Our 2017 Mid-year series of devices continues! We won’t call this a list without everyone’s favorite price segment: phones of different shapes and sizes priced just under five thousand.
Given that most of the brands have already unleashed their new budget devices this past Christmas and the weakening peso-dollar conversion surely affected a lot of devices’ prices coming into the country, there are only very few smartphones that made it on our list, unlike last year.
As with the other lists that we’ve published previously, those listed here are released in the Philippines on January 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017. Phones are arranged in no particular order.
For starters on a budget
For those who want to get a taste of Android but does not have that much to shell out, these are some of the top smartphone picks you can get for cheaps. First, the Cloudfone One is the most affordable smartphone released this past summer, bearing very basic specs with a good build for Php1,199/$24. It’s not that powerful, but this phone does suffice for ‘lite’ app use.
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