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Cherry Mobile Break Out: Flare versus Flare 2.0 versus Flare 2x

Monday, September 30, 2013 / 42 Comments
Flare versus Flare 2.0 versus Flare 2x

The original Cherry Mobile Flare was announced last November 2012 and it created an overwhelming excitement which made it the "dual-core ng bayan" for being the best-value-for-money smartphone during its time. Just this month Cherry Mobile released its successor, not just one but two - the Flare 2.0 and Flare 2x which they so-called #GameChanger.

MyPhone Agua Rain 2G Is Now The Cheapest Dual Core Smartphone For Only Php1988

MyPhone Agua Rain 2G

Dual-core smartphone for only Php1988? Sounds impossible? While other manufacturers are selling single-core devices in that price point, MyPhone managed to make it a dual-core phone. Meet the MyPhone Agua Rain 2G, currently the cheapest dual-core gadget, dethroning SKK Mobile Neo.

Sun Cellular's Broadband Plan 100, 15 Hours Internet For Only Php100

Sun Broadband Plan 100

Sun Cellular remains true to its mission of providing affordable means of internet connection with their latest broadband plan, the Sun Broadband Plan 100. For just 100 pesos per month you will get 15 hours of internet.

MyPhone Silently Announced Agua Rain 3G, 3.5-inch Dual Core For Only Php2988

Sunday, September 29, 2013 / 2 Comments
MyPhone Agua Rain 3G

MyPhone silently revealed the Agua Rain 3G in their website, a 1Ghz dual-core device running on Android Jelly Bean out of the box. The Rain 3G cost only Php2988, making it one of the most affordable smartphone with dual-core CPU.

Chinese Spy: Cherry Mobile Flare 2x versus Huawei G525 versus Lenovo A706 versus ZTE Blade E

Cherry Mobile Flare 2x versus Huawei G525 versus Lenovo A706 versus ZTE Blade E

Last time we compared three Chinese-brand quad-core smartphone bearing Qualcomm processor, namely Huawei G525, Lenovo A706 and ZTE Blade E. Just a few days ago, local company, Cherry Mobile released the Flare 2x which has the same chipset with above-mentioned devices.

Cherry Mobile Flare 2X Preview

Saturday, September 28, 2013 / 8 Comments
Box of Cherry Mobile Flare 2X

Cherry Mobile's announced their #GameChanger just 8 days ago but only the Flare 2.0 got the proper announcement. The Flare 2x, together with the Burst 2.0 and Apollo did not get any good introduction except for what we believed a controlled leak from one of their distributors. The third iteration of the best selling local smartphone became available 2 days ago but I only manage to get one today.

Smart Communications Unveiled Unlimited LINE and WeChat For Only Php10

Smart Unlimited LINE and WeChat

Smart Communications has launched the newest suite of online messaging plans for their pre-paid subscribers, the WeChat10 and LINE10. As the promo names suggest it is an unlimited messaging service for only 10 pesos. Just send those keywords to 2200 with your Smart or Talk N' Text handset.

Nokia Philippines Will Launch Lumia 1020 On October 1

Friday, September 27, 2013 / No Comments
Nokia Zoom Reinvented

Four days ago I received an invitation to the Nokia Press Launch on October 1, Tuesday with the attached image above. The event dubbed as Zoom Reinvented (See the finest details in bigger picture) as we believed is pertaining to the Nokia Lumia 1020 which has 41MP camera and runs on Windows Phone 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Now Available At Smart All-In Plan 1800

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Galaxy Note III

Just yesterday Smart Communications, opened the pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note III + Galaxy Gear and today they announced that the latest Samsung phablet is now available at All-in Plan 1800 with monthly cash-out of 199 pesos and 24-month lock-in period.

Understanding Qualcomm S4 Play and MediaTek MT6589

ARM Cortex-A5 versus Cortex-A7 (image from ARM website)

The Philippine local market is now flooded with CHEAP devices bearing Quad-Core processors. The two major chipsets are the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play and MediaTek MT6589, wherein the former is based on ARM's Cortex-A5 while the latter is using the Cortex-A7 technology.

Rivalry: Cherry Mobile Razor versus Cherry Mobile Apollo

Cherry Mobile Razor versus Cherry Mobile Apollo

Before the Razor was announced, Cherry Mobile created a lot of buzz, teasers and marketing gimmick about it. However the Apollo did not receive the same treatment, in fact it was never properly introduce to netizens and consumers alike.

Apple iPhone 5s Now Available For Php37,900 To Php 76,600

Thursday, September 26, 2013 / No Comments
Apple iPhone 5s

The Apple iPhone 5s was unveiled less than three weeks ago and it is now currently available through OSS Gadgets. The 16GB Space Gray version is the cheapest with the price tag of  Php37,900 while the 64GB Gold version is the most expensive with a whopping price tag of 76,600 pesos.

Cherry Mobile Flare 2x Now Available For Php4499

Cherry Mobile Flare 2x

The Cherry Mobile #GameChanger smartphones are now complete, today their concept store in SM North EDSA posted on their Facebook page that the newest member Flare family is now available. The Flare 2x has a price tag of Php4499 or 500 pesos higher than the Flare 2.0 but you will get 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB.

Sun Cellular's Tweet Forever, Unlimited Twitter For Free

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Sun Cellular's Tweet Forever

Sun Cellular continues their mission to provide Filipinos with FREE, if not highly affordable means of Internet access with their newest promo dubbed as "Tweet Forever". This new offering gives free 24/7 Twitter access to all Sun Cellular subscribers until November 15, 2013.

Smart Communications Opens Pre-Order For Samsung Galaxy Note III + Gear

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Samsung Galaxy Note III + Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear will NOT be an exclusive offering from Globe Telecom, yesterday Smart Communications also opened their pre-selling order page for the Samsung gadgets. The question now, who will be giving the best postpaid plan.

Snapdragon 800 Flagships: Samsung Galaxy Note III versus Sony Xperia Z1 versus LG G2

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / 1 Comment
Sony Xperia Z1 versus Samsung Galaxy Note III versus LG G2

Android flagships from top smartphone manufacturers are slowly making its way to the local market. Today is the official release of LG G2, the Galaxy Note III will be in Samsung Mobile concept stores this coming Saturday while the Sony Xperia Z1 is unofficially available via One Stop Shop Gadgets.

Sony Xperia Z1 Honami Now Available For Php31,380

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Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

The much anticipated camera-centric smartphone from Sony lands in the Philippines for Php31,380. Although it is not yet officially announced by Sony Mobile, online seller like One Stop Shop Gadget makes it available ahead of launch.

Globe Is Now Accepting Reservations For Samsung Galaxy Note III + Gear

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / 2 Comments
Samsung Galaxy Note III + Gear

Globe Telecom posted on their Facebook page today that the Samsung Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear which was announced earlier this month at IFA in Berlin will soon make its way to their portfolio. The Note III is the latest iteration of the Note series while the Gear is the first dip of Samsung in the wearable tech, smartwatch to be exact.

Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0: Quad Core, 4.5-inch Display Now Available For Php4699

Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0

I was in SM Centerpoint this afternoon and check the Cherry Mobile concept store and found out that the Burst 2.0 together with the Flare 2.0 and Apollo are all available. The Burst 2.0 sports 4.5-inch display with FWVGA resolution and 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512 of RAM.

Acer Philippines Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary With Fabulous Prizes

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Acer Philippines

Acer Philippines celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary with fabulous and great prizes, not just with one raffle but FIVE raffles. The campaign dubbed as "Acer Exp10re Beyond Limits" are open to AcerPH Facebook fans residing in the Philippines (must be18 years old and above).

Cherry Mobile Apollo: Quad Core, 4.5-inch HD Display Now Available For Php6999

Cherry Mobile Apollo

One of the anticipated Cherry Mobile smartphone is the Apollo, although it is not properly introduced on their GameChanger event. The Apollo boasts a 4.5-inch with HD resolution making it the highest PPI bearing phone from local brands. The good news, it is now available at Cherry Mobile concept store at SM North EDSA for Php6,999.

Novo7 Tech THL W7s: 5.7-inch HD Display With Quad-Core Processor

Monday, September 23, 2013 / 2 Comments

All the while I thought that there were only 4 Mega Phablet in the local scene, I was not aware that there is another 5.7-inch HD quad-core device currently available in the market until I came across the Novo7 Tech Facebook page and found the THL W7s. It is also the cheapest compared to the 4 others with an SRP of Php8999.

LG Vu 3 Announced: 5.2-inch HD Display and Snapdragon 800 Chipset

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LG Vu 3

Today LG Korea officially announced the VU 3 (dropping the optimus in its name like the G2), the same month when its predecessor took the stage. Like the Vu 2, it retains the 4:3 aspect ratio but with a bigger screen (5.2 versus 5.0) and higher resolution of 1280x960.

LTE-Enabled Nokia Lumia 625 Landed In The Philippines For Php13,200

Nokia Lumia 625

The Nokia Lumia 625 was announced last July and after two months it landed in the country for Php13,200. This is the cheapest LTE-Enabled device on the Lumia line and so far the largest display at 4.7-inch. It runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 and eligible for Amber update.

Win Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet In "Western Digital Asks" Contest

Sunday, September 22, 2013 / 7 Comments
Western Digital Asks Contest

Aside from the Western Digital Philippines Caption Me Promo, they also currently have an ongoing regional contest, dubbed as "WD Asks". Joining is easy, just register here and answer the question "In 50 words or less, tell us what you like to design and why!"

Tweet And Win An LG G2 On September 25

LG G2 Tweet and Win Promo

The LG G2 was announced last August and it will be officially launched in the Philippines this coming September 25. As part of the launching LG Electronics will be giving away a brand new LG G2 to a fan with the most number of creative tweets answering this question "What has the LG G2 learned from you that makes it the best smartphone today?"

Water Conflict: MyPhone Vortex versus MyPhone Iceberg

MyPhone Iceberg versus MyPhone Vortex

MyPhone released two flagships in less than 3 months, first the Agua Iceberg last July and the Agua Vortex this month. Many people said that this is some sort of "Product Cannibalism" but some believed that it is a great marketing tool. Time will only tell which is which and most of us probably will never know. Read more to know who has the greater potential.

Load Manager: Smart Communications' New Prepaid Service In Managing Your Load

Saturday, September 21, 2013 / No Comments
Smart Load Manager

The Smart Load Manager is a new service for Smart Prepaid, it seeks to remove the worries of their subscribers by providing Low Balance Notifications, Flash Notifications and Detailed Balance Inquiry. This service helps you manage and keep track of your prepaid load for FREE.

Cloudfone Excite 450Q versus Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Snapdragon At Cheap

Cloudfone Versus Cherry Mobile

Cloudfone was the first one to release the cheapest quad-core device in the local market with their Excite 450Q which cost a pesos below the 5K mark. Yesterday, Cherry Mobile announced their so-called game-changer, the Flare 2.0 which is Php1000 lower. But who has the real edge between the two?

Apple iPhone 5C Now Available For Php28,000

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iPhone 5C

The recently unveiled Apple iPhone 5C is now available in the Philippines via One Stop Shop Gadgets. So those who are Apple fanatic or iPhone lover will have the opportunity to own one for Php28,000. Basically the 5C is an Apple iPhone 5S in a different shell.

Win Samsung Galaxy S4 With One Stop Shop Gadgets Like and Share Promo

One Stop Shop Gadgets Like and Share Promo

One Stop Shop Gadgets was established more 3 years ago, at the beginning they are just one stop shop for your photography needs. Later on, they expanded into consumer electronics and became one of the well-known online seller of mobile phones, Apple products and many more.

Sun Cellular Value Plan 200

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Sun Value Plan 200

Sun Cellular continues its commitment in providing the best postpaid service with great value for money to its subscriber. Recently they announced the Sun Value Plan 200, for only 200 pesos you can enjoy unlimited Sun texts, 2 hours of Sun calls, 2 hours of mobile browsing and 500 texts to other networks.

Cherry Mobile Announced Apollo: Quad Core With 4.5-inch HD Display For Only Php6999

Friday, September 20, 2013 / 15 Comments
Cherry Mobile Game Changer

Aside from the Flare 2.0 and Flare 2x, Cherry Mobile also announced today the Apollo the cheapest quad-core device with HD display for only Php6999. It packs a 4.5-inch screen with 1280x720 resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and run on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 out of the box.

Cherry Mobile Announced Flare 2.0 and Flare 2x: Quad-Core For Only Php3,999 and Php4499

Cherry Mobile Game Changer

Prior to the official announcement of Cherry Mobile, one of their top distributor Cherry Angel, confirmed in their Facebook page that the #GameChanger is in fact the successor of the "Dual Core Ng Bayan" the Flare 2.0. It packs a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1

NVIDIA Announced Tegra Note 7-inch Tablet Powered By Tegra 4

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NVIDIA Tegra Note

Tegra Note is a complete tablet platform that embodies the NVIDIA brand in terms of Design, Hardware, Software (OTA updates and game development) and Accessories. It boasts a Tegra 4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A15 processor (plus 5th battery saving core), 72-core GeForce GPU with an affordable price tag of $199.

Gionee Elife E6 With 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, 1080p Display Coming This October

Thursday, September 19, 2013 / 3 Comments
Gionee Elife E6

Gionee is a leading mobile manufacturer in China, they research, design and build their own smartphone. They are well-known company not just in China but to other parts of the world like India, Vietnam, Thailand and many more. This time it is the Philippines they want to conquer with their flagship Elife E6, a 1.5GHz Quad-Core device with Full HD display.

Cloudfone Teases New Product At Their Facebook Page

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Cloudfone mobile teases a new smartphone in their Facebook page. The teaser started earlier today, about 5 hours ago with a phone showcasing a screen filled with 20% charge and now its already at the 60% level. Spectators believe that it could be the successor of the Thrill 403x which key selling point is having a 4160mAh battery, the biggest we have seen in the local market.

Sun Cellular Browse ON Unlimited Mobile Internet For Only Php15 Via Opera Mini Browser

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Sun Cellular Browse On with Opera Mini

Sun Cellular in partnership with Opera announced today their new unlimited mobile browsing service, the Sun Browse ON. This new mobile internet service is available thru Opera Mini browser and for only 15 pesos you can have an unlimited data connection for one whole day. That means that you can surf all you want, chat all you want or email all you want as long as you are in the Opera Mini software.

Xiaomi MI-2s 1.7GHz Quad-Core Krait 300 Available At Lazada For Php12,999

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / 8 Comments
Xiaomi MI-2s at Lazada
Xiaomi MI-2s at Lazada

Xiaomi is a store-less mobile manufacturer and they usually sell their smartphones through online ordering. That is why their products do not leave their homeland in China, so this is your chance to own the Xiaomi MI-2s via Lazada for only Php12,999. The MI-2s was announced last April and it boasts an amazing 1.7GHz Quad-Core Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM.

BlackBerry Z30 Now Official: 5-inch Super AMOLED

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BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry finally joined the "phablet" bandwagon with the official announcement of the New BlackBerry Z30 with 5-inch HD (1280x720) Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, Adreno 320 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. The successor of the Z10 will be shipped with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS ( version 10.2).

DTC Mobile Announced Entry Level GTS5 Junior

DTC Mobile GTS5 Junior

DTC Mobile announced on their Facebook page their upcoming entry-level Android phone the GTS5 Junior. The Junior has 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution, 512MB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via micro SD slot coupled with 256MB of RAM.

Huawei MediaPad Vogue 7-Inch Phone Tablet Now Available For Php10,990

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Huawei MediaPad Vogue 7

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue was announced last June and just this week Huawei Device Philippines announced that it is now available in our market for only Php 10, 990. The Vogue 7 boasts a home brewed Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor with each core clocked at 1.2GHz each and it is not just a tablet, it has phone functionality too.

Apple Offers Apps Compatibility For Old iPhone, iPad and iPod

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 / No Comments
Apple iOS Compatibility

Do you have an old Apple gadget? Have you experienced being frustrated because you were unable to install the apps you need because it was designed for higher iOS version? It asked you to update your OS version but your gadget is a bit old and does not qualified for an upgrade. Worry no more, Apple seems to understand and now offering app compatibility.

Western Digital Philippines Caption Me Promo

Monday, September 16, 2013 / 4 Comments
WD Philippines Caption Me Promo

Western Digital Philippines, the leading Hard Drive manufacturer together with Synology Philippines, a dedicated Network Attached Storage provider teamed up to give you a chance to own the best data management tools currently available in the market in their "Caption Me" promo.

5-inch Flagship Battle: Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z vs. MyPhone Agua Vortex vs. SKK Mobile Platinum

Sunday, September 15, 2013 / 6 Comments
Cherry Mobile versus MyPhone versus SKK Mobile

Last week we witnessed the two 5-inch smartphones unveiled, the SKK Mobile Platinum and the MyPhone Agua Vortex. Do they stand a chance against the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z? Flagship of each local brand but who will be on top when stack with one another?

Globe Community 10,000 Members Campaign

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Globe Community

The Globe Community was founded to help both Globe and non-Globe subscribers about the company's products and services. It is a social portal which encourages its members to share their knowledge on various topics usage tips, account-related concerns, tutorials and many more to extend help to those that need it.

Nokia Lumia 720 Free At Sun Plan 600

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Nokia Lumia 720

Today is your chance to get the Nokia Lumia 720 at Plan 600 from Sun Cellular. The Windows phone handset is originally available at Plan 999, but since yesterday Sun was offering it at one plan lower. The Lumia 720 boast a 4.3-inch WVGA screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 8GB internal storage and runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.

SKK Mobile Platinum Review: Precious Metal

Saturday, September 14, 2013 / 16 Comments
SKK Mobile Platinum


The SKK Mobile Platinum is another flagship from SKK, it was announced last June and it took quite a while before it was officially released. The SKK Platinum has a 5-inch HD IPS LCD screen display and we know that almost all its competitors have smartphone of the same size. Does it stand a chance among a very saturated market?

Sibling War: MyPhone Vortex Versus MyPhone A919i

MyPhone Vortex versus MyPhone A919i

Yesterday, MyPhone officially announced the Agua Vortex which most of us know has similar roots with its Indian sibling the Micromax Canvas 4. Few months ago, MyPhone released the A919i Duo which so happens has the same OEM of the Micromax Canvas HD. Read on to know more about their similarities and differences.

MyPhone Vortex Now Available For Php12,388

Friday, September 13, 2013 / 4 Comments
MyPhone Vortex

Just a few days ago, MyPhone posted some teasers on their Facebook page, about their upcoming flagship and today they officially announced their unstoppable force, the MyPhone Agua Vortex. It boasts a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 housed in a plastic body with Aluminum frame.