Just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t venture into mobile phone photography. There are plenty of budget phones that have capable snappers, and today we’re going to talk about five of the best camera phones in the Philippines in 2022, all retailing under Php 10K).
Best Budget Camera Phone in the Philippines 2022 (Php 10K and under):
- Redmi Note 11
- Vivo Y16
- WIKO 10
- Cherry Aqua S10 Pro 5G
- narzo 50
Redmi Note 11
This phone offers a high-resolution snapper, decent internals, and a bright and vibrant AMOLED display to check your photos. In charge of taking photos at the rear is a 50-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, together with an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera and two additional filler cameras for both macro and depth. It’s a fairly decent phone for taking snaps – check out the sample photos below:
The Redmi Note 11 is priced at Php 8,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and Php 9,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant and will be available at authorized Xiaomi stores and the brand’s official Lazada and Shopee stores.
The vivo Y16 is a good example of a budget phone that really makes the most out of its modest hardware to give the best possible performance–specifically when it comes to taking photos. With Y16, vivo went for a different route by focusing more on software optimization to maximize the capabilities of its hardware—a 13-megapixel main camera together with a 2-megapixel depth sensor – rather than focusing on mere megapixels. Nevertheless, it’s capable of taking clear and sharp photos.
The Y16 is priced at Php 6,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and Php 8,499 for the 4GB/128GB variant. The 128GB variant will be available via vivo’s official website, Lazada, Shopee, TikTok shop and through vivo’s offline stores and kiosks nationwide.
This is a well-designed budget phone with average internals but a decent camera setup. It comes with a triple camera setup at the rear that is led by 50-megapixel ISOCELL JN1 main camera with an f/1.8 aperture. This sensor is slowly becoming a popular choice among budget smartphones and we can’t blame them as it really offers good performance when it comes to general shooting conditions.
Cherry Aqua S10 Pro 5G
Aside from premium features such as liquid cooling, wireless charging, and 5G connectivity, this phone comes with a quad-camera setup. The main camera consists of a 48-megapixel main, 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel depth cameras, and a 2-megapixel macro. There’s no ultra-wide camera though. As shown in the sample photos below, the main camera performs very well even in low-light scenarios.
The narzo 50 has a camera that will surely not disappoint, whether it’s daytime or nighttime. The only problem is when you zoom, that’s when it loses its sharpness. The main camera is composed of three cameras: a 50-megapixel main and two 2-megapixel stuffer cameras. While we don’t mind the two 2-megapixel cameras, the main camera definitely gets the job done, offering decent performance for a budget device.
That’s it for our best camera phones in the Philippines under Php 10K this 2022. If you feel like spending more, you may check our list for best camera phones within Php 10K to Php 20K here.