It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of Sony’s mid-range handsets. It didn’t matter if it was the budget mid-range option or their premium mid-range handset, they were never attractive from a price-to-performance perspective. But to be fair, this problem wasn’t unique to Sony’s mid-range devices, because their flagships were grossly overpriced too.
That is, until they launched the Xperia XZ1. Sony’s newest 2017 flagship finally showed us that hey, maybe they’re listening after all because with that handset, the company went from making god-awful value smartphones to just making debatable bad value smartphones.
And, if their new mid-range Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are any indication, it seems like they’re still on the right track.
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It looks like DJI‘s Osmo Mobile 2 will be officially coming to Malaysia pretty soon. This follow-up to the awesome original Osmo Mobile had one big trick up its sleeve that many of us didn’t see coming: It launched at half the price of what the original retailed at.
Today, we found out that it will be coming to Malaysia and the device will also cost less than half of the original’s RM1,376 price tag.
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Samsung has finally launched its new Galaxy A8 (2018) series in Malaysia. These are their new premium mid-range smartphones that offer dual-selfie cameras along with IP68 dust and water resistance. Announced globally last month, the Galaxy A8 (2018) series is priced from RM1,799 which is much lower than we originally expected.
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WhatsApp is easily the application I use the most on a daily basis on my smartphones. I use it for work, I use it to reconnect, and I use it to send silly memes to silly people all the time.
Odds are, WhatsApp’s probably super important to you too. But when something’s very important, there will be people who will want to exploit it for malicious purposes — especially considering the amount of information that gets shared via WhatsApp. And the bad news is that these bad people may have a way in if you’re not careful.
Much like soya bean milk and cincau, nasi lemak and ice cream are a food combination that you don’t expect to work. One’s spicy, one’s cold. One’s savoury, while the other is sweet. It’s ridiculous, so ridiculous that nobody should even have tried it.
Yet here we have Marrybrown’s Nasi Lemak Ice Cream. It’s a concoction that raises your eyebrow. It’s one that isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’ve been afraid to give this novelty item a try but have always been curious about what it tastes like, you’re in the right place because we’re your guinea pigs.
I was a little wary of HTC‘s second release before their flagship refresh. After the U Ultra did such an excellent job at tarnishing the excellent HTC 10, I was worried that this U11+ might “help” the — again, excellent — U11 in the same way. But when I saw the launch, I was glad that HTC seemed to have learned their lesson.
In another life, the U11+ could very well have been a Google Pixel smartphone. And I’m glad it didn’t, because if it did then we probably wouldn’t have seen it launch in Malaysia. What a shame that would have been because from where I’m sitting, the U11+ looks like a killer smartphone — even if it is a little late to the race.
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Besides being the year of the disappearing bezels, 2017 was also the year of some truly astonishing smartphone price tags. Between products like the RM3,999 Samsung Galaxy Note8 and the RM5,149 iPhone X, the cost of owning a flagship smartphone was beginning to border on the absurd.
Then along comes the Huawei Mate 10, a smartphone that’s very nearly as much of a flagship as any of those phones. It’s price? RM2,699.
Samsung‘s off to a sexy start in 2018 with the launch of a pair of brand new premium mid-range handsets that have a lot of things in common with the company’s flagships, and even improves on some of their weaknesses. They’re called the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (so it’s more in line with their Galaxy S lineup) and we finally have a launch date for them here in Malaysia.
Hint: It’s next week.
The world is coming online and with that, habits are changing, most notably how we purchase goods and services. In the past, you had to crowd with everyone else doing their last minute holiday shopping but now you can get practically everything you need with a few simple taps.
Malaysia’s no different and the meteoric rise of e-commerce is almost scary. But every revolution has its victims and with such a drastic shift in how people discover and purchase goods, some start to wonder what’s going to happen to all the local brick and mortar small-medium enterprises (SMEs).
There are three certainties in life: Taxes, death, and potholes on Malaysian roads. These deadly indentations have so common in our society that the more astute driver has already developed the uncanny twitch reactions of a whitewater rafter when it comes to avoiding these deathtraps.
But are we doomed to live forever in fear of these potholes that don invisible cloaks during a thunderstorm? Must we constantly sacrifice our tyre rim covers to appease the pothole deities?
No, young traveler, for there is another Waze.