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9 top picks from GearBest Autumn Harvest Sale

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Online retailer GearBest has an ongoing sale until September 30. Dubbed as the Autumn Harvest Sale, the event offers discounts for your favorite devices from GearBest. There are a lot of gadgets up for sale, so we took the liberty to list the best deals we could find.

To purchase one of these, simply head to the product’s page and enter the coupon code upon checkout to see the discounted price of the device. The prices sometimes get cheaper when it’s part of a flash sale. Happy shopping!

DJI Phantom 3 SE

Looking for a professional drone that’s not too expensive? The DJI Phantom 3 SE is ideal for aspiring drone operators with its affordable price tag and professional quality. It has a 4K 3-axis gimbal video camera, 25-minute flight time, and 4km video transmission range. Without spending much, you can start crafting your drone shots with this.

Coupon code: DJIP3SE
Discounted Price: US$ 487.99 (Buy here)

OnePlus 5 (8GB+128GB)

The OnePlus 5 is currently one of best phones in the market. It offers top-of-the-line specs and performance without asking for too much cash. The variant we have here has a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. What more can you ask for? You may read our review to know more about the OnePlus 5, plus camera samples from our comparison.

Coupon code: TBONEPL
Discounted Price: US$ 529.99 (Buy here)

Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD (128GB)

High-performance memory cards for high-end devices are a must. This Samsung EVO Plus microSD can handle 4K UHD video recording and playback, and has fast read-and-write transfer speeds. Since it has Samsung’s name on it, you can have peace of mind for its quality. This one is ideal for your GoPro, 360-degree cameras, and other portable devices that accept UHS-3 microSD cards.

Coupon code: FLASH SALE
Discounted Price: US$45.99 (Buy here)

SanDisk A1 MicroSD (64GB)

Need additional storage for your Android device? SanDisk’s A1 line of microSD cards is designed for optimal smartphone app performance. Rest assured, your apps will load and run properly even when the memory card is set as adaptable storage. Of course, it can also store images, videos, and other files on your phone.

Coupon code: SDA164GCP
Discounted Price: US$ 18.49 (Buy here)

Sjcam SJ7 Star

Action cameras are still a thing, particularly for traveling. Sjcam is a familiar brand for affordable yet quality action cameras, like this SJ7 Star. It can shoot 4K videos, slow-motion shots, and 12-megapixel stills with its super-wide-angle lens. It also has digital stabilization and a 2-inch touchscreen for ease of use.

Coupon code: FLASH SALE
Discounted Price: US$ 167.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13

Xiaomi recently announced a full powerhouse notebook; but, if that’s too much for casual usage, you can just get last year’s Mi Notebook Air 13. It’s got a 13-inch 1080p IPS display, Intel Core i5 processor, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX graphics unit, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, and a nice set of ports like HDMI and USB-C. The catch, however, is the Chinese language of its Windows 10 operating system, but you can easily get a fix for that online.

Coupon code: AIR13NOTEBOOK
Discounted Price: US$ 637.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi 6

The Mi 6 is a flagship offering from Xiaomi. It offers the best mobile processor currently available in a sleek stainless steel body. The phone also has dual rear cameras with 2x optical zoom, just like other expensive phones out there. During our time with the Mi 6, we liked its premium build and smooth performance. Xiaomi phones are for power users after all.

Coupon code: HFMI64G
Discounted Price: US$ 409.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi A1

We were so glad to see Xiaomi’s first Android One offering! You can never go wrong with an Android One phone: clean Android UI, no bloatware, monthly security patches, and two years of software updates. Pair that with Xiaomi’s well-balanced pricing for great performance and a quality build — a definite winner!

Coupon code: XMA1GJ
Discounted Price: US$ 229.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Some wanted it big, so the “phablet” came to life. In this segment, Xiaomi has the Mi Max 2, which has what you’d expect from a large phone, like a big display, long-lasting battery, and great performance — especially for gaming. You can read our full review to get a better idea of what this sought-after gadget offers.

Coupon code: HARVEST059
Discounted Price: US$ 239.99 (buy here)

SEE ALSO: Top 5 lifestyle tech picks from IFA 2017

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Comparison: Unlimited home broadband plans in the Philippines

Say no to data caps!

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As much as possible, home broadband shouldn’t be limited to data allowances. While consumable plans are cheaper, they are not enough for binge-watching and large file downloads like game updates.

If you’re still subscribed to a consumable broadband plan, it’s time to make the switch! Unlimited broadband plans are the way to go. Four of the major internet service providers (ISP) in the Philippines namely Converge, Globe, PLDT, and Sky offer various unlimited internet plans.

Here are the speed options and monthly service fees:

Converge FiberX
Globe At Home
PLDT Home
OneSky Broadband
3Mbps
 –
 –
1,299
 –
5Mbps
 –
1,699
1,699
1,299
10Mbps
 –
1,899
 –
15Mbps
 –
1,899
 –
20Mbps
 –
1,899
1,899
 –
25Mbps
1,500
 –
 –
1,899
50Mbps
2,500
2,499
2,899
2,899
100Mbps
3,500
2,899
 –
3,899

Note: Globe’s Plan 1899 has three speed options depending on availability.

These broadband plans are either connected by copper (DSL) or fiber optic cables. All the plans are subject to availability in the area, especially plans 20Mbps and above since they require a fiber connection.

Which plan offers the best value?

After checking all the broadband plans from the four major ISPs, we can say that Converge’s FiberX 1500 offers the best value all around — that is if your area is serviceable. A 25Mbps connection is already enough for daily needs even if a number of people will be using the network.

If you want to get the fastest speed, Globe’s Go Unli Plan 2899 is the best on the list. For just PhP 2,899, you get 100Mbps speed which is already powered by fiber connectivity. The catch is, like with Converge, fiber-connected places are still pretty limited especially if you live in certain condominiums or a remote village.

What are the freebies and add-ons?

When it comes to freebies, Globe has the biggest offering while Converge has the barest offer to keep their price down.

Converge FiberX
Globe At Home
PLDT Home
OneSky Broadband

– Landline with unlimited Globe to Globe calls
– 6 months premium subscription to Netflix and Disney apps
– 2 months subscription to HOOQ
– Double speed for Plan 2899 for 6 months – Free Sky On Demand access

How much are the initial fees?

Monthly fees are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to broadband plans. Since this type of service requires a wired connection to your place, they have installation fees. These fees vary per ISP and, sometimes, there are certain promotions available.

  • Converge — PhP 2,500
  • Globe — PhP 2,500 (DSL) or P4,500 (vDSL/Fiber) for No-Lockup / PhP 1,000 with contract
  • PLDT — PhP 2,300 (DSL) or P3,600 (Fiber)
  • Sky Broadband — PhP 999 to PhP 3,898

Please check out their respective websites for the latest promotions and more details about the offerings: Converge FiberX, Globe At Home, PLDT Home, Sky Broadband.

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Cherry Prepaid launches KACHER70, their first tri-net data combo offer

New promo for the new year

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A new year means a new promo for Cherry Prepaid subscribers. A new tri-net offer is coming your way that’s good for web browsing, calling, and texting.

The new KACHER70 is Cherry Prepaid’s first tri-net data combo promo which includes 1GB of data and 60 minutes of calls and unlimited texts to fellow Cherry Prepaid subscribers, as well as their sister network Globe and TM.

The tri-net data offer is valid for five days for just PhP 70. To register, simply text KACHER70 to 2138.

Promo is valid until March 31, 2018.

If you want to try out Cherry Prepaid, you may purchase their prepaid LTE SIM card which is available at Cherry Mobile stores, SM Store outlets, and Puregold stores in the Philippines for only PhP 29. Cherry Prepaid is a virtual network by Cherry Mobile in partnership with Globe Telecom.

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Take more AI selfies with an even cheaper OPPO F5 Youth

AI selfies just got cheaper

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The new year has started with a battle between cheaper selfie-centric phones. Just last week, Vivo made a price cut for the V7. Now, OPPO follows with a more affordable F5 Youth.

The OPPO F5 Youth is a cheaper and slightly toned-down version of the regular F5. As mentioned, it’s a selfie-centric phone with a 16-megapixel front camera powered by OPPO’s AI Beauty Technology.

When it was launched last year, it got a friendlier price tag than its siblings due to some minor changes in specs. It’s now even more budget-friendly at just PhP 12,990. It’s the cheapest in the F5 series followed by the regular F5 at PhP 15,990 and the OPPO F5 6GB with a steep PhP 21,990 price tag.

A quick refresher: The F5 Youth has a 6-inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 ratio. It’s powered by a midrange MediaTek P23 processor and has a 3200mAh battery. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat topped with ColorOS 3.2.

SEE ALSO: OPPO F5 vs OPPO F5 6GB vs OPPO F5 Youth: Which one is for you?

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