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.
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?
Corsair recently rebranded their gaming division, bringing along a new logo and a more straightforward name – Corsair Gaming. The Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse is one of the new products spawned under the redesigned Corsair Gaming division.
It is a gaming mouse with an 8,200 dpi laser sensor, Omron switches, 8-programmable buttons, sold for RM269 inclusive of GST. Is it a gaming mouse that is worth the bang for buck, or is it just another overpriced gaming product?
Almost 10 months after Surface Pro 3 was first revealed to the world, Microsoft has decided to unleash yet another Surface tablet last month in the form of Surface 3. In many ways, it can be seen as a more affordable version of Surface Pro 3; just like how Surface RT and Surface 2 were to Surface Pro 1 and Surface Pro 2 respectively.
Instead of running Windows RT which has been discontinued for good, the Surface 3 runs on full-blown Windows 8.1 which means users are able to install proper desktop applications on it alongside Windows 8-style apps. Read on further to have a closer look at the latest addition to Microsoft’s family of Surface tablets.
Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, definitely turned more than a few heads when it unveiled the Honor 3C. More recently, the Honor 6 is also quite a noteworthy device, boasting flagship hardware with a very affordable price tag of RM999 – well, RM1,059 now due to GST. That being said, how did the Honor 4X fare? Can this RM619 smartphone live up to its siblings’ popularity?
Aorus unleashed this beast, the X7 Pro and it got us thinking, is this just another gaming laptop or does it have more to offer? The design and quality build screams gaming as it does not want to be locked up in an office room. Sporting an intimidating all black exterior and two graphic cards powered with a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Aorus X7 Pro is definitely a performer. The real question is: Is it worth the price?
Xiaomi’s first entry into the premium headphones market is here. The Mi Headphones are targeted at audio enthusiasts seeking for “true sound representation” priced at a level that is accessible by more than just enthusiasts. From our review of the Mi In-Ear Piston earphones, we already know what Xiaomi is capable of with its audio products, but how would these headphones fare in the trained ears of an audio engineer?
The Order 1886 had a lot of promises. This PlayStation 4 exclusive caught many gamers attention with its “cinematic approach” and beautiful graphics. After spending a good five to six hours with it, I was unfortunately left a little disappointed. However, I do need to clarify one thing: The Order 1886 was a very enjoyable experience.
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?
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.
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?
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.