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Best Smartphones Under P5,000 (April to May 2016)


Yesterday, we picked our best smartphones under P10,000. But how about those who have very limited budget? Worry not fellow techies, here’s our top smartphones under P5,000 that we can recommend.

Kata i3L (P5,499)

Currently, Kata Philippines has brought down the price of the Kata i3L to P4,999 but the original SRP is P5,499. As far as we are concerned, sale will prevail until supplies last. One big advantage of this phone is it has LTE connectivity. Don’t be scared with the small-ish 2,100 mAh battery because if you don’t connect much to LTE you’ll be fine. This phone is fast, fluid, surprisingly light and very sleek. We are in love with the white variant. We recommend this to your daughters and girls aged 13 to 15 who likes a very chic device.

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 (P4,999)

We have visited any Cherry Mobile stores for quite some time now but we know the P4,999 price tag has been reduced. This is the first time that we actually liked the build quality of a Cherry Mobile device. The metal frame adds a touch of premium to it plus added sturdiness. Our main concern is the battery. With 8 cores inside, we are not sure if the 2,200 mAh battery can last you a day. One big advantage – LTE connectivity.

MyPhone My33 (P4,999)

The MyPhone My33 is a perfect compromise from the Cherry Mobile Flare S4. Though it lacks LTE, it still has those 8 cores you are looking for coupled with 2GB of RAM but with a larger 2,500 mAh battery. When it comes to build quality, MyPhone still holds among the best sturdiest around. As of this writing, the MyPhone My33 is currently on sale for P3,999.


Cloudfone Excite Prime (P3,999)

Looking for a larger phone? The Cloudfone Excite Prime is your perfect phone for your budget. It has a big 5.5 inch display, powerful octa core processor with 2GB RAM, a large battery and a decent 13 megapixel rear facing camera. You’ll never get wrong with this.

Ekotek Ekophone Sage 2 LTE (P3,499)

Still find the other phones above expensive? The Ekotek Ekophone Sage 2 LTE is the phone of choice. One big advantage is it has LTE connectivity. You can’t deny that it is a bang for buck for its price tag. The camera is decent as a long as you take photos with good light.

MyPhone My28s (P888)

Still can’t afford to buy a phone for 3K? This phone is for you! The MyPhone My28s is only P888! Available at Smart stores, the MyPhone My28s comes with a free Smart SIM with free 100MB of data a month which is good for a year. You can buy this phone unlocked but it will be over 1k on MyPhone stores.


Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 (P3,995)

Want something not from a local brand? The Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 is a perfect choice. Specs are modest with a quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.5-inch display, 8 megapixel camera and running Android 5.1 Lollipop. We don’t have a review of this phone yet but based on feedback that we read from social media, users seems to be happy with the device.


Starmobile Jump HD (P3,999)

Want more power? The Starmobile Jump HD has a huge 3,200 mAh battery. We were not able to review this device but based on a friend you bought one, he claims to get two full days of light to moderate use. Both cameras worked very well too. Starmobile, like MyPhone, also holds as one of the best in terms of after sales service and build quality.


Starmobile Jump Neo (P3,499)

This is a more affordable alternative to the Jump HD. Specs are almost the same but it has a smaller 2,400 mAh battery and with only 5 megapixel rear camera. We are very surprised with the photos we’ve taken from this device. It is actually better than 8 megapixel cameras we’ve seen on this price range.

Cloudfone Thrill HD (P2,999)

The Cloudfone Thrill HD is one of the very few smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google latest version. We have not reviewed it but we were able to take a closer look and we are very impressed with the hardware. Cloudfone claims to be shock resistant with its metal chassis. They did several drop tests in front of us. Specs are very modest with a quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 5-inch HD display and 8 megapixel rear camera.

There you have it fellow techies! Hope this helps! If you wish to add more smartphones, feel free to write a comment down below. 🙂