Want to buy a new Android smartphone but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it? The good news is that there are a plethora of excellent options available in the Philippine market for less than Php 10,000. We’re already in the second half of 2021, and while more smartphones are expected to be released in the coming months, we think it is also not a bad idea to upgrade. The question is, which one should you get? If you have a budget of PHP 10,000, we’ve listed your options to help you decide.
Best Android Phones Under 10,000 Pesos
Finding the most affordable Android smartphone under ten thousand pesos is not a difficult task. With the introduction of more low-cost smartphones, the selection has quadrupled. Devices from well-known brands such as Realme, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Vivo are available. The smartphones on the list are not listed in any particular order.
Samsung Galaxy A21s (
₱11,990 – ₱8,990)
The Samsung Galaxy A21s is the Korean giant’s offering with a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O display, quad rear cameras with 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP resolution, and a single 13MP punch-hole selfie camera. It is powered by an Exynos 850 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM, the Android 10 operating system, and the OneUI 2.0 software. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Atmos audio, and up to 64GB of expandable storage are also included. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging technology. It is available in four different colors: black, white, red, and blue.
The Samsung Galaxy A21s is officially priced at 11,990.00 pesos when it was first released in the Philippines.
Vivo Y20s (G)– ₱8,999
No, this is not the same phone that was released last year. This is the G model, which is powered by a gaming-oriented MediaTek Helio G80 chip rather than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor found in last year’s Y20s. Under the hood, it comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage space.
It’s a good-budget gaming device that can handle most games. Aside from gaming, the Vivo Y720s G captures decent photos and videos with its triple rear cameras: 13-megapixel, f/2.2 main; 2-megapixel depth; and 2-megapixel macro. The Vivo Y20s (G) comes with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18-watt fast charging. It’s nice to see it come with Android 11 out of the box, especially given that it is part of Vivo’s budget lineup of smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A12 (₱7,990 – ₱9,990)
Samsung’s Galaxy A12 is one of the company’s newly launched budget offerings in the Philippines, offering consumers the opportunity to upgrade their digital experience with a device capable of handling their daily tasks and a little more, all at a competitive price.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 is an affordable smartphone with a 6.5-inch Super HD+ display, a 48MP quad-camera setup, and a 5000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy A12 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 (₱8,890)
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series was recently launched in the Philippines, with the Redmi Note 10 serving as the entry-level model. It comes with a slew of useful features that will appeal to buyers in the budget segment.
Redmi Note 10 offers incredible value in the sub-Php 10,000 price segment, as the brand has done since its inception and arrival in the Philippines. However, even by Xiaomi’s standards, the Redmi Note 10 is exceptional. This mid-range phone features an AMOLED display and a reasonably powerful processor, all for less than Php 10,000.
The Redmi Note 10 is the country’s first smartphone to feature Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the Snapdragon 678. While it is not particularly new or high-end, it is excellent for a variety of tasks and general everyday use should be effortless. There are two RAM+ROM configurations available: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. It is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and was rated to last approximately one day when used for normal activities.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (₱9,990)
With a starting price of P9,990, the Redmi Note 10 5G is the most affordable 5G phone yet. The Note 10 5G delivers everything you’d expect from a P9,990 phone, including a capable chipset, a triple-rear camera setup, a large battery, and – the icing on the cake – 5G network connectivity.
The phone features a 6.5-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with AdaptiveSync Refresh Rate and is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core CPU. It also includes 128GB of internal storage and a RAM option of 4GB or 8GB. The phone also has a triple-camera setup on the back, with a 48MP primary lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth lens. In terms of power, the Redmi Note 10 5G has a massive 5,000mAh battery that can last an entire day on moderate to heavy usage. Overall, this is the most affordable option for a low-cost phone with 5G network connectivity.