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 […]

Huawei Honor 4X Hands-on: Affordable LTE

We go hands-on with the Honor 4X! While there has been several affordable LTE equipped smartphones from local brands, there hasn’t been a lot of the same devices from international brands. That’s all about to change with Huawei’s game changing Honor 4X. The Honor 4X is an affordable LTE smartphone from Chinese brand Huawei under […]

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Hands-on, First Impressions: Shooting to Replace the SLR

We go hands-on with the Honor 6 Plus! Today, we literally froze our butts off to witness the official unveiling of the Honor 6 Plus, the company’s newest flagship under their Honor lineup. The Honor 6 Plus has plenty of good things going for it, least of which is its stellar price. The Honor 6 […]

Huawei’s Releasing an Even Cheaper Kirin-powered Version of the Honor 4X

Check out this really affordable variant of the Honor 4X Remember the Honor 4X? That affordable 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 equipped device from Huawei? It seems that the company is making another version of that phone, this time bearing their own Kirin 620 SoC. The kicker here is since Huawei makes the Kirin SoC, they […]

Unbox Holiday Smartphone Guide: 5 Smartphones Under 20K

Got plenty of dough to spend? Here’s what you need to get In today’s installment of our smartphone buying guide, we’ll be recommending great smartphones that you may want to buy if you have enough scratch. In previous iterations of this guide, we told you about 5 great phones under 5K and 10K that should […]

Meizu May Be Releasing New K52 Smartphone on December 8

Meizu’s cooking up something new Aside from Xiaomi, it seems that another Chinese manufacturer has something to show us next week. Meizu’s VP Li Nan has confirmed that the company is launching a “quality smartphone” aimed at young people. While the VP did not give us any details about the new device that they’re launching, […]

Unbox Holiday Smartphone Buying Guide: 5 Phones Under 10K

Here’s our next installment for our shopping guide! Today we’ll be taking a look at 5 smartphones under 10K that we think offers great value for money. Now that we’re working with a bit more of a budget, you can get better devices for your hard-earned money that has more RAM and better processors. Here’s […]