The flagship smartphone gave every Sony Mobile fan a shiver of excitement has finally landed on our shores and it only took them a couple of months. On paper, it has all the flagship-level specifications one would need to compete with the very best, which is a good thing.
But, is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium really worth RM100 more than what is arguably the best Android smartphone in the market right now? Well, I try to find out.
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Xiaomi’s Mi Max was pretty interesting when it first launched. It was essentially a really big Redmi Note 3 and thanks to its gentle price point, users who wanted huge but reasonably powerful budget phablets had a device they could turn to.
Today, Xiaomi reveals the Mi Max’s successor. Simply called the Mi Max 2, the new handset is doubling down on battery life.
When Sony introduced its new Xperia X series last year, we thought Sony had completely gone bonkers. It replaced its high-end Xperia Z line with products that are severely overpriced for what it was offering.
The Xperia X, for example, was doomed from the start. It’s a mid-range smartphone that went on sale for RM2,499 in Malaysia. It had a Snapdragon 650 processor, a 23MP camera that doesn’t shoot in 4K and it isn’t even water resistant. Nobody is going to pay flagship price for that. The RM1,999 Xperia X Compact didn’t fare much better either.
During its investor relations event, Sony appears to have learnt their lesson and they are abandoning this whole “premium standard” category altogether.
Sony Mobile has finally launched the Xperia XZ Premium in Malaysia. This shiny looking flagship is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR display and it’s also the world’s first to feature a 960fps slow-mo camera using a memory stacked camera sensor.
The drone industry’s big trend has been making these flying contraptions as small as possible. This effort, of course, is spearheaded by none other than DJI who launched the Mavic Pro and absolutely blew everyone’s mind.
If you love to binge watch videos or listening to music all day, Celcom has introduced its new Walla data packs for all your streaming needs. For a small price, you can enjoy unlimited music and up to 10GB of extra data just for videos.
Digi is now offering even more data for its prepaid customers. With its new biGBonus promotion, you can enjoy as much as 30GB extra each month on top of your monthly data quota.
Microsoft isn’t the only one releasing a slew of new devices. Huawei‘s also got some toys to show us and they’re an update to the company’s previous first Windows 10 device, the MateBook. This time, there are three variants — called the MateBook X, MateBook E and MateBook D — and they’re all a little different from each other.
Xiaomi has produced a couple of impressive value for money earphones that sound better than the ones that come with your phone. With several smartphones going jack-less including Xiaomi’s very own Mi 6 flagship, the Chinese brand has finally introduced its first ever USB Type-C in-ear headphones.
Not only it supports the new interface, Xiaomi has also added active noise cancellation for a better music experience.
Microsoft has made probably the most important refresh, at least in their hardware division, of the year and first impressions are a little lukewarm. Their updated device is called the Surface Pro (so they’ve dropped the numbering scheme) and although it seems like a pretty good upgrade overall, there are one or two big design choices that leave us befuddled.