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Nokia Lumia 830 Review: Can a Flagship Be Affordable?

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We review the Lumia 830! The Lumia 830 was met with a lot of resistance when it was announced a few months ago by Microsoft. Announced as a value flagship, the Lumia 830 was unique in the world of flagships as it didn’t pack flagship-level hardware. The spec sheet of the Lumia 830 reads something like a mid-range smartphone would ... Read More »

Android 5.0 Now (Officially) Heading to Nexus Devices

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Own a Nexus device? Get to downloading! As promised when Lollipop rolled out, Google has announced that their Nexus devices are now able to download the latest Android update via OTA. The Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both models) and the Nexus 10 can now get their OTA for Lollipop. #AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available ... Read More »

Happy Mobile Oracle Hands-on, First Impressions: Octa-core Phone for Fashionistas

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We go hands-on with the Oracle Today we spoke with the team behind Happy Mobile, the PH’s newest local smartphone brand, and spent a few minutes with the company’s latest flagship, the octa-core oracle. The is a stylish octa-core smartphone that’s quite easy on the eyes, sporting a frame that’s only 6.6mm slim. Happy Mobile Oracle specs 1.5GHz Octa-core processor ... Read More »

Meet Happy Mobile, the PH’s Newest Smartphone Brand

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More choices for consumers! We spent our afternoon speaking with Happy Mobile, a brand new pinoy smartphone brand that promises to deliver affordable devices that’ll make you smile. The company is leading the charge with their brand new octa-core smartphone Oracle (which we’ll be doing an extensive hands-on in a little while), though they will also be selling devices that ... Read More »

Huawei Mate7 Hands-on First Impressions: Huawei Steps Up Its Game

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  We go hands-on with the Huawei Ascend Mate7 Phablets are a stable part of Huawei’s business, and it’s not surprising that the company is looking to gain marketshare in this very lucrative product segment. The company’s weapon in the phablet wars is their newest flagship, the Ascend Mate7. It’s one of the most beautifully made smartphones in Huawei’s stable, ... Read More »

ZH&K Mobile Seeks Bigger Piece of Mobile PH Market With New Affordable Offerings

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Another brand seeks dominance in PH Yesterday, a relatively unknown local brand, ZH&K Mobile, has announced its intention to carve out a bigger piece of the smartphone pie during their gala event yesterday attended by members of the press, dealers and their celebrity endorsers. The company has actually been operating in the PH since 2013, but has stayed in the shadow ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best Phablet in the World

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Galaxy Note 4: Samsung’s Bold Answer to their Critics When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Note 4 we were skeptical that it would be a major step forward for them. The changes from the Galaxy Note 3 seemed minimal and mostly aesthetic which made us question Samsung’s drive for innovation. However after using the Galaxy Note 4 for almost a ... Read More »

THL T6S Unboxing: A Worthy Challenger to the Flare 3?

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We unbox the THL T6S! Today we’ll be unboxing THL’s T6S which is probably the company’s most affordable smartphone yet. Priced at around Php 3,999, the THL T6S plays in the same price category as Cherry Mobile’s Flare 3, which naturally makes it an alternative for people unable to find the Flare 3 in stock. Today we’ll be taking a ... Read More »

Leica C Unboxing: Classy, Compact Shooter

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We unbox a legend! After months of having to gaze upon its boarded up façade in Greenbelt 5, Leica has finally opened up its doors to have the Philippines, eager to have local photo enthusiasts experience the legendary status their cameras have garnered over the years. We were part of the lucky few that were invited to their launch and ... Read More »

BlackBerry Z3 Review: A Phone for Work, And Not Much Else

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We review the BlackBerry Z3! BlackBerry, a company that was on the verge of being sold piecemeal to its competitors, is now fighting back. Their CEO, John S. Chen has turned the company around, and while it’s a mere shadow of its former self, its at least managed to stave off bankruptcy, as least for now. Unlike before, the company ... Read More »

ASUS ROG Gladius Review: A Gaming Mouse That’ll Last

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We review the ROG Gladius! We’re big PC gamers here at Unbox, and alongside our shiny (albeit aging) PC gaming rig, we like to splurge on nice gaming keyboards and mice. The problem with the latter is that it only takes a single failure to make them next to useless. We have two Razer mice (a Lachesis and an Imperator) ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe X2 Hands-on, First Impressions: The Prettiest Vibe Yet

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We go hands-on with Lenovo’s Vibe X2! Today Lenovo launched their newest smartphone, the Vibe X2. The Vibe X2 is unique in the world of aluminum-bodied smartphones, dubbed by Lenovo as the world’s first multi-layer smartphone. Much like rainbow cakes, each layer of the Vibe X2 is has different colors and textures, making it a visual treat to anyone looking ... Read More »

Lenovo Philippines Officially Release Vibe X2 in PH

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Meet Lenovo’s prettiest smartphone yet Lenovo Philippines have officially launched their newest smartphone, the Vibe X2 in the PH. The Vibe X2 is an octa-core powered 5-inch smartphone that boasts a unique multi-layer design. The Vibe X2 is one of the few devices out in the market today to sport MediaTek’s MT6595m octa-core processor along with LTE connectivity. Lenovo Vibe ... Read More »

Ford Unveils All-New Escape and Explorer Sport

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Ford’s two highly anticipated SUVs are here! Ford has been enjoying great sales of its current offerings, as evidenced by the sheer number of Fiesta and Ecosport vehicles plying the road recently (seriously, they’re everywhere). So it’s no surprise that the company’s next two vehicles are expected to build on their success, as the company releases their highly anticipated SUV ... Read More »

Smart To Install WiFi Hotspots For UP Campuses Nationwide

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Free access to websites whitelisted by UP and Smart If you’re one of the lucky few who currently studies or will study at the University of the Philippines, you’re in luck – Smart has just inked a deal with UP to provide free internet via several WiFi hotspots scattered across all UP campuses. “This fosters more collaborative learning within the ... Read More »