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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With the recent launch of Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung is all set for global smartphone domination. At a first glance, Samsung Galaxy S4 look almost identical to its bestselling predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Is the Galaxy S4 a bigger and better version? Read my reviews to find out!
The packaging for Samsung Galaxy S4 look very unique with it’s wooden grain design. The box is eco-friendly with the usage of 100% recycled paper and soy-based ink for printing. You’ll get your typical user manual (English, Mandarin version), USB cable, headphone with buds and power adapter in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches) and weighs 130g. It’s thin, light and compact thanks to the usage of the polycarbonate plastic back cover.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in two colours – white frost and black mist.
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been increased to a 5-inch Super AMOLED display that features a graphics resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on standard Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has a quad-core processor. It’s faster processing speeds are ideal for gaming.
The good news is Samsung Galaxy S4 now comes with 4G LTE support! It’s the 1.9GHz Quad-Core version (i9505) which supports our local LTE bands!
The Galaxy S4 4G LTE version costs RM300 more than the non-LTE model (RM2,199). The difference lies on the processor, LTE support as well as storage capacity which is doubled from 16GB to 32GB. The Samsung Galaxy S4 non-LTE version (GTi9500) that is powered by Exynos 5 1.6GHz/1.2GHz Octa-Core and the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE version (GTi9505) that runs on Qualcomm 1.9GHz Quad-Core processor.
One of the Galaxy S4′s highlight feature, however, is its camera. While the 2-megapixel front-facing camera is expectedly mediocre, the rear-facing 13-megapixel camera is by far the best of any android smartphone I’ve used. It produces detailed images with fantastic color balance. Try it to believe it!
Samsung has added the following new camera options to the Galaxy S4:-
Dual-Shot: you take a picture with both front and rear cameras simultaneously and overlay one on the other, so you will appear in the picture as well. Cool isn’t it?
Best Face: takes five frames and allows users to find and choose those with the best expressions for a perfect photo.
Best Photo: allows users to capture several images instantaneously and pick the best.
Sound & Shot: allows you to record a few seconds of audio with a photo.
Eraser Mode: detects moving objects in your photo and automatically removes them.
Drama Shot: takes multiple photos of any moving subject and automatically recombined into a single photo.
Animated Photo: this is a cool option especially if you’re a fan of GIF images. You can animate a specific part of the photo and then play it back in a loop.
With the Best Photo and Best Face option, no photos will be ruined by blinking eyes anymore!
Some of the new and cool features which Samsung has added to the Galaxy S4 to WOW its users:-
Smart Stay isn’t a new feature for the Galaxy S4, but it’s a better implementation than we saw on the Galaxy S3.
Smart Stay is another of Samsung’s eye-tracking technologies, one that can tell when you’re looking at the screen and won’t dim or put it into sleep mode as a result.
For all the brilliance of Smart Stay, the world’s eyes are on Smart Scroll. This is another innovative feature introduced by Samsung.
Smart Scroll is really cool! You can hold the phone steady and tilt your head up and down to to scroll through the pages that you are reading.
One of the new features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is Air View. This feature in Galaxy S4 only needs a finger, which you hover over certain items to see inside without opening, not like Galaxy Note II that you need a S Pen for the Air View.
Samsung has imbued a number of applications with this functionality, but in truth only a few really need it. For instance, being able to see which speed dials are assigned to which number is really useful, as otherwise you’d just have to press and find out.
It’s designed to let you simply wipe your hand over the front of the phone without touching it and means you can skip tracks, move between photos and answer calls without touching the phone.
This feature is very good when you’re in a hands free situation, such as the car or your hands are dirty, where a simple wipe to answer is really cool.
Group Play allows you to listen to the same song, play a game together and look at the same photos while you’re on the same Wi-Fi network.
Check out the comparison between Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Note II. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Family! The Samsung Galaxy S4 stands out with it’s features and also just the right size!
The Galaxy S4 comes with these cool pre-installed apps:-
-S Health is a lifestyle app that tracks your steps, calories, sleep and diet.
-S Voice is Samsung’s Siri-style voice assistant.
-S Translator allows you to translate text or voice.
-S Memo provides hand-drawn notes.
-Multi-View provides the capacity to run multiple applications simultaneously.
-WatchOn offers quick and easy control over your whole home theater setup (TV, DVD player or amp) via the built-in infrared blaster on top of the phone. How convenient it is to switch to WatchOn to change the TV channel right? Moreover, if you own one of Samsung’s 2013 Smart TVs you can also stream content from your TV to your Galaxy S4 over a Wi-Fi network.
It also piles on expandable storage space and a removable 2600mAh battery. I am quite impressed with the battery life span. I start my day at 7am, checking my personal and work email accounts all day long, checked social networks, watched occasional videos and still, at the end of the day around 11pm when I hit the bed, there’s still about 40% of the battery left.
All in all Samsung Galaxy S4 is an impressive phone with loads of tech and apps to explore. This Samsung Galaxy S4 should be your choice if you want to buy a high-end Android phone! Go grab one Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE support now!
The much long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally landed in Malaysia, starting with an official launch last Saturday on 27th April 2013.
Samsung and all major telco providers (Maxis, Digi, Celcom, U Mobile) in Malaysia simultaneously have their respective roadshows at different venues all over Malaysia last Saturday on 27th April 2013. It’s so grand and Samsung Galaxy S4 hype is all around us.
Celcom Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch
Blue Cube Sunway Pyramid (ICONIC)
Blue Cube ALL SEASON PLACE, Ayer Itam, Penang
Taman Molek, Johor Bharu
DiGi Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch
Sunway Pyramid DS
Taman Molek,Johor Bahru
Maxis Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch
The Gardens, MidValley
Queensbay Mall, Penang
Danga Bay, Johor
U Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch
Berjaya Times Square
At the launch event, Samsung Malaysia unveiled the successor of Samsung S3, the Samsung Galaxy S4. This new smartphone on the outlook might look similar with the S3, but this S4 is really the updated version, comes with a larger screen, faster processor, better camera and much more cool features!
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is on sale at the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 2,199 at all 4 telcos as well as authorised Samsung distributor / retailers. All 4 telcos also announced their respective plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The launch for the Samsung Galaxy S4 was really different from others, it’s a moving roadshow at all 4 major telcos (Celcom, DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile) ending at the consumer event at Low Yat Plaza with all telcos also held their own roadshows at various nationwide.
The moving roadshow from early morning of Saturday, 27 April 2013 until the afternoon in the following locations:-
9.30 – 10.00 at Blue cube Sunway Pyramid (ICONIC) Celcom Store
10.00 – 10.30 at Sunway Pyramid – Digi Store
10.45 – 11.00 at 3rd Floor The Gardens, Mid Valley – Maxis Store
11.30 – 12.00 at Berjaya Times Square – U Mobile Store
12.30 – 14.30 at Low Yat Plaza Main entrance
I was at the U Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 roadshow at Berjaya Times Square after which I headed to Low Yat Plaza for the grand finale-cum-photo session of the launch.
Awal Ashaari and Liyana Jasmay showing off the New Samsung Galaxy S4 at the launch.
Awal Ashaari and Liyana Jasmay showing or demonstrating the cool features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to interested buyers.
Flash Mob @ Berjaya Times Square for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch.
5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920X1080)(441 ppi)
1.6 GHz octa core Exynnos 5 processor (Malaysian version is non-LTE yet)
16/32/64 GB internal storage (expandable microSD slot) + 2 GB RAM
Powered by latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS (with Samsung TouchWiz interface)
13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera
7.9 mm thin, weighing only 130 grams
2,600 mAH removable battery
Connectivity : HSPA+/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, IR (infrared) Blaster
Available in Black Mist and White Frost
Will be reviewing on this Samsung Galaxy S4 very soon. Stay Tuned for more updates!
Apple on Monday released its first major update to iOS 6.1, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The iOS 6.1 update includes a number of minor changes to the software.
The update brings LTE compatibility to 36 new iPhone carriers and 23 new iPad carriers around the world, allowing users of compatible devices : the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPads, and iPad mini, to take advantage of the faster wireless speeds.
In addition to the LTE upgrades, Apple also tweaked two of its services: iTunes Match and Siri.
Users of iOS 6 who were disappointed by the removal of the ability to download individual songs to their iOS device will be utterly delighted to find that it’s been restored as of this update.
Siri’s picked up a welcome new skill: You can now use Apple’s virtual assistant to purchase movie tickets via Fandango. That feature’s only available in the U.S., however, and requires that you have the app installed—if you don’t, Siri will prompt you to do so, much as it does with OpenTable.
Passbook gets a slight tweak as well: The introductory screen that lets you visit the App Store’s selection of Passbook-enabled software is now its own “pass,” meaning it doesn’t disappear once you add your first digital pass. That way, you can always have access to the App Store collection. (You can, however, delete the pass like any other, if you prefer.)
This attractive button now lets you reset the token used to identify you to advertisers.
There’s also a new button that lets you reset the Advertising Identifier, which you can find under “Settings -> General -> About -> Advertising”. What is the Advertising Identifier?
“iOS 6 introduces the Advertising Identifier, a non-permanent, non-personal, device identifier, that apps will use to give you more control over advertisers’ ability to use tracking methods. You can reset a device’s Advertising Identifier at any time. And, if you choose to limit ad tracking, apps are not permitted to use the Advertising Identifier to serve you targeted ads. In the future all apps will be required to use the Advertising Identifier. However, until then you may still receive targeted ads.”
Apple’s also included a variety of security fixes in version 6.1, including for WebKit, Wi-Fi, and other services. To update your device to iOS 6.1, navigate to Settings -> General -> Software Update and tap Download and Install.
RM200 rebate for smartphones start from today! Only for phones below RM500??? Hmm… Maybe can buy Nokia 3310 or Nokia 3210?
Terms & Conditions for RM200 rebate for smartphones
1) You must be Malaysia Citizen within 21-30 years old
2) Monthly income less than RM3000
3) Your smartphone cannot be more than RM500
4) Only entitled for once rebate only
5) Must be subscribed to internet plan by Telco (Maxis, UMobile, YES YTL, Celcom, Digi & Tune Talk)
MCMC has also given a list of 23 smartphones that are eligible for the RM200 rebate under the Youth Communication Package.
1.) Alcatel 993D
2.) Alcatel OneTouch Glory 2
3.) Alcatel OneTouch Inspire 2
4.) The Buzz Phone
5.) HTC Wildfire
6.) Huawei Ideos X3
7.) LG Optimus L3
8.) Ninetology Black Pearl II
9.) Ninetology Palette
10.) Nokia 2730
11.) Nokia 7230
12.) Nokia Asha 305
13.) Nokia Asha 308
14.) Nokia Asha 311
15.) Nokia C2-03
16.) Nokia Lumia 610
17.) Samsung Galaxy Chat
18.) Samsung Galaxy Mini
19.) Samsung Galaxy Pocket
20.) Samsung Galaxy Y
21.) Sony Xperia Tipo
22.) ZTE Acqua
23.) ZTE V790
How to get the RM200 rebate for smartphones?
1) Pre-register @ http://www.skmm.gov.my
2) Print registration slip
3) Verified it at authrised reseller
4) Choose and buy smartphone below RM500 and get the RM200 rebate!
PETALING JAYA: The Government’s plan in giving out RM200 rebate for smartphones worth not more than RM500 next year is to convert non-smartphone users to bridge the digital divide.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi said that the rebate is not targeted at those who want to buy expensive phones.
“We really want those with the old second generation mobile phones to migrate to a basic 3G smartphone.
“These are the people who generally want to buy a smartphone, but they cannot afford one,” he said.
He added that the rebate should also serve only those who aren’t earning much, referring to the criteria that the rebate is only applicable for those earning less than RM3,000.
“If you can buy a RM2,000 smartphone, you’re not the person we want to help. If you can afford this kind of phone, would you want a RM200 rebate?” he asked.
According to the Hand Phone Users Survey 2011 published by the MCMC, 89.6% handphone users polled earn less than RM3,000. At the same time, 87.3% handphone users surveyed are still using normal phones without smartphone capabilities.
The rebate is also only allowed for Malaysians between the ages of 21 and 30.
Sharil added that at last count, there are 20 smartphone models from seven manufacturers which cost not more than RM500 in retail price, with some of them being globally renowned brands.
When checked, Samsung also offers three smartphone models priced under RM500 including the popular Samsung Galaxy Y.
With the total allocation for the rebate placed at RM300mil, serving 1.5 million youths as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling the 2013 budget, Sharil expected for the entire sum to be used.
He also said that there will be mechanisms put in place to ensure that people don’t abuse the system, and those interested in the rebate should pre-register themselves on their website first at www.skmm.gov.my.
Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the latest iOS 6 for more features, best iPhone experience. Connect iPhone & follow onscreen instructions in iTunes. If you are on iOS 5 then you may just go the the Settings > General > Software Update and update to iOS 6 OTA “Over The Air” upgrade, meaning no connection to iTunes is required at 599MB.
iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better. It’s free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iOS6 – Map take a whole new turn
Beautifully designed from the ground up (and the sky down), Maps changes the way you see the world. Map elements are vector based, so graphics and text are incredibly detailed — even when you zoom all the way in — and panning is smooth.
Tilt and rotate to view an area, and Maps keeps the names of streets and places where they belong. Get visual and spoken turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic updates. Even soar over cityscapes to see the sights from the air in amazing, high-resolution quality. Learn more about Maps
iOS6 – Siri. Sports. Restaurants. Movies. Now ask even more of Siri.
With iOS 6, Siri understands more languages and works in more countries.2 So you can get more things done in more places around the world. Want to know the latest scores and stats for your favorite teams and players? Thanks to iOS 6, Siri knows the answers. Or maybe it’s movie night. Siri can show you the latest reviews and showtimes.
Find the best restaurants in town and make reservations. Even have Siri open your apps for you — no tapping required. Say “Launch Flight Tracker” or “Open Angry Birds” and Siri does just that. You can also use Siri to post Facebook updates and tweet for you. Learn more about Siri
iOS6- Facebook. Integrated throughout iOS. You’ll definitely Like it.
Now it’s easier than ever to interact with the world’s largest social network. And there’s no need to leave your app to do it. Share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos. Post your location right from Maps. Brag about a high score right from Game Center. If you have your hands full, just ask Siri to post for you.
You need to sign in to Facebook only once, and you’ll be off and sharing. Never miss another birthday or get-together, since Facebook events are integrated into Calendar. And your Facebook friends’ profile information is integrated into Contacts, so when they update an email address or phone number you automatically stay up to date. Now that’s something to post about.
Share photos from the Camera app, locations from Maps, links from Safari, high scores from Game Center, and more. Or post a status update from Notification Center or with Siri.
iOS6 – Shared Photo Streams. Share select Photos with a select audience.
Now you can share just the photos you want, with just the people you choose. Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way. Friends using iCloud on an iOS 6 device or a Mac running Mountain Lion get the photos delivered immediately in the Photos app or iPhoto.
You can even view Shared Photo Streams on Apple TV. If the folks you’re sharing with aren’t using an Apple device, they can view your photos on the web. People can like individual photos and make comments. And you can share as much as you want: Your Shared Photo Streams don’t count against your iCloud storage, and they work over Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
iOS6 – Passbook. Just ticket. And the boarding pass, card, and coupon.
Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more are now all in one place. With Passbook, you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon. You can also see when your coupons expire, where your concert seats are, and the balance left on that all-important coffee bar card.
Wake your iPhone or iPod touch, and passes appear on your Lock screen at the appropriate time and place — like when you reach the airport or walk into the store to redeem your gift card or coupon. And if your gate changes after you’ve checked in for your flight, Passbook will even alert you to make sure you’re not relaxing in the wrong terminal.
No more hunting through your wallet for gift cards, coupons, passes, or tickets. Passbook keeps everything organized — and handy.
iOS6 – FaceTime. Look who’s talking. Over cellular.
FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls wherever you happen to be.3 You can even make and receive FaceTime calls on your iPad using your phone number. That means you can use FaceTime wherever you are, on any device. And never miss another wink, smile, air kiss, or eye roll.
iOS6 – Phone. Send to voicemail. Reply with message. Remind me later. It’s your call.
iOS 6 adds new calling features to your iPhone. Now when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message or set a callback reminder. And when things are just too hectic, turn on Do Not Disturb and you won’t be bothered by anyone — except can’t-miss contacts like your boss or your better half.
iOS6 – Mail. An even better email experience. Delivered.
Redesigned with a more streamlined interface for easier reading and writing, Mail in iOS 6 lets you set up a VIP list so you’ll never miss an important message from your accountant, your boss, or your BFF. It’s even easier to add photos and videos to email messages. And to refresh your mailboxes, all you have to do is swipe down.
iOS6- Safari. Browsing is just the begining.
iOS 6 brings even better web browsing to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iCloud Tabs keeps track of which pages you have open on your devices, so you can start browsing on one device and pick up right where you left off, on whatever device is handy. Safari now saves web pages — not just links — in your Reading List, so you can catch up on your reading even when you can’t connect to the Internet.
And when you’re posting a photo or video to eBay, Craigslist, or another site, you can take photos and video — or choose from your Camera Roll — without leaving Safari. When you really want to see the whole picture, turn your iPhone or iPod touch to landscape and tap the full-screen icon to view web pages without distractions.
iOS6 – Accessibility. iOS6 comes with Guided Access.
iOS 6 comes with even more features to make it easier for people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices. Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content. It allows a parent, teacher, or administrator to limit an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen.
VoiceOver, the revolutionary screen reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, AssistiveTouch, and Zoom. And Apple is working with top manufacturers to introduce Made for iPhone hearing aids that will deliver a power-efficient, high-quality digital audio experience.
iOS6 – Camera with Panorama. Broaden your horizons.
The new panorama feature for iPhone and iPod touch lets you capture everything from a momentous family reunion photo to a sweeping vista.6 With one simple motion you can shoot up to 240 degrees — even vertically, to get that redwood tree, say. Then hardware and software work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama.
Finally Apple announced and reviewed the all new Apple iPhone 5! Let’s see what’s the different comparing both iPhone 4s and iPhone 5?
Now, after all of the rumor, speculation and leaks, Apple’s sixth iPhone has finally been unveiled in San Francisco. Everyone is disappointed with the new iPhone 5 which was just launched by Apple CEO – Tim Cook at San Francisco. Nothing special and everything was leaked earlier and there’s no wow effect that Steve Job did previously.
The 5 Stages of iPhone 5 Grief – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
iPhone 5 is 10% taller than iPhone 4s? 0.5 inch taller?
Micro-Sim vs Nano-Sim
The different between Apple iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S
i) 4-inch Retina Display. It’s not just bigger. It’s just right. (Taller / Longer)
ii) A6 Chip. Performance and graphics up to twice as fast. (Faster Processor)
iii) Better Secondary Camera
v) Ultra Wireless (Faster Wifi)
vii) Better Battery Life
Price (on contract)
$199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB
$199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB
Dual-core Apple A5
4-inch IPS 1,136 x 640
3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture
8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture
1.2 megapixel at 30fps
VGA at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
GSM Model A1428: GSM / LTE
CDMA Model A1429: CDMA / LTE
GSM Model A1429: GSM / LTE
Hybrid GSM / CDMA “World Phone”
Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
WiFi and Cellular
WiFi-only (iOS 5)
Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 225 hours on standby
Up to 8 hours talk time on
Up to 14 hours talk time on 2G
Up to 6 hours data on 3G
Up to 9 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 200 hours on standby
112 grams / 3.9 oz
140 grams / 4.9 oz
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
Black and Slate / White and Silver
Black / White
iPhone Evolution – What would be the iPhone 6 be? A even longer screen?
Samsung Galaxy Note is a new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It empowers you with everything you can ever desire so that you can simply, feel free. It is truly smart.
Samsung’s new GT-N7000 Galaxy Note is the handset that many people dream of with obnoxiously large smartphones. It’s as thin as a Galaxy S II, running Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor and its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display is as gorgeous as it is enormous.
The 1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution you once could only get with a full-size laptop (or in the Galaxy Tab 10.1) can now slide comfortably into your front pocket, that’s Samsung Galaxy Note. With support for 21Mbps HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100Mhz), LTE, EDGE and GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), the Note is first and foremost a mobile phone!
Consumer research indicates that people always want to do more tasks much better, even on the go, whether it is web browsing, email, games, or viewing photos and videos.
To do all this, consumers carry multiple devices, because each device has unique benefits that work best in a particular situation. Therefore, consumers constantly switch devices to use the right device at the right time.
Even for consumers with multiple smart devices, they still carry around a notepad for writing down ideas.
There is an emerging desire for a primary device for on-the-go use that could consolidate the core tasks of multiple devices as well as recreate the ease and simplicity of using a pen and paper.
The GALAXY Note was created to reflect your desires. The Galaxy Note is a primary device that will minimize the need to switch to other devices while on the go and open up the potential of your mobile experience.
Samsung Galaxy Note jumbo display makes it the perfect candidate for a notepad replacement and, with the included S Pen stylus, you’ll have no problem jotting notes on the fly, marking up screenshots or signing documents electronically.
Don’t call it a stylus! Samsung prefers S Pen and, with features that you won’t find on just any plastic poker, it might even deserve the distinction. It’s able to tap and hold to capture an instant screenshot, which is then immediately opened up in an image editor and do wonders!
The S Pen is combined with the full touch screen to create a best-in-class mobile input experience. It is the most advanced pen input technology featuring an array of functions including pressure sensitivity, preciseness, speed and more. With the S Pen, you can easily sketch drawings or write notes with increased accuracy and ease. Also, the S Pen functionality is deeply integrated into the GALAXY Note’s native applications to provide a richer interactive experience.
It’s really a useful tool for me to copy notes and replace all my physical notebook and pen and environmentally friendly too! =)
S Memo : S Pen optimized advanced memo
The S Memo lets you record all forms of ideas instantly and freely. A quick memo can be taken from any screen to capture your ideas before they float away. Those ideas along with pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can be captured into S Memo, to be edited, annotated and shared as desired.
I don’t need to carry my 555 note book and just a Samsung Galaxy Note will do!
Advanced 8MP camera
I love to take photo and with the powerful camera feature, I capture the world’s every moment in deep detail. Also, using the vivid and large display, anyone can easily review photos and show them to my friends in a huge screen! So don’t need to bring bulky DSLR everywhere you go and can take awesomely good photo!
Conclusion / Summary of Samsung Galaxy Note
The huge size of the Galaxy Note is the main reason to buy it. Till now, no other smartphone has such a big, beautiful screen. However, the size also creates a number of issues, short battery life and sheer unwieldiness being chief among them. If you can live with these drawbacks, you’ll find that this is one of the most powerful Android smart phones around, tackling apps and media with aplomb.
Samsung Galaxy Note will be available in Malaysia stores from 11 November onwards. If you want to grab one do go and check it out!
There’s no Apple iPhone 5, it’s Apple iPhone 4S that was announced. The Apple’s new iPhone 4S is just like iPhone 4 exterior design loaded with a new brain and more memory. It’s kinda disappointment for all the Apple fans or followers that expecting the announcement of Apple iPhone 5.
Newly minted CEO Tim Cook ably helmed his first major product launch without former boss Steve Jobs, but failed to ignite the sort of excitement and buzz that the charismatic Apple co-founder once did.
Investors and fans, looking to be blown away by some amazing surprise, sent the shares down as much as 5 percent before they recovered with the market to close down 0.6 percent.
Apple iPhone 4S will run your apps faster in dual-core A5 processors alongside a new dual-core GPU that supposedly boosts graphics performance by up to 7x and Apple’s new iOS5‘s Assistant, an artificial intelligence program that listens and interprets your orders, and a better 8 Mega Pixel camera.
Up front is the same 3.5-inch Retina display as iPhone 4, and around back is a glass plate. Those antennae around the sides (which caused many users so much trouble) have been revamped and iOS will intelligently switch between two different sets on the fly to avoid dropping calls no matter how you hold it.
Those antennae are connected to a dual-mode GSM and CDMA radio that will let Apple’s handset roam the globe while enjoying either 14.4Mbps HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. A an improvement over the iPhone 4′s 7.2 Mpbs.
The 8-megapixel camera come with a backside illuminated CMOS sensor for better low-light performance. The lens now comes packed in a new 5-element assembly with a hybrid IR filter and sports apertures down to f/2.4. The improved visuals extend to video performance as well.
The iPhone 4S can record 1080p video and has a new image signal processor for image stabilization and facial recognition, making the handset’s camera comparable to many point-and-shoots. The camera is also quite a bit faster than many other smartphone shooters, needing only 1.1 seconds before being ready to take the first shot and only half a second between successive images.
Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, set reminders, place phone calls, and more.
Just tap the mic on the keyboard (just like on Android!) and start talking to enter text, check the weather, get directions or perform web searches.
You ask Siri a question example “Do I need a raincoat today?” Siri will try and make sense of it and responds “It sure looks like rain today.” Other examples include “What is the time in Kuala Lumpur?” Siri will then show you the world clock. Yes it comes with iOS 5, but only 4S users will be able to enjoy it.
iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly
As far as battery life, you’re looking at 8 hours of talk over 3G, and 14 hours of 2G, while web browsing over 3G cuts off at 6 hours. Using WiFi you’ll get a respectable 9 hours of web, video playback tops out at 10 hours and music at 40 hours.
The iPhone 4S will come in three variants, the brand new 64GB ($399), 32GB ($299), and 16GB ($199), and it will come in both black and white. The pricing is the same as the iPhone 4 last year. What’s the Apple iPhone 4S pricing in Malaysia?
It’s yet to update from all the major telco – Maxis, Celcom, Digi. Will update once the pricing is available but it should be similar to the iPhone 4 price!
The iPhone 4S pre-order starting this friday, October 7th, and it’ll start shipping on October 14th in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. Oh, and Apple is welcoming Sprint to the family here in the States, while Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Three will all be carrying it in the UK.
On October 28th, 22 more countries will get it, Singapore is one of them. Presumably, Malaysia is targeted for the end of the year release.
So in conclusion it’s the same old iPhone 4 design, same screen size, it’s not any thinner or lighter, and there’s no resolution boost. No true 4G or LTE either. It’s only Camera and processor upgrade! Do you want to be locked down in a contract extension without awesome features that are standard on a lot of rival devices?
Think before you decide to upgrade to this iPhone 4S! I’m still waiting for my iPhone 5!