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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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How to incorporate “Classic Blue” in your daily life

It doesn’t have to look sad and boring

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Pantone has just announced Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020. After two bold colors (Ultra Violet and Living Coral) from the past two years, Pantone is starting a new decade with a color we’re all familiar with.

My initial reaction was disgust; this color reminded me of the boring days I spent working within office cubicles. Moreover, it’s a depressing color to look at, hence the reason why we use the idiom “feeling blue” to express our sadness. But Classic Blue isn’t all bad since it’s a color that represents trust, security, and stability — something we badly need in the year to come.

To fully embrace the new color of the year, here are ways to incorporate Classic Blue in your everyday life.

Go for an all-blue ensemble

Debenhams Royal Blue Diamond Straight Fit Trousers, Burberry BE4286F Sunglasses, Mango Man Slim Fit Cotton Chambray Shirt, adidas performance Runfalcon Shoes, OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue, Mango Pleated Ruffle Dress, Kimberley Faux Stone Drop Earring, Swarovski Impulsep: Bracelet Slake Mont/Oth M, Agnes B Classique Logo Crossbody Bag, NOSE Print Platform Sandals

Just because it’s “Classic Blue,” it doesn’t mean you only have to stick with one hue. I’m sure there are a lot of blue pieces in your wardrobe. Now’s the time to pull out that navy or washed-out denim jacket and/or jeans. If you don’t have any blue pieces, it’s time to re-evaluate your life. Shop pieces of clothing, footwear, and other accessories in different shades of blue. There are blue smartphones, too, so don’t forget to use them. For instance, Try using a OnePlus 7T in Glacier Blue to rock your Classic Blue #OOTD.

Cover the neutrals in classic blue

Uniq Lino AirPods Case, 40mm Delft Blue Sport Band for Apple Watch, Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 Pro in Monaco Blue

If you’re a basic person who enjoys using Apple’s minimalist products, try sprucing it up with blue accessories. Dress your AirPods case, change your watch strap, and use a leather wallet case — all in this beautiful, classic blue.

Dress all your essentials in blue

American Tourister Ellen Spinner Luggage, DAVIDOFF Cool Water Intense Man Eau de Parfum 125ml, ASUS VivoBook S15 in Cobalt Blue, Sony WH-X900BN, Maserati GT Eco Solar Drive Chronograph Watch, Mossimo Men’s Wallets, Samsonite Red Crotel Backpack, Cortefiel Geometric Print Socks, Hydro Flask 32 oz. Tumbler

Don’t just stop at wearing and dressing up your accessories in blue. Make all your life essentials and everyday items come in this color! I know, I know. It’s overwhelming to use the same color in everything. To prevent yourself from looking like a sad person, pair these blue essentials with complementary colors such as earth tones ranging from brown and khaki to warmer colors like a vibrant red and orange.

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Snapdragon 865 Hands-on: Top 5 Features

5G for all, 200MP, 8K, and more.

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As we lean towards the second decade of the millennium, Qualcomm is ready to ship out their next flagship chipset.

Snapdragon has been running most devices people use today. Snapdragon 865 (together with the midrange 765) are two of Qualcomm’s chipset offerings for 2020. They offer more than incremental performance boosts.

Watch more to know the top 5 promising features of the new chipset.

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24 hours in Mövenpick with the Honor 9X

I didn’t want to leave

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I know you must feel strange to be hearing back from me writing another travel article when last time I tried, I preemptively said that I was horrible at writing about my adventures. Well, you guys might have to deal with reading my silly little travel psychobabble again because I went to Cebu for a weekend and I brought the Honor 9X with me.

Feeling beachy

Okay, this is technically not fair since Cebu is like home to me at this point. I luckily grew up visiting Cebu a lot. My older siblings were born there, so that’s not much of a surprise. On this trip though, my parents opted out of staying in a hotel in the middle of the bustling city. We decided to stay by the beach at Mövenpick. We have never been to Mövenpick before. So, it was going to be pretty interesting to explore the place.

The view was stunning. I didn’t even know what to capture first. It was that gorgeous. When we arrived, the staff were lovely enough to let us roam the area despite not having checked in yet. Mövenpick is pretty. The moment you get dropped off at the lobby, the place instantly assaults your senses with everything beach. It smells, sounds, and feels like you’re at the beach. 

That’s obviously because a few steps farther, you’re already at the beach. The place is well designed to have the ocean breeze flow from the bayfront to the resort lobby. It’s open-spaced.

No such thing as fasting at breakfast

This is the only photo of food I managed to snag before inhaling it. I’m not going to apologize for being a little hangry considering I hadn’t had a meal for hours and I stayed up all night. This is Mövenpick’s poached egg breakfast. Was it good? Yes. I mean, look at it. How could it not be?

I think off the bat, that how the food tasted may have shifted a little considering I was zoning out because of the view. It’s really pretty and honestly, it testing my writing skills (if I have any) to try and find more synonyms to great, pretty, and lovely. 

Dinner at the Ibiza

No, I didn’t take a pill in Ibiza. And yes I know, nobody asked. Mövenpick has this by-the-bay restaurant and bar called the Ibiza. They have live music and good food so if you’ve booked a room, this is the place to be at night. There’s food, an amazing view, and live music. Is there anything more I could have asked for? No. It was perfect.

The Ibiza is open in the morning too. If you want to have your breakfast there, you can soak in the early morning ocean breeze while eating.

Here come excuses

Alright, I didn’t take many photos while in Cebu, at least, not as many as I would like to. I wanted to savor every stunning moment there. I haven’t been back in ages and I’ve barely spent time at the beach. Not to mention, I rarely get to see my little nephew. 

I guess as much as this article is about bringing the Honor 9X with me to show off how the phone is capable of capturing every lovely moment of your travels, it’s good to sometimes be in the moment. It isn’t on the Honor 9X for uncaptured moments. It’s totally on me for leaving it in my bag. Having said that, I think it was good to have eased off bringing the phone along every single second of the trip. I’m more than happy to have lived those quiet undocumented moments.

I’m not saying you should drop taking pictures altogether. It’s nice to have documented moments of a trip especially when it’s somewhere stunning. It’s nice to have something to look back on and to remind us of good times. I suppose it’s just nice to sometimes wean off of being so obsessive with what you can capture and instead, be in the moment.

All photos are taken with the Honor 9X

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