July Gadget Reviews Roundup 2015
It’s a new month once again which means we have a new batch of gadget reviews for you guys to check out. For this roundup we have the Microsoft Surface 3, WIN ISDB-T TV Box, Cherry Mobile Flare X, and Motorola Moto X. Read our Gadget Reviews Roundup for July 2015.
The CM Flare X is a well-rounded smartphone that offers remarkable performance, decent image quality from its rear camera, and good battery life. Design is probably the least brightest spot of the Flare X, but even that gets a nod from us as the handset still feels sturdy and well put together despite its all-plastic make.
We think that the Strix Radeon R9 380 should be on top of your list. Sure, the factory overclock is modest at best, but its rigid design and commendable cooling solution should be enough to justify the $20 premium that Asus has put on top of the reference card’s SRP.
The Lenovo P70 is a workhorse of a smartphone. It’s got a good display, very capable hardware configuration, dual-SIM with LTE connectivity, and a large battery that can last more than a day. If there’s something we didn’t like is its camera performance so don’t expect a lot if you’re very particular about this feature.
The MSI GS30 2M Shadow, together with its gaming dock, aims to provide a full-fledged gaming rig while still offering the option of bringing it around as a lightweight notebook to work on. Weighing in at only 1.2kg, the GS30 could easily be carried around in a backpack or simply as it is.
Sony’s Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is one very capable device. As far as its time with us, it was able to handle everything we threw at it and performed really well. From web-browsing, to watching movies and playing music, to playing heavy games and connecting to a PS4, the tablet came through and didn’t fail to deliver what was required of it.
The HP Folio 1020 is positioned to be a business-oriented ultra mobile laptop and it’s exactly what its offering with the Folio 1020. It’s beautiful, sleek and the impressive build quality makes the Folio 1020 a looker with additional bells and whistles on the side.
The WIN TV Box is a feature packed device that serves as a great companion to your regular TV. It’s small, can record live TV shows, and can easily play videos from your hard drive. The only limitation we see here is the current lineup of channels since not all TV stations are broadcasting in digital yet.
The Surface 3 is not a laptop replacement, that one we are sure of. However, those who have been more attracted to the netbook for its affordability and portability will find the Surface 3 a welcome upgrade or replacement. It matches the performance, battery life and even the price.
The Cubix Cube’s claim to fame is its octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM with a price tag of only Php4,490. That’s a combination previously unheard of consider other similar hardware combo priced around Php6k to Php7k.
The Moto X is a 5.2-inch handset with full HD AMOLED display and Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor which was last year’s top CPU. Completing the configuration is 2GB of RAM, a non-expandable 16GB internal storage with LTE and NFC connectivity.