Planning to buy a smartphone for the holidays but have an extremely tight budget? If you thought you couldn’t buy a good smartphone with a 4-figure budget, think again. We are listing down the best smartphones under Php7,000 (Q4 2019) in no particular order.

For you guys with a bit more money for a new smartphone, you may also check out the best smartphones under Php10,000 (Q4 2019) and the best smartphones under Php15,000 (Q4 2019). But for now, lets get started on this list.

Xiaomi Redmi 8


First up is the Xiaomi Redmi 8. A capable smartphone with a 6.22-inch HD+ display and a generous battery capacity, this device is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. A pretty good set of specs for its price point.

The camera setup on the Redmi 8 is more basic compared to other smartphones within its price range. With an 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 12-megapixel primary sensor combined with a 2-megapixel camera on the back. The main selling point of this device is its 5,000mAh battery and its 18W fast charging support.


If you’re looking for a capable, affordable smartphone, you can get the Xiaomi Redmi 8 in all Mi Authorized stores at a starting price of Php6,490 for the 3GB/32GB model and only Php6,990 for the 4GB/64GB model. It comes in Sapphire Blue, Rudy Red and Onyx Black colors.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A


Another smartphone from the Xiaomi sub-brand, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A is more basic and affordable than the Redmi 8. It has most of the specs of the Redmi 8 except they removed the 2-megapixel depth sensor at the back. Another thing they removed is the fingerprint scanner, so users can unlock the phone with face unlock instead.

The Redmi 8A still runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor but with only 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage which is still expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card. The cameras are still the same with an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 16-megapixel main sensor.


Despite the downgrades, Xiaomi still kept the generous 5,000mAh battery capacity with 18W fast charging support. The perfect gift as a first smartphone for your kids, you can get all these specs for only Php5,490 for the 2GB/32GB model. Available in all Mi Authorized stores with colors like Sunset Red, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black.

Realme 3


The OPPO sub-brand, Realme has a smartphone that definitely thought of people who like to take photos with their phones. More on the inside specs, the Realme 3 has a 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor which does the job for any app or game you throw at it. The device is also equipped with either 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.

Now for the cameras, the Realme 3 has a whopping 13-megapixel front camera perfect for selfies. The back cameras are no different from the 13-megapixel primary camera plus a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Pictures can be seen clearly with the phone’s 6.2-inch HD+ display. The battery has a capacity of 4,230mAh which is reliable for everyday use and gaming.


Available colors are Radiant Blue, Dynamic Black, and Classic Black. The 3GB/64GB model is now only priced at Php6,990 since a new addition to the Realme series, the Realme 5 was released last month.

Cherry Mobile Flare S8


The lowest-priced smartphone on this list is from Cherry Mobile. The tech company debuted this device along with its latest line of Flare S phones. At this price point, the specs on this device are surprisingly capable.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S8 has a 6.26-inch HD+ TrueView display on the front screen. It runs on the MediaTek Helio P23 octa-core processor and has a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage expandable to 128GB. The back camera has a 13-megapixel primary shooter and 2-megapixel rear cameras.


The battery compliments the price with a 2,800mAh capacity. For a basic smartphone such as this one, it’s a steal to get it at the price of only Php3,999. 

Samsung Galaxy A10s


Lastly, we have a smartphone under Php7,000 that comes from a more famous brand. Debuting as a cheaper option to the Galaxy A lineup, the Samsung Galaxy A10s is an improved version of the A10. Samsung bumped the battery capacity and added a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for the A10s model.

The processor on this smartphone is a 2.0GHz octa-core chipset and 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable to 512GB with a microSD card. The Galaxy A10s also has a 6.2-inch HD+ display, common with smartphones at its price range. The cameras on the rear are a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel depth sensor. While the front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter.


With an all-plastic build, the 4,000mAh battery on this device should feel light and compact. There are a variety of colors like Blue, Green, Red, and Black. The Samsung Galaxy A10s is priced at Php6,990. 

That’s it! Did we miss anything? If you have any suggestions, drop them in the comment box below.

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  1. I was supposed to buy the Redmi 8a or Redmi 8, unfortunately, no mi store yet in batangas (lipa kiosk will open on the 29th) So i settled for the Vivo Y11 2019, I considered it since it has a massive 5000mah battery for 5,990. The cameras are nothing to write about, no night mode or whatsoever.