Reviews

OnePlus 5 review: Ignore the hate, this phone is awesome

Oh, man has the OnePlus 5 received a lot of hate. From benchmark cheating, all the way to sub-par camera performances that have led the public to call DxOMark’s credibility into question, OnePlus’ latest flagship hasn’t had the smoothest of launches.

But, while it’s easy to get caught up with all the hate, all the rage, and all the feelings of dissatisfaction surrounding this smartphone, a lot of people tend to forget one really, really important thing about this new flagship:

It’s a damn good smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Great hardware in a dying form factor

There was a time where I seriously considered the merits of getting an Android tablet. In my head I had my desktop in my work room, my laptop in my bedroom and my phone with me on the can. But I didn’t have a device in my living room and that’s where I thought the tablet would fit perfectly.

Talk about #firstworldproblems, amirite? Every now and again, this small part of my mind begins to entertain the idea of a tablet again and I start to think that maybe it was time for me to get one.

And then I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — a powerful Android tablet with a beautiful screen, and a nice set of speakers. Theoretically, this is exactly what I needed but after spending some time with it, the Tab S3 only served to prove that nobody really needs an Android tablet.

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Lenovo Yoga Book review: The best future a tablet has

The tablet is in a weird spot. It was supposed to be this hybrid that lives somewhere between the laptop and the smartphone, complementing both. But as smartphones got bigger and laptops got lighter, smaller and more powerful, it became really hard to justify picking up a tablet. And so, the need for such a device dwindled.

But now I think I’ve found the tablet’s salvation. It’s called the Lenovo Yoga Book and I love it to bits.

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Moto M review: Proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover

Smartphones are ubiquitous these days. In Malaysia, it’s pretty hard to get by without some kind of smartphone to run basic messaging and social media applications. But Malaysia’s in a bad spot and because our currency is so awful, a large majority of us can’t afford super expensive flagships.

And that’s where phones like the Moto M come in. Y’know, budget phones.

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Dear Samsung, thank you for fixing your software

This is it. The reviews for the Galaxy S8 are all out and if there was one common denominator between all the reviews, it would be that Samsung makes the best smartphone hardware in the world. But since the S6, I’ve always felt that Samsung did hardware extremely well.

What they were rubbish at was their software, more specifically their Android skin. Gosh, I hate TouchWiz. But it seems like Samsung has been listening because when I spent my time with the Galaxy S8, I actually enjoyed the software experience.

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