Unboxing & Hands-on Roundup: July 2021
Reviews are usually the most awaited content for a device. But sometimes it doesn’t provide the satisfaction of seeing it unboxed and handled for the first time. That’s why we have unboxing and hands-on articles and videos prior to the release of the full reviews. In some cases, our “unboxing, hands-on” is what you need to help you make a decision. Because of that, we’re compiling our unboxing and hands-on videos, starting with the month of July.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
Infinix Hot 10S Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB) Edition
realme Watch 2 Pro
realme Motion Activated Night Light
nubia REDMAGIC 6R
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
OPPO Reno6 Z 5G
POCO X3 GT
OPPO Reno6 5G
Powering the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a Mediatek Helio P22T SoC with an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5,100mAh battery. For the software, it runs on One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. But, again, it’s an entry-level tablet, so don’t expect it to run demanding games. Instead, the recommended uses would be for attending Zoom calls, watching videos on YouTube or Netflix, casual listening to Spotify, reading e-books, and as a learning tool for kids. It is priced at PHP 9,490 – a bit expensive, though, for an entry-level tablet with this spec.
The Huawei Watch 3 is priced at PHP 18,999. It’s more expensive than the GT 2 Pro when it launched for PHP 11,999. But if you’re already in the Huawei ecosystem and looking for the best smartwatch available from the company, this is the one to get.
The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is equipped with a large 14.3mm LCP dynamic driver in each earbud, which boasts a frequency range of up to 40kHz. Huawei didn’t disclose additional audio specifications, but based on our experience, these earbuds sound good. The mids and highs are clean and crisp. Female vocals are well emphasized, while high-pitched sounds are delivered with just the right amount of sibilance without becoming harsh. Lows are good as well, including male vocals can deliver powerful bass without becoming muddy. The Huawei FreeBuds 4 has an SRP of PHP 7,999.
The OPPO Enco Buds W12 is priced at PHP 1,699, just a tad bit higher than the Enco W11 (2020) for PHP 1,650. It still looks like the W11 but lighter and with some notable upgrades. With the brand still maintaining its budget price below 2k for it, this is definitely worth getting than the W11. If you’re looking for a very compact TWS but still have enjoyable audio quality and long-lasting battery life.
Overall, we like the MateView GT thanks to its widescreen, accurate colors, and a decent resolution. Casual gamers will appreciate the 165Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and some gaming features built-in. What made it stand out is the inclusion of the microphone and soundbar with RGB strip, although we think that Huawei can improve on it. Maybe we’ll see it in the next generation. The Huawei MateView GT is priced at PHP 28,999 and is available for purchase at the official Huawei Philippines website.
Overall, we like the Audioengine A2+ and has been our default speaker for our WFH setup. We use it when streaming music and watching videos. It’s attractive, doesn’t take up much desk space, could use a bit of cable management, though, but powerful. It’s priced at PHP 14,990, so if you have the budget and are on a hunt for premium-looking desk speakers, we definitely recommend this one.