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Event Coverage

CEE 2019 highlights

By Team HardwareZone - 25 May 2019



Apple's iPhone XR is the more budget friendly iPhone, but it still boasts a large 6.1-inch Retina display with the same full-screen design as the XS. You'll also get the same TrueDepth camera and Face ID system, the same powerful A12 Bionic processor, and the same wide-angle 12-megapixel camera on the back as the XS and XS Max. Grab the 128GB model from Singtel for just S$98 (usual price: S$478) when you sign up for their XO78 plan .

Read our full review of the Apple iPhone XR here.

If you're looking at a tablet, the Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad comes equipped with a A10 Fusion processor, which provides 40% faster CPU performance and 50% better graphics performance than last year's A9. The new iPad can also be used with an Apple Pencil, just like the more expensive iPad Pro. Pick one up from Gain City starting at S$498 and get a free 12,000mAh powerbank, and the wireless in-ear headphones pictured above (total value of free gifts is S$99).

Read our full review of the 2018 iPad here.



Google's latest smartphone, the Pixel 3a XL, boasts a 6.0-inch 2,160 x 1,080-pixel OLED display (402ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 with Adreno 615 GPU and 4GB of RAM.  Cameras wise, there's a 12.2MP f/1.8 dual-pixel rear camera and single 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera as opposed to the dual rear cameras system from the Pixel 3 XL. Despite that, you'll still gain access to the computational photography features like Night Sight, Portrait mode and Super Res Zoom, so it's certainly worth looking at if you're looking at the full Android 9.0 Pie experience.

This is going at $779 but you'll get a free Google Home Mini, Google Fabric Case, and a pair of Gold Class vouchers if you purchase at CEE 2019. (Total value $193) 

Read our full review of the Google Pixel 3a XL here.



Huawei's Mate 20 Pro is one of the most advanced smartphones available today, boasting a dual curved Super AMOLED display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a true 3D face recognition camera, a versatile Leica-engineered triple rear camera setup with both an ultra wide-angle lens and a 3x optical zoom telephoto lens, a 7nm octa-core processor, 40W fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging! Get one for $998 instead of the usual of $1,348 and get a free wireless charger, 128GB NM card, Huawei 2-in-1 memory card reader, and a Huawei Body Fat Scale (total premiums worth $312) thrown in.

Read our full review of the Mate 20 Pro here.

Otherwise, there's always Huawei's P30 Pro. This has a 6.47-inches 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (398 ppi) OLED  19.5:9 ratio display, Hisilicon Kirin 980 octa-core with 8GB RAM and a Leica-engineered quad camera setup that's possibly the best we've tested to date

Get it direct from the Huawei for $1,398 at the show, and get a free pair of Huawei BT Freebuds Lite headphones, a screen protector, as well as a portable BT speaker from LG.



If you're looking for LG phones, know that you can find the V40 ThinQ at telcos Singtel, StarHub, and M1. Sporting a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage (expandable with microSD), the V40 also boasts of an impressive camera setup, including three rear cameras (16MP f/1.9 super wide, 12MP f/1.5 standard, 12MP f/2.4 telephoto) and two front-facing cameras (8MP f/1.9 standard, 5MP f/2.2 wide). Get the phone through any of the three telcos at CEE and you will additionally get a free LG 32LK610B 32-inch smart LED TV.



The Oppo AX7 has a 6.2" HD+ (1520x720) Waterdrop Screen with 16.7 million colors. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 4GB RAM, and has a dual rear camera setup pairing a 13MP f/2.2 rear sensor with a 2MP f/2.4 one. This runs on the upgraded ColorOS system (based on Android 8.1) and is going for $299 at the show, down $50 from the usual of $349.



The Razer Phone 2 has a 5.72-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 120Hz UltraMotion IGZO LCD, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor,dual front-facing stereo speakers, IP67 water resistance and dual rear cameras with image stabilization. It supports wireless fast charging, and even boasts an illuminated Razer Logo powered by Razer’s Chroma lighting. Get one at the show for just S$799 (usual price: S$1,249).



Samsung's Galaxy S10+ smartphone is available at CEE 2019. It boasts a new 6.4-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a triple rear camera setup, a dual front camera setup, and a powerful new 8nm Exynos 9820 processor. It also features wireless fast charging, and reverse wireless charging. Pick one up the 512GB version for S$1,798 at the show, and you'll get a free Galaxy Watch Active thrown in.

Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ here.

Otherwise, check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. This has a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB or 256GB internal storage options with microSD support up to 400GB, a 7,300mAh battery, four speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support, a rear 13-megapixel camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Get the 64GB LTE version at the show for S$998, and you'll get a free keyboard thrown in.

Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 here.

Here's a table of trade-in values at the show.



The Vivo Nex Dual Display is a smartphone with a unique form factor: it has a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED on the front, and a secondary 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display on the back. The secondary display on the back allows you to use the rear camera as a selfie camera and still see yourself. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 10GB RAM. Pick one up for as low as S$128 from Singtel if you sign up for their XO48 plan (S$48 per month) at the show.

Otherwise, check out their V15 Pro. As you can see from the picture, this has a unique pop-up camera for a truly unobstructed display. The 6.39-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display has side and top bezels that measure just 1.75mm and 2.2mm thin respectively, giving you an impressive 91.54% screen-to-body ratio. If that sounds compelling, grab it from Singtel for $0 by signing up for their XO78 plan ($78 a month for 40GB, 300mins and SMS). You'll even get a free Vivo V15Pro case and a Vivo Bluetooth wireless earpiece, so grab it now!



Also at the show, is the Redmi Note 7. This has a 48MP+5MP AI dual rear camera and runs on the Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. The 4000mAh is said to give you 251 hours of standby time, 23 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of gaming; certainly enough to take you through your day. We saw this for just S$299, down $40 from the usual price of S$338. 

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