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10 Most Affordable Quad-Core Android Phones in the Philippines [Updated]

Can’t wait to get an affordable quad-core Android phone right into your hands but can’t afford yet for those pricey Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy smartphones? Well, there’s always a phone fit for every user preference.

Almost every month, we are seeing a lot of new smartphones being introduced in the market and one of the hottest and most favoured are these affordable yet high-performing quad-core Android phones made especially for all budget-conscious people out there. Here in the Philippines, we have a couple of local smartphone brands that are trying their luck against the steep smartphone competition by introducing these affordable quad-core Android smartphones. Despite their low-cost prices, prospect buyers are still assured of a better device performance and user experience which other cheaper phones lack.

You might also want to read: 5 Cheap Android Tablets in the Philippines

So if you are looking for device options, here are the most affordable quad-core Android phones in the Philippines up to date. Below are the specs of each quad-core devices:

#10:  Torque Droidz Motion

torque droidz motion

Torque Droidz Motion (courtesy of Technoclast)

TheTorque Droidz Motion full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6589 processor
  • 5.0-inch qHD capacitive display (540 x 960 resolution @ 220 ppi)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
  • 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera (w/ single LED flash)
  • 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-band)
  • 3G / HSPA+ connectivity
  • FM Radio / Multimedia Player
  • WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / Bluetooth / GPS with A-GPS support
  • 3-Axis Gyro / Accelerometer / Proximity Sensor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 2,200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Price: Php 7,999

#9:  Starmobile Icon

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Starmobile Icon

The Starmobile Icon full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 4.5 inches qHD IPS capacitive display w/ Dragontrail glass (540 x 960 resolution @ 245 ppi)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB Internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot
  • 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash & BSI (for low light environment)
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / Bluetooth / FM Radio / GPS with a-GPS support
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1,800 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Price: Php 7,990

#8:  Huawei Ascend G525

huawei ascend g525

Huawei Ascend G525

The Huawei Ascend G525 full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 4.5 inches qHD IPS capacitive display (540 x 960 resolution @ 245 ppi)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot
  • 5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera (No LED flash)
  • 0.3 MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / Bluetooth / FM Radio / GPS with a-GPS support
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1,700 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Price: Php 6,990

#7  Cherry Mobile Razor

cherry mobile razor price philippines

Cherry Mobile Razor

The Cherry Mobile Razor full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 4.5-inch qHD Dragontrail Glass IPS Display (245 ppi)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD
  • 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera w/ flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi hotspot
  • 3G, HSPA+, Bluetooth v3.0, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, GPS/A-GPS
  • 135.4 x 68 x 7.7 mm
  • 1,750 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Price: Php 6,499

#6  Cherry Mobile Thunder 2

Cherry Mobile Thunder 2

Cherry Mobile Thunder 2

The Cherry Mobile Thunder 2 full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
  • 5.0-inch FWVGA capacitive display (480 × 854 resolution @ 196 ppi)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD Card
  • 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / GPS with a-GPS / Bluetooth / FM Radio
  • 145 x 74 x 9.9mm
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 2,100 mAh Battery
  • Price: Php 6,299

#5  Arc Mobile Memo

arc mobile memo

Arc Mobile Memo

The Arc Mobile Memo full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
  • 5.3 inches qHD capacitive display (540 x 960 resolution @ ppi)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 32 GB via microSD)
  • 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual 3G Standby
  • 3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / Bluetooth / GPS with a-GPS / FM Radio
  • 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • with built-in Stylus
  • Price: Php 6,150

#4  Cherry Mobile Flame 2

cherry mobile flame 2

Cherry Mobile Flame 2

The Cherry Mobile Flame 2 full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 4.5-inch qHD (540×960) IPS capacitive display, 245 ppi
  • 5-point multi-touch feature
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of internal storage, microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, VGA (0.3 MP) front camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 720p HD video recording
  • WiFi, GPRS/EDGE/HSPDA/3G, GPS, Bluetooth
  • Accelerometer / Proximity Sensor / Light Sensor
  • Li-Ion 1,600mAh battery
  • Price: Php 5,999.00

#3:  Torque Droidz Quad

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Torque Droidz Quad

The Torque Droidz Quad full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 4.5 inches FWVGA touchscreen display (480 x 854 screen resolution @ 218 ppi)
  • PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot
  • 8 MP autofocus front-facing camera with single LED flash
  • 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Wifi, Wifi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS w/ A-GPS support
  • FM Radio, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
  • 1,850 mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • Price: Php 5,999

#2  Arc Mobile Nitro 450QD

Arc Mobile Nitro 450QD

Arc Mobile Nitro 450QD

The Arc Mobile Nitro 450QD full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
  • 4.5 inches qHD capacitive display (960 x 540 screen resolution @ 245 ppi)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 5.0 MP rear-facing auto-focus camera, with BSI and LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3G, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS/a-GPS
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1,800mAH Li-Ion battery
  • Price: Php 5,499

#1  Cloudfone Excite 450Q

cloudfone excite 450q

Cloudfone Excite 450q

The Cloudfone Excite 450Q full specs are as follow:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 4.5 inches FWVGA IPS display (480 x 854 resolution @  218 ppi)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
  • 5 MP fixed-focus rear-facing camera (no LED flash)
  • 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3G / Wifi / Wifi Hotspot / Bluetooth 3.0 / GPS with a-GPS
  • G-Sensor / Gyroscope / Proximity Sensor
  • 1,700 mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)
  • Dimensions: 131.3 x 66.3 x 10.3 mm
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • Price: Php 4,999

Given the list above, the most affordable quad-core Android phone so far is the Cloudfone Excite 450Q priced at Php 4,999. Though they are not at par with those branded quad-core phone (like Samsung, LG, HTC, etc.), who says that quad-core phone are only for the rich people? Share your thoughts and experiences so far about these phones by leaving a comment below.

Note: I do not own those pictures used above. Credit goes to their respective owners.


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11 Responses to 10 Most Affordable Quad-Core Android Phones in the Philippines [Updated]

  1. jake 06/17/2013 at 8:05 PM #

    like na like

  2. M 06/20/2013 at 8:06 PM #

    Kailn po un starmobile knight

    • [F]airy[T]ail 06/22/2013 at 2:49 AM #

      it would be out 2nd week of july according to sources

  3. jason2k13 06/27/2013 at 9:43 PM #

    i thought the cherry mobile blaze 2 was a galaxy S4 lol

  4. Gerald Cayabyab 07/10/2013 at 8:04 PM #

    Did you base this list on price? Or on ease of use? I’m not a techie and I want to try one, what would you recommend that would not frustrate me to no end?

  5. mak 08/29/2013 at 12:33 PM #

    in terms of specs anu recommended nyo?

  6. Anthony F Tay 09/05/2013 at 7:47 AM #

    guys go for the arc memo have all the good if you are gamer check the spec 5.3inch pa specially the GPU

    • dimple 09/05/2013 at 6:37 PM #

      Im very much interested on arc mobile memo. can you give an idea where can i buy one in Fairview QC area? If not, is it available in SM north Edsa?

  7. jay manansala 10/24/2013 at 11:14 AM #

    arc mobile memo
    ease of use is not the question they are all android

  8. Janis Ariane Nuñez 01/22/2014 at 11:27 AM #

    I am now using a Samsung Galaxy S Duos phone and sobrang bagal na kahit konting apps plang naman nka install. im now looking for a new phone w bigger internal memory or at least mai transfer ko apps from phone to memory card, a function na wala pala sa S Duos ko unless mpa-root ko. Pls help, matibay ba mga phones na featured sa article?

  9. kim 03/12/2014 at 10:04 PM #

    hi . gusto ko po sanang bumile ng android phone , marami na rin po akong nkikitang magaganda , ask ko lang po kung oaky lang ba sa tibay at quality ung arc mobile and huawei . starmobile .. hmm ano po ang best brand .. salamat :)

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