2017 has seen a lot of things happen in the mobile industry. We’ve seen lesser known brands trump industry juggernauts when Vivo beat Samsung and Apple to the in-display sensor for instance. We’ve also seen a comeback of a fallen giant as Nokia is doing now. These companies are working hard to bring us these innovative products and often times they are not cheap. With that in mind, we know that the price tag is as important, if not more, than any specs. So here at PinoyTechBlog, we have come up with a list of smartphones that give you the bang for your buck. Here are our 5 best Smartphones under 5k for the first half of this year.
5 Best Smartphones under 5k – Cherry Mobile Desire R7
Probably the best phone from 2017 at this price point so far, the Desire R7 is a pretty good phone. It runs on the Andoid 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a 1.3GHz quadcore processor. It also has 2GB of RAM which is not the norm at the price point, especially for new phones. It has 16GB of ROM where you can store your movies in, then enjoy on the 5.5 inch HD IPS display. It also supports LTE connectivity and even has a fingerprint sensor.
5 Best Smartphones under 5k – Starmobile Up Prime
The Starmobile Up prime is part of the brands UP series that has the UP Rave and UP Sense. To start off, this phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat which ensure good UI experience. Also, it is a step up at this price point with similar devices running on even Android 4.4. It has 5 inch HD display and is powered by a 1.25 GHz quad core processor and has 1GB of RAM.It has a decent battery too at 3000 mAh. Lastly, it is LTE ready so you can utilize the some of the fastest speeds offered in the country today.
5 Best Smartphones under 5k – Cherry Mobile Flare P1
This is an interesting device as the Cherry Mobile Flare P1 has a dual camera set-up. This is highly uncommon at this price point but yes it exists. The rear shooters of this devices are a 13MP main and 2MP secondary sensor. These have autofocus and an LED flash as well. The Flare P1 has a good display at 5 inches. It is an IPS LCD screen with a 1280×720 HD resolution good for movies, thanks to its wide viewing angles. This phone is powered by a quad core processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Also, it runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat right off the bat.
The Flare P1 is priced at Php 3,999
5 Best Smartphones under 5k – Firefly AURII Vivid
Dubbed as a “Camera Expert” the device has a 13MP rear camera with the Sony Exmor RS technology. It also has a 5.5 inch HD IPS OGS display for great viewing. On top of that, it’s also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for durability. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. It has 1GB of RAM with 8GB of storage that is expandable to 128GB. Also it has fast charging technology to make sure you stay mobile asap.
5 Best Smartphones under 5k – The Moto C
The Moto was made to address the essentials for today’s smartphone needs and does just that. It’s powered by a 1.1 GHz quad core processor with 1GB of RAM. Store your series on its 8GB of ROM and watch them on its 5-inch TFT display The cameras on this phone are a 5MP rear and 2MP front shooter, both with flash. Also, to take things up a notch, the Moto C runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat.