5 ways to resell your USED mobile phone in Singapore

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The major flagships like Samsung and Apple release new phones every year to keep their customer base loyal to them and earn huge revenues. So what can you do to always use the latest smartphones? The best answer is to get rid that is to sell your barely one-year old device to buy the newly launched mobiles. But will you get a fair value for your old smartphone if you sell it? Well, this has been a major concern for many since it is too hard to even recover the half price with which you had bought your mobile phone in the La La Land of Singapore. Hence, here are five best ways in which you can sell your old smartphone at a reasonable price in Singapore and can vouch for all the latest releases by the flagships.

  • Heartland Shops:

Heartland shops are also known in Singapore as the “Ah beng handphone shops” are one of the best places in the area to sell your mobile phone. These shops are scattered all over the estate and you will always come across one no matter where you go in Singapore.

Pros:

You can actually get a better price for the phone that you are trying to sale so eagerly than selling it directly to the telecom shops. You can actually get S$50 more for a used iPhone 6S than if you try to sell it to other dealers or on the streets.

Moreover, you can always use your bargaining skills to plunge more money though you need to remember that the shopkeepers will not go easy on you. But if you become friendly with them rather than being harsh then the chances of getting a better price is more. And if you are a gorgeous lady then your chances of getting the best price are even higher.

Cons:

Even the smallest defects or scratches on the phone will lower the price of your phone. So it is best to sell the phone along with the intact box and paraphernalia. You will also need to submit the bill and other particulars of the phone to prove that it is not a stolen good. Lastly, you will never be the price maker so be prepared to get low price than what you would have expected.

  • APPS:
    If you want to sell your pre-owned products without any hassle in a more technologically advanced venue in the present days then head for the app called Carousell. It is a highly interactive app-based marketplace where the sellers and the buyers interact directly; fix the prices and close the deal by exchanging money.

Pros:

Carousell provides the users with an amazing experience and their UI is very easy to use. You will be easily able to search the products and navigate through the application. If you can click a picture and write appealing product descriptions then you can make real good money by selling your mobile phone in exchange for a handsome amount of money.

Cons:

There are several buyers who try hard to lower the prices of what you are trying to sale and there are some trollers too whose main purpose is to waste the time of the sellers.

  • Social Media:

In the world today, most of the people are connected with each other through the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Then why do not you use it to sell your pre-adored smartphone? Just by uploading a picture of the smartphone you are trying to sale, you can get great deals on your mobile phone.

Pros:

With the social media, you will be selling your device to a friend or any acquaintance; hence the selling process will be much friendlier and hassle free.

Cons:

If you are not a friendly person or a popular name among your so called social media friends then nobody will actually want to buy from you.

  • Online Classified Listings:

There are several online classified listing where like Craiglist, Gumtree Singapore or ST Classified where you will actually be able to get serious buyers who are not fooling around.

Pros:

Only the serious buyers will visit these lists

Cons:

These sites are still stuck in the early 2000s since they have a boring and outdated look which can drive the young buyers away from these lists who are more used to the apps and interactive social media platforms.

  • Forum:

If you really want to sell your once beloved smartphone to experienced buyers through dedicated web pages then you should try using the websites which have solely been set to conduct this kind of dealings like HardwareZone.

Pros:

Though there are people who visit the forums to talk all kinds of nonsense and waste time but the chances are pretty high that there will be few people who will get interested in buying the smartphone listed by other users if it is still in good condition.

Cons:

For the new users it is too hard to get noticed on these websites and to sell the smartphone without hassle since the veteran users can get offended with this audacity of a newcomer.

OPPO R9s Plus Review

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Several mobile phones are launched in the Singapore market in a particular year and not every one of those mobile phones launched creates an impact among the customers like the OPPO R9s Plus. OPPO R9s Plus was launched recently and since then it has remained to be one of the top phone in the Singapore market. This new launch from OPPO is truly scintillating from every direction since the design, build-up, features and specification, everything is truly fascinating and has mesmerised the Indian customer base under its beauty’s spell. How good is the phone in reality? Well, here is a review of OPPO R9 Plus which will help you to understand.

Design and Build-up:

The most amazing feature of the OPPO R9s Plus is its fabulous design and build up. This smartphone has a fantastic resemblance to the iPhone 6 and it is so beautifully designed that you will never feel that you are using anything less than an iPhone. The device has a metallic body and a slim as well as glossy front. Even though the chassis of the phone is metallic but the device never gets covered up with the fingerprint impressions after some time. R9s Plus is available in gold colour which surely suits the device very well and provides the user with a certain air of respect.

The R9s Plus comes in a massive size of 6 inches and thus it falls under the elite group of phablets. The problem with most of the phablets is that the body to screen ratio for most of the devices are not uniform which creates for the users who use them. But such complaints will never arise for this OPPO smartphone since it has a sleek build up and an amazing body to screen ratio which helps the users to hold it and use hassle freely. OPPO R9s Plus is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor at the home button of the phone. OPPO has made some changes with the release of this smartphone like they have changed the fingerprint sensor from the back of the phone to the home button but it has to be admitted that these changes have increased the efficiency in their latest release.

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Specifications:

The OPPO R9s Plus runs on a 4120mAh non-removable battery which provides the users with good battery backup and never runs out of juice easily. As far as the hardware of the phone is concerned, the device is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor along with a 4GB Ram. This fabulous configuration ensures a glitch free handling and also promises the gamers about a glitchless gaming experience. Moreover, it runs on an android 5.1 platform which also enhances its performance.

R9s Plus has an internal memory of 64GB which can be expanded up to 256 GB by the use of a microSD card. Thus, you can say that this device offers more than enough storage space for the users to make use of. When it comes to the camera then also OPPO R9s Plus is a winner since the camera quality of the device is highly praiseworthy. This smartphone is equipped with a 16 megapixel back camera with LED flash as well as with a 16-megapixel front camera which takes amazing selfies.

Thus, if you are looking to buy a truly amazing phone then do not wait any longer and buy the R9s plus without any worries. Check our price by Whatsapp/Sms 86684811.

Review of Huawei Mate 9 Pro

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Huawei mate 9 pro is the latest release from the Chinese phone maker Huawei and it has already created much excitement among the buyers. It was not so long ago when Huawei announced the release of their first regular Mate 9 and after some time we now have Huawei Mate 9 Pro in Singapore which is possibly the best conclusion that the Mate 9 series could have received. Though the Mate 9 Pro is not still as widely available as the Mate 9 but if you manage to buy one for yourself then you will get the best thing in the Singapore market at a reasonable price.

Design and Build up:

At the very beginning, Huawei had planned to release the Mate 9 Pro as a premium product with superior design and an obscure price tag; they had named that concept as the Porsche design. Though Huawei had dropped that idea and released the Mate 9 Pro at a reasonable price but we cannot help but notice the influence of the Porsche design on this latest release.

The Mate 9 Pro is a real attention seeker and it makes every person fall in love with it by its amazing looks and most beautiful build up. The curved front glass of this smartphone is truly appealing and catches the attention of the buyers instantly. If you think clearly then you will remember that Samsung started this trend with the release of their S6 Edge which even continued to their S7. Though there were various flaws in that flagship’s design but Huawei has managed to implement that concept into their own design perfectly without any flaws.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro has a curved 5.5 inch AMOLED screen which displays everything at 1440p full HD clarity along with a pixel density of 534 PPI. The mobile screen will be safe from any unwanted cracks as it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass EMUI 5.0. The screen is really vibrant and the colour ratio is perfect thereby displaying your content most beautifully. Moreover, the curved metal body which comes with a flock of different colours is truly mesmerising which has made every smartphone user in love with it.

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Specification and Features:

Huawei Mate 9 Pro uses a 2.5GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor to process the all the commands given to it and it takes the aid of a 4GB RAM to do so efficiently. Thus, when you are using the Huawei mate 9 pro you can expect to get an amazing functionality along with an eloquent display and build up. Mate 9 Pro also has a 64GB and 128 GB internal storage but can be expanded with the help of a 256GB microSD card. Moreover, it runs on the all new android 7.0 platform for the better user experience and uses a 4000mAh battery as well as fast battery charging to ensure that the buyers get the maximum battery backup.

When it comes to the camera, the Huawei Mate 9 pro has a 20-megapixel rear camera which captures robust pictures and the camera let alone is enough to make you fall in love with the Huawei Mate 9 Pro. It also has an 8-megapixel selfie camera which helps you to capture beautiful selfies all the time. With 2x zoom, phase detection & laser autofocus Leica optics, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash the perfect photos will be ready to be framed.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro is the best possible conclusion to the mate 9 series. If you still have not got your hands on this handset then hurry and grab your mate 9 pro as soon as possible to be a part of a most eloquent experience.

Click HERE for our huawei latest pricing for this model.

Review of Xiaomi Redmi 4a Singapore

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Xiaomi has become a common name in the Singapore households for a long time now and the reasonable price along with most amazing features has made this Chinese smartphone mogul so close to the hearts of all the Singapore mobile phone buyers. Xiaomi Singapore has recently released the Redmi 4a in the market and it has been creating the buzzes all around with its amazing features and sleek design. The device falls within a price range of $150ish but that does not lessen the glory of the Redmi 4a. It is the best phone that you can think of buying in that price range and you will not be unsatisfied with anything that the device has to offer.

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Design and Build up:

The design and build up are the best features that the Redmi 4a offers. Though the phone does not have a metal body like its costlier siblings but that does not lessen the awesomeness of the device. This new release from Redmi has a very sleek and amazing look. Moreover, its edges are curved in such a way that it becomes very convenient for the users to hold it and use it with only one hand. Redmi 4a has a 5 inch 720 pixel full HD display with a screen resolution of 443 pixels per inch. The small screen size makes it very easy convenient for the one hand use; moreover, it increases the pixel density and makes the colour so vibrant as well as attractive. Thus, the colour ratio of the display in the phone is truly amazing and it really looks highly vibrant as well as attractive to all the users. The Redmi 4a comes in Gold and Rose Gold colours which add a status quotient to the phone and makes it so appealing that it is too hard to resist yourself from buying the device.

Specifications and Features:

When it comes to the features, then Redmi 4a has so many that it is almost impossible for anyone to note them all. Redmi 4a runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 652 Processor and a 2GB RAM. Moreover, Redmi 4a has a 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB by using a microSD card. The best thing about Redmi 4a is that it uses the MIUI 8 atop of the android 6.0 like all other latest releases of Xiaomi and that does not only enhances the performance but also provides the users with a scintillating experience. The device is powered by a 3120mAH non-removable battery and we can assure that this all new release from Xiaomi provides you with an amazing battery backup. Both 3G and 4G Nano SIM and Micro SIM are compatible. When it comes to the camera, Xiaomi Redmi 4a has 13-megapixel rear camera which clicks magnificent pictures and a 5-megapixel selfie camera for shooting elegant selfies.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4a is the best phone that you can get within its price range and the features that it offers is not really available in any other device in this price range. So if you are on a tight budget then the Redmi 4a is the best choice that you can make.

Click HERE for our latest price on this cheap and good Xiaomi phone.

Review of the Jet Black iPhone 7 – Looks and Design focussed

Jet black iPhone 7: User Experience

In September 2016, Apple announced the launch of another amazing phone- the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Soon after this announcement, people waited in anticipation and just couldn’t hold their breath to grab the glossy iPhone model. However, iPhone manufacturers indicated issues in producing mass quantities of handsets. Reports by KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo threw light on serious production problems along with delays in shipping facilities. Inside sources from Apple blamed the unfavourable weather and mechanical issues for the shipping inconveniences.
Amidst such circumstances, about 60% to 70% of iPhone 7 handsets had successfully passed the Apple’s quality and standard test. Although the model had been available since its launch, yet the glossy and beautiful jet black colour sold out the handsets, much before it was released in markets. According to Apple sources, they had to sell the phones to meet the pre-order period demand. Thus, those looking for the iPhone soon after its release in September, were asked to wait for three to five weeks to get the phone. And then citing shipping and production issues, Apple officially postponed its shipping to November. Until then, the model was available only in limited numbers in stores.
Jet Black was a buzz among the iPhone fans and other Smartphone users for its fine glossy mirror finish, which gave a bezel effect on the phone. For the first time, iPhone had a no-border device. This however meant a complicated manufacturing process, which took beyond the stipulated time.
After all the hassles, when the phone was finally available in sufficient quantities in the market, users were relieved. They greeted the iPhone with great enthusiasm and were more than happy to show-off their new Apple device. And while using the phone, people gradually realised that the best feature of the model had the worst outcome. They were definitely not happy with the scratches on the glossy finishing of their phone.

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Apple knew about this and the brand came up with a clear disclaimer stating that the glossy finishing has been achieved through a 9-step anodization and polishing process, which made it prone to scratches. Although the phone’s surface was as hard as the other anodized Apple models; its shinny finishing had high chances of developing micro-abrasions, with use. It warned its users of the potential threat and suggested protecting the phone with a case.
In spite of a fair and clear warning, the iPhone Jet Black users bought the model, ignored the statement and went ahead flaunting with their new phone and boasting its unique features. Gradually, after using it for a month or two; people started facing problems with the look and design- features that they had been proud off, earlier. The phone developed scratches on the Jet Black finish; however, it was not that noticeable in normal light conditions. The scratches were only visible at certain light angles, in the presence of bright light. Besides the glossy finishing, the phone looks great, and with all other features; serves excellent usability.

Review of the Huawei Y6 II

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Huawei the renowned Chinese smartphone manufacturer and the global telecom tycoon has recently launched their Huawei y6 II in the global market. The price in which they are giving this model and the features that they have included in it within that price range is the best you can expect. Hence, the smartphone buyers are going crazy over the latest y6 II. What are the things that you can expect from this phone or what are its drawbacks? Well, before you go on to grab one for yourself here is a full review of the Huawei y6 II which you can check out to know whether this is the model that you have been searching all along.

Design and specifications:

The very first thing that requires mentioning is the design and build-up of the Huawei Y6 II.  The body of the Y6 II is made of compact plastic which makes it convenient for the users to use the phone without worrying about losing the grip. Moreover, the back of the phone has a nice and classy texture which increase the aesthetics and also strips off all your tensions about getting your fingerprints all over the handset. The edges of the Y6 II are all curved hence it augments the attractiveness and also makes it perfect for one hand use. The handset is available in white and gold colour in the international market and both of them promises to give a classy look to the user.

The Huawei Y6 II has a 5 inch screen and the display though nothing extraordinary but it is good. The newly launched smartphone has a 720p full HD resolution and the pixel density has been accounted as to be 294 pixels per inch. Huawei y6 II comes with a 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6735 quad-core processor and it is assisted by a 2GB RAM. The processing power of this latest launch is thus good and it ensures that the users get a good experience without having to face any technical glitch. As far as the storage is concerned, the Huawei y6 II has got an internal memory of 16GB which can be expanded to 128GB by using a micro SD card. Most importantly the phone is powered by a non-removable 2200mAh battery and the battery performance is average.

Features:

Huawei Y6 II runs on an android 5.1 lollipop platform; though it does not use the latest marshmallow android version but that does not affect much in its functioning. Y6 II has a rear camera of 13MP which comes with a dual LED flash whereas the front camera is 5MP and it also has a powerful LED flash. Thus, you will not have to worry anymore to take a selfie in low light. These newly launched smartphones have dual SIM slots and both of them offers 4G LTE connectivity but one at a time. The user interface is also very easy and attractive since it uses the Huawei’s EUI 3.1.

If you are thinking of buying this phone, then you can be assured that the $229  that you will spend on buying the Huawei y6 II will not be wasted as this is one of the best handsets that you can buy within this price range. Check out our latest price HERE.

Review of Huawei Mediapad T2 7.0 in Singapore

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Huawei is one of the major Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and the company has also quite a reputation for being the biggest telecommunication infrastructure maker across the globe. Huawei has become very close to the heart of the tech geeks with their smartphones but they are now also trying their luck with the android tablets. The company has recently launched their Mediapad T2 7.0 in Singapore and it has been creating a lot of buzz among the tablet users across the country. The price for the tab has been set as sgd199 at Red White Mobile and the features that this all new tab is offering at this price is truly unfathomable. But how good is the Huawei Mediapad T2 7.0 in reality? Well, let us find out.

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Design and Specifications:

The tablet is around 187.4mm long, has a width of 105.8mm and is 8.2mm thick, having a weight of 250g. Thus, you can say that the tablet has an amazing build up and it is also convenient to carry since it is just 250g in weight. The tab has a metallic body with curved edges which do not only make it look very attractive but also makes it highly convenient for the user to use it without any hassles.

The mediapad T2 7.0 has a 7 inch display with 1080p full HD resolution. The big screen has a perfect pixel density and it makes everything very colourful and robust. The users will also be able to custom set their display with help of the display panel in the settings of the tablet.

The brand new tablet is powered by a 4360mAh Li-Lon battery which provides an amazing battery performance for the users. Though the battery performance is still not up to the mark with the tablets from major flagships in the market but it is not at all disappointing. The tab comes with a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor which makes the processing very fast and glitches free. Moreover, the mediapad T2 7.0 uses a 2GB RAM which further augments the function of this all new tablet.

Huawei mediapad T2 7.0 also provides 4G LTE connectivity to the users, hence the Singaporean users will be able to use their 4G SIMs in this brand new tablet without any hassles.

Features:

The tab runs on android 5.1 lollipop; though it does not uses the latest android marshmallow but that does not imply that Huawei mediapad T2 7.0 is lagging behind for this sole reason. Moreover, the tablet offers an internal storage of 16/32GB which can be expanded to 128GB by using micro SD cards.

The camera quality of the tab is not highly amazing but it is satisfactory. The tab has a 13MP rear camera with F2.0 aperture and it also uses the flash for low light photography. The Huawei mediapad T2 7.0 also has a front camera of 5MP which captures pictures of low-average quality.

It is definitely a MUST BUY item in Singapore for Android Tab users. Click HERE to see our price.

Review of Huawei Honor 8 Singapore

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The Honor series of Huawei had some pretty interesting offerings but the one that amazed the people most was 2015’s Honor 7. That mobile phone was very good in performance only except in the department of the battery where the performance was seriously very poor. Now literally after one year in October 2016, Huawei came up with their latest addition in the Honor series, Huawei Honor 8.

This successor of Honor 7 has been priced high $500 range in Singapore thus it is placed in the upper tier of the mid budget smartphone range. Due to the price range in which it falls, the phone is directly in the line of cross fires between OnePlus 3 and Asus Zen Fone 3, both of which has proven to be excellent choices for people.

There is no denying that Huawei Honor 8 Singapore has some excellent features and specifications. But can it be helmed as a giant killer in the market? Well, there is only one way to find out. Let’s review this newly launched model from Huawei and find out.

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Design and Build up:

In Honor 8, the usual design  that we have seen  for the other Huawei phones have been completely overhauled and new interesting features have been added which do not only provide the smartphone with a striking look but also increases its aesthetic value. There are few elements that have been conceived from Samsung A-series of 2016 like the metal frame sandwiched in between two sheets of glass. Though these gives a wonderful look to the phone but it also makes the phone very slippery which you will start to feel within few days of buying the phone. There is another problem, finger imprints all over the phone which is caused due to the slippery surface of the mobile phone and it does actually make Honor 8 look dull.

The Honor 8 has a 5.2inch 1080p full HD display along with a pixel density of 423 pixels per inch. The text in Honor 8 is razor sharp, the colours are very vibrant, the angles for viewing are highly commendable and you will also customise your display by going to the display settings panel. The phone also has tiny borders in either side of its screen which makes the Honor 8 highly convenient for one hand use. This newly launched smartphone is also very light in weight at 153g thus you will never have to feel the burden.

Specifications and features:

The phone has a ton of most amazing features and there is no denying in it. Honor 8 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core KIRIN 950 SoC processor with the aid from 4GB RAM. Though the number of the KIRIN 950 SoC processor is still not on par with the Snapdragon 820 processor but if you are comparing on the real world usage then it will be hard to tell the difference between these two chipsets.

Honor 8 also has an internal memory of 32GB and it can be expanded to 128GB by using a micro SD card. The smartphone runs on a 3000mAh non-removable battery and the battery department surely has improved a lot than that of its predecessor.

As far as camera is concerned, the Honor 8 comes with a 12MP rear camera and a front camera of 8MP.The phone captures truly amazing picture and it can also be customised to only focus on the objects within 2 metres of the photographer by blurring the background. The phone also supports 4k media playback and also accepts 3G/4G nano SIM.

The Honor 8 is no doubt one of the best phones in the market and is on par with its competitors OnePlus 3 and Asus Zen Fone 3. Though the slippery body needs to be improved but overall this smartphone is a real winner.

Check out its latest pricing HERE.

Nokia 6: First Android Smartphone from the Nokia Brand

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Age old Nokia brand is going to launch its first Android Smartphone in early 2017. The brand’s present legal owner, HMD Global, confirmed its availability only in Chinese markets. HMD sources also stated that Nokia is soon to launch its Smartphone series in other global markets including India. The Chinese-exclusive Nokia model will be available in JD.com.
With 5.5 inches display, 4GB RAM and 16MP camera, Nokia’s first Android model will give a tough competition to the already established Smartphone brands like Samsung, Sony, Lenovo and other industry players. According to industry sources, its unique design and display features are some of the stand-out factors. However, soon after launch the brand is expecting a shortfall in sales, due to certain not-so-good specifications.
The news about Nokia 6 launch came through a press release on 8th January, 2017 on the website of HMD Global. It crossed-out the rumours of MWC debut by few more months. However, Nokia fans need to hold their patience for physically getting the phone, as it’s more specific to the Chinese marketplace.
Nokia 6 supports multiple networks- GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO and LTE. With 16M colours, the phone has IPS LCD captivate touch-screen. Its 5.5 inches display provides 70.7% screen-to-body ratio to the users. The Nokia phone is 154×75.8×8.4mm in dimension. Light in weight (169g), the phone easily fits into the pockets. It is easy to carry and handle. Also, it has provision for dual SIM (Nano SIM and dual stand-by).

Nokia 6 has a unibody design, which comes from using 6000 aluminium series. The home button features a fingerprint scanner. The phone also boasts of high resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and has 403ppi pixel density. It facilitates multi-touch and is additionally protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Camera is another noteworthy quality of the Nokia phone. The 16MP, f/2.0 primary camera has dual tone or dual-LED flash and enables phase detection autofocus. Some other camera features include touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, and HDR. Using the camera, users can capture videos worth 1080p@30fps. The phone’s secondary camera is 8MP and gives a picture quality of 1080p. Its dual amplifiers and Dolby Atmos technology accounts for louder sound.
The phone is also equipped with other extraordinary features. It has fingerprint, gyro, proximity and compass sensors. The phone allows multiple messaging formats from SMS and MMS to Push Mail, Email and IM. It runs on HTML5 browser and comes with in-built tools like document viewer, photo and video editor.
Nokia 6 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat software, which delivers a user-friendly experience. Besides the basic software modules like in other Smartphones, HMD Global has indicated in offering a different experience, with an entirely new set of software tools and dynamic applications.
With the above features and some new technology, Nokia’s Android debut is a mid-range phone, costing yet to finalise.

As of now, HMV has no plans of expanding the launch and availability of the new Nokia Smartphone in other markets. However, the phone will be easily accessible to the world through JD.com

Review of the New 2017 series of Samsung Galaxy A7 Singapore

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There is no denying that the new version of Samsung Galaxy A7 Singapore 2017 edition is one of the most awaited smartphones of 2017. Although the release dates of A7 are not yet confirmed but the people are too much hyped about it. From the aesthetic design to the best specifications and wondrous features, A7 promises to offer it all to the users and that is what making people so much hyped about it. Since the phone is yet to be released in India, so we cannot provide a detailed review. But here is a hands-on version of the review which will prove to be very much handy in providing all the necessary details about this much hyped Samsung smartphone.

Design and Build Up
The most exciting feature of all the three smartphones in the all new 2017 Galaxy A-series is their beautiful design and magnificent build up. The design of the A7 has a great resemblance to that of the major Samsung flagship, Galaxy S7. The curved back and the rounded edges increase the aesthetic value of this brand new smartphone greatly and also make it highly convenient to use. Moreover, the 2017 version of A7 will also be available in different colours ranging from black, pink, and blue to Gold. One of the major disadvantages of the 2016 version of A7 was its availability in peach black colour which used to tip off most of the customers but by making the new version available in different colour options, Samsung has solidified the success of this 2017 rendition.

 

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The 2017 version of Galaxy A7 also comes with a 3600mAh; hence, you can be assured of getting a stellar battery performance from this 2017 edition. Moreover, A7 allows fast charging so you will have your phone charged within moments of plugging into the charger. But the features that are getting most attraction in all the smartphones of this 2017 A-series are the IP68 certified water as well as dust proof and the fingerprint scanner that has been added in the home button. Hence, with these brand new features, you will be able to use your phone in any weather condition while ensuring the full privacy with the fingerprint locking.

Specification
The 2017 edition of the Galaxy A7 uses a 14nm 1.9GHz Exynos Octa-core 7880 microprocessor chipset which when coupled with a 3GB RAM, assures the users of a super performance. The new version of Galaxy A7 also comes with a 5.7 inch super AMOLED full HD display which provides everything you watch on your smartphone from movies to online videos with a super clarity and also provides you with a robust experience.
This new smartphone also uses two 16MP cameras; one for each side. The cameras do not only take pictures in high definition but also allows the users to shoot videos in 1080p full HD mode. Moreover, A7 has a 32GB internal storage capacity which can further be expanded to 256GB by using micro SD cards.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 edition runs on android 6.0.1 marshmallow and for this rendition of A7, Samsung has also ditched the TouchWiz UX and has incorporated the much loved Grace UX into it thus making the user experience more enriching.
Although this smartphone has not released as of yet but it is not downsizing the excitement among the Indian populace and there is no denying that the Galaxy A7 (2017) is going to be one of the best releases of this year from the Samsung flagship.

Check out our price for this model HERE.

Review of the New 2017 series of Samsung Galaxy A5

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The tech fanatics are going gaga over the newly launched 2017 version of Samsung Galaxy A5 Singapore. Samsung launched their all new version of A-series recently in the first week of January at a closed event. Although the handset is yet to be made available for the commoners but the meter of excitement among the people is increasing at an astonishing rate. Since the handset is not coming to the market for another few months, we cannot provide you with the full review but we have managed to make a hands-on review for this renewed version of A5 which will be very helpful in providing you with proper insights on this smartphone.

Design and Build up
The most amazing thing that everyone will love about the new A5 is its design. The phone has several similarities with the most beloved smartphone of Samsung, the S7. From the curved back to the rounded edges, A5 has all the elements to become one of the major flagships of Samsung. The curved back and rounded edges make does not only make the smartphone very attractive but it also makes it highly convenient for use. Moreover, the renewed version is also slightly thicker than the 2016 model; hence, it helps in providing a proper grip to the users.

samsung a5 singapore 2017

The 2017 version of Samsung Galaxy A5 is equipped with 3000mAh battery; which does not only increase the performance of the phone battery but also makes the processes of the phone highly efficient. You will no longer need to plug your phone into the charger to use it all day. The fast charging has also been included in this renewed version of A5. This all new smartphone from Samsung will also be made available in Gold Sand, Peach cloud, Blue mist and Black sky colours.
Whenever we buy a phone we look for the latest features in it and if you are expecting something similar then you will not at all be disappointed. The latest addition in this yet to be launched smartphone from Samsung is the fingerprint scanner in the home button of the phone. With the help of the fingerprint scanner, you will be able to unlock your phone with just the touch of your finger and you will also be able to lock some of your important apps with your fingerprint thereby protecting your privacy. The new A5 is IP68 certified, which means that this smartphone from Samsung is water as well as dust proof. Hence, you will be able to use the new A5 in any weather condition without having to worry about damaging it.

Specifications
The best thing about the 2017 version of Galaxy A5 is the microprocessor chipset that it uses. The all new A5 uses a 14nm 1.9GHz Exynos 7 Octa-core 7880 chipset along with a Mali-T830 GPU and when it gets coupled with a 3GB RAM then you can be totally assured of its superior performance.

The Galaxy A5 2017 version also comes with a 5.2 inch super AMOLED display with full HD resolution which does not provide you with maximum clarity in picture but also makes it highly vibrant. Galaxy A5 is also equipped with two 16 MP cameras; one for the front and one for the back. Both of the cameras shoot video in 1080p full HD quality apart from capturing sharp high definition quality pictures. A5 also runs one the android 6.0.1 Marshmallow like its other siblings and Samsung has also included the much loved Grace UX in A5 as a treat to their users.
Another important change in the all new A5 from its 2016 counterpart is the positioning of the speaker, which has been changed from the bottom to the right side of the speaker below the power button for providing the users with the best sound quality.
Since the renewed version of A5 is yet to be launched in the market, thus several tests are yet to be done on the phone. However, the price is not yet disclosed. But one thing that we cannot deny is that A5 is going to be one of the best ones in its Singapore price range and users are going to like the phone as it has everything that a smartphone needs to become a popular flagship.

Review of the new Blackberry Dtek 60 Singapore

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Released in late 2016 but coming to Singapore in early 2017, the all new Blackberry Dtek 60 Singapore is an awesome phone with mind-blowing features and advanced specifications. The Android Marshmallow OS, world-class security specifications, sleek n slim design and the competitive pricing make it a must-have for all smartphone users and more commonly the Blackberry fans.

Look, Feel and Design
The 5.5 inches phone has a sleek and simple design. Weighing about 165g and 153.9×75.4x7mm in dimensions, the black-coloured phone easily comes within the grip of hands and gets into pockets. Its Amoled capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours and 71.9% screen-to-body ratio makes it attractive. With 534ppi pixel density, 1440*2560 resolution and a provision for multi-touch; the Blackberry has revolutionised in terms of look, feel and design. Its scratch-resistant glass protects it from all kinds of damage. Also the oleophobic coating enhances its protection.

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Camera and Sound
21MP primary camera and 8MP secondary camera promises good quality images and videos. Also, there’s auto-focus for detecting face and dual-LED flash. Some other interesting cam features are geo-tagging, HDR, panorama and touch focus; all of which overwhelms users with a wonderful experience. Users can also capture videos of 2160p@30fps and 720p@120fps.
When it comes to sound, Dtek 60 offers three different types of alerts- WAV ringtones, vibration and MP3. It has stereo speakers, loudspeakers and a 3.5mm sound jack. Using the dedicated MIC, users can avoid noise cancellation.

Battery
The Blackberry model has a non-removable Li-Ion battery, of 3000mAh that can survive for 24 hours on mixed use. It has a long standby time of 336 hours in 3G network. While talking, users are sure to love its 26 hours of battery life, that too in 3G network. The battery also supports 88 hours of continuous music. Using the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, users can fast-charge their battery (83% in 30 minutes). During emergencies, a 10-minute battery charge increases battery by 10%. Thus, when it comes to battery; Blackberry Dtek 60 is the best.

Miscellaneous Features
The phone features real-mounted fingerprint sensors along with accelerometer, gryo, proximity and compass. It provides multiple messaging forms- SMS, MMS, email, push email, IM and IBM. Users can also play a lot with the photo and video editor. Using the document viewer, they can seamlessly download their documents, in any format.

Security and Privacy
Blackberry Dtek 60 comes with in-built hardware to trust feature that adds security keys to the processor. Its hardened Linux kernel improves security by reducing patches and configurations common to Android phones. With the help of a bootloader, users can have a secured boot process. Also, through ongoing security patching; security updates happen automatically; thus reducing vulnerabilities. Such security provisions provide all-round safety and protects phone from online threats, viruses and spam.

Conclusion
To sum up, the trendy design, innovative features, user-friendly software, great battery life and enhanced security measures create an unmatched Blackberry experience and take its users to the future of smartphones. With this, the Blackberry Dtek 60 model is set to excite smartphone users and win their hearts.

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Review of the new Samsung S7 Edge Black Pearl

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At the onset of the New Year, Samsung once again created a buzz with its new Galaxy model. An amazing phone with exclusive design, attractive features and excellent functionality, Galaxy S7 Edge is truly wonderful. Among other features, its unibody design, low-light performance camera, quick tools and customised apps make it a must-have phone, especially for the smartphone crazy people.

Look and Feel
With a slightly curved and melted 3D glass, Samsung has introduced an entirely new look, feel and design in its S7 series. The 5.5 inches phone comes in a sleek design along with narrow metal edges and features quad-HD display. Its dual curved edges make it handy and easy-to-manage. The uniqueness of the design lies in auto-reflections by the curved glass. The remarkable screen enhances the visual appeal of texts, films, images and games. Swiping through the gallery, its pixels are just invisible to the naked eye. While Apple iPhone 7 had to develop a “9-step anodization and polishing process” to achieve its glossy Jet Black finish, Samsung’s design is simplistic: Gorilla Glass 4 on top of a glossy piano black finish.

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Software
The single layer UI design provides great interface to the users. The “Always-On Display” feature is another addition to the user-friendly experience. There’s an app drawer which enables users to switch to the single-layered UI and move all the icons to the home screen. Also, the extreme left of home screen has a news reader, powered by Flipboard. In an alternative to the default wallpapers and icons, the phone has a special theme store corner offering wide range of free and paid icons and wallpapers. With such software features, S7 Edge is flexible and innovative.
Specifications
The 5.5 inches diagonal phone has super amoled panels along with a resolution of 1440*2560 pixels. Its 3600mAh battery provides more than sufficient storage. Users shall also enjoy 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of fixed storage. Besides these, the phone’s Micro-SD card can store 200GB of data. Users also get 4.2 Bluetooth, b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, ANT+ and GPS, all of which provides a wonderful experience. Not to miss, the USB-OTG, which comes complementary.
Camera
Camera is yet another unique feature of this Galaxy model. Its 12MP primary sensors and optical image stabilization accounts for best-quality image. The bigger physical pixels increases the autofocus speed, captures more light and allows users to click pictures, even in the dark. Low-light camera performance is exclusive to this model.
Talking about the camera app, it’s loaded with quite a lot of controls and features. Motion Photo allows users to buffer their video for few seconds and save it while pressing the shutter button. Double-tapping the home button anytime within any application takes users directly to the camera. Another noteworthy feature is the Virtual Shot which enables users to get a 360° view by circling around an object. Slow motion, selective focus and hyperlapse are some exciting downloadable modes. Real-time selfie, animated GIF and dual-camera altogether sums into an overwhelming experience of the new Samsung S7 model.
Conclusion
Thus, with the above interesting features and technical specifications; Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Black Pearl Singapore price is unknown for now. From the design to the camera to the software; the phone happens to be most advanced and innovative, in today’s age and time.

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XiaoMi Mi Mix 128GB & 256GB Singapore Review

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Launched by the renowned Xiaomi brand, the Mi Mix 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM and Mi Mix Singapore 6GB RAM, 256GB ROM are exclusive smartphones. Equipped with advanced features and futuristic technology, these two phones reflect on the brand’s vision to introduce future technology in the present world. And from the look, feel and design to the technical specifications, Mi Mix delivers its brand promise.

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Features
• Mi Mix 128GB and 256GB are based on innovative concepts, and feature edgeless LCD design.

• With 6.4 inches size, 16MP PDAF camera, and Snapdragon 821; these are must-have phones for all smartphone users.

• Available only in black, both the Mix phones have full ceramic body along with GPS high-precision positioning.

• Its HD audio of 192 kHz/24 bit, and 4400mAh Quick Charge 3.0 facility, make it more attractive for its users.

• Higher screen-to-body ratio of 91.3% provides high user-interface and enhances user-friendly experience.

• Customised 17:9 display increases the screen space, and accounts for better viewing of screen content.

• The rounded corners and narrow borders completes the elegant look and sleek design of the phones.

• Ceramic acoustic technology helps to convert electrical signals into mechanical energy.

• Mix phones come with an in-built ultrasonic proximity sensor.

• Compact front camera provides good quality image and video capturing experience. However, compared to typical front camera modules, Mix is 50% smaller. Nonetheless, users enjoy its full HD quality images and take 1080p videos.

• For the selfie freaks, the upside-down rotation of camera, is a noteworthy feature.

• Camera also allows geo-tagging, auto face detection, touch focus, HD recording and panorama.

• Where the above features are present in both the Xiaomi phones, Mi Mix 6GB RAM comes with fingerprint sensor and has 18k gold trim on the front camera.

 

Specifications
• Mix 128GB and 256GB has 15.8*81.9*7.9mm dimensions, and is extremely light in weight (209g).

• It offers Dual SIM: Nano-SIM and dual stand-by; and has 3.5mm earphone port.

• Phone memory supports most audio, video, image, and e-book formats.

• It has MIUI 8.0 Operating System, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

• Quad-core CPU of 2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo and 653MHz Adreno 530 GPU provide excellent functionality.

• Availability of multiple video quality images- 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps provide various video capturing options to the users.

• Infrared port and radio features are absent.

• Type-C 1.0 USB with Quick Charge 3.0 and reversible connector allows quicker transfer of files and high storage and data backup.

• Finally, the Li-Ion 4400 mAh (typ) / 4300 mAh (min) battery is non-removable, thus; eliminating of external battery damage.

To sum up, Mix 128GB and 256GB are excellent phones offering futuristic technology, excellent performance, and integrated features; thus providing great user satisfaction. Both the phones are available online. Where the Mi Mix 4GB and the Mi Mix 6GB, for its golden trim and powerful fingerprint sensor, is priced slightly higher. Besides the phone, buyers also get 1 leather case, 1 power adapter, 1 SIM needle, 1 user manual, and 1 USB Type-C cable, in the package. To experience advanced technology and enjoy exclusive features, the two Xiaomi phones are undoubtedly the best.

Is Blackberry dead?

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Holy Cow! Our young adult years dream phone as well as Barack Obama’s recent phone is done. The Blackberry phone, which was previously from the company Research in Motion, was at the peak of the smartphone market. They were at the top of the roost with a massive 41% market share in 2010 and that plummeted to 0.8% in 2016.

The big problem with Blackberry was their failure to see the looming problem. They were completely and totally outwitted by the iPhone and they refused to do anything about it. And they didn’t because they were their top in their field, similar to Nokia.

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If you look at companies like LG, Samsung, HTC weren’t in the big leagues and they immediately pivoted. It is pretty sad because the Blackberry phones were in the top leagues and advanced for their times, their innovation was incremental.

Blackberry has announced that they will stop making any hardware in the future. This means, from the stable of Blackberry we won’t be seeing another phone. The brand will still continue to exist because Alcatel, the Chinese company is creating the next set of Blackberry phones that will be sold under the Blackberry brand.

The only thing Blackberry will be doing now is creating the software and other ancillary applications.

The Lesson we need to Learn

The story of Blackberry is a very cautionary tale. It also shows the ruthless nature of business. It just shows, keeping a company alive is hard, even though it was thriving. Keeping your eyes and ears open and being aware of the trend could have easily helped Blackberry establish themselves as the third party in this competition between Android and the iPhone.

When the iPhone was launched in 2007, it was such an immense spectacle. It was safe to say that the product went viral. The Blackberry makers had 3 years to figure out a similar line and strategy. Here are two of their main failures.

They looked at pure numbers – After the launch of the iPhone, Blackberry wouldn’t have lost any money or even market share. In fact they had such a healthy share for three years. They purely looked at it as a numbers game and they did not see the potential of the iPhone and how people will flock to it. Looking at just the numbers brought them down.

Another reason was the lack of experimentation prowess. Why wouldn’t Blackberry experiment with a similar phone? In 2013, when the value of their patents was measured it was close to $2Billion to $3Billion. A company that could have the technical know-how to create patents of so much value, surely they had the know how to dismantle an iPhone and see how it was made. Everybody else jumped into it.

Andy Grove, the Ex-CEO of Intel titled his book “Only the Paranoid Survive”. This is a very important lesson in business. You can never keep your eyes or ears closed, you can never be arrogant about your ideas, you can never be sure about your own products being better than others even if they are number one.

It’s lessons like these that teach future entrepreneurs how to build stronger and better businesses.

The Future of Mobile Phones – What are we expecting next?

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The Mobile Industry has been the most rapid moving in terms of technology in the history of any product. This is because of the insane competition and the two warring tribes of Android and iOS. It isn’t only about the Operating System’s. It’s also about the various phone manufacturers that are in competition with each other.

The form factors have changed, the phones have become slimmer, lighter and the specs have just gotten better and better while the prices have kept coming down. If this is where the world’s heading then people wouldn’t be holding phones and their hands would just become a phone. Too far fetched? You never know.

The future of phones depends on the company that leads the bandwagon. What the leading company decides is the future, it becomes the reality.  So what do we think phones will be like in the coming years?

Phones will get stronger, sturdier and more lighter. Considering Apple is ruling the roost, they’ll still come up with phones that will be more paper like.  Like the Mi Mix is promising us, the screen of the phones will take precedence and their screen rations will get 100% which means 100% of the screen will just be glass.

Gorilla will come up with sturdier glasses that won’t break or scratch easily but still will be sturdy enough even when you drop it. That’s to do with the form factor. What about the world of Apps?

Apps are tricky. Simple utility based apps will keep getting ingrained into the OS, it’s the entertainment apps like the game apps that will get more immersive and will involve real world application. Take Magic Leap, the company as an example. Their focus is to create a world where the real blends in with the virtual. Your real will be able to direct the virtual in almost a physical way. This is the kind of immersion that will be expected in the phones of the future.

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The mobile phone also will become a much more important tool. Right now it handles communication, entertainment and work. It will become the hub for much more. You can know if your belongings are safe and secure through a screen in your phone. You can interact with other products in your household through the phone. You can also ask your car to come to the front door to pick you up.

Phones also will become multi-purpose devices. You can already see with the arrival of Motorola Mods, you can modify your phone to suit your specific need. If you want it as a photography tool, it will become a full fledged camera, if you want it to become a defibrillator, it will have capabilities for the same. It will become the central device for a lot of major activities with ancillary products supporting it to enhance the desired experience.

Mobile Phones are going to be an Integral device to our life. They are going to have all our information and they will know us better with advanced Siri like AI that will learn better about our preferences and the things we do.

Review of the New One Plus 3T Singapore

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One Plus 3T is a phenomenal phone which has received a tremendous amount of appreciation ever since it entered the market. After the success story of its predecessor One Plus 3, it has definitely followed the legacy. One of the biggest reasons for its success amongst the users and reviewers is that it has a sleek body, highly resolute camera, and a big screen. The battery capacity is also enhanced in this model. In general, more work has been done on the improvement of its hardware and software as compared to its look. The key features of the phone along with details on its hardware and display will be provided in the following section.

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Key features:

The key features of this phone include a display of 1080p resolution with a 5.5 inch LCD display and a gorilla glass 4. It is available in Gunmetal or soft gold colour. It has a 6GB RAM which makes it really fast. The dual SIM support gives you a possibility to switch between two phone numbers in one phone. It is also 4G LTE enabled which lets you enjoy the high-speed uninterrupted internet. It has a 3400 mAh battery which is non-removable. The non-removable battery might be an issue of concern for some but overall it functions pretty well. It has a very fast battery charging and charges up to 60% in 30 minutes.

Hardware

One Plus 3T is an elegant looking phone made out of space-grade aluminium making it a sturdy one. It is a light weight phone that weighs 158 grams and has a 7.4mm depth. The camera bumps out a little bit which is a result of its sleek body. This makes the camera lens prone to scratches when left on the table. The phone has a sapphire finish as opposed to the simple glass like its predecessor, giving a nice feeling to its users.

One Plus 3T gives some interesting controls to its users like a full navigation customization options that include on-screen controls as well as the capacitive touch buttons. It can be easily rotated at the software level in order to match the bank or menu key placement you prefer. It also has a fingerprint reader which recognises a tap gesture to go back to the home screen. The phone also offers a nice vibration feedback.

Display

The 5.5 inches screen and a resolution of 1080p is much appreciated by its users and feels just about right. The battery life is greatly enhanced due to the lower screen resolution. For game lovers, the OpenGL ES 3.1 makes gaming more advanced in terms of graphics. The AMOLED panel definitely makes the phone stand out and this becomes better with the great contrast provided by the screen.

Definitely, the resolution of 1080p is not the best for Virtual Reality (VR) and therefore the company does not plan on tapping that side of the market. Moreover, the company does not even have a VR headset of its own. But maybe in future, they plan to make the phone more compatible with VR but they have not given any signals towards it so far.

Overall, the phone succeeds in making its users happy by providing a sleek body, a good battery life, and interesting hardware features. There is definitely scope for improvements in terms of screen resolution or VR compatibility. Check our One Plus 3T Singapore price!

Compare Oppo R9S and R9

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Oppo is a Chinese electronic company. A lot of you may be surprised to know that Oppo is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics that also has One Plus as one of it’s brands. The VIVO brand also falls under the same group.

It’s actually a brand that was established in 2004. They have sub divisions in a lot of Asian countries like Myanmar, Philippines and India.

Talking about OPPO’s 2016 releases. The R9 was OPPO’s giant killer.

Released in March 2016, it aimed at capturing those who wanted a flagship phone but at a price that was affordable. OPPO released the R9s which was an improvement on the R9. Or is it?

But is the Oppo R9s Singapore better? Let’s find out.

In terms of specifications the phones seem very similar.

Specifications and Difference

Screensize 

Both the phones boast a 5.5 inch screen although the R9s is slightly bigger by 2 millimeters. This does not make a big difference in the overall picture. But if you are counting millimeters and you like a bigger screen then the R9s wins, very slightly.

Battery Capacity

The battery capacity is also slightly different. With the R9s having 160mAh more. Again in the grander scheme of things, this does not make a difference. But for phones in this size, they are good batteries.
Processor, RAM and Internal Storage

The R9 runs on the MediaTek Mt6755 and the R9s runs on the Snapdragon 625. The Sanpdragon obviously is more popular out of both the processors. Both the phones run on a 2Ghz octa-core. Internal RAM of 4GB and Internal storage of 64GB being a default on both the phones. No winners here in terms of the processor.
Camera

The R9s has a slightly better camera by 3 pixels. The comparison between these phones is a match of margins. The R9S is marginally ahead in terms of features. 3 megapixels does not make a big difference at all.

OS

The R9s runs on Android 6.0 which is the Marshmallow and R9 runs on Android 5.1, Lollipop. Obviously in terms of the UI there will be changes that are expected and here again a more advanced OS wins.
Coming to the business end of this article. It is pretty clear that the R9s has a slight advantage in terms of features. It is the exact same car, but the interiors are slightly better. Now the major factor in a close competition such as this is the price.

Is it worth getting the R9s over the R9? What is the price difference?

The price difference is lesser than $40. Keeping this in consideration it’s an easy choice who the winner is. The later OPPO R9s is much better in terms of features and just slightly higher. It runs an upgraded OS and hands down is the winner in this mash up.

Considering for an Android phone these phones are in the premium category, it is more likely that the phone will not be replaced in a year and the user will look to keep the device for at least 2 years and in this department also it makes sense to go for the R9s.

LG V20 Singapore

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Every time a new phone is launched, we all think “How the hell did they manage to come-up with something better? I thought the possibilities ended with the previous version.”
The world of gadgets, especially cell phone handsets, is an ever-evolving one. Almost every month, some or the other company launches a handset that claims to do things in a better way than the already existing ones.
This time it is LG V20 Singapore. Let’s see whether the new kid on the block deserves your hard-earned money or not.

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Design
It is a slim, sleek looking phone at 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.7mm and weighs just 177 grams. This means that it is lighter and slimmer than its predecessor LG V10. There’s a fingerprint sensor-cum-power button at the back which works like the home button of iPhone. It is quite responsive but may take a while to get used to.
The phone has been given a smooth, military-grade aluminium casing with removable back panel. This translates to a swappable battery which is a great relief for people who travel a lot and like to keep a spare charged battery, in case their power bank, too, runs out of charge. The aluminium casing gives this phone a premium yet sturdy look.
The top and bottom of the phone are made of silicon polycarbonate, a hard material which is built to survive more than a few drops. The top has a couple of microphones that capture 24 bit audio at 48kHz. The bottom has a 3.5mm audio jack with a USB type C charging port. Volume buttons rest on the left side and are easy to access.
It is available in three colours: Titan Black, Silver and Pink.

Display(s)
For those who are still wondering why did we add that ‘s’ to the word ‘display’ here, it’s because LG added a secondary 2.1 inches wide screen to the primary 5.7 inch Gorilla Glass 4 screen with a QHD (2560×1400) resolution, in V20. This means you can view graphical information at 515 PPI, which is impressive.
The primary screen does everything, cell phones screens usually do and the additional, smaller, always-on secondary screen displays notifications, holds shortcuts for your frequently-used apps and shows you other information, like date and time. You can also use it to toggle between quick settings and display notes of up to 24 scrolling characters, like “Pick up kids at 6”.
Combined with multi-window feature of Android Nougat, the secondary screen is a delight for those who love multi-tasking. Now you can watch that video or play your favoutite game without being disturbed by the notifications.
Performance
With Snapdragon 820 and a 4 GB RAM, this is a future-ready device. Add to that, a good graphic processor like Adreno 530 and it is able to handle any futuristic, graphic and processing-intensive app or game smoothly.
There is an on-board storage of 64 GB and a slot for expanding the storage capabilities to make sure, there is enough space for all your apps and selfies. The device supports latest WiFi AC protocol, has Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC.
Overall, the performance is smooth and snappy as you’d like it to be.

Battery, Camera and Audio
Sometimes an age-old technique is way more reliable and useful than a new trend. Similar is the case with phone batteries. LG understood this well and presented V20 with swappable 3200 mAH battery. A swappable battery is any day better than the non-removable ones as you can stock an extra, in case one runs out of power.
Coming on to the camera, you will love it, if wide-angle shots are your favourite. V20 comes with 3 cameras and somehow manages to look good with them. The back panel has a 16 MP standard shooter and another 8MP wide-angle one which is capable of capturing up to 135 degrees of scenic beauty present in front of it. There is a 5 MP front camera which can toggle between the regular 83 degree mode and the wider 120 degree frame. This can come-in really handy when you need to click a groufie with your gang.
The pictures are clear and crisp but the colours look a bit toned-down. Low-light images are also just acceptable and nothing to boast about. The wide angle lens while capturing more information, distorts the images towards the corner giving them an unrealistic, fish-eye look.
The best feature of this phone is its audio. This is an audiophile’s phone. You can take it to a concert and record your favourite song with the utmost clarity and deep bass tones. You’d love listening to songs in your own voice after recording them on V20. This is because V20 records audio at 24 bit which is much more accurate than the usual 16 bit and has three microphones combined with four digital-to-analog converters which help a great deal in noise reduction. One can buy this phone just for its audio-abilities.

Conclusion
While this phone scores high in audio, display and performance departments, the camera, design and battery backup are modest at best. At the base price of $829, this phone is a decent purchase.

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Top 5 Mobile Phones to give away as presents this Christmas

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The holiday season is great for spending time with family and friends. The part about the holiday season that can grate your brain is getting gifts for your loved ones. It can be pretty annoying to figure out what to get because of the 1000 products that are available.

We have a suggestion for you.

A very easy gift idea is a Smartphone. It is extremely useful and who doesn’t need a smartphone? People change smartphones every 2 years at the minimum.

There are a variety of smartphones that we cover today and they vary in budgets as well. So if you are getting a phone for a spouse or for a teenager in the family, we’ve got you covered. So if you are wondering what the phones of the season are, here you go.

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iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 Singapore, The seventh of its name has been released. They just keep getting better and better don’t they? The obvious change in this version is to do with the headphone jack. There is not jack, there is no port and the earphones don’t have wires. They’ve made it wireless. The second big change is the dual camera. If there is a photography aficionado in your family, then they’ll love the iPhone 7 as a present. The camera quality is incredible and the technology that is used is even better. The 12 MP camera uses a wide-angle and telephoto camera. It’s optical zoom is at 2x and Digital zoom up to 10x.

The phone is splash and water resistant as well.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung has been reeling from the Note 7 tragedy and they’ve been made fun of by the Internet community. Even recently a mod has appeared on GTA V that lets people use the Samsung Note as a bomb. Samsung, have stopped the production and shipping of the Note 7 and have been touting the S7 to aggrieved customers as the replacement.

So if you want to gift a Samsung that doesn’t blow up during Christmas, then the Samsung S7 Singapore is that phone. It has a 5.1 “ display with 12 MP being the primary camera. A powerful 4GB Snapdragon 820 sits on the base powering the device and the 3000 mAh gives enough juice to the device to keep it on for a while.

Google Pixel Phone

The timing of this phone couldn’t be any better. Just after the iPhone 7 is released, Google gives an alternate option to the world. The 5.5 inch screen Pixel runs on Android 7.

The talk-time on this phone is 32 hours and Music play is up to 130 hours before the battery runs out. This Google’s flagship phone, the OS is theirs and they even manufacture the hardware. It comes in 3 colors : Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue. The secondary camera is 8 MP which is good enough for taking amazing selfies and its perfectly sturdy phone to give as a gift this season.

Sony Xperia XA

When you first take a look at it, the Sony Xperia XA Singapore is an incredibly good looking phone. They have varied colors that pop out. The Sony Xperia XA especially the Rose Gold is a great phone for young people in the house. It has a big 5 inch screen which is great for consuming content and a 2300 mAh battery that has a talk-time battery stand by upto 11 hours.

It has an internal memory of 16 GB expandable up to 256 GB. It also has a curved display. The price range is around $500 and it’s a good phone in between a budget phone and a premium phone.

LG V20

This article cannot be complete without the LG V20 Singapore is phone is a beast. If anybody in your family loves phones, you need to get them this phone. This phone has the best of everything you can ask for. It has a 5.7 inch screen which comes in the phablet category and runs on a 4GB RAM with a 3200 mAh battery running the show. It has one of the best cameras with a dual primary camera with 16MP and 8MP.

With that screensize and the configuration it is good for gaming as well. This phone is definitely for a power user and it is great for a teenager to carry around. It runs on Android Nougat and comes in Titan, Silver and Pink.

Those were the phones we’ve covered today that would make amazing gifts this holiday season.

Review: Plantronics Voyager Legend Singapore

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For the ultimate Bluetooth headset, the Plantronics Voyager Singapore wins hands down, or hands-free rather, because it excels in call performance and comfort. Since most people who use Bluetooth headsets use them so they can multi-task, having hands-free features is as essential as the sound quality, and on that Plantronics Voyager delivers.

The downside is that it is a bit heavier than other headsets, but that’s easy to overlook when you consider the outstanding voice quality. With noise cancellation, it’s easy to hear and be heard, ensuring you sound professional no matter what you’re currently using your hands for.

Voice enabled features allow you to control your phone without ever having to lift a finger. That means a lot when you’re driving or doing some other task that requires your attention. It’s no wonder the Plantronics Voyager Legend was awarded the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for being the best Bluetooth device.

For those seeking premium call performance, this headset is the best choice. While it might be heavier than other ones, it is still comfortable, even when worn all day long. It boasts a 15.4 mm audio driver, giving it impeccable frequency response, which is much higher than other brands.

It hushes out common background noises so should you be working from home with children in the background, it will ameliorate all the unpleasantness and keep your phone calls sounding high quality.

Perhaps the best feature of all is that it has an available talk time of seven hours, with a standby time of 11 days. It only takes an hour and a half to recharge it too. For anyone that spends a lot of time engaged in phone conversations on their phones, this is a must. When you’re busy with business, nothing will slow you down more than having to recharge all the time. It has a case that charges it on the go so you don’t have to search around for a place to plug it in when you do need to charge it up.

Overall, this is a solid Bluetooth headset that goes above and beyond the expectations that it delivers, making it a prime choice for anyone who needs to go hands-free.

Recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Singapore

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has blasted it’s way into the news, literally. Samsung’s Flagship device has received a lot of flak lately because people have complained that their phones have burst!

The reason for them bursting is because of a problem in the lithium ion battery that powers modern day smartphones. Electronic devices are complicated because Direct current is converted to Alternate Current and because of this, the battery heats up. In the case of the Samsung Note 7, the batteries have a problem in their cell and they heat up too much.

According to reports, close to 35 cases of burst batteries have been reported out of 2.5 million pieces produced. This number may seem small, but is in fact very high.

The environment of the user also has a role to play in these bursts. Some users keep their phones in a very hot car or charge the phone on the bed where heat is retained in the phone and keeps increasing.

Samsung’s Singapore division has announced a local exchange program for these phones. The users who exchange their old Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will get brand new replacements.

This exchange of phones will happen from September 16th  to October 2nd . The phones should have been purchased from authorised sources such as a local telecommunication company, approved mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung Lazada Store.

The way the exchange can happen is through a Free home delivery service by Samsung as well as a direct exchange at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition centre.

The user cannot opt for a new colour when they exchange their device. The users can also choose a time slot for collection in the official Samsung Note 7 exchange page.

Check out the time slots in this page below and book your appointments.

http://www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange/

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Samsung has also offered phones on a loan basis for customers who are affected by this.

Some important points about this exchange.

•If you are not available for the exchange in the time slot provided, you can authorise another person to collect the phone on your behalf.

•Samsung will offer no refunds.

•Samsung will offer a token of appreciation during the exchange, but they haven’t explicitly mentioned what that is.

•Even if you don’t have the box or the accessories of your old galaxy note 7, you will get a full replacement box.

•Samsung suggests Smart Switch to transfer your information like contacts, photos from the old device to the new device.

Samsung’s loss is estimated at $1 Billion because of this fiasco and they have seen the sales of their other phones dropping as well. The timing of this debacle couldn’t have been worse because of the launch of the new iPhone 7.

Also, as of today, the new and corrected Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Singapore are back in the stores.

It will take a lot of effort from Samsung to convince users that their phones are safe and it is up to them to remedy this wrong.

LG G5- A new trend in the smartphone sector

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Launched in February, 2016, the LG G5 smartphone is one of a kind. With its 5.3 touch-screen display, 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels resolution and 554 pixels per inch (PPI), the mobile has made a grand entry into the smartphone market. LG G5 has 4GB of RAM and is powered by 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Its camera is equipped with 16-megapixel primary camera and 8-megapixel front camera, ideal for selfie-addicts. It is installed with Android 6.0.1 and has removable battery of 2800mAh. Furthermore, it has dual-SIM capacity and accepts 2 Nano-SIMs. Users can enjoy good connectivity options, thanks to the presence of Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM, NFC, 3G and 4G. They can also choose from three available colours: gold, titanium and silver.

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Apart from general specifications, LG G5 stands apart owing to the following features:

  • Look n Feel: To start with, the model consists of a pure metal body along with a rear shell and separate frame. It has a slightly curved metal shell at the rim. The separate frames make it bulky and slightly outdated, as compared to the sleek designs and appeal of other brands. The phone has a screen of 5.3“, and is too big to hold flexibly in hands. It come with a dual-camera setup at the back along with flash, colour sensor and laser autofocus window. The fingerprint sensor is quicker, more flexible and accurate for unlocking device.
  • Software: LG G5 is installed with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1and LG’s Optimus UI 5.0 at the top. The phone has single-layered user-interface with professionally designed software. Users can easily switch to dual-layer user-transference. They can also enjoy second screen controller and have good access to major sections of their device. There is a wonderful screen called Smart Bulletin, which can be activated through Settings apps in order to receive instant accessibility directly from home screens to the health tracker, calendar, quick remote app and other sections.
  • Performance: LG G5 delivers fantastic performance with the most powerful smartphone SoCs. It has 4GB of RAM, which makes multi-tasking possible. Even while using resource-heavy applications like Web Browsers, with many open tabs or playing graphically rigorous games; booting, opening other games and apps happen immediately. However, there are minor heat problems with the device especially while playing games or heavy usage. Rigorous use of device affects battery-life due to the high-resolution screen, which consumes good amount of power. Overall, it is steady and convenient to use.
  • Camera & Sensors: LG G5 has dual-camera setup along with 16-MP main sensor and 8-MP support sensor. Rear cameras have the capacity to shoot up to 2160p 30fps videos whereas front cameras can shoot up to 1080p 30fps videos. The back camera has a special feature of slow motion mode, thereby increasing the frame rate to 60fps at full-HD resolution. Camera software is excellently designed with a comfortable layout and structure including all the important buttons that users would generally require.

The device comes with various installed sensors such as proximity sensors, barometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer, accelerometer and gyroscope. Temperature sensors are not present.

With all such wonderful features, LG G5 is available at SGD750.  Although it’s quite expensive, however the kind of experience delivered in incomparable to any other smartphone device, of this range. Its in-build quality is desirable. Since there is a big difference in alignment between the body of the device and its module, it appears to be slightly poorly designed. Apart from this, the entire experience of browsing and interactivity makes it a must-have for all.

Article by Digital Marketing Singapore

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Xiaomi Mi5 Review

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The Xiaomi Mi series has been the flagship for Xiaomi and has been one of it’s best selling phone models in Singapore. What is exciting this time Xiaomi is looking to give it’s premium segment a boost by bringing out the Mi5.

The Mi5 comes with a metal frame and has a glass rear panel. The curved edges and back give it a nice finish. In the front, you can see that the screen has an edge to edge finish and it makes the 5.15 inch IPS LCD panel display look even bigger.

Competing with the likes of Apple, the Mi5 has a physical home button that also works as a finger print sensor. The sensor is one of the smoothest and fastest among all phones and it can be used to secure a few applications. Next to the home button there are capacitive buttons, which look invisible when they aren’t lit. Their functionalities can be modified according to the user.

The camera is a powerful 16 Megapixel camera and the front camera is a 4 megapixel camera which is perfect for selfies and video calls. The camera has a dual tone LED flash. The back camera can shoot videos up to 4k and there is the image stabilization feature for the back camera that aids at taking fast photos. The flaws are few, for example you cannot shoot in slow motion in the 4k resolution and the user has to switch manually to 720 to use the feature. The focus also has a bit of an issue which can increase the time for taking photos.

The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and it’s one of the most powerful devices that you can buy today at this price and specifications.

The 3GB RAM is good at handling all the applications and the phone doesn’t lag or slow down even while playing high octane games. It has a 32GB Internal storage that isn’t extendable which is seen as one of the biggest cons of the phone by many people.

Just like a lot of modern day phones, the Mi5 is a dual sim and has a USB type c connectivity in the bottom.  The battery is about 3000 mAh and like the iPhone cannot be replaced by the user.

The OS is Android 6.0 but the UI is the MIUI 7 which again a lost of users have said that they prefer the original Android UI. But if you are a MI user, you will know that the MIUI is a great enhancement of the stock android. Also the customizations that can be done are excellent for the MIUI, which will not make you miss the stock Android.

In summary

This is one of the best that is available at this price range. This is in direct comparison to the Galaxy S7 and is almost at half the price. It’s sturdy and doesn’t lag and has a large enough screen for consuming content and a powerful camera to take make good quality content.

Article by Digital Marketing Singapore

Huawei Watch Review

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In past few years, the Chinese company Huawei has proactively launched an array of smart phones in an attempt to establish itself as a sought after brand. Huawei watch launched earlier this year, is the new addition to the company’s product line, to ascertain itself in the market of wearable android devices.

The watch is extremely stylish with premium good looks and a typical round face design measuring 42mm in diameter and 11.3mm in thickness. The unified body of the device is made from corrosion defying stainless steel and is immaculately finished with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass.  Its crest is crowned which not only acts as a power button but also enhances expediency while operating it. The 18 mm width of the haul allows an alternative of third party straps.

The watch is introduced with three color variants – gold, silver and black. You can choose either a leather band or a cold forged 316 L stainless steel band. The watch available in rose gold plated form has a textured glint and polished finish which makes it look more like an adored jewelry piece which is miles ahead of wearable devices launched since 2014.

If you compare the display of Huawei watch with its close competitors like LG and Moto’s’ in the same segment than undoubtedly Huawei is way beyond its rivals. It gracefully walks ahead with best AMOLED display till date for any wearable android device which measures 1.4 inch. It provides a perfect screen resolution of 400 X 400 with a ppi count of 286. However, in the gadget market, talks are rife that LG’s soon to be launched second edition of its watch – urbane will vanquish it with 480 X 480 panel giving 348 ppi. Huawei’s has a cutting edge display with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio which holds up quite fine even under bright sunlight, the colors are amazingly vibrant and the text appears distinctively crisp.

Though the aesthetics of the watch provides a better display in comparison to its arch rivals by offering an authentic 360 degree visuals but it is not loaded with an ambient light sensor. Therefore, you invariably have to preset the display to a brightness setting which might not be accountable and practically feasible with your situation. Moreover, the display is on all the time and it comes with 50 pre loaded faces. The abounding choice of facial displays range from vibrant to quite boring ones fairly sustaining the build quality in general.

Huawei watch is an up to date version of smart watches OS which is Wi- Fi independent and has a backing of official iOS support additionally loaded with great features. This android wear from Huawei has a provision of using it with an iPhone.

Like any other Google powered wearing device, it is also pre-loaded with Google fit with an upper hand as it is pre- loaded with the daily tracking app with better graphics. It keeps a record of your steps, the number of times you stood straight along with the calories burned during a day. The company claims that watch will know exactly whether you are running, jogging, walking or climbing. It has an optical heart rate tracker which is a useless feature as you can’t rely on its accuracy as it counts only when the wrist is still. However, it lacks a GPS on board which should have been incorporated as one of the features.

So, here is what this new stylish, slickest Huawei watch is all about and undoubtedly a great buy from the wearable android segment.

Article by Digital Marketing Singapore

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Singapore, with its curved edges looks classy and is sleeker than iphone 6S. It is a dual sim smart phone with all major connectivity options including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G and NFC.

The size of the phone is perfect to fit in your pockets and is extremely light with a weight of about 157 gm.

Super AMOLED capacitive touch Screen with a size of 5.1 inch provides good display with great resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels which contributes to an amazing experience while watching videos.

The phone has dimensions (l X B X H) of 142.40 x 69.60 x 7.90 in mm. which makes it easy to carry. Its quick fingerprint sensor and accelometer work wonders and provides trouble free usage.

It has an inbuilt battery and all the components are perfectly sealed except micro USB port and earphone jacks which make it dust proof and water proof up to a depth of 1.5 meters for about 30 minutes. It makes a great phone for those who are always bugged with dust and rain and you can be rest assured for your phones safety in monsoons.

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The 5 MP front camera gives fine results for selfie lovers. However, the result of the rear camera which is 12MP is great but confusingly it is quite less for a phone like this. It is packed with a photo and video auditor.

Like most of the smamsung phones, Samsung Galaxy S7 too is a victim of poor speakers. Think twice before opting for it, if you like listening to music on the go. However, it has a powerful battery of 3000 mAh, which charges real fast and it is remarkable to note that it charges up to 70% in just 30 Minutes which provides a commendable power packed performance.

It has Exynos 8890 processor Qualcomm MSM8996, Snapdragon 820 chipset with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which provides clutter free aesthetics. The worst drawback is that it works with samsung apps and googles native offering like Gmail is incompatible with it. So, if you go for it, you have to bid farewell to facebook and twitter. It comes with 1.6GHz octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, with an internal memory of 32 GB which can be increased to 200 GB via using a microSD card. Like all new smart phones in market, it supports 4G.

This phone is great for those who love gaming as it comes with an option of recording your game.

However, its TouchWiz is still quirky, wish samsung guys work bit harder on it. I hate this beautiful phone of mine as it notifies only for Samsungs own messages, emails and phone. So, it’s a frustrating if you want your gmail or whatsapp notifications.

It makes a good phone to use during night owing to an advanced Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. Even when you press the power button to lock the phone you can still see date, time and remaining battery on the screen, which also helps night users of phone. Its black, white, gold and silver coloured variants are available in the market.

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Differences between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S

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Phone are the hot topic of the world and understandably so when we go everywhere with our phones, we communicate primarily with them and spend most of our time ‘attached’ to them. Just as one phone comes out it seems that almost instantly a new one and another are briefly released thereafter. Well, Singapore iPhone fans this time it seems will be no different. Soon the release of the iPhone 6s will be coming out and a lot’s of people have plenty of questions on whether they should go ahead and upgrade now, or just wait a little while longer. This article will take a look in that and maybe by the end you’ll have been helped in to making a better and more informed decision for yourself.

As far as visually, we are seeing very little difference between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6, but from what we’ve come to understand is the 3D technology the 6s uses, is what is really the game changer between the two. Some features remain the same between the two iPhone’s such as memory, however, the 3D touch screen system on the 6s is supposed to be more accurate than previous models. From many iPhone 6 reviews we’ve seen most consumers were definitely hoping for larger storage as they felt it would be a huge upgrade that would be very beneficial considering all the capabilities for the iPhone.

The display on both screens are still the same minus the updated accuracy and 3D technology with the new iPhone 6s. With this technology it now can tell you just how hard you’re touching the screen and this is an added plus with games and developments due to come later on. Once more the design is roughly the same as its former model, except the new iPhone 6s is supposed to be stronger so that it doesn’t bend as badly when in your pocket. Besides the touch sensor and the better durability there isn’t much difference between the two that were seeing. In fact, beyond that, the color that matches the watch really are the only differences between the two models.

We are beginning to see that the camera has been updated for better quality and with an added feature that allows you to capture “live” pictures. This means when you attempt to take a picture it will record a brief video both before and after the picture is taken. Unfortunately, there are still no means to upgrade storage capabilities with memory card or otherwise whereas Apple is preferring consumers to use iCloud for all their storage needs. This is great for those with unlimited data plans, but not so much for areas with poor coverage. While some people were hoping that the new iPhone 6s would be top notch and vary from the former model, for those planning to upgrade you may want to stick with your current model before dishing out the extra cash for essentially the same thing.

iPad Pro Singapore

Review of iPad Pro

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A lot of consumers got excited when Apple announced it will be releasing a new iPad Pro. They already want to find out where to buy iPad Pro in Singapore. A look at the iPad Pro specs shows that it has been designed for the enterprise market, but even non-business consumers will want to own one too. It has a huge screen with awesome resolution. It provides all the features that come with the iOS.

Any review of iPad Pro will always mention its size. It is noticeable bigger than the previous iPad models. You will definitely need a bag if you are going to bring it to places. But it is portable enough to carry wherever you need it.

Review of iPad Pro Design

It weights more than 700 grams, which indicates that the iPad Pro has a lot of features not found in other iPad versions. It is a tablet that has a good screen, great ecosystem, and powerful speakers. The iPad Pro specs are impressive and makes it one of the most powerful tablets on the market today.

The iPad Pro design has been designed for enterprise users and made to be a useful tool in the workplace. Apple might not be releasing an iPad Air 2 this year, which makes the iPad Pro the new top tier tablet from the company. That means it will be considered as a consumer item than anything else.

The iOS 9 comes with a split screen feature, which works well with the iPad Pro. The screen has so much space that allows you to multitask. The tablet has a powerful processor that allows you to reduce the size of the movie you are watching in order to do other things in the background. While this is not an innovative feature, it just shows how powerful the iPad Pro specs are.

While the split screen feature is good, the iPad Pro is still a tablet and not a laptop. You will not have several windows open at any time. It allows you to browse the news and still have an Excel file open.

Smart Keyboard and Pencil

If Steve Jobs is still alive, he might have something to say about the Apple Pencil. It is a stylus that lets you sketch, annotate, and do other things. Apple said that the Apple Pencil allows better precision than your fingertips. The stylus is good at handwriting recognition, as well as sketching. But the bad news is that you need to buy it separately.

The iPad Pro features a new touchscreen system that can scan at a faster rate. Its Bluetooth connection will ensure that the Pencil knows the angle and the pressure you are applying on the screen. These features make using the stylus more fluid, especially when used with drawing and writing apps.

The Apple Pencil costs $100, which makes it an expensive accessory for an already costly tablet. But on the good side, the Apple Pencil allows the user to annotate, shade and a lot more. It is a good addition that adds to the functionality of the tablet.

Another accessory of the iPad Pro is the Smart Keyboard. It is also on the expensive side, but the keys allow you to type accurately even with its rubber coating. You might think you have not typed the letters, but they have registered perfectly on the screen of the tablet.

Conclusion

According to this review of iPad Pro, there is no doubt that the new Apple tablet has awesome specs that is good for its size. Apple has been marketing the iPad Pro as a creative tool that will allow users to do photo editing and page layouts with ease with the use of the Apple Pencil. Gamers will love the new processor, which is faster than the previous chip used on the Apple iPad Air.

Overall, the iPad Pro is a remarkable tablet. It might feel a little heavier than you might imagine, but it does come with features that make up for the extra weight. It is a workhorse that can improve your productivity. When used with the Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil, it becomes a powerful tool that can be a good substitute for a notebook. It is recommended for people who are looking for a portable tool to replace their laptop or even the desktop. If you are one of those consumers, then you should head to an iPad Pro Singapore retailer as soon as it is available on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Singapore

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5 is a step up from the Note 4, although not a large step. It enhances a few of the key features, though you might find that not as much as changed as you might have expected. You’ll enjoy the upgraded S Pen (what Samsung calls the stylus) with its improved writing and note-taking abilities as well as the incredibly sleek new shape. The Note 5 is a powerful phone that can easily transfer from business to pleasure without a second thought.

GALAXY NOTE 5 SPECIFICATIONS

Here’s a list of the key specs that come with the phone:

  • -Display: 5.7 inch AMOLED screen
  • -1440 x 2560 pixels
  • -Memory: 32 or 64GB internal with 4GB ram
  • -OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • -CPU: Quad core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 or Quad core 2.1 GHz Cortex A57
  • Chipset: Exynos 7420
  • -Camera: 16MP, LED flash
  • -Video: 4K video quality
  • -Charging: Micro-USB and wireless charging enabled
  • -Battery: Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • -Fingerprint sensor

NEW FEATURES:

DESIGN

Samsung too advantage of the curved edge technology and decided to make a much more attractive phone in the Note 5. While the first released model does not have an Edge option, the edges are designed on the back to help you hold the phone in your hand better despite its large size. It’s very comfortable and maintains the sleekest look and feel possible with the new re-design. Unfortunately, the battery is now locked in place and is non-removable, covered by an attractive glass backing.

SYLUS

The new S Pen stylus has a clicker on the top of the pen that helps it to lock in place when you put it in the holster. The pen has a lighter weight than before, making it easier and more comfortable to write with. Samsung has also improved the finer details of stylus writing, helping to make your lines truer and closer to life.

APP RE-DESIGNS

This includes the stock stylus app and the nifty spinning wheel from Note 4. The stylus app has been very well upgraded to run more smoothly, take notes more quickly with the “instant memo” feature, and auto-save the things you create. Additionally, the app wheel now is a much cleaner running feature that allows you to add up to 3 of your own personal choice apps to the display alongside your most commonly used apps.

IMPROVED CAMERA FEATURES

The camera got a few new modes and features, including a Youtube live broadcast option, tap to focus features, a slide bar to adjust brightness of the picture before it’s taken, multiple saving options for pictures taken in Pro mode (not limiting you to just phone processed pictures, but allowing other formats to be saved), an improved editor which can even make GIFs, video and audio overlap editing. More is available if you download from the camera app.

PROS

  • Excellent battery life
  • Improved camera features
  • Sleek and slim design
  • More effective stylus

CONS

  • Non-removable
  • No external memory card slots
  • Phone gets smudges and fingerprints easily

WHERE TO BUY SAMSUNG NOTE 5

If you want to get a Samsung Note 5 in Singapore, you’re in luck as it was released there from August 15, 2015. These phones should be available from any major phone retailer. The Samsung Note 5 price varies depending on the internal memory. The 32GB costs $875 while the 64GB costs $1,025.