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Top 8 Prettiest Pink Smartphones

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If not already obvious from the countless selfies in my selfie smartphone reviews, I like pink — so much so that I dyed my hair the same color. And, well, it doesn’t stop there. Ever since I started at GadgetMatch, and even after a number of product reviews, I’ve always kept an eye out for anything pink.

Finally, without further ado, I give to you my top picks for the prettiest pink smartphones.

This breathtaking infinity display with a rose pink twist 

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8+ like you’ve never seen before. With the same specs as its drab-colored counterparts (black, gold, silver, gray, and blue are colors that just don’t excite me, no matter how inventive the color titles are), this version dazzles.

This pink edition of the Samsung flagship retails at NT$ 27,900 and it’ll be available in Taiwan for a limited time.

READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ review

Selfies on a budget with this pink number

ASUS’ new ZenFone 4 line has a phone for every type of user. The ZenFone 4 Selfie is made for photo taking with its front-facing dual-camera setup. Plus, the phone comes in this particularly yummy color! It also has green, gold, and black versions.

It retails for US$ 279 in the US and PhP 13,995 in the Philippines.

READ: ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie hands-on and camera review

Better live videos with this pretty pink phone

The ASUS Zenfone Live is the cutest entry-level phone in my favorite color! This smartphone allows you to go live on Facebook with a built-in beauty filter! ASUS’ BeautyLive app makes sure you’re looking your best in every video.

It retails in India for INR 9,499 and in the Philippines for PhP 6,995.

WATCH: ASUS Zenfone Live unboxing

A hot phone in hot pink

Xperia XA1

One of Sony’s latest releases is the Xperia XA1 Plus, a capable midrange smartphone. The 5.5-inch looker was first announced to the world at this year’s IFA.

READ: Xperia XA1 Plus is Sony’s new midrange phone

The newest from the Selfie Expert in rose gold

OPPO’s newest release has me lusting over its 20-megapixel front and back cameras (that and a lot of cool features). Aside from their signature beauty filters, OPPO’s newest premium midranger now has video beautification mode.

Unfortunately, this rosy smartphone is only available in China as of now. It retails for CNY 2,999.

READ: OPPO R11 hands-on and photo comparisons

Infinity display and S Pen in star pink

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in Pink

Samsung dazzles again with the Galaxy Note 8! The newest device has an impressive array of flagship specifications. It comes in this special edition pink color, but everything including the hardware and the price remain the same. Unfortunately, this version is only available in Taiwan. It retails for NT$ 34,200.

READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes in Star Pink!

More perfect selfies from a rose gold package

Vivo’s newest release allows for more selfie storage with an improved 64GB of storage (as opposed to the V5’s 32GB). The more (photos) the merrier with this lean, mean, pink selfie machine!

It retails in the Philippines for PhP 14,995 and in India for INR 18,990.

READ: Vivo V5s launches in the Philippines, so what’s new?

This limited edition Sailor Moon selfie smartphone

Meitu Sailormoon phone

This selfie smartphone raises the bar to a whole different level. The Meitu M8 Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier Edition features the anime favorite and even comes with a Sailor Moon selfie stick. All this awesomeness in its pink glory!

This cutesy thing can be ordered from the official Meitu website for CNY 2,999. Unfortunately, only 10,000 units were sold and it seems they’ve all sold out.

SEE ALSO: Acer’s Hello Kitty Aspire V3 now available in the Philippines

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How to get NBA League Pass with your telco provider

There are two package options

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NBA action is in full swing. In fact, it has been since August when the season restarted following a shut down that was caused by the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. As of writing, we’re in the thick of the Conference Finals series. If you want to catch all the action, here’s how you can get NBA League Pass through different telecomm providers in the Philippines.

It’s now easier than ever to get access to the games legally. All of Smart, PLDT, and Globe are offering the same price packages.

PhP 85 — Watch any three games of your choice
PhP 485 — 30-day pass for all games including live and on-demand

Here’s how to get the subscription for each provider.

Smart Postpaid and Prepaid
(Also works with TNT and SUN Postpaid)

  • Download the NBA app (iOS / Android /APKPure)
  • On the app, click on the icon at the top-right corner
  • Click sign-in
  • A banner on top of the page will appear for Smart, Sun and TNT subscribers
  • Click ‘Get Started’
  • Enter mobile number for verification and a one-time PIN which will be sent to your mobile number
  • Choose your provider: Smart, TNT or Sun.
  • Choose your NBA League Pass Package (3-game or 30-days) and enter mobile number
  • Confirm your payment by entering the one-time PIN sent to your mobile number
  • Click NBA logo and start watching

PLDT Home

  • Go to pldthome.com/nbaleaguepass
  • Select your preferred package
  • The amount will be added to your next bill
  • PLDT will give a voucher
  • Download and sign-in to the NBA app
  • Enter the voucher in the promotion code field
  • Click NBA logo and start watching

Globe

  • Open the GCash app
  • Go to Buy Load
  • Look for the PayTV tab
  • Choose your preferred package. (Note: The chosen package is valid for 90 days).
  • Confirm payment
  • Open the NBA app and enjoy!

As mentioned earlier, we’re no in the Conference Finals with four teams remaining. Dueling in the West are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. Meanwhile in the East, it’s a battle between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.

A new NBA champion will likely be crowned in the next 30 days so now is the best time to subscribe!

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs Watch SE: Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide

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There’s a new Apple Watch iteration every year — although this year, we have two new models to unbox. Other than that, we also have the newest one-piece bands called ‘Solo Loop’ — both in silicon and braided.

Although Apple completely removed the charging brick out from the usual packaging, they packed several new features on the Watch Series 6 including the new blood oxygen sensor and Always-On Altimeter. Meanwhile, the Watch SE is meant for people who’d want to experience Apple’s wearable without having to spend too much.

Between these two, which of them is your GadgetMatch? Or are you struggling to choose one?

You can head over to our latest Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Watch SE Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide right here to find out more.

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Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE (2020): Camera shootout

Battle of the small phones

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Pixel 4a iPhone SE

Now that we have the Pixel 4a in our hands, it’s time for another smackdown! Priced at US$ 349, we tested it against Apple’s US$ 399 iPhone SE that packs the powerful A13 Bionic Chip. With two compact phones sporting single rear cameras, which one will shoot better?

Make sure to jot down your answers, as the results of this blind test will be at the end of this article. As usual, photos were labeled, resized, and collaged (this time) for you to load the images faster. No post-processing nor any color adjustments were done in any of the photos. So, let’s begin!

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Results

Pixel 4a: 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B, 5A, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9A, 10A, 11A, 12B, 13A, 14A, 15B, 16B, 17A, 18B

iPhone SE: 1B, 2B, 3A, 4A, 5B, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9B, 10B, 11B, 12A, 13B, 14B, 15A, 16A, 17B, 18A

If you observe closely, the iPhone SE produced warmer yet vibrant photos and well-lit, wider portraits. During daylight, it provides more details while it gets pretty noisy in lowlight.

Meanwhile, the Pixel 4a captured cooler photos. Portrait-wise, it has better focus compared to the iPhone SE despite the cropping. But this affordable phone shines better with its HDR and Night Sight, doing a great job in lowlight!

At the end of the day, both phones took photos that are rich in colors and manageable highlights. They also have decent backlit shots and creamy depth-of-field which might appease smartphone photography enthusiasts. For US$ 399, we already have an impressive camera performance. There are no losers here.

 

 

 

 

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 4a: Head to Head

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