Jun 2, 2023

HONOR Philippines, a leading global provider of smart devices, has officially announced that they will be unveiling the highly anticipated HONOR Magic5 Pro on June 8, 2023. This new addition to the flagship HONOR Magic Series builds upon its strong legacy by incorporating enhanced hardware, advanced technologies, and top-notch software solutions, setting a new industry benchmark for flagship smartphones.

HONOR Magic5 Pro
“We are extremely excited to Unleash the Power of Magic on June 8, 2023, so join us live to unveil the HONOR Magic5 Pro. Witness the real Magic as we share the breakthroughs in design, display, photography and performance of this new HONOR flagship,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

Inspired by symmetry, the HONOR Magic5 Pro boasts exquisite craftsmanship and design. It features harmonious bezels on both sides and a Star Wheel Triple Camera Design as the centrepiece on the back cover. Additionally, this flagship device comes equipped with a large 5100mAh battery, ensuring maximum mobility and uninterrupted productivity and entertainment.

One of the standout features of the HONOR Magic5 Pro is its Falcon Triple Camera System. With a Super Triple Falcon Camera System consisting of a 50MP Wide Camera, 50MP Ultra Wide Camera, 50MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, and a Multi-spectrum Color Sensor, it's no surprise that the HONOR Magic5 Pro has secured the top spot in the DXOMARK Smartphone Camera Ranking for the first quarter of the year. The camera also incorporates AI Motion Sensing Capture, enabling users to capture their best moments effortlessly. Moreover, the device includes IMAX Enhanced Movie Master, taking videography to a whole new level by producing cinematic-style videos.

HONOR Magic5 Pro
HONOR Magic5 Pro

The HONOR Magic5 Pro's display is equally impressive, having claimed the number one position in the DXOMARK Smartphone Display ranking. It features a 6.81-inch LTPO Quad-Curved Floating Display with Novel Display Luminance Enhancement Technology, promising an immersive viewing experience for browsing, gaming, or reading.

Powered by the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform and supported by HONOR's GPU Turbo X, the HONOR Magic5 Pro delivers unrivalled flagship performance, enhancing productivity and entertainment capabilities.

In terms of durability, the HONOR Magic5 Pro is designed to be water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating. It offers effective protection against dust, rain, and water, and can withstand being submerged in water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. This showcases HONOR's commitment to exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional product quality.

For more updates and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website www.hihonor.com or social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.
POCO 6.6 Sale
During the highly anticipated 6.6 Sale on Shopee, which runs from June 6 to 8, 2023, POCO is offering massive discounts on its best-selling phones.

Value shoppers, gears, and gadget enthusiasts can look forward to incredible discounts of up to 50% on POCO smartphones. This sale is a testament to POCO's unwavering commitment to satisfying its loyal fan base.

POCO smartphones are known for seamlessly combining innovation, performance, and affordability, making them the preferred choice for young and tech-savvy individuals. With a range of devices available, POCO ensures that there is a perfect device for every fan to enjoy. From the powerful POCO F5 series with impressive performance to the feature-packed POCO M5 and POCO X5 5G models, POCO caters to diverse preferences.

Here is a list of remarkable POCO gadgets that will be available at significantly discounted rates during the 6.6 Sale:

Product Name


Promo Price

POCO Watch



POCO C40 3+32



POCO C40 4+64



POCO M5 4+64



POCO M5 6+128



POCO M5s 6+128



POCO M5S 8+256



POCO X5 5G 6+128



POCO X5 5G 8+256



POCO X5 PRO 5G 6+128



POCO X5 PRO 5G 8+256



POCO F5 8+256



POCO F5 12+256



POCO F5 PRO 8+256



POCO F5 PRO 12+256



POCO F5 PRO 12+512



To take advantage of these incredible deals, visit the official POCO store on Shopee.
For more information about POCO, visit their official Facebook page.

May 23, 2023

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is a highly anticipated smartphone that boasts an impressive combination of features at an affordable price. Let's take a closer look at its design, display, camera, performance, and battery life.
Redmi Note 12 Review


The Redmi Note 12 showcases a sleek and modern design that is both eye-catching and ergonomic. It features a polycarbonate back panel with a matte metallic finish, giving it a premium feel. However, it's still a fingerprint magnet, you can use the free clear jelly case that comes with it.

The phone is well-built and feels solid in my hand. The volume button and fingerprint scanner are conveniently located on the right side while the sim card tray is located on the left. At the back, you will see the triple camera set up with LED flash.

The overall design of the Redmi Note 12 is undoubtedly pleasing and reflects Xiaomi's commitment to aesthetics.
Redmi Note 12 Review


The smartphone sports a large 6.67-inch AMOLED Dot Display with a Full HD+ resolution and is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen delivers vibrant colors and sharp details, making it a joy to consume multimedia content and play games.

The bezels are reasonably slim on the side and upper part but have a slightly thicker one at the bottom. Good enough to provide an immersive viewing experience for the users.

This mid-range phone has a max refresh rate of 120Hz. You can choose the standard 60 Hz to save battery but everything is better when you set it to 120 Hz. You'll enjoy a faster, crisp, and clearer screen.


The Redmi Note 12 packs a versatile camera setup that's fit for daily use and social media posting. It features a triple-camera system, led by a 50-megapixel primary sensor. The camera produces well-detailed and vibrant photos in good lighting conditions, with accurate colors and minimal noise.

The dedicated ultra-wide-angle lens expands the creative possibilities, capturing wider scenes with decent quality. Additionally, the depth sensor and macro lens offer satisfactory results, although they might not be as impressive as the main camera. Night photography might be a struggle for this phone as it turns grainy and blurry.

On the front, the device boasts a 13-megapixel selfie camera that captures good self-portraits.


Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos
Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos
Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos
Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos

Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos
Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos
Redmi Note 12 Sample Photos

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Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 685, accompanied by a max of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone handles day-to-day tasks smoothly, ensuring a lag-free experience while navigating through apps and multitasking. It also handles graphically demanding games quite well, offering a smooth gaming experience with minimal frame drops.

I was expecting major lags when I installed Mobile Legends on this phone, but to my surprise, it was smooth and can deliver ultra graphics. There are minor frame skips here and there but overall, I'm impressed.


One of the standout features of the Redmi Note 12 is its impressive battery life. Equipped with a substantial 5,000mAh battery, the phone easily lasts through a full day of heavy usage, including web browsing, media streaming, and gaming. You can say that it's a reliable companion for users who are constantly on the move. When it comes to charging, the Redmi Note 12 supports fast charging, allowing you to quickly top up the battery when needed.


The Redmi Note 12 is priced at P8,999 for 4+128 GB (online only), P9,999 for 6+128 GB, and P10,999 for 8+128 GB. Customers may purchase these devices online through Xiaomi's official stores in Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop as well as Authorized Xiaomi Stores and partner retailers nationwide. For those who want flexible payment options, Home Credit financing is available at 0% interest.


Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 is an excellent mid-range smartphone that offers an attractive design, a vibrant display, a versatile camera setup, reliable performance, and remarkable battery life. With its feature-packed offering at an affordable price point, the Redmi Note 12 is certainly worth considering for those looking for a capable smartphone without breaking the bank.

May 19, 2023

Xiaomi aims to showcase their newest smartphone lineup and portfolio of products in this year’s Xiaomi Fan Festival (XFF) roadshows, after a successful kickoff of the Redmi Note 12 Series and Xiaomi Fan Festival 2023 in Manila.

The festival has become even bigger as it brings the “Live Vivid” campaign to various locations across the Philippines from April to May. Xiaomi held a media event at Mr and Mrs B in Davao on May 5, where guests saw the Redmi Note 12 Series up close.
Live Vivid with Xiaomi Davao
Live Vivid in Davao Xiaomi

On May 6, the Xiaomi Fan Festival was held at Gaisano Mall Davao, where Xiaomi fans can join fun booth activities and avail of special XFF deals on select Xiaomi smartphones and AIoT products. Other Xiaomi products are also up for grabs at special prices, and the festival will continue in SM Dasmariñas (May 10 to 14) and SM Pampanga (May 17 to 21).

Xiaomi is happy and excited to bring the Xiaomi Fan Festival to Davao and be able to meet its Davaoeño fans. Our mission has always been to be a brand that equips young people with the latest technology available, so they can “Live Vivid” on their own terms,” says Tomi Adrias, Xiaomi Philippines’ Head of Marketing.
Live Vivid in Davao Xiaomi

The Redmi Note 12 Series delivers remarkable enhancements to the features that matter most to Xiaomi fans, especially the younger generation. Both the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G are equipped with 12Hz Flow AMOLED displays, supported by Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®.

The phone series sports an impressive triple camera system with an up to 200MP primary camera with OIS, ultra-wide camera, and macro camera. The cameras’ advanced AI software algorithms, accelerated image processing, and other useful features also help to provide an unparalleled user experience.

The Redmi Note 12 Series is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset to ensure smooth and reliable 5G performance and has a powerful 5,000mAh long-lasting battery.

The Redmi Note 12 is priced at P8,999 for 4+128 GB (online only), P9,999 for 6+128 GB, and P10,999 for 8+128 GB.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro+5G (8+256 GB) retails at PHP 21,999, while the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is offered in two options: the 8+128 GB variant priced at PHP 16,999 and the 8+256 GB model at PHP 17,999.

Customers may purchase these devices online through Xiaomi’s official stores in Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop as well as Authorized Xiaomi Stores and partner retailers nationwide, with Home Credit financing available at 0% interest.

May 18, 2023

Vision Express, a prominent provider of customized eye care solutions, celebrated a much-anticipated reopening of its newly renovated store at SM City Davao. The store, which is now bigger and better, officially opened on April 28, 2023, at the Ground Level of the Annex Building.

The grand opening event was attended by former President Rodrigo Duterte and Ms. Honeylet Avancena, and hundreds of people came to visit the newly opened store on the day of the opening. President Duterte, a resident of Davao City, has been a customer of Vision Express since the company's first store opening in the city in 2001.
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The newly renovated store boasts a sleek and sophisticated look, showcasing Vision Express' new branding and store design. Vision Express prioritizes customer satisfaction, offering a delightful shopping experience with its new store design. With the reopening of the new store, Vision Express now has two stores in Davao, with the other store located on the Ground Floor of SM Lanang Premier. Across the Philippines, Vision Express has over 65 stores that offer customized eye care through their 7-step eye exam conducted by the country's top optometrists. 

Vision Express SM City Davao

For Davaoeños who are fashion and style conscious, the optical store offers over 50 of the world's biggest designer brands, including Ray-ban, Gucci, Prada, Mont Blanc, and D&G. 

Moreover, customers can take advantage of the "Buy One, Get One" promotion all year round, which means they can express their vision in style with different pairs of eyewear for their work and play needs without having to choose between two pairs of eyewear.