Hands On

Review: Honor 6 Plus – Dual-Camera Goodness

by Andrew Cheng · 3 days ago · 10 Comments · 7k 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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Review: Asus ZenBook UX305 – a Slim and Light Productivity Machine with Plenty Value for Money

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 13 Comments · 7.8k 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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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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Review: Illegear Z5 Gaming Laptop – Power That Comes At A Price

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 26 Comments · 4.3k 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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Hands On: Huawei P8 – “Knuckle Sense?”

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 3.1k 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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Lightning Review: Leagoo Elite 2 – I Wished It Performs as Good as It Looks

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 9.8k views

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Up to this point, Leagoo mainly made smartphones for budget-conscious consumers. The RM599 Leagoo Lead 7, for example, has a generous 4,000mAh battery that also doubles as a power bank. With the Elite 2, it seems like the Chinese company is stepping up its game in hopes of capturing the mid-range smartphone market as well.

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Hands On: Huawei Honor 6 Plus, The Continuation To Honor 6’s Success Story

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 3.2k views

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The original Huawei Honor 6 that was released into Malaysia last September was quite a hit among many consumers in our market thanks to its potent combination of quality, performance, and affordability. It is certainly not going to be easy to top what Honor 6 has achieved but its newly launched successor – Honor 6 Plus – does have one rather interesting feature: a rear camera with two parallel 8-megapixels sensors.

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Hands On: Honor 4C, Potentially the Mid-Range Smartphone to Get

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 3.2k views

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Honor Malaysia has launched the Honor 4C in Malaysia, and it will be going on sale later today at 3.08PM here. During the launch event of the affordable smartphone yesterday, I have managed to spend some time with it. To be perfectly honest: the Honor 4C feels just like a smaller Honor 4X – and that’s a good thing.

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Hands On: HTC One M9+

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 14 Comments · 6.5k views

HTC Malaysia has made a surprising move by bringing the One M9+ to the country, instead of the One M9 that we saw back in MWC 2015 earlier this year. The M9+ was launched in China last month in a rather low-key announcement, but HTC is calling it a more powerful version – and in many ways, it’s true.

We were invited for an exclusive media preview of the device ahead of its official launch later today, and here’s our first impressions of HTC’s new flagship smartphone.

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Hands On: Acer Switch 10 E

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 2.7k views

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Acer’s mammoth product launch in New York featured over forty new products, encompassing its traditional range of laptops and tablets and into more product categories, including all-in-ones, its new gaming range as well as strengthening its convertibles lineup.

One of these is the new Switch 10 E, the refreshed edition to Acer’s successful first-generation Switch 10 convertible.

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Hands On: Xiaomi Mi 4i – Inspired By India, Built For The World

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 21 Comments · 12.4k views

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As promised, Xiaomi yesterday officially unveiled its brand new global smartphone in the form of the Mi 4i in New Delhi, India. This is the first time that the company has launched a product that is specifically targeted for markets outside of China, and the device apparently has been under development for the past 18 months according to Hugo Barra, the Vice President of Xiaomi Global.

Hence, it is not surprising to see that the country is the first market to receive the new smartphone but worry not, Mi Fans in Malaysia: you can expect to see Mi 4i to be on sale starting in May. In the meantime, read on further to have a closer look at the new smartphone.

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Review: OnePlus One – The Affordable Flagship Killer

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 7 Comments · 6.6k views

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2014 was a watershed year for smartphones. With the emergence of the Chinese smartphone makers, virtually every major smartphone company was caught off-guard. Consumers now had access to better made smartphones at significantly lower prices; who would want to pay double the amount for virtually the same phone?

In the midst of all this, another smartphone maker came virtually out of nowhere. Calling themselves OnePlus, the company released the OnePlus One or what it called the “2014 Flagship Killer”, boasting premium hardware for about half the price of, say, the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Now that we’re into 2015, is this still one of the best value-for-money smartphones you can buy?

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