ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra unboxing and review

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.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will be part of something big

Last week, we spent a generous amount of time on the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. It got our unboxing and hands-on treatment as seen above, plus an in-depth look into how well the phone works as a daily driver. With all the exposure we’ve given this phablet, why would we feature it again here? The answer is quite simple, and it involves more of its kind.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 unboxing

As many of you know, we’re only a few short weeks away from seeing ASUS’ signature smartphone series hit the streets in many parts of the world.

As of this month, it’s reportedly already available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Next up are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines in August. A ZenFone 3 launch event is expected to take place in India sometime in September. Shipments could be headed to Europe, Japan, and the United States later in the year.

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LG G5 Unboxing

It’s not always that you can take apart something and end up with a better product, but that’s exactly the calling card of LG’s latest flagship, the G5.

Yup, you’re looking at the Lego equivalent of a smartphone, or at least the closest thing we have to a truly modular device that can be upgraded as easily as swapping out its components. Obviously, that future hasn’t fully arrived yet, but it’s good to see the Korean manufacturer actively pursuing it.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro Unboxing

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.

This is our unboxing of the legitimate offspring of the bigger iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.

 

Zenfone Max Unboxing & Initial Impressions

38 days of standby time and the ability to power another smartphone — the monster battery of the Asus Zenfone Max hasn’t been a secret for a while now.

The Taiwanese company itself teased the phone several times last year, first at a press event in India in August, and then later at the IFA Consumer tech show in Berlin last September.  

We saw it again at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas last January, shortly before it began rolling out around the globe, and finally, last week it arrived at the GadgetMatch lab.

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MyPhone My31 Unboxing

MyPhone brings back its Pinoy phone branding with the MyPhone My31. This is our unboxing.

A few years ago, MyPhone was known for making phones with the map of the Philippines plastered on the back of their smartphones and they are finally bringing it back.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Windows) Unboxing

Hold, tilt, stand, or hang. Yep, you can do all of that and more on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2. In this video we unbox the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows, a 10-inch convertible tablet/notebook computer. The tablet runs on an Intel processor, has Dolby speakers, and promises 15 hours of battery life. It also comes with a free Office 365 subscription.

LG G4 Unboxing

The LG G4 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with one of the best cameras of 2015. LG’s flagship shoots 16 megapixel images, has an f/1.8 lens, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, and a dedicated color spectrum sensor. The phone also sports a new genuine leather back that’s removable, allowing users to swap batteries and memory cards. In this video we unbox the LG G4 and take a look at some of its features.

Samsung NX500 Unboxing & Hands-On

Right before it starts shipping globally, we unbox Samsung’s latest mid-range interchangeable mirrorless camera the NX500. If you’re in the market for a compact digital camera that can shoot 4K this one begs to be considered. It’s pretty impressive in both paper and practice. Watch the rest of the video to find out if it’s worth its $800 price tag.

Moto 360 Unboxing & Hands-On

The Moto 360 is the first round smartwatch running Android Wear and probably the best in the market today. Its popularity stems from its being one of the first smart watches to really look like a classic timepiece. In this video I unbox the device and give you my initial impressions.