Another year, another selfie-centric smartphone from OPPO. Only this time, they’re not calling it a Selfie Expert, probably because it doesn’t bear the F1 badge. Instead, OPPO Malaysia is shifting the focus onto their new R9s smartphone to the 16-megapixel primary camera at the back.
But, when the R9s also comes with a 16MP selfie shooter up front, you’re gonna wanna take some selfies too.
Water resistance on smartphones is still not as common as you think, especially when you look at smartphones that aren’t flagship devices. Even the super pricey Google Pixel doesn’t come with any form of meaningful water resistance.
This makes Samsung’s decision to include IP68 water resistance in their new mid-range Galaxy A smartphones all the more interesting. They’ve launched the two brand new smartphones, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017), here in Malaysia but the question is: Should you be looking for water resistance when you’ve got a fixed budget in mind?
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If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone around the RM1,000 mark, look no further than the brand new Sharp Z2. Not only does this handset come in a nice metal body, but it’s also powered by a flagship-level 10-core processor!
The midrange smartphone market is an incredibly competitive one. Good value and a nice build isn’t really enough to let you stand out from the crowd anymore. You need a trick up your sleeve — a trump card.
And Sharp’s M1 has exactly that.
French smartphone brand Wiko has built up somewhat of a reputation for building quality handsets across their entire line of smartphones, regardless of which segment of the market the device sits. Now, they’re taking things to the next level with their brand new Ufeel Prime — the company’s most premium smartphone yet.
And it’s not just a pretty face either.
TP-Link’s first foray into the smartphone market with their Neffos brand was met with rather lukewarm reception. The devices were decidedly entry-level with plastic bodies and not a lot of horsepower under the hood. They weren’t particularly good value devices here in Malaysia either and that’s crucial when you’re competing in such a competitive segment of the market.
Now, though, TP-Link is taking a different approach with their new smartphone lineup, opting for a more premium build with better internals.
Has it worked?
For the longest time, Xiaomi has been king of the entry-level and affordable market. Their ability to consistently forge great phones and sell them at low prices is nothing short incredible.
In recent months, a demand grew in the entry-to-midrange smartphone market for budget devices with a premium build. Feeling their competitors close in, Xiaomi made a move that shocked many — they introduced the all-metal Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
UPDATE: The Highway Pure Swarovski does not support microSD cards and it has been updated to Android 5.0.2 out of the box.
Another smartphone manufacturer has entered our waters and they’re already claiming to be this and that. This isn’t just all talk as one of the three smartphones that they outed comes with some glowing credentials – literally.
Heads up, Maxis is now giving away the Acer Liquid Z410 for free when you sign up for a MaxisONE postpaid plan starting at RM 78 a month. The phone was launched in early April and you can snag it with any one of the three MaxisONE plan options being offered by the telco.