Sunday 25th January 2015,
Cherry Mobile Ace with Box

Cherry Mobile Ace Review: A Good Start for Firefox OS?

Cherry Mobile Ace is the first Firefox OS in the Philippines and at Php1,499, it is among the most affordable smartphones available today. At one point, it may have even been THE most affordable smartphone when it launched at a sale price of just Php999. It may not be as powerful as smartphones powered by [...]

January 21, 2015 Edriangelo Paule Reviews 0
Gionee P4 Front

Gionee Pioneer P4 KitKat Update Now Available in the Philippines! | Update: Temporarily Pulled

Update: Gionee has decided to pull the Gionee Pioneer P4 KitKat update temporarily. Don’t worry, it won’t be for too long. The update will just be delayed for about a week while they add a few new features and improvements to the software. No biggie.   Gionee has been gracious enough to supply me with [...]

January 19, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Cherry Mobile Excalibur

Cherry Mobile Excalibur Review: A Taste of the High End at Php7k!

The word premium tends to get thrown around a lot these days when it comes to locally-branded smartphones. I’ve tried to avoid that label on phones that don’t deserve it, but just so you guys know, I’ll be throwing it around quite a lot in this Cherry Mobile Excalibur Review. And why not? You’re getting [...]

January 18, 2015 JM Balicano Reviews 5
Cherry Mobile Cosmos One

Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus: 5.5″ Full HD, MT6595M Octa Core CPU, and Smart Cover

Looks like the Cherry Mobile ME Vibe isn’t the only surprise the pioneer local brand is opening the new year with. A new smartphone is going to be launched today, dubbed the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus. The great thing is, even though it’s an octa-core smartphone, it won’t be rocking the aging MT6592 SoC. [...]

January 14, 2015 JM Balicano Previews 0
Xiaomi Mi 5 Chassis Featured

Xiaomi Mi 5 Chassis Leaked from Chinese Factory, Is Just 5.1mm Thin!

A few months back when Hugo Barra, Vice President for International, launched the Redmi 1S locally, we got a chance to talk to him about Xiaomi’s competitors coming out with increasingly thinner phones. We asked about the chances that Xiaomi might come out with phones as thin as the 5.5mm Gionee S5.5, which at the [...]

January 12, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Sony Walkman NW-ZX2

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2: An Audiophile’s Smartphone with 128GB of Storage

There was a time when the Sony Walkman brand dominated the portable music scene. These days, it’s different though, but Sony is still looking to breathe new life into its once venerable brand by slapping it on a music-oriented smartphone with a whopping 128GB of local storage. Of course, the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is more [...]

January 10, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 0
HP Stream Mini

HP Stream Mini is a Tiny PC That Costs Just $180

How much computing can you get for about Php8k? If it’s an Android tablet or Chromebook, you can still get something pretty respectable. However, the newly announced HP Stream Mini is really pushing how much PC you can get for your buck, retailing for just $180. That’s about Php8k after straight conversion and is about [...]

January 10, 2015 JM Balicano Tech News 0
Cherry Mobile ME Vibe

Cherry Mobile ME Vibe: The Most Affordable Octa-Core Smartphone Yet at Php3,999!

Update: Yes, the Cherry Mobile ME Vibe is just Php3,999! Pricing was announced yesterday and as if that wasn’t low enough, you could slash it even lower thanks to a Php350 discount voucher from Lazada for orders worth at least Php2.5k! Unfortunately, the voucher was only good until yesterday, but you can still get the [...]

January 8, 2015 JM Balicano Sale Alert 2
ASUS ZenFone 2

ASUS ZenFone 2 Packs 64-bit CPU, Up to 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage Starting at Php8.8k!

The ASUS ZenFone line has made its mark on consumers for being great value for money options. The ZenFone 5 is almost out of stock and the ZenFone 4 and 6 are getting pretty good buzz themselves as well. As great the specs are on those phones for the price, the ASUS ZenFone 2 does [...]

January 7, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 13
ASUS ZenFone Zoom

ASUS ZenFone Zoom Gives Lumia Pureview a Run for Its Money!

Up until now, the Lumia Pureview series, specifically the Lumia 1020 has been the go to handset if you wanted the best camera you can get on a smartphone. That may be set to change now that the ASUS ZenFone Zoom has been announced. The ASUS ZenFone Zoom features a 5.5″ Full HD display, a [...]

January 7, 2015 JM Balicano Previews, Tech News 2