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.
Gionee offers a capable yet budget-friendly smartphone, the Gionee Pioneer P4. In contrast to its predecessor, the Pioneer P4 offers a much improved RAM capacity, camera, and display. The P4 is probably the company’s ammo for the entry to mid-range phone category, which proved to be successful in the last couple of months.
A couple of weeks ago, Nokia launched the successor to the venerable Lumia 620. When I reviewed it, I admitted to like it, but since that review didn’t come in a timely manner, I couldn’t recommend it since it’s overshadowed both by the bang-for-the-buck Lumia 520 and the not-quite-the-successor Lumia 625.
Most of the tasks that need to be done in school or at work require the use of a personal computer/laptop. But the thing is, bringing a laptop every day is a uncomfortable as it entails a lot of additional weight on your bag. It’s not just so practical to burden a heavy equipment to your busy work life every day just to complete basic and essential tasks.