October Gadget Reviews Roundup
We’re slowly approaching the Holiday season and we’re pretty sure that most of you are already scouring the net for gadgets worth buying. Let us help you with that by giving you a roundup of all the gadgets we’ve reviewed in October.
We’re somewhat torn with the iPhone 5C. On one hand, it’s just an identical hardware to the iPhone 5 but clad in a polycarbonate shell. On the other, it’s still a very capable handset with impressive performance. What will ultimately dictate the success of this model will be the retail price when it lands in the Philippines.
The Nokia Lumia 625 aims to become a really great successor to the Lumia 620 with its larger and better screen, bigger battery, faster CPU, and LTE connectivity. Not to mention that it carries a solid build and sleek design that Nokia is known to deliver.
On the downside, the small RAM and low resolution can be serious issues to some, but at Php13,200 SRP, the Lumia 625 is one of the cheapest LTE-enabled smartphone you can get to date.
While the phone features dual-SIM capabilities, a good Super AMOLED display and a few freebies in the box, the design, UI, camera & battery is enough to make you look elsewhere. However, if you’re really sticking to a budget of Php9,999, then there you have it. Overall, this is an ‘okay’ phone with an ‘okay’ price.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a well-made, good-looking and beefed-up device that aims to be the Jack of all trades in the world of tablets. For those who want to use it as portable movie player the 10-inch Super Clear display, and the dual speakers won’t disappoint. If a user wants to take a picture, the 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash will suffice. Gamers will find the Note 10.1?s CPU, RAM and overall performance to be top notch. And for those who want to be productive will find the S apps, S Pen, great multi-tasking capabilities, and long battery life to serve well.
At the end of the day, Dell’s Vostro 5460 will surely won’t disappoint. Everything you need to get your tasks done will run just fine and a bonus of extra hardware for heavy graphics and superb audio is a sure plus. However, it does have flaws but nothing major. You’ll get used to it and it will be a thing of the past.
Despite the non-removable battery, we’re all praises for the Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi (aka Tattoo LTE Mobile Wi-Fi). It’s got a decent build that can seem to withstand a fair amount of beating, plus it doubles as a powerbank which is a pretty neat addition to its feature set.
The first Aspire S7 was already a great ultrabook, except probably for the paltry battery life. The new Haswell-powered Aspire S7 has certainly solved that shortcoming. Same great design, lightweight form factor, impressive performance and a day-long battery life.
The Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 is what it is – a budget quad-core Android smartphone. Although I have to agree that the quad-core is a bit overrated considering that it only has 512MB RAM, still the fact remains that it’s Php3,999 price tag is its main selling point, not a pixel-packed screen or a snappy engine.
We ended our Flare 2.0 review with a firm statement that if you’re looking for a more decent handset, you should be prepare to dish out a little extra cash for it. Fortunately for the frugal crowd, the Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 is well worth that extra Php700 – one that truly gives consumers more bang for their buck.