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Lenovo Vibe Shot Review (with Video)

Posted on: August 8, 2015


Introduced early this month we had the chance to test out Lenovo's camera-centric device, the Vibe Shot. It flaunts a glass panel up front and even at the back, has a decent Snapdragon processor, and is equipped with a camera that's supposed to give its users full control on its settings. Will this be a worthy phone/compact camera? Read on our full review and find out. Note: We have the video version of this review that shows the Lenovo Vibe Shot in more ways than the still photos could demonstrate. It also includes sample videos taken with the device.  Design and…

Lenovo Vibe Shot to go on sale today at 12 noon

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Lenovo's camera-centric smartphone, the Vibe Shot, will be available for purchase today via Lazada at 12 noon. Lenovo Vibe Shot specs: 5-inch Full HD IPS display, 441ppi 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core CPU 3GB RAM 32GB internal storage up to 128GB via microSD 16 megapixel camera w/ BSI Sensor, IR AF, OIS and Tricolor flash 8 megapixel front camera Dual Nano SIM 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE GPS, A-GPS Android 5.0 Lollipop 2,900mAh battery 142 x 70 x 7.3mm 145g Graphite Grey The Lenovo Vibe Shot is priced at Php16,999. See Lazada's listing…

Apple, Samsung plan to put an end to SIM cards

Posted on: July 18, 2015

Usually seen as rivals in the market, Apple and Samsung are reported to be in "advanced talks" to discontinue the usual plastic SIM cards that we're using today, and introduce something they call e-SIM cards. Financial Times reports that this is so that switching between networks or carriers will be easier for the end users. There will also be announcement on the new embeddable SIM standards in the near future according to GSMA, an industry association that represents mobile operators. GSMA CEO, Anne Bouverot, states in the report, " We have got everyone one one point, with Apple and Samsung agreeing…

Alternative Browsers for Google Chrome

Posted on: July 13, 2015

As good and as feature-packed Google Chrome might be, it still has its fair share of flaws. So if you’re tired of Chrome’s shortcomings, or if you’re just looking for a decent alternative for the search giant’s browser, then here are some of our suggestions. Before we go to our actual list, it’s worth noting that we tried to veer away from the popular Chrome alternatives such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. This is not to say that these browsers aren’t viable replacements to Google Chrome, but we tried to diversify the selection by providing other alternative browsers…

Huawei Y5, aka Honor Bee, now in PH for under Php4K

Posted on: June 5, 2015

The Huawei Y5c, also know as the Honor Bee, which sports a 4.5-inch display, quad-core CPU, and Android KitKat, is now available in the country for under Php4K. Huawei Y5c (Y541-U02) a.k.a Honor Bee specs: 4.5-inch WVGA (480 x 800) IPS display, 207ppi 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC7741G quad-core CPU Mali-400 MP2 GPU 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD 8MP rear camera w/ LED flash 2MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby 3G HSPA+ WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, LE GPS, A-GPS FM Radio 1,730mAh battery Android 4.4.2 KitKat w/ Emotion Lite 3.0 UI 134.3 x 66.7 x…

Globe Bares Unlimited Data Roaming For Prepaid Subs

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Globe Telecoms has revealed a new subscription-based service for prepaid subscribers called Roam Surf which allows them to continue surfing the web using their Globe prepaid SIM card even when abroad. The Globe Roam Surf is available to all prepaid subscribers who enabled the International Roaming service (GROAM) at least 24-hours prior to departure. The service is available in over 50 countries around the world which is thanks, in large part, to various partner telcos in different countries. The new Globe Roam Surf service is available in three tiers; one day subscription (24 hours) will cost Php599, Php1,797 for three…

Huawei intros Honor Pad and Play Pad Note budget tablets

Posted on: May 1, 2015

In addition to the launch of the Huawei Honor 4C, the Chinese company also introduces two of its new tablets targeted towards the budget-conscious -- the 7-inch Honor Pad and the 9.6-inch Honor Play Pad Note. We have the quick rundown of specs for both devices after the break. Huawei Honor Pad specs: 7-inch display @ 1024 x 600 resolution 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC7731G quad-core processor 1GB RAM 2MP rear camera 2MP front camera 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB Wi-Fi, 3G Android KitKat with Emotion UI 3.0 4100mAh battery Huawei Honor Play Pad Note specs: 9.6-inch HD display @ 1280 x…

Lenovo to offer $60-worth A1900 smartphone

Posted on: April 11, 2015

Lenovo is gunning for the budget-conscious individuals with its new A1900 smartphone. How budget? Try $60 or Php2.6K. Still it's got internals that's not too bad for its asking price. Lenovo A1900 specs: 4-inch IPS display @ 800 x 480 resolution, 233 ppi 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC7730 quad-core processor Mali-400 GPU 512MB RAM 4GB storage expandable with microSD GPS Wi-Fi 3G FM radio 1500mAh battery 121 x 62 x 9.5mm (dimensions) 117g (weight) Price: $60 The Lenovo A1900 is said to be available on Chinese retailers in the coming weeks. Would you buy this phone if it becomes available in the Philippine market?…

POEA and BI Barred PH DotA 2 Pros From Leaving the Country

Posted on: April 7, 2015

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are being scrutinized by Senator Paolo Benigno (Bam) Aquino IV after allegedly preventing three Filipino members of Team Rave from leaving for South Korea where they will meet other members of Team Rave to practice and compete in upcoming Defense of the Ancient 2 (DotA 2) competitions. Based on the report, Team Rave members Djardel “Chrissy” Mampusti, Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa and Mark “Cast” Pilar were offloaded because of insufficient travel documents. What is startling, however, is that these cyber athletes have already been in and out of Asian…

Cloudfone Epic 7.1 and 8.9: Dual-Boot Android and Windows on one tablet

Posted on: April 2, 2015


Cloudfone unveiled on their website the Epic 7.1 and 8.9, two new tablets that give you the power to choose between Android and Windows on boot. These might be some of the first dual-boot tablets we've seen on a local brand to date. Both are equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1 on board. Cloudfone Epic 7.1 key specs: 7" HD IPS display, 1280x720, 210ppi 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Processor 1GB RAM 32GB Internal Storage 5MP Rear Camera 2MP Front Camera WiFi USB-OTG Windows 8.1 + Android 4.4 KitKat (Crossover Technology) 3000mAh battery Cloudfone Epic 8.9 key specs:…