SM Supermalls and Vivo team up for the holiday season


Christmas season is in the air. I like the Christmas carols that are being played as it gives me that sentimental feeling of my childhood. It is also interesting to see the holiday decors and the attractions that make me giddy with excitement. There is a lot of reasons to be excited with the recent partnership of SM Supermalls and Vivo.

Vivo and SM Supermalls recently announced their partnership this Holiday season . Starting November 4, mall-goers can expect great deals and fun activities from Vivo whenever they visit their nearest SM mall. Vivo recognizes how deeply ingrained the Christmas season is in our culture as one can see with the early festivities in malls all over the country.


The Vivo-SM Supermalls’ collaboration aims to provide customers with an enhanced mall experience every time you visit SM malls through Christmas-themed displays from SM Supermalls and Vivo. What can you expect?

1. Join their fun promos and activities in Vivo booths which includes a contest where you can take a “Selfie with Santa” in selected SM malls and post them in Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtag #VivoSantaSelfie for a chance to win 1 out of 20 Vivo smartphones this Christmas season.


2. Avail of exclusive deals and freebies with every purchase of Vivo’s latest smartphones in the booths throughout the holiday season. This includes the VivoV3Max, Vivo V3 and the Vivo Y51 as well as the recently launched Vivo Y55 smartphone.


Watch out for more activities that will be held in coming weeks designed to provide you with fun experiences whenever you visit an SM mall with your family.

We at Vivo recognize how deeply ingrained the Christmas season is in the Filipino culture, so much so that Filipinos start preparing for the festivities as early as September. This is why we chose to partner with SM Supermalls, which is an equally huge part of the Filipino tradition when it comes to the holidays. This will help us give mall-goers a more enjoyable experience in the coming months, and provide them with more avenues to get everything they need in their Christmas shopping list,” said Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim.

Visit Vivo’s facebook page for more details.

Vivo cuts price of the Vivo Y51 smartphone to PHP 5,990 from the PHP 7,990 introductory price.

I am sure some of you are looking for affordable smartphones with dual sim capability .  Vivo announced a price cut on its Y51 smartphone. Effective August 31, consumers can now purchase the Vivo Y51 in Vivo’s Concept Store in SM Light Mall and in authorized resellers nationwide for PHP 5,990—PHP 2,000 less than its PHP 7,990 introductory price.

Now that’s a huge price cut. 

The Vivo Y51 is the company’s first smartphone offering in the Philippines since its arrival in March 2016, and features a glass-on-glass design with a rounded metallic frame. 

The 5.0-inch Y51 smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core processor configured with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space expandable to 128GB via micro SD card, and is capable of 4G LTE and dual-SIM/dual standby.

The Y51 also features premium smartphone functions powered by Vivo’s unique approach to Android with the Funtouch OS 2.5. The Android Lollipop-based custom OS supports functions such as smart wake gestures, smart click functionalities that can be assigned to the volume control rockers that can activate even when the screen is off, and voice-based commands that operate the smartphone’s front 5MP and rear 8MP cameras. 

The Vivo Y51 comes in black and white colors, and is available at the Vivo Concept Store and major smartphone retailers nationwide.

Vivo releases sleek and stylish V3 in rose gold color

Remember the Vivo launch I attended two months ago? Well, Vivo just announced the limited availability of the Vivo V3 smartphone in rose gold color to complement the standard champagne gold V3.


The rose gold Vivo V3 sports the same sleek zircon sand-coated metallic unibody shell but now comes in a more premium and stylish metallic rose color. I am loving the color. So dainty! The V3’s rose gold color exudes a warm presence that highlights the V3’s design elements, enhancing its premium look along with its 2.5D glass edges and metal frame.

The V3 complements the V3Max as a mid-range smartphone offering that provides faster than faster experiences through flagship-level features such as dual-engine fast-charging, fast fingerprint scanning, and phase-detect auto-focus camera. It comes equipped with a 5” IPS OGS LCD (1280×720) display, and sports an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor and 3GB of RAM. It sports 32GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. It’s equipped with the same 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera found on its bigger brother, and comes with a built-in 2,550mAh battery.


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The V3 runs a dual-sim, dual standby setup and is powered by Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch 2.5 OS powered by Android Lollipop 5.1. Vivo’s Funtouch OS gives consumers quicker access to applications and connectivity settings through an intuitive user interface. It also comes with a dedicated Hi-Fi chipset that provides a crisper, more immersive listening experience.

In addition, the Vivo V3 gold and rose gold variants are now priced at PHP 9,990—a PHP 2,000 discount from its PHP 11,900 introductory price.

The V3 is now available in major retail stores nationwide.

Vivo V3 – Specifications

·       4G LTE

·       5.0” HD (1280×720) display

·       Octa Core Snapdragon 616 processor

·       3GB RAM/32GB internal memory (Expandable up to 128GB)

·       13MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera

.        2,550 mAh battery


Vivo V3 Max smartphone offers ‘Faster than Faster’ performance

New phone offers ‘Faster than Faster’ performance with premium features – faster RAM, faster charging, and faster fingerprint unlocking

If you watched Captain America: Civil War , then you might have spotted a Vivo smartphone held by both Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.


The Vivo V3 Max smartphone is coming to the Philippines on May 21 and offers ‘Faster than Faster’ performance and premium features that provide users with enhanced experiences such as faster fingerprint unlocking, faster charging, quick-launch camera, and a smart split function.

Vivo was recently cited in IDC’s first quarter 2016 report as one of the top five global mobile phone manufacturers so it is good to see more competition in the mid-range smartphone market.

vivo 3 max

The V3 Max is crafted in a metallic body that is CNC machined to produce a textured finish to the frame. The V3 Max’s metal back is finished with zircon sand coating, and a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.5” Full HD (1920×1080) display is used up front, giving the phone a pleasant feel in the hand. Internally, the V3 Max is equipped with dual fast charging engines compatible with Qualcomm’s QC 2.0 international standard, ensuring compatibility with certified fast chargers in the market.

Vivo V3 Max – Specifications

• 4G LTE
• 5.5” Full HD (1920×1080) display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-core Processor
• 4GB RAM/32GB ROM (Expandable up to 128GB)
• 13MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera
• 3,000 mAh battery

What else does the Vivo V3 Max offers?

1. It is equipped with a fingerprint scanner that allows users to unlock the phone in as little as 0.2 seconds from wake and 0.5 seconds in sleep mode.

2. It also features a screen-split feature that allows users to multitask without having to exit their app.

vivo V3 Max

3. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-core processor, and comes with 4GB or RAM and 32GB storage expandable via Micro SD Card up to 128GB.

4. The V3 Max runs on Vivo’s official Funtouch OS 2.5 based on Android Lollipop 5.1.

Starting May 16, consumers can pre-order the V3 Max in major MemoXpress, Mega Cellular, Fonetwist, ePhone, Twinline, CyberWidget, Flasher, and Silicon Valley stores in Metro Manila. Customers who pre-order will receive a pair of Vivo headphones when they claim their smartphones on May 21.

In addition, consumers who purchase the Vivo V3 Max nationwide will receive a Vivo tumbler, a Vivo selfie stick, Vivo stand ring, and an on-the-go USB cable, until supplies last.

V3 Max order now

The Vivo V3 Max will be available in major retailers in Manila, Cebu, and Davao by May 22 for a suggested retail price of PHP 16,990.