Is it time to upgrade your smartphone? Maybe you’re looking for something with better cameras, or a powerful enough memory to support games like Pokemon Go? Look no further as we’ve listed four recently-launched devices that will surely cater to your specific needs:
1. Asus Zenfone 3 Max
Perfect for: The Multi-App Power User On-the-Go
Top Feature: Powerful 4,100mAH battery
With so many apps that require so much power (we’re looking at you, Snapchat and Pokemon Go), it’s a must to have a phone that has enough juice to last you the day. That’s what the Zenfone 3 Max is all about. It has a 4,100mAH battery that can make your phone last an entire month on stand-by. Plus, it can also be used as a power bank to charge your other devices, while looking sleek and classy in its metal casing. Sulit!
2. Oppo F1s
Perfect for: The Selfie Loving Millennial
Top Feature: 16-megapixel front-facing camera
Unlike other mobile phones that have high-performance rear cameras, the Oppo F1s is a self-proclaimed “selfie expert.” Its front-facing 16MP camera is its main snapper, while its rear counterpart works at a lower but still respectable 13MP. It also has a beautifying function, to make those photos Instagram-friendly right away.
3. Asus Zenfone 3
Perfect for: The Adventurer & Digital Scrapbooker
Price: P16,995.00 (5.2”with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM), P18,995.00 (5.5”with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM)
Top Feature/s: 16MP Sony rear camera; Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
This phone's perfect for those who love taking candid shots during vacations and special occasions. Yes, a 16MP rear camera may be common these days, but you wouldn’t call what’s installed on the Zenfone 3 common. This phone’s Sony-powered main snapper boasts of producing sharper details combined with unwavering focus that locks on moving subjects with ease. It doesn’t scrimp on its video recording function either, as it comes with image stabilization technology that dramatically lessens shake. If that doesn’t excite the photographer in you, the Zenfone 3 also has one of the latest octa-core processors available in the market, so you can multi-task like a boss without lag.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Perfect for: The Traveling Change-Maker
Top Features/s: Language translation via photo; Iris security scanner; IP68 water resistance
Although the Galaxy Note 7 is technically a phablet, it’s still sleek enough to fit in your kikay kit. It’s packed with so many features -- including a ground-breaking iris scanner to unlock your phone and water resistance for the device and its S-Pen --but what we really love about it is that it’s perfect for travel. The Galaxy Note 7 has the ability to translate words from images. Meaning, you’ll only have to take photos of documents, street signs, or menus in a foreign language and it will translate them for you. How cool is that?