The Best of Both Worlds with The ASUS Zenfone 3

ASUS ZenFone 3

Put it all at your fingertips. That is ASUS’ mission with the latest iteration of the ASUS Zenfone. The flagship line of the venerable Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, this latest family of devices comes pre-installed with the latest version of the Android operating system, Marshmallow. Launching in August with a secure, convenient instant-read fingerprint scanner and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, this is one of the year’s most eagerly awaited devices.

Big, bigger, biggest

Available in three sizes, the ASUS Zenfone 3 continues the company’s strong tradition of offering customers real choice in their next handset. The flagship model, simply referred to as the Zenfone 3, is a masterpiece in metal and glass. Designed around a concentric circle motif that continues into the software, the 5.5 inch screen delivers a full high-definition experience with the added security of the super-tough 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass used in the manufacturing.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a true luxury item. The 6GB of RAM is double that of the Zenfone 3, enabling faster performance across the board in browsing, productivity software and gaming. While it doesn’t sound like much on paper, the extra 0.2 inches that go into the screen make a huge difference during every day use, ensuring that you never feel crowded and can always read or watch comfortably.
For those who prize screen real estate more than anything, there is the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra. With a massive 6.8 inches of full HD screen, this is the one for movie nuts and TV junkies. Watch all the video you want in vivid colour and fantastic sharpness, and game with the best of them on this enormous screen, backed up by an equally humungous 4600 mAh battery.

The shutterbug’s phablet

What sets this device apart from the crowd is ASUS’ dedication to creating a true photographer’s phone. All three versions of the ASUS Zenfone 3 are equipped with beautiful cameras designed to take the best, most precise images. Boasting an auto-focus time of just 0.03 seconds and carrying either a 16MP (Asus Zenfone 3) or a 23MP camera (Deluxe and Ultra), each model delivers fantastic shooting in all light conditions. The front-mounted 8MP camera standard across the family means better selfies than ever before and clearer, more realistic video calls.
For more information on getting your own ASUS Zenfone 3 in any model in Singapore, get in touch with Red White Mobile today.

What’s In-store when Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is Released?

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The announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has the tech world excited. The phone – a cross between a standard smartphone and a larger tablet – affords possibilities that previous versions of the Galaxy series haven’t. With a wealth of new features, a stunning design and some brand new hardware on offer, everyone’s itching to buy it. So let’s take a look at what Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has in store.
While Samsung has remained tight-lipped on many of the phone’s features, we’re excited about the ones they have announced. For one, the phone will be completely waterproof and even more durable than before. For people prone to knocking their phone off high places, and dropping it in the bathtub, this will come as welcome news.

Speedy charging

The phone will also come with fast charging capabilities. No longer will we need to wait hours for our mobiles to be done charging; it will be at 100% within 30 minutes. Here’s hoping the battery life lasts longer than at the moment – a couple hours longer could be a lifesaver for some! As well as this, the device offers wireless charging, meaning you’ll be able to charge while on-the-go, without impinging on your phone use.
In terms of cables, the Note7 is set to make a change. The phone’s USB Type-C port uses the Gen 3.1 standard, however this cable will have to be purchased separately. While they are set to change the cable, don’t throw out your old ones just yet; in the Note7 box you will find an adapter that will ensure you can still use the ones you have too.

What else?

The phone will include responsive fingerprint scanner and an eye scanner, to ensure maximum security. Samsung has long been promoting the iris scanner which, in combination with its fingerprint counterpart, could spell great things in the fight against hackers.
It will also integrate Android Pay, bringing it up to speed with the new wave of mobile payments – when released, paying in-store will be made even quicker.
Importantly, Samsung will act to revolutionise the phone’s display. As well as maximising on the flat surface in order to allocate for the S Pen, the Note7 features slight curves on both the front and back of the phone. With the curves now closer to the edge and on all sides, the phone is now slimline and easier to grip than other models – with a gorgeous display to add to the benefits.

Release

Slated to be released to the public on the 20th of August for pre-ordering, there’s not long to wait to get your hands on this revolutionary phone. For keen shoppers looking to get their hands on it as soon as possible, you’ll be happy to know that we offer them right here.

What to Look Out for When You Get a New Phone

The unfortunate truth about technology is that it quickly becomes outdated; that smartphone you bought 18 months ago is probably already out of storage and struggling to cope with the latest apps.

If you are in the market for a new phone, there are many different options available depending on your budget – as such, it can often be overwhelming trying to make decisions! Here, Red White Mobile breaks it down for you, making it easier to select a phone that meets your needs.

System specifications.

Essentially the brain of the device, it’s important to understand what you are getting in terms of the processor. There are two things you need to take into account when assessing a processor: the number of cores and the clock speed.

Most of the better phones feature multiple cores; if the phone you are looking at only has one, it’s probably a cheaper, lower-end device. Go for multiple cores if your budget allows.

The clock speed relates to how quickly each core can process information. Look for a device that has the clock speed listed in GHz – if it’s listed in MHz, it’s probably an older device that will struggle to keep up with today’s standards.

To determine the maximum processing speed of the device, you can multiply the clock speed by the number of cores – this is the best way to compare processing systems across a number of devices.

RAM.

Random Access Memory (RAM) is where information is stored on your phone; in particular, it stores data on programs currently running or that the device thinks you will be using soon.

RAM is measured in GB – and generally it’s a case of the more RAM a device has, the better.

Camera.

Camera quality has come a long way in recent years – but at the end of the day it really only matters if you like to take a lot of pictures or don’t have another camera that you can use for special occasions.

There are two things you have to consider: megapixels (MP) and microns. The higher end smartphones generally have cameras that are close to 12MP, while 1.4 microns (size of the actual pixels) is the figure attached to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – which is largely considered to be the best smartphone camera on the market.

If you want a great camera, the higher the MP and micron figures, the better!

Size and display.

Screen and device size really depends on what you use your phone for.

While we all prefer a smaller phone in our pocket, larger phones (and subsequently larger screens) are better for those who are using you phone to access the internet on a constant basis. Remember, larger screens (such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7) generally drain batteries quicker – however small screens can be very frustrating to use if you are trying to compose emails and conduct online research!

If you are looking to buy a new phone, the most important thing is to find one that meets your needs. While it’s great to have a phone with all the latest bells and whistles, if you’re not going to use them then it’s not worth paying for them!

Samsung S7 vs Note 7: How Do They Compare?

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After months of speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has finally arrived. It certainly looks the part; a sleek blend of glass and aluminium makes for an attractive finish.

Confused as to what’s happened to the Note 6? No, you didn’t miss it – Samsung simply chose to jump from the Note 5 to the Note 7 in order to unify numbering across the Galaxy S and Note ranges.

Does this device actually live up to the hype? And more importantly, how does it compare to Samsung’s incredibly popular Galaxy S7?

Here, Red White Mobile breaks it down for consumers – helping you to choose the phone the best suits your needs

The size.
As you would expect, the Note 7 is a larger phone than the S7 – however the gap is certainly closer when compared to the older models. The gap has closed 16 grams since the previous models, with the Note 7 dropping 2 grams and the S7 gaining weight due to a bigger battery.

Display.
As hinted by the size, the Note 7’s display is much larger than that of the S7. Although the S7 features a slightly higher ‘pixels per inch’, there is little difference in terms of display quality – both are impressive and support Samsung’s ‘Always-on Display’.

Design.
There’s no second guessing where these two phones have come from – they both feature similar design traits. Made from the same glass and aluminium construction, they are both classy handsets that appear very similar apart from size.

Performance.
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 share the same internal specifications: Exynos 8890 (quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz CPUs, Mali-T880 MP12 GPU) and a 4GB RAM.

Considering the Note 7 comes to the market 6 months later than the S7 and was expected to feature increased RAM, this is a little disappointing.

Security.
White the S7 uses a fingerprint sensor, the Note 7 uses an innovative iris scanner – that’s right, it scans your eye in order to unlock the phone. Samsung claims that this technology is 100 x more secure than the fingerprint sensor – or any other smartphone security system for that matter.

Whether it’s a useful feature or a potentially annoying gimmick remains to be seen.

Software.
The Note 7 can essentially do everything the S7 can – plus expanded S Pen support. The S Pen stylus has been given an upgrade since the Note 5, and is now closer to using an actual pen than ever before.

Camera.
Samsung created an industry-leading smartphone camera when it released the S7 – and consequently the same camera has been used for the Note 7. This camera features Duel Pixel technology, making it the fastest focusing camera on the market.

Battery.
The S7 features a 3000mAh battery, while the Note 7’s battery is 3500mAh. While the numbers place the Note 7 in front, the battery needs to power a larger display – thus placing the S7 slightly in front when it comes to battery life.

Price.
It’s no secret that the Note 7 is one of the more expensive phones on the market. Coming in at S$1168 (64GB), the Note 7 is a little pricier than the S7 – which was released at S$998. Considering the S7 has been out for a number of months already, you may be able to find this phone at a lower price – especially now the Note 7 is about to hit the market.

Which one?
Ultimately, it depends on your budget and needs. Although a very good phone, the Note 7 is slightly disappointing in the eyes of some. If you are keen on making use of the S Pen and prefer a larger display, the Note 7 could be for you – otherwise, the S7 should suffice!