It’s Valentines week! Don’t like giving flowers, chocolates, or anything sweet to your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband? Gadgets will always be a good choice! We have picked the best 5-inch smartphones from P5,000 to P10,000. We also ranked it based on our review – hardware, build quality, software, performance, value for money and battery.
1. Kata i3:
The advantage of the i3 over its rivals is the phone’s 5-inch HD (720 x 1280) display. Not to mention that we do love the phone’s overall physique and has a good 13-megapixel camera. Great battery life too! SRP: P8,690
Related article – Kata i3 Review
2. Starmobile Diamond S1:
This is probably the most good looking smartphone among the bunch. We really really love its sexy corners, thin profile, and curved glass. Internals are just as good as its external looks. During our time with it, we rarely experience lags and has a great camera. Display may be on qHD resolution but we are surprised on how the sharp and bright it is. SRP: P8,990
Related article – Starmobile Diamond S1 Review
3. MyPhone Cyclone:
Don’t be fooled by the phone’s underwhelming hardware and design. This phone has powerful internals, great camera, and smooth performance. Just like the MyPhone’s tagline, it is indeed a “SOLID” phone. SRP: P6,988
Related article – MyPhone Agua Cyclone Review
4. Starmobile Diamond D3:
This phone will take your selfies to the next level! The 8 megapixel front facing camera has a flash! Can’t afford the Starmobile Muse? Then this is the next best thing!
Related article – Starmobile Diamond D3 Review
5. Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0
It may be the oldest model of the bunch but it still packs some punch – HD display, quad core processor, 13 megapixel camera. Among Cherry Mobile’s line up, this remains to be our favorite because of its solid hardware. SRP: P7,999
Related article – Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0
What about other phones like the Lenovo A850 (SRP: P9,999)? Well, we can’t recommend phones that we have not reviewed. We promise to review as many phones as we can.