Reviews

Asus ZenFone Zoom Review: Unrefined Camera-Centric Smartphone

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 6 Comments · 0 views

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Asus’ ZenFone lineup has seen more than a few additions in the past year. There’s the ZenFone 2, the ZenFone Max, and of course, this device right here: the ZenFone Zoom. As a camera-centric smartphone, the Zoom features a rear camera that is capable of doing 3x optical zoom, something that isn’t commonly found on smartphones.

While an optical zoom sounds cool, is it enough to make the ZenFone Zoom a great Android smartphone? Or is it just a more refined ZenFone 2?

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Samsung SEA Forum 2016: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Coming to Malaysia in Q1 2016 (Hands On)

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 0 views

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Samsung’s first Windows 10-powered tablet, the Galaxy TabPro S, will be coming to Malaysia within the first quarter of the year. Announced just last month at CES 2016, the premium grade laptop will likely bring some competition to Microsoft’s Surface line.

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honor 5X Hands On: A Mid-Range Device with a Premium Touch

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 0 views

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honor Malaysia has just launched the much anticipated honor 5X on our shores. Although it is the successor to the honor 4X, the 5X is a markedly different device with a much more premium metal construction; the 4X only had a plastic body. While honor Malaysia has not revealed the price and availability of this device yet, our initial impression of the honor 5X is quite favourable.

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Oppo F1 Hands On: Familiar Design With A Whole New Focus

by Terry Bass · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 0 views

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Selfies have now become an unavoidable part of our lives, and there are bound to be smartphones that cater to this specific demand. Last week, Oppo introduced the Oppo F1, which is a device released under the newly-announced ‘F’ series. But with Oppo’s asking price of RM1,198 for the Oppo F1, what else does it offer other than a beefed up front camera?

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Huawei Mate S Review: A Premium Smartphone with Several Letdowns

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 10 Comments · 0 views

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Huawei has come a long way. Having partnered with Google to come up with the greatest and most premium Nexus device yet, one shouldn’t forget that the Mate S, its flagship smartphone released before the Nexus – is a testament to how far the company has come over the years as well. Not only is the Mate S one of the first smartphones to feature a pressure-sensitive display, it is also one of the most premium – and costly – Android devices yet. The question is: is the Huawei Mate S worth its asking price of RM2,698?

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That Dragon, Cancer Review: No One Can Be Ready for This Game

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 0 views

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What started as a casual suggestion with the editorial team turned into an actual review of “That Dragon, Cancer”. While I was intrigued by the game, I never would have thought I’ll have to sit down for a couple of hours and play through this emotionally charged game. Why? Well, because…it’s an emotional game.

Against my better judgement, I went on Steam, purchased the game, and fired it up. Boy, was I not ready for what’s to come.

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Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro Review: A Sound Engineer’s Perspective

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 16 Comments · 0 views

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In recent times, Xiaomi has made quite an impression in the world of headphones and audio accessories. My first experience with a pair of Xiaomi headphones was with the Mi Headphones, which I felt was solid on all fronts. I was also told that the company has various in-ear headphones in the lower-end of the scale known as the “Piston” series, which are famous for their affordability, sound quality and unbeatable value. Looking to build on the success of its predecessors is the latest in their line of Xiaomi in-ears, the Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom Hands-On: The Photography-Oriented Flagship Smartphone

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · 8 Comments · 0 views

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Even though we managed to check out the ZenFone Zoom (behind a barricade though) at Mobile World Congress last year, the smartphone has been in development for so long that I seriously believe that it will not see the light of the day. As it turned out, I was wrong as ASUS finally released the device into the market starting in Taiwan last month and followed by Malaysia towards the end of January 2016.

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Netflix Review: The King of On-Demand Internet TV Has Arrived

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · 24 Comments · 0 views

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Established in 1997, Netflix first made its name as an Internet-based DVD subscription service which then expanded itself into on-demand video streaming business in 2007. As DVD sales wound down with the advancement of the Internet, Netflix is now more known for its streaming business and has now become one of the biggest players in the industry with more than 69 million subscribers throughout the world.

That number will only get bigger from now on as the company’s streaming service has been expanded to include more countries than before including Malaysia. Jump in to check out what Netflix has to offer for your entertainment needs.

This hands on is based on Netflix experience through Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browser as well as Android, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 apps.

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MSI GS70 Review: A Slim 17″ Gaming Laptop with a Premium Price Tag

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · No Comments · 0 views

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Whenever someone mentions gaming laptops, there are a few things that are always associated with them: heavy, thick, and most of all, unwieldy. With so many gaming laptops in the market that are as such, these associations are hardly surprising.

Enter the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro, which is part of MSI’s slim and light GS series of gaming laptops. While the GS70 is definitely a lightweight (well, relatively) and slim gaming machine, it is not exactly affordable. Retailing at RM8,999, how good is this 17-inch notebook?

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Nexus 6P Review: Android at Its Best

by Andrew Cheng · 2 months ago · 3 Comments · 0 views

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The Nexus series of smartphones have always been a favourite of many Android users, especially so for Android purists. Back in the days when custom versions of Android were slow, sluggish, and filled with bloatware, Nexus devices were exemplary, mainly due to their pure Android experience. Now, however, custom versions of Android have caught up. Many manufacturers have stripped clean their take on Android of bloatware and unnecessary enhancements, offering genuinely useful features stock Android simply does not have.

This, in turn, brings up the question: is the Nexus lineup of smartphones still necessary? Now that the Nexus lineup isn’t as affordable as it used to be, this question is more relevant than ever. Well, after spending some time with the Nexus 6P, I can say this with confidence: it is still an exemplary Android device that is far from irrelevant.

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Lightning Review: Secretlab Omega Stealth – As Comfortable As It Looks

by Farhan · 2 months ago · 5 Comments · 0 views

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Secretlab is a relatively new comer to the gaming chair market. Its most premium product, the Omega Stealth, just reached our shores this month and we’ve had the opportunity to try it out. To be honest, we rarely get to play around with expensive furniture and this was a whole lot of fun.

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