Swing Ball: One of the Funkiest Docks Ever

Swing Ball: Funky Dock for your Android Smartphone GLOTOP Corp. sent us a bunch of cool stuff to review and feature here on Unbox. One of them is called the Swing Ball, a rotating dock for Android, BlackBerry, or Windows devices (microUSB). At first I was thinking it was just your ordinary dock but it […]

Whatever Happened to the iPhone 5 Launch in the Philippines?

When will the iPhone 5 launch in the Philippines? Almost every major tech company has already announced launch dates or actually launched their latest offerings already in time for December here in the Philippines. There’s one particular model though that hasn’t seen the light of day yet “officially”. For some strange reason Apple’s iPhone 5 […]

Lenovo K860 Review: Solid Quad-core Smartphone Alternative (Php19,999)

Lenovo K860 Review When Lenovo announced the K860, a 5-inch quad-core smartphone with a price tag of Php19,999, they raised a lot of eyebrows. Most quad-core devices are priced at Php30,000+ (official SRPs) which is Php10,000 more expensive than Lenovo’s offering. At that price point you’d think that they made a lot of compromises and […]

iPad Mini Review: It’s a Small iPad 2, not necessarily a bad thing

Apple iPad Mini Review The Apple iPad Mini isn’t officially available locally yet but there are several online stores and gadget shops in malls that offer it already at premium prices. We were able to secure a unit and we’ve been playing around with the device for a couple of days now. Initially we were […]

Starmobile Astra Review

Starmobile Astra REVIEW Unbox.ph brings you the first ever review of the highly anticipated and much-talked about Starmobile Astra! This eyebrow-raising smartphone captured the attention of a lot of tech fans here in the Philippines because of the great specifications, hardware design, and most especially the price. For Php6,999 you get a Dual-core, dual SIM […]

Unboxing the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi

Unboxed: Smart LTE Pocket WiFi We initially spotted the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi earlier in September. Smart already launched this commercially and it’s actually available already in Smart Stores. You can get it with Php2,000 cash out at either Plan 1799 (10GB cap) or Plan 3500 (21GB cap). Smart LTE Pocket WiFi Spec Sheet Platform: […]

Lenovo S880 Review

REVIEW: Lenovo S880 The Lenovo S880 is currently the only direct competitor of the Samsung Galaxy Note here in the Philippines. This 5-inch “phablet” (phone + tablet) sports respectable specifications and dual-sim capability while maintaining a very competitive price. At Php14,999 this device is bound to turn heads when displayed at gadget stores in malls! […]

[Video] So we threw the iPhone 5 to a solid wall…

… and it survived without any scratches, bumps, or cracks because it was protected by the Otterbox Commuter Series case. In case you guys don’t know, I’m a huge fan of Otterbox and it’s almost always the case I get for my gadgets. Heck, even my Galaxy S3 has it. Here’s the video of me […]

Lenovo S880 Hands-on

Hands-on with the Lenovo S880 A few days ago we wrote about the Lenovo S880, a 5-inch Dual SIM Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Smartphone that retails for around Php15,000. Today we’re sharing our initial hands-on experience with it! Lenovo Philippines was kind enough to send us a review unit that we can play around […]

Unboxing the Nexus 7

Unboxed: Google Nexus 7 It’s been a while since I was last excited for an Android tablet. Android is making huge strides for smartphones but their OS still isn’t ready to compete with iOS on the tablet platform. However the Google I/O presentation of the Nexus 7, especially with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, got my […]

Unboxing the Lenovo A65 (Dual SIM Android Smartphone)

Lenovo A65 Unboxed! The march of affordable Android smartphones continues with the Lenovo A65. This entry level device from Lenovo sports a 3.5-inch screen, runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and has Dual SIM/Dual Standby capabilities. You’d think that you’ll need to shell out a lot of cash for this but apparently you can get it […]

Un-bagged: Noemi Momblogger Dado and Jane Uymatiao

Un-bagged: Noemi “Momblogger” Dado and Jane Uymatiao! “Un-bagged” is a regular section here on Unbox where we feature the stuff inside the bags of celebrities, bloggers, professionals, and executives. Blogwatch, a volunteer citizen election watchdog movement composed of several bloggers, started in 2010. They were able to interview almost all the presidential candidates and made […]