These days, when you think of buying a budget smartphone, Samsung doesn’t really come to mind. For the most part, their more affordable handsets usually seem to provide far less value than an equivalent one from Xiaomi or honor — at least, on paper. And the same could probably be said of Samsung’s new Galaxy A5 (2017) too.
But, we wouldn’t want to just gush over printed specifications now do we? In fact, I think this year’s Galaxy A5 might be the South Korean tech giant’s most successful mid-range handset yet.
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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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?