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.
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.
- 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
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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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!
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.
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:
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?
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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?
Finally they got my case replace but only the silicon part! Let’s see how long this replacement can last!
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.
- 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.
- 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!
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?
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
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.
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.
You just need to add in your Facebook account and the People Hub will take care of the rest!
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.
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.
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.
You can also filter / search thru alphabetical order of your contacts at People Hub.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. =)
View the status of your downloaded items and discover what updates are available for stuff that’s already in your collection.
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.
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 =)
Do you keep your fingernail and use iPhone? Don’t you feel it’s better with short fingernail for the girls?
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? =)
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.
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.
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)
Once you ordered you will received the Order Acknowledgment Email and also Shipping Notification Email.
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.