Tuesday, December 31, 2013

O+ FAB goes Color

O+ FAB in Color? A trip to the O+ Service Center looking for a replacement battery for an older model and while waiting I help myself to the brochures at the front desk and so I stumbled on O+ FAB Color.

The FAB Color like the 3G and Nova is 7 inch Dual-Sim with Telephony Tablet. An interesting thing is it is powered by Dual-Core Processor clocked at 1.2Ghz while its other siblings is at 1GHz only. This give a slight edge but no word yet onsadly with only 512MB RAM . More or less it will have a Mediatek Processor so PowerVR GPU (Wild Guess).

With regards to connectivity, per manual (click here) it is equipped the regular like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G. So no worries it also delivers tethering and serves as a portable hotspot.

With a 5MP AF Back supported with Flash and a Front Camera, your needs will be met for capturing moments and video chat and even taking self-absorbed selfies.

Oh if your looking to get a hold of Color... Click here...

Not in Manila? No Problem Get it here:
O+ Fab Color 7" Android 4.2 Tablet (Black)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cherry Mobile Jade: Training Wheels Android

New to Android? Would just like a jab at Android from your propriety basic feature phone then Cherry Mobile is offering you - The Jade. At only 1,999 it runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 3.5" HVGA IPS Display powered by 1GHz Dual Core Mediatek MTK6572 coupled with 512MB for phone storage and with a tiny bit of 256 RAM (Good luck for KitKat). It also offers dual cam functionality with 3MP Snapper with Flash and VGA Front. Connectivity thru WiFi and Bluetooth but no 3G. It just to say GSM for taking calls and text. Simply put it is just a replacement for those who to experience Android first hand and Jade will help you practice. ;)

Photo - Cherry Angel

You can order via Cherry Angel or Get it Here Cherry Mobile Jade (Black)

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Cherry Mobile Gem: Jewel in the Rough?

For starters Cherry Mobile has unleashed at least 2 entry level android phones in the form of the Life and the Amber which almost has the same hardware within at only 2999 Pesos. However here's another 3K wonder - Cherry Mobile Gem.

Like the two first releases, the device is powered by Mediatek Dual Core MT6572 Processor Clocked at 1.3GHz and also has the Mali-400 GPU which is definitely a step in graphic performance. Internal storage is also at 4GB and RAM at 512MB. Same connectivity is expected with WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+. What set the Gem apart is that it has an IPS Display which at 4" WVGA will have slight advantage with great viewing angles and 5 Multi-Touch Points. In terms of imaging, it also has 5MP Rear Camera and its front is at 2MP. Its battery is at 1400 mAh Only.

In conclusion if you want a better display and multi-touch you get Gem. Question is will be break under pressure or shine from the rest.

Looking for Gem?
Get it here:
Cherry Mobile Gem (Black)
Cherry Mobile Gem (White)

Android Jelly Bean 4.2
4" WVGA IPS Display
1.2GHz Mediatek MT6572 Dual Core Processor
Mali 400 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
5MP Rear Camera with Flash
2MP Front Camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
3.5mm Audio Jack
FM Radio
1400mAH Battery

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Juggernaut

While canvassing for a Nokia Lumia device.... I stumbled on the new Lumia 1520 sold at 29,400.

This beast sports a 6 inch Full HD Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Display with ClearBlack Technology which definitely give you great viewing pleasure and sunlight legibility.

Under the hood, it packs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quad-core Krait 400 with Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM and massive 32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD).

In terms of imaging, equipped with 20MP AF Carl Zeiss Optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) supported with Dual LED Flash plus PureView technology - for sure you will have the best cameraphone experience ever. With also Nokia Pro Camera on board which to say brings a lot more camera features than iOS or Android. It also has 1.2MP Camera for those selfies and video chat.

Stay connected with its arsenal of connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC plus ultra speed LTE. You also get to experience the latest Windows Phone 8 with Nokia Black and GDR3 Updates.

To round this up, the new Nokia Lumia 1520 with the latest hardware paired with a more improved Windows Phone 8 Ecosystem will give its Android competition a run for its money.

Oh by the way, you could try at DBGadgets to get a hold of this Juggernaut.
or Kimstore at 25K.

Official SRP is at 34,990.00

Windows Phone 8
6" Full HD ClearBlack Display
Gorilla Glass 2
2.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
Adreno 330 GPU
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 64GB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, ac
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
20MP PureView Rear Camera w/ Dual LED flash
1.2MP Front camera
3400mAh battery

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Alcatel One Touch C5 Pop

Pop goes Alcatel One Touch C5 Pop. The said handset has just appeared and is now available via Lazada.

Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on 4.5" TFT Multi-Touch display powered by Dual Core 1.3GHz (Mediatek MT6572) therefore Mali 400 GPU) coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB Internal Storage expandable via MicroSD slot - the innards are pretty much decent and screen is sufficient in size. You will get the usual connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth and if I am correct HSPA+. The device is dual-sim and also packs an ample 1800 mAh Battery.

Overall it does brings a bigger screen in the entry level department and also delivers the staple needs and a bigger battery at only 4,999.00 pesos.

Specs Summary 
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
4.5" FWVGA Display
1.3GHz Mediatek MT6572 Dual Core Processor
Mali 400 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
5MP Rear Camera w/ Flash
VGA Front Camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 
Bluetooth 4.0
3.5mm Audio Jack
FM Radio
1800mAH Battery

Get it now.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0

Heres another treat from Cherry Mobile - the New iteration of Sonic is arriving this week per their FB page.

The Sonic 2.0 will sport a 4 inch WVGA Display powered by Broadcom Quad-Core Processor with its VideoCore IV GPU coupled with 4GB Internal Storage and 1GB RAM. Dual camera feature with 5MP Rear Camera supported with Flash and VGA Front. Connectivity via Bluetooth as well as WiFi that is dual use simultaneously for data connection as well as for Miracast. GPS together with Glonass for more accurate tracking of your location. Best bit of all is that it is OTG ready which gives you the power to connect your USB devices (via OTG Cables). Battery is only 1400mAh only. Sonic 2.0 will be sold for 3,999.00 Pesos

Overall I am pretty satisfied with this latest Android by Cherry Mobile. Though unknown performance from the new Broadcom chip, still offering HSPA+, Miracast, and finally OTG is a deal breaker for me. Sonic 2.0 might as well snatch the title Quad Core ng Bayan from the Flare line for being able to deliver more smartphone features.

Get it here:
Cherry Mobile Sonic 2.0 (Black)

Specs Summary:
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
4" WVGA TFT Display (2 PT Touch)
1.2GHz Broadcom BCM 23550 Quad-Core Processor
VideoCore IV HW GPU
Dual Sim
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, Glonass
5MP Rear Camera w/ Flash
VGA Front Camera
OTG Ready
3.5 Audio Jack
Accelerometer and Proximity Sensors
1400mAh Battery
SRP: P3,999
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

O+ 8.92 UP a Notch

O+ is stepping on the gas pedal leaving with a newly spotted handset the 8.92!

What we know so far is that it will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 5 inch display powered by 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor paired with 1GB RAM and 4GB Internal Storage. It also packs 5MP Rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP Front. The said device will have the usual WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity. Battery is at 1900 mAh.

Here my thoughts on this, the 8.92 may sport the new  Mediatek Processor MTK6582 and will be sporting that Mali 400 MP2 GPU. Display maybe between FWVGA/qHD/HD. This will take on the likes of Cherry Mobile Flare S / Hero / Thunder 2.0 and MyPhone Cyclone which share some hardware as well as price range.

Lets wait for couple of days or so and some you might get hold of the 8.92 and might see some reviews soon.

Oh BTW you could check out cmkcellphones.com cause they have it.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Cherry Mobile Amber

Cherry Mobile is on the roll right now. With Yuletide season coming and bonus flowing surely great way to start cashing in. However some may have far less budget then it is good to know that basic necessities come in the form of Cherry Mobile Amber.

The Amber kinda looks like a Nokia asha with regards to form and placement of capacitive keys. The device houses a 4 inch WVGA Display powered by Dual Core Processor with just 512MB RAM and 4GB Internal storage.You do have a dual camera with 5MP rear with LED Flash and 1.3MP front. Usual Connectivity at hand with WiFi, Bluetooth, and HSPA+. Overall Amber really does have decent specs and at 3,999 Pesos you get more than the feature phones offered at this price level.

Wait a minute, I am not finished yet.... The handset is i believe same as  Intex Cloud Y4. If this is true then its processor is Mediatek MT6572 with a Mali 400 GPU.

Get it here:
Cherry Mobile Amber (Black)

Jellybean 4.2 Android
4" WVGA Display 
1.2GHz Mediatek MT6572 Dual Core Processor
Mali 400 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
5MP Rear Camera
1.3MP Front Camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 
Bluetooth 3.0
3.5mm Audio Jack
FM Radio
1400mAH Battery

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Cherry Mobile Flare S: S for Success?

Yuletide season is here... I remember it was by this time last year Cherry Mobile gain ground in mobile industry with introduction of its most popular handset, Flare. After that few months, Flare 2.0 came bringing quad core to the masses then Flare 2X with 1GB of RAM... Now here comes Flare S...

The Flare S runs Android 4.2 Jellybean on a 4 inch IPS Display bringing you that buttery goodness with just a enough screen space. The device houses a new procssor by Mediatek MT6582 A7 processor which is designed for value but packs a punch coupled with a Mali-400 MP2 GPU that will surely handle intensive gaming. With a gig of RAM switching from one app to the other or to say multitasking is a breeze. You will just have 4GB of phone storage but it does have MicroSD slot for added storage support. So far so good when in comes to internals.

With regards its optics, it packs 8MP Rear Camera supported with Flash and a VGA Front. Usual connectivity from WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS and HSPA and standards sensors.

However still this model is haunted by Flare line major flaw... its battery is only 1400 mah. Dont get me wrong its does have A7 processor that is energy efficient but as it is survey conducted is US, UK and UAE says battery is major gripe for mobile phone user. Hope modders will find a way to solve this.

Cherry Mobile Flare S is a great contender to follow through the success of Flare considering hardware and price at only PHP 4,499.00 it is surely worth your money.

Get it here:
Cherry Mobile Flare S (Black)

Cherry Mobile FLARE S Specs:
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
4” IPS Display
1.3 GHz MTK 6582 Quad-Core Processor
Mali-400 MP2 GPU
Expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
8MP Rear Camera with Flash
VGA Front Camera
Dual SIM/Dual Standby
Wi-Fi b/g/n
G-Sensor, Proximity, and Light Sensors
FM Radio
1400 mAh Battery Capacity

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Just In: Starmobile Diamond D1

Starmobile has announced via their facebook page, the new Diamond D1!

This 5 inch smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered by 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It packs a 12MP BSI rear and 8MP BSI front camera for optics and comes with usual connectivity as WiFi, Bluetooth and HSDPA data connectivity. Lastly, the devices houses a 3000 mAh battery no word yet if removable or not.

Priced at 7,990.00 is at bit pricey with the hardware it has but it does rock in terms of its optics and big battery which is to say its main selling point.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2
5" FWVGA Display with Dragontrail Glass
1.2GHz Quad-core Mediatek MTK6589M Processor
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD
12MP BSI  rear camera with LED Flash
8MP BSI front camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
3,000mAh Battery
147.5 mm x 74 mm x 10.3 mm
7,990.00 PHP

Get it here
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spotted: O+ 7.3 Active Pad Tablet

While viewing Lazada's online catalog, I stumbled upon a new tablet O+ 7.3 Active.

What we know so far is that it houses a 7 inch display powered by 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor with 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. The device also has 2MP rear and front camera and accordingly has WiFi and Bluetooth. Lastly, it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes in (so far) Grey and Purple. Priced at only ₱ 5,995.00

You can order here:

Initial Specs:
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
7.0" Display
1.5GHz Dual-Core processor
8 GB internal memory
2 MP rear and front camera
Expandable memory up to 32GB
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Order UP!!!! Apple iPad Air Philippines

Be one the to get the latest tablet from Apple - the iPad Air!!!

This 9.7 inch tablet is the new flagship of the Apple tablet line. Thin at only 7.5mm and its light at only 1lb but still delivers the awesomeness. Clear cut displays with bright and vibrant colors with fine details with Retina Display.

A7 processor with 64bit architecture that is powerful and energy efficient. With supported from the M7 coprocessor that processes data from sensors, freeing strain from the A7 that will provide more processing for other data and programs. PowerVR SGX544MP4 the latest GPU will also bring pleasurable lag-less gaming.

In terms of optics, it does sport the same iSight 5MP primary camera and also the 1.3MP front Facetime Camera. On top of that, updated software with the latest iOS7.

Here where you can order: :)





Apple iPad Air specs:
iOS 7
9.7" IPS Retina Display
A7 Dual-Core 64bit Processor
M7 Motion coprocessor
5MP iSight rear camera
1080p Full HD video recording
1.3MP front FaceTime camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0

***Prices and Availability are subject to change...

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LG Philippines Officially Announces LG G Pro Lite

If you wanted the LG G Pro before but was taken a back by the price then the LG G Pro Lite is here.

To say it is just knock off of the LG G PRO where the Lite has the similar dimensions and looks with just a cutback on some hardware. The phablet houses a 5.5" IPS Display powered by modest Mediatek Dual-Core Processor coupled with a gig of RAM and 8GB of phone storage. This should provide a least decent level of performance.With regards to optics, it equipped with 8MP BSI primary camera and 1.3MP front. Dont you worry running out of juice with G PRO Lite cause it has retain the flagship's battery pack at 3140mAh. More importantly stylus is here to stay for the PRO executive feel. SRP is at 15,990.00 PHP

Kudos to LG for bringing out G PRO in Lite variant to say just another alternative product out in the marketplace. Then again looking at specs, seems local brands have already saturated the target market with more Mediatek-at-heart Quad-Core, better display handsets. LG is LG so even if I compare it is still Top manufacturer of mobile phones.

Looking for one? Try:
LG G Pro Lite D686 Dual (Black)
LG G Pro Lite D686 Dual (White)

LG G Pro Lite specs:
Android Jelly Bean
5.5" IPS Display
1GHz Dual-Core processor MediaTek MT6577
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
8GB internal storage
Expandable via micorSD up to 32GB
8MP rear camera w/ LED flash
1.3MP front-facing camera
Dual Sim/ Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
3140mAh Li-Ion battery
150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm
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Cherry Mobile Jelly: Whats your Flavor?

Cherry Mobile announces its entry level Android, Jelly. Comes in RED, PINK, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE.

Runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 powered by Dual-Core Processor on 3.5" Display and has Mobile TV. It has 512MB RAM and 4GB Internal Storage. The Jelly is equipped with 5MP rear and VGA front Snapper. Connectivity wise it will have the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G. Priced for only 2,299.00.

Get it here
Cherry Mobile Jelly (Red)

Specs Summary:
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
3.5" Display
1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
4GB Internal Storage
5MP Rear / VGA Front Camera
Mobile TV
Dual Sim

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Order Up: New Nexus 5 Spotted

DBGadgets, online seller is now taking orders for the New Nexus 5 which has yet been officially launch which has been recently officially launch.

The new Nexus is first to run the latest Android KitKat on a 4.95" Full HD TrueHD IPS+ Display enhanced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection.

Under the hood, it is powered by 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 coupled with 2GB of RAM and comes in 16GB/32GB variants (no microSD slot).

In terms of camera, it is equipped with 8MP AF with OIS primary camera which uses a 1/3.2" sensor and an f/2.4 aperture. It does have a decent 1.3MP front.

Complete arsenal of connectivity like WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and finally LTE and at 2300 mAh battery will give you enough juice.

Well if you want to get it early then guess you need to cough up few extra bucks because at only 16GB it cost 24,600.00 which does not translate to $349 + tax and duties!!!

Display: 4.95" TrueHD IPS+ Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.3GHz Quad-Core MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Adreno 330 GPU
16GB/32GB Internal Storage
Camera: 8MP AF w/ OIS Rear; 1.3MP Front
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP
2300mAh Battery - Supports wireless charging
137.84 mm x 69.17 mm x 8.59mm

Well here is the link

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cherry Mobile Unveils NFC enabled Rave 2.0

Cherry Mobile has finally unveiled the RAVE 2.0, its first Near Field Communication capable handset for the Philippine Market.

If you are new to this, basically it's a new form of connectivity wherein it utilizes radio communication by touching or getting close proximity between two devices. It is popularly used in mobile payments (like jollibee happy card), data syncing and the like (parang dati Infrared (IR) lang din pero faster). You will be able to test this when you purchase the device which comes with NFC speakers.

In terms of hardware, it is powered by 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Mediatek MTK6589 with PowerVR SGX 544 MP coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage on a 5.3 qHD IPS Display. On the side its optics - 12MP main snapper and 2MP front. It will also have the usual connectivity such as WiFi and Bluetooth other than NFC. Will be sold at 8,999.00.

Specs Summary
5.3 qHD IPS Display
1.2GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MTK6589 Processor
PowerVR SGX 544MP
4GB Internal Storage
Rear: 12MP
Front: 2MP
WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
NFC: Duh, Yes
Price: PHP 8,999.00

Want One? Get it here:
Cherry Mobile Rave 2.0 (Black)

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Gad In Town: Sony Xperia C

The Sony Xperia C is the product between the partnership of Sony and Mediatek as it is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MT6589 processor which is similar to what local key players is offering.

Anyways, it will be running on Android 4.2 with enhanced UI with Sony Timescape on 5 inch qHD display. Complimenting its processor, the devices houses a gig of RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD. In terms of optics, it is equipped with 8MP AF Exmor R primary camera with LED flash and VGA front. With an array of connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, and HSPA+ share away those moments with friends and family or everyone on social media.

Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
5" qHD 540×960 Display
1.2GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6589
4GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
8MP Exmor R AF rear camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS support
2390 mAh Battery
SRP is 13,990.00
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cherry Mobile W900 LTE Dragon Phone

Next generation Dragon Phone from Cherry Mobile and to say the first to offer LTE from a Philippine local brand.

The device is runs on Android 4.2 on a 4.3" OGS HD Dsiplay powered by 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon MSM 8960 Processor with Adreno 225 GPU paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal storage.

With regards to its optics, it is equipped with 12MP primary camera with LED Flash. Comes with Free Power Bank for every purchase at 11,499.00.

Get it here:
Cherry Mobile W900 LTE (Black)

Cherry Mobile W900 LTE Spec
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
1.5GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon Processor
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via microSD card
4.3-inches OGS HD Display
12MP BSI Rear with LED Flash
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Just In: Acer Liquid S1 Phablet Appears!

Acer Liquid S1 Phablet available in the Philippines!

With much success of oversize smartphones or Phablets, Acer unleash its Liquid S1 Phablet featuring its 5.7 inch HD LCD Display surely it will be big enough for watching movies as well as games. Under the hood, a Quad-Core 1.5GHz MediaTek MTK 6589 chipset with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD that will surely handle your apps even multitasking. The device runs on Android 4.2.2 and with Acer Cloud, Acer Print or Auto Profile and Float UI. With regards to optics, it packs a 8MP rear and 1.3MP front snapper. Usual connection on hand with Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, but no LTE but HSPA+ will suffice. At 2400 mAh it will endure a day or two depends on usage.

It will come in Black and White and will be sold at 17,990.00.

Specs Summary:
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Quad Core 1.5Ghz Cortex A7
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
8.0MP Rear Camera with Flash
1.3MP Front Camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS HSPA+
Dual Sim - Dual Standby
2400mAh battery

Get it here:
Acer Liquid S1 (Black)
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Gad In Town: Cherry Mobile Life

Cherry Mobile is on the roll... With the announcement of the Flare series, Burst, and Apollo and now the cheapest HSPA+ Android phone in the Market at 2,999.00!

The device runs Android Jellybean on 4" WVGA Display powered by Mediatek Dual-Core Processor and Mali-400 GPU accompanied by 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage which will defitely give us decent performance and gaming. To top it all it does have a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and VGA front camera. Furthermore basic connectivity with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and HSPA+. Wow I am blown away on how Cherry Mobile can bring all this together. With Life, you will definitely have the basic needs and little wants that will satisfy your tech craving.

In conclusion if your on a tight budget or looking for your kids or a student or just want to try an android at minimal expense then enjoy and live up to the Android experience with Cherry Mobile Life.

Android 4.2 Jellybean
4-inch WVGA (480x800) Display
1.3GHz Dual-Core MT6572 Processor
ARM Mali-400 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 32GB
5MP with LED flash
VGA Front Camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS with A-GPS support
microUSB 2.0
1,500mAh battery

***Note: 2 Touch Bug has been reported. Rear Camera is not as good as Flare 1.0. Performance wise does better against the latter. So take your pick.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Gad In Town: Arc Mobile Nitro 401D

Arc Mobile wont be left in the dust in the battle for budget smartphone.

Presenting Arc Mobile Nitro 401D. It kinda reminds of of Sony or htc in the looks department. Houses a 4" inch WVGA Display is sufficient for everyday use from games, entertainment, and usual call&text and for sure it will not bulk up your pocket. With regards to imaging and video capabilities it packs a 5MP primary camera so far the standard now and it does have 2MP front camera to say at its price range a quite a surprise.

I would like to highlight the innards of this phone it powered by 1.3GHz Dual-Core Mediatek MT6572 Processor and Mali-400 GPU which will definitely give you smooth sailing performance as well as fluid gaming. It is just accompanied with basic 512MB RAM and 4GB Internal storage. Connectivity it just sport your regular things like WiFi and Bluetooth but it does have HSPA+. Oh it packs a 1400mAh battery pack which last a day or two depends on usage.

At 2,999.00 with decent and optics  it is quite a steal and I definitely recommend this for students and first time android users.

Get it here:

Arc Mobile Nitro 401D (Black)
Arc Mobile Nitro 401D (White)

4.2.2 Android Jellybean
4.0″ WVGA Display
1.3Ghz Dual Core Mediatek MT6572 Processor
Mali 400 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD upto 32GB
5MP FF Rear Camera
2MP Front Camera
FM Radio
Quad Band/Dual Sim/Dual Standby
Light and proximity sensor
1400 mAh Battery
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Gad In Town: Asus Memo Pad HD 7

The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is finally here in the Philippines. This colorful identical twin of the original Nexus 7, sporting a 7 inch HD IPS Display that will give you great viewing pleasure. Under the hood, it sport a Quad-Core Processor clocked at 1.2GHz accompanied by 1GB RAM and a choice of 8/16 internal storage surely will ensure you smooth sailing Android experience with ample of storage for apps plus a bonus of 16GB of Webstorage from Asus for backup.

Seems that Asus pumped up the notch bringing 5MP primary camera which was lacking from the Nexus tab. The device also houses a front camera for selfies. 3G is not present but you can always stay connected with reliable WiFi  and share contents via Bluetooth. With butter smooth Android 4.2 Jellybean 4.2 with Asus built-in apps for enhanced productivity.

Measuring at 196.8 x 120.6 x 10.8 mm (same with ehem) but with glossy colorful plastic which at 302g though, it's almost 40g lighter will be perfect companion that could just slip in your bag or side pocket of your coat for study, work or play. The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a clear contender in tablet market not just in terms of features but because it is targeted at mass consumers at budget price.

Own it now. Get 8GB at 6,995.00 / 16GB at 8,995.00
Asus MemoPad HD 7 specs:
Android 4.2 Jellybean
7.0-inch IPS LCD WXGA Display
1.2GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MTK8125 Processor
8GB/16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
5MP (16GB) / 2MP (8GB) rear camera, HD recording
1.2MP front camera
15 Whr Li-Po battery

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Its Official: Lenovo K910 Vibe Z

A new member of the Vibe family the Z....

Follow up to Vibe X (see article here), The New Lenovo K910 or Vibe Z comes with the same "Vibe" Metallic body and design. The device will be sporting a 5.5" Full HD Display powered by Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2GHz paired with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. Surely this innard will fully give a buttery smooth Android Jellybean 4.2.2 or maybe KitKat. A 13MP primary and 5MP front camera for optics. The Lenovo Vibe line will surely give its competitors something to worry about. Lenovo is clearly wanting get a piece of smartphone market.


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Monday, September 23, 2013

New Gad In Town: MiniX Neo X7 / G4 Android for your TV

Here's what I am looking for quite a long time now - Android for TV. Hey don't tell me it has been already sold in the market I beg to disagree with my needs and expectation. Let me discuss... Shall we?

The MiniX Neo X7 is to say the Android TV Box that will cater to your needs (my needs). It houses strong powerful innards with a Quad Core Processor and Mali GPU accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage. Still not impress huh... Take a gander at its arsenal of connectivity Dual-Band Wireless Fidelity (WiFi), RJ-45 Ethernet Jack, Bluetooth and IR Receiver... not yet best part it support Miracast and AirPin for wireless display connectivity and streaming content over the air between devices. How cool is that! Those two functions are quite unique and have yet to wander Philippine Market until now. Just plug it to your TV via HDMI and let the Magic starts. The Best part is that it is just being sold for 5,988.00 Pesos. Really worth it.

Then again some of you might think you wont need those extra features but you just need Android. Well the MiniX Neo G4 is for you then. It is to say a plug-it Android. Just a tad bit downgrade but it will deliver your android goodness with Dual Core, Mali GPU and 1GB RAM under the hood. Connectivity only via WiFi but you could do well connect other devices with OTG.

So there seems that will cover it. But if your interested these babies are available at Villman.
NEO X7 - 5,988.00 http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/MiniX_Neo_x7
NEO G4 - 2,888.00 http://www.villman.com/Product-Detail/MiniX_NEO_G4

Processor Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (1.6GHz)
GPU Quad-Core Mali 400
Memory 2GB DDR3
Internal Storage 16GB NAND Flash
802.11 b/g/n Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz / 5.0GHz),
USB 3G dongle support (not included)
OS Android™ Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Video Output HDMI™ 1.4a, Full HD 1080p
Audio Output HDMI™ 1.4a two channels
Peripheral Interface
RJ-45 Ethernet jack (10/100Mbps)
SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
USB 2.0 HOST port x 3, Micro-USB OTG port x 1
Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack
IR receiver (built-in, remote included)
Power DC 5V, 3A adapter included (CE, FCC, CCC certified)
Supported Video Format
Supported Audio Format

OS: Android™ ICS 4.1.1
Processor : Dual-Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU: Quad-Core Mali 400 (Open GL ES2.0/1.1, Open VG1.1, Flash 11.1)
Supports Flash hardware decoding by exclusive FTR technology
Memory: 1GB DDR3
Internal Storage: 8GB NAND Flash
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Video Output: HDMI™ 1.4a, Full HD 1080p, 3D movie file format supported
Audio Output: HDMI™ 1.4a
Peripheral Interface : IR Receiver
SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
USB 2.0 port x 1
Micro USB OTG port (also serves as the 4th USB port)
Power: DC 5V, 3A adapter included (NEO G4 required less than 1A to operate)

Supported Video Format:

Supported Audio Format:
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Promo Alert!: Globe Telecoms Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Plus Galaxy Gear

Globe Telecom will be offering the New Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the new iteration of best-selling Note series with more powerful under the hood, bigger, slimmer and lighter. With Snapdragon 800 for its engine supported by a whooping 3GB RAM (largest in the industry so far) will definitely have super processing power. A 5.7 Super AMOLED HD Display brings you ultra clear, crisp and rich vibrant colors which is spectacular viewing pleasure. Connectivity-wise you have everything available from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC PLUS IR Blaster to control your TV. 13MP rear and 1.9MP front Snapper, surely replace that webcam or point-and-shoot. Stay connected with ultra fast LTE or HSPA+. The amazing with Globe, is that it comes with Galaxy Gear, that gives you control of your Note 3 as it is packed in the safety of your pocket or Bag. Great deal huh. Register your Interest Now!!!


Oh if you just want to have the Note 3 here check this out:

Ohh by the way, seems that Some Stores is now selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at around 37K.

If you want to purchase it right away and get delivered on your door step check here:
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 White
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Black

Android 4.3 Jellybean
5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED Display
2.3GHz Quad-Core Krait Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8974
Adreno 330 Graphics
32GB/64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, LE, EDR
IR Blaster
13MP rear camera, BSI sensor
1.9MP front-facing camera
3200mAh battery
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
168 grams

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Just In: Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0, Flare 2X, Burst 2.0, and Apollo

Heads up guys! The best selling Cherry mobile Handset of all time is getting pumped up... in the form of Flare 2.0.

The FLARE 2.0 has been officially released! It's just a processor update powered by higher 1.2 Snapdragon 8225Q Quad-Core processor to the Original Flare. The device will be sporting 4" inch WVGA LCD Display which is supposedly improved in quality. Other than that it will have 512 of RAM and same camera features and to be sold at PHP 3,999.00. It is to say shift from Dual Core to Quad Core ng Bayan. So therefore it targets the same people. Then again they should have upgraded the battery at 1500 mAh with Quad-Core, doubt it will last a day without charging - for heavy users.

If the 2.0 did not gain your attention then you may want the Flare 2X. With just additional bucks, at PHP 4,499.00 you get 1GB of RAM and a Camera (rear) upgrade of 8MP which is great but wait a minute like the Flare 2.0 battery backup remain to be the flaw of the Flare line which sadly remains at 1500 mAh. Don't worry since it is most likely to live up to the hype it has created, people will get bright ideas or mod some battery out there and fix this so called weakness.

You might also take a gander at Burst 2.0 and the new Apollo.

The Burst 2.0 sports a bigger 4.5 FWVGA Display powered by Mediatek Quad Core Processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It packs a 5MP Snapper and VGA Front Camera. Notably the device packs 2000 mAh battery. Well it seems like before this be an alternative to Flare 2.0 similar in specs but different. Sold for PHP 4699.00.

The Apollo, the new comer in the group will have a 4.5" inch HD Display and packs 12MP rear and 5MP front snapper Plus 1GB RAM for only 6,999.00! Well seems this will be targeted on selfies. Per box it shows 1800 mah battery but per opening of the handset 2000 mAh. Oh be warn look out for dead pixels and back light bleeding (BLB) when buying the handset. (use pure white and black background to detect such defect).

Cherry Mobile is really giving Quad-Core to the Masses and still delivers decent specs. Battery backup seems to have improved but with regards to quality it is a MUST to CHECK what you BUY! Look for dead pixels, BLB, hardware defects and not so regular software bugs.

So far been seeing the Flare 2.0 and Flare 2X so it just means that both devices live up to the popularity of the Flare line but still people do complain about battery life. Surprisingly, Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 is getting a bit attention with regards to its performance in gaming especially with 5 Multi-touch points and because of battery life. On one hand, Apollo also shines for having better display, camera and performance.

Per Social Media, Cherry Mobile Kiosk (especially Berlein Mobile) offers Flare 2.0, Flare2X Apollo and Burst.

Update Flare 2.0, Flare 2X, Burst 2.0, and Apollo are available. See Links Below

Apollo (White)
Apollo (Black)

Flare 2.0
Flare 2.0 (Black)
Flare 2.0 (White)

Burst 2.0
Burst 2.0 (Black)

Flare 2X (4,999)
Flare 2X (Black)

Here Specs Summary (so far will be updated)

Flare 2.0
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
1.2GHz  Quad-Core Snapdragon 8225Q CPU
Adreno 203 GPU
512 RAM
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
5MP Rear/VGA
HSPA, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
1550 mAh battery

4" WVGA Display
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1.2 GHz Quadcore
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
8MP Rear/Vga Front camera
HSPA, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
1500 mAh

Android 4.2 Jellybean
4.5" FWVGA Display
1.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU
4GB Internal Memory
Expandable up to 32GB  via MicroSD
5MP Rear Camera with LED flash
VGA Front Camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Dual SIM/Dual Standby
2,000 mAh Battery

4.5" HD IPS Display
1.2GHz Mediatek MT6589 Quad Core Processor
PowerVR SGX544MP
4GB Internal Memory
Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
12MP BSI Rear Camera with LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
Dual Sim/Dual Standby
WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
FM Radio
3.5mm Audio Jack
1800 box / 2000 (actual unit) mAh Battery
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Gad In Town: Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Pureview Camera Phone

Philippines it is here is the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Pureview Camera Phone

It is to say a cross between Lumia 920 and 808 Pureview. Taking the new form and Windows OS of the Lumia and Optical prowess of the latter. A convergence of technologies that brings the Pureview a step forward with new gears and software upgrade.

The device offers best viewing pleasure at 4.5" inch AMOLED Display that delivers crisp, clear, and vibrant colors enhanced with ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ for optimal brightness and Sunlight readability. Sculpted Gorilla Glass 3 will ensure you solid protection.

In terms of innards, equipped with Dual-Core Snapdragon Krait Processor it performs fair better compared to some other quad-cores. The CPU is accompanied with 2GB RAM that is best for multitasking and ample of internal memory at 32GB plus 7GB skydrive cloud storage. If that's not enough, you will have arsenal of connectivity under your fingertips such as WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. Share contents and stream them unto networks with DLNA and access fast internet connection with HSPA+ or thru ultra-fast LTE.

Saving the best for last is the main selling point of the Lumia 1020 is its Camera. From the 808 Pureview which is one of the best camera phones in its time even with Symbian on the chopping block, Nokia now has brought the Pureview brand in the new age. With the Lumia 1020 packed with an impressive 41MP plus 1/1.5'' sensor size can give you high quality photos clear cut details and noise levels paired with Xenon flash support for low light conditions. Not just for still photos but also marvelous video at 1080p at 30fps and comes with loseless digital zoom.

With all improvements in hardware, the Pureview line is in good hands in Windows Phone 8 OS (upgradeable to AMBER) parting from Symbian. At least now, people wont worry that their phones will be left out in applications.The soul of this device comes with live tiles as well as nifty features as Glance Screen as well as the Camera Pro App. Additional accessories are also available to provide grip and wireless charging to this handset.

All in all, this is by far a great leap in technology that may as well replace point-and-shoot cameras. With Nokia Mobile being bought by Microsoft makes me look back when 808 Pureview was released and Symbian given an expiration date but still Pureview evolved and hopefully will continue to live in the form of a Microsoft Phone.

Anyways the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now being sold by
Widget City at 32,990.00
Kimstore at 32,780.00
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