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Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Fold

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Get a closer look at Samsung's most advanced mobile device yet


Vivo S1 Pro smartphone launch encourages youth to “explore your style”

Nov 29, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Vivo S1 Pro will be available at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide starting November 30

The Vivo S1 Pro is for those young and defining their style

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Combining unique phone design, stunning camera features, with in-display fingerprint scanning technology, S1 Pro is tailored specifically for the fashionable and youthful audience

Smart offers Samsung Galaxy Fold in PH via limited pre-order until December 1

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The innovative smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile design

Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Fold

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Here are our thoughts on the soon-to-be-released foldable smartphone from Samsung

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Powerful technology and luxury come together in the Vivo NEX 3

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

With innovations anchored on future technologies and trend-setting design, the Vivo NEX 3 is on its way to becoming a symbol of luxurious innovation

11 mobile phones to check out during Lazada’s 11.11 electronics sale

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Need a new phone? Here’s a list of discounted ones.

Filipinos look into a “future beyond edges” as Vivo launches NEX 3 smartphone

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:07 AM

The Vivo NEX 3 will be available on November 9, 2019, at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide

Unboxing: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Apple's latest iPhones have arrived. We unbox them here!

IPHONE 11. The new Iphones are now available in the Philippines


Smartphone sales see modest rebound after 2-year slump – survey

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Strong pricing competition, larger screens, and 5G connectivity are said to be among reasons for the recovery

SMARTPHONES. Samsung phones on display during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Samsung building a new foldable phone

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Samsung's developing a folding phone using a clamshell-type fold, making it reminiscent of flip phones

SAMSUNG'S CLAMSHELL FOLDABLE. In a teaser video, Samsung shows the possibilities for a foldable clamshell-type smartphone. Screenshot from YouTube video

Huawei Mate 30: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:09 PM

It retails for P34,990

MATE 30. Photo from Huawei website


Vivo NEX 3: Go beyond the present with the future of smartphone technology

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Breakthrough design, premier photo-shooting, boosted connectivity, and more – check out Vivo's latest flagship smartphone

Shoot beyond limits with Vivo V17 Pro's six cameras

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:56 PM

The phone also has Pose Master and a Super Night Mode features

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Learn more about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, including pricing and available colors here

HUAWEI'S MATE 30 PRO The Mate 30 Pro's colors and material choices are shown at the Mate 30 event, Thursday, September 19. Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube

WATCH: The first 11 Globe subscribers to get their iPhone 11

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Check out the moment when these subscribers got their new iPhones

Photo by Angelo Gonzales

IN PHOTOS: Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Oct 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Check out the happenings at Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Photo by Angelo Gonzales


Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold coming to the Philippines

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:42 PM

After a global delay, the novel foldable is coming to the Philippines 'soon,' the company says

GALAXY FOLD. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


OPPO Reno2: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Reno2 series arrives in the Philippines headlined by a premium midrange unit priced at P28,990

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy A50s

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

We unbox Samsung's refreshed A50 with an improved processor and main camera


Unboxing: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Watch as we unbox Xiaomi's new P11,490 phone with a 64MP camera


Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The Pixel 4's radar-based, motion-sensing technology allows basic controls such as silencing alarms or skipping to the next song by holding up or waving hands

MOTION SENSE. Google's Pixel 4 smartphone uses radar technology for its gesture-based controls. Photo from Google website.


ASUS ROG Phone II: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Designed for gaming, the ROG Phone II retails for P49,995

Photos from ASUS


IN PHOTOS: Maine Mendoza, other celebs, shoot beyond limits with new Vivo V17 Pro

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Vivo’s latest midrange flagship handset carries a P21,999 price tag

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:50 PM

It competes with the OPPO A5 2020, Samsung Galaxy A30s, and the Realme 5 Pro

REDMI NOTE 8 PRO. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

OPPO A5 2020: Price, specs, features in the Philippines

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The A5 2020 completes this year’s OPPO A series 2020 line-up

Vivo V17 Pro priced at P21,999

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:53 PM

The V17 Pro will be available starting October 19, with preorders available beginning October 10.

Photo from Vivo


Apple releases Philippine prices for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The base iPhone 11 model starts at P47,990

Screenshot from Apple live stream


iPhone 11 to arrive October 25 in the Philippines

Oct 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Expect prices to be announced soon

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple livestream


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Check out what you're getting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+


Privacy group finds alleged vulnerabilities in MyPhone MyA2

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Cheap phones may be undermining your privacy, Britain's Privacy International says in new case study

Huawei Mate 30 series: Impressive new tricks, no Google apps

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The new Huawei flagships have great new hardware and features, but the event officially confirms that they won't come with Google apps

MATE 30 PRO. Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube


Watch the Huawei Mate 30 launch here

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM

It's the first Huawei flagship to not have a licensed version of the Android operating system

Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube


Expected specs, features: Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Huawei unveils the Mate 30 phones today, September 19, at 8 pm, Philippine time

The Huawei logo appears on a Huawei portable wifi device in Beijing on June 29, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


OPPO A9 2020: Specs, features and price in the Philippines

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Here's OPPO's entrant in the midrange market for the final quarter of the year

A9 2020. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct. 15

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Google looks to challenge the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple

PIXEL 3. The Google Pixel 3 phone is on display during the official launch of the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL phone at a press conference in New York on October 9,2018. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP


Samsung A-series refresh: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The A10, A20, A30, and A50 receive a spec boost with new 's' models

A50S. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a 19,000-peso phone with a Snapdragon 855 chipset

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Lands in Mi Authorized stores on Saturday, September 14

iPhone XR Philippine price down to P40,990

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also get price cuts

Screenshot from Apple


Apple unveils iPhone 11 models, with price cut

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:57 AM

The cheapest iPhone 11 retails for $699, which is $50 cheaper than last year's budget iPhone XR

Things and objects the iPhone 11 cameras have been compared to

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:38 AM

Anime eyes, spider eyes, shavers, stoves – you name it, and Twitter's got it

IPHONE 11 PRO. Photo from Apple


New iPhones to share limelight as Apple revs up services

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:03 PM

About a third of the 900 million iPhone users around the world are in an upgrade 'window,' meaning a strong potential for handset sales, according to analyst Dan Ives.

Screenshot from Apple livestream


iPhone 11: Expected specs, features, price

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Apple's latest iPhone offerings will be revealed on September 10

APPLE. In this file photo, a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Huawei phone with same chipset as flagship P30 to retail for P18,990

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Like Xiaomi, Huawei releases a phone with a flagship chipset

NOVA 5T. Photo from Huawei


Buyer’s guide: July and August 2019 phones

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Notable releases include Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy Note 10 phones and the Xiaomi Mi A3, the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

All photos from respective manufacturers


OPPO holds biggest market share in Philippines in Q2 2019 – analyst firm

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Samsung is second while Vivo is third

OPPO RENO 10X ZOOM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Xiaomi launches Mi A3 with in-display fingerprint sensor for P11,990

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

If you've ever wanted a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi offers an affordable choice

MI A3. Photo from Xiaomi

Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Heavy multitasking really disrupts attention, and attention is essential to sustain a path towards a goal

Goodbye, desserts: Android Q now officially called Android 10

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Google says the name change could help make it easier for Android users to know if their phone is running the latest version

Image from Google