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New Google Pixel 4 teaser offers sneak peek of changed-up flagship phone
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New Google Pixel 4 teaser offers sneak peek of changed-up flagship phone

June 13th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The new Pixel 4 appears to have junked some of the tired looking features that made the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 look outdated next to rival flagship...
Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play
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Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play

February 16th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The U Ultra is HTC's flagship phone for 2017, whereas the U Play is a more affordable mid-tier offering that promises the same premium feel as the U...
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...
Goondu review: HTC 10
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Goondu review: HTC 10

June 26th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Is the HTC 10 a perfect 10? No. But it is pretty close to it. There aren't any major flaws with it, and the phone excels in in just about every aspect....
Goondu review: Lenovo Vibe Shot
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Goondu review: Lenovo Vibe Shot

October 6th, 2015 | by Wilson Wong
With the Vibe Shot, Lenovo hopes to cater to shutterbugs looking for a phone that looks and works like a point and shoot...
Goondu review: BlackBerry Leap
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Goondu review: BlackBerry Leap

June 27th, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Unfortunately, the device is let down by its dated processor and cranky app...
Microsoft brings Lumia 640 and 640 XL to Singapore
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Microsoft brings Lumia 640 and 640 XL to Singapore

April 21st, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
They can be upgraded to the new operating system when it becomes available later this...
Hands-on: Asus Zenfone 2
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Hands-on: Asus Zenfone 2

April 15th, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Asus has updated its well-received Zenfone low-cost smartphone line with five new models under the Zenfone 2 moniker, including the world’s first phone with 4GB of RAM. All variants feature enhanced ergonomics and internals,...
Huawei ups the ante in low-cost smartphones with the G7 and Honor 3C Lite
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Huawei ups the ante in low-cost smartphones with the G7 and Honor 3C Lite

March 21st, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Both phones have shunned the plasticky feel that low- and mid-range devices are known...
Hands-on: LG brings sleek, curvy G Flex 2 to Singapore
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Hands-on: LG brings sleek, curvy G Flex 2 to Singapore

February 11th, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Now souped up with a zippy processor and a sharper screen, the new curvy phone from LG aims to combine style with...
Hands On: Obi Octopus
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Hands On: Obi Octopus

November 4th, 2014 | by Wilson Wong
Its price - S$249 - is its main selling point when it turns up at online store Lazada this...
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...
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...
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 packs LTE for S$269
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Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 packs LTE for S$269

August 3rd, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Samsung has held up 4G as a trump card in the new Galaxy Ace 4, its latest entrant into the now burgeoning good-and-cheap segment of the market at an affordable...
‘Smart packages’ effective in pre-paid smartphone market may be better than slashing data caps
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‘Smart packages’ effective in pre-paid smartphone market may be better than slashing data caps

June 26th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Although mobile data usage among prepaid customers has traditionally been low, an Ericsson study has concluded that the rise of affordable smartphones presents an opportunity for telcos to access the largely untapped market....
Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear
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Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear

April 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Sometimes, fear-mongering can have the opposite effect – it makes you feel that you are safe because the people crying wolf seem to have raised the alarm once too often. Then, one day, the wolf really turns up. Last week, I...
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Samsung: smartphone CPUs with two 2GHz cores by next year

April 19th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
We were introduced to the 1GHz smartphones only about two years ago, but Samsung wants to take that even further and put a dual-core 2GHz phone into your pockets by next...
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Apple’s iPad – is it just a glorified smartphone?

January 29th, 2010 | by Oo Gin Lee
I was just gushing down a bowl of extremely salty French Onion soup at TGIF near the Marriot Grand Hotel in Moscow where I am staying when I saw Jobs flashing the iPad in some Russian news channel. That was enough for me to spend...
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Samsung Jet launching at CommunicAsia 2009

June 15th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
Samsung launched what it calls a phone that is "smarter than a smartphone" at a press event earlier today. This is the touch-screen Samsung Jet, which boasts of some interesting features including: Speed - 800 MHz...