Realme, with its success in its first year in the country, looked to ride the momentum in the realm of the budget smartphones. This was apparent when the company unveiled the Realme C2, the successor to the Realme C1. The Realme C1 was dubbed the Budget King, offering good specs for a reasonable price. The C2, of course, hoped to claim its title. Realme C2 Display Size 6.1, HD+, IPS LCD Display Resolution 720 x 1560 Screen-to-Body Ratio 80.30% Pixel Density 282ppi Screen Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Processor Helio P22 (Octa) GPU PowerVR GE8320 RAM 2GB/3GB Storage 16GB/32GB Card Slot Up to 256GB Rear Camera 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) Front Camera 5MP (f/2.0) OS Android 9 + ColorOS 6 Lite Battery 4,000mAh Bluetooth Version 4.2 Interface microUSB Price PhP5,990 (3GB + 32GB) We had the opportunity to experience the Realme C2 for ourselves and here’s how our experience…

Time flies so fast and the season of giving is already in the corner. The Huawei Y9 2019 is miles away from the 2018 version and the price released by Huawei on this device is definitely surprising. This is my review of the Huawei Y9 2019, your next mid-level smartphone. HUAWEI Y9 2019 SPECS 6.5-inch LCD display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9) Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor 4GB RAM 64GB expandable memory Dual 16- and 2-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash Dual 13- and 2-megapixel front cameras Face unlock Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted) 4,000mAh battery EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo BUILD The Huawei Y9 2019’s design is comparable from the Honor 8X, which has a smaller notch on the screen compared to other devices and a vertical orientation on the rear camera. We think that the only drawback of the Huawei Y9 2019 is its slippery handling but on…

Believe it or not, some people still haven’t been won over in the ongoing phablet craze. There may be more and more phones over 5-inches coming out each day, but there are still plenty of old-fashioned folks out there who prefer to use phones that actually fit in their pockets. But first… check out our unboxing video below. https://youtu.be/wYWHqEDW-WQ For example: O+ USA’s 360 HD smartphone, which, for all intents and purposes, is about the most plain local smartphone that you can get. But of course, as an O+ USA product, it’s not as quite as simple as it looks. It’s the newest addition to a series of phones that offer all the basics in an Android handset, plus a little bit of something special. Design, display, and build quality Whatever the O+ 360 HD’s special sauce is, you wouldn’t know it from a distance. Maybe when you turn it…

Seldom will you find a decent, visually appealing and powerful Android phone under PhP10,000. In the recent months, we’ve featured affordable Android smartphones that offer good specs and robust build. Also, you would probably agree in our observation that 5″ smartphones are the going trend. So I realized: Are our hands getting bigger? Or, we are just getting smaller?

This time, we’re going to give our first impressions to a new 5″ from one of the new Mobile Phone company that landed the Philippines, the O+ 8.9.

After 2 months of using Apple’s most significant device since the iPhone, the Apple iPad, I can attest without a doubt that it has really set a new standard in mobile productivity and entertainment. It’s a true-blue game changer, which just recently – although not entirely because of it – “buried” its main competitor products – the Microsoft Courier and HP Slate.

Our fellow bloggers and press people officially hated us when we won the grand prize last Tuesday in Intercontinental Hotel at Samsung’s Notebook Launch. The grand prize – the Samsung NP-R440. Owning this during the night of the launch makes Gadget Pilipinas the first ever owner of a Samsung laptop in the Philippines. We nailed it, bigtime. We hurriedly went back to our base after a dose of San Mig light and unboxed our prize with too much enthusiasm.

After 2 weeks of tinkering the Nokia Booklet 3G, I had a fair share of experiencing its celebrated features – style, efficiency and mobility. Style – its minimalistic yet robust look and feel; Efficiency- its capability to stay ‘connected’ and alive within 8-12 hours and to perform optimally for simple desktop processes and entertainment application; Portability – the convenience it can provide to its end-user.

Before 2009 ended, I gave you my impressions on Blackberry Curve 8520’s Operating System, Dashboard and Messaging. Generally, everything works pretty well but because the phone doesn’t have the power to take on too many opened applications, I’ve experienced several lags while using it.

This time, before I end my triparted impressions on this BB variant, let me give you my experiences on using the web browser and 3rd party applications. Then finally, I will my final verdict on this phone.

Merry Christmas everyone! Last December 24, I gave you my impressions on Blackberry Curve 8520 with special focus on its form and aesthetics. Today, I will give you my thoughts about its operating system. IMPRESSIONS (Part 2) OPERATING SYSTEM Blackberry Curve 8520 uses OS v. Like other Blackberries, the OS installed in this variant is built specially to put its signature input keys such as the trackball and the optical trackpad into maximum reliability. Amazingly, although its OS has its minimalistic theme, it certainly never fails to provide the necessary features its end users need. The OS performs quite fast with this phone. However, when I tried opening several applications like messaging, calendar, Mobipocket Reader and web and to my dismay, it failed to respond until I had to remove the battery to put it off. I realized then that I was using a low-end Blackberry variant. Let me give…

In the 2nd quarter of 2009, there was a rumor that RIM (Research in Motion) will be releasing a low-end Blackberry. So when I read about such rumors, I told myself, “Ano na namang kalokohan ‘to? ‘Di ba pang-executive lang ang Blackberry?! [Translation: WTF!?]” To my amazement, Blackberry indeed launched the said device in the 3rd quarter 2009 and changed the way how we think about Blackberries.

I was not a fan of blackberry then but when I saw it on sale in Greenhills (a popular shopping spot in the heart of the Philippines), I was stunned by its simple-yet-beautiful look and features. It doesn’t have a trackball, its operating system is similar to blackberries with physical keyboards and it performs almost equal to other Blackberries as well.

Since this Blackberry deviates from the usual norm in the Philippines (only for rich and the top-level company executives), its hardware specifications and features are quite low-end. Although it does have the necessary components a Blackberry should have, the lack of 3G and camera flash may really be a deal breaker for some.

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