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It has come to a point where a flagship smartphone is never just a smartphone anymore. It’s your camera replacement, your home theater solution, your PC in a pocket and even your swim buddy. This desire to add more and more to a wafer thin handset has become a bit of a double edged sword. Yes, bold new ideas are a great way to push the industry forward, but many of them tend to become nothing more than a gimmick while also adding a significant price premium to your handset. That’s why it has become almost a norm for flagships to cost around RM4,000.
What happened to the good old flagship smartphone that’s only focused on giving you the best smartphone experience? Focused on giving you a smooth and snappy performance with a battery that can last? And most importantly, at a price that more people can afford.
Well, that’s where a brand like POCOPHONE comes in. This small, Xiaomi-backed team of individuals have set out — with laser focus — on doing one thing and one thing alone: To give people what they want. And their first product, the F1, is probably the most focused device I’ve seen launched in a while.
As teased before, Xiaomi is introducing a new sub-brand, POCO, which will cause a stir in the flagship smartphone segment. It’s basically a OnePlus-like brand that focuses on offering blazing performance at a lower price point.
If you’re looking for a Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone for less than RM1,500, this device should be on your watchlist.
Google is expected to launch its new Pixel 3 lineup later this year. However, some Google Pixel 2 XL users have already begun reporting moderate to severe performance issues. So if you’ve encountered a significant lag on your Pixel 2 XL, you are not alone.
This post is sponsored by vivo Malaysia.
The NEX is vivo‘s latest flagship smartphone to hit Malaysian shores and in addition to a bunch of high end specs, this handset also features an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a motorised selfie camera that pops up. Want to know what’s in the box? We find out.
After ASUS showed the world what a proper, balls-to-the-wall gaming smartphone could look like — and the generally positive reception it received — it looks like Huawei’s eager to grab their own slice of this fresh new pie. Today, the company — who is also the third largest smartphone maker in the world — revealed to us that they will be launching their very own gaming smartphone later this year.
Oh snap. We just received news that the OPPO Find X — easily the most exciting smartphone we’ve seen in 2018 so far — will be launching in Malaysia in two weeks. Yes, that’s the phone with the motorised sliding camera that pops up.
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.
There are plenty of flagship smartphones to choose from and for those who want to stand out, the LG G7 ThinQ is an interesting option. The only problem is that it’s as elusive as a unicorn in Malaysia.
For the past couple of years, LG Mobile doesn’t seem to be interested in selling their smartphones in our competitive market. The last “official” set they introduced here was the LG V30+ and it arrived about 7 months late.
If you’re still interested in the G7 ThinQ, retailer DirectD is now offering import sets with stocks now available.
You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
This, I believe, is something many of us know to be true, but often forget because…well, otherwise the saying wouldn’t exist. For many of us, we experience this very often in our lives, whether it’s that transition from moving out of your parents house or leaving the comforting stability of schooling life.
That saying, distilled into its purest form, basically means that we often don’t know what we will actually miss until its gone. And today — or more accurately, in the past few days –I’ve had the joy of being reminded how true this is. I am, of course, talking about the HTC U12+ — in case I wasn’t being obvious enough in my intro — and how much I now miss buttons. Physical clicky buttons on the side of my phone.
Yes, they skipped 7, but who cares? Xiaomi’s brand new flagship smartphone has finally launched as the Mi 8. And, from the looks of things, this 2018 device holds true to a lot of what we’ve already come to love about Xiaomi smartphones.
Oh, and there are two more variants besides the normal Mi 8 that’s designed for both the baller and the more sensible of you.