7 Smartphones under ₱10000 (10K) $175 Q3 2022

We listed down seven smartphones under 10,000 pesos that were released during the 3rd quarter (July - August) of 2022.

We listed down seven smartphones under 10,000 pesos that were released during the 3rd quarter (July – August) of 2022.

Smartphones under 10000

Note that this list is in no particular order, so let’s get busy and get right into it! 

HONOR X7

First in line is the HONOR X7. And it’s quite a compelling buy for just 9,990 pesos. 

Mostly because of the price, it’s pretty powerful with the Snapdragon 680 processor and Adreno 610 GPU. 

It also features a highly decked-out quad rear camera setup with a 48MP main and depth, macro, and ultrawide lens. That ultrawide should be really fun to play around with. 

It also has a large display at 6.74 inches, and to couple with its impressive chipset, a 90Hz display for smooth gameplay when playing your favorite games. 

The only downside is that it’s only an HD-resolution display, so that it won’t be the sharpest experience out there. 

Besides that, it also comes with Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging via USB-C. Not bad at all. 

One other thing we found is that unlike most of the other phones in this segment, the HONOR X7 does look pretty premium, especially in the titanium silver finish. 

Honor X7 Specifications:

  • 6.74-inch (1600 x 720) IPS display
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Quad-rear cameras:
  • • 48MP F1.8 main
  • • 5MP F2.2 ultra-wide
  • • 2MP F2.4 macro
  • • 2MP F2.4 depth
  • 8MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 5
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • Fingerprint scanner (side)
  • USB-C
  • Magic UI 4.2 (Android 11)
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 22.5W SuperCharge
  • 167.59 x 77.19 x 8.62 mm
  • 198 g
  • Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, Ocean Blue

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WIKO 10

Moving on to the Wiko 10, which is quite similar to the HONOR X7 in some aspects and not in others. 

They feature almost the same 6.74-inch HD+ resolution displays but with the only difference of the WIKO’s capped at only 60Hz. 

Similarly, it also has a 5,000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging via USB-C. 

But that’s where most of the similarities end. Cause underneath; it packs in a MediaTek chipset instead of the Helio G37 processor. Which, on paper, isn’t as fast as the Snapdragon 680 in the HONOR. 

So what’s the trade-off? You get more RAM with the WIKO at 6GB onboard. You also get the more updated Android 12 OS running it. 

The main rear camera setup also sees a 50MP with a macro and depth camera but now lacks the ultrawide seen in the HONOR.

Its build and design also lean towards durability but still manages to be quite a nice and simple look for it. 

Not to mention that the WIKO 10 only comes in at 8,990 pesos; it’s totally not a bad deal. 

WIKO 10 Specifications:

  • 6.74-inch (1600 x 720) display
  • MediaTek Helio G37 SoC
  • IMG PowerVR G8320 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • microSD card slot (hybrid)
  • Triple-rear cameras:
  • • 50MP F1.8 1/2.76″ JN1 main
  • • 2MP F2.4 macro
  • • 2MP F2.4 depth
  • 8MP F2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint scanner (side)
  • Android 12
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 22.5W fast charging
  • Klein Blue, Silver, Black

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vivo Y16

Next on the list is the vivo Y16, and by a stretch, this one has to be one of the best-looking phones you can get at this price, especially with its glass-like back and drizzling gold colorway.

And unlike the previous phones mentioned, the design also features flat sides that are more trendy nowadays and is also a little more comfortable to hold since it tends not to slip as much. But that’s really up to one’s preference. 

The biggest gripe we have with the vivo Y16 is that it runs on an older chipset, the MediaTek Helio P35, to be exact. 

Which actually still performs well and can actually keep up with the G37 in the WIKO, but we really would’ve wished to see a more updated chipset, especially considering it’s 2022. 

Other than that, it comes with 4GB of RAM onboard while also having 1GB of extended RAM available while also packing in up to 128GB of storage. 

It also features a pretty decent camera setup with a 13MP main and 2MP secondary lens, while up front is a 5MP selfie camera. 

Other features include a 5,000 mAh battery as well and USB-C charging up to 18W, and Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12. 

For just 8,999 pesos now, the vivo Y16 is a good daily driver, and with its premium looks, neither you nor others could be able to tell that the vivo Y16 is a sub 10,000 peso phone. 

vivo Y16 Specifications:

  • 6.51-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) IPS display
  • MediaTek Helio P35 SoC
  • 4GB RAM (+ 1GB Extended RAM 2.0)
  • 64GB, 128GB storage
  • microSD card slot (up to 1TB)
  • Dual Rear Cameras
  • • 13MP F2.2 main
  • • 2MP F2.4 secondary camera
  • 5MP F2.2 front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual-SIM (nano)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, BEIDOU, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Funtouch OS 12 (Android 12)
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
  • 163.95 x 75.55 x 8.19mm
  • 183g
  • Stellar Black, Drizzling Gold

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Samsung Galaxy A04s (4GB + 128GB)

Next, we got the Samsung Galaxy A04S, and if you’re a fan or prefer Samsung over any other Android brand out there, then the A04S is one of the best value Samsung smartphones right now. 

It packs in the Exynos 850 chipset, which on paper, is moderately faster than the Mediatek chips mentioned previously. 

It also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Like the previous phones mentioned as well, it packs in a large 5,000 mAh battery.

Its triple rear camera setup features a headlined by a 50MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera. The front sees a 5MP shooter. 

We also love the minimal design that comes in a pretty slick emerald green type of colorway. 

If you’re comfortable using Samsung, then its One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, should be familiar to ya. 

And what’s great is that it only comes in at 9,490 pesos, which, if you think about it, you’re getting one of the most recognizable and popular smartphone brands at a price that doesn’t break the bank. I’d say it’s a good buy. 

Samsung Galaxy A04s Specifications:

  • 6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) PLS display
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Samsung Exynos 850 SoC
  • Mali-G52 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • microSD card slot (dedicated)
  • Triple-rear cameras:
  • • 50MP F1.8 main
  • • 2MP F2.4 macro
  • • 2MP F2.4 depth
  • 5MP F2.2 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 5
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint scanner (side)
  • OneUI 4.1 (Android 12)
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 164.7 x 76.7 x 9.1 mm
  • 195 g
  • Green, Black

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POCO M5 and M5S

Next, we got our two new POCO smartphones. The POCO M5 and M5S. Both cost just under 10,000 pesos, but which one should you get? 

First, their similarities, both share being specced up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. They also got a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a 5,000 mAh battery and run on MIUI 13 based on Android 12.  

And that’s where most of the similarities end. 

Cause underneath the M5 comes with the Helio G99 while the M5S the Helio G95. If you can tell by the name, the slightly more affordable M5 actually comes with a faster chipset, strangely. 

However, where the M5S has the M5 beat is in its display. But there’s a hitch. Cause the M5S comes with, albeit, a smaller 6.43-inch display compared to the larger 6.58-inch display on the M5. 

The M5S, in turn, comes with an AMOLED panel rather than an LCD panel on the M5. This means the M5S has a much better viewing experience with more vibrant colors and a higher peak brightness at 1100 nits compared to only 500nits on the M5. 

Although, the M5 does have a leg up against the M5S in gameplay, not just due to the slightly faster processor because its display can go up to a 90Hz refresh rate while the M5S only up to 60Hz. 

But the M5S, on the other hand with a better set of cameras. 

Its quad rear camera setup is, on paper, a much more flexible shooter with a 64MP main, 2MP macro and depth sensor, and an 8MP ultrawide. Not to mention a 13MP front selfie camera. 

The M5, on the other hand, comes with only a triple camera setup with a 50MP main and no ultrawide and also just a 5MP selfie camera. 

Another minor thing is that although they have the same battery capacities at 5,000 mAh, the M5S charges faster at 33W compared to the 18W found on the M5. 

So here are our thoughts on which to get. If you’re a gamer and smooth gameplay is most important to you, the M5 seems to be the better choice with a faster chipset and faster display. 

But if you’re one to care about the photos and selfies you take mostly and also binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix, then the M5S simply offers a better experience in that regard.

For the 4GB+64GB model, the M5 will run you 9,499 pesos while the M5S, 9,999 pesos. You can also find both phones at a better 6GB+128GB variant at times on sale for just under 10,000 pesos. 

POCO M5 Specifications:

  • 6.58-inch FHD+ (2408×1080) IPS LCD display
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • MediaTek Helio G99
  • Arm Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • supports microSD up to 1TB
  • Triple rear cameras
  • • 50MP f/1.8 main
  • • 2MP f/2.4 macro
  • • 2MP f/2.4 depth
  • 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G + 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • IR blaster, NFC
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • MIUI 13 (Android 12)
  • 5000mAh, 18W charging rate
  • 163.99mm x 76.09mm x 8.9mm
  • 201g
  • Black, Green, and Yellow

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POCO M5s Specifications:

  • 6.43-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • MediaTek Helio G95
  • Arm Mali-G76 MC4 GPU
  • 4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • supports microSD up to 1TB
  • Quad rear cameras:
  • • 64MP f/1.8 main
  • • 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide 118° FOV
  • • 2MP f/2.4 macro
  • • 2MP f/2.4 depth
  • 13MP f/2.4 selfie camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G + 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • IR blaster, NFC
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • IP53 dust resistance
  • MIUI 13 (Android 12)
  • 5000mAh, 33W charging rate
  • 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29 mm
  • 178.8g
  • Grey, White, and Blue

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Bonus Device:

POCO M4 5G

With POCO being such a popular brand when it comes to budget phones, we actually got one more POCO phone on this list. 

The only hitch is that it’s the older POCO M4 5G. But why do we include it for Q3? Cause, strangely enough, it was actually launched a few weeks after the M5 and M5S. Not sure why tho. 

And previously, we mentioned that the M5 is best for gamers M5S for photographers and viewing content, but if you’re one to care about the fastest speeds? Most of the phones, not actually all the phones previously mentioned, only come with 4G connectivity.

That’s where the POCO M4 5G excels since, by the name itself has support for faster 5G connections.

 Besides 5G, it also packs in a similar display to the M5 with a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. 

It does pack in an older Dimensity 700, but on paper, it keeps up with the new processors found on the M5 and M5S while also running the latest MIUI 13. 

It also packs in a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging. 

All things considered if you can skip past the fact that the newer updated M5 and M5s are out and couple that with having 5G as your top priority in a smartphone.

Then the POCO M4 5G is your best bet coming at just 9,599 pesos for the 4GB and 64GB spec.

POCO M4 5G Specifications:

  • 6.58-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) IPS display, 401ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
  • microSD card slot (dedicated)
  • Dual-rear cameras:
  • • 13MP F2.2 main
  • • 2MP F2.4 depth
  • 5MP F2.2 front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 5G, 4G LTE
  • WiFI 5
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS< BDS
  • NFC
  • IR Blaster
  • USB-C
  • Fingerprint scanner (side)
  • MIUI 13 (Android 12)
  • 5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
  • 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm
  • 200 g

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Conclusion 

So that’s our list of smartphones under 10,000 pesos during the 3rd Quarter of 2022. Which one would you get? Let us know in the comments.

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