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A few days before Christmas, many people still don’t know what to buy for their special someone, especially when it comes to mobile phones because there are so many offerings and price drops as of these moments. But, we don’t get with the budget ones, we deal with the Bang of the Buck for their price range, at least, because Christmas bonuses are meant to be spent, not just kept inside the pocket. Lol.

Now I’ve scrolled into Lazada, Philippines’ popular online shopping website, where you can find amazing deals and great reviews about a phone, at least, you can have an idea how the phone works before buying. And, it can ship the unit to your doorstep, meaning that you wouldn’t go to the shopping areas and queue up on longer lines to buy your dream phone. NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT IN RANKING BUT THE FIRST ONE IS DEFINITELY THE BANG OF THE BUCK AMONG THEM ALL, and ALL OF THEM ARE FULL HD PHONES, because all the others suck, when it comes to gaming πŸ™‚

I’ve included the specific link on Lazada so you know where you can find them out! πŸ˜€

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 32GB

photo from gsmarena.com
BUY IT HERE: LINK
This ASUS phone is definitely bang of the buck because its specs for its current price (sale price) is really impressive, definitely the best phone on its price range. From Php13,995  to just Php7,995, a 43% discount.

It also boasts an Intel quad-core processor, and the listing on Lazada includes the 32GB ROM/4GB RAM model, a Full HD screen, 13MP camera and a 3000mAh battery so what can you ask for the current price?

Complete specs courtesy of GSMArena.com
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, January
Status Available. Released 2015, March
BODY Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm (6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by, dual active)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~70.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– Asus ZenUI
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Intel Atom Z3580 (4 GB RAM model)
Intel Atom Z3560 (2 GB RAM model)
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz (4 GB RAM model)
Quad-core 1.8 GHz (2 GB RAM model)
GPU PowerVR G6430
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16/32/64 GB, 2/4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 40 min
– 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red, Ceramic White
SAR EU 0.35 W/kg (head)    
Price group 7/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1094 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1090
Basemark X: 12565
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 62dB / Noise 61dB / Ring 67dB
Battery life

Next on our list is the

Xiaomi Mi 4c

photos from GSMArena.com

BUY IT HERE: LINK
Now one of my favorites on this list, the Xiaomi Mi 4C. An iPhone 5C-like design (probably because of its colored designs and finish) but the specs and price of this phone is simply amazing. From Php7,500 to Php5,770, this phone gives you an Android 5.1 (MIUI 7) out of the box, 16GB ROM/2GB RAM, a hexa-core processor, a 5.0″ FULL HD display and a 3080mAh battery, a huge one for this size, apparently.
Complete specs courtesy of GSMArena.com
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Available. Released 2015, September
BODY Dimensions 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm (5.44 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
Weight 132 g (4.66 oz)
SIM Dual SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
– MIUI 7.0
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
CPU Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 418
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash,check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 40% in 60 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– XviD/DivX/MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery
MISC Colors White, grey, pink, yellow, blue
Price group 5/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1464 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1233
Basemark X: 12096
Display Contrast ratio: 1609 (nominal), 2.574(sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 73dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 77dB
Audio quality Noise -94.7dB / Crosstalk -95.3dB
Battery life

Next one is the

Lenovo Vibe S1

photos from GSMArena.com

BUY IT HERE: LINK
A great phone at a great price. That’s what Lenovo Vibe S1 is offering right now. At the current price of Php8,000 from Php16,000 (a 50% off), this is not bad for a phone with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, 13MP+8MP camera, an Octa-core processor, and a 5.0″ Full HD display. Note that this is an exclusive listing on Lazada and the listing is featuring the Gold color of this phone. It’s only downfall is the non-removable 2420mAh battery.
Complete specs courtesy of GSMArena.com
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Available. Released 2015, November
BODY Dimensions 143.3 x 70.8 x 7.8 mm (5.64 x 2.79 x 0.31 in)
Weight 132 g (4.66 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 5 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Mediatek MT6752
CPU Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T760MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP + 2 MP (DOF)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 2420 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 264 h (2G) / Up to 240 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 26 h (2G) / Up to 12 h (3G)
MISC Colors Pearl White, Midnight Blue, Gold
Price group 6/10
Next is the 

Xiaomi Mi Max

 

 

photos from GSMArena.com

BUY IT HERE: LINK

Probably the most elegant phone among the list, the Xiaomi Mi Max is spotted on Lazada at Php8,790, a 27% discount from the original price of Php12,000. It boasts a 2GB RAM/16GB ROM, expandable through microSD, a octa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, a large 6.44″ FULL HD DISPLAY, a 16MP f/2.0 camera and a whopping 4850mAh battery. Good for heavy users and gamers like me.


Complete specs of the Mi Max, courtesy of GSMArena.com

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, May
Status Available. Released 2016, May
BODY Dimensions 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm (6.81 x 3.48 x 0.30 in)
Weight 203g (7.16 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.44 inches (~74.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– MIUI 7
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 – Prime model
CPU Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72)
Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 510
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 1 slot)
Internal 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
128 GB, 4 GB RAM – Prime model
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio, recording
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery
MISC Colors Gray, Silver, Gold
SAR US 0.84 W/kg (head)     0.63 W/kg (body)    
Price group 6/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1362 / Basemark X: 15487
Display Contrast ratio: 922 (nominal), 1.996 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 68dB
Audio quality Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery life


Next one is the

Infinix Note 3 Pro X601

photos from google.com.ph

BUY IT HERE: LINK

A new phone brand that most of you have never heard of. Speaking of that, this is not the Cherry Mobile Infinix series you might know. This is a great phone at its price of Php8,490 from its original price of Php11,000 (a 23% discount), that gives you a 1.3GHz octa-core processor, a 6″ FULL HD IPS Screen, 13MP/5MP camera, 3GB RAM/16GB ROM expandable until 128GB using microSD card, and a 4500mAh battery, competing with the elegant Mi Max. However, it stands more than the Mi Max on its RAM, which is 3GB, way beyond far from the price range, but otherwise, the Mi Max still dominates.
Specs of the Infinix Note 3 Pro, courtesy of Lazada

  • β€’ Storage: 16GB ROM / 3GB RAM
  • β€’ Processor Type: Octa-core 1.3 GHz / 64Bit
  • β€’ Display: 6.0 Inches Full HD IPS Screen
  • β€’ Camera: Back 13MP / Front 5MP
  • β€’ Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity,
  • β€’ Battery: 4,500 mAh Li-Polymer
  • β€’ 4G LTE
  • β€’ SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM
  • β€’ External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
  • β€’ USB: microUSB v2.0, OTG
  • β€’ Charging: Fast Charge 3.0

Next on the list is

Lenovo Phab Plus

 

photos from GSMArena.com


BUY IT HERE: LINK

A phablet? Yes, a phone + tablet, Lenovo Phab Plus is a great gadget for those who demands bigger screen
with the functionality of a smartphone. With its price of Php6,499 (a 57% discount from the Php15,000 original
price), this is not bad for a phablet which has a 6.8″ FULL HD display, 13MP/5MP camera, a 3500mAh 
battery, LTE support, octa-core Snapdragon 615, and a 32GB ROM/2GB RAM. Not bad for a phablet on its
price group.

Complete specs courtesy of GSMArena.com

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Available. Released 2015, October
BODY Dimensions 186.6 x 96.6 x 7.6 mm (7.35 x 3.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight 229 g (8.08 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.8 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~324 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 405
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 480 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 24 h (3G)
MISC Colors Gunmetal Grey, Titanium Silver, Champagne Gold
Price group 6/10

And last but not the least,

Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Plus

 





photos from google.com.ph

BUY IT HERE: LINK
Finally, a smartphone from a local brand in the list. Cherry Mobile did a great job with this one, but for the
price of Php8,999, you will only get a 32GB ROM/3GB of RAM, MediaTek MT6573 octa-core processor,
5.5″ IPS FULL HD Display, 16MP/8MP Camera with PDAF & LED Flash, 4G LTE Support and 3000mAh
battery, and a USB Type-C!
Specs courtesy of Lazada PH and Cherry Mobile official site
  • β€’ 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor
  • β€’ 3GB of RAM
  • β€’ Mali-T720 GPU
  • β€’ 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • β€’ 32GB of expandable storage
  • β€’ 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash
  • β€’ 8-megapixel front camera
  • β€’ Dual Sim, 3G, LTE, 700MHz ready
  • β€’ WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • β€’ USB Type-C
  • β€’ OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • β€’ 3000mAh battery
We excluded the mainstream ones and showed you the best non-exposed deals at Lazada PH! 
And, for the easier links and list, I’ll drop again all the links down below for easy comparing πŸ™‚
β€’ ASUS Zenfone 2: LINK
β€’ Xiaomi Mi 4C: LINK
β€’ Xiaomi Mi Max: LINK
β€’ Lenovo Vibe S1: LINK
β€’ Lenovo Phab Plus: LINK
β€’ Infinix Note 3 Pro: LINK
β€’ Cherry Mobile Flare S5: LINK
Now, these are the 7 budget phones from Php5,000-Php10,000 that may help you for deciding what to give away for Christmas of 2016!

Merry Christmas and thanks for reading!
– Bryan Snow

via Lazada PH, GSMArena.com, Google