Last month, MyPhone introduced a new smartphone that’s aimed to cater to those people who are hunting for a device that fits their low budget. The MyPhone Agua Hail is essentially one of the most capable amongst the mass of devices which are specifically tailored for people on a tight budget.
One of the downsides to using phablets is that its using it as an actual phone tends to become unwieldy at times. This is especially true with my current daily driver, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Not only that, but using it in public is a thief magnet. And that last one is more important since because almost every phone is affected by this.
Well, it’s official. Phablets aren’t Android-only territory any longer! And it’s a testament to this new classification’s market viability. While still technically a niche market, its popularity has been steadily growing, so much so that other platforms have taken notice. While Apple is rumored to still be contemplating on the concept, Microsoft went ahead and made what is arguably one of the best phablets in the market today.
Launched way back in December, O+ Imagine is the company’s most gorgeous handset to date. O+ took a huge step again in introducing a smartphone that looks a lot different than its older brothers, and even on the other competing devices. The O+ Imagine is crafted with a back-to-back glass design with anodized metal material on the sides which is a first in the local scene.
When Cherry Mobile teased their then-upcoming CM Life a couple of months ago, a lot of people turned their heads in anticipation. And why not? At PHP 2,999, you’re supposed to be getting a 4-incher, 3G-capable phone. But now that it’s out, how good is it? Check it out on our full review.
One of the most popular lines when you hear the term budget phone is the Asha line from Nokia. While debatable whether it can be termed a smartphone or not, what’s undeniable is that phones from the Asha lines exude a sense of elegance and sophistication in its design.
The Flare series is one of the most recognizable and successful lines of Cherry Mobile. Not too long ago, we reviewed the lackluster Flare 2.0. Not long after, Cherry Mobile released a beefier Cherry Mobile Flare 2X. At PHP 4,499, the specs aren’t too bad and is IMHO a much worthy successor to the original Flare than the Flare 2.0. But how good is it? Check it out on our full review.
Not too long ago, I said that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is one of those few WP8 devices that make sense in purchasing if you can swallow the price. I personally use a Nokia Lumia 620, and while I do like the device, I really could no longer ignore my dislike for small screens (aside from my other caveats).
O+ have been consistently peppering us with good quality “budget” phones as of late. Not all may be home run winners, especially since they seem to be priced at the higher spectrum as far as budget phones go, they all are solidly built and work as advertised.
Not too long ago, we introduced you to the Final Word in smartphone cameras, the Nokia Lumia 1020. We were able to have a limited hands-on of the phone at the said event, but last week, Nokia was generous enough to loan us a unit for review.
A little over a month ago, Cherry Mobile made the Burst 2.0 available to the public. At PHP 4,699, the specs aren’t too bad. In fact, it’s arguably one of the best in its price of less than Php5k. But how good is it? Check it out on our full review.