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OPPO F1s Black

Selfie Expert OPPO F1s Black Now Available

Kuala Lumpur, 8th December 2016 — The “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s has always been a highly popular product among Malaysians since its release. Therefore, OPPO Malaysia plans to carry on the success by spicing up the color options for the OPPO F1s.

 

The OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition

On top of the colour options of Rose Gold and Gold OPPO F1s, the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s is now available in Black Color. Consumers can now pre-order your OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition at the price of RM1,198 / ~US$299 starting from 8th December until 16th December 2016 either at the 20 selected OPPO Concept Stores in Malaysia or online preorder from OPPO here.

As for the OPPO Concept Stores, consumers may pre-order the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition for RM100 / ~US$ 25 in the 20 selected OPPO concept stores and pay the remaining amount when it is launched on 17th December 2016, whereas for consumers who pre-order from OPPO’s Official Website will need to pay the full amount (RM1,198) for the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition.

On top of that, consumers will get a free OPPO Selfie Stick and also an exclusive phone case only if they pre-order the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition within the period from 8th December till 16th December 2016.

If you want to learn more about the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s, read our comprehensive review!

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The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert Smartphone Review

OPPO is a fast-rising Chinese smartphone brand. In fact, it became the no. 1 smartphone brand in China when it surpassed Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi in June 2016 with a 22.9% market share. How did they accomplished that in the cutthroat smartphone business?

Their latest smartphone from their Selfie Expert series – the OPPO F1s (Amazon), may reveal the secret to their success. Let’s take a look…

 

Selfie Expert Series

Unlike most smartphones, the OPPO Selfie Expert series emphasize the performance of the front camera – the selfie camera.

Smartphones from the OPPO Selfie Expert series feature a higher resolution camera in the front, with a fast lens and flash support. They also feature the OPPO Beautify software, which automatically corrects for blemishes and uneven skin tones.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 16 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, screen flash and OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.

 

OPPO F1s Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Hz
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
USB : microUSB 2.0
SIM SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / Rose Gold
Recommended Retail Price (at launch)RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299

 

Unboxing The OPPO F1s Smartphone

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes in a white cardboard box with a printed sleeve. Let’s take a look inside and see what’s included in the package.

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  • OPPO F1s smartphone (with pre-applied screen protector)
  • OPPO F1s Quick Start Guide and Warranty Guide
  • Clear TPU case for the OPPO F1s
  • Pair of white earphones
  • Micro USB 2.0 cable
  • OPPO 10 W quick charger
  • SIM ejector tool

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) smartphone comes with a very practical package. The clear TPU case may not be fancy, but it allows you to quickly protect the OPPO F1s out-of-the-box until you find a nicer case.

The same goes for the basic earphones. They will do the job until you get a nicer set.

Next Page >  The OPPO F1s, Cameras, Fingerprint Sensor, SIM & microSD Card Tray

 

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The OPPO F1s Smartphone

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a 5.5″ smartphone but with a width of just 76 mm, fits well in our Asian-sized hands. It is slim, but not delicately so. With a weight of 160 g, it has a heft to it that imparts a solid feel.

The Volume buttons are located on the left, with the Power button and the SIM / microSD card tray on the right. The earphone port is located at the bottom, with the micro USB port.

 

Cameras

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts the highest resolution sensor for any front camera in the market – 16 MP. Even top-of-the-line smartphones only come with a 5 MP front camera (e.g. HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge). The front 16 MP camera has a fast f/2.0 lens and is supported by screen flash and the OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.

The rear camera is no slouch though, with a 13 MP sensor and f/2.2 lens. It is supported by an LED flash. OPPO also used a larger 1/3.06″ sensor with larger pictures to increase light sensitivity and reduce noise.

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Fingerprint Sensor

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts a fast fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. The sensor is a mere 0.1 mm thick, and it can detect your fingerprint in just 0.22 seconds.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) uses a self-learning algorithm that helps it improve its accuracy over time. You can even set it to activate up to 5 frequently-used apps or features (like the camera)!

 

SIM & microSD Card Tray

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with dual SIM, dual standby capability. It also supports a microSD card, allowing for additional storage of up to 128 GB.

Fortunately, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is spacious enough to fit both nano SIM cards, together with a single microSD card. All three cards fit on the same tray.

Next Page > Setting Up The OPPO F1s, It’s Alive!, Available Memory & Storage

 

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Setting Up The OPPO F1s

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which should be familiar to many Android users. It is very easy to setup. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5 minutes to finish the setup process.

The fingerprint feature is not part of the setup process though. You will need to manually activate it in Settings after setting up the F1s.

 

It’s Alive!

The 5.5″ IPS display is bright and sharp, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but it comes with a pre-applied screen protector for additional protection.

Even though it has a large 5.5″ display, it fits the hand quite well, thanks to the narrow bezel. However, single-handed operation is still a stretch.

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Available Memory & Storage

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with 3 GB of memory. This is great, because the Android 5.1 operating system and background apps take up about 1.5 GB of memory. This leaves you with just over 1.5 GB of free memory to use.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) also comes with 32 GB of internal flash storage – generous at this price point. It is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Out of the box, the OPPO F1s has 23.69 GB of free space for you to use, excluding the system files and pre-installed apps.

Next Page > Camera Performance – Photos & Video

 

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Camera Performance – Photos

We are preparing a selfie comparison, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at the performance of the rear camera. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) has a 13 MP camera at the back, with a f/2.2 lens and an LED flash. The photos have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 in the 4:3 format. The photos are about 4-5 MB in size.

The rear camera of the OPPO F1s (Amazon) takes pretty good photos, with accurate colours and relatively low noise. There is visible noise only when the photos are blown up to full resolution, and they are mostly visible in dark areas.

 

Camera Performance – Video Recording

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is capable of recording 1080p and 720p videos. However, it does not seem to support optical or electronic image stabilization. Check out the two sample videos we took.

The lack of image stabilization is pretty obvious, so you should try to use a tripod or monopod where possible. However, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) has good control of the exposure (only the bright backgrounds were overblown), and surprisingly good audio recording quality.

Next Page > OPPO F1s Work Performance, Battery Life & Recharging Performance

 

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
Work Performance Score
(Average)
3884 5785 5357 3898
Web Browsing 3688 5132 5643 3756
Video Playback 3789 4138 4487 4325
Writing 4141 6286 5944 4370
Photo Editing 3933 8388 5469 3250

The octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor powering the OPPO F1s (Amazon) appears to be roughly equivalent in work performance to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor powering the honor 5X smartphone.

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the OPPO F1s’ battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

While the MediaTek MT6750 may not be a very fast processor, it is certainly very power-efficient. The OPPO F1s packs a 3,075 mAh battery – about the same as the HTC 10, but lasts more than twice as long!

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) definitely has very good battery life. Remember, it lasted 13 continuous hours on this stress test. In real life, we have no problem using it for a full day lasting 16-18 hours. Even when we play games on it, it lasts more than 8 hours on one charge.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 10 W fast charger. It takes about 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes) to recharge its battery from 15% to 100%. That’s a battery life : recharging ratio of 6:1 – very impressive!

It actually recharged to 90% in just 87 minutes (1 hour 27 minutes). Getting from 15% to 50% only took 35 minutes. Not bad at all. Even a short charge will give you plenty of juice to power through the next few hours.

Next Page > OPPO F1s Overall & Gaming Performance, Verdict & Award

 

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Overall Performance

AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.

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TOTAL SCORE 41486 68184 53417 36983
3D SCORE 4868 18360 9842 2446
– 3D (Marooned) 3188 10739 5795 1492
– 3D (Garden) 1679 7621 4047 954
UX SCORE 17640 23464 19297 16269
– UX Data Secure 4885 5356 5577 4673
– UX Data Process 2542 3235 2706 2438
– UX Strategy Games 2829 5601 4109 2698
– UX Image Process 3885 6240 3144 2599
– UX I/O Performance 3499 3022 3761 3861
CPU SCORE 14336 19872 19254 14031
– CPU Mathematics 3142 5953 4198 2968
– CPU Common Use 4805 4830 5947 4696
– CPU Multi-Core 6389 9089 9109 6367
RAM 4643 6488 5024 4237

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) put in a decent performance in AnTuTu, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X in 3D and UX performance. It was just a little faster than the honor 5X in CPU and RAM performance.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

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Gaming Score 7666 16989 11560 5543
Graphics 7511 21800 11067 5046
Physics 8265 9585 13698 8460
Graphics Test 1 49.4 fps 120.7 fps 63.4 fps 27.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 24.4 fps 78.0 fps 38.8 fps 18.3 fps
Physics Test 26.2 fps 30.4 fps 43.5 fps 26.9 fps

In 3D performance, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) did quite well, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X.

 

Our Verdict & Award

If you are wondering how the heck did OPPO beat the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi in the ferocious Chinese market, you can just look at the design choices in the OPPO F1s smartphone. OPPO focused solely on the basic necessities to keep costs low, and only spent money where it would make a real difference.

For example, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a large and sharp IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but kept the resolution to 720 x 1280. It may not compare favourably against higher resolution displays in the market, the difference in resolution wouldn’t make a real difference to the user.

A lower resolution display also allows for better graphics performance, while reducing power consumption. That allowed the OPPO F1s (Amazon) to deliver much faster 2D and 3D graphics performance than the honor 5X, which uses an equivalent processor. Yet, it boasts 50% better battery life than the honor 5X, even though they both also have the same battery capacity.

OPPO chose to focus instead on the high resolution selfie camera in the front, extra RAM and flash storage. The selfie camera is the OPPO F1s’ killer feature, after all. Anyone who wants the best selfie camera in a smartphone will know that this is what OPPO excels in. So it pays to spend money on the front camera.

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The extra RAM, on the other hand, gives it a real performance advantage over equivalent smartphones with 2 GB of RAM. The extra flash storage more than doubles the available storage for the user, and looks great when a potential buyer compares the OPPO F1s (Amazon) against competitors in the same price range (usually with just 16 GB of storage).

Even the accessories show the same focus on the necessities over bling. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a pair of earphones and a clear TPU case. Really the only accessories that you will likely use.

We only note two issues of concern. The first is OPPO’s continued use of the 1.5 year old Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Other smartphone brands have long moved to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and are now in the process of switching to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We also wonder why the OPPO F1s (Amazon) does not even support electronic image stabilization. That is usually available when optical image stabilization is not built-in, because the cost to implement it is negligible. Perhaps they were focusing on the performance of the front selfie camera.

Overall, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a sleek, well-made smartphone with features that really matter. At this price point, it won’t have many competitors that can offer 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash storage. And no one else will offer a 16 MP front camera for the ultimate selfies. So if selfies are your “thing”, the OPPO F1s is really your only choice in this price point.

For those reasons, we think the OPPO F1s (Amazon) deserves the Tech ARP Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, OPPO!

 

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The Affordable honor 5A Smartphone Revealed

At the recent launch of the honor 8 smartphone, Allen An, E-Commerce Director of honor Malaysia also took the opportunity to reveal the new honor 5A smartphone. Check it out!

 

The honor 5A Smartphone

The new honor 5A smartphone is powered by the Kirin 620 chipset with an 64-bit octa-core CPU and comes with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. Its storage is further expandable via microSD (up to 128GB).

Running on Android 5.1, the honor 5A comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery.

In terms of camera, the honor 5A packs a 13 MP primary camera on the rear and a 8 MP front shooter, equipped with flagship camera mode such as Light Painting, Professional and Time-lapse.

This smartphone comes in three colours – Black, White and Gold. The Black and White variants are priced at RM599 / ~US$149, while the Gold variant is priced at RM629 / ~US$157.

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OPPO F1s Selfie Smartphone Revealed!

At a glamorous launch event in Bangsar South, OPPO revealed a new member of their Selfie Expert series – the new OPPO F1s selfie smartphone. Malaysian actress, celebrity, and OPPO Selfie Queen, Nora Danish, even stopped by to give a few selfie tips! Check it out!

 

OPPO F1s Launch Event

The Malaysian national gymnastic team kicked off the OPPO F1s launch event with an impressive dance. Then OPPO Branding Director, Nikki Chen, gave an update on OPPO’s development in Malaysia.

 

OPPO F1s Key Features Revealed

Next, OPPO Overseas Product Manager, Abby, revealed the key features of the new F1s selfie smartphone.

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Selfie Tips From Nora Danish

Malaysian darling Nora Danish then came on stage to give everyone some selfie tips using the new F1s smartphone. Check it out!

 

Price & Availability

Finally, William Fang, CEO of OPPO Malaysia, revealed its price and availability!

The OPPO F1s smartphone will be available for pre-order from the 10th until the 19th of August, with retail sales and delivery starting on the 20th of August, 2016. It will have a recommended retail price of just RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299!

Next Page > More Nora Danish, Event Photos, OPPO F1s Specifications

 

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Can’t get enough of Nora Danish? Here is the commercial she did for the new F1s selfie smartphone!


And here is a short clip of her photography session after the launch event.

 

Launch Event Photos

Here are some photos we took at the OPPO F1s launch event :

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OPPO F1s Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Hz
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
USB : microUSB 2.0
SIM SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / Rose Gold
Recommended Retail Price (at launch)RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299

 

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TP-LINK Neffos C5 Max Smartphone Revealed

On June 28, 2016, TP-LINK announced the latest addition to its Neffos C5 family of smartphones – the Neffos C5 Max. With a 5.5″ display, it is literally the largest and most premium model in the Neffos C5 family of smartphones. Let’s check it out!

 

Neffos C5 Family

You might be wondering what’s the difference between the three Neffos C5 models. For your convenience, here is a specification comparison of all three models :

SpecificationsNeffos C5 MaxNeffos C5Neffos C5L
Display5.5" IPS Full HD display (1080 x 1920)5.0" IPS HD display (720 x 1280)4.5" FWVGA display (480 x 854)
Platform (SoC)MediaTek MT6753MediaTek MT6735Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
Processor8 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720 MP3ARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Adreno 304
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1Android 5.1Android 5.1.1
Memory2 GB2 GB1 GB
Storage16 GB (internal flash storage)
microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
16 GB (internal flash storage)
microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
8 GB (internal flash storage)
microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
CameraFront : 5 MP
Rear : 13 MP with dual-tone LED flash and f/2.0 lens
Front : 5 MP
Rear : 8 MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front : 2 MP
Rear : 8 MP with LED flash
NetworkLTE FDD Cat4 (150/50 Mbps)
DC-HSPA+ (42/11 Mbps)
LTE FDD Cat4 (150/50 Mbps)
DC-HSPA+ (42/11 Mbps)
Connectivity802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
Dual SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual StandbyDual SIM, Dual StandbyDual SIM, Dual Standby
Battery3045 mAh lithium-ion battery2200 mAh lithium-ion battery2000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions76 mm wide
152 mm high
8.95 mm thick
72 mm wide
144 mm high
8.8 mm thick
67.7 mm wide
136 mm high
10.15 mm thick
Weight161 g141 g154 g
Available ColoursPearl White / Dark GreyPearl White / Dark GreyPearl White / Dark Grey

 

Neffos C5 Max Launch

Hugo Cai, Country Manager of TP-LINK Malaysia began the Neffos C5 Max with a speech, followed by the launch gambit.

Also present were Robert Hu, Regional Manager of Neffos Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa; CM Loo, ECS Senior Marketing Manager; and Bruce Lim, 11street Vice President for Merchandising.

Next Page > Neffos C5 Max Revealed, Key Features, Price & Availability

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Neffos C5 Max Revealed

In this video, Martin Zhu, Product Director of the Neffos Mobile Phone Division, reveals the key features of the Neffos C5 Max smartphone :


 

Neffos C5 Max Key Features

Clarity Redefined

The Neffos C5 Max sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display which offers crystal clear picture quality. Equipped with high definition LCD technology, the display outperforms anytime with 178 degrees of impeccable clarity and boasts an impressive 1600:1 contrast ratio, providing users an immersive visual experience that is more brighter, sharper and defined.

 

Built To Last and Designed For Powerful Performance

Powered by a powerful MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 64bit processor and an ARM Mali-T720 MP3 GPU, the Neffos C5 Max is designed to provide users with a seamless mobile experience, whether for work or play.

This smartphone is also packed with 16GB of internal flash storage and 2GB of RAM, to allow users to seamlessly switch between multiple applications when on the go.

The Neffos C5 Max’s exterior is as powerful as its internal processor; with a built-in Corning Gorilla Glass 2 that is highly scratch resistant which increases the durability of the phone and enhances the touch interface experience.

 

Picture Perfect Camera

The Neffos C5 Max is equipped with a rear 13MP camera that captures beautiful, precise and detailed shots. With the camera’s large F2.0 aperture and dual LED flash, the Neffos C5 Max allows for extraordinary photos to be taken even in low-light environments.

The front-facing 5MP wide-angle lens, meanwhile, makes it possible for users to take endless we-fies and selfies with their loved ones, and capture their best moments through day to night.

 

A Personalized Mobile Experience

Combined with the highly customizable Android 5.1, the Neffos C5 Max features smart technology to simplify one’s life with a personalized interface, providing natural, colourful, effortless operations.

Consumers have the option of using the Smart Screenshot to capture multiple screenshots in one extended shot or awake their inner artist by drawing on their photos, make use of the different artistic filters on the Super Camera feature, and capturing perfect portraits with the Beautify Selfie mode.

 

Neffos C5 Max Price & Availability

The Neffos C5 Max is priced at RM699 / ~US$175 and comes in two sleek finishes – Pearl White and Dark Grey.

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Yes Altitude Smartphone Revealed

On June 30, 2016, YTL Communications revealed their debut smartphone – the Yes Altitude. The Altitude is designed to be an entry-level VoLTE-capable smartphone. Hence, it is priced at just RM399 (~US$99), and bundled free with the new Yes Postpaid 88 plan.

In this video, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee, explains the rationale behind the Yes Altitude smartphone and details its key features. Check it out!

 

Yes Altitude Smartphone Specifications

SpecificationsYes Altitude Smartphone
Display5" IPS on-cell display (720 x 1280)
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 306 GPU
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Memory1 GB SDRAM
Storage8 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (supports up to 32 GB)
SIM Slots2 x micro SIM slots
Dual SIM, dual standby
Connectivity4G : LTE Category 4
WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Cameras8 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens
2 MP front camera
Battery2,300 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
142 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Available ColoursGold, Silver, White

 

Yes Altitude Offers

The Yes Altitude can be purchased at any Yes outlets for RM 399. Each will come with a free Yes 4G LTE prepaid card with 30 GB of free data worth about RM 190!

This means you will have 15 GB of data for 2 months – the same fantastic deal being bundled with every 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone.

The Altitude is also offered FREE, or at a discounted price of RM 199, with these two Yes 4G LTE plans.

Of course, these Yes 4G LTE bundle plans will not include the free Yes 4G prepaid card with 30 GB of free data.

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OPPO A37 Smartphone Announced

Kuala Lumpur, 27 June 2016 — Bringing consumers superior photography and meticulous design at an incredible price, OPPO has announced a new entry-level device, the OPPO A37. Available starting today at the price of RM798 / ~US$199, the OPPO A37 boasts two high-performances cameras, eye-catching design and the upgraded ColorOS 3.0, making for a superb all-around experience.

 

Brilliant photography, front and back

The OPPO A37 brings users an outstanding selfie experience, even in low-light conditions. It uses a 5 MP front camera with a 1/4-inch sensor and OmniBSI+ (backside illumination), while its extremely large 1.4 μm pixels, the biggest available in this price segment, increase light sensitivity and reduce noise. Coupled with the Screen Flash feature, which emits a flash from the display, these features ensure that the A37 takes bright and natural-looking selfies in any condition.

The Beautify 4.0 technology has been optimized using data from millions of users, and now supports 7 different levels of intelligent beautification, with two modes for different skin tones. This allows the A37 to capture your best look at any moment.

The OPPO A37 sports an 8 MP rear camera with a 1/3.2-inch back-illuminated sensor and the same large 1.4 μm pixels as the front camera, for maximum light sensitivity and minimum noise. The large pixels also work to bump up the dynamic range and give pictures a vivid depth. Meanwhile, with Ultra-HD mode, the A37 shoots five photos consecutively and combines the best parts of each, creating 24 MP photos with breathtaking color and detail.

To avoid accidental shakes when a user’s arm is outstretched to take a selfie, the OPPO A37 features Palm Shutter. By simply waving a hand in front of the camera, users can activate an automatic photo countdown, with a customizable duration. The A37 also comes packed with 9 awesome filters and a host of shooting modes, including Double Exposure and Slow Shutter, opening up endless possibilities for creativity and style.

 

Sleek, eye-catching design

The OPPO A37 evokes a sleek, understated elegance. Its 5-inch display is covered in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, giving a premium look without sacrificing premium durability, while the flawlessly smooth rear surface is expertly calibrated for a comfortable, stable grip.

Fitted with an internal high-strength magnesium aluminum alloy framework, the OPPO A37 weighs in at only 136 grams. It’s an impressively balanced weight, giving the phone a beautifully light, but never insubstantial, feel.

The eye-catching device comes in two lustrous metallic colors: gold and rose gold.

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Snappy performance, new triple-slot card tray

The OPPO A37 cruises on 2GB RAM and a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon processor, for a seamless multitasking experience. It supports 16 GB ROM, expandable by another 128 GB, giving you plenty of room for all of your favorite media and memories.

An expandable memory slot sits alongside two additional 4G SIM slots supporting speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Keeping life balanced is a breeze with the new triple-slot tray.

The OPPO A37 uses OPPO’s all-new ColorOS 3.0, fully upgraded for faster, smoother and more efficient performance. Combining a leaner design and purpose-built optimizations for a range of common use scenarios, ColorOS 3.0 has a running speed that’s more than 20% faster than the previous ColorOS 2.1. ColorOS 3.0 is also customized for power-saving, with an automatic cleanup feature that adapts to user habits to keep their battery going strong throughout the day.

ColorOS 3.0 supports a special Privacy Protection feature, allowing users to easily designate any contacts, apps, files, or other content as private. Then, when users activate the feature (for example, when lending the phone to a friend or colleague), all private info will be hidden automatically so the user can share the device without any worry.

The OPPO A37 also inherits OPPO’s legacy of premium audio experiences. With Dirac HD Sound, users will enjoy audio that’s as close to the original performance as possible.

 

OPPO A37 Specifications

Dimensions/Weight
Height 143.1 mm
Width 71 mm
Thickness 7.68 mm
Weight 136g (with battery)

Basic Parameters
Color Golden, Rose Gold
Operating System ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1
CPU MSM 8916, Quad-core 1.2GHz
GPU Adreno A306
RAM 2GB
Storage 16 GB (Support independent micro SD, up to128GB)
Battery 2630 mAh

Display
Size 5.0-inch
Type IPS-TFT
Resolution HD (1280 by 720 pixels)
Colors 16 million color
Touchscreen 2.5D, Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera
Main Sensor 8-megapixel
Front sensor 5-megapixel
Flash LED Flash
HDR Yes
Ultra-HD 16M&24M
Aperture Rear: f/2.2
Aperture Front: f/2.4

Connectivity
Malaysia Version
GSM Band 2/3/5/8
WCDMA Band 1/5/8
LTE Band 1/3/5/7/8/41

SIM Card Nano SIM, Nano SIM
Audio Effect Dirac
GPS Supported
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
OTG Supported
Sensors Light Sensor
Distance Sensor
G-sensor
E-compass

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LEAGOO Shark 1 Launched With Massive 6,300 mAh Battery

On April 27 2016, we were invited to the grand launch of the LEAGOO Shark 1  [Amazon] smartphone held at Connexion@Nexus in Bangsar South. Here is our coverage of the LEAGOO Shark 1 launch which also included the introduction of local heartthrob actor, Zul Ariffin as LEAGOO’s brand ambassador.


 

Has battery life been a major concern for your choice of smartphone these days? Fret not, LEAGOO is here to solve your worries with the launch of their latest flagship smartphone, the LEAGOO Shark 1. Packing a massive 6,300 mAh Li-Po battery and a huge 6-inch screen, you can have it for just RM999 (inclusive of GST) / ~US$ 249!

Don’t forget to check out our LEAGOO Shark 1 Hands-On Preview!

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LEAGOO Shark 1 Revealed

A Corning Gorilla Glass 4-protected 6-inch Full HD LG LTPS display (that has a pixel density of 368 ppi) covers almost the entire front of the Shark 1. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 64-bit Octa-Core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). All of these, encased in a metal unibody design.

Other than the large 6-inch screen, the LEAGOO Shark 1’s other selling point has got to be its massive 6,300 mAh battery that lasts up to 3.5 days on general usage and 2 days with heavy usage on a full charge. Worried that it’ll take forever to fully charge that massive battery?

Well, LEAGOO equipped it with what they coined as Pump Express Flash Charge technology. This is a quick-charging technology using a special 9V/3A charger, a mere 30 minutes of charging time can give users a full day of use, whereas a full charge only takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] also has Reverse Charging function that enables users to charge other devices too! Despite the massive battery, the LEAGOO Shark 1 still maintains a slim profile, coming in at only 8.5mm thick. According to LEAGOO during the launch, they are in the process of applying for a Guinness World Record for having the slimmest profile with the biggest battery.

The main camera on the back of the LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] features a 13 MP Sony BSI-2 stack sensor with F/2.0 aperture with dual-tone LED flash. For Selfies, there’s a 5 MP camera up front that also comes with LED flash to help out when the lighting conditions isn’t ideal.

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The LEAGOO Shark 1  [Amazon] runs LEAGOO OS v1.2 based on Android Lollipop out of the box. As with most recent smartphones, the LEAGOO Shark 1 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which, other than being used for unlocking the smartphone from as fast as 0.39 seconds, does double duty to serve other functions such as taking photos and launching your favourite apps too!

Last but not least, the LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] is available in a choice of three colors, namely, Midnight Black, Galaxy White and Champagne Gold. It is readily available for a retail price of RM 999 (~US$ 249) at LEAGOO’s flagship store in Low Yat Plaza as well as authorised dealers and retailers nationwide.

Don’t forget to check out our LEAGOO Shark 1 Hands-On Preview!

 

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