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Xiaomi, Huawei continue march in smartphone sales
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Xiaomi, Huawei continue march in smartphone sales

December 19th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
The third quarter of 2014 saw market leader Samsung lose its lead drastically to Chinese smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi, according to a report by analyst firm Gartner. Samsung shaved 7.7 percentage points to retain a 24.4...
Oppo N3 to cost S$849 in Singapore in January 2015
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Oppo N3 to cost S$849 in Singapore in January 2015

December 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The top-end model from the Chinese manufacturer, costing S$849, will not make it in time for the holiday season this...
Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge isn’t that weird, after all…
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Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge isn’t that weird, after all…

November 26th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Like many new concepts, the Galaxy Note Edge will split opinion. The edge screen can be nifty at times, and a little gimmicky on other...
Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: what phone and tablet to buy?
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Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: what phone and tablet to buy?

November 23rd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Wondering what smartphone and tablet to buy this holiday season? You have to have these five gadgets on your shopping...
Alcatel Onetouch Pop into Singapore with slew of promotions
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Alcatel Onetouch Pop into Singapore with slew of promotions

November 22nd, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Alcatel Onetouch joins a growing list of Chinese brands looking to gain a foothold in the burgeoning mid-range value smartphone...
Huawei’s Ascend Mate7 phablet in Singapore for S$749
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Huawei’s Ascend Mate7 phablet in Singapore for S$749

November 14th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
This is an alternative to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ out in Singapore and it isn’t cheap
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ out in Singapore and it isn’t cheap

November 13th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The 4G+ version, which Singapore users are getting, is going for S$1,248, past the usual S$1,000 threshold for high-end Android...
With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore
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With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore

November 10th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The first Xiaomi device to feature 4G here, it costs a very competitive S$229. That's just S$30 more than the original Redmi Note that cost S$199....
Google’s modular phone developer conference comes to Singapore
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Google’s modular phone developer conference comes to Singapore

November 1st, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it retained Motorola’s Project Ara, a modular phone project that lets you mix and match hardware on a smartphone like Lego bricks. Project Ara was conceived as a way to make it...
Oppo shines with top-end N3 and skinny R5 phones
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Oppo shines with top-end N3 and skinny R5 phones

October 30th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
They will put Oppo squarely in the fight against the big hitters like Samsung and...
Moto G arrives in Singapore, joins low-cost phone fight
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Moto G arrives in Singapore, joins low-cost phone fight

October 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Yet another low-cost smartphone is turning up in Singapore, with the arrival of the Moto G today for an attractive...
Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

October 22nd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
If you can live with the larger size, the Galaxy Note 4 will be the no-holds barred Android gizmo to own this...
Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9 with little fanfare
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Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9 with little fanfare

October 16th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The Nexus 6 is a return to the best of what Android phones can provide, unlike low-cost options before...
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

October 4th, 2014 | by Wilson Wong
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note “phablet” three years ago, detractors mocked the huge size of the device at a time when smartphones were getting thinner. But it didn’t take too long for consumers to...
Hands on: BlackBerry Passport
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Hands on: BlackBerry Passport

October 2nd, 2014 | by Alvin Lai
Former tech darling BlackBerry has made its boldest move yet with the BlackBerry Passport, an oddly squarish phone that even the company has acknowledged is not for everyone. While analysts are anticipating that...
Hands on: Oppo N1 mini is an impressive camera phone
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Hands on: Oppo N1 mini is an impressive camera phone

September 30th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Pleasant is the word that comes to mind when you want to describe the experience with the N1...
Goondu review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus
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Goondu review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

September 28th, 2014 | by Alvin Lai
When I first took the iPhone 6 Plus out of its plain white box, I was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t larger. In fact, the size looked just right. It certainly wasn’t gigantic, the way other reviewers said it was. I...
Pebble adds neon colours to new smartwatch series
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Pebble adds neon colours to new smartwatch series

September 24th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
If the original Pebble in black and red isn’t appealing enough, you’d be happy to know that more flashy variants of the popular smartwatch have hit our shores. Draped in Fresh Green, Hot Pink and Fly Blue, the...
Through Apple hype, smartwatches and mobile payment get boost
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Through Apple hype, smartwatches and mobile payment get boost

September 19th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Thank you, Apple fans, for always believing in the hype....
Goondu Review: ZTE Blade VEC 4G
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Goondu Review: ZTE Blade VEC 4G

September 17th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
The Blade VEC 4G is the flagship that combines sleek design with quality internals for a pocket-friendly...