It seems like all local phone companies have laid down their aces. Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile have all revealed their flagship devices for the 2nd half of the year. The 3 companies thrilled us for weeks prior to the official announcement of these devices, which I find quite entertaining. But the ultimate question remains – which product do you think will sell well?

Here’s the full specs guide of Cherry Mobile Razor, MyPhone Iceberg and Starmobile Knight for your reference. I know that most of you are now scouting for your next smartphone. Over 5 million smartphones were purchased last year by Filipinos. I, for one, am very excited to know how the stats will turn out this year!

Based on the technical specifications of these phones, it looks like MyPhone’s Iceberg (BLU Life View) is at the advantage. Its exclusive features are definitely game-changing in the local mobile phone market scene.

MyPhone Iceberg

 

The Clever Motion feature, which is similar to O+ Air Shuffle and Samsung Smart Gesture, may not be too original but MyPhone has announced gestures that are not available in other devices out of the box.

Wireless Display, on the other hand, is like Samsung’s Air View or Apple’s AirPlay. This feature, however, requires an accessory (much like Apple’s Apple TV, although less pricey) that can establish connection between the phone and the media device.

According to the device teased by MyPhone, it seems like this is the first MyPhone device that does not have the iconic Philippine flag at the back cover. Also, its monicker ‘Iceberg” breaks away from the usual naming convention of MyPhone.

Pre-installed in this device is TARA (Theft Apprehension and Asset Recovery Application), the number one Anti-Theft Technology for mobile devices. Never consider this as a bloatware as this can definitely provide significant security to your device. Distributed exclusively for MyPhone, the application allows your phone to be remotely disabled when triggered from a web application.

There are lots of notable features that MyPhone Iceberg can offer! But great features come with high price: priced at PhP11,988, this isn’t your typical MyPhone purchase. Thankfully, during the launch, MyPhone will let us buy this device and pay only PhP499.50 per month for 24 months via credit card.

ash payments are also accepted + other exciting giveaways await those who tweet ‪#‎myphoneiceberg‬ on the event day.

How about Razor and Knight?

Razor is still a big contender here. It doesn’t technically sit on par with Iceberg and Knight, but it’s selling price is something to die for. Its price tag of PhP6,499 is just perfect for its specifications; and as a matter of fact, perfect for pragmatic buyers like me (function and price first, before specifications).

Because of the overwhelming specs and price of Iceberg, I now consider Knight as a niche device. It’s biggest selling points now are its cameras – 18mp back and 8mp front. Priced a little lower than Iceberg, only those who are into capturing better and bigger photos might consider Knight over Razor.

Now, I’m very excited to know your thoughts on this. What are going to buy? Hit the comments below guys! I will respond to your questions if I can.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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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.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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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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