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Kyrie 3 “White Chrome” Performance Review

I really don’t know how to start this.

I love this pair. I really do. Not a go to shoe compared to my Dame 3 or my J Wall 2 but it gets the job done. Certainly not the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve hooped in but certainly not the worst *cough* Lebron 13 *cough*.

Let’s get started on the review:

TRACTION:

Certainly the BEST feature of this pair.

Traction pods are placed on both sides of the forefoot area and the rest of the outsole features a blade pattern.

Minimal wiping is needed. No slipping whatsoever even if the court I played in was dusty.

I don’t do crossovers that much. I play PF-C most of the time but I never experienced any type of slipping while running or those sudden stops.

Traction: 9/10

CUSHIONING:

A Zoom unit is placed in the heel area of the shoes for impact protection and phylon for the rest of the midsole for court feel.

The phylon does its job giving you that court feel when you play. The Zoom unit, however, isn’t really felt. It isn’t that responsive. I don’t know if I have to break it in more but based on all the reviews I’ve read about this pair, it’s all the same. I mean, it isn’t that stiff to make your feet hurt because I had a good time hooping in them.

Cushioning: 7/10

MATERIALS:

The upper features a reinforced mesh with fuse in the toe box for a bit more durability. The back end of the shoes features a spike-like design which doesn’t really do anything to make the shoe any better. 

The materials on this pair are, OKAY. Nothing spectacular or amazing. It’s soft and isn’t stiff to hinder movement while playing.

Materials: 7/10

FIT/LOCKDOWN/LACING/SUPPORT:

The forefoot area features a Flywire lacing setup for a better lockdown while using this pair and does it get the job done? It does and it really feels locked down. Don’t tighten it up too much or you might feel a bit uncomfortable.

As for the fit, just go TTS (true-to-size). Before buying shoes (especially online), try them out in stores first to know your exact size. It’s a very narrow pair just so you guys know.

Support is great. The Flywire helps lockdown your feet along with the internal TPU heel counter effectively. 

VENTILATION:

It doesn’t get hot. I never had an issue where my feet got too hot and sweaty while I was playing. The upper doesn’t look like it’s breathable since it has fuse and plastic reinforced mesh, but it actually is.

Ventilation: 8/10

OVERALL:

I’ve said before that the Dame 3 was my go-to shoe, but as of now I’ve played more in this pair than the other and I can proudly say that this is my go-to shoes now.

It’s a solid hoop shoe. Traction is great, the cushioning is decent, materials are awesome. If you were to look for a nice pair of point guard shoes, get this. But if you aren’t fond of stiff cushioning setups, don’t get this coz you’re going to have an unpleasant time.

Overall: 8/10

Comments? Questions? Leave them down below! 

ASUS ZenFone Selfie review

See the Perfect you. ASUS’ catchphrase. Catchy actually. Especially with a phone like this.

If you like taking selfies, pictures, and whatever else it is that you do with a camera, then this phone is for you.

The ASUS Zenfone Selfie has a 13 megapixel rear camera and also a 13 megapixel front cam. Yes. You read it right. A 13 megapixel front camera. It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core, 64-bit, Adreno 405 GPU, processor.

DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS:

Display: 5r.5-inch 1080p (403ppi) IPS, 400 nits, Gorilla Glass 4, 178-degree viewing angle

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core, 64-bit, Adreno 405 GPU

OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Dimensions/weight: 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm (6.16 x 3.04 x 0.43 in), 170g

Battery: 3,000 mAH

Rear Camera: 13MP, f/2.0, laser AF, dual-LED flash

Front-Facing camera: 13MP, f/2.2, dual-LED flash, 88-degree wide-angle lens

MicroSD: Yes, up to 128GB

Storage and memory: 16/32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM

Wireless: 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0

Colors: Eggshell: Pure White, Chic Pink, Aqua Blue,

Metallic hairline look: Glacier Gray, Glamor Red, Sheer Gold

Polygon: Illusion Diamond White, Illusion Polygon Blue, Illusion Smooth Pink

Price: Around 11k (Philippine Peso) 

To capture the moment as quickly as possible, the Selfie allows you to take pictures in a snap using ZenMotion gestures. While the screen is turned off, drawing an S on the display will take you straight to the camera’s front-facing picture mode, but if you’d rather use a different gesture, you can easily create one of your own in the settings.

There’s also a treasure trove of 16 additional modes to take advantage of: selfie panorama (for 140-degree angles), auto, manual, HDR, super-resolution, low light, night, depth of field, effect, GIF animation,miniature, time-rewind, smart remove, all smiles, slow-mo, time lapse.

This phone definitely is the BOMB. I’ve stopped using phones running on the android platform, but with this phone, I don’t mind using one again. 

Check out the pics:

This phone’s design is so simple. Which makes it look so cool. Sometimes, overdoing the design of an item can make it look so underwhelming instead of making it look better. In this case, the simpler the design, the better the outcome. 

Any comments or questions about this phone? Feel free to comment below!