May 12, 2018 (updated : Jan 16, 2020)

Best 4GB RAM Smartphones Under PHP 10,000 In the Philippines 2020

2019 has brought a few surprisingly impressive entry-level smartphones, jumpstarted by the great Redmi Note 7. Here are the best 4GB RAM smartphones under PHP 10,000 in the Philippines, which follow the legendary Redmi phone.

While the spotlight in the mobile world in 2019 was centered on high-end smartphones with their game-changing camera offerings and hardware perks, the year has also witnessed a slew of excellently engineered devices in the budget-friendly to mid-range circles.

These phones were downright bombastic that they managed to give those entries in the flagship segment a run for their money. At Priceprice.com, we have also dished out a number of compilations that named these best phones, particularly under the 4GB RAM under PHP 10,000 section.

But as we have now eclipsed to a new year, we felt like there is a need to reassess such a coveted and sought-after list.

Best 4GB RAM Smartphones Under PHP 10,000 in the Philippines 2020

  1. Realme 5
  2. Realme 5 Pro
  3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
  5. HUAWEI Y9 (2019)
  6. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  7. Realme 3
  8. Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro
  9. Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition
  10. Samsung Galaxy A20s

Now, let's get started on the specifics of each phone on the list.

10. Samsung Galaxy A20s

When Samsung finally unveiled the refresh of the Samsung Galaxy A20, the Galaxy A20s, the phone looks very impressive on paper that it takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 7 and the Moto G7 Plus in its class directly.

Easily its most alluring provision can be found in its camera offerings. The Samsung Galaxy A20s, despite its minimal pricing, managed to sport triple cameras on its rear. A 13MP primary snapper headlines the system with an aperture of f/1.8, flanked by a 5MP depth sensor, and an 8MP ultrawide lens. The device is noted to be among the first to bring a zoom lens in its class. Meanwhile, the phone also comes with an 8MP front-facing camera housed inside its notch.

A still-efficient Snapdragon 450 chipset powers the Samsung Galaxy A20s. Other notable features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.0 USB Type-C port.

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~264 ppi density)
OS verAndroid 9.0 Pie
CPUQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed1.8 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera13MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery4,000 mAh 15W Fast Charging
Dimensions163.3 x 77.5 x 8.0 mm
Weight183 g
ColorBlack, Red, Green, Blue

9. Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition

A phone that serves as Lenovo's opening salvo with its now confirmed imminent return in the Philippines, the Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition is just about every budget-friendly mid-range entry, only a tad better.

One of the Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition's most robust features is its provision on an impressive touch feeling. This can be attributed to its user-friendly dimensions at 156.6 x 74.3 x 7.88mm, with its weight settling at 164g – making it one of the lightest handsets in its class recently.

The Lenovo Z6 Youth is also the first smartphone in the world to ship with the Beidou 3-signal system, which comes equipped with the HD8040 Beidou high-precision navigation chip. Likewise, the phone ships with a linear speaker, while a 3.5mm headphone jack and Dolby Atmos are also thrown in the mix.

Under the hood, the Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU. There are other noteworthy features, such as a rear triple-camera setup, a USB Type-C port, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS verAndroid 9.0 (Pie); ZUI 11
CPUQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera16MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4050mAh Fast battery charging 15W
Dimensions156.6 x 74.3 x 7.88 mm
WeightApprox. 164 g
ColorBlack, Green

8. Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro

Local smartphone brand favorite Cherry Mobile made a splash in 2019 when it officially added the Flare S8 Pro to its already established Flare lineup. For one, the device made the series even more accessible to the Filipino mobile crowd, whose obvious priority centers on affordability and reliability.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro isn't a perfect entry-level phone, no doubt. While it comes with some noted shortcomings such as the yellowish display and substandard selfie quality shots, the device still manages to feature highlights like the more-than-decent performance of its rear camera quality, battery life, and bright panel.

Also, the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro is still undisputed in terms of its aggressive pricing, akin to its other siblings in the Flare series. If you equate such a feature, these missteps are somewhat forgivable, especially for users who are already okay with a generous 4GB RAM offering and an Helio P22 chipset.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro also boasts a 6.5-inch HD+ teardrop display, a 20MP-led rear dual-camera setup, and a USB Type-C port.

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1520 pixels
OS verAndroid 9.0 Pie with Cherry OS v2
CPUMediaTek Helio P22 Octa-core Cortex-A53
CPU Speed2.0 GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 512GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera20MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery4,000mAh
Dimensions170 x 79 mm
ColorBlack, Purple

7. Realme 3

Ironically, it's only when Realme stepped out of OPPO's shadow that it finally gained what seems to be tons of steam even from a growing company like this Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The phone that ultimately brought the company to the mobile world further reputation during this timeline is the Realme 3.

The Realme 3's intensifying energy is only understandable. At such an incredible value, the phone managed to introduce all sorts of trendy amenities in the budget-friendly segment. It features a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Realme 3 is also among the first to employ MediaTek's Helio P70, all donned with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.

Of course, for those who have followed Realme closely with its major smartphone releases in 2019, you'd know that the Realme 3 is just essentially scratching the tip of the iceberg.

Display Size6.2 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720
OS verColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 (Philippines) Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) MediaTek Helio P70 (Global) Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
CPU SpeedUp to 2.0 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 256GB
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery4,230mAh
Dimensions75.6 x 156.1 x 8.3 mm
Weight175 g
ColorDynamic Black, Classic Black, Radiant Blue

6. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

The list we have collated would not have been that complete without the Redmi Note 7. The one that started it all in the ultimate game of the bang-for-your-buck phones, Redmi's first foray in the budget-friendly business is one of the few that genuinely catapulted the mobile industry both in awe and anticipation.

The Redmi Note 7 also simply doesn't need an introduction. The phone was already a catch even before it was launched. And as onlookers, we just couldn't blame Redmi for pulling out all the stops. Without going for the obvious, the Note 7 is a true-blue flagship-worthy device.

The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. This is made even more thrilling when Redmi equipped it with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and a splash-resistant nano-coating body.

The same can be said with the Redmi Note 7's hardware offerings. Heralded by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 and Adreno 512, with 4,000mAh and 18W fast charging, the phone was one of the most power-efficient mid-rangers at the time of its launch.

But for most, the Redmi Note 7 was very much noted for being one of the most durable amongst its rivals. And that alone says a lot for a phone that thrives in a hotly-contested segment.

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels, 409 PPI
OS verAndroid 9.0 (Pie) MIUI 10
CPUQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) Octa core
CPU Speed2.2 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM3GB, 4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 5MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery4000mAh (typ) / 3900mAh (min) Built-in rechargeable battery Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 Technology
Dimensions159.2 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight186 g
ColorSpace Black, Nebula Red, Neptune Blue

5. HUAWEI Y9 (2019)

While HUAWEI is busy battling its ongoing political and business ordeals, the beleaguered Chinese smartphone powerhouse still managed to launch exciting mid-range entries left and right. One of the most standout releases the company dished out recently is the HUAWEI Y9 (2019).

The HUAWEI Y9 (2019) comes at such an advantageous slot in the now-crowded mid-range segment for varying reasons. First, the device is claimed to be developed to attract the company's younger demographic. This is evidenced by the phone's fetching design that also sports a notched display and some distinct hues on its rear panel. Other familiar offerings in this respect are its 3D curved arc design on its back and quite a massive FHD+ display.

The HUAWEI Y9 (2019) is also ideal for the selfie generation. The phone comes with a unique dual-front-facing camera setup, composed of 13MP and 2MP sensors. Additionally, there's the same setup on its rear, one that houses 16MP and 2MP lenses.

With its display and camera perks, sealed with a beefy battery capacity, the HUAWEI Y9 (2019) is no doubt a magnet to youngsters who also happen to be looking for an affordable alternative.

Display Size6.5 inches
Display Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels FHD+
OS verEMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
CPUHisilicon Kirin 710 Octa-core
CPU Speed4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StorageUp to 400GB via microSD
RAM3GB, 4GB, 6GB
Main Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP + 2MP
Battery4000mAh
Dimensions162.4 x 77.1 x 8.05 mm
WeightApprox. 173 g
ColorMidnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Aurora Purple

4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

Before the launch of the Redmi Note 8 series, few consumers were apprehensive that it might not traverse the footsteps of its iconic predecessor. Thankfully, the lineup delivered, and was quite successful that it birthed a new variant into the fold.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is essentially the vanilla Redmi Note 8, but one that is upped with an NFC inclusion. As it is, the rest of its specifications mirror what practically made the regular Note 8 popular.

But let's tackle everything about that right in our next entry.

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
OS verMIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
CPUQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed2 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
BatteryNon-removable, Lithium Ion Polymer 4000mAh(typ), 3900mAh(min) Standard 18W Fast Charger USB Type-C Reversible Charging Port
Dimensions161.15 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm
Weight199.8 g
ColorMoonshadow Grey, Moonlight White, Starscape Blue

3. Redmi Note 8

The Redmi Note 7 lineup was a tough series to follow. Apart from it being a well-established set of budget-friendly mid-range smartphones in 2019, each of its entries follows just about the same, albeit competitive ingredients a smartphone manufacturer has to have in order to be a standout in the race.

Thankfully, these hallmarks, such as the large screen, a snappy SoC, a more-than-decent camera, and a generous battery capacity, were all matched with such enthusiasm by the Redmi Note 8. And in return, the noted Redmi series still has continued patronage.

Perhaps the most evident boost the Redmi Note 8 received is in its cameras. The phone now comes with quadruple cameras on its rear, headlined by a still-relevant 48MP lens. The rest of its sensors are an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Another boost it received is the Snapdragon 665 chipset.

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
OS verMIUI 10, based on Android 9.0 Pie
CPUQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM3GB, 4GB, 6GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
BatteryBuilt-in non-removable Lithium Ion Polymer 4000mAh Supports 18W Fast Charge Standard 10W Fast Charger, USB Type-C Reversible Charging Port
Dimensions158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm
Weight190 g
ColorSpace Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue

2. Realme 5 Pro

Along with the Realme 3, the Realme 3 Pro also brought further fame to Realme in the Philippines in the best value-for-money mid-range smartphones' segment. Continuing its momentum in the country, the Chinese smartphone maker followed that up with the release of the Realme 5 Pro.

Some noted upgrades were made, of course, from the Realme 5 Pro's cameras and all the way to its overall performance. But it's the device's revamped design which made the phone all the more attractive.

The Realme 5 Pro, despite sporting a plastic body, now boasts a sharper design, one that is made more pronounced by a glossy back and a cool geometric pattern. But that is just scratching the surface, the device is also a powerhouse in the hardware department.

The Realme 5 Pro is fueled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 712 chipset, which is also coupled with an Adreno 616 GPU. Like most high-profile mid-rangers in its class, the phone is also equipped with a 48MP quadruple-camera setup on its rear.

The same smartphone is also commended for bumping the Realme series' connectivity offerings. The phone is among the first to feature a USB Type-C port. Note that most of the earlier releases of the company did only launch with dated Micro USB ports.

For most who are among the loyal fans of Realme, the Realme 5 Pro is just what appeared to be a prelude to what seemed to be the company's real power, which all came into the spotlight with the official release of the Realme X.

Display Size6.3 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels
OS verColorOS 6 (Android 9.0 Pie)
CPUQualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 AIE Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StorageUp to 256GB external memory
RAM4GB, 8GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery4035mAh VOOC charging power (5V, 4A inbox)
Dimensions157mm (L) x 74.2mm (W) x 8.9mm (H)
Weight184 g (with battery)
ColorCrystal Green, Sparkling Blue

1. Realme 5

It was the launch of the Realme 5, which made it clear to most that Realme meant to stay for long in a business that is already inhabited by seasoned smartphone manufacturers. And at the time when HUAWEI and Xiaomi seemed to be the only ones that mattered in the budget-friendly segment, this is quite a staggering feat.

The charm that emanates from the Realme 5 can only be attributed to its rich features. Let's start with the phone's quad-camera setup on its rear, which at the time of its launch, was only one of the few that managed to do so in the entry-level demographic.

The Realme 5 is also armed with a premium build, another unheard quality in its very segment. This structure is evidenced by the accompaniment of a Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer and a splash-resistant nano-coating offering. And then, there are the device's current gradient paint jobs, which add to its charming presence.

The Realme 5 is also powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset and is toting around an unusually large 5,000mAh battery.

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionHD+ 1600 x 720 pixels
OS verColorOS 6 (Android 9.0 Pie)
CPUQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 AIE Octa-core
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB
External StorageUp to 256GB external memory
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery5000mAh 10W charging power (5V, 2A inbox) Up to 29.9-day battery life
Dimensions164.4mm (L) x 75.6mm (W) x 9.3mm (D)
Weight198 g (with battery)
ColorCrystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Conclusion

It's certainly been a fantastic year for 4GB RAM-equipped smartphones under the PHP 10,000 segment. Not only did they improve on their individual features, but these very phones also managed to crack some of the most sought-after perks from the flagship circle. This new era only indicates that there is more to come for mobile users who don't find the need to splurge just to experience what it means to own a flagship device.

And with the Redmi Note series still continuing its famed tradition, alongside Realme's already welcomed presence, the future in this section is truly looking a whole lot brighter.

What do you think of the entries which cracked our exclusive compilation? Do you believe some smartphones deserve to be on our list? Let us know in the comment section.

Spec Comparison

Samsung Galaxy A20s Samsung Galaxy A20s Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition (Z6 Lite) Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition (Z6 Lite) Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro Realme 3 Realme 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 HUAWEI Y9 (2019) HUAWEI Y9 (2019) Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Realme 5 Pro Realme 5 Pro Realme 5 Realme 5
Lowest Price P7,500 P7,340.31 P5,989 P5,990 P6,995 P7,500 P7,400 P4,776 P8,450 P7,990
Release date Oct 2019 May 2019 Jul 2019 Mar 2019 Mar 2019 Oct 2018 Nov 2019 Oct 2019 Oct 2019 Oct 2019
CPU Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A53
Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Octa-core
MediaTek Helio P22
Octa-core Cortex-A53
MediaTek Helio P60 (Philippines)
Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)

MediaTek Helio P70 (Global)
Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Octa core
Hisilicon Kirin 710
Octa-core
Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Octa-core
Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Octa-core
Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 AIE
Octa-core
Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 AIE
Octa-core
OS ver Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 (Pie); ZUI 11 Android 9.0 Pie with Cherry OS v2 ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 (Pie) MIUI 10 EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo) MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie MIUI 10, based on Android 9.0 Pie ColorOS 6 (Android 9.0 Pie) ColorOS 6 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Display Size 6.5 inches 6.3 inches 6.5 inches 6.2 inches 6.3 inches 6.5 inches 6.3 inches 6.3 inches 6.3 inches 6.5 inches
Display Resolution HD+ 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~264 ppi density) FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels HD+ 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ 1520 x 720 FHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels, 409 PPI 1080 x 2340 pixels FHD+ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels FHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels FHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels HD+ 1600 x 720 pixels
RAM 3GB, 4GB 4GB, 6GB 4GB 3GB, 4GB 3GB, 4GB, 6GB 3GB, 4GB, 6GB 3GB, 4GB 3GB, 4GB, 6GB 4GB, 8GB 3GB, 4GB
Storage 32GB, 64GB 64GB, 128GB 64GB 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
External Storage microSD, up to 512GB microSD, up to 256GB microSD up to 512GB microSD up to 256GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) Up to 400GB via microSD microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256GB Up to 256GB external memory Up to 256GB external memory
Main Camera 13MP + 8MP + 5MP 16MP + 8MP + 5MP 20MP + 5MP 13MP + 2MP 48MP + 5MP 16MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 8MP 16MP 20MP 13MP 13MP 13MP + 2MP 13MP 13MP 16MP 13MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
15W Fast Charging
Non-removable Li-Po 4050mAh
Fast battery charging 15W
4,000mAh 4,230mAh 4000mAh (typ) / 3900mAh (min)
Built-in rechargeable battery
Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 Technology
4000mAh Non-removable, Lithium Ion Polymer
4000mAh(typ), 3900mAh(min)
Standard 18W Fast Charger
USB Type-C Reversible Charging Port
Built-in non-removable Lithium Ion Polymer 4000mAh
Supports 18W Fast Charge
Standard 10W Fast Charger, USB Type-C Reversible Charging Port
4035mAh
VOOC charging power (5V, 4A inbox)
5000mAh
10W charging power (5V, 2A inbox)
Up to 29.9-day battery life