Top 12 Smartphones Below P5,000

Smartphones have been the necessity of anyone these days. There are so many things it can do other than just make sms and calls as compared to a basic phone. With all the apps out there available, and the internet connectivity it has access to, smartphones are simply tiny computers on your pocket.

It comes at different price ranges, but for Filipino, they don’t need to spend much to enjoy the benefits of using a smartphone. Prices of these entry-level budget smart phones becomes cheaper and cheaper over time, while its specifications and features are improving as well.

We picked 25 smartphones that are priced below P5000 which we think are definitely a decent buy if one desires to own a smartphone nowadays.

Cherry Mobile is a well-known brand in the country. It still continues to provide Filipinos wide range of selection on affordable but decent quality Android phones. Over the years, I’ve watched the trend of their product releases, and I can say that every new smartphone release, it gets a better specs at a cheaper price.

Most of the phones you can find on this list are from Cherry Mobile. Because from other brands such as Samsung, Oppo and Vivo, the budget smartphones from their lineup doesn’t have any better specs, and most of their models are more than P5000 in SRP.

1. Cherry Mobile Flare S6

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The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 is the latest from Cherry Mobile, its main selling point is its 13-megapixels selfie camera. Priced at just P3,999 it simply is one of the best budget Android phone you can buy these days.

It has dual-SIM capability. It is LTE-ready with support for 700MHz ready which means it can connect to the newly-deployed LTE towers nationwide that are faster and stronger in coverage. LTE connectivity allows you to enjoy a fast internet speed. The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 also have fingerprint sensor, a feature you can see on high-end smartphones from international mobile phone companies.

Here’s a quick rundown on the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 specs:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core processor
  • 5.2″ HD IPS screen
  • 13MP BSI rear camera and 13MP BSI front camera
  • 16GB internal storage and 2GB of RAM
  • Micro SD support of up to 64GB
  • USB Type-C support

2. Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Max

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Another Flare S6 variant, the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Max, is a bigger one but same price of P3,999.

Its main selling-point is its 6-inches of HD display. Not just the screen but the battery capacity is also increased on this model. If you are not into LTE, fingerprint, or selfie, but wants something that has big battery capcity, then this one is a nice choice. Other features are dual-SIM capability, and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Max specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • 6″ HD IPS screen
  • 8MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
  • micro SD up to 64GB
  • 4100mAh battery

3. Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Power

The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Power, is another variant of the Flare S6 mode. It is the cheapest at P3,799 but it has even bigger battery capacity than the S6 Max and even bigger display than the regular Flare S6.

Its main selling point is its big battery capacity at 5000mAh.

It has dual-SIM, 5.5″ HD screen, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Power specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz quad core
  • 5.5″ HD IPS screen
  • 8MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • 16GB ROM and 1GB RAM
  • micro SD support of up to 128GB
  • 5000mAh battery capacity

4. Cherry Mobile Flare P1

The Cherry Mobile Flare P1 has a dual rear camera, and is priced at just P3,999. It is the cheapest dual rear camera smartphone you can get.

It also have dual-SIM, 3G-ready and the 13MP+2MP dual rear camera. The two camera sensors at the back, works in complementary alongside with each other thus being able to produce optimized photo snaps.

Cherry Mobile Flare P1 specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz quad core
  • 5″ HD IPS screen
  • 13MP+2MP Dual Rear and 5MP front camera
  • 16GB ROM and 1 GB RAM
  • micro SD up to 64GB

5. Cherry Mobile Flare J7

The Cherry Mobile Flare J7, seems to have it all but still maintaining a decent sub-P5000 price point. At just P4,999 it has big screen, big battery, dual-SIM, and LTE.

Cherry Mobile Flare J7 specs:

  • Marshmallow 6.0
  • 1.3GHz quad core
  • 6″ HD IPS screen
  • 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM
  • 4900mAh battery capacity

6. Cherry Mobile Flare J5

The Cherry Mobile Flare J5, is cheaper than the J7 but it still has a big battery capacity. Price at just P3,699 the Flare J5 is another decent choice.

Cherry Mobile Flare J5 specs:

  • Marshmallow 6.0
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • 5.5″ HD IPS screen
  • 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • micro SD up to 64GB
  • 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM
  • 4500mAh battery capacity

7. Cherry Mobile Flare A5

The Cherry Mobile Flare A5, features a lightweight body construction and overall balance of decent specs priced at just P3,999.

It has Octa-core processor, dual-SIM, LTE-ready, and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system to boot. It also have full HD display at a 5″ IPS screen so the viewing experience is expectedly good. It did not even fall short on the camera aspects as well. The 3GB RAM is also a big plus.

Cherry Mobile Flare A5 specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz Octa Core
  • 5″ FHD IPS screen
  • 16MP rear and 8MP front camera
  • 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM
  • micro SD up to 64GB
  • LTE 700MHz ready

8. Cherry Mobile Flare A3

The Cherry Mobile Flare A3 is one of the cheap choice for an LTE smartphone, priced at just P3,299. It has 700MHz LTE support, and dual SIM capabilities.

Cherry Mobile Flare A3 specs:

  • Marshmallow 6.0
  • 1GHz quad core
  • 5″ HD screen
  • 8MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM

9. Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Lite DTV

If you are someone who needs digital tv on the go, then this Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Lite DTV is the one perfect for you. Its a smartphone with digital tv capabilities so you can watch your local television channels, anywhere, anytime you want. The 5″ HD IPS display makes the viewing experience even better. This phone is dual-SIM as well.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Lite DTV specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3 GHz quad core
  • 5″ HD IPS screen
  • 13MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM
  • micro SD card up to 64GB

10. Cherry Mobile Selfie Two

If you are into selfies, and your decision factor on buying a phone is its camera capability, the Cherry Mobile Selfie Two is a great option for you. This model has 13MP selfie camera, and is optimized to take beautiful selfies even at its low price of P4,999.

It has dual-SIM capabilities, latest Android Nougat 7.0 version, and micro SD support of up to 64gb to store all your photo snaps.

Cherry Mobile Selfie Two specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz quad-core
  • 5.2″ HD IPS screen
  • 13MP rear BSI and 13MP front BSI camera
  • Panoramic Selfie and Selfie Refocus
  • 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM

11. Cherry Mobile Desire R7

The Cherry Mobile Desire R7 is a dual SIM smartphone, with LTE 700MHz support, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is priced at P4,999 and aside for its sleek looks, it also have fingerprint scanner. It has a really good overall specs and features.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz quad core
  • 5: HD IPS screen
  • 13MP rear and 8MP front camera
  • 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM
  • mico SD up to 64GB
  • Fingerprint Sensor

12. Cherry Mobile Superion Radar Deluxe

This model isn’t really a phone but much more of a tablet. Since it has dual micro SIM card slots, we can still say its a phone because its a tablet with phone features. If you want the biggest screen you can get, then consider this as one of your choice.

Priced at just P3,299, it has 8″ of HD IPS display and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is even cheaper than most smartphones in the list. Its asset is the body construction, made with deluxe chassis and not just cheap plastic housing.

Cherry Mobile Superion Radar Deluxe specs:

  • Nougat 7.0
  • 1.3GHz quad core
  • 8″ HD IPS screen
  • 8MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM