The tech tragedy of the 21st century aren’t exploding smartphones or those weird zen lawn cases; it’s the inescapable reality that after years and years of trying to make mobile phones smaller, the trend is now towards making smartphones bigger! All this is a disappointment to me and my small, dainty hands.
When you talk about phones costing less than $200, lots of compromises come to mind, like having a low-end camera or plasticky body. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has none of that, and even goes beyond what you’d expect from a budget-friendly smartphone.
The Honor 6X isn’t an entirely new phone. Although it experienced an international launch earlier this month, it’s been around since its original unveiling in China last October. We’ve been using it since acquiring a unit at CES 2017; here’s my take on the midrange smartphone.
I get asked a lot about laptop recommendations, and while it’s easy to give an answer for notebooks above $400, anything below is tricky. So when Starmobile asked me to review its $150 Engage Aura, I happily obliged in order to deepen my knowledge of the budget-friendly segment.
I have an internet problem: I had my Sky Broadband disconnected because of consistently poor service, and PLDT hasn’t been active in processing my new DSL application. Desperate to get a reliable internet connection in the meantime, I turned to Globe.
New Year celebrations have come and gone, my dear millennials, and with that comes fitness resolutions which (historically) don’t even last as long as Kim Kardashian’s social media hiatus (Yes, Kim K. is back on Instagram and maybe it’s time you up your selfie game, too).
Make this year different. Drop that phone and go outside to exercise; lose those unwanted pounds and finally work on those dream abs. In 2017, the only thing you should be gaining are likes on your latest #Fitspiration IG posts!
Any self-respecting millennial knows that a good selfie can get you places. It’s the best social media tool for your well-curated life on Instagram and Snapchat — just ask Kim Kardashian West, queen of social media, who took it upon herself to raise awareness on the art of illuminated selfies. Enter: the LuMee case.
Samsung, Sony, ASUS, and Xiaomi — all four brands have a lot riding on the success of their handsets. Their supersized smartphones, in particular, have been phenomenal lately; so great, in fact, that we reviewed one from each manufacturer recently.
The OPPO F1s isn’t an ordinary phone. It may look like a typical iPhone knockoff, but spend some time with it, and you’ll notice a better camera on the front than on the back. That’s unheard of! Excuse us as we test it out for this review.
Philippine-based tech brand Cherry Mobile earlier this week announced a bunch of new Flare smartphones, with most of them wearing some pretty big specs and small price tags. They’re what you would expect Cherry Mobile devices to be: capable but delightfully affordable.
Playing around with the Galaxy J7 Prime confused me in several ways. Is this supposed to be part of Samsung’s entry-level series, or is it trying to bite off more than it can chew as a midranger? In the end, it didn’t really matter; I had loads of fun.
We really have to give it to Lenovo for trying to reinvent tablets and notebooks so often. After reviewing their modular yet incredibly sturdy ThinkPad X1 Tablet, we’re now taking a look at the Yoga Book, which is something we’ve never seen before.
This is it: the final entry in our supersized smartphone series. After covering large handsets that specialize in selfies, look like a premium flagship, and load up on the specs sheet, we’re now looking at a phone prioritizing an ultra size above all else. Indeed, the 6.8-inch ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra will astound you with its absurd proportions and premium packaging.
The Galaxy Note 7, which we’re sure many of you have heard about by now, isn’t the only new Samsung smartphone with a huge display out there. The Galaxy A9 Pro has more screen space, plus a much more agreeable battery capacity that could get it to last through another day without a recharge. In other words, it is big for good reasons.
Back in 2014, ASUS debuted its own line of smartphones amid declining PC sales. And despite being the new kid on the block, the Taiwanese electronics maker managed to do relatively well in a market that has tripped up so many others, some of which had been in the business for decades and were considered infallible.
Heart-pumping, visually stimulating, and a masterclass of cinematic storytelling in video games. Those are just some of the words that we’d use to describe Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Indeed, protagonist Nathan Drake’s last adventure on the PlayStation 4 serves as a worthy punctuation mark to the Indiana Jones-inspired series, which sold over 28 million copies worldwide and helped put Sony’s console ahead of the Xbox One in the marketplace.
On the sidelines of the Flash Plus 2 launch event in the Philippines, Lei Zhang, the company’s top executive in the country, talked about his brand being a new venture under China’s TCL and life after breaking off from Alcatel, the maker of the original Flash smartphone.
Stiffer challenges, of course, lie ahead for him and the Chinese startup — competing in the same space as Alcatel is admittedly among them — but he’s confident the 5.5-inch Plus 2 is just the start of something bigger. And he probably has every right to be, especially if his company’s first effort proves to be a hit with the younger and more tech-savvy audience it is meant for.
The OPPO R7 Plus is an affordable 6-inch smartphone that looks, feels and performs like a premium device. In this review we’ll go over everything that makes this phablet one of our favorites in its price point including an impressive 13MP camera and a massive 4100 mAh battery.
A smartphone for everyone, that’s exactly what we think of the Xiaomi Mi 4i. The phone won’t wow you with its specs, but it has everything you’d want or need for everyday utility and entertainment and offers one of the most pleasant software experiences on a phone today. It’s also one of the best Android phones in its price point. In this video we’ll show you how the phone handles the most frequently used apps by Filipinos.
This week ahead of the Philippine flash sale, we got our hands on Chinese electronics company Xiaomi’s budget handset, the Redmi 1S. It has only been a week but here are our first impressions and 4 reasons why we think it’s worth your money.