Huawei Y9s and MediaPad T3: Price and availability in the Philippines

Preorders come with freebies



Looking for an all-around companion? Huawei just released the Y9s budget smartphone and MediaPad T3 tablet in the Philippines to start 2020. From January 13 to 17, eager customers can pre-order these devices on Lazada and Shopee.

These pre-orders come with freebies too. All Huawei Y9s preorders come with gift box worth PhP 690. The gift box contains a tumbler, data cable, and canvas shopping bag.

Meanwhile, all Huawei MediaPad T3 8-inch tablet preorders come with free Huawei earphones and PhP 499 Anytime Fitness voucher.

To get the freebies, head over to Huawei’s Lazada and Shopee page. These devices will officially retail soon after.

Price and Specifications

Huawei Y9s is a budget smartphone priced at PhP 13,990. For its price, the phone comes with a striking glass back design and triple cameras. The pop-up camera in the front houses the selfie camera. Kirin 710F chipset and 4,000 mAh battery power the device. Memory and storage configurations are available only at 6GB + 128GB, but expendable up to 512GB via MicroSD.

Meanwhile, the Huawei MediaPad T3 features an 8-inch HD display. Made from anodized aluminum, it features a lightweight footprint at only 350 grams. Runtimes are decent with a 4,800 mAh battery. It is available with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. Price starts at PhP 6,490.


GadgetMatch ultimate 12.12 and holiday sale guide

‘Tis the season to shop!



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Every month, your favorite shopping app holds their monthly sale, each with their unique discount and bundle offers.

December is quite different though; with Christmas season just a few days away, it’s the ultimate time of the year to score on top picks and get steals on smartphones, computers, and other electronic devices for yourself or as a gift to others.

There are deals for as low as PhP 12, discounts as high as 70% off, and a lot more offers in between.

Here’s GadgetMatch’s ultimate list to help you remember these deals and plan your holiday spending well.

HONOR: Free gift box, amazing deals

Until December 31, HONOR gadgets get up to a PhP 1,000 discount and come with a free gift box worth PhP 2,499.

Some budget choices to consider are the HONOR X8A (8GB+128GB) with its 108MP camera (PhP 9,990), the HONOR X7A (PhP 7,990) and the HONOR X5 Plus (PhP 5,940).

Higher end devices like the HONOR Magic5 Pro, HONOR 70, and HONOR 90 5G are also part of the promotion.

HONOR (global): Lowest prices for Christmas

For buyers overseas, the HONOR 90 is bundled with the HONOR Pad X9 for a special package price of just £419.99 on the brand’s official website.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro, meanwhile, can be purchased for as low as £679.99 when customers subscribe to HONOR and use the subscriber voucher.

The HONOR 90 can also be purchased separately for only £329.99 while the HONOR 90 Lite is priced at just £179.99.

OPPO: Up to 64%, Pad Air raffle

Favorite OPPO gadgets go on sale at up to 64% for 12.12 across all online platforms.

The OPPO Reno6 and Reno6 Z get vouchers of up to PhP 1,000, while purchases of selected devices get freebies such as Bluetooth speakers, SD cards, and power banks.

Until December 14, selected phones get bundled with either the OPPO Buds, Band, or Enco Buds for special prices.

Customers also get a chance to be one of 12 winners of an OPPO Pad Air when they buy any smartphone on 12.12.

realme: PhP 12 deals, up to 70% off

It’s going to be flash sales galore for realme on 12.12, as the brand has offers for as low as PhP 12 and up to 70% off on selected products.

On Lazada, the realme C33, realme 10, and realme C55 go for just PhP 12 on December 12. 

The realme TechLife robot vacuum and Pocket Bluetooth speaker will also retail for the same price on December 14 and 16, respectively.

On Shopee, the realme Buds T100 and realme Watch 3 go for just PhP 12 on 12.12 on specific time windows.

Lastly, the realme C30s gets a PhP 1,212 price tag until December 12 on TikTok.

Samsung: Galaxy S23 deals, free soundbars for TVs

Samsung’s Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 come with a special bundle deal wherein customers can avail of either phone and get the Galaxy Buds2 Pro for 50% off.

The Galaxy S23 SE also comes with a free storage upgrade worth PhP 3,000 and a battery pack.

The brand’s more budget-friendly A series, meanwhile, is on sale with the Galaxy A54 at PhP 24,990 and the Galaxy A34 at PhP 19,990.

Selected Samsung TVs also get paired with free soundbars or a one-year Disney+ subscription (worth PhP 2,950).

Lastly, Samsung’s line of Bespoke refrigerators gets a free Bespoke Panel this holiday season to give customers more options to style their fridge, available exclusively online via

vivo: Christmas edition vivo V29 5G

vivo V29 5G Aura Light 2.0

vivo V29 5G Aura Light 2.0

For 12.12, vivo is inviting customers to avail of the Christmas limited-edition pink colorway of the vivo V29 5G series as part of its 12.12 HoliDEALS promo.

The pink edition of vivo’s latest V series mid-ranger is priced at PhP 22,349.

More budget-friendly options like the vivo Y16 and Y02t, meanwhile, are also more affordable at just PhP 4,189 and PhP 3,229, respectively.

DOOGEE: S Mini, T20 Mini

DOOGEE’s latest smartphone offering, the S Mini, gets a PhP 12,699 special price on 12.12 and comes with a free CS2 smartwatch worth PhP 2,499 on the brand’s TikTok shop.

The S Mini is a 4.5-inch lightweight device that is military grade standard rated, powered by a Helio G99 processor, and has 8GB RAM+7GB extended RAM and 256GB of storage.

The T20 Mini LTE tablet, meanwhile, will get a discounted price on Shopee.

Acer: Up to PhP 8,000 off

For Acer, customers can get up to PhP 8,000 off participating Acer and Predator computers.

Every purchase also entitles them to a free appliance store eGift voucher worth up to PhP 7,000.

They must simply complete the registration and Acer will validate the details afterwards and send an eGift voucher to the customer’s provided email address and mobile number.

The voucher may be redeemed at any participating appliance store branch until January 15, 2024.

Logitech G products: Up to 35% off

For gamers who are keen on spending the holiday season catching up on their favorite titles, Logitech G products get up to a 35% off discount.

Included here are the G435 LightSpeed wireless gaming headset and G304 SE LightSpeed mouse combination, the G513 mechanical gaming keyboard, G Pro gaming headset, G502 X LightSpeed gaming mouse in black, and G903 LightSpeed wireless gaming mouse with HERO 25K.

These products are available both online via Logitech G’s website, Lazada, and Shopee, and Logitech G’s many partner retail outlets.

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JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo: Win a trip to Tokyo, Seoul

Plus a free ticket to JBL Sound Fest 2023




JBL has the ultimate giveaway promo for its customers this holiday season. With the JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo, lucky groups of four shall win a four-day, three-night travel package to Tokyo, Seoul, El Nido, and Siargao!

To join, customers will simply have to purchase any JBL products worth at least PhP 3,000 at kiosks, dealers, and online stores until December 31 to earn a raffle entry.

There will be a total of 10 winners for this promo – two each for Seoul and Tokyo and three each for El Nido and Siargao.

Additionally, there will be 80 lucky winners of minor prizes such as the JBL Wave Beam, Quantum 600, Charge 5, and Pulse 5 throughout November and December.

JBL Sound Fest 2023

For music enthusiasts looking for somewhere to go this Christmas season, JBL’s Sound Fest 2023 event is happening on December 15 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

The cast of performers is headlined by popular Pinoy rock bands Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikazee.

And the best part: those who join the Barkada Travel Tunes promo until December 14 automatically get free passes to the concert. Talk about a two-in-one deal, right?

JBL announces Partybox Ultimate

Meanwhile, JBL has also released the JBL Partybox Ultimate speaker that sports JBL Pro Sound and Dolby Atmos sound technology.

The latest addition to the brand’s product roster is an ideal device for various events such as parties and sports. It can deliver sound that can fill up to two basketball courts with immersive 3D spatial effects. Its dual tweeters and subwoofers, meanwhile, can produce tremendous bass.


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Visually, the JBL Partybox Ultimate can project unique starry night effect or light trails and strobes onto any surface to make the experience even better.

The release of the speaker comes just a few weeks after JBL announced the Soundgear series with True Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Smart Ambient technology, as well as the JBL Authentics speakers and JBL Spinner BT.

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vivo Y17s gets price cut for the holidays

PhP 1,000 off on vivo’s budget phone



vivo Y17s

The budget vivo Y17s gets even more affordable during the holiday season, retailing for only PhP 5,999.

The offer can be availed at any vivo store or through its official website, Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok shops.

The entry-level smartphone is a worthy holiday gift for techy customers, as it is packed with great features for its price point.

The vivo Y17s is equipped with a 50MP main camera that comes with Night Algorithm technology so users can enjoy vivid and lifelike captures even in challenging lighting conditions.

It has a 6.56-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate for smooth and seamless streaming and browsing.

The phone also has 4GB RAM with memory booster, 128GB of internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery for uninterrupted all-day usage.

This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.


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