Ditch the idea that quad-core smartphones are money-sucking techie creations that will make you cashless. It isn't 2012 anymore, fellas. Gone are the days that we have to save up for, like, forever, and smash our dust-filled piggy banks just to snag a multi-core beast.
Because in this day and age, quad-core smartphones—while still being impressive as heck hardware-wise—are a dime a dozen, and many of them are what you can tag as abot-kaya. Just take a look at our past budget gadgets lists. Now, because new handsets are popping out like mushrooms after an intense thunderstorm, we felt it's just right that we make an updated affordable quad-core handsets list for you.
Hence, the five new smartphones that ain't bad news for your shallow and dirty pockets. Spoiler alert: All of them are below P10,000, and some of them are from big time foreign brands! Olryt!
1) HUAWEI ASCEND G6
Despite its tongue-twister of a name, we really dig Huawei and their penchant for releasing affordable handsets every now and then. Case in point: the Ascend G6, a sleek device with a matte finish. Pogi!
Hardware highlights: 4.5-inch touchscreen (960x540 resolution), 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (microSD expandable), 8-megapixel main camera (5-megapixel secondary), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Get it: P9,990
2) NOKIA LUMIA 630
Surprised to see the Finns on this list? We're a bit, too! Despite being known as a premium brand (hello, 8850!), Nokia manages to come up with budget offerings, like the Lumia 630, which reminds us of the perfect girl. No kidding!
Hardware highlights: 4.5-inch touchscreen (854x480 resolution), 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage (microSD expandable), 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual-SIM