As more and more smartphones and other tech devices are released in 2021, we continue to provide you with news and reviews. So now we’re going to take a look back at 10 of the most-read reviews here at YugaTech.
Author’s note: The list contains reviews published in 2021 and is arranged by pageviews from lowest to highest.
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Now that the demand for tablets is rising, Xiaomi is finally offering something you might want to consider for your home-schooling or work-from-home needs. The 11-inch Xiaomi Pad 5 is now available locally with a starting price of PHP 18K. Besides having a 120Hz 2k display, it’s also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, 8,720mAh battery, and MIUI 12.5, that’s based on Android 11.
POCO continues to offer affordable smartphones with powerful specs and features mostly found in more expensive devices. The brand wants to keep it up with the POCO X3 GT 5G priced starting at under PHP 16K. It sports a 6.6-inch LCD, a MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, a triple rear-camera configuration, and a 5,000mAh battery.
OPPO is a known name for camera-focused smartphones, and earlier this year, the company launched its addition to the Reno series, the Reno5 5G. It boasts a 6.43-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, up to
12GB of RAM, up to 256GB storage, and a 4300mAh battery with 65W fast charging. It also packs a quad rear-camera configuration with a 64MP main shooter.
In January 2021, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 9T 5G, armed with a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, 5G connectivity, and a 5,000mAh battery. It has the makings of a good mid-range smartphone — a large hi-res screen, a new and capable chipset, good cameras, and a large battery. We don’t have the local SRP, though, but we expect it to be priced competitively like the older Redmi 9 series models.
This Top 10-list isn’t only limited to smartphones but also includes the Honda Airblade 150. Aesthetically speaking, the Honda Airblade looks a lot like a sleeker version of its cousin, the Honda Click, but offers a slimmer profile and slightly sharper looks. Powered by a 150cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke SOHC that produces a maximum power of 12.9hp at 8,500 RPM coupled with a maximum torque of 13.3Nm, the Airblade 150 is, by all means, a competent everyday commuter. Further, it is priced at PHP 109,000.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition — better known as the Galaxy S20 FE, is a slightly less expensive and toned-down variant of the premium Galaxy S20-series of devices. It has a good set of cameras, a 120Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, a 4,500mAh battery, a fashionable design. It offers a flagship-level performance at a lower price than the brand’s top-specced devices.
Indeed, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note line has been a popular choice for many, given the performance-to-price value proposition that it offers. Priced at starting under PHP 10K, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G got a 90Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS DotDisplay, MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, triple rear cameras, 5G connectivity, and a large 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Another smartphone from Samsung is the Galaxy A72. It is considered as the latest, largest smartphone under the Galaxy A-series, boasting a 90Hz 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, quad rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It is available for PHP 23,990.
Xiaomi has launched the latest iteration of its Redmi Note smartphones in the form of the Redmi Note 10 series. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is quite an impressive smartphone with its AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, IP53 rating, good cameras, and a 5,020mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It officially arrived in the Philippines in April 2021, priced starting at PHP 12,590.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series was launched in the Philippines in March 2021, and representing the base model is the Redmi Note 10. It comes with a starting price of PHP 8,490. It packs solid features which will matter the most for any budget segment buyer, including a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 processor, quad rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
And that wraps it up! To sum it up, it looks like the list is dominated by Xiaomi, which is definitely one of the most popular smartphone brands in the Philippines. Moreover, the list includes five Xiaomi devices (four smartphones and a tablet), two Samsung smartphones, one smartphone from POCO and OPPO, and a scooter from Honda.
We’re looking forward to more reviews in 2022, so stay tuned for that.