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It’s been 2 years now since the last time that I used a Nokia device and I got excited when I got to hold of the Nokia 206. The phone has Dual SIM feature which is very convenient instead of carrying two phones. On top of it, it is very light that it only weighs approximately 90 grams so it seems that you are just carrying your car keys in your pocket.

The phone has a 2.4 screen which is wide enough to see what you are typing and reading your message. The screen is quite ordinary as the previous phones released by Nokia such as the E-series. It doesn’t change that much when it comes to the image of the screen. For the body, the phone has a glossy finish on the front and matte finish at the back plus a larger alphanumeric keypad which is very convenient in tying. I could still recall the days when I could drive while texting without even looking at the phone because I already have memorized the keys. It has a standard menu which is found on Nokia’s E-series so it was quite easy for me to navigate since menu is the same.  On top are the charging port and 3.5mm jack for the headset. Left side is the SIM 2 slot. It has nothing on the right side and bottom of the phone. When you remove the back cover and battery you’ll find the SIM 1 slot and the memory card slot. It has rounded corners which gives a good grip when using the phone. It may seem that it is just the same as the previous phones released by Nokia but there is something new to this phone.

It has a 1.3 megapixel camera which is not really a high resolution one but already good enough from a Series 40 phone. It has application such as the browser, Nokia apps, Nokia life, plus social networking applications like Facebook, eBuddy Messenger, and Viber. Other apps like java games can also be downloaded.

While reading the booklet that comes in with the box, it is said that the Nokia Xpress Browser would reduce the cost of data transfer. It is quite obvious because of its screen size. It does not load so much information. Though it has browser and social networking apps, the Nokia 206 only offers GPRS connection so it will take longer time in loading a page which you would like to visit.

The phone also offers MMS messaging. It also has an FM radio which lets you record the station that you are trying to listen. It can adjust its brightness on the display menu. The memory of the phone is only 10MB but then it can be expanded up to 32MB so you’ll have more music to store on your phone.

The Nokia 206 does not have so much change from the previous releases but I am satisfied with its performance especially when it comes to the battery life and the convenience of a Dual SIM phone. I am not expecting a very smooth interface and user experience but I think the Nokia 206 is not intended for a unique and overwhelming experience. I think the phone is intended to give you a convenience of carrying a phone with two SIMs plus the light weight feel that that it’s like nothings in your pocket. The battery life of the phone is very impressive. I was able to use it up to 5 days without charging with a regular use for calls and text and casual use of music player and radio with two SIMs being used at the same time. Probably it would last for 15-20 days in a very minimal use although it was said that it could last for month on standby.

This may not be your primary phone to show off to your friends but with Nokia 206 you’ll be the only one using a phone when your friends’ phones has ran out of juice.

The Nokia 206 has a suggested retail price of PhP2, 850 and is available in authorized dealers and Nokia stores nationwide. It features a vibrant color palette of cyan, magenta and yellow including the basic white and black.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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