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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review
     Wed, Sep 09 2015 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the most part, the S6 Active is a clone of the standard S6, as it features the same 5.1 1440p display, the same Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC inside, and the same 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But where the Galaxy S6 Active does differ from the S6 is in its design, which is much better suited to surviving drops, harsh conditions, and liquids. The Active also features a considerably larger battery, which promises to deliver far better battery life than the standard S6.

SISWOO C55 Longbow Smartphone Review
     Tue, Sep 08 2015 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the SISWOO C55, the manufacturer has created a device for users which are in need of larger screen sizes than the previous C50 while the performance has been also upgraded with a better SoC, now housing eight cores at 1.3GHz each. The camera quality does not disappoint and reaches the impressive levels of color detail which we have also seen with the C50, only that the focus may not be spot on sometimes. The battery has also suffered a small upgrade, but since we are now dealing with a more powerful SoC and a bigger screen size which both consume quite a bit of battery resources, the tests reveal a lower usage time versus the C50.

Silverstone SST-PB03 AA Emergency Battery Pack Review
     Mon, Sep 07 2015 | 4:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our highly connected digital worlds, keeping on touch with everyone around us is virtually mandatory and as a result we find ourselves demanding more and more battery life from our mobile devices and smart phones. Naturally there is only so much power that can be crammed in to the shell of a smart phone and short of having a very bulky handset, the only real option for many of us is to stick near to a power source where we can give our phones a quick boost of power, although this is both inconvenient and unpractical. To keep us going, portable battery packs that allow us to charge our phones on the go have started cropping up through multiple vendors, making them a commodity for those of us that use our phones a lot whilst out on the go – myself being a prime example. When it comes to selecting the right battery pack for your budget or needs, the number of options to choose from is huge and the vendors themselves know this. With the demand so high and the number of competing items growing at a rapid rate, every manufacturer is doing the best they can to set their products apart from the rest of the crowd, whether it be through design to suit a particular set of users, or through features and functionality by adding in additional features and accessories such as carry bags, torches, larger capacities and wireless charging capabilities. Whilst all off these products have a variety of designs and capacities, they all have internal batteries and when these come to the end of their working life, there is no option but to buy a new pack. Silverstone however believe they have to the solution to the problem of battery life, simply by removing the battery out of the equation, leaving the user the freedom to select their own batteries and thus the freedom to get a larger capacity of battery for a longer charge time, Built into a metal casing with a plastic inside, Silverstone’s PB03 barging pack features a small LED light and also doubles up as an AA battery charger. With the cost of portable battery packs spread out across a fairly wide range of budgets, the real question to ask is whether you are better off in getting the PB03 and your own set of batteries, or should we stick to the plug and play units that require no user interaction apart from charging?

Thermaltake Luxa2 S100 & R200 Review
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 4:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we get another innovative product from Thermaltake's mobile division - Luxa2 - the S100 Wireless Charging Pad and Receiver Kit as well as the R200 Dual Receiver. The S100 is an interesting product and from what we can see is a stepping stone to further wireless charging capabilities.

OUKITEL U10 Smartphone Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5’’ Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion.

OnePlus 10000mAh Mobile USB Power Bank Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mobile power is something that’s on most of our minds, no doubt several times a day. Watching your battery life drain towards the end of the day can be a painful process, especially if you know you’re a few hours away from being able to charge your device and you’ve already got that “less than 10%” warning message on your device. When you need to watch that YouTube video, check those important emails, or simply browse Facebook to stop you from becoming bored to death on the Train, you’ll want to know you’ve got the power available to get it done.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 And Galaxy S6 Edge+
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has done very well with a couple of key design elements in their previous smartphone offerings, curved displays and the larger format Galaxy Note line. The Galaxy Note series has done especially well for the brand, with a user base that doesn't mind a bit more heft in exchange for more screen real estate, as well as other unique functionality that comes with the Note series. So too have Samsung "Edge" devices like the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge, which offer curved glass styling that turns heads and offers some additional differentiating functionality of its own. Samsung is intent on capitalizing further on those successes in both their larger 5.7 inch Super AMOLED displays and also curved designs, with the all new Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Both phones are plus-sized offerings, sporting a spacious 5.7 inches of QDH visibility at a 2560X1440 resolution...

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Sneak Peek
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 6:33P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the 14 of August 2015, we were invited to an exclusive media sneak peek of the upcoming ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) phablet. The Country Manager for Intel Malaysia and Singapore also joined us as the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is the first mainstream device to sport the new quad-core Intel Atom x3 SoC, formerly known as SoFIA.

First Look Hands-On With ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:18P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is on a roll these days, especially in mobile technologies. In the past few months, the company has surprised us all with the affordable and powerful ZenPhone 2 smartphone (which starts at a very frugal $200 off-contract) and the even cheaper ZenFone 2E which takes the prepaid route via AT&T. ASUS is again using its “Zen factor,” this time in the tablet space, with the introduction of its ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA. And we’ve got a hands-on preview of the premium tablet for you today.

LUXA2 Thermaltake Mobile TX-P2 Wireless Power Bank
     Fri, Aug 14 2015 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the last few years, one product category has quietly become one of the most important in our daily lives: portable power banks. Also referred to as USB battery packs, power banks provide our smartphones and other mobile devices with a much-needed midday charge. For the most part, you're stuck using a charging cable in tandem with a power bank, but what if you could cut the cord there too? The LUXA2 TX-P2 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank lets you do that through the power of Qi. And it improves on its predecessor in just about every way."

VKWorld VK6735 Smartphone Review
     Sat, Aug 01 2015 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VK6735 from VKWorld is another low-cost smartphone which is using the already established VK6735 SoC but at a lower frequency of 1GHz, while sporting the same ARM Mali-T720 GPU. We get 2GB of RAM for running more applications in the same time, 16GB of storage space with a single partition and the possibility to install a SD card makes things more interesting. The VK6735 is dual-SIM and features integrated 4G LTE WorldMode and CDMA2000 3G for global high-speed mobile network compatibility and is also equipped with a Sony 13MP shooter on the back while the selfie camera is 5MP. Of course, the VK6735 also comes with Android 5.1 release pre-installed which is the latest available for the current SoC.

Blackberry Passport Review - Size Can Be Deceiving, Sales Cannot
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Blackberry Passport has been available for some nine months now and, contrary to initial predictions of failure due to its odd and rather large stature, it has prevailed. Not only has it found success, but also, its initial release experienced a 24 hour sell out of 200,000 units with supply and demand issues remaining even as we write this report…several months after release. It is popular. It is the most powerful smartphone on the market. It has an enormous HD screen. It is unlocked. Its battery lasts in excess of 24 hours and it is big. It is very big. It is the size of a Passport…who would have guessed?

Mlais M7 Smartphone Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:56P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mlais M7 smartphone has given us an overall pleasant experience thanks to its high-quality build and system performance. Speaking about the performance, the MT6752 SoC is able to deliver quite a bit especially when it is paired with HD displays so we were able to score over 47K in AnTuTu. The total of 3GB of RAM helps running multiple applications while the included 16GB of internal storage should be enough for most people to install their favorite applications without the need to install an extra microSDHC card, at least in the first stage. The fingerprint sensor works decent and we were not able to fool it by trying other fingerprints in order to unlock the device, which is impressive.

LG G4 Smartphone Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every year, LG manages to impress me in one way or another with their new flagship Android smartphone. Whereas past models brought a near bezel-free design, great battery life, a crisp 1440p display and a laser-assisted autofocus system, this year with the LG G4, the focus is mostly on improving various aspects of the hardware, like the camera and display. It's an incremental update for sure but the results might prove impressive once again.

Samsung Galaxy S5
     Sat, Jul 18 2015 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Though Qualcomm sold its own handset business to Kyocera in 1999, many of today’s most popular mobile devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile chipsets with integrated CPU, GPU, DSP, multimedia CODECs, power management, baseband logic and more. In fact the typical “chipset” from Qualcomm encompasses up to 20 different chips of different functions besides just the main application processor. If you are an owner of a Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Nexus 6, or Samsung Galaxy S5, then you are most likely a user of one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets.

The Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) Debuts In The JOI Phone
     Sun, Jul 12 2015 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first covered the Intel Atom x3 SoC for mobile devices during the Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event in May. Codenamed SoFIA, this Singapore-designed system-on-a-chip (SoC) has been powering affordable smartphones and phablets in the Chinese market. Now it has finally arrived in Malaysia in the guise of the JOI Phone 5 smartphone and the JOI 7 Lite phablet.

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