Want to buy a new Android smartphone this 2022 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 first half of 2022, 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 Tecno, Realme, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Vivo are available. The smartphones on the list are not listed in any particular order.
Infinix Note 11S– ₱9,990.00
The Note 11S is Infinix’s offering with a 6.95-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 50MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, and a 16MP selfie camera. It is powered by a 2.05GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G96 octa-core processor with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and Android 11 OS with XOS 10 skin. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery featuring a USB-C TÜV Rheinland certified 33W SuperCharge technology.
The Infinix Note 11S is officially priced at ₱9,990.00 in the Philippines.
POCO M3 Pro 5G
The POCO M3 Pro 5G is a low-cost smartphone with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras of 48MP + 2MP + 2MP, and a single 8MP punch-hole selfie camera. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, Android 11 OS, and MIUI 12. A fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G connectivity, NFC, IR remote controller capabilities, Hi-Res audio, and up to 128GB of expandable storage are all included.
The smartphone is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging through USB Type-C. Power Black, Cool Blue, or POCO Yellow are the three color options.
In the Philippines, the official price of the POCO M3 Pro 5G is Php 8,990.00 for the 4GB RAM version and Php 11,990.00 for the 6GB RAM version.
POCO M3 Pro 5G
The Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro is a “budget-friendly” smartphone with a stunning 3D curved back design, a 6.67-inch FHD+ display, quad rear cameras of 48MP, 5MP, 2MP, and 2MP, and a single 16MP selfie camera. It has a MediaTek Helio G90 octa-core CPU, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, and Android 11 as its operating system. The phone also boasts a fingerprint sensor on the back, 4G LTE, and 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage.
The smartphone is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery with USB-C LiPo w/ 30W Pump Express that supports 30W rapid charging and 10W wireless charging. It is available in the Philippines for 7,999.00.
At PHP 9,499, the CAMON 18 is Tecno’s first phone under PHP 10,000 that is both stylish and camera-focused. It offers a premium-looking back cover with gradient colors, a large 6.9-inch LCD display with 90Hz adaptive refresh rate + FHD+ resolution, a 12nm MTK Helio G88 SoC, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a 5,000mAh battery, a USB-C 33W Flash Charge, a 48MP + 2MP + 2MP camera, a 16MP selfie camera, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, 4G LTE, and Android 11 OS with HiOS 8 software.
With a starting price of PHP 9,990 for the 4GB/64GB configuration, the realme 8i is also a great phone in this price range. This one features a stunning 3D curved back cover in Space Black or Stellar Purple including a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras of 50MP + 2MP + 2MP, and a 16MP selfie camera. It is driven by a MediaTek Helio G96 CPU with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, the Android 11 operating system, and the realme UI 2.0 software. Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner positioned on the side, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, and up to 128GB of expandable storage.
This smartphone is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging through USB Type-C. It is competitively priced at Php 9,990.00 for the 4/64GB model and Php11,990.00 for the 6/128GB model.