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Finally, Galaxy S3 has arrived to the SmartPhone Arena. Let’s us compare it to the recently launch HTC One X and other smartphone: Iphone 4s and Nokia Lumia 900.

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After many rumours fly though the internet, Samsung finally announced their much exciting phone at London. The new device features all the latest goodies including Exynos quad core 1.4Ghz, 4.8” HD super AMOLED display, 8MP rear camera,NFC, 2100 mah battery and android 4.0. All that in a 8.6mm thick body. It seems that a lot of rumour were right about the spec.

Galaxy S3 also soon has 4G capability model which will allow you surfing the web as fast as on your Unifi optic fiber. I can’t believe that Samsung can actually squeeze so much hardware chips into a 8.6mah. Don’t forget that it will have a 2100 mah battery which Samsung promised to give user a full day usage with their 2012 handsets.

Samsung has learned a lot from Apple and they going to sell Galaxy S3  in Europe from the end of the May before rolling out to global market.Check on the videos and photo gallery.

Specs:

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Hands on videos:

The Verge first hand on Galaxy S3


Sony has been given their word of the update of ice cream sandwich and it is arrived to their tablet – Sony Tablet S.  From the video , it seems that the interface has been much more smoother and prettier than the honeycomb. It also has some features which are very useful ,like: photo editing tools, screen capture, and also floating windows apps. If you have a Sony Tablet S, do go upgrade and experience the new interface.

The update brings several new features to the 9.4-inch slate:

  • Enhanced lock screen
    • Direct access to Notifications
    • Unlock direct to camera
  • New panoramic camera mode
  • Enhanced Gallery media viewer
    • Direct SD card access + photo editing tools
  • Exclusive “Small Apps’ for multi-tasking
    • Calculator, Browser, Remote Control
    • Move to screen edge for reduced clutter
  • New Home Screen actions
    • Drag icons together to create folders
    • Add names to folders
  • Enhanced web browser
    • Switch from mobile to desktop web sites
    • Save pages for offline viewing
  • Access files directly from SD card
  • Native screenshot capture
    • Press “power” and “Volume –“

Samsung Galaxy S3 event is just one week away, and there are quite a lot of leak model appearing on the internet. SamMobile.com has found a sketch service manual that shows  Galaxy S3  images and specification.

We can see that the quad core processor is cloaked at 1.5 Ghz instead of the lately announced Exynos 4 quad core 1.4Ghz  processor. It has a rounded body and home buttons. The rumored 12 megapixel camera has been reduced to 8 megapixel.

Check out the picture and comment on what do you think of the spec in the photo.

Do you think the real thing will be a disappointment or a big hit in the market? After seeing this, does your palm itch to hold S3’s close rival – HTC One X instead? I do not like the feeling, but I am sensing a let down here. =(

But until then, hope you have a great day and we shall see how the most anticipated model of the year goes down on the 22nd of May.


Eagerly waiting for the new Eee Pad Memo? Wanted to see how it performs? Well, it has finally hit the stores in Taiwan! It comes with a Qualcomm(not tegra) 1.2 Ghz Dual-core processor, a stylus and a bluetooth handset featuring transparent display! Sadly, it is still  running on Android Honeycomb 3.2 out of the box, but there is words from Asus that updates are coming soon.

netbooknews has released a very detailed unboxing, walkthrough and benchmark video of the Eee Pad Memo. They have also compared it with other tablets currently in market.

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Do watch the video and tell us what do you think about it. Will you take a leap into this instead of Samsung Note?

The full spec of Asus Eee Pad Memo:

Display – 7.0″ WXGA, 1280 x 800 resolution, IPS panel with capacitive touch
Processor– Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core
Memory– 1GB
Storage– eMMC 16GB/32GB ; ASUS Webstorage options
Connectivity– WLAN 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Camera– 1.2MP Video Camera (front )/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)
GPS– Qualcomm GPS One
Sensors– G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Interface– 1 x Micro USB port (client) ; 1 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in)
1 x Card Reader(Micro-SD); 1 x micro HDMI (1.3a); 1 x SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
Battery– Li-polymer 4400mAh (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)
OS– Android 4.01
Dimensions / Weight– 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50″; 14.2oz
Applications – MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications.

 

Speaking on which, feeding on the current rave for Samsung Note, would you kill for an app that transforms your other Android smartphone into a GalaxyNote-like device? If you answered yes, I have just the solution. Stay tuned! =)


Lenovo has quietly released a video on Youtube about their new soon-to-be-released tablet. From what we can see in this video, this Android 4.0 tablet has an 8.9mm thick gunmetal unibody, quad speaker for extra bass, microSD slot, micro-HDMI, IPS display (for viewing at all angles) and 10 hours of battery life! It doesn’t seem equipped with a rear (yes, you read right) camera but included a 1.3 megapixel FRONT camera.

The price and the launching time of this tablet has not been announced yet. We predict this device will be launched at second quarter of the year but until then, do check out the video below.


Having spent 5 days with my new HTC One X, it reassures me that it was one of the best decisions I have made. I don’t mean to super-impose my preference for it on you, but it is just my personal experience talking here. This phone is so well-rounded and close to perfection, I feel the urge to treat it like a living object.

Here are the 10 reasons why.

1) the LOOK

Doesn’t this just takes your breath away? The sleekness, the curves and the beauty that lies in its own category of simplicity. If a phone reflects the owner’s personality, I would say HTC One X’s beholder is someone seeking for perfection in the simplicity of life.

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2) the Material

HTC is very generous with this One Series by featuring materials from top of the line. For instance, One X is encased with high-grade polycarbonate that is extremely light weight (you’ll notice once you hold it) and durable. The screen itself, it is an answered prayer as it features the Second Generation of Gorilla Glass, from non other that the world famed NY-based glass company, Corning.

(Do check out one of our post on “Augmented Reality” where we talked a little about Corning’s amazing visions for future)

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3) the Screen

From the material of the screen, to the resolution of the pixels. HTC One X features a 4.7” 720p HD Super LCD 2 screen. You know when “720p”, “HD”, “Super” and “2” all comes together at once, it has got to be good! And it goes beyond that. What the brochure doesn’t tell you is that it has “extreme viewing angle”, meaning no matter how you tilt the screen, you can still see what is on the homescreen, VIVIDLY. even under broad sunlight.

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4) the Camera

HTC One X comes with a 8MP camera. While the high number in resolution is getting common among other smartphones, it triumphs in the low-number category too, by featuring a fast f2.0 lens. What does this mean? It means your day of capturing darker-than-useful pictures in lowlight conditions are over! This aperture allows 44% more light to reach the image chip, thus the rave for the camera. And, of course, let’s not forget the unique ability to capture pictures while recoding on high definition. Oh, and the 4 different Smart Flash configurations and realtime view of varies preset filters are just cherry on top.

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5) the Sound

In coherence with the design motto of this One Series, “Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound”, comes the incredible music enhancer of all time, a collaboration with Beats Audio.

It is not just audible through a Beats headset, it is made accessible to ALL headphones! Now, that is the true philosophy of sharing music! How it is done? HTC One X comes with built-in Beats Audio software, allowing you to watching films, YouTubes, games and of course your favourite tunes, all to the expense of amazingly enhanced experience.

It doesn’t stop here either! As seen on screen shots below, the software contains more than just one configurations for the Beats Headset, you can choose accordingly to your liking. If you have worked hard enough to get a new phone, I would say your ears deserve the best pampering it can get. And of course, to get the best out of the Beats Audio is by plugging in one of the Beats headsets. Previously, HTC gives out Beats headset for the first 300 One X buyers and they have just recently close the bundle package for the headsets too, unfortunately.htc-one-x-beats-audio

Here are the screenshot guidance to where you can find the configurations:

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6) the Speed

One of the most talked-about features in the HTC One X has got to be the pioneering feat of having a Quadcore processor. If you are someone like me, who loathe the missed seconds of “loading…”, you will be amazed by how everything is that much quicker on this masterpiece. With Android Ice-cream Sandwich preloaded, the cunning hardware & the smooth transitions is a match made in heaven!

And usually, with speed & bright screen, there is always compromise on the battery, but not for One X. Compromise is not an options so it comes with a super intelligent 5th Battery Saver Core (yes, you counted right, it has 4+1 core) that helps maximize the efficiency of battery usage. From my usage (with data on, most of the day; and sometimes games too), it lasted for a close 20 hours.

*duration might varies according to usage*

7) the Fuzz, freed

If your playlist hasn’t been updated for a long time, because you dreaded the frustratingly confusing sync process of the file manager in most devices, things can’t be easier with HTC One X. Everything is a drag-&-drop away. Life sure feels better when you can keep your favorite tunes/ pictures/ movie in your pocket, anytime and anywhere. 432059_378492325503649_188208727865344_1485258_945991422_n

8) the Ergonomics

This can only be spoken after having experienced the phone myself.

Being a designer, I am extremely meticulous about the ergonomics, or in other word, the comfort while interacting with object. In this case with the One X, it is absolutely love at first touch ! It feels incredible solid, despite the significantly lighter weight and the curves on all ends follows the shape of your palm well. The weight distribution is done in a way that the phone tend to stay in your palm rather than slipping out. The overall size is a good balance between having a big-enough screen yet easy to be held in one’s hand.  The smooth texture is so well done that I find it hard to put it down.

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9) the Little Things

With so many aspects taken care of, just when you thought things can’t possibly get better, well, it does. This amazing innovation comes in a adorably-neat recyclable packaging, making your purchase from world away a little more environment-conscious. It might not seem much, but it is a reflection of the company’s social responsibility, and I’d like to support that.

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10) the Price

For budget conscious consumer, please don’t be put off by the amazing features this phone has to offer. It comes in a highly reasonable price, retailing at RM2099. It is a steal for such a price if viewed in comparison with other models in the same league. If taken with a data plan bundle, it goes even lower.

Here are some information of pricing of our 4 major local telco companies.

Celcom:

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Digi:

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Maxis:

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U-Mobile:

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Alrights, that concludes “Why you should love the HTC One X” and I hope it has help conveyed the information you needed to get to know more about this device.

Should you have any questions regarding this device, feel free to drop us a line in comments, we will try our best to answer them. Until then, I hope you have a great time reading, and have a great day! Cheers!