Slightly thicker than the regular Samsung Galaxy S4, the S4 Active is protected against dust and water, and earns itself an IP67 rating. Is it a more capable phone than the equally rugged Sony Xperia Z, and should you opt for it over the regular S4? These and more in our review.
Although phone makers today are championing devices with larger displays, there's still a fairly large consumer base who may not share a liking for them - be it because of the handling difficulty or their cost. As such, we rounded the latest compact smartphones with 4G LTE support from HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony and put them through their paces. Find out who emerged as victor!
With a new 16MP sensor and the return of the Mode dial, the Panasonic Lumix GF6 improves upon the GF5 and borrows a little from the GX1. It adds a near 180° tilting touch-screen for easy selfies and built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing. It even has NFC to easily pair with mobile devices. Check out our review to see how it fares.
/ 08 Jul 2013 / 41 weeks ago
Incorporating Samsung's Smart Camera technology, the NX2000 features a large 20.3-megapixel ASP-C CMOS Sensor, boosted by a DRIMe IV engine which works to reduce noise, improve speed and enable superior color reproduction.
/ 25 Jun 2013 / 43 weeks ago
Sony Mobile today unveiled the SmartWatch 2, the world's most advanced smartwatch with water resistance and NFC connectivity.
/ 06 Jun 2013 / 46 weeks ago
For 2013, Antec will be focusing on expanding its portfolio of a.m.p. (Antec Mobile Products). We check in with them at the Nangang Exhibition Hall to find out more about their new wireless speaker products.
After experiencing success with their line of circumaural, street-inspired headphones, Beats is entering the speaker market with the Beats Pill. Armed with Bluetooth wireless and NFC pairing technology, as well as Apt-X audio coding, the Pill seems to have all the right features.
ASUS joins the 5-inch smartphone party with the PadFone Infinity. Clad in a new aluminum design and equipped with the latest technologies, can the ASUS PadFone Infinity hold its own against the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z? We find out in this review.
/ 09 May 2013 / 49 weeks ago
Sony expands its range of touch-enabled notebooks with the new VAIO Fit and VAIO Fit E models that are available in both 14- and 15-inch screen sizes in a range of colors.
The Sony Xperia ZL is a variant of the Xperia Z, which comes with a slightly less premium design and no dust/water resistive features. Is it as appealing as the Xperia Z or even a better phone? We share our opinion in this review.
Smart control, smart sharing, and smart entertainment - these are what LG's 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TVs are all about. From the nifty Magic Remote and the useful Time Machine II feature, to the LG exclusive K-Pop Zone and the time-saving NFC functionality, the new TV models sport features aplenty. We've all the details.
/ 15 Apr 2013 / 53 weeks ago
DBS Bank has announced that its virtual credit card, DBS One.Tap, is now available to mobile subscribers from the three mobile network operators in Singapore.
/ 12 Apr 2013 / 53 weeks ago
SingTel has launched SingTel mCash, the nation's first mobile money solution that is a convenient and secure alternative to cash. Also announced is the mWallet smartphone app to allow mobile subscribers of any network to access their mCash easily and carry out transactions.
/ 09 Apr 2013 / 54 weeks ago
Panasonic has just announced the Lumix GF6, a new mirrorless system camera in the Micro Four Thirds family. The GF6 sees a new Mode dial, a 180-degree tilting LCD, a megapixel bump from 12MP to 16MP, higher video frame-rates at 1080/50i compared to the GF5's 1080/25p, and Wi-Fi with NFC.
/ 04 Apr 2013 / 54 weeks ago
StarHub has collaborated with Shaw Theatres to announce the enhancement of its mobile wallet, SmartWallet, with the world's first NFC movie ticketing service.
/ 28 Mar 2013 / 55 weeks ago
M1 has partnered DBS to launch the DBS One.Tap, Singapore's first virtual credit card on a NFC-enabled mobile phone.
/ 28 Feb 2013 / 59 weeks ago
Gemalto is launching its LinqUs Mobile Wallet, the complete suite of secure software solutions that enables a range of NFC services, mobile banking, mobile payment, and loyalty programs - all integrated in a single wallet.
The Sony Xperia Z is Sony Mobile's first in many areas - first quad-core, first 5.0-inch device, first full HD display, first to support HDR video recording and so on. Will the latest Android 4.1 flagship device revive the company's flogging sales? We give you our verdict in this review.
/ 26 Feb 2013 / 60 weeks ago
The service will enable quicker and more convenient flight boarding for more than 37 million passengers who fly with JAL (Japan Airlines) each year.
/ 26 Feb 2013 / 60 weeks ago
Visa and Samsung have announced their alliance that pairs Visa's payment technology with Samsung's mobile devices to accelerate the adoption of NFC payments globally. Read on to uncover details of their agreement.