Hands On

Review: HP Omen – Premium Looks with a Price to Match

by Andrew Cheng · 4 days ago · 4 Comments · 3.5k views

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HP definitely surprised a few of us when it unveiled the Omen. This particularly sleek gaming laptop marks the company’s return to the gaming laptop market; since HP hasn’t exactly ventured much into this market, it is definitely planning to change that with the Omen. However, how does it stack up against other gaming laptops? Is the Omen more style than substance?

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Hands-On and First Impressions: ASUS ZenBook UX305

by Terry Bass · 4 days ago · 18 Comments · 4.6k views

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Just yesterday, ASUS officially launched its latest iteration of the ZenBook series, the ZenBook UX305. This new laptop receives several hardware changes from its predecessor, the ZenBook UX32VD. Boasting speed, slimness and aesthetics, the ZenBook UX305 is indeed pretty on the eyes, so we were more than happy to take a quick look at the new ZenBook.

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Lightning Review: BenQ B502 – Epitome of ‘You Get What You Pay For’

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 1.6k views

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Let’s be honest: BenQ is probably the last name you would associate smartphones with. The company, however, is trying to change this with the BenQ B502, a mid-range smartphone that offers pretty decent specifications at an affordable price. How affordable? Only RM499. However, is it the best bang for buck Android smartphone in the market?

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MWC 2015: Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.0 Finally Looks Like a Worthy MeeGo Successor

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 767 views

At MWC 2015, I was able to catch up on Jolla, the Finnish tech startup born from the ashes of Nokia. Its Sailfish OS mobile operating system has finally hit version 2.0, and the company were more than happy to share the new features on Sailfish OS 2.0 running on Jolla’s latest piece of hardware: the Jolla Tablet.

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Hands On: Xiaomi Redmi 2

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 17 Comments · 11.2k views

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Xiaomi’s latest affordable smartphone, the Redmi 2, has now been launched in Malaysia. Coming in just two months after its launch in China, this budget smartphone promises to really dominate the entry-level market with its impressive specs for just RM449. Let’s take a quick look at this new Xiaomi smartphone.

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MWC 2015: Hands On with ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML and ZE550ML

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 5k views

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When ASUS released the first generation Zenfone smartphones into Malaysia last year, it was quite an eventful occasion to say the least. Despite all the delays and stock shortages, the Zenfone series has become quite a success for the Taiwanese company which eventually lead to the unveiling of the brand new Zenfone 2 at CES 2015 earlier this year.

Just like the original Zenfone series, the Zenfone 2 comes in several variations including the ZE551ML and ZE550ML which were on display at ASUS booth in Mobile World Congress last week. Since both of them looked identical to each other thanks to their 5.5-inch IPS display, let’s start by getting to know their differences.

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MWC 2015: Hands On with Lenovo Vibe Shot

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.8k views

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This particular product was originally believed to be Lenovo’s next flagship smartphone but when it was officially announced at Mobile World Congress last week, the rumour turns out to be false. Not only that, it also has a different purpose altogether as the new Lenovo Vibe Shot is the company’s attempt to deliver the “ultimate smartphone for photos”.

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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1.4k views

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In addition to the Lumia 640 and the Universal Foldable Keyboard, Microsoft has also announced another new smartphone called the Lumia 640 XL at its MWC 2015 media briefing earlier this week. The name itself implies that it is the bigger brother of Lumia 640 and there are indeed many similarities between them.

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MWC 2015: Hands On with Gionee Elife S7

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 684 views

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You may have heard in passing of a smartphone company named Gionee – it’s a Chinese smartphone maker that’s been steadily gaining a following outside of its home country. It also gained quite a bit of fame last year when it released the Elife S5.1, which held the world record for the thinnest smartphone for a little while. Yesterday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone, the Elife S7 which features a unique frame that promises to be harder to bend than the iPhone 6.

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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Lumia 640

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 857 views

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The news of its existence might have been accidently leaked out just before Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off earlier this week but nevertheless, here is one of Microsoft’s star for this year’s edition of MWC: the brand new Lumia 640. As you might able to tell from its name, the Lumia 640 is a lower mid-range model within Microsoft’s Lumia smartphone family.

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

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 7.3k 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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MWC 2015: Hands On With Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 1.3k views

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Apart from launching Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Microsoft seems to have surprised quite a number of pple in the crowd earlier today by also unveiling its brand new Universal Foldable Keyboard. Just like the previously released Universal Mobile Keyboard, this new Bluetooth wireless keyboard supports Android, iOS and Windows devices.

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