Gadgets are becoming a necessity. For instance, the computer (desktop, netbook or laptop) helps people complete assignments and tasks. Smartphones and tablets allow people to stay connected with family, friends or clients. Not to mention, these gadgets can also be used for entertainment purposes.
The only thing that differentiates these gadgets from one another is the brand. If you analyze carefully, there are various established brands and new players in the market. But as long as a certain unit serves its purpose or is perfect for a person’s lifestyle, the brand does not matter.
In fact, there’s this new brand that I came to know last month. It’s called CloudFone, a fast-rising star in the telecommunications industry in the Philippines. The company has launched a number of affordable yet innovative smartphones and tablets.
Just recently, Globe Telecom, the leader in postpaid gave us a call offering the CloudPad 705w + CloudFone Excite 354g bundle for only P499 monthly complete with monthly consumable calls and texts as well as mobile surfing. My uncle asked me if I wanted to avail it. Since I wanted to buy a tablet and he wanted a new phone, I said why not.
The CloudPad 705w has a 7-inch capacitive display running Android 4.2 Jellybean. It has a fair specification with 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, ROM: 4GB and RAM: 1GB. The device supports up to 32GB micro SD card.
Since I already have an Android phone, I use my CloudPad 705w mainly for drawing cartoons, reading eBooks and checking my emails. But I did try the camera. Below are the photos.
I think they’re fine even without flash. You just need proper lighting if you want to use it to take photos. In addition, I have downloaded and played a few games there. I also watch videos on YouTube and listen to music. So far, I haven’t encountered any problems with it. I think it’s perfect for my lifestyle.
CloudFone Excite 354g
The CloudFone Excite 354g, on the other hand, is being used by my uncle. He has a business and needs to get in touch with every customer as well as with his employees. Since CloudFone Excite 354g is Dual SIM and Dual Standby, it’s easier for him to get in touch with them.
Not to mention, the 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen device runs in Android 4.2 Jellybean with 1.0 GHz Dual Core processor. It also has a 5MP Rear Camera with flash and VGA front camera.
Okay, so hold on there.
There is an issue in their camera. I have visited different sites. Under the comments area, people say it’s actually just 2MP etc. My Android phone’s camera is 5MP and the photos I take are super clear. Whether I use the regular camera or Cymera, it’s still clear. I am not really sure with the CloudFone Excite 354g. I hope CloudFone and Globe Telecom clear that out.
Moreover, the camera has a flash. My uncle doesn’t use the camera much because we have a camera and a video camera. But I tried taking photos, it’s pretty decent though. If you’re not satisfied, you can always download an application like Cymera. You can take photos using that and edit there as well.
Now let’s move on to the other uses. Besides staying in touch with customers, he uses it to watch videos on YouTube, update his Facebook account, listen to music and download games in Google Play Store. Same with my review on the CloudPad 705w, he hasn’t encountered any problem.
These gadgets may be affordable; however, they function well. If you want to know more about CloudFone’s products, you may visit their website or visit their stores. If you want to avail of Globe’s CloudPad 705w and CloudFone Excite 354g Bundle or other offers, you may visit their website.
Thank you for reading!
BTW, thank you for your wonderful comments and questions. As much as I would like to help you with your concerns, it would be best to contact Globe directly or CloudFone regarding damage or malfunctions. You could ask Globe (if you availed the CloudPad 705w + CloudFone Excite 354g bundle) or CloudFone about warranty and device replacement. 😉