As the late Godfather of Marvel Comics Stan Lee’s catchphrase means “ever upward”, OPPO keeps revolutionizing to greater heights as they released the OPPO Reno5 into a whole new remarkable limited-edition phone — the OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition.
Just seeing the package of this phone, it is screaming for Marvel fans to assemble. I can’t wait to show you what OPPO has in store for all of us.
A for Awesome
Up front, we are greeted by the embossed Avengers symbol on the black box further emphasized by the red linings on the edges of the box.
On the side, you can see the OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition label, making you realize that this really is a limited-edition phone.
I also love how much attention to detail OPPO has put into this phonee. Even the back of the box lid features the original 6 Avengers drawn on it — Hawkeye, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow.
This is very reminiscent of the opening credits of every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. It always gives me that feel that I’m about to get into action and join in an adventure, just like unboxing this phone.
Correspondingly, you’ll see the debossed logos of the six original Avengers on the black sleeve where you can also find the user’s guide and warranty manual.
What’s beyond the suit?
Upon lifting the sleeve, the box contains the OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition phone which comes with an awesome thin but not flimsy plastic case which has the same comical design as the inner part of the box with a big silver Marvel logo.
As for the part where you’d have to fit in your phone, you’ll notice that it has a pattern similar to Spider-Man’s suit.
I’m actually torn when I should use this given that the phone already looks amazing as it is. Both actually look good, so it’s really hard to choose!
OPPO continues to surprise us as they give us a SIM card Extractor PIN that also has the Avenger logo on it. This would probably be your go-to SIM ejector moving forward.
A runner-up on my favorite when it comes to this phone’s accessories is the earphones. It has the Captain America shield on one earbud and Iron Man on the other. These are 3.5mm audio jack earphones which would most definitely be compatible with your existing smartphone.
Even the USB-Type C cable and adapter has Marvel branding all over it. It comes in this red and black colorway. This is a 50W charger which I could even call “Quicksilver” as it can fully charge the OPPO Reno5 Marvel phone in just an hour.
The Infinity Phone
The Marvel fan in me went crazy when I finally got to hold, feel and experience the OPPO Reno5 Marvel edition phone.
By unwrapping it from its plastic, the vision of the majestic back of the phone is revealed. At the center of it, an “A” logo is found which combines two iconic Marvel elements — the Avengers logo and Captain America’s shield. You will also notice the letter “X”, taking its inspiration from Black Widow’s logo.
The smudge-proof matte and textured finish of the whole back of the phone which can give you a sensory overload is based on the high-tech Quantum Suits worn by the Avengers on the movie Avengers: Endgame.
On the right side of the phone, you can also find the red power button while on the left, you can find the red volume rocker.
Both sides of the phone are also accentuated with the Avengers design. I think these are the reasons why the border of the Marvel casing is translucent so can still the see the details on the sides of the phone.
On the front is a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen which support a 90HZ refresh rate, providing you with a clear and immersive viewing experience.
Upon opening it, you are greeted by a revolving Avengers logo, taking you back to the iconic opening scenes of the Avengers: Endgame.
Once you’ve gone through the phone setup, you’ll be in for a treat. You will see a customizable system UI and icons full of Marvel elements, as if you are creating your own Marvel world.
Echoing the external design of the unit, the phone’s user interface takes inspiration from the Avengers’ Quantum Suits and spacecraft based on the latest version of the ColorOS 11.1
Some easily identifiable icons are the Phone icon based on the logo and the weapon worn by S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury, the Camera icon based on Iron Man, Messages icon inspired by Captain America and Browser icon designed according to Vision.
The phone also comes with six custom lock screen wallpaper featuring the original MCU Avengers. By just pressing the button at the corner left of the lock screen, you can swiftly select wallpapers by just tapping one of the heroes through a flip book-style animation.
When charging the phone, a revolving charging status icon based upon the HUD inside Iron Man’s helmet appears over the Avengers wallpaper, which can make you feel like you are preparing for a battle alongside your chosen superhero.
More to Marvel about
There’s definitely more to the OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition than all its Marvel details and features.
This phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. This means you can continue to enjoy gaming as it can smoothly run your games such as Marvel Super War or Marvel Contest of Champions.
It is also equipped with powerful camera features — 44MP selfie camera and 64MP Quadcamera setup. As you can see on the photos, the phone has decent dynamic range.
I was able to capture an acceptable amount of information on darker portions of the image as I exposed on the sky. colors also aren’t too saturated.
As for night phoneography, the phone has a fair amount of noise reduction. Even if the image became a bit soft, details can still be seen.
Now if I’d be asked to choose between the original OPPO Reno 5 4G or this Marvel Edition which is at a PhP 1,000 higher price tag? I’d strongly choose the latter.
Everything is marvelous with this phone — from the experience of unboxing it, to using all of its unique and powerful features. As Captain Steve Rogers aka Captain America would say “I can do this all day”. Yes, you’d definitely want to use this all day.
The OPPO Reno5 Marvel Edition is available in selected OPPO concept stores nationwide and can also be ordered via Lazada and Shopee for PhP 19,999.
iQOO 11 with ‘monster performance’ launches worldwide
Sleek gaming phone
iQOO, independent sub-brand of vivo, is doubling down on its performance-centric approach. Similar to the iQOO 9T, the brand spanking new iQOO 11 5G has honed in on providing the best performance on a flagship smartphone.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, making it one of the first smartphones in the world to sport the new chipset. The processor is promising to deliver peak CPU and GPU performance while still being power efficient.
Supporting the chip is 16GB of RAM(Expandable, +8GB) with 256GB of internal storage. To keep things humming it has a 5,000mAh battery along with support for 120W FlashCharge.
It’s also running Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 Global on top.
Gaming isn’t as fun on a subpar screen, that’s why the iQOO 11 5G has a 6.78-inch 2K E6 AMOLED display. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate which is perfect for a smooth, fast, and responsive gameplay.
The phone should also look great while out and about under the bright sun as it reaches up to 1800 nits of brightness. It also has a dual stereo speaker for good audio to complement what you see. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Certification.
Photography isn’t too much of a focus but this phone is still packing a decent set.
- 50MP f/1.88 GN5 Ultra-Sensing main camera
- 8MP f/2.2 Ultra wide-angle camera
- 13MP f/2.46 Telephoto and Portait camera
- 16MP f/2.45 Selfie camera
It’s also capable of taking 4K Super Night Video along with plenty other camera features. These include Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot, Night camera panning, Pure Night View, and more.
The iQOO 11 5G comes in two color variants: Alpha which is in black and has a glass back, and Legend which is made of vegan leather and comes in the striking BMW Motorsport design.
iQOO 11 will be launched in Indonesia and Malaysia on December 8, 2022, and will be available for purchase following the announcement.
The device will be launched in Thailand and available for purchase on December 15, 2022.
It will be launched in India on January 10, 2023, and will be available for purchase starting from January 13, 2023.
Price will vary per region. You may check with your local retailers.
Dimensity 8200 brings flagship specs to midrange
Phones coming later this month
At the start of the month, several Chinese brands postponed their much-awaited launches in light of the passing of a political figure in China. Naturally, these brands are scrambling to find new dates for their new products. Now is finally time for one of them to emerge from the shadows. MediaTek has launched the new Dimensity 8200.
Built for higher-end smartphones, the Dimensity 8200 offers flagship-level performance for cheaper price tags. Inside, the chipset sports four Arm Cortex-A78 cores going up to 3.1GHz, while supported by a Mali-G610 GPU. It also has an AI processing unit for more intelligent tasks.
Improving gaming performance, the chipset comes with a HyperEngine 6.0 system. Complemented with Intelligent Display Sync 2.0, smartphones with the chipset automatically adjusts refresh rate and framerate to accommodate gaming based on the game. It can also support 120Hz WQHD+ and 180Hz Full HD+ displays.
For cameras, the Dimensity 8200 features the Imagiq 785 ISP, a processor capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel photos. It can shoot 14-bit HDR videos using three cameras simultaneously. The AI processing unit can also reduce noise in low-light conditions.
Naturally, the new chipset can support sub-6GHz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connections. It also has Bluetooth LE Audio technology to support clear audio using wireless setups.
Currently, MediaTek has not announced any smartphones which will carry the chipset. However, the brand promises new phones coming later this month.
vivo all set with Big 12.12 Holiday deals
Featuring the Y, T, V, and X series!
vivo has been going all out with their deals. Sure, the Christmas Giveaway Festival is still ongoing. But on top of that, there’s the vivo Big 12.12 Holiday deals.
There’s a wide variety of vivo smartphones available in this promo. The Y, T, V, and X series phones are all present making sure there’s an option for every budget.
The Y series is the most budget friendly of the bunch. The T series, meanwhile, offers a little more extra value, especially on the performance side. The V series is firmly in the midrange segment with notable imaging improvements. But if you want the best of the best, you should go after the X series.
WATCH: Have a vivo Christmas!
Here’s everything on offer:
|Original SRP||12.12 Promo Price||
|vivo Y16 (4GB + 128GB)||PHP 8,999||PHP 8,799||DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard|
|Y22s (8GB+128GB)||PHP 12,999||PHP 12,899||DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard|
|vivo Y35||PHP 14,999||PHP 14,599||DITO SIM CARD + TWS Voguard|
|vivo V25e||PHP 17,999||PHP 17,599||DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard|
|vivo V25||PHP 23,999||PHP 23,599||DITO SIMCARD + 2n1 Clock Speaker + BT Neckband|
|vivo V25 Pro||PHP 29,999||PHP 29,599||DITO SIMCARD +vivo Tumbler + football TWS|
|vivo X80||PHP 45,999||PHP 39,999||DITO SIMCARD + Voguard TWS + Clock Speaker|
Other than the items listed, there are more vivo smartphones and accessories that you can check via vivo’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop:
- Shopee: https://bit.ly/vivo-1212DD-shp
- Lazada: https://bit.ly/vivo-1212MegaSale-lzd
- Tiktok: https://bit.ly/vivo-1212MaagaPaskoSale-TIKTOK
Watch out for the 12.12 Mega Camp Sale, 12.5 and 12.30 Shopee Payday Sale, and Tech Thursdays for the month of December.
For users who follow vivo’s official store on Shopee, you can enjoy an extra PHP 20 off with no minimum spend. There is also a PHP 80 off for VIP members, 200 off for Silver VIPs, and PHP 300 off for Gold VIPs.
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