Top Android Smartphones Priced Under Php 3,000 : 2016 to 2017 Models

If you're a mobile consumer here in the Philippines who's currently tight on budget but is keen on getting a new smartphone or if you're looking for an affordable secondary handset to be your daily companion, we made this list for you.

Best Android Smartphones Below Php 3,000

Here are several 2016 to early 2017 Android smartphones that are priced less than Php 3,000 but have features and technical specifications, which should be enough to allow them to deliver a pretty decent mobile experience. Let's go through them one by one.

Cherry Mobile Flare J2s - Php 2,999

Cherry Mobile Flare J2s
What's special about this model are the extremely thin side bezels framing the display - making it more visually appealing - as well as the relatively big battery pack.

5-inch 854 x 480 pixels qHD IPS Display
8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash
5 MegaPixel front facing camera
1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (Regular Mini + Regular Mini)
Removable 2,500 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 3 - Php 2,999

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 3
Not only does this model run on the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system but it also has a high-definition display and a 5MP selfie cam with soft LED flash!

5-inch HD 1280 x 720 pixels IPS Display
8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash
5 MegaPixel front facing camera with Soft LED flash
1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 7.0 Nougat
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro + micro)
Removable 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

CloudFone Thrill HD - Php 2,999

CloudFone Thrill HD
This model continues to do well in the market thanks to its attractive design as well as its sleek and durable real metal back plate.

5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD IPS Display
8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash
2 MegaPixel front facing camera
1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (Regular Mini + micro)
Removable 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

Starmobile Play Boost - Php 2,790

Starmobile Play Boost
One of the best-value handsets by Starmobile, the Play Boost comes with free monthly data allocation from Smart Prepaid.

5-inch 854 x 480 pixels qHD IPS Display
8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash
2 MegaPixel front facing camera
1.2 GHz Quad Core Spreadtrum 7731C processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro + micro)
Removable 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

MyPhone My87 DTV - Php 2,999

MyPhone My87 DTV
Currently one of the best-selling handsets from MyPhone, My87 DTV offers a hodge-podge of cool features, including DTV functionality, a 64-Bit processor, and a relatively big battery.

5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD IPS Display
Digital TV functionality
13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash
5 MegaPixel front facing camera
64-Bit 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6753 processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro + micro)
Removable 2,500 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

MyPhone My87 DTV - Php 2,999

Cherry Mobile Flare A1
The best thing about this wallet-friendly Flare model is its 8MP rear cam with phase detection autofocus and back-side illuminated sensor for enhanced low-light performance.

5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD IPS Display
8 MegaPixel PDAF camera with LED flash, BSI
2 MegaPixel front facing camera
64-Bit 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6753M processor
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of ROM
microSD card memory expansion slot
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+
Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro + micro)
Removable 2,200 mAh Li-Ion battery pack

Alright! These are our recommended Android smartphones priced under Php 3,000 that are now available here in the Philippines. Which one do you think is ideal for you? Let us know your thoughts via our FB comments section below.

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