Money & Shopping

Yey! We Won Vivo V3 Smartphone From SM Seaside City Cebu

January 11, 2017

First week of 2017 has just ended and yet, we already received a very good surprise. I was amazed when I saw SM Seaside City sent me a message in Instagram last Friday night, informing me that the photo I posted (see below) has won us a Vivo Smart Phone.

The mechanics were very simple. We just need to take a photo with Santa at SM Seaside and then post in Instagram or Facebook using the required hashtags: #SantaAtSeaside, #HaveAMerrySMVivoChristmas, #IWantAVivoPhoneThisChristmas.



Honestly, when I shared the photo in my social media accounts, I didn’t think of winning because I don’t have much luck when it comes to raffles. So Christmas vacation came, we went home to my province bringing the whole family. Before the year 2016 ended, we went back here in Cebu and because of our very busy schedule and that all four of us got sick, I forgot about the photo, we didn’t even had time to visit the mall or think of whoever won.

And yes, surprisingly, we won! I even looked for their official announcement just to be sure. There were 5 winners. thanks to God we’re among the lucky ones. We then went to SM Seaside admin office the next day to claim the prize, Yey! Just look how excited Louise was! We told her it would be her phone as her tablet was broken (for the second time!).




The model that we’ve won was Vivo Smartphone V3 (Rose Gold color) with the following specifications:

Basic parameters

Operating system: Funtouch OS2.5 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-core 1.5GHz
Internal Storage: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM
Expandable Memory: Upto 128GB


Rear: 13MP PDAF
Front: 8MP

Scene modes Rear: Panorama, Face Beauty, HDR, Night, PPT, Motion Track, Professional, Slow, Fast, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark

Scene modes Front: Night, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark


Size: 12.7cm (5.0)
Resolution: HD(1280×720)
Type: IPS
Touch Screen: Multi-touch, Capacitive screen


Dimension: 143.6mm×71mm×7.5mm
Weight: 138g
Battery: 2550mAh
Material: Metal



The following are the Vivo V3 box contents:
Headset, charger, phone with protector (front and back) and the manual


Not bad right? Louise is really loving her new phone, thanks to SM Seaside City Cebu!


Update December 2020:
Believe it or not, this Vivo Smartphone V3 is still alive! I can say Vivo is really one of those reliable brand for long-lasting smartphones. It’s still working properly, especially the battery similar to LG v series phones. If you’re planning to buy a new phone this year but with limited budget, based on the reviews I’ve read, you can always go for VIVO, OPPO, LG and Xiaomi.

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