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Who is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro perfect for?

Here’s a great gift idea!

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It’s the time of year when good friends are dear and you wish you could give more than just presents from the store. But in case you do decide on store-bought gifts, we’ve got a suggestion for you: Try giving your loved ones the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

But why, oh why, would this smartphone make a great gift and who should you give this handset to? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of five people who’d definitely enjoy this present.

1. The Fashionista

A great-looking phone like the Mate 20 Pro deserves to be in the well-manicured hands of someone who will equally be dressed to impress. The jaw-dropping Twilight gradient on this device is one of the hottest accessories this season.

Not only does this phone’s color look good, its premium design is also unique. Inspired by Porsche’s four-point system, the Mate 20 Pro camera module makes the phone look sleek, balanced, and definitely unforgettable.

2. The Photographer

Of course, this phone is not only packed with great looks. It features three rear cameras which include extra-wide-angle and telephoto shooters for all those great angles. The famed Huawei Leica partnership ensures that you get the best-possible photos and an amazing Pro mode for all your photography needs.

3. The Power User

Literally, the power user! The Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a mind-blowing 4200mAh battery which will last you more than a day’s worth of use — that’s a lot of juice, if you ask me. The best part? It has a reverse wireless charging function which means you can even charge other phones with it — pretty useful, TBH.

4. The Selfie Queen

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a 24-megapixel front-facing camera and its famed beauty mode automatically gives you fresh selfies all the time. There are also custom settings which allow you to tweak all the options for optimum beauty mode results without going overboard.

5. Everyone!

No, really. This phone is just a solid all-around phone. From performance, to battery life, and even camera capabilities, this is one device anyone would enjoy. We don’t include it on our best smartphone lists for nothing!

Truly, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a gift that keeps on giving.


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ levels up battery, sound quality

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With the the headphone port nowhere to be found on the Galaxy S20 series comes a pair of improved true wireless earbuds — the Samsung Galaxy Buds+.

It’s a step up from last year’s Galaxy Buds. While last year’s version promised 6 hours of listening time, the Galaxy Buds+ takes it up to 11 hours on a single charge. You also get another 11 hours with the charging case.

In terms of sound quality, these are still tuned by AKG. It employs 2-way dynamic speakers and 3 mics to deliver better sound and voice quality

Inside the box you’ll also find a variety of wing and ear tips so you get the fit and comfort that’s made just for you.

It doesn’t have the noise-cancelling chip that you’ll find on the true wireless earbuds offered by Sony, Apple, and Huawei. Its approach to noise-cancelling has to do more with its physical design and rather than a tiny chip.

Speaking of its design, it retains the form factor of the original Galaxy Buds — which is great since it doesn’t look anything like the AirPods which many other manufacturers have taken a cue from. Speaking of Apple, if you’re not a fan of the AirPods’ design, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy Buds+, along with its companion app, will be compatible with iOS devices.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ will be available in Cosmic Black, White, Red, and Cloud Blue, starting February 14, 2020 on Samsung.com, followed by major mobile carriers and retailers on March 6, 2020 and will retail for US$ 149.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ price and availability in the Philippines

A minor improvement

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True wireless (TWS) earbuds are popping up one after the other. Samsung’s latest — the Galaxy Buds+ — is also making its way to the Philippines.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ improves upon the battery life of its predecessor promising up to 11 hours of listening time in a single charge. You also get another 11 hours thanks  to the charging case.

Its approach to noise cancellation has to do more with its 2-dynamic speaker and physical design which means this may not be in direct competition with the likes of the AirPods Pro, Huawei Freebuds 3, and Sony WF-1000XM3.

It maintains the same design as its predecessor — a welcome look in the sea of TWS earbuds that all look like AirPods. If you use an iPhone but are not fans of the AirPods’ design, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy Buds+ will also be compatible with iOS devices.

Price and availabilty

The Galaxy Buds+ will be available starting March 6, 2020. It will retail for PhP 6,990.

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PayMaya offers up to 75% off discounts on Tinder subscriptions

Swipe more for less!

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Are you still trying to find “The One” online? You’re in luck! PayMaya partnered with Tinder to make it easier for you to find love.

Through PayMaya’s app, you can enjoy discounted Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold subscriptions. For Tinder Plus subscriptions, you can get 75 percent off from PhP 259 to PhP 65 for 1 month; 50 percent off from PhP 1,039 to PhP 519 for 6 months, and 50 percent off from PhP 1,559 to PhP 779 for 12 months.

For Tinder Gold subscriptions, all are discounted for 50 percent off. Get the subscription from PhP 415 to PhP 208 for 1 month, PhP 1,559 to PhP 780 for 6 months, and from PhP 2,339 to PhP 1,170 for 12 months.

Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold

If you’re still new in this online dating thingy, Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold make your online dating experience more fun and convenient.

Tinder Plus gives you unlimited likes, unlimited rewinds, five Super Likes to capture your interest’s attention, and a free Boost every month so more people can see you. Additionally, it helps you be shown to people you’ve liked, allows you to control your profile, and lets you swipe around the world wherever you are. Lastly, there are no ads!

Tinder Gold, on the other hand, gets the same perks as Tinder Plus. Except, you have the ability to swipe on every Top Picks — compared to only one swipe when you’re just using a regular account — and more importantly, see the people who likes you so you can match instantly.

How to purchase your subscription

First, open your PayMaya app. Then, choose Treats, find the Tinder subscription you want, and tap Buy. You can also have an option to gift it to your friends. Tap the share button, choose the channel and send the generated coupon. Promo will be available from February 1 to 29, 2020.

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