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Top 10 smartphones radiant in red

Everything through rose-colored glasses

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The newest trend in smartphones is one that has me dazzled. Red is the color of love, and it’s also the hot color for this phone season.

I’ve rounded up my favorite red smartphones and listed them here. Take your pick!

Samsung Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red

This Samsung flagship was released in deep red last fall and it’s gotten many heads turning. One thing’s for sure, this limited edition version looks stunning any season.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S8 now comes in Burgundy Red

OPPO R11s in red

OPPO’s selfie powerhouse not only comes in a beautiful red version, it also has what the brand calls the “starry sky screen” — a subtle black to red gradient on the edge of the phone’s display.

READ MORE: OPPO R11s review: Midrange selfie powerhouse

OnePlus 5T in Lava Red

Usually available in drab colors like black, gray, and just recently, white, this OnePlus 5T release wows in this new bold color. I lava this new look!

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 5T in Lava Red color is coming to South Asia

HTC U11 EYEs in red

The HTC U11 EYEs, a selfie version of the much-loved U11, is eye-catching in this pop of red (pun intended).

READ MORE: HTC U11 EYEs offers large battery and dual cameras for better selfies

OPPO F5 6GB in red

OPPO is loving their red phones! The F5, which was the first OPPO device with AI beauty mode, has a 6GB variant that only comes in red.

READ MORE: OPPO F5 6GB now with price and availability

Honor V10 in red 

Huawei’s sub-brand just announced another smartphone at CES and it comes in our favorite color! The Honor V10 (also known as the View 10) packs powerful shooters and a Kirin 970 chipset.

READ MORE: Honor V10 brings best of Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro together

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro in red

Of the many phones from ASUS’ ZenFone 4 line, the Selfie Pro is my favorite. That red device is a selfie machine with a dedicated beauty camera app.

READ MORE: ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro review: The ultimate selfie phone

LG V30 in Raspberry Rose

A special Raspberry Rose version of LG’s media powerhouse was launched at CES 2018. The LG V30 looks stunning in rouge.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S8 now comes in Burgundy Red

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in red

These special edition iPhones look awesome and stand for a good cause. Add color to your life with these handsets!

READ MORE: Apple and (RED) commemorate World AIDS Day 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium in Rosso

Sony’s flagship phone stuns in this deep rose color. Known for its 3D scanning and super slow-mo capabilities, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium looks as good as it sounds.

SEE ALSO: Top 8 Prettiest Pink Smartphones

SEE ALSO: 5 smartphones that are Beautiful in Blue 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Unboxing

Unpacked it for you

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra marks the first “Ultra” device made by Samsung. Despite its hefty price tag and similar box content as other S20 models, it’s heavier with specs and features.

Here’s our Galaxy S20 Ultra unboxing.

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A journey to self-love: How to set your financial goals straight

With CIMB Bank’s help

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Image: MJ | GadgetMatch

There was a point in my life when adulting hit me hard: my romantic relationship suddenly ended, which coincided with my resignation from my full-time job of three years. The thing is, I had a plan before everything happened, but life is indeed full of unexpected moments.

I decided to take a rest first to clear my overwhelmed mind. I ended up doing what most young adults like me would do: travelled to different places, went out with friends, volunteered for several causes, and spoiled myself with my favorite things and experiences — everything that involved doing what I love and seizing life’s great moments.

I was busy indulging myself in this idea of “self-love” until I realized that my bank account was draining every single week, and I was close to maxing out my credit card limit. That’s when it hit me: I wasn’t financially prepared to sustain this kind of lifestyle. 

Self-love is more than just showering yourself with pretty things

We all have this idea that “self-love” is about indulging in life’s best comforts, and doing whatever sets our soul on fire. Newsflash: real life is much trickier than these scenarios we see in rom-com films.

For me, I had to take more extra work to do these things I love, while still being able to pay bills. I regretted not being able to save up more and use my money wisely. I eventually found myself living life from paycheck to paycheck, and I realized that this is not the life I wanted to live. I couldn’t fully enjoy life’s moments, since my financial restrictions were always at the back of my mind. 

I have come to understand the real concept of self-love — that it is actually about creating a life that is prepared for whatever life’s challenges throw at us. Instead of treating ourselves to short-lived thrills, it’s much better to manage our finances first so we’re always ready for the next big thing. Being smart with our finances is indeed a great form of self-care. 

Seize life’s moments by being financially fit

CIMB Bank, the “Best Digital Bank” in the Philippines is a great choice for people like me who want to save up for life’s next moments. The best thing about it is I can open an account seamlessly in just 10 minutes — no need to personally enroll in a branch and wait for weeks to secure an account. No wonder they have been recently awarded as the “Fastest Growing Digital Bank” as well.

Through the CIMB Bank PH mobile app (iOS/ Android), managing and accessing my money is also much easier compared to other banks. They offer great perks and services such as transacting with other banks for free, withdrawing in over 25,000 ATM machines nationwide without penalty charges via Visa pay, wave debit card, and not be bothered by maintaining balances.

I can also access my cash 24/7 in just a few taps, and it’s connected to other local payment gateways I frequently use like GCash and dragonpay, so it greatly fits my flexible lifestyle.

True to its commitment to helping Filipinos achieve financial inclusion and freedom, this all-digital, mobile-first bank offers an interest rate of four percent (4%) per annum available all year round, with no restrictions, via its UpSave account offering. It’s the best-in-market savings rate, which makes me save more money without worrying about security. They also offer up to Php 2 million worth of life insurance coverage!

With CIMB Bank, I can track my savings easily and invest my money in experiences that will allow me to feed my passions. When the time comes that life throws more unexpected moments, I know I’m financially secured to handle it. And that is one of the best forms of love I can give to myself.

To know more about CIMB Bank PH, click here.


This feature was produced in collaboration with Her GadgetMatch and CIMB Philippines.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Unboxing, Setup, Photos & Q&A

What to expect when you buy the Galaxy Z Flip

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Today is Galaxy Z Flip Day! Thankfully I have fast fingers, and was able to snag one before it ran out online. In this video I pick up in store, unbox and set it up, and answer some of your questions.

This is our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip unboxing.

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