When the first octa-core phones were announced, we were like this:
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Two reasons: makalaglag-panga specs and prices that will shame our salaries.
But in the past few months, we were beginning to look more like this:
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Have the wallet-busting SRPs and crazy innards made us go cuckoo? Drop the phone and don't send us to Manda, bros. Because that's not the case! We're just giddy that these superphones are now starting to become cheaper and cheaper, which allows us to do the next logical thing: make a budget list of abot-kaya octa-core handsets!
Budget-strapped geeks, rejoice! Below are the five cheapest octa-core phones in the Philippines. You're welcome!
CHERRY MOBILE MAGNUM S
"Ho-hum" on the outside, "hell yeah!" on the inside, the Magnum S is an ordinary-looking phone with not-so ordinary specs. Beneath its curved black exterior is a 1.7GHz octa-core processor for blitzing your app-related chores.
Hardware highlights: 5-inch 720p HD IPS (in-plane switching for more viewing angles) touchscreen, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 18-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, dual-SIM, Android KitKat
Yours for: P9,999
Qube, a brand known more for other, larger techie thingamajigs, like PCs and boob tubes, has unleashed a new line of smartphones headlined by the hardware-packin', KitKat-flavored Colonia octa-core phone. It looks modern as heck with a sleek facade that makes it look like it's made for professionals.
Hardware highlights: 5.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, Android KitKat
Yours for: P8,990