2018 continues to be the year of the notch. As much as we hate it, manufacturers can’t stop releasing phones with a notch. It even trickled down to the budget segment; hence, the list of smartphones with a notch under Php10,000.

List of Best Phones with a notch for below $200 price

Vivo Y81 / Vivo Y81i – Php8,999 / Php7,999


Both handsets are currently on sale via Vivo’s website. The Y81 features a MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Octa-Core with 3GB RAM/32GB expandable storage while the Y81i packs a MediaTek MT6761 2.0Ghz Quad-Core with 2GB RAM/16GB expandable storage.

Vivo Y81i now official at P7,990 in the Philippines

Vivo launched the Y81 with 6.22-inch display, Helio P22 & 3260mAh battery

Oppo A3s – Php6,990


Available through Lazada, Oppo A3s comes with a decent Snapdragon 450 Octa-core with 2GB RAM / 16GB expandable storage complete with dual rear camera and a large 4230mAh battery.

OPPO A3s launched with 6.2-inch display and 4230 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite – Php8,860


Originally Php9,990, the mid-range Mi A2 Lite is now cheaper through Lazada for its 3GB RAM / 32GB variant while the 4GB / 64GB is at Php10,225. It features a Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core, dual rear camera, and 4000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite officially announced: Full Specs, PH Price

List of smartphones with notch under $300 (Approx. Php16, 000)

If you think we missed something, let us know in the comment section below.

Specs Vivo Y81/Y81iOppo A3sXiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Display6.22 inch IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio, 720 x 1520 resolution, ~270, Corning Gorilla Glass 36.2 inch IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio, 720 x 1520 resolution, ~271ppi5.84 inch IPS LCD, 19:9, 1080 x 2280 resolution, ~432ppi
Dimensions155.1 x 75 x 7.8 mm156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm
ChipsetMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)

MediaTek MT6761 (Y81i)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm)
GPUPowerVR GE8320Adreno 506Adreno 506
Memory/RAM32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB

16GB, 2GB (Y81i)

16 GB, 2 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM +microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Main Camera13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF


13 MP, f/2.2, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor1080p@30fps
12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 μm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12 μm, depth sensor1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
Front Camera5 MP, f/2.28 MP, f/2.25 MP, f/2.0


ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, audio jack, microUSB 2.0audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, FM radio, microUSB 2.0 with USB on-the-go supportaudio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microUSB 2.0
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3260 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
OSFuntouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)Color OS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Official Price in Philippine pesosPhp8,990(Y81)



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