When was the last time you craved for something sweet that isn’t actually food? Yesterday at Cyberzone in SM Megamall, Smart Communications, Inc. made me drool over its latest offering – the LG Nexus 5. If I may put it in Rachel Zoe’s words, I can say that “I died” upon seeing the must-have gadget this holiday season.

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So what makes this Nexus 5 so special? Well, besides the fact that it is exclusively offered by Smart under its Unli Surf Plan 1500 with unlimited LTE surfing, it is powered by Google’s much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Another sweet thing about the Nexus 5 is that, it comes with stunning 5-inch full HD IPS Display and 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.

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The Nexus 5 definitely brings the best of Google for it is infused with “OK, Google” voice recognition feature, which allows you to make things easier while working on several programs at the same time.

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Full specifications of LG Nexus 5:

  • Dimension: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59
  • Size: 4.95 inches
  • Design: Sophisticated high gloss front and matte soft-touch rear finish
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Network: 4G LTE Network
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (445 ppi)
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh
  • Google Apps: OK, Google, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, Google Wallet, Caller ID

Are you salivating yet? This can be the perfect Christmas gift you could ask for! Smart subscribers can get the Nexus 5 for free at Unli Surf Plan 1500. With Smart’s 4G-LTE network, you can enjoy the best mobile Internet experience without worrying about your bill. Also, this postpaid plan comes with 120 all-network texts and 60 minute of calls every month under a 30-month lock-in period. If you’re still thinking about jumping on the postpaid bandwagon, you can still grab the Nexus 5 for P22,500.

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Now, would you be singing “All I want for Christmas is an LG Nexus 5…”? Happy Holidays!


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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

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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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