Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/all en-MY Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters http://www.stuff.tv/my/zte/behind-scenes-zte-headquarters/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We cross the border into Shenzhen for a grand tour of ZTE territory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_2277.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we were in Hong Kong for ZTE&#39;s Blade S6 launch, we took the chance to slip over the border for a tour of their facilities including their museum, product line, as well as their secret cave of research and development.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature">Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZTE&#039;s reputation precedes itself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In case you were wondering, ZTE&#39;s first phone was launched in 1998. But their real marker was when they launched the ZTE802 in 2001, the first-ever CDMA phone with a detachable SIM card.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="ZTE&#039;s reputation precedes itself" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2285.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Friends in high places </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who&#39;s that? Oh, nobody, just China&#39;s First Lady Peng Liyuan, snapped in the wild using a Nubia Z5 Mini. If it&#39;s good enough for her...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Friends in high places" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2290.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simon says </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ZTE&#39;s real proud of their voice recognition system, and we must say it works real swell, when it could recognise even heavily Chinese-accented English. That&#39;s more than what some of us can say...&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Simon says" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2292.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home alone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smart home? ZTE&#39;s on it. Connect your humble abode to ZTE&#39;s not-so-humble Zandra system, which gives you everything from gas and smoke detectors to a very cool panic button. Macauly Culkin would be jealous.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Home alone" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2298.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future stuff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That display holds ZTE&#39;s next big plan to take over the world, smartphone-style.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Future stuff" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2332.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Closer inspection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Chinese company is looking at making modular phones a la Google&#39;s Project Ara. But you can bet that it&#39;s going to be way more affordable in ZTE&#39;s typical grand style. Projected to happen in two to three years.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Closer inspection" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2331.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One-handed convenience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Phone too big for your wee hands? ZTE has an easy solution for that. Just tilt the phone to the left or right to instantly resize it for better access..</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="One-handed convenience" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2348.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBA? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&#39;s NBA got to do with ZTE, aside from sharing the same three-lettered name abbreviation? Plenty, for the Chinese company is the proud sponsor of three different NBA teams: Houston Rockets (Yao Ming&#39;s team), New York Knicks, and Golden State Warriors. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="NBA?" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2355.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secrecy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unfortunately, we can&#39;t show you the mad mad world of ZTE&#39;s R&amp;D batcave. But it&#39;s a crazy house of machines repeatedly punching side buttons, water-splattering devices and even a twist test to ensure that Bendgate never happens to them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Secrecy" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2384.JPG?1422609440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/zte/behind-scenes-zte-headquarters/feature#comments Smartphones ZTE Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:01:44 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458902 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The device gets spotted on an Indonesian certification site </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sxz4.jpeg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just a few days ago, we published information that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/xperia-z4">Sony Xperia Z4</a> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news">might not make it in time for the MWC 2015</a> trade show at Barcelona in March. But by the looks of the latest leaks, that doesn&rsquo;t seem to be so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other models specified.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other two models identified on the Indonesian Postel regulatory site happen to be the Sony E5333 and Sony E2353. The latter is said to be a low-end model, going by the codename that the cheaper Sony Xperia M2 had (D23XX). This device could perhaps, be a minor upgrade from the Sony Xperia M2.</p> <p>As for the Sony E5333, it could be one to fill in the gaps between a flagship and a low-end model. This alleged mid-range device could be somewhat like the Xperia T2 Ultra (codenamed D53XX) but there&rsquo;s no concrete proof of this speculation.</p> <p>Once again, all bets are on that MWC 2015 could be the platform where these devices make their official debut. Hang tight &ndash; we&rsquo;ll update this space with more rumours and leaks as they come.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review">Sony Xperia Z4 preview&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/01/29/three-new-xperia-model-numbers-revealed-e2353-e5333-and-e6533/" target="_blank">Xperia Blog</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/postel.jpg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news#comments Android MWC 2015 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z4 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458899 at http://www.stuff.tv Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentine's Day http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is probably the love child of cotton candy and an iPhone 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " alt="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pinkyiphone.jpg?1422600327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stop rubbing your eyes, your vision isn&#39;t impaired. This is indeed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a>, in pink. And we&rsquo;re not talking about some pink casing that makes the unit look partially ridiculous; it&rsquo;s actually <em>all </em>pink (which is far worse).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:17:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458870 at http://www.stuff.tv Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see http://www.stuff.tv/my/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barcelona is about to host the world’s premier showcase for smartphones, tablets and other mobile tech. Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see" alt="Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mobile-world-congress_0_1_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From 2nd March, the Spanish city of Barcelona will, for a few days, be known for more than having a fierce spirit of independence, a fantastic (if currently underperforming) football team, lots of beautiful Gaudi architecture, and a major petty crime problem. It will be known as the place where lots of new mobile phones, tablets and wearables are being announced.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Apple customarily swerving MWC, Samsung will likely prove the biggest tech company there &ndash; and it may well have some big new announcements. Rumour has it the Korean giant will <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-unveil-two-s6-smartphones-and-round-smartwatch-mwc/news">unveil not one but two Galaxy S6 flagship phones</a> at the show: one all-metal device and one with a screen that curls around the phone&rsquo;s edges.</p> <p>But that&rsquo;s not all! Samsung may also debut <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-could-reveal-circular-smartwatch-rotating-bezel-mwc/news">a new smartwatch</a>. Apparently codenamed &ldquo;Orbis&rdquo;, it&rsquo;s rumoured to come with a circular face, a rotating bezel, wireless charging and Samsung&rsquo;s own Tizen operating system. Samsung will reportedly also provide an open SDK, making it easier for app developers to build software for Tizen-based watches.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung may have two Galaxy S6 phones waiting in the wings" alt="Samsung may have two Galaxy S6 phones waiting in the wings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-alpha-01_2_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="552" height="416" title="A twisty-bezelled smartwatch could accompany any phones launched" alt="A twisty-bezelled smartwatch could accompany any phones launched" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-patent-interface-round-smartwatch1.png?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other Korean tech giant may have a quieter MWC 2015 in mind. LG&rsquo;s next flagship, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-s-alleged-lg-g4-might-be-best-android-smartphone-2015/news">G4</a>, seems destined to arrive later in the year (May is the month that keeps cropping up in reports).</p> <p>The online rumour mill is fairly silent on what LG has planned for MWC, but putting our speculation cap on for a second, we could see &ldquo;lesser&rdquo; mid-range phones trotted out, or possibly a new smartwatch successor to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is it time for an LG G Watch successor?" alt="Is it time for an LG G Watch successor?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-colour-face_2.png?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony now launches a flagship phone series (generally a large phone, a medium phone, a small phone, and a tablet) every six months, and for months we&rsquo;ve believed the company would drop its Xperia Z4 family during or around the time of MWC 2015.</p> <p>However, the paucity of leaks about these phones has led some to speculate that they won&rsquo;t be coming along quite so soon, and that a Q2 2015 release seems more likely. It could just be that the lack of leaks are, you know, down to Sony not allowing much to leak out &ndash; but given that every phone seems to get snapped by someone along the supply chain weeks or even months prior to release, it could also be that the Z4 family isn&rsquo;t coming to MWC 2015.</p> <p>Some say that the recent launch of a purple Xperia Z3 suggests that Sony plans to keep that line current for a little while longer, or that the reason for the delay is a shortage of Qualcomm&rsquo;s Snapdragon 810 processor.</p> <p>There have been leaks concerning the Z4 family&rsquo;s specs, which you can check out <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z4-z4-tablet-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-details-leak/news">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Sony Z3 family: due for replacement at MWC 2015?" alt="The Sony Z3 family: due for replacement at MWC 2015?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z3-family_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC&rsquo;s next flagship, the One (M9) or &ldquo;Hima&rdquo;, will almost certainly launch at MWC 2015. HTC has invited us to an event in Barcelona on Sunday 1st March (the day before the show officially starts) in order to &ldquo;see what&rsquo;s next&rdquo;.</p> <p>One thing you can&rsquo;t say about the M9 is that it hasn&rsquo;t been the subject of leaks. We&rsquo;ve seen tons of snaps of an M8-lookalike metal unibody handset doing the rounds &ndash; but it now transpires that these might be decoys released in order to throw people off the scent. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news">Some sources</a> claim the actual HTC One (M9) will sport a similar look to the HTC-manufactured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nexus-9/review">Google Nexus 9</a> tablet: minimalist, plastic backed, thin and light.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review">HTC One (M9) Hima preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The HTC One (M9) might not actually look anything like this" alt="The HTC One (M9) might not actually look anything like this" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m9-leak-2_2.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Taiwanese company will, according to a report from <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a>, launch <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news">a range of Windows Phone-based smartphones</a> at MWC 2015. The phones will be entry-level rather than high-end, and it&rsquo;s not clear yet which version of Windows Phone they&rsquo;ll be running.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="427" title="Acer looks set to unveil Windows Phones at MWC 2015" alt="Acer looks set to unveil Windows Phones at MWC 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-allegro-2-1.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huawei is holding a pre-MWC press conference on 1st March, and seems set to rip the wrappers of a wide range of new mobile gear.</p> <p>As reported by <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132541-huawei-to-reveal-new-wearables-and-tablets-at-mwc-2015" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>, a recent Huawei media event showed that the Chinese company will launch both tablets and wearables during MWC. While the slide didn&#39;t go into too many specifics, it did depict a round, black-finished Android Wear smartwatch and mentioned a &quot;flagship smartband&quot;.</p> <p>It also seems likely that Huawei will launch a smaller, more affordable edition of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ifa-2014/huawei-s-ascend-mate-7-phablet-bumps-specs-adds-fingerprint-reader/news">Ascend Mate 7</a> phablet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-logo.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature#comments MWC 2015 Smartphones Tablets Wearable tech Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:34:13 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458864 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft investing in aftermarket Android operating system, CyanogenMod http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cyanogen wants to wrest Android control from Google, and Microsoft may help </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod" alt="CyanogenMod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cyanogen-cyanogenmod.jpg?1422582889" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has its own smartphone platform with Windows Phone, obviously, but with a mere 3% market share compared to juggernauts like Android and iOS, the company may be getting antsy.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news#comments Android Google Microsoft Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:10:52 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458858 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dreams of a premium Galaxy flagship are likely to come true this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6" alt="Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-metal-logo_3.jpg?1422582544" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&#39;s fourth quarter financial report was filled with a bunch of numbers, but one chunk of information that stood out was the suggestion that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-s6-review" target="_blank">Galaxy S6</a> would be ditching Samsung&#39;s traditional polycarbonate plastic materials for something more premium.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news#comments Galaxy S6 Samsung Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:31:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458854 at http://www.stuff.tv This Huawei Mate 7 Compact leak makes its existence even more believable http://www.stuff.tv/my/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because when spyshots come into play, it can’t be that made up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " alt="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gsmhc.jpg?1422518179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just days ago, there was a rumour indicating that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ascend-mate/huawei-might-soon-put-stop-ascend-name-its-line/news">Huawei might be dropping the &ldquo;Ascend&rdquo; name</a> from its future devices. And now, a new smartphone leak of a Huawei device further supports that claim.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a smart move? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re not sure how this is going to take off, considering that the alleged unit&rsquo;s just a tad bit smaller than the original and looks pretty much the same too. Perhaps, if there were any leaks in its specs, it could be a differentiating factor.</p> <p>Sources speculate that there&rsquo;s a possibility that a HiSilicon SoC will be embedded within the device (if it makes its debut), since Huawei&#39;s generally prefers using its own chipsets in its mobile devices. But all we&rsquo;ve got for now is its alleged screen size only.</p> <p>Word&rsquo;s also on the street that this device will be showcased at the MWC 2015 trade show at Barcelona in early March, so there&rsquo;s not that long a wait time if you&rsquo;re expecting the device from Huawei.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/alleged-huawei-ascend-p8-might-have-looks-kill/news">The alleged Huawei Ascend P8 might have looks that kill&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_7_compact_allegedly_shown_in_live_images-news-10970.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, images: <a href="https://twitter.com/leaksfly/status/560458005246779393" target="_blank">Twitter</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " alt="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsmahmc.jpg?1422518179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news#comments Ascend Mate Huawei MWC 2015 Phablets Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:47:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458790 at http://www.stuff.tv Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the works http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sources claim the HTC One M8i is in the company’s pipeline </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the works" alt="Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the w" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hcm8.jpeg?1422517045" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been bomabrded left, right, and center with speculations about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a>&nbsp;when it comes to leaks about mobile devices from the Taiwanese tech maker. But now, there&rsquo;s one more device to add on to the leaks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news#comments Android HTC One (M8) Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:23:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458789 at http://www.stuff.tv Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t panic yet, the sale’s only on from next month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale " alt="Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/choc.jpeg?1422517171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been eyeing the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-x">Motorola Moto X </a>(or any of the company&rsquo;s other mobile devices) for the longest time ever, the time for you to get them is nearing. Why you ask? Because Motorola&rsquo;s going to discount an assortment of its devices, including the second-generation Motorola Moto X.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news#comments Android Moto 360 Moto X Motorola Smartphones Smartwatch Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:18:18 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458787 at http://www.stuff.tv Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 29/01/15: Notorious leakster, Evan Blass, confirms this look by leaking spyshots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look " alt="Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onemm9_0.jpg?1422500827" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>That <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/htc-one-m9-images-surface-online/news">20.7MP camera</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-fans-here-are-more-details-unofficial-htc-one-m9/news">5.5in 2K display, Snapdragon 805 chipset, and a 3500mAh battery</a> belonging to the alleged <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a> &ndash; you name it, we&rsquo;ve covered it. And now, we&rsquo;ve got more gossip to add on to HTC&rsquo;s upcoming flagship.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A glimpse at its look </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>UPDATED 29/01/15:</strong> Notorious leakster, Evan Blass, has <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/560425983476789248/photo/1" target="_blank">put up an image of the unofficial HTC One (M9) </a>and the One (M9) Plus on his Twitter feed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking at the picture, it supports the rumours of a redesigned unit with the all-glass front panel and hidden speaker style. Another physical feature evident in the snaps is a center-mounted front camera (although no other information was made available about it).</p> <p>It also shows that the Plus sized model might come fitted with a hardware home button (which apparently, won&#39;t be on the regular one), making it very iPhone-esque don&#39;t you think? &nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_m9_and_m9_plus_official_photos_leak-news-10967.php">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news#comments Android HTC MWC 2015 One (M9) Smartphones Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:12:52 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458677 at http://www.stuff.tv This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shake it like a Polaroid picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" title="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" alt="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prynt.jpg?1422495594" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yes, this is probably the world&#39;s bulkiest iPhone case, and it definitely won&#39;t fit in your pocket. But, in its defence, it has a built-in printer.</p> <p>Freshly launched on Kickstarter, Prynt is a smartphone case which lets you instanly print of honest-to-goodness photographs. You know, the type that you can hold in your hand, stick to walls and even crumple up and throw away? Remember those?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/InbornAggravatingAllensbigearedbat" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>Each case can hold 10 sheets of paper at once, and you can order refills through the Prynt app and have them sent directly out to you. Pictures can be printed instantly, or you can select any photo from your album, Facebook, Twitter etc, and bless them with the physical paper treatment.</p> <p>Currently the case is compatible with the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5, with plans to add more popular handsets in future. Modular dock adaptors are also supported, for when you decide to change smartphones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/DifficultAppropriateAfricanjacana" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>The Prynt app itself also has an augmented reality feature built into it. Record a video, select a still from the clip, print it out, and watch the video playback on the photo itself via the app. Harry Potter, eat your heat out.</p> <p>It goes without saying that this isn&#39;t a case that you&#39;ll leave on your smartphone 24/7. Rather, it&#39;s something that&#39;s designed to be carried around with you and whipped out and guitar-laden campfire parties, coffee shops and idyllic summer picnics. Or whatever floats your boat really.</p> <p>You can currently order your own Prynt case for US$100 (RM362) from <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prynt/prynt-the-first-instant-camera-case-for-iphone-and" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s already smashed through its US$50,000 (RM181,175) goal by raising US$236,576 (RM857233) at the time of writing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Smartphones Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:48:28 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458758 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/my/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer looks set to unveil mid-range handsets with cloud encryption powers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="452" title="Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015" alt="Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-allegro-2-1.jpg?1422495370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A report from <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html">DigiTimes</a> says Acer will make a return to the smartphone game with a range of Windows-based smartphones at this year&#39;s Mobile World Congress, although it&#39;s not yet clear whether they will run on the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/9-ways-which-windows-10-shakes-smartphone-experience/feature">Windows 10 platform.&nbsp;</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The announcement was confirmed by Acer&#39;s CEO Jason Chen at a recent supply chain conference on January 22nd. He went on to point out that a number of Acer&#39;s suppliers attended the conference as well.</p> <p>The new smartphones will run Windows, alongside Acer&#39;s own Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) system.&nbsp;</p> <p>But for those hoping for high-end handsets from the manufacturer, prepared to be disappointed. Chen revealed the company plans to invest more in its smartphone business, but will focus on the entry-level sector. Presumably it doesn&#39;t feel it can compete with the likes of Apple and Android phone manufacturers.</p> <p>The BYOC system works with a number of abApps, created by Acer. These include: abFiles; abDocs; abPhoto; abMedia; abMusic and abVideo. Unlike other Cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive, BYOC stores users&#39; data on their own home computer and makes it accessible from a range of devices including those running Android and iOS.&nbsp;</p> <p>Acer says it uses the &quot;most advanced&quot; AES encryption technology to protect all stored files.&nbsp;</p> <p>Chen also said at the conference that Acer had been approached by a &quot;high-end smartphone vendor&quot; with an interest in taking over Acer&#39;s smartphone business, but he declined to reveal which vendor it was. Acer hasn&#39;t ruled out the possibility of a merger in the future, but for now, will continue trading on its own.&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html">DigiTimes</a> via <a href="http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/01/acer-to-debut-new-windows-phone-hardware-at-mwc/">UberGizmo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news#comments Acer MWC 2015 Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:32:09 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458756 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The affordable iPhone lookalike tucks a ton of tricks up its sleeve to create a world of fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zte%20.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ZTE Blade S6 might look like any other phone, or a certain phone we all know, but it has few very persuasive factors.</p> <p class="p1">From the circus-themed launch event to the magician opening act, it&rsquo;s clear that ZTE Blade S6 was designed with a very specific target audience in mind. Read: the youthful crowd. But is it more gimmicky or genuinely useful? We wrangle a unit away from the horde to figure that out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this an iPhone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the time leading up to the launch of the Blade S6, leaked images have suggested that the phone bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone. But upon formal introduction, things are not what they seem.</p> <p class="p1">Yes, the white bezels, curved edges and the circular home button might be similar in appearance, but the Blade S6 features a ring around it that lights up blue for notifications. In terms of size, the iPhone 6 Plus, used for comparison here, is thinner at 7.1mm in relation to the Blade S6&rsquo;s 7.7mm. But the 5in Blade S6 is lighter at 132g than the 172g iPhone 6 Plus. It&rsquo;s a trade-off, but honestly you can&rsquo;t compare the two phones as they don&#39;t compete in the same smartphone leagues. You&rsquo;ll see what we mean when you read on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Same same but different" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zte1.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Don&#039;t pick up the wrong phone" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zte2.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Anorexic" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zte3.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tricksy motion controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ZTE promised a ton of fun with this youthful device, and we quickly realised what they meant when they introduced Smart Sense, the motion and gesture control system that lives in the Blade S6. Raise the sleeping phone up to your face to activate the front-facing camera to use as a mirror, shake the phone to switch on the flashlight function, and draw a &lsquo;V&rsquo; in the air to get your music playing. Those are just a few of the gesture options.</p> <p>However, they come with&nbsp;a caveat. Upon using the phone, we realised they&rsquo;re not as simple as promised. For example, you&rsquo;ll have to hold down the volume up button and only release it when you bring it up to your face for mirror activation. And to play your music, you can&rsquo;t just slash a vague &ldquo;V&rdquo; in the air, you need to maintain the phone in a flat position and draw a rather large &ldquo;V&rdquo; while holding the volume down button down, which you should definitely not attempt in packed public places. Only the flashlight worked as advertised, and it was a hit and miss affair.</p> <p>Frankly, it might be a lot more simpler to just tap a few buttons than to draw symbols in the air with our phone. But we understand the appeal of the novelty. And you can always deactivate the settings if you don&rsquo;t want to draw unnecessary attention to yourself in public. For what it&rsquo;s worth, it was amusing to see the journalists present waving the phones all around. Now that, we can see the fun in.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Gesture" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gesture_0.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Motion" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motion.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picture this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Smart Sense might not be the smartest or the most sensible, the Blade S6 packs rather impressive imaging hardware courtesy of Sony. The rear camera is all of 13MP while the front facing one checks in at 5MP and has an 80-degree wide angle field of view for wefies (we apologise for inflicting that word on you).</p> <p>What&rsquo;s even better is that you can choose to shoot in simple or manual mode via the blue circle at the top of the screen. With the latter, you get to adjust ISO, white balance, and exposure settings. But our favourite has to be the tilt-shift setting that allows you to see if your shot is straight.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Cam on" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cam_0.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Tilty shifty" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camera_3.jpg?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Under the hood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ZTE&rsquo;s really proud of the fact that the Blade S6 is the first Android L-running smartphone using the Qualcomm octo-core Snapdragon chipset. Opening applications proved to be a lag-free affair but it&rsquo;s the battery that worries us a little bit. At 2400mAh, it doesn&rsquo;t seem like it will juice an octo-core processor that long. Although the 5in HD display should alleviate some of that battery pressure. Until we get a set to test for a while, it&rsquo;s difficult to say for certain though.</p> <p>The phone also offers dual nano SIM slots and a microSD slot for expansion beyond its native 16GB. It runs its own MiFavor 3.0 user interface that allows for plenty of customisation from the colour of the background right down to page transitions, all easily accessible by swiping up to bring up the options.</p> <p>It also boasts an interesting feature called AliveShare that allows users to share files and continue gaming with one another even without Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. We&rsquo;re guessing it works via Bluetooth, but unfortunately didn&rsquo;t get the time to test out its effectiveness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Lost in transition" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2168.JPG?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3264" height="2448" title="Pink?!" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2159.JPG?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="3264" height="2448" title="Disconnected connection" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2150.JPG?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price is right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At US$250 (RM910), it makes it a lot easier to forgive the Blade S6 for its transgressions. It sure isn&rsquo;t the Xiaomi, but it does offer great value for money and innovative though slightly gimmicky features which is always welcomed in the mobile space.</p> <p class="p1">Expect it to land in two colours, matt pink and silver, in Malaysia on 10 February.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="We&#039;ll take the silver" alt="Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2106.JPG?1422486400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature#comments Android Smartphones ZTE Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:18:07 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458724 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM-free Amazon Fire Phone will be US$200 for the next few hours http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/sim-free-amazon-fire-phone-will-be-99-next-24-hours/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a fire sale. Get it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="SIM-free Amazon Fire Phone will be £99 for the next 24 hours" alt="SIM-free Amazon Fire Phone will be £99 for the next 24 hours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/instant-video.jpg?1422428484" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon will be selling its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review" target="_blank">Fire Phone</a> for just US$200 (RM722) for the next few hours or so.</p> <p>The one-day deal will slash the price of the 32GB handset right the way down from US$449 (RM1621), following disappointing sales and reviews since its launch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/sim-free-amazon-fire-phone-will-be-99-next-24-hours/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/sim-free-amazon-fire-phone-will-be-99-next-24-hours/news#comments Amazon Fire Phone Smartphones Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:07:16 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458680 at http://www.stuff.tv High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may be saying goodbye to the idea of seeing the Xperia Z4 range at the trade show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 " alt="High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xpera.jpeg?1422426496" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MWC 2015 is just a few weeks away &ndash; and we&rsquo;re getting high on leaks of the likes of the unofficial <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/galaxy-s6">Samsung Galaxy S6</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a>, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/xperia-z4">Sony Xperia Z4</a>. But Sony might burst our bubble since rumours are indicating the Xperia Z4 line-up won&rsquo;t make it to the trade show.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news#comments Android MWC 2015 Smartphones Sony Tablets Xperia Z Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:18:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458676 at http://www.stuff.tv