The competition in the mobile sector is fierce. One example of just how fierce the competition is the price cut in Sharp's SH631. Just three months ago this phone with a "large" 4.5-inch display with a decent qHD (540 x 960) resolution sold for Php14,490. It did not seem like a great deal back than, but it was decently enough priced. What a difference three months makes.
With a flurry of low cost 4.5-inch qHD phones selling for Php6-9K, and a quad core phone landing at Php15K, the price of the Sharp SH631 is now down to just Php10,490.
The phone comes with a dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor (MTKMT6577 chipset), PowerVR SXG531T graphics, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage (expandable via a MicroSD) card slot, a 8MP primary camera, VGA front camera and a 1650 mAh unit.
Even at the lower price of Php10.490, it is one of the most expensive phone in its class. Still, the lower price makes it a more viable option, and its Nexus like soft key system, it is worth a look.