Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Globe's Postpaid Plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Globe officially launched its Samsung Galaxy S4 today.

At a press briefing, Peter Bithos, Globe's Senior Adviser for Consumer Business, and Debbie Obias, Head of Postpaid Acquisitions, bared the postpaid plans for the much-awaited smartphone.

To know more about the smartphone's cool features, read my post "My firsthand experience with the new Samsung Galaxy S4"

Globe said that My Super Plan got even better because this time, they are allowing the subscribers to customize their contract period (from 6-30 months) instead of fixed contract periods. The plans are bundled with peso value amounts that are almost double the value of the plans. Because of its flexibility feature, the My Super Plan lets that peso value amount be allocated among combinations of call, text and surfing services, consumable amount and gadgets.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

What to love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Today, April 13, 2013, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes to Philippine shores!

I had the chance to hold and play around with some of the features of this new phablet (phone + tablet), which looks and feels like the giant version of my Galaxy S3.

First, some general specs:

Screen size: 8" diagonally
Processor: 1.6Ghz quad core
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB capacity expandable to 64GB with a micro SD
Cameras: 5MP (rear), 1.3MP (front)
OS: Jellybean 4.1.2
Battery: 4,600 mAh
Weight: 340g (Wifi), 345g (3G/LTE)
Built-in accessory: S Pen

The Galaxy Note 8 appears to be Samsung's answer to the iPad Mini but Apple fans will dispute that. Critics of Samsung devices refer to the housing as "plastic" but I think that is why they could make devices that are so light (first time I held my Galaxy S3 I thought the battery was not attached because it was that light). It also makes the back cover that much easier to remove to change battery.