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 Cherry Mobile has introduced the Flare 3 yesterday during their event. We were lucky enough to get ourselves a brand new unit so we immediately unboxed it and here are our first impressions on the device while we prep up the full review.

 The Redmi Note is Xiaomi’s 5.5-inch smartphone that is slated to arrive soon in the Philippines. It sports a MediaTek octa-core CPU, 13 megapixel camera, dual-SIM capabilities, and a large 3,100mAh battery. We just got our hands on one so read our first impressions to find out what it has in store for us.

redmi note_2

At 5.5 inches, the Xiaomi Redmi Note easily falls under what we call the phablet territory. It’s a fairly large device that would most of the time require two hands for easier navigation. At 154mm tall, 3.

 In this article we pit the local Cherry Mobile Flare 3 against the international brand ASUS and its Zenfone 4. They both have local prices of sub-4K but who has the best bang for the buck? We find out in this comparison of specs.


Summary of advantages:

CM Flare 3:
*Bigger display
*Higher resolution
*More cores


A purported successor to the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is making its rounds on the Internet. The new successor, known as the Ascend Mate 3, is said to have LTE connection and will run Android KitKat. It should also be available this coming September.


Huawei Ascend Mate 3 alleged specs:
6-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution


Although Apple has not officially announced its upcoming handset, which is presumably called the iPhone 6, luxury design firm that goes by the name of Brikk is now accepting pre-orders for a custom-built Apple iPhone 6 which either has 24K Gold or Platinum exterior.

iPhone 6 Gold

According to the Brikk’s website, consumers who don’t want the platinum variant can choose to get their Gold iPhone 6 in Yellow or Pink colors and can be outfitted with 1.08-carat diamond crystals that are placed on top of the handset’s otherwise boring Apple logo on


Yesterday, Canon released two new superzoom cameras, namely the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS, which ships with the new DIGIC 4+ image processor.

Canon PowerShot SX 520 HS philippines

Canon PowerShot SX 520 HS specs:

16MP BSI CMOS sensor
DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
Sensor size: 1/2.3-inch
ISO Range: 100 – 3200
Shutter speed range: 15 sec to 1/2000
Optical Zoom: 42x
Focal Length equiv.: 24 – 1,008mm
Aperture Range: f/3.4 – 5.8
Digital Zoom: 4x
Optical Image