Tag: smartphones

Key differences between the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X – should I upgrade my existing iPhone? | IT Gadget Review

In remembrance of Steve Job on his birthday, Apple announced three new iPhones at its annual special event on 12 September 2017 – the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the flag-ship iPhone X (‘iPhone Ten’). For those who already own the current models of iPhone, it may be a tough choice to make or should you even consider…

Google takes on its smartphone design with new Pixel series – but it is not cheap | IT Gadget Review

Finally the long awaited Google Pixel series was launched on 20th Oct 2016, that was after long six years of partnering up with device makers to create its Nexus phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the latest additions to its line of in-house products.Naturally, they are also the first Daydream-ready phones.   The Pixel is the smaller of the…

Xiaomi’s top end Mi 5 (小米手机5) is one good contender with good design and performance | IT Gadgets Review

Xiaomi unveiled its much-anticipated flagship the Mi 5 during March 2016 in China followed by India in May 2016. This is one important milestone for Xiaomi as Mi 5 is the first Xiaomi phone with a physical home button and front-mounted fingerprint sensor. (Last year’s Redmi Note 3 has a scanner on its reverse.) It is important to note that…

Apple launches iPhone SE – an upgrade from iPhone 5C or a smaller iPhone 6S? | IT Gadgets Review

The new iPhone SE has finally reached the doorstep. Apple has positioned this to better cater for a segment of the market who prefer smaller screen smartphones where in this digital era, we have seen mobile phone screen size hitting as large as 7”. Will this 4” cousin achieve its high order mission? The first look at the packaging when…

OnePlus X – smaller version of OnePlus 2 or much more? | new Gadget Review

One of the biggest names in the budget premium phone sector is Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. OnePlus has quickly made a name for itself by offering stellar phones at stellar prices, with enough internal horsepower and external beauty to compete with contemporary flagships. It’s one of the best budget smartphones you can buy. Shortly after its second flagship, the OnePlus 2,…

iPhone 6 Plus – truly worth the bigger than bigger? | A day experience and takeaway | IT Gadgets Review

It is once again, the annual event which millions would not miss – new iPhone launch! This time round, Apple has ‘bowed’ to the mass calling to have a phablet. Or is it truly what they have mentioned that it is an opportune time when they have finally got the hardware & software ready for the launch?   Similar to…

Nokia Lumia 530, yet another decent dual sim smartphone for the masses | IT Gadgets Review

Once again, Microsoft has launched a revised version of the low-end Windows phone – Nokia Lumia 530.  Comparing the new Lumia 530 to the Lumia 520, there are a few small improvements. The processor has been bumped from dual-core to a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 chip, the 4-inch screen resolution gets a very slight increase to 854 x 480 while…

Hands on quick review on new Xiaomi Redmi Note – is the money worth the specifications? | IT Gadget Review

Finally, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched last week (15th July 2014) with overwhelming response to the extent that the initial batch of 5000 sets were sold out in mere 42 seconds on their SG portal. Xiaomi offers 2 versions of the Redmi note in China, but only the top of the range version is made available in Singapore…

First 24hr experience of new Xiaomi Redmi smartphone launched in Singapore | IT Gadgets Review | Quick Review

Before the launch of the first Xiaomi handset in Singapore, not many locals have paid much attention on their handset models. Xiaomi (小米科技) was founded in 2010 with venture capital support from Singapore Temasek. Their various models released in the past were all built around Android and not surprising that the local Redmi version is too. Some of their past…

How does the new Q10, S4 and iPhone5 stack up? | Quick summary on latest Smartphones | IT Gadgets Review

It has been a long while (perhaps more than 2.5 years) since I last had my hands on a blackberry phone. Last week, when Blackberry launched their first qwerty keypad phone with BB OS 10.1, I decided to give it a good try.   I must say the first experience with the Blackberry Q10 is akin to home sweet home.…