Top five underrated smartphones under 10K released in 2022

Give love to these five phones that flew under the radar somehow, but they packed some real gems from its designs, specs, and pricing!

vivo, OPPO, Infinix, TECNO, Samsung, realme — you know the guys running the show, right? Well, allow us to orient you to lesser known phone brands and their winning phones that packs quite a punch for less than ₱10,000, so let’s start this list, shall we!

TCL 30 SE

Yes, you’ve read it right, it’s a smartphone from the Chinese appliance company widely known for their television sets and more has been releasing phones for quite a while now.

Their most affordable phone released here in the Philippines with competitive specs, the TCL 30 SE has a decent 6.52-inch HD+ display, 50MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, and an 8MP front camera, the TCL 30 SE is a cost-effective smartphone. It is powered by an Android 12 OS, a 4GB RAM MediaTek Helio G25 CPU, and a TCL UI 4.0 user interface.

Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner positioned on the back, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connection, and 128GB of expandable storage. The smartphone is powered by a sizable 5000mAh battery and supports 15W rapid charging through USB Type-C.

It is priced at ₱4,990.00 for the 4+128GB variant.

Motorola moto G31

One of the top dogs of the early mobile days, Motorola is coming back not really competing other brands, but deciding to carve a path into creating solid devices for a fraction of a price.

The Motorola moto G31 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ OLED display, triple back cameras that are 50MP + 8MP + 2MP, as well as a 13MP punch-hole front camera. It has an Android 11 OS and a MediaTek Helio G85 CPU with 4GB of RAM. Additionally, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connection, and 128GB of expandable storage. The smartphone has a large 5,000mAh battery and a 10W charging rate.

It is priced at ₱8,995.00 for its 4+128GB variant.

HONOR X6

HONOR has recently made a modest comeback last August since departing during the 2020 pandemic. Now they’re back, as an independent brand, ‘free from the shackles’ of Huawei when they were a sub-brand back then. Honor’s fresh new offerings (with Google Play services) matched with elegant looks and powerhouse cameras are definitely a head turner. But they really considered making phones for the budget level market as well.

The HONOR X6 is a cost-effective smartphone with a 6.5-inch HD+ display, triple back cameras of 50MP + 2MP + 2MP, and a 5MP front camera. It is powered by an Android 12 OS, a 4GB of RAM MediaTek Helio G25 CPU, and a Magic UI 6.1 user interface.

Additionally, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connection, and 64GB of expandable storage. The smartphone has a sizable 5,000mAh battery and supports 10W charging through USB Type-C. It is available in Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, and three more color variations.

It is priced at ₱7,490.00 for the 4+128GB variant.

WIKO T10 (128GB)

French bread (we mean, brand) WIKO made a big splash a couple of months ago by opening multiple kiosks here in the country and bringing their fun and hip phones to the Filipino market. Recently, it’s budget charmer, the WIKO T10 appeared again with a fresh new coat and a higher internal storage option.

An entry-level smartphone, the WIKO T10 has a 6.5-inch HD+ display, 13 Megapixels in the back, and 5 Megapixels in the front. It has an Android 11 Go Edition operating system and a MediaTek Helio A22 CPU with 4GB of RAM. Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connection, and 128GB of extendable storage are also included. The smartphone has a sizable 5,000mAh battery and a USB Type-C connection that supports 10W charging.

It is priced at ₱6,499.00 for their 4+128GB variant.

Nokia C2 (2nd Edition)

If you’re the kind of person who wants an old-fashioned Nokia phone for the modern times, well this is for you. This humble Nokia C2 (2nd Edition) is perfect for general usage: namely media consumption, social media, a game or two, and some picture taking with videos on the side.

The NOKIA C2 (2nd Edition), has a metallic body, a 5.7-inch screen, a 5MP back camera, and a 2MP front camera with LED light. Its operating system, Android 11 GO Edition, is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek CPU with 2GB of RAM. Additionally, there is Wi-Fi, wireless FM radio, 4G LTE connection, and 32GB of expandable storage. The gadget has a replaceable 2,400mAh battery that charges at a 5V/1A pace.

It is priced at ₱4,790.00 for the 2+32GB variant.

So that’s it for now, what do you think about this list? Did we miss something that you want us to know or do you have any suggestions? Comment down below!

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