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TeknoGadyet's 1001 Like On Facebook

Friday, August 30, 2013 / 3 Comments
Facebook Page Likes

Today, I marked a milestone in my blogging career, having 1001 likes on TeknoGadyet's Facebook Page. The page was created last June 23 and with just barely 2 months and one week we are able to achieve such feat. Thanks a lot for all the support and I will continue to provide quality information, unbiased review and of course giveaway.

Galaxy Tab 3 Kids: Learning is Fun

Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Samsung finally confirms the latest addition to their Tab line-up, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. The 7-inch tablet is designed for kids with special pre-loaded software that are suitable for them plus it also features a parental control to limit what they can do or access.  The case is also made attractive to them and protects the unit from accidental drop.

TeknoGadyet's Quarterly Gadget Review Roundup

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / 10 Comments
Quarterly Round-Up

Today, August 28, 2013 marks my third month in blogging the same goes with this blog. I decided to round up all the gadgets that we bought and reviewed. For those new to my site, this is your chance to know them. All in all we had 11 devices, 10 of them are phones and 1 is a tablet.

LG Optimus L9 II Now Official

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 / No Comments

LG recently announced the successor of the L3, L4, L5 and L7, as expected the L9 will have it too. Today, I can safely say that it is now official, according to gsmpedia LG had unveiled the Optimus L9 II in Netherland.

Arc Mobile Memo vs Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0

Monday, August 26, 2013 / 10 Comments
CM Thunder vs Arc Mobile Memo

Are you looking for a local phablet that is bang for the buck? Here are two hottest smartphone that can fall in that category, the Arc Mobile Memo and the Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0, both have the suggested retail price of Php 6,299.

Android for Beginners: Safe Mode

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Safe Mode

The Android Operating System is a relatively stable software, however like any other O/S it becomes unstable sometimes for unknown reason. The best way to troubleshoot a gadget with this type of performance issue, is using Safe Mode, a condition wherein it will boot and run only those factory default applications.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Free at Sun Plan 1399

Saturday, August 24, 2013 / No Comments
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Sun Cellular continues to strengthen its Dual SIM capable handset with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. This is already the fourth handset from Samsung with dual SIM functionality that Sun included in their line-up, joining the ranks of Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Core and Galaxy S Duos.

Asphalt 8: Airborne Game Review

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Asphalt 8

The Airborne is the eighth entry after nine years of Gameloft's Asphalt series. I have played Asphalt since its fourth title and I can say that Asphalt 8 is the best so far.

Unbelievable Deals: Samsung Galaxy Note II Free at Globe's Plan 999

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Globe Unbelievable Deals

Thinking of getting a new postpaid line? Now is your best chance to apply, with Globe's unbelievable deal you can get a Samsung Galaxy Note II or a Samsung Galaxy S3 absolutely free for only 999 a month. This a limited offer and will last until August 26, 2013 only so do not waste this great opportunity to own your dream gadget.

SUN Traxx: Sun Cellular Music Portal

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Sun Cellular launched their own music portal, the SunTraxx with over 3 million songs to choose from. You can get 5 Free songs when you register and any additional song thereafter will cost you 15 pesos . New tracks or songs can also be downloaded for 20 pesos.

Globe's GoUnli30 Now With Unli Use Of Six Messaging Apps

Friday, August 23, 2013 / No Comments

Globe's level-up their GoUnli30 prepaid service, aside from getting unlimited calls to Globe/TM subscribers and unlimited texts to all networks you can also enjoy unlimited use of the six popular messaging apps namely KakaoTalk, WeChat, WhatsApp, Line, Viber, and FB Messenger. You can recall that this promo was started with only FB Messenger then Globe managed to secure a partnership with Viber and now an additional of four more.

Sun Budget 99: Cheapest Postpaid Plan

SUN Budget 99

Sun Cellular launched the cheapest postpaid plan currently available on earth, the Sun Budget 99. Please take note that this is just a SIM only plan which means that there is no bundled phone or gadget and there will also NO lock-in period.

TeknoGadyet Giveaway Winner: Elinor Semira

Elinor Semira

Elinor Semira won the SKK Mobile A3 Android phone on the second wave of TeknoGadyet's giveaway. The prize was given on August 22, 2013 at SM Megamall. She came all the way from Angono Rizal and was joined by her husband and daughter in claiming her brand new phone last night. Again, congratulations!!!

Asphalt 8 Airborne: Now Available For Download

Thursday, August 22, 2013 / 2 Comments
Asphalt 8

The current iteration of Gameloft's Asphalt series is now available for download in Play Store. The Asphalt 8: Airborne as the name suggest features high-speed dynamic aerial maneuvers which is first of its kind after seven previous versions. You can have the game for only 0.99USD or less than Php44 and you since it is on Android platform you can install it from multiple devices as long as you use the same Google account.

TeknoGadyet Giveaway: Cherry Mobile Razor

Cherry Mobile Razor

Before the SKK Mobile A3 Giveaway was finished we conducted a survey on what gadget should be given next. Almost everyone chose the Cherry Mobile Razor over the Torque Mobile Droidz Quad, and as promised we will raffle the Razor as requested. This is now your chance in winning the cheapest Dragon Trail Glass protected smartphone not to mention the thinnest. So hurry and join now!!!

SKK Mobile A3 Giveaway Winner

Contest is Over

The SKK Mobile A3 Android phone giveaway is now over. Out of more than 15K entries we chose the sole winner and that lucky one is no other than....

Android for Beginners: Installing Apps and Games

Play Store

After buying your first Android gadget, I am sure that you are very excited to learn its interface and what you can do with it. Most people will typically install games since phone manufacturers seldom included them. Then you paused for a little while and asked, how can I do it? There are several ways to do it, for this tutorial we will only discuss installing from Google Play Store.

Arc Mobile Memo Preview: Quad Core Phablet for Only PHP6299

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / 20 Comments
Arc Mobile Memo

Arc Mobile surprised us when they released the Nitro 450QD, the cheapest quad-core Android phone with MT6589 chipset and now I got the MEMO which is currently the cheapest quad-core Phablet with 1GB of RAM. It will only cost you 6299 pesos (which is the same price with Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0 that has only 512MB memory) to have this amazing device.

BS Mobile Neptune S: Cheapest Dual SIM Dual Core Tablet for PHP3199

BS Mobile Neptune S: Cheapest Dual SIM Dual Core Tablet for PHP3199
BS Mobile Neptune S (Front)

BS Mobile continues to amaze me, last Sunday we featured the Venus Tab which is currently the cheapest Dual Core Tablet in the local market and today I found out that the Neptune S is a Dual SIM Dual Standby Tablet with call and text function for only PHP3199 plus it is also a Dual Core device.

Android for Beginners: Battery Saving Tips

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 / 1 Comment

Many Android smartphone users complain that their phone won't even last a day and most of the time they end up frustrated. So what should we do? As a major rule, let us start with the basics, go to Settings>Battery and check which of the apps eats up or consumes most of the battery and from there you can start to act. For example, in the above picture Wi-Fi contributed 22% in the overall battery consumption.

HTC Zara Leaked: 4.5-inch Android JB 4.3

HTC Zara Leaked: 4.5-inch Android JB 4.3
image from @evleaks

The famous @evleaks twitted this morning the possible addition to HTC's smartphone line-up, the HTC Zara. According to him, the device will be powered by a dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM. The screen will be 4.5 inches with qHD resolution, while the camera will be capable of shooting 8MP still and it will also pack a decent battery rated at 2100mAh.

TeknoGadyet Next Giveaway: CM Razor or Torque Droidz Quad?

Monday, August 19, 2013 / 17 Comments

The SKK Mobile A3 Android Phone giveaway has less than two days left before a winner will be declared. I am thinking, what would be the next gadget we will give to our lucky reader, is it the Cherry Mobile Razor or the Torque Mobile Droidz Quad? Help me decide by sharing your thoughts and opinion in the comment section, remember to choose only one.

Download LINE and Win 2013 Mini Cooper

Sunday, August 18, 2013 / 3 Comments

LINE is one the most sought online messaging app today is currently running a generous promo. You can win a 2013 Mini Cooper by simply downloading it. The event was started last July 31 and will end tomorrow August 19, the winner will be announced on September 2.

Smart Communications Tests LTE - Advanced

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Smart Communications in cooperation with Huawei recently conducted tests of the fastest mobile data connection, the LTE-Advanced.  The test were able to achieved a whooping 210Mbps connection which proves that Smart is ready to face the challenge of modern technologies of network infrastructure.

BS Mobile Venus Tab: Dual Core Andoid Jelly Bean for only PHP2999


When I was doing my usual rounds of gadget hunting, I found BS Mobile. According the sales lady, the company has been around for about eight months and one of the new comers in the Philippine mobile industry.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Available at Sun Plan 450

Saturday, August 17, 2013 / 1 Comment

Sun Cellular continue to strengthen their Dual SIM Dual Standby capable handset by adding the Samsung Galaxy S Duos in its line-up. The said device will be available at Plan 450 with Unlimited Call and Text, 250 Free Texts to other networks  plus 20 hours of mobile internet.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

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Samsung Galaxy Gear

The IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin is fast approaching, and according to Bloomberg, Samsung will unveil its first ever smartwatch - the Galaxy Gear on September 4 two days before the said event. The global industry is expected to garner around $60 billion in sales and those who arrived at giving the best experience will be the benchmark.

Alcatel Scibe Pro: 6-Inch Quad Core

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The picture above came from a tweet by Eldar Murtazin the editor-in-chief of, it shows new products from Alcatel namely One Touch Scribe Pro and One Touch Idol Mini. The former seems to be interesting boasting a massive 6-inch screen and a quad core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz (which I believed will be the MT6589T).

Torque Mobile Droidz Quad Review: Momentum

Friday, August 16, 2013 / 4 Comments


Torque Mobile did not create any hype when they released their first Quad Core device - the Droidz Quad. It was announced last June and was not available until this August. Currently this is the second cheapest quad-core device with MediaTek MT6589 chipset next to Arc Mobile Nitro 450QD.

Samsung Galaxy Core Available at Sun Plan 600

Thursday, August 15, 2013 / No Comments
Galaxy Core

Sun Cellular posted on their Facebook page that the Samsung Galaxy Core is now available at Sun Plan 600. The Galaxy Core is a 4.3-inch Dual SIM Dual Standby Android smartphone powered by a 1.2 Dual Core processor and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 out of the box.

ZH and K Mobile

ZH and K Mobile
ZH and K Mobile

Ever heard of ZH&K Mobile? Maybe not, I do not know them either until I came across one of their posters at SM Valenzuela. I did search about the company and found out that their endorser is no other than Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. The company is engaged in selling mobile TV, touch screen phones and recently Android gadget.

Amazon Listing Confirms iPhone 5C

Monday, August 12, 2013 / No Comments
iPhone 5C listing at

There are so many rumors in the past about the so called budget or cheap iPhone, today the listing in Amazon confirms it. The popular case maker SPIGEN listed several cases and screen protector for the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C still closely resembles the current generation of Apple phones, if the rumors are to be trusted we can expect the proper announcement in September.

Archos Platinum Series Smartphone

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Platinum 53 courtesy of

The Archos is known for producing multi-media gadgets especially tablets and last April they joined the smartphone industry when they announced their Platinum series which includes the Platinum 53 and Platinum 50. Both devices are powered by Qualcomm MSM8225Q which is a Quad-Core Cortex A5 clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM.

Torque Mobile Droidz Quad Preview


The Torque Droidz Quad was announced as early as June together with the Droidz Motion, however it came on the market just this August. The Droidz Quad as you may guess is a quad-core Android smartphone. It uses the well known MediaTek MT6589 chipset with its CPU clock up to 1.2GHz together coupled with PowerVR SGX544MP.

TeknoGadget Giveaway First Ever Winner!

Sunday, August 11, 2013 / 4 Comments

Congratulations to FRANC LOISE IDO for winning the first ever TeknoGadyet giveaway. He won the SKK Mobile Radiance that we reviewed last June. He came all the way from San Jose Del Monte Bulacan to SM North EDSA to claim the prize.

SKK Mobile A3 Unboxed

SKK Mobile A3 Retail Package

Meet the brand new SKK Mobile A3, it is an Android smartphone with dual SIM , dual standby capability. Packed with a 4-inch screen and Analog TV tuner for on the go television pleasure. The good NEWS, you have the chance to own it for free by just joining the SKK Mobile A3 Android Phone Giveaway.

Cherry Mobile Razor Review: Cutting Edge

Saturday, August 10, 2013 / 78 Comments


The Razor was the most anticipated Android smartphone from Cherry Mobile back then until they announced the Cosmos Series. It is the cheapest Android phone to date with Dragon Trail glass protection and as the name suggests it is also the thinnest among its competitor.

LG G2: 5.2-Inch Full HD, Snapdragon 800

Thursday, August 8, 2013 / 1 Comment

Today, LG finally announced in New York event their latest Android flagship - the LG G2, it boasts a powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at a mind boggling 2.3GHz coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The display is 5.2 inches with Full HD IPS display with brightness of 450nits and packs over 6M subpixels.

DepEd, DOST Roll Out Cloud Based E-Learning

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 / No Comments
Cloud Top at Work

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) in partnership with the National Engineering Center of the University of the Philippines (UP-NEC) led the distribution and installation of 16 cost-efficient thin clients and a server for the Tambubong Elementary School in San Rafael Bulacan for E-Learning.

SKK Mobile Titanium Review: Heavy Metal



SKK Mobile Titanium is the first among their "METAL" series and also the first Phablet in their line-up. It has a huge 6-inch screen and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 out of the box. It is already in the market for few months now, however the only available colors that time were Black and White. Recently they released a third color, Orange, to give those people who are quite bored with previous colors additional choice.

Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2

Monday, August 5, 2013 / No Comments
Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2
Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2

Samsung sent a Tweet earlier today regarding their upcoming event in Berlin on September 4, 2013. The exact message is "Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2. NOTE the date".

Samsung ATIV Book 2 Available at Sun Broadband

Samsung ATIV Book 2 Available at Sun Broadband
Samsung ATIV Book 2 Available at Sun Broadband

Want to get the best out of your broadband plan? Sun Cellular offers the Samsung ATIV Book 2 plus Modem at Sun Broadband Plan 999 with lock-in period of 30-months and one time cash out of PHP 2000. 

Yahoo! Username Wish List

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Have you experienced signing up at Yahoo and unable to get the username you want? Now is your chance to get the username you've ever wanted. Yahoo freed up millions of username therefore it is easier to get the one you really want.

Globe Won Excellence in Branding Award

Sunday, August 4, 2013 / No Comments

Globe Telecom won a new award in the recently concluded 4th CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing held last July 31 in Pan Pacific Singapore.

Gionne Exhibit: Buy GN708 Get Free Edifier Speaker

Friday, August 2, 2013 / No Comments

Since yesterday up to August 7, Gionee Philippines will have an exhibit at SM North Edsa Main Mall. When you buy GN708 Android smartphone you will get an exclusive Edifier Speaker. GN708 is a Quad-Core Android phone clocked at 1.2GHz with SGX544MP GPU coupled with 1GB of RAM.

Globe Mobility: Free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and S Duos at Plan 999

Thursday, August 1, 2013 / 6 Comments
Globe Mobility:  Free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and S Duos at Plan 999
Globe Mobility:  Free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and S Duos at Plan 999

Get to a chance to own Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy S Duos absolutely free at Plan 999 when you visit the Globe Store-on-the-Go on August 2-4 at 32nd Street corner 7th Street, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.

Cherry Mobile Razor Preview


The CM Razor was announced last June, it created a hype for being the cheapest smartphone with Dragon Trail glass for screen protection and was released nationwide last July 22. As the name suggests, the CM Razor is one of the thinnest Android phone you will find not only from local brands but also with big names like Samsung (Galaxy S4 is 7.9mm thick compare to Razor which is 7.7mm thin).