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I’m guilty of spending some moolah during the past 3 days! Lazada 12.12 has been one of my most anticipated sales in the month of December (apart from video game discount offerings by Steam, Nintendo and PSN). I already bought a couple of items for myself: SATA Power cable, Lighting to 3.55 adapter and a good old MS Office 365 2019 Pro Plus Lifetime refreshed account during the past 2 days. Come December 12, a friend posted this on his Facebook, which literally got me jumped off my bed. In my mind, I need to use some PayMaya credits and make use of this ongoing promotion, which only happens once a year! I ticked a few items on my cart (2 items for my 2 kids!), and did the same thing my friend did. As expected, I was able to slash off PhP200 from the total cost, applied a few vouchers, and voila…

It’s the season of giving; and while it’s best to give your family and friends something that’ll make them smile, it is also good to consider gifting yourself with something that you love! Today, we want to make things fun in recommending the best gadget gift you can give yourself this Christmas season. We prepared a test below that only requires you to pick one thing per category, and find out the best gadget that suits your lifestyle. Let’s get it on! Satisfied with our recommendation? Be sure to share this on your social media feed! Don’t forget to tag us and Huawei Mobile! We’re love to know what recommendation you got from us!

We always got a friend who is always hot about the latest in technology. This season of sharing, it always feels good to give something to the people who you consider family and friends. You can consider us your friend, but we’d rather have you give something to other people you love this Christmas. Today, we list down 7 of the cool things we found online that can definitely make your friends smile this season. Whether they are photography enthusiasts or gaming buffs, the list we prepared got everything covered. Let’s get the ball rolling! Kingston A400 SSD: More storage more games! It always feels good to have a brand new SSD for those who love playing games on their PCs. Whether they are going to use it as main OS hard drive or another storage for new games (yes, load new Steam games there, buddy!), the Kingston A400 SSD…

Dubbed as the new latest budget smartphone king, Realme C1 offers a variety of features that are made to delight consumers with a very limited budget. Some consumers dream of getting a Samsung smartphone, but because of their relatively higher offer price, consumers look for something more affordable without compromising performance and style. Today, we’re quickly showing you some photos we took using 2 smartphones: one that budget buyers can actually afford (Realme C1), and another that budget buyers wanted to buy but currently somehow can’t afford. Check this out because you might be surprised to know that you’re probably not missing a lot if you’re getting this relatively cheaper smartphone from Realme instead. For reference, here are the specs and prices of both smartphones. Landscape in Auto Mode Landscape HDR Daylight Photography Indoor Auto Indoor Auto (Subject in dark lighting condition) Portrait Photography Selfie (Auto Mode) Selfie (Soft Focus and…

If you fancy using a mouse that represents your favorite Marvel superhero, then you’re in for a treat! Just recently, Logitech announced a new collection that will delight Marvel fans all over the world. Logitech M238 collection features iconic heroes from the Marvel universe like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther. In a statement by Logitech Philippines’ Country Manager, Jarmine Borja, “With the Logitech Marvel Collection, we set out to have some fun and design a collection that all fans could relate to. Now, everyone can add personality to their desk and become the at-work embodiment of their favorite Marvel Super Hero.” https://www.facebook.com/LogitechPhilippines/videos/2389918417689628/ Thrilled with this news, we just can’t wait to get ourselves a Spider-Man and Black Panther Logitech M238 wireless mice to spice up our work desks, and bring heroic inspiration to our workplace! As mentioned earlier, designs include inspired from Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and…

This Christmas, I thought of a way of putting a smile to each member of my family. Each of us in the family has certain interests and passions, and having a piece of technology that suits us very well can definitely make us happy this season. Of course, our family’s profile may not be similar to yours; but for the purpose of reference, I’m going to be very specific with their passion points so you know which phone that will best suit the profile of your respective family member. Executive Daddy My dad works for a reputable energy company, and has been considered by many as one of the pillars of electrification and designing electrical grid in North and Central Luzon. He conducts and attends meetings around the country, and has been very active in modernizing the industry. At home in Cabanatuan, my dad spends most of his time researching…

Realme is the newest smartphone brand to enter the Philippine market. With an impressive track record in a number of other countries, it aims to offer feature packed and well-speced devices at very competitive prices. https://youtu.be/5HeQIIHwupM Realme C1 boasts a 6.2-inch HD+ display, which in 2018, may seem kind of underwhelming. It is a notched display, which covers about 88% of phone’s face. Quality seems very decent and the size is great enough for watching videos and playing games. On the left side, you’ll find the Volume Rocker and a triple slot tray, while the right side houses the power button. The fact that it can house 2 SIMS plus a microSD card makes it a well versatile budget smartphone. At the bottom, you’ll find the headphone jack and speaker grill. To keep the price down, Realme decided to go with a microUSB port, though I do think that Type-C…

Traveling helps us to stay sane. As we go through with our life as either “corporate slaves” or “business junkies”, traveling at least every quarter seems to become part of our life to regenerate and to reflect on how beautiful our life can be while being away from things that keep us so busy. While this is the case, planning and being on vacation can also bring forth a different level of stress that can only be remedied by certain solutions available for us. When traveling, there are several things we always keep in mind: itinerary internet connection/roaming concerns payment and currency solutions documenting (photos or videos) entertainment-on-the-go Now without do, let us share with you our top application per each category! I hope you will find time to try them all out before and during your travels. TravelerBuddy (Best for Planning) Recommended by a friend, we took the chance…

OPPO has been wildly focused on promoting and marketing their current premium product, the OPPO R17 Pro. Feedback has been generally good about their latest product, and we can’t be really too quick to judge whether it’s priced correctly or not. There are, however, some things that are certain about R17 Pro: it’s made with premium materials and it has features that can definitely compete toe-to-toe with other flagship smartphones. This comparison focuses on one of the most celebrated features of the R17 Pro, the ability to take stunning gorgeous night shots; and what better way to see how it really performs than comparing it to another equally premium smartphone that also excels in that department, the Huawei Mate 20. Check out the photos we took below and see how both phones shine in terms of using this mode: I noticed that while both phones ace their respective performance in…

While most Filipino consumers think that Night Photography using a smartphone is dominated by another brand other than OPPO, our recent shots in a posh location in BGC proves otherwise. Using our OPPO R17 Pro, the shots we took gave us an impression that even a phone that’s not as pricier as the Mate20 and Mate20 Pro series can definitely take night photography to a whole new level. Debuted first in the Philippines last November 7, the OPPO R17 Pro is the latest smartphone in the R-series that is made available to Filipinos. One of its major features is the ability to take low light and night shots using its rear camera with an impressive set of specifications (12MP f/1.5, f/2.4 + 20MP f/2.6 + TOF 3D Stereo). You can check out our first impressions on this link. While we are in the subject of Night Photography, it is at…

Steam Autumn Sale has begun, and this only means that it’s time to add new games in your collection. Check your wishlist, and visit the product pages of the ones you’d like to buy! Like most of you, we mostly buy games that are on sale; and this could be the best time of the end of the year to spend some video game money. Speaking of video game money, what we usually do is we stack some Freenet points by using the Freenet app and eventually buy PhP50 and PhP100 Steam credits via rewards. We’ve been a long-term Freenet user, so we got all the points by visiting participating websites and doing fun app-activities. This gave us all we need to purchase PhP700 worth of Steam credits. PhP700 may not be enough though, and this is where our PayMaya account comes in. We’ve got PhP1,400 balance, which basically gives…

We are at the time when it is now more difficult to choose the right flagship smartphone for us. During the heydays of Apple, the iPhone was the only aspirational product by a lot of consumers. For someone who has been writing about technology and gadgets, I am still inside the ecosystem established by Apple that entails a lot of effort to get out off. While I’m enjoying my time with Apple portable devices, I am ecstatically in love with the benefits I get from Android on my Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The device where Google’s Android is installed offers a lot of features that make the overall experience unique from Apple. The phone’s enhanced cameras co-engineered by Leica shows superiority among the competition. Its screen is the best we’ve seen from the company and the performance is undeniably better than our expectations. The big question remains though – which…

Here’s something that you are probably waiting for this upcoming November 11. Lazada and OPPO will be holding an exclusive one-day sale of their popular smartphones. Apart from the current SRP of their smartphones that are being sold now at Lazada, an 11% discount will be deducted this November 11 during Lazada’s annual shopping festival. Product Name Current SRP Launch Price Freebies OPPO F3 Plus Christmas Bundle 12,990.00 23,990.00 Bluetooth Speaker, Headset, rockspace waterproof case (worth 1,900) OPPO F3 Christmas Bundle 9,490.00 16,990.00 Bluetooth Speaker, Headset, rockspace powerbank (worth 1,900) OPPO F1s Upgrade Christmas Bundle 7,990.00 13,990.00 Globe Sim, Selfie Stick, Tripod (worth 500) OPPO A57 Christmas Bundle 6,990.00 11,990.00 Globe Sim, Selfie Stick, Tripod (worth 500) OPPO F5 Youth Christmas Bundle 8,990.00 12,990.00 Bluetooth Speaker, rockspace waist bag, Selfie Stick (worth 1,500) OPPO F7 64GB Christmas Bundle 14,990.00 17,990.00 Selfie Stick, magic music lamp, Globe Sim (worth 1255) OPPO…

We expected this to happen when OPPO’s former PR Manager left his post last month to join Realme. After months of speculation, Realme’s action to put up Philippine-region Facebook page cemented its confirmation that they are coming to the country. There isn’t much to see on the new regional page as they are still preparing their first salvo of promotion in the Philippines. We had to switch our region to Thailand for us to have an idea of what to expect from Realme Philippines once they have established themselves in the Philippines. You can also do this by following the instructions here. Thailand’s market is pretty similar with the Philippines. It isn’t a remote idea for their marketing team to pattern their PR and digital strategy in Thailand to our country. Their first phone to launch in the Philippines is Realme 2 Pro Whether or not they are going to…

There was an idea of bringing together the best things about the Republic of Gamers and mobile gaming. The former is known for its superiority in producing gaming laptops, peripherals, pre-built PCs and parts. The latter is a technology with a full-fledged ecosystem. However, Republic of Gamers is foremost a community than a product; it’s the reason why it’s called ‘republic’ in the first place. As a standalone gaming brand of ASUS, it built itself a nation of gamers, agnostic to any type of gaming device. When ROG eventually announced a gaming smartphone, it cemented its authority in the market as a benchmark of a gaming brand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECDtX1Xsz4s When I got my ROG Phone a few weeks ago, it threw me back to the time I was in Taiwan for Computex 2018. We all had an idea then that the phone will be announced in a separate ROG press embargo…

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are powerful smartphones. Synthetic benchmarks usually are within the range of 240,000 – 270,000. For the trained eye, these levels are lower than usual high-end smartphones; and for a next-generation chipset such as Kirin 980, we expected it to score beyond 300,000 on Antutu. Just recently, we discovered that both units have its Performance Mode disabled at default. This means that both synthetic benchmark and actual performance are limited to save on battery.  As usual, we are after maximizing our units for us to see how well it can perform at maximum settings. So, in order for us to fully maximize our experience, we did the following things: Enter “Settings” Click on “Battery” Toggle “Performance Mode” on Performance Mode is now activated In order to show you the difference between having this mode on and off, here are synthetic benchmark results for…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is more than just a performance and gaming powerhouse. It also features a wealth of features that prove to be the next smartphone camera of photography enthusiasts and professionals. While it won’t replace your professional camera, Huawei made it sure that the phone would be enough for you to take during holidays. First, let me show you the camera techologies this phone has: Rear Cameras Front Cameras I took the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Nueva Ecija during the holidays. Nueva Ecija is the rice granary of the Philippines, but it’s also home to our house in Cabanatuan where you’ll find my dad’s garden. He spends most of his time in the garden when he’s not at work, and while I was there, I took the time to appreciate its beauty. Let me take you to some of the moments I captured using the Huawei Mate…