The veil has lifted and it is now official that the next Huawei smartphone to grace retail shelves will be the Huawei Nova 3e. Also known as the Huawei P20 Lite, this new smartphone will slide right into the upper mid-range category as the P20‘s affordable little sibling.
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The whole Grab-Uber takeover felt a lot like a bad divorce. Where there was once balance, there is only chaos for everyone left behind. It didn’t matter if you were a driver, rider or couch potato looking to have food delivered to your doorstep — as long as you used one of their services, you would have felt the repercussions.
While the transition was supposed to be smooth, the handful of drivers and riders I’ve spoken to seems to feel otherwise. But, I’m not here to talk about “word on the street”. No, today is about a service that we actually use a lot in the office: UberEats. Or rather, the service that will eventually replace it. It’s called GrabFood and here are our first impressions.
When you’re looking for a value-oriented device, good looks are usually sacrificed for raw spec-sheet performance. And that’s completely fair because companies have to shave bits here and there anyway if they want to keep prices low.
Apparently, honor didn’t get the memo because their flagship smartphones — since the gorgeous honor 8 — have remained some of the prettiest smartphones money can buy. Now, they’ve got the brand new honor 10 and I think it’s easily the prettiest one they’ve made yet.
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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UPDATE: Touch N Go suspends their mobile reload feature. Here’s their full statement.
Reloading a Touch N Go (TNG) card has always been a pain in the butt. While the introduction of those TNG terminals in shopping malls is a nice touch, it’s still super inconvenient that you can’t just reload online or through an app.
That is, until now. We discovered recently that TNG released a new app that allows you to reload your card right from your smartphone. But, this is Touch N Go we’re talking about, so of course there’s some silly, confounding catch that makes things a whole lot more inconvenient than it should be. In fact, it’s so unnecessarily complex that it almost plays itself out like the three stages in a magic trick.
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Despite not being particularly proficient at it, photography was always something that captured my interest. And it wasn’t because I wasn’t exposed to a lot of other hobby-like things, because I was. It’s just that there was something about freezing a moment in time that spoke to me in a way picking up old coins from the subway never did.
Coupled with the low-key hipster that lives in the back of my mind, there was naturally only one path this interest in taking photos would bring me down: Film photography, an art form that I think can be best described as the photographical equivalent of edging.
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.
“The Camera. Reimagined” is the big tagline Samsung uses for their flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+. Of course, Samsung’s new flagship smartphones do come with a highly advanced camera module that we’ve never seen on a mass-produced handset before — which I guess does count as “reimagining” — but what does that actually mean? Does the Galaxy S9 actually take such incredible photos that it deserves the lofty assumptions that tend to come with a “reimagined” camera?
Well, see for yourself, as we take the Galaxy S9 on a quick tour of Barcelona before we left for our flight home.
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I think something that a lot of people forget is that in technology, it’s not about who does it first, it’s about who does it best. Google wasn’t the first search engine, Apple wasn’t the first company to come up with a “smartphone”, and Facebook wasn’t the first social media network.
Being the first to bring something into the market is severely overrated and it looks like ASUS has realised that too. With its brand new smartphone — the ZenFone 5 — the company looks like it’s ditching all attempts at being first, or even original. Instead, they focused on borrowing the good bits from several of the top smartphone makers, tweaking them (in some cases, improving upon them), then combining all of it into a smartphone.
Sure, you could say that they’re just blatantly copying their competition’s homework, but I think it’s a stroke of genius and here’s why.
There are many words that could be used to describe the Nokia 8, but for me, the one word that sticks out is: Disappointing. Even though I repeatedly told myself that it would never live up to the hype, it was still disheartening to see how far it missed the mark. And that made me a little angry at Nokia for what felt like a half-hearted attempt.
Still, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they’re new to this. Maybe they just didn’t have the technical capabilities to produce the kind of flagship-grade hardware that would match their flagship’s excellent software. Then I saw the Nokia 8 Sirocco and I got even more angry because it was living proof (figuratively) that Nokia could make something exquisite — that they could make something special — but for some reason, didn’t.