Category Archives: Mobile Devices Reviews, Articles & News

This section is where you will find everything on mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, phablets! We will share with you our reviews, articles and the latest news on these mobile devices.

Maxis And Celcom Tops 2019 Opensignal Report!

The 2019 Opensignal Malaysian Mobile Network Experience report reaffirmed that Maxis and Celcom continue to dominate the Malaysian mobile network market over the other four players- Digi, U Mobile, Unifi and Yes.

Find out more about the 2019 Opensignal report findings, and what it means for your mobile network experience in Malaysia!

 

The 2019 Opensignal Malaysian Mobile Network Experience Report

The 2019 Opensignal Malaysian Mobile Network Experience report was compiled from over 1.9 billion measurements collected from over 744, 691 devices using the Opensignal app in Malaysia. The report covered a 3-month period from December 2019 through February 2019.

In t which was compiled over a 3 month period (December 2018-February 2019), Maxis and Celcom has emerged winners ahead of their rivals Digi, U Mobile, Unifi and Yes.

 

The 2019 Opensignal  Key Findings

The 2019 Opensignal Malaysian Mobile Network Experience report clearly showed that Maxis and Celcom are very much ahead of their other rivals in the Malaysian mobile network market.

Here are the key findings from the 2019 Opensignal report :

  • Maxis and Celcom are almost equal in distancing themselves from the other four telco operators such as Digi, U Mobile, Unifi and Yes.
  • Maxis won the Download Speed Experience category with an average connection of 17.9 Mbps
  • Celcom won the Upload Speed Experience with an average connection of 6.3 Mbps.
  • Maxis and Celcom were the only two operators to earn Good ratings in the video application metric; DiGi, U Mobile and Unifi all had either Fair or Poor ratings.

 

2019 Opensignal Regional Performance

The 2019 Opensignal report also showed the regional performance of Malaysia’s mobile operators in 11 Malaysian regions/cities with some rather unique results, such as;

  • In the 4G Availability metrics, Yes was the clear winner in Kuala Lumpur and Seberang Perai / Penang with scores above 95% – an exceptional level of LTE access.
  • Celcom had 4G Availability scores above 90% in Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Baharu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Malacca and Seberang Perai/Penang.
  • In Ipoh, all five operators improved on their national Upload Speed Experience results while in Download Speed Experience, there were significant increases from four of the operators over their national averages.

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Comes With A FREE Galaxy A9!

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 family of smartphones, they announced that a premium 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.

Well, the 1TB Galaxy S10+ is now here, and it comes with a FREE Galaxy A9 2018 smartphone! Here are the full details!

 

The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Is Here!

Like the “regular” Galaxy S10 Plus models, the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus runs on Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States). They are both great flagship-class mobile platforms, with eight CPU cores and a fast GPU.

They are all powered by a large 4,100 mAh lithium-ion battery that supports QC 2.0 fast-charging and Wireless PowerShare.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G9755) In-Depth Review

More RAM + Storage

The regular Galaxy S10 Plus models come with 8 GB of LPDDR4X memory, but the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus goes all out with a whopping 12 GB of LPDDR4x memory!

On top of that, it has an incredible 1 TB of internal storage, courtesy of the new 1TB Samsung eUFS chip. The regular Galaxy S10 Plus models, in comparison, come with either 128 GB or 512 GB of storage.

Either way, the 1TB Galaxy S10 comes with more memory and storage than many computers out there!

Premium Ceramic Back

It also boasts the 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, with a Dynamic AMOLED panel that is HDR10+ certified, and reproduces DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

All Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus models are protected in the front by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, which is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

But unlike the “regular” Galaxy S10 Plus models, the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus comes with a premium Ceramic back in two colour options – Ceramic White, or Ceramic Black.

The Ceramic Back offers more than just slightly different colour options. It actually offers “extra strength, durability and better resistance to scratches“ as well as an “inner layer of scatter-protection film“.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Back Comparison

 

The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Price + Launch Deal!

The 1TB Galaxy S10 will retail for RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,467 / £ 1,128. But that’s not all.

If you purchase one from now until 5 May 2019, you will receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 smartphone worth RM 1,999!

But before you rush off to get this great deal, note that :

  • The deal is offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • It is only available in participating Samsung Experience Stores, selected Samsung Authorised Dealers, and selected Dealers.
  • It is NOT available in the Samsung Online Store or Telco stores.
  • The store from which you purchase the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus must provide you with the free Galaxy A9 2018 on the same day
  • You will not be allowed to choose the colour of the free Galaxy A9 2018.

 

Where To Buy Samsung S10 + S10 Plus?

Here are some direct purchase / links :

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The HUAWEI P30 Pro Price + Deals + Colour Comparison!

The HUAWEI P30 Pro launch was a shocker, with incredible launch prices and offers. Now, let’s share with you our HUAWEI P30 Pro price + deal comparison, as well as a close-up look at its colour options!

 

The Official HUAWEI P30 Pro Tech Briefing

If you have not already seen it, here is the official HUAWEI P30 Pro tech briefing by Clement Wong from HUAWEI Global Product Marketing.

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Colour Comparison

Globally, there are five HUAWEI P30 Pro colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal. However, not all colours are available in all countries, at least not initially.

At the HUAWEI P30 Pro launch, we had the opportunity to check out the three P30 Pro colour options available in Malaysia – Black, Aurora and Breathing Crystal.

Which P30 Pro colour do YOU prefer? 🙂

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Price Comparison

Let’s compare the HUAWEI P30 price lists from various countries around the world, and see where you can get the best P30 Pro price!

HUAWEI P30 Pro Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
8 GB + 512 GB € 1,249
~$1403
£ 1,099
~$1446
NA NA RM 4,399
~$1,077
8 GB + 256 GB € 1,099
~$1235
NA CAD 1,315
~$984
A$ 1,599
~$1,137
RM 3,799
~$931
8 GB + 128 GB € 999
~$1122
£ 899
~$1183
CAD 1,190
~$891
NA NA

Right off the bat, we can see that Malaysia has the best prices by far. The P30 Pro price, irrespective of which model you choose, is generally between 23% and 26% LOWER than the P30 Pro in other countries.

Malaysia is also one of the few countries you can buy the premium HUAWEI P30 Pro with 512 GB of storage!

[adrotate group=”2″]

Canadians have it pretty good as well. Their P30 Pro prices are about 20% to 22% lower than prices in other countries.

Australians get a small but still nice 8% discount for the P30 Pro.

Here are some direct purchase or pre-order links :

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Deal Comparison

Now, let’s compare the special pre-order or launch deals for the P30 Pro smartphone!

Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
HUAWEI P30 Pro Sonos One Speaker Sonos One Speaker HUAWEI Watch GT HUAWEI Watch GT Snorkeling Cover +
1TB Backup Drive
Value In USD $199 $199 $209 $209 $252

Again, Malaysia stands out above the rest. Not only do Malaysian consumers get different freebies, the value of the freebies is significantly higher than the other countries.

And again, the Canadians and Australians also have it pretty good. The HUAWEI Watch GT (US | UK | MY) is, arguably, a better freebie than the Sonos One (US | UK | MY) smart speaker!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The HUAWEI P30 Colour + Price + Deal Comparison!

The HUAWEI P30 launch was a shocker, with incredible launch prices and offers. Now, let’s take a look at the HUAWEI P30 colour options, and compare the local and global prices!

 

The Official HUAWEI P30 Tech Briefing

If you have not already seen it, here is the official HUAWEI P30 tech briefing by Clement Wong from HUAWEI Global Product Marketing.

 

The HUAWEI P30 Colour Comparison

Globally, there are five HUAWEI P30 colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal. However, not all colours are available in all countries, at least not initially.

At the HUAWEI P30 launch, we had the opportunity to check out the three P30 colour options available in Malaysia – Black, Breathing Crystal and Aurora.

Which colour do YOU prefer? 🙂

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Price Comparison

Let’s compare the prices available globally, and see which country has the best prices!

HUAWEI P30 Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
8 GB + 128 GB NA NA NA NA RM 2,699
~$661
6 GB + 128 GB € 799
~$898
£ 699
~$919
CAD 940
~$704
A$ 1,099
~$781
 

Right off the bat, we can see that Malaysia has the best prices by far. Prices here are generally between 23% and 26% LOWER than prices in other countries.

Malaysia is also the only country we know where the HUAWEI P30 is available with 8 GB of RAM!

[adrotate group=”2″]

Canadians have it pretty good too. Their prices are about 20% to 22% lower than prices in other countries.

Australians are not too far behind, with a nice 13% discount for the P30.

Here are some direct purchase or pre-order links :

 

The HUAWEI P30 Deal Comparison

Now, let’s compare the special pre-order or launch deals for the P30 smartphone!

Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
HUAWEI P30 Sonos One Speaker Sonos One Speaker HUAWEI Watch GT HUAWEI Watch GT Wireless Charging Cover
+ 1TB Backup Drive
Value In USD $199 $199 $209 $209 $212

Again, Malaysia stands out above the rest. Not only do Malaysian consumers get different freebies, the value of the freebies is also higher than the other countries.

And again, the Canadians and Australians also have it pretty good. The HUAWEI Watch GT (US | UK | MY) is, arguably, a better freebie than the Sonos One (US | UK | MY) smart speaker!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Get Honkai Impact 3 + Free Gift From HUAWEI AppGallery!

Mobile game players heads up! The bestselling 3D anime game Honkai Impact 3 is now available to all HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users with a FREE gift pack through HUAWEI AppGallery!

 

What Is HUAWEI AppGallery?

The HUAWEI AppGallery is basically the HUAWEI app store for HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users. and the first to introduce Developer Real-name Verification.

This special 4-layer detection mechanism is designed to secure the safety of applications distributed through HUAWEI AppGallery.

 

Get Honkai Impact 3 On HUAWEI AppGallery!

HUAWEI AppGallery will now distribute Honkai Impact 3, a hugely-popular 3D anime graphics game with more than 10 million downloads worldwide!

The Chinese game developer of Honkai Impact 3, miHoYo, is hoping that this partnership with HUAWEI will further boost their reach in the Asia Pacific region, by delivering the game directly to the large number of HUAWEI and HONOR mobile gamers.

 

Free Honkai Impact Gift Pack!

HUAWEI and HONOR users who are avid mobile game players will love this special in-game gift – a Honkai Impact Gift Pack.

All you need to do is go to the HUAWEI AppGallery on your HUAWEI or HONOR smartphone, and download the latest version of Honkai Impact 3 to start battling it out with other players!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


HUAWEI P30 Malaysia Launch With Incredible Prices + Deals!

Malaysia has always had a special place in HUAWEI’s heart. Hence, it was no surprise at the HUAWEI P30 Malaysia launch when they announced incredible prices and deals for the new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Malaysia Launch

Earlier, we shared with you the P30 Pro and P30 key features, as well as its global price list and colour options.

Today, we share with you the official tech briefing and Q&A session at the HUAWEI P30 Malaysia launch event!

The Official HUAWEI P30 + P30 Pro Tech Briefing

Recommended : Three Key HUAWEI P30 Camera Features Revealed!

The Official HUAWEI P30 + P30 Pro Q&A Session

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

The Incredible HUAWEI P30 Prices + Deals!

Delivering the special HUAWEI P30 Malaysia prices and deals was none other than Luke Au, GTM Director, Consumer Business Group, HUAWEI Malaysia!

These HUAWEI P30 Malaysia models, colour options, and prices will be available from 6 April 2019 onwards.

[adrotate group=”2″\
  • HUAWEI P30 (8 GB + 128 GB)
    – Three colour options : Breathing Crystal / Aurora / Black
    RRP : RM 2,699 / ~US$ 660 / £699.99 / ~€ 590
    26% cheaper than global price!
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB)
    – Three colour options : Breathing Crystal / Aurora / Black
    RRP : RM 3,799 / ~US$ 929 / £ 1,123.16 / ~€ 830
    24.5% cheaper than global price!
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB)
    – Three colour options : Aurora
    RRP : RM 4,399 / ~US$ 1,076 / ~£ 826 / ~€ 961
    23% cheaper than global price!

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Price List + Colours + Specifications!

If that huge discount is not good enough, HUAWEI is offering the following P30 Malaysia freebies :

  • HUAWEI P30 (8 GB + 128 GB) – FREE Wireless Charging Back Cover (worth RM 268) + 10,000 man HUAWEI Power Bank
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) – FREE Snorkeling Cover (worth RM 428)
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB) – FREE Snorkeling Cover (worth RM 428)

And if you purchase the HUAWEI P30 or P30 Pro on 6 April 2019, you will receive an Early Bird Reward – a FREE 1 TB HUAWEI Back-Up Drive worth RM 599 / ~US$ 146 / ~£ 112 / ~€ 131.

So, if you are in town, or even just passing by, take opportunity of this special status to grab a new HUAWEI smartphone… or two!

 

HUAWEI MateBook 13 Price + Availability

Luke also revealed the price and availability of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 laptop, which will be offered in two configurations.

Both models are available for sale from 6 April 2019 onwards.

 

HUAWEI Watch GT Active + Elegant Price + Availability

He also revealed three new HUAWEI Watch GT Active and Elegant models for men and ladies.

The 46 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Active will be sold at RM 899 / ~US$ 220 / ~£ 168 / ~€ 196 from 6 April 2019 onwards.

The 42 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Elegant will be sold at RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£ 149 / ~€ 175 from 4 May 2019 onwards

 

Coming Soon : HUAWEI Audio + Eyewear Accessories!

Finally, Luke gave us a sneak peek of what HUAWEI will be introducing soon  – a mini Bluetooth speaker, HUAWEI Freelace and the HUAWEI – Gentle Monster Eyewear!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Black Shark 2 Tech Briefing, Price + Deals Revealed!

Coming just two weeks after its global launch in Beijing, the Black Shark 2 is here to take down the ROG Phone and the Razer Phone 2!

Here is everything you need to know about Black Shark 2 – the official tech briefing, as well as its price and deals!

 

The Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) is a gaming-optimised smartphone, very similar to the ROG Phone and the Razer Phone 2. It was designed to take both its competitors down in five key aspects of mobile gaming – gaming performance, gaming control, vision, hearing and vibration.

Flagship Class

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, and comes with either 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Direct Touch Liquid Cooling System 3.0

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) features a direct touch liquid cooling system that keeps the entire device cool, as opposed to just cooling the CPU and GPU.

Ludicrous Mode

To guarantee maximum gaming performance with no dropped frames, the Ludicrous Mode locks the CPU into its maximum clock speed.

5-Hour Gaming Battery Life

Despite its size, the Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) only comes with a 4,000 mAh battery.  However, they assure us that it will let you game for up to 5 hours before it needs a recharge.

Fast Charging While Gaming

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) supports 27 watt fast charging, which gives you 30 minutes playing time with a quick 5-minute charge, and one full hour of gaming with just 10 minutes of charging.

You don’t even have to stop playing. Even if, for example, you are playing PUBG, it will recharge to 15% in just 30 minutes.

X+2 Antenna

To ensure maximum wireless connectivity, the Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) features an enhanced X+2 antenna design. The two additional side antennas help the X-type smart antenna transfer data wirelessly no matter how you grip the phone.

Low Latency Touch Screen

It claims to have the “world’s lowest latency touch screen“, with a response time of only 43.5 ms, slightly less than the iPhone XS at 45 ms and the Galaxy S10 at 60 ms.

AMOLED Display With DC Dimming

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) has a large 6.38-inch AMOLED display with DC dimming to reduce strain on the eyes.

It also boasts an integrated DSP with MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) capabilities to eliminate unwanted judder and blur.

Gaming Audio

[adrotate group=”2″]

Its audio system is designed specifically for gamers, with dual front-facing speakers. They are also 25% larger than speakers of a standard smartphone.

It also comes with three gaming microphones – two of them noise-cancelling microphones in the front to  ensure clear in-game voice chats.

4D Gaming Experience

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) can recognise different environments, weapons, movements and actions (e.g. hits), and can automatically vibrate itself to create a 4D gaming experience.

Host Mode

If you want to play on a larger display, you can connect it to a TV or monitor using a HDMI cable. Play your games like a console with the optional GamePad 3.0 accessory.

 

Black Shark 2 Price + Deals Revealed!

The Black Shark 2 (8GB | 12GB) is available in two variants, and two colour options :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB (Only Shadow Black) : RM 2,499 / ~US$ 612.50 / ~£ 467
  • 12 GB + 256 GB (Shadow Black or Frosted Silver) : RM 2,999 / ~US$ 735 / ~£ 560

The 8 GB model is available for purchase with immediate effect. The 12 GB model is available for pre-order from 1 April to 5 April, 2019.

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy A70 With Dual 32 MP Cameras Revealed!

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy A70, which features an Infinity-U display and dual 32 MP cameras! Get the full details here!

 

The Samsung Galaxy A70 Smartphone

The new Samsung Galaxy A70 comes in a stylish design with large Infinity-U Display and enhanced cameras, including 32 MP front and rear cameras. It also comes with a larger battery and better connectivity.

 

Immersive Display, Sleek Design

The Samsung Galaxy A70 has a large 6.7” Infinity-U display with 20:9 display ratio . This is the biggest screen in the Galaxy A series so far.

Samsung is offering the Galaxy A70 in three trendy gradient colours – Blue, Black and White. Its chassis also comes with a prism effect that changes its reflection according to the direction of lighting.

High Resolution Lens

The Samsung Galaxy A70 has a 32 MP front camera. In the back, it has a triple lens camera enhanced with a 32 MP camera paired with a depth sensor that lets you adjust the depth of field of all of your shots!

It also comes with a secondary 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera, which is designed to capture images that mirror the same viewing angle as the human eye.

The cameras boasts two software features to help deliver the best results possible :

  • Scene Optimizer offers a recognition feature that is able to intuitively enhance up to 20 scenes
  • Flaw Detection automatically identifies glitches before you click to prevent anything less than a perfect shot.

Longer Lasting Battery Power

The Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery that supports 25 watt Super-Fast Charging – a feature that is not even available in their flagship Galaxy S10 models!

Superior And Secure Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A70 has an on-screen fingerprint scanner that is positioned to make it easier to use without changing your grip.

Samsung also encourages you to pair it with Samsung Pass, so you can sign into websites and apps using a faster and more secure way.

Everything is kept encrypted and secured by Samsung Knox, Samsung’s own defense-grade security platform.

 

Samsung Galaxy A70 Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A70
Display6.7-inch Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Infinity-U design
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 670
Processor2 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Gold (2.0 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Silver (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 615
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage128 GB internal storage
micro SD card slot (up to 512 GB)
Front Cameras32 MP sensor + f/2.0 aperture
Rear CamerasTriple-Lens Camera
- 32 MP main camera + f/1.7 aperture
- 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera + f/2.2 aperture
- 5 MP depth sensor + f/2.2 apearture
Connectivity4G : LTE Cat12 DL (600 Mbps), LTE Cat13 UL (150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
Battery4,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
- 25 W Super-Fast Charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, On-Display
Other SensorsGravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
NFC / Samsung PayNo / No
DimensionsNA
WeightNA
Colour OptionsBlack / Blue / White

 

Coming Soon – A Galaxy Event!

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is not available for sale yet. It will only be launched at “A Galaxy Event” that will be held across three continents on 10 April 2019!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Rising Camera PSA – Don’t Be A Dick And Take Dick Pics!

A Scottish bloke just found out the hard way why it’s a bad… VERY BAD IDEA to take dick pics using the newfangled rising camera that goes up and down like… his own dick.

WORST. IDEA. EVER.

 

A Bloody Emergency!

A horny Scottish gentleman was recently admitted to the Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, complaining that his “Johnny’s got cut!“, and spewing blood out the front of his pants.

Doctors quickly determined that a rectangular piece of his male pride was neatly cut out. They successfully sewed up the wound, but the poor bloke now has to live with a permanent downward bent in his junk!

C’est la vie! Or as they say in Scotland – Is e a bheatha!

The doctors were perplexed and greatly intrigued by the wound. It was a small but perfectly rectangular. What on Earth (or in the Milky Way) could cause such a wound?

Was it the results of some misadventure in self-gratification? Or a misunderstanding with a lass?

 

A Rising Camera Clipped His Junk!

With the help of a healthy dose of scopolamine and half a bottle of Macallan, they got to the bottom of it.

The poor bloke had just purchased one of those newfangled smartphones with a rising camera. He loved how the rising camera would go up and down on command, “like his own Johnny”.

After a hot and heavy evening of chatting with a lady he fancied, interspersed with Scotch shots, he decided to prove his virility by taking and sending her a few dick pics.

He could not remember what happened, but the next thing he knew, he was screaming in great pain with blood spurting everywhere!

One of the doctors passed him his phone and asked him to show them how the rising camera worked (seriously???).. and lo behold, when the rising camera slid up, out popped a piece of the Scottish lad…

 

The Rising Camera Is NOT For Dick Pics

Me dear laddies, it be true that the Scottish Highlands are cold and lonely, without a lass in sight and only sheep to keep the nights warm.

So we geddit when you have the urge to connect with a lass of the humanoid persuasion, But don’t be a dick and take those dick pics with a rising camera!

LOOK at how much painkillers they have to give him!!!

Yes, it may go up and down like your dick, but SERIOUSLY, it is still a self-respecting selfie camera and deserves to be treated with the appropriate respect.

So… DON’T BE A DICK and TAKE DICK PICS with your smartphone… especially if it has a rising camera!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Photography | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

Now that HUAWEI introduced the P30 Pro and the P30, you may be wondering – how different are they? To make it easy for you, we prepared this P30 Pro vs. P30 comparison guide!

 

HUAWEI P30 Pro vs P30 Comparison – Features

Display

The HUAWEI P30 Pro has a larger 6.47-inch curved OLED display. The P30, on the other hand, has a smaller 6.1-inch flat OLED display.

Because their display panels have the same display resolutions, this means the larger P30 Pro display has a slightly lower pixel density than the smaller P30 display.

Rear Cameras

The HUAWEI P30 Pro features a new Leica quad-camera system, made up of :

  • a 40 MP main camera with a super-bright f/1.6 aperture,
  • 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • an 8 MP SuperZoom telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera.

The P30 Pro’s SuperZoom telephoto camera supports 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom and 50X digital zoom.

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Pro Super Zoom Preview @ Blue Concert!

The HUAWEI P30, on the other hand, has a Leica triple camera system, made up of :

  • a 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture,
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture.

Its telephoto camera supports 3X optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom and 10X digital zoom.

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Super Zoom Photos Of Wang Lee Hom!

ToF Camera vs Laser Auto-Focus

The P30 Pro has a Time of Flight (ToF) camera, which does not actually take any photos. It creates a 3D map of objects and their distances using pulses of invisible near infra-red light.

The P30 does not have the ToF camera, and uses a laser auto-focus system instead.

SuperSpectrum Sensor ISO Rating

Both models use the 1/1.7-inch 40 MP SuperSpectrum sensor, which uses a new RYYB filter to extend its ISO rating.

However, the P30 Pro supports up to ISO 409,600, while the P30 will only support up to ISO 204,800.

Recommended : Celebrities Leak Pre-Wedding Photos Taken By HUAWEI P30!

Acoustic Display Technology

This is a similar technology to Sony Acoustic Surface Audio, where actuators vibrate the display to produce sound.

Only the P30 Pro comes with this feature, replacing the lower speaker with the acoustic display. The P30 comes with two regular speakers.

SuperCool Technology

Both models will feature HUAWEI SuperCool technology to keep the Kirin 980 cool, even during long gaming sessions.

However, only the P30 Pro will use both graphene film and a heat pipe to quickly conduct and shift heat away from the CPU and GPU. The P30, on the other hand, will only use graphene film.

Storage

In certain countries, the P30 comes with just 64 GB of storage. The P30 is available in two other storage capacities – 128 GB and 256 GB.

The minimum storage capacity for the P30 Pro, on the other hand, is 128 GB, with options for 256 GB and 512 GB of storage.

Both models support additional storage via HUAWEI’s NM card, instead of microSD cards.

Recommended : The HUAWEI Mate X Foldable 5G Smartphone Preview!

Dust + Water Resistance

The P30 Pro is IP68-rated, which means it is sealed against dust and can be immersed in over 1 meter of water for at least 30 minutes.

The regular P30 is just splash-resistant, with an IP53 rating. It should withstand water sprayed on it (e.g. rain) for up to 5 minutes.

Battery + Recharging

The HUAWEI P30 Pro comes with a larger 4,200 mAh battery and supports 40 W SuperCharge 2.0, as well as 15 W Wireless QuickCharge.

The regular P30, on the other hand, has a 3,650 mAh battery and only supports 22.5 W SuperCharge. It does not support wireless charging.

Size + Weight

The P30 Pro is naturally larger and heavier than the P30. It is slightly wider by 2 mm and very slightly thicker by 0.8 mm, but almost 9 mm taller and weighs 27 grams more.

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Price List + Colours + Specifications!

 

HUAWEI P30 Pro vs P30 Comparison – Specifications

SpecificationsHUAWEI P30 ProHUAWEI P30
Display6.47-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
6.1-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with EMUI 9.1Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.1
System PlatformHUAWEI Kirin 980HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
NPU2 x NPU2 x NPU
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76ARM Mali-G76
Memory + Storage6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 512 GB
6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 64 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Dust + Water ResistanceIP68IP53
Front Camera32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraQuad Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.6 lens and OIS
- 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
- Time-of-Flight camera
Triple Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 lens and OIS
- 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
GPSGPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
GPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
Battery4,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 40 W fast charging
- supports 15 W wireless quick charge
3,650 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 22.5 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-DisplayYes, In-Display
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Infra-red Sensor
Colour Temperature
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature
NFCYesYes
Dimensions73.4 mm wide
158.0 mm tall
8.41 mm thick
71.36 mm wide
149.1 mm tall
7.57 mm thick
Weight192 grams165 grams
Colour OptionsBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and BlackBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and Black

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Price List + Colours + Specifications!

HUAWEI just unveiled the P30 Series smartphones, which boast their most advanced camera system with enhanced optical and AI image stabilisation technology.. Here are the official HUAWEI P30 Pro and P30 price list, colour options and complete specifications!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Series Smartphones Compared

The HUAWEI P30 Series consists of the standard P30 with a 6.1-inch display, as well as a larger P30 Pro with a 6.46-inch display.

Both models run on the HUAWEI Kirin 980 mobile SoC, and come with either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and storage options of 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.

They both also come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, as well as a high-resolution 32 MP front camera. Now, let’s see how they differ!

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

SpecificationsHUAWEI P30 ProHUAWEI P30
Display6.47-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
6.1-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with EMUI 9.1Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.1
System PlatformHUAWEI Kirin 980HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
NPU2 x NPU2 x NPU
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76ARM Mali-G76
Memory + Storage6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 512 GB
6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 64 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Dust + Water ResistanceIP68IP53
Front Camera32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraQuad Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.6 lens and OIS
- 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
- Time-of-Flight camera
Triple Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 lens and OIS
- 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
GPSGPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
GPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
Battery4,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 40 W fast charging
- supports 15 W wireless quick charge
3,650 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 22.5 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-DisplayYes, In-Display
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Infra-red Sensor
Colour Temperature
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature
NFCYesYes
Dimensions73.4 mm wide
158.0 mm tall
8.41 mm thick
71.36 mm wide
149.1 mm tall
7.57 mm thick
Weight192 grams165 grams
Colour OptionsBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and BlackBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and Black

Recommended : Three Key HUAWEI P30 Camera Features Revealed!

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

HUAWEI P30 Pro Colour Options

The HUAWEI P30 Pro will come in five colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal.

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Pro Super Zoom Preview @ Blue Concert!

 

HUAWEI P30 Colour Options

The HUAWEI P30 will come in five colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal.

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Super Zoom Photos Of Wang Lee Hom!

 

The Official HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Price List

Here is the official HUAWEI P30 Pro and P30 price list :

  • P30 Pro (8 GB + 128 GB) : € 999 / ~US$ 1,126 / ~£ 853 / ~RM 4,587
  • P30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) : € 1,099 / ~US$ 1,239 / ~£ 938 / ~RM 5,046
  • P30 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB) : € 1,249 / ~US$ 1,408 / ~£ 1,066 / ~RM 5,735
  • P30 (6 GB + 128 GB) : € 799 / ~US$ 900 / ~£ 682 / ~RM 3,669

The HUAWEI P30 Pro is also available with a Special Edition Gift Box, that comes with :

  • a Breathing Crystal or Pearl White P30 Pro
  • a Pearl Pink Glamorous Case encrusted with Swarovski crystals

Recommended : Celebrities Leak Pre-Wedding Photos Taken By HUAWEI P30!

 

HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Availability

Although the HUAWEI P30 series has now been launched globally, it will only be launched locally in stages. Here in Malaysia, HUAWEI will launch them next Tuesday, on 2 April 2019.

You can register your interest in advanced, to receive a FREE RM 10 accessories voucher!

Note that this is NOT a pre-order. You are just submitting your email address to get notified about the HUAWEI P30 series.

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Official HONOR 8C Tech Briefing, Price + Deals!

HONOR just launched the HONOR 8C – the entry-level companion to their HONOR 8X smartphone. Here are the official HONOR 8C tech briefing, price and deals!

 

The HONOR 8C Tech Briefing

Zhao Zhiwei, Head of HONOR Malaysia, shared the HONOR 8C’s key features in this video!

Display

The HONOR 8C comes with a 6.26-inch IPS display with a HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. It is a FullView display that offers a 86.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Performance

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 mobile SoC, which has eight Kryo 250 cores running at 1.8 Ghz, and an Adreno 506 GPU.

RAM + Storage

The HONOR 8C comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. It has a microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of additional storage.

Cameras

In the front, it has an 8 MP camera with a soft light flash. In the back, its 13 MP PDAF camera has a large f/1.8 aperture, and is paired with a 2 MP depth sensor.

Battery

Powering everything is a large 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. HONOR says that it will last up to 2 days.

 

HONOR 8C Spécifications

SpecificationsHONOR 8C
Display6.26-inch IPS display
-720 x 1520 pixels (269 ppi)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 632
Processor8 x Qualcomm Kryo 250 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506
Memory3 GB
Storage32 GB
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera8 MP sensor with soft light flash (3 levels)
Rear CameraDual Lens Camera
- 13 MP PDAF camera with f/1.8 aperture
- 2 MP depth sensor
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Bluetooth : BT 4.2
USB : micro USB 2.0
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (non-removable)
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsGravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
NFCNo
Dimensions75.94 mm wide
158.72 mm tall
7.98 mm thick
Weight167.2 grams
Colour OptionsBlue / Gold / Black

 

HONOR 8C Price + Availability

The HONOR 8C is officially priced at RM 599 / ~US$ 147 / ~£111. It will be available for retail sale from 5 April 2019 onwards in three colour options – Blue, Gold and Black.

Lazada Exclusive First Sales

HONOR partnered up with Lazada to offer the Blue and Black models starting 27 March 2019 onwards. In addition, the first 1,000 buyers will receive an exclusive tote bag featuring their catbassador of the British short-hair persuasion!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Complete OPPO F11 Pro Launch + Mini Concert!

OPPO launches are more like concerts than actual tech launches. With the OPPO F11 Pro, they brought in Eric Chou and Fattah Amin for a mini-concert!

Check out the complete OPPO F11 Pro launch, as well as the mini-concert by Eric Chou and Fattah Amin!

 

The OPPO F11 Pro Smartphone

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) shifts the emphasis from selfie photography to portrait photography. It boasts a 48 MP rear camera with a bright f/1.79 aperture that should work great in low-light conditions.

It even supports the Tetracell technology, which basically combines four pixels for greater light sensitivity in very low-light conditions. The resulting picture will have a lower 12 MP resolution but it will capture 4X more light!

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) also boasts other photography technologies like Ultra Night Mode and Dazzle Colour Mode. They leverage AI and multi-frame noise reduction technologies to reduce noise, stabilise handheld movements, suppress highlights and enhance dynamic range.

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 mobile SoC, and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports the VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology that shortens charging time by a further 20 minutes.

OPPO also introduced Hyper Boost, their version of HUAWEI’s GPU Turbo. It basically optimises system resources for a faster game response with no disconnections or dropped frames… for about 11 mobile games.

 

OPPO F11 Pro Price + Availability

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) comes in two colour options – Thunder Black with three colour gradients, and Aurora Green with two colour gradients.

It is available for pre-order from now until 29 March, 2019. Retail and online sales kick off on 30 March 2019, at a launch price of RM 1,399 / ~US$ 344 / £261. Here are some direct links :

 

The OPPO F11 Pro Launch Party

OPPO launches are often designed to dazzle attendees with so much star power, you may even forget what product was being launched! But hey – we all love a good time, and OPPO loves to throw a party!

Fattah Amin – Live Concert!

Eric Chou – Live Concert!

Eric Chou Interview @ The OPPO F11 Pro Launch!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Three Key HUAWEI P30 Camera Features Revealed!

HUAWEI has been teasing us A LOT about the P30’s photography capabilities. Now, they just shared with us the three key HUAWEI P30 camera features! Let’s check them out!

 

What We Know About The HUAWEI P30 Camera

Here is what we know so far about the HUAWEI P30 camera :

  • The HUAWEI P30 Pro will have a quad-lens Leica camera
  • The HUAWEI P30 will have a triple-lens Leica camera
  • Both models will have Super Zoom capability, rumoured to offer up to 10X optical zoom

We can confirm that the HUAWEI P30 camera will have the Super Zoom capability. based on the three sets of Super Zoom photos leaked so far :

 

The Three Key HUAWEI P30 Camera Features

HUAWEI just shared with us details and teaser videos of these key HUAWEI P30 camera features!

Super Night Mode

The Super Night Mode teaser video shows how the HUAWEI P30 smartphone is able to capture the subject with just a minute glow from a firefly.

Insect rights aside, the video conveys that the HUAWEI P30 camera only requires a little light to capture the lady with great detail and accurate colours, even though the room is almost completely dark.

Super Zoom

We had already seen three sets of Super Zoom photos, but this teaser video reminds us that Super Zoom is also very useful for recording videos of faraway subjects.

Video recording will never be the same again with Super Zoom capability, especially if rumours of 10X optical zoom are true!

[adrotate group=”1″]

Dual View

This is new – the ability to record a video from two cameras at the same time! It’s like the Nokia Dual-Sight Bothie, but instead of recording from the front and rear cameras, Dual View records from two rear cameras.

The teaser video shows the creative possibility of combining two scenes – far and close – simultaneously. From what we can see, Dual View captures and combines video footage from the telephoto and main cameras.

 

Save The Date!

HUAWEI just created a special HUAWEI P30 mini-site, where you can save the date to your calendar, and get updated on the upcoming HUAWEI P30 smartphones!

Go register your email now!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy A50 + Galaxy A30 Price + Specifications!

At a celebrity-studded “Era Of Live” event, Samsung launched the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 smartphones! Get the full low-down o the new Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 smartphones!

 

The Samsung Galaxy A50 Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is designed to replace the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.

Built around the new Samsung Exynos 9610 mobile SoC, it has four fast ARM Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.3 GHz, and four low-power A53 cores running at 1.7 GHz.

It has an ARM Mali-G72 GPU, and comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash storage. Powering it all is a large 4,000 mAh battery that supports 15 watt fast charging.

Like the Galaxy A7 2018, it boasts a triple camera system with a 25 MP main camera (f/1.7 aperture), an 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2 aperture), and a 5 MP depth sensor.

It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, but unlike the Galaxy S10 series, it uses an optical sensor instead of an ultrasonic sensor.

 

The Samsung Galaxy A30 Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A30, on the other hand, is positioned just above the Galaxy M20 smartphone which launched separately on the same day.

It uses the same Exynos 7904 mobile SoC, with two fast ARM Cortex-A73 cores running at 1.8 GHz, and six low-power A53 cores running at 1.6 GHz.

It has an ARM Mali-G71 GPU, and comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal flash storage. Powering it all is a large 4,000 mAh battery that supports 15 watt fast charging.

It has an improved version of the Galaxy M20‘s dual camera system. Its main camera has a higher- resolution 16 MP sensor with a brighter f/1.7 aperture. But it uses the same 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture.

 

Samsung Galaxy A50 + Galaxy A30 Specifications

Here is a table comparing the specifications of the Galaxy A50 vs the Galaxy A30.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A50Samsung Galaxy A30
Display6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
-1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio
6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
-1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 9610Samsung Exynos 7904
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A73 (1.8 GHz)
6 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Memory6 GB4 GB
Storage128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
64 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera25 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens16 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraTriple Camera System
- 25 MP main camera with f/1.7 lens
- 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens
Dual Camera System
- 16 MP main camera with f/1.7 lens
- 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : micro USB 2.0
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 15 W fast charging
4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 15 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-DisplayYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
NFC / Samsung PayNo / NoNo / No
Dimensions74.7 mm wide
158.5 mm tall
7.7 mm thick
74.7 mm wide
158.5 mm tall
7.7 mm thick
Weight166 grams165 grams
Colour OptionsWhite / Black / BlueWhite / Black / Blue

 

Price + Availability

Both the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy A30 are available with immediate effect at these prices :

They will both be available in three colour options – Blue, Black and White.

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Realme 3 Price List + Deals + Specifications Revealed!

The new Realme 3 boasts a more powerful processor, a new dewdrop display and new cameras. Get the official Realme 3 price list and deals, as well as its full specifications!

 

The Realme 3 Smartphone

Evolving from last year’s Realme 2, the Realme 3 (Price Check) uses the same form factor.. In fact, it is just 0.1 mm shorter, and 0.1 mm thicker – virtually similar in size!

The Realme 3 retained the 6.2-inch display, with the same resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display notch has, however, been replaced with a smaller dewdrop notch.

Realme also added Gorilla Glass protection in the Realme 3 (Price Check), although we are not sure what version they used. Most of what’s changed is literally under the hood.

 

Realme 3 Colour Options

The Realme 3 (Price Check) comes in three colour options – Radiant Blue, Dynamic Black and Classic Black. However, here in Malaysia, they are only bringing in the Radiant Blue and Dynamic Black, which are 3D gradient colours.

The Radiant Blue colour combines semi-transparent blue-green colours with a silver mirror reflective layer.

The Dynamic Black colour, on the other hand, is created by black and blue painting in three separate spray and bake sessions, with pearl powder added to add depth.

 

Realme 3 Price List + Deals

The Realme 3 (Price Check) will be available in two configurations, at these official prices :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 599 / ~US$ 147 / £ 112
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 699 / ~US$ 172 / £ 131

They will be available for sale from 6 April 2019 onwards. But Realme has a special offer for early adopters!

Realme 3 Special Offer!

At 12 AM sharp on 27 March, 2019, the Realme 3 (3 GB + 32 GB) model will be sold at a special discounted price of just RM 549 / ~US$ 136 / £ 103!

Free Lexis Hotel Stay!

In addition, the FIRST 3 customers who purchase the Realme 3 (or any other Realme products) on 27 March 2019, will win a 2D1N Premium Tower Seaview stay, including breakfast, at the Lexis Port Dickson Hotel!

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Realme 3 Specifications Compared

We created this table to show you the differences between the Indian and International variants. You can also compare them against last year’s Realme 2 smartphone.

SpecificationsRealme 3 (India)Realme 3 (International)Realme 2
Display6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
ProtectionCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla GlassNA
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformMediaTek Helio P70MediaTek Helio P60Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.1 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.0 GHz)
8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP3 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP3 (800 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 506
Memory3 GB / 4 GB RAM3 GB / 4 GB RAM3 GB / 4 GB RAM
Storage32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera13 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens13 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens8 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
Rear Camera13 MP image sensor with f/1.8 lens
2 MP depth sensor
13 MP image sensor with f/1.8 lens
2 MP depth sensor
13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mountedYes, Rear-mountedYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compassLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compassLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor
NFCNot availableNot availableNot available
Battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions75.6 mm wide
156.1 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
75.6 mm wide
156.1 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
Weight175 g175 g168 g
Available ColoursBlack, Dynamic Black, Radiant BlueBlack, Dynamic Black, Radiant BlueDiamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Launch Briefing + Price List!

Xiaomi just unveiled the Redmi Note 7, which continues the Redmi tradition of offering a large display with excellent battery life! Here are the full details!

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Revealed!

Unveiling the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 smartphone’s key features was the affable Allen An, Country Manager of Xiaomi Malaysia and Singapore!

All-New Design!

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a large 6.3-inch Dot Drop display that supports 84% NTSC colour gamut! It has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2380 pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

The Note 7 will come in three beautiful colours – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Nebula Red. And yes, it retains the 3.5 mm audio port, as well as the IR emitter so you can use it as a remote control!

New 48 MP Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 boasts a new 48 MP camera built around the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor.

The ISOCELL GM1 sensor supports the Samsung Tetracell technology, allowing it to merge four pixels into one large 1.6 μm pixel. This allows it to greatly increase light sensitivity in low-light conditions, delivering 12 MP pictures that are much brighter and clearer.

Reliable Performance

The Redmi Note 7 runs on the old but dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE mobile SoC, and is powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery.

It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 through its USB Type C port, allowing for much faster battery recharging speeds.

Protection

The Note 7 is protected in the front and back by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is not water-resistant, but has watertight seals for its buttons and ports to reduce the impact of accidental water splashes.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Models + Prices

Xiaomi will offer three Redmi Note 7 models :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 679 / ~US$ 167 / ~£ 126
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 / ~US$ 196 / ~£ 148
  • 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 949 / ~US$ 233 / ~£ 176

Here are some direct purchase links :

Sales will kick off on 27 March 2019, with three colour options – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Nebula Red.

For the first time ever, Xiaomi will cover the Note 7 with an exclusive 18-month warranty!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The HUAWEI Mate 20 X Gets A 10% Price Cut!

Launched back in October 2018, the super-large HUAWEI Mate 20 X just got a 10% price cut! Here are the full details!

 

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X Smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) comes with many features and functions to delight smartphone users who are looking to upgrade to a better and smarter phone.

Bigger Display

Where the HUAWEI Mate 20 had a 6.1 inch screen, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X comes with a massive 7.2-inch display! This panoramic bigger screen displays the fine content such as PPT and the desktop web much clearer than its predecessors.

With a bigger screen, the HUWAEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) also has an expanded internal space within the phone that enables it to carry large-capacity batteries, multi-camera modules. This would in turn create better cooling conditions.

Refined Accessories

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) turns into a portable drawing sketchpad with the new addition of the M-Pen stylus accessory. Its 4096-levels of pressure sensitivity produces a feeling of natural penmanship, as if the user were drawing on a paper itself!

For sound quality and interaction, it boasts a “Real·Stereo” symmetrical dual speaker design, which gives you a more immersive sound experience when playing games.

Longer Battery Lifespan

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) is equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery which supports Super-Fast Charge (4.5 V @ 5 A).

According to HUAWEI, it can last for 6.67 hours which is 3-9 hours longer than other major brand smartphones.

Wide-Angle Triple Camera

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (US | UK | MY) features the same matrix multifocal imaging system as the Mate 20 Pro and is equipped with LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.8-2.4/16-80 ASPH.

The lens system comes with an ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses that offers pixels of 8 MP, 20 MP and 40 MP.  Its “all-in-one phone” camera features :

  • Equivalent 16mm (Ultra-Wide Angle)
  • Equivalent 80mm (3x optical zoom)
  • Equivalent 135mm (5 times mixed zoom)
  • Equivalent to 270mm (10x digital zoom).

The phone can also focus to a 2.5 cm focusing distance and is a tool for exploring the micro and bringing creative macro effects.

 

New HUAWEI Mate 20 X Price!

The HUAWEI Mate 20 has an official launch price of RM 3,199 / ~US$ 765 / ~£ 599.

But HUAWEI has now announced a 10% price cut, so you can now buy it for RM 2,899 / ~US$ 711 / ~£ 535. On top of that, they are bundling it with a free set of :

[adrotate group=”2″]

  • Band A2
  • flip case
  • HUAWEI M-Pen, and
  • a luxury gift box!

Here are some purchase links for your convenience :

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Official Samsung Galaxy M20 Price + Deals Revealed!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 offers a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, a large 5,000 mAh battery and dual rear cameras! Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy M20 price and deals for early adopters!

 

The Samsung Galaxy M20 Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is designed to be an affordable mid-range smartphone that offers dual rear cameras and a long battery life.

Its new Samsung Exynos 7904 mobile SoC has a 2+6 architecture, with two fast Cortex-A73 cores and six low-power Cortex-A53 cores.

There are two known variants – a base model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a higher-end model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

In the front, it has a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, with a teardrop (or V-shaped) notch that conceals an 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens and screen flash capability.

In the back, it has a 13 MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, and a secondary 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens. Right next to them is a rear fingerprint sensor.

Powering all that is a large 5,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, giving it the battery capacity of a typical power bank!

 

Samsung Galaxy M20 Price + Deals!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 has two colour options – Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. Which do YOU prefer?

The Samsung Galaxy M20 was originally launched in India on 5 February 2019, in two variants :

  • 3 GB + 32 GB : ₹10,990 / ~RM 652 / ~US$ 159 / ~£120
  • 4 GB + 64 GB : ₹12,990 / ~RM 771 / ~US$ 188 / ~£141

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy M20 in Malaysia as an online exclusive on 20 March 2019, as part of the Samsung Super Brand Day on Shopee! Here is the official Galaxy M20 price for Malaysia :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£147

 

Special Galaxy M20 Deals!

In addition to the great Galaxy M20 price, Shopee will offer these special deals :

  • The first 100 purchasers will receive a RM 100 cash voucher* + Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker + JBL T450 wireless headset = RM 327 value in total
  • The next 900 purchasers will receive Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker + JBL T450 wireless headset = RM 227 value in total
  • The subsequent 2,000 purchasers will receive the Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker worth RM 98

These are really great deals, so make sure you be amongst the first 3,000 purchasers of the Galaxy M20 at Shopee!

* This cash voucher is only valid for the next purchase during the 27/3 Shopee Mega Sale, which takes place from 21-27 March 2019.

Samsung Quiz On Shopee (18-20 March)

There will also be a Shopee Quiz, where you can answer simple questions to win Samsung cash vouchers and Shopee coins!

Samsung Tablets, Wearables + Accessories Vouchers (18-22 March)

From 18-22 March, Shopee will give out cash vouchers for the purchase of Samsung tablets, wearables and accessories.

  • Tablets + Wearables : RM 100 off a minimum spend of RM 2,000, or RM 60 off a minimum spend of RM 1,000
  • Accessories : RM 50 off a minimum spend of RM 500, or RM 30 off a minimum spend of RM 300

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Back Comparison 2.0

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a variety of colour options, including two premium ceramic backs! Which do YOU prefer?

Updated @ 2019-03-19 : Added confirmed details of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ premium ceramic backs, as well as the Gorilla Glass 5 backs.

Originally posted @ 2019-03-04

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Models

Samsung officially released three models. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 model will have two variants

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+, there will be a larger Galaxy S10+ model with three variants too :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

How did Samsung double storage capacity to 1 TB? Read about the 1TB Samsung eUFS chip!

On top of that, they will introduce an entry-level model – the Galaxy S10e, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. However, the Galaxy S10e (256GB) model appears to be limited to the United States and Canada.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Smartphone Preview

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are available in four main colour options :

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, premium Ceramic models :

  • Ceramic Black
  • Ceramic White

While the Samsung Galaxy S10e is available in two additional fun colours :

  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow

Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink or Canary Yellow colours. As mentioned in our Galaxy S10 primer, not all colours are available in every country.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Ceramic Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ with 512 GB or 1 TB of storage comes with the premium Ceramic White or Ceramic Black options. Let’s compare them to the regular Prism White and Prism Black colours.

According to our source at Samsung, the ceramic back offers “extra strength, durability and better resistance to scratches“. In addition, it has an additional “inner layer of scatter-protection film“.

In addition, Samsung revealed that the ceramic backs are a result of “an intense 200-hour long manufacturing process“. So these premium ceramic backs are more than just about colour and looks!

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, which is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

However, they are only protected by Gorilla Glass 6 in the front. Their backs are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, except for premium Galaxy S10+ models.

As mentioned in the previous section, premium Samsung Galaxy S10+ models with 512 GB or 1 TB of storage have ceramic backs that are tougher and more scratch-resistant.

 

Where To Buy?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

Don’t forget to check out the official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

HUAWEI P30 Super Zoom Photos Of Wang Lee Hom!

The HUAWEI team seems to be on a concert binge! We just obtained more Super Zoom samples from the HUAWEI P30, this time of Chinese superstar, Wang Lee Hom!

Check them out, and find out why the P30 Super Zoom capability will be one of its killer features!

 

Concert Photography Made Possible With A Smartphone?

Everyone LOVES a good concert, and what better way to memorialise it than to take photos of your favourite singers belting it out LIVE?

The only problem? It’s quite impossible to take decent shots using any smartphone if you are seated at a distance from the stage. More so when the light show at concerts can wreak havoc with the colour, contrast and brightness of the photos!

All that looks to change with the upcoming HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone!

 

HUAWEI P30 Super Zoom Photos Of Wang Lee Hom!

At the recent concert by Chinese superstar Wang Lee Hom in Kuala Lumpur, another member of Team HUAWEI took a dozen shots using the soon-to-launch HUAWEI P30 smartphone… at a considerable distance from the stage!

This is the first set of photos we have seen of the P30’s camera in a concert setting. The earlier set was of the P30 Pro. The photos were then cropped to compare the quality at three zoom ranges – Normal Shot, Close Shot, and Super Close Shot.

If they are really from the HUAWEI P30, these Super Zoom samples are really impressive for a couple of reasons.

The photographer seems to be seated at a considerable distance from the stage. Yet you can clearly see Wang Lee Hom’s face clearly. Even though the Super Zoom shot is a little fuzzy, it is still far better than we would expect of any smartphone camera available out there.

These HUAWEI P30 Super Zoom pictures show a considerable improvement in HUAWEI’s zoom photographic capabilities. If rumours are true, the HUAWEI P30 or P30 Pro will support 10X optical zoom. Incredible!

 

HUAWEI P30 Camera Details

We will soon be able to try out the HUAWEI P30 camera for ourselves. HUAWEI is set to unveil it on 26 March 2019. But here is what we know so far about its camera :

  • The HUAWEI P30 will have three Leica cameras at the back
  • It will have super zoom capability – a hybrid combination of optical and digital zoom.

The higher-end HUAWEI P30 Pro is rumoured to have an even more impressive super zoom capability, which Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Technologies Consumer Business Group, practically confirmed when he released an image of the superman on his Weibo account.

The watermark suggests that this moon shot was taken with the HUAWEI P30 Pro, using its quad-lens Leica camera.

You may recall that last year’s HUAWEI P20 Pro introduced the world’s first triple-lens camera, with 3X zoom. The same ground-breaking Leica camera was also used in the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, allowing both smartphones to achieve a class-topping DxOMark score of 109 points!

 

HUAWEI Backup May Be FREE!

[adrotate group=”2″]

We have just learned that HUAWEI may be giving away HUAWEI Backup – a 1 TB external hard disk drive storage solution that will manually or automatically backup data from your smartphone!

This will allow you to take as many photos as you wish with your HUAWEI P30 Pro, and never run out of storage!

 

Save The Date!

HUAWEI just created a special HUAWEI P30 mini-site, where you can save the date to your calendar, and get updated on the upcoming HUAWEI P30 smartphones!

Go register your email now!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

The HUAWEI nova 4e with 32 MP Selfie Camera Revealed!

HUAWEI just unveiled the nova 4e smartphone with a 32 MP selfie camera! Let’s find out what else the nova 4e offers, as well as its price and availability!

 

HUAWEI nova 4e with 32 MP Selfie Camera

HUAWEI invited us to an exclusive media briefing session, where Calvin Ho, HUAWEI Product GTM Specialist briefed us on the new HUAWEI nova 4e (Lazada | Shopee) smartphone’s key features :

Dewdrop Display

The HUAWEI nova 4e (Lazada | Shopee) boasts a large 6.15-inch dewdrop display, similar to Mate20 and Y Max smartphones. The small dewdrop notch and thin bezels give the nova 4e a massive 84.1% screen-to-body ratio.

Cameras Galore!

The nova 4e (Lazada | Shopee) will come with a very high-resolution 32 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens, allowing you to take studio-quality selfies and wefies. But that’s not all.

In the back, it boasts a triple camera system! The main camera has a 24 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens, supported by a 2 MP depth sensor. Its secondary camera is a ultra-wide angle camera with 8 MP sensor and a 120-degree field-of-view!

Performance

The nova 4e (Lazada | Shopee) runs on the Kirin 710 mobile SoC, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It is powered by a 3,340 mAh lithium-ion battery.

 

HUAWEI nova 4e Colour Options

The HUAWEI nova 4e (Lazada | Shopee) will be available in three colour options – Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White.

 

HUAWEI nova 4e Price + Availability

The nova 4e will be available for purchase from 16 March 2019 onwards, here in Malaysia, in a single configuration :

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 1,199 / ~US$ 293 / ~£ 222.
[adrotate group=”2″]

Here are some direct purchase links :

It is also set to be sold in China starting 21 March 2019, in two variants :

  • 4 GB + 128 GB : CNY 1,999 / ~RM 1,217 / ~US$ 298 / ~£ 225
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : CNY 2,299 / ~RM 1,399 / ~US$ 342 / ~£ 259

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

Samsung has a new heavyweight champion – the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus! It packs a larger display, more cameras, memory and storage, as well as a larger battery, into a smaller and lighter form factor!

In this in-depth review, we will see how Samsung achieved that feat, and find out if this is indeed the best smartphone Samsung ever made!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Models

First, let us point out that there are three variants of the Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is available in six colour options, although not all colours will be available in all countries.

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue
  • Ceramic White
  • Ceramic Black

Here is a comparison of the available colours for the S10 Plus, as well as the S10 and S10e models.

Unfortunately, there was no sign of the Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink or Canary Yellow colours. As mentioned in our Galaxy S10 primer, not all colours are available in every country.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Premium Ceramic Back

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has two premium Ceramic White or Ceramic Black colour options, but they are limited to the higher-end models with 512 GB or 1 TB of storage.

The Ceramic back is heavier by 23 grams (13%), and was said to be more durable. However, we confirmed that both Ceramic and non-Ceramic backs are covered with Gorilla Glass 5. So the durability and scratch-resistance of the two types of backs are a moot point.

Ultimately, the Ceramic backs are all about the looks. You get a more premium looking back with the 512 GB or 1 TB models.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is available for sale at this price points :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : $999.99 / £899 / €999.99 / RM 3,699
  • 8 GB + 512 GB : $1,249.99 / £1,099 / €1,299.99 / RM 4,599
  • 12 GB + 1 TB : $1,599.99 / £1,399 / €1,599.99

Here are some pre-order / direct sale links :

Recommended : The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Price List + Specifications!

 

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) comes in a premium black cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look at the box, before we take a look inside!

Once you fully unbox it, you will find the following items :

[adrotate group=”2″]

  • One Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) smartphone
  • One Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Quick Start Guide
  • One Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus bumper case (only in certain countries)
  • One 15 watt Samsung fast adaptive charger
  • One USB Type C power and data cable
  • One USB Type A to USB Type C adaptor
  • One micro-USB to USB Type C adaptor
  • One pair of AKG-tuned wired earphones
  • One SIM tray extractor pin

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – Up Close | Performance Features

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Up Close!

Before its availability on 8 March 2019, Samsung arranged an exclusive hands-on session. Here is our hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) smartphone!

On the left side, you will find the Volume control buttons, as well as the dedicated Bixby button.

The Power button is located on the right side. Samsung repositioned it higher in the new Galaxy S10 smartphones, ostensibly to avoid accidental presses.

The hybrid SIM tray is located at the top, together with a second microphone port (for noise cancellation).

Thankfully, Samsung retained the 3.5 mm audio port while they squeezed the S10+ thinner – at just under 8 mm.

Everything else is the same as the Galaxy S9 Plus – a USB Type C port, a microphone port and an AKG-tuned speaker at the bottom.

 

More Powerful Exynos / Snapdragon Platforms

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) runs on either the new Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States) platforms.

The Samsung Exynos 9820 has a triple-cluster CPU architecture with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) (like the Kirin 980). Samsung says that it will deliver these performance advantages over the Exynos 9810 :

  • 20% better single core performance,
  • 15% better multi-core performance,
  • 40% better power efficiency, and
  • 7X faster AI performance

Built on the 8 nm LPP FinFET process technology, it also boasts 10% lower power consumption, compared to the last generation 10 nm LPP process.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, is fabricated on the 7 nm process technology., which should deliver similar power savings.

It also uses a triple-cluster CPU architecture, and comes with an Adreno 640 GPU and an X24 LTE modem that supports Cat20 download and uploads.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Galaxy S10 Plus Has More Memory + Storage!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) comes with a lot more memory and storage :

  • 8 GB LPDDR4x + 128 GB eUFS 2.1 storage
  • 8 GB LPDDR4x + 512 GB eUFS 2.1 storage
  • 12 GB LPDDR4x + 1 TB eUFS 2.1 storage

And if that’s not enough, it comes with a hybrid SIM tray, where the second SIM slot can support a microSD card of up to 512 GB in capacity. If you don’t need the extra storage, you can use two nano SIM cards at the same time.

A hybrid SIM tray is generally good enough for most people. But if you need to use two SIM cards, you better opt for higher internal storage, because there is no way to add a microSD card.

Recommended : 1TB Samsung eUFS Chip For Smartphone Details Revealed!

Next Page > Infinity-O | Dynamic AMOLED | Gorilla Glass | In-Display Sensor | DeX

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Infinity-O Display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) features a very large 6.4-inch display with 1440 x 3040 pixels and a 495 ppi pixel density.

This is the new Infinity-O design, which allows Samsung to deliver a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 95%.

Instead of a notch, the Galaxy S10 Plus uses a pill-shaped hole to accommodate its two front cameras. Functionally, it works like a right-sided notch, with the area adjacent to the notch reserved for notifications.

Ignoring the notification area, the main display area has a WQHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2960. However, the Galaxy S10 Plus defaults to a Full HD+ resolution to reduce power consumption and extend battery life.

 

Dynamic AMOLED Panel

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) uses the next-generation Dynamic AMOLED panel that is HDR10+ certified.

This is literally the best smartphone display in the industry right now, capable of producing 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

This Dynamic AMOLED panel was also engineered to reduce blue light by 42% without changing how colours appear. This would make for more comfortable viewing with less eyestrain, especially at night.

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, but that’s not entirely accurate.

It is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 in the front; but only has Gorilla Glass 5 covering its back. This is true even for the premium models with a Ceramic back.

In case you are wondering, Gorilla Glass 6 is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

 

Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

One of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus’ killer feature is its new in-display fingerprint sensor.

In-display fingerprint sensors have already been introduced in smartphones like the OPPO R17 Pro, but these use optical sensors that basically take pictures for a 2D profile.

This new in-display fingerprint sensor uses ultrasonic pulses to take 3D profiles of the user’s fingerprints. This allows it to be more accurate and secure.

In our tests, it proved to be surprisingly good. You just need to learn to press a little harder for the sensor to detect your fingerprint.

The bad news is – Samsung dropped the pressure sensor and feedback for the virtual Home button. So you will need to tap twice on the Home button to activate it.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Iris Scanner + Intelligent Scan Removed

With the introduction of the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, Samsung removed the iris scanner. It was also removed to minimise the size of the punch hole in the display.

And with the iris scanner gone, there was no need for Intelligent Scan, which was first introduced in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Intelligent Scan, as you may recall, combines the iris scanner with facial recognition for faster identification in both bright and dark conditions.

 

Galaxy S10 Plus Has Built-In DeX Capability!

While not mentioned at all by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has built-in DeX capability, that was first introduced in the Galaxy Note9.

This mean it does not require a separate DeX Station or DeX Pad accessory. All it requires is a simple USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable! It does not even require a Samsung-branded adaptor (looking at you and your MFi bullshit, Apple!) – ANY USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable will do.

After you use the USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable to connect the Galaxy S10 Plus to a TV or monitor, you just need to link a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to use it like a PC. Best of all – you can continue to use your Galaxy S10 Plus while Samsung DeX is running!

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Features

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Dual-Lens Front Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has a new dual-lens front camera.

The main front camera has a 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens and a 80° viewing angle. The second “camera” is an 8 MP RGB depth sensor with f/2.2 lens.

Now, the depth-sensing camera does not take any pictures or video. Instead, it is used by the main 10 MP camera to better differentiate the subject from its background.

This allows for more realistic software bokeh effect, and adds Live Focus capability for the first time to a front camera.

 

3X Rear Cameras

In the back, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) boasts a triple camera system, which consists of :

  • a 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) – 77°, Dual Pixel, OIS
  • a 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) – 123°, 0.5X optical zoom
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4) – 45°, 2X optical zoom, OIS

Look at how useful the three cameras are in aiding your creative composition :

Note that only the main dual-aperture camera, and the telephoto camera (both with 12 MP sensors) support optical image stabilisation (OIS). The new ultra-wide angle camera does NOT support optical image stabilisation.

This is important when you take videos, because you will lose optical image stabilisation if you switch to the ultra-wide camera. Your video will still be stabilised by electronic image stabilisation though.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

HDR10+ Video Recording

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) not only comes with a HDR10+ certified display, it also has the ability to record HDR10+ videos!

HDR10+ is an improved version of the HDR10 standard. It maintains the 10-bit colour depth of HDR10, but replaces its static metadata with dynamic metadata. This improves the dynamic range by allowing the brightness boundaries to be adjusted on a frame-by-frame basis.

However, please note that HDR10+ videos recorded on the Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) will only display properly on devices and TVs that support HDR10+, like the 2018 Samsung QLED TV range.

Samsung says that you can convert HDR10+ videos into non-HDR videos using its Gallery app. However, the functionality does not appear to be included in current version of their Gallery app. Enabling HDR10+ video recording also disables the more-efficient HEVC format.

Later in the review, we will show you what happens when you try to display or view HDR10+ videos on a platform or display that does NOT support HDR10+.

 

Improved Super Slow-mo

Like the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) supports Super Slow-mo ,which allows you to record 720p video at 960 fps. It has been improved though, with Samsung doubling its recording time from 0.2-0.4 seconds to 0.4-0.8 seconds.

The Super Slow-mo videos can be instantly edited, with a random selection from preloaded choices. Or you can use your own music / songs. You can also create a GIF from the recorded video, with three style of looping – reverse, forward or swing.

Next Page > Battery + Charging | IP68 |  Ergonomics | Setup | Available Memory + Storage

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) comes with a large 4,100 mAh battery – 600 mAh or 17% larger than its predecessor, the Galaxy S9 Plus.

What’s really cool though is its Wireless PowerShare feature. It allows the Galaxy S10 Plus to function as a wireless charger for any Qi-certified device!

However, its recharging speed is slow, so it’s really only useful to recharge the Galaxy Buds or the Galaxy Watch on a regular basis; and other smartphones in an emergency.

Although we expected Samsung to improve its fast charging technology, the Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) maintains the Quick Charge 2.0 fast wired charging, with the standard 15 watt Samsung fast adaptive charger.

This is frankly pretty dinky compared to the OPPO R17 Pro with its 50 watt SuperVOOC charging technology.

 

IP68 Dust & Water Resistance

Like the Galaxy S9 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is IP68-rated for dust- and water-resistance. Best of all, you don’t have to prepare it in any way before you dunk it into water!

Officially, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) can withstand complete immersion in water up to 1.5 m in depth, for up to 30 minutes. That means you can take it for jogs in the rain, or reading in the bathtub. Heck, you can even take it for a swim!

There are some caveats though. The IP68 rating applies to a specific set of test conditions : 15-35 °C, 86-106 kPa, 1.5 metre, 30 minutes. Water may enter and damage the Galaxy Note9 if it is exposed to “water moving with force“, like running water from a tap or waterfall, or ocean waves.

In other words, this is not a waterproof phone like the Oukitel K10000 Pro or the Kenxinda ruggerdised smartphones. It is IP68 water-resistant, so you need to be gentle with it. You can read more about this in our article – The Samsung IP68 Engineering Explained.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Ergonomics

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has the same display size as the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | MY Web | MY App). It even has a slightly larger battery. Yet it is smaller, thinner and lighter! In fact, it is smaller than a 5.7-inch smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Price Check).

That said, this is still a two-handed device, because of its height. If you prefer to use only one hand, you can turn on the One-handed mode option.

The new Dynamic AMOLED display is incredible. To see how much better it is, you need to compare it side-by-side with the already impressive Super AMOLED display used in the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9. In particular, compare them in bright sunlight.

The main display area with its non-standard 18.5:9 display ratio means you will have to live with some pillarboxing – a black bar on each side of a movie. The extra wide display will come in handy in games though.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Setting Up The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, and is very easy to set-up. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5-7 minutes to finish the setup process.

 

Available Memory + Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) base model comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory. It has roughly the slightly more bloat than the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9. However, it comes with 2 GB more memory, so you have almost 5 GB (61%) of free memory to use!

The base model also comes with 128 GB of internal flash memory, of which 107 GB is free to use. This is enough space to store about 24,000 photos, or 13 hours of 1080p videos, or 5 hours of 4K videos.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Performance – Photo Samples

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Performance – Photo Samples

Samsung brought over the excellent 12 MP dual-aperture camera from the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9.

Powered by the superb 12 MP Samsung ISOCELL Fast SAK2L3 sensor, it is capable of automatically or manually switching between the f/1.5 aperture, and the f/2.4 aperture.

The maximum 12 MP resolution is attained with the 4:3 aspect ratio, with 4032 x 3024 pixels, and a file size of between 3 MB and 5 MB.

Here are 10 high-resolution unedited samples for you to check out. Click on them to load the full-sized photos, which you can also download to examine.

There is no doubt that this is still one of the best smartphone cameras in the market, even though it was introduced a year ago.

You can see the intricate detail of the pepper seeds, the flower pollen, even the individual buds of the broccoli florets.

[adrotate group=”2″]

It also did a great job of bringing out the colour of the subject matter. Every colour is accurately rendered and automatically “amped up” by AI algorithms. If you do not like the increased vividness though, you can turn off the Scene Optimiser feature.

The f/1.5 aperture naturally creates a very narrow depth of field, with a nicer bokeh effect. But if that’s not enough, you can use its Live Focus feature which allows you to create really awesome bokeh for the background.

No doubt, the Live Focus bokeh is artificially created, but the dual camera design allow for precise separation of the subject from the background. Live Focus also allows you to adjust the amount of bokeh for the background.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Performance – Video Samples

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Performance – Video Samples

Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is capable of recording 4K videos from both front and back cameras. However, Samsung still limits the 4K recording time to just 10 minutes. This was likely done to ensure that the sensor does not overheat the battery.

Video Recording Test #1 : Piano (1080p)

In this video, you can see the amount of detail the sensor captures, even at just 1080p.

You can also see how well its OIS capability worked, even when we switched between the main camera and the telephoto camera. Its ultra-wide camera does not support OIS, but has good EIS capability.

There was a noticeable lag when we switched from the telephoto camera to the ultra-wide camera (at minute 2:02), but there was minimal lag if we go from telephoto camera > main camera > ultra-wide camera, and vice versa.

The Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY), sadly, does not support Hi-Res Audio recording, and its noise cancellation could really be much better. We hope Samsung will look at adding context-aware noise cancellation, and perhaps a third microphone next to the rear cameras.

Video Recording Test #2 : Piano (4K)

The resolution at 4K is incredible. You can clearly read the billboard of the pretzel stand in the background!

Samsung also solved the focus seeking issue we noted when we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Price Check), which uses the same dual-aperture main camera.

There was, however, some auto-focus issues with the telephoto lens (which does not have a Dual Pixel sensor), and the OIS was slightly less effective at this high resolution.

Video Recording Test #3 : Piano (1080p with HDR10+)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) supports HDR10+ video recording, but many devices still do not support HDR10+. Neither does YouTube. So check out what happens when you try to view a HDR10+ video on a non-HDR10+ platform.

Video Recording Test #4 : Piano (4K with HDR10+)

Just like with the earlier 1080p video, this HDR10+ video appears washed-out when viewed on a device or platform that does not support HDR10+.

Note that this is not a criticism of the HDR10+ video recording. The videos look great on the Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY). We are just demonstrating what happens if you try to view them on non-HDR displays.

[adrotate group=”1″]

Video Recording Test #5 : Street Market (1080p)

The combination of OIS and EIS allowed the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) to deliver really good image stabilisation.

Video Recording Test #6 : Street Market (4K)

Its image stabilisation capabilities were not diminished with the higher resolution. Overall – very good OIS and EIS performance.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Performance, Battery Life  + Recharging Speed

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus’ performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Performance Score (Average) 10215 7846 5590 5557
Web Browsing 10960 8583 6037 5763
Video Editing 6047 5524 5332 5410
Writing 12506 9076 4713 5421
Photo Editing 20262 10710 6847 5898
Data Manipulation 6514 6450 5253 5316
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy S9+ Review Galaxy Note9 Review
Price Check US | UK | MY USUKMY Price Check MY | US | UK

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus’ Exynos 9820 greatly improved on the mediocre work performance of the Exynos 9810 used in the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9 . However, it still falls behind the Kirin 980 that powers the HUAWEI Mate20.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Galaxy S10 Plus’ gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Ice Storm Unlimited HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Gaming Score 61595 56808 42598 42489
Graphics 72523 73362 51199 49852
Physics 40327 31741 26825 28009
Graphics Test 1 386.2 fps 397.5 fps 330.2 fps 308.6 fps
Graphics Test 2 266.4 fps 266.3 fps 167.9 fps 167.0 fps
Physics Test 128.0 fps 100.8 fps 85.2 fps 88.9 fps
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review
Price Check US | UK | MY USUKMY MY | US | UK Price Check

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) was 33% faster than the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9, and 8% slower than the HUAWEI Mate20.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Galaxy S10+’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Full WQHD+ Resolution

Standard Full HD+ Resolution

Work 2.0 HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
(Full HD+)
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
(WQHD+)
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Battery Life 12 hours 19 mins 10 hours 17 mins 10 hours 15 mins 9 hours 15 mins 9 hours 5 mins
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review
Price Check US | UK | MY USUKMY MY | US | UK USUKMY Price Check

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has the same battery size and battery life as the Galaxy Note9, but lasted more than an hour longer than the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Thanks to its larger 4,100 mAh battery, it lasted longer than the S9 Plus, even when you turned its display resolution all the way to WQHD+.

 

Battery Recharging Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes with an adaptive fast charger with a power output of 15 W. Take a look at how fast it recharged its 4,100 mAh battery.

Recharging Speed Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
HUAWEI
Mate 20
Battery Capacity 4,100 mAh 4,000 mAh 3,500 mAh 4,000 mAh
Charger Output 15 Watts 15 Watts 15 Watts 22.5 Watts
Recharging Time 91.6 minutes 107 mins 95.5 minutes 118 Minutes
Recharging Speed 44.8 mAh / minute 37.4 mAh/ / minute 36.6 mAh / minute 33.9 mAh / minute
Review Links Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review Mate 20 Review
Price Check USUKMY MY | US | UK Price Check US | UK | MY

Despite using the same old 15 watt adaptive fast charger as the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) has significantly improved fast charging performance – about 20-22%.

Even though the Galaxy S10 Plus has about the same battery capacity as the Galaxy Note9 and the HUAWEI Mate20, it fully recharged its battery 15 minutes and 26 minutes faster respectively.

This gives it an improved battery life : recharging ratio of 6.75 : 1. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, charge it for 9 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 90% level. This took just 61 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 30.5 minutes to top up the remaining 10%.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Verdict + Award, Price,+ Specifications Comparison

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – Our Verdict + Award

Despite Apple slacking on the job, Samsung continues to push the boundaries of smartphone technology. Perhaps, it’s the clear and present danger from HUAWEI. Perhaps it’s the fear of declining smartphone sales worldwide.

Whatever the reason – Samsung delivered another killer smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is, as we would expect, FASTER and comes with even more memory and storage than its predecessor. But that’s not why we think it’s a great smartphone.

They just packed a larger 6.4-inch display, a larger 4,100 mAh battery, and two extra cameras into a smaller, thinner and lighter device! This is a remarkable feat of engineering.

Its Dynamic AMOLED display deserves special mention. It is incredibly bright at 1200 nits, with a wide colour gamut – 100% of DCI-P3 – and is HDR10+ certified! This is hands-down, the industry’s best display.

Credit also goes to Samsung for taking their time to perfect and introduce an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. This is definitely more secure and accurate than optical in-display fingerprint sensors. In our tests, it even works with damp fingers!

We did not cover the dual-lens front camera much in this review, so we should point out that it’s not a gimmick. The ability to selectively blur the background of selfies is really useful. If you like taking selfies, it’s worth splurging on the Galaxy S10 Plus for its dual-lens front camera.

The addition of an ultra-wide angle camera to the already excellent dual camera system from the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9 is a nice upgrade. It’s not something you would appreciate until you actually start using it.

We also want to salute Samsung for introducing the ability to record HDR10+ videos, although we have to point out that HDR10+ support is still limited. Samsung also seemed to have forgotten to add the ability to convert the videos.

But if you already have a TV or monitor that supports HDR10+, you can start creating HDR10+ videos with your Galaxy S10 Plus! And remember – HDR10+ is the future. It’s a matter of time before you upgrade to a HDR10+ display or television.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is not perfect, of course. Samsung still has not done much to improve its audio recording quality, even as they improved its audio output. And the relocated Power button always seems to be a thumb too far to press…

Its Wireless PowerShare feature is interesting and quite useful on-the-go. However, its slow recharging speed means its utility is largely limited to small devices like the Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Watch. Recharging other smartphones is painfully slow, and should be relied on only in emergencies.

But its few faults are testament to the full decade of evolution behind its development. We continue to be impressed by each iteration of the Galaxy family, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) is, in our opinion, a worthy successor to the excellent Galaxy S9 Plus.

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a truly great smartphone, and worthy of our Editor’s Choice Award! Great job, Samsung!

 

Where To Buy The Samsung S10 Plus?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications Compared

Here is a specification comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY) versus its smaller brethren – the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10e.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > First PageMobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Celebrities Leak Pre-Wedding Photos Taken By HUAWEI P30!

Malaysian celebrities and heartthrob couple, Fasha Sandha and Aidil Aziz, just leaked their pre-wedding photos. And believe it or not – they were taken with the HUAWEI P30 smartphone, which has not yet been launched!

 

Wedding Photography Is Changing

For decades, every posh wedding requires a retinue of photographers with large, heavy DSLRs. But times are changing. Couples are now opting for smartphones, which are handier and allow them to be part of the process.

The wedding photography today are definitely more creative, natural and spontaneous. There are more selfies, wefies, and video content. Best of all – they can all be shared with family and friends within seconds!

The image quality of smartphones have also improved drastically. This makes them truly indispensable at every important times of our lives.

 

These Pre-Wedding Photos Were Taken By HUAWEI P30!

Fasha Sandha and Aidil Aziz appear to believe so too. In their recent pre-wedding photoshoot, they apparently used the yet-to-be-released HUAWEI P30 smartphone. These five photos were leaked on her Instagram feed.

Here is what we think stands out from her posts :

  • She confirmed that they were taken by a HUAWEI P30 series smartphone.
  • The image quality is spectacular, with very good colour and contrast
  • The super close shots show incredible detail

It’s quite likely that her photographer was using the top-of-the-line HUAWEI P30 Pro, which is rumoured to boast an incredible 10X optical zoom capability!

But if her photographer was using the standard HUAWEI P30 model, then that would be even more incredible!

HUAWEI has shown a dogged interest in pushing the boundaries of mobile photography. You may recall that last year’s HUAWEI P20 Pro introduced the world’s first triple-lens camera, with 3X zoom.

The same ground-breaking Leica camera was also used in the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, allowing both smartphones to achieve a class-topping DxOMark score of 109 points!

 

HUAWEI Backup May Be FREE!

[adrotate group=”2″]

We have just learned that HUAWEI may be giving away HUAWEI Backup – a 1 TB external hard disk drive storage solution that will manually or automatically backup data from your smartphone!

This will allow you to take as many photos as you wish with your HUAWEI P30 Pro, and never run out of storage!

 

Save The Date!

HUAWEI just created a special HUAWEI P30 mini-site, where you can save the date to your calendar, and get updated on the upcoming HUAWEI P30 smartphones!

Go register your email now!

 

Recommended Reading

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know! 4.0

Here are the most exciting Samsung smartphone of the first quarter of 2019 – the Samsung Galaxy S10, and they introduced not one, not two, but THREE of them!

Here is everything you need to know about three new Galaxy S10 smartphones – their key features, prices, specifications… EVERYTHING!

Updated @ 2019-03-12 : Added five videos and new sections on its actual Gorilla Glass protection, and the official range of Galaxy S10 cases.

Updated @ 2019-02-26 : Added six videos and two new pages on the Samsung Galaxy S10’s key features.

Updated @ 2019-02-20 : Added the leaked Norwegian TV ad, and updated specifications.

Updated @ 2019-02-16 : Added more features, and updated specifications.

Originally posted @ 2019-02-15

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Models

Samsung officially released three models. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 model will have two variants

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+, there will be a larger Galaxy S10+ model with three variants too :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

How did Samsung double storage capacity to 1 TB? Read about the 1TB Samsung eUFS chip!

On top of that, they will introduce an entry-level model – the Galaxy S10e, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. However, the Galaxy S10e (256GB) model appears to be limited to the United States and Canada.

Finally, the rumoured 5G-capable Galaxy S10 5G model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but no microSD card slot will appear later.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price + Availability

Here is the official price list for the known Samsung Galaxy S10 models and variants. It also shows you what variants are available in certain countries, and which are not.

PricesS10+
(1 TB)
S10+
(512 GB)
S10+
(128 GB)
S10
(512 GB)
S10
(128 GB)
S10e
(256 GB)
S10e
(128 GB)
US$1,599.99$1,249.99$999.99$1,149.99$899.99$789.99$749.99
Canada--C$1,419.99C$1,589.99C$1,259.99C$1,159.99C$1,019.99
UK£1,399£1,099£899

£999£799-£669
Europe€1,599.99€1,299.99€999.99€1,099.99€899.99-€749.99
China¥12,000¥9,000¥7,300¥8,000¥6,300-¥5,300
AustraliaA$2,399A$1,849-A$1,699A$1,349-A$1,199
India₹117,900₹91,900₹73,900₹84,900₹66,900-₹55,900
Malaysia-RM 4,599RM 3,699-RM 3,299-RM 2,699
SingaporeS$2,198S$1,798S$1,398-S$1,298--
IndonesiaRp 23,999,000Rp 18,499,000Rp 13,999,000-Rp 12,999,000-Rp 10,499,000
PhilippinesP89,990-P55,990-P49,990-P39,990
Thailand-THB 44,900THB 35,900-THB 31,900--

With the pre-order deals and roadshow sales over, all Samsung Galaxy S10 models are now available for sale at these online stores in Malaysia :

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

RecommendedSamsung Galaxy S10 Deals Worldwide Compared!

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are available in four main colour options :

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, premium Ceramic models :

  • Ceramic Black
  • Ceramic White.

While the Samsung Galaxy S10e is available in two additional fun colours :

  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow

Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink or Canary Yellow colours. As mentioned in our Galaxy S10 primer, not all colours are available in every country.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Model Comparisons!

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Key Features

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

New Flagship Platforms

All four models will run on either the new Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States) platforms.

The Samsung Exynos 9820 has a triple-cluster architecture with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) (like the Kirin 980). Samsung says that it will deliver these performance advantages over the Exynos 9810 :

  • 20% better single core performance,
  • 15% better multi-core performance, and
  • 40% better power efficiency
  • 7X faster AI performance

Built on the 8 nm LPP FinFET process technology, it also boasts 10% lower power consumption, compared to the last generation 10 nm LPP process.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, is fabricated on the 7 nm process technology. It also uses a triple-cluster architecture, and comes with an Adreno 640 GPU and an X24 LTE modem that supports Cat20 download and uploads.

 

More Memory + Storage!

All four models have a lot more memory and storage :

  • The S10e has 6 GB of memory – 2 GB more than the Samsung Galaxy S9.
  • The S10 and S10+ have 8 GB of memory – 2 GB more than the Galaxy S9+)
  • The highest-end S10+ model has a whopping 12 GB of memory.

Storage capacities have also been expanded, with a 1 TB storage option thanks to the new Samsung eUFS chip.

  • The S10e comes with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
  • The S10 and S10+ comes with either 128 GB or 512 GB of storage.
  • The highest-end S10+ model comes with 1 TB of storage.

And if that’s not enough, all three models come with a hybrid SIM slot, where the second SIM slot can support a microSD card of up to 512 GB in capacity.

 

Infinity-O Display

All four models will have the new Infinity-O displays, with circular or pill-shaped holes for the front cameras. This allows Samsung to deliver a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 90%.

  • The S10e has 5.8-inch flat display, with 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 poi)
  • The S10 has a 6.1-inch display with curved edges, and 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi(
  • The S10+ has a 6.4-inch display with curved edges, and 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)

The regular S10, and the cheaper S10e (S10 Lite), have a circular hole because they only have a single front camera.

The larger S10+ (also known as the S10 Plus) has a pill-shaped hole because it has two front cameras. In addition to a regular selfie camera, they have an ultra wide-angle selfie camera.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Dynamic AMOLED Panel

All three models use the next-generation Dynamic AMOLED panels that are HDR10+ certified. They are literally the best smartphone displays in the industry right now, capable of producing 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

These Dynamic AMOLED panels were also engineered to reduce blue light by 42% without changing how colours appear. This would make for more comfortable viewing with less eyestrain, especially at night.

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones are said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, but that’s not entirely accurate. Let us summarise its protection for you :

  • Premium S10+ : Gorilla Glass 6 protects the front, while Ceramic protects the back.
  • S10+ and S10 : Gorilla Glass 6 protects the front, while Gorilla Glass 5 protects the back.
  • S10e : Gorilla Glass 5 protects the front and back.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

Next Page > More Samsung Galaxy S10 Features

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

More Cameras

They all boast a higher resolution front camera, with a Dual Pixel sensor for faster and more accurate autofocus :

  • S10e and S10 : 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
  • S10+ : 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens + 8 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens

The depth sensor in the Galaxy S10+ adds Live Focus capability for the first time to a front camera.

In the back, they feature either a dual-camera system, or triple-camera system.

  • S10e : 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) + 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • S10 and S10+ : 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) + 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) + 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)

 

Improved Super Slow-mo

Samsung doubled the Super Slow-mo recording time from 0.2-0.4 seconds to 0.4-0.8 seconds in all four models. Unfortunately, the video resolution is still limited to 720p at 960 fps.

 

Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

To achieve a much greater display-to-body ratio, the S10 and S10+ will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The cheaper S10e (represented by the grey model on the left here), will have a fingerprint sensor embedded into its Power button – a feature first seen in the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.

In-display fingerprint sensors have already been introduced in smartphones like the OPPO R17 Pro, but these use optical sensors that basically take pictures for a 2D profile.

This new in-display fingerprint sensor uses ultrasonic technology, which uses ultrasound waves to take 3D profiles of the user’s fingerprints. This is said to be far more reliable and accurate than optical sensors.

[adrotate group=”1″]

 

Battery + Charging

All four models will come with a larger battery, with improved charging capabilities.

  • S10e : 3,100 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare
  • S10 : 3,400 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare
  • S10+ : 4,100 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare

The Wireless PowerShare feature is particularly cool and useful. It allows Galaxy S10 smartphones to function as a wireless charger for any Qi-certified device!

 

Official Galaxy S10 Cases

Not all Samsung Galaxy S10 models will come with a bundled bumper case. To accommodate those who need better protection, Samsung offers six different type of cases with matching colours!

Recommended : The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases – Prices + Showcase!

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Specification Comparison, Where To Buy?

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specification Comparison

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

 

Where To Buy The Samsung S10?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > First PageMobile Devices | Home

 

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch + Contest Winners!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S family of premium smartphones, Samsung launched TEN Galaxy S10 smartphones into the stratosphere… LITERALLY. Here is our full coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S10 space launch and the Be Unbeaten contest!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch!

For the very first time, a smartphone gets launched into the stratosphere, and it is apt that Samsung chose their 10th generation Samsung Galaxy S10. In fact, they sent not one, not two… but TEN of them, just because the Galaxy S10 is their 10th anniversary Galaxy S smartphone.

The payload of ten Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones was hoisted by a high-altitude balloon to an altitude of 80,000 feet. At the very top, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will take a bird’s eye shot of the earth.

Samsung promises that the 4K video taken will be brighter and with more dynamic range than any other smartphone, thanks to its pro-grade camera and the new ability to record videos in HDR10+.

 

Be Unbeaten Contest

The public was invited to be part of this historic Galaxy S10 space launch by predicting where the payload will land through photos of its 4K video feed. All they had to do was drop the pin on the location they think the payload will land!

The ten participants with the closest location to the actual landing spot each walked home with a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone! Congratulations!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases – Prices + Showcase!

What do most people do when they take out the new Galaxy S10 smartphone for the first time? Pop it into a protective case, of course! Let’s take a look at the new range of official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases!

 

The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases

The Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow was not just about the three Galaxy S10 smartphones. Samsung also showed off the official Galaxy S10 cases – six types with matching colours! Let’s take a look at what they are offering!

Clear View Cover / S-View Flip Cover

The Clear View Cover (also known as the S-View Flip Cover) lets you view notifications, and control your music, through its translucent front cover.

Price : RM 209 / US$ 59.99£50

LED View Cover / LED Wallet Cover

The LED View Cover (also known as the LED Wallet Cover) lights up to alert you at a glance with your choice of custom LED icons.

Price : RM 239 / US$ 64.99£55

[adrotate group=”1″]

LED Cover / LED Back Cover

The LED Cover (also known as the LED Back Cover) creates a light show with mood lighting and customisable icons on the back.

Price : RM 209 / US$ 59.99£50

Next Page > More Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Leather Cover / Leather Back Cover

The Leather Cover (also known as the Leather Back Cover) is made from calfskin and has aluminium buttons

Price : RM 189 / US$ 59.99£50

Protective Standing Cover / Rugged Protective Cover

The Protective Standing Cover (also known as the Rugged Protective Cover) protects your Galaxy S10 against drops and falls, while also propping it up at two viewing angles.

Price : RM 139 / US$ 34.99£30

Silicone Cover

The Silicone Cover protects your Galaxy S10 against drops and falls, while offering a silky-smooth grip.

Price : RM 109 / US$ 29.99£25

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > First PageMobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow @ Mid Valley Megamall!

Samsung Malaysia just kicked off the Galaxy S10 Roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall from 8 – 10 March 2019! Don’t miss these special Galaxy S10 deals and RM 1,000 cash rebate at the three Galaxy S10 roadshows across Malaysia!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow Kicks Off!

Samsung Malaysia officially kicked off the three day Galaxy S10 roadshow today, at three locations from 8 – 10 March 2019.

Region Location Time
Northern Queensbay Mall, Penang 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Central Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Southern AEON Tebrau City, Johor Bahru 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Friday + Saturday)
10;00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sunday)

Look at the early morning crowd at Mid Valley Megamall!

Recommended : Everything You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy S10!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow Deals!

From 8 – 10 March 2019, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals if you purchase a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow,

Make sure you are there EARLY because there are only a limited number of Golden Tickets, each of which will entitle you to the following free gifts for every purchase!

Samsung Galaxy
S10+ (512 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10 or S10+ (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10e (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 1,079
Samsung Galaxy Buds
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 779
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Value : RM 499

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Preview – Heavyweight Champion?

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Cash Rebate!

For the first 500 customers at the Galaxy S10 roadshow, Samsung is offering a very, VERY special deal – RM 1,000 off your second purchase!

  • Klang Valley : 250 customers
  • Penang : 150 customers
  • Johor Bahru : 100 customers

The second device can be different from the first device purchased – either Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512GB).

Note : Both purchases must be in a single receipt and made either from Samsung Experience Store or Mass Merchant counter only on the same day. This promotion is not valid for purchase at operator / telco counters.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

What Is Screen Protection Plus?

Screen Protection Plus covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period and the one year extended warranty.

A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Eligibility

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow and its offers are open to all residents of Malaysia, including residents and non-residents, as long as they are 18 years of age as of 8 March 2019.

Only employees and immediate family members of Samsung Malaysia, and their affiliates or related companies, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not qualified for these promotions.

Customers may purchase as many units as they wish, but the free gifts are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Smartphone Preview!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals + Cash Rebate – Don’t Miss ‘Em!

Samsung is kicking off a massive roadshow from 8 – 10 March 2019, so if you miss the pre-order deals, make sure you grab these special Galaxy S10 deals and cash rebate at their coming roadshows!

Updated @ 2019-03-06 : A major update with changes to the Galaxy S10 roadshow deals, including the cash rebate and deal eligibility details!

Originally posted @ 2019-03-01

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals

From 8 – 10 March 2019, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals if you purchase a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow,

Make sure you are there EARLY because there are only a limited number of Golden Tickets, each of which will entitle you to the following free gifts for every purchase!

Samsung Galaxy
S10+ (512 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10 or S10+ (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10e (128 GB)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 1,079

Samsung Galaxy Buds
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 779

Samsung Galaxy Buds
Value : RM 499

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Preview – Heavyweight Champion?

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Cash Rebate!

For the first 500 customers at the Galaxy S10 roadshow, Samsung is offering a very, VERY special deal – RM 1,000 off your second purchase!

  • Klang Valley : 250 customers
  • Penang : 150 customers
  • Johor Bahru : 100 customers

The second device can be different from the first device purchased – either Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512GB).

Note : Both purchases must be in a single receipt and made either from Samsung Experience Store or Mass Merchant counter only on the same day. This promotion is not valid for purchase at operator / telco counters.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

What Is Screen Protection Plus?

Screen Protection Plus covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period and the one year extended warranty.

A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Eligibility

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow and its offers are open to all residents of Malaysia, including residents and non-residents, as long as they are 18 years of age as of 8 March 2019.

Only employees and immediate family members of Samsung Malaysia, and their affiliates or related companies, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not qualified for these promotions.

Customers may purchase as many units as they wish, but the free gifts are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Smartphone Preview!

 

Where Is The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow?

Samsung Malaysia will hold the roadshow at these three locations from 8 – 10 March 2019.

Region Location Time
Northern Queensbay Mall, Penang 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Central Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Southern AEON Tebrau City, Johor Bahru 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Friday + Saturday)
10;00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sunday)

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know!

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!

Realme Fans Festival Deals with Shopee + Lexis Hotel Group!

For the next TWO DAYS, Realme is offering special deals in the Realme Fans Festival n collaboration with Shopee Malaysia and the Lexis Hotel Group. Here are the full details!

 

Realme Fans Festival Deals

During the Realme Fans Festival from 6-7 March 2019, Realme will offer the Realme C1 smartphone in the 2 GB + 32 GB configuration for the first time! There will also be three different types of Realme deals :

Full Day Realme Deals

Model Current Price Super Brand Day Price Savings
Realme C1 (16 GB) RM 449 RM 399 – RM 50 (11%)
Realme C1 (32 GB) RM 469 RM 469
Realme 2 (32 GB) RM 549 RM 549
Realme 2 (64 GB) RM 659 RM 659
Realme 2 Pro (4 GB + 64 GB) RM 849 RM 699 – RM 150 (17.7%)
Realme 2 Pro (4 GB + 64 GB) RM 949 RM 799 – RM 150 (15.8%)
Realme 2 Pro (8 GB + 128 GB) RM 1,099 RM 899 – RM 200 (18.2%)
Realme Earphones RM 39 RM 29 – RM 10 (25.6%)
Realme Backpack RM 199 RM 149 – RM 50 (25.1%)
Realme T-Shirt RM 39.90 RM 9.90 – RM 30 (75.2%)

Recommended : The Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review – Max Power, Max Style!

 

Win Lexis Hotel Vouchers!

Realme Malaysia also partnered with the Lexis Hotel Group to offer free stays at their resorts!

Realme Facebook Contest

If you purchase any Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 or Realme C1 smartphone, you will be eligible to win a 2D1N stay with breakfast for 2 pax at the Sky Pool Villa at the Grand Lexis Port Dickson, worth RM 2,332!

Step 1: Share a picture of your proof of purchase of your Realme phone on your Facebook profile page (Make sure to set your profile as public)

Step 2: Use the hashtag #RealmeFansFes

Step 3: Wait for the winner announcement and enjoy your vacation

At the end of the contest, Realme Malaysia will randomly select 8 lucky winners!

Realme Shopee Contest

TWO (2) top spenders in the Realme Fans Festival will stand a chance to win a 2D1N stay with breakfast for 2 pax at the Premium Tower Seaview at the Grand Lexis Port Dickson, worth RM 816.20!

Shopee Facebook Contest

Shopee will select four winners randomly from those who have completed these steps :

  • Liked the contest announcement post
  • Follow the official Realme store on Shopee
  • Unlock the milestone of 200 new followers for each tier (up to four tires)

Shopee Instagram Contest

Shopee will select four winners randomly from those who have completed these steps :

  • Liked the contest announcement post
  • Comment with #ShopeexRealme

 

Recommended Reading

[adrotate group=”2″]

Go Back To > Mobile Devices | Home

 

Support Tech ARP!

If you like our work, you can help support our work by visiting our sponsors, participating in the Tech ARP Forums, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!