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. We hope to get an update about the price soon.

Helpful Android Apps For 2017

The Android ecosystem is big. Nearly 90% of all smartphones in the world run Android, and with more than 1.4 billion active devices there’s a huge and ever hungry market for the latest and greatest in apps. They’ve got more than enough choice; more than 2.2 million apps are available for download, so now the question is how do you sort out the best from the rest? Read on to learn a bit about a few of our favourites.

All the info you need on the go

With so many sources of information competing for our attention, it can be useful to have a way to remember those articles and videos you didn’t initially have time for. Enter Pocket. Available in both a free version and with a paid subscription, Pocket allows you to download an offline copy of nearly any article on the web – images included. All of your articles are held in your own private library and are converted for maximum readability, allowing you to grab all of your long reads at once at home on your wireless and read them without touching your mobile data on the train.

Also seemingly designed for Singapore’s private transport-centred lifestyle, BeyondPod is the number one podcasting app on Android. With a simple, easy to use interface and capabilities for both in-app subscription to all of your favourite feeds and reading of local audio files, it’s got everything you need to power through those episodes of Serial or This American Life you’ve been meaning to get to for months.

Tracking what’s important in your life

One of the most sadly underused services from internet giant Google, Keep is a notetaking app designed and built for the Android infrastructure. Add text, image, audio and video notes from anywhere within the operating system and let the app intelligently pull content from other apps. Ideal for everything from shopping lists to ideabooking, notes can even be shared with other Google users enabling full real-time collaboration. Perfect for ensuring you both don’t buy milk!

Extremely useful for individuals who have to absorb huge quantities of data each day, gReader is the RSS reader of choice on the Android platform. A bit unknown outside of tech circles, RSS feeds are a simple way to stay up to the minute on any website. Best of all, the websites you read probably already have them. Download the free version today and start subscribing to feeds.

Those are just a few of our favourite apps for the Android platform. What are yours?

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.

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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.

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.

Register your interest with Red White Mobile – Whatsapp us 86684811 for more information.

The Hottest, Most Useful Apps For Your New iPhone

It’s that time of year again, when thousands of people across Singapore find out Santa left them a new iPhone. If you’ve just unwrapped a brand-new handset, you’ll be in need of some new apps. But where to start? Fortunately, RedWhite Mobile is here to help you sift through the billions (yes, billions!) of apps on the App Store and find just the nuggets of gold. Read on to learn more!

Out and about

Never be at a loss for where to head next, or how to get there! Apart from the pre-installed and tried-and-tested Maps app, you’ll want to grab a few more pieces of software to ensure that your next trip – whether it’s down the street or across the world – is a complete success.

Planning an overseas holiday or travelling for work? Skyscanner allows you to find, compare and reserve flights, hotel rooms and hire cars all from one convenient app. See all of your options filtered by travel date, number of passengers and transit class clearly ordered by price, so you’ll always get the best deal, whether it’s a casual getaway or a red-eye business flight.

For the gourmets among us (and who doesn’t love a good meal!), Zomato has everything you need to sort the best from the rest. A socially-powered restaurant rating and review app, it’s invaluable in a city as packed with hip new restaurants and delicious food courts as Singapore. Sort by rating or popularity and know exactly where to take your date, friends or boss if you really want to impress! What’s more, it works in nearly two dozen countries, so when you grab a flight with Skyscanner, make sure you grab a bite with Zomato when you land!

Making work a breeze

Your new handset is a powerful business tool, helping any executive and professional accomplish the tasks that make up their day to day. Despite the prevalence of digital data and technology in our lives, sometimes nothing makes an impact like putting a beautiful business card in a potential client’s or business partner’s hand. Network like a pro and use Foxcard to back up each card to your phone. The app automatically scrapes names, titles and contact details from the card and saves them in your phone, so you don’t have to enter them manually. If you walk away from a conference with 50 cards, don’t worry, Foxcard is there for you.

Evernote is the gold standard in digital note taking, offering a range of options for text and multimedia including photos, video, voice and more. Organise your information into notebooks, tag each note so you’ll always be able to find it, and access your notebooks on any number of devices. For added security, save your Foxcard snaps to your Evernote account, so even if you end up losing your phone, you don’t lose all that precious networking.

There are more apps than you could ever use in a lifetime on the App Store, so take a look today and find something to make your life easier, more delicious, or more fun!

Are You Paying a Higher Price Tag for Your New Phone?

For a long time now people have accepted the fact that a new phone is going to be rather expensive, but should it really have to be? We have gotten used to the fact that a new iPhone or Galaxy is going to cost somewhere over the $500 mark, and this is normal.

We have been convinced through advertising from both technology producers and our service providers that new smartphones are still a cheap and viable option for purchasing a new phone. But do we really need to fork out well over a week’s pay for a gadget that really shouldn’t be that expensive?

It used to be that when a new phone came on the market, you would only need to pay somewhere around $100 for it. But now that smartphones have so much more to offer (apps, online shopping, music) than the standard call, text, and Snake Nokia “brick”. However, when those phones came out they were at the forefront of technology for the time. So why then should you have to pay somewhere nearing the thousand-dollar mark for a new phone?
Especially now, when more people are quick to hand in their phone for a new model, making those older models (which are still incredibly relevant) second-hand. Today, with new technology being released at a rapid rate, and when advancements are becoming fewer for new smartphones, it is a great idea to purchase a second-hand model of a slightly older phone (given the phone is still in good condition).

You can easily find models of iPhones, Samsung Galaxies Androids etc. that are in great working order and are more than half the price of when they were purchased only a short time before. And not only this, there are a raft of technology producers coming through that are happy to provide their product for a far greater price than those of their big-name competitors.

Just because a new model has been released that boasts a better processor, advancements in camera technology, and improved interface, it does not mean that your (slightly) older model has become obsolete. And if you are really in the market for a new model of smartphone, you can find them second-hand online and in store for a much greater price than when it was purchased only a few weeks/moths before. It is simply unnecessary to have to pay an unreasonably high amount for a new smartphone.

Best Gadget Gifts to Give this Christmas

The Christmas tree is well and truly up and the jolly, fat man we’ve all come to love is ready to dive into our chimneys once more. But with the excitement of the holiday season comes the stress of knowing what to buy friends and family for the big day. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our tech favourites to give you some inspiration.

Fitness bands

Still an iconic product across the tech industry, wearable devices like fitness bands are still a perfect fit for anyone that’s constantly on the move. Even if you’re not solely an athlete, these gadgets are great for better understanding how you’re tracking with your daily activity. The Xiaomi MiBand2 is a great example, allowing you to track heart rate, vital stats and other sports-related numbers.

Bluetooth headsets

Not everyone is so good at multi-tasking. For those that are constantly on-the-go and lead a hectic social or professional life, Bluetooth headsets cut out the hassle of having to talk as well as be on the move. Spanning from smaller budgets through to more expensive options, there’s a number of options to choose from, including the Plantronics range from Red White Mobile.

Used phones

If you’re on a tight budget but have someone in mind who desperately needs a smartphone upgrade, Red White still stocks a number of a used phones in excellent condition. Ranging from the ever-popular Apple, through to Samsung and other renowned brands, there’s a variety of models, makes and sizes to choose from. Prices start from just $200, so it’s hip-pocket friendly.

Phone cases

If you’re after a stocking stuffer or something to give for Kris Kringle, phone cases are always ideal. With a number of items to choose from in this field—including Urban Armor and Ringke—there’s a number of styles and designs to take your pick from.

Not sure where to get started?

If you’re still stuck and can’t make a decision, we encourage you to browse our website for more ideas. Alternatively, get in touch with our friendly team if you require further assistance.

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.

Choosing Where to Buy your Apple or Samsung Mobile Phone in Singapore

It’s going to be something you carry around with you all hours of the day, completing everything from checking work emails and messaging friends, to keeping up with the latest happenings around the world and on your Facebook news feed. Therefore, choosing the right phone at the right place is going to make a big difference. So, here are some things you need to consider when choosing where to buy a mobile phone in Singapore.

Trade-in or sell

Wouldn’t you love to be able to get some cash for that old phone while at the same time getting a pretty new one? Well that is possible when you choose a shop that also offers a trade in and sell option. This is great for those looking to minimise the cost of their new device, and means that drawer of old phones can actually go to good use. Extra tip: make sure you have all the extras like the original box, charger and cable to get the best price.

Used options available

Not all of us need a sparkling new phone fresh from the box. Often buying a used mobile will give you great value for money and no one will be able to tell the difference. If you are looking to save some money, or are simply happy with a model down from the newest release from Apple or Samsung, choosing a shop that offers both new and used phones can be a great way to help you compare and find the right solution for your needs and budget.

Getting everything in the one place

We all know a phone is your lifeline; the thing you carry everywhere and depend on for photos, music, social media and more. So you’ll want to deck it out with all the best accessories to ensure you are getting the most out of it. Choosing a store that stocks all the best gadgets and accessories as well as phones means you can set yourself up easier without the hassle. Get those essentials like a protective case, travel adaptors and more and leave the same day with everything you need to enjoy your phone to the max.

Competitive prices

With phones becoming increasingly pricey, you’ll want to find a store that regularly updates prices to ensure you are getting the best deal. Some stores can help lighten the burden even further by offering installment plans for eligible buyers.

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!

Giving the Gift of Tech for Christmas

Choose a present your friends and family will love and use all year-round. Giving technology or accessories for Christmas is a great way to ensure they get a present that’s both fun and functional. But what to get?

Fortunately, 2016 was a banner year for consumer technology, so there are thousands of options suiting every price point. Whether you want to help your friend get more done or just help them make the most of their downtime, we’ve got something to suit.

Make it the best year yet

We could all use a little help from time to time. Whether it’s keeping our phones running during long business days, staying on top of your agenda during hectic periods, or protecting our mobile devices from knocks and bumps, there’s a piece of tech to help your friend achieve their goals. Our portable batteries are the perfect gift for that friend who never seems to stop, ensuring their phone, tablet and smartwatch keeps going for as long as they do. Available in up to 20,000mAh, many models provide multiple charges, giving your friend all the juice they need.  Want the perfect stocking stuffer? Sneakily find out what model your friend has and get them a tough phone case from Urban Armour Gear, delivering ultimate protection for their most precious devices.

If you’ve got a bit of money to spend, you can’t walk past the range of laptops, tablets, phablets and hybrid devices released this year. Help them work smarter, not harder, with the all new Google Pixel, powered by the intelligent Google Assistant. Give them the ultimate in portable computing with the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft powered by Intel’s latest i7 chip, a true replacement for their laptop and desktop clocking in at under 800 grams.

Or just have a little fun

But sometimes you just want to give something a bit more enjoyable. The Gear S3 family of smartwatches from Samsung tightly integrates with the Android operating system, stylishly presenting crucial information and helping your friend breeze through their day with intelligent notifications and a fun, friendly UI. The range of designs offers something for every lifestyle, from the hiker to the corporate warrior.

Also perfect is their collection of fitness trackers, the ideal workout partner for anyone. The Gear Fit2 marries a medical-grade heart rate monitor with highly-accurate GPS to give your friend all the information they need on the track, in the gym, or at the pool.

Whatever you choose to give, do your shopping with Red White Mobile and find out how easy it can be to create smiles at Christmas.

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.

How to Choose a Good Mobile Phone Shop When Looking to Buy a Phone

As the mobile phone becomes an absolute necessity for many people in society, more and more retailers are offering deals on phones to entice new business. From the customer’s perspective though, choosing from the myriad of rates, plans and add-ons can be an incredibly daunting affair. To ensure that you choose a good mobile phone shop, it is important to understand what you want and need in a mobile phone. This guide will offer some insights to help you get a better understanding of your needs and in turn help you to get the best deal for yourself.

 

Apple or Android – Pick Your Side

The biggest decision to make straight away- and one that we have covered previously (link to iOS vs Android OS article) – is whether to choose an Android device or an Apple device. Without delving too deeply into the specifics, Apple will give you a well-polished package that is quite limited in customisation. Conversely, Android phones are a little less refined but allow for a lot more customisation and individual set-up.

 

Forecast Your Usage

Knowing how you intend use your new device will help when deciding on the right deal for you. There are many factors to consider that can impact your decision, all based around your usage. Will you be making a lot of phone calls? If so, you might want to look at an unlimited talk plan. If text message is more for you, then opt for an unlimited text messaging plan. If you intend to use neither, then get a bare bones package to save you a little cash.

 

Data

One of the biggest things to think about when it comes to a mobile phone plan is how much data you will use. Your data is how much internet data you will consume while out-and-about and includes a lot of useful applications. GPS navigation and maps, internet browsing and media streaming can use a lot of data if you use it regularly. Try to get an idea of how much you will use so that you can incorporate a reasonable amount of data into your plan.

 

PrePaid or Postpaid?

A postpaid plan is a great option if you are looking to buy a phone through installments. Overall, expect to pay a little more for the handset though. Opting to go prepaid with your plan will grant you a lot more control over your expenditure, but you will either have to already have a handset that you can use or buy one outright. Ultimately, it depends on whether you are willing to pay the money for a new phone in one single payment.

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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Considering Trading in a New or Used Phone?

Our world is dominated by technology, gadgetry and hardware that is constantly being phased out by more advanced innovations. As a result, many people have a bad habit of stockpiling old gadgets that will never be used again. One of the most commonly kept retired pieces of hardware is the mobile phone, as it is quite standard now to get a new mobile phone annually. More often than not, the previous phone will either be handed down to someone else or tucked away in a drawer somewhere, never to be used again.

 

Thankfully, there are a number of services available that help you with remuneration for your old mobile phones. This can be great for helping you recycle old phones and earn some extra cash on the side. The main thing to consider is where to go to trade your phone in, because there are a plethora of channels to take. This post will look at some of the most commonly used channels for trade ins, as well as what to consider before making your choice.

 

Carousell, Gumtree and eBay

The three biggest names in online transactions are usually the most lucrative, however they come with a lot of additional work. By selling directly, you are keeping a lion’s share of the profits. However, you will also be tasked with sourcing buyers, communicating with them, displaying your product and finally delivering the sold item.

If you are looking to offload your mobile phone quickly, you can try to post it to Carousell. This is arguably the fastest option as it can end in a face-to-face interaction and saves on any shipping costs.

 

Used Electronic Retailers

One of the traditional methods of getting rid of your used hardware is to sell it to a second-hand retailer, such as Cash Converters. This lightens any of the burden associated with posting ads and meeting people from Carousell and Gumtree. All you need to do is walk into a store with your phone and listen to their offer. It is also in person, which makes the transaction as fast as can be.

The major downside to this option is that you will not get a good price for your phone. Even if it is in mint condition, you will get pennies on the dollar as these stores make profits from the resale.

 

Online Resellers

Online resellers are a great blend of the above options. You get a fair price for your product with no hassle of posting an ad. There is no impetus to meet anyone in person and it can all be done online. Do not expect a fortune back from them for your phone, but their prices are fairer than a used retailer.

iOS vs Andriod

It is nearing a decade since the first iPhone made its way onto the global market and into our respective pockets. Less than a year after this, Android’s first phone made an appearance and tried to loosen Apple’s grip on the mobile device market. As of now, we have hit the tenth iteration of Apple’s OS in iOS 10, and Android’s latest OS, Nougat, is their sixth version. There are a few main differences in how the two companies consider the user, though. This post offers the main differences between the two, as well as the inherent benefits and shortfalls of the two operating systems.

 

Features

Apple have always strived to create a neat and cozy package of features that anyone can use and benefit from. Built-in apps, such as Mail for email, Safari for web browsing and Maps for GPS navigation, all work fantastically well and offer a lot of usability.

As a direct contrast to this mentality, Android starts you off with a barebones selection of apps. Instead of providing a neat package for you, Google encourages you to go download the applications that you want. In short, you are expected to create your own mobile world with Android, whereas Apple confines you to what they want you to use.

 

Digital Assistants

One of the biggest innovations to reach mobile devices as of late is the rise in digital assistants. Using voice-control, you can tell your digital assistant to access apps and log events through your phone. Apple uses Siri on their operating systems, whereas Google use Google Now to be the standard digital assistant in their devices.

The biggest difference between the two assistants is in data privacy. Google Now trawls across multiple services and apps to get a better idea of what you are looking for and need. Siri, on the other hand, is more limited in what it can do but opts to keeps things more secure. As far as usability goes, Google Now seems to do a lot more without you asking it to.

 

Summary

Over the years, these two competing mobile operating systems have become much more closely aligned with one another. There are still a few differences, but by and large you can use an Android device just as well as an Apple device. Most applications are cross-platform, features are shared and even the cutting edge applications such as digital assistants are very similar. The big sticking points deal with are privacy and customisation – Apple want you to stay in their very pretty box, where they will keep you and your data safe. Conversely, Android let you go wild with customisation at the expense of less data privacy.

Andriod OS Hacks & Tips

Google’s mobile operating system, Android, has been around in one form or another for 8 years now. By providing the software as open source – meaning you can modify what it can do, if you know how – the community surrounding Android have dedicated a lot of hours to making it run better. Developers and hobbyists alike have found ways to make Android a better operating system, from streamlining certain background operations to making the appearance more user friendly. This post looks to outline some of the best hacks and tips available for the Android OS. These hacks are all perfectly safe and can seriously improve how you interact with Google’s mobile software.

 

Keep Your Smartphone Sharp With Maintenance App’s

One of the best tips that will ensure you get the most out of your device is to regularly perform maintenance that will clear RAM, cache and junk files. Now, even if these terms are foreign to you, worry not. There are some great apps available for free on the marketplace that will do all of the heavy lifting for you, such as the All-In-One-Toolbox or Memory Boost applications. It is recommended to run these apps when your device seems to be a little sluggish, and it can really improve your devices performance.

 

Customize Your Device However You Want

One of Apple’s biggest shortfalls is their need to control how you as a user experience their products. The iPhone’s software, iOS, is very pretty and works great, but there is no room for customization. Android, however, begs you to customize your device. From your lock and home screen to the overall appearance of your devices screen, there are a myriad of ways to change your device to meet your tastes. One of the best ways to get started with customizing your smartphone is to look at the Nova Launcher app, which opens the doors for bespoking how your phone looks, acts and responds to your commands.

 

Discover Developer Mode

Android’s developer mode would be pretty impossible to find on your own, which only adds to its allure. Go to your device settings, click on ‘about phone’, and tap on your build number seven times. If executed correctly, you should now be able to see the developer options in your system settings. There is a lot that you can do here that will make your device a little bit punchier, but one of the easiest and most noticeable for amateurs is to tweak your animation scale. This can reduce the time it takes for animations to run through on your device, making everything feel faster.

iOS hacks and tips

The iOS comes with amazing features and benefits that continue to attract more users each year. But did you know there is more to the iOS than meets the eye? We’ve found a few of the best iOS hacks and tips that can make your iOS experience even better.

Charge Your Phone Faster

Tired of waiting for your phone to recharge? Before you plug it in to charge, switch your phone to Flight Mode. This simple swap over to flight mode will disengage your battery draining Wi-Fi searches and data communicating services and allow your phone to charge much faster.

Your iPhone Can Act as a Lever

Need to check if the shelf you are mounting is level but don’t have a lever? Your iPhone can do the trick! Go into your settings and find the Compass app. Open the app and swipe left to enable the digital version of a real life lever. And the great thing is, it’s just as accurate as the bubble gauge found in many garages.

Fine Tuned Focus for Your Camera

When you tap the screen while taking a picture, it will focus for your snapshot. But usually, it disappears right after the picture is done. If you need that focus for longer, simple hold the screen for one or two seconds until ‘AF Locked’ box pops up. Now you can hold your camera at any angle and move it around as much as you want all while keeping that focused locked.

Customizing Vibrations

If you have ever wished you could set your phone to different vibrations to tell who is calling, your wish is about to come true. Go to Contacts and select the person and hit Edit. There you will see a vibration option. Select this option to open Create New Vibrations tool. From here you can create a beat of your choice by tapping the screen.

Close 3 Apps in One Go

Got lots of apps open and bogging down your phone? You can close three at a time by dragging three fingers across the multitasking menu to get rid of the clutter fast.

Taking a Pic Without Touching Your Phone

Many people already know you can enable the volume buttons to take a picture without having to touch the screen. But if you have a pair of compatible and connected headphones, you can take a picture by adjusting the volume on the headphones making the picture taking experience hands free.

Improving the Battery Life

Spotlight is a popular feature for nearly all Apple customers. But many times it drains precious battery life. To get more out of your battery- especially in times of 10% battery life or less, go to settings-general-spotlight search and you can limit what is pulling in data.

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.

Pros and Cons in the Era of Smartphones

We are living in a day and age where nearly every single person has a smartphone. With everything you could want in a phone all wrapped up in elegant looking package, it’s not hard to see why those with a smartphone have it within reach at all times. For those of us that are a part of the older generations, we can look back on our childhoods with fond memories of a tech free world. But what does this mean for the millennials?

There are definitely benefits and even disadvantages of having a smartphone. Let’s take a closer look to see how the era of the smartphone is affecting the youth of today.

PROS

  1. Smartphones Allow Parents to Rest Easy

 f you are a parent worried about the whereabouts of their children, just give them a smartphone. You are able to text or call them no matter where they are. Not to mention, many smartphones come with locator apps and GPS which allow you to pin point exactly where the smartphone is- meaning your child is not too far.

 

  1. Schools Using More Tech

In today’s school curriculum, many times they are including the use of a tablet or computer to complete the assignments at school or the homework. Students are required to research a topic or complete online modules for their courses. With the constant use of a smartphone, students are able to more easily use the tech required for their school work.

 

  1. The Infinite Online World

The curiosity of a child can seem endless, yet with the tool as a great as the internet, they are able to find answers to their questions. Whether they have questions about the universe, how to make a cake, or they are interested in tracing their family lineage—they can find the answers online. With the use of a smartphone, the answers to their questions lie in the palm of their hand.

 

  1. Access to More Music

Previous generations were typically exposed to music choices of their parents or what was available on the radio or record store. Today, kids can explore any and all genres of music through a variety of apps available on smartphones.

 

  1. Social Learning and Socialization

Apps such as Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter are all examples of how a smartphone can keep you in touch with all the latest updates from your friends and family. You can easily send messages or reach out to a friend or family member in an instant which allows you to be as social as you want to be.

 

CONS

  1. Associated Health Risks

Constant use of a smartphone can have associated health risks. This can include loss of sleep or problems with posture due to looking down at the phone all the time. Even still, youth who lead a sedentary lifestyle by staying on their phone nearly all of their waking hours are more prone to suffering from obesity.

 

  1. Risk of Exposure to Inappropriate Materials and/or Online Predators

The Internet can be a wonderful place, but there is always danger around the corner. Whether it be inappropriate materials or online chat rooms, there can always be a risk of your child being exposed to something they shouldn’t be. Make sure to talk to your child about the risks associated with being online and you can even take measures to block certain sites or content.

 

  1. Once it’s Online, it’s Always Online

One thing that children seem to misunderstand is that any actions they take online are permanent. Whether it be a post- comment, photo, or video, or downloading content- anything they do is permanent. Another caution parents should take is discussing the issues of illegally downloading and/or cyber bullying.

 

  1. Mind Numbing Distractions from Reality

While plenty of children use their smartphone for research or playing games, there is always a child or teenager who never puts down their phone. This can take away from their quality of life since they will be more at risk for health issues, as well as taking away from nature and play or interaction with peers.

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.

Xiao Mi Phones

Xiao Mi? What? You haven’t heard of them either? That comes as no surprise—especially if you are a part of the Western world. However, this privately owned mobile phone company is becoming one of the leaders in smartphones across Asia and this popularity only continues to grow.

Xiao Mi focuses on speed and luxury, without breaking the bank. This allows their customers to have all the great features of a high quality smartphone without going broke. While its name is only just gaining popularity, with each happy customer, their fan base grows.

One of the latest phones from Xiao Mi is their Redmi Note 2 listed at an affordable price of SGD$250. While the price itself is more than attractive, the features included in the Redmi Note 2 are as well. The large screen, at 5.5 inches, is reactive and very clear. The Redmi Note 2 runs an operating system that is quite similar to Android, except it is called MIUI. This operating system keeps the apps all on the home screen- similar to iOS. So if you are searching for a phone that has minimalism, the Redmi Note 2 is a great option.

The 13 mega pixel camera is not the best, especially when it is compared to brand name competitors, but it can take a clear and decent photo as long as the light is good. Despite lacking slightly with its picture taking capabilities, the ease of use, operating system, and dual sim slots make it attractive for those who travel frequently within Asia. While the Xiao Mi brands are only seen in Asian countries now, they are slowly starting to make their way to Australia, India, and South America- with plans to target the North American consumers in the coming years.

In the end Xiao Mi smartphones are a great option if you are looking for high quality smartphones that don’t break the bank. If you want to make a switch from iOS, you will feel comfortable with the MIUI OS on the Redmi Note 2. Just so long as you are in Asia, you can readily buy a Xiao Mi smartphone in nearly any IT center or smartphone retailer. Any way about it, the smartphones provided by Xiao Mi are sure to bring more competition to the market with their price and features. For those in the Western World, they will have to patiently wait for extremely affordable smartphones to breach their markets.

Review of iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is the latest gadget from Apple and it is making a splash on the tech scene. With an upgrade in software and hot new features, we had to see what all the fuss was about.

If you want a water resistant device, the device can deliver. Whether it is dropped in a puddle or accidently falls into a pool, the iPhone 7 can take a literal dive and be fully submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Once removed and dried off, the iPhone 7 can snap right back to normal, as if the recent swim never happened. This water resistant iPhone is especially attractive for those with children or who work on or near water.

Another hot new feature is the much debated headphone jack. One of the main reasons the headphone jack was removed was to improve the water resistance of the entire phone. Apple is moving towards a wireless future and the new Lightning headphones are proof of this effort. The great thing about these new headphones, is they fit well into the ears and provide great sound. The downside being, you cannot listen to music or make a call when they are charging—that is, unless you implement the use of a bulky adapter.

There is a noticeable change to the home button as well. The home button is merely an illusion of a button- it’s not really there and does not move like a normal button would. Instead of the satisfying click sound of the older versions of iPhone, the iPhone 7’s home button will vibrate slightly to indicate it has been pushed. The reason behind the switch from ‘real button’ to a touch censored one? If you said ‘water resistance’, you’ve guessed it right. Removing the actual button also removes cracks where water could sneak in.

Overall, the launch of the iPhone 7 will prove to be a success as many iPhone users upgrade every two years or so to the newest device. It looks like the features of water resistance and wireless headphones are here to stay and will likely only get better. Why do we say that? Well my friends, the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone is right around the corner and we all know Apple is hiding something up their sleeves that we can look forward to. And with the solid upgrades of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there is only more great tech waiting.

Red White Mobile – The Most Reliable Phone Store In Singapore

Singapore is world-renowned for its booming tech retail stores, with bargain-priced electronics attracting people from far and wide. There are a lot of places that offer up incredible offers on all sorts of gadgetry, from smart TVs to smartphones. With that said, there are many shady establishments in and around Singapore that are known to trick, scam and swindle their customers with fake merchandise and shady business tactics.

This guide will look at the many advantages Red White Mobile offers customers as a leading store in Singapore.

Cost-efficiency

Thanks to our efforts to harness quality business relationships from the get-go, Red White has become the go to for cheap mobiles that are still A grade. We’ve worked hard to create a consistent, stable and strong network with other providers across Singapore, meaning we’re able to offer great deals on a full range of devices and accessories.

Our value for customer service

You’ve heard it all before, we know, but we’re proud to say that our attitude towards our customers means we provide an unsurpassed level of support. We treat each objective and requitements of our clients differently and separately, allowing for transparency and reliability the moment they walk in the door.

Give or take

Whilst we provide typical products via our retail model, we also offer customers the opportunity to trade in their old devices or sell them in return for cash. Instead of keeping those handsets inside drawers to gather dust, our clients can walk out with an updated model or some extra dollars. Throughout this process, we keep a transparent business model that’s based on market estimations and valuations, all in conjunction with onsite inspections. This means we’re able to offer customers who want to buy used models the peace of mind that they’re investing in a quality product.

A little bit extra

For those after something outside the immediate scope of mobile devices, we also offer a variety of accessories and gadgets at affordable rates. This range includes items like the selfie stick, notebooks, fitness bands and the like.

Not sure where to start? Get in touch with our friendly team to find out what product suits your needs best.

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.

iPhone 7 Vs Samsung Note 7

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The biggest battle in the mobile world as of late has been that of Android versus Apple. Both operating systems make up the majority of the smartphone industry, with Samsung leading the Android pack. With Samsung and Apple both recently releasing new flagship devices – the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 family respectively – customers in the market for a new phone have a lot to think about. If you are considering an upgrade, this guide will take a look at how the two new devices are stacking up against one another.

Design

Apple have always taken the lead when it comes to style and aesthetics. As a brand, the iPhone has always maintained an ethos of solid hardware built beautifully. The iPhone 7 makes not effort to change this. An evolution – rather than a revolution – of 2015’s iPhone 6S, the new model ditches the 3.5mm headphone jack and adjusts the lines of the antenna. The colours have also received a shake-up – goodbye Space Grey, and welcome back to black, available in both glossy and matte finishes. The iPhone 7 Plus Singapore also receives a unique, enhanced 12MP dual-lens camera, providing enhanced optical zoom.
Samsung have followed a similar path in their design by keeping things, by and large, untouched. Expect a style similar to the Note 5, but with a more slim and refined look. The new model will also feature a dual edged display, similar to their other flagship device, the S6 Edge.

Performance

Samsung have really beefed up the software and hardware in the Note 7. The biggest draw will be a new chipset, dubbed Snapdragon 821. Without getting into the nitty-gritty, this new chip will make everything much faster and more efficient on the battery. All of this leads to a much more reliable, stable and versatile smartphone.
Apple have disappointed users looking for screens to match the ludicrous pixel density of some 4K-enabled phones on the market, using the same panels as last year’s models. The new A10 chip standard across the family delivers a 30 per cent increase in performance over the 6S family’s A9, putting it near the very top of the mobile performance ladder

Multimedia

One of the biggest surprises for Apple fans was not the addition of a second lens for the iPhone 7 Plus. Rather, it was the removal of the 3.5mm jack, instead opting to route media output through the Lightning connector. This small change not only slims the phone down; it opens the door to new possibilities for audiophiles. Noise cancelling headphones can now draw power directly from the device, doing away with clumsy internal batteries. What’s more, moving the digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) from the device to the headphones means manufacturers are no longer constrained by underpowered, space-conscious circuitry inside the phone.

Samsung are reportedly going to keep their standard, single rear camera at a very reasonable 12MP. However, rumours are also pointing to the introduction of Super OIS Plus, which could revolutionise how the Note 7 will take pictures.

What To Look Out For When You Get A Second Hand Phone

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The average price of a phone has skyrocketed over the past few years, thanks to jam-packed smartphones full of expensive tech. For many, getting tied into a two year contract or shelling out hundreds of dollars on a new phone is just too much to justify. Thankfully, the second hand phone market is massive and can cater for any mobile need or want.

When you enter the arena of used and second hand phones, though, be prepared for scammers, tricksters and fraudsters at every corner. This guide will give you some pointers on what to look out for when buying your second hand phone, so that you don’t get burnt.

Perform Due Diligence

It is important that you know what you are looking for when buying a second hand phone. It could be good value that you are looking for, or a specific model of smartphone. Regardless, it always help to do some due diligence on average prices for the phone you are looking for, or set yourself a budget and a technical specification minimum for the phone. Remember, a mint condition smartphone will cost a small fortune, whereas a scratched up model will cost a lot less.

Know Where To Look

There is a huge variety of online and in-store retailers for used smartphones, so consider your situation. If you need a phone quickly, an in-store purchase makes sense. If you can wait, though, you can save a little cash and consider one of these online methods:

  • Carousell – A friendly app and website that all-but-guarantees a top quality used smartphone. Expect to pay a little more for the phones, though.
  • Gumtree.com – The traditional option to buy used phones is Gumtree. If you are lucky, you can snap up a deal at an affordable price.
  • Social media – Speak with friends, colleagues and look at groups for selling phone devices. There is usually someone trying to get a little extra cash for their old phone, and you can snap up a deal.

Inspect Your New Phone

When you finally get your new(ish) phone, it is important that you inspect it thoroughly for any unmentioned damages. Start with a visual examination of the device, as well as any auxiliary ports, the speakers and microphone. Check the camera and screen too, just in case there are cracks. Finally, try switching on the phone and trying out the screen. If all looks okay, congratulations! You have just landed a great, second hand phone.

iPhone 7 Release

With Apple just weeks away from releasing their new iteration of their revolutionary line of smartphones – the iPhone 7 – information about the new phone is slowly starting to trickle out. The iPhone 7 is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the tech world is abuzz with rumours and speculations about the new piece of tech. This post will sift through the trash and run through what you are most likely going to see from the new iPhone 7.

Aesthetics

Unofficial, leaked photos and videos have shown some moderate changes to the looks and aesthetics of the iPhone. The biggest rumour still up for debate is whether or not there will be multiple models of new iPhone made available. It is speculated that Apple are looking to release a standard iPhone 7, as well as an iPhone 7 Plus and an executive iPhone 7 Pro. Whether we will see one, two or three new iPhones has yet to be disclosed by Apple.

Another large aesthetic move that looks to be true is the removal of a standard 3.5mm audio headphone jack. Leaked photos have shown an iPhone with no viewable port for your headphones. Apple are known for removing what seems like essential hardware for some time, from removing optical drives on their laptops to removing USB ports.

Camera

The quality of the camera on the iPhone has improved with each model, and it is speculated to be no different this time around. New features have also been heavily speculated, such as dual-camera modules and optical stabilization. Whatever the case, expect a better camera than before with the new iPhone 7.

Battery

The battery life on the iPhone 7 is expected to be much better than previous models, thanks to an upgraded battery. Rumours are circulating that new users should expect a 14 per cent increase in battery life in their new iPhone 7 – that equates to around an hour and a half more video playback time.

iOS 10

Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS10, has already pointed to a lot of new upgrades to be expected on the iPhone 7. These include an upgraded Siri, better maps, improved photo cataloguing and a greatly improved messaging system.

With the iPhone 7 expected to drop some time in September, now is the time to keep your ears to the ground for new rumours. Apple appear to be keeping their new upgrades closely guarded secrets, so for most of us we will have to wait until release to see all of the new changes.

The Best of Both Worlds with The ASUS Zenfone 3

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

Big, bigger, biggest

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

The shutterbug’s phablet

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

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

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

Speedy charging

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

What else?

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

Release

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

What to Look Out for When You Get a New Phone

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

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

System specifications.

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

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

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

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

RAM.

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

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

Camera.

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

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

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

Size and display.

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

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

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

Samsung S7 vs Note 7: How Do They Compare?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.