Yup, Phablets are really here to stay. It’s either people with somewhat large hands prefer devices that actually fit their hands, or consumers are now becoming more practical by combining a normal-sized smartphone and a un-pocketable tablet into one device.
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini is not your traditional miniaturized version of a renowned device. In contrast to its older brother, the Elif E7, this device still sports some high-end quirks which can really make you think twice if this one is really belongs to the ‘Mini’ category.
The new Cherry Mobile Alpha Play is one of the four new devices that the company recently released that’s running on Windows 8.1. Two smartphones are on Qualcomm Snapdragon, while the other two, including the Alpha Play, is powered by an Intel processor.
A couple of weeks ago, Nokia officially launched their second Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Nokia Lumia 930, in the Philippine market. I liked its smaller brother, the Lumia 630, especially given the price point. Realizing that its older brother might turn out to be the last phone to be branded as a Nokia phone before we see Microsoft Mobility etched onto the subsequent ones, I hoped it’ll blow our minds.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers have been commencing their entry in the local smartphone industry. Almost all major company there are bringing all their cards on the table to attract the Filipino market. Ranging from mid-range to high-end devices, there’s no stopping these companies in penetrating our country.
If I told you now that this is a great phone, I don’t think it’d be much of a surprise. The specs alone was a dead giveaway, so I’m sure I’m not alone in setting the expectations high. But it was still able to surprise me a little more because I didn’t realize it’ll be seven levels of awesome!
The octa-core war on the local smartphone industry is on! When MediaTek unveiled its true octa-core processor late last year, it took the whole industry by storm. Not only that it is one of the first genuine octa-core processor ever made, but it was also destined to head to MediaTek’s avid client companies who offer devices at a very economical price.
O+ USA’s has had several experimental flagship releases lately. The Imagine and Fab Elite were probably the start of the new era, which eliminated the 8.X naming pattern of previous O+ devices. We’ve become used to 8.12, 8.15, and 8.16 before, but I think this new approach was better. They’ve also started trying out other builds other than polycarbonate plastic, notably the glass-on-glass body of the beautiful Imagine and now the aluminum on this new device.