Pocophone F1’s cheaper price makes it an even better flagship-specced phone

A 2018 flagship for the price of a midrange phone



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While we anticipate the arrival of the Redmi K20 Pro or Mi 9T Pro, the former affordable flagship model of Xiaomi gets a new discounted price. The Pocophone F1 already had its retail price slashed earlier this year making this price cut a sign that a new model is coming.

If you’re in the market looking for a new flagship-specced phone, be sure to check out the Pocophone F1. The 6GB/64GB variant is now priced at just PhP 13,990, which is a thousand pesos off from its former retail price and PhP 4,000 cheaper compared to its launch price.

Image credit: Xiaomi Philippines

The discounted Pocophone F1 is listed on LazMall through Lazada Philippines and it’s eligible for free shipping anywhere in the country. It’s available in two colors: Blue and Red.

The phone was first released in August 2018 as Xiaomi’s breakthrough phone that offers incredible specs for a fraction of the price of premium offerings. Check out our review of the Pocophone F1 to know more about the device:

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 9T is basically the Redmi K20 for the European market


iPhone 11: Beyond The Box trade-in deal

Buy the latest iPhones at half the price



Do you want to buy one of the 2019 iPhones at half the original price? Beyond the Box has you covered with their trade-in program.

Beyond the Box PH’s trade-in program lets you trade your old phone in exchange for a price discount towards the Apple’s 2019 iPhones. As much as 50% discount on the SRP of the latest and greatest iPhones is up for grabs with the trade-in program.

When you trade-in your phone at any Beyond the Box stores, store staff will evaluate it and give price estimate depending on the phone’s condition. The price estimate will apply as a discount towards the purchase of iPhones. Any other Apple device or premium accessory in the store is also eligible for the discount.

The eligible phones and their corresponding discounts are as follows:

Beyond the Box trade-in list

Photo by Beyond the Box PH

Is your phone not on the list? Don’t worry, Beyond the Box is constantly updating the list. So, expect non-Apple devices to be included in the future. You may also visit their store and ask their staff.

If you decided to trade-in your old phone, remember to erase all personal data from it. Backup your data, remove your iCloud account, and reset. Trading your phone is a simple process that only requires one valid ID, your phone for trade-in, and your phone accessories.

Undecided yet? Visit Beyond the Box’s Facebook page for more info. Also, you can watch our unboxing video to know more about Apple’s 2019 iPhones:

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Switch PH has a trade-in program for 2019 iPhones

Score big discounts with the special trade-in



It’s only a matter of time before this year’s iPhones arrive in the Philippines. In anticipation, Switch — an Apple Premium reseller in the Philippines — announced a trade-in program where you can get big discounts on 2019 iPhones.

Switch’s special trade-in program offers up to 50% buyback value towards the launch price of 2019 iPhones. To participate in the trade-in, you must have the 2018 iPhone models in mint condition and carrier unlocked. After trading in, you get corresponding price credits that act as discounts for the new iPhones.

Here are the iPhone models and their corresponding credits:

iPhone XR

  • 64 GB – Php 25,495
  • 128 GB – Php 26,995
  • 256 GB – Php 30, 245

iPhone XS

  • 64 GB – Php 33, 995
  • 256 GB – Php 38,745
  • 512 GB – Php 45,245

iPhone XS Max

  • 64 GB – Php 37,495
  • 256 GB – Php 42,245
  • 512 GB – Php 48,745

You must download Switch’s Trade In app to participate. The app will ask for the store ID where you will complete the trade-in process. Each Switch store has its own store ID, which you can view here.

Got a phone that is not listed above? You may still trade-in your phone at participating Switch stores. Switch will assess your phone and give a discount if your phone is eligible. For more information, visit their website.

This year’s iPhones are expected to arrive by October 25. The iPhone 11iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max were launched last September. Here’s our unboxing video to give you some background:

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Honor Watch Magic goes official in the Philippines

Feature packed smartwatch at a low price



Want to buy a Huawei Watch GT but can’t afford it? The Honor Watch Magic may just be the answer. It does all the things the Watch GT can do, but for half the cost. And what’s more, it’s coming to the Philippines through Lazada.

Honor Watch Magic Lazada Poster

Honor Watch Magic features

The Honor Watch Magic is a smartwatch that features the same design as the Huawei Watch GT. This is not surprising, as Huawei owns and shares resources with Honor. Up front, the Honor Watch Magic has two stainless steel dials that controls the watch’s interface. Honor provided a 1.2-inch AMOLED display which is enough for a smartwatch.

Smartwatches have fitness tracking built-in as a core feature. The Honor Watch Magic is no exception. It has step tracking, continuous heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. With this feature, it manages to one-up the Apple Watch since the costlier smartwatch doesn’t have any sleep tracking feature at all.

The Honor Watch Magic also tracks different exercises. Its current selection includes running, hiking, swimming and cycling. It has GPS built-in which enhances the data collected by the smartwatch by adding location data.

Connectivity with a smartphone is not a problem since the smartwatch has Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BLE). This enables it to receive notifications and sync data to the Huawei Health app.

The smartwatch is waterproof up to 50 meters. Battery capacity is rated at 178 mAh, which is fine for a full day usage. It comes with a black sweat proof band to match any fashion styles.

Starting this October 15, the Honor Watch Magic will be available at Lazada online store. On its first day of sale, the smartwatch will retail at an exclusively low price of PhP 5,990. After October 15, it will retail at its SRP of PhP 7,990 only at Lazada. It will be available only in black.

Honor super brand day

Along with the availability of the Honor Watch Magic, other Honor products will be available at a discounted prize on Honor’s super brand day this October 15. Here are the discounted products:

  • Honor Band 5 — from PhP 1,699 to PhP 1,399
  • Honor 7A — from PhP 5,090 to PhP 4,890
  • Honor 8C — from PhP 6,990 to PhP 5,990 with a free gift kit
  • Honor 10 — from PhP 13,990 to PhP 7,990

To know more about the Honor Watch Magic and other discounts for Honor products, visit Honor Philippines’ website and social accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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