5 waterproof flagship phones: No raining on this parade!



This weather gets a lot of people down, but it has no power over these premium machines!

When it rains, it pours, though that should’t ever dampen our mood. Let’s take a cue from these water-resistant smartphones.

All this moisture will not get in the way of these flagship smartphones — most of which were built to be resistant to liquids. Whether it be a bath, a minor spill, or bad weather, these phones will keep on keeping on.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

You can watch 4K videos on this phone’s 5.5-inch display — even under the rain!

A wet Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony is well known for its great cameras and this technology extends to its smartphones. This particular one is capable of super-slow-motion video recording.

READ MORE: Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

Samsung Galaxy S8+

No need to bust out your umbrella for this beauty.Holding a blue Samsung Galaxy S8 in the rain. It's waterproof!

Looking very sleek with its Infinity Display, you’d be hard-pressed to find another smartphone with a design that looks this graceful in the market. Samsung’s latest release is still my favorite in terms of looks (there’s a pink one!!), though this might change pretty soon, as the company is set to release the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 next month.

Also a plus: There are built-in filters and stickers (just like on Snapchat) in this phone’s camera app.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ review

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

An Apple a day, keeps the doctor away, even in this cold, wet weather!

Wet iPhone 7 Plus on a table

Even after all these years, the iPhone retains its cult following — and with good reason. Apple, known to be a leader in tech innovation, is set to release the iPhone 8 soon and I’m pretty curious what they have in store!

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Review


It will take more than a little rain to break this device; in fact, we’ve actually thrown one in a washing machine and it survived!

LG G6 wet on a rainy day

However, my favorite feature from this premium smartphone continues to be its camera! Aside from being equipped with a dual-cam setup featuring one wide-angle lens, the phone has built-in Instagram-friendly features which will definitely up your #feedgoals!

READ MORE: LG G6 review: Back to basics


The HTC U11 is making a splash in Asia soon. But before it hits our shores, we can already appreciate its solid waterproofing.

This is definitely a beautifully designed phone. Even without knowing anything about its specs or capabilities, I’m instantly drawn to this shiny thing.

It seems it’s not all looks, as HTC’s newest flagship is power-packed with great features which include a squeeze function (yes, the phone responds when you squeeze it!).

READ MORE: HTC’s upcoming U11 might make brand relevant again

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#LuxuryTech: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition Unboxing

Ultra-rare foldable for $4000



Even though the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has exclusive colors, it comes with an additional price — but it doesn’t stop there!—

The Korean giant also sold the ultra-rare Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition for a whopping KRW 4.29 Million (or just about US$ 4000).

Will you even believe that it got sold out in Korea that Michael Josh had to outsource one from a Hong Kong retailer?

In this episode of #LuxuryTech where tech meets fashion, Michael Josh unboxes the sophisticated Thom Browne Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5!

ICYMI: Their last collaboration with the fashion brand was the Galaxy Z Fold3 Thom Browne Edition in a cleaner, white finish. 

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Apple AirPods Pro 2: USB-C vs Lightning

Are there even any changes?



The 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro (or AirPods Pro 2) was launched not too long ago.

It’s got all the nifty upgrades from the first iteration including better ANC, better battery life, better chip with UWB, more sensors, a MagSafe charging case with speakers, and many more.

Then Apple introduced the USB-C version of the same AirPods Pro model.

You might be wondering: Are there even any changes? Or is it just that new USB-C port all along?

Spoiler alert! There are changes you need to know and might convince you to buy one.

Head over to our comparison of the refreshed AirPods 2 USB-C versus its Lightning counterpart (and a mini unboxing in between).

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iPhone 15 + 15 Pro Series MEGA UNBOXING!

iPhone 15 domination comin’ thru



Most of you think there’s nothing extraordinary about unboxing videos anymore.

While that relies on one’s interest, there’s still that amount of satisfaction when unpacking Apple products.

The newest iPhone 15 lineup aren’t exemptions to that.

We might get the same ol’ box content in an overall minimalistic packaging design.

Still, there’s the sound of the screen-protecting sticker coming off from the phone.

Do I even need to iterate one’s design language appreciation when getting and flipping the device?

Here’s our MEGA unboxing of the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max in various colors — that might be your next GadgetMatch!

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