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Techie-Pid: Three New Additions To The Budget Multi-Core Phone List!
Do more cores cost more? Not really. These Android-based affordable babies disagree!    
by Neps Firmalan | Apr 17, 2014
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The average Pinoy undergoes financial penitensya all year long. Our skinny wallets are proof of this.

Which is why we're always pleased whenever a gadget with nice specs arrives with a price tag that is below what our guesstimates predicted. Good thing phone brands have constantly been churning out products that the masa can afford. Proof of this is our list of budget smartphones with nice innards for the budget-strapped buyer.

But the better news is this: Our list is still growing!

Geeks, we introduce you to three new multicore handsets with SRPs below P5,000. More cores = expensive? These Android-based babies disagree. Check them out below, you kuripot you!


CHERRY MOBILE OMEGA SPECTRUM

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A little device that's curvy at all the right places, the Spectrum is a stylish-looking phone with a quad-core heart and an HD display. The dark exterior also adds angas points to the whole package.

Hardware highlights: 5-inch HD touchscreen with IPS for more viewing angles, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB), 8-megapixel main camera (2-megapixel secondary), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Yours for: P4,999


MYPHONE AGUA RIO
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Sporting almost identical hardware to the Spectrum, the Agua Rio is another quad-core phone with a more blocky form factor. Our resident fashion-minded nerds say it actually looks elegant enough that it will perfectly blend in at a sosi coffee shop. Naks!

Hardware highlights: 5-inch HD touchscreen with IPS for more viewing angles, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB), 8-megapixel main camera (2-megapixel secondary), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Yours for: P4,999


LENOVO A316i

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At under four grand, this budget offering from Lenovo screams “Buy me, geeks!” With it having a dual-core processor, dual-SIM capability, and various wireless connectivity features, we won’t be surprised if tons take up that offer.

Hardware highlights: 4-inch touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 3G, Bluetooth, 4GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB), Wi-Fi, 2-megapixel camera

Yours for: P3,999

 

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