HTC U Play review: If looks could sell

HTC U Play review, price, and specs_Philippines

TC is making its way back to the Philippines soon, with the Taiwanese phone maker already making it known that the HTC U11 will be announced locally on July 11. But as we said earlier, the 2017 flagship isn’t the only HTC model that will be introduced next month. In fact, it might not be the first to make the trip.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro to challenge the OPPO F3

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro vs OPPO F3 by FPTShop_Revu Philippines

HOTS fired. Samsung Electronics Philippines has posted today a teaser of a new handset — believed to be the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (click for complete specs) — that makes a reference to OPPO’s stable of “selfie expert” smartphones.

ASUS ZenFone AR price revealed — and you won’t like it

ASUS ZenFone AR price and specs_Taiwan

SUS has launched the ZenFone AR in its native Taiwan, (officially) revealing the price of the second-ever Tango smartphone, and the first to support Google’s Daydream VR platform. It’s also the first phone to have both. But as many had feared, it won’t come cheap, with the 8GB RAM model going for 24,990 New Taiwan dollars — about $822 or …

First in PH: Starmobile starts phone assembly in Calamba

Starmobile UNO B208 assembly Philippine factory_Revu

OCALLY branded smartphones are not really assembled in the Philippines. You know that, right? They buy the devices from original design manufacturers or ODMs, which are mostly based in China, and tweak them to their liking, so to speak. But in a first in the Philippines, a local technology company is assembling mobile phones in the country.

OPPO A57 is an affordable and handy ‘selfie expert’

OPPO A57 F3 Lite price and specs

PPO has announced the OPPO A57 (click for complete specs) in the Philippines, providing a more affordable option for those who want a reasonably powerful, selfie-centric phone but can’t stretch their budget to cover the cost of an OPPO F3 or F1s. It also completes the trio of mid-tier devices for the company, at prices separated by just P2,000, or …

Moto C is an Android Nougat phone for under P4,000 ($80)

Lenovo Motorola Moto C price and specs_Philippines

ENOVO-OWNED Motorola has a new budget smartphone available for purchase in the Philippines through online retailer Lazada. The Moto C (click for complete specs) is about as low-end as they come these days. It’s as cheap as acceptable budget phones come, too, checking in at P3,699 or around $75.

Nokia 3310, 6, 5, and 3 are priced competitively in PH

Nokia phones comeback_Revu Philippines

MD Global, the firm that secured the rights to use the Nokia brand, is back again in the Philippines, this time finally launching the devices that Filipinos are waiting for and not the feature phones that it began selling end of March.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime review: Not your typical Samsung phone

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime review price specs_Revu Philippines

AMSUNG has been coming out with some really good premium phones in recent years (you can read about the Galaxy S8 here and here). And the Seoul-based company hasn’t eased off the gas pedal on the entry-level market as it continues with its annual release schedule, which includes the phone you see above, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime (click for …

First look: HTC U Ultra big-screen flagship phone

HTC U Ultra preview, specs, price _Revu Philippines a

TC announced the HTC U Ultra (click for complete specs) in January 2017 at a post-CES press conference that attempted to hijack the spotlight away from phones that made their debut at the world’s biggest tech event.

Smartphone maker HTC set to return to PH soon

HTC U11 price specs camera_Revu Philippines

ANY of HTC’s products have long been praised in the international tech community. In fact, the HTC 10 was hailed as one of 2016’s best smartphones by different technology sites. So if there’s one brand we’ve always wanted to come back to the Philippines, it’s HTC. Fortunately, the tech gods are listening; the Taiwanese smartphone maker is set to make a …

iPhone 6s beats Galaxy S8 in speed test. Wait, what?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 6s_Revu Philippines

AVING the latest high-end specs doesn’t always guarantee that your smartphone gets to trump older devices with older specs. Case in point: Apple’s almost-two-year-old iPhone 6s has defeated the newly released Samsung Galaxy S8 in a speed test.

Hey, Android users. Apple claims life is easier on the iPhone

Apple iOS vs Android_Revu Philippines

HERE has never been a more contentious topic among smartphone users than the “Android versus iOS” issue. If you acknowledge the advantages of one mobile operating system, chances are you’ll get attacked by supporters of the other OS. It’s as if you’re not allowed to appreciate both.

In PH, these are the top 10 best-selling smartphones in Q4 2016

Choose your smartphone

ETAIL analyst GfK has released its report for the fourth quarter of 2016, revealing the 10 best-selling smartphones in the Philippines. Turns out the selfie-focused OPPO F1s was the most saleable model in the country, per data from the study.

Selfie-focused Vivo V5s debuts in PH

Vivo V5s price and specs_Revu Philippines

HINESE brand Vivo today unveiled the Vivo V5s (see complete specs) in the Philippines, just months after a similar product, the Vivo V5, hit the streets. The V5s is priced higher than its predecessor, and the extra cost will get you more storage and a redesigned, unibody phone that looks like the V5 Plus — or, if you prefer, the …

Meet the smartphone that now has the highest-rated camera

HTC U11 price specs camera_Revu Philippines

TC has a new a smartphone to compete with the likes of the Google Pixel, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Apple iPhone 7. And expectedly, the Taiwan-headquartered phone maker is keen to brag about the camera on the HTC U11 (click for complete specs), which is apparently unprecedented in the mobile industry — both in terms of shooting stills …

Xiaomi Mi 6 now available in PH, but there’s a catch

Xiaomi Mi 6 price and specs_Philippines

HE Xiaomi Mi 6 (click for complete specs), the affordable, dual-cam Samsung Galaxy S8 challenger from China, is now available in the Philippines through online retailer Widget City, albeit unofficially. There’s always a catch, isn’t there?

Midrange Sony Xperia XA1 quietly gets released in PH

Sony Xperia XA1 price and specs_Revu Philippines

ONY today announced the arrival of the Sony Xperia XA1 in the Philippines. Announced at the Mobile World Congress or MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the XA1 is the Japanese brand’s newest entry in the midrange segment and the successor to the seriously underrated XA from last season.

Alleged ASUS ZenFone 4 Max details appear online

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max_Philippines

E’RE expecting a new ZenFone series at Computex Taipei, which will run from May 30 to June 3. So we’re not really surprised that details of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max have shown up on the manufacturer’s official support pages — albeit briefly — and on a benchmarking site.