Meizu Supposedly Announcing Even Cheaper M1 Note Mini Next Week

Will a cheaper M1 Note Mini be offered for sale? We’ve been impressed by Meizu’s announcement of their affordable M1 Note around a month ago, but it seems that there’s an even cheaper version of that particular smartphone coming out before this month is over. Yes folks, the M1 Note Mini is rumored to be […]

Oppo Launches Sapphire Backed R1C

Check out Oppo’s latest smartphone While everyone was busy raving about Xiaomi’s latest announcements, Oppo, another Chinese manufacturer actually launched their newest smartphone a day before. The R1C may look like your typical Android smartphone in the front, but turn it over and you’ll see a beautiful Sapphire clad rear. A metal frame rounds out […]

First Sample Shots and Benchmarks of Mi Note Surfaces

Here’s what Xiaomi’s new handset is capable of Yesterday Xiaomi announced their newest flagship, the Mi Note, and suffice to say we were all impressed by both the specs of the new device and the price. A lot of you are probably wondering how the new flagship would do in benchmark tests, well now you […]

Unbox 2014 Gadget Awards: Best Flagship (International) – LG G3

Among all the flagship devices out in the market today we believe that the LG G3 has the best hardware design philosophy in terms of aesthetics and ergonomics. It manages to slightly edge out competition on the merit of the hardware design (the display is just gorgeous and the build is so unique). Flagship Smartphone […]

Unbox 2014 Gadget Awards: Smartphone of the Year – Zenfone 5

ASUS definitely has a winner with the Zenfone 5. While it does suffer from its fair share of performance issues, it’s still a great Android smartphone. Starting at Php 6495, it’s definitely “sulit” considering its overall performance, build quality and Pixel Master camera   Specs Aren’t Everything ASUS’ Zenfone 5 isn’t the fastest, nor the most […]

Unbox 2014 Gadget Awards: Best Flagship (Local) – Starmobile Knight X

Judging from the spec sheet of the device, it seems that the company had one goal in mind with the device: offer the fastest, no compromise device they possibly could, and it seems that they’ve succeeded with the Knight X. The Most Advanced Local Flagship Love them or hate them, Starmobile has a knack for […]

Unbox 2014 Gadget Awards: Best Bang For Your Buck (Local) – Cherry Mobile Flare 3

We know we like to throw around the phrase gamechanger a lot in Unbox, but the Flare 3 truly is one of the few phones that manage to be the very definition of that phrase. A Real Game Changer Bang-for-the-buck and Cherry Mobile go hand-in-hand, so it’s probably no surprise that the company’s Flare 3 […]

5 Most Affordable Octa-core Smartphones in the Philippines

Want a powerful smartphone but are on a tight budget? At the start of 2014 the most affordable octa-core smartphone cost more than Php 10,000. We knew the price of octa-core smartphones would go down as time went by, but who knew we’d get octa-core smartphones for less than 5K a year later? Today we’ll […]

5 Trends That Defined the Local Market This Year

We’ve seen so many advancements in the local smartphone market this year, in terms of both price and hardware. It’s really amazing how much the local brand landscape has changed in twelve months. Let’s look back at the trends that defined the local market this 2014 : The octa-core wars One of the biggest tech […]

New Redmi 1S with Dual LTE Coming in Jan. 4

A new variant of the Redmi 1S is coming! We all know that Xiaomi will be releasing a new flagship on January, but that’s not the only device the company is releasing. According to Gizchina, they’ll also be offering a dual-LTE version of the Redmi 1S. The internals have been overhauled with Qualcomm’s new 64-bit […]

Why Are There So Many Affordable, Bang for the Buck Smartphones in China?

And why aren’t they being sold here? You’ve seen us post about ultra bang-for-your-buck devices being sold in mainland China, and many of you have been salivating at the thought of owning a sub-10K smartphone that has LTE on board, though sadly, very few of them will actually make their way here in the PH, and […]

ASUS Goes After the Redmi 1S With Their Pegasus X002

Will ASUS offer this smartphone here? China is the current battlefield for the ultra-affordable, high spec devices that was pioneered by Xiaomi, and Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has decided to throw in their hat in the ring with the Pegasus X002. If you thought that this new phone is part of the company’s Zenfone lineup, you’d […]