O it’s true: The ZenFone 3 Zoom may not be the only ASUS smartphone that will make an appearance at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, after all. Another device called the ASUS ZenFone AR will reportedly be launched at the annual tech show.
HE Apple iPhone may be designed in the U.S., but most of the units that you see on the market are manufactured in China. Only a small percentage of them are assembled in Brazil. However, a recent report by Times of India, if true, could bring the number of countries making the device to three.
N the battle for smartphone and tablet sales this holiday season, one company ruled them all. Just like last year, Apple was the best-selling brand worldwide from December 19 to 25, getting 44 percent of all device activations during the period. Meaning if you bought a gadget for yourself or your loved ones at the time, chances were it was probably made by Apple.
UST when you thought smartphone manufacturers were done announcing new products this year, here comes China’s Gionee seemingly telling us that we thought wrong by unveiling what we believe is its last hurrah for 2016 — the Gionee M2017 (click for complete specs).
OT all smartphones are created equal; there are devices that are easy to fix, and there are those that will make you tear your hair out. Fortunately for us, one company has released its findings of smartphone repairability.
TOP looking for the perfect smartphone; you’ll never find it. But there are devices that are more superior than others, and today, as the year draws to a close, we’re paying homage to the best of the best handsets that have officially landed on Philippine shores in 2016.
HE Nintendo NES Classic Edition, a mini version of the popular video-game console from the ’80s, is one of the perfect gifts you can give someone or yourself this Christmas. However, it has become the holy grail of sorts; it’s just hard to find in the Philippines.
E have been Amazon Prime Video users for a while now, using a VPN [virtual private network] connection to be able to watch our favorite shows. But we’ve been monitoring the local Play Store and App Store almost every day since it was announced that Amazon is preparing for a global launch of its streaming-video service. Today, December 14, look at what popped up in our other account!
OU know what the reality is: Smartphone companies get inspired by copy off each other’s design and ideas at times. But Philippine-based SKK Mobile takes the art of imitation to another level with what is said to be the SKK Chronos Era.
HEN it was announced in August that the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL variant (click for complete specs) will retail at P34,995 (roughly $700) in the Philippines, we were dismayed by the pricing. After all, when the device was unveiled at Computex 2016 in May, the company said it would go on sale for $499 (about P25,000). Four months later, now that it’s finally here and we’ve used the smartphone for almost two weeks, we still feel the same way. Here’s why we think it’s not good value for money.
ALL us Santa’s little helpers. With Lazada Philippines holding its Grand Christmas Sale promo till December 12, 2016, as part of its Online Revolution activity, we scoured the site to look for the best gadget deals, so you won’t have to.
UNNY, but the latest Starmobile product that has caught our attention is not a smartphone. It’s a silver Windows 10 laptop the company calls the Starmobile Engage Aura. And it looks a lot like the Apple MacBook but sells for only P7,990 on Lazada Philippines starting today, December 7, until the 12th to coincide with the online store’s Grand Christmas Sale.
HE bigger, better variant of the 5.2-inch ASUS ZenFone 3 Max, the 5.5-inch ZC553KL, finally gets priced in the Philippines, about two weeks before its official release in the country.
S it coming soon, or is it not? There’s a story today quashing earlier reports saying that the OPPO Find 9, successor to the Find 7, will not be launched in the first quarter of 2017.
EMEMBER that selfie phone Vivo launched in India about a week ago? The one with the 20-megapixel front camera? Well, it’s finally official in the Philippines, with the release slated for November 26, 2016. And with a P12,990 suggested retail price, it seems to be gunning for the similarly priced OPPO F1s’ place in the local market.
EMEMBER that one gaming-related announcement at the Apple iPhone 7 launch that made you take a walk down memory lane? Hold your breath! Nintendo has finally revealed that you can download Super Mario Run for iOS starting December 15 — for free!
ATA collected by Google on the first week of November tells us the sorry state of Android. It turns out that Android Nougat, the latest version of the mobile operating system released on August 22, is installed on less than 0.4 percent of all Android devices. Most are still stuck on Android Lollipop.
IRELESS-COVERAGE mapping company OpenSignal’s latest State of LTE report is out. The good news? Data taken between July to September 2016 showed that average download 4G connection speed in the Philippines increased from 6Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 7.27Mbps this time. The bad news? We still lagged behind most other countries in the world.
week before the official Philippine launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on November 11, Smart Communications has finally revealed its complete postpaid offerings for Apple’s latest smartphones. Globe Telecom had earlier posted its own postpaid plans.
HERE’S a newly launched large-screened smartphone that’s looking to fill the void left by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Meet the Huawei Mate 9, the smaller, 5.9-inch successor to last year’s 6-inch Mate 8.