WE put Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus through the wringer last year, and though dozens of premium rivals have been introduced since then, the current-gen iPhone remains one of the most valued and sought-after phones in the industry. We’d even argue that its esteem has only grown with time, even whilst the likes of LG and Huawei have armed their new signature devices to the hilt, and are gearing up for a strong showing this flagship season.
WE’VE reviewed the P19,990 Vivo V5 Plus, and it left us seriously impressed, particularly when it comes to taking bokeh-laced photos with its dual-lens cameras. And Vivo isn’t done with selfie phones yet, outing the Vivo V5 Lite last month and offering budget- and selfie-conscious folks a cheaper solution to stepping their game up on social media.
THE leaks started several days ago, when images of local ads starring South Korean star G-Dragon for the new OPPO F3 and F3 Plus surfaced online and spread like wildfire among international news outlets. Sought for comment on earlier reports, OPPO Philippines simply told us to wait for an official announcement. And so we waited.
THE LG G6 made the rounds online and on social media after its announcement at MWC [Mobile World Congress] 2017, and soon enough, you might be able to officially snag one in the Philippines. We assume this because the LG G5 (click for complete specs), the outgoing G series flagship, is currently available on Lazada Philippines for P22,995 ($457) — down from its launch price of P34,990 ($696) a year ago.
WE’VE had UnionBank of the Philippines’ EON card since 2013 because we needed it to get our salary from Yahoo. Obviously, we haven’t used it since we left the company because we didn’t even know that a lot of features have been added to it. Well, not until we came across a story that says the bank has introduced selfie banking.
THE Philippines has seen a good number of decent midrange phones come through the door as of late. Lenovo is looking to add the recently launched Lenovo K6 Note (click for complete specs) to the list, which comprises the OPPO F1s, Vivo V5, Vivo V5 Lite, and Huawei GR5 2017 (aka Honor 6x), among others.
IT’S D-Day. Almost two months after the official unveiling in its native Japan, the Nintendo Switch is finally ready to be scooped up in stores worldwide. Yes, including the Philippines.
ANDROID One hasn’t made as big a dent as Google and its hardware partners had hoped when the first pure Android phones for cheap debuted in select markets, including the Philippines.
IF your budget for a smartphone is tight, you’d probably want to buy something that you can afford now or wait till current devices’ prices will drop end of the year. Because as this report by a market-research company reveals, the next crop of handsets may be more expensive as brands raise hardware specifications of their products.
SAMSUNG didn’t unpack the Galaxy S8 at MWC [Mobile World Congress] 2017, otherwise known as the biggest phone event of the year. But it did announce that the most anticipated non-iPhone of this year will debut March 29th in New York by way of a teaser image and a video.
OUR ideal job is the one we have created for ourselves. But if you’re still looking for a gig, and you play video games a ton — to the disgruntlement of your parents, we presume — your dream job is currently up for grabs. Ubisoft Philippines is hiring full-time testers, per the company’s official Facebook page.
WE are right smack in the middle of Mobile World Congress, but Apple is inadvertently stealing some of the limelight from companies exhibiting at the biggest show for the mobile industry.
LENOVO-OWNED Motorola didn’t unveil a new top-end phone at this year’s Mobile World Congress [MWC] in Barcelona. Instead, we got a duo of midrange handsets — the Moto G5 (click for complete specs) and the Moto G5 Plus (click for full specs) — that will jointly carry the torch for the brand’s best-selling G series this year.
THE dust has settled on OPPO’s Mobile World Congress [MWC] 2017 presentation, and we now know for sure what the company has kept under wraps for weeks. Surprisingly, we’re not getting a new phone, but rather a new camera technology that we might see down the road. Sooner rather than later, we hope.
THREE new Nokia smartphones — the international variant of the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 — were announced by HMD Global at MWC 2017, the year’s biggest phone show. But it was the Nokia 3310 reboot (click for complete specs), a dumb phone like the version from almost 17 years ago, that had the tech community talking during and after the event, for better or worse.
ANDROID fans, take notice: MWC [Mobile World Congress] 2017 is currently in full swing, meaning many of the industry’s biggest names — LG, Huawei, and OPPO, to name but three — will be previewing their signature Android phones and giving us a peek of what to expect — and to salivate for — later this year.
CHINA’S TCL Communication seems to be carrying the weight of the world on its shoulders. Its mission when it got the rights to make smartphones under the BlackBerry name: to turn the once-loved brand’s misfortunes around. Today, ahead of MWC 2017, we have finally seen the first true phone that TCL hopes will bring former Crackberries back into the fold, the BlackBerry KeyOne (click for complete specs).
THIS year’s Mobile World Congress (aka MWC, or the massive phone event you ought to be paying attention to) is almost in full effect now. Know how we can tell? Because manufacturers are already making product announcements before the event kicks off on February 27.
SO everyone got some of the specs of the quietly launched smartphone right but not the model name. What we reported as the ASUS ZenFone 3 Go exactly a week ago is actually known as the ASUS ZenFone Live (click for complete specs), as this listing on the Taiwanese manufacturer’s website shows.