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VP Choice Awards to grant accolades to the Pipol’s favorite Mobile Phones, Home Appliance, and Online Streamer of the Year

VP Choice Awards to grant accolades to the Pipol’s favorite Mobile Phones, Home Appliance, and Online Streamer of the Year

The choice is still in the palm of your hands, Pipol! The 4th VP Choice Awards (VPCA) presented by Village Pipol Magazine will now give attention to the bamboozling array of technology and lifestyle.

Mobile phones’ advantages are evident in our daily lives. Still, with extreme competition, pipol are now looking for features that go beyond the ability to call or text. More importantly, those that don’t need to stretch their budget. Let’s walk along the shelves as we present the contenders for the 4th VPCA – Technology Category.

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY: Mobile Phone Under P10,000 and P20,000, Premium, Mobile Phone Brand of the Year

Favorite Mobile Phone Brand of the Year (under P10,000).

  • HONOR (X7)
  • WIKO (Wiko 10)
  • POCO (M5)
  • Vivo (Y16)
  • Narzo (50i Prime)
  • Itel (Vision 3 Plus)

HONOR X7 | Wiko 10 | POCO M5

HONOR returned with a bang in the Philippine market with the new Google-equipped X series. The premium-looking HONOR X7 (PHP 9,990) provides quad cameras (48MP main camera, an 8MP selfie camera) and a superb battery of 5000mAh. Take as many photos as you want with its 128GB storage, and play games with a 90Hz refresh rate and Snapdragon 680 4G chipset. Also, designed for the coolest kids in the market, WIKO’s tagline “we cool for WIKO” manifests in the new entry-level phone, Wiko 10 (PHP 7,999), built with triple cameras (50MP main, 2MP macro, 2MP depth) and an 8MP selfie camera. It also has 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, and battery of 5000mAh that lasts all day. Also included in this category’s strong competition is the POCO M5 (PHP 9,499) — furnished with a plastic body, and same triple rear camera specifications, 64GB of storage, and a 5000mAh battery.

Vivo (Y16) | realme Narzo (50i Prime) | Itel (Vision 3 Plus)

Vivo’s Y series lineup includes the Vivo Y16 (PHP 8,999) with two trendy colors available and a fluorite-textured glass-like body. It is priced at a great deal for 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. This next budget phone gained an AnTuTu Benchmark score of 209,832, a well-deserved for the Narzo 50i Prime. Its understated rigged design suits its ARM Cortex-A75 processor, 3GB RAM +32GB ROM, camera specs (8MP rear and 5MP selfie camera), and a massive battery capacity 5000mAh. What makes it stand out is its unbeatable price value of only PHP 5,000! Finally, in this category is the Itel Vision 3 Plus (PHP 5,499), offering colorful metal stripe design, 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. Its 13MP dual rear camera is enough for a simple point-and-shoot. If not the best in battery longevity, this phone pulls up an incredible package of 18W fast charging 6000mAh capacity.

Favorite Mobile Phone Brand of the Year (under P20,000).

  • Samsung (Galaxy A52 5G)
  • realme (realme 9 Pro)
  • OPPO (Reno 6 Z)
  • Huawei (Nova 7 SE 5G)
  • vivo (T1 5G)
  • Xiaomi (Mi 10T)

Samsung (Galaxy A52 5G) | realme (realme 9 Pro) | OPPO (Reno 6 Z)

The following mid-range phones have long dominated the market and promised versatility, just like the ever-famous — the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (PHP 18,990). Beyond its gorgeous display is its ability to shoot 4K videos through its quad cameras (64MP main, 12MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro) and a 32MP selfie camera. What’s more to its details is its 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM and a 4500 mAh battery. Another mid-range fighter is the realme 9 Pro (PHP 13,999), with same rear camera specs but only a 13MP selfie camera. One area other mid-range phones can’t beat is its battery of 5000mAh. The OPPO Reno 6 Z (PHP 17,512) also steals the spotlight with its Bokeh Flare portrait and the AI-operated Beautification video. Its fingerprint-proof body dazzles while its performance do justice (8GB RAM, 128GB ROM, and 5GB RAM expansion)! The only compromise you’ll see is its lower battery capacity of 4310 mAh.

Huawei (Nova 7 SE 5G) | vivo (T1 5G) | Xiaomi (Mi 10T)

The industry is bringing more affordable 5G-capable smartphones, like the Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G (PHP 19,990). It has a glossy finish with gradient colors, complementing the quad cameras (64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro shooter) and a 16MP selfie camera. The battery capacity of only 4000mAh and the lack of Google services are the downsides of its performance. Still, it gained an AntuTu V8.3.7 rating of 355,324. The vivo T1 5G (PHP 16,999) attempts to outmatch this with a lower price but with the same camera features. Still, its fascinating edge lies in its mid-range gaming experience and a better battery capacity of 4700 mAh. Next, the Xiaomi Mi 10T (PHP 19,990), hitting our sweet spot with its 5000mAh battery and nearly same camera features, but only a 20MP selfie camera. Along with its strong suits are the 8K Video Recording and the Night Mode.

Favorite Mobile Phone Brand of the Year (Premium).

  • Samsung (Galaxy Z Fold 4)
  • Apple (iPhone 14 series)
  • HUAWEI (Mate 50 Pro)

A phone, tablet, and a pc all at once? Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (PHP 98,990) definitely ticks every box on our list. Its size weigh your pocket, but its folding experience is great for multitasking due to its split view, 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage. However, the capacity of 4400mAh may seem insufficient for heavy use. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 14 series (starts at PHP 56,990) new 48MP camera now captures steady footage through its new feature, Action mode. Such investment equates to the new emergency satellite SOS features and its recycled, climate-friendly elements. Another entry from the android realm is the Huawei Mate 50 Pro (PHP 61,999), with unique-looking quad cameras (50MP main, 13MP ultra-wide, and 64MP telephoto lenses), shooting 4K videos. It has pre-installed Huawei services as your alternatives to Google. This strong contender can handle your tasks and games with a benchmark AnTuTu v9 rating of 1,009,003.

Mobile Phone Brand of the Year

Moving on, here are the android brands competing which has the most cutting-edge performance.

  • realme
  • Huawei
  • OPPO
  • Samsung
  • Xiaomi
  • vivo

First, realme is a Chinese company anchoring itself towards the high-specs but low-cost market. Within a 30-year history, Huawei became the 9th world’s most valuable brand, while its 5G core portfolio ranked first in the world. Simultaneously, oppo has maintained a stable growth pace, now selling to around 60 countries. Second, also hailed as 2021’s most innovative tech company and ranked 6th in 2022, Samsung also leads the cleaner future with environment-friendly boxes and longer product lifecycles. Thereafter, Xiaomi has achieved a 318% growth rate, ranked 3rd in the Philippines, and is among the top picks for gaming phones. Lastly, trend-topping vivo is superior in finesse, durability, and reliability at its price point.

LIFESTYLE CATEGORY: Home Appliance of the Year

Next category coming right up! These big entities pose competition of which offers the most ideal and functional appliance that is perfect for the pipol’s modern homes. Presenting the contenders for the 4TH VPCA’s Lifestyle Category – Home Appliance of the Year.

  • Sharp Philippines
  • Beko
  • LG
  • Xtreme Philippines
  • Panasonic
  • TCL

Since its operation in 1982, the Japanese electronics company, Sharp have since produced the most advanced products for every household. In 2019, Sharp Philippines was awarded as the Most Trusted Brand of washing machine. On the other hand, Beko Philippines rose in the post-pandemic market with their MinFrost Technology, and have onboarded Judy Ann Santos as its first ambassador. Next, LG Philippines is still dominating the home entertainment market, showcasing better line of TV and gaming monitors.

At the same time, Xtreme Philippines maintains its pursuit of quality and innovative appliances at an affordable price. Their budget-friendly products aim to cater the pipol’s ever-changing needs and preferences. Panasonic also promised to bring japanese technology in their sophisticated designs and superior nanotechnology. Finally, TCL positioned themselves as the leading brand in budget smart TVs, even without the cut back on advanced features.

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY: Online Streamer of the Year

The online streaming of live events, incredibly the gaming niche, attracts its target audience’s interest, thus gaining popularity and engagement. Clearly, these nominees have perfected these skills, but who among them is at the summit of the online streaming industry? As presented by FLEEK, here are the nominees for VPCA’s Technology Category – Online Streamer of the Year!

  • Oscar Romero (Sumpak)
  • Sharlene San Pedro
  • Kristine Santamena
  • Tristan Cabrera (Yawi Esports)
  • Bianca Jane Yao (Biancake)
  • Edgar Dumali (ChooxTv)

Oscar Romero (Sumpak) | Sharlene San Pedro | Kristine Santamena

Oscar Romero (Sumpak) has some good looks and talent that fascinate his 1.7M followers. His gameplay focuses on Mobile Legends and has gained 24,000 views so far. Aside from being a former Goin’ Bulilit star and actress, Sharlene San Pedro‘s love for gaming has become her breathing space since the pandemic. Additionally, her gaming profile currently has 2.3M followers, where she streams Call of Duty together with Doc Z Gaming for fun every Wednesday to Saturday. A YouTuber, Chef, entrepreneur, FHM model, and gamer Kristine Santamena has 4.8M followers on her Facebook profile and streams live every Monday to Friday. Her gameplay includes Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, Mobile Legends, Call of Duty, Simulation Games, and many more. Aside from being one of the most followed Filipino streamers, she’s also a cosplayer and an experienced tournament player.

Tristan Cabrera (Yawi Esports) | Bianca Yao (Biancake) | Edgar Dumali (ChooxTv)

Relatively, Tristan Cabrera (Yawi Esports) is a professional e-sports player and streamer with 3.8M followers in his gaming profile. He recently led ECHO to M4 World Championship — the biggest stage of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Moreover, Bianca Jane Yao (Biancake) is another successful woman in this male-dominated field. She’s been in the gaming industry since 2011, became a shout caster in DOTA tournaments in 2016, and has come a long way since then. Her gaming profile currently has 3.5M followers, and she is now a cosplayer and local talent of Tier One Entertainment. Finally, Edgar Dumali (ChooxTv) is the most followed among the nominees, with 14M followers in his gaming profile. His charm and humor always show during his streams of Mobile Legends, gaining the highest viewership of 200,000 in a single stream alone.

VP Choice Awards: Voting System

The 4th VP Choice Awards’ voting period will be from February 10 to March 10.  So, in determining the winners, the following criteria will be used:

  • 30% of the VP Choice Awards’ Facebook shares
  • 20% of Village Pipol’s Facebook shares
  • 30% from our editorial team
  • 20% from the deliverance of the experts’ panel

This year’s installment also welcomes the theme “Supernova: Our Brilliant Burst of Light.”  It signifies the time to embrace our burgeoning blast and champion our luminous explosion— the brilliance in our bursting light. Following two editions held virtually, the VP Choice Awards will finally resume its live ceremony! The awards night will be held on March 29 at the Glass Garden Evangelista Avenue in Pasig City.

You may view the whole list of nominees here.

Also, this event is produced by Village Pipol and Red Entertainment. Presented by Casino Filipino and co-presented by Itel and Fleek. Moreover, this year’s sponsors are Evnia powered by PhilipsBayong RepublicTea Ni Juan, and Jacko’s Burger.

Additionally, our media partners are: The Manila Times, Business Mirror, Business Week, Mindanao Daily, Cagayan de Oro Times, The Market Monitor,Pilipino Mirror, Business Mirror, The Post, Maharlika TV, blogapalooza, GIZGUIDEPH, Iconic MNL and Orange Magazine.

Finally, for details and more of our surprises, be sure to follow Village Pipol and VP Choice Awards on Facebook. The choice is yours, Pipol!

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