The 3rd generation of Cherry Mobile Flare is here! and it packs a specifications that is really enticing. The Cherry Mobile Flare finally left the 4-inch display and finally went to 5-inch. The Cherry Mobile Flare 3 now also comes in different colors which are black, blue, white, silver, & red. Despite having a qHD resolution on a 5-inch display ,the display looks really good because it’s an IPS OGS display. The internal storage has also became 8GB which is an upgrade from the 4GB from the Flare 2 while the RAM has been upgraded to 1GB.

Another thing to love about this phone is that the Cherry Mobile Flare 3 now runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. Inside the hood is a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MT6582 processor which performs pretty good. Overall, I really like the Cherry Mobile Flare 3 for its price. I actually think that the display was better than the MyPhone Rio despite having a smaller resolution

Cherry Mobile Flare 3 will be officially available on August 2, 2014 and it still priced at P3,999.

Cherry Mobile Flare 3 Specifications

  • 5-inch qHD IPS OGS Display
  • 1.3GHz MT6582 Quad-Core Processor
  • 8GB Internal Storage w/ MicroSD card slot
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 3 Megapixel Front Camera
  • HSPA+
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 1980mAh
  • P3,999
After a few years, Nokia has give in and it has officially joined the Android race with their Nokia X line. Unfortunately, there's a catch on these devices. The Nokia X family lies between the Asha and Lumia. Yes, Don't expect that the Nokia X phones would have flagship specifications. The first generation of Nokia X smartphones comes in two sizes, 4" and 5". Thankfully, I got a chance to review the Nokia XL, which is the biggest smartphone in the Nokia X Family.

Design and Construction

Just like the other Nokia phones, once you hold it, you'll already feel how solid the Nokia XL is. The design and quality of the Nokia XL doesn't disappoint and yes, it feels like the phone won't broke even when you dropped the phone from two floors. Inside the Nokia XL is also a metal frame, which makes it stronger and solid than other smartphones. Although, I feel that the Nokia XL is a bit thick and heavy for its specifications.

The availability of many colors on the Nokia XL was one thing to love on this phone. The one that I got was bright green and it is very vivid and lively. The hardware buttons and the ports are well placed however you might find the Nokia XL odd because of its single capacitive button at the front which is just back button. Unfortunately, You can’t do all the Android functions because of that.


There’s a 5” display on this device and unfortunately it is at 800x480 only. In today’s standards, WVGA display isn’t really enticing and unlike other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia XL has a reflective display but I appreciate Nokia’s effort on putting Nokia Glance and double tap to wake. Nokia Glance is one of the minor features that you would probably love on this phone. Nokia Glance is a feature in where the display shows you the time even when the phone is lock.  Oh and despite having this hardware, the Nokia XL does have a 5 multi-touch points.

Software and performance

The Nokia XL runs on a customized version of Android OS. What does that mean? You could run Android apps on this device however, if they’re not available on the Nokia Store or 3rd party stores, you should manually install it on your device.  How? by using a file manager. There’s a built-in Nokia Store in the Nokia XL and there are 3rd party app stores that are available in the Nokia Store that’s why there are a lot of apps that you can install on this device. I tried sideloading an Android app on this device and it is very familiar and easy just like the one that we see on other Android smartphones.

The UI of this device is very similar to the Windows Phone and it is almost smooth as its Lumia brothers.  There are also tiles on this forked Android OS but unlike Windows phone, these tiles are more customizable. You can put tiles in groups, change their colors and their sizes however, I find it confusing at first but I got used to it after a while.

One of the main features of this smartphone is Fastlane. Basically, Fastlane lists all your recent apps and notifications on your phone. Fastlane is very useful when I’m texting to someone because it is much easier to navigate to the one I’m texting. All I need to do is swipe from the homescreen and I can see all the recent things that I’ve done in my phone.

Of course, this smartphone has Microsoft and Nokia services. But again, this is forked Android that’s why you can’t find Google Play Store or any Google services installed on this device. Since this is a smartphone made by Microsoft and Nokia, there are already apps that are already pre-installed on this device like OneDrive and Here Maps. Just like the Windows Phone counterpart, Here Maps was easy to use and it is one thing that you would surely love on Nokia devices.

Nokia XL isn’t really good in games because it only sports a Dual-Core Snapdragon 200 processor and a 768MB of RAM but thankfully, there are some high quality games that are optimized for the Nokia XL like Minion Rush and Asphalt 8. Of course, if you want to install your favorite Android games, you could try sideloading it on the Nokia XL however, don’t expect to run heavy games on this device. The battery life of the Nokia XL was able to reach up to 2 days of average use. That’s not actually bad for me. In Antutu, the Nokia XL got a score of 6696.

There’s a 5 Megapixel camera on unlike its smaller brother, there's a front-facing camera on the Nokia XL. It can shoot images fast and the colors were not pinkish and most of the time, the images aren't sharp. The images were also soft and warmer at some times. But again, I already expected that since the phone is placed between the Asha and the Lumia. Check out the sample shots below.

Nokia XL is not for the hardcore Android users but for first time Android users, they might like the Nokia XL. The specifications of the phone isn’t really made for heavy apps and games however, those people who is just looking for Android smartphone with the genes of Nokia, they should probably get this. Why? This is the best android smartphone in the Nokia X family but performance wise? you might not like it compared to other Android smartphones. The Nokia XL is now available for P8,990.

This is an epic crossover guys! Look! It's Peter Griffin getting along with Homer Simpson! Can you imagine that? Yes, there will be one dedicated episode for the crossover and it seems that both shows' humor is still there. I don't want to spoil you guys but you can watch a 5-minute clip of the crossover episode below.  I hope that they could do more episodes like this again in the future .

Source: The Verge

Yep, you read that right, This is not a hoax or something folks because Legendary pictures has tweeted the link to a 10-second video on YouTube showing the Warcraft Movie title. Unfortunately, Only the title logo was shown and it didn't show any characters or a sneak peek of the movie. Warcraft Movie is already on post production and it is expected to arrive on theatres on 2016. Check out the 10 second video below.

Source: Legendary
Audio-Technica WS-33x is probably one of the headphones for its budget. If you’re looking for a perfect combination of style and performance then you might want to look at this baby. I really love using this headphones, I almost use it everyday because of its good performance, You know what, just check out my review.

When it comes to design, I like its combination of black plastic body and the shiny Audio-Technica logo. Don’t get me wrong, despite having a plastic build, the Audio-Technica WS33x is pretty sturdy and it doesn’t feel that it will break anytime. Its adjustable headband slider is also made up of plastic but I wish it is metal to make it more sturdy and solid.

The earpads on the 40mm drivers of the Audio-Technica WS33x is not the most comfortable of all but it is acceptable for me. Although, I wished that the headphones had a more comfortable earpads. You could also swivel the cans but only to sides, which makes it less portable when it is in pouches and bags.

The sound quality of this headphone was very good. It’s actually awesome. The lows were very noticeable and it was awesome for its price. I tried different songs with a very deep bass and I was very happy with it. The mids and the highs of the headphones are great too. I didn’t expect that the headphones would have an audio quality like this.

This is one of my most favorite headphones that I’ve tried. If you’re looking for a headphone at this price range then better get this one, this headphone is really worth its price. The Audio-Technica WS-33x is now available for Php3,499.00.

Fast and Furious 6 star, Gal Gadot will be playing the role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and today, Director Zack Snyder has posted an image of Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman's costume. It might look like different from the Wonder Woman that you've seen in the late 70s and in the comics but damn, Wonder Woman looks hot and pretty serious in the movie. Actually, Wonder Woman's custom reminds me of Xena. Oh geez, I can't wait for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice on 2016!

Source: Reddit

Nvidia has finally launched their Tegra Note 7 tablet and it will be exclusive to Cherry Mobile in the Philippines! The Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 is a gaming tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra 4 with 72- Nvidia Geforce GPU. Yes, the Tegra 4 processor is very powerful and it can even reach a score of 34000+ at Antutu. There's a 7-inch HD IPS display, 1GB RAM and an Nvidia DirectStylus which makes the tablet not only for gaming but also for taking notes and drawing stuff.

The Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 has a front facing speakers and I also notice that there's a big bezel on the tablet. At the back, there's a rubber matte finish which is similar to the Nexus 7 but unlike that tablet, the Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 is quite thick and heavy. But hey! There's Micro HDMI here and I can connect the tablet to my HDTV!

 If you've notice, Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 is different from other Tegra Note 7 tablets it's because the Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 is the second generation Tegra Note 7 tablet. The Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7 is now available for P9,999. Considering its performance, I think the Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7's price is reasonable.

We know that Game Of Thrones is filled with drama, action, politics, sex and of course, incest. If you love Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Cersei Lannister then probably, you would also love to see these serious Game Of Thrones characters behind the scenes. Yep, how about seeing Tyrion Lannister & Jaime Lannister dance or Tywin Lannister forget his lines. Interesting isn't it?

Too bad, we have to wait until next year for the next season of Game of Thrones. If you haven't watch Game of Thrones yet, well, I suggest that you start downloading the first season of Game Of Thrones.

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Lumia 930 in the Philippines. This is Microsoft Mobile’s newest flagship smartphone and it has a specifications and design that is really attractive. The Lumia 930 now packs a 5-inch Full HD OLED display, a Snapdragon 800 processor and there’s a built-in wireless charging on this phone too. Unfortunately, the 41 Megapixel camera is missing but there’s a 20MP Pureview Camera which will probably won’t disappoint. Check out the specifications of Nokia Lumia 930 below

Lumia 930 Specifications

  • 5-inch Full HD OLED display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 32GB Internal memory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 20 Megapixel PureView with Zeiss optics and OIS Rear Camera
  • 1.2 Megapixel Front Camera`
  • LTE
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS and Glonass
  • 2420mAh Battery
  • Windows phone 8.1

Microsoft’s newest flagship phone is now available and it will be available in black, white and orange and it will priced at P29,990.
Looks like Cherry Mobile will be launching a very powerful tablet soon. Tegra Note 7 will be launched this Saturday and I can’t help but notice the Cherry Mobile logo on the Tegra Note 7 launch invitation. Tegra Note 7 is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and there’s a 7-inch HD display with support for stylus. Last year, NVIDIA has announce the Tegra Note platform in where the OEMs could use the NVIDIA Tegra 4 reference design and create affordable Tegra 4 tablets and it looks like Cherry Mobile is the first local brand to have a Tegra 4 tablet. One thing to love about Tegra 4 is that it can have an Antutu score of more than 30,000. 

So why do I think Cherry Mobile would have a Tegra Note 7 despite NVIDIA didn't announced anything regarding a Cherry Mobile Tegra Note 7? Well, Why in the world would NVIDIA put a Cherry Mobile Logo at their invitation if Cherry Mobile wouldn’t have a Tegra device?, Right?

If you're interested on going to the Tegra Note 7 launch, you can register here and you might get a chance to win a Tegra Note 7 tablet! Who knows, it might be a Cherry Mobile tablet powered by Tegra 4!
JBL J88 is of my most favorite cans that I’ve tried. And yes, this is much better than the JBL J55 that I’ve reviewed before.  The JBL J88 is also one of the biggest cans that I’ve tried and yes, the audio quality was just superb. 

The JBL J88 that I got for review is the white one and the combination of white and orange was really enticing and it looks really cool. Despite having a superb sound quality, I am not really a fan of its frame. Sometimes, I feel that the frame might break anytime because the headphones is too big however, I think if JBL make the frame more solid and thicker, the JBL J88 would be too heavy for a headphone.

The JBL J88 is a little bit heavy and too big compared to other headphones but the JBL J88 was very comfortable to use.  Since there’s a big can on this device that can be swivelled, there is big padding too which is very soft and very comfortable to the ears. I enjoy using the headphones especially when I’m editing videos and stuff.

The wire of the JBL J88 is long enough for any use and I appreciate that JBL included a flat wire for the JBL J88. Flat wires has less chances of getting tangled wires in your pocket and yes folks, the wire is detachable and there’s a free pouch inside that’s why it is fun to use and more portable

The bass of the headphones is one of its strongest points. The lows are great on this cans however I think the JBL J88 needs more power when it comes to mids and highs. The mids and highs of the headphones aren’t really that good and probably, you’ll only notice the bass on this headphones

The JBL J88 is now available for P6,690 at Harman/JBL Concept Stores.

Xiaomi has just announced their newest flagship smartphone today. Xiaomi Mi 4 is the newest flagship that has been announced with a Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad-core processor and a 3GB of RAM and unfortunately, the screen size is still at 5-inch with a Full HD display but don't worry! The Xiaomi Mi 4 is more powerful than the Xiaomi Mi 3 :). Here's the specifications of the phone

Xiaomi Mi 4 Specifications
  • 5" 1080p Sharp/JDI OGS full lamination display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz processor
  • 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM 
  • 16/64GB eMMC 5.0 storage
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Sony Stacked CMOS Camera
  • LTE (TBA)
  • Infrared
  • 3080mAh Battery
The price of the Xiaomi Mi 4 is expected to be at $320 or at around PhP14,000