Xiaomi has been making smartphones for quite some time already - but they started off with a custom ROM called MIUI. Over the years, they've evolved into a smartphone company and became what it is today. Though over the years, Xiaomi still continues their renowned lineup of budget smartphones - the Redmi series. As 2017 was the year where longer displays emerged, Xiaomi hopped onto the bandwagon with their latest Redmi 5 Plus - and we got our hands on one for review!
In the most recent development in the Android smartphone of things, we have a new brand called Pocophone. It's by Xiaomi, and they're not hiding it. The box even states that it's Pocophone by Xiaomi. Piggybacking Xiaomi's fame and reputation, the Pocophone shook the world of smartphones by announcing the Pocophone F1 - the true flagship killer.
A while back, Samsung announced two new phones that focuses on the flexibility of the cameras. Samsung announced both the Galaxy A7 (2018) and also the Galaxy A9 (2018). The Galaxy A7 (2018) that we reviewed here has a total of 3 cameras - a main camera, an ultrawide angle camera, and a depth sensor. The Galaxy A9 (2018) ups the ante by introducing a total of 4 cameras - a main camera, an ultrawide angle camera, a depth sensor, and another 2x zoom lens.
We went over to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the grand launch of the ASUS ZenFone 4 family of smartphones. Gong Yoo was there, and the place was like Train To Busan as people flock to the venue just to meet him. After the grand launch, we hung out for a while before heading over to dinner, and that's when the surprise struck us - we're getting the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro right then and there!
ASUS has been releasing their smartphones under the ZenFone brand name for quite some time now. We've all came to know ASUS through their phones in the past through their smartphones in the market. On August of 2017, ASUS announced the ZenFone 4 in Taipei, Taiwan. During that event, ASUS told us that their flagship will be the Selfie Pro that we reviewed here. I personally think that's an illegitimate heir - but will the ZenFone 4 be the real heir?
OPPO has been making mid-range smartphones for years now. The OPPO F1s from years ago paved the way for this cheap-yet-great price range of smartphones, and it ws my favorite smartphone at that time. Now, we have the new OPPO F11 Pro on our hands - and OPPO is redefining themselves in the mid-range market into the premium segment.
Xiaomi has been teasing the Redmi Note 7 for months, and finally – we had the grand announcement of its availability here in the Malaysian market not too long ago. On paper, the Redmi Note 7 brings with it a tremendous value for money – but how well does it hold up in our as a consumer?
When the concept of a slider phone first came out late last year, we have been seeing quite a few of them appearing in the market. One of it is the Mi Mix 3 - where many people calls it as the slider smartphone. How well does the Mi Mix 3 hold up in everyday, day-to-day use? Check out here in this review.