List Of Top Entry Midrange Smartphones In The Philippines Today (7-12K Pesos)

The game have shifted, the so called "entry-midrange" segment have become the hottest battleground for smartphones nowadays. They're modern devices that's priced between 7-12K in Philippine Pesos often packs higher-end features and capable specifications, making them an excellent choice for those who's coming from their first smartphone and is looking for an upgrade.
List of top entry midrange smartphones in the Philippines today
List of top entry midrange smartphones in the Philippines today

What we did now is list all the top entry-midrange handsets that we were able to test for your ready reference before buying your new phone. Let's begin! 

Note: I did not include handsets that we weren't able to test, old phones and devices that aren't officially available in the Philippines yet including grey market only smartphones.
MyPhone My36
MyPhone My36

1. MyPhone My36 - First in our list is the most affordable of them all. Imagine, at just 6,999 Pesos you'll now get a premium looking phone with big enough 5.2 inch FHD 2.5D curved glass screen, capable 64 bit MT6753 octa core chip, 3 GB RAM, good 13 MP Samsung rear camera w/ manual controls and wide angled 5 MP selfie camera with flash.

Related: MyPhone My36 Review! The Local Flagship Phone To Get For 2015?

Selling points: Stylish build, good cameras, top specs for the price

Flash Plus 2
Flash Plus 2

2. Flash Plus 2 - The Flash Plus 2 is a revelation. It goes with the best specs for 6,999 Pesos and even has a metal framed body. Apart from that, this phone is also a truly HiFi powered phone to make your ears satisfied

Related: Flash Plus 2 Review - The Best In Its Class Yet!


Selling points: Stylish build, good cameras, amazing audio quality, top specs for the price
Elephone P8000

3. Elephone P8000 - The Elephone may be a new brand here in our country, but they surely know how to impress. As a testament to that, the Elephone P8000 who only retails for 7,799 Pesos is quite a tank. It goes with metal frame, capable configurations, Samsung rear camera and huge 4,165 mAh of battery capacity.

Related: Elephone P8000 Review - The Affordable Midrange Tank To Get?

Selling points: Tough build, long battery life, top specs for the price
Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie
Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie

4. Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie - If you wanted one of the most affordable phones with accurate fingerprint sensor, then the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie is one of your top choices. At just 7,999 Pesos, you'll get the same configuration of My36, but has fingerprint sensor and has 16 MP rear and selfie cameras.

Related: Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie Review: The Selfie Centric Powerhouse To Start The Year With A Bang!

Selling points: Stylish build, accurate fingerprint sensor, top specs for the price
Lenovo A7000 Plus
Lenovo A7000 Plus

5. Lenovo A7000 Plus - First released last year, the Lenovo A7000 Plus remains to be one of the most highly capable smartphones that's readily available in the country today for gaming and multimedia. It touts the highest SoC and GPU for 7,999 Pesos aside from the Dolby ATMOS tech that's great for movies.

Related: Quick Lenovo A7000 Plus Review, A Top Under 8000 Pesos Contender!

Selling points: Good gaming phone, good multimedia phone
Cherry Mobile Flare Mate
Cherry Mobile Flare Mate

6. Cherry Mobile Flare Mate - One of the biggest in this list, the Cherry Mobile Flare Mate is the best looking Cherry phone for me yet. I love it's large Huawei grade metal frame, 6 inch FHD screen with 2.5D curved glass, great cameras and large 4,000 mAh of battery capacity. Aside from that, this device also has an accurate fingerprint sensor at the back.

Selling points: Solid build, huge screen, accurate fingerprint sensor, good cameras, top specs for the price

Related: Cherry Mobile Flare Mate Unboxing And First Impressions! Bigger And Better?
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 S
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 S

7. Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 S - This upgrade of the ZenFone 2 Laser was definitely a surprise and something relevant. It now has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM and most importantly a speedier Snapdragon 615 chip.

Selling points: Good cameras, top specs for the price


Related: ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5 S Unboxing And First Impressions - A Major Upgrade?
Gionee Elife S Plus
Gionee Elife S Plus

8. Gionee Elife S Plus - Sans grey market phones, the Gionee Elife S Plus is my personal favorite device at 9,990 Pesos. Why? I loved its style, screen, specs, cameras and basically everything about it for the budget. This also has the best FREE earphones and case of them all.

Related: Gionee Elife S Plus Review: A Welcome Back Killer All Rounder Phone Under 10K!

Selling points: Solid build, accurate fingerprint sensor, good cameras, top specs for the price
Starmobile Knight Spectra
Starmobile Knight Spectra

9. Starmobile Knight Spectra - The Knight Spectra is still the very best of what our local scene has to offer. That's why it definitely deserves a spot here. For starters, you'll get premium build, sharp and vibrant FHD AMOLED screen, DTV functions and a rare dual camera setup.

Related: Starmobile Knight Spectra Review, Still The Local Flagship To Beat This Early 2016!


Selling points: Solid and stylish build, great screen, good cameras, top specs for the price, DTV feature
Lenovo K4 Note
Lenovo K4 Note

10. Lenovo K4 Note - Lenovo's update of the highly regarded A7000 Plus is definite worth the wait. While the SoC was a little bit downgraded, everything else went up and got better. It now has better build, longer battery life, better rear camera, larger RAM and best in class multimedia experience in both in visual and audio.

Related: Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Review - Affordable Multimedia Master


Selling points: Multimedia prowess, VR experience, amazing audio for the price, good specs
Elephone P9000
Elephone P9000

11. Elephone P9000 - This phone touts the highest specs you'll ever find from a non-grey market phone in the country today at 11,499 Pesos only. It has the largest RAM at 4 GB, uses 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Helio P10 octa core processor and Mali T860 GPU. This phone also has a fingerprint scanner at the back and a promising 13 MP Sony IMX258 rear camera with laser autofocus tech.

Related: Elephone P9000 First Impressions, The Most Affordable 4 GB RAM Phone In PH At 11499 Pesos Only!

Selling points: Stylish build, best specs for the price, gaming prowess
Asus ZenFone Selfie
Asus ZenFone Selfie

12. Asus ZenFone Selfie - Even up to this date, the Asus ZenFone Selfie remains true to its word by being one of the nicest selfie cams at 13 MP for 11,995 Pesos. Aside from that it also has pretty capable configuration by using an octa core Snapdragon 615 chip, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of ROM.

Related: Asus ZenFone Selfie Review, The Best ZenFone Yet!

Selling points: Top specs for the price, good selfie camera
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0

13. Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0 - After the ZenFone Selfie, this is my next favorite ZenFone. It has a large 6 inch screen paired with dual loud speakers great for watching movies on the go and listening to music. It also has the usual good Asus cameras and slightly higher specs compared to ZenFone Selfie except the selfie camera.

Related: Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0 Review! The Right Midrange Phablet To Get?


Selling points: Huge screen, loud speakers, top specs for the price
Oppo F1
Oppo F1

14. Oppo F1 - If you want a phone that fits perfectly in your hands, then the original #SelfieExpert might be the one for you. It utilizes top notch rear cameras for the price, very capable selfie cameras with tons of beautification features and high specs. Definitely one of the most enjoyable phones to use in this list.

Related: Oppo F1 Review: Picture Perfect!


Selling points: Top notch rear cameras for the price, good selfie camera, great specs
Huawei GR5
Huawei GR5

15. Huawei GR5 - Our review with this phone is still not yet done, but as early as now it's one of my favorites under 12K aside from the rest I mentioned here. It also has the best build among them, fastest and most feature packed fingerprint sensor and has good cameras. We'll put the link here of our review very soon.

Related: Huawei GR5 Review - Beautiful, Capable, Secured And Affordable!

Selling points: Best build for the price, feature packed and accurate fingerprint sensor, good cameras

So far those are the devices you must check when buying a new phone in the 7 - 12K Pesos range that we were able to test. Just pick the best for your needs and enjoy.

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