Home Tech Editorials Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones Early 2017 – Below Php14k($278USD)

Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones Early 2017 – Below Php14k($278USD)


Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones Early 2017 Edition – Below Php14K($278USD)

We are almost done with the first quarter of 2017 and while most smartphones released today are under flagship-tier, let’s not forget that most of the mainstream customers settle for budgeted devices.

So if you are looking for a good gaming smartphone for 2017, we rounded up for you the Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones Early 2017 Edition with all prices below Php14k Philippine peso pricetag.

5. Huawei GR5 2017

With Huawei GR5 2017, you are in for a treat as it is not only a capable gaming device but you also get to play with its dual rear camera setup for that coveted bokeh effect.

You can almost never go wrong with Huawei’s own HiSiliCon Kirin 655 octa-core chipset together with 3GB of RAM to use.

Release Date: Jan-2017
Price: Php13,990 or ~$282
Where-to-buy: Huawei Stores

4. ASUS ZenFone 3 5.2

ASUS never failed to provide a smartphone from all ranges. The base model ZenFone 3 5.2 proves to be the sweetest spot for a gaming device while maintaining that premium look and feel.

A capable Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset with 3GB RAM will be handling all your daily needs. It’s also worth mentioning that Nougat 7.0 has already started rolling for ZenFone 3 lineup.

Release Date: August-2016
Price: Php12,995($258USD)/Php13,100
Where-to-buy: ASUS Store/Online Store

3. Huawei P9 Lite

“Oldie but goodie”. Huawei P9 Lite is not only built for gaming but also as your daily driver. Spending time with the Huawei P9 Lite gets you closest to a semi-flagship device with its good overall performance including the camera.

The Huawei HiSiliCon Kirin 650 with 3GB RAM is a competitive combination against its close price competitors.

Release Date: April-2016
Price: Php11,900($237)
Where-to-buy: Huawei Stores

2. ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5

Another ASUS device cracked into our top list which enters the sub-Php11k price tag. The ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 might be the least capable of the top 5 with Snapdragon 430 paired with either 3/4GB RAM but to our surprise, graphic intensive games such as Real Racing 3 and NBA 2K17 was met with playable gameplay.

You will surely enjoy more time playing with the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 thanks to its 4100mAh battery.

Release Date: November-2016
Price: Php10,995($219)
Where-to-buy: ASUS Stores

1. Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Last but not the least, Xiaomi offers you the most premium budget device with the Redmi 4 Prime.

Inside a handy 5.0-inch device, the capable Snapdragon 625 that goes along with 3GB RAM is enough to handle everything including intensive apps and games.

What made the Redmi 4 Prime number one in our list is the combination of mid-range chipset and metal unibody design – all for under Php9k.

Release Date: November-2016
Price: Php8,700($173)
Where-to-buy: Online Stores

What do you think of the Top 5 Budget Gaming Smartphones Early 2017 Edition? If you think we’ve missed something then do feel free to let us know in the comment section below.


Leave a Reply