Is Google’s Night Sight better than Huawei’s Night Mode?

Watching the western media rave over Google‘s brand new Night Sight low-light photography feature that recently hit Pixel smartphones, there was really only one thought going through my mind: Isn’t this just Huawei‘s Night Mode but with a nicer name?  It sure as hell looks like like a similar concept is being applied, but in so many of the articles I’ve seen about it, Huawei’s name has been conveniently left out. 

But, whatever. I’m not someone who’s into dwelling on conspiracy theories. The only thing I’m interested in finding out is whether Night Sight is better than Huawei’s Night Mode. Yup, you already know what that means: It’s camera comparison time.

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iPhone XS Camera vs iPhone X, Note9 and P20 Pro

When the iPhone XS was announced, it retained a similar dual 12MP main camera configuration as last year’s iPhone X. On paper, it looks like nothing has changed, however, if you look deeper, Apple has actually made a couple of notable upgrades. This include larger pixels at 1.4-micron (iPhone X: 1.22 micron), a new Smart HDR feature and it uses a lot more machine learning thanks to its newer Apple A12 Bionic chip.

A couple of weeks ago, we took the iPhone XS for a camera shootout in Batu Caves together with the iPhone X, Galaxy Note9 and the P20 Pro. Is the iPhone XS’s camera significantly better than the rest? Read on to find out.

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Samsung Galaxy Note9 Camera vs Huawei P20 Pro vs iPhone X

One of the interesting things we noticed when we tuned into the big Galaxy Note9 launch in New York last week was how little Samsung actually talked about the camera. There was no DxOMark score, no huge segment comparing it and its competitors, nor was there much emphasis on the handset’s camera hardware.

Was Samsung unconfident with the Galaxy Note9’s camera performance? Does this best-Note-ever actually have a sub-par camera in its class? Does the Note9’s camera actually suck?

Harrowing times, I know. But we thought we’d find out for ourselves by pitting the Galaxy Note9 with the best smartphone cameras we could find in our smartphone stable. Here’s how the Note9 stacks up to the best.

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UPDATED: SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,200 (2nd half, 2018)

What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.

We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.

Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.

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SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition)

UPDATE: Good news! We have updated and published a brand new Best smartphones under RM1,200 guide! It includes the new devices that have launched since this guide was published as well as the new discounted prices thanks to zero-rated GST. You can check it out here.

We’re back! This year, we’ve got another juicy new selection of budget-friendly smartphones under RM1,200. So, what’s new in 2018? Quite a lot, actually. This year’s crop of smartphones may be among the best ones we’ve seen especially if you’re looking at the amount of goodies you can get for your money.

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Instagram has a Portait Mode feature but how does it compare to the iPhone X?

Portrait Mode has pretty much taken the world by storm. Forget about fancy variable aperture lens cameras or triple lens cameras, people are only concerned with whether their phone can take pictures of their faces with creamy blurred out backgrounds.

Now, Instagram is making this shooting mode even more accessible with their brand new feature called Focus. Essentially, it lets you take Portrait Mode photos even if your phone can’t. But, how does it stack up to the iPhone X‘s Portrait Mode?

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Smartphone camera comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs S8+

When a smartphone launches with arguably the most advanced camera module ever put into a production smartphone, you already know what the big question on everyone’s mind is: Is it the best? Is it noticeably better than the rest of the top dogs? Or is “variable aperture” just a fancy marketing term?

Well, we’re hoping to help you answer at least some of these questions. Welcome to the comparison you’ve been waiting for: Samsung’s latest flagship against the world.

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Here’s a comprehensive comparison of Samsung Galaxy S9 telco plans in Malaysia

Galaxy S9 Celcom Vs Digi Vs Maxis Vs u mobile plans

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are hitting Malaysia on 16 March 2018. If you prefer to get it on contract, it’s now available on our big 4 telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile. So which telco has the lowest cost of ownership, lowest monthly commitment and the most data for your money? It’s time for a telco plan comparison for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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Compared: iPhone X telco plans in Malaysia

iPhone X Malaysia Telco comparison

The highly anticipated iPhone X is finally available for pre-order today and it will be released officially in Malaysia on 24 November 2017. As usual, we have the big 4 telcos offering the latest iPhone on contract. Since the iPhone X would cost you at least RM5,149 for the base model, it is probably better to get it on a contract to enjoy substantial subsidies.

Question is, which Malaysian telco has the best plan for you? We hope to answer that with our telco comparison.

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