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Nokia P3600 Earphones Review: The affordable true music experience

The Nokia P3600 (limited edition) is a serious challenger to the Galaxy Buds 2.

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These days, it’s difficult to find a bad pair of wireless earphones. The market has come a long way since the early days of truly wireless earbuds when consumers had to put up with poor music quality and unpredictable performance just to avoid having to deal with wires. Things have changed dramatically since then. Companies like Sony, Apple, Samsung, and others are producing their most remarkable earbuds yet, following several product generations of learned lessons.

Nokia, on the other hand, has made significant investments in the wireless earphones industry. It’s worth noting that their current product line is both performance and price-wise remarkable.

This Nokia P3600 True Wireless Earbuds review should help you decide whether or not these earbuds are worth your money. The good news is that they are, and the sound quality amazed me overall if you are on a budget and want to save a little money by getting a Galaxy Buds 2. These are, in fact, among the best wireless earbuds below PHP6,000. But let’s squeeze in more details to help you decide better.

What are true wireless (TWS) earbuds?

True wireless earbuds, for those unfamiliar with the term, are earphones that have no cables between them – neither to connect them to your music streaming device nor to connect them to each other. Each bud is a self-contained unit that communicates with its counterpart without the use of wires.

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20kHz 
Transducer Principle Dynamic + balanced armature
Transducer Size  8mm dynamic + balanced armature
Impedance 16?±15%
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.2
Profiles: HSP, HFP, AVRCP, A2DP
Effective range:
Line of sight approx. 30ft (10m)
Transmission frequency 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
Microphone Principle MEMS x 2
Power Supply Built-in Lithium rechargeable batteries, 3.7V. 
Left earbud: 45mAh 
Right earbud: 45mAh 
Charging case: 400mAh 
Type-C charging via type-C socket of the charging case: 5V, 400mA.
Operating Time 6hrs (music playback via A2DP) with rechargeable batteries of the earphones* 24hrs with a rechargeable battery of the charging case*
Charging Time Earphones: approx. 2 hours 
Charging case: approx. 2 hours
Charging Case Input USB-C
Ingress Protection (Earbuds) IPX4
Profiles HSP,HFP,AVRCP,A2DP
Effective Range Line of sight approx. 30ft (10m)
Sound Pressure Level (SPL)94dB±3dB
Output Power 10mW
Weight Left earbud; approx. 4.6g
Right earbud; approx. 4.6g
Charging case; approx. 63g
Supported audio format(s) SBC, AptX adaptive

Nokia P3600 Unboxing

A premium box filled with goodies

The case, with its shiny metallic silver finish, is very sturdy. It looks a bit reminiscent Nokia 8800 phone. The shiny coating, on the other hand, attracts fingerprints and smudges. RichGo, on the other hand, has added a little pouch to keep the case safe when you’re on the go.

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The USB C charging connector is located at the back of the case, while the front features a single white LED indication. 

Nokia P3600 Design and Ergonomics

The earphones have a different design than the Nokia E3101 that we previously reviewed. They’re made of a mix of matte and glossy plastic, with the latter closely resembling glass. The earbuds’ design should be pleasant for lengthy periods of usage, but we found this to be highly subjective. Some office coworkers complained of discomfort after several hours of use, while others had no such issues.

That will always be the case because everyone’s ear canals are different, and the fit will always be varied. The Nokia P3600 is, however, a little on the heavier side, which will make them even more uncomfortable for individuals who don’t fit well.

Despite the fact that the fits aren’t standard, the packaging includes two sets of extra ear tips. For me, the little ones work best. The good news is that these silicone rubber ear tips are universal, so you can also replace them with any other brand.

But take note, if you use too small tips, the music will sound dull and the bass will be almost non-existent. However, with the ones that are properly fitted, you get far better soundstage.

I used them for everything: I listened to music while jogging, I did a couple of treadmills, and I used them throughout the day. They didn’t fall out once and stayed solidly in my ear. That’s impressive given how many times I’ve come close to losing a bud from other brands, especially while exercising.

The Nokia P3600 earbuds are also IPX4 water and sweat-resistant, which is very useful for outdoor activities. It will perform excellently in adverse weather situations during training.

Smart Controls

A single tap on either of the buds pauses the current track, a double tap on the right one skips to the next track, and a double-tap on the left one returns to the previous track.

Nokia P3600 Performance and Audio Quality

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The Nokia P3600 earbuds’ combination of Knowles balanced armature and an 8mm dynamic driver is one of their most impressive features. The dynamic drivers cover the whole frequency spectrum, resulting in improved bass and a more natural, unified sound. And meanwhile, the balanced armature drivers provide superior sound isolation and consume less power.

Rich Audio Quality

In my experience, they are well-tuned in terms of sound quality. Most kinds of music sound balanced, with deep bass and clear treble – though I would argue they distort the music slightly at times, especially on the high end. Unfortunately, there are no equalizer options to manually modify the sound, like an app that you can find with the Galaxy earbuds but at this price range, you wouldn’t expect there to be.

We put it to the test by performing Pharell Williams’ “Happy,” a 2011 Soul/Pop song known for its Block chord style, which was performed by synths and drums. The audio experience was well-balanced, with deep bass and a clean treble – though I would say the music was a little distorted at times, especially at near maximum volume. Of course, you wouldn’t want to reach those levels in the first place.

Even Justin Bieber’s 2020 hit song “Stay” fits in well. The lower frequencies and vocals were not artificially boosted. The neutrality provides a pure sound experience and can adapt to any music you want to listen to.

The sound quality is noticeably better than that of competitors like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds.

With its Clear Voice Capture technology, RICHGO guarantees crystal-clear conversations. We tried the buds on a Zoom call as well as a regular voice call. The call quality, to our delight, was excellent. Even if you are in a noisy area, the caller can clearly hear you. Indoors, the microphone performed admirably.

Don’t forget that Qualcomm’s aptX adaptive sound is included in these tiny earbuds. Qualcomm’s patented audio compression technology delivers seamless wireless technology, a dynamic low latency mode to decrease audio/lip-synchronization concerns, glitch-free audio with adjustable bit rate, and HD audio quality, which is ideal for gaming.

Here are my own impressions of the overall audio quality of the P3600:

  • The overall tone of the P3600 is vibrant, making it ideal for listening to pop music.
  • The treble is clear and performs well in terms of detail, but it isn’t excessively sharp or scratchy. The addition of the Knowles balanced armature has made a significant difference in the overall audio output quality.
  • The midrange is somewhat neutral, with a hint of richness, and singers and wind instruments can be reproduced well.
  • The P3600’s bass is a tad stronger and has a greater sense of depth. 
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Photo: Samsung Galaxy M22 paired with Nokia P3600 earbuds

Made for Gamers!

The unique “Gaming Mode” feature on the P3600 excites me because it lowers delay and delivers sound in sync while in-game. We used the Samsung S20+ to play Mobile Legends: BangBang, Genshin Impact, and Call of Duty, and we didn’t notice any audio delay.

Long-lasting battery

These earbuds are perfect if you want long battery life. The buds last about 6 hours on a single charge, with the case providing an extra 24 hours. They are some of the best affordable true wireless earbuds for battery life, giving you extra 4 full charges.

On a daily basis, we discovered that with typical usage, you can easily get more than a couple of weeks of use away from the charger because the case supplies all the power you need.

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Photo: RV Cuarto, Founder & Chief Editor of EveryTechEver

Verdict

RichGo did right to these Nokia-branded TWS earbuds by packing them with value-added features, a long battery life, and a high price tag, according to our review of the Nokia E3101. On the other hand, the Nokia P3600 continues to deliver on its promise. Ambient mode, aptX support, and excellent battery life are just a few of the amazing features. I was a little concerned about the fitting at first, but I got used to it.

Left: Nokia P3600 | Right: Galaxy Buds 2


The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 (PHP6,990) are available if you’re ready to stretch your budget a little further. They sound amazing, have active noise cancellation, and are comfortable to wear. However, it will set you back more than a thousand dollars, despite the fact that it only includes IPX2 and no Gaming Mode.

They may be more expensive, but you get your money’s worth with the Nokia P3600, which has a similar soundstage and better features.

Where can I buy these from?

The Nokia P3600 wireless earbuds were originally priced at PHP 5,999, now for only PHP 5,699. You can get these earphones at Nokia’s Personal Audio by RichGo online stores on LazadaShopee, and Facebook.

Nokia P3600 TWS Earbuds Review

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Performance
Audio Quality
Battery Life

Summary

The Nokia P3600 (limited edition) is a significant upgrade over other models, with Clear Voice Capture (noise cancellation), aptX support, improved sound quality, long battery life, and a perfect fit.

They are, without a doubt, one of the best true wireless earbuds available. It’s easy to recommend to anyone looking for a quality audio experience for music, conference calls, or gaming without breaking the bank.

3.9

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Vivo T1 5G: Unboxing and First Impressions

Is the Vivo T1 5G the right phone for you? Let’s take a quick look at our first impressions. 

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Vivo’s new T-series smartphones are directly aimed at Gen Z. Such shoppers, according to Vivo, seek well-designed items with good features for the price. The Vivo T1 5G is the first smartphone in this new series that offers a sleek new style. It also has a massive 64-megapixel triple camera setup, a 90Hz refresh rate display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G chipset.

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So, is the Vivo T1 5G the right phone for you? Let’s take a quick look at our first impressions. 

Unboxing time!

First, let’s look at the box. The phone arrives with a charger and a decent back case in a package. This ensures you won’t have to shell out extra cash for a phone case. The Vivo T15G is available in two colors: Turbo Black and Turbo Cyan.

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It’s a fairly standard unboxing experience when you first open the Vivo T1 5G. There’s a cardboard box with the silicone casing and a user guide. The charging brick, charging cord, and SIM ejector tool are all located beneath the device. 

Design and Build

The Vivo T1 5G comes with a 6.58-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone weighs 187g and is 8.25mm thick. It also has a dewdrop notch on top with a 16-megapixel camera, a hefty chin on the bottom, and narrow bezels on both sides of the screen. Interestingly, the camera island on the phone is reminiscent of the triple camera design on the Huawei P50.

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The Vivo T1 5G has a plastic body, but it looks attractive with a gleaming black finish. The phone’s smooth matte back texture and curved corners make it easy to handle.

Under the hood

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G, Qualcomm’s mid-range chipset with integrated 5G and designed for mobile gaming, powers the Vivo T1 5G. Vivo has also included a virtual RAM function that allows you to use a portion of the phone’s storage as extra RAM. Depending on the model, this can range from 1GB to 4GB.

The Vivo T1 5G should be able to play Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact in high settings. However, we will still have to park this one as we fully test the phone in our full review.

So far, the phone feels smooth and fluid as I navigate the UI and switch between apps. I appreciate how FunTouch OS 12 is implemented here because it appears more like the stock Android UI. It’s a lot easier to use and much cleaner. 

Camera

On the back, the phone has a triple camera configuration with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. A 16-megapixel front camera is available for selfies. 

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In our initial shots, the 64-megapixel primary camera takes photos in daylight with ease. It captures fine details and has a decent dynamic range. We also tried taking shots at night, and we are pleased with the photos it produced. The f/1.79 aperture delivers plenty of details and, combined with its Super Night Mode feature, denoises photos while adding more light to nighttime shots. 

Here are some shots were taken by the Vivo T1 5G:

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Initial Impressions

Vivo attempted to improve performance by including a high-refresh-rate display, additional cameras, and a large battery. As a result, the Vivo T1 5G is an all-around mid-range smartphone designed for Gen Z and gamers.

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However, the Vivo T1 may have been superior in some areas if it had opted for a punch-hole display and a 120hz refresh rate. So, should you go with the Vivo T1 5G or one of the other alternatives? We’ll get to that in our full review, which will be out soon. 

You can also watch our unboxing video here:

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vivo T1 5GKey Specifications
Display6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Rear Camera64MP main
8MP ultra-wide
2MP focus
Front Camera16MP
Battery4700mAh
66W Flash Charge
ColorsTurbo Black
Turbo Cyan
PricePHP 16,999

The Vivo T1 5G is currently selling at P16,999 locally at Vivo’s flagship stores online via Shopee and Lazada and authorized retailers nationwide.

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Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-radiation Eyewear Review

Keep your eyes protected with trendy specs from Peculiar Eyewear for as low as Php 189 only at Shopee’s 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

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If you spend all day in front of a computer, your eyes may become tired, dry, or itchy. Gazing at a screen for long periods of time can harm your eyes. You might be concerned that you’re forever damaging your eyes, or you might be unsure how to cope with the discomfort. If your task requires extensive computer use, you may notice eye issues. A study suggests at least 50% of those who spend time in front of a computer suffer from eye issues.

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Blue light affects eyesight

Digital eye strain can be caused by blue light from computer screens and other digital gadgets, which reduces contrast. Eye strain might be caused by fatigue, dry eyes, poor lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer. Sore or irritated eyes, as well as difficulties focusing, are signs of eyestrain.

According to research, long-term exposure to blue light may cause retinal cell damage.

As a content creator, I’ve been doing my stuff every day in front of my computer and smartphone. And this led me to develop dry eye syndrome and frequent migraines. As little as I know, the lack of anti-radiation computer eyewear contributes a lot to this aspect.

Get protected with UV400 Protection and BlueLight Blocking Technology certification

I tried a number of methods to address my persistent eye irritation, including eye drops and eye creams that are wholly pricey and consumable. Then I found Peculiar Eyewear’s HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses on Shopee and it revolutionized my everyday grind. 

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I’ve started using Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses for about two weeks now, and they work so well. I usually sit in front of my laptop and a big monitor for about 12 hours, excluding my mobile phone usage. And I am satisfied with the comfort these glasses have given me. The glasses literally block our devices from emitting blue light. Hence, it protects our eyes from extended periods of gadget use. 

Here are some of the features :

  • Anti-radiation SafeShield UV400
  • BlueShield for protection against harmful Blue Light
  • Color Changing Lens for 3x protection – allows you to switch from clear to dark in seconds

For prolonged screen time, I highly recommend Peculiar Eyewear HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses. It is endorsed by a number of influencers, bloggers, and celebrities, including Carla Abellana. It’s also been named the most popular and reliable computer eyewear at the Southeast Asia International Awards.

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I purchase all of my eye and eye care products exclusively from Shopee. Only Shopee makes online buying a more sulit and rewarding experience. The Peculiar Eyewear’s HUGO Anti-Radiation Glasses are truly perfect for students, work-from-home professionals, content creators, and gamers!

So what are you waiting for? Get Peculiar Eyewear’s trendy specs for as low as Php 189 on Shopee’s 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

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Anker PowerPort III Review: The Only Charger You Need

Truly live more when you charge fast!

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In our current generation where charging bricks are starting to get out from mobile device boxes, it has become more relevant to look up the best chargers on the market.

Anker, among others, is one of the leading global brands in charging technology. Their products include wireless charging, car charging, power banks, and wall chargers. 

Portable and wall chargers are the best-selling products of Anker. They term their Charging adaptor product line as PowerPort, with their most recent release, the PowerPort III. This 3rd iteration of the said product line by Anker is its latest fast charger offering with a whooping 65W Power output.

Anker PowerPort III

What’s in the box?

Unboxing the Anker PowerPort III, you’ll find the charging brick immediately. No other accessory is included. The charger is quite heavy at 132 grams. The exterior is made out of plastic with a matte finish on the side and a glossy finish on the back where you will find its single USB-C slot.

Design and Features

Great Power that fits in your pocket

The Anker PowerPort III is a powerful wall charger, that boasts a massive 65W output, that can charge smartphones as well as laptops. Slightly bigger than those usually included in out-of-the-box phone chargers, the PowerPort III is still compact at 6.8 x 3.0 x 4.5cm. I personally find it very useful that I could leave my bulky laptop charger at home and treat my laptop like a smartphone when charging using this PowerPort.

Anker PowerPort III

Anker is also revolutionizing the way its charging technology is constructed. They call this the MiniFuel, in which by incorporating a unique stacked design, they have been able to reduce the overall size or footprint of the charger while boosting both efficiency and heat dissipation.

The best charger for a traveler

The PowerPort III has become an easy favorite accessory for me, especially since I bring different gadgets when I go out. It serves as my universal charger. It is good for charging laptops, smartphones, power banks, and wearables. It eliminates the need of bringing multiple chargers for every device. 

Performance

The PowerPort III is equipped with Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ 3.0, making optimized charging virtually to any device. 

Anker PowerPort III

The phone I am using is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, which has up to 45W fast charging capability. It is a delight for me to use the PowerPort III as it activates Super Fast Charging 2.0, which can fully charge my device from empty for only 1.5hrs. It is around an hr faster than the regular 25W charger provided in the box.

Aside from my smartphone, I’ve also started using the PowerPort III for my Dell E5320 laptop. Having to leave my default and bulky laptop charger at home is the best thing the Anker PowerPort III has done — while charging it similarly to the bundled 65W power adaptor.

Should you buy the Anker PowerPort III

The course of phone makers to remove chargers as default accessories is really a big frustration. It is not really okay to spend more to get what you can get free before. But since this has become the new reality, adapting is the only key.

Back Portion of the PowerPort III where the single USB-C port is located

Looking for the best option out there can be the only way to get rid of the frustration — and getting the Anker PowerPort III does the job. It is an easy decision to choose as it is one of the best charger adapters on the market. Paying for the extra thousand Pesos does not only give you a reliable fast charger for your smartphone but also for laptops and tablets. It is a reliable charger for all, making a step forward for a simpler life with electronics

What I did not like about the Anker PowerPort III is that it only has a single USB-C port, which means you cannot use the adaptor for multiple and simultaneous charging. Also, in the box, you would only find the charger itself, no other accessories whatsoever. It would be a very nice addition to have a bundled cord that is also compatible with fast charging. In my case, I’m using the fast charging cable bundled from my Galaxy Phone. If these are not major letdowns for you, the PowerPort III is an excellent buy.

Pricing and Availability

The Anker Powerport III is available online on Soundcore Official Store on Lazada for only 2,551.00Php. At this time, you can grab it at a discounted price, 1,499.00.Php, for a limited time. Every purchase of the PowerPort thru Lazada comes with a welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.

Anker PowerPort III Review

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Summary

Looking for the best option out there can be the only way to get rid of the frustration — and getting the Anker PowerPort III does the job. It is an easy decision to choose as it is one of the best charger adapters on the market. Paying for the extra thousand Pesos does not only give you a reliable fast charger for your smartphone but also for laptops and tablets. It is a reliable charger for all, making a step forward for a simpler life with electronics. 

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