The phone that’s built to impress has finally arrived Gadget Pilipinas headquarters.

I have just received the limited edition flagship phone of O+ USA today. I am really blown away with the ultra premium look of this device. The free items included just makes its price even more reasonable! Check out our unboxing photos below.

Unboxing the Limited Edition O+ Imagine

O+ Imagine’s retail box is very much similar to 8.15 and 8.16. As a limited edition phone, I would have wanted to see it in a metal or glass box. Well, don’t mind me – I am asking too much. O+ made this more than just a premium offering by putting a gold sticker which says “LIMITED EDITION” and wrapped the box with a Sennheiser band.

As seen from the photos above, here’s a rundown of you what you can see inside the box:

  • O+ Imagine Limited Edition (5″ Full HD IPS OGS display capacitive touchscreen)
  • Sennheiser Stereo Headset (Exclusively for O+ USA)
  • Matte back casing
  • Screen Protector
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Manual

How does it look and feel?

The phone looks and feels very expensive. It’s totally a looker! As a matter of fact, I find this the best looking smartphone, which sports a MT6589T processor.

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I particularly like the all-glass design, which made the phone look even more stunning. At first glance, you would mistaken it as Sony Xperia Z! The usual capacitive button icons are replaced with a light bar, which doubles as a breathing light notification bar. Sexy! Wait, there’s more – you can even use it to sleep/wake up the phone and quick launch your preferred apps!

Overall Performance

I can only speak about my initial impressions about this phone in the performance “department”. So far, it performs and behaves as you would have expected for a device with 1.5Ghz quad-core processor (Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, 357 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU). It’s fast and often lag-free. Thanks to its 2GB RAM. During my benchmark test, the device registered an Antutu score of 15,317 – about 2,000 points higher than O+ 8.16.

The device has an internal memory of 32gb (26.28 available for the user). Unfortunately, you cannot expand the memory as it does not have a microSD slot.

If you use a regular-sized SIM, you may have to cut and convert it to a microSIM. You can only use 1 SIM on this device, by the way.

I haven’t tested the camera extensively. But I will surely show you the photos I will be taking using the phone on my Facebook page. So, be sure to tune in to my page for goodies!

Price and Availability

O+ Imagine will be available this week for PhP16,995 (within December 2013 only).

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, 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.

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 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

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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