Wednesday 03rd September 2014,
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Micromax Canvas Win W121

Micromax Canvas Win W121 Selling for Less Than Php7K on Indian Retail Site

Looks like affordable locally-branded Windows Phones might soon become a reality. Some of you might recall the Indian brand Micromax launching a couple of Windows Phones aimed at the budget segment. Well, one of them, the Micromax Canvas Win W121 has just gone on sale online at a price that will hardly burn a hole [...]

September 2, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 0
Gionee Elife S5.5 with Box

Gionee Elife S5.5 Review: After KitKat

As thin as the Gionee Elife S5.5 is, you would think that performance would have been compromised in some way. Yet it manages to pack an octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage beneath its gorgeous 5 inch Super AMOLED display. Even its shortcoming of having launched running an older version of Android has [...]

August 31, 2014 JM Balicano Reviews 1
Gionee Elife S5.5 Camera

Full List of Gionee Service Centers and Stores in the Philippines

I’ve been receiving a few emails and private messages from fans about where they can find Gionee service centers and stores nationwide. While I have yet to encounter a tech hub where I didn’t see a store with Gionee phones on showcase, service centers are a little harder to come by. Thankfully, my contact from [...]

August 31, 2014 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Phoenix G1

SKK Mobile Phoenix G1: Flare 3 Killer for Php3,799

SKK Mobile has really been pushing the envelope lately in terms of specs, features and pricing. They’ve been getting so aggressive that even Cherry Mobile might have cause to worry as they were previously the only ones who would think about pricing their wares so low. The emerging budget brand’s newest offering, the SKK Mobile [...]

August 31, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 1
Cherry Mobile Superion Probe

Cherry Mobile Superion Probe Review: A Call and Text Tablet for Php4K?! Huwatda!

Cherry Mobile has consistently come out with value offering after value offering, and it doesn’t look like they’re showing any signs of stopping. Heck, if the recent slew of Superion tablets are an indicator of anything, it’s that we’re just going to keep getting better value for money with every tablet they come out with. [...]

August 28, 2014 JM Balicano Reviews 0
Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Octa-core CPU

Cherry Mobile Cosmos One: Octa Core Limited Edition Anniversary Phablet!

Holy wow! Looks like Cherry Mobile is celebrating their 5th year anniversary with a bang, having announced the limited edition Cherry Mobile Cosmos One on their Facebook page just now. The Cosmos One will feature a 5.5 inch HD IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 2 along with a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592m octa-core processor. It [...]

August 27, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 0
Gionee Pioneer P4 Homescreen

Gionee Pioneer P4 Gets KitKat Update in India, Philippines to Follow?

While Gionee is more known for their higher end offerings like the Elife E7 and the Elife S5.5, they also have a number of entry-level phones as well. The Gionee Pioneer P4 is one such entry level phone, one that I happened to have reviewed. If you happen to own the Pioneer P4, there’s reason [...]

August 27, 2014 JM Balicano Tech News 0
SKK Mobile X4

SKK Mobile X4: An Affordable Oppo N1 Clone!

Well Oppo sure isn’t going to be happy about this. SKK Mobile just announced a new smartphone on their official Facebook page, and it looks suspiciously like another phone I know of. Here’s the pic they posted so you guys can be the judge. Yep, that’s a clone of the Oppo N1 you guys are [...]

August 26, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 1
Cherry Mobile New Phone Teaser 3

Cherry Mobile Teases Faster, Stronger Possibly Cosmos Series Smartphone

Looks like Cherry Mobile has a new smartphone in store… Again. The local phone brand recently uploaded a teaser video on their Facebook page showcasing what is supposed to be a Faster and Stronger smartphone, at least, if the captions are to be believed. The mysterious glittery background of the video might suggest that it [...]

August 25, 2014 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Cherry Mobile Flare S3

Cherry Mobile Flare S3 In the Flesh Unboxing Pics!

The Cherry Mobile Flare S3 is finally upon us, and that’s without an official announcement from their official Facebook page. Up until now, most of you only have a vague idea of what the specs are, so why not supplement that with some unboxing pics? Well, that’s just what a trusted dealer did and now [...]

August 24, 2014 JM Balicano Previews 1