Jan 13, 2021

Best Battery Life Smartphones Under PHP 10,000 in the Philippines 2020 - 2021

Here's an exclusive list of 10 smartphones priced under PHP 10K that feature the best battery offerings in the local market.

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Although there are constantly new technologies and more features that are being added to our smartphones, innovations and improvements to battery life have fallen behind. Recently, instead of flagship models, we've seen entry-level and mid-rangers get the most battery capacity bump in the segment. Larger battery capacities and faster-charging speeds have made their way to the segment, giving entry-level and mid-range smartphones an advantage over their more expensive flagship counterparts.

Flagship smartphones may be lacking in terms of battery capacity and charging speeds, but they hold an upper hand in terms of wireless charging feature. Currently, no mid-range device holds such a feature. But we won't be surprised if it arrives in the segment soon as the gap between flagships and mid-rangers have been getting irrelevant with every release.

Searching for a smartphone with a large and efficient battery capacity under a budget of PHP 10,000 is difficult. With the number of phones available in the market today, it could take a while before you pick the right one. So, to narrow down your search, we compiled an exclusive list of the best smartphones priced under PHP 10K that offer great battery life in the Philippines today.

Best Battery Life Smartphones Under PHP 10,000

10. vivo Y30

One of the highlights of the vivo Y30 is its stylish and bold design. Although it is sold as a budget phone it does not make you feel like you are lacking, with the many features that come with the phone. The vivo Y30 has a 6.4-inch OLED screen with 720 x 1,560-pixel resolution.

The phone comes with a MediaTek MT6765 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The vivo Y30 is equipped with the PowerVR GE8320 graphic chip that can handle most games and even has a unique feature allowing you to temporarily increase screen brightness during the duration of play.

Camera-wise, the vivo Y30 packs a quad-camera setup at the back comprised of 13MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) sensors. Up front, you'll find an 8MP (wide) sensor for video calling and selfies.

Powering the Y30 is a 5,000mAh battery capacity with 10W fast charging support via USB Type-C port. In addition, the Y30 also supports reverse wired charging to charge digital devices like your smartwatch or other mobile phones.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • Reverse wired charging feature
  • 9 hours of gameplay

Cons

  • Charging speed only 10W

vivo Y30 Key Specifications

Display Size6.47 inches
Display ResolutionHd+ 720 x 1560 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, Funtouch 10.0
CPUMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage128GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera13MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 5,000mAh, Non-removable Charging 10W
Dimensions162 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm (6.38 x 3.01 x 0.36 in)
Weight197 g (6.95 oz)
ColorMoonstone White, Dazzle Blue

9. vivo Y20i (2021)

The vivo Y20i (2021) is another eye-catching phone with its very stylish design and glossy finish. The vivo Y20i has a 6.51-inch IPS Halo FullView display with a 720 x 1600 pixel HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Y20i (2021) comes with a MediaTek Helio P35 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The vivo Y20i (2021) can handle most tasks and some light gaming.

Camera-wise, the Y20i (2021) packs 13MP + 2MP sensors on the back and for selfies, the phone comes with an 8MP (wide) sensor.

Powering the Y20i (2021) is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging via a Micro USB port. In addition, the Y20i (2021) also sports reverse wired charging for other electronic devices.

Pros

  • Reverse wired charging feature
  • 18W fast charging

Cons

  • Dated Micro USB port
  • Reverse charging requires separate OTG cable

vivo Y20i (2021) Key Specifications

Display Size6.51 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 1600 x 720 pixels
OS verFuntouch OS 11
CPUMediatek Helio P35
Storage64GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery5,000mAh
Dimensions164.41 x 76.32 x 8.41 mm
Weight191 g
ColorWhite, Blue

8. realme 7i

The realme 7i is a budget-friendly device with all-around capabilities and features. The realme 7i comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive screen with 720 x 1600-pixel resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood, the realme 7i packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 662 processor with 4GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The cameras of the realme 7i are comprised of a 64MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) quad-camera setup at the back. While a 16MP (wide) sensor lies on the display cutout on the front.

Powering the realme 7i is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support via USB Type-C. In addition, the realme 7i also supports reverse wired charging for other electronic devices.

Pros

  • Reverse wired charging feature
  • 18W fast charging
  • USB Type-C

Cons

  • Faster charging speed could've been better

realme 7i Key Specifications

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 1600 x 720 pixels 90Hz refresh rate
OS verAndroid 10, realme UI
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm) Octa-core Kryo 260
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silve
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD
RAM4GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryLi-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable 18W Quick charge
Dimensions164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5-8.9 mm
Weight188 g (6.63 oz)
ColorAurora Green, Polar Blue

7. Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC

The Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC is one of the best budget-friendly devices launched in 2020. The POCO X3 NFC comes with a lot of great features that you would find in more premium phones. The phone is also highlighted by its strong gaming performance.

The POCO X3 NFC features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD with 1,080 x 2,400 FHD resolution. This is complemented by an incredible 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC packs a Snapdragon 732G processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

In the camera department, the POCO X3 NFC features a 64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) quad-camera setup at the back and a 20MP (wide) selfie shooter at the front.

Powering the POCO X3 NFC is a 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charge support via USB Type-C.

Pros

  • 33W super fast charging
  • USB Type-C
  • LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus
  • 62% charge in 30 minutes

Cons

  • No reverse wired charging feature

Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels HDR10 120Hz refresh rate
OS verMIUI 12 for POCO, based on Android 10 POCO Launcher 2.0
CPUQualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm) Octa-core Kryo 470
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera20MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,160mAh Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
Dimensions165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in)
Weight215 g (7.58 oz)
ColorShadow Gray, Cobalt Blue

6. Infinix HOT 10

The Infinix HOT 10 is one of the newest phones on the list with its unique design and excellent performance that is pushing standards for entry-level phones.

The HOT 10 features a 6.78-inch Infinity-O Display with 720 x 1,640 HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Infinix HOT 10 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G70 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

At the back, the HOT 10 features a quad-camera setup comprised of 16MP (wide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) + QVGA sensors. Up front, the HOT 10 houses an 8MP (wide) sensor on its display cutout.

Powering the phone is a large 5,200mAh battery with 18W fast charge support via Micro USB port.

Pros

  • 18W fast charging
  • Battery embedded with Power Marathon™ Tech

Cons

  • No reverse wired charging feature
  • Dated Micro USB port

Infinix HOT 10 Key Specifications

Display Size6.78 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1640 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, XOS 6.0
CPUMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
CPU Speed2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM3GB, 4GB, 6GB
Main Camera16MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA (AI Lens)
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 5,200mAh, non-removable
Dimensions171.1 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm (6.74 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
Weight195 g (6.88 oz)
ColorObsidian Black, Amber Red, Moonlight Jade, Ocean Wave

5. Infinix HOT 9 Play

The Infinix HOT 9 Play is the first phone from our list to exceed the 5,000mAh mark on battery capacity.

The Infinix HOT 9 Play features a 6.82-inch TFT 1,640 x 720 HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the HOT 9 Play packs a MediaTek Helio A22 /Helio A25 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Camera-wise, the Infinix HOT 9 Play packs a dual-camera setup comprised of a 13MP (wide) + QVGA sensor. It also has an 8MP (wide) sensor housed on the display notch up front.

Powering the Infinix HOT 9 Play is a large 6,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge support via a Micro USB port.

Pros

  • Large battery capacity
  • 10W fast charging
  • Slim design

Cons

  • No reverse wired charging feature
  • Dated Micro USB port

Infinix HOT 9 Play Key Specifications

Display Size6.82 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1640 pixels
OS verAndroid 9.0 Pie (Go edition) - 32/2GB Android 9.0 (Pie) - 32/3GB, 64/3-4GB
CPUMediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) - 32/2GB Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) - 32/3GB, 64/3-4GB Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM2GB, 3GB, 4GB
Main Camera13MP + QVGA (AI)
Front Camera8MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 6,000mAh
Dimensions171.82 x 77.96 x 8.90 mm (6.76 x 3.07 x 0.35 in)
Weight209 g (7.37 oz)
ColorMidnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Ocean Wave, Violet

4. realme C12

The realme C12 is a well-designed phone with enough functionality, durability, and great features all for a reasonable price.

The realme C12 comes with a 6.5-inch IPS 720 x 1600 HD+ resolution display. Under the hood, the realme C12 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Camera-wise, the realme C12 sports a triple-camera setup at the back comprised of 13MP (wide) + 2MP (B/W) + 2MP (macro) sensors. Up front, its display notch houses a 5MP (wide) camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

Powering the realme C12 is a large 6,000mAh with support for reverse wired charging and 10W fast charge via a Micro USB port.

Pros

  • Large battery capacity
  • 10W fast charging
  • Reverse wired charging feature
  • Comes with a Super Power Saving Mode

Cons

  • Dated Micro USB port

realme C12 Key Specifications

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 1600 x 720 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, realme UI 1.0
CPUMediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed2.3 GHz
Storage32GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM3GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera5MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 6,000mAh Charging 10W
Dimensions164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm (6.48 x 2.99 x 0.39 in)
Weight209 g (7.37 oz)
ColorCoral Red, Marine Blue

3. TECNO POVA

The TECNO POVA is another newcomer in the Philippine smartphone scene. The device is uniquely designed and is also a well-balanced phone that can cater to many different individuals.

The TECNO POVA features a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1,640 HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the TECNO POVA packs a MediaTek Helio G80 processor paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

One of the highlights of the TECNO POVA is its rear quad-camera setup comprised of a 13MP (wide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) + QVGA combo. Up front, the POVA uses an 8MP camera sensor for selfies and video calls.

Providing juice is a large 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support via a Micro USB port.

Pros

  • Long standby for 30 days
  • Can play games for up to 20 hours
  • 18W dual IC flash charge

Cons

  • Dated Micro USB port
  • No reverse wired charging feature

TECNO POVA Key Specifications

Display Size6.8 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1640 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, HiOS 7.0
CPUMediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
CPU Speed2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM6GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 18W
Dimensions171.2 x 77.6 x 9.4 mm (6.74 x 3.06 x 0.37 in)
ColorDazzle Black, Magic Blue, Speed Purple

2. realme C15

Another model from realme lands in second place on our list. The realme C15 is currently the highest model amongst realme's C series in the Philippines.

The realme C15 features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 720 x 1,600 HD+ resolution. The phone is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 processor and comes equipped with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

Camera-wise, the realme C15 sports a quad-camera setup at the back comprised of a 13MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (B/W) + 2MP (Retro) combo, while the front display notch houses an 8MP (wide) sensor for selfies and video calls.

Providing juice to the realme C15 is a large 6,000mAh battery with support for reverse wired charge and 18W fast charge via a Micro USB port.

Pros

  • 57 days standby
  • 46 hours of calling
  • 18W fast charging
  • Reverse wired charging
  • Super Power Saving Mode

Cons

  • Dated Micro USB port

realme C15 Key Specifications

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1600 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, realme UI 1.0
CPUMediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed2.3 GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera13MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 6,000mAh Fast charging 18W
Dimensions164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight209 g (including battery)
ColorSeagull Silver, Marine Blue

1. Xiaomi POCO M3

On the top of our list is Xiaomi's POCO M3. The POCO M3 is currently one of the hottest budget-friendly phones launched in November last year.

The POCO M3 features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,340 FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the POCO M3 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

In the camera department, the POCO M3 uses a triple-camera setup at the back comprised of 48MP (wide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) sensors. For selfies and video calls, inside the display notch lies an 8MP (wide) camera sensor.

Powering the Xiaomi POCO M3 is a large 6,000mAh battery with support for reverse wired charging and 18W fast charging via a USB Type-C port. Additionally, the phone is said to be able to be charged up to 1,000 times, meaning that the phone's lifespan exceeds 2.5 years, with no degradation of the battery. If that's not reassuring, what is?

Pros

  • Lightweight design
  • 18W fast charging
  • Reverse wired charging
  • USB Type-C
  • 583 hours standby
  • 40 hours of calling

Cons

  • Faster charging speed would've been better

Xiaomi POCO M3 Key Specifications

Display Size6.53 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS verAndroid 10, MIUI 11
CPUQualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm) Octa-core Kryo 260
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM4GB
Main Camera48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 18W Reverse charging
Dimensions162.3 x 77.2 x 9.6 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.38 in)
Weight198 g (6.98 oz)
ColorPower Black, Poco Yellow, Cool Blue

Conlcusion

If battery performance is all your concern then the POCO M3 is our best recommendation. But you can also check other aspects that come along with the device to get the best deal. For instance, not all devices listed above feature reverse charging support, only the POCO X3 NFC and POCO M3 have a display resolution higher than HD, while only the realme 6i and POCO X3 NFC come with a display refresh rate higher than 60Hz.

Nowadays you don't have to spend a lot on a smartphone with a large battery capacity. In terms of battery capacity, all the models listed above will certainly not disappoint.

Spec Comparison

Model vivo Y30 vivo Y30 vivo Y20i (2021) vivo Y20i (2021) realme 7i realme 7i Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Infinix HOT 10 Infinix HOT 10 Infinix HOT 9 Play Infinix HOT 9 Play realme C12 realme C12 TECNO POVA TECNO POVA realme C15 realme C15 Xiaomi POCO M3 Xiaomi POCO M3
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Lowest Price P8,999 P7,325 P5,399 P9,490 P3,000 P2,990 P3,104 P6,200 P2,969.01 P6,000
CPU Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A53
Mediatek Helio P35 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm)
Octa-core Kryo 260
Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 470
Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) - 32/2GB
Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) - 32/3GB, 64/3-4GB
Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A53
Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A53
Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 260
Display Size 6.47 inches 6.51 inches 6.5 inches 6.67 inches 6.78 inches 6.82 inches 6.5 inches 6.8 inches 6.5 inches 6.53 inches
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB, 8GB 6GB 3GB, 4GB, 6GB 2GB, 3GB, 4GB 3GB 6GB 3GB, 4GB 4GB
Main Camera 13MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 13MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 16MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA (AI Lens) 13MP + QVGA (AI) 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA 13MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Battery Li-Po 5,000mAh, Non-removable
Charging 10W
5,000mAh Li-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable
18W Quick charge
Non-removable, Li-Po 5,160mAh
Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
Li-Po 5,200mAh, non-removable Non-removable Li-Po 6,000mAh Non-removable, Li-Po 6,000mAh
Charging 10W
Li-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
Non-removable, Li-Po 6,000mAh
Fast charging 18W
Li-Po 6,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
Reverse charging
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