Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Scored 43K+ in Antutu Benchmark

Jan 14, 15 Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Scored 43K+ in Antutu Benchmark

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Whoa! Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus just scored 43,785 in Antutu Benchmark. With the impressive specs, we know that Cherry Mobile’s latest octa core smartphone will record above average  benchmark scores but we didn’t expect it to give us those digits, putting it on the same level and on top of the fastest smartphones of known (international) brands. Do tune in for more on the Cosmos One Plus. Update: If that’s impressive enough, Cherry Mobile posted an Antutu Benchmark score of 47,396  on their Facebook page. [source]   Related posts: Cherry Mobile made a big splash with three new Android phones Samsung Galaxy 5 Review Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review Sony Xperia E1 Review Nokia Lumia 630 Review LG G3...

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Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Octa Core, 3 GB RAM , 4G LTE for Php 13,999

Jan 14, 15 Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Octa Core, 3 GB RAM , 4G LTE for Php 13,999

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Cherry Mobile has officially launched its newest flagship octa core smartphone, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus. The Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus has the same 5.5-inch display as its predecessor but now comes with a Full HD (1920×1080) resolution at 480ppi. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa Core processor, 3GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD. The Cosmos One Plus has a 14MP front camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, the same CMOS image sensor found on the Nexus 6, Oppo Find 7 and 7a, OnePlus One, Xiaomi Mi 4 and other Huawei and ZTE flagship phones. The Cosmos One Plus uses two micro-SIMs and is also one of the few Dual-LTE smartphones currently available in the market. The Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus is priced at Php 13,999 and is available in colors black and white. It also comes with a free smart flip cover that displays the time, date and other notifications when closed. Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus specs: 5.5” LTPS Corning Gorilla Glass 2 FHD (1920×1080) 480 ppi 2.0 GHz MTK 6595M  Octa Core IMG Rogue G6200 450MHz GPU 32 GB ROM Micro SD up to 64 GB 3GB RAM Dual micro-SIM 14 MP SONY IMX214 BSI Sapphire Lens f/2.0 8 MP GPS/AGPS/Glonass/BDS 2700 mAh Li-Polymer battery GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) TD-SCDMA (1880-1920/2010-2025MHz) WCDMA (850/1900/2100MHz) TD-LTE(1880-1920/2300-2400/2555-2655MHz) FDD-LTE(850/1800/2100MHz) WiFI AC/A/B/G/N BT 4.1   Related posts: Nokia C3: First Impressions Cherry Mobile Nova Review Huawei E5 is the better portable 3G / WiFi router LG L40 Dual Review Hands On with the ASUS ZenFone 5 ASUS ZenFone 5...

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8 Reasons why you should download and install the SMART myPostpaid App

Jan 12, 15 8 Reasons why you should download and install the SMART myPostpaid App

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If you’re a SMART Postpaid subscriber then here’s an app to keep you updated about your account and more. Launched late last year, the SMART myPostpaid app provides subscribers quick and easy access to all things SMART Postpaid. The myPostpaid app lets you check your account balance, register to postpaid services and get the latest info from SMART. Here are 8 reasons why you should download and install the SMART myPostpaid app on your smartphone: Keep posted about your SMART postpaid account details – your outstanding, previous and current balance, cut-off and due date. View and save a copy of your billing statement and inquire about your subscriptions. Learn more and subscribe to additional FLEXIBUNDLES available for your postpaid plans such as Unli Call & Text combos, All Net Text / Talk upgrades, Always on packages and many more. Know the latest SMART postpaid offerings as well as up-to-date technology, travel and pop culture news via SMART Insider and SMART Move Magazine downloadable thru the app. Get the latest offers, plans and promos from the SMART Online Store and SMART website. Know the FAQs from the knowledge base – from configuring your phone’s MMS, GPRS or 3G settings to earning your rewards points. Locate the nearest Smart Stores and Payment Centers. Contact SMART via hotline, email, Facebook or Twitter. Stay up to date on the latest from Smart Postpaid by downloading the myPostpaid app for Android and iOS devices on the links provided below: SMART myPostpaid App on Google Play SMART myPostpaid App on App Store     Related posts: Replace your boring mobile alarm clock with the NESCAFE Wake Up app iPhone 6 Plus...

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Fukuda FCT72RK8 Tablet Review

Jan 10, 15 Fukuda FCT72RK8 Tablet Review

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets, Reviews

The success of the Apple iPad brought about a lot of competition out in the market. Tablets of all sizes can be found out there at different price ranges and operating systems. Top top 2 tablet operating systems chosen by the general public here in the Philippines would be iOS and Android. This is not our first time hearing a brand known to make household appliances make a tablet. Fukuda was founded 2 decades ago in the Philippines under Richburg Corporation. Their newest line of devices include ip-cameras, smart TV boxes and Android tablets. This Fukuda FCT72RK8 tablet has a 7″ capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixel display. It’s not the best in class but it’s important to keep in mind the price you paid as it only costs 2,900 pesos. The tablet comes with Android 4.2.2 out of the box and it comes with preinstalled applications like Facebook, GTalk, WeChat, WhatsApp, Youtube, Skype and more. Sadly, I tried to delete some of the preinstalled apps and I was not successful. Powered by Dual Core ARM Cotex A7 with 1.2 MHZ, Dual Mali-400 GPU, it ran the preinstalled Talking Tom app quite smoothly. For the battery, it has 3000mAh Li-Polymer which is an advantage as it won’t heat up badly. Outside, there is a micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5V DC in, and a MicroSD card slot which I find very useful. I was able view my car DVR footages in an instant via the native media player which supports a wide variety of files like MPEG, WMV, MP3, WMA, WAV, H.264, XVID and more. If you love watching movies, using your own headphone is highly recommended. It can even support other useful file formats like EPUB, PDF, Word, TXT, Powerpoint, Excel. Since it doesn’t come with a SIM slot, the tablet supports 3G via OTG. It can also read USB sticks with using MicroUSB to USB adapter. Other than that, it also supports usage of external mouse and keyboard...

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ZTE Blade Vec 4G Review

Jan 06, 15 ZTE Blade Vec 4G Review

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Mobile, Reviews

With 4G LTE sites improving all over Metro Manila, one can just easily want a LTE capable phone and maximize what the remaining telco with unlimited mobile surfing has to offer. ZTE is known initially for creating pocket WiFi’s. ZTE and Huawei were the top-of-mind choice when people look for such. Last quarter of 2014, ZTE introduced their affordable LTE phone, the ZTE Blade Vec 4G. At first look, it seemed to be similar to how the Xperia’s are designed. Upon closer inspection, the rear part sports a glossy finish with carbon-fiber like pattern with the ZTE in shiny grey font. The front part without the screen lighted up looks elegant with only the front camera and ear piece having a different shade of color. Overall, theblack unibody presents an elegant appeal and although it looks heavy, it feels otherwise at 132 grams. Thanks to 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, the performance felt speedy and very responsive. Adreno 305 GPU also handled gaming with 3D graphics well enough to enjoy a smooth gameplay experience. What we liked best is how the 5″ screen with 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi) displayed the graphics vividly with the color reproduction being very pleasant to the eyes. Rear camera is at 8MP while front camera has 1MP. Both performed below our expectations. Image was blurry and pale. Video was also “just-acceptable”. See below for actual samples. As a phone that is capable of LTE connection, I find the 16GB lacking given that it has no option for expandable memory. Battery life is also not enough at 2,300mAh given that it is LTE-capable. For some reason, standby time is not good as well because when I left it fully charged, it was completely drained the next day. Conclusion It’s very light and easy to grip thus, perfect for one hand use. It’s one of the Chinese branded phone you won’t be ashamed to use because of the overall design and stylishness. It’s also one of the most affordable branded LTE-capable...

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Cherry Mobile G2 Review

The Cherry Mobile G2 watch is Cherry Mobile’s second take on wearables. Unlike the Cherry Mobile G1 which has SIM and microSD slots, the Cherry Mobile G2 works by pairing the device with a smartphone via Bluetooth. The Cherry Mobile G2 functions as a dialer and SMS viewer among other things. At Php 1,899, is Cherry Mobile’s smartwatch a good buy? Read our review below to find out. The Cherry Mobile G2 watch comes with just the travel charger and manual. I was actually looking for the USB/data cable when I opened the box but later found out that it doesn’t actually have one. You’ll find out why later. The Cherry Mobile G2 I got was black. The watch strap and case are made of rubber and plastic. The G2 has a thick strap with two holes and metal buckle similar to the G-Shock Mudman/Riseman series. With the number of holes on the band, the Cherry Mobile G2 watch seems to fit any wrist. The power and navigation buttons are all lined up on the left side of the G2 smartwatch. On top of the display is the VGA camera and below is the speaker. So where’s the USB? It took me a few seconds to locate the USB connector which is actually hidden on the other end of the watch band. The Cherry Mobile G2 smartwatch feels bulky at first but I got used to the size within just few hours of using it. The default watch face displays the time, date and day of the week. The home screen wallpaper is plain red but can be customized with your own photo. Swiping your finger up displays the phone dialer while swiping down initializes the camera. Swiping to the left or right navigates to these other menus/functions the smartwatch offers: – BT device – Remote Notifier – Audio Player – Step counter – Settings (Clock, Sound, Volume, Language, Display, Battery, Security, Bluetooth and Reset Data) – Call History – Phonebook – Camera –...

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Cherry Mobile Selfie Review

Jan 04, 15 Cherry Mobile Selfie Review

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With a 13 MP front-facing camera with LED flash, the Cherry Mobile Selfie is one of the best selfie smartphones in the market today. Find out if Cherry Mobile’s selfie phone lived up to the hype on our review below. Design and Construction The Cherry Mobile Selfie sports a rather uncommon but pleasing design. The selfie smartphone has a beautifully arched top and bottom. It has wide bezels above and below the display housing the front camera, front flash, receiver and the menu, home and back keys. The Cherry Mobile Selfie has a light gold, brushed metal sides and buttons with concentric circles pretty much the same as the Zenfones’. On top of the smartphone you can find the headset jack and the power/lock key while the micro-USB charging slot can be found at the bottom. A dedicated camera key is located on the right side of the smartphone just below the SIM slot. On the left are the volume keys. The dedicated camera key which I often mistakenly press to wake up the screen.  The Cherry Mobile Selfie uses a Micro-SIM and a Nano SIM, the Nano SIM slot doubles as a microSD card slot. The Cherry Mobile Selfie has a non-removable plastic back cover with curved sides that runs all the way through the front, below the display. At the back is the not-so conspicuous 13-megapixel AF camera with the two LED flashes on its sides. Just below are the ‘Selfie and Cherry Mobile logos and the speaker. The Cherry Mobile Selfie’s solid build and materials along with its ergonomic design offers a premium feel and allows it to sit nicely in the hand. Its prominent rear camera attracts a lot of attention and receives positive feedbacks every time. The package comes with charger and data cable, in-ear headphones, SIM eject tool and manual. Display and Multimedia The Cherry Mobile Selfie has the same 4.7-inch display as the iPhone 6 which is one the most favored screen sizes by smartphone users. Some...

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2014 Mini Cooper S F56 Review

Jan 01, 15 2014 Mini Cooper S F56 Review

Posted by in Cars, Featured, Reviews

As our first car review of the year this 2015 here at Pinoy Tech Blog, we thought of reviewing something that is worth starting the year off on the right foot. Something fun, exciting,  and a spot-on head turner. We might have differences in opinion when it comes to thinking what car suites such recognition but for us, we have thought of something that a lot of people will agree on. A car that was voted to be the second most influential car in the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T — The Mini Cooper. Designed in the late 1950s as an answer to the fuel shortage happening that time. It was built to be small and economical. It has grown a lot since and when BMW group purchased the Mini in 2001, they have integrated BMW technology to the Mini models since then, aside from making it bigger than what the original size has been. Tech Features 6.5″ display entertainment system iPhone connectivity USB Bluetooth enabled AUX Wireless controls on the steering wheel Auto rain sensing wipers Auto headlights Digital automobile monitoring system and more! iPhone connectivity worked well with my iPhone 6 Plus. I used the iPhone USB cable for this and once connected, you can access Deezer for your music library and this will appear, From here on, everything you need to do on your phone to control Deezer will now be flashed on the screen. To navigate, use the “iDrive Touch Controller” in the middle portion. Since it is Bluetooth enabled, you can also listen to music via Bluetooth connection and make phone calls with it. Pairing is also easy. Simply follow the instruction flashed on the screen. The digital automobile monitoring system is also very useful. From there, you can check out the tire pressure, engine oil level, temperature and the likes. It will also tell you stuff like when you need to bring your Mini for a check-up. Safety Features Safety is a big thing for me and the Mini...

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Monster ClarityHD Micro Review

The Clarity HD Micro is a member of Monster’s Clarity speaker line, along with the Precision Micro, SuperStar and the Model One. It features voice command and control, interchangeable speaker grilles and has a built-in speakerphone function. It retails for Php 11,500.00. Out of the Box When you get one of these, you get a wall charger with a set of adapters, a hand strap and a drawstring felt carrying pouch. It’s available in black or white, and for our review we got a white model. Alternative speaker grilles are also available in pink, blue or green, which retail for Php 1,000.00 each. The unit weighs at 13.8 ounces and measures 3.125” x 7.125” x 1.5”. It’s a rectangle that’s rounded at the sides and tilts slightly backward when you set it down. It looks like something you would use on your desk really, but it’s light enough to be carried around. It has a rubberised bottom to give it grip on smooth surfaces or when you push any of the top buttons, which are the Bluetooth and the volume buttons. At the back you will find the on/off slide switch, reset pin-hole, the microUSB for charging, and the line-in jack if you want to connect a non-Bluetooth device. On Use I’ve got to use this for about a month and I’d say that it does what its name says, it’s a very decent speaker. It supports the AptX codec, which promises cleaner sound over Bluetooth. It makes it great to use for phone calls, and I’ve had plenty of opportunity to use that in my meetings when I work  from home. That clarity also shows when you play music through it as you can hear the mids better and the highs are not as hissy. It’s not as bassy as Bose’s SoundLink Mini though, but it’s not a deal breaker as the SoundLink Mini is much more expensive. The voice command and control is a useful feature; you can check the battery status, pair with another device and a few more features. Through it you can prompt your...

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iPhone 6 Plus Review

Nov 21, 14 iPhone 6 Plus  Review

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, iOS, Mobile, OS and Apps, Reviews

One of the most awaited devices of the year, at least for Apple fans and for those used to using iOS devices, the iPhone 6 Plus is in many ways a first for Apple and it was something we never thought Apple will make — but they did and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As expected, it was talked about even though the features aren’t that game changing in one way or the other. The device is still an Apple and let’s find out if it does live up to its name. Design I’m a fan of the previous generation iPhone 5S in terms of design and even though this new one is not all that too similar to that, this one kind of went back to its roots having rounded edges similar to the first few generations of the iPhone. A rounded edge is necessary to improve the grip because the smooth, brushed metal finish at the back somewhat doesn’t help in that department. The finish though improved the overall look and feel of the entire phone. Another welcome change is the front glass panel. It tapers down the side joining in with the rest of the body it a seamless look. On the left side are the newly design volume button which is now oval compared to the previous round design. Above that is the “silent mode” toggle switch which in my opinion was easier to toggle because of the round curvy side. On the right side is where the new power button is located. They transferred it so it will be easily reachable because reachability is one of the major issues of having a huge phone. Below that is where you can see the Nano Sim card slot and same as before, needs an ejector pin to gain access to the Sim card tray. Nothing is on top now and the button is where the lightning connector and speakers are. Since this phone can now do portrait mode, holding it...

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