Redmi 1S goes on sale for the last time tomorrow

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi 1S will be discontinued in Malaysia and tomorrow (21st October) marks its final sale. There will be 5,000 units available for tomorrow at RM419.

This is probably an indication that Xiaomi is making way for its upcoming Redmi Note 4G that is likely to be heading to Malaysia very soon. The Redmi Note 4G is a single SIM device that’s powered by a Quad-Core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM, instead of an Octa-Core 1.7GHz MediaTek MTK 6592 processor on the current Dual-SIM 3G version. You can compare the specs of the Redmi 1S versus its current line up over here.

For those who still prefer to grab the smaller 4.7″ Redmi 1S, your last chance is to buy it from the Mi Online store at 12PM tomorrow.

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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua now available at RM999

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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If you’re looking for an affordable 4G LTE device that’s also waterproof, the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is available in Malaysia at RM999. Basically this is the same Xperia M2 underneath but it gets extra IP68 water resistance, which is the same ingress rating as the current Xperia Z3. This lets you submerge the device under 1.5metre of fresh water up to 30 minutes.

At the front, it gets a 4.8″ qHD (960×540) display and it runs on a Quad-Core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and it has 8GB of on-board storage. If you need more storage, there’s also an expandable microSD slot that supports up to 32GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style – Affordable 4G LTE device is now available in Malaysia

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Samsung has introduced a new affordable 4G LTE smart phone with the Galaxy Ace Style that’s priced at RM799. Seen as an enhanced version of the Galaxy Ace 4, the Galaxy Ace Style gets a slightly bigger 4.3″ (800×480) display and it is powered with a Quad-Core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM.

There’s also 8GB of storage on-board that can be expanded with microSD while taking pictures are handled by its 5MP main camera and a front facing 1.3MP unit. The battery on the Galaxy Ace Style is slightly bigger in capacity than the Ace 4 at 1,900mAh. Out of the box, it runs on a current Android 4.4 KitKat

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Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet are getting PS4 Remote Play support

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The latest Sony Xperia Z3 series comes with a unique PS4 Remote Play feature that lets you play PS4 games remotely over WiFi without the need of a HDTV. Initially supported for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it looks like the earlier Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet would be supported as well as revealed in one of Sony’s app-based documentation.

According to the source, it will be officially available in November and this could come along with a software update for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. The PS4 Remote is pretty easy to hook up as you’ll just need to pair your PS4 DualShock 4 controller and have a proper WiFi connection to your PS4. To make it more practical, Sony has introduced a game controller mount that hooks up the wireless controller with your phone in a single piece.

Check out the PS4 Remote Play video after the break.

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OPPO Find 7 and Find 7a ColorOS 2.0 update with Android 4.4 KitKat is now available

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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After a long wait, OPPO’s flagship Find 7 and Find 7a smart phones is finally getting a taste of KitKat with their latest ColorOS 2.0 firmware. The update isn’t a final release for consumers so you won’t find this in your typical OTA (Over the Air) software update. OPPO says that it is a stable release and you can download it manually (914MB). Take note that this update will WIPE OUT all data, so it is important to backup all your files as if you’re going to hard reset your phone.

Apart from having the latest software fixes and security updates, the new ColorOS introduces a couple of UI tweaks including new transition effects and live weather backgrounds on the home screen. The Gesture Pad which previously occupies the whole screen is now revised to the bottom for better single handed use, and it is activated by sliding from the bottom upwards. The Task Manager has been redesigned too with a horizontal carousel

Check out the ColorOS 2.0 walk-through video and the full change log after the break.

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Compared: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Telco Plans and Offering

Posted:  October 18, 2014   By:    15 comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already arrived in Malaysia and it is available across its Samsung stores and dealers nationwide. Priced outright at RM2,499, is is quite a steep price to pay but you can consider subsidised contract offers from our local telcos such as Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile. All 4 have various plans to suit different usage patterns at different price range.

If you’re already an existing subscriber of one of these plans, you might as well continue with them, provided that you’re satisfied with your current postpaid offering. Unlike last year’s Galaxy Note 3, the latest Galaxy Note 4 unfortunately is offered only with 24 months contract which might be too long for some.

So to answer the question which is the best plan to get the Galaxy Note 4, we’ve compared the contract plans from all 4 telcos along with its bundled data, voice and SMS and its total cost of ownership. Check them out after the break.

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U Mobile offers Galaxy Note 4 from RM899. Accepts trade-in and get extra RM200 off with Citibank

Posted:  October 17, 2014   By:    6 comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially goes on sale in Malaysia starting today. Among the four telcos, U Mobile wants to make it easier for you to switch to a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Not only it offers 3 plans where you can get one from as low as RM1,099, they are also offering trade-ins making it possible to get one without forking extra money.

On top of that, they are also partnering with Citibank where you get to enjoy zero advance payment and an extra RM200 off from the Galaxy Note 4 bundled price.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can be yours from RM988 with Celcom

Posted:  October 17, 2014   By:    No comments   

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If you’re looking to get a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on contract with more choice, Celcom is bundling it with a total of 5 plans on its First One and Celcom First Postpaid Plans. The full bundled pricing on Celcom are as follows:

Celcom First One Plan 3GB (RM68/month) – RM1,838
Celcom First One Plan 5GB (RM88/month) – RM1,688

Celcom First Prime + 5GB (RM128/month) – RM1,488
Celcom First Premier + 5GB (RM168/month) – RM1,288
Celcom First Elite + 5GB (RM238/month) – RM988

During sign up, you would need to pay an upfront payment between RM400-RM1,200 depending on plan option. This upfront payment will be rebated back to your monthly bill across a period of 10 months. If you don’t want to pay cash upfront, Celcom is also offering easy payment plan via credit card with 0% interest.

With Samsung’s ongoing Roadshow promo, the first 100 to sign up with Celcom at Sunway Pyramid Blue Concourse area will get a free Gear Circle headset worth RM299.

For more information, visit Celcom’s Galaxy Note 4 bundle page.

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DiGi offers the Galaxy Note 4 from RM1,169

Posted:  October 17, 2014   By:    No comments   

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DiGi too is offering the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on contract and as usual, it is tied with its DG Smart Plans.

The full bundled pricing are as follows:

DG SmartPlan 78 (3GB) – RM1,839
DG SmartPlan 108 (5GB) – RM1,369
DG SmartPlan 148 (6GB) – RM1,169

All 3 plans are tied with 24 months contract duration and during sign up, you would need to pay 1 month advance subscription fee as well as upfront payment ranging between RM360-RM1,000 depending on plan. For those who have been an active subscriber for the past 12 months, DiGi will be waiving the advance payment for you.

On DiGi’s online store, all 3 colours – Gold, White and Black are available but the Gold version will take an estimated 3 weeks to deliver. If you’re interested, head over to DiGi’s Galaxy Note 4 page.

Alternatively, you can visit the DiGi booth at the Galaxy Note 4 roadshow that’s happening now at Sunway Pyramid.

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Maxis reveals its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 contract plans

Posted:  October 17, 2014   By:    No comments   

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As teased yesterday, Maxis is offering the Galaxy Note 4 on contract with its MaxisOne postpaid plans. Retailing at RM2,499, the Galaxy Note 4 is offered at RM1,699 for its RM128/month MaxisOne Plan or RM1,899 with its lower commitment MaxisOne Plan Lite of RM78/month.

The contracts are tied with 24 months duration and during sign up, you would need to pay 4 months subscription fee as advance payment which comes out to RM512 (MaxisOne Plan) and RM312 (MaxisOne Plan lite) respectively.

By default, the MaxisOne Plan get 2GB of internet per month and if you plan to add on more data, you can get RM10 off for the next 24 months. Just recently they have introduced a new data bundle where you can top up 3GB for RM58.

On top of that, Maxis is giving out Samsung Gear Circle wireless headsets worth RM299 to the first 100 subscribers that sign up at their roadshow happening at Sunway Pyramid.

For more information, head over to Maxis Galaxy Note 4 page.

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