Mark Marcelo

Lenovo A706 Initial Review and Hands-on: Budget Powerhouse of Lenovo

Hands-on with Lenovo’s Budget Powerhouse! Affordable quad core smartphones are now lording our market these days and local brands (MyPhone, Cherry Mobile, Starmobile) have been the leading the way with this trend. Of course global brands, especially those based in China, want to fight back. One of the more affordable but branded smartphones out in […]

Nokia Lumia 1020 and HTC One Mini Unofficially Land in the Philippines

The Nokia Lumia 1020 and the HTC One Mini are starting to pop up in online shops here in the Philippines. Widget City is actually already offering the HTC One Mini and they just announced yesterday that they will start selling the Nokia Lumia 1020 very soon. Still no word from both Nokia PH and […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition: Leather Back, Air Command, and Monstrous Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear. This was a bit of a surprise since there were no leaks about it that surfaced online prior to the event. The device is definitely worth a closer look since there’s […]

Alcatel Announces One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini

Alcatel Announces New Smartphone Offerings Alcatel beefs up their line-up with the announcement of two new slim and lightweight smartphones: the Alcatel One Touch Idol S and the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini. Okay wait… you’re probably thinking “haven’t I seen the Mini attached to other brands before?” Yes, with Samsung and HTC. It looks […]

BlackBerry Q5 Launched Locally, We Go Hands-on

BlackBerry Q5 Launched Locally, We Go Hands-on In an event yesterday, BlackBerry unveiled the BlackBerry Q5 which is the most affordable BB10 device to date. It is also the second BB10 device with a physical QWERTY keypad. Aimed for the younger market, the Q5 has mid-range specs and a youthful design with more colors to […]

Samsung Goes Retro with Hennessy and Galaxy Golden Flip Android Smartphones

Flip Phones Making a Comeback? We’re used to seeing Android smartphones in a slate/candybar factor. This time, Samsung is doing some kinda of a #ThrowBackThursday by bringing back flip phone form factor. Meet the Samsung Hennessy and the Galaxy Golden! The Samsung Hennessy was the first to be announced. It has a dual 3.3 inch […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Review: Should You Buy One?

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Samsung was the first company who popularized 7-inch Android tablets. Dozens of companies followed suit and it eventually created a market for it. The market became so big that it even forced Apple to come out with the iPad Mini despite Steve Jobs’ earlier statements that the 10-inch form […]

Alcatel One Touch Soleil Hands-On and Initial Impressions

Meet the Alcatel One Touch Soleil A good friend just got her new Alcatel One Touch Soleil. We were able to borrow it for a few hours so we can share with you guys a quick review! To those who are not familiar with the name, the One Touch Soleil is one of Alcatel’s recently […]

Rhythmz Blu Pro HD Headphones: Shiny, Wireless, and Portable

Bang for your buck Wireless Headphones Most people associate “wireless headphone” with crazy prices. That’s to be expected since most Bluetooth powered headphones that produce decent sound are usually above Php10,000. That’s what the RHYTHMZ BLU HD Wireless Headphones aims to address. These cans offer good sound quality (for Bluetooth), sezzy and glossy design at […]

LG Optimus G Pro: 5.5-inch Quad-core with LTE and 3,100mAh Battery (Php27,990)

LG Optimus G Pro Finally Lands in the PH The LG Optimus G Pro joins the high-end phablet battle in the Philippines brandishing its massive 5.5-inch Full HD LCD display (401 pixels per inch). It’s definitely an impressive device as it sports awesome internals, including a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. We first met […]