Huawei Nova 3i vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 mid range battle

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So I recently got this question,

"Which should I buy between the two, Huawei Nova 3i or Mi Redmi Note 5?"

Before, when somebody asks a recommendation from me, I ask first what they need and what are their priorities. I then pick a shortlist of things that I believe will satisfy most of their considerations, point out the pros and cons of each and then let them choose between the those things. Today, I'll be doing it differently. I'll be the one choosing for a friend and my basis would be my own wants and needs.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Mi Redmi Note 5


I choose Huawei Nova 3i. Period.

That's quick. but why?

Reason why I like Nova 3i better. 


  • The phone is smaller and thinner but it got larger display. 6.3" vs 5.99". This means that Nova 3i has thinner bezel too because the screen to body ratio is better than Redmi Note 5
  • Lighter than Redmi Note 5 by 11 grams
I like sleek devices
  • Slightly better screen resolution 
  • Updated Android OS 8.1 
  • Nova 3i is utilizing big.little technology with its Kirin 710 shipset. So in theory it should have a better battery efficiency and can switch to high performance when needed. However, there's little data as of now to say that its actually overall better when compared to Redmi Note 5's snapdragon 636
  • Larger storage
  • Better camera quality both Main and Front facing cam
  • Its more expensive, but its newer so it should be more future proofed

If you like to see the comparison table, check out this link from GSMArena. (take note that the PH Version of Redmi Note 5 is using Snapdragon 636, but the GSMArena shows snapdragon 625. The 636 is the correct one)

BUT, since the Nova 3i is the newer phone with slightly better specs its expected that it will cost more than the Redmi Note 5. 
Right now, Nova 3i costs P15,990.00* and Redmi Note 5 costs  P11,490.00. That's a difference of P4,500. Even if Nova 3i comes with a free bluetooth speaker when you purchase it, some people will still think that the price difference is not justified. 

Momax 4 in 1 X-Lens sample shots

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Complete Set of Momax 4 in 1 Superior  lens
I got this as a gift from my favorite person.

Left to right: Macro Lens, 120 wide angle, CPL filter, 180 Fish eye
Since this was given as a present, i dont have any idea how much it costs to purchase these things. A quick search online however reveals it cost around P1,600.00. 

Comparison shot


Sample Macro Shots

a GShock watch lock

a Gshock watch resin band

blue sweatshirt

a Gshock watch

a scarf

Fish eye

Inside a mini van

a view from 12th floor of an office building


From Momax.net

Best Techniques On How To Charge Your Phone Faster and Safely

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Top techniques on how to charge your phone faster and safely.

All iPhone users have experienced a moment of panic or alarm at some time like when you are on your way out of your house, going to an emergency meeting or when your friends or coworkers are waiting outside for you to go in an event or two.

You noticed that your phone’s battery is lower than 10% or less and is on the verge of dying out. So, what will you do?

Complete List Of TM Promos This 2018

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Touch Mobile or TM offers affordable prepaid call, text and data promos. This is suitable for subscribers who are on a tight budget.

TM - Touch Mobile Promos 2018 : CALL, TEXT, and INTERNET DATA

TM’s Prepaid Promos are popular for their great and unlimited services. They made unlimited promos to let their subscribers stay in touch with their friends, family, co-workers, and loved ones.

These promos allow you to revel in texting and calling throughout the day. With mobile data promos, you’ll have that feeling of satisfaction in browsing FB (Facebook), Twitter and IG or Instagram, engage in online games like ML (Mobile Legends) or AOV (Arena of Valor), stream videos continuously on YouTube, Vimeo & Daily Motion. Relish these call, text and internet events by registering to Touch Mobile Promos.

Without further delay, we give you the thorough list of Touch Mobile’s Prepaid Call, Text & Data Promos offered this year of 2018. Pick the wanted promo that will suit your budget and simply text the keyword to 8080 in order to register.


(TM) Touch Mobile Promos 2018: Call, Text & Data

UNLITAWAG15


HOW TO REGISTER: text U15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls to TM/Globe
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

UNLIALLNET10


HOW TO REGISTER: text UA10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Texts to All Networks
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load

SULITXT5


HOW TO REGISTER: text SULITXT 5 to 8080 or SULITEXT5 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
25 Texts to TM/Globe
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 5 PHP load

ASTIGTXT30


HOW TO REGISTER: text ASTIGTXT30 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Texts to TM/Globe
Useable for 5 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 30 PHP load

TXT10


HOW TO REGISTER: text T10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Texts to TM/Globe
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load

ALLIN20


HOW TO REGISTER: text A20 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls to TM/Globe, Unli Texts to All Networks, 100 MB Facebook
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 20 PHP load

ALLIN20 Promo variation - the following have unli calls to Globe/Touch Mobile, unli all net texts, with data allocation particularly for the designated app:

A20FB to 8080 - 100MB data for FB or Facebook
A20ML to 8080 - 100MB data for (ML) Mobile Legends
A20YT to 8080 - 100MB data for YouTube
A20WP to 8080 - 100MB data for Wattpad

COMBOALL10


HOW TO REGISTER: text CA10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls and Texts to TM/Globe, 50 Texts to All Networks
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load


COMBOALL15


HOW TO REGISTER: text CA15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls and Texts to TM/Globe, 50 Texts to All Networks
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

COMBOALL20


HOW TO REGISTER: text CA20 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls and Texts to TM/Globe, 50 Texts to All Networks
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 20 PHP load

CU10


HOW TO REGISTER: text CU10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Calls to TM/Globe, 100 Texts to All Networks
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load

COMBO15


HOW TO REGISTER: text C15 to 8080 or COMBO15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Texts to All Networks, 120 Minutes Calls to TM/Globe
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

COMBO20


HOW TO REGISTER: text C20 to 8080 or COMBO20 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli Texts to All Networks, 120 Minutes Calls to TM/Globe
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 20 PHP load

TM HIGHACTIVE15


HOW TO REGISTER: text HIGHACTIVE15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli call and text to Globe/TM + Free Facebook (No Capping) + 500MB Data per day
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

TM HIGHACTIVE30


HOW TO REGISTER: text HIGHACTIVE30 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
Unli call and text to Globe/TM + Free Facebook (No Capping) + 500MB Data per day
Useable for 7 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 30 PHP load

REMINDER: TM HIGHACTIVE Promos previously TM TODO, are accessible to a number of Touch Mobile SIMS only. Subscribers can use 500MB data per day to all sites, however it's is not counted in in the successful validation message. Check the status of your promo by texting GHREW to 8080. To elude unwanted data charges, simply text SURFALERT ON to 8080.


TM Text/Call Add-On Promos

EXTEND5


HOW TO REGISTER: text EXTEND to 8080
Add-on details:
Prolongs all TM Unli call and text promos for another 1 day
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 5 PHP load
See full details on EXTEND TM Promo.

DAGDAGTXT


HOW TO REGISTER: text DAGDAGTXT to 8080
Add-on details:
Extra 100 texts to all networks if you are registered to TM Unli Call promos
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 5 PHP load

TXT5


HOW TO REGISTER: text T5 to 8080
Add-on details:
Extra 1 day Unli text to TM and Globe if you are registered to TM UnliTawag15
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 5 PHP load

CALL5


HOW TO REGISTER: text C5 to 8080
Add-on details:
Extra 15 minutes calls to TM and Globe if you are registered to TM TXT10
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 5 PHP load

Touch Mobile Internet Data Promos

TM GOSURF or TM EasySurf Promos is the equivalent of Globe GoSurf Promos. TM EasySurf Promos includes a large amount of data + free 2GB YouTube, AOV-Arena of Valor, other online games and videos for EASYSURF50 up + freebies to select. Selections for free applications: FB, Viber, Snapchat, Online Games (Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends, Pokemon GO, Clash of Clans, & Clash Royale), Twitter, IG-Instagram, YouTube & Daily Motion, Spotify, or musically; HOOQ & Disney are accessible freebies for EasySURF599 & 999.

To select a freebie simply text EZ# <freebie keyword> to 8080. For instance we choose EASYSURF50, here are the sample arrangements: Facebook - EZ50 FB, Twitter - EZ50 TWITTER, Instagram - EZ50 IG, Snapchat - EZ50 SNAPCHAT, Viber - EZ50 VIBER.

For Mobile Legends, Pokemon Go and COC, use the keyword EZ50 GAMES. To check the remaining MB or data balance inquiry, simply text EZ STATUS and send to 8080. To end your current EasySurf subscription, text EZ STOP and send to 8080. You will then receive an SMS notice from Touch Mobile about the info of your promo.

EASYSURF10 / GOSURF10


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF10 to 8080 / GOSURF10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
40MB mobile data
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load

EASYSURF15 / GOSURF15


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF15 to 8080 / GOSURF15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
40MB mobile data + 30MB allocation for Arena of Valor (AOV)
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

EASYSURF50 / GOSURF50


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF50 to 8080 / GOSURF50 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
1GB mobile data + 300MB for app of choice
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 50 PHP load

EASYSURF299 / GOSURF299


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF299 to 8080 / GOSURF299 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
1.5GB mobile data + 1GB for app of choice
Useable for 30 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 299 PHP load

EASYSURF599 / GOSURF599


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF599 to 8080 / GOSURF599 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
4GB mobile data + 1GB for app of choice
Useable for 30 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 599 PHP load

EASYSURF999 / GOSURF999


HOW TO REGISTER: text EASYSURF999 to 8080 / GOSURF999 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
8GB mobile data + 1GB for app of choice
Useable for 30 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 999 PHP load

TM SUPERSURF - Unli Internet Promos

GLOBE SWITCH for TM - up to 3GB of FREE INTERNET

TM GG (Good Game) Promo - TM Mobile Gaming Promo that comprises data allocation for the these 12 mobile online  games: Clash of Clans (COC), Mobile Legends (ML), Pokemon GO (POGO), Arena of Valor (AOV), Clash Royale, VainGlory, Summoners’ War, Marvel Future Fight, Legacy of Discord – Furious Wings, Lineage 2: Revolution, Candy Crush Soda and Candy Crush Saga.


GG30


HOW TO REGISTER: text GG30 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
300MB for Games + unli all net text
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 30 PHP load

GG50


HOW TO REGISTER: text GG50 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
500MB for Games + unli all net text
Useable for 5 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 50 PHP load

GAMES15


HOW TO REGISTER: text GAMES15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
100MB for Games
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

GAMES20


HOW TO REGISTER: text GAMES20 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
100MB for Games
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 20 PHP load

GAMES50


HOW TO REGISTER: text GAMES50 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
300MB for Games
Useable for 7 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 50 PHP load

GAMES99


HOW TO REGISTER: text GAMES99 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
300MB for Games
Useable for 30 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 99 PHP load

TM Facebook (FB) Promos

FB10


HOW TO REGISTER: text FB10 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
100MB data for Facebook
Useable for 1 day
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 10 PHP load

FB15


HOW TO REGISTER: text FB15 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
200MB data for Facebook
Useable for 2 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 15 PHP load

FB30


HOW TO REGISTER: text FB30 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
300MB data for Facebook + Unli allnet text
Useable for 3 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 30 PHP load

FB50


HOW TO REGISTER: text FB50 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
500MB data for Facebook + Unli allnet text
Useable for 5 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 50 PHP load

FACEBOOK50


HOW TO REGISTER: text FACEBOOK50 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
600MB data for Facebook
Useable for 7 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 50 PHP load

FB199


HOW TO REGISTER: text FB199 to 8080
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROMO:
1GB data for Facebook
Useable for 30 days
REQUIRED AMOUNT: 199 PHP load


Touch Mobile’s Secret Promo, Cut-rate Call, Text and Internet Promo

TM’s secret promo is a special promo by Touch Mobile giving discounted or cheap prices and free MB's when you search for the accessible promos enumerated on this menu. It displays different types of deals intended for every SIM cards based on subscriber’s lifestyle, latest subscription and history of usage.

To subscribe in the promo you must use TM USSD code menu by dialing *143# on your mobile phone’s menu.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Dial *143#.
Choose option 6 or SECRET
Choose from list of tipid hacks accessible.
Choose option 1 to subscribe.

Example of special deals:
7 Days of Unli Call and Text + Facebook for 30 Pesos
2 Days of Unli Call and Texts + MBs for internet for 15 Pesos
4 days of Unli call and text + internet for 25 Pesos
Other deals give you a 20% discounts to certain promos, free data and FB use at a more affordable price.

This might be also interesting for you


TM Easy Plan 150 : Unli Calls to Globe/TM, Unli AllNet Texts + Free FB

Reloading your TM account again and registering to its Promos will let you earn certain points which you can use to trade in rewards like mobile promos, additional points to Partner Stores and much more.

To know the latest TM promos, dial *143# (TM USSD Code) on your mobile phone for free. Or visit Touch Mobile’s official pages:



PROMO!! GoSurf50 is now 3.3gb of data and unli text to all networks for 3 days

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Also includes Disney, Cartoon Network, and Mobile Legends
Photo from Globe.com.ph
We posted before a compilation of GoSurf bundles that Globe subscribers can avail. Click this link to view. Its a bit outdated now because Globe has just recently created a promo that adds up an additional 2GB of data that you can use to WATCH or PLAY on your phone.

That means GoSURF50 has now
1. 1GB of data that you can use on any app
2. 300mb of data that can you use on one selected app
3. 2GB of data that you can watch on any of the following apps

  • YouTube
  • HOOQ
  • Netflix
  • Tribe
  • Cartoon Network
  • Disney
  • NBA
  • Arena of Valor
  • Mobile Legends
  • Clash of Clans
  • Clash Royale
  • Pokemon Go

4. Unlimited text to any networks
The GoWATCH and PLAY promo is also available on the following other bundles:

  • GOTSCOMBODD70
  • GOTSCOMBODD90
  • GOSAKTO120
  • GOSAKTO140, and 
  • GoSURF299 & up.

This is for a limited time only so grab it while it is still here.

How to check my remaining allocation?

You can check how much data you still have by texting WNP<space>STATUS to 8080

If you have questions, drop them  below.

Top Tips On How To Make Your Android Phones Run Faster

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It is disappointing to spend well-earned money on a high-end smartphone only to find that the fast and smooth performance that you’re expecting remains out of reach or somewhat hard to achieve.

However, there are several methods to boost up that android performance. Here are some helpful tips that you can do to make it work faster.

Common iOS 11 problems after update

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Last September 21, 2017 is when iOS 11 was released for download , and of course, for update to the Philippine market. I actually planned on waiting for a couple of days before touching the update but my curiousity has beaten my patience. I went for the upgrade morning of the same day and the installation (in my case) is seamless and has no problems at all. However, I noticed that my 3 year old iPad Mini 2 became slower. It was already slow since iOS 10 so I decided to upgrade my iPhone 6s to have a little bit more confirmation. I didnt notice any degradation in performance in my 6s so my issue on the iPad might be because of it being an old device.

I made a facebook post asking my friends how their upgrade went and here are the responses I got:

  • Pioneer Appradio Mode Stopped Working IOS 11 Update
    • this was already confirmed by Pioneer as a known issue
  • Deleted phone contacts and photo
    • possible working as designed. iOS deleting or cleaning up phone for space needed to download and install the update
  • Personal Hotspot disconnecting (intermittent)
  • Bluetooth and Wifi toggle in Control Center not working
  • iPad 2 mini became less responsive

from facebook