Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spotted: Nokia Lumia 730 Made for Selfies

Nokia Lumia 730 Selfie Phone spotted for 11,500 Pesos!!! Just In, its Now Officially Available for only 11,990.

This new Lumia 730 is made for selfies boasting its 5MP Full HD Wide Angle with 22mm focal length Front Facing Camera. It's back camera is also highly capable at 6.7MP Carl Zeiss Optics with  f/1.9 aperture size that produces quality output even in low light.

The device houses a 4.7 inch 720p HD OLED Display enhanced with ClearBlack Technology, SuperSensitive Touch, High Brightness Mode, and Sunlight readability enhancements. Sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. On its core is a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 and Adreno 305 Graphics coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal Storage (expandable via microSD).

You do get WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC Connectivity. Lumia 730 is the 3G variant so if you want LTE, might wait for Lumia 735 to arrive. Battery is at 2200 mAh which should give you sufficient juice. On the software side it packs the latest Microsoft Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim that comes with tons of added features.

Color choices - Orange, Green, White and Grey.

The Lumia 730 is perfect for selfie addicts looking for better captures as well as great for skype with high quality video-chat. High Definition outputs deserves Enhanced HD Display and it packs strong internals to boot. Other than that, exclusive applications and ensured updates from Microsoft. Nokia Lumia 730 deserves a spot on Nokia camera portfolio but may also serve as memento for being one of the last device to carry the brand as it shift to being Microsoft Lumia.

So want one? It is available via cmkcellphones.com

Nokia Lumia 730/735
Specs Summary:
4.7 inch HD OLED display
ClearBlack Technology
Gorilla Glass 3
1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305 GPU
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
6.7MP Back Camera 
Carl Zeiss Optics 
f/1.9 aperture
With LED flash
1080p@30fps video recording
5MP front camera
f2.4 aperture
LTE (Lumia 735)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (Lumia 730) / Single Sim (Lumia 735)
Micro Sim
FM Radio
2220mAh Battery
11,500 PhP
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Apple iPad Mini 3 - Just Touch ID?

Here's is iPad Min 3!!!

This picture is just the one change that the iPad Mini 3 meaning it will just have a Touch ID to distinguish itself from iPad Mini 2.

So basically, it will sport the same 7.9 inch LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch IPS Retina display with 2048x1536 resolution at 326 pixels ppi with Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Powered by Apple A7 chip with M7 coprocessor.

With same 5MP iSight BSI Camera with ƒ/2.4 aperture as well as 1.2MP Facetime HD Camera. Same case with connectivity features with Dual Channel Wi‑Fi 802.11a/​b/​g/​n with  MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

Up to 10hrs of Battery Life on WiFi and 9Hrs with Cellular Data.

The iPad Mini 2 has gotten a price cut of $100 and its introductory price is taken iPad Mini 3 see here:

Only consolation is that with the iPad Mini 3 you get to have a Gold color option other than silver and slate grey.

So what you think? Will you replace your iPad Mini 2 to iPad Mini 3?
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2 Thinnest Tablet in the World.

A couple of hours ago Apple unveiled its new iPad Air 2.

The New iPad Air 2 at 6.1mm makes it the thinnest tablet in the world (for now). It is lighter 0.96 pound 437g versus 1 pound (469g) of its predecessor. A slight change, with power and volume rocker are now tilted to face backward as well as to color options of gold, silver and space grey.

It still sports that 9.7 inch IPS at 2048x1536 resolution display with just an addition antireflective coating that reduces glare by 56%.

Under the hood, the iPad Air 2 is now powered by 1.5GHz Apple A8x 64bit Tri-Core Processor with up to 12x processing power and up to 180x graphic performance. M8 coprocessor takes the load when it comes to sensors and their data. It packs 2GB of RAM. See Here Benchmark test conducted by Primatelabs.com

Touch ID feature has finally been added to the iPad line.

Camera features upgraded to 8MP BSI with ƒ/2.4 aperture size that now shoots 1080p video-recording and now supports 120 fps slow-mo videos plus now comes with burst mode. The Facetime HD Camera has a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that translate to more light to enter and so brighter clear outputs.

WiFi is 2.8x faster that supports 802.11ac and MIMO so up to 866Mbps download speed.

It is said that it still at 10hrs battery life. Oh with its announcement, also comes the release of new iOS 8.1.

Wi‑Fi only
16GB($499) / 64GB($599) / 128GB($699)

WiFi + Cellular
16GB($629) / 64GB ($729) / 128GB ($829)
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cherry Mobile Superion Frontier 7 incher Octa-Core Tablet

Cherry Mobile set to unleash its Octa-Core powered Tablet - Superion Frontier.

The Superion Frontier houses a 7 inch Scratch-Resistant IPS LCD Display. Powering the device is a 1.7GHz Octa-Core (Mediatek 6592?) Processor supported by 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. Storage expansion via MicroSD up to 32GB. Runs the Latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

An 8MP primary rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP Front for its optical features. Accordingly it is a Dual-Sim device so it has Phone and Messaging Functionality. No connectivity has been listed but at its price range, I be willing to bet on having the standard WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS including HSPA+/3G Connectivity. Miracast is supported for projecting wireless to an external display. My only concern is for its size, the 3300mAh might be a little underwhelming but it sure depends on usage besides you can opt for a powerbank.

For 8,999.00, a Tablet with Phone Functions as well as with Octa-Core Processor is sure is a steal. With addition of 2 RAM and high pixel Dual Cameras, Superior Frontier will be hard to resist and will attract more power hungry consumers.

It is now Avialable with Cherry Angel.

Specs Summary For Now
Android 4.4 KitKat
7 inch IPS Display
1.7GHz Octa-Core Processor
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD up to 32GB
8MP Primary Back Camera
2MP Front Camera
3300mAh Battery
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Cherry Mobile B100 Spin Cheer and Me Fun Christmas Choices

Looks like we will be seeing more Cherry Devices on shopping bag this Christmas season with new budget devices worth considering.

To Start of is the new B100 for only 1,499, you get basic smartphone that has 3.5 inch Capacitive Screen powered by 1GHz Single-Core Processor. It packs WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity and a 2MP Rear Camera.

For additional of 200 Pesos, you might get a more better one with Spin with the same display size but with a more powerful Dual-Core Processor and Android KitKat 4.4.2. It also offer dual camera with 2MP on the back and VGA at the front. This also has WiFi and Bluetooth functionality.

Guess necessities are covered and so moving on to the Holiday Cheer and Me Fun.

More budget? then you might take a look here for better options for only 2999. The Cheer and Me Fun share similar qualities with its Android KitKat, 4 inch Display, 4GB Internal Storage, 5MP Rear with Flash and VGA Front camera and connectivity features (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, HSPA+, and Dual-Sim). Difference is that ME Fun has OGS and a Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor while Cheer has Mediatek Quad-Core Processor. Though we might wait for information with regards to battery of these new arrivals to decide which is a better buy.

More choices for an early scouting for your love ones. So will it be a Cherry Merry Christmas?

Cherry Mobile B100
Android 4.2 Jellybean
3.5 inch Capacitive Display
1GHz Single-Core Processor
Expandable Storage via MicroSD up to 32GB
2MP Rear Camera

Cherry Mobile Spin
Android KitKat 4.4.2
3.5 inch Capacitive Display
1GHz Dual-Core Processor
Expandable Storage via MicroSD up to 32GB
2MP Rear Camera
VGA Front Camera

Cherry Mobile Cheer
Android KitKat 4.4.2
4 inch Capacitive Display
1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6582/M Processor
Mali400-MP2 GPU
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
5MP Rear Camera
VGA Front Camera

Cherry Mobile Me Fun
Android KitKat 4.4.2
4 inch OGS Display
1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon Processor
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
5MP Rear Camera
VGA Front Camera
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Cherry Mobile Ace FireFox Edition

Cherry Mobile Ace gets Firefox OS.

Cherry reinvents its basic Ace with new life with Firefox OS. It is just a basic phone for your regular phone needs with its 3.5 inch Capacitive Display powered by 1GHz Processor.

Only 2MP Primary camera for photos and videos. You do have a microSD Slot for storage expansion up to 16GB.

Does pack WiFi for its connectivity features other than being a Dual-Sim handset.

Accordingly Ace should last 200 hours when in standby.

Ace offers just the basics but a little twist with Firefox OS on board. So if you just want some call and text and little internet plus a new interface to boot then this might be well enough for your Christmas Wish list.

***Looks like Intex Cloud FX but need to be verified.
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Cherry Mobile Apollo X for Xmas

Apollo gets X for Xmas Season.

The new Apollo sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD Display powered by 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (Mediatek MT6582M I assume) coupled with 8GB Internal Storage and 1GB RAM. This hardware setup will surely handle the Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Credits to FB User Alexander Tan
Noted Camera features, flaunting a 13MP BSI Primary Rear Camera with LED Flash and 8MP Front. For connectivity, it is equipped with standard WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS as well as HSPA+ data connectivity. It supports USB OTG so will able to host usb devices for more added functionality. Battery is at 2200mAh whih should give you fair amounts of juice but when into hard gaming and always ON data browsing then might suggest a powerbank.

Per initial impression of specs, at 5,999 you will have a very dedicated Phablet with a high pixel camera hopefully not just interpolation magic. It should be a well balanced smartphone though if you need a more processing power, with few bucks you may opt for octa-core from also from Cherry.

Courtesy to Cherry Angel

It is Now Available via Cherry Angel!!!

Specs Summary For Now
Android 4.4.2
5.5 inch HD IPS LCD Display
1.3GHz Quad-Core Processsor
8GB Internal Memory
Expandable via Micro SD up to 32GB
HSPA+ / 3G
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Starmobile Up+ - Plus storage

Starmobile updates UP gets Plus (+) sign.

Courtesy of FB User Jasper John Cinatad

Same device with just 8GB internal storage upgrade.

It runs Android KitKat 4.4 on a 5 inch FWVGA IPS LCD Scratch-Resistant Display. Powering the device is a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6582M Quad-Core Processor accompanied by 1GB RAM.

Camera features an 8MP AF BSI rear with Flash and 2MP FF camera. WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and HSPA+ data connectivity. Supports Dual Standby 3G with 1 Regular sim and 1 Micro Sim Slot. UP+ is USB OTG capable.

Battery is at 2000mAh. Priced at 4990  5490. Guess some people got lucky and purchase at UP original price.

Want One? Look it available here:
Starmobile UP+ Black

Specs Summary
Android 4.4 KitKat
5 inch FWVGA IPS Display
Scratch Resistant
1.3GHz Quad-Core
Mediatek 6582M Processorr
Mali-400 MP2 GPU
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD
8MP BSI AF Rear Camera
With Flash
2MP BSI FF Front Camera
2000mAh Battery
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cherry Mobile Excalibur - Another Superior Smartphone

Here is another Octa-Core powered smartphone from Cherry Mobile.

Sporting 5 inch HD IPS LCD and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Houses an aluminum body with Corning Gorilla Glass on front and back. Processing is done with its Mediatek 1.4GHz Octa-core coupled with 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. Expandable via microSD card slot. Performance is same with Cosmos One at 26K Level Antutu Benchmark.

Camera features include 8MP BSI Sony IMX179 primary back with Flash plus 5MP front. For connectivity, it ensures WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS and up to HSPA+ and 3G connectivity. Sadly does not support OTG. Battery is at 1920mAh non-removable though with its specs seems not enough.

Overall, Cherry Mobile is taking things to next level in terms of phone construction with aluminum and glass. Hardware is also midrang with octa-core. On board and camera is sure to have quality outputs. Battery is its major concern and in my opinion they should include OTG support. For 6,999.00 you do get a crafty edgy machine.

Photos and other information courtesy of Alexander Tan and Cherry Angel.

Specs Summary
Cherry Mobile Excalibur
Android Kitkat 4.4
5'' IPS Display
1.4 GHz Octacore
8GB Internal Storage
Microsd up to 32GB

Blutooth 4.0

8MP BSI Sony IMX179 Back
5MP Front

1920maH Non-removable

PHP 6,999.00
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro has Come

Lenovo's new flagship phone is set to hit the shelves soon.

Posted via Lenovo Mobile Philippines FB Page, the Vibe Z2 Pro is priced at 29,999 and comes with high end top of the line specs and premium executive look.

To start of, it has a 6 inch Quad HD IPS LCD Display which should be at par with other flagships like LG G3 and Oppo Find 7. Powering the device is 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core Processor MSM8974AC coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. No it does not have a microSD card slot.

It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Vibe UI 2.0 on top plus Lenovo DoIt Apps - Share, Secure and Sync.

Connectivity features inlcudes Dual-Band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and LTE data connectivity.

The Vibe Z2 Pro is equipped with "Pro Photography features" with its 16MP BSI back camera with OIS and Dual-LED Flash and 5MP front camera. 4K video recording is supported.

With powerful sets of hardware and stunning display, Lenovo made sure you have enough juice to keep things going with its massive 4000mAh battery.

The Vibe Z2 Pro is a well balance premium and high end smartphone. Lenovo is keen to compete and get some market share.

Looking for one? Get it here::
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Specs Summary
Android 4.4 KitKat with Vibe 2.0 UI
6 inch Quad HD IPS LCD Display
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
32GB Internal Storage
16MP Back Camera
Optical Image Stabilization
Dual LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
Dual-Band WiFi a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
4000mAh Battery
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