Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 impressions: The cheapest 18:9 phone right now

The Boost 3 comes equipped with a 5.45-inch FWVGA+ display with 960x480 resolution, a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6580M quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with up to 64GB microSD support, 5MP rear and front cameras with LED flash, a removable 2500mAh battery, and Android 7 Nougat.

The bad part: it doesn't have 4G LTE support, which isn't rare in this range. If you need the significant speed boost from 3G to 4G, you'll have to go to the P7,000 price range. But if you're fine with 3G, and just need a basic smartphone with a more modern look than most of its competitors, the Boost 3 may be right up your alley. –

Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.