NOVEMBER is around the corner, and you know what that means for Apple fans for the past three years: A new iPhone is about to be launched in the Philippines. True enough, Smart Communications just put up their registration page for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, coincidentally on the day Apple announced a new MacBook Pro. You can register your interest on this page.
SPEED has always been a big talking point within the smartphone community — though we would be quick to argue that having more CPU cores and more RAM are not necessarily as advantageous as some companies make them out to be. The iPhone 7, to wit, has a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, but it handily beats its Android counterparts in real-word and synthetic tests.
XIAOMI dropped a bomb on us at the launch of the Mi Note 2 (click for full specs): It announced the Xiaomi Mi MIX, a concept product that could very well be the smartphone of your dreams. Except that unlike other concept devices which you won’t find in stores at any time soon, it will already be available starting November 4.
WATCHING the re-entry of Moto to the Philippine market is like witnessing the resurrection of a dearly departed — twice. Motorola Philippines, which had been in the country since 1979, ceased operations in 2009. It returned in July 2015 as a company now owned by Lenovo, but went silent early this year. This week saw its comeback, and Moto might just make it this time around.
IT’S been a while since Cherry Mobile gathered dealers and members of the media to launch a slew of devices. That day has finally come with the unveiling of six new phones from what is arguably its most successful series, Flare, and the timing couldn’t be any better — Christmas is just around the corner.
LG Philippines has announced the price and date of availability of its other signature phone, the LG V20. This Korean manufacturer’s counter to arch-rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which is now discontinued after a botched recall and multiple fire reports, is the first non-Google handset to ship with the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. We’ve listed it as a good alternative to the Note phone.
AS we had hoped, Samsung finally halted sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 units after replacement phones are still overheating and catching fire. With the device practically done, what are your options this time? Which smartphone should you consider buying? We listed nine alternatives for you.
SAMSUNG will be happy to put the second half of 2016 behind it, but that’s not to say it’s done for the year as far as releasing smartphones is concerned. The troubled Korean manufacturer today announced the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime in the Philippines, which joins Vietnam and India as the only countries to have the lower-midrange phone on offer.
WE don’t usually write about markdowns for consumer electronics (because street prices fluctuate like gas prices) — but today, we’re making an exception for a deal that we think is too good to pass up. That is, if you’re in the market for a capable smartphone and expensive flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7 are out of the question.
MOTOROLA Philippines has been dropping hints that it will bring new Moto phones to the country soon. Since October 4, the Lenovo-owned company has already posted three teasers on its Facebook page. Which models could they be? We’re willing to be they’re the Motorola Moto Z and Moto G4 or G4 Plus.
GOOD news: The Philippines did not have the worst broadband-internet connection speed in Asia Pacific in the second quarter of 2016. Bad news: It was second to the last in the ranking.
IF you look at Google’s new Pixel phones long enough, you’ll notice a bit of resemblance to the iPhone, the newer ones, to be sure. Maybe it’s only right that they do. Apple’s handsets have always been about leveraging its own hardware and software to deliver the smartest user experience possible; Google now aims to do the same with the Pixel.