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HTC unveils U Ultra and U Play, does away with all-metal look
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HTC unveils U Ultra and U Play, does away with all-metal look

January 13th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The first thing you will notice about the 5.7-inch U Ultra is that it departs from HTC's all aluminium design that its past few flagship phones were renowned...
Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?
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Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?

January 4th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Ironically, as phone makers make better phones that last longer, they are making it harder for some users to upgrade. Diminishing returns set in....
A Goondu Christmas wishlist to save the world… or not
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A Goondu Christmas wishlist to save the world… or not

December 24th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
As usual, we have put together a wishlist from the Techgoondu team of the gadgets we hope to find unboxing this holiday season. Besides hoping for a better 2017, here are our gadget dreams....
Goondu review: LG V20 makes a mark with B&O sound
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Goondu review: LG V20 makes a mark with B&O sound

December 15th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest selling point is the audio quality, which phone makers are finally taking seriously after all that time spent on cameras and screens....
Holiday Gift Guide 2016: What to buy for a digital nomad
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: What to buy for a digital nomad

December 12th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Here are some gift ideas for your favourite digital nomad, sorry, road warrior. From the simple to the really cool, they can make life so much better on the road....
Can Huawei overtake Apple as it aspires to smartphone crown?
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Can Huawei overtake Apple as it aspires to smartphone crown?

November 15th, 2016 | by Wilson Wong
All said, the smartphone market is ripe for a radical change. However, Huawei won't have it easy trying to dislodge Apple....
Goondu review: Huawei Mate 9
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Goondu review: Huawei Mate 9

November 7th, 2016 | by Wilson Wong
The Mate 9's dual-lens camera improves on last year's P9 with a co-engineered Leica camera system. It certainly impresses again....
Goondu review: Sharp Z2 is worth a look
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Goondu review: Sharp Z2 is worth a look

November 6th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
In the Sharp Z2, you have a competitive product that looks well-thought out and designed. Whether you like it depends how you feel about the Japanese brand....
Hands on: Huawei Mate 9 is an undeniable flagship
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Hands on: Huawei Mate 9 is an undeniable flagship

November 4th, 2016 | by Wilson Wong
Huawei's new Mate 9, packed with new tricks and a camera lens co-developed with Leica, challenge the best flagships out there this year....
With smart add-ons, Moto Z shines as an attractive flagship alternative
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With smart add-ons, Moto Z shines as an attractive flagship alternative

October 29th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
You may not hear as much about the Moto Z as other phones, but it's surely one to check out when it turns up in Singapore in November....
Apple’s iOS 10.1 update brings Portrait mode enhancements for photos
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Apple’s iOS 10.1 update brings Portrait mode enhancements for photos

October 26th, 2016 | by Grace Chng
Portrait mode produces a shallow depth of field effect where the subject in the foreground is in focus while the background is blurred....
Goondu Review: Sony Xperia XZ
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Goondu Review: Sony Xperia XZ

October 25th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The Xperia XZ has better ergonomics, and the camera is great in good lighting. In return, there is wasted bezel space and low-light photography trips it up....
LG K8 brings another option to sub-S$250 smartphone buyers
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LG K8 brings another option to sub-S$250 smartphone buyers

October 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The latest budget option to turn up in the sub-S$250 smartphone market is the LG K8, which started going on sale in Singapore this weekend....
Sharp Z2 and MS1 mark launch of new “Japanese DNA” phones in Singapore
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Sharp Z2 and MS1 mark launch of new “Japanese DNA” phones in Singapore

October 22nd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
With Asus, Xiaomi and Huawei already in the market, the Sharp Z2 and MS1 won’t have things easy. Much depends on the strength of the Japanese brand name....
Hands-on: LG V20 is souped up for multimedia
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Hands-on: LG V20 is souped up for multimedia

October 16th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The 5.7" LG V20 (S$998) is one of the first smartphones to run Android 7.0, while packing wide-angle front, rear cameras and quality audio....
Samsung to refund Galaxy Note7 owners in Singapore
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Samsung to refund Galaxy Note7 owners in Singapore

October 13th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
This might resonate with users who did not face the overheating issue with their Galaxy Note7s, or users of other Samsung phones who may believe this was an one-off....
In the Galaxy Note7, Samsung turned a bright star into a black hole
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In the Galaxy Note7, Samsung turned a bright star into a black hole

October 11th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
In the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has turned a bright shining star into a black hole that could suck up any upcoming products it wants to launch in future....
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ
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Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ

September 30th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The Xperia XZ is finally a device that deserves the title of a flagship for Sony, after the uncertainty that came with the previous X family....
Goondu review: Sony Xperia X
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Goondu review: Sony Xperia X

September 27th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The Xperia X is a very decent product with a good chassis, screen and a decent camera. Sadly, it is let down by its middling performance and high price....
Goondu review: Moto G4 Plus
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Goondu review: Moto G4 Plus

September 21st, 2016 | by Wilson Wong
It doesn't have a fancy glass body or curved screen but the Moto G4 Plus sports a handy camera, which is the surprise in a mid-priced package....