Huawei Nova 2 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Pre-orders come with free JBL Bluetooth headphones!



Huawei has been making fans excited about the arrival of the Nova 2 Lite in the Philippines. It’s designed to be more affordable than the popular Nova 2i launched last year, but how much does it cost exactly?

The Philippine branch of Huawei announced the opening of pre-orders for the Nova 2 Lite along with the official price and what it comes bundled with.

Get this: Not only is the Nova 2 Lite retailing for only PhP 9,990, it’ll also come with free JBL Bluetooth headphones if you pre-order from March 14 to 23, 2018.

Those who pre-order in time can claim the wireless headphones on March 24, just a day after the pre-order period ends.

The Nova 2 Lite is a lighter version of the Nova 2i, yet manages to maintain the dual cameras on the back and near-borderless 5.99-inch FullView display up front. Other notable features include the midrange Snapdragon 430 processor, 8-megapixel front-facing camera with face unlock, and Android 8.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 interface right out of the box.

Watch out for our hands-on video and full review (coming soon!) to learn more about the Nova 2 Lite.


Nokia promo alert: Discounted Nokia 8, free Nokia 3310 for every Nokia 5 purchase

Quite a lot of promos from Nokia!



HMD Global kicks off the rainy season in the Philippines with sweet bundles and discounts for Nokia phones. From June 15 until August 31, buyers can avail themselves of any of the following deals.


If you’re getting a Nokia 5 (PhP 9,990), HMD Global is throwing in a free Nokia 3310 (worth PhP 2,590) with every purchase. That’s an instant free phone that you may use as a backup.

As for buyers of the new Nokia 6.1, a free pair of JBL T450BT Bluetooth headphones (worth PhP 3,000) is included with every purchase.


Apart from bundles, HMD Global also has a price cut for two Nokia phones. While we’re waiting for the arrival of Nokia’s next flagship, you can grab a Nokia 8 first for just PhP 21,990 — a true bang-for-the-buck deal.

For the more budget-conscious, the Nokia 1 with Android Go is now priced at only PhP 3,990.

Zero percent installment

In partnership with Home Credit, interested buyers can avail of new Nokia phones through zero percent installment plans.

  • Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 – zero percent interest for six months
  • Nokia 8, Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 7 Plus – zero percent interest for nine months

The deals and discounts are available through authorized Nokia stores and resellers nationwide, as well as official online channels like MemoXpress,, and Lazada.

SEE ALSO: HMD commits to Android P update for all its Nokia smartphones

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ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) gets a price cut

The affordable phone just got cheaper



Just as we’re expecting ASUS to launch the new ZenFone Max Pro in the Philippines, they gave their other ZenFone Max variant a price cut. This makes it more affordable and one of the best cheaper options for budget-oriented consumers.

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) had its suggested retail price dropped to PhP 9,995 from PhP 11,995 when it got launched. The so-called “Battery King” is ASUS’ first 18:9 phone announced back in January.

To entice consumers more about the price cut, ASUS is also raffling off three JBL T450BT headphones. Simply share and like ASUS’ post on their Facebook page from June 1 until June 15.

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) boasts a large 4130mAh battery that’s claimed to last for up to 26 days in standby mode. It also has dual rear cameras, 4GB of memory, 32GB of expandable storage.

SEE ALSO: ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Review

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Planet Cable offers bundled 3Mbps unlimited broadband for PhP 674

Unlimited internet!



Planet Cable might have the cheapest broadband plan available in the Philippines. And before you guys rant about throttling and data caps, they only offer unlimited internet. The catch, as always, is the coverage area.

If you are looking to install fixed broadband at your place, you might want to check out Planet’s latest offers. Too bad they only offer their residential broadband plans bundled with their existing cable subscription.

The cheapest available plan has a monthly service fee of PhP 674 which includes a Lite Cable plan with 36 SD channels and 3Mbps unlimited internet. Not bad, right? If you want slightly faster speeds, a 5Mbps bundled plan is priced at PhP 824/month while a 10Mbps bundled plan goes for PhP 1,324/month.

The best value would be the 20Mbps bundled plan for PhP 1,699/month. It’s considerably cheaper than PLDT or Globe’s 20Mbps fiber plan, plus it also comes with a cable subscription. It doesn’t beat Converge’s FiberX 1500 plan that has 25Mbps speed, though.

Planet Cable’s coverage is pretty limited in select areas of Antipolo, Cavite, Batangas, Iloilo, and Laguna. It’s best to contact them first through their Facebook page or website.

SEE ALSO: Comparison: Unlimited home broadband plans in the Philippines

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