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Apple Philippines Smartphone Price List

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Here are the latest prices of Apple smartphones in the Philippines. We listed the devices according to their category.

Last update: October 20, 2019

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 512GB — PhP 95,990
  • 256GB — PhP 82,990
  • 64GB — PhP 73,990

iPhone 11 Pro

  • 512GB — PhP 89,990
  • 256GB — PhP 76,990
  • 64GB — PhP 67,990

iPhone 11

  • 256GB — PhP 56,990
  • 128GB — PhP 50,990
  • 64GB — PhP 47,990

iPhone XR

  • 128GB — PhP 43,990
  • 64GB — PhP 40,990

iPhone 8 Plus

  • 128GB — PhP 39,990
  • 64GB — PhP 36,990

iPhone 8

  • 128GB — PhP 33,990
  • 64GB — PhP 30,990

You may also check out our Best Smartphones guides. We shortlisted our chosen premium, midrange, and budget handsets to help you find your next smartphone.

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PH3 wireless headphones is a wearable Filipino pride

A limited-edition offering that gives back

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Electronics manufacturer H-Audio has been providing quality products to its market when it comes to audio solutions. While they have a select lineup of offerings, it caters to different types of users.

What we have here is the PH3 that screams Filipino pride as soon as you put it on. Read on and find out if it performs as good as it looks.

It has a straightforward design

Red and blue stripes signify colors from the Philippine flag

Three stars and a sun on each earcup

Can’t get any more Filipino than this

Solid build quality

Headband has a good flex to it

Clasps comfortably on the head

Doesn’t come off easily

Comfortable ear cups

Earmuffs are made of memory foam

What I personally like about the PH3 when it comes to design is how it has a minimalistic kind of approach with just the three stars, sun, and stripes of red and blue. Apart from these Philippine flag-inspired colors, everything else is white. Sure, it might require extra effort to keep it clean, but it’s just something that works aesthetically.

Build quality feels durable and not flimsy which is what I look for next to sound quality. This is made possible by using stainless steel for the headband support and hard plastic for the rest — making it light, but tough.

It has a nice fit around the ears and wearing it for extended periods of time was still comfortable thanks to its memory foam earmuffs. I’ve used it a couple of times while running on the treadmill and the earcups remained snug and in place.

All-around performer

When it comes to sound quality, let’s get to the point — the PH3 delivers. It’s got warm and distinct mids, decent highs, and impressive lows. The overall sound is what you’d expect of closed-back headphones and leans on the muffled side of the sound spectrum.

Active Noise Cancellation option

One thing I noticed, though, is that sound leaks a little to the outside world so you might want to keep that in mind when you’re in an elevator with other people or something.

Connection via Bluetooth was easy and automatically pairs to the phone each time the headphones is turned on. That alone is a big check for me.

Micro-USB port for charging

The company says it has up to 20 hours of battery life. While I was not able to continuously use it, the headphones lasted me about five days with ANC off and mainly using it for music at the gym, walking around the neighborhood, or even just at home.

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H-Audio’s PH3 is a reliable pair of cans with minimal drawbacks. It might require extra care to keep it clean and sound leak at full volume might be an issue for a select few. Looking past those, however, you have a good set of headphones that not only performs well but also looks attractive with its touch of a local theme.

Additionally, its features like wireless connectivity and Active Noise Cancellation make operations easier and add to the overall music-listening experience.

Priced at PhP 7,480, proceeds will go to platforms to raise funds and help the underprivileged Filipino youth. The PH3 is available in select The Loop by Power Mac Center branches. For more list of stores carrying their products, visit their Facebook page.

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Lazada lets you send donations for Taal Volcano victims

All through their app

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Not sure how you can help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption? Lazada has a way, all through their app.

In partnership with Caritas Manila and Pedigree Philippines, people can donate through the Lazada app starting at PhP 50.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Open the Lazada app and click “Load, Bills, & ECoupon”

Step 2: Click “Donation” from the categories

Step 3: Choose either Caritas Manila for monetary donation vouchers or Pedigree for pet meals

Step 4: Select your desired amount of donation

Step 5: Click “But Now” and donate

Caritas Manila is a humanitarian, development and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. They are donating supplies such as food, clean water, sleeping Mats, hygiene supplies, face masks, and more.

Meanwhile, Pedigree is calling for pet food donations where proceeds will be donated to PETA Asia, an Asia-based animal rights group, to help feed stray animals stranded from the evacuation.

Taal Volcano erupted on January 12, 2020. It caused ash to spew in various provinces and areas including Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon. Locations near the volcano have declared a state of calamity.

The Philippine organization tasked in monitoring volcanic activity has raised the Alert Level 4 on Taal Volcano indicating that a very dangerous eruption could happen any time.

You may download the Lazada app on The App Store or on the Google Play Store.

SEE ALSO: Google launches crisis map for Taal Volcano victims

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Google launches crisis map for Taal Volcano victims

Search “Taal Volcano” on Google

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As part of efforts to provide aid for the Taal Volcano victims, Google Philippines launches a map that plots locations of shelters and evacuation centers.

Google, with the help of the Batangas Public Information Office as well as some volunteer mappers, plotted key locations around the affected areas where victims can find evacuation centers.

Going to Google’s homepage shows a link that redirects to a consolidated map helpful for evacuees, government units, and relief organizations.

The consolidated map provides information on evacuation centers, centralized drop off points for relief goods, contact points for evacuation of animals, road closures due to fissures, and health-related POIs.

To look for the map, you may try any of the following steps:

  • Search “Taal Volcano” on Google.
  • Scroll down and tap “View on map” under the “Affected area” segment.
  • Tap “Layers.”
  • Tap “View in Google My Maps.”

You can also click here or check out the embedded map below:

On January 12, 2020, the Taal Volcano erupted again for the first time since 1977. The eruption caused ash fall in Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and some parts of Central Luzon. Some areas near the immediate vicinity of the volcano have already declared a state of calamity.

Phivolcs — the Philippine national institution dedicated to provide information on the activities of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis — still has Alert Level 4 raised which means “hazardous eruption is imminent.” The organization has speculated that a full eruption might occur anywhere between three days to seven months based on historical data.

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