UPDATE: Huawei has launched the Nova 3 and Nova 3i in Malaysia. Here’s everything you need to know.
Huawei‘s been killing it in the flagship smartphone segment with their head-turner P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. Today they’re trying to take control of the premium mid-range market too, with two brand new smartphones. They’re called the Nova 3 and the Nova 3i, and on the surface of things these look like very capable smartphones.
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I don’t think any other phone has excited me this year (at least, so far) more than the OPPO Find X. It was this jaw-dropping handset that seemed to simultaneously revive the company’s Find flagship series and give everyone the solution to what I liked to call the “camera conundrum”.
But things always look good at launch. The real test was whether it would also look good in real life. Short answer? Yes. A thousand times yes.
You wouldn’t believe the debate we had in the office when we saw BlackBerry bring back the physical keyboard on an Android smartphone. On one side it was “why would you ever need a physical keyboard?” while the other was “omg you can’t beat a physical keyboard”.
It went on for hours but I think we settled on the fact that there were pros and cons for each. I was a little on the fence because I’m usually someone who prefers tactility over the absence of one. Then, I got to spend a good chunk of time typing on the BlackBerry KEY2 during the launch event and what I discovered was: The physical keyboard should have stayed dead.
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Just recently Touch ‘n Go had introduced QR Transit. It’s a new feature which allows you to pay for your LRT rides with just your smartphone. If you’ve been following our site, you would probably know that we’re not impressed with the Touch ‘n Go mobile app. Can QR Transit turn things around? Read on to find out.
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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Grab is a little behind if we’re talking about mobile wallets, at least in Malaysia. We already have a several different ones that work roughly the same, with some kind of unique rewards system and payment that happens via QR code.
But, just like Google wasn’t the first search engine to exist, the brand new GrabPay wallet is counting on the fact that you don’t need to be first to be the best. And honestly, they’re making a strong case for it because GrabPay already brings a lot to the table that its competition doesn’t.
YouTube has become the go-to online video platform of the modern age. Whether you want to know how to replace an SSD on your laptop, make a crepe or watch people struggle to climb up slippery steps with an Australian commentating, YouTube is probably where you go. It also played an instrumental part in launching a whole generation of amazing creators and some of the best content we’ve ever seen in our lives.
But it’s also hard to deny the backlash YouTube has received, especially from its own creator community, on a myriad of issues stemming from the platform’s unrivaled control on the modern-day consumer’s attention. When there’s simply nowhere else to go, you’re left at the mercy of the platform.
The good news is that Instagram wants to change that with their brand new long-form video service IGTV. However, they’re taking a rather oddball approach to it.
UPDATE: TM has announced a new entry-level RM79/month Fibre plan and new Turbo Plans with speeds of up to 800Mbps.
Earlier this week, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia had announced that Malaysians could enjoy as much as 25% price reduction on broadband by end of this year. This is due to the implementation of Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) which reduces wholesale prices for broadband.
TM has just issued a statement to respond to the minister’s announcement.
When Gobind Singh Deo took the role of Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he made broadband price reduction as one of his main priorities. He promised that he will work towards doubling our internet speeds while reducing the subscription cost by half.
When OPPO launched their brand new flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find X, I was stunned. Of all the phones that were launched in 2018 thus far, I can’t believe that the handset I was most excited about was a smartphone from OPPO. The same company that has built a name for themselves selling overpriced selfie centric smartphones.
The OPPO Find X was different. I thought it was easily the most innovative move in smartphone design this year. However, as is always the case, whenever there are people trying something new, there will always be doubters. People who say it won’t work. People who say it can’t work.