MediaTek has finally come out and dismissed such claims, saying that the rumours are all a pile of horse dung. Okay, maybe not in those exact words, but you get the point.
AnTuTu, a company responsible for the development of the AnTuTu benchmark app which we (along with many other reviewers) use when reviewing phones, publishes their annual Performance Ranking Report ranking the 10 best smartphones of that particular year.
Before v6.0 of the app, the report only consisted of Android phones. With this new version, though, 2015’s report is the first cross-platform ranking report and my goodness was it an interesting one. While we weren’t that surprised that the iPhone 6s Plus was #1 on their list, we were shocked at how MUCH further it was from the competition. Let me give you a hint: 132k.
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China certification agency has just passed the little brother to the existing OnePlus 2. While it may be “smaller”, this little device’s spec sheet is going to surprise you. Subsequently, this may not even be the highest specification for the One Plus 2 Mini, as the Shenzen-based company has always listed the last number to correspond to a higher specification. For example E1003 would be better than E1000, that’s if a E1003 were to exist.
In our most recent camera shootout, we tested the best Sony had to offer, which at the time was the Xperia M5, that placed 7th out of 10, overall. Worrying for Sony, who had relative success in supplying cameras to other flagships (iPhones, Samsungs and etc); success that has not streamed down to their own phone cameras, at least when field tested. A new change comes in the form of the latest Sony Xperia Z5 line, that’s been tested by the guys at DxOMark, showing a vast improvement.
England based Vertu was the brainchild of one of the most powerful mobile phone manufacturers; if you guessed Nokia, you’re right.
Sometime down the line the Finnish company decided to sell off 90% of its stakes to a company by the name of EQT VI; who works around the concept of making devices as fashion accessories. Think, Richard Mille, Patek Philippe, Franck Muller and the likes, in the watch making industry; similarly the Vertu Signature Touch aims to occupy the same segment, just for smartphones instead.
Sony Malaysia has finally brought its latest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3+ to Malaysia. This is their updated waterproof flagship that’s thinner, lighter and faster than the previous Xperia Z3. Like other flagship smart phones, it carries a RM2,599 price tag and for the Malaysian market, we are getting the Dual-SIM version.
The Xperia Z3+ looks similar to the previous model from the exterior but it gets some notable differences, including a capless micro USB port which makes charging hassle free. Powering the device is a Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM.
When the Galaxy S6 was announced, it whooped other devices on Antutu benchmarks by a huge margin. With half of 2015 gone and there are newer flagships sporting Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, the Galaxy S6 continues to reign supreme thanks to its 64-bit 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of LP-DDR4 RAM and a faster Universal Flash Storage.
For the ultimate luxury, the Vertu brand comes to mind with its exotic materials and craftsmanship. In the past, Vertu smart phones offer premium build but the internals are quite a let down in comparison. Realising that specs are equally as important as the outside, the fine smart phone maker has stepped up its game with better spec-ed smart phones like the Vertu Aster and Vertu for Bentley. Obviously everyone would demand top notch internals especially if you’re forking more than RM20,000 for a phone.
For its newer model, it looks like Vertu is stepping up its game and it can finally hold a candle to today’s popular flagship phones.
The Sony Xperia Z3+ runs on Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 which has been notoriously known for its overheating issues. Despite having the newer V2.1 version which claims to have better thermal performance, there were number of users complaining that the Xperia Z3+ still does overheat.
Just how bad is this issue? Watch the video after the break to find out.
When OnePlus officially announced its decision to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor for its OnePlus 2, they knew people will start talking about its overheating concerns. In a bid to clear the air, the OnePlus team has posted a clarification on their forum to dispel rumours of its upcoming flagship killer.
In terms of pricing, they shared that the new Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor is much more advanced and complex compared to its Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core processor that’s powering the current OnePlus One. They shared that the cost of the processor is about 60% more and this will definitely drive the price beyond US$322 (about RM1,194).