The mid-tier devices are the most popular among all price brackets. It may not have top notch specs from the flagship devices but it doesn’t have under powered specs from the entry level ones. There are a lot of pretty good smartphones between P5,000 to P10,000 price range so picked our top 5 and a few runner ups so that you have freedom to choose what to phone to get this Christmas.
- Kata M2 (P6,999)
Looking for a smartphone with a size of a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but doesn’t have its price? The Kata M2 is the perfect smartphone for you. The 5.5-inch HD display is perfect for watching movies and playing games. Battery is decent too. It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and it has a generous 16GB of internal memory plus expandable storage up to 32GB. Camera on both front and back are decent performers too.
- Kata i3s (P6,499)
If you are looking for a premium looking smartphone but without the premium price, then the Kata i3S is perfect for you. This smartphone has a real metal on the sides so when you hold it, the feel is like you bought an expensive phone. Camera quality is above average and it is also running on Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Cherry Mobile Ultra (P6,999)
Who says you cannot afford an LTE smartphone at this price range? Cherry Mobile made that possible with the Cherry Mobile Ultra. We never had a chance to review this phone but having LTE radios makes this phone standout among all mid rangers. The phone runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean but it is now upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat.
- MyPhone Infinity Lite (P7,999)
If owning an Octa Core smartphone is your thing, we recommend the MyPhone Infinity Lite. MyPhone has always impressed us with its solid built quality and although we never reviewed one just yet, we were able to play around with our friend’s Infinity Lite for few minutes. It is generally smooth, display is great and camera quality is decent.
- Gionee GPad G5 (P9,499)
The Gionee GPad G5 was just launched recently when the Chinese smartphone maker opened its concept store in SM Megamall. We had a chance to play around with it and we were definitely impressed. We’ve known Gionee for making such good smartphones and with amazing screens too. The phone has a large 5.5-inch screen, a hexa core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, and running Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Here are the other smartphones we can recommend:
- Starmobile Turbo (P6,990)
- Xiaomi Redmi 1s (P5,499)
- Cherry Mobile Excalibur (P6,999)
- Cherry Mobile Pulse (P6,499)
- Arc Mobile Velocity (P7,999)
- Starmobile Muse (P8,990)
- Asus Zenfone 5 (P6,495)