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We've all been told repeatedly that megapixels aren't the definitive basis of camera quality. This holds true on most counts, with DSLRs of the past still beating the so-called megapixel behemoth phones of today. So it didn't come as a surprise that the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41-megapixel sensor felt like a marketing ploy to reel in newbies into thinking that more equals better. It then came as a surprise to photographers and tech junkies when it did in fact produce the best photos of its generation. Sadly, the 808 PureView ran on a dying operating system and

Xolo has recently launched in India their latest affordable dual-sim Android smartphone that packs a 4.7-inch display and a quad-core CPU – the Xolo Q900.

The Xolo brand is not widely known here in the Philippines, but their smartphones are already making rounds here under different names. One of them is the Cherry Mobile Cosmos S which is actually a rebranded Xolo Q1000S.



If budget-friendly phablets are your thing, then take a look at SKK's Memo 2. At the heart of the device is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (just like other quad-core tablets). Accompanying it are 8GB worth of ROM (expandable via microSD slot) and a memory of 1GB, as well as an 8-



DTC Mobile revealed their new handset on their Facebook page called the GT8 Astroid Bit. This phone has a 4.6-inch FWVGA color display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, dual-SIM/dual-standby capability, 5-megapixel rear camera + VGA front, and runs on Android 4.0 ICS. It is now available for PhP 5,290 in all DTC Mobile stores nationwide.

Quick Specifications:

  • 4.6-inch FWVGA (854x480) capacitive display, 213ppi
  • dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6577T processor

ZTE has announced three new Android smartphones with screen sizes ranging from 4-inches to 5-inches – the Blade Q Mini, Blade Q, and the Blade Q Maxi.

ZTE Blade Q-mini-maxi

Starting with the smallest, the ZTE Blade Q Mini packs a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 or equal to 233ppi. It is also the thinnest at 8.9mm and has the smallest battery which is at 1,500mAh.


MyPhone launched the MyPhone Fuego Ignite, a budget-friendly basic handset that comes at a retail price of only Php788, The device boasts a dual-SIM/dual-standby capability and is equipped with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. On the back, it is built with a VGA camera. It works also as a multimedia player and has an expandable storage up to 8GB. It is now available in all MyPhone concept stores and accredited retailers nationwide.

Quick Specifications:

  • 312MHz single-core processor
  • 2.4-inch QVGA (320x240) LCD display