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March 24, 2015

Cherry Mobile Named #1 Vendor as PH Becomes 3rd Largest Smartphone Market in SEA

The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published its quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for the Asia/Pacific region which shows a significant upsurge in mobile phone shipment (smartphone or otherwise) in the Philippines. Along with it comes the news that Cherry Mobile has been named the top smartphone vendor in the country, pulling an upset victory against […]

March 20, 2015

Power Banks that are yet to arrive in the Philippines

We’ve reported a lot about power banks in the past especially those that were announced by big companies like Xiaomi, ASUS and Microsoft. Unfortunately, some of them are yet to be officially offered here in the country so they’re a bit difficult to acquire. But in case you are wondering about those power banks, here’s […]

December 31, 2014

The Biggest Tech Stories in the Philippines in 2014

As we fold the year 2014 to an end, we take a look back at some of the biggest moments that defined technology in the country. Here are this year’s top tech stories.

August 05, 2014

Smartphone adoption in PH will triple in 2015 says research firm

OnDevice Research, a UK-based research firm that specializes in trends in mobile research, has recently published a report that reflects the current trend in the Philippines and the company predicts that there will be big jump in smartphone usage next year, making our country as one of fastest growing smartphone market in Southeast Asia.

July 21, 2014

Our Top 10 Smartphones below Php10k for (Mid) 2014

We’re more than halfway through the year once again and we’re here with another top 10 list, this one being for smartphones with prices below Php10,000. If you’re looking for great phones at this budget, then it’s time to read on!

February 22, 2014

OPPO to enter Philippine market this April 2014

OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is opening up shop in the Philippines. This was shared to me by the local/regional team yesterday over coffee.

November 07, 2013

#TBT: 6 Years of iPhone in the Philippines

I can still clearly remember the day when the iPhone was officially released in the Philippines over 6 years ago. I was with members of the media to attend and cover that historic event that will change the smartphone market in the country.

July 16, 2012

PH Smartphone sales grew by 400%, now at 29% share

In recent studies done by GfK, it seems that handset manufacturers are doing a pretty good job so far in keeping price-conscious Juan engaged with their competitive smartphone offerings.

July 09, 2012

Top 10 Smartphones on a Php20,000 budget

Last week, we shared with you our top 10 smartphones on a Php10k budget. Today, we’re kicking it up a notch with our list of 10 smartphones that fit a Php20k budget. Check out our list to see which ones made it.

June 27, 2011

Poll: What’s your smartphone budget like?

Been talking to a number of phone manufacturers lately regarding the smartphone market and how price-sensitive FIlipinos are. I threw out some numbers and wanted to get some more feedback from my readers here and see if I’m within the ballpark figure.

April 01, 2015

Cherry Mobile to buy BlackBerry, forms Cherry Berry brand

Cosmic Technologies, owner of the Cherry Mobile brand in the Philippines, has announced that it is buying into dying handset manufacturer BlackBerry for an estimated $780 Million (or Php33.75 billion).

March 15, 2015

Samsung NX500 Unboxing & Hands-On Review

Samsung isn’t quite the first brand to come to mind when you think about digital cameras. And while it’s had its fair share of hits and misses over the last few years – you’ve got to hand it to them for trying. Their latest attempt at making inroads in the digital photography market comes in […]

February 07, 2015

Are point-and-shoot cameras dead?

Point-and-shoot cameras used to be the king when it comes to every day casual shooting. Almost every household had a point-and-shoot on standby, ready to capture moments. But with the improvement in camera technology for mobile devices, smartphones have aggresively taken its place as the go-to device for taking photos and videos. This leaves us […]

December 31, 2014

Headlines We Wish to See in 2015

2015 is just around the corner and I’m sure that you are also hoping or wishing that the new year would bring better things compared to 2014. And for us at YugaTech, we are also looking forward to bringing you better news. So before we say goodbye to 2014, here are examples of headlines we […]

December 03, 2014

YugaTech Christmas Gadget Guide 2014: Smartwatches

You’ve seen our Christmas Gadget Guide for smartphones and tablets. This time we’re gonna walk you through our Gadget Guide for Smartwatches. After all, 2014 is the year for these high-tech wearables. So if you’re on a lookout for something to put on your wrist that does more than just tell you the time then […]

October 31, 2014

Oppo R5 hands-on, first impressions

Place two 1-peso coins together and that’s almost how thin the new Oppo R5 is. Measuring just 4.85mm, the R5 is considered as the world’s thinnest smartphone. We had a short time to check out the handset right after the global launch in Singapore this week.

September 30, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

Perhaps the device that got the most curiosity from Apple’s recent announcement is the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple not only introduced a bigger iPhone, it also paired it with another phablet iPhone. Check out our full review of the iPhone 6 Plus below.

September 27, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus in the flesh, first impressions

Earlier this week, we posted our review of the iPhone 6. We eventually got its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus. And they shared a lot of things in common, there were a few upgrades that puts it at a better spot.

September 15, 2014

Android One devices now official, to be available in PH

Google today launches the first batch of Android One devices namely the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno. They’re all priced equally and competitively at Rs. 6,399 in India or a sub-5K local price. To add more good news, it will soon be available in the Philippines.

September 02, 2014

Cherry Mobile TV Box first impressions

Cherry Mobile has caused quite a stir in the local tech scene after showcasing two of their latest non-smartphone offerings, the Ultra On The Go and the CM TV Box. We’ve already shared with your our quick unboxing of CM’s new 4G/LTE Pocket Wi-Fi, now it’s time for their new Android set-top box to get […]

August 24, 2014

Top 5 Crazy Filipino Gadget Buying Habits

With the many years of experience buying gadgets and also selling gadgets, we’ve encountered a lot of Filipino behavior that can be really irritating or frustrating at times. We list down the top 5 gadget buying habits of fellow Pinoys and tell us if this is true.

August 05, 2014

Research shows that over 40% of Filipinos are satisfied with their mobile internet speed

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. According to a recent study conducted by On Device Research, 41-percent of the 900 respondents that they’ve interviewed are happy with the speed of their mobile internet connection, and only a quarter are pissed about theirs.

August 05, 2014

Xiaomi trumps Samsung, now the leading phone-maker in China

Being at the number one spot since 2011, Samsung loses its title to Xiaomi as China’s leading smartphone-maker. Research firm Canalys reports that phone distribution during the second quarter of 2014 shows that Xiaomi tops at 15 million handsets while Samsung tails behind at only 13.2 million devices.

August 04, 2014

OPPO N1 Contest: Let me take a Selfie!

OPPO Philippines and Yugatech is giving away OPPO N1 to the best selfie in town. The OPPO N1 is one of the best “selfie smartphone” in the market today. That is because of the rotating camera lens that takes photos and videos at almost any angle.

June 16, 2014

Cherry Mobile Ultra Review

Earlier, we gave you guys a brief overview of some of the Cherry Mobile Ultra’s features and gave you a quick tour of its simple yet well-put-together body. Now it’s time to delve deeper into this LTE smartphone to see what other things its got to offer besides good looks and LTE functionality.

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