB RAM and 128GB config. Out of the box, you also get an Android 12 slapped with XOS 10.6. For its battery, it packs a 5000mAh battery capacity with 10W wired charging and support for 5W reverse charging. As for its cameras, it has two shooters one on the back and one on the front. The rear camera has a 13MP F/1.8 shooter and the front has an 8MP F/2.0 selfie. In terms of display, it boasts a 6.6″ HD+ IPS display. It doesn’t have a RAM expansion but its storage can be expanded via microSD card. You also get to choose from 4 different color variants, Wilderness Black, Luna Blue, Energy Green, and Sunset Gold. As for the price, it is listed at Php 4,599 and it is available on Lazada, and Shopee as well as authorized retailers nationwide.

Infinix Smart 7

Infinix Smart 7Infinix Smart 7 is the third and last infinix device on this list and is the only device on this list that features a whopping 6000mAh battery cell which is paired with a 10W charging. Considering its price point, having a highly-rated battery is a pretty solid buy because of how long the will device last when you are using it. It can easily last a day with spare battery life for tomorrow. As for other specs, the Infinix Smart 7 boasts a 6.6″ HD+ IPS display, it runs on a UNISOC SC9863A octa-core processor. You also get a 4GB RAM and 64GB config. Its RAM can also be expanded up to 7GB which is another huge win for this device. As for cameras, it has a 13MP main and a VGA depth, plus a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. The Infinix Smart 7 is priced at Php. 3,799 with three different color variants, Night Black, Emerald Green, and Azure Blue.

On this list which device do you think fits your need? Let us know in the comments below.


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