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Hands-on: Sony's new mobile devices at IFA 2014

FEATURE  /  06 Sep 2014

Sony had a stronger presence in IFA 2014 with a string of new mobile devices including two smartphones - the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, its first 8-inch tablet – the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, two wearable devices - the Smart Watch 3 and SmartBand Talk. Join us as we check them out in detail at the show floor!

A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

FEATURE  /  04 Sep 2014

Samsung introduced a new design philosophy with the Galaxy Alpha as it is the first phone from the company to sport a metallic frame. Is the change in strategy a good one for Samsung? We share our findings in this hands-on article with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

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Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

FEATURE  /  03 Sep 2014

Samsung just launched the new Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. We know you would love to check out more photos of it and how it handles, so here's our detailed hands-on experience with both devices!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

FEATURE  /  02 Sep 2014

85 HardwareZone members attended an exclusive hands-on session with the ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE and were among the first in Singapore to test out the new smartphone and its updated features. Check out what took place at the event!

HTC Butterfly 2 review

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

REVIEW  /  22 Aug 2014

We had a few days with the just announced HTC Butterfly 2 and we feel that it melds the best of the old Butterfly series and the new One series. Here's our take on the Butterfly 2, which could be HTC's best smartphone yet this year.

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Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

FEATURE  /  19 Aug 2014

HTC officially announced the Butterfly 2, the international model of the J Butterfly HTL23 in Tokyo, Japan this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Butterfly 2 and how it compares with the company's premium HTC One (M8).

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom takes smartphone imaging performance up a notch

REVIEW  /  15 Aug 2014

Samsung's Galaxy K Zoom follows up on the premise of the Galaxy S4 Zoom to offer a camera-specialized smartphone that's better than the average smartphone shooter. The new K Zoom offers far better specs and in a much sleeker body while still maintaining the 10x optical zoom feature of its predecessor. Find out how the new pocket shooter fares in our use.

Nokia Lumia 930 review

Nokia's Lumia 930 is Windows Phone's strongest competitor yet

REVIEW  /  13 Aug 2014

The Lumia 930 is the first flagship release to come out after Microsoft's buyout of Nokia. With an aluminum build, Full HD 5-inch OLED display, a much improved OS, 20MP PureView camera, and an SRP lower than other flagship devices, it looks like a strong competitor. But is it enough to make you want a Windows Phone?

ZTE Blade VEC 4G review

Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

REVIEW  /  13 Aug 2014

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.

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

FEATURE  /  11 Aug 2014

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 Dual SIM review

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

REVIEW  /  03 Aug 2014

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) review

HTC One (E8) - A discounted M8?

REVIEW  /  26 Jul 2014

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 review

ASUS ZenFone 6 - Big phone, big performance

REVIEW  /  24 Jul 2014

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.

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

FEATURE  /  15 Jul 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!

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

FEATURE  /  09 Jul 2014

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

FEATURE  /  30 Jun 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

FEATURE  /  28 Jun 2014

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 review

Xiaomi Redmi Note - A Phablet for the Masses

REVIEW  /  25 Jun 2014

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.

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Smartphone

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Smartphone

FEATURE  /  17 Jun 2014

Huawei debut its latest flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7 in Singapore at CommunicAsia 2014 earlier this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Ascend P7.

SingTel's Easy Mobile Plans: Are they Worth Signing Up with a Two-Year Contract?

SingTel's Easy Mobile Plans: Are they Worth Signing Up with a Two-Year Contract?

FEATURE  /  16 Jun 2014

SingTel's new Easy Mobile plans offer customers the flexibility of customizing voice, SMS and data bundle according to their needs. However, the contract pricing for phones are higher than the standard plans. Do you benefit from signing up an Easy Mobile plan with a contract? We compiled some figures for you.

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With their metal frame, glass back, and new color finishes, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge look and feel so much better than previous Galaxy S series phones. There's also a higher-res screen, a faster processor, improved cameras, and a cleaner, more responsive UI. We take a closer look.

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