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October 21, 2014

The flavors of Android through the years

In celebration of the new Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, we collated the sweet history of Android versions since its launch back in 2008.

January 03, 2014

Archos debuts Helium series LTE smartphones

Archos, a brand mostly known for its affordable line but highly-capable Android slates, has announced its first set of LTE-enabled budget-friendly smartphones – the Archos 45 Helium 4G and the Archos 50 Helium 4G.

July 19, 2013

Our Top 10 Smartphones Under Php20k as of mid-2013

At present, there are a lot of smartphones to choose from and it’s really getting confusing on which one to get. If you are on a tight budget and eyeing on a brand new smartphone, you should check out our rundown of our top 10 smartphones under Php20,000 that are available now.

July 01, 2013

Our Top 10 Android Smartphones under Php10k for 2013

It’s halfway through 2013, and some of you might be eyeing on a new Android phone. If you have a tight budget, you might want to check out our list below — it’s a rundown of our top 10 picks for Android smartphones under Php10k that you can buy right now.

July 18, 2012

Six (6) Mobile Phones on a Php6,000 Budget

Recent statistics suggest that the jaw-dropping growth of smartphone sales in the Philippines is largely due to steep competition and cheaper phones from numerous companies, thus, resulting in device manufacturers to offer entry-level smartphones that can offer so much more minus a higher price tag.

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.

July 06, 2012

Top 10 Smartphones on a Php10,000 budget

Some of us Filipinos often hesitate when it comes to upgrading to a new smartphone because of many factors. One of the most important to things to keep in mind is the budget (for obvious reasons). Why choose a phone that you can’t afford, right? You’ll just end up getting frustrated.

December 13, 2012

MediaTek outs its first quad-core SoC

MediaTek has made its name in the semiconductor industry by providing affordable single-core and dual-core System-on-Chips to handset manufacturers for their entry-level/mid-range smartphones. The Taiwanese company plans to keep their streak going with the announcement of their first quad-core SoC, the MT6589.

November 27, 2012

Star Mobile Astra Review

In the past, phones with TV functionality was a hit for some of our fellow Pinoys. Star Mobile looks to bring that fad back with the Astra. Catch the full review after the break.

November 21, 2012

Lenovo P700i overview

The P700i is the last of the three new smartphones from Lenovo. A refresh to the popular P700, this phone is set to take on the budget-conscious dual-SIM market together with the IdeaPhone S560. Check out our short overview of the handset after the break.

November 09, 2012

Lenovo K860 Review

Lenovo is starting to make itself known in the world of Android smartphones. Literally, inching its way up by introducing a wide variety of handsets starting with the 3.5-inch A60+ all the way to the 5-inch S880. Lenovo’s latest entry is the K860 – a phablet that sports a quad-core processor and an 8 megapixel […]

October 19, 2012

Google to sell Samsung Chromebook for $249

In spite of the success that Google had with their Android platform, it seems that there’s no stopping Google from releasing newer versions of the Chome OS-based laptop. Just recently, they announced the new 11.6” Samsung Chromebook XE303C12.

September 27, 2012

Starmobile Engage overview

Starmobile is a fairly new player in the local communications scene. Their current offerings mostly consist of dual-SIM phones with the exception of two devices the FeatureSmart, which is a single-SIM smartphone, and the 7-inch tablet Engage.

September 22, 2012

Nokia Asha 311 overview

It’s been a long while since a S40 handset visited our HQ and quite frankly its plain OS is refreshing from all the iOS and Android smartphones that we’ve been using. Catch our unboxing and first impression of the Nokia Asha 311 after the break.

August 23, 2012

Mozilla Firefox OS Roadshow, Part 1

Yesterday we attended the first Mozilla Firefox OS aka Boot2Gecko roadshow in the Philippines in partnership with Globe Labs to give members of the media and developers a taste of what this upcoming OS is all about. We also get to play with a Nexus S device ported with the said OS and were able […]

July 15, 2012

Huawei Honor Review

Last March, Huawei launched its 4-incher, single-core flagship called the Huawei Honor. First impressions left us with satisfying nods thanks to its 5-second boot-up time, above average battery spec and low price.

July 14, 2012

Lenovo P700 Review

We’ve already introduced to you the P700 back then and we know that you’re all anxious to find out how this low-priced, mid-range smartphone has fared in our real-life usage test. Read on our full review of the Lenovo P700 after the break.

July 09, 2012

Huawei Ascend Y200 Review

Huawei’s Ascend Y200 is the company’s latest handset targeting the entry-level market. Its biggest asset — an Android smartphone packing an IPS LCD at under Php6k. Check out our full review of the Huawei Ascend Y200 after the break.

May 15, 2012

Cherry Mobile W900 Review

Cherry Mobile recently introduced yet another affordable Android smartphone they called the Dragon Phone. After more than a week’s time with it, we’re pretty sure what Cherry Mobile is gunning for with this new handset. Check out our full review of the Cherry Mobile W900 after the break.

May 06, 2012

Cherry Mobile W900 launched; 4-inch, 1.2GHz for Php10k

Just hours before the SGSIII was announced last Friday, Cherry Mobile finally launched the Dragon Phone (we previously covered it here). Cherry Mobile Product Manager, Lonson Alejandrino explained the key features of the newly launched smartphone and answered questions fielded by the media.

April 19, 2012

Sony officially launches Xperia S, P, U in the Philippines

Sony Philippines has officially launched their NXT (Xperia) product line that features 4 new handsets to suit every consumer’s smartphone needs and budget at an event held at the Mind Museum BGC. The event showcased the 3, almost identically designed smartphones, the Xperia S, P and U.

April 10, 2012

Intex Avatar IT-M809RC Review

Intex Technology is a company that offers a wide range of electronic gadgets and appliances. They may not be that well-known here in the Philippines but they service to 63 countries manufacturing affordable devices that, according to them, aimed at experiencing future and living life which nobody has lived before. Let’s see if their tablet […]

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