Sony Xperia C4

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The All New Sony Xperia C4

If you have not already heard, Sony is making a comeback into the mobile market but this time they are hoping to make an appeal to all the vain ones out there in the world with the all new Sony Xperia C4. The crazy thing about this phone is that is has a 5.5 inch display that comes with a built in 5-megapixel front-facing camera which is actually equipped with an LED flash. You will actually have a range of modes in this mobile just to help you take the perfect selfie of yourself. Yes, you heard it right. This phone is about to take the whole trend of selfies a level higher than what is already is.

 

Since we are talking about a phone right here, let us all be honest and forget about the selfies for just a minute. The overall specifications of this phone are not all that bad to be honest. You don’t have to be a person who is all about taking pictures of yourself but still you will enjoy the all new Xperia C4 for its full HD resolution display and to make things better, this special phone here runs on an Android Lollipop and has a 64-bit Octa Core processor that comes together with 4G LTE connectivity. The Sony Xperia C4 comes with IPS technology display. Your viewing angle is now perfected and you will be able to get display clarity even if you hold your mobile from different angels. Let us take a look at what really makes this phone as great as what everyone says it is.

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Front Camera

As you would already know, this phone comes with a 5-megapixel front camera together with a soft LED flash. The 25 mm lens wide-angle lens which it comes with also ensures you that you and your friends will no longer have to squeeze like a bunch of sardines in a tin can just to fit into a picture as you have much more angle space now. The Exmor R now balances out your images even in low lighting areas.  The HDR is gives you such great clarity when it comes to taking selfies you would start taking selfie videos of yourself as there is a SteadyShot feature.

LED Flash

Forget about cracking your head trying to figure out how to set your camera to give you perfect lighting for your images as the LED flash will automatically do that for you by illuminating the scene based on the amount of light in the background.

Superior Auto Mode

From now on, you can be ever ready to post up beautiful night scene selfie images of yourself as all your selfies are going to look like you had a professional photographer had them taken and this is all with the help of the Superior Auto Mode.

Display

Times are changing now and it has been proven that size does matter. The 5.5” Full HD display incorporates its TV Technology into the phone. The Mobile Bravia Engine 2 along with its IPS screen powered by an Octa-Core processor, this phone gives you nothing but excellent viewing from any given angle. You can now call your friends over, sit down in a circle and everyone sitting around watching will get to enjoy great clarity regardless of what angle they may be watching the video from.

Volume Boost

We are talking about a maximum of 97 decibels right here. That is what the Xperia C4 speakers are capable of. Call your friends over, play an anthem and get the party started already.

Crystal Clarity

Get ready to tap into ClearAudio + Technologies, Clear Stereo, Clear Bass and Clear Phase. This combo right here eliminates distortion automatically. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy your music all night long.

Badass Bass

The xLOUD loudness enhancement engine gives you a thick bass punch. You can now listen to all those funky bass slaps on your favourite songs which you never really could here before and get a kick out of it too.

Sleek Design

Some might argue that with a 5.5” display, this phone would seem a little bulky but you would be surprised to find out that the Xperia C4 is a lightweight and portable phone that can be carried around easily as it fits just about anywhere. The phone comes in a few cool colour variations which are black, white and standout mint.

Faster Than Fast

A built in LTE/4G modem gives this phone an insane internet connection speed that can go up to 150 megabits per-second. Enjoy watching videos without experiencing lag as the 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor is able to give you maximum performance without draining out your batteries.

Battery Life Boost

This phone runs on a 2600mAH battery and you now have a battery STAMINA mode in your phone whereby you can prolong your battery life. You will also be able to make your battery last up to 4 times longer just by switching it to standby mode and you will still be able to receive messages and calls with this feature on.

A Great Phone – Everything You Would Need

The overall conclusion one might say about this phone is, despite it being names a C4, this phone won’t blow anything up and it is pretty safe to use as well. In an internet age where people care about selfies more than anything else in the world, this would be the phone to go for and even if you aren’t a selfie junkie, this phone would be able to do you plenty of good with all its other features put together. So ask yourself, do you want to be seen with the trendiest phone around snapping pictures with all those around you? If you do, then ask no more questions and just go for it.

 

Cheapest gaming laptop in Malaysia

The Most Affordable Gaming Laptops In Malaysia

It is not about looks or brands nowadays when it comes to laptops. Every branded laptop does have features and the looks and times have definitely changed in the world of technology. Toda, it is more to what the laptop is actually made of and by that I mean it has come down to the weight of the laptop, the amount of power consumption that it uses, the type of graphic processors that it uses and so much more.

Like all gamers out there, the first thing they would look for would be a laptop which is portable. In order for it to qualify as a potable laptop, it has to be something light which gamers can bring along everywhere they go. Heavy laptops don’t really qualify as being portable in this case. The power consumption and graphic card is also a very important aspect when it comes to gaming. It is not just about high end and low end graphic cards. We can in fact dissect the graphic card section into three main parts which are the Memory Bus, Pixel Shaders, and Memory Speeds. Direct 11 would also need to be present in all graphic cards as games nowadays require a rich graphic card.

Before we move into what laptops are the cheapest to get here in Malaysia, one thing that you should know by now if you are a gamer is that most gaming laptops are pretty expensive to begin with. It is not necessary that you will need a laptop with extremely high specs to play your games on. You can always spend a little less on a standard laptop with average specifications and adjust your game settings to suit what capabilities your laptop is able to handle.

Gaming manufacturers however have another set of rules which they play by. All gaming manufacturers normally try their best to create and develop games which exceed what the gaming laptops can actually handle. The simple reason behind this is not only do they want their games to have the best quality when it is being played but it is also due to the fact that gaming developing companies are affiliated with computer manufacturing companies. As a gamer, you can choose to lower the game settings but keep in mind that this will actually impact your gaming experience a little bit.

As what has been already said, gamers nowadays look for a few important things before choosing their gaming laptops such as the size of the screen, weight, power consumption and also the GPU. As time passes by, technology is increasing and so are the specifications for all these laptops as a gamer will always look for the most powerful laptop to support the games he plays without lagging or having any problems. The laptop battery is also an important factor for a gamer as they will need enough power to support them playing while their laptops aren’t plugged in. However, to keep gamers safe and happy at the same time, most of them tend to plug their laptops into a plug socket to avoid having their laptops die out on them while in the midst of a game.

Let us now have a look at some of the cheapest gaming laptops which you can buy as a gamer. While some of you reading this might find it hard to believe that you will be able to find cheap gaming laptops, the truth is, you will be able to find a gaming laptop to suit your need with your budget.

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RM 1,200 to RM 1,300

LENOVO Ideapad Notebook G40-45

Laptop Specifications:

AMD A8-6410 2.00Ghz
14.0″ HD LED Screen
WIndows 8.1
2GB Ram
500GB HDD
AMD Radeon R5-M230 2GB
DVDRW

14″ HD Screen

It comes with a stunning 16:9 widescreen format combined with 1366 x 768 resolution. This laptop gives you sharp and clear images on your screen.

Booming Sound System

The speakers together with Dolby Advanced Audio, the Intel HD Graphics and the G40 enables you to not only have excellent visuals when you are gaming but the sounds system makes the your gaming experience one you will never forget.

Multi-touch Touchpad

You get to play around and switch apps, zoom in and out, and even use some other functions with the Multi-touch-Touchpad.

Unique AccuType Keyboard

This keyboard here is built for comfort. It has a lot more space and you will be able to move your fingers comfortably especially when you are gaming.

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RM 1,200 to RM 1,300

Acer Aspire E5-471G-57BE

Laptop Specifications:

Windows 8.1 Single Language
Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz
35.6 cm (14″) HD (1366 x 768) 16:9 CineCrystal
NVIDIA GeForce 820M with 2 GB Dedicated Memory
4 GB, DDR3L SDRAM
1 TB HDD

Precision Touchpad

The touchpad is much more responsive than all the other traditional touchpads around and the special thing about this touchpad is that there is also a Palm Rejection feature which helps you ignore motions which you don’t intend to make.

USB 3.0

With the USB 3.0 port, you can now easily transfer all your photos, mp3’s, movies and even your games ten times the speed of a USB 2.0.

Built-in DVD Drive

You can now watch DVD’s and CD’s using your laptop as you have a built-in DVD drive in your laptop.

 

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RM 2,200 to RM 2,300

HP Pavilion 14-V229TX Notebook

Laptop Specifications:

Intel Core I5-5200U Processor(2.2GHZ Up To 2.7 GHZ)
4gb DDR3 1600 RAM
1tb Sata Hard Disk
14″ Diagonal HD Brightview Wled-Backlit (1366 X 768)
Nvidia GT830m 2GB DDR3 Graphics
Supermulti Dvd Burner
Wifi / Bluetooth / Webcam
Windows 8.1 64BIT

An All-Rounder

Unlike the other gaming laptops around, the HP Pavilion Notebook provides benefits that would seem a little too good to be true. What you will be getting in this one is astounding sound quality as it is powered by BeatsAudio, with the industry-leading processors, brilliant display and this laptops comes and stylish colors.

Industry-leading processors

The HP Pavilion is one of the few laptops out there that is built for speed. You can be at ease knowing that your laptop has more than sufficient power.

Re-writable DVD drive

You can now watch DVD’s and CD’s using your laptop as you have a built-in DVD drive in your laptop.

Beats Audio

You will get sound quality at its best with the BeatsAudio with its combined dual speakers. Without a doubt, the HP Pavilion is one of the rare gaming laptops out that has brilliant sound quality.

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Dell Inspiron 15R-5547 (5000 Series)

Laptop Specifications:

4th Gen Intel Core i7-4510U processor(4M Cache,up to 3.1 GHz)
Genuine Windows 8.1 Single Language 64bit
1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Drive
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz(4GBx2)
No Optical Drive
High Definition Audio enhanced with Waves MaxxAudio
AMD Radeon HD R7 M265 2GB DDR3
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Port
5 in 1 Card Reader(SD,SDHC,SD3.0,MS,MS Pro)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1×1+ Bluetooth 4.0
Moon Silver
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution(1366×768)
HD 720p Webcam with Array Microphones
3-cell Lithium Ion(43WHr) Battery
1 Year Dell Onsite Service Warranty

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A very versatile PC for all those who want to experience nothing but the best. It also comes with 1TB space which enables you to keep everything from files to games inside your computer.

Sleek Exterior

This beauty is 21% thinner and 19% lighter than all the other models and it has been designed to be more beautiful than ever before. With a design this sleek and elegant, you can impress anyone and everyone around you.

Longer Hours

You can now stop worrying about your laptop dying of on you anytime soon as this one here is built to handle longer hours. Its battery life will be able to keep you gaming all night long.

Studio-Style Sound Quality

It doesn’t matter if you are listening to music or watching your favourite movie on this one because it is powered by Waves MaxxAudio which delivers brilliant audio performance

Excellent Connectivity

Say goodbye to slow WiFi connection with Dell Inspiron 15R-5547. You are now able to connect at blazing speed to the internet. This one right here is design for the real world and what could be better, like all Dell computers, you are entitled to a one year Dell onsite service warranty.

 

U Mobile Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Great news, U Mobile has come out with Redmi 2 plans where you can own the phone for as low as RM 141. For your information, the original Redmi 2 cost RM 449 at Xiaomi Malaysia. One of the main benefit of this plan is that there are no upfront payment needed unlike the package that you sign with other telcos.  There are also no Contract which is unbelievable. Do bear in mind that here is a term stating that you will need to return the phone subsidy cost if you terminate within 12 months when you sign up for the plan. The subsidy will be calculated by the number of months you have left with the plan.  The phone subsidy is available for U Mobile postpaid Ultimate Device 95 and Ultimate Device 65 plans .

Here are the breakdown cost of the postpaid plans offered.

Ultimate Device 95

Ultimate Device 65

RM 95 Monthly cost RM 65 Monthly cost
5 GB Internet 3 GB Internet
90 mins voice call 60 mins voice call
RM 141 Phone cost RM 256 Phone cost

One can enjoy up more savings with Ultimate Device 95 Plans however with a higher monthly cost. The phone will cost RM 155 more with Ultimate Device 65 plan however the monthly maintenance cost is cheaper. There are pros and cons on both plans. Ultimate Device 95 comes with higher Internet and Voice Call quota which would definitely benefits heavy Internet and mobile users. The ultimate decisions will fall on you to device your suitable plans that incur more savings with the plans listed.

Prepaid Plans

Not all is gloom for prepaid users. Prepaid users will receive a free Mi powerbank while stock lasts. However the Redmi 2 that comes with a prepaid SIM will cost RM 449. Prepaid users will also be able to enjoy 6 months of free Internet. A minimum RM 30 top up is required for the free 500 MB Internet.

 

Garmin Vivosmart Review

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What is a Fitness Band ?

For those of you who are not familiar with Fitness bands/trackers, Garmin Vivosmart is a wearable device like a watch however it has the ability to track your fitness related information such as  number of steps taken in a day, calories burnt and other datas.  The data collected can be send over to smartphones or computers with Bluetooth technology. One of the main benefit of these devices is that it can reveal how much calories you have used and improve it especially for weight loss purposes.

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Vivosmart

Vivosmart comes in large and small size. The device is made of high quality rubber/silicon like material that fits nicely into anyone’s hand. Vivosmart does indeed looks very durable and probably can last for a long time. Specification from Garmin mentioned that the device is 50 meter water resistant thus this device will have no issues with sweat or when you are wearing it while swimming.

The device actually has no buttons while all functions are performed on the touch screen which is kind of cool. Functions are accessed by swiping left or right with a finger just like smartphones. The OLED screen can be a little dim while brightness can also be adjusted in the device settings.  Of course the device also display the time, date, alarm so it can function as a normal watch as well.

 

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Connectivity and Garmin Connect

The device can connect to both Android and Apple’s IOS operating system with Bluetooth and will auto sync the data directly to smartphones or tablets. Users will have to download the respective Garmin Connect to be able to sync with the band.  All vital information is available for display on the App.  You can also connect with friends while compete with them on the App. The Garmin App is able to connect with Myfitnesspal app which can accelerate the calories being brunt. Activities can also be shared to social media such as Facebook via livetrack function.

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Movebar

One of the most important aspect of losing weight is not to sit idle too long. The movebar is actually Vivosmart function that will notify you to move if you are sitting to long.  Once you have been idling for an hour, the Viovosmart will notify you following by next 15 minutes for 1 hour. This is optimize the your body for burning maximum calories.

Fitness activity

Just like any fitness watch, Vivosmart is able to track your fitness activity when you run, walk or cycle. Vivosmart can be paired with bike sensors for cycling purpose. Calories calculations are done with your personal information ,activities, speed and distance.

Sleep

Another benefit if this device is that it will be able to track sleep quality.  The tracking is rather basic. While the function needs to be set manually, the sleep mode is able to track your movement during sleep.

Find my phone

This is another rather interesting feature of the band. You can actually set your connected device such as smartphone to beep in case if you have lost them. This is perhaps a good feature to those who regularly lose their phone.

Goals

Garmin Vivosmart will benchmark your steps taken in a day when you start using the device while you can adjust and set your goals accordingly.  Typically someone would want to achieve the goal of 10,000 steps daily

Conclusions

The device cost around $200  , RM 650 which is quite decent for a band tracker. The features of the watch is great however it comes with no heart rate tracking and GPS functions. This should not be the perfect device for running and cycling however garmin vivosmart reviewthe other sensors can be purchase separately and it supports Garmin’s ANT+ standards.  Garmin claims this device has a 1 year battery life while it needs to be charged with a cable that connects to USB port. A single charge can last up to 1 weeks that would also depends on usage

A cheaper version of the watch Vivofit can also be found that don’t comes with GPS tracking function.

 

 

Xiaomi Mi5 leaked

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There have been reports of the much anticipated Mi5 images that are surfacing on popular Chinese social media Weibo recently. The phone is expected to be launched by Xiaomi at the end of 2015 as a response to Apple’s Iphone 6. This phone is expected to be the new budget flagship Xiaomi phone. From a glance, the newly leaked image does indeed looks similar with previous laked photo reports, verifying the validity of previously leaked photos

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The new reports suggested that the new Xiaomi Mi5 flagship phone will have a 5.2 or 5.5 inches IPS capacitive touch screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels display 565 PPI display. The display is Quad HD and the density seems amazing and is higher than current Iphone 6 Retina display. The anticipated Mi5 will be powered by Snapdragon 810 which is 64 bits, LTE compatible with a single Quad core 1.5 Ghz Cortex A53 and a Quad core 2Ghz Cortex A57 processor. The phone will be using Adreno 430 GPU graphic processor. It has a 4GB RAM while comes with choices of 16 , 32 or 64 GB on phone storage. However the phone storage is still not expandable. The new Mi5 will most probably run on the latest MIUI 6 which is the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

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The Mi5 will probably be running on 3000 mAh battery with 16MP rear camera and a 8MP selfie camera. The camera are reported to have IS (Image Stabilization) capability to prevent blur from shaky hands.

Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has also confirmed that the company have developed 5 prototypes of Mi5 that are being tested. Research and development of the new phone typically takes around 18 months.The new phone will also comes with all the standard features that Mi4 has such as quick charging, sensors and many more.

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Xiaomi Mi5 Plus ?

There have also been reports suggesting that Xiaomi may release a second larger version of Mi5 touted the Mi5 plus which is eerily similar with Apple’s positioning of Iphone 6 phones. The Mi5 plus will be a good option when you need a higher power device with larger screen as compared with Redmi Note. The Mi5 plus phone will have a 6 inches screen while the hardware specifications would probably be the same with Mi5.