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Nov 6, 2013
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If you've been keeping a keen eye on the land of geeky and shiny things, you'll know that being "quad-core" is in. Dual-cores and single-cores are so 2011!

Many of today's most sought-after smartphones come with a beastly quad-core chip. The main problem is the often discouraging SRPs. Most of the time, our pockets are too shallow (and dirty) to bear their humongous price tags.

So, hanggang tingin na lang ba tayo? Nope, fellow cheapskates! With a little bit of researching and thanks to brands that specialize in affordability, we've come up with a list of pang-masa quad-core handsets, all of which are now available for purchase here in Pinas!

And because the holiday rush is about to begin, take this as a guide to potentially make the most of your yet-to-be-received but soon-to-disappear Christmas bonus!

Let's get started, shall we? Let's kick off with the most expensive of this budget bunch...


1. Lenovo A850

affordable quad-core smartphones philippines
Lenovo is now a budget smartphone maker? Believe it, bros. The PC specialist has also been quite busy making handsets, many of which are a tad cheaper than those from big time phone brands. Case in point: the A850. At a peso below P10,000, it will give you a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor in a sleek and shiny package that makes it look more expensive than it actually is. Oh, it's also a dual-SIM! Nice one, Big L!

Hardware highlights: 5.5-inch touchscreen (960 x 540), 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus and flash.

Yours for: P9,999


2. SKK Mobile Silvercheap quad-core smartphones philippines
We bet many of you don't know squat about SKK Mobile, so we'll give you a little idea: It's another local company that's trying to make a name by releasing bagsak-presyo phones. One of the company's top kids is the quad-core, dual-SIM Silver, a slim and curvy specimen that eerily resembles some of Sammy's phones. Pang-Doppelganger Week!

Hardware highlights: 5.7 HD display, quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable), 12-megapixel main camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth

Yours for: P9,999


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