Let's talk about what Nokia had gone through over the years. Back during the days when they're still stuck with Symbian OS, things weren't going so well. That's when Apple first announced the iPhone and Android came out not too long after that. Around that time, the economic crisis hit. Things were nasty for Nokia. Then, Microsoft bought over the mobile division and that didn't go well either. Now, they have returned under HMD Global - and is it ready to reclaim the throne with the Nokia 8?
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!
A little shy of a month ago, we went to Taipei, Taiwan for the grand launching of the ASUS ZenFone 4 series. A week after the grand launching, the ASUS ZenFone 4 series was already available in Malaysia! Among the family of ZenFone 4 series of smartphones, the one that was deemed the "face of ZenFone 4" is the Selfie Pro, where we all got a unit to review and also the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Media Appreciation Package.
OTG cables are fantastic little accessories to have at all times. They're not widely available, and not widely known too, for that matter. This little OTG cable converts your whatever device with USB-A headers to USB-C or micro-USB. they're available in quite a lot of different shapes, lengths, and designs, actually.
Here's where things get a little interesting - the idea of AI in a smartphone. Why should it exist? Simple - it manages the hardware resources properly and see what's going on with it. Huawei does have something called Machine Learning Algorithm, or MLA for short, in their current smartphone. However, MLA is not available for all Huawei smartphones.
It's no surprise that some of us need a budget phone. Now, this budget phone doesn't need to be super high-end. Some of us just need a phone that we bring to travels and whatnot, because of the extra SIM card slots and for WiFi hotspots and whatever else. Here comes the Neffos X1 Lite at RM499 - a ridiculously low-priced smartphone.
Photography is ever-changing, especially for smartphones. However, the fundamentals of photography remain the same. Be it DSLR or smartphone cameras, the basics are the same - especially the exposure triangle. Of course, there are differences between DSLR & smartphone cameras.
The Honor 8 is launched a little less than a year ago - and it remained my favorite smartphone for a long time, until it got updated to Nougat and all hell broke loose. Now comes the all-new refreshed iteration, the Honor 8 Pro. What's so different, actually?
Portrait photography is simple, but its feature integration and application in practical photography is beyond just portraits. It is called portrait mode, but its name can be rather misleading as it is not particularly optimized or used only for faces and portraits.