One of the hottest series of Cherry Mobile this year is the Alpha Series.The Cherry Mobile Alpha series are the first Windows Phones by a local brand. I was able to review the Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe and it is a very good phone for its price and if you’re looking for a Windows Phone with a price tag below P5,000, then maybe, you might want to buy the Cherry Mobile Alpha Style this Monday at selected stores. Why? Because Cherry Mobile Alpha Style will be having a buy 1 take 1 promo!

 

Cherry Mobile Alpha Style Promo

Cherry Mobile Alpha Style will still have the same price of P2,999 but this time, you'll get two Cherry Mobile Alpha style. So that's PhP1,500 for each smartphone. Not only that, it will also come with a Cherry Mobile Personalize me coupon in where you could have a customized back cover like the Cherry Mobile Me and the phones comes with free Globe SIM card with 150MB mobile data.

This promo will be only available on December 22 and it will start selling at 1 PM and the Cherry Mobile stores that will be offering this promo are Market market!, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, & SM Southmall. If you're planning on getting a Cherry Mobile Alpha Style, I recommend you guys to be there early because I'm pretty sure that the lines would be long.

LG Philippines have invited us to check out their newest UHD TV that packs a gigantic 98-inch display. Having this UHD Smart TV at your home is like having your own theatre right at your living room. The LG 98-inch 4K ULTRA HD TV isn't only big, it also packs some amazing features inside.

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This gigantic TV brings you an amazing cinematic experience with its 98-inch 4K 3D+ display and yes, the display was really great. The colors were good and details were really crisp & clear on the 98-inch 4K display. And no, this is no ordinary display because it is an IPS 4K panel which helps the display produce vivid and realistic colors. This giant LG UHD TV is also equipped with a 5.2 ch 120W sliding speakers by harman/kardon which only appears when you turn on the TV.

Unlike other TVs, this one is running on WebOS which allows you to access different applications that you can download at the built-in appstore. The interesting thing about WebOS is that the launcher appears at the bottom of the screen and it doesn’t block the display area too much and the interface doesn’t experience too much lags and slowdowns compared to other Smart TVs.

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You could check out all the features of the LG 98-inch ULTRA HD TV at www.lg.com/ph. If you’re around Bonifacio Global City, visit the Abenson there and you’ll see the gigantic LG UHD Smart TV there. Oh and the price? Don’t worry, it’s ONLY priced at PhP1,600,000.00

Trust me. Selling your eyeball and your kidney won’t be enough.
The government of Taiwan has launched their Taiwan excellence campaign here in the Philippines to promote their top and high quality brands. This campaign gives the Filipinos more opportunity to discover more of their products. This campaign will bring in 56 top quality brands from Taiwan to the Philippines and one of those products that will arrive in the country are folding bikes. 



Traffic has been a very big problem here in Manila especially every Friday in where the whole Metro Manila becomes a parking lot. The solution? Walk. A better solution? Use bikes. Not only it will help decongest the streets of Metro Manila but it will also help provide users a healthy body, green mode of transportation and less expenses.

You don't have to worry too much about portability and mobility because folding bikes are easy to keep and use even if you have a small room or garage. Yep, Folding bikes doesn't take too much space.

If you want to know more about these folding bikes, head over to Strida, Tern Bicycles, or Pacific Cycles and if you want to know more about the campaign, check out Taiwan excellence's website and Facebook page.


The new iPads are now available in the Philippines and it is now available nationwide but did you know that these tablets are cheaper when you bought it at non-apple reseller stores. Yep, the new iPads which now comes with a Gold color option are cheaper at other stores compared to Apple Reseller stores. Last week, Cherry Mobile has also announced their newest Android smartphones that packs a very affordable price  of P1,499 and these are Cherry Mobile B100 & B200 and lastly, Cloudfone Excite 501o was teased at their website and it has an affordable price for an octa-core smartphone. Do you want to know more about it? Check out my JAM Online TV Episode below.

 

Looks like the slimmest smartphone of Gionee would arrive in the Philippines very soon because Gionee Philippines has teased the Gionee Elife S5.1 in their Facebook page. If you could still remember, the Gionee Elife S5.5, their flagship phone, has a 5.5mm thickness and now, the Gionee Elife S5.1 brings you a 5.1mm thickness body 

 

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Gionee Elife S5.1 Specs

  • 4.8-inch HD AMOLED Display 
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 16GB internal storage 
  • No microSD slot 
  • 8-megapixel main AF Camera and LED flash 
  • 5-megapixel front camera 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • LTE 
  • Bluetooth 
  • 4.0 GPS 
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Amigo 2.0 UI 
  • 2100mAh battery

Compared to the Gionee Elife S5.5, this smartphone has a smaller 4.8-inch HD display and the processor has been changed to Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 but there’s LTE now. No local price has been announced but expect that this phone would arrive in the Philippines soon.

501o Front

 

Cloudfone has teased the Cloudfone Excite 501o in their website and it looks like this will be the most affordable octa-core smartphone in the country.  The Cloudfone Excite family is their affordable line of android smartphones and yes, their newest smartphone packs an octa-core processor but still boasts a very affordable price.

 

Cloudfone Excite 501o Specs

  • 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor
  • 5-inch IPS qHD display
  • 8GB Internal Storage expandable via MicroSD
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8-Megapixel Rear Camera w/ Flash
  • 5-Megapixel Front Camera
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat

 

The full specifications of the Cloudfone Excite 501o hasn’t been announce yet. The Cloudfone Excite 501o is the most affordable Octa-Core smartphone for PhP4,999. The Cloudfone Excite 501o might have a qHD display but for PhP5,000, this is the best smartphone that you can get. I’ve tried & reviewed several Cloudfone devices and when it comes to quality, they’re pretty good. If I’m looking for a smartphone and my budget is at PhP5,000, I would probably get this one. We’re not sure if this smartphone is now available.

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Gionee Philippines has recently launched their newest phablet in the Philippines and it is very interesting because it is one of the first device that arrive in the Philippines that has a hexa-core processor. The performance is a lot better than the MediaTek Quad-Core processors but it is less powerful than the octa-core processor. This phablet is one of my favorite smartphones that I’ve used, want to know why? Check out my review below.

Construction

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This phablet is made up of plastic but there’s a metal build on the top and bottom of the smartphone. Despite having an almost plastic build, the Gionee Gpad G5 is very solid and it feels very comfortable to hold thanks to the very slim and solid body. The weight? Gionee Gpad G5 weighs just right.
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You would surely feel safe in this smartphone because there’s a free crystal case that comes with the smartphone. Inside the device is a hexa-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is only a 8GB but you could install your apps and games on the MicroSD card which is a good news for all of us.

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There’s dual-sim card slot and you could use 3G in both SIM cards. The Gionee Gpad G5’s speakers is made by Yamaha and I was very amazed with its performance. I didn’t expect the Gionee Gpad G5’s dual Yamaha speakers would be that great. The speakers were very loud and clear and the speakers of this device is probably even better than the one on your tablets. If you love playing music on your smartphone, I’m pretty sure you’ll love the speakers of the Gionee Gpad G5.

Display

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The 5.5-inch HD display might not sound good since there are a lot of phablets that are already sporting full HD displays but the Gionee Gpad G5 is very nice especially when watching movies. Whenever I play videos on the smartphone, the videos are flawless and very smooth and thanks to the awesome, dual Yamaha speakers at the back, having a Gionee Gpad G5 is like having a mobile cinema in your pocket.

Software, apps and performance

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This smartphone is powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat and there’s only a few changes in the UI. Unlike the previous smartphones that we’ve reviewed before, the Gionee Gpad G5 has an app drawer and we can put widgets on the homescreen unlike the Gionee Elife E7 Mini and Gionee Elife S5.5. There are still some bloatwares that comes with the smartphone but they’re only a few.

Inside the Gionee Gpad G5 is a MediaTek MT6591 Hexa-Core processor and 1GB of RAM. You might not have heard of the MediaTek 6-core processor before but this chipset is quite powerful. It may not topped the 8-core MT6592 but the hardware inside the Gionee Gpad G5 could run most apps and games without problems.

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At Antutu, I got a score of 25375 which is almost on par with a Snapdragon 600 processor. You could run almost any games on this device but don’t max settings at games GTA: San Andreas which is a very demanding game.

Battery Life

Gionee Gpad G5 has a 2400mAh battery inside which is not that for phablets but I was able to use this phone for a day of average use which is good. Didn’t expect that this phablet would last that long since the battery wasn’t big.

Camera

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There’s an 8-Megapixel camera w/ LED Flash on this smartphone and the quality isn’t the best that you can find at this budget. When there’s a decent light, the quality of the images are acceptable however at low light conditions, you might not be pleased with the shots of the Gionee Gpad G5.

Verdict

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Gionee Gpad G5 isn’t just a common phablet. It’s a media powerhouse. The display might not be Full HD but the it looks great for movies. The dual speakers made by Yamaha were also the best that I’ve reviewed on a smartphone. The hexa-core processor doesn’t disappoint too and it performed beyond my expectations. The Gionee GPad G5 is now available at Gionee concept stores and kiosks for P9,499.

Cherry Mobile and Mozilla has finally launched the Cherry Mobile Ace last Wednesday and we were one of the lucky individuals to get the first dibs of the first Firefox OS smartphone in Southeast asia. Cherry Mobile Ace is now available on Cherry Mobile store, kiosks and authorized dealers nationwide and it boasts a very affordable SRP of P1,499.

On December 13-15, this smartphone is part of Cherry Mobile’s christmas promo in where you could get the Cherry Mobile Ace for PhP999. Yes, you could already get a smartphone at that price. Oh, and did you know that that at PhP999, the Cherry Mobile Ace is the most affordable smartphone in the world.

Cherry Mobile Ace Specs
  • 3.5-inch HVGA display
  • 1.0GHz single core processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 256MB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 16GB
  • 2G
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 1100mAh battery
  • Firefox OS
Do you want to know more about the Cherry Mobile Ace? Check out the video of my unboxing and hands-on below:

WidgetCity landing page deal

Got your 13th month pay already? Good! Now it’s time to spend that on discounted gadgets that are available today at Widget City because they’re having a 12.12 online sale in where you could get up to 40% off on gadgets that are on sale. The gadgets that are on sale are:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - P40,900
  • ASUS Zenfone 6 - P9,500
  • Samsung Gear Circle - P3,500
  • Moto 360 - P13,800
  • GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition - P18,000
  • GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition - P22,000
  • Veho MUVI K-Series K-2 Wi-Fi Handsfree Camera - P8,995
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - P22,800
  • Sony Xperia Z2 - P17,890
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - P13,800
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha - P20,500
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Blue - P15,500

This promo will only be available today and it will be only valid for online purchasing only. I guess the best gadgets that you could get on this 1-day promo are Moto 360, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha. If you’re interested, head over to Widget City’s website.


The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are now available in the country and if you want to get at physical stores, you could get these devices at a cheaper price if you will buy at non Apple reseller stores. The new iPad Air 2 starts at PhP25,490 while the iPad Mini 3 starts at PhP20,490 at Apple resellers but at non-Apple resellers, the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 starts at P19,990 and P24,990 respectively.

If you're planning on getting the new iPads at non-apple reseller stores, you can get it at these prices.

iPad Mini 3 WiFi
  • 16GB - 19,990
  • 64GB - 24,790
  • 128GB - 30,490


iPad Air 2 WiFi
  • 16GB - 24,990
  • 64GB - 28,690
  • 128GB - 35,490


iPad Mini 3 WiFi + Cellular
  • 16GB - 26,990
  • 64GB - 31,990
  • 128GB - 36,990


iPad Air 2 WiFi + Celular
  • 16GB - 31,990
  • 64GB - 36,999
  • 128GB - 42,990
You can get these new iPads at the following stores: 
  • Electroworld
  • Avant
  • Automatic Appliance
  • Robinson Appliance
  • Aerophone
  • Fone style Phone accessories
  • Memo Express
  • Fonerange
  • Guanzon
  • BSD international Inc.
  • Ambassador Appliance
  • iBook by inbox
  • Fortress
  • Futureworld
  • Sync
  • Techsavy
  • Gadget@xtreme
  • Intogadgets
  • 8Telcom / Gadgets unlimited
  • Ephone
  • Mega Exchange Telecoms
  • Mobile World
  • PC Express
  • Silicon Valley
  • TCA
  • Mediabox
  • Mega cellular network
  • JEJ cellmania
  • Mobilizer

I'm pretty sure Pinoy Mi fans will be very happy tomorrow because Redmi 1s and Mi 3 will be available tomorrow at Lazada and not just that, Xiaomi will be also giving away the their most awaited products, Mi 4, Mi In-Ear Headphones in silver and a limited edition pink version with Swarovski crystals, & Redmi Note 4G.



Xiaomi Mi 4 is the company's latest flagship smartphone and it is currently not available in the country and it is one of the most awaited product here in the Philippines while the Redmi Note 4G is their phablet with LTE but it is categorized as a mid-range smartphone.

The Redmi 1s & Mi 3 will be available tomorrow at Lazada at 12 noon so be sure to go to their website before 12 noon because I'm pretty sure that their products will be sold out in a few minutes. .

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Cherry Mobile will be offering discounts for their affordable phones this December 13-15. These phones that’ll be having discounts on the said dates are Cherry Mobile D28TV, Ace, & Flare lite. Cherry Mobile D28TV is a basic phone with dual sim card slot and mobile TV so you could watch your favorite telenovelas everywhere while the Cherry Mobile Flare lite is the most affordable flare smartphone. Cherry Mobile Flare lite packs a 4-inch G+F display, dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and it will be running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. 

 

The most interesting of them all if the Cherry Mobile Ace. It’s the first Firefox OS smartphone in the Philippines and Southeast Asia and at P999. It’s currently the most affordable smartphone in the world. I’ll update you with my unboxing and hands-on soon. This promo will be available in Cherry Mobile stores, kiosks and dealers nationwide.