Best Budget Phones In the Philippines for 2021 (1H)

by Monique Mendoza  July 20, 2021

Don’t have a lot of cash but still want to get the best bang for your peso this 2021? Don’t worry – we’ve compiled 5 of the best budget phones you can buy in the Philippines for 2021 (1st half) under Php 10K, so you won’t have to pay a lot to get a lot.

Best budget phones in the Philippines for 2021 (1H)

  • Infinix Hot 10S
  • realme Narzo 30A
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9T
  • Lenovo K12 Note
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

Infinix Hot 10S Unboxing

Infinix Hot 10S

PHP 5,990 4GB/6GB

PHP 6,990 6GB/128GB

Infinix Hot 10S specs

  • MediaTek Helio G85 processor
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.82-inch HD+ IPS display, 90hz refresh rate, 180hz touch sampling rate
  • 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, AI camera, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • LTE, 4G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 10w charging
  • 6000mAh battery
  • Android 11, XOS 7.6

The Infinix Hot 10s is one of the best bang for your buck phones on this list. It’s a great choice for mobile gamers on a tight budget, as it’s able to play games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and other titles without any problems. The phone has a 90hz refresh rate, comes with either 4/64GB or 6/128GB, with both variants having really affordable pricing.

Xiaomi Redmi 9T

Xiaomi Redmi 9T

PHP 6,990 4GB/64GB

Xiaomi Redmi 9T Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display
  • 48-megapixel f/1.79 main camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro, 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • 8-megapixel f/2.05 front camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, face recognition, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 18w fast charging
  • 6000mAh battery
  • Android 10, MIUI 12

It wouldn’t be a top 10 budget phone list without at least one Xiaomi smartphone in it, and what better device to represent the brand than the budget phone benchmark, the Redmi 9T. It delivers great performance without tearing a hole in your wallet, giving cash-strapped users a decent camera setup and long battery life without sacrificing performance.


Realme Narzo 30A

realme Narzo 30A

PHP 6,490 4GB/64GB

The next budget phone on our list is the realme narzo 30a. This entry-level phone aims to give users the best gaming processor and large battery without the hefty price tag. It’s the same as the realme narzo 20 so if you’ve missed out on that, this is a great alternative.

realme narzo 30A Specs

  • Helio G85 processor
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display
  • 13-megapixel f/2.2 main camera with PDAF, 2-megapixel f/2.4 mono camera
  • 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 6000mAh battery
  • 18w fast charging
  • Android 11, realme UI 2.0

Lenovo K12 Note

Lenovo K12 Note

PHP 6,995 4GB/128GB

It may not be cheap as chips but this phone definitely has a lot going for it without being overpriced. Lenovo’s comeback in the Philippines is made even better with the Lenovo K12 Note thanks to its near stock Android OS, powerful innards and wallet-friendly price tag.

Lenovo K12 Note Specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • 48-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera
  • 8-megapixel f/2.2 front camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 20W fast charging
  • Android 10

Redmi Note 10

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

PHP 8,490 4GB/64GB, PHP 9,990 6GB/128GB

The second Xiaomi entry in this list is also the best one in the lot, at least in our opinion. For less than Php 10K you get an AMOLED display, Snapdragon 678G processor, great cameras, and long battery life. You can probably get a phone that has one of the Redmi Note 10’s features under 10K, but definitely not all of them. All hail the budget king.

Redmi Note 10 Philippines Specs:

  • Snapdragon 678G processor
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.2 storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 48-megapixel f/1.9 Sony IMX582 main camera with PDAF, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • 13-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 33w fast charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12

That’s it for our Best Budget Phones In The Philippines for 2021 (1H). Which one of the phones above are you most interested in?

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