The Cloudfone 501o is a P4,999 Android KitKat device that features a 1.7GHz MT6592 octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and dual SIM capability. As attractive as the hardware and the pricing are, the 501o has only a qHD IPS display (resolution nerds beware). There's also the 2250mAh battery, but theoretically, with KitKat running on the device, and with less pixels to push towards the display, then battery consumption should be alright.
Cloudfone Excite 501o Specifications
OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
Processor: 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6592 octa-core processor, Mali-450MP GPU
Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD expandable up to 64GB
Display: 5-inch qHD IPS display, 960x540 display resolution
Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera with AF, flash; 5-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: Up to 3G/3.5G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS w/ A-GPS; microUSB 2.0, USB OTG; Miracast support
SIM: Dual SIM, dual standby
Battery: 2250mAh Li-ion battery
Price: P4,999 (SRP)
Regarding the headline, the most affordable octa-core smartphone in the Philippines is the Cherry Mobile Me Vibe at P3,999. Still, the Cloudfone Excite 501o is a great affordable, even though it will set you back a thousand more.