Monday, November 30, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Studio Opens Showcases Gear S2 and more

November 26, 2015 - Samsung invades SM Mall of Asia Globe for the exclusive launch of its Samsung Galaxy Studio, a space where their most innovative are visually presented and is open for experience. With every turn of the corner, get a chance to try out their edgy and noteworthy mobile devices, their newest revolutionary wearable, Audio and Multimedia accessories and immersive visuals.

 “Our starting point was a deep understanding of our consumers—what they wanted & what they really needed from their mobile device ecosystem. From there, we created technology designed to address their ever-evolving needs; but we also wanted to present these solutions in a way that sought to transform their usage experience, based on Samsung’s distinct brand of innovation,” explains Chad Sotelo, Head of Corporate Marketing at Samsung Electronics Philippines.

Samsung welcomed members of the media and celebrities to a unique visual display, transforming the SM Mall of Asia LED Globe into the world’s largest smartwatch, with real-life interactive stunts that demonstrated just how the new Gear S2 gets better with every turn.

Beautiful people captured by a beautiful smartphone. Francis Libiran For Gear S2. Samsung ambassadors and influencers show off their Gear S2.
The event introduced Samsung’s latest ambassadors and partnerships for Gear S2. Demonstrating the stylistic appeal of Gear S2 as a wearable tech accessory were internationally-recognized fashion-designer Francis Libiran, Top Fashion Photographer BJ Pascual, global Fashion Journalist & Blogger Ingrid Chua-Go, international model Kelsey Merritt, Radio DJ Andi Manzano, Top Lifestyle Bloggers Cecile Zamora Van Straten & Kelly Misa, and Club DJ & model Callum David. Bringing to life how the Gear S2 supports the active lifestyle of fitness enthusiasts were actor and triathlete Victor Basa, Top Fashion & Sports photographer and fitness evangelist Xander Angeles, together with the rest of his TriSixFiv triathlon team, as well as five of the top coaches from CrossfitMNL. Samsung Galaxy brand ambassador Liz Uy, as well as Rajo Laurel, Bubbles Paraiso, Carla Humphries, and many others who celebrated the successful launch.


Leading jeweler Marilou Co of Marilou Jewellery created a strap that is encrusted with 200 VVS diamonds meticulously hand-set on genuine black calfskin leather, and complimented by an 18K platinum white gold lockset which was exclusively on display that evening was valued at PHP20million to commemorate the event.

 “We wanted to highlight what makes the Gear S2 a stunning, fashionable piece of wearable technology, and to underscore that, we paired it with a stunning diamond strap designed by acclaimed jeweler Marilou Co,” said Digs Dimagiba, Business Unit Head for IT & Mobile Business of Samsung Electronics Philippines.

Guests were given a preview of Gear S2 in-development technology where it was connected to Limited Edition Volkswagen Beetle 1.4L Turbo via a third party app that lets users to lock and unlock the vehicle from his or her Gear S2.

The crowning jewel of the Samsung Galaxy Studio is, of course, the Gear S2 hub which allows guests to experience the revolutionary smartwatch with its fine craftsmanship, design, rotating bezel and features of the active Gear S2 and premium Gear S2 Classic. With its bright 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with customize-able watch faces. Monitor your vital signs and activity levels with S Health App. Experience the fitness tracking capabilities of the Gear S2 through a stationary bike provided by Trek Bikes.

Read More >>> Samsung Gear S2 Impressions

As you turn you, the Galaxy Note 5 hub will allow visitors to experience the all-powerful S-Pen with fun activities like badge-making contest and caricature art-making activities.

Take another turn and leads you to Galaxy S6 edge+ hub where with its 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, they are able to watch movies and play games in virtual reality virtual reality with Samsung Gear VR.

Onto the next corner is Samsung Level On Pro hub for audiophiles and music enthusiasts for aural experience of Samsung’s premium wireless headphones, earphones and speakers – with music spun through Samsung’s new music production & mixing app for smartphones - Samsung Soundcamp.

So What are you waiting for! Visit the Samsung Galaxy Studio from November 27 to December 5, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Cyberzone to experience the latest in Samsung’s mobile device innovations.

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MyPhone my32 Specs Price Available Philippines

MyPhone my32 set to be sold on December 3, 2015!

We got a chance to play around with a review unit. It is made of plastic construction with round sides and corners. It is very light and handy though the back pretty much attracts fingerprints and smudges. Capacitive keys are just painted on and they don't have back lighting. Top houses the 3.5mm headphone jack. On the right side are the volume rocker and power / lock button. At the bottom is the microUSB port.

The new MyPhone my32 sports a 5 inch HD IPS Display. Screen is bright and detailed enough including correct color reproduction. Well if you encounter any imbalances, i found there is color correction mode in accessibility setting to adjust with your preference or eye. ClearMotion Technology enhancement is present to enhance your viewing pleasures especially videos.

MyPhone my32 is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6592 Processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage that can be expanded via MicroSD. Antutu Benchmarks reach 29K. Navigating the device I haven't experience any lag and I am sure it will handle your social media apps as well as games.

Runs Android Lollipop out of the box with slightly altered UI. Notification looks like that of Android Marshmallow. There are a few added applications by MyPhone but if you don't want to use them then you can simply uninstall to free some space.

For it optics, it makes use of Samsung Sensor for its 13MP Rear Camera assisted with LED Flash. You also get a 5MP selfie front camera. Gave it a dry run, focus is fast and accurate though i felt it to be grainy especially in low light. This might be because of aperture size with rear camera at f/2.8 and front at f/2.4 which means front camera takes better in low light. There are no problem in taking photos in bright conditions. There is HDR modes for both front and back camera as well as voice capture feature. New camera modes such as live photos (though recorded in 3gp) and motion track mode (focusing on moving objects). For video recording it supports Full HD.

Day Shots. Little less saturation and contrast but still shots are good.

Left Shot Focuses on Swish and Right Shot focuses on the background.

Even at lower ISO, I find it to be grainy.

Just Decent Shots for Selfie Camera

Only regular set of connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and HSPA+ cellular data connection is available. This is a Dual Sim Dual Standby handset and both sim card supports 3G. USB OTG is NOT Supported.

Battery is only 2000mAh, it does last a day of moderate usage of course but if you are into gaming and data might I suggest a powerbank. Will do a stress test.

Bottom line, MyPhone my32 is a reliable smartphone High Definition 5 inch display, quality grade internals with ample memory and storage, dependable camera and Android Lollipop for budget price.

It will be exclusively sold with Lazada Philippines! December 3, 2015 12NN +Lazada Philippines
For 4,999 Pesos! You also get a Free MyPhone 8-Year Commemorative Watch Look Here:

MyPhone my32 Specs
Android Lollipop
5 inch HD IPS Display
1.4GHz Octa-Core Processor
Mediatek MT6592
Mali 450
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD
13MP AF Rear Camera
Samsung Sensor
5MP FF Front Camera
HSPA+ / 3G
Dual-Sim (Regular + MicroSIM)
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
2000mAh Battery
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Meizu M2 Specs Price Available Philippines

Meizu M2 is coming and will be first offered with Lazada Philippines +Lazada Philippines

Meizu M2 comes in a polycarbonate shell that comes in natural and bright colors in grey, white, cyan and pink. On the front is a 5 inch HD 720p IPS Display that is strengthen with Asahi Dragontrail Glass.

Inside, the smartphone is powered by Mediatek 64bit Quad-Core MT6735 clocked at 1.3GHz with graphics handled by Mali T720 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. For storage expandability, you need to sacrifice one sim card slot and utilize that slot for your MicroSD.

It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme OS on top which should work great with the 64bit processor.

A 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5-element lens for its primary snapper and 5MP with f/2.0 aperture and 4-element lens front. Meizu cameras has manual modes for near pro settings.

As for connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. It is Dual Sim and both sim slots supports LTE - TD/FDD. However its sim tray is hybrid where if you don't want to use the other sim then you could use it to expand storage.

Battery is at 2500mAh which should last you a day of moderate usage.

It will be available on Dec 4, 2015 with 1 month exclusive with Lazada Philippines for only 5,499 Pesos!

Meizu M2

Meizu M2 Specs
Flyme OS
Android Lollipop 5.1
5 inch 720p HD IPS Display
Asahi Dragontrail Glass Protection
1.3GHz Quad-Core 64bit Processor
Mediatek 6735
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD (Hybrid SIM/SD Card slot)
13MP Rear Camera
f/2.2 aperture
5-element Lens
with LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
f/2.0 aperture
4-element Lens
Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM/SD Card Tray)
WiFi a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
2500mAh Battery
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Huawei Nexus 6P is now up for Pre-Order Specs Price Phhilippines

Huawei and Google new born, Nexus 6P is finally up for Pre-Order.

Huawei and Google partnered to produce a new Nexus which gave birth to Nexus 6P.

The Huawei Nexus 6P is elegantly design for solid built quality as it makes used of anodized aluminium for its full metal body that is also curved so it rest well on our hand. Accented with diamond chamfers that runs on the around at sides as well as circles the fingerprint sensor on the back. Comes in color choices of Graphite, Aluminum, Frost, and Gold.

Upfront is its 5.7 inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) that gives the smartphone a whopping 518 ppi at 16:9 aspect ration brings great detail. It is AMOLED thereby richer color reproduction and higher brightness for clear and pleasureable viewing experience. Don't be afraid of scrapes or scratches nor crash as it carries the sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Under the hood, Nexus P6 houses the latest and powerful 64bit Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Processor with Adreno 430 GPU coupled with 3GB RAM. There are three storage options 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB but it is the 64GB that will be sold for the Philippine Market. Not sure yet if the other two will be release or not.

It runs on Stock Android Marshmallow 6.0 and Google guarantees its software updates. Comes the best Google apps pre-installed - Search, Maps, Drive, Youtube and more. Honestly Huawei partnering with Google is great move as now I am finally sure its consumers will get updated compared before.

Nexus 6P is equipped with 12.3MP Rear Camera with 1.55 μM at f/2.0 aperture size. Bigger sensor means more light and so better low light performance. Main sensor is made by Sony - IMX377. Makes use of Laser Auto Focus for quick focus on your subject/s. Get high resolution selfies or video chat with 8MP Front camera with 1.44 μM sensor size. Smartphones today are really gearing up the fight in terms of optics and the new Nexus is well prepared.

Regular connectivity features are available such as WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS. Cellular is handled by LTE if not HSPA+ and 3G. It makes use of Reversible USB Type-C for ultra fast charging and data. It carries a 3,450mAh Battery.Oh it comes with a Fingerprint scanner that can be found at the back for added security.

It's the new Nexus and it seems Huawei is keen on delivering a better one with the Nexus 6P in terms of built quality, hardware, camera plus the latest Android Marshmallow with regular updates by Google.

Huawei announces the availability of Matte Gold color for Nexus 6P at CES 2016!

It's now on Pre-Order with Lazada Philippines for 29,990 Pesos! +Lazada Philippines
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Huawei Nexus 6P

Huawei Nexus 6P Specs
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5.7 WQHD AMOLED Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.0 GHz 64bit Octa-core Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
Adreno 430 GPU
64GB Internal Storage
12.3MP Rear Camera
Sony IMX377, 1.55 μM, f/2.0, Laser Focus
With LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
1.55 μM
LTE / HSPA+ / 3G
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Dual Speakers
3 Microphones
Reversible USB-Type C Power / Data
360 degrees Fingerprint Touch Sensor
3450mAh Battery
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Neo Shift N81 Dual Boot Windows Android Tablet Laptop Convertible Specs Price Philippines

Neo outs Shift N81 its new Dual bboot Windows Android Hybrid Tablet Laptop Convertible!

The Neo N81 sports a 8.9 inch HD (1280 X 800) IPS Display powered by Intel Atom Baytrail 3735F Quad-Core with Intel HD Graphics coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. An expandable microSD card slot is available if internal storage is not enough. If yyou have heavy typing to do you could snap it on its keyboard dock which takes it from tablet to laptop.

Ports are located on side of the tablets which include a Micro USB for charging and data, micro HDMI for extenal display, an Audio Mic/Headphone Jack, MicroSD card slot and finally a SIM Card slot (3G). Two full pledge USB 2.0 port is available on both sides of the keyboard dock. For wireless connection, it does have WiFi an Bluetooth. 3G cellular data keeps you connected to the internet.

As for camera features, it is equipped with 2MP Back and VGA front camera which should be enough for basic social media uploads.

It is said that Neo N81 has a battery life of 6 ~ 8 hours.

Priced for only 8,999 Pesos!

Got to it out as I was attending meetup of Windows Phone Philippines. Shout out to you Guys!
Anyways here it is.

The Neo Shift N81 utilizes magnets to attach the tablet to the keyboard dock as it goes from tablet to Laptop Mode. Just pull it out, if you gonna use it as a tablet. There's a small track pad on the keyboard dock and it supports touch gestures for scrolling and the like. The keyboard keys is reasonably sized and is comfortable to use. It has power, volume rocker and windows/home hardware keys. There's a notification light near the front camera. The convertible is very light and portable and easy to just put on your messenger bag if you're always on the go.

Ports are located on the right side of the tablet. On the keyboard dock, there are two full pledge USB ports. I like the checkered pattern that adds a cool accent to the aesthetic of the tablet.  The sim card slot is located at the center and with it adds 3G connectivity to the tablet. Oh tried charging the tablet via powerbank and with a at 2.1 amps it works!

Turning it on, it boots in portrait mode so you choose which OS will you boot into whether Android KitKat or Windows 10. If I am correct this is the first Dual Boot with Windows 10 pre-installed out of the box. When switching between OS, in Windows 10, you need to shutdown first then boot into Android while when in Android, you can just long press the power button and there's an option to boot into Windows.

Oh checking out the storage it has only 15GB available and the rest is used by the system. You can expand though via MicroSD. With android the system eats up 500MB of RAM out of 2GB RAM. It is very efficient and i did'nt notice any lag when running on Windows 10 or Android.

Camera is decent enough for your basic social media needs but please do make sure you have enough light source.

The NEO Shift N81 is turning out to be a bang-for-buck dual boot tablet laptop convertible with its quality build, efficient hardware and 3G connectivity. Best for yuppies, student or those who prefer something portable enjoying the productivity of Windows 10 or the assortment of apps and games of Android at a budget price point. It is also a best gift idea this Chirstmas season!

Offered with Lazada Philippines look here:

Neo Shift N81

Neo Shift N81 Tablet Laptop Hybrid
Windows 10 / Android KitKat 4.4
8.9 inch HD IPS Display
1.33GHz Intel Atom Baytrail 3735F
Quad-Core Processor
Intel HD Graphics
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD
2MP Rear Camera
VGA Front Camera
WiFi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Ports (Tablet):
Audio Jack
MicroSD Card Slot
Sim Card Slot (3G Only)
Ports (Keyboard Dock)
2 x USB 2.0
6~8 Hours Battery Life.
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Acer Liquid Z530 Specs Price Available Philippines

Acer Liquid Z530 is now available!

Like Acer new smartphones today, the Acer Z530 comes in very premium metallic brushed finish in Black or White colors. It is very light and the curved rounded corners provides good grip. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye although kinda wished they opted for a different design for speakers. On the front is a 5 inch HD IPS Display that comes with Acer's Zero-Air Gap Technology and as you can see it is bright and has good color reproduction.

Looking inside, the smartphone is powered by latest 64bit Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor clocked at 1.3GHz and is supported with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. A microSD Slot is available for storage expansion. With 64bit processor, it is best paired with 64bit Android Lollipop for optimum efficiency between hardware and software.

Acer joins the Selfie trend as this the Liquid Z530 comes with a 8MP Rear and Front Camera combo which let you take high resolution photos and videos whichever side you're on as well as more detailed Selfies. With reference to sample shots below, the rear camera has a aperture of f/2 and f/2.4 for its front camera. Aperture is part of exposure triangle, the lower f number the more light enters so better shots in low light. It focuses well and did a fair job taking selfies.

Focus Test Left Sie Focus on Close Subject while Right Side Focuses on Background. 
Selfie Sample
It does have few tricks or two with various modes like HDR, Panorama, Picture with Sound and more. Some manual controls like exposure, temperature control, and ISO. When taking Videos, there is a video stabilizer so your outputs won't be shaky. Turn on Noise Reduction so your videos will come out smooth and not grainy.

Regular set of connectivity features like WiFi, Bluettooth, and GPS is available as well as LTE for cellular data. It is a dual sim dual standby handset which enable you to access two networks in one device. But only Sim 1 supports LTE.

As for UI, Acer added Quick Touch for gesture controls, when in standby mode for example, just write I or straight line then the Z530 comes alive. You can launch Camera, make a call and launch Music. Acer added other value-added applications for productivity, cloud service and mobile management. Float Applications helps you multitask by taking notes, making calculations and other functions while other apps run in the background.

Batttery is at 2420mAh that is quoted of standby time of 630 hours and 12 Hours Talk Time.

Overall, Acer's new smartphones is a beauty and also comes with great set of specifications with up-to-date internal hardware and software, high quality cameras and LTE, making Liquid Z530 a well rounded Smartphone at an affordable price. Good buy for budget conscious consumers and great gift suggestion this Holiday Season.

Spotted with Villman Philippines with an SRP of 5,990 Pesos!
Oh look it is available with Lazada!

Acer Liquid Z530 LTE Specs
Android 5.1 Lollipop
5 inch HD 720p IPS Display
Acer Zero-Air Gap
1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6735 Processor
Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
8MP Rear Camera
f/2.0 aperture
with LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
f/2.4 aperture
LTE Cat 4 / HSPA+ / 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 EDR LE
2420mAh Battery
144 x 70.3 x 8.9 mm
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Samsung bags 38 CES 2016 Innovation Awards

Samsung wins 38 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 Innovation Awards by the Consumer Technology Association™ (CTA), the producer of CES 2016 recognizing achievements in product design and engineering judged by eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media. Samsung has been honored with one more Best of Innovation Award this year than last year. Samsung still continues to innovate and be the global leader  in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications.

“Samsung continues to deliver unique experiences for our consumers worldwide through the many products that help people lead more connected lives,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. “We are honored that CTA and the industry recognizes our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in consumer experience as we look forward to demonstrating our latest achievements at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show.”

Samsung’s award-winning products span 18 categories: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch for Wearables; Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ for Mobile; Samsung Galaxy View for TV; Samsung Galaxy VR for Digital Imaging; ATIV Book 9 Pro for Laptop; Computer Components and sensors - Samsung 950 PRO 512GB, Samsung 850 PRO 2TB, Samsung SleepSense Sleep Monitor, Samsung 128GB UFS, and Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4.

Samsung's award-winning products will be on display at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Samsung booth #11906 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center or will grace Samsung’s CES press conference, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday January 5, 2016.

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Kata T4 8 inch Android KitKat Dual Sim 3G Tablet Specs Price Review Philippines

Kata Philippines releases their new Kata T4 Tablet!

Kata T4 Tablet Package
Kata T4 Tablet Package

The new Kata T4 tablet has great solid built with metal back cover. Design wise we clearly see the iPad Mini from button placement and ports as well as nearly similar dimensions at Height of 200mm, Width 134.6mm, Depth 7.7mm and Weigh only 400g. Just a few difference in depth and weight. Still Kata is very easy to hold and feels so light. Comes in Premium Matte Finish Gold and Grey colors.

Kata T4 Tablet
Kata T4 Tablet Design

Moving on, It has very nice display at 7.85 inch at 1024 x 768 HD resolution IPS. It has nice registration of colors and is very bright. Touch is responsive and up to 5 multi-touch points. It's great multimedia device for playing movies as well as games.

Kata T4 Tablet Display

Under the hood is a Mediatek MT8382 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor wiith Mali400 GPU coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal Storage. If you need more storage you can expand it via MicroSD Card Slot but can't seem to move app storage to the SD Card. This hardware setup performs quite well running Android KitKat with no noticeable lag. I had not encountered any problem running apps or multitasking. Oh here are benchmark score and information of Internals.

Kata T4 Tablet Antutu
Antutu Benchmark

As mentioned earlier it runs Android KitKat with a few tweak as it does not have a app drawer just like on the iPad Mini. I have notice there are two Phone and Contact apps, one the native android and  one well looks like on the iOS. Sliding from the Top right of your screen, you will find the notification panel while sliding from the top left you will find control panel for quick settings. Kata also added some TV apps like Netflix, CBS, FOX NOW, The CW, and many more which you can freely enjoy for 60 days by using their MEGAVPN app.

Kata T4 Tablet UI
Kata T4 Tablet UI

A 8MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front camera serves its optical features both of which has an aperture of f2.8. Just make sure you have more light for decent social media shots.n low light, it does not do well. If you're looking for the mic it is just below left side near Kata logo.

Kata T4 Tablet Rear Camera
Rear Camera

Kata T4 Tablet Front Camera
Front Camera

For connectivity, it has  WiFi and Bluetooth. Kata T4 has Phone capabilities as it comes with Dual SIM slots both of which supports 3G. You can choose which SIM to use your data as well as lock it to 3G only.

Will do battery test.... Will update asap for results. But pretty sure it last the day with moderate usage.

For 5,999 Pesos! It is on Pre-Order with Free Flip Case. This is already a steal as you get a 8 inch Tablet with Phone capabilities that lets you stay connected while on the go as well as enjoy a brilliant display fit for your movies and games paired with Camera combo for taking pictures and videos. Kata Digital Philippines is delivering competitive device at a best buy price that is very fitting gift for yourself or any love one this holiday season.

Kata T4 Specs
Android 4.4 KitKat
7.85 inch HD IPS Display
1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Mediatek MT8382
Mali-400 MP2
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD
8MP Rear Camera
5MP Front Camera
f2.8 aperture
Dual SIM / Dual Standby/ Dual 3G
WiFi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3000mAh Battery
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