Make no mistake. ASUS wants a piece of the lucrative premium smartphone segment, currently dominated by Apple, Samsung and Huawei. With that ambition in mind, it took a brave step to not only create its most impeccably built device yet, but also one of the most powerful smartphones in the world. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is beautiful, powerful, and comes with a stiff price tag that may be off-putting for ZenFone fans. Like it or not, it’s finally available on Malaysian shores, after its debut earlier in August. Continue Reading239 0
I remember the days when smartphones were plastic or polycarbonate, as some would like to call it. The Nokia Lumia and HTC One made polycarbonate sexy, just as how the iPhone 4 made metal and glass the benchmark of premium-looking phones. These days though, metal smartphones, whether partially or all-in have become the standard amongst the flagships. This also hasn’t stopped smartphone makers from pushing the envelope further. We’ve seen mid-rangers go ‘premium’ with metal, too.5491 0
At Hesperia Tower, away from the hustle of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 at Fira Grand Via in Barcelona, Xiaomi has just announced its new flagship smartphone – the Mi 5. The Mi 5 may be the first commercially available Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered device when it hits its home market of China on 1 March.
The Mi 5 is better than its predecessor in every way – from design and build to compute performance; to camera and battery life. Continue Reading1181 0