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Cheap Android phones in the Philippines (10,000 or less)

I’ve compiled a list of low priced or budget focused Android mobile phones costing Php10,000 or less found in the Philippines. I predict that pretty soon we’ll be seeing some Android phones in the 5,000 peso price point appear in the local market.

After writing the post about low-priced Android phones and tablets in the Philippines, I decided to create this to include budget focused Android phones from the major phone manufacturers to help you compare them with the local brands.

Cheap may have a less attractive connotation but these Android phones actually offer value especially if you consider that you get access to a whole lot of mobile apps from the Android Market. There is currently more than 100,000 mobile apps and games available on the Android Market and a lot of them are free. But you can now also buy apps from the Android Market from the Philippines by using your credit card.

Here’s the list of low priced Android phones that you can buy from mobile phone shops in the Philippines. I’ve marked in bold some of the features that are worth looking into when comparing the Android phones listed below:

LG Optimus ME (P35O)

240×320 pixel 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 256K colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3-megapixel autofocus camera, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 9,000+

LG Optimus One (P500)

320×480 pixel 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 256K colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3-megapixel autofocus camera, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 8,000

Samsung Galaxy Fit (S5670)

240×320 pixel 3.3-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 16M colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 10,000

Samsung Galaxy Mini (S5570)

240×320 pixel 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 256K colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3-megapixel autofocus camera, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 8,000+

Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5503)

240×320 pixel 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 16M colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, 2-megapixel camera, microSD slot, upgradable to Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 7,000+

Sony Ericsson X10 mini

240×320 pixel 2.5-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 65K effective colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, 5-megapixel autofocus camera w/ LED flash, microSD slot, upgradable to Android 2.1 – approx. price is Php 9,000

Sony Ericsson X8

320×480 pixel 3-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of 16M colors, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth w/ A2DP, GPS w/ A-GPS, FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3-megapixel, microSD slot, upgradable to Android 2.1 – approx. price is Php 8,000+

Cherry Mobile Cosmo

320×480 pixel 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, dual-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA, Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, 2-megapixel, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 6,899

Torque Droidz Dual

320×480 pixel 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, GPRS, EDGE, Wifi, bluetooth, FM radio, g-sensor, 2-megapixel camera w/ flash, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 7,999

Torque Droidz Tandem

320×480 pixel 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, GPRS, EDGE, Wifi, bluetooth, FM radio, g-sensor, 2-megapixel camera w/ flash, microSD slot, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – approx. price is Php 9,999

Gerry Ilagan

Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.

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plutonite
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which of these beauties has push email feature?

Gerry
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plutonite,

Push email is a gmail app feature and as such it’s available on Android phones with the gmail app.

mark dalin-as
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were is the store that sells this phones

Gerry
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mark,

the phones are available at local mobile phone shops. for example, the samsung and torque phones are available from phone shops in most malls.

pj
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how about the durability of these phones?

JP
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Great article! May I suggest also adding the processor power of these phones? Before I read your article, I was reading another one that says phones with less than 1ghz processor will have a hard time running the latest version of Android (2.2).

Gerry
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Hmmmm.. I have an Android phone that is less than 1Ghz and it runs on Android v2.2. Apps are fine. Games like Angry Birds Rio are also fine. But 3D graphics games are slow and itโ€™s probably because of the 3D graphics chips and not the main processor.

Goes a bit slow when I start running several apps but that’s not because of the main processor either. It’s because of memory.

nikki
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Hi Sir Gerry! Which of these phones would have the most reliable battery life? ๐Ÿ™‚

Gerry
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Hi Nikki,

Sorry, don’t have information about battery life.

red
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if you are worried about battery life why not download a battery apps for the android phone so that you can check the usage of your battery and for these apps you can check the android market ..

chris
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what about using skype or gtalk,wil it work only in wi-fi connection or is it possoble via network provider

Gerry
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Skype for Android works both in 3G and Wifi.

Gtalk for Android is chat only so it should work on both 3G and Wifi.

anonymous
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where can i buy a cheaper android phone??

apple
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hi! may i ask which of these phones have a viber app? thanks!

Gerry
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Hi apple,

The availability of a mobile app depends on two things.

The first is the brand/model of your mobile phone — whether the developer supports it. You need to check the developer’s site if your mobile phone is supported.

The second is your geographical location — some apps, like Viber for instance, is currently available in the U.S. for now.

Rina
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I hope you will have an updated post of this article,for budget-conscious people like me.

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