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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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Our favorite smartphones on 9.9 sale

Great smartphones at a bargain

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Smartphone sales are one of the best times to get a new daily driver since buyers can score good devices at a bargain. Some of these smartphone sales happen online — take Shopee and Lazada’s 9.9 sale, for example. To help buyers decide what smartphone to buy at these amazing sales happening online, we at GadgetMatch came up with a list of our favorite smartphones on sale.

We’ve also included the links so you can shop directly — no Google search involved. Here they are in no particular order:


Budget smartphones (Below PhP 10,000)

Lower midrange smartphones (PhP 10,000 – PhP 20,000)

Upper midrange smartphones (PhP 20,000 – PhP 30,000)

Premium smartphones (PhP 30,000 and above)

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Lazada can take you on a Helicopter ride

No, we’re not kidding

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In case it isn't clear, this is a stock image. Photo by Alec Douglas

Yes, you read that right. Lazada announced a bunch of new features and offerings ahead of their 9.9 discovery sale. Chief of which is a helicopter ride.

Teaming with Ascent, the Helicopter ride the first e-commerce exclusive helicopter flight experience in the Philippines. You can choose to either hover over Metro Manila or Tagaytay. Check out the base pricing below along with the slashed price for the 9.9 discovery sale.


Lazada Helicopter Ride

Regular price

9.9 Discovery Sale Price

Manila Tour – 1 Pax – 15 Minutes PhP 9,990 PhP 7,992
Manila Tour – 2 Pax – 15 Minutes PhP 19,990 PhP 15,992
Manila Tour – 3 Pax – 15 Minutes PhP 26,990 PhP 21,592
Manila Tour – 4 Pax – 15 Minutes PhP 33,990 PhP 27,192
Manila Tour – 5 Pax – 15 Minutes

PhP 39,990

PhP 31,992
Manila Tour – 2 Pax – 30 Minutes PhP 37,990 PhP 30,392
Manila Tour – 3 Pax – 30 Minutes PhP 50,990 PhP 40,792
Manila Tour – 4 Pax – 30 Minutes PhP 64,690 PhP 51,752
Manila Tour – 5 Pax – 30 Minutes PhP 76,990 PhP 61,592
Taal Volcano Tour – 3 Pax – 60 Minutes PhP 89,990 PhP 71,992
Taal Volcano Tour – 4 Pax – 60 Minutes PhP 99,990 PhP 79,992
Taal Volcano Tour – 5 Pax – 60 Minutes PhP 109,990 PhP 87,992

New time-saving features

If flying’s not your thing or it’s just simply outside your budget, there are other new features that can help you save both your time and your money. And that’s always a good thing.

Pre-Sale Solution

We all know how crazy fast the items go once sale day hits. Lazada knows this and is offering you a way to get first dibs on items you really, really want. To get a head start simply order the item, place a 10% non-refundable deposit, settle the balance within the validity period, then wait for your order to arrive at your doorstep.

It’s important to note that this is only available on selected items as the feature is still under testing. It was first introduced in Malaysia and the company is hoping it gains traction in the Philippines.

Bills Payment

No need to leave your home to settle those pesky bills. If you’re the type who hasn’t set up online payment, Lazada is making it easy for you. You can now pay for your Meralco, Maynilad, Manila Water, Albay Power & Energy, Davao Light, VECO, Metropolitan Cebu Water and Prime Water bills on the Lazada app.

That’s not all, you can also get up to PhP 300 cashback when bills are paid using the Lazada Wallet from now until November 2019.

Additional Collection Points

If, like me, you’re not really sure where you’ll end up at any given point of the day, then you’ll find this super helpful. The list of Lazada authorized collection points have been expanded and spread-out all-over Manila in select SM Malls and GrowSari branches. Just add to cart and select pickup instead of delivery when you shop checkout your items. You can check out the full list here.

Lazada Loans

When you badly need an item or few items but just don’t have the cash on hand, Lazada is also giving you a… well, a hand. In partnership with BillEase, pera247 and TendoPay, you can now apply for a loan for of anywhere between PhP 500 to PhP 50,000.

All you need to do is complete the application process and submit all needed requirements. Once approved, the loan amount will be credited to your Lazada Wallet which you can use upon checkout. There will be one to 12 months repayment options.

Don’t know yet what you’re buying on Lazada’s 9.9 Discovery Sale? Check out our best smartphones list for some help: Premium | Upper Midrange | Midrange | Budget

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

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Pre-order the new Vivo S1 and get a JBL speaker for free

That’s a pretty nifty combo

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Last July, Vivo announced the S1, a midrange phone that is a first in its S series. The company is bundling a freebie for those who would pre-order the device.

From August 30 to September 6, the Vivo S1 can be pre-ordered for PhP 14,999. A JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker is bundled with every pre-order of the device.


The bundled freebie is a compact Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof with IPX7 certification. Its battery can last up to 5 hours of playtime for that extended Spotify session.

Meanwhile, the Vivo S1 up for pre-order in the Skyline Blue variant that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

It also features a 6.38-inch FHD AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch housing the front camera. An in-display fingerprint sensor is also be available on the device.

Selfie-lovers will be happy with the Vivo S1’s 32MP front camera that comes with AI optimizations. Meanwhile, the triple rear cameras are comprised of a 16MP main, 8MP secondary, and 2MP wide-angle camera.

Performance is adequate with Helio P65 and Android 9 Pie powering the phone. Keeping the lights on is a 4,500 mAh battery that can be fast-charged with an 18W charger.

With its price, the phone proves to be a decent midranger that is surely a value for the money. Other Vivo phones that offer bang for the buck and has the same price point as the S1 includes the Vivo V15 and the Vivo V11.

To pre-order the device, head to the official Vivo online store at Lazada and Shopee.

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