Another budget phone from a company that normally doesn’t manufacture phones
It’s not every day you see Philips make phones as they are more popular towards home appliances and general electrics. Previously they’ve released the PH2 that comes with Huawei Mobile Services. The prequel is a near-identical handset but with regular Google services instead.
The phone is slightly larger than the PH2 and it comes with a 6.5in HD+ IPS LCD with a waterdrop notch. Another thing is that this only has two cameras at the back identical to the PH2: 13mp main + 2mp depth sensor. The selfie camera is also identical with 5mp resolution.
Like the PH2, the PH1 uses a UNISOC Tiger T310 quad-core processor. If you haven’t read our article about the PH2 yet, the Tiger T310 comprises of three Cortex A-55 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz and a single Cortex A-75 performance core clocked at 2.0GHz. It is also one of the rare 4G LTE chipsets that’s quad-core. However even if it’s quad-core, the performance should be similar to other devices within the same price range and octa-core chipsets. It may not be able to handle heavy gaming though as the phone is geared toward the heavily budget conscious.
The phone has a 4700mAh battery with normal 10W charging that is amazingly charged through a USB-C port. Multiple phones of similar prices still insist on Micro-USB which is outdated for mobile use. It also has a headphone jack,
The phone debuted in China for CNY 500 (~Php 3.9K) for the 4/32 variant and CNY 770 (~Php 6.1K) for the 4/128 variant. Philips has not announced a global version of the device although if it did, it would be a worthy choice for ultra-budget users. It comes in three colours: Black, Blue, and Red.
- 6.5in. HD+ IPS LCD (720x1520px.)
- UNISOC Tiger T310 (12nm)
- 13mp (main)
- 2mp (depth)
- FRONT: 5mp
- 4700mAh, 10W charging, USB-C
- Android 11, Google Mobile Services
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm port
- 4/32: CNY 500 (~Php 3.9K)
- 4/128: CNY 770 (~Php 6.1K)