There’s no manual to becoming a full-fledged adult. When you’re in your mid to late 20s, you’re thrust into a set of responsibilities that will make you realize “oh, I’m really a grown-up now.”
Errands, cooking, cleaning, building, and fixing stuff at home, and probably what anyone in their 20s hates doing: laundry. Also known as the time-consuming boring chore that you still have to do. Lest you run out of outfits to wear.
But as I revel in living a connected life and surround myself with convenient technology, I met a washer-dryer that solves all my woes. Maybe, laundry won’t feel like a chore anymore when you use Samsung’s 13.0 kg Washer 8.0 kg Dryer Front Load Combo.
Thorough washing in just a click
What I dislike about doing my laundry is the constant back and forth. Soaking my clothes with detergent, rinsing them, and not knowing if it’s clean enough. So I do it all over again until I feel it’s extra clean — or until I’m exhausted.
But when you have a washer-dryer that uses AI, you learn to sit back and let it do its job. With AI Wash, the machine automatically senses your laundry’s weight.
And based on that, it decides the right amount of water and detergent to be used. It also has a sensor that checks its level of soiling. This determines if it needs more detergent and how much time it needs to be rinsed.
Let’s say it’s smarter than me in figuring out how to be efficient in my resources. No more wasting water and detergent!
Do all your laundry at once
Speaking of being efficient with my resources, this washer-dryer helps me save time, effort, and water. Having a 13kg capacity lets me clean my clothes in just a single load.
And I don’t even have to take separate days to wash my clothes and other fabrics found in my home. Say, my Turkish and Egyptian cotton towels, faux fur blankets, fleece blanket sleeves, and even a king-sized comforter.
With a bigger capacity for both washing and drying and smart features that speed things up — you can cut your laundry time so you can make more time for things you love.
Thanks to its Q-Bubble technology, this Samsung washer-dryer does your laundry in less than an hour through its proprietary Super Speed, QuickDrive, and Eco Bubble features.
In a way, the washer-dryer moves your clothes through a dynamic drum rotation. Coincidentally, it shoots water and powerful bubbles that help the detergent penetrate fabrics quickly and safely — protecting its color and texture, while also saving energy. Also, the time spent rinsing is shortened due to acceleration in its spin speed.
Suddenly, it’s a chore you look forward to
Have I known washing and drying my laundry can be done quickly, I would’ve loved doing it even when I was younger. But it’s not too late, perhaps? At least you can learn to love doing laundry for the sake of taking care of your clothes.
Samsung’s washer-dryer comes with AI Control, somewhat like a dashboard of personalized data. It remembers your habits, suggests cycles, and displays relevant yet timely information.
And it’s connected to the SmartThings app — which lets you preview your settings the same way you would with other Samsung devices. The app focuses on clothing care when connected and helps you plan your laundry.
To an extent, it picks the perfect drying course and the appropriate cycle to do based on your weather and location. For instance, the app will suggest doing powerful spins on soft clothes when it’s cloudy outside with a hint of possible rain.
Strong yet quiet enough to rely on, so you can do more
Above all, the Samsung washer-dryer gave me assurance that my clothes and other fabrics are taken care of properly. After all, it does intensive cleaning to remove all kinds of bacteria, stains, and dirt. And the machine knows how to take care of itself, too — so that’s one less thing to worry about.
It’s also equipped with VRT Plus and digital inverter technology, so it can perform its job seamlessly yet quietly. No more loud vibrations that let people know you’re doing your laundry.
Peacefully, you can read a book, listen to a podcast, hop on a call with your partner, or plan your weekend as you wait for your laundry to be finished.
With a promise of safe, swift, and thorough cleaning — maybe doing laundry as part of adulting isn’t that bad. Maybe you just need to be equipped with the right tools and technology to make life bearable. And maybe help you save time and resources so you can pursue other stuff that makes life worth living.
Price and availability
The Samsung 13.0 kg Washer 8.0 kg Dryer Front Load Combo (Model: WD13TP44DSX/TC) has an SRP of PhP 76,995. It is available in Samsung’s Online and Experience stores, as well as official retailers and authorized distributors.
This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Samsung Philippines.
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An awesome midrange comeback
Midrange smartphones have been the middle ground for people who want the premium of a higher end smartphone but don’t want to burn their pockets. Huawei gives in to this demand and claims the title of midrange king as they dethrone all other midrangers with their new nova 8 series — the nova 8 and nova 8i.
Here, we’ll put the spotlight on the Huawei nova 8i.
Build and design
Inheriting the Huawei P Series’ signature stylish aesthetic, the Huawei nova 8i has a fancy and premium design. It is slim, sleek, and has exquisite curved edges, which makes it really easy to grip.
Checking out its back, you’ll definitely notice the quad camera setup that’s surprisingly not bulky at all. It also has a noticeable resemblance with the Huawei Mate 30. But we’ll talk more about the cameras later on.
What also caught our attention is the gradient finish of this Moonlight Silver variant that we have which is absolutely stunning.
The Huawei nova 8i has an edgeless 6.67-inch display with ultra-narrow bezels around it. This results in an immersive viewing experience for browsing your social media pages or watching your favorite music videos.
The Huawei nova 8i also sports full HD+ resolution and DCI-P3 color gamut, giving us that rich and vibrant color reproduction. Once again, Huawei taps on Tuv Rheinland for certification on low blue light emittance to ensure eye comfort for long hours of work and play. It also has a natural tone feature which automatically adjusts the colors on the display depending on your surroundings.
Just as you would expect from a midrange phone, gaming is also something you can do with the nova 8i. With its 180Hz touch sampling rate, your favorite mobile games feel very responsive, making the gaming experience really enjoyable.
When you’re deep into gaming, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by a call or message. Well, you don’t have to worry about that since the Huawei nova 8i has a gaming assistant. You can enable settings so you won’t be disrupted and you can indulge yourself fully to the game.
But the experience is not the only thing that’s fast with the nova 8i. The 66W Huawei SuperCharge can juice up this phone up to 68 percent in just 20 minutes and can fully charge it in just 38 minutes. You can literally stare at your phone as your battery indicator rises.
Here’s where the fun part starts. Cameras: 64MP f/1.9 main, 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide, 2MP f/2.4 macro, 2MP f/2.4 depth, 16MP f/2.0 selfie.
The nova 8i has a quad camera setup with a 64MP main camera which uses a big 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor. It means its camera sensor has the ability to let in more light. This results to a cleaner image and better low light performance.
And we’re telling you, this sensor is not messing around.
It lets you capture the highest resolution images you could probably ever need. Different from the usual software upscaled images typically seen on an ordinary smartphone. This gives you the capability to zoom in and crop your captured image yet still maintain a tremendous amount of details.
With the powerful cameras that the nova 8i has, you can definitely maximize its features to create your content whether just for leisure, a passion project, or social media content for your business.
EMUI and multitasking
As for its software, the Huawei nova 8i runs on EMUI 11 bringing in a bunch of convenient features that boosts your efficiency. For one, if you’re someone who loves multitasking, the multi-window feature is perfect as it lets you operate multiple apps on your screen.
Speaking of apps, Huawei’s app gallery is loaded with great ones from top shopping apps like Shopee and Lazada, to the most trending ones like TikTok.
And if in case you’re having trouble finding the app for you, Petal Search has got you covered. Just type in the app or whatever it is you’re looking for and Petal Search looks it up for you on different sources making sure you get the absolute best results.
Taking screenshots has never been this easy. You can do so by just swiping down using three fingers.
And for security, a new safe sharing feature has been included on the nova 8i. We now get the option to delete information of your phone and other details before sharing your photos or screenshots.
nova 8i — easy to recommend
Jam packed with features, the nova 8i just enables you to do so much. From capturing great photos and videos to having a seamless gaming and online experience, the nova 8i is an easy phone to recommend. At its price point, it is truly worthy of its crown.
This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.
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