Rundown: Gift ideas for tech junkies this holiday season

November 22, 2022 - 3:08 PM
Photo shows some gift ideas for the holidays (OnePlus/Released; Amazon Released; Oppo/Released; Huawei/Released; Artwork by Interaksyon/James Patrick Cruz)

Are you looking for cool gadgets to give to yourself or someone else this holiday season? 

Here are some gift ideas for tech lovers. 

OnePlus 10T5G

For those who love playing mobile games, OnePlus 10T5G might be the perfect present to give. This phone has a Hyperboost Gaming Engine equipped with GPA Frame Stabilizer and GLC (GPU Load Control). This device also boasts a Snapdragon® 8+ Gen1 mobile platform.

This phone costs P39,990 and is available on Shopee and Lazada. 

Photo shows OnePlus 10T5G (OnePlus/Released)

HUAWEI Mate50 Pro

To those who want to level up their phone photography or Instagram feed, you might consider HUAWEI Mate50 Pro. 

This device boasts 50MP ultra-aperture camera, 13 MP, F2.2 ultra-wide angle camera, and 64MP, F3.5 telephoto camera.

Users can also enjoy the device’s periscope telephoto camera, which supports a zoom range 3 of up to 200x, perfect for capturing moments in a concert. 

This device is available in Black and Silver and is open for pre-order at P58,999. There is also the Orange Vegan Leather version which costs P68,999.

Photo shows HUAWEI Mate50 Pro (Huawei/Released)

Oppo A77s

If you’re looking for a cheaper yet stylish phone, Oppo has the A77s model. 

This phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset to provide lag-free performance and less power consumption.

This device also boasts an 8MP front camera and a dual rear camera system, consisting of a 50MP main camera and a 2MP depth camera. 

The Oppo A77s is available in sunset orange and starry black colors. 

This device can be purchased in OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and the Lazada flagship store for P13,999. 

Photo shows Oppo A77s (Oppo/Released)

Alexa smart speakers

Another gift option is Amazon’s Alexa devices, which the entire household could enjoy. 

There is the Echo Show 8 International Version, which has an 8-inch HD screen with an adaptive color display, a 13 MP camera with a built-in camera cover, an octa-core processor, and dual stereo speakers for clear, balanced sound. This costs $129.99.

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, there are the Echo Dot International Version and Echo Dot with clock International Version. These devices claimed to offer better audio, a new temperature sensor, Tap gesture controls, and an upgraded LED display. 

These devices cost $49.99 and $59.99, respectively. 

Amazon said that customers can pre-order their devices today for shipping in the Philippines.

Composite shows Amazon’s Alexa speakers (Amazon/Released)