Top 5 Local Smartphones in the Philippines

Local smartphones are now doing well in the local mobile market. One of the reason that is very popular choice for Filipino people is that it is very affordable and can even compete in terms of specs and features to international brand like Samsung, LG and many others. Filipinos nowadays are price wise buyers who want to buy smartphones at very reasonable price. 

Local Smartphones in the Philippines

The local market has always been swarmed by smartphones from budget to flagship category, from Cherry Mobile, SKK, CloudFone, MyPhone,Star Mobile to name a few. Next prove to be the next big thing and could it deliver what you need in a local flagship device. We listed some of the best Filipino smartphones that you can buy. Some on the list are quite old but they still worth your money if you’re looking for a decent and cheap phone.

1. Starmobile Knight Spectra (SRP P14,990) 
Starmobile local flagship phone the Starmobile Knight Spectra. It has a Snapdragon 615 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The design is similar to the iPhone with 1080p AMOLED display. The rear camera has a 13-megapixel with flash + 2-megapixel and 8-megapixel front camera.

Starmobile Knight Spectra Smartphone

Starmobile Knight Spectra Full Specs:
  • 5.5-Inch Full HD AMOLED Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 401 ppi) 
  • Scratch Resistant Glass 
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Chipset 
  • 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPUs 
  • Adreno 405 GPU 
  • 3GB of RAM 
  • 13.0 + 2.0 Megapixel Dual Rear Camera with Re-focus and LED Flash 
  • 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera 
  • 32GB Internal Storage 
  • Expandable Up to 64GB via MicroSD 
  • Dual SIM 
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EGDE and GPRS Networks 
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot 
  • Digital TV Receiver 
  • Bluetooth 4.0 
  • A-GPS with GLONASS 
  • FM Radio 
  • USB OTG 
  • MicroUSB 2.0 
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack 
  • E-Compass 
  • Accelerometer 
  • Proximity Sensor 
  • Ambient Light Sensor 
  • 154 x 76.6 x 7.25 mm @ 161 g 
  • 3,500mAh Li-Po Battery 

2. CloudFone Next (PHP9,999) 
This might be your NEXT phone introducing the CloudFone Next. This is a combination of power and performance that has awesome specs of 1.4 Ghz Octacore Adreno 505 GPU with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. Sitting for the rear camera is at 16MP while the front is at 8MP both with flash.

CloudFone Next Smartphone

Cloudfone Next Full Specs
  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p IPS 424 ppi 
  • Design: removable metal + plastic cover, 2.5D curved gorilla cornin3 glass 3 
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 
  • CPU: 1.4GHz octa-core 
  • GPU: Adreno 505 
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Memory: 32GB expandable storage via microSD card up to 128GB 
  • Main Camera: 16MP f/2.0 PDAF Samsung sensor, LED flash, 1080p @ 30fps 
  • Selfie: 8MP, LED flash 
  • Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS 
  • Ports: microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack 
  • Audio: mono speaker, standard 
  • Security: Fingerprint scanner 
  • Battery: 3000mAh 
  • OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0 
  • Color: Gold and Gray 

3. Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Plus (PHP8,999) 
Lets put some cherry on it with the Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Plus. It has a design of 5.5 inches full HD smartphone curve design which is right for your budget. Performance wise, it has a 1.3GHz MT6753 octa-core processor. The rear camera is at 16-megapixel with PDAF and LED flash and an 8-megapixel front camera.

Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Plus Smartphone

Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Plus Full Specs
  • 1.3GHz MT6753 octa-core processor 
  • 3GB of RAM 
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution 
  • 32GB of expandable storage 
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash 
  • 8-megapixel front camera 
  • Dual SIM 
  • 3G, LTE, 700MHz ready 
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C 
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow 
  • 3000mAh battery 

4. MyPhone SuperD D1 (PHP10,990) 
Introducing MyPhone SuperD D1 with a 3D-capable smartphone with 2MP front-eye tracking camera for the 3D. The display has a 5.5-inch Full HD and powered by MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor. The main Camera is at 13MP and for the front is at 8MP.

MyPhone SuperD D1 Smartphone

MyPhone SuperD D1 Full Specs 
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow 
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS3D Gorilla Glass 3 Display protection, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor 
  • Mali-T860 GPU 
  • 3GB of RAM 
  • 32GB internal storage 
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash 
  • 8-megapixel front camera 
  • Fingerprint scanner 
  • 3G, LTE 
  • GPS, A-GPS 
  • 3000mAh battery 

5. SKK Mobile Hyper X Core (PHP4,599) 
The Hyper X Core is the latest phone from the Hyper X series. It runs with 1.3 GHz Quad Core with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. You will notice its stylish design with a screen size of 5.0″ HD IPS Display 2.5D Arc Screen. Camera is at 13MP rear + 8MP front.
SKK Mobile Hyper X Core Smartphone

SKK Mobile Hyper X Core Full Specs
  • Display: 5 Inch HD On Cell 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass at 294 ppi 
  • CPU: 1.3 GHz quad core processor 
  • GPU: TBC 
  • RAM: 2 GB 
  • ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB 
  • Back Camera: 13 MP w/ AF and LED flash 
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP 
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh 
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS 
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth GPS, A GPS, dual SIM 

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