Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Smart now has the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina with Postpaid Plans

The holidays are a good time as any to indulge yourself after months of hard work. Or give the gift of love to someone who works just as hard.

Smart, through its subsidiary Smart Broadband (SmartBro) is now offering the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina in different affordable data plans that allow subscribers to connect to Smart's LTE network with speeds up to 42 MBPS.

iPad Air

Holding the iPad Air, I was really impressed with how much lighter it was. But of course, I was still the owner of the original iPad 1 (haha). But really, my hubby has the iPad 4 and the iPad Air was definitely lighter. Featuring a 9.7-inch retina display, it is 20% thinner than the iPad 4 and at just one pound, it is 28% lighter as well. Its borders also feature a narrower bezel.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LG Nexus 5: a Sweet KitKat Phone Exclusively from Smart

Smart will be offering exclusively the first Android phone running KitKat (Android 4.4) - the LG Nexus 5.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Year, New Passwords

Okay, everyone. Just a few more weeks and it will be 2014.

While most of you may be into the Christmas rush, it might be good to set aside a few hours to check all your passwords and maybe change them, at the same time ensuring they are fairly strong this time.

Why? Because I just recently came across a Spiderlabs blog article that said that as many as two million accounts were compromised. Yikes!

Of all the stats about credentials stolen, the ones that would affect you and I more are the following:

1,580,000 website login credentials
320,000 email account credentials

The article also said that on website login credentials, the more common ones were Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, etc. So as you can see, many social media networks are in this list. The article also stated that there were over 90 countries affected, making this a global scheme.

Actually, whether this article came out or not, it is always prudent practice to regularly change one's passwords.  A strong password would be one that is at least 8 characters long and has uppercase, lowercase, numerical and symbol combinations in it. Having a password that has all 4 features is what Spiderlabs refers to as an "Excellent" character type. The worse would be about 4 characters long and is only one character type (for ex, just alphabetical, just numerical, etc).



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Listen to Superior Sound on the Go with Samsung's DA-F61 Bluetooth Speaker

It's no longer a novelty to be able to carry music around with you. We see it everywhere. All smartphones have music players that let us carry our entire music collection around with us. But the quality of sound leaves so much to be desired, especially if you want to share your music with others.

Enter Samsung's DA-F61 bluetooth speaker which was introduced recently.


Weighing in at 1.1kg, this bluetooth speaker is a powerhouse. It's only 225 x 131 x 46.5mm in dimension. It's a bit bulky for a bag or laptop bag but it will fit well as a boom box in your car or atop a cabinet at home. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

SPINNR - the Philippines' first mobile-linked all-in music service

Around this time last year, Smart Communications, Inc. launched Smart Music which allowed subscribers to purchase music tracks from MCA at very reasonable prices and download full, licensed versions into one's device.

However, the tastes and habits of music lovers always evolve as technology and access to the internet changes and expands. A Smart executive I was talking to said that they saw more Pinoys spending greater amounts of time on their mobile phones. While there were some who liked to own music tracks, others wanted to listen to music other than what they had in their playlists. The trend towards music streaming is what SPINNR is all about -- an application powered by Smart Music which is accessible via web and mobile browser as well as through an Android app.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Globe introduces affordable Tattoo LTE broadband devices

As my friend Noemi and I were approaching the Globe Tattoo LTE event, we were met by this really fancy orange car. Of course, being a woman who has no idea what models these cars are, I simply ooohed and aaahed at how fancy, sporty and expensive it looked. It was covered all over with Globe's decals announcing the arrival of their Tattoo LTE devices and clearly, on it's door was a brave announcement that LTE speeds go up to 42 MBPS.


It was only when I sat down inside it for a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity to actually sit inside these thingamajigs that run into cool millions that I saw the model. Yes -- a Lamborghini! I beat my car-loving son to the punch!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Get Gadgets and Internet Connectivity with Smart's Gadget Plus Postpaid Plans

Most postpaid plans now can get too complicated for us. There is the Monthly Service Fee (MSF) but when you buy the plans with gadgets, there is a separate layer on top of the MSF that represents the amortized cost of the gadget also charged to you. To many subscribers, this can get confusing.

At the same time, the habits of telco subscribers are morphing already such that more and more are connecting to the web in different ways. So now, Smart is packaging a group of postpaid plans where you won't need to get separate devices and a data plan. Smart just launched its postpaid Gadget Plus Plans that combine a laptop or tablet with Internet connectivity (the Pocket WiFi can be shared to up to 10 people) in just one affordable package with an all-in price. You don't even need a credit card to get these plans.

Here are their different plans and the gadgets that you get with them. Take note: Each of these plans comes with a gadget, a wifi device, and an Anti-Bill Shock feature so that you can easily budget your spending on internet connectivity. The plans also come with a certain number of free surfing hours.

Plan 499

Acer Iconia B1 + Pocket WiFi

This is a great starter plan you can give your kids or for yourself if you are on a tight budget. It allows you to go with a very low plan while still being able to go online.

Plan 699

Choice of Alcatel T7HD, Starmobile Engage HD, HP Slate 7 OR
Huawei MediaPad Youth 7" plus a Pocket WiFi


Plan 999


More popular gadgets are packaged with Plan 999 including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" which comes with a Pocket WiFi or any of 2 laptops that come with a Power Plug It (Samsung ATIV Book 2 or Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch, a laptop with a touchscreen).

Plan 999 now also includes the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 8 bundled with a Pocket WiFi!




Plan 1299

Same laptops as Plan 999 except that Pocket WiFis are bundled instead of sticks
and the Samsung ATIV comes with a WiFi Printer as well

For Plan 999 and Plan 1299 there is a one-time fee that goes with subscription (check the flyers).


Anti Bill Shock Feature

As you can see in each of these flyers, each plan comes with a gadget (either a tablet or laptop) and a SmartBro device (either a USB pocket wifi or Power Plug It stick) with free surfing hours. Each plan also has a ceiling for surfing hours. Once you hit that ceiling, surfing becomes unlimited and you are capped at that amount for surfing. This is the Anti Bill Shock Guarantee.

Here's a table to show how Anti Bill Shock works:





Let's say you are on Plan 499 which comes with 30 surfing hours. Once you reach 30 hours, all succeeding surfing hours are billed to you at P5 for every 15 minutes. But.....when you reach a total of 65 surfing hours within the month (additional 35 surfing hours amounts to P700), you are upgraded to unlimited surfing already and the P5/15 mins billing stops. That means your bill is capped at P1,199 only (Plan 499 + P700).

These plans are great alternatives to the unlimited data plan of P999 because it allows flexibility in surfing habits. On months when surfing is not too heavy, your lower data plan allows you to save money. But when your surfing becomes extensive and heavy, you have the Anti Bill Shock feature to cushion your expense.

The Anti Bill Shock feature kicks in automatically. No need to subscribe to it. So just keep on connecting knowing that your plan has a built-in capping mechanism.

To apply for the Gadget Plus Plans, just go to selected Smart Stores nationwide or order from the Smart Online Store (smart.com.ph/store). Also visit smart.com.ph/bro, call (02) 672-7277 on landline, or dial *888 for existing Smart subscribers.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bubbly- an app that lets you share your voice with the world..and more

Just recently, I opened a Bubbly account after I heard great things about it from blogger friends Noemi and Jim Paredes. At first I thought it was just another nice medium for social networking that had an audio component. But today, I learned it had the potential for doing more.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Let me tell you first what Bubbly is.

Bubbly is a voice app. It's sort of a hybrid between Twitter and Instagram. Like Twitter which has a limit of 140 characters, it's got a 90 second limit to audio recording. And while its picture quality is nowhere near Instagram's with all its filter options, Bubbly is handy as a talk-and-publish-on-the-fly app, just like Instagram which lets you snap a picture and post immediately.


It's so simple to record anything. Just pull down on the bottom icon with the microphone and there is a 3-2-1 countdown before the recording starts. At any time, if you make a mistake, you can start over. For iOS devices, click the "x" on the upper lefthand corner. For Android devices, just click the "back" key. Before posting, you can also use the SHARE icon to post to Facebook and Twitter. Sharing can also be done even after the post is published.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Enlight KiddieTab Prepares Young Kids for School


At a recent lunch at Guevara's with the SoMoms, we were introduced to a new, Philippine-made Android tablet made for kids aged 3-8 years old which was just recently introduced into the market - the Enlight KiddieTab.



Ergonomically designed, the Enlight KiddieTab is an 8-inch, HD-capable multi-touch Android tablet. The first thing I noticed was that it was covered in a yellow silicone non-toxic, ruggedized cover that gave a good grip to the tablet all over - perfect for small hands.



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nokia Lumia 925 launches in the Philippines

The successor to the popular, high-end Nokia Lumia 920 is now here - the Nokia Lumia 925.

At a previous Nokia launch of Lumia models, I got to hold the 920 and was quite impressed with some of its advanced features -- motion stabilizer, wireless charging, and low light shooting capability.

The Lumia 925 takes all the great features of the 920 and takes it a level up.


My friend Noemi owns a Lumia 920 (which she loves) and I had the chance to do a quick check of both phones.

One difference is that the Lumia 925 is lighter and thinner than the 920. It's only 8.55mm thin and weighs a mere 139 grams. That's because the Nokia's signature polycarbonate body is now encased in aluminium, allowing it to be lighter and more sleek looking.



Here are some features of the Nokia Lumia 925 that I like.

Low Light Capability. I love my smartphone but every time I need to take a photo in low light, I spend more time fiddling with the exposure settings. I also noticed that even with the exposure level at max, I still get grainy and shaky pictures many times as a result of the shutter being left open longer to allow more light in. Amazingly, the Lumia 925 took pictures in low light very well. Check photos of us taken by the Lumia 925 (I used my smartphone to take a picture of what the Lumia 925 took. No editing involved!)




Optical Image Stabilization. I already saw this in the Lumia 920 at one event. I rode a stationary bike while taking a video with the HD+ technology and the video was steady!

PureView Camera. The 8.7MP camera, which sports Zeiss optics, now has 6 physical lenses for higher level precision, sharper and more vivid images even in low light conditions, and captures up to 10 images at once with Nokia Smart Camera so that you can edit photos with options like Cinemagraph, Action Shot and Change Faces.

Just like the Lumia 920, the Lumia 925 has cool features like being able to edit out photo bombers, Here Maps and Livesight for augmented reality navigation, and wireless charging (needs a snap-on cover which can be paired with a wireless charging stand or plate).

The Nokia Lumia 925 will retail at PhP 23,500 at Nokia Stores and Nokia Solutions Partners. It will also be available exclusively to Smart subscribers. It will come FREE with a fully customizable Smart All-In Plan 1800 with a 30-month lock-in period.

Colors available for Nokia Lumia 925 will be white, grey and black. It will be out starting Aug. 19, 2013.

Complete specs can be found below.


Product information and availability
Nokia Lumia 925
Operating system
Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Display
4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Battery
2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover
Processor
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera
PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Front facing camera
1.2 MP wide angle

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 Presents the Note 3, the Galaxy Gear, and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Last night, we stayed up till the wee hours of the morning watching the Berlin Samsung Unpacked 2013, Episode 2. The launch of 3 devices was witnessed by a throng of people at Times Square in New York who gathered to watch the livestream together with the rest of the world.



I was with a bunch of tech bloggers and avid Samsung users at a Makati hotel gathered around a wide screen Samsung TV. Over coffee (to keep us awake) and some midnight snacks, we talked about different Samsung mobile phones and their features while all the while trying to guess what new features would come out.



The launch began just past 1AM Manila time.

Mr. JK Shin, President and CEO and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung, announced the 3 devices that would be introduced: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and the Samsung Note 10.1, 2014 edition.


Initial Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Compared to Note 2

Physical dimensions of the Note 3

The battery life is supposedly even better than the Note 2 - a very important factor for me. Colors will come in Jet Black, Classic White, Blush Pink.

The newest color in the Note line - Blush Pink


Here are the specs as we know:

Dimensions: 151.2mmx79.2mmx8.3mm
Display: 5.7" SuperAMOLED 1080 display, 368 ppi pixel density
Processor: 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor or 1.9GHz Exynos Octacore (depending on the region)
Operating System: Jellybean 4.3
Camera: 13MP rear with Smart Stabilization with UHD resolution at 30fps, full HD at 60fps; 2MP front facing
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 32 or 64 GB
Expansion: MicroSDXC card
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11ac, LTE Category 4, Multiple Bands
Battery: 3200 mAh removable
Others: IR LED

Samsung Galaxy Gear







Saturday, July 27, 2013

Real-time Digital TV Comes to your Smartphone with Cignal's TV-to-Go Service

TV will never be the same again after Cignal introduced recently its TV-to-Go, an over-the-top (OTT) service.

Cignal subscribers can now watch real-time broadcast feeds from select Cignal channels on their broadband-connected smartphones or tablets - anywhere, any time. Breaking news come to you as it happens. You need not miss your favorite telenovela. Watch a favorite show while caught in traffic. These are just some of the things you can do with real-time TV!


On-demand movies at home were the fashion some time back with Pay Per View. But with OTT technology nowadays, one can watch movies and TV shows on the go via the internet rather than through a dedicated network. So significant is OTT service that Cignal reports that at the recently concluded BroadcastAsia 2013 Conference in Singapore last June 2013, several experts in the field of communications are foreseeing OTT as a worldwide trend in multimedia viewing.

On hand at the launch were top executives of PLDT, Smart and Cignal including M. V. Pangilinan.

For its initial salvo, Cignal brings 13 premium channels to smartphones and tablets, including international feeds from CNN and the Food Channel as well as local feeds like Aksyon TV.

The channels currently available on TV-to-Go

TV-to-Go icon on a tablet

Sign-in page


List of TV shows you can view in real-time mode


The Beta Phase service is already available free of charge to Cignal subscribers with Android devices on the Smart or PLDT broadband networks. To register, go to cignal.tv


Samsung's SideSync Makes Connectivity and Sharing between its ATIV PC and Smartphone Easy

Convergence is the new digital sexy.

And I got a taste of sexy when Samsung sat some of us down to a demo of SideSync, an application that bridges the gap between your Samsung Android smartphone and the Samsung ATIV PC. Basically it allows you to connect both devices to allow you to see on the PC the exact same screen you have on your smartphone, drag and drop files between both devices, and back up important items on your phone to the PC.



This is a summary of SideSync's features.



Phone Screen Sharing

The exact same image of your smartphone is replicated on one part of your PC screen (in fact, it is intelligent enough to even detect the model of your smartphone; the phone image on the PC mirrors the look of your smartphone). You can resize the phone screen on the PC and drag it either to the left or right side of your PC screen to suit your working style. Flip your phone to landscape orientation and its mirror image on the PC does the same.



Keyboard and Mouse Sharing

Your smartphone becomes an additional display. Files can be moved between the PC and the phone using either the keyboard or mouse. And, you can now type on a full-sized keyboard or move files around

Auto Back-up

Every time you connect to SideSync, your mobile content (contact, calendar, tasks, SMS/MMS, SMS/MMS settings, memos, logs, native applications, music, photos, videos, and many more are backed up safely and securely. This happens even while the phone's battery is being charged.

Here are some things you can already do with SideSync:

* Reply to SMS from the phone screen on your PC. This allows you to continue looking at your PC screen where you are doing other work instead of picking up your phone to reply.
* Seamlessly share music, videos, photos, games and files between the PC and smartphone just by dragging and dropping. Files are saved in designated folders for easy retrieval. Imagine playing Candy Crush on your bigger PC screen! :-)
* Draw on the virtual phone on your PC using the mouse and capture screen

SideSync will work with:
PC: Samsung ATIV PCs (ATIV TAB, ATIV BOOK, ATIV ONE)
Phone: Sansung Android phone or tablet running Jelly Bean OS and above)

Try out the Samsung SideSync technology at any of the latest Samsung shops (SM Dasmarinas, SM Lanang, SM Bacoor, SM GenSan, SM North Annex, Ayala Mall Centrio CDO, SM Cebu and Festival Mall).



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sneak Peak at a Samsung-driven Convergent Future Home at SM Appliance Center

Can you imagine a future home where you can control just about any home appliance remotely, wirelessly or from another gadget/appliance?

That is not far off. In fact, it is already HERE!

I was able to see for myself the real possibilities of a truly wired and connected home when I visited the SM Appliance Center at SM Makati where the S-Path, the epitome of a Samsung Convergent ecosystem, was unveiled. Samsung has really been leading the pack in the convergence arena and it will not be long before this will become de facto. Most gadgets and appliances will be "talking" to each other and data/photos will be flying to your family and friends even before they get to see you in person. You can monitor your home remotely, turn appliances on and off before you get home, print documents wirelessly and more. It has already began as we saw with some of Samsung's appliances and devices.

A mock-up of a real home was presented to us at S-Path. We walked through the home office of a ''father, then through the kitchen and dining area where the 'lady of the house' met us, then lastly through the living room where we met the 'son' and his entertainment system.

The S-Path at the SM Appliance Center in Makati

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Unlimited Viber services are exclusive with Globe Telecom

Viber and other VOIP (voice over internet protocol) apps are slowly gaining ground and eroding revenues of telcos from calls and texts. In the case of Viber, one can send free text messages, photos, videos, share locations and make free, HD-quality calls on iPhone, Android Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac and other devices over 3G/4G or Wifi.

I use Viber a lot. If I am on wifi, why should I even send a text or make a call when I can contact people via Viber? I've also sent pictures using Viber while inside the messaging feature. It is so convenient instead of sending an MMS or emailing a photo. This is besides all the emoticons and stickers available to Viber that make chatting even more fun. And the best thing about Viber? I am not constrained by networks. For as long as the one I wish to contact is on Viber, we can communicate!

But...when I am NOT on wifi, how can I still use Viber if I need to contact people all day? I could subscribe to an unlimited data plan. But that costs around PhP 50 a day. I could choose another data plan for less but that either caps me at a fixed data plan or I can only connect for a few hours.

Globe has recognized this shifting habit in its subscribers and has gone into an exclusive partnership with Viber. Unlimited Viber without wifi or additional data charges is now possible through an exclusive partnership with Globe.



At a recent launch, bloggers got to meet Talmon Marco, Viber's CEO. He talked about how the Philippines, being a text and social media capital, was ripe for just such a partnership. Together with Globe's Peter Bithos, Globe's Senior Adviser for Consumer Business, Marco laid out exactly how prepaid subscribers could use Viber with Globe prepaid offers.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nokia Asha 501 Dual Sim smartphone - small in size, large in features

The newest addition to the Asha line of Nokia was introduced recently - the Nokia Asha 501. This very small smartphone comes in different eye candy colors, is the first smartphone to be built on a brand new, developed from the ground up, Asha platform that is meant to give its users a whole new and fun mobile experience.



The Asha 501 on the outside

The first thing you notice is the Asha's size. It fits comfortably in the palm of a hand and weighs almost nothing (98 gms). Despite its small size, it sports a 3.0" QVGA TFT capacitive display with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. The Asha's colorful shells are interchangeable. This appeals to women like me who want to mix and match our phones to what we wear. And there are 6 colors to choose from - bright red, yellow, black, bright green, cyan and white (I fell for the bright red!). It comes with a 4GB memory card, upgradable to 32GB.



The Asha's 3.2MP camera may not be that impressive in the world of smartphones sporting double-digit MP cameras but pictures should be decent and clear enough to be sent via email or posted on blogs. A built-in app for the camera has 5-in-1 filters for creative shots. Jumpshot, anyone?

The Asha 501 on the inside

Small but 'terrible', the Asha 501's new platform was designed for a feature-rich experience. For the social media crowd, this phone comes with built-in Facebook and Twitter apps. Even the Weather Channel is preloaded. Its WLAN lets you connect to wifi hotspots anywhere. But where it stands out is in the following features included in the new platform:

Dual Sim - the benefit is obvious. Two mobile numbers in one phone.

Fastlane - start where you left off because this feature provides a timeline of activities and events in the recent past, present and near future. Want to know what activities you were doing yesterday? Just swipe. Or want to check your calendar for the coming week? Swipe the other way. It's that easy!



Nokia Xpress Browser - exclusive only to.Nokia, this browser enables faster and more affordable browsing (for those with data cap plans) because it compresses web pages by up to 90% even when multiple pages are open.

Games - Don't be fooled by its size because the Asha 501 has preinstalled gamed such as World Zoo, Fashion Icon, Little Big City, Real Football, and Bubble Bash. In addition, 40 EA games are availablw through the Nokia Gift app such as the popular Bejeweled, Tetris, Revolution FiFA, Sims 3, Need for Speed: Undercover and Plants vs Zombies.

The Nokia Asha 501 retails at PhP 4,490.

It may be considered low end in comparison to more powerful smartphones (it can only go up to 2G speeds). If you are on the internet a lot, you will want to go for a higher end phone with 3G and 4G capability to get better internet speed. But what the Nokia Asha 501 does is bring the affordability of a smartphone to those with a tight budget. I think this kind of pricing may really spell the beginning of the end for non-smartphones.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Smart Music lets you download original MCA Music tracks at very affordable prices

Music lovers, heads up!

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) just clinched the first-in-the-world ever deal with MCA Music (the world's number one music company) to offer MCA Music's over 3 million tracks from its global catalog exclusively to subscribers, both postpaid and prepaid, of Smart and its other mobile brands (Talk 'N Text and Sun Cellular). Through the Smart Music portal at www.smart.com.ph/music, downloads of original, licensed and full music tracks from the entire MCA Music global catalog are now possible.



We get access to the widest offering of music tracks from international and local music artists and can download these into our computers or mobile phones for as low as FIFTEEN PESOS PER TRACK! This has got to be the lowest rate in the digital music market today. New releases will be slightly higher at PhP 20 per track but that is still roughly half only of what it would cost you on other online music stores.

MCA Music's catalog spans eras and multiple genres. Some of the popular music superstars under its wing are international music artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lope, Lady Gaga, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and more. From the local scene, the roster includes Ely Buendia and his bands Pupil and The Oktaves, Sitti, Nyoy Volante, Urbandub, Franco, ChicoSci and more. MCA Music also carries the license to classic collections such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Motown.

Through the Smart Music online music portal, postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Smart, Talk 'N Text and Sun can browse the country's largest digital store and pay using their prepaid load or have it charged to their postpaid bill. There's no need anymore to have a credit card to purchase legitimate music online.

Smart Music is accessible via smartphone, tablet or laptop. You will first need to sign up with just your mobile number. A temporary password will be sent to your phone which you can use to log into the portal.

Here's a bonus too for early adopters. From now till August 8, all subscribers who sign up can get their first 2 songs FREE of charge.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Price is Right with Samsung's Smart Choice Series Smartphones

If you are like me, with at least 2 mobile phones and just as many telcos, you will want to check out Samsung's line of four (4) Smart Choice Series smartphones, all of which are dual sim. Not only can you now get your 2 mobile phone numbers into just one gadget but the price range is budget-friendly while still packing some pretty advanced features.



At the most affordable end of the series is the Samsung Galaxy S Duos (priced at PhP 7,990). It runs on Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a built-in organizer, photo and video editor, and document viewer. It sports a 4.0" WVGA screen and runs on a 1 GHz single-core processor. A slot for a microSD card allows you to expand the phone's capacity up to 32GB. It sports a 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. The battery is 1500 mAh.

Galaxy S Duos, PhP 7,990