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Review : Sony Xperia Z1

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 1,688 views

The Xperia Z1 is arguably Sony’s most accomplished smartphone to date, offering an incredible power, a pin-sharp HD screen, amazing photographic prowess and a stylish design. Xperia Z1 is all wrapped up in a case which is both water and dust resistant.


Xperia™ Z1 – all the power and smartness from Sony in a premium smartphone

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Box

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Box

When I first laid eyes on the new Sony Xperia Z1, I must say that I’m impressed! With better specs and a brand new look, can’t find reasons not to love this new Sony Xperia Z1.

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Front

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Back

Sony has wow smartphone users and Android fans with the launch of Xperia Z earlier this year, now this new Xperia Z1 will put Sony as a top phone maker.

Review : Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 major specifications:-

5.0”, 1920 x 1080 eIPS LCD display (441 ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC
2.3 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM
16 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
20.7 MP camera, 1/2.3” sensor, f/2.0 lens, 1080p video
IP58 water resistance
3,000 mAh, 11.4 Wh battery
LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean’
170 grams, 8.5mm thick

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Side View

Review : Sony Xperia Z1 - Side View

Just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Z1 is also water-resistant and dust-proof. One of the main highlight of Xperia Z1 is the 20.7 megapixel camera, paired with Sony’s in-house G lens and its image processing algorithm called, BIONZ.

The new Xperia Z1 also comes with Sony’s new camera user interface, dedicated shutter button, a big and beautiful Full HD 5-inch LCD display, a Snapdragon 800 processor backed by the Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 3000mAh worth of battery and has an aluminium and glass unibody design.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is available in three colours – white, black and purple.


Unboxing the Sony Xperia Z1 – what’s inside the box?

Inside the Sony Xperia Z1 box, you will get:-

- Basic device – Sony Xperia Z1
- Micro USB cable, and
- Wall charger.

Sony Xperia Z1 DESIGN

The Sony Xperia Z1 has an impressive 5-inch LCD display screen, with scratch-resistant glass panels on the front and back. With a measurement of 144 x 74 x 8.5mm, this Xperia Z1 is considered a slim device. The aluminum and glass body no doubt makes the Xperia Z1 look good but it also makes the phone heavier than other smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z1 : Waterproof and Weatherproof

What’s the most outstanding about this Sony Xperia Z1 is waterproof and weatherproof! It’s kinda cool that you can wash your smartphone :)


Sony Xperia Z: waterproof and chocolate-proof?

Overall Conclusion

Just a quick glance at the Xperia Z1 you will know that this new Sony flagship is a premium device. With glass on both front and back and a piece of aluminium wrapped around the edges, this Xperia Z1 is truly gorgeous and feels solid holding it on the hand. The dust and water resistant feature provides a certain degree of ruggedness and it means you can actually take photos and videos underwater.

The physical two-way shutter button and combined with the angular shape of the device makes the Xperia Z1 feels like a compact camera when taking pictures than other smartphones we’ve seen in the market. A long-press of the shutter button gives you quick access to the camera app so that you could capture the decisive moment.

Nevertheless, the Sony Xperia Z1′s reliable exposure and decent image quality in its 8MP mode make it an ideal point-and-shoot smartphone for those users who prefer all-automatic shooting. Thanks to its physical shutter button, quick camera access and angular, “camera-friendly” shape it’s one of the awesome smartphone cameras.

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Know Everything about iPhone 5? This Funky Song Sings All

Friday, September 14th, 2012 2,862 views

What do you know about iPhone 5? Do you know all the features well? No? Just check out the song that sing all! :)

iPhone 5 - The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.

iPhone 5 – The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.

Thinner, lighter design. So much more than before. And so much less, too.

Thinner, lighter design. So much more than before. And so much less, too.

4-inch Retina display. It's not just bigger. It's just right.

4-inch Retina display. It’s not just bigger. It’s just right.

Ultrafast wireless. Browse, download, and stream content at blazing-fast speeds.

Ultrafast wireless. Browse, download, and stream content at blazing-fast speeds.

A6 chip. Performance and graphics up to twice as fast.

A6 chip. Performance and graphics up to twice as fast.

iSight camera. The camera you love now shoots in panorama.

iSight camera. The camera you love now shoots in panorama.

iOS 6. The world's most advance mobile operating system.

iOS 6. The world’s most advance mobile operating system.

iPhone 5 explained – Music Video – Paul The Trombonist

Haha… It’s a very good way of presenting iPhone 5. Watch the video to check out the new iPhone 5 features and you may sign along too!

Set to a funky track that sounds like an Eminem beat, jazzman Paul the Trombonist raps and recites all the iPhone 5′s key traits and specs.

View full details of iPhone 5 here : http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Reload your way to awesome rewards!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 2,315 views

There are CASH PRIZES & AWESOME REWARDS to lucky Xpax, U.O.X and S.O.X members who reload their phones with a minimum of RM10 a total of 10 times in a month between now til 28 February 2011.

The rewards is awesome and you should not miss it! The more you reload, the more rewards you will get! You will be rewards with awesome goodies like Free SMS, Free Talktime and Free credits for your reloads!

Xpax Reload To Awesome Rewards!

It’s very easy to reload as there are many ways for us to reload and it’s pretty simple and convenient.

Please take note that the “*” sign doesn’t mean “Terms & Conditions” apply. Look closer and you’ll see it’s a combination of “+” and “x”. This means that, the more you reload (“+”) and the more times you realod (“x”), the more cool rewards you’ll get!

So from now on if you see this “Reload *” sign ay any locations, you will be able to reload your Xpax, U.O.X. or S.O.X. number right there!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can participate in this promotion regardless of whether you’re an Xpax, U.O.X. or S.O.X user, except that the cash prizes from each plan is different.

It’s real simple:
- Just reload a minimum of RM10 , 10 times between now and 28 February 2011.

- Remember to do your 5th reload on the same day as the 4th reload and you will receive 100mins of FREE talktime to any number on the same network valid for 2 days.

- Also, you have to do the 7th reload on the same day as the 6th reload and you will receive FREE CALLS & SMS to their 15pax/8pax for 1 WHOLE WEEK!

- 10th reload MUST be done before 28 February 2011.

Cash Rewards

That’s not all! If you reload more than 10 times you will be the winner of cash up to RM8,888!

- When you hit your 10th reload you will get RM10 FREE CREDIT and will immediately be in the running for the big prize of COLD HARD CASH!

- You will receive an SMS notification every time you reload.

- Here are the different cash prizes up for grabs for XPAX, U.O.X. and S.O.X. members:

Awesome Rewards!


Start reloading now if you want more rewards! The more you reload, the more you will be rewarded!

SGP – Neo Case for iPhone 4

Friday, January 28th, 2011 2,952 views

Do you have a SGP iPhone Case? Or are you planning to buy SGP case? Think twice! Check out on the quality that I have below, or maybe just my case have this problem?

SGP - Neo Case


SGP - Neo Case

SGP - Neo Case

SGP - Neo Case
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I have posted on SGP Facebook page and email them thru SGP Store but what I get was the post deleted from FB and ignore from my email. I’m really disappointed!

The design is really good but the quality a bit bad and the customer service is totally nonsense! No doubt I love the design, but I paid 100+ just for this piece of shit? Don’t even want to acknowledge my problem and maybe resend me a new case?

Updates:
Finally they got my case replace but only the silicon part! Let’s see how long this replacement can last!

Final Review : Windows Phone 7 – HTC HD7

Friday, December 10th, 2010 6,298 views

This will be my final words on this Windows Phone 7 – HTC HD7.

When I get hold of this HTC HD7 from Maxis10, I just love the big huge and high resolution screen. It can even use as a mirror, so for the ladies don’t need to bring extra mirro but just bring this phone will do.

Pros

- Clean interface and can be organized easily.
- Show live feed on home screen.
- Big and Huge screen.
- Thin and sleek design.
- Good quality build.
- Build in Kickstand which is good and convenient for watching movie!
- Quickly see everything you care about with Live tiles on your Start screen.
- Your contacts and Facebook updates. Together.
- View, edit, share and sync Office docs—from anywhere.

Cons

- I don’t really like the keyboard as I always type or hit the wrong letter, perhaps my bulky and fat finger =(
- Camera button is hard to press and caused shaky or blur image.
- Camera can’t remember the last settings and will back to default everything when you want to use the camera which is very annoying.
- Photo quality is bad in low light condition.
- Not really user friendly, need to explore for quite sometime only can know what to do or how to use.
- Lack of copy and paste functions.
- Need Zune software installed on PC only can copy / transfer image and videos.
- No true multitasking.
- No notification for Twitter Mention and Facebook!

Windows Phone 7 - HTC HD7

Windows Phone 7 - HTC HD7

All in all, this Windows Phone 7 – HTC HD7 is still a good phone. I believe most of the cons could be solved by waiting for the firmware update release by Microsoft but the question is when?

Windows Phone 7 - HTC HD7

Check out the HTC HD7 Packages offers by Maxis.

Choose a rate plan Value Plus 50 / 80 / 150 / 250 / 500 + Data Plan 1.5GB RM78/mth, 3GB RM88/mth

12 Months Contract – RM1699
24 Months Contract – RM1399

Read my previous review about Windows Phone 7 – HTC HD7
- HTC HD7 – Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7
- Windows Phone 7 “Jailbreak”/Unlock ChevronWP7 is Out – Download now!
- Windows Phone 7 Market Place is not available in Malaysia yet!
- Setup your Zune to unleash Window Phone 7 Power!
- Review : Photo and Video Quality Of HTC HD7
- HTC HD7 : Windows Phone 7 – People Hub
- Microsoft® My Phone not available for Windows Phone 7

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HTC HD7 : Windows Phone 7 – People Hub

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 4,035 views

A phone’s main function is to connect you with other mobile users / friends / family / colleagues etc. Windows Phone 7 did very well in this under People Hub.

HTC HD7 : Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

HTC HD7 : Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

With the People Hub, all of your friends and contacts are in one place and they’re all up to date. So you can see all and know all about the people that matter most.

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub + Facebook

You just need to add in your Facebook account and the People Hub will take care of the rest!

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

The Windows Phone 7′s People Hub aggregates you friends from all of your social networks in three screens – Recent, All, What’s New. Recent tab will show you friends who have just updated their profiles or statuses in Facebook or MSN, while All tab will show you all of your friends as in contact book. What’s new tab quickly aggregates recent status updates all into a single feed. You can also quickly share your own status update thru the People Hub easily.

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

Should you wish to comment, Like or Dislike a particular Facebook status update, it can be done directly from the People Hub. Microsoft has tried to integrate what most users want from a phone within the OS itself, not various applications, that’s the power of Windows Phone 7′ People Hub.

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

Clicking on one of your contacts not only displays their number and other details you had inputted, you can scroll through their status updates. Any contact information on Facebook, such as their birthday, is also displayed.

Windows Phone 7 - People Hub

You can also filter / search thru alphabetical order of your contacts at People Hub.

Windows Phone 7 - Add account

You shouldn’t have any problems bringing your contacts over to Windows Phone 7 if you keep them in the cloud on another platform.

While you’ll initially need to login with a Windows Live account, you can add Outlook, Facebook, Gmail and other POP or IMAP accounts without a problem, and choose what syncs from each (contacts, photos, calendar, email etc).

What I don’t like is all my junk contacts from when I used MSN since secondary school will sadly appear in the address book. Need to do massive cleanup!

Windows Phone 7 Market Place is not available in Malaysia yet!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 7,682 views

While the new operating system Windows Phone 7 could be the most significant for Microsoft since losing the lead in the smartphone market to RIM’s BlackBerry, Apple’s iOS devices and Google’s Android operating system, the local launch was marred by the unavailability of Market Place / Hub that would have made Windows Phone 7 devices in this country more competitive.

Windows Phone 7 Market Place - HTC HD7

Market Place / Hub is where you can try, buy, and search for apps, music, and games from your phone. It’s like AppStore for iPhone, but unfortunately, Market Place is not available in Malaysia yet. So if your Windows Live ID is tied to Malaysia then you will not be able to make full use of your Windows Phone 7, for my case is HTC HD7 from Maxis10 review unit, because of the unavailable of Market Hub.

Windows Phone 7 Market Place is not available in Malaysia yet!

Why would Microsoft launch this Windows Phone 7 but don’t want to support our country for the Market Place? If it’s not ready then why not wait till the Market Place launched? I’m really disappointed with that. As it is, the missing Marketplace puts Windows Phone 7 at somewhat of a disadvantage, because the smartphone operating system itself has no Twitter application nor an instant messaging client like Windows Live Messenger built in.

Market Place - Singapore

To over this disadvantage of not able to access Market Place, I have tried the workaround, which is changing the Windows Live profile country to Singapore and when setup the HTC HD7 also set it to Singapore as the default country. Bingo! By doing this, cheating your country, you will be able to download apps from Market Hub!

On the other hand, for gamers, Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 is one of its biggest draws, as the feature allows Xbox 360 console users with Xbox Live accounts to log in on Windows Phone 7 to customise their Xbox Avatars and even add to their achievement points for mobile games played on the smartphone. I’m not a gamer myself so I have not actually tested on this.

Windows Phone 7 Market Place - HTC HD7

Windows Phone 7 Market Place - HTC HD7

Marketplace is organized into categories, starting with one that features apps from your mobile operator. You can use these categories to narrow your search and find the details for things that interest you most. For me, I’m looking at all the free apps at the moment before I jailbreak this HTC HD7, will do that in a later stage. =)

Windows Phone 7 Market Place - HTC HD7

Windows Phone 7 Market Place - HTC HD7

View the status of your downloaded items and discover what updates are available for stuff that’s already in your collection.

Important Tip!
Consider using your computer or Wi-Fi to download larger files. This reduces the time it would take if you used a standard connection, and ensures that you don’t go over any limits you may have in your data plan.

Potong KuKu for the sake of iPhone

Monday, November 15th, 2010 2,672 views

Don’t get me wrong! What I meant was Potong Kuku = cutting my fingernail just to use iPhone because if fingernail is too long it will be very difficult to use the touch screen and can’t scroll or type smoothly on the iPhone touch screen =)

Potong KuKu for the sake of iPhone

Potong KuKu for the sake of iPhone

Potong KuKu for the sake of iPhone

Do you keep your fingernail and use iPhone? Don’t you feel it’s better with short fingernail for the girls?

Join MyIPhoneClub in facebook and MyIPhoneClub in forum to share your experience and share any problem you encounter with iPhone and any tips and tricks in using iPhone!

The iPhone 4 Case Program has ended

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 2,672 views

It’s now official that the iPhone 4 Case Program has ended! For those who read about the iPhone Case Program that I wrote earlier and claimed your case then congrats but for those who haven’t then get your own case? =)

The iPhone 4 Case Program has ended

Join MyIPhoneClub in facebook and MyIPhoneClub in forum to share your experience and share any problem you encounter with iPhone and any tips and tricks in using iPhone!

How To Get Your Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 3,585 views

Have you claimed your Free iPhone 4 Case for you iPhone 4 from Apple? Do you know that we in Malaysia still entitled for the Free iPhone 4 Case Program that was introduced to encounter the antenna issue facing by our iPhone 4? Yes, you can do it with some simple steps. If you don’t know how to do that and I will guide you here.

Free iPhone 4 Case Program

How to claim free iPhone 4 Casing from Apple? It’s very simple! Just few steps.
1) Create a Singapore iTunes account or get your friend’s Singapore iTunes account details.

2) Logout your own Malaysia iTunes account.

3) Login the Singapore iTunes account and search for “iPhone 4 Case Program

4) Install the “iPhone 4 Case Program” and logout from the Singapore iTunes account.

Free iPhone 4 Case Program
5) Login your own iTunes account and start using the apps and pick the case of your choice and fill in Singapore Delivery Address.

6) Done. Collect the case from your friend!

7) Delete the iPhone 4 Case Program. (Optional as you can’t sync this app to iTunes and this apps is no longer needed after you claim the case)

Free iPhone 4 Case Program

Once you ordered you will received the Order Acknowledgment Email and also Shipping Notification Email.

Free iPhone 4 Case ProgramFree iPhone 4 Case Program
Order Acknowledgment Email


Shipping Notification Email

Haha. Simple and fast right? Get your free casing now while it’s still available because according to the Apple Free Case Program it’s stated that it will end on 31st September!

We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.

Get an iPhone 4 Bumper or case at no charge.

If you purchased an iPhone 4 before September 30, 2010, follow these steps to receive an iPhone 4 Bumper or a select third-party case from Apple at no charge.

1. Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.
2. Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID.
3. Select your Bumper or case.

For iPhone 4 purchases made before July 23, 2010, you must apply no later than August 22, 2010; otherwise, you must apply within 30 days of your iPhone 4 purchase. To qualify for this program, you must purchase your iPhone 4 by September 30, 2010.

Source : iPhone 4 Case Program

Join MyIPhoneClub in facebook and MyIPhoneClub in forum to share your experience and share any problem you encounter with iPhone and any tips and tricks in using iPhone!

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