O+ 8.12 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

One of our readers asked whether the Galaxy S3 is a good buy since they can’t afford the bigger and more expensive Galaxy S3. We stepped back and gave them a number of options, including alternatives to the S3 Mini.

One of them is the O+ 8.12 which we reviewed here earlier. and we put them together for a side by side comparison.
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Sony Xperia Z Review Philippines

The Sony Xperia Z is Sony’s latest flagship smartphone that sports one of the best hardware configuration of any Android smartphone in the Philippines. It was recently launched in the country and is expected to be released in the Philippines by first week of April 2013.

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Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt specs and price

Cherry Mobile has finally announced their new quad-core tablet, the Fusion Bolt.

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt specs:
7-inch IPS LCD 720p HD display @ 1280×800 pixels
Actions Semiconductor ATM7029 ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz quad-core
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean
186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
320 grams (weight)

Suggested retail price of the Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt is Php3,999.

Cherry Mobile Thunder Specs, Price and Review

The Cherry Mobile Thunder is a dual-SIM Android smartphone with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display. It sports a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing, and 4GB of internal storage with microSD card support. It also features basic connectivity such as WiFi b/g/n, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth. Running the whole show is the Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

As mentioned above, the Cherry Mobile Thunder will be exclusive to Lazada.com.ph starting February 9, 2013 with a price tag of Php4,999.

O+ 8.12 Review, Specs and Price

O+ 8.12 specs:
4.5-inch qHD capacitive display, @245ppi
MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
4GB internal storage
Expandable up to 32GB
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
8MP rear autofocus camera, VGA secondary camera
720p video @ 30fps
1,850mAh Li-Po battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

What we liked about it:
* Decent qHD display
* Good audio quality
* Good camera performance in bright conditions
* Speedy performance
* Decent battery life

What we didn’t like about it:
* Laggy HD video playback
* Slightly below average call quality
* No Jellybean out of the box
* Air-Shuffle seems gimmicky
* Still a bit pricey for its specs

Alcatel One Touch Tab T10 Review

Alcatel eters into the local tablet market is with this entry-level but very functional 7-inch Alcatel One Touch Tab T10. While the specs are pretty basic, the T10 turned out to be a worthy everyday tablet. This 7-inch tablet comes free under an affordable Sun Cellular plan.

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