Having a waterproof smartphone not only gives you peace of mind, but you can finally take it to more places like a bathtub or a swimming pool. With more manufacturers jumping onto the water resistant bandwagon, Xiaomi has refrained from doing so. In an interview, he gave two reasons why Xiaomi is holding back from waterproofing their devices.
I got stuck when writing this review for the longest time. I spent an unnecessary amount of hours staring at a blank page in Google Docs trying to come up with an angle for this smartphone. Is it remarkable? No, absolutely not. Is it terrible? Nawp, that’s not right either.
What on earth do I call the OPPO F1 Plus then?
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is coming to Malaysia but it faces a slight delay. Originally planned for this weekend’s release, Xiaomi has made an announcement that it will be available starting only from 25 June onwards.
Metal smartphones used to be reserved for those who were willing to splurge on a handset and for good reason. A metallic build feels premium and nice in the hand because nothing really excites the way cold metal on skin does.
However, not everyone can afford to drop a large amount of dough on a smartphone. As a result, those on a tight budget were relegated to the cheap plasticky bodies of budget smartphones. Well, not anymore. Definitely not with ZTE’s brand new all-metal Blade V7 Lite.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 isn’t officially available in Malaysia yet but they have announced even more variants of the Redmi 3 series in China. Following the announcement of its higher-end Redmi 3 Pro, the Chinese company now has the Redmi 3S and the Redmi 3X. The Redmi 3S looks like an updated version of the Redmi 3 but it still maintains the same starting price of 699 CNY which is below RM500.
But, all three ZenFone 3s fall into the more premium segment of the smartphone market. If you’re on a tighter budget but want a new ZenFone, perhaps the newly announced ASUS ZenFone Pegasus 3 is more your style.
“I want a new phone that’s good but cheap. What should I get?”
You have no idea how many times I get asked that question. Mostly from my sister, but there are plenty from other people as well. Normally, this would be an easy question to answer, what with how far budget smartphones have come.
But, we usually look at a smartphone’s value, not necessarily at its price. Take something like the Redmi Note 3 for example: It’s great value, but being priced closer to RM1,000 doesn’t exactly make it “cheap”.
If you’re in the market for entry-level devices, Samsung has just launched their Galaxy J (2016) series in Malaysia. It comes in 3 models namely Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) with prices starting from RM449.
In a world polluted by violence, crime and a neverending need for broody superhero movies, there is one smartphone that is here to save us all. It’s powerful, stealthy and, most importantly, comes in black.