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No longer Apple clones, Chinese smartphones are breaking new ground in 2019
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No longer Apple clones, Chinese smartphones are breaking new ground in 2019

February 12th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
No longer slavishly copying Apple designs, Chinse smartphone makers are proving that they can come up with newer interfaces and driving up quality as...
Don’t like Apple or Samsung? Here are five Chinese flagship phones
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Don’t like Apple or Samsung? Here are five Chinese flagship phones

August 20th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Chinese flagship phones now sport innovative designs that rival the best from the long-time leaders from South Korea and the United...
4 affordable phones that offer great value if you don’t need a flagship
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4 affordable phones that offer great value if you don’t need a flagship

January 25th, 2018 | by Louis Teo
If you are tired of the smartphone rat race and want to save yourself a few hundred dollars, consider these affordable phones that offer plenty of bang for your...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is stylish, affordable but has some flaws
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is stylish, affordable but has some flaws

December 22nd, 2017 | by Louis Teo
The Mi Mix 2 is a sleek, speedy, and premium smartphone with some...
Hands on: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
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Hands on: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

December 13th, 2017 | by Louis Teo
Under the hood, the Mi Mix 2 is powered by flagship internals. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with the Adreno 540 GPU to supply plenty of power for daily...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note 2
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note 2

July 31st, 2017 | by Desmond Koh
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a device that can compete with the big boys, but without a particularly memorable selling point while at...
Curved-edge Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Redmi 4X out in Singapore
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Curved-edge Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Redmi 4X out in Singapore

May 11th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
With the screen curved on both sides like its its Korean rivals, the new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has the works in terms of hardware and...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

March 29th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The Note 4 is proof that specifications do not always matter. The difference in performance between flagship phones and budget phones is much smaller than benchmarks would...
Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 follows in footsteps of last year’s successful model
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Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 follows in footsteps of last year’s successful model

March 18th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a more refined and premium design than its...
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...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Max
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Max

September 17th, 2016 | by Desmond Koh
The Mi Max is a humongous mid-ranger with a great screen and finishing, fit for all-day video watching with a 4,850mAh battery, going for just...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi 5
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi 5

August 9th, 2016 | by Aaron Tan
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a winner for folks looking for top-notch performance and a sleek design in their next...
Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?
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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?

July 29th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Xiaomi's new Macbook Air lookalike offers better value on paper. As consumers, does it really matter if Xiaomi clearly copied Apple's designs?...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

April 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
If you want a budget phone that has all the bells and whistles - even a metallic body - you can't really go wrong with Xiaomi's recently launched Redmi Note 3....
Xiaomi woos the West with Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress
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Xiaomi woos the West with Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress

February 24th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The Mi 5 brings what users elsewhere have come to expect - lots of features at a low price, with sleek design thrown in as...
Five tablets and phones from China making a difference
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Five tablets and phones from China making a difference

February 7th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Even as the novelty of a sub-S$200 smartphone fades, the good value promise of phones from China still holds for many...
Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore
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Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore

November 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
It's yet another option for folks who want many of the features of top-end models without paying top...
Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note
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Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi Note

August 13th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
It’s hard to fathom how Xiaomi manages to sell the Mi Note at about half the price of high-end models from Apple and...
As smartphones get cheaper, Singapore telcos rethink old strategies
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As smartphones get cheaper, Singapore telcos rethink old strategies

August 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
For consumers, this means better deals. And that's good news after seeing prices go up and free data bundles cut in recent...
Hands on: Xiaomi’s fancy Mi Note makes it to Singapore at S$569
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Hands on: Xiaomi’s fancy Mi Note makes it to Singapore at S$569

July 23rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
It will come with a number of much-desired features often found in more expensive flagship...