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Neffos C7 Lite + Neffos X20 | X20 Pro Details Revealed!

Neffos C7 Lite + Neffos X20 | X20 Pro Details Revealed!

TP-Link just announced the Neffos C7 Lite smartphone that is based on Android GO! They also revealed details of the upcoming Neffos X20 and X20 Pro smartphones. Here are the full details!

 

The Neffos C7 Lite Android GO Smartphone

The Neffos C7 Lite is their latest Android GO-based smartphone after the C5 Plus and it comes loaded with many new features like:

  • 4G LTE baseband chip for fast wireless internet
  • Anti-electromagnetic interference design
  • High-standard antenna structure
  • 5.45 inch Full View Display
  • Tall 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Compact size for one-handed use
  • Contoured display glass and rounded sides allow for easier handling
  • Optimized earpiece speaker and mic for call quality
  • Opens apps 15% faster
  • Core apps with less space in the built-in storage
  • 16 GB memory
  • Memory-card slot that handles cards up to 128 GB of storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus on the back
  • 5 megapixel front-facing option for selfies
  • Beautification Mode for covering imperfections
  • Selfie Flash feature

The Neffos C7 Lite is scheduled to be launched in Malaysia by early May 2019.

 

Coming Up : Neffos X20 + X20 Pro

TP-Link also revealed that the new Neffos X20 and X20 Pro smartphones which they will launch in June 2019, will be the first smartphones to use their custom NFUI 9.0 operating system.

NFUI 9.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie, will offer new features such as:

  • Improved Bokeh Portrait (available on both rear and front cameras)
  • AI Beauty mode for better selfies
  • Scene Recognition (camera detects up to 17 different scenes and objects)

 

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Tech ARP 20th Anniversary Giveaway Week 7 – Western Digital!

Tech ARP is now 20 years old! To celebrate, we partnered up with many of the world’s TOP BRANDS to thank you all for your loyal support with a TWENTY-WEEK GIVEAWAY!   

 

Tech ARP Is 20 Years Old & Going Strong!

Time sure FLIES when you are having fun! Twenty years ago, Ken, Chai and I got together to rebrand Adrian’s Rojak Pot as Tech ARP. We were having trouble explaining what rojak was, and that pot did not refer to marijuana / cannabis! 

That was in the good old days of sawing off pipe end caps to turn into CPU water coolers, and modifying SLAB (sealed lead acid batteries) into the world’s first power bank for our PDAs (remember those?).

Those sure were CRAZY DAYS! 

Somehow, we worked our way to the forefront of motherboard technology with our seminal BIOS Optimization Guide, which later got published as Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier : The Definitive BIOS Optimization Guide for PCs.

I don’t know how I did it, but somehow, we did all those crazy stuff while I was still in medical school! CRAZY days indeed!

Over the years, we moved from strength to strength, with Ken hand-developing our own backend, and Chai nurturing our budding forums.

Somehow, we persevered and by the miracle of surviving the passage of time, Tech ARP is Malaysia’s oldest tech website!

Today, we are still pretty much the same team, with FalconeDashkenCarolyn, Hui Xin, Alyssa, Kar Hoe and Brian Chong helping us out here and there. Thank you, guys!

 

The Tech ARP 20-Week Giveaway

To thank you all for sharing our crazy journey over the years, we have prepared a 20-week giveaway contest. Actually, a series of twenty weekly giveaway contests.

We worked with many of the world’s TOP BRANDS to bring you all some goodies. We are also sponsoring some of these giveaways ourselves. Here are some of the brands that will be sponsoring their own giveaways here soon :

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  • Acer – Special Edition Laptop!
  • AMD – AMD Ryzen CPUs!
  • BenQ – MONITOR!
  • Cooler Master – CPU coolers, gaming keyboards and more!
  • Dell – POWER COMPANIONS, speakers and more!
  • Edifier – Headphones!
  • GIGABYTE – Motherboards!
  • TP-LINK
  • Western Digital – SSDs + HDDs!

Where possible, we are opening up the giveaways WORLDWIDE. But where our brand partners wish to restrict their giveaways to certain regions or countries, we will notify you of that.

Week 1 Giveaway by Tech ARP

Week 2 Giveaway by Dell

Week 3 Giveaway by Tech ARP

Week 4 Giveaway by BenQ + Tech ARP

Week 5 Giveaway by Dotty’s + Tech ARP

Week 6 Giveaway by Pocophone!

Week 7 Giveaway by Western Digital!

All we ask is that you use your genuine personal Facebook account in our Facebook contests. We will automatically disqualify anyone who uses a Facebook account that is primarily used for contests.

 

Crowdfunding Tech ARP

As we have been for the last twenty years, Tech ARP is a crowdfunded website. We do NOT charge for our articles. So if you wish to help us out, please feel free to donate to our cause. Thank you!



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20th Anniversary Week 1 Giveaway

To kick things off, we are giving away the following prizes for the first week!

The Awesome Prize : Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone + Microsoft Display Dock + Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Cool Prize #1 : TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Cool Prize #2 : TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Cool Prize #3 : Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger with two USB ports

Cool Prize #4 : Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger with two USB ports

Contest Period : 31 August to 7 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 1 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page.
  2. Everyone definitely wants The Awesome Prize, but we want to know which of the Cool Prizes you prefer – the Groovi Ripple, or the Olike QC 3.0 car charger.
    So post a comment in our official Facebook post on the Week 1 Giveaway, and tell us which you prefer :
    a) TP-Link Groovi Ripple, or
    b) Olike QC 3.0 Car Charger

  1. SHARE our official Facebook post on your Facebook wall. Please make sure it is PUBLIC, so we can verify.

BONUS : Liking and sharing our posts, or commenting and tagging your friends, will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select FIVE contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Awesome Prize winner will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 1 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 1 Giveaway!

Mohd Fahmi wins the Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone + Microsoft Display Dock + Tempered Glass Screen Protector!

Faridah Akmal wins a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Alister Lok wins a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Mohd Khairul Zaman wins an Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger!

Ivan Ng wins an Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger!

Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

LAST CALL : Those who do not submit their details by 12 PM, Friday, 19 October 2018 will forfeit their prizes.

Next Page > Week 2 Giveaway by Dell

 

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20th Anniversary Week 2 Giveaway

This week, Dell will be giving away prizes worth more than RM 2,000 / $500!

The Awesome Prizes : Dell PW7015M Power Companion (2 units)

Great Prizes : Dell AE215 Speaker System (2 units)

Cool Prizes : Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse (3 units)

Nice Prizes : Dell AX210 USB Speaker System (6 units)


Dell PW7015M Power Companion (12,000 mAh)

Meet the Dell Power Companion – a handy device that powers select Dell notebooks and ultrabooks, as well as up to two smartphones, tablets or other USB-enabled devices, ensuring users can be more productive on-the-go.

Lightweight and compact, and featuring a 12,000 mAh 4-cell battery that provides reliable power, this compact power solution is designed to deliver in-bag charging so you can stay powered without adding bulk to your bag.

Dell 2.0 Speaker System – AE215

The Dell 2.0 Speaker System (AE215) provides high quality sound experience that fits neatly into almost any desktop setup. With premium sound professionally tuned by award-winning Waves Maxx Audio and a compact and modern design, the speakers deliver a surprising amount of full, deep bass without adding clutter to your desk.

In addition, the Dell AE215 speakers also feature a headphone jack so you can plug in your favourite headphones for a private listening experience without interruptions.

Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse

The Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse is a stylish, high-precision wireless mouse with long battery life. Its laser tracking feature allows for smooth tracking on virtually any surface, and provides quick response times and accurate clicking.

There is no greater option for a clutter-free workspace with its compact size, and unrestricted performance that allows mobile professionals to have all of the expected conveniences of a wireless mouse. The WM514 is also designed for comfort, allowing users to work or play for longer periods without the usual stress on the wrists or hands.

Dell AX210 USB Speaker System

Dell’s AX210 offers great sound for a PC desk with little room. These speakers are a true upgrade in audio quality and functionality. Designed to complement any Dell computer, the speakers give users a unified aesthetic at home or in the office.

Whether you’re enjoying the latest movie, playing an action-packed game, or participating in a video conference, you will be at the center of excellent sound.

Contest Period : 8 to 21 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 2 Giveaway Rules

  1. Read the description of the prizes above, as well as these Dell articles :
    The 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed!
    Why Dell Precision Is World’s Preferred Workstation!
    Dell S2719DM Ultra-Thin FreeSync HDR Monitor Preview
  2. Answer just five (5) simple multi-choice questions regarding the prizes and the three Dell articles.
  3. Tell us the sequence of the Great, Cool or Nice prizes that you prefer!
  4. If you want a shot at winning the Awesome Prize, you will need to share our contest post in Facebook. If you want more chances to win the Awesome Prize, tag your friends in our our contest post, or comment or like it.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select 5 contestants who shared our Facebook contest post. [adrotate group=”2″]
  2. If any contestant fails to answer any question correctly, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants to share our Facebook contest post, AND get all five questions correct will be calculated.
  4. Two winners will be randomly selected out of that pool to win an Awesome Prize each.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from contestants who correctly answered all five questions, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may try multiple times but can only win one prize. If he/she has already won, a new contestant will be randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

 

Week 2 Giveaway Winners!

Here are the correct answers :

  1. How many cells are there in the Dell PW7015M Power Companion?
    4 Cells
  2. What kind of sensor does the Dell WM514 wireless mouse use?
    Laser
  3. How many models are in the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstation family? See https://is.gd/ZM3mPj
    4
  4. Which Australian university uses Dell Precision workstations for all its engineering requirements? See https://is.gd/Uwpn5w
    Monash University
  5. What Corning technology is used in the Dell S2719DM monitor? See https://is.gd/5YcTTD
    Iris Glass

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 2 Giveaway!

Dell PW7015M Power Companion Winners
zy****@gmail.com
forbi****2k@yahoo.com

Dell AE215 Speaker System
– vee***@hotmail.com
– wchian****@hotmail.com

Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse
– radu@*****.ro
– cheok*******@gmail.com
– open*****@gmail.com

Dell AX210 USB Speaker System
– junwah****@gmail.com
– skyline****@hotmail.com
– Tony******@gmail.com
– 
hiz****@hotmail.de
– retro_*****@yahoo.co.uk
– Koo******@gmail.com

Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

LAST CALL : Those who do not submit their details by 12 PM, Friday, 19 October 2018 will forfeit their prizes.

Next Page > Week 3 Giveaway by Tech ARP

 

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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!


20th Anniversary Week 3 Giveaway

For the third week, Tech ARP will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize #1 : honor Band SS smartwatch

Awesome Prize #2 : honor Band SS smartwatch

Cool Prize #1 : VR Box virtual reality glasses

Cool Prize #2 : VR Box virtual reality glasses

Cool Prize #3 : Kaspersky Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Cool Prize #4 : Kaspersky Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Cool Prize #5 : Honor Tripod Selfie Stick

Cool Prize #6 : Honor Tripod Selfie Stick

Contest Period : 17 September to 30 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 3 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page.
  2. Everyone definitely wants The Awesome Prizes, but we want to know which of the Cool Prizes you prefer :
    – the VR Box virtual reality glasses,
    – the Kaspersky foldable Bluetooth keyboard, or
    – the Honor tripod selfie stick.
    So post a comment in the prize of your choice! If you like, you can post a comment in all three prizes!
  1. SHARE the main contest post, and the prizes you want to win on your Facebook wall. Please make sure it is PUBLIC, so we can verify.

BONUS : Liking and sharing our posts, or commenting and tagging your friends, will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on our many Samsung Galaxy Note9 posts will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The two Awesome Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 3 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 3 Giveaway!

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Isaac Lee Eng Quin

Awesome Prize #2 : Ken-Boon Teoh

Cool Prize #1 : Yee Mee Chan

Cool Prize #2 : Thomas George

Cool Prize #3 : Jireh Phan

Cool Prize #4 : Spectre Phang

Cool Prize #5 : Vicky Loo

Cool Prize #6 : Ilrelda Koh


Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

Note : Please submit your details by 12 PM, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 or you may forfeit your prize! 😀

Next Page > Week 4 Contest by BenQ + Tech ARP

 

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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!


20th Anniversary Week 4 Giveaway

For the 4th week, BenQ and Tech ARP will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Incredible Prize : BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care Monitor

Cool Prize #1 : BenQ Travel Adaptor (White)

Cool Prize #2 : BenQ Travel Adaptor (Black)

Cool Prize #3 : Samsung Travel Adaptor (White)

Cool Prize #4 : Intel + Dell Travel Adaptor (Blue)


The BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care monitor is part of a new range of BenQ Eye-Care monitors that feature the new Eye-Care technologies like Brightness Intelligence Plus and Low Blue Light.

BenQ specifically highlighted these HDR monitors (including the BenQ EW277HDR) as the best choices to be paired with the PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 4. Here are their key specifications :

BenQ EW3270U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 31.5-inch VA panel with 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,899 (Web | App), US$ 599, £ 442.49

BenQ EL2870U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 28-inch TN panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,399 (Web | App), US$ 429.31£ 338.57

BenQ EW277HDR

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels, HDR
  • 27-inch VA panel with 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 829 (Web | App), US$ 199.99£ 214.95

Would you like to own the BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care monitor? Here’s how!

Contest Period : 24 September to 25 October 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia Only *

* Because it is large and fragile, we require the winner to collect the monitor from us in Selangor or Kuala Lumpur, with Penang as a possibility too. If necessary, the winner may send a representative. We will require a photo to be taken with the winner or representative, with some social media posts.

Week 4 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you also use the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag. You can tell us which Cool Prize you prefer, for example, or why you want to win the BenQ monitor.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag.

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on our many Samsung Galaxy Note9 posts will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize winner will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

Next Page > Week 5 Giveaway by Dotty’s + Tech ARP

 

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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!


20th Anniversary Week 5 Giveaway

For the fifth week, Tech ARP and Dotty’s will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prizes #1 : 5 x iflix Subscription (1 Year)

Awesome Prizes #2 : 5 x Dotty’s RM 100 voucher

Contest Period : 19 September to 29 October 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia Only (for Dotty’s) / Countries that iflix supports *

* The dotty vouchers are only valid in Malaysia. The iflix subscriptions are valid in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Morocco and Uganda.

Week 5 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you tell us which prize you prefer using these hashtags – #IWantFREEiflix or #IWantFREEDottys.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use either hashtags. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using either hashtags..

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the Awesome prizes!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 5 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 5 Giveaway!

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Franco Kailsan

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Liza Lee

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Mohd Fahmi

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Siew Hong Go

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Haqeem Norazli

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Vee Fah

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Steven Khoo

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Chai Ser Loon

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Falcone

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Cyrus Varrus


Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

Note : Please submit your details by 12 PM, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 or you may forfeit your prize! 😀

Next Page > Week 6 Giveaway by Pocophone!

 

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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!


20th Anniversary Week 6 Giveaway

For the sixth week, Pocophone be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize : Pocophone F1

Cool Prize : Mi Band 2

Contest Period : 1 November to 14 November 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia only for Pocophone F1, Worldwide for Mi Band 2

Week 6 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, the Mi Malaysia Facebook page and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you tell us which prize you prefer using these hashtags :
    – #FreePocophoneF1 and #XiaomiMY, OR
    #FreeMiBand2 and #XiaomiMY.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use either hashtags. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using either hashtags..

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the prizes!

Note : Use #FreePocophoneF1 if you are residing in Malaysia. It will qualify you for both the Pocophone F1 and the Mi Band 2. Use #FreeMiBand2 if you are residing outside of Malaysia. It will qualify you for the Mi Band 2.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select FIVE contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize and Cool Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

Next Page > Week 7 Giveaway by Western Digital!

 

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!


20th Anniversary Week 7 Giveaway

For the seventh week, Western Digital be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize : 1 TB Western Digital Blue SSD

Cool Prizes : 8 x 4 TB Western Digital Red HDD

Contest Period : 15 November to 15 December 2018

Eligibility : Klang Valley and Penang only for the HDDs*, Worldwide for SSD

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Week 7 WD Blue SSD Giveaway Rules

  1. Learn about the WD Black NVMe SSD,
  2. Answer these easy questions!

WD Black NVMe SSD

The WD Black NVMe SSD is dedicated for PC gamers who are looking to boost the performance of their gaming rigs.

Featuring sequential read/write speeds up to 3,400/2,800 MB/s, and the innovative Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture, it’s where blazing speed and top-tier performance combine to keep up with even the most demanding workloads. Innovative power management and thermal throttling consistently help prevent overheating to deliver smooth, fast performance.

With up to 600TBW, 1.75M hours MTTF and an amazing 5-years limited warranty, the WD Black NVMe SSD is the virtually invincible SSD you can rely on.

Important : Learn more about the 2018 WD Black 3D NVMe SSD here!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will create a pool of those who answered all the questions correct.
  2. If no one managed to answer all of the questions, then a pool will be created of the contestants with the most correct answers.
  3. We will then randomly select the Awesome Prize winner from that pool.

Got it? Go and try it out!

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Week 7 WD Red HDD Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Please let us know if you can self-collect the HDD using the hashtag #FreeHDD.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use the #FreeHDD hashtag if you can self-collect the HDD. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group. Please let us know if you can self-collect the HDD using the hashtag #FreeHDD.

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the prizes!

Collection : Winners of the HDDs must self-collect the WD Red hard disk drives in person, as we want to avoid the risk of damage during delivery. We can arrange to meet with the winners at these locations :

  • Selangor : Mutiara Damansara
  • Kuala Lumpur : TTDI
  • Penang : Seberang Jaya

Warranty : The drives are also provided as-is, without warranty from Western Digital or Tech ARP.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TWENTY contestants who used the #FreeHDD hashtag.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the twenty verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Cool Prize winners will then be randomly selected from the pool of verified contestants.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

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Neffos X9, C9, C9A + C7A Smartphones by TP-Link Revealed!

On the 26th of July 2018, TP-Link revealed four highly-affordable smartphones – the Neffos X9, the Neffos C9, the Neffos C9A and the Neffos C7A. With a price range of just RM 359-799 (US$ 89-199), these new Neffos smartphones are sure to rumble the market. Check them out below!

 

Neffos X9, C9, C9A + C7A Smartphones by TP-Link

TP-Link is making a major push with these four Neffos smartphones. Targeting the low-end mass market, these new smartphones are only priced between RM 359-799 (US$ 89-199)! Yet they offer an impressive set of features at those price points.

The Neffos X9

The Neffos X9 boasts a dual-camera system and a large 5.99-inch FullView display. It offers both a fingerprint sensor and a Face Unlock feature using the front camera.

Neffos is offering the X9 in two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB storage at just RM 599 / US$ 149, and a premium variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (available at the end of August 2018) for just RM 799 / US$ 199.

The Neffos C9 + C9A

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Both the Neffos C9 and Neffos C9A come with a 13 MP rear camera, but the C9 has an 8 MP Softlight Camera in the front, while the C9A has a 5 MP Softlight Camera instead.

They also have different screen sizes and battery capacities. The C9 has a 5.99-inch display and a 3,840 mAh battery, while the C9A has a 5.45-inch display and a 3,020 mAh battery.

Both C9 and C9A will be available in two colours – Cloudy Grey and Moonlight Silver. The Neffos C9A is available with immediate effect at just RM 429 / US$ 107, while the Neffos C9 will be available at the end of August 2018, at just RM 479 / US$ 119.

The Neffos C7A

The Neffos C7A is an entry-level smartphone with a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It boasts a 5-inch HD display, an 8 MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens and a 2 MP front camera with f/2.2 lens.

Available in Grey colour, it will start shipping at the end of August 2018, retailing at just RM 359 / US$ 89!

 

Neffos X9, C9, C9A + C7A Specifications

SpecificationsNeffos X9Neffos C9Neffos C9ANeffos C7A
Display5,99-inch FullView IPS display
- 720 x 1440 pixels (269 ppi)`
5,99-inch FullView IPS display
- 720 x 1440 pixels (269 ppi)`
5,45-inch FullView IPS display
- 720 x 1440 pixels (295 ppi)
5,0-inch IPS display
- 720 x 1280 pixels (269 ppi)`
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750MediaTek MT6759WWMediaTek MT6739WWMediaTek MT6737
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.0 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.5 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.5 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.25 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860MP2 (520 MHz)IMG8XE1PPC (570 MHz)IMG8XE1PPC (570 MHz)ARM Mali-T720MP1 (600 MHz)
Memory3 GB RAM2 GB RAM2 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Storage32 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
16 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
16 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
16 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Front Camera8 MP with soft light flash8 MP with soft light flash5 MP with soft light flash2 MP camera with f/2.2 lens
Rear CameraDual Lens Camera
- 13 MP main camera
- 5 MP secondary camera
13 MP camera13 MP camera8 MP camera with f/2.2 lens
Network4G : LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps / 50 Mbps)4G : LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps / 50 Mbps)4G : LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps / 50 Mbps)4G : LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps / 50 Mbps)
SIM CapabiltyDual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM1 and SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM1 and SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM1 and SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM1 and SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 ghz)
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 ghz)
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
WiFi : 802.11/b/g/n (2.4 ghz)
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-MountedNo
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, ProximityAccelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, ProximityAccelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, ProximityAccelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity
Battery3,060 mAh lithium-ion3,840 mAh lithium-ion3,020 mAh lithium-ion2,330 mAh lithium-ion
Dimensions76.3 mm wide
159.4 mm tall
7.85 mm thick
76.6 mm wide
158.7 mm tall
8.45 mm thick
70.9 mm wide
146.5 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
72.9 mm wide
145.0 mm tall
9.45 mm thick
Weight168 g170 g145 g138 g
Availble ColoursSpace Black / Moonlight SilverCloudy Grey / Moonlight SilverCloudy Grey / Moonlight Silver8Grey

 

Neffos X9, C9, C9A + C7A Price + Availability

Here are their prices and availability summarised :

  • Neffos X9 (4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage) : RM 799 at the end of August 2018
  • Neffos X9 (3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage) : RM 599 starting 27 July 2018
  • Neffos C9 (2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage) : RM 479 at the end of August 2018
  • Neffos C9A (2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage) : RM 429 starting 27 July 2018
  • Neffos C7A (2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage) : RM 359 at the end of August 2018

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The Neffos X1 Lite Smartphone Debuts At Just RM 499!

Neffos just launched their latest smartphone – the Neffos X1 Lite – with Neffos ambassador, actress and singer Fazura gracing the launch event. Malaysia is actually the first country in the world to launch the X1 Lite. Find out what the X1 Lite offers, and check out Fazura’s live performances too!

 

The Neffos X1 Lite Smartphone Revealed!

Like the Neffos X1 Max and Neffos X1 smartphones, the Neffox X1 Lite boasts an octa-core processor and dual SIM, dual standby capability, as well as a 13 MP camera and a fast fingerprint sensor. In this video, TP-Link Marketing Manager Yovela Duan explains the key features of the new Neffos X1 Lite smartphone.

Then the Director of TP-Link Malaysia, Hugo Cai, revealed that the Neffos X1 Lite will only cost RM 499 / ~US$ 119. He also announced a special bundle promotion that is exclusive to Lazada.

With every purchase of the Neffos X1 Lite on Lazada, you will receive exclusive limited edition merchandise of your choice – a Neffos Premium Gift Box, or a Fazbulous Warrior T-Shirt signed by Fazura! This promotion ends on 31 July 2017, or while stocks last.

 

Specifications Comparison

Here are the specifications of the X1 Lite smartphone, compared to the Neffos X1 Max and Neffos X1 smartphones.

SpecificationsNeffos X1 MaxNeffos X1Neffos X1 Lite
Display5.5" Full HD IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels (403.4 ppi)
5" HD IPS display
- 720 x 1280 pixels (293.7 ppi)
5" HD IPS display
- 720 x 1280 pixels (293.7 ppi)
System PlatformMediaTek Helio P10MediaTek Helio P10MediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (2.0 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.2 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (2.0 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.2 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860MP2 (728 MHz)ARM Mali-T860MP2 (550 MHz)ARM Mali-T860MP2 (520 MHz)
Memory3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR3 (933 MHz)2 GB / 3 GB LPDDR3 (933 MHz)2 GB LPDDR3 (667 MHz)
Storage32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
16 GB / 32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Front Camera5 MP sensor5 MP sensor5 MP sensor
Rear Camera13 MP Sony IMX258 sensor
- f/2.0 lens, PDAF technology
13 MP Sony IMX258 sensor
- f/2.0 lens, PDAF technology
13 MP sensor
- PDAF technology
NetworkFDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM
GSM : Band 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
WCDMA : Band 1 / 5 / 8
FDD-LTE : Band 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20
FDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM
GSM : Band 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
WCDMA : Band 1 / 5 / 8
FDD-LTE : Band 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20
FDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM
GSM : Band 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
WCDMA : Band 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
FDD-LTE : Band 1 / 3 / 7
SIM CapabilityDual nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual standby capability
SIM1 : 2G / 3G / 4G
SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
Dual nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual standby capability
SIM1 : 2G / 3G / 4G
SIM2 : 2G / 3G / 4G
Dual nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual standby capability
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS SupportGPS / GLONASS / GALILEOGPS / GLONASS / GALILEOGPS / GLONASS
Fingerprint SensorFast Fingerprint Sensor (0.2 s detection)Fast Fingerprint Sensor (0.2 s detection)Fast Fingerprint Sensor (0.2 s detection)
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports Fast Charging
2,250 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports Fast Charging
2,550 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 152.8 mm tall x 7.85 mm thick71 mm wide x 142 mm tall x 7.95 mm thick71.2 mm wide x 142.6 mm tall x 8.5 mm thick
Available ColoursCloudy Grey / Sunrise GoldCloudy Grey / Sunrise GoldCloudy Grey / Sunrise Gold
Launch Prices3 GB + 32 GB : RM 999 / ~US$ 219
4 GB + 64 GB : RM 1,199 / ~US$ 259
2 GB + 16 GB : RM 769 / ~US$ 169
3 GB + 32 GB : RM 849 / ~US$ 189
RM 499 / ~US$ 119

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Fazura Sings “Bangun” & “Bisa Apa”

The highlight of the launch event was the live performance by Fazura who sang her latest single, “Bangun”, as well as “Bisa Apa” from the soundtrack of Hero Seorang Cinderella. Enjoy!

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The Neffos X1 and X1 Max Smartphone Launch Event

Neffos just kicked off 2017 with the launch of the new Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max smartphones. First revealed at iFA 2016, they have now arrived!

Neffos is the smartphone brand of the networking giant TP-LINK. They first started with entry-level models like the Neffos C5 and C5L, before trying their hand at the mid-range Neffos C5 Max. If you want to know how well they did, take a look at our Neffos C5 smartphone review!

Now, they are moving up the value chain with the new Neffos X1 family. Join us for our coverage of the Neffos X1 and X1 Max launch event!

 

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max Launch Show

Neffos kicked off the Neffos X1 and X1 Max launch with a really cool dance routine. Check it out!

 

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max Presentation

After the Neffos X1 and X1 Max were officially launched, Wayne Zhang, Neffos Product Manager, presented the key features of the new smartphones. Then Robert Hu, Neffos Sales Director, revealed the launch prices of both smartphones.

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The Neffos X1 and X1 Max Price & Availability

Both the Neffos X1 and the Neffos X1 Max will be available in two variants. Here are their prices :

Neffos X1 with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage : RM 849 / ~US$ 189
Neffos X1 with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage : RM 769 / ~US$ 169

Neffos X1 Max with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage : RM 1,199 / ~US$ 259
Neffos X1 Max with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage : RM 999 / ~US$ 219


Only the Neffos X1 is available right now. In fact, Neffos has an online promotion, where the first 50 buyers of the Neffos X1 (2 GB model) in the Cloudy Grey colour, will receive a free accessories bundle containing a Groovi Bluetooth speaker worth RM 159, a Neffos X1 case and a screen protector.

The Neffos X1 Max will only be available in March 2017.

Next Page > The Official Neffos X1 and X1 Max Press Release

 

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The Official Neffos X1 and X1 Max Press Release

12 January 2017 — Poised to take the year 2017 by storm, Neffos today officially announced the arrival of the much anticipated Neffos X1 and X1 Max – the brand’s darling of the IFA 2016 – to the Malaysian market. Unfettered by the highly competitive smartphone landscape, Neffos is fielding its new Android wonder that boasts impeccable design, state-of-the-art mobile technologies and customer-centric features in its bid to propel the brand to be a serious contender in the mobile arena.

Created for the consumers of tomorrow, the Neffos X Series pushes the boundaries of smartphone design, imaging prowess, mobile security, and processing performance that caters to the ever-evolving consumer lifestyle. Adhering to the brand’s ‘Close to You’ mantra, the new Neffos X1 and X1 Max exhibits human-oriented philosophy and design approach with the aim to seamlessly connect people and technology together. Bringing innovative ideas closer to reality, the Neffos X series is the stepping stone towards making life simpler for Malaysians.

“The new Neffos X Series smartphones are the perfect combination of smart technology and stylish design. They bring unparalleled value to our customers by prioritizing features that help them stay closer to everything and everyone around them,” said TP-Link co-founder and Chairman, Jeffrey Chao.

 

TOP-NOTCH CAMERA AND SUPERFAST UNLOCKING PERFECTLY IN 0.2 SECONDS

Embodying the perfection of 0.2 seconds, the X Series is made to fulfill the needs of consumers’ that desire fast-paced connectivity and interactivity. With a rear camera of 13-megapixel Sony sensor with backside illumination and 5P lens system as well as fast PDAF (phase-detection auto-focus) accurately by 0.2 seconds, the X series makes capturing precious moments similar to blinking an eye.

Giving the picture-taking more quality, the camera also features an f/2.0 aperture lens for taking clearer shots in low light and providing a shallow of depth of field. Worry no-more about low light photography, because the Neffos X series also comes with Real-time Night shooting, dual-tone flash can light up even the darkest subjects therefore making your night images clear as daylight.

In addition, the camera also include the standard features such as HDR, Time Lapse, and Panorama. The live-shooting mode crosses over to the 5-megapixel front camera, and the Real-time Beautify mode makes taking selfies more intuitive. The perfect selfie is just one tap away with the Neffos X series.

With its super-fast fingerprint ID locking system, the Neffos X series provides more security and timely convenience as the phone unlocks in just 0.2 seconds perfectly. Programmed by sophisticated algorithms, it can refine fingerprint data with use, thus the more a user unlocks the phone, the more accurate and fast it gets over time.

 

INSPIRED DESIGN

Stylishly sleek and built with premium materials, the Neffos X1 and X1 Max features metallic body exterior that was inspired by the rocks found in streams — smoothed by the water over time without losing their mettle. Every detail has been refined to make the phones look and feel familiar, and give consumers the best user experience.

One highlight of the design is the dual-curved back that tapers towards the sides and allows for a more ergonomic fit. The subtle curves also makes the X series easier to hold and operate one-handed compared to other devices of similar size.

The Neffos X series also have super-thin bezels of up to 2.75mm[1], and smooth, chamfered edges that measure only 0.6mm. With the length of the phones kept to a minimum, screen-to-body ratio is high at 76 percent.

The screen makes use of full in-cell technology with “touch and display driver integration” (TDDI), which is light and 0.2mm thinner than the usual lamination used on other smartphones. It also provides high control precision in games and apps, and seamless screen integration for much improved image quality while also extending battery life.

A 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass sits on top of the X1 Max’s display to make swiping through screens feel natural. The X1 Max display — gorgeous at 5.5 inches — has a high, 1,800:1 color contrast for best-in-class entertainment. Colors are rendered with utmost accuracy and vibrancy. Details are sharp and viewing angles are excellent even at awkward angles. The Neffos X series device are perfect for playing graphics-rich games and watching TV shows and movies.

 

UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max runs on the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage*, which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 128GB. The phones supports dual-band Wi-Fi and multiple LTE bands for fast internet access where available, thus capable to handle anything from typical smartphone activities, like web browsing and video streaming, to demanding games. Powering the Neffos X1 is a 2,250mAh battery while the X1 Max gets a larger 3,000mAh capacity which features unique capability as the X1 Max supports fast charging with 50% charging in just 30 minutes!

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

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The Neffos X1 and X1 Max are available in two colours, which are Cloudy Grey and Sunrise Gold. The Neffos X1 is priced at RM 769 for 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM and RM 849 for 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM while the X1 Max will be priced at RM 999 RAM for 3GB with 32GB ROM and RM1199 for 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM.

The Neffos X1 is now available at all authorised Neffos retailers and resellers nationwide while the X1 Max will hit the stores in March 2017.

On top of that, the Neffos X Series also comes with a two-year warranty as consumers can enjoy a peace of mind while owning a Neffos smartphone. The two-year warranty programme also offer services for selected mechanical and technical issues excluding accidental damage or broken screens. Neffos is also providing a one-on-one device exchange to customers whose Neffos device experience damages beyond repair within the first three months of purchase.

[1] X1 Max: 2.75mm narrow edge, 7.85mm of the body, X1: 2.95mm narrow edge, 7.95mm of the body

 

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TP-Link TL-WPA9610 Powerline Kit Announced

2 September 2016TP-Link, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, announced the AV2000 Gigabit Powerline AC Wi-Fi Kit TL-WPA9610. With the first powerline product in the world to deliver both AV2000 via powerline and AC1200 via Wi-Fi, it fulfills the most demanding networking tasks throughout the home. Along with the latest innovations in their home networking portfolio, the AV2000 Gigabit Powerline AC Wi-Fi Kit TL-WPA9610 was unveiled at this fall’s IFA, which will run from September 2-7 in Berlin.

Today’s typical home looks something like this: a living room television streaming the latest season of a hit drama series, a bedroom laptop broadcasting a video chat with family abroad, a family room game console deep in another live multiplayer matchup, and several smartphones and tablets browsing, sending and posting as they move from room to room. Simply put, the modern home needs a faster network for more devices at the same time. Luckily, the TL-WPA9610 delivers exactly that, supporting any router with a host of industry-leading features.

 

Wired and Wireless Speed Like Never Before

The TL-WPA9610 connects the network to the world’s first product with both AV2000 and AC1200 speeds. For wired devices, it takes advantage of the HomePlug AV2 standard to support data transfer rates of up to 2000Mbps. At such high speeds, wired devices such as consoles, computers and digital media players can effortless stream 4K video. For the home’s wired devices, dual band ac Wi-Fi delivers up to 1167Mbps. 300Mbps 2.4GHz is ideal for web browsing, emailing and social media posting, while 867Mbps 5GHz enables HD streaming and lag-free gaming.

 

Designed for Stability and Ease

The TL-WPA9610 is meant to open your entire home to the network, so it features technologies to achieve this with peace of mind. 2×2 MIMO with beamforming establishes simultaneous connections to enjoy higher powerline speeds and greater stability, so rooms farther away from the router can finally connect through its power outlet. Wi-Fi Clone automatically copies the network name (SSID) and password of the router with the touch of the Wi-Fi Clone button, making for quick and simple setup, while Wi-Fi Auto-Sync applies all Wi-Fi settings across the powerline network with the Pair button.

“Our Powerline devices are well-received for their impressive performance in delivering wired and Wi-Fi data throughout the home’s electrical wiring, and the TL-WPA9610 is our latest advancement,” explained Kevin Wang, Head of TP-Link Europe. “By combining the fastest powerline speeds and robust ac Wi-Fi, it gives every device in the home access to make full use of the network.”

 

TL-WPA9610 Key Features

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  • AC1200 dual band delivers up to 1167Mbps* Wi-Fi speeds over 2.4GHz (300Mbps) and 5GHz (867Mbps) bands
  • HomePlug AV2 standard supports high-speed data transfer rates of up to 2000Mbps, supporting all your online needs
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports enabling lightning-fast wired connections
  • 2×2 MIMO with Beamforming establishes multiple simultaneous connections for you to enjoy higher powerline speeds and greater stability to hard-to-reach power outlets
  • Wi-Fi Clone button automatically copies the network name (SSID) and password of your router with a single touch
  • Wi-Fi Auto-Sync allows you to automatically sync your Wi-Fi settings across your Powerline network by pressing the pair buttons
    tpPLC utility allows easy management of powerline devices and the powerline network through an intuitive web interface, while the tpPLC app enables management through your mobile device (Android, iOS)
  • Supports 802.11ac and backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

 

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Neffos X Series Smartphones Unveiled @ IFA 2016

2 September 2016 — At the IFA 2016 electronics show in Berlin, TP-Link today launched the latest nes that establish the company as a serious contender in the mobile space. Created to seamlessly connect people to each other, and to the world around them, the Neffos X1 and the Neffos X1 Max push the boundaries of smartphone design, imaging prowess, mobile security, and processing performance.

“The new Neffos X Series smartphones are the perfect combination of smart technology and stylish design. They bring unparalleled value to our customers by prioritizing features that help them stay closer to everything and everyone around them,” said TP-Link co-founder and chairman Jeffrey Chao.

 

Neffos X1 & X1 Max

Inspired design

Stylishly sleek and built with premium materials, the Neffos X1 and X1 Max share the same metal unibody exterior that was inspired by the rocks found in streams — smoothed by the water over time without losing their mettle. Every detail has been refined to make the phones look and feel familiar, and give consumers the best user experience.

One highlight of the design is the dual-curved back that tapers towards the sides and allows for a more ergonomic fit. The subtle curves also make the X1 and X1 Max easier to hold and operate one-handed compared to other devices of similar size.

The Neffos X1 Max has among the narrowest edges in the industry at 2.75 mm, while the X1 has edges of 2.95mm. Both phones achieve these remarkably thin edges even with the side mute button. The X1 Max is also incredibly slender at 7.75 mm, and the X1 comes in at 7.95mm.

The X1 and X1 Max also have super-thin bezels and smooth, chamfered edges that measure only 0.6mm. With the length of the phones kept to a minimum, screen-to-body ratio is high at 76 percent.

The screen makes use of full in-cell technology with “touch and display driver integration” or TDDI, which is light and 0.2mm thinner than the usual lamination used on other smartphones. It also provides high control precision in games and apps, and seamless screen integration for much improved image quality while also extending battery life.

A 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass sits on top of the X1 Max’s display to make swiping through screens feel natural. The display — gorgeous at 5.5 inches — has a high, 1,000:1 color contrast for best-in-class entertainment.

Colors are rendered with utmost accuracy and vibrancy. Details are sharp and viewing angles are excellent even at awkward angles. The Neffos X Series devices are perfect for playing graphics-rich games and watching TV shows and movies.

Top-notch cameras

The smartphones come with a rear camera backed by a 13-megapixel Sony sensor with backside illumination, 5P lens, and fast PDAF (phase-detection auto-focus) of just 0.2 seconds. It also features an f/2.0 aperture lens for taking clearer shots in low light and providing a shallow of depth of field.

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max feature Real-time Night shooting, so even in low light, the image users see is the image they capture – taking the guesswork out of low light photography. The cameras also include standard features such as HDR, Time Lapse, and Panorama.

The live-shooting mode crosses over to the 5-megapixel front camera, and the Real-time Beautify mode makes taking selfies more intuitive. The perfect selfie is just one tap away with the Neffos X1 and X1 Max.

Super-fast fingerprint unlocking

Neffos understands the importance of mobile security in today’s interconnected world, hence the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor on the back of the X Series. This provides an additional unlocking option that’s more secure than a password. Better yet, fingerprint ID unlocks the phone in a mere 0.2 seconds.

Because the sensor makes use of sophisticated algorithms, it can refine fingerprint data with use. So the more a user unlocks the phone, the more accurate and fast it gets over time.

Uncompromised performance

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Powering the Neffos X1 and X1 Max is the octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 128GB. The phone supports dual-band Wi-Fi and multiple LTE bands for fast internet access where available.

This means the X Series can handle anything from typical smartphone activities, like web browsing and video streaming, to demanding games. It also means steadier and more consistent wireless connections over Wi-Fi or mobile data.

The long-lasting 3,000mAh battery inside the X1 Max can go through a full day’s use and supports fast charging of up to 50 percent on a 30-minute charge, which makes recharging the phone more convenient.

Both the Neffos X1 and X1 Max run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software, which has been tweaked to deliver a balance of ease-of-use, longer battery life, swift and seamless multitasking and smooth gaming.

 

Pricing And Availability

With the X Series, consumers get more value for their money. Prices start at only €199 for the Neffos X1 and €249 for the bigger, more powerful Neffos X1 Max.

The smartphones, which will be available in cloudy grey and sunrise gold, will roll out in stores by Q4 2016.

 

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TP-Link New Look & Brand Identity Unveiled

23 August 2016TP-Link, a global provider of reliable networking solutions, today unveiled a complete transformation of its brand, aligning itself with consumers’ connected lifestyles. Celebrating more than 20 years of leadership in the networking space, TP-Link has evolved beyond wireless technology, offering new products in the smart home, smart phone and smart accessory categories. With this evolution and corporate strategy in mind, TP-Link felt it was important to invigorate its brand with a fresh look.

“Over the past 20 years, TP-Link’s R&D team has consistently evolved to meet the needs of our tens of millions of customers. Now, we’re embarking on a new journey to meet the needs of today’s connected lifestyles,” said Jeffrey Chao, chairman and president of TP-Link. “As our product portfolio continues to grow, it is time for our brand to follow suit. We’re excited to introduce the new TP-Link to the world in the coming months and we can’t wait to bring our customers more dynamic products and enhanced experiences.”

To align with this new corporate strategy, TP-Link is making a number of updates to its corporate identity and the visual representation of its brand. The company’s new tagline, “Reliably Smart,” follows the heritage of the former tagline, while emphasizing TP-Link’s move into smart products. The new company logo features an arrow pointing to the center, indicating the company’s commitment to a customer-centric culture that align with the needs of today’s modern customer.

The company has also updated the logo design to all lowercase and the spelling of its name to TP-Link, instead of TP-LINK, bringing it in line with a simpler, more approachable persona. The company will also be releasing new product packaging that improves shopability and a refreshed website for enhanced product clarity. Finally, the new color palette of the brand has been updated to become energizing and inviting, synchronizing with the brand’s new tone.

“Customers today are overwhelmed with a fast-paced, ever-changing technology landscape. They need greater performance to keep up, but are confused by increasing claims about features and functions,” said Brian Meyers, associate strategy director at FutureBrand. “We saw an opportunity to simplify in a way that would empower customer productivity and achievement. The new identity and packaging are meant to build on the reliability of TP-Link in a way that is smart, progressive and human. We believe this new look and feel will help TP-Link take the step from networking homes to connecting consumer lifestyles.”

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TP-Link Availability

Starting today, brighter colors and bolder prints will appear on TP-Link.com, social media channels, product packaging and in-store displays. The company’s latest products, like the Talon AD7200, are an outward expression of these changes, which will bring forward more innovative, compelling products that provide the highest standard of quality for its customers. The new brand will also be visually showcased for the first time at IFA (Hall 17, Booth 111) in Berlin, taking place on Sept. 2–7.

 

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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.

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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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TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review

TP-LINK may be the largest global manufacturer of WiFi networking products, but they aren’t resting on their laurels. Instead of fighting for an even bigger share of the same pie, they decided to branch out into the smartphone market with the Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L smartphones in March of 2016.

At that time, the Neffos C5 was considered to be quite a decent entry-level smartphone. Priced at just RM 539 / US$ 135, it offers quite a lot of features in a 5″ smartphone. Today, we are going to take a look at the TP-LINK Neffos C5 and see how it stacks up against the competition.

But first, let’s compare the specifications of the Neffos C5 against the lower-end Neffos C5L.

 

Neffos C5 & C5L Specification Comparison

SpecificationsNeffos C5 SmartphoneNeffos C5L Smartphone
Display5.0" IPS HD display (720 x 1280)4.5" FWVGA display (480 x 854)
Platform (SoC)MediaTek MT6735Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720 MP2 (450 MHz)ARM Adreno 304
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1Android 5.1.1
Memory2 GB1 GB
Storage16 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 : 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)
Connectivity802.11b/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 Standby
Battery2200 mAh lithium-ion battery2000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
144 mm high
8.8 mm thick
67.7 mm wide
136 mm high
10.15 mm thick
Weight141 g154 g
Available ColoursPearl White / Dark Grey

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Unboxing The Neffos C5

The TP-LINK Neffos C5 comes in a bright purple cardboard box typical of smartphones these days, with the key specifications listed at the bottom. Let’s take a look inside!

When you unpack everything, you will find the following items :

  • One TP-LINK Neffos C5 smartphone
  • One 2,200 mAh (@ 3.8 V) Neffos lithium-ion battery
  • One 5 W Neffos USB charger
  • One set of Quick Start Guide, Warranty Notice and Safety Notice booklets
  • One pair of Neffos earphones
  • One micro-USB cable

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Neffos C5 Key Features Primer

In this video, we will give you a quick tour of the TP-LINK Neffos C5’s key features.


 

Inside The Neffos C5

Now, let’s take a look INSIDE the Neffos C5. We will show you how to carefully remove the back cover to gain access to the two SIM slots and the microSD card slot. We will also show you how to install the user-removable lithium-ion battery.


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Setting Up The Neffos C5

When you power up the Neffos C5 for the first time, it will take about 52 seconds to boot up. If you set it up as a fresh device, it will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete the initial setup. Check it out!

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It’s Alive!

The Neffos C5 has a bright and sharp 5″ IPS display, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which offers it significant scratch and shatter resistance. However, it lacks an oleophobic coating, which means it’s very easily smudged.

The Neffos C5 has a polycarbonate back with a smooth matte finish, that is resistant to smudges. As you can see, it fits well in our Asian-sized hand and is small enough for single-handed use. In case you are wondering, it is 7.2 cm wide, 14.4 cm tall and 8.8 mm thick.

 

Available Memory & Storage

The Neffos C5 comes with 2 GB of memory, which is very decent at its price point. About half of that is available for your apps. Plenty enough for multiple apps running at the same time. Very nice.

The Neffos C5 also comes with 16 GB of internal flash memory. Once you deduct 9.65 GB for the Android 5.1 operating system and apps, you have 9.44 GB of free space left to use. That is pretty decent actually, allowing you to store about 2,400 photos, or record 74 minutes of 1080p video.

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Dual SIM & microSD Slots

The Neffos C5 has dual SIM, dual standby capability. It also has a microSD slot that supports microSD cards with capacities up to 32 GB. All three slots are located next to the removable 2,200 mAh battery. Yes, you will need to remove the battery before inserting a SIM card or a microSD card.

 

Cameras

The Neffos C5 has pretty decent cameras for its price point. Its front camera has a 5 MP sensor, while the rear camera has an 8 MP sensor with a dual-tone flash. The rear camera is capable of taking photos with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 and 1080p videos in the 3GP file format.

The camera software is quite limited in its capabilities. It offers a number of filters and 6 scene modes (including HDR). However, you are not given any option to change the camera settings.

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Camera Performance

The Neffos C5’s main camera has pretty decent performance. It has good control of exposure and white balance. Even though there is a fair bit noise in areas that are poorly lit, they only appear on close examination.

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Video Recording Performance

The Neffos C5’s main camera records video only in full HD (1080p) mode. It does not support image stabilisation, as far as we can tell. We offer the following two video recording samples for your perusal.

The first sample is a video recording of an Arabic dance. Even though the Neffos C5 recorded it in 1080p resolution, it appears blur. It seems to have trouble focusing on the subject. The lack of any image stabilisation did not help either, because the C5 was held with one hand.


The second sample is a video recording of ice skaters. This time, we used two hands to stabilise it. The difference is very apparent. However, there still appears to be auto-focusing issues – you can see the camera “seek” many times.

Generally, the Neffos C5’s video recording capabilities were quite disappointing. Recording in full HD is pointless if the camera has trouble focusing. The end result is poor picture quality in high resolution.

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Work Performance : PCMark

We tested the Neffos C5‘s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Neffos C5 Alcatel Flash 2 honor 5X
Work Performance Score
(Average)
3624 3816 3898
Web Browsing 4655 4623 3756
Video Playback 2495 2905 4325
Writing 4235 4151 4085
Photo Editing 3505 3804 2614

The Neffos C5 did well in this regard, considering the fact that it is only powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735. In comparison, the Alcatel Flash 2 (Amazon) uses the octa-core MediaTek MT6753, while the honor 5X (Amazon) is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616.

 

Battery Performance – PCMark

We then tested the Neffos C5’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

The Neffos C5 did well in this test, lasting 9 hours and 45 minutes. It beat Alcatel Flash 2 (Amazon) by 1.5 hours (18.5%), and the honor 5X (Amazonby 1 hour and 12 minutes (15%).

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Battery Recharging Performance

The Neffos C5 has a removable 2,200 mAh lithium-ion battery, but it does not have Fast Charging capability. In fact, it only comes with a 5 W travel charger. Even so, it was able to recharge its battery pretty quickly.

Our tests showed that the Neffos C5 can recharge its battery from 18% to 100% in just over 156 minutes (2 hours 36 minutes).

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Overall Performance – AnTuTu Benchmark

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

Neffos C5 honor 5X
TOTAL SCORE 31406 38457
3D SCORE 3157 5298
– 3D (Garden) 2084 3522
– 3D (Marooned) 1073 1776
UX SCORE 12363 15512
– UX Data Secure 4094 4477
– UX Data Process 2043 2352
– UX Strategy Games 2156 2645
– UX Image Process 2229 2593
– UX I/O Performance 1841 3445
CPU SCORE 11463 13957
– CPU Mathematics 2577 3046
– CPU Common Use 3931 4555
– CPU Multi-Core 4955 6356
RAM 4423 3690

The Neffos C5 did pretty well in this test. After all, it is only powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735. In comparison, the honor 5X (Amazon) is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616. with the more powerful Adreno 405 GPU.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Neffos C5’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Extreme test.

Neffos C5 Alcatel Flash 2 honor 5X
Gaming Score 3163 4549 5543
Graphics 2708 3966 5046
Physics 7690 9365 8460
Graphics Test 1 15.3 fps 22.3 fps 27.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 9.6 fps 14.0 fps 18.3 fps
Physics Test 24.4 fps 29.7 fps 26.9 fps

As a low-cost smartphone, it comes to no surprise that the Neffos C5 isn’t terribly good at gaming. Not only does it only have 4 CPU cores, it only comes with the ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU running at 450 MHz. It’s good enough for 2D games though.

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Our Verdict

The Neffos C5 is TP-LINK’s first attempt to penetrate the smartphone market with an affordable smartphone. Launched with a recommended retail price of just RM 539 / US$ 135, this is a smartphone that everyone can afford.

To keep costs low, TP-LINK opted for a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, a HD display and a relatively small battery. But they focused on what really counts – an IPS panel for the display, 2 GB of RAM and pretty decent cameras.

Even though the MediaTek MT6735 is rather dated, it held up well in our benchmarks. It’s really fast enough for basic smartphone tasks and 2D gaming. Even its small 2,200 mAh battery did better than expected, delivering almost 10 hours of non-stop usage!

Thanks to its IPS panel, it has a bright and sharp display with wide viewing angles. It is even protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The only downside? It doesn’t have an oleophobic coating, so it smears at the touch of your fingertip!

Its main camera was a bit of a mixed bag. The main camera takes pretty decent pictures, with pretty good control of the exposure and white balance. However, the videos it records suffer from auto-focus issues and a lack of image stabilisation.

Overall, the Neffos C5 is a decent debut effort by TP-LINK – an affordable, no-fuss 5″ Android smartphone. It will have a tough time though distinguishing itself from the plethora of similar affordable Android smartphones out there.

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Neffos C5 & Neffos C5L Smartphones Revealed

TP-LINK may be the largest global manufacturer of WiFi networking products, but they aren’t resting on their laurels. Instead of fighting for an even bigger share of the same pie, they decided to branch out into the smartphone market with their Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L smartphones.

Yesterday, we were invited to the official launch of the Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L smartphones. At hand was also the Neffos C5 Max smartphone that would be launched shortly as well. Take a look!

Now, let’s take a look at the pictures, videos and specifications of the Neffos C5 & C5L smartphones! We will also show you photos and some specifications of the upcoming Neffos C5 Max smartphone.

 

Neffos C5 Smartphone

The Neffos C5 is an Android 5.1 smartphone that is powered by the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It has a large 5.0″ IPS display with a HD resolution of 720 x 1280, and weighs just 141 g.

It has a 5 MP front camera, and an 8 MP rear camera with a dual-tone LED flash. In case you run out of storage, you can add a microSD card (up to 32 GB). It has a launch price of RM 539 (~US$ 135).

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Neffos C5L Smartphone

The Neffos C5L is an Android 5.1.1 smartphone that is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It has a 4.5″ display with a FWVGA resolution of 480 x 854, and weighs 154 g.

It has a 2 MP front camera, and an 8 MP rear camera with an LED flash. In case you run out of storage, you can add a microSD card (up to 32 GB). It has a launch price of just RM 359 (~US$ 90).

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Neffos C5 & C5L Specification Comparison

Here is a specification comparison of the Neffos C5 & C5L smartphones :

SpecificationsNeffos C5 SmartphoneNeffos C5L Smartphone
Display5.0" IPS HD display (720 x 1280)4.5" FWVGA display (480 x 854)
Platform (SoC)MediaTek MT6735Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720 MP2 (450 MHz)ARM Adreno 304
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1Android 5.1.1
Memory2 GB1 GB
Storage16 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 : 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)
Connectivity802.11b/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 Standby
Battery2200 mAh lithium-ion battery2000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
144 mm high
8.8 mm thick
67.7 mm wide
136 mm high
10.15 mm thick
Weight141 g154 g
Available ColoursPearl White / Dark Grey

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Upcoming Neffos C5 Max

The Neffos C5 Max is an Android 5.1 smartphone that is powered by the octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It has a large 5.5″ IPS display with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920, and a large 3,405 mAh battery.

It has a 5 MP front camera, and a 13 MP rear camera with a dual-tone LED flash. In case you run out of storage, you can also add a microSD card (up to 32 GB). Its launch price and date has yet to be announced.

 

Availability

Both the Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L will be available in both Pearl White and Dark Grey colours, at RM 539 (~US$ 135) and RM 359 (~US$ 90) respectively from Lazada Malaysia on April 12, 2016 onwards.

 

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