July 26, 2017

5 Pinoy Smartphone Brands You Can Check Out For Your Next Gadget

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  • Filipinos are keeping up with what technology brings in these changing times. Knowing how the Filipinos love the usage of smartphones from international brands, it is not surprising to know that lots of Pinoy smartphone brands have emerged through the years

    Here are the top local smartphone brands the Filipinos have grown to love:

    Cherry Mobile

    IMAGE Cherry Mobile

    Cherry Mobile was first introduced to the market in 2008 and has since become one of the front runners when it comes to top Pinoy Smartphone brands. They were the first to introduce the “Tri-Sim Phone”, as Filipinos are known to own at least two sim cards. It underscores their aim to provide “value-for-money” for their customers, with their first endorser John Lloyd Cruz who immediately captured Filipino hearts.

    Today, Cherry Mobile continues to be included in the leading telecommunications companies in the Philippines. Their recent and most popular smartphone series are Flare, Cosmos, and Desire.


    IMAGE Starmobile

    When the Filipino market started embracing Pinoy smartphones brands, Starmobile started to enter the scene. In 2011, in a small office in Pasig City, Starmobile started with the goal of stressing good user experience.

    It is known in the local smartphone brands to offer feature phones and entry-level Play smartphones. Starmobile also takes pride in its tablet called Engage, feature devices named as Jump, and smartphones named Knight series.


    IMAGE Cloudefone

    Just like other local brands, Cloudfone capitalizes on value for money strategy, with competitive features, sans the high price. Their smartphones consist of Android operating systems and High Definition features. Cloudfone has already partnered with international brands like Marvel, Disney, Spotify, Star Wars, Microsoft, and NBA.


    IMAGE MyPhone on Facebook

    MyPhone prides itself as the pioneering local brand for smartphones in the country. It first featured the dual-sim feature, which gained major attention to users. MyPhone started in 2007 with only 3 models and 15 dealers. Today, it has now 250 dealers nationwide for its array of smartphones and other devices like android tablet, digital TV, and feature phones.

    It is also known to embody nationalistic themes and pro-Filipino features, which makes it close to every local users’ heart.  Its new models include SUPERD D1, MY71 DTV, and much more.

    Chico Mobile

    IMAGE Chico Mobile, Philippines

    Chico Mobile entered the industry last year with three smart phones to boot. It is a sister company of ZH&K Mobile. Its phones are available for purchase through online shopping hub Lazada. Their flagship product is the Strom 87 DTV, a digital TV equipped smartphone with a 5.5 inch HD display and 8MP camera.

    Written by: Gelyka Dumaraos
    Image sources: StarmobileCherry MobileChico MobileMyPhoneCloudfone

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