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(Update: Now with Video!) Hands On: Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge

by Pang Tun Yau · 7 hours ago · 5 Comments · 4.4k views

Just moments ago, Samsung has finally announced its two latest flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. With so much at stake, Samsung has made the bold move of redesigning its sixth iteration of the company’s flagship smartphone from the ground up, using premium materials along the way. But how does it translate to the final product?

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[Updated with Video] MWC 2015: Hands On With HTC One M9

by Chief Chapree · 1 day ago · 12 Comments · 2.4k views

So, it is finally here. Officially revealed for the first time moments ago here in Barcelona, the HTC One M9 is the fourth flagship smartphone in HTC One series with its lineage can be traced back to the original HTC One X smartphone back in 2012.

However, it is hard to ignore how similar the One M9 looks like to its previous two predecessors: the 2013’s One (a.k.a the M7), and 2014’s One M8. Nevertheless, HTC insists that the One M9 is a much more refined product than previous flagship devices. So, let’s take a closer look.

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Spec Sheet: HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 edge vs Other 2015 Flagships

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · 9 Comments · 4.1k views

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Now that both HTC and Samsung have announced their brand new flagship smartphones for 2015, how do they stack up against each other – as well as other flagships released this year? Check out our specs comparison table after the break.

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MWC 2015: HTC One M9 Is Finally Official, Heading To Market Starting Mid March

by Chief Chapree · 2 days ago · 4 Comments · 1k views

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Just like many of the previously released HTC One devices, the HTC One M9 is pretty much one of the world’s worst kept secret. Nevertheless, it is now finally time to say hello (for real) to the new flagship smartphone which was officially launched in Barcelona just few moments ago.

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Lightning Review: Leagoo Lead 7

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · 7 Comments · 2.3k views

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Why buy a smartphone when you can have a smartphone and a powerbank in one? Leagoo recently launched the Lead 7, a mid-range budget Android smartphone that packs a huge battery under its 5” hood that can even be used to charge up your other devices. Desperately need to charge up your smartwatch or second smartphone? The Lead 7 will come in handy.

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GoGet Someone to Run Your Errands with Interesting Local App

by Pang Tun Yau · 5 days ago · 12 Comments · 5.7k views

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As Malaysians, we spend a lot of time hanging out at our favourite mamak joint, having conversations about how we should do this or make that. But what happens when one actually goes out and does it?

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One Week With…. A BlackBerry Classic: A Surprising Conclusion

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 5.8k views

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And so it ends. One week is up, and I have been freed from this task of experiencing the world from the eyes of a BlackBerry Classic user. As I said in my midweek update, it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, there were some moments when I seriously considered switching over to the platform. Now that it is all over, I think I can clearly understand why a BlackBerry isn’t for everyone.

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OnePlus: “We Over-Promised and Under-Delivered” in Malaysia

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 7.5k views

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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was in Kuala Lumpur last week. In between preparing for the announcement of the OxygenOS team and the Reddit AMA session after that, we caught up with Carl for an extensive, broad-ranging conversation about the company, OxygenOS, the OnePlus Two…and of course, what happened to its planned expansion into Malaysia.

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Review: LG G Watch R – Not Quite the Full Circle Yet

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 6.8k views

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Smartwatches are not quite a thing yet, and this is probably due to the rather geeky or nerdy nature of such a gadget. If you’re afraid of being labelled as such, LG could have the perfect solution with the G Watch R, the smartwatch that sports the look of a traditional wristwatch.

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One Week With…the BlackBerry Classic

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 4.4k views

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As someone who has never used a smartphone with a physical keyboard, I have ended up drawing the short straw for Lowyat.NET’s new editorial segment, and have been assigned to spend the next week using the BlackBerry Classic as my only communications device. After seven days, I will share my thoughts and experience with using such an unfamiliar device.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – More Than Just a Gimmick, But Not Quite There

by Huei Song · 4 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 9.9k views

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is finally available in Malaysia, featuring an extra curved screen running down the right side of the device. The Galaxy Note Edge may not appeal to some, but it definitely is something different from the typical smartphones in the market. After using it for a few weeks, I think I am beginning to like the idea of the Edge.

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Hands-On: 2015 Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 3.1k views

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Alongside the sleek 2015 Dell XPS 13, the 2015 Alienware 17 gaming laptop is one of the new products that Dell has launched at the CES 2015 last month and it was made available in Malaysia just mere weeks after that.  Being a 17-inch laptop, one would naturally expect the laptop to be bulky but Dell has somehow claimed that it is actually lighter and thinner than its predecessors.

So, is that really the case? Well, read more to find out.

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