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9 top picks from GearBest Autumn Harvest Sale

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Online retailer GearBest has an ongoing sale until September 30. Dubbed as the Autumn Harvest Sale, the event offers discounts for your favorite devices from GearBest. There are a lot of gadgets up for sale, so we took the liberty to list the best deals we could find.

To purchase one of these, simply head to the product’s page and enter the coupon code upon checkout to see the discounted price of the device. The prices sometimes get cheaper when it’s part of a flash sale. Happy shopping!

DJI Phantom 3 SE

Looking for a professional drone that’s not too expensive? The DJI Phantom 3 SE is ideal for aspiring drone operators with its affordable price tag and professional quality. It has a 4K 3-axis gimbal video camera, 25-minute flight time, and 4km video transmission range. Without spending much, you can start crafting your drone shots with this.

Coupon code: DJIP3SE
Discounted Price: US$ 487.99 (Buy here)

OnePlus 5 (8GB+128GB)

The OnePlus 5 is currently one of best phones in the market. It offers top-of-the-line specs and performance without asking for too much cash. The variant we have here has a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. What more can you ask for? You may read our review to know more about the OnePlus 5, plus camera samples from our comparison.

Coupon code: TBONEPL
Discounted Price: US$ 529.99 (Buy here)

Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD (128GB)

High-performance memory cards for high-end devices are a must. This Samsung EVO Plus microSD can handle 4K UHD video recording and playback, and has fast read-and-write transfer speeds. Since it has Samsung’s name on it, you can have peace of mind for its quality. This one is ideal for your GoPro, 360-degree cameras, and other portable devices that accept UHS-3 microSD cards.

Coupon code: FLASH SALE
Discounted Price: US$45.99 (Buy here)

SanDisk A1 MicroSD (64GB)

Need additional storage for your Android device? SanDisk’s A1 line of microSD cards is designed for optimal smartphone app performance. Rest assured, your apps will load and run properly even when the memory card is set as adaptable storage. Of course, it can also store images, videos, and other files on your phone.

Coupon code: SDA164GCP
Discounted Price: US$ 18.49 (Buy here)

Sjcam SJ7 Star

Action cameras are still a thing, particularly for traveling. Sjcam is a familiar brand for affordable yet quality action cameras, like this SJ7 Star. It can shoot 4K videos, slow-motion shots, and 12-megapixel stills with its super-wide-angle lens. It also has digital stabilization and a 2-inch touchscreen for ease of use.

Coupon code: FLASH SALE
Discounted Price: US$ 167.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13

Xiaomi recently announced a full powerhouse notebook; but, if that’s too much for casual usage, you can just get last year’s Mi Notebook Air 13. It’s got a 13-inch 1080p IPS display, Intel Core i5 processor, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX graphics unit, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, and a nice set of ports like HDMI and USB-C. The catch, however, is the Chinese language of its Windows 10 operating system, but you can easily get a fix for that online.

Coupon code: AIR13NOTEBOOK
Discounted Price: US$ 637.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi 6

The Mi 6 is a flagship offering from Xiaomi. It offers the best mobile processor currently available in a sleek stainless steel body. The phone also has dual rear cameras with 2x optical zoom, just like other expensive phones out there. During our time with the Mi 6, we liked its premium build and smooth performance. Xiaomi phones are for power users after all.

Coupon code: HFMI64G
Discounted Price: US$ 409.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi A1

We were so glad to see Xiaomi’s first Android One offering! You can never go wrong with an Android One phone: clean Android UI, no bloatware, monthly security patches, and two years of software updates. Pair that with Xiaomi’s well-balanced pricing for great performance and a quality build — a definite winner!

Coupon code: XMA1GJ
Discounted Price: US$ 229.99 (Buy here)

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Some wanted it big, so the “phablet” came to life. In this segment, Xiaomi has the Mi Max 2, which has what you’d expect from a large phone, like a big display, long-lasting battery, and great performance — especially for gaming. You can read our full review to get a better idea of what this sought-after gadget offers.

Coupon code: HARVEST059
Discounted Price: US$ 239.99 (buy here)

SEE ALSO: Top 5 lifestyle tech picks from IFA 2017

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Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 postpaid plans

Where to get the most expensive Galaxy Note?

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Samsung’s latest phone is out of the oven. The Galaxy Note 9 is currently the company’s top dog and their most expensive phone in the market. In the Philippines, the Galaxy Note 9 starts at PhP 55,990 for the unlocked 128GB variant, but the phone is also available through major telcos’ postpaid plans.

Both Globe and Smart are already accepting pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 9 (128GB), but where should you get it? Let us help you with this comparison using Plan 1499 on both telcos.

Globe

Smart

Plan ThePLAN 1499 GigaX Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 60 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 8GB 5GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies
  • DisneyLife for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ 1GB monthly allocation
  • Free YouTube w/ 1GB or 1-hour daily allocation
Device Fee PhP 1,300/month
(via credit card or charge to bill)
PhP 1,300/month (with advance payments)
Total Monthly Fee PhP 2,799 PhP 2,799
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 67,176 PhP 67,176

 

With Globe’s ThePLAN 1499, you’ll get unlimited calls to Globe/TM, unlimited texts to all networks, and 8GB mobile data allowance. Like with other Globe plans, it comes with a free DisneyLife subscription for six months and Spotify Premium for three months with an additional 1GB allowance just for music streaming.

The device cashout is PhP 31,200 which can be broken down into 24 equal monthly payments for PhP 1,300 via credit card or have it charged to the bill if you’re a recontracting subscriber. You’ll be initially paying PhP 2,799 which includes the first monthly payment for the plan and the phone. Since the plan comes with a standard two-year contract, it’ll cost you PhP 67,176 in all.

As for Smart’s GigaX Plan 1499, it comes with 60 minutes of calls and unlimited texts to all networks. The plan comes with 15GB of total monthly data allowance that includes 5GB of open data, which you can use with any website or app, and 10GB for video streaming on YouTube, iFlix, Fox+, or iWantTV. As for freebies, Smart has an ongoing free daily YouTube access.

The device cashout with Smart is also PhP 31,200 outright or PhP 1,300 per month. There’s no need for a credit card, but if you wish to pay in installments, you’ll have to pay advanced fees that are equivalent to two months of the device fee and the postpaid plan. The monthly fee is PhP 2,799 with an initial cashout of PhP 8,397 which includes the first monthly fee plus the advanced fees.

You can check out Globe’s ThePLAN and Smart’s GigaX Plan websites to apply. Pre-orders are open until August 19 with freebies including a free Gear Fit 2 Pro and NanoFixIt Liquid Screen Protector. You can also avail of the 512GB variant (at a higher price, of course) and you’ll get a Gear IconX for free on top of the existing freebies.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 accessories for every mood

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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro receive permanent price cuts

Get the top-rated mobile phone camera at a cheaper price!

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In another round of price cuts of Huawei phones in the Philippines, the current flagship offerings took the hit. Just four months after their initial launch, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are now four thousand pesos cheaper.

When the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro landed locally, they were priced at PhP 34,990 and PhP 44,990, respectively. Those numbers were already considered great prices for a new flagship phone with beastly specs and amazing cameras, especially for the P20 Pro. So, the current price cut made them even more affordable as flagship phones.

If you want to get a brand new and unlocked Huawei P20 with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, it’s now available for PhP 30,990. The Huawei P20 Pro with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage, on the other hand, is down to PhP 40,990.

Both phones are also cheaper through postpaid plans from Globe. From the PhP 3,600 device fee for the Huawei P20 under ThePLAN 1999, it’s now only PhP 2,400. You can now also get the Huawei P20 Pro under the same plan for PhP 10,800, instead of PhP 14,400.

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Essential Phone is now a true Pixel-like flagship Android phone for only $399

Not a limited-time promo!

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The Essential Phone gets more affordable almost every quarter and that’s not even counting the amazing deals during flash sales. So far, the phone got really cheap last month during the Amazon Prime Day sale for just US$ 250. That was only for a limited time, but if you missed it, don’t worry!

Essential’s official online store now lists the phone for US$ 399. Not only that, the price cut even comes with US$ 107 worth of freebies: a 360-degree modular camera (US$ 49) with a protective case (US$ 9) and HD earphones (US$ 49). The deal is available for the Black Moon and Pure White color options, and there’s even a financing option for US customers for only US$ 19 a month.

For a phone with flagship-grade specs from last year, excellent titanium and ceramic build, and bloat-free Android software, this is definitely a steal. The Essential Phone even got the latest Android 9.0 Pie update at the same time as Google’s Pixel phones.

If you’re not familiar with the Essential Phone, here’s our hands-on:

We also have a full review (read here) and a follow-up feature (read here) that re-visited the Essential Phone as an affordable flagship phone.

Source: Essential

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