Hands-on: HTC One M9

Hands-on: HTC One M9

FEATURE  /  01 Mar 2015

HTC unveiled their latest flagship HTC One M9 device today and we have all the technical details inside with our hands-on experience to share. Jump in and find out more!

LG G Flex2 review

LG G Flex2 - Flexes ahead of the pack

REVIEW  /  18 Feb 2015

The LG G Flex2 is the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered device to land in Singapore. Sporting a more manageable 5.5-inch curved display and ergonomic design, is the G Flex2 the Android smartphone to get this quarter? We find out in this review.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

REVIEW  /  30 Jan 2015

With the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7, Huawei officially enters the premium phablet market which is dominated by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Chinese company also stepped up its game with the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core chipset, a rear fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE CAT 6 support. How does the Ascend Mate 7 fare against the competition? Find out in this review.

Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

FEATURE  /  28 Jan 2015

ZTE launched the Blade S6 today, the first smartphone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octacore processor and running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The S6 also boasts a sleek aluminum body design and a 13MP Sony rear camera, as well as a wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera. All this for just US$249.99. We take a closer look.

Xiaomi Mi Note review

Xiaomi Mi Note: Not just one of the best value phablets, one of the best phablets, period

REVIEW  /  27 Jan 2015

Xiaomi's latest phone is something of a departure from its usual fare. The 5.7-inch Mi Note phablet is a cut above the wallet-friendly offerings Xiaomi has offered in the past, and its premium design, build and specs put it in the same league as the flagship phones from Apple, Samsung and other smartphone giants. But can Xiaomi compete at the very highest level? We find out.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

REVIEW  /  20 Jan 2015

The Galaxy Alpha smartphone is Samsung's experiment on using metal for its body construct and is positioned to compete against the iPhone 6. Does Samsung's experimentation with the 4.7-inch Alpha pay off? We investigate.

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

FEATURE  /  20 Jan 2015

Xiaomi's newly released Mi Note phablet has drawn a lot of comparisons to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (not least from Xiaomi itself). But are those comparisons warranted? We take a closer look to see how it holds up to scrutiny when placed side by side with the iPhone 6 Plus.

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

FEATURE  /  15 Jan 2015

Like the budget Redmi series, Xiaomi's flagship Mi series finally has its own large-screen smartphone, the Mi Note. Here are our first impressions of this 5.7-inch phablet.

HTC Desire Eye review

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

REVIEW  /  15 Jan 2015

The HTC Desire Eye is the first of its kind in the industry with two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the front and one on the back. Clearly aimed at the selfie crowd, can the Desire Eye stand out among the competition?

Interesting sights of CES 2015

Interesting sights of CES 2015

FEATURE  /  11 Jan 2015

As the world's largest tech expo, CES 2015, comes to an end, the HardwareZone team amassed quite a bit of interesting sights from the show. We've compiled most of them in this article for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

FEATURE  /  06 Jan 2015

Among a boatload of new TV models, the LG G Flex 2 was the only mobile product to headline their CES press conference and it pretty much stole the show. We've got plenty of hands-on photos and a run-down of the key specs.

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

FEATURE  /  05 Jan 2015

NVIDIA has just announced its new Tegra X1 SoC, which is uses its new Maxwell graphics architecture and promises even greater performance and power efficiency. But don't just take our word for it, here are some hands-on benchmarking results.

ASUS PadFone S  review

ASUS PadFone S: Finally, a more accessible hybrid smartphone

REVIEW  /  22 Dec 2014

The 2-in-1 hybrid PadFone has always been one of the flagship models in ASUS' product range, but the new PadFone S retails for just S$449, half the price of the previous PadFone Infinity. Is this new low cost PadFone a re-branding of its premium heritage, or the first budget entry for this series? Whichever the case, find out how it fares!

Nokia Lumia 830 review

Nokia Lumia 830: High-end looks at a mid-range price

REVIEW  /  12 Dec 2014

Microsoft is calling the Nokia Lumia 830 an "affordable flagship." And with its sleek aluminum frame and curved-at-the-edges Gorilla Glass 3 screen, it certainly looks like one. But can this S$529 Windows 8.1 smartphone compete with more expensive flagship devices in other areas too? We find out.

OnePlus One review

OnePlus One: A cheaper, better, faster phone that you cannot readily purchase

REVIEW  /  03 Dec 2014

"Never Settle" being OnePlus One's motto, it promises to deliver a stock Android experience, while empowering users to tweak and maximize the utility and power of the mobile phone. Does it live up to its motto? We find out in this review.

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

FEATURE  /  26 Nov 2014

Did you know, if you have an Intel-based smartphone, it's very likely that some of the components in that smartphone were designed and engineered right here in Singapore? Intel actually has two bases of operations in Singapore, one in Kallang and one in Ang Mo Kio, we took a peek inside its Kallang labs.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+  review

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+: Finally, a curved screen that's actually useful

REVIEW  /  21 Nov 2014

In Samsung's vision of the future, everything with a screen is curved. Even devices without curved form factors have curved displays, like the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which has a display that curves right off the edge of the phone like a tiny super AMOLED waterfall. But is the Note Edge the future of smartphones or just a gimmick? We find out.

Redmi Note 4G review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G: A Phablet for the masses, now with 4G

REVIEW  /  13 Nov 2014

With a retail price of S$229, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G costs marginally more than the non-4G model and is set for battle against the other budget 4G phones and phablets in the market. Does it do well in giving us consumers the best value for money? Find out in our review!

A feature on ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE (2GB RAM, 8GB storage)

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$300 (Q4 2014)

FEATURE  /  05 Nov 2014

4G smartphones are now not only easily available, they have also become quite affordable. In the third quarter of 2014 alone, we saw the entry of six 4G smartphones that are priced below S$300. We round up these six phones from the likes of ASUS, HTC, Oppo, Motorola, Samsung and ZTE, and put them to the test. Find out which phone emerges as our top recommendation!

Motorola Moto X (2014) review

Motorola Moto X (2014): From mid-range to premium flagship in less than a year

REVIEW  /  29 Oct 2014

The original Moto X finally made its way to Singapore earlier this year, but we won't have to wait as long for its successor. The Moto X (2014) has an updated design, a larger 5.2-inch Full HD display, a flagship-level Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and better voice and gesture commands, all while retaining its near stock Android OS.


At long last, Samsung Electronics has announced today the global launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, two smartphones with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. On paper, they share many similar specs - so how do you tell one from the other? And are they what Samsung needs to counter the upcoming iPhones? Let's take a look!

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