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Is there room for yet another Android-powered mid-range smartphone in the 15k price range? China-based smartphone maker Vivo seems to think so. In India, the company has just announced a new model in its now-extended V5 series of handsets. It’s called the Vivo V5s, and it’s a dead ringer for the original Vivo V5, except […]


Huawei’s latest have finally arrived in the Philippines: the dual-cam flagship models Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 have finally been released after almost a month-long pre-order period. And their release date coincided with the reveal of Huawei’s latest brand ambassador, none other than Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach.


The Zenfone with the longest battery life of them all is currently on sale. We know, the Zenfone 3 Zoom has a big, beefy battery, but the Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 beat it to the punch by quite a stretch. Ironically, the Max version of the ZF3, as we’ve taken to calling it, was first […]


Ever wonder why it’s so hard to find a good, reliable smartphone that’s under 5.5 inches in size? We’ve wondered that for quite some time. Fortunately, there now exists a 5.2-inch model with Android that you can confidently carry with you and use every single day. It’s called the Arsenal VR One, the first and […]


The OPPO F3 Plus may be the hottest selfie expert out right now, but it’s not exactly something that we can say is truly “for everyone.” Its screen may be too big, and its price tag a little too high for some people who just want to be able to take good, share-worthy selfies online […]


Every once in a while, we get the chance to combine two of our favorite things: geeking out about the latest tech, and eating. That’s why we got excited when we heard about OPPO partnering with the Department of Tourism for the 3rd installment of Madrid Fusión Manila at the SMX Convention Center. It’s basically […]


It seems we have been so focused on flagships lately that we have neglected to take a look at what used to be the most hotly-contested price segment for smartphones in the local market: the low midrange. This is where a lot of people tend to find their actual daily driver, priced between 6,000 to […]


Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone has just been outed. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 6, it may be the first new phone to give the Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for its money. The Mi 6 is no phablet, featuring only a 5.15-inch Full HD screen, but it’s packed full of other high-end features, including an octa-core […]


The term smartphone used to mean something—a phone, usually—with the ability to connect to the Internet and perform office tasks such as opening and editing documents, sending emails, and browsing the web. These days, the word smartphone doesn’t really mean anything specific. Smartphone could mean an iPhone, an Android phone, or for about six of […]


Last month, Asus opened up pre-orders for the Zenfone 3 Zoom. Its actual retail price still unknown at the time, the Zenfone 3 Zoom could be pre-ordered for absolutely nothing, basically like a pre-registration type of thing. But in case you missed it, and you now want to buy the phone outright, you’re in luck. […]


A smartphone that’s dedicated mainly for live streaming. This is one of those things that has probably made some people go, “Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner?” Well, it’s here now, and from none other than Asus, no less. Dubbed the Zenfone Live, it’s the world’s first live streaming-dedicated handset, featuring a built-in app […]


You’ve seen the announcement, you’ve read the hands-on. Now you’ll finally get to see the OPPO F3 Plus live, and in the flesh, rocking its “stylish and street-smart” matte black color. You read that right: if OPPO’s latest selfie expert caught your attention because of its specs and features, but you’re not quite feeling that […]


The smartphone industry has been nothing if not a wild rollercoaster ride for the past few years. Old incumbents couldn’t keep up at all with new entrants, and lots of foreign brands have now replaced formerly staple local brands for a number of well-documented reasons. One example of a strong foreign brands gaining a huge […]


We’ve been following the OPPO F3 Plus for quite some time now. It’s the latest selfie expert from China-based OPPO, and it features the most advanced camera yet of any F series smartphone that has ever been released. Recently, we reported that OPPO managed to sell over 8,000 units of the F3 Plus. Clearly, there […]


Virtual reality is commonplace these days because there are different types of devices that you can use to try it whether on the desktop or on mobile. But AR, or augmented reality, VR’s not-so-distant cousin, hasn’t quite found a place in the mainstream yet. We may still be a ways from that, but there are […]


The OPPO F3 Plus went on sale last weekend as the latest selfie expert, carrying a 16MP rear camera and dual camera setup on the front. This interesting camera combo apparently attracted thousands of people over the F3 Plus release date roadshow. According to OPPO Philippines, they managed to sell more than 8,000 units. That’s […]


For the first time ever, Android has overtaken Windows has the OS of choice worldwide. We’ve got to say, we think everyone saw this coming. With the birth and continuous growth of the mobile computing sector, this was an inevitable breakthrough. Android OS usage gained a .02% advantage over Windows, holding 37.93% of the market […]


Now’s your chance to own the latest and greatest “selfie expert” phone from top smartphone brand OPPO. Announced late last month, the OPPO F3 Plus is now finally out in stores, jam-packed with some of the best smartphone camera tech available. At least as far as selfies are concerned, or so we’re told. The OPPO […]


There’s a lot to love about the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S8. That edge-to-edge Infinity Display looks one-of-a-kind and the overall specs pretty much give any currently available smartphone a run for their money. So it’s no surprise that local carrier Globe is already planning to get in on all the forthcoming Galaxy S8 action. Globe […]


Now that the best Samsung smartphone ever is finally out in the open, it will only be a matter of time until a local carrier starts selling it through local stores. We checked with Smart, and we’re glad to report that they have already announced the scheduled start of their pre-order period for the Samsung […]


Today is a big day for Samsung, and perhaps the smartphone industry in general, as the Korea-based electronics giant has finally unveiled its latest batch of flagship smartphones. As with the two most recent Samsung flagship phone announcements, today’s launch saw the introduction of two different models. These are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the […]


Any Android One users still out there? Once, it was the best bet for an affordable and hassle-free way to experience the latest version of Android on a smartphone. Now, you barely even hear about it anymore. But it’s not dead yet. If you somehow got a hold of and got to keep any of […]


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic piece of tech. It had all the best smartphone features available, including a number of exclusive Samsung extras. It’s also one of only a few high-end Android phones with built-in stylus support. And with the support of local carriers and local distribution channels, you didn’t even need […]


Facebook has updated its mobile app for both iOS and Android yet again, and this time there are a bunch of new features that should be a favorite among those who currently enjoy the “Stories” feature on Instagram as well as the “My Day” feature on Messenger. Facebook’s latest app update introduces Facebook Stories, an […]


Discounted ex-flagships are always something you should look out for. Don’t believe us? Just check out what’s happening with the OPPO F1 Plus over at Lazada. Recently, Lazada held a 5th birthday anniversary sale where a lot of items were heavily discounted–electronic or otherwise. OPPO, being one of the more prominent tech brands in the […]