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September 01, 2014

Gionee Elife S5.1 revealed, 5.15 mm thin!

Looks like Gionee isn’t resting on its laurels when it comes to having the “world’s thinnest smartphone” as they have just dethroned the 5.5 mm Elife S5.5 with the release of the Elife S5.1 which measures at just 5.15 mm thin! Continue Reading

September 01, 2014

Cherry Mobile Cosmos One in the flesh

To celebrate the 5 years in business of Cosmic Technologies in the Philippines, the company launched a Limited Edition Cherry Mobile Cosmos One.

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September 01, 2014

SKK Phoenix G1: 5-inch, quad-core for Php3,799

SKK has recently announced its new affordable Android smartphone that packs a 5-inch qHD display, dual-SIM capabilities, and powered by a MediaTek quad-core CPU and Android KitKat – the Phoenix G1. Continue Reading

August 31, 2014

Kata M2 unboxed, first impressions

Kata Digital has recently released a new flagship Android phone in the market, the Kata M2, which retails for Php7,999.

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August 31, 2014

Lenovo Vibe X2 to make its debut on IFA 2014

In a recent invite that was sent to various media outlets, Lenovo has confirmed that it will be unveiling the latest addition to its Vibe lineup, the Lenovo Vibe X2 which is said to be available in octa-core and dual-core models.

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August 30, 2014

This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof

The Bartec Pixavi Impact X is probably the toughest smartphone that will soon be available. In addition to the usual water- and dust-proofing of phones, it boasts being imperishable to impact, drop, corrosion, and explosion. Yes, you read that right. It runs on an Android Jelly Bean OS and has dual rear cameras as part of its unique functionality. Continue Reading

August 30, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs. Asus Zenfone 5

The price category of Php5,000 to Php7,000 are slowly being ruled by really good smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the Asus Zenfone 5. We take a look at the two and compare them with each other.

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August 29, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi 1S first impressions

The Redmi 1S, Xiaomi’s most affordable Android offering in the country, was launched in the country just last night. It features a 4.7-inch IPS display with Dragontrail glass, Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU, 2,000mAh battery, and dual-SIM capabilities. Take a look at our first impressions of the device below. Continue Reading

August 28, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi 1s lands locally, priced at Php5,599

Xiaomi Philippines has officially announced the arrival of the Xiaomi Redmi 1s in our country, a dual-SIM Android smartphone with a 4.7-inch HD display and runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM.

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August 28, 2014

Acer Liquid Jade lands, priced at Php14,990

Along with the X1, Acer Philippines has also launched the Liquid Jade, a 5-inch Android smartphone that was first seen during year’s Computex.

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August 27, 2014

LG announces a new laser focus assisted smartphone

LG G3′s laser focus is now being borrowed by a new LG smartphone with a rather confusing name. This is the LG Gx2, a new Android device from the Korean manufacturer.
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August 27, 2014

Cherry Mobile Flare 3 Quick Review

When it comes to pricing their devices Cherry Mobile has been known to offer decent specs at affordable price points. One device that backs up this claim is the Flare 3 which we were able to try out for a period of time. Is it a phablet worth your money? Read on our Quick Review to find out. Continue Reading

August 27, 2014

ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE lands in Singapore, sells for under Php11K

Earlier today, ASUS launched the LTE variant of the ZenFone 5 in Singapore which may serve as a hint that it may soon land on our shore in the coming months, probably in time for the holiday season.

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August 27, 2014

Google teams up with RockChip for Project Ara SOC

Google has announced that they are teaming up with China-based chipmaker RockChip to come up with a System-on-Chip that will be used on the modular Project Ara handset.

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August 27, 2014

Oppo N1 mini gets priced at Php19,990

The Oppo N1 mini which packs a 5-inch display, 13 megapixel swivel camera, Snapdragon 400 CPU, and 4G LTE connectivity is finally priced at Php19,990. Continue Reading

August 27, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 takes on iPhone 6 with sapphire screen

Huawei mentions in an interview that they are aiming to launch an Ascend P7 variant reinforced with a sapphire display. For those not familiar, sapphire is a very tough material (second hardest to diamond) that Apple is rumored to incorporate largely to the iPhone 6. Inside, the sapphire-toting P7 should still carry its original specs. Continue Reading

August 27, 2014

Limited edition Cherry Mobile Cosmos One selling ONLY on August 30

In celebration of their 5th year anniversary, Cherry Mobile announces the Cosmos One which is an octa-core phablet priced at only Php6,999. This limited edition device will only sell for one day. More details after the jump. Continue Reading

August 27, 2014

HTC Desire 510 officially announced, quad-core with LTE

HTC has officially announced the Desire 510 – a 4.7-inch smartphone that packs a Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, LTE connectivity, and Android 4.4 KitKat. Continue Reading

August 26, 2014

SKK Mobile X4 unveiled, an Oppo N1 look-a-like for less

Following the launch of the X1, the cheapest octa-core smartphone to date, SKK Mobile has unveiled the X4 on their Facebook page which looks exactly like Oppo N1, complete with a rotatable camera.

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August 26, 2014

Oppo N1 mini with 4G LTE to arrive next month

The Oppo N1 mini, the smaller brother of the N1, which features a 5-inch display, 13 megapixel swivel camera, Snapdragon 400 CPU, and 4G LTE connectivity, is set to arrive in the Philippines in September. Continue Reading

August 26, 2014

Acer announces the SRP of the Liquid X1, priced at $265

One of many new devices that we’ve had the privilege of getting an early look at during this year’s Computex is the Acer Liquid X1. During that time though, the 5.7-inch handset still doesn’t have a price tag, until recently when Acer finally announced that Liquid X1 will be retailed for NT$7,990 or a little under twelve grand in our local currency.

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August 26, 2014

Huawei out cheaper Honor 3C Play, priced at Php4,000+

Huawei Mobile has recently launched a toned-down version of the Honor 3C which is conveniently called Honor 3C Play Edition.

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August 26, 2014

LG announces G3 Stylus with an “exceptional price”

LG today announces the newest member to add to the G3 family – the LG G3 Stylus. It basically has toned down internals compared to the original G3 but has the company-exclusive Rubberdium stylus pen and supposedly a price tag that won’t be too heavy on the pocket. Continue Reading

August 25, 2014

HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930 take the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Samsung Galaxy S5 recently took the ALS Ice Bucket challenged and emerged unscathed thanks to its IP67-certified body. Now see the non-waterproof smartphone flagships, namely the HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930, take on the icy bath. Continue Reading

August 25, 2014

Oppo Neo 5, quad-core and 4G LTE for $190

Oppo recently launched in Malaysia their new budget-friendly Android offering that features a 4.5-inch display, Snapdragon 400 CPU, and 4G LTE connectivity – the Neo 5. Continue Reading