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Win ISDB-T DTV Box Unboxing and Review

I am happy and priviledged to review so far the most affordable yet dependable DTV Box that you can find either offline or online, this is the Win ISDB-T DTV Box.

The one that I got was the white which is the latest model from Royal Antennacraft Industries. Last November 2015, they introduced a different design yet at a bit higher price at Php 1,799



You can see the top and bottom parts of Win ISDB-T DTV Box



At the front, you can see the LCD display, channel up and down buttons, power button and regular USB port which you can use for playing media files as well as to record your fave TV shows. The back part has much packed ports like Antenna In, Antenna Out (which is the one that you will need to insert together with the provided antenna), regular HDMI out, the 3 audio and video ports, coaxial port (you can use your present over-the-air antenna here) and DC port.



The top and bottom parts of the device which is made from glossy plastic yet still looks presentable. In return, the device is light which is quite comparable to some of the phablets that I previously reviewed. I love the size of the ventilation holes to lessen the heat inside. They are confident that you can use it 24/7.



The box also includes the stock antenna with 8 meter cable (that is 3 meters longer than this known competitior) with magnetic base, A/V cable and antenna



Of course the remote is important.













Booting in the first time is quick as you will be greeted by the simple WIN logo. Better to place your antenna outside at the highest point possible. Don't worry as the antenna can sustain the heavy rains and will not disrupt the signal. Auto scan the device to get the available DTV channels in your area. In my test area in Muntinlupa, I got ABS-CBN, Sports & Action, TV5, Aksyon TV, Catsup, UNTV, ADDTV and all of 8 channels under BEAM. I noticed that it can get both the full and 1 seg channels. Of course, the DTV channel availability will be dependent in your area. Safe to say that the entire NCR was a-ok and I also tested one spot in Sto.Tomas Batangas (only the first 2 channels mentioned were visible).

The menu consists of programs (which contains EPG), picture (which you can set the aspect ratio and resolution from 480p to 1080i, based on my test do not attempt to select 1080p 60hz), channel search, time, option, system and USB which will be your haven for recording the TV shows and accessing your media files. Overall, I got no problems in terms of video quality and signal using HDMI to HDMI cable.



On recording, the device can recognize so far the FAT32 file system (not sure on other formats). Do not worry on your USB as it will auto create a folder for your recording which has an .mts video format on 60fps either I recorded a channel on HD or FHD.



On this screenshot via MX Player on Android, it recorded at 873 x 480 on a Full HD channel wile it's 640 x 480 on HD. On average, it will accumulate 1 to 1.1 GB for an hour of recording.



I did a test on recording as you can record a channel while watching another channel by scheduling the recording process by putting in the corresponding channel, time and date. Pretty cool.



The Win ISDB-T DTV Box is now available thru Lazada Philippines for Php 1,399 (just look at the corresponding picture) and Royalantennacraft Industries FB page. If you are not caring about those exclusive DTV channels and want a clearer TV viewing plus to record your fave programs, this device is a good-to-go. I will gonna rate it at 4.5 out of 5.

Better if you will gonna buy this device thru this link

Torque Ego Tab S Unboxing and Review

The guys from Torque gave this blog a chance to check out the most affordable on the new Ego tablet series. I had this tablet for weeks now so I just gonna put the unboxing and my review in one.

This is the box and what's inside of the Torque Ego Tab S with screen guard, 2 ampere charger, user manual, warranty card and micro USB to USB chord


Front: VGA front camera, 7 inch WSVGA display
Back: Rear camera, Torque logo, single speaker
Internals: 1.0 GHz Rockchip RK2928 Cortex-A9 single core processor made in 55nm process, Android 4.4 Kitkat 512 MB RAM, 8 GB ROM, WiFi, no Bluetooth, 2,500 mAh battery


Nothing to check on the left and right sides


The whole top portion is pretty packed with power/unlock button, 3.5 mm. audio jack, micro USB port and volume rocker.


Compared to Torque Ego Phab tablet, I'll love this more only for the form factor with curved back and a bit rubbery back finish.

A bit skinned Android 4.4 Kitkat in this tablet has a weight obviously for it's single core processor as I really experienced lag mainly on unlocking it to the worst one, copying and pasting files on it's stock file manager. I didn't dare to put some gaming test on it as I used it mainly for surfing and as a mutimedia companion 



Screenshots from some benchmark apps. Not surprised that it only scored over 7,000 on Antutu. Good thing that I don't have any problems on it's 5 point multi touch display




The tablet has two partitions for storage, the nand flash which I recommend to to put in media files in case you don't have a micro SD at over 5 GB and internal storage (which will store the apps) at less than a GB. It's already 2016 and we want unified storage for all sorts of Android devices so this set-up is a no no.


On battery, it only surived at less than 4 hours as the heat issues on it's 55 nm SoC was the probable cause on this one. Almost the same goes when I used it on uninterrupted internet usage via WiFi. By the WiFi was a-ok in this tablet but no Bluetooth. The audio jack is CTIA compliant.

For the overall functionality of this device and for the price of Php 1,699, I'll gonna give it 3.5 out of 5 but I hope Torque will put a price drop on this one soon as for additional Php 300, you'll gonna get a tablet with better quad-core processor plus digital TV soon from a local brand.

Smart Bro Limited Edition LTE Pocket WiFi at P1999 unboxing, quick look

I'm quite happy that Smart Commmunications had a bold move as they had the Smart Bro Limited Edition Pocket WiFi for Php 1,999 so I bought one for some testing.

Actually, there are two versions of Php 1,999 Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi. While there's one in Black from international brand Evoluzn with LCD display and 2,050 mAh battery, this one which you can see from Smart Bro's website is the one from Huawei which I'll gonna tell later. Meanwhile, here are the front and back views of the box.





Torque Ego Tab S unboxing, first impressions

After you first saw here it's specs, the guys from Torque Philippines already gave this blog a chance to check out some of their tablets from their Ego series. I'll gonna start with the entry-level one in the said line-up.

Ekophone Rogue 3 unboxing, first impressions, specs

I was not there at it's introduction as officially the first smartphone in the country with 1 GHz Intel Sofia dual-core processor. Good thing in their recent media meeting, Ekotek gave me a chance to check out the Ekophone Rogue 3
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July 22, 2016

Win ISDB-T DTV Box Unboxing and Review

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I am happy and priviledged to review so far the most affordable yet dependable DTV Box that you can find either offline or online, this is the Win ISDB-T DTV Box.

The one that I got was the white which is the latest model from Royal Antennacraft Industries. Last November 2015, they introduced a different design yet at a bit higher price at Php 1,799



You can see the top and bottom parts of Win ISDB-T DTV Box



At the front, you can see the LCD display, channel up and down buttons, power button and regular USB port which you can use for playing media files as well as to record your fave TV shows. The back part has much packed ports like Antenna In, Antenna Out (which is the one that you will need to insert together with the provided antenna), regular HDMI out, the 3 audio and video ports, coaxial port (you can use your present over-the-air antenna here) and DC port.



The top and bottom parts of the device which is made from glossy plastic yet still looks presentable. In return, the device is light which is quite comparable to some of the phablets that I previously reviewed. I love the size of the ventilation holes to lessen the heat inside. They are confident that you can use it 24/7.



The box also includes the stock antenna with 8 meter cable (that is 3 meters longer than this known competitior) with magnetic base, A/V cable and antenna



Of course the remote is important.













Booting in the first time is quick as you will be greeted by the simple WIN logo. Better to place your antenna outside at the highest point possible. Don't worry as the antenna can sustain the heavy rains and will not disrupt the signal. Auto scan the device to get the available DTV channels in your area. In my test area in Muntinlupa, I got ABS-CBN, Sports & Action, TV5, Aksyon TV, Catsup, UNTV, ADDTV and all of 8 channels under BEAM. I noticed that it can get both the full and 1 seg channels. Of course, the DTV channel availability will be dependent in your area. Safe to say that the entire NCR was a-ok and I also tested one spot in Sto.Tomas Batangas (only the first 2 channels mentioned were visible).

The menu consists of programs (which contains EPG), picture (which you can set the aspect ratio and resolution from 480p to 1080i, based on my test do not attempt to select 1080p 60hz), channel search, time, option, system and USB which will be your haven for recording the TV shows and accessing your media files. Overall, I got no problems in terms of video quality and signal using HDMI to HDMI cable.



On recording, the device can recognize so far the FAT32 file system (not sure on other formats). Do not worry on your USB as it will auto create a folder for your recording which has an .mts video format on 60fps either I recorded a channel on HD or FHD.



On this screenshot via MX Player on Android, it recorded at 873 x 480 on a Full HD channel wile it's 640 x 480 on HD. On average, it will accumulate 1 to 1.1 GB for an hour of recording.



I did a test on recording as you can record a channel while watching another channel by scheduling the recording process by putting in the corresponding channel, time and date. Pretty cool.



The Win ISDB-T DTV Box is now available thru Lazada Philippines for Php 1,399 (just look at the corresponding picture) and Royalantennacraft Industries FB page. If you are not caring about those exclusive DTV channels and want a clearer TV viewing plus to record your fave programs, this device is a good-to-go. I will gonna rate it at 4.5 out of 5.

Better if you will gonna buy this device thru this link

June 29, 2016

O+ Venti LTE unboxing, first impressions

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While I am still finishing my O+ Duo review, their guys finally noticed this blog and sent us their intriguing O+ Venti LTE.

June 6, 2016

Acer Liquid Zest 3G Unboxing and Quick Review

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It was my first test to check an Android Marshmallow phone and it came from the guys behind Acer Philippines.

June 1, 2016

Torque Ego Tab S Unboxing and Review

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The guys from Torque gave this blog a chance to check out the most affordable on the new Ego tablet series. I had this tablet for weeks now so I just gonna put the unboxing and my review in one.

This is the box and what's inside of the Torque Ego Tab S with screen guard, 2 ampere charger, user manual, warranty card and micro USB to USB chord


Front: VGA front camera, 7 inch WSVGA display
Back: Rear camera, Torque logo, single speaker
Internals: 1.0 GHz Rockchip RK2928 Cortex-A9 single core processor made in 55nm process, Android 4.4 Kitkat 512 MB RAM, 8 GB ROM, WiFi, no Bluetooth, 2,500 mAh battery


Nothing to check on the left and right sides


The whole top portion is pretty packed with power/unlock button, 3.5 mm. audio jack, micro USB port and volume rocker.


Compared to Torque Ego Phab tablet, I'll love this more only for the form factor with curved back and a bit rubbery back finish.

A bit skinned Android 4.4 Kitkat in this tablet has a weight obviously for it's single core processor as I really experienced lag mainly on unlocking it to the worst one, copying and pasting files on it's stock file manager. I didn't dare to put some gaming test on it as I used it mainly for surfing and as a mutimedia companion 



Screenshots from some benchmark apps. Not surprised that it only scored over 7,000 on Antutu. Good thing that I don't have any problems on it's 5 point multi touch display




The tablet has two partitions for storage, the nand flash which I recommend to to put in media files in case you don't have a micro SD at over 5 GB and internal storage (which will store the apps) at less than a GB. It's already 2016 and we want unified storage for all sorts of Android devices so this set-up is a no no.


On battery, it only surived at less than 4 hours as the heat issues on it's 55 nm SoC was the probable cause on this one. Almost the same goes when I used it on uninterrupted internet usage via WiFi. By the WiFi was a-ok in this tablet but no Bluetooth. The audio jack is CTIA compliant.

For the overall functionality of this device and for the price of Php 1,699, I'll gonna give it 3.5 out of 5 but I hope Torque will put a price drop on this one soon as for additional Php 300, you'll gonna get a tablet with better quad-core processor plus digital TV soon from a local brand.

May 22, 2016

Alcatel Pixi 4 6 3G version unboxing, first impressions

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A few days after the Alcatel's first event for this year, the people behind them gave us a chance to check out their newest 6 inch phablet - Alcatel Pixi 4 6.

May 20, 2016

MyPhone My86 DTV Unboxing

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I thought that my first impressions of MyPhone My86 DTV will just end there. MyPhone offcials gave us trust to unpack the said device.

May 16, 2016

Oppo F1 and Oppo F1 Plus unboxings, first impressions

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More devices that arrived recently at my hub. This time, the duo of the new F1 series from Oppo.

O+ Duo unboxing, first impressions

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Conquering more brands for this blog just in right for this anniversary month. This time, I checked out (for me) one of the most sulit products from O+

May 6, 2016

Cloudfone Excite Prime unboxing

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We waited for it for months. Finally, the guys from Cloudfone gave us a chance to check out one of their 2016 smartphones that you first saw here.

April 27, 2016

Huawei GR5 unboxing, first impressions

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2016 is quite a breakout year for this blog. On my first ever Huawei smartphone review, I chose to be on the upper midrange radar. 

March 31, 2016

Smart Bro Limited Edition LTE Pocket WiFi at P1999 unboxing, quick look

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I'm quite happy that Smart Commmunications had a bold move as they had the Smart Bro Limited Edition Pocket WiFi for Php 1,999 so I bought one for some testing.

Actually, there are two versions of Php 1,999 Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi. While there's one in Black from international brand Evoluzn with LCD display and 2,050 mAh battery, this one which you can see from Smart Bro's website is the one from Huawei which I'll gonna tell later. Meanwhile, here are the front and back views of the box.





March 30, 2016

Torque Ego Tab S unboxing, first impressions

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After you first saw here it's specs, the guys from Torque Philippines already gave this blog a chance to check out some of their tablets from their Ego series. I'll gonna start with the entry-level one in the said line-up.

March 28, 2016

Lenovo A6000 Plus unboxing, first impressions

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Lenovo Mobile Philippines' latest exclusive offering on Lazada Philippines is now here on my hub. Check out my first look and unboxing of Lenovo A6000 Plus

March 18, 2016

Cubix Cube 3 unboxing in Rose Gold, official specs, first impressions, Antutu, camera samples

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A week ago, I got a chance to see the physical looks of Cubix Cube 3 via it's prototype unit. Last night, a big thanks to Lazada Philippines as they gave me a chance to unpack the real thing.

March 3, 2016

Cubix Cube Lite unboxing, first impressions

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It's my first time this year to check out one of the devices from Cherry Mobile's online brand Cubix. You'll gonna see the Cubix Cube Lite.

January 26, 2016

Blackview BV2000 unboxing, first impressions, benchmarks, camera samples, specs, price

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If the BV5000 is not your thing, I also took a chance to go to Blackview PH's newest quad-core phone also with LTE. Here's my unboxing, first impressions plus more of Blackview BV2000.

Gionee Marathon M5 unboxing, first impressions

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From my recent visit at the guys at Cloudfone and Cellprime, they give me a chance to check out the country's current smartphone with the biggest battery that you can avail. Here is Gionee Marathon M5.

November 30, 2015

Kata Box unboxing, specs

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After a few months, I was given a chance to do another review from international tech brand Kata. This time, it's not a tablet or a smartphone.

November 27, 2015

Ekophone Rogue 3 unboxing, first impressions, specs

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I was not there at it's introduction as officially the first smartphone in the country with 1 GHz Intel Sofia dual-core processor. Good thing in their recent media meeting, Ekotek gave me a chance to check out the Ekophone Rogue 3

November 24, 2015

Ekotab Encore 2U unboxing, first impressions

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Back to back unboxing of gadgets from Ekotek which will keep me busy in the next few days. This time, I'll go for their tablet segment. Here's the Ekotab Encore 2U.

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