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10 Sulit Smartphones Under P15,000 in the Philippines

This article was originally published on November 17, 2018 and was updated on October 8, 2019. Need a new smartphone but short on budget? Want to get a budget mobile phone for a loved one? With so many choices in the market, it’s hard to pick a good mobile phone that provides the perfect balance between performance and affordability. Still, there are a few bang-for-buck options that stand out. Here are the 10 best budget-friendly smartphones released in the Philippines in 2019. Note: Pricing information is based on the suggested retail price for each product. Smartphones sold in malls and online shops may offer discounted prices. Just be careful when buying from online sellers on social media to avoid fake products. Table of ContentsBest Smartphones Under P15,000Samsung Galaxy M30ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Realme 5 PROBest Smartphones Under P10,000OPPO A5sHONOR 10 LiteHuawei Y7 Pro 2019Vivo Y81Best Smartphones Under P5,000Meizu C9 ProNokia 1Final Thoughts Best Smartphones Under P15,000 Samsung Galaxy M30 Official Price: PHP 12,490 Looking for Samsung smartphones under P15,000? The Samsung Galaxy M30 (1) might be the perfect gadget that fits your budget. Even with the lower price tag compared to its flagship models, Samsung doesn’t cut back on quality for the Galaxy M30. The screen alone provides an immersive viewing and gaming experience, thanks to the FHD+ Super AMOLED 6.4-inch Infinity-U display. The battery life is also reliable. One full charge lets you enjoy up to 25 hours of video playback or 105 hours of listening to music. There’s also fast-charging support, so you can use your…

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What is Smartphone Insurance and Should You Get One?

Getting mobile phone insurance could be among the last things on your mind after buying a new phone. After all, you’ve spent so much on it already. Why would you bother paying extra for smartphone insurance? That seemingly unnecessary cost might just become your lifesaver in the future. You might accidentally drop your phone or spill drinks on it. Worse, it could get stolen. Everyone knows how expensive smartphones are nowadays. But then you don’t want to put off buying a replacement simply because your life depends on it. More than just a communication and entertainment device, a trusty smartphone is useful for making financial transactions, navigating the road, and even getting food delivery. Thus, having smartphone insurance makes a more practical choice than blowing your budget later to replace a damaged or lost unit. Read More: Why Gadget Protect Isn’t Exactly Phone Insurance Table of ContentsWhat is Mobile Phone Insurance?What are the Common Phone Insurance Coverage?Accidental DamageWater Damage (Liquid Damage)TheftWhat are the Available Smartphone Insurance Plans in the Philippines?Globe Gadget Care InsuranceSmart Gadget Shield InsurancePurchase Protection Insurance for Credit CardholdersFinal Thoughts: Should You Get Mobile Phone Insurance? What is Mobile Phone Insurance? Mobile phone insurance (also called smartphone or gadget insurance) is an optional service that cellphone owners may avail to protect themselves financially when their device gets lost or damaged. In any of these cases, the insured unit will be replaced with either a brand-new or refurbished model. Smartphone insurance plans are usually offered to mobile postpaid subscribers who want to insure their new or existing phones. Premiums are…

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How many hours Filipinos need to work to afford iPhone X?

Having a mobile phone 20 years ago was not a necessity. People who had mobile phones back then were mostly businessmen and executives. Earlier, mobile phones were only being used as means for communication i.e. for calls and SMS. However, due to ever-changing and fast-paced technological advancements, owning a mobile phone nowadays is an essential part of our daily lives. Thanks to the birth of the smartphones such as the iPhone. Now, using your phone, you can book a flight, play offline and online games, read an e-book, shop online, sell your items, send money through mobile banking or even compare products. You can do so much with your smartphone! One of the hottest and in-the-news smartphones in the mobile market today is the iPhone X. As expected, it’s very expensive, and therefore the question is –  is it worth buying it? Let the numbers do the talking by simply computing how many hours you have to work before you can purchase that precious iPhone X[1]. Based on 2017 Jobstreet Annual Report[2] and the cost of iPhone X in the Philippines which is Php 50,949, you can see how much employees in different industries of the Philippines, have to work to earn an iPhone. If you are in an entry-level position, you have to spend around 231 to 352 hours of work for you to avail the Apple’s iPhone X. IT-related jobs have the highest average income per hour thus, requiring a fewer number of work hours to avail the precious mobile phone. That should be a good news for fresh IT graduates out there. For…

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The New Apple iPhone 8 And iPhone X Are Expensive, But Gorgeous

The unveiling of Apple’s latest offerings took place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, California. The crowd of thousands joined everyone watching across the world as the tech giant’s new flagship phones graced the stage: The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It has been rumored that these phones would represent the latest and greatest of Apple’s engineering ability, so let’s take a look at how beefy they are: Table of ContentsThe SpecsHere’s a full specs list for the iPhone X:The PriceFinal thoughts The Specs When it comes to specs, there is not much of a difference between the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the X. They all have Apple’s proprietary chipset – the A11 Bionic Chip – wireless charging, and the same storage options at 64GB and 256 GB. Here’s a full specs list for the iPhone X: 5.8-inch all-screen OLED display @ 2436 x 1125px, 458ppi HDR TrueTone, 3D Touch, Oleophobic coating Apple A11 Bionic Chip 64GB, 256GB internal storage 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto rear cameras: Dual OIS, Quad LED Flash 7MP TrueDepth Camera w/ Face ID 4G LTE Single SIM (Nano) WiFi Bluetooth GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo NFC (Apple Pay) IP67 Water and Dust Resistance Stereo Speaker Qi Wireless Charging Apple iOS 11 No battery info (up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7) 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm 174g Colors: Space Gray, Silver Note that the X, with the fingerprint scanner moving to the back of the phone. The major differences being screen sizes for the iPhone X and 8: the…

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