ASUS Zenfone 2 camera whoops the rest in the dark

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    1 comment   

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ASUS has always been banging on low light camera performance with its Pixel Master camera technology. The first generation Zenfone had blown us away with its Low Light mode and the new Zenfone 2 is expected to do better with its bold claim of being able to see what others can’t see.

To find out, we set up a extreme low light scene and compared the Zenfone 2 with other new devices including the Galaxy S6, HTC One M9+ and the new Mi 4i. You’ll be amazed with the results.

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Lenovo VIBE X2 to be the first smartphone with beautification for video

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    No comments   

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Lenovo has just announced some new features for the Lenovo VIBE X2 which is the first of its kind for smartphones: facial beautification for video.

The tech is already widely available for many smartphone cameras, smoothing out lines and imperfections on your face but this is a first for Lenovo. The new update also includes video-shooting performance upgrades as well as new modes like slow-motion recording, video playback magnification, high dynamic range support and of course the Facial Beautifier function.

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Digi doubles its Klang Valley 4G LTE footprint. Now available for prepaid.

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    1 comment   

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Digi has just announced that it will be extending its 4G LTE coverage for more areas in the Klang Valley to provide more people with faster internet speeds and it’s now available for prepaid too.

With Digi’s existing 3G coverage, the extended LTE services are part of the company’s plan to bring better broadband access to 80% of the populated areas in Greater KL with a target of 2Mbps minimum speed. Digi says that their customers cn expect better indoor and outdoor internet experience as well as reduction of drop call rates. On top of that, Digi will be deploying more sites that runs on both 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands in the next few quarters. So this means you could enjoy faster speeds on Digi if you’re using a smart phone that supports only 1800MHz LTE bands.

At the moment, Digi’s 4G LTE coverage covers 79% of Klang Valley’s population and 33% of the population nationwide. The areas that are currently covered by Digi’s 4G LTE services include the Klang Valley, Penang, Kuantan, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Labuan, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Kampar, Langkawi and Port Dickson.

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Sony Xperia Z4 to launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the Xperia Z3+?

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    No comments   

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Sony has been under the radar lately and their latest flagship, the Xperia Z4 was announced without much fanfare in Japan last month. The Xperia Z4 is basically an incremental update with a newer Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and the microUSB charging port is now exposed while maintaining its class leading waterproof capabilities.

While the Xperia Z4 was launched as a Japan only device, it looks like they are making it available in more markets as Sony is organising a press event in Hong Kong and Taiwan sometime next week.

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OPPO Neo 5s to be available in Malaysia for RM698

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    No comments   

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OPPO Malaysia has just announced the local availability of the OPPO Neo 5s which will be hitting the market nationwide next week for RM698, at just RM 100 more than it’s predecessor the OPPO Neo 5s.

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Want to stand out? Forget the 3310 and get this Brick phone instead

Posted:  May 22, 2015   By:    5 comments   

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In search for the ultimate retro phone, the Nokia 3310 that was introduced in 2000 may not be cut out for the job. If you’re looking to stand out, check out this classic looking brick phone that traveled all the way from the 80s. Introducing the KR999, a modern day feature phone in a 30 year old body which you can actually buy right now. Before you laugh it off as a joke, wait until you see the specs on this thing.

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Maxis reduces its OnePlus One price on contract

Posted:  May 21, 2015   By:    2 comments   

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The highly raved OnePlus One is even more affordable as Maxis has reduced its bundled pricing to as low as RM599 on contract. When it was first introduced, the OnePlus One with 64GB storage was offered at RM859 and that’s with a 24 months contract of MaxisOne Plan with an extra 1GB data subscription costing RM158/month in total.

Not only the contract pricing has been reduced, you no longer need to take up the additional 1GB of data at RM30/month. So it is RM799 with 24 month commitment of the base MaxisOne Plan of RM128/month.

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Compared: Top Smart Phones you can get for under RM800

Posted:  May 21, 2015   By:    16 comments   

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The Mi 4i has finally launched for Malaysia and it packs quite a punch for just RM749. If you’re wondering what else you can get for the same price range, we’ve compared the Mi 4i with 5 other devices that come with 4G LTE.

Is the Mi 4i the best smart phone you can get for less than RM800? Read on to find out.

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Spotify isn’t just about music anymore. The streaming service now offers video too

Posted:  May 21, 2015   By:    No comments   

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Spotify is no longer just a music streaming service. In an event in New York, the company has unveiled a new version of Spotify that will offer new media content like videos, news and podcasts. That’s not all, the new Spotify will serve tailored playlists that will take into account what your music listening history as well as the activity that you’re doing at a point in time.

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Galaxy Note 5 to be announced in September. Here’s what you need to know

Posted:  May 21, 2015   By:    No comments   

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With Samsung’s big flagships already firmly cemented in the market it’s quite sensible to assume that the next big device they are working on is none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Rumours for an earlier Note 5 launch in July were quashed by Samsung Mobile’s head honcho J.K. Shin. The brand is still targeting for launch during IFA 2015 which is happening in September later this year, following a tradition of launching their Note devices at the trade show in Berlin.

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