5 Best Cheap Cellphones Priced at IDR 3-5 Million 2023, Take Note! Tech – 16 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – In the midst of market conditions that have not yet improved, HP manufacturers are still consistently launching various new products throughout 2023. At the mid-to-low level with a price range of IDR 3-5 million, the products offered are increasingly competitive.

Not infrequently, cellphones in this class are equipped with flagship-style features and specifications. For example, a jumbo battery capacity, a camera with large megapixels, and a large screen with a thin bezel and an elegant design.


Here are the 5 best mid-to-low cellphones chosen by CNBC Indonesia which were released this year and are available in Indonesia.

Poco F5

Photo: Oppo POCO F5 (CNBC Indonesia/Tri Susilo)
Oppo POCO F5 (CNBC Indonesia/Tri Susilo)

The Poco F5 was first released globally last May in India and will be available in Indonesia in June 2023. This cellphone was introduced as Poco’s ‘flagship’ product, although the price is still pocket-friendly.

For the 8+5GB/256GB RAM/ROM variant, the price of the Poco F5 is IDR 4,799,000. Meanwhile, the more jumbo RAM/ROM variant 12GB+7GB/256GB is set at IDR 5,299,000.

The innards are not embarrassing to claim to be a flagship product. The Poco F5 is equipped with a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset which is built with a 4nm manufacturing process, 64-bit architecture, and supports 5G networks.

Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has a CPU clock speed of up to 2.92 GHz or 50% faster than its predecessor. This chipset uses Arm Cortex X-series in the CPU core, the same as that used in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 series.

These various technical specifications briefly promise 2 main things: reliable artificial intelligence (AI) performance to produce quality visuals, as well as capable gaming capabilities.

LiquidCool 2.0 technology is able to reduce high temperatures when playing games. It is claimed that this technology increases heat release capacity by up to 35%.

The battery has a jumbo capacity of 5,000 mAh with support for 67W fast charging. This cellphone is suitable for users who like playing games, but have a tight budget.

In terms of photography, the Poco F5 is equipped with 3 cameras on the back side with a zigzag layout resembling a ‘boba’ design. The main camera has a resolution of 64MP (f/1.79) with large pixels of 1.4 μm.

As a complement, there is an 8MP ultrawide camera (f/2.2, FoV 119 degrees), as well as a 2MP macro camera (f/2.4). Meanwhile, the front camera for selfies has a resolution of 16MP (f/2.4).

When used to take photos, the feel is reminiscent of the Redmi Note 12 Pro. Colors feel ‘warm’ with sharp details and superior depth when used in Portrait Mode.

Samsung Galaxy A34

Galaxy A34 5GPhoto: Samsung
Galaxy A34 5G

If you spend a little money, there is the Galaxy A34 which is also enlivening the mid-to-low cellphone market this year. This cellphone was launched in Indonesia at the same time as the Galaxy A54 last March.

From a design aspect, the Galaxy A34 is identical to the more premium Samsung cellphone models of the Galaxy S series. Samsung has deliberately standardized its design language as a differentiator from other brands of cellphones.

This cellphone has a bigger screen than the Galaxy A54, namely 6.6 inches AMOLED type with FHD+ resolution. The refresh rate is 120Hz in the style of premium cellphones and the maximum brightness level is 1,000 nits.

With a cheaper price, the screen does not adopt a punch hole design. The Galaxy A34 still uses a waterdrop design or in Samsung terms ‘Infinity-V’ as a home for the 13MP selfie camera.

Recently there are three cameras. Each has a resolution of 48MP (f/1.8), 8MP (ultrawide, f/2.2), and 5MP (macro, f/2.4).

This cellphone uses MediaTek Dimensity 1080 internals with 6nm fabrication. The operating system relies on the latest One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.

The Galaxy A34 battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh with 25W fast charging. This cellphone supports Dolby Atmos speakers, as well as IP67 certified water/dust resistance.

This cellphone is suitable for those who want a cellphone with a touch screen and premium design, as well as a fairly reliable camera for an affordable price. With a RAM/ROM capacity of 8GB/128GB, this cellphone is priced at IDR 4,999,000. The RAM/ROM capacity of 8GB/256GB is set at IDR 5,399,000