Cherry Mobile Flare 3: Phablet ng Bayan for under 4K

A couple of days after posting and teasing a new product on its official Facebook fan page, Cherry Mobile officially launched it's newest android phablet that features a quad-core CPU and runs on latest android Kitkat OS, the Flare 3.

The Cherry Mobile Flare 3 features a 5-inch One Glass Solution Display with 540 x 960 resolution and a 220 pixel per inch density.

Powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, complemented by 1GB of RAM and an 8GB internal storage that can expand up to 64 GB via micro SD card.

The dual-SIM smartphone has an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and a 3-megapixel camera on front.

For only Php 3,999, the Phablet ng Bayan smartphone support a HSPA+, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, A-GPS connectivity. It also has a 1,980mAh battery module.

Thank to its Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system, the new smartphone will surely support the latest games and apps.

Cherry Mobile Flare 3 specs:

5-inch qHD IPS OGS display, 220ppi
Scratch-Resistant screen
Android 4.4 KitKat
1.3GHz MTK 6582 quad-core processor
Mali-400MP GPU
8GB internal storage (up to 64GB via microSD)
8 megapixel BSI rear camera w/ LED flash
3 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
1,980mAh battery

If Flare 3 will be success I think the next phablet name will be Flare S3 or 4..
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MyPhone Rio Craze: 4-inch Android KitKat Smartphone

Good news! Myphone recently released it's newest and most affordable smartphone that carries an Android Kitkat OS in a 4-inches screen, the Rio Craze.

For only Php 1,999, the company offer the Craze with dual core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 256MB of RAM, 512MB internal storage plus a 1.3 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA on front. Myphone Rio Craze is a dual SIM smartphone with WiFi and bluetooth, but it only has a 2G connectivity. It also has a 1,300mAh battery module.

Myphone Rio Craze Specs

4-inch WVGA display, 800×480 @223ppi
1.3GHz MT6571 dual-core processor
Android 4.4 KitKat
512MB ROM (32GB via Micro-SD card)
1.3MP rear camera with LED flash
VGA Front-facing camera
2G Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
FM Radio
1,300mAh battery

If you are planning to buy a new smartphone for your grade school daughter or son, this might the best for them.
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Nokia Lumia 530, 4" Quad-core Smartphone

In addition of Nokia Lumia 520, the company officially announced its latest smartphone which feature a 4-inch display with quad-core processor, the Lumia 530.
Aside from its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz processor , the Lumia 530 also packs a 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB onboard storage that can be expand up to 128 GB via micro SD card slot. It's 4-inch multitouch display has a 246 pixel per inch density with 24-bit/16M display color. 

Nokia Lumia 530 Specifications

4-inch FWVGA TFT display, 246ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core Processor
Adreno 302 GPU
4GB internal storage (supports 128GB via microSD)
free 15GB via OneDrive
5 megapixel rear camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
FM Radio
1,430mAh battery
Windows Phone 8.1 OS
MS Office, Action Center, Word Flow, Cortana

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Suntouch AURA CS900 Specs

Suntouch AURA CS900 is an android tablet with call and text capabilities using it's single sim slots. It has a Quad-core processor and runs on an Android Jellybean OS.

Suntouch AURA CS900 Specs

7.85-inch , 1024 x 768 Super IPS LCD
Single Sim
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
MTK8389 Quadcore 1.7 Ghz
8GB Internal Storage (32GB EXPANDABLE)
Wifi , Bluetooth
5MP Rear Camera
2MP Front Camera
3500 Mah
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THL 5000 Specs and Features

Novo7 Tech, the official distributor of THL smartphones in the country has announced that they will soon offer the THL 5000 in the Philippines.

The new smartphone has a 5-inch HD display or equivalent to 1920x1080 resolution with 441 pixel per inch density and it's coated by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6592W octa-core Chip clocked at 1.7 GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and runs on Android KitKat OS.

The THL 5000 equipped a powerful battery, it is the world first ever smartphone that carries a 5000MAh capacity.

THL 5000 Full specs:

5-inch Full HD IPS display, 441ppi
Android 4.4 KitKat
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592W octa-core CPU
Mali-450 MP4 GPU
16GB internal storage (microSD card support)
13 megapixel Sony IMX 135 rear camera,
5 megapixel front camera
HSPA+, WiFi b/g/n, NFC
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG support
NXP-box audio
5,000mAh battery

Novo7 Tech has no word on price yet.

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How to Update Cherry Mobile Flare S2 to Android Kitkat?

Did you know that Cherry Mobile Flare S2 operating system (Jelly Bean) can now update to Android 4.4 Kitkat via OTA.

Here's the step on how you can update your smartphone operating system:

Required: You should have a Wi-Fi connection to download the software and make sure that your smartphone battery has at least 80% battery level.

Step 1. Back up your data.
Step 2. Open the OTA update app.
Step 3. Download the firmware update
Step 4. Click Update Now
Step 5. Your device will boot and wait for it to finish in about a minute.
Step 6. After updating, do a restore to factory setting. This is required to update the stock Kitkat Messaging App.

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 has a 4.5 inch IPS display, powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage.
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Gionee ELIFE S5.5 Made of 98% Metal & Glass for 22K

Gionee ELIFE S5.5 in the Philippines

Gionee ELIFE S5.5 officially launched in the country with packs of specs including a MediaTek’s MT6592 octa-core chip with Mali-450MP4 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB onboard storage for PhP 21,999.

The S5.5 sports 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in it's front and back. The company claims the S5.5 with the first 5.5mm thin smartphone that is made of 98% metal and glass.

Gionee Elife S5.5 specs:

5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and back
1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core CPU
Mali 450MP4 GPU
16GB of internal storage
13 megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor
5 megapixel front-facing
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Amigo OS 2.0 (Android 4.2)
2,300mAh battery

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How Much is the MyPhone Rio?

Rio Series

If you are searching for the price of the MyPhone Rio, you are in the right place!

Update: There are the price of Rio line up:

MyPhone Agua Rio - ₱4,999

  • 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • Dual SIM
  • 5-inch HD display
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Android Jelly Bean

MyPhone Agua Rio Lite - ₱3,999

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 4.7-inch IPS display
  • 5-megapixel main camera
  • 2-megapixel rear camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

MyPhone Agua Rio Fun - ₱4,999

  • 1.3GHz dual-core MTK 6572 processor
  • Mali-400 MP
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5-inch TFT touchscreen display, 480 x 854 resolution
  • 512MB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.2-megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • Dual-SIM, dual-stand by
  • 2G only
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1800mAh battery
  • Android 4.2

MyPhone Agua Rio Craze - 1,999

  • 4-inch WVGA display, 800×480 @223ppi 
  • 1.3GHz MT6571 dual-core processor 
  • Android 4.4 KitKat 
  • 256MB RAM 
  • 512MB ROM (32GB via Micro-SD card) 
  • 1.3MP rear camera with LED flash 
  • VGA Front-facing camera 
  • Dual-SIM 
  • 2G Connectivity 
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 
  • Bluetooth 
  • FM Radio 
  • 1,300mAh battery

MyPhone Agua Rio LTE - 6,499

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 218ppi
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core CPU 
  • Mali-400MP2 GPU 
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 4GB internal storage 
  • microSD support up to 32GB 
  • 5 megapixel rear camera 
  • 2 megapixel front camera 
  • LTE, HSPA+ 
  • WiFi 
  • Bluetooth 
  • GPS 
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat 
  • 1,700mAh Li-Ion battery
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Starmobile Turbo, How Much?

If you are searching for the price of the Starmobile Turbo, you are in the right place!

Starmobile Turbo is a smartphone with a 5-inch HD display, quad-core CPU, HSPA+ connectivity, and runs on an Android 4.4 KitKat -for Php6,990.

For Php 6,990, the Turbo can get with free accessories including a Flip Cover, 2 Screen Protectors and a USB OTG Cable.

Starmobile Turbo Full Specs

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Starmobile Turbo, 5-inch HD Quad Core Android KitKat Smartphone

In addition to the Starmobile Quad-core line up, the company has recently announced the Turbo.  A new budget Android smartphone features a 5-inch HD display, Android KitKat Smartphone with Double Tap to Wake/Sleep, Call & Text Filtering, and Multipoint Gestures for Php 6,990.

Starmobile Turbo specs:

5-inch HD IPS display, 294ppi
1.3Ghz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core CPU
Mali-400MP2 GPU
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
Android 4.4 KitKat
12 megapixel AF BSI rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel BSI front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual 3G Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
2,000mAh battery
Price: Php 6,990

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Sony Xperia C3, World's Best Selfie Smartphone

Sony has officially announced a new handset that claims to be the world’s best selfie smartphone, the Xperia C3.

The Sony Xperia C3 sports a 5.5-inch HD Triluminos display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution supported by Bravia Engine 2 and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.2 GHz, coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It also packs an 8 GB internal storage that can boost up to 32 GB via microSD slot.

Built with an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash, the Xperia C3 also has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash on front.

Runs on latest Android Kitkat, the smartphone supports LTE (single-SIM), HSPA+WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and A-GPS connectivity.

Sony Xperia C3 specs

5.5-inch HD Triluminos Display, 267ppi
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
8 megapixel AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5 megapixel front camera w/ LED flash
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
LTE (single-SIM), HSPA+
WiFi, WiFi Hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0
2,500mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat

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Kawasaki Barako II, 175 CC Motorcycle

Kawasaki Motors (Phils.) Corporation (KMPC) launched a motorcycle model which features a 175 CC Engine, the Barako II. There's a sun and three stars etched on the Gas Tank of the motor to mimic our national flag.

The Barako II is equipped with a Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release System (KACR) which enables the rider to kick-start the engine with relative ease. It is powered by a 175 cc single-cylinder air cooled engine, promising to be 15 % more powerful than its predecessor.

The four shock absorber of the Barako 2 is designed to handle heavy loads. It's dual seat is made by a polypropylene plastic.

Kawasaki Barako II Specs

Engine Type: 4-stroke, Single Overhead Camshaft, 1 cylinder
Displacement: 176.6 cm3
Compression Ratio: 9.3
Fuel System: Carburetor, MIKUNI, VM24
Cooling System : Air-cooled
Lubrication: Forced Lubrication (wet sump)
Starting: Barako II (F) - Kick/ Barako II (G) - Kick and Electric
Ignition System: DC-CDI
Max Power: 13.41/7,500 (HP/rpm)
Max Torque: 1.4/5,500 (Kgf.m/rpm)
Fuel Consumption: 57 Km / liter *

The Kawasaki Barako II sells at ₱ 77,400 (Kick Start) and ₱ 81,400 (Kick & Electric Start).

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Starmobile Up, 5-inch Quad-core Android KitKat Smartphone

Starmobile Up
In addition of the Starmobile Sky, the company silently reveals the Up with ₱4,999 price tag. Features a 5-inches IPS display with  854×480 resolution at 196 Pixel per Inch, the Starmobile Up is powered by a MediaTek MT6582M quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz. This new smartphone is running on a latest Android Kitkat OS.

The Starmobile Up supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G wireless connectivity. It also equipped an 8 megapixel auto focus main camera, and a 2 megapixel on front. With 2000mAh battery module, Starmobile promising the Up to deliver up to 250 hours of standby time and up to 6 hours of talk time.

Starmobile Up specs:

5-inch IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
Android 4.4 KitKat
1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7
Mali 400-MP2
HSPA+ Download up to 21.1Mbps
8MP Auto Focus BSI + 2MP BSI Cameras
2000 mAh Battery
Up to 250 hours Standby Time
Up to 6 hours Talk Time
Regular + Micro SIM, Dual 3G Standby
Double Tap to Wake and Sleep
MediaTek MT6582M
Multipoint Gestures
Call and Text Filtering
Smart Camera Controls
dimension: 146 x 73 x 9.99mm

The Starmobile Up and MyPhone Rio have both 5-inch display, quad core processor, 8MP camera, 1GB of RAM and ₱4,999 price tag.

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Starmobile Sky, 4" Quad Core Android Kitkat Smartphone for under 4K

Starmobile Sky
In addition of the Roar and Quest, Starmobile recently announced it's newest affordable but powerful smartphone which features an Android Kitkat OS with BSI Rear Camera and HSPA+ connectivity, the Starmobile Sky.

The Starmobile Sky sports a 4-inches touch screen display and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Powered by a Mediatek MT6582 quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz with 512MB RAM, Mali 400-MP2 GPU clocked at 500MHz, the Sky has a 4GB onboard storage. The Sky comes with two SIM slots (1 micro + 1 regular) and it supports Bluetooth,  Wi-Fi and Dual 3G Standby.

For PhP 3,890 tag price, Starmobile offers the Sky with 1600mAh lithium-ion battery module, promising up to 5.5 hours talk time and 200 hours standby time. It also equipped  an 8-megapixel BSI main camera and a VGA on front.

Starmobile Sky Specs

Android 4.4 KitKat
1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7
Mali 400-MP2 @ 500MHz
4-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
HSPA+ Download up to 21.1Mbps
4GB ROM + 512 MB RAM
8MP BSI + VGA Cameras
Regular + Regular SIM, Dual 3G Standby
1600mAh Li-Ion
MediaTek MT6582
Double Tap to Wake and Sleep
Multipoint Gestures
Call and Text Filtering
Smart Camera Controls
125.7 x 64.6 x 10.99mm
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Telego W711, 7-inch Quad Core Tablet

Telego Mobile is one of the growing local mobile brand in the Philippines that offer smartphones and tablets with affordable price. One of their android tablet features a 7-inch capacitive touch screen display with Android Jellybean OS, the Telego W711.

The W711 is powered by a quad-core processor clocked 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB). It also has 5 megapixel main camera and VGA on front. 

Telego W711 Specs

7-inch display
Chipset MTK6589
OS Android OS 4.2
CPU 1.2GHz ,Quad Core
4GB internal storage (expandable up to32GB Micro SD card)
SIM Dual SIM,Dual Standby
Camera Dual Cameras, 5.0MP+0.3MP front camera
General 2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network WCDMA 2100MHz
3.5 mm audio jack
2800mAh  Battery Capacity 

For Php3,999 price tag, the Telego W711 includes some accessories in its box. (Charger, Earphone, USB cable, User Manual, Warranty, Gift Box)
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Telego Tablet Price List and Features

The growing mobile brand in the Philippines, Telego, offers tablet in an affordable price. See the tablet Price List of Telego Mobile below.

7-inch display
1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
3 megapixel main camera
VGA front camera

7-inch display
1.2GHz Processor
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
2 megapixel main camera
VGA front camera

7-inch display
1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Android 4.2 JElly Bean
3 megapixel main camera
VGA front camera

7-inch WSVGA display
1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Android 4.2 JElly Bean
3 megapixel main camera
VGA front camera

7-inch WSVGA display
1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Android 4.2 JElly Bean
5 megapixel main camera
3 megapixel front camera
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