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Adopting the catch phrase of a local ice cream drumstick ad, we’d like to start with this: “Ano bang mabibili ng P4,000 pesos nyo?” (What can your PHP 4,000 pesos buy?) Well in the local smartphone world, you’d probably expect a low-end Quad- or Dual-Core device with a 4” or so screen. Not so with the new Cherry Mobile Flare 3 – the third device in the line that launched the local android smartphone trend. Packing a 5” IPS qHD display; Quad-Core processor; increased memory space; battery; improved cameras; and even the newest Android operating system (4.4 Kitkat), we wouldn’t fault you to think the price would be higher either. But its not, the Flare 3 is going to be sold for PHP 3,999. Interested? Check out our launch preview video and specs below!

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Hey guys, our tech podcast the #BigTimeShow is celebrating its third year in business! Can you believe we’ve made over two years of boring tech content? We don’t either! But whatever, we have raffles to celebrate the occasion and we’re starting off with the first one of many! This week, up for grabs is a MyPhone Ocean Mini, and some Asus T-Shirts for consolation. (Don’t worry if you don’t win, we still have more raffles in the coming weeks!) Check out the Rafflecopter below and join!

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xiaomimi3review

 

When we heard Xiaomi was going to expand its horizons to the Philippines back in April, we already knew it was going to be a gamechanger. What we didn’t expect though, was for it to happen so fast (and furious). Three months later, we now live in a world where the Mi3 has been available here for 4 weeks. Packing a Snapdragon 800 processor; 5.0” FullHD Gorilla Glass 3 display; large 3,050mAh Battery; and running Android 4.4 Kitkat; this phone can easily keep up with even the most expensive 1st Tier flagships and is priced at half the cost – PHP 10,599. But is it too good to be true or are we truly in an era of pure consumer bliss? You can find out in our full Xiaomi Mi3 review!

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Sony’s popular 4K line of UHD Bravia TVs just got a bit larger with the introduction of 5 new screen sizes falling into two updated product lines – the affordable X8500B and the top-of-the-line X9500B. Coming in 85, 70, 65, 55, and 49 inches, there’s enough variety for any type of home entertainment setup. The Japanese manufacturer’s new products also come with technologies that include 4K X-Reality Pro picture tuning, Triluminous Display, and a new X-tended Dynamic Range PRO feature (deeper blacks, brighter highlights), to say the least. With a lot of content sources now offering 4K video recording, it definitely looks like the future of TV is in UHD.

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As of this writing we’re currently downloading it and we think you should too. We’re talking about the newest installment of best FPS series on mobile devices called Modern Combat 5: Blackout. With a new storyline, improved gameplay, graphics, and multiplayer, this iteration will no doubt be keeping gamers busy for months.

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In an event held in China today, Xiaomi announced the successor to the hugely affordable Mi3. Aptly named the Mi4, the new smartphone receives some upgraded specs in the name of a 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GBs of DDR3 RAM, faster 16GB/64GB storage, slightly larger 3080mAh battery, and improvements to the cameras as well. Additionally, the phone will remain as affordable as ever – with an estimated price of US$322 for the 16GB model.

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tamraczipshotreview

 

Given that we actually record, edit, and post a lot of videos on our site (and on our YouTube channel), we actually use and delve in your usual photography (videography) equipment here and there. One such product that we’ve been using for quite a while now is the Tamrac Zipshot – it’s a small “foldable” tripod that was meant for lightweight systems and fast setup / photography. If you find yourselves being weighed down by a conventional tripod or need something that deploys faster, this might be the answer for you. So without further ado, check out our video review of the Tamrac Zipshot below.

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wdblack2review

Solid State Drives (SSDs), the market’s answer to nearly instant access to data on a storage chip, has always been the best at what it does – speeding up bootup & load times of our favorite software. That said, SSD capacities have always been much smaller than platter-type Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Solutions to combine the advantages of the two storage solutions have been limited – until Western Digital introduced the new high performance Black² Dual Drive earlier this year. Packed in a standard 2.5” laptop HDD design and occupies just one drive bay, the Black² should answer the need for speed and storage in today’s increasingly demanding world. Here is our review.

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Stay awhile and listen – we’re about to tell you the best deal on a smartphone today. Xiaomi Philippines has arrived and is now offering their first device, the Mi3, for only PHP 10,599. Powered by a 2.3Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor with a Full HD 1920×1080 display and 13MP Sony Exmor camera sensor, its got enough high-end specs to rival even the Galaxy S5, LG G2, or Xperia Z1. But it’s still priced at a fraction of those phones and even comes close to rivaling the target market of most local brands. And guess what? You can get one tomorrow, online.

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What has a Snapdragon 200 processor, Dragon Trail HD display, Front facing (selfie) flash, a pleather back, and only costs PHP 6,499? It’s the Cherry Mobile Omega Icon! A new iconic (hey, nice pun!) phone that looks and feels like the extremely popular Omega HD 1.0 and Omega HD 2.0 (especially with that Asahi scratch-resistant display), but with some really welcome improvements and a very affordable new price. We just got one today and so we’re doing an unscripted unboxing for you so check it out down below!

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