Once upon a time, Android smartphones were very expensive, reserved for peeps with enough moolah to snag the latest in gizmos. Time's have really been-a-changin'...
To the delight of our fellow cash-strapped geeks, we now have a bounty of cheaper 'droids that won't make you weep for yourself and your wallet. And because we here at FHM have shallow pockets riddled with trash (not money), like the Smart Araneta after a big concert, we're giving this trend a big HELLS YEAH! But our show of appreciation doesn't end there, for we've also listed the best of 'em down for your perusal: those with pang-masa status, nice hardware that gives better overall performance, and, most important, are below P10,000!
Check these desirable handhelds, arranged according to affordability, below!
10. HTC Desire C
Why it's a good buy: Who would've thought? HTC, a brand known for premium smartphones, has an entry in this list. The Desire C is a budget Android that boasts Beats by Dr. Dre audio tech as well as the impressive build quality its mothership is known for.
Hardware and feature highlights: 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear camera, 4GB capacity, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Will set you back: P9,990
9. Starmobile Icon
Why it's a good buy: If you're looking for some quad-core boost on a budget, as well as a horde of other smartphone nifties in a relatively slim frame (read: no awkward bulge in your jeans), the Icon is for you.
Hardware and feature highlights: 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, dual-SIM capability, 4.5-inch 960 x 540 touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual autofocus cameras (8-megapixel and 5-megapixel)
Will set you back: P9,890