Feb 9, 2018 (updated : Dec 11, 2018)

Best 4GB RAM Smartphones Under P10,000 in the Philippines 2018

Do you feel that your phone is running a little slow? Many of us suffer from this problem, but at the same time, a lot of us don't want to spend a lot to buy a shiny, fast new phone. Most of the time, sluggish phones are the results of not having enough RAM and having too much bloat on your phone. Look no further as we've now come up with the most efficient 4GB RAM-equipped smartphones in the Philippines. And the best part of this compilation? The entries won't unnecessarily break the bank!

The Philippines' mobile market is one for the extremes. There is that horde of consumers who only go for the flagships and then there is that demographic which hunger for the budget-friendly. But then there are those whose choices are situated in between, leaned towards the more practical, and for those who are more in the know – the features and specifications of such a smartphone must also be genuinely more than sufficient.

Such offering can now be thoroughly experienced in smartphones that are equipped with a 4GB RAM. But in a country that would usually flock in on the less expensive options, there's a certain circle that's now growing exponentially – that being the variants that cost under PHP 10,000.

In today's list, we've gathered the best 4GB RAM-equipped smartphones under such price point. You think your smartphone has made it on our list? There's only one way to find out. Here they are:

1. Xiaomi Mi A2

Pros

  • Efficient camera setup
  • Snapdragon 660 AIE
  • Android One

Cons

  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • No microSD card slot
Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P9,990

The follow up to the hugely successful Xiaomi Mi A1, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is more than just a successor. Practically a new lineup on its own, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has redefined what a stock Android experience in a Xiaomi hardware is like. Gone are the chunky chins and replaced with a much taller aspect ratio, elevating the experience of premium Android One.

Also one of the very first to embrace the latest Android 9.O Pie software, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is easily one of those with reliable software updates. And as it also comes from a lineup which introduces "Picture Perfect" features, this device has gone even beyond the series' norm. You all have to thank its rear dual cameras, courtesy of 12MP + 20MP camera sensors, plus an efficient 20MP front-facing selfie snapper.

2. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Pros

  • 5.84-inch notched display
  • Dual cameras
  • 4,000mAh battery

Cons

  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Massive bloatware
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P7,794.33

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite's stripped-down version, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is a budget-friendly juggernaut with spot-on trendy features. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro features a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels. The display is made even more current with a distinctive notch, rendering a taller aspect ratio that sets it apart from the rest of its lineup. The device is powered by a still-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM offerings and 32GB/64GB internal storage options.

Also current is its inclusion of rear dual cameras, courtesy of 12MP + 5MP camera sensors; a 5MP camera sensor sits comfortably right on its expansive notch. The handset also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for beefed up security.

3. Nokia 6

Pros

  • 6000 series aluminum unibody
  • Android One

Cons

  • Lacks rear dual cameras
  • No IP rating
Nokia 6

Nokia 6

Lowest Price in the Philippines P8,600.08

The promise of reliability can all be experienced from the almighty Nokia 6.1. Its power mainly comes from its impressive hardware offerings, from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 4GB RAM, and the best of Android from the Android One Program, and with Android 9.0 Pie at that. For the purists on the market, this device is for you!

The Nokia 6 also banks on the prowess of its camera offerings – that being the ZEISS optics, making this experience all the more Nokia. The device's audio perks are also out-of-this-world as it features Nokia's spatial audio, so recording audio with its two microphones can only provide you the high-fidelity sound that you'd expect from such a feat.

And as it comes from a tried and tested brand on durability, the Nokia 6 packs a robust 6000 series aluminum unibody, with diamond-cut edges to boot.

4. Vivo V7

Pros

  • Impeccable design
  • Fast face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Cons

  • Low display resolution
  • Micro USB 2.0
Vivo V7

Vivo V7

Lowest Price in the Philippines P9,499

The Vivo V7 just comes with more than enough features and specifications that make it a standout, ultimately leaving a great first impression among its bona fide users. This can be all attributed from the get go on its modern design, the FullView display, trendy and sharp cameras, an efficient chipset, and one that comes with a moniker only its compatriots would wish to have – the official smartphone for FIFA World Cup this year.

Perhaps the most attractive feature of the Vivo V7 is no longer a shocker for most who have followed the lineup. Its staggering 24MP selfie camera that is, all gloriously churning out images of high quality and reliability is still a magnet for selfie enthusiasts in the nation.

5. Lenovo K8 Note

Pros

  • Deca-core processor
  • Audio offerings (Music Key, Dolby Atmos)
  • Long-lasting battery

Cons

  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Thick bezels
  • Dated design
Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo K8 Note

Lowest Price in the Philippines P8,999

The Lenovo K8 Note's impressive outing on the market can all be traced to how efficient the performance of its deca-core processor is. As it is, the device comes with a power and speed that can tackle just about anything that is thrown into its face, that includes image processing and gaming. The handset's chipset is backed by up to 3GB RAM and an updated Android Nougat, rendering this smartphone as an all-rounder.

Another hallmark of the Lenovo K8 Note is its extraordinary audio perks. If you usually drown yourself streaming Netflix or just one of those self-proclaimed audiophiles in the hood, allow the device's enhanced Dolby Atmos audio to hook you for hours. It also comes with the user-friendly Music Key, which readily transforms your music, videos, and gaming titles into all new sorts of dimensions.

6. Honor 7X

Pros

  • Expansive 18:9 display
  • Minimal bezels

Cons

  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Subpar battery life
HONOR 7X

HONOR 7X

Lowest Price in the Philippines P6,640.17

The Honor 7X redefines what it's really like to own a smartphone that offers immersive entertainment features. From its extra-wide 18:9 display right down to its minimal bezels, the ever-expansive screen is more than just what everyone needs to enjoy either a Netflix special or while multitasking.

Dubbed as the next great smartphone value, the Honor 7X continues the fame its predecessor thrived on upon its release – an attractive price point that's only rivalled by its solid performance. For just a price tag of below PHP 10,000, you get to experience the power of HiSilicon Kirin 659, Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, rear dual cameras, and an almost limitless viewing experience.

7. ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Pros

  • Large 6.0-inch display
  • Flexible RAM and ROM configurations

Cons

  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • MediaTek chipset
ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) (ZB570TL)

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) (ZB570TL)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P6,199

One of the best overall devices, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has the right offerings for those who are looking to buy a smartphone with a large screen. 4GB of RAM, more than 4,000mAh of battery and under a PHP 10,000 price point.

Under this price tag, the ASUS ZenFone Plus (M1) also offers a MediaTek 6750T SoC, 16MP + 8MP main camera, 8MP front-facing camera powered by Android N topped with ASUS ZenUI 4.0.

8. Honor 8

Pros

  • 4,130mAh battery
  • Dual-camera setup

Cons

  • Old design
  • Micro USB
HONOR 8

HONOR 8

Lowest Price in the Philippines P9,169.24

One of the very first Honor devices that's noted to have pushed the HUAWEI's sub-brand to limelight, the Honor 8 is one of the few entries on this list that has longevity. Launched back in July 2016, the device is still as tireless as ever on the market. This can all be attributed to its no-frills features such as the 5.2-inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to boot.

It's also powered by one of HUAWEI's most efficient in-house chipsets, the HiSilicon Kirin 950, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage options. At the time of its release, the Honor 8 was also famed to have brought one of the trendiest camera setups in the game – rear dual cameras and an efficient 8MP front-facing snapper. The same can be said with its connectivity which already features a USB Type-C port.

9. Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Pros

  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Large screen
  • Improved camera features

Cons

  • Less powerful processor
Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P8,115.24

After Xiaomi has experienced success with its first-generation Xiaomi Mi Max, the Chinese tech titan was quick to develop a successor that is bound to cement this certain niche in smartphones with finality. And with the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it appears that the love for bigger-screened devices is here to stay.

Beyond its expansive display offerings, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 shines most among users who put their multimedia experience as a priority – and the handset just about offers all that you can imagine to fill such need. From its sleeker and slimmer design, dual stereo speakers, amazing battery life, fast charging feature, down to its improved camera specs, you'd think that the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the one to beat in its class.

10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Pros

  • Taller aspect ratio
  • Slimmer bezels
  • AI-assisted cameras

Cons

  • MicroUSB 2.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Lowest Price in the Philippines P7,324.74

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was one of Xiaomi's most definitive success stories when it was launched – a budget-friendly smartphone with top-grade specs, which further catapulted the Chinese tech titan into further popularity. With the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has announced to the world that it's not even stopping. The lineup's famed trend continues with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. A certified mid-range monster, the device now features a taller aspect ratio, slimmer bezels, AI-assisted dual cameras, a Snapdragon 636 chipset, and a cleaner MIUI.

The device is a near-perfect experience for those who are very much in-the-know right in the mid-range segment. With the exception of a microUSB 2.0 inclusion, which seems dated for a smartphone in 2018, this smartphone could have been more famous than it was intended to be.

Conclusion

The smartphone demographic that's situated right in between the premium and the budget-friendly now doesn't entail to be less powerful than the flagships or is adjacent to the entry-level. As this list would attest, this segment is now becoming more powerful and efficient than ever. Gone are the days when you have to go for the most premium to experience an optimized feel of a smartphone. Today, as what this compilation has implied, all you need to do is get a look at 4GB RAM-equipped smartphones on the market.

Best 4 GB RAM Smartphones under PHP 10,000

  1. Xiaomi Mi A2
  2. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
  3. Nokia 6
  4. Vivo V7
  5. Lenovo K8 Note
  6. Honor 7X
  7. ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
  8. Honor 8
  9. Xiaomi Mi Max
  10. Xiaomi Redmi note 5

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