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Polaroid re-enters PH market w/ smartphones & tablets




After their success in Europe and America, Polaroid now has its eyes set on our country and, together with RedDot Philippines, have unveiled a slew of competitively-priced Android-powered devices aimed at budget-conscious consumers.

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Tablets and smartphones aren’t exactly the first products that will come into mind when you see or hear of Polaroid. Heck, you might not even know that they actually manufacture anything other than cameras and photography-related products until only recently when we previewed their latest offering that was displayed in this year’s CES. But times have changed since Polaroid’s hey-day in the camera scene, and they, like other companies, have realized the market potential of mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Polaroid’s initial lineup consists of entry-level to mid-tier smart phone and tablets and a few feature phones. Here’s a look at their offerings which includes an overview of the devices’ specs and local price.

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The Polaroid devices mentioned above will be available in the next coming weeks and can be purchased through leading mobile stores, kiosks and dealers nationwide.



This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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41 Responses

  1. AsusFan says:

    Too late, Polaroid…

    Goodluck!

  2. abuzalzal says:

    LOL parang COBY lang

    Underspec’d, Overpriced

    Pipo and Cube are the BEST bang for buck tablets out there bar none

    Sa smartphone naman siyempre STARMOBILE….nyahahahahahahaha I kid I kid

  3. abuzalzal says:

    Mga hijo at hija

    kung bibili kayo ng CHINA tablet siguraduhin niyong ROCKCHIP SoC’s mga pinipili ninyo

    anything less than a ROCKCHIP is weak

    • adgjmptw says:

      Really? Anything less than a rockchip is weak? Haven’t you heard of Exynos 4? Some Chinese brand tablets are actually using Samsung’s chipset, and they fare better than Rockchip’s in actual usage. And how much is Starmobile paying you? CM and MyPhone are still better overall against SM. CM’s customer service is not the same all over the country; some may be bad, but in other places it is actually good. Their prices are definitely dealbreakers among local brands. MP’s customer service could be the best among local brands with their tie-up with Sony. They also don’t overprice that much. SM? Shorter lines in customer service? ‘Coz there are less people buying their gadgets. Most of their phones/tablets are way behind against SM and MP (except for the new ones, obviously). They are, what you say, “under-speced and overpriced.”

    • IGNORAMUS says:

      ^^^^

      Duh syempre yung Exynos 4 mas powerful sa Rockchip. Tama padin yung statement ni abu “Anything less than a Rockchip” (Exynos > Rockchip > Others) Magaangas ka na nga lang, paanga anga pa.

    • abuzalzal says:

      @adgjmptw

      WOW…kulang na lang sabihin mo SNAPDRAGON 800 at TEGRA 4 ah lmao

      magbasa mabuti : CHINA tablet

      CHINA ba yung Samsung na sinasabi mo? Ililibre kita ng Andoks kung makakapagsabi ka ng SoC na mas powerful sa Rockchip

    • mang kan0r says:

      @adgjmptw ikwento mo sa pagong

  4. adgjmptw says:

    @abuzalzal

    Oi kita ko mga comments mo dito sa site puro ka troll. And please read again what I said: CHINESE-BRAND TABLETS. Like the Ramos W42, which uses the Exynos 4412. I didn’t mention Tegra because even the dual-core Rockchip can easily outpace Tegra 3.

  5. abuzalzal says:

    Antutu : Rkchp beats Exynos (16,755 vs 14,756)

    NBench : Rkchp beats Exynos (10,641 vs 9,182)

    GlBenchmark : Rkchp beats Exynos in ALL testings

    Power consumption : Rkchp beats Exynos 44 % vs 75%

  6. adgjmptw says:

    Sige pagpilitan mo din yan. Pakibasa ulit ng sinabi ko; “ACTUAL USAGE”. Are benchmarks basis for comparison? Yes definitely. Pero basahin mo yung ibang forums comparing both processors, and obviously they will say that the Rockchip will beat the Exynos in benchmarks BUT the Exynos produces better quality in ACTUAL USAGE. Analyze din konti hijo. Benchmarks are mere representations of the hardware, and should not ONLY be the basis for comparison between hardwares. Sige try mo i-explain yang benchmarks mo sa mga casual users kung maiiintindihan ba nila yan.

    • abuzalzal says:

      Benchmarks ACTUALLY give you the idea on how a chip would perform on real world use…that being said, Differences vary…from noticeable to negligible

      NGAYON, ignoramus ka na talaga kung ipagpilitan mong mas superior ang Exynos 4412 sa Rockchip which isn’t the case based from those benchmarks

    • adgjmptw says:

      Slow ka ba? O sadyang slow ka lang talaga? I said ACTUAL USAGE. Pinagpipilitan mo ng pa-ulit2 ang benchmarks, di ko naman kinokontra yan. That is already proven. What I meant is comparing them on ACTUAL USAGE or AKTWAL NA PAGGAMIT kung di mo naiintindihan ang ibig sabihin nun. ACTUAL PERFORMANCE of an Exynos-powered tablet is still BETTER SLIGHTLY than a Rockchip-powered tablet, owing to the fact na bago pa lang yang quadcore na Rockchip na SoC. Ikaw yata ang ignoramus e. And also, the benchmark difference between the two is EXPECTED, due to the fact na ang Exynos 4412 was released April 2012 pa while ang Rockchip RK3188 was just released last January 2013. Obviously, mas updated, e d syempre it will turn out better on tests.

    • abuzalzal says:

      haha wala PAHIYA ka lang sari-sari na palusot ginagawa mo…mag muni-muni ka nga at tingnan mo yung una mong post…then reflect

      LMAO

      Exynos? talaga? never heard of it lol

    • IGNORAMUS says:

      adgjmptw got PWNED into nothingness! Lulusot ka pa eh! Kainin mo yang Exynos mo! LOL

    • Spike Like Mike says:

      @abuzalzal

      Taena pakalat kalat comment neto san san.

      Mashado kang maraming alam, BUM siguro to, BUM! hahaha.

      Pusta ko, yung nauso Android at iOS saka lang nagkacell phone to! Cge Hirit! Unggoy! Hahaha.

  7. TMC says:

    Polaroid (haha, the last four letters gets a piece of the Android name), they better stick to cameras. Why join the fray and scare away consumers with high-price + low-specs.

  8. ChrisP says:

    Dapat pinaka selling point ng mga products nila eh yung camera sana. :D

  9. Kendra says:

    goodluck na lang dito.. to the fact na Red Dot na naman nagdala..hay nako migraine aabutin mo sa service center nila…

  10. Spike Like Mike says:

    @abuzalzal @adgjmptw

    Facundo! Sunugin ang dalawang to, nakakagulo sa lipunan. Parehong Nagdudunung- dunungan.

    At Facundo! Wag mag-iiwan ng bakas, gusto ko walang makaligtas!

  11. shinel says:

    ay, pangeth pala to? trip ko pa naman sana yung 5’9″ nila, panglaro dito, at ng mapalitan na ang Kata iDroid ko na wala pang isang taon eh phase out na raw ng OWTEL, buset sila hahaha!!!

  12. crusoe says:

    Ang dami naming satsat ng iba. Sinu-sino na ba sa inyo ang actual na gumamit o gumagamit ng Polaroid Smartphone or tablet? Yun ang gusto kong mag-comment dahil mas reliable ang kanilang sasabihin. Ayoko ng mga epal na nagmamagaling lang. Salamat!

    • rompprado says:

      i bought polaroid 8″ executive clavier last oct 25 2013 kc nag-ambisyon ako ng malaki s karaniwang 7″. at ang napala ko ayun sira n agad.. panget p ang camera same specs from other tablets pero actual usage super kakaasar

  13. Fvckinlifted says:

    Ano ba yan! Bibili pa naman sana ako ng Polaroid na Quadcore. Hahahha! Ang dapat lang mag bigay ng idea or comment is yung mga nka gamit na ng Polaroid, hindi yung puro mga negative comments hndi pa naman nkakagamit. Well, i’ll buy Polaroid padin :)

    • rompprado says:

      try mo nalang mag sky worth prang mas ok p un kesa mg polaroid.. super dissapointed ako inaaway ako ng hubby ko for buying that brand

  14. Dan says:

    Very disappointed! Bought Polaroid Quad7 MID0748 for my son as birthday giftt. Testing ko palang naghang na. I let my son play minecraft on it then after getting drained and recharged ayaw na magboot. stuck na lang sa android screen tulad nung picture sa taas na nakalagay Android with black screen background. pinhole reset doesnt work. Sayang lang pera. Sana ok yung service center. tsk tsk.

  15. Dominick rick says:

    Dun sa mga bibili ng mga product ng POLAROID.mag isip isip muna! bumili kami ng polaroid prog400 EH WALA PANG 2WEEKS GINAGAMIT. NAG HANG NA AGAD!!! GRABE TAPOS ICHA CHARGE KA NG HALOS THE SAME PRICE NG UNIT PARA BIGYAN DAW ULI KAMI NG BAGO!!.HAY NAKU..MGA MANLOLOKO! MAY WARRANTY DAW! LETSE!!!

  16. jhen says:

    wag kayo bibili ng polaroid napaka low life ng after-sales… walang stocks ng mga parts paikot ikutin ka lang na may order ng parts abroad prang delaying tactics lang tsk… so in short “DISPOSABLE”.

  17. tonviray says:

    ^ its true disposable bcoz of lack of parts… i bought my son a polaroid quadcore tablet thru thier distributor at sm bicutan… unfortunately the touch screen broke after a week use and i have to pay for replacement… money is no prblem but the thing is they dont have parts on stock…its almost two months now waiting and junk na ata itong tablet na gift namin sa anak. mas mabilis pag under ng citylight ang service coz i have an experience with a broken touchscreen with our pldt tab and agad adad napalitan nila with minimal charge.

  18. watcher says:

    Wag bumili ng tablet ng polaroid.. disappointed din ako. two weeks after buying for my daughter ay no sound and no video na..

  19. kamote says:

    mga tanga pala kayo, baka mga tangang gumamit yung mga anak nyo, ibibili nyo ng mumurahing tablet tapos magrereklamo kayo na sira agad? tanga ba kayo? eh bata yan, ano ba malay ng bata sa pagiingat ng gadget? kahit samsung o ipad ibili nyo jan eh kung salola naman gumamit katulad nyo edi wala din.

  20. elmer says:

    sayang dahil late ko na nabasa tong forum about POLAROID Tablet,..bumili ako ng polaroid quadcore tablet MID0748 ang model…eto laging masakit ang ulo ko,..nagchacharge ako after nun nka standby nlng xa,..ndi na nagstart..kung pwede lang sana bawiin ang pera ko bbawiin ko nlng..nakakainis..

  21. Faye says:

    un polaroid tablet ko was sent to the service center by Wellcom for quotation, nabasag kasi un LCD. According to Wellcom, mid Oct palang nasend na nila sa Red Dot. Wala reply hanggang nun Monday. So I decided na pumunta nalang sa Red Dot sa may Espana Blvd. Naku sasakit ang ulo ng taong magpapagawa dun super bad customer service. Tapos walang alam un mga tao they will just give you a run around. Ang reason naman kun bakit ako pumunta is para i-pull out nalang un tablet ko. Lahat ng customer na nagpunta dun mainit ang ulo sa kanila.

    Sana magpalit nalang ng distributor ang polaroid, coby at skyworth dahil masisira sila sa Red Dot.

  22. Vanessa San Pedro says:

    i bought a polaroid 7″ rainbow for my daughter, pero bat gnun sandali pa lang ginagamet eh lowbatt na agad, parang la pa yatang an hour… I know its cheap, pero sayang naman. tas ganito pa mababasa ko, i wish i didnt buy na lang POLAROID, APPLE and SAMSUNG, even mahal, trustworthy… Sana mabasa ito nun iba na bibili pa lang.

  23. My wife and I bought our daughter Polaroid tablet as XMas gift last December.

    Heto, hindi lumilitaw keyboard. Reset button doesnt work. Sabi namin try i-complain sa SM MOA, doon nabili. Under warranty, ewan kung totoo.

    Disgusting. Sayang Php5,xxx.00

  24. tama d matibay ang polaroid bmili me sm sta mesa wala png 1week cra n dpt d kyo nag be2nta ng gnyn kng d rin mpa2kinabgan ng bmili nka2pang sisi lng kc d nmn pinupulot ang pera tapos ganyn lng..tapos pinpunta kme ng sevice center hayyy nku lalo nka2 hi blood panu wala clang gnung tao pra mbilis ang ipla..
    pnloloko yn gngagwa nio dpt s inyo pina tu2lpo mga mnloloko kyo

    • Rockafella says:

      Hahaha! natawa ako sa mga “pina tu2lpo” pero seriously sana di mo nalang binili hindi maganda ang quality ng polaroid when it comes to their tablets. Kasangga mo sina “Tulpo” :))

  25. John says:

    Low quality as in wala pang 2 weeks sira na agad

  26. gearbox20 says:

    Polariod product sucks. I bought a polariod for my daughter, she only use it for two weeks and now it’s junk. Their customer service is so poor that it will be a waste of time contacting them.

    Let this be a warning for potential customers. you may reach me on this email for details

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