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Coocaa debuts its affordable TV lineup in the Philippines

You don’t need to sell your kidneys to buy one

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Looking at beautiful flatscreen televisions before made us cripple, mainly because of their hefty price tags. But now, owning one wouldn’t hurt your pockets nor bank accounts as the rise of various TV brands have paved way for cheaper TVs, thus becoming accessible to almost everyone.

You may not have heard of this brand before, but Coocaa is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen and has been making TVs for a while now. That’s not all, because Skyworth is their parent company, which is an established TV brand in the US alongside HiSense and TCL.


Coocaa won several Red Dot design awards and is immensely popular in Southeast Asia, mainly in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, thanks to their quality TV panels at much cheaper prices. Although buying cheaper TVs has its compromises, Coocaa’s products are “Made in Japan” so quality-wise, they are indeed reliable.

Coocaa T55, acclaimed by Red Dot Design for its sleek design

With their Philippine debut, they have partnered with Lazada pre-orders starting on March 18, Monday. With that in mind, Coocaa’s Grand Launch Flash Sale will start from 12AM up until 2AM. The cheapest TV you can buy is the basic 32-inch LED TV (32W4) for as low as PhP 7,490, which also has USB Plug-and-Play capabilities to play your photos, videos, and music.

The highlight is their 40-inch Full HD Smart TV (40S3N) that has a built-in Netflix app with a dedicated remote control button meant for people who love watching their favorite series and flicks on a larger screen. The Suggested Retail Price for this model is PhP 18,990, but if it’s still too much for you, they will sell it for just PhP 12,990. The other stars of the show from the Innovate lineup include the 32-inch HD Smart TV (32S3N) that will sell for just PhP 9,990, and the bigger 43-inch Full HD Smart TV (43S3N) that has a discounted price of PhP 14,990.

There’s also the Explore lineup running Android 8.0 with Google Assistant right out of the box. The 40-inch Full HD Smart LED TV (40S5G) now sells for PhP 13,990, while the bigger and high resolution-packed 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (50S5G) sells for PhP 22,990 with free replacements for one year.

Dedicated Google Assistant button on Coocaa’s TV remote

Worrying about after-sales service? Coocaa guarantees buyers that they have more than 150 service centers nationwide. Beside that, there’s also an extended warranty period on their TVs upon purchase. It looks like buying a Coocaa TV is a great deal at the moment.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for less price

The more affordable ones

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Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely-used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In the front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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