Budget Phones under Php4,000 in the Philippines

Performance-wise, mid-range and flagship devices are the way to go but how about a budget Android phone that is within or under the Php4,000 price range? No need to go broke or sell your kidney folks because here are local brands to the rescue. We tend to feature phone that we come across under the price category, but there are stand-outs that might pique your interest. Check out the specs and compare, some have flashy features than the others, which you may or may not find useful. Meanwhile, perusal of feedback or reviews of these phones are just a search away and highly recommended before you make that buying decision.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Price (as of January 29, 2018):  ₱4,099 via Lazada PH

Specs:

  • Display: 5.0 inch, HD 720x 1280 pixels, IPS
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core, Snapdragon 425 Chipset
  • Internal Memory: 16GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera – Rear: 13 MP
  • Camera – Front: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,120mAh capacity
  • Android Version: Originally on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, can be updated to Android Nougat
  • Network: LTE, 3G HSPA
  • Sensors: Light sensor, Gyro, Proximity sensor

Just so you know, as of this writing this phone is more than a year old already. Still, you will be hard pressed to find bang-for-the-buck device at the moment with same specs and price. For baseline performance, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage should suffice, lesser could bring a usability issue if you install power and memory hungry apps. Luckily the Redmi 4A is still relevant in 2018 with decent enough performance for the price. You can get this at Lazada PH store (our site is not an affiliate, by the way) and seems majority are satisfied, though there are some legitimate concern based on the feedback from customers of the shopping site.


MyPhone myA10 (Dual Main Camera)

Price (as of January 23, 2018): ₱3,599

Specs:

  • Display:  5.5 inch, HD  720x 1280 pixels, IPS
  • Processor:  1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  Dual Camera (8MP, autofocus Sony Sensor and 2MP)
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery:  3,500mAh capacity
  • Android Version: 7.0 Nougat
  • Dual Sim: Yes
  • LTE: No, 3G HSPA+
  • Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor

You can buy it at your nearest authorized retail outlet nationwide


Cherry Mobile Flare J5

Price (as of November 24, 2016):  ₱3,699

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Specs:

  • Display:  5.5 inch, HD  720x 1280 pixels, IPS
  • Processor:  1.3GHz Mediatek MT6580 Chipset
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  8MP, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  2MP
  • Battery:  4,500mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual Sim: Yes, Dual Standby
  • LTE: No, 3G HSPA+
  • Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Check it out at Cherry Mobile concept stores, kiosks and authorized retailers nationwide


MyPhone my93 DTV

 Price (as of November 24, 2016):  ₱3,999

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Specs

  • Display:  5.5 inch, HD  720x 1280 pixels, IPS
  • Processor:  Quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  13MP, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery:  2800mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual Sim: Yes
  • LTE: No, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor
    Check it out at myPhone retailers and kiosks

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Max

Price (as of September 29, 2016):  ₱3,499

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Specs

  • Display:  5.5 inch, HD  720x 1280 pixels, IPS
  • Processor:  Mediatek 6580 Quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  13MP, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery:  4200mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro SIM, Dual Standby)
  • LTE: No, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor and G-sensor
Available at Cherry Mobile concept stores and kiosks

Cherry Mobile Flare J3 (with Fingerprint Scanner)

Price (as of September 24, 2016): Php ₱3,699

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Specs

  • Display: 5.0 inch HD 720 x 1280 (294 ppi) IPS
  • Processor:  MediaTek MT6580 Chipset, 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  8MP
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery: 1900mAh Li-ion Battery, Removable
  • Android Version:  6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro and Nano SIM)
  • LTE:  No, 3G HSPA+

Available at Cherry Mobile Concept Stores


Cherry Mobile Touch XL 2

Price (as of August 2016): Php ₱3,499

cherry mobile touch xl2

Specs

  • Display: 6.0 inch HD 720 x 1280 (245 ppi) IPS
  • Processor:  MediaTek MT6580 Chipset, 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  8MP
  • Camera – Front:  2MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh Li-ion Battery, Removable
  • Android Version:  6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro SIM)
  • LTE:  No, 3G HSPA
  • FM Radio: Yes
Available at Cherry Mobile Concept Stores

LG K4

Price (as of August 2016): Php ₱4,000 – ₱4,500

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Specs

  • Display:  4.5 inch, FWVGA 480 x 854 pixels (218 ppi), IPS
  • Processor:  Mediatek MT6735M Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  5MP, f/2.8, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  2MP
  • Battery: 1940 mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro SIM, Dual Standby)
  • LTE: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes

Available at Lazada Ph, cmkcellphones and authorized retailer nationwide


Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini 2016

Price (as of August 2016): Php ₱3,990 – ₱4,290

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Specs

  • Display:  4.0 inch, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi), IPS
  • Processor:  Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  5MP, f/2.8, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  VGA
  • Battery: 1500 mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 5.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro SIM, Dual Standby)
  • LTE: No, HSPA
  • FM Radio: Yes

Available at Lazada Ph, cmkcellphones and authorized retailers nationwide


SKK Hyper X Blade

Price (as of August 2016): Php ₱3,599  Now ₱3,299.00
via Lazada Philippines

hyper x blade

Specs

  • Display:  5.0 inch, HD, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi), IPS, 2.5D Arc Glass
  • Processor:  1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  13MP, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  5.0MP
  • Battery: 2700 mAh capacity, Non-Removable
  • Android Version: 5.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Sim: Yes (Micro SIM, Dual Standby)
  • LTE: No,  3G HSPA+
  • FM Radio: Yes

Cherry Mobile Flare S4

 

Price (as of August 2016): Php ₱3,999

cherry mobile flare s4

Specs

  • Display:  5.0 inch, HD 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi), IPS
  • Processor:  Mediatek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz 64-bit Cortex-A53
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • RAM:  2GB
  • Camera – Rear:  13MP with BSI , autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery: 2,200mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 5.1 Lollipop
  • Dual Sim: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes

Available at Cherry Mobile Kiosks and Concept Stores


Acer Liquid Z525

Price (as of August 2016): *Php ₱3,990

Liquid-Zest-Z525

Specs

  • Display:  5.0 inch, HD 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi), IPS
  • Processor:  Mediatek MT6580 Quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • RAM:  1GB
  • Camera – Rear:  8MP with, autofocus
  • Camera – Front:  5MP
  • Battery: 2,000mAh capacity, Removable
  • Android Version: 6.0 Mashmallow
  • Dual Sim: Yes
  • LTE: No, (3G)

Available at Acer Stores and Authorized Retailers (*Based on cmkcellphone price)


Fantastic Php4,000 Android phones in the Philippines and where to find them

We based our list  on these websites as our references. Go ahead and do your gadget hunting yourself via these links— well because there are quite many awesome phone deals out there to discover.

Sources / Credits to:

  • Lazada PH – Find, compare and read feedback of their hottest selling budget phones.
  • cmkcellphones– most of their devices have warranty and slightly cheaper too. You can also use this website to compare current prices of phones.

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