IT Show 2019: The Tech Awards winners edition
IT Show 2019: The Tech Awards winners edition (I)
IT Show 2019 is now happening at Suntec Singapore, and if you’re interested to find out what’s available there before you head down, here’s a couple of articles to start you off:
Tech Awards winners @ IT Show 2019
Readers of HardwareZone and HWM will know that we’ve just concluded our annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards event. A total of 29 products are awarded Editor’s Choice, and we’re glad to see many of them are available at IT Show.
To help you make your buying decision easier, here’s a list of the award-winning products our team spotted at Suntec:
Sony A7 III
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, the Sony A7 III offers fast AF, up to 10fps burst shooting speed, and the ability to record 4K videos. It's now going for S$3,299 (with SEL2870 lens) at the show. Free gifts include an extra NP-FZ100A battery and a 64GB memory card.
Read next: Our Sony A7 III review.
Sony Bravia A9F
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best 4K TV, Sony’s Bravia Master series A9F OLED TV offers outstanding picture quality, a very user-friendly UI (thanks to Android TV), and a surprisingly effective sound-from-screen audio performance. This gorgeous TV can be had at the show for S$8,949 for the 65-inch model, or S$5,999 for the 55-inch model.
Plantronics BackBeat Go 410
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best Wireless Neckband Headphones, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 is small and lightweight, offers dual-mode ANC, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It's now going for S$159, down from the usual S$219. And it comes with a 2-year warranty.
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best True Wireless Earbuds, the RHA TrueConnect offers good call and streaming quality, and will give you 5 hours of playback on a single charge (and another 20 from the carrying case). You can get it at the show for S$258, a modest discount from its usual retail price of S$288.
Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple’s largest iPhone to date, the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, is a super-fast phone (computer?) thanks to its A12 Bionic chip. If you going to get the phone from IT Show, know that you can get the 256GB model from StarHub for just S$599 (U.P: S$930) when you sign up for a 2-year S$105/month plan.
Read next: Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: X evolved
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best Smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a classy design, a gorgeous AMOLED display, the most versatile rear camera setup out there, and so much more. At IT Show, it’s going for S$1,348 and you get a free wireless charger, a 128GB NM card, a 2-in–1 memory card reader, and the Sennheiser CX 6.00BT in-ear earphones (total worth S$413). Sweet!
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best Smartwatch, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch has an always-on OLED display and a rotating bezel that’s used for UI navigation. The battery also lasts a good 80 hours. Get it at the IT Show starting from S$398.
Read next: A closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Watch
ASUS ROG Phone
Winner of our Editor’s Choice for Best Gaming Smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone boasts beastly specs such as a 6-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, a 12MP rear camera/8MP front camera, and a “speed-binned” 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB RAM. It is also compatible with a host of gaming accessories to take your mobile gaming to the next level. Pick one up from GamePro’s booth for S$1,598.