This seems to be the season of gaming phones, is it not? It first started since last year when we saw the original Black Shark phone, then the Razer Phone. We were awed, but the whole trend went into hiatus for a while. Then it came back stronger than ever with the Honor Play, then the superbly affordable Pocophone F1, then the ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Black Shark 2. The one phone that I always wanted is a new PlayStation Phone.
The Honor 8X was released to the market not too long ago, and we also covered the initial launch event here in Malaysia. Honor fans all over the country welcomed the new Honor 8X with open arms and made it Honor's best-selling smartphone in Malaysia as of yet. The question is - why is the Honor 8X so popular in Malaysia?
In the world of gaming smartphones - which is still in its infancy at this point of time, we saw phones which are purely specs-dependent. But that's not enough - that's why we have smartphones like the ROG Phone. But what truly sets the ROG Phone apart from its competitors like the Razer Phone 2? Other than giving you a true unfair advantage over your enemies, here are 5 reasons why and how the ROG Phone wins over its competitors.
We're really lucky to be invited to our local media briefing of the ASUS ROG Phone. This highly-anticipated smartphone was first experienced back at Computex 2018 and since then, ASUS did quite a lot of fine-tuning and polishing to the ROG Phone. After 4 months, we now have the ROG Phone on our hands once again. There's now a USB-C dock and an official ROG Phone case too.
Over the course of time since Huawei released their P20 and P20 Pro back in early April of this year, we've seen one new additional to the list of colors of the P20 Pro - and that's the Twilight color scheme. Just recently, Huawei announced the two new colors - Morpho Aurora and Pearl White. Even though Huawei Malaysia made the announcement for both colors, only the Pearl White color will be coming to Malaysia.
Over the course of the last 2 months or so, we saw smartphones coming and going as usual. However, there are two smartphones in particular that stood out - the Honor Play and also the brand new Xiaomi Pocophone F1. The main question that got thrown around is always the same - why are they so cheap?
After Computex 2018, I published an article with a similar title. In summary for that article, we covered Computex 2018 by using two smartphones - one performer and another heavy-lifter. But then the Samsung Galaxy Note9 came and we reviewed it, and soon our trip to Taipei followed. Hence, we revisit this topic once again.
Computex 2018 is over - but I think it's time we share something more than just the coverage of booths of brands that are present there. We should take a look at the phones we used too. Why? Because smartphones for traveling require battery longevity, camera quality, and speedy performance.
Smartphone chargers are one of our most prized possession when it comes to tech these days. Some of us bring them out together on a daily basis, whereas some of us bring a power bank. One thing is for sure - these chargers differ from one another. For all smartphone reviews that we do, we highlight what type of charger the phone actually comes with, is it 5V 1A, 5V2A, or something else? Smartphone chargers do affect your user experience.