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Top Budget Smartphones you buy for P2k to P5k price in the Philippines

Oppo-A37 Official Philippines Price Specs Release Review PH
Launched on late 2017, The Oppo A37 is priced below P4000

Looking for a phone on a budget? We got you! We’ve listed the top rated smartphones on P2500 – P4999 price range available in the Philippines as of the first quarter of 2019. Note that prices may vary depending on the store and location.

Read: List of Samsung Galaxy A series 2019 smartphones and pricing in the Philippines

Oppo A37

Resembling the Oppo F1 series, this budget Android Lollipop smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS LCD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable with SD card memory, 8MP main camera, 5MP selfie, and 2630mAh battery for P4299 current SRP on Lazada. Available in pink or rose gold and gold color options.


Oppo A37 full specs, official price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5-inch HD IPS LCD, 294ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Design: Metal, 7.7mm thick
  • CPU: Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor at 1.2GHz clock speed
  • GPU: Adreno 305 graphics
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Camera: 8MP f2.0 main camera, HD video, LED flash
  • Selfie: 5MP f2.4, Retina or screen flash
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi n, GPS
  • Port: micro USB 2.0
  • Battery: 2630mAh
  • Sensor: No fingerprint scanner
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, update to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Color: Gold, Rose Gold or Pink
  • Price: $199 or P8990 official P4299 current price or SRP in the Philippines
  • Release date: June 2016 available in the PH

Cherry Mobile Flare S7

The king of budget phone’s answer in this tier is the Cherry Mobile Flare S7. Retails starts as low as P3969, its packed specs is a good deal.

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus Feature Photo 1
Flagship Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD 18:9 TrueView display @ 1440 x 720px
  • Design: Polycarbonate removable back cover
  • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6739WA processor
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100 Graphics
  • RAM: 2GB/3GB RAM
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD card up to 128GB
  • Main cameras: 13MP+2MP BSI rear cameras with LED Flash
  • Selfie: 13MP+2MP BSI front cameras with Flash
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE with Band 28 support, Dual SIM (Nano), Dual Standby, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Bluetooth 4.2 GPS, A-GPS
  • Security: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Port: USB Type-C
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Battery: 2,400mAh battery (removable)

Realme C1

The Realme C1 was last year best budget smartphone and perhaps the Budget King of 2018. It features a solid midrange spec like a 6-inch notch display, dual 13MP camera, and large 4000 mAh battery for a price of P5990. The Realme C1 is currently discounted from P5,000 to P5,500 depending on where you could get it.

Realme C1 vs Huawei Y6 2018 comparison review camera ph3
Dual Cameras

Realme C1 Full Specs, Philippine pricing and release date

  • Display: 6.2-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1520, 271ppi, 19:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm, 168g
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 /b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack
  • Price: Php 5,000 to P5,500 current Philippine price

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Among the Redmi 6 series, they released the affordable version dubbed as the Xiaomi Redmi 6A.
This phone is a good choice for people looking for the main driver with a good phone and a nice set of specs for an affordable price. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is available in colors Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold. Prices start at P4249.

Read: Redmi 6A Full Review

SPECS Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Display 5.45″ IPS LCD HD+ display, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9, 295 PPI
Chipset Mediatek Helio A22
CPU 2.0GHz Quad-core processor
Memory 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.2 AI Portrait mode, Beautify
Colors Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 2GB + 16GB storage – Php 5,290
  • 3GB + 32GB storage – Php 5,990

Vivo Y53

From Vivo’s budget-friendly Y series, Vivo Y53 is one of the top entry-level smartphones in the Philippine market. It also has specs that fits on its price that starts at P4599.

Vivo-Y93-Official philippines

Vivo Y53 Specifications

  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 5-inch qHD display; 960×540 resolution (220ppi)
  • 16GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE, Dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, FunTouch OS 3.0
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