Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

7.5

ZTE enters the crowded and competitive smartphone market in Singapore with three models, of which the Blade VEC 4G is the flagship product. Besides its attractive price tag of S$299, can the Blade VEC 4G impress us over its competitors? We tell you in this review.

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Dual-SIM smartphones are gaining in popularity because they usually come with decent specs and they aren't terribly expensive too. In this shootout, we round up three such devices - ASUS ZenFone 5, HTC Desire 616, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S - to see which one offers the best bang for the buck.

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

3.0

The premise sounded great - a Nokia phone running an Android OS variant, but appears to work like a Windows Phone device. The Nokia XL is the largest of the Nokia X series with a 5-inch screen, but can the Microsoft-forked version of Android compete with other budget phones, including the company's own Lumia devices? We give you the lowdown and why it might have been a mistake.

HTC One (E8) - A discounted M8?

HTC One (E8) - A discounted M8?

8.5

HTC has proven that it is able to pump in more metal into its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), and made it one of the best designed smartphones in the market. What's the next challenge? Moulding the One (M8) in a plastic shell. Here's what we think of its plastic variant, the One (E8).

ASUS ZenFone 6 - Big phone, big performance

ASUS ZenFone 6 - Big phone, big performance

8.0
Best Valued for Money

As the big brother of the ZenFone series, the ASUS ZenFone 6 packs the best specs such as an Intel Atom dual-core 2.0GHz processor, 16GB storage, 13MP camera and a large 3,300mAh battery. Is the ZenFone 6 worth getting over the ZenFone 5 and other competing phablets? We find out in this review.

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$600 (mid-2014)

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$600 (mid-2014)

Smartphones with 4G LTE connectivity are easily available today. They come in various screen sizes, hardware specs, software and more importantly, across a range of price points. We round up six phones from the likes of HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Sony whose screen sizes are below 5 inches and put them through their paces. Find out who's the leader!

Oppo Find 7 & 7A - Same Same, But Different

Oppo Find 7 & 7A - Same Same, But Different

The Oppo Find 7 and 7A are hard to tell apart from their looks as their differences are all under the hood. Do the differences in display resolution, processor, RAM, battery capacity and weight justify the need to spend an extra S$120 on the Find 7? We find out in this shootout!

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2014

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2014

Google's main event of the year was full of announcements, from an entirely new look across all Google products, to super-budget Android smartphones, PC-quality gaming on your smartphone, and Android on your wrist, car and in your TV. Here's the five most important things you need to know from Google I/O 2014.

HTC One (M8), LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 Price Plans Comparison

HTC One (M8), LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 Price Plans Comparison

With all four Android flagship models - HTC One (M8), LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 in the market, we round up the telco price plans and made some comparisons for your easy consumption. Happy shopping!

Xiaomi Redmi Note - A Phablet for the Masses

Xiaomi Redmi Note - A Phablet for the Masses

7.5

Xiaomi is trying its hand at the lucrative phablet market with the Redmi Note. It not only packs a serious punch with an 8-core processor, it also undercuts the competition with a very attractive price tag. Can Xiaomi deliver great performance in an affordable package? We find out in this review.

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