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Top 5 Smartphones Under P30,000 in the Philippines (1st Half Of 2020)

Limited new options for the under Php 30K price segment While there have been a lot of new phones released under the Php 10K and 20K price range despite the global health emergency, it’s really been slim pickings for the Php 20K to 30K price segment. Brands have understandably delayed releases for upper mid-range phones until the health emergency has …

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Top 5 Smartphones Under P20,000 in the Philippines (1st Half Of 2020)

  Here are your options for phones under 20K! Have a little more cash to spend on a phone? Want to upgrade to a mid-range phone instead of settling for a budget device? This list is for you. But before we dive into your choices for this category, take note that the same caveat from our previous list applies here …

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Top 5 Smartphones Under P10,000 in the Philippines (1st Half Of 2020)

Budget Friendly Smartphones! We’re almost at the halfway point for the year, and that means we’re putting together our top picks for smartphones for all price points. This year is a little different though as COVID-19 has disrupted many planned phone launches of brands in the Philippines, which means there’s less in the field to choose from this year. That …

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5 Reasons Why Should You Consider the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III

The most feature-packed DSLR you can buy right now Canon isn’t giving up on DSLRs, as the EOS-1DX Mark III proves that the rather-old form factor can still go head-to-head with full-frame mirrorless cameras from rival brands. While its eye-watering price Php 400,000 makes it out of reach for most amateurs (and even some pros), it’s still a great choice …

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Huawei’s P40 Series Breaks New Boundaries In Mobile Photography

The best cameras in a Huawei smartphone yet Huawei has officially unveiled its flagship P40 series at an online-only event tonight, and there’s a lot of new tech in the company’s new flagships. Since the P-series is centered around mobile photography, let’s tackle the cameras first: both the P40 and P40 Pro come with an all-new, 50-megapixel UltraVision RYYB main …

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Budget Phone Fight: Realme C3 vs Redmi Note 8

The budget segment is better than ever! Realme’s mission to dominate the budget end of the market just got a serious boost with its newly launched Realme C3. This performance-focused smartphone has us impressed with its overall value, making it our choice for the king of budget mobiles so far this 2020. But the phone will be going up against …

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MSI Modern 14 Review: MacBook Pro Alternative

Is MSI’s entry-level, content creator-specific laptop any good? While MSI is known for its gaming laptops, the Taiwan brand is looking to expand its customer base and now wants to cater to creatives as well. Enter their new, MSI Modern 14 notebook. It’s their new entry-level offering under their Creator line that offers important features that professionals and creatives look …

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Nokia C1 Review: Android Go for Tight Budgets

Does HMD Global’s most affordable smartphone make the cut? HMD Global has been quite successful in offering promising Android Go phones starting with the Nokia 2.1 back in 2018. Since then, other brands launched their own Android Go offerings to compete, which has flooded the market with ultra-budget Android Go smartphones. HMD Global wants to keep its market share in …

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vivo S1 Pro Hands-On: One Last Push

Buzzer beater from vivo vivo isn’t quite done with phone releases for the year just yet. After its rapid-fire local announcements for the V17 Pro, NEX 3, and Y19, the company had one more phone up its sleeves with the S1 Pro. The phone’s claim to fame is a diamond-shaped camera module on the rear that’s a marked departure from …

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Honor Band 5 Review: Budget Fitness Tracker that Packs a Punch

We review Honor’s latest fitness tracker! Xiaomi’s Mi Band series is the top dog when you’re talking about budget fitness trackers. But don’t count out Huawei sub-brand Honor, whose Honor Band 5 is set to do battle with their bang-for-the-buck rival. Does the Honor Band 5 pack enough value in its small body to unseat Xiaomi’s stranglehold on the budget …

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Nokia 7.2 Unboxing, Quick Review: Zeiss Goes Triple

Triple the cameras, triple the fun A month after the triple-camera toting Nokia 7.2 was unveiled in IFA, HMD Global has brought the new smartphone to our shores. Armed with a Zeiss-branded, triple camera module headlined by a high-resolution 48-megapixel main camera, the Nokia 7.2 is the company’s contender in the highly competitive mid-range market. Packaging and contents HMD Global …

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Realme 5 Pro Review: Camera Speedster On A Budget?

We review Realme’s latest budget mid-range speedster! The Realme 3 Pro was a great phone for budget-minded individuals looking to get the most bang for their buck. Its powerful internals and solid camera made it a fast favorite for budget-conscious buyers when it was first released. Fast forward to today, Realme has unveiled its successor that promises even better performance for …

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Realme 5 Review: Bigger, Better, Fancier

We review Realme’s latest hero budget phone! The Realme 3 was an awesome phone for what it was. It exceeded our expectations for a sub 10K smartphone, delivering excellent camera performance even in low-light. While the Realme 3 wasn’t perfect, it was one of the best phones you could buy back then if you were on a tight budget. Realme …

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Samsung Galaxy A10s vs. Realme C2: Which Phone Should You Buy?

Which budget phone should you pick up? It’s no secret that Samsung has been on the offensive as far as winning back its audience in the budget segment is concerned. They killed off their non-performing Galaxy J series, replacing it with a streamlined and expanded A series. The Galaxy A10 was the most affordable offering within the line, which has …

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 vs Black Shark 2 Pro: Battle Of The Titans

Which is the better gaming phone? There’s a burgeoning market for phones made specifically for gaming on the go, with multiple manufacturers creating high-end, high-performance devices for discerning mobile gamers. While ASUS and Razer have certainly made a name for themselves in this space, Black Shark, a gaming brand out of China, has created their fair share of hype as …

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