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Hands On: HTC One (E8)

23 Jul


For those who have lusted for the HTC full-metal body One phone, but balked at the price, a cheaper version with an less expensive case will hit the stores in Singapore on July 26.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, E8, HTC One, review, Singapore price and availability,  

Singapore users get their pick of budget – and pricey – Androids

28 Apr
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Xiaomi Redmi with dual SIM card slots

Whether you’re looking for a budget or high-end Android phone in the coming months, you’re likely to be spoilt for choice because of the new entrants to the market of late.

There are the popular Samsung and Sony refreshes of their flagship phones, and there are also interesting new efforts from the likes of HTC and new entrants here such as Xiaomi and Oppo from China, not to mention Taiwan’s Asus.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Asus Zenfone, HTC One, N1, Oppo, Xiaomi Redmi,  

Goondu review: HTC One (M8)

4 Apr


Rising as an early alternative to Apple’s touch-screen iPhones a few years ago, HTC has had a long history of association with Android. Starting with the HTC Magic, then the Google Nexus One, the company has always been a favourite with smartphone geeks.

The new HTC One, codenamed M8, is its latest effort at turning around a ho-hum couple of years which have seen the Taiwanese company lose much of its early Android mojo.

Like last year’s HTC One - the M7 – the new phone hopes to not just win awards from tech sites and garner great reviews, but also grab hold of some of that goodwill that consumers have placed on rivals such as Samsung.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, HTC One, M8, review, Singapore price and availability,  

Commentary: HTC tries again to set itself apart with new One

26 Mar


The new phone may have the same name as last year, but in the HTC One unveiled yesterday, the Taiwanese phone maker is looking to succeed where it has not done so 12 months ago.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, HTC One, M8, Peter Chow,  

Here come the gold phones for Lunar New Year

15 Jan
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HTC One_Gold_2V

Cometh the hour, cometh the gold phone.

With Lunar New Year just around the corner, gold-coloured phones are the latest to cater to a seemingly Chinese penchant for gold-themed stuff during the festive season.

Tagged in: Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, gold phones, HTC One, LG G2, Lunar New Year,  

What to buy: Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Sony Xperia Z?

18 Apr

Guests at the launch of GALAXY S4 With LTE exploring the innovative features of the new GALAXY S4 With LTE

The much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally going on sale in Singapore on April 27. Without an operator contract, it will go for S$998, roughly the price of main rivals like the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

For many phone enthusiasts looking to buy the next big thing, the past couple of months have been spent comparing the features and usability of all three top-end smartphones.

Still can’t decide? Fret not. We have a quick guide to help you pick from the three most desirable phones out there. 

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, android, Galaxy S4, HTC One, samsung, Singapore price and availability, Sony, Xperia Z,  

Goondu review: HTC One will wow users

24 Mar

HTC One_01

By now, you’ve probably read a lot about the HTC One, the phone that every geek is telling you to check out.

Solidly built with a sleek metal frame and endowed with a great camera, it has not failed to impress reviewers who have tried it out, as I did during a recent hands-on test.

Now, after using the phone for more than a week, I can say it’s surely one of the best phones out there, if not the best. It’s got issues, for example, with the pretty finish chipping off, but I’m been very impressed in other areas like battery life and camera.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Gaming, Singapore, HTC One, review, Singapore price and availability,  

IT Show 2013: HTC One not turning up after all

7 Mar
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HTC has blown a chance to get one up over Samsung in Singapore, after the Taiwanese phone maker controversially pulled back the planned sale of its much-awaited One phone at this week’s IT Show.

All three telecom operators here had planned to sell limited supplies of the Android phone, with brochures already printed for the show. Now, they have been told to wait possibly until the global launch next week, according to reports from CNet Asia and The Straits Times.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, HTC One, IT Show 2013, Singapore price and availability,  

Hands on: HTC One

25 Feb


Days after HTC unveiled its 2013 flagship phone – the One – the company’s Singapore representatives met up with the media here to share a number of near-final versions of the quite stunning phone.

If I had doubts about the HTC One earlier, I now can say it’s clearly raised the bar for all its rivals. Not only is the camera unusually good, the build is top-notch and the Sense interface seems intuitive.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, Singapore, Software, HTC One, review, Singapore price and availability,  

HTC One to bring Taiwanese phone maker back in the game?

20 Feb

 (photo credit: HTC)

There’s a new contender for the hottest Android phone and it’s HTC’s One smartphone just unveiled moments ago in London and New York.

It comes with an almost edge-to-edge 4.7-inch Full HD screen and a number of new features such as an “UltraPixel” camera that promises to shoot better pictures in low light.

Also in this slim 143-gram frame: a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip running at 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage and a handy 2,300mAh battery. The Taiwanese phone maker appears to have pulled out all the stops for 2013, after having a tough 2012.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, Software, Blinkfeed, HTC One,