OPPO A55 Unboxing, Review Philippines: Budget Camera Powerhouse

Review Verdict: At just a hair under Php 10K, the OPPO A55 gives budget-conscious photographers a solid choice for a camera phone in the Philippines. Pros Excellent front and rear cameras Long-lasting battery Cons Generic design, hard to distinguish from other A series smartphones Unimpressive display Underpowered processor OPPO A55 Review Philippines Specs MediaTek MT6765G Helio […]

realme narzo 50i Review Philippines: Entry-Level Basics

Review Verdict: the realme narzo 50i is an entry-level Android device suitable for most use cases here in the Philippines. Its performance is more than enough for everyday tasks such as browsing social media, accessing the internet, and binge-watching on YouTube and Netflix, though if you want more you’ll have to look at another device.  Pros […]

Infinix Hot 11S Review Philippines: Budget Gaming Standard

Review Verdict: Infinix has set the new standard for budget phones in the Philippines with the Hot 11S. With its competitive pricing, Infinix managed to pack a Full HD+ 90hz display on the Hot 11S, along with a very capable processor and an all-new 50-megapixel rear camera. Pros Full HD+ 90hz display for under Php […]

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion Review Philippines: Second Time’s the Charm

Review verdict: As a successor to the Moto G 5G Plus last year, the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is a vastly better 5G mid-range offering in the Philippines. The phone has a better suite of rear cameras this time around, though it faces tough competition at its price point. Pros Vastly better camera performance than […]

Samsung Galaxy M32 Review: Lost in Space?

Review Verdict: Everything about the Galaxy M32 screams Samsung with all the trappings that would make it a good option. It has a fairly capable processor, their signature AMOLED panels that are always a treat, plus great battery life. Unfortunately, it’s up against some pretty strong competition that has owned the price segment and may […]

Cherry Aqua S10 Pro Review Philippines: Holding the Fort

Review verdict: The Cherry Aqua S10 Pro is proof that the local brand is still capable of fighting in the competitive budget segment in Philippines despite not having the same hectic release schedule as before. Cherry’s latest offering sports 30w wired charging and a punch-hole display, though we have mixed thoughts on its processor of […]

Smart Puts Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa And More Center Stage For GigaFest

For Smart subscribers, be sure to download the GigaLife app as the first anniversary of the mobile app is happening on September 09. You’ll be in for a treat with incredible surprises, exclusive treats, and world-class entertainment during the Smart GigaFest. The one-stop app, for all the digital needs and rewards of Smart subscribers,  will […]

OPPO Reno6 5G Review Philippines: Hot New Shooter

Review Verdict: the OPPO Reno6 5G almost hits a home run in the Philippines thanks to its stellar looks and powerful Dimensity 900 processor, but fumbles at the end thanks to recycled optics and lack of optimization for gaming. Pros Unique design The main camera performs well Fairly powerful chipset Cons Lackluster cameras accompanying the […]

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Review Philippines: Down to the Core

Review Verdict: The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a jack of all trades for the Philippines. It covers all the basic needs one looks for in a mid-range smartphone that’s also ready for the rollout of 5G in the Philippines. Unfortunately, OnePlus made a lot of compromises with this device that — aside from Oxygen […]

TCL 10 5G Review Philippines: Display First!

Review Verdict: TCL is very clear about how it wants to separate itself from the pack and the TCL 10 5G is a good reminder of their Display Greatness motto that’s on the box of their devices sold in the Philippines. Yes, this phone puts your viewing experience at the forefront but it also has […]

OPPO A74 Unboxing, Review Philippines: Affordable A94 Alternative?

Review Verdict: As a more affordable version of the A94, OPPO made sure to keep all the essentials on the A74 to make it a compelling budget mid-range offering in the Philippines. In fact, the A74 is one of the better A-series phones OPPO has offered in recent memory, being a great alternative to the […]

Samsung Galaxy A72 Unboxing, Review Philippines: Big Upgrade

Review Verdict: As the brand’s hero device in the mid-range segment, the Samsung Galaxy A72 gets a number of upgrades compared to its predecessor in the Philippines. And while is slightly more expensive than the Galaxy A71’s SRP last year, you get niceties like stereo speakers, IP67 rating, 90hz display, a more useful telephoto camera, and a […]