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Xiaomi Releases Mi 4i in Malaysia, Priced at RM749

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 30 Comments · 10.6k views

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Xiaomi’s first global smartphone, the Mi 4i, has finally landed in Malaysia. After its global launch in India late last month, Xiaomi’s impressively pushed out the device to its South-East Asian markets this month – and the Mi 4i is set to go on sale in Malaysia next week.

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Review: Honor 6 Plus – Dual-Camera Goodness

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 10 Comments · 7.9k views

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Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has been releasing one great smartphone after another that offers plenty value for money. We liked the Honor 6, and we definitely think the Honor 4X is one of the best mid-range phablets for its price. The Honor 6 Plus sees a few notable upgrades from its predecessor, including a bigger display and a new trick up its sleeve: a dual-camera setup. Can it deliver, or is it another flop like HTC’s Duo Camera?

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Lightning Review: Wiyo, The Convenient Way to Stay Connected While Abroad

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 5 Comments · 4.5k views

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These days, Internet access is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. For most of us, it also means this luxury could be quite a challenge when we’re travelling abroad. You’re either stuck with expensive data roaming charges, or be adventurous and drop by a local telco store and purchase a prepaid SIM pack with some data.

Enter Wiyo. Originally from Hong Kong, this mobile WiFi service has been available in Malaysia for some time now, and we were invited to test out its services in some of our international assignments last month.

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Review: Asus ZenBook UX305 – a Slim and Light Productivity Machine with Plenty Value for Money

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 7.9k views

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More and more manufacturers are jumping at the chance to integrate the Intel Core M processor in their laptops. Lenovo has the sexy and slim Yoga 3 Pro, while Asus has the Transformer Book T300 Chi and this, the ZenBook UX305. Boasting a thickness of only 12.3mm, it is even thinner than the Yoga 3 Pro and the new Apple MacBook. That being said, is there more to it than a slim profile?

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Confirmed: GST Will Not be Charged for Prepaid Reloads, But On Usage

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 21 Comments · 8.6k views

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In a press conference held earlier today, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry has agreed that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed on prepaid reloads will be based on usage, instead of the current additional charge.

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Review: Dell XPS 13 – That Infinity Display

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 11 Comments · 5.7k views

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Dell definitely captured our attention when it unveiled the new XPS 13 in CES 2015 earlier this year. With its almost borderless QHD+ display, this 13.3-inch laptop has a very minimal footprint, not to mention the fact that it looks very sleek and minimalistic. Is this the best portable Windows laptop released so far?

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The Big Debate: microSD Card Slots in Smartphones – Do You Really Need Them?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 62 Comments · 16.2k views

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Expandable storage on mobile phones. For a long time now, they’ve been a subject with staunch movements both for and against it. The recent removal of a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy S6, as well as Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra’s statement explaining why there isn’t any expandable storage option on the new Mi 4i sparked another round of heated discussion among smartphone users.

So why do smartphone users want microSD card slots, and why are smartphone makers shying away from them? Let’s break it down.

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[Update] The Complete List of Postpaid Voice Plans in Malaysia and What they Offer – Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and U Mobile

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 50 Comments · 78.6k views

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[Update 11/5/2015]: A lot has happened since our last update. Almost all the telcos have new plans up their sleeves for the year, so hit the break to check them out.

[Update 26/12/2014]: We’ve added Celcom’s new postpaid plans with Optimiser to the list.

[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.

Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.

Hit the break to check out the changes.

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Review: Illegear Z5 Gaming Laptop – Power That Comes At A Price

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 26 Comments · 4.4k views

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Discovering the balance between power and cost is an art that few gaming laptops manage to master. Illegear’s new Z5 gaming laptop presents multiple configurations for customers to attempt to find a balancing point that they can live with. This could possibly mean many things for many people. For us, it means taking a look at the best that the Z5 has to offer and find out if it is worth the price tag.

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Review: Microsoft Surface 3 – A Beautiful and Highly Mobile Productivity Machine

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 12 Comments · 6.1k views

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“A tablet that can replace your laptop” - this is the mantra that Microsoft has used to push its Surface Pro 3 to the masses. Interestingly, the company has used the same motto for its brand new Surface 3 as well which will be available in Malaysia this coming Saturday, 9 May.

The tablet does have the potential to fulfil that very idea thanks to Microsoft’s wise decision to equip the Surface 3 with full-fledged Windows 8.1 instead of the gimped Windows RT that the company has put on the ill-fated Surface RT and Surface 2. Then again, is it capable enough to actually take over a laptop’s role?

Well, read more to find out.

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How To: Make the Most Out of the Google Chromecast

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 10.9k views

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It’s been around for over a year now, but the Google Chromecast is finally officially available in Malaysia, via Maxis. At RM170 (or RM150, if you’re a OnePlan subscriber), this little product promises to transform any TV with a HDMI port into a Smart TV, changing the way we spend time in the living room. Most of you may already own one, but here are some steps you can take to make the most out of the Chromecast!

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Hands On: Huawei P8 – “Knuckle Sense?”

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 3.2k views

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Huawei’s latest flagship device, the P8, was launched just a few weeks back in London alongside its phablet variant, the P8max. We managed to get our hands on the P8 for a brief period, and while it’s a very sleek and speedy device, we’re not entirely sure if it’s refined enough.

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