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.

A feature on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+

Which should you buy: Apple iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

FEATURE  /  20 Oct 2014

If you can't beat them, join them. And now that Apple has done just that, the world's two biggest smartphone manufacturers each has a premium flagship phablet vying for your attention: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. But which is the right one for you?

Camera Showdown: The Apple iPhone 6 vs. the Sony Xperia Z3

Camera Showdown: The Apple iPhone 6 vs. the Sony Xperia Z3

FEATURE  /  16 Oct 2014

The iPhone is the camera of choice for many casual shooters, while the newer Sony Xperia Z series of phones sport impressive 20.7-megapixel cameras. With the new iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z3, it's now time to take a look at these two favorites in a camera performance showdown. Find out how they fared!

A feature on Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

FEATURE  /  14 Oct 2014

Following the retail of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6 devices, Sony's six-month refresh cycle sees the availability of the Xperia Z3 and its smaller counterpart, the Z3 Compact. Competition in the market is fiercer than ever, but how do the new Sony smartphones fare? We have the details for you!

Six cases to keep your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in pristine condition

Six cases to keep your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in pristine condition

FEATURE  /  09 Oct 2014

Compared to the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 phones' larger and thinner proportions makes it tougher for some to keep a grip on their new toy. And did we mention Bendgate? But fret not, as there's never a lack of cases for the iPhone. Here are the top picks!

A feature on HTC Desire Eye

Hands-on: HTC Desire Eye

FEATURE  /  09 Oct 2014

HTC is the latest manufacturer to jump on the selfie bandwagon with the launch of the HTC Desire Eye, a smartphone with two 13MP cameras, one on the front and one on the back. We take a closer look.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+  review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+: More than big

REVIEW  /  07 Oct 2014

Samsung finds itself in a precarious situation this year with two bigger iPhone 6 models breathing down its neck. Can Samsung, the company who started the phablet craze, defend its turf with the Galaxy Note 4 4G+? Let's find out in this detailed review!


How tough is "tough"? We put the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1 to the test as our editor, Alvin, tries his best to destroy the pesky device.

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