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The Big Techs of 2015 Year-Ender Recall

As we near the end of 2015, it is time to take a glimpse back to the year it was in the field of consumer electronics.
The fast-evolving state of technology continued to offer many goodies for the techies out there, expectedly led by leading brand names like Apple and Samsung. But take note, there were movers and small-time players that got their share of attention as well.

The iPhone 6s/6s Plus

As it has always been, there were a lot of folks who went crazy over the iPhone 6 line which came in a sturdier design and improved performance. The highlight of the 6s was of course the 3D touch pressure-sensitive display which will likely be a new feature for its upcoming iPhones for 2016 and beyond.

Though many found the suggested retail price steep, Apple die-hards still found a way to get their hands on one – as always.


Microsoft Surface Pro 4

As anticipated, Microsoft came out with the much awaited Microsoft Surface Pro 4 which is something pegged to somehow try and replace traditional laptops or notebooks. With its ability to convert from a laptop to a tablet (and vice versa), there is no question that the Windows-based device was another big hit of 2015.

But being a monster of a device, issues concerning the battery life were up in the air, particularly for entry level models.

In all, 2015 was a fierce battle between the three popular OS for mobile devices to date – iOS, Android and Windows 10.


Samsung Galaxy S6

Making its way early into the market thanks to Samsung’s unpacked event, the Samsung Galaxy S6 did get people excited but perhaps though much of the attention really went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. With a curved dual display making it stand out, such brought something fashionably new to the picky buyers to consider.



Cherry Mobile is on fire when launching new devices. The Maia Pad Plus features an Intel Atom X3 1GHz processor with a 7-inch IPS display. The 5 rear camera and front 2MP camera has a decent enough photo quality that doesn’t disappoint. The 8GB ROM is a little small, but at least it is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. There are also affordably priced but truly smart phones, like the Flare S4 Plus armed with a 1.3GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. The 5.5-inch Full HD screen is surprisingly remarkable.


Apple Watch/iPad Pro

The Apple Watch and the iPad Pro got their fair share of attention as well. The Apple Watch is undoubtedly an interesting wearable to consider though some folks may have to get used to it and do some preliminary studying to put it to good use.

The iPad Pro on the other hand is Apple’s ticket to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. The 12.9-inch did wow techies, something armed as well with an A9x chip.

While the iPad Pro does seem promising since it could be transformed into a laptop as well (if you buy the Smart Keyboard separately), the cost was again a major area of concern. Aside from the keyboard, a Smart Pencil could also be purchased separately.

There were also concerns on the operating system in use which somehow set it apart from the traditional MacBooks that Apple offered. The iPad Pro runs on iOS rather than the traditional OS X which in a way poses questions to interface.


Nexus 6P

HUAWEI Technologies Philippines has unveiled its most anticipated smartphone collaboration—the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P brings together the expertise of Huawei in creating exceptional flagship devices and the continuous efforts of Google in improving its Android Operating System for mobile devices.

With the Nexus 6P, Huawei and Google brings users a truly premium device that is 100 percent Android, integrating the OS 6.0 Marshmallow. The Nexus 6P is beautifully designed and is the first one in the series to feature an elegant all-metal unibody.


Kata T4

Kata is no longer the new kid on the block, with an aggressive marketing for inexpensive devices that are still packed with high-end specs.

Kata dubbed the T4 as their hippest phablet. It features a 7.8-inch Super HD, a quad-core 1.3GHz processor and 1GB RAM. It’s more than capable to fire up daily apps and the screen is clear enough to watch movies on. The 3,000mAh battery is more than enough to keep the phablet running for several hours without the fear of losing power. The phablet goes hand in hand with Kata’s newer M2L, which has been geared for entertainment. This phone features a Mega VPN.

OPPO Neo 7

OPPO Neo 7

Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch

Now there were other devices worth noting that rose from the ashes to gain a share of the market. They are already ex-promising-future techs as they have already planted the seeds for the better alternatives in wearables and smart-er phones. The Huawei Watch, in just a short time, has become a winner.

Looking forward to the devices of 2016? Well that could be just a couple of months away. With the Mobile World Congress happening on February 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, brace yourself for a whole new batch of goodies from the fab mobile market brands.