Nokia http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/features en-SG Microsoft officially dropping Nokia branding for Lumia phones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-officially-dropping-nokia-branding-its-lumia-phones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Confirming prior reports, it appears we’ll be seeing “Microsoft Lumia” quite soon </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="Nokia Lumia 930" alt="Nokia Lumia 930" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lumia-930.jpg?1413946897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft&rsquo;s acquisition of Nokia&rsquo;s mobile division caused some confusion in branding, since the rest of the iconic Finnish company remained intact. But it doesn&rsquo;t sound like that&rsquo;ll be a problem for much longer.</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="/sg/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/sg/microsoft/microsoft-officially-dropping-nokia-branding-its-lumia-phones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-officially-dropping-nokia-branding-its-lumia-phones/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:29:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1451040 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft will end Windows Phone and Nokia branding http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-will-end-windows-phone-and-nokia-branding/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The general Windows banner will soon cover phones as well, but Lumia lives </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="Windows Phone 8.1" alt="Windows Phone 8.1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Start-screen%285%29_0.jpg?1410399226" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to multiple reports out tonight, Microsoft intends to discontinue use of the Windows Phone and Nokia brands for its smartphones and mobile OS, all in hopes of simplifying its message.</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="/sg/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/sg/microsoft/microsoft-will-end-windows-phone-and-nokia-branding/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-will-end-windows-phone-and-nokia-branding/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Windows Windows Phone Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:18:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447252 at http://www.stuff.tv OPINION: Why you should buy a Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/why-you-should-buy-windows-phone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re sick about hearing all about Android one week and Apple the other, Microsoft&#039;s Lumia devices can present quite an intriguing option </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="655" height="430" title=" Why you should buy a Windows Phone" alt=" Why you should buy a Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/THVtaWFfODMwX0hlcm9NV3RxYUhO-2.jpg?1410426055" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I spoke to Chris Weber,&nbsp;Microsoft&#39;s&nbsp;corporate vice president of mobile devices sales, in Berlin during IFA 2014, I asked&nbsp;him why people should buy Windows Phones. He said that if he had 10 minutes with 10 iOS or Android users, he&#39;d be able to get nine of them to make the switch.&nbsp;</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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone talks about how it&#39;s usually Android versus iOS, or Apple versus Samsung. It&#39;s easy to get caught up in big-name flagship phones like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">iPhone 6 Plus</a>, or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review">Note Edge</a>, after all.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, at the lower and mid-priced ranges, Apple isn&#39;t a factor at all, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/battle-budget-best-smartphones-you-can-buy-under-s250-singapore/feature">leaving only Androids to choose from</a>, mostly from Chinese manufacturers such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi">Xiaomi</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/who-sells-under-s100-smartphones-singapore-zte-does/news">ZTE</a>. That&#39;s not much in the way of choice, especially since Androids aren&#39;t for everyone.</p> <p>Microsoft has played their cards right here, because they dived right into this arena as the only other viable OS option, with phones such as the S$159 Lumia 130, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/nokia-lumia-630-and-635-have-neon-swappable-covers-plucked-straight-90s/news">S$239 Lumia 635</a>, and the affordable-yet-powerful mid-ranged&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/nokia-lumia-830-hands-review/review">Lumia 830</a>. If they can build enough momentum with this, more people would come to know Windows Phones, with the feedback they offer paving the way for improvements in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/opinion-era-budget-phones/feature">Is this the era of budget phones?</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="3072" height="1728" title=" Why you should buy a Windows Phone" alt=" Why you should buy a Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_20_12_Pro.jpg?1410426055" /> </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>More importantly, Microsoft&#39;s been taking steps to exploit their biggest advantage - other Microsoft hardware users. With the launch of their Universal Apps, they could soon have the largest ecosystem in the world across Windows Phones, Surface devices, PCs, and Xbox consoles.&nbsp;</p> <p>Imagine having a phone that worked seamlessly with all those devices, with everything in your home synced on OneDrive, OneNote, and other cloud services. It&#39;s something nobody else would have. The closest competitor in this arena would be Sony, but they don&#39;t have millions of PC users worldwide to bank on.&nbsp;</p> <p>Microsoft&#39;s going to need time of course, because Nokia&#39;s only been part of the fold for a few short months. But so far, the signs are encouraging, and hopefully, their efforts will pay off. Not for me, but for all of you as consumers to have better choices in the future.&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="955" height="955" title="Why you should buy a Windows Phone" alt="Why you should buy a Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/946002c9-dfc7-44fe-b20a-abf175c49d42.jpg?1410426055" /> </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="1400" height="720" title="Why you should buy a Windows Phone" alt="Why you should buy a Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01dd9c8c-e40a-4b2b-a419-d2fbea76d0cd.jpg?1410426055" /> </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/sg/microsoft/why-you-should-buy-windows-phone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/why-you-should-buy-windows-phone/feature#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:13:37 +0000 Melvin Tang 1447158 at http://www.stuff.tv The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/desire-820/samsung-galaxy-note-4-out-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a moment and catch up on the news you missed from IFA 2014 </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="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just hours ago, Apple unveiled its latest battalion of mobile devices. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean you turn a blind eye on the latest tech gear that got released at the recent IFA 2014 event in Berlin.</p> <p>To make your lives easier from having to weed through a ton if IFA 2014 stories, we&rsquo;ve collated the top 5 releases from the event into this story &ndash; you can thank us later.&nbsp;</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="/sg/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"> Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 </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 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official. With a screen size the same as its predecessor (5.7in), the new phablet is anything but a small upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It&rsquo;s got a better screen resolution, enhanced display, a better camera for you selfies lovers, and upgraded insides, amongst others.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/behold-samsung-galaxy-note-4/news">Behold, this is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4</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-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="Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 " alt="Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> No more teasing – this is the Moto 360 </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>After months of keeping us waiting, Motorola&rsquo;s released what we think could possibly be the most popular Android Wear smartwatch to the market. The model features a circular watchface (that&rsquo;s been its unique selling proposition) and is already available in the US. We&rsquo;re hoping it reaches our end of the earth shortly after. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-200-and-coming-uk-october/news">It&rsquo;s finally out &ndash; here&rsquo;s a closer look at Motorola&rsquo;s Moto 360&nbsp;</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="No more teasing – this is the Moto 360" alt="No more teasing – this is the Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_0.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 </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 HTC Desire 820 is a mid-range phone full of surprises. For one, it packs a 8MP camera on the front &ndash; which means you&rsquo;ll be able to take amazing selfies, and it also shoots 1080p videos. It&rsquo;s a colourful lot too; it comes in a choice of five different colours, with contrasting accents. Have your pick.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/desire-820/ifa-2014/htc-desire-820-packs-64-bit-processor-and-8mp-selfie-snapper/news">HTC Desire 820 packs a 64-bit processor and an 8MP selfies snapper</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="Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 " alt="Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 </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&rsquo;s apparently eyeing Apple&rsquo;s throne and has created the Xperia Z3 Compact to compete with the purported iPhone 6. The 4.6in unit as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5Ghz, an improved battery life, and a whopping 20.7MP camera amongst other features.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-sony-xperia-z3-compact-will-give-iphone-6-run-its-money/news"> IFA 2014: Sony launches Xperia Z3 Compact to do battle with iPhone 6&nbsp;</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 Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 " alt="The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update </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 successor to Nokia Cyan is all about &ldquo;creating the perfect shot&rdquo;. Upgrades have been done to the operating system to improve the Camera app &ndash; you can expect a better app load time as well as better transition timing between shots. It&rsquo;s also made improvements to Cortana; now, you can activate it just by saying &ldquo;hey Cortana&rdquo;.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/microsoft-s-lumia-denim-update-comes-improved-camera-app/news">Microsoft&rsquo;s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app</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="Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update " alt="Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_0.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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/sg/desire-820/samsung-galaxy-note-4-out-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Desire 820 Galaxy Note 4 HTC Moto 360 Motorola Nokia Round-up Wednesday Samsung Smartphones Smartwatch Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447037 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/microsoft-s-lumia-denim-update-comes-improved-camera-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These days, it’s all about having the best tools for the perfect shot </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="Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app " alt="Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_10.jpg?1409887938" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Taking pictures is one of the main purposes of a smartphone in this day and age. Microsoft realises that and in support of &ldquo;the perfect shot&rdquo;, it&rsquo;s unveiled its next major Nokia Lumia update, called Denim, with a better Camera app among other features.</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="/sg/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"> There&#039;s more... </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>But that&rsquo;s not all that comes with this <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/stuff-cover-girl-search-2014/promoted-11-windows-phone-81-features-thatll-unleash-your-nokia-l">Windows Phone 8.1 </a>update 1. The other <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/get-early-access-windows-phone-81-and-famed-siri-alternative-cortana/news">major improvement is Cortana</a> &ndash; you&rsquo;ll be able to launch it from any point of the interface or when it is idle by saying &ldquo;Hey Cortana&rdquo;. Just make sure you don&rsquo;t confuse it with &ldquo;Okay Google&rdquo;. It&#39;s worth taking note that it will now be made available to the US first, and to the UK and China as a Beta version.&nbsp;India, Australia and&nbsp;Canada will have it as a public Alpha.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Lumia Denim update will be rolled out to all WP 8.1&nbsp;Lumia devices sometime in Q4 this year &ndash; watch out for it. It will first be available on the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520, and Lumia Icon, then extend to the rest of the compatible Lumia smartphones shortly after.</p> <p>But, the Camera app will only be available on the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520, and Lumia Icon. It will also come pre-installed on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/nokia-lumia-830-hands-review/review">newly launched Lumia 830</a>; however, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/nokia-lumia-735-hands-review/review">recently unveiled Lumia 735</a> will be excluded from it. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/nokia-x2-microsoft-just-launched-its-first-android-phone/news">With the X2, Microsoft just launched its first Android phone&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_announces_lumia_denim_update_available_q4-news-9551.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-microsoft-unveils-lumia-denim-update-faster-better-camera-app" target="_blank">Hardware Zone</a>] &nbsp;</p> <p>&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="Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app " alt="Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cort.jpeg?1409887938" /> </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/sg/lumia-830/microsoft-s-lumia-denim-update-comes-improved-camera-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/microsoft-s-lumia-denim-update-comes-improved-camera-app/news#comments Lumia 830 Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:02:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446647 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/nokia-lumia-830-hands-review/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft promises a flagship-level phone at a very reasonable price with the new Lumia 830. We check out its Lumia-ffordability </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="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WP_20140522_18_15_25_Pro_1.jpg?1409887311" /> </div> </div> </div> <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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Microsoft&rsquo;s really been emphasising lower-budget devices recently to complement their flagship phone lineup. Just ahead of IFA 2014 in Berlin, it&rsquo;s just announced two phones to flesh out their mid-range mobiles.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> The few and the proud </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 dir="ltr">Besides being one of the three phones to come with Lumia Denim preloaded &ndash; with the other two being the Lumia 730 and 735 &ndash; the Lumia 830&rsquo;s &ldquo;flagship&rdquo; status also affords it Denim&rsquo;s top-end features. The only other devices to get these premium features are Microsoft&rsquo;s actual flagship <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review">Lumia 930</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-1520/nokia-lumia-1520/review">1520</a> devices, so it really is the most affordable device with the best Windows Phone has to offer at the moment.</p> <p dir="ltr">Some of these features include: a new Lumia Camera app, which is both faster to start up and shoot with; 4K video recording at 24fps with each frame able to be used as an 8.3MP image; and Rich Capture, which integrates automatic HDR and a new Dynamic Flash feature that allows you to tweak the amount of flash present in a picture... after you&rsquo;ve already taken it.</p> <p dir="ltr">Given what Nokia Camera is currently capable of, this much-needed update definitely improves the cameras on Lumia devices by leaps and bounds, correcting one of the main niggles with Windows phones.</p> <p>Also, while all Lumia devices in the selected markets will get an improved Cortana with Denim, the Lumia 830 and its fellow flagship devices have the ability to call up everyone&rsquo;s favourite Halo AI just by saying &ldquo;Hey Cortana&rdquo; even when the phone is idle, thanks to SensorCore technology. Isn&rsquo;t it ironic that you don&rsquo;t use &ldquo;Glass&rdquo; on a Windows device?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/windows-phone-8" target="_blank">all the latest Windows Phone 8 news and reviews</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="The few and the proud" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_08_Pro__highres_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="The few and the proud" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_16_11_41_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="The few and the proud" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_30_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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"> Size matters </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 dir="ltr">The Lumia 830 looks almost identical to the Lumia 930, save for a few minor details and a markedly thinner profile at just 8.5mm with a weight of 150g, making it the thinnest and lightest Lumia smartphone made. </p> <p>Still, it feels very comfortable in the hand, with the phone being so light and thin that people with smaller hands will be able to use it one-handed with ease. The buttons on the right edge of the phone are positioned nicely as well, being easy to reach in either hand, with operation accompanied by satisfying haptics.</p> <p dir="ltr">The phone itself feels decidedly premium, with the metal casing giving it a sense of sturdiness. The plastic cover on the back of the phone feels rather pleasant to the touch as well, and provides good grip without coming across as cheap. Integrated with QI wireless charging (more on that later), the cover is removable too. Available in black, white, green and orange, these additional covers are sold separately, and allow users to switch the colour of their device to complement their outfits, if that&rsquo;s their sort of thing.</p> <p>Call us old-fashioned, but we liked the black device the most, as it comes with a dark metal casing that looks very classy indeed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/opinion-era-budget-phones/feature">Opinion: Is this the era of budget phones?</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="567" height="425" title="Size matters" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_14_36_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="Size matters" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_03_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="Size matters" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_21_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="567" height="425" title="Size matters" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_15_33_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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"> Mid-range phone, mid-range performance? </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 dir="ltr">Despite being tagged as &lsquo;affordable&rsquo;, it doesn&rsquo;t mean the Lumia 830 is a slouch. Performance from the phone&rsquo;s 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 and 1GB of RAM was generally very smooth with nary a hiccup. Everything looked great while we were going through the phone&rsquo;s various features, and while the 5-in screen is only HD at 1280x720, it still looked decent, with clarity and brightness that held up to scrutiny. </p> <p>The user experience on Windows Phone 8.1 itself remained largely similar too, though Microsoft has added the ability to organise your Live Tiles into folders for the first time. A simple drag-and-drop affair, it&rsquo;s something that should&rsquo;ve been added from the start, but it&rsquo;s good to finally see something we&rsquo;ve had on Android and iOS devices for years already.</p> <p>The device is also equipped with LTE, Nokia Rich Recording with Dolby 5.1 surround sound capture, and active noise cancellation, though we didn&rsquo;t really have an opportunity to try those out properly in an actual setting. We also didn&rsquo;t get the chance to see how the removable 2200mAh battery would hold up to heavy usage, so we&rsquo;ll just have to wait for an actual review unit in the future.&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="567" height="425" title="Mid-range phone, mid-range performance?" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_13_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="Mid-range phone, mid-range performance?" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_12_28_Pro_0_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 830 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Screen</strong>: 5in 1280x720p ClearBlack IPS-LCD</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Processor</strong>: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>RAM</strong>: 1GB </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>OS</strong>: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Camera</strong>: PureView 10MP 1080p/4K video (rear), 1MP 720p (front)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Storage</strong>: 16GB expandable up to 128GB, 15GB free OneDrive &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Battery</strong>: 2200mAh, removable with integrated Qi wireless charging</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 139.4x70.7x8.5mm</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Weight</strong>: 150g</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"> 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"> The new PureView camera </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 dir="ltr">Accompanying the new features on the Lumia Camera app is a 10MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics and Microsoft&rsquo;s most diminutive Optical Image Stabilization system to date. As opposed to the Lumia 930, starting up the camera from standby to an actual snap is much, much faster now, with the lag time between shots pared down to mere milliseconds. It&rsquo;s definitely a much-needed improvement to the shooting experience.</p> <p dir="ltr">Images shot with the camera were bright and sharp, with decent levels of saturation, white balance, and dynamic range. It&rsquo;s not as good as what you can find on a Lumia 930 or even a 1020, but the improvements to performance more than make up for it.</p> <p dir="ltr">We also tried out the phone&rsquo;s 4K video recording capabilities. Microsoft tells us that this feature isn&rsquo;t meant so much for shooting actual movies, but for better Moment Capture, allowing you to select the best moments as individual 8MP pictures. Essentially, the phone will use too much power and overheat during extended 4K recording, just like on any other phone, so their emphasis is on generating better continuous shots. The camera shoots 4K at 24fps, giving us a wide range of images to choose from, and from what we saw, each individual frame was indeed pretty detailed.</p> <p>The front-facing camera on the other hand, is a paltry 1MP affair that&rsquo;s only capable of 720p videos. Maybe that&rsquo;s why the Lumia Selfie app (read more about it in the Lumia 730 hands-on review here) skips the front camera altogether, prompting the user to listen to audio cues while pointing the rear camera at their faces instead. We don&rsquo;t expect the front camera to be great, but 1MP sounds almost prehistoric in this day and age.&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="567" height="425" title="The new PureView camera" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_13_52_Pro_0_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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"> Wireless charging and screen mirroring </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 dir="ltr">Also announced during Microsoft&rsquo;s MoreLumia event were a new Smart Wireless Charging Plate and Screen Sharing solution that were pretty cool when used with the Lumia 830. </p> <p>Available at just USD$59 (S$75), The Nokia Smart Wireless Charger is almost an essential to get for your Lumia. In fact, since it&rsquo;s Qi wireless charging, you can use with any Qi-compatible device. Supported by Bluetooth LTE, the charger can connect to your phone and glow every time you get a notification or when your phone needs charging, explaining its &ldquo;Smart&rdquo; moniker.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also the new Microsoft Screen Sharing Solution, a USD$79 (S$100) Miracast wireless display adapter attachment that connects to your TV via HDMI, mirroring what&rsquo;s on your Lumia in 1080p full HD. However, what sets this one apart is the magnetic NFC-enabled coaster, allowing users to switch the screen-mirrored device with just a simple tap. The coaster also magnetically integrates very nicely for storage on the adapter itself. You don&rsquo;t have to use it with just your Lumia device either, since it&rsquo;s Miracast-compatible.&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="567" height="425" title="Wireless charging and screen mirroring" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_20_12_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="Wireless charging and screen mirroring" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_18_10_Pro_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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="Wireless charging and screen mirroring" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_18_20_Pro__highres_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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"> Initial verdict </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 dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s easy to be skeptical of the phone&rsquo;s flagship credentials at first, given its affordable price and less-than-cutting-edge specs. However, Microsoft more than makes up for everything with great features and UX tweaks in the Lumia Denim update, giving way to a Lumia 830 that punches above its weight.&nbsp;And with the Windows Phone Store having over 320,000 apps now, you can&#39;t say there aren&#39;t any apps for it either, making it one less reason to make the switch.</p> <p>The cheapest phone you can buy while still having access to the best of everything Windows Phone has to offer, it really presents itself as quite a compelling buy. In fact, it&rsquo;s so good that you could be tempted to buy this instead of an actual flagship.&nbsp;</p> <p>Do you really need top-end specs anyway, and can you really tell the difference? Looks like Lumia-ffordability is very real, and it&rsquo;s happening this September for just &euro;330 (S$535).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">These are the 10 best smartphones in the world 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="567" height="425" title="Initial verdict" alt="Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/THVtaWFfODMwX0hlcm9NV3RxYUhO_0.jpg?1409887311" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/nokia-lumia-830-hands-review/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/nokia-lumia-830-hands-review/review#comments IFA 2014 Lumia 830 Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:39:22 +0000 Melvin Tang 1446604 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/nokia-lumia-735-hands-review/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rumours were true – Microsoft did launch a selfie phone in Berlin, and we took a closer look </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="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_7830_0_0.JPG?1409885414" /> </div> </div> </div> <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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Seeing as the official invite for Microsoft&rsquo;s MoreLumia event featured a selfie, we weren&rsquo;t surprised to see that there really was a selfie phone announced at the event. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> The ultimate selfie phone </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 dir="ltr">The main focus on the Lumia 735 is of course it&rsquo;s front-facing camera. A 5MP wide-angle affair of 24mm, it&rsquo;s even capable of full HD 1080p videos. Microsoft&rsquo;s even thrown in three months of free Skype worldwide subscription for people to try it in real-world scenarios. True, other phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One M8 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-n1/review">Oppo N1 </a>have put large-sensor cameras on the front for better selfies before, but this time Microsoft&rsquo;s even built an entire app around selfies to make them better. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Very simply named &ldquo;Lumia Selfie&rdquo;, the app and camera combine to shoot selfies that aren&rsquo;t just better in quality, they&rsquo;ve got a larger field of view too. Images taken on the front camera are some of the best we&rsquo;ve seen from a narcissistic perspective, while a demo during the MoreLumia event highlighted that the phone could comfortably fit over 11 people in one picture. ]</p> <p dir="ltr">What&rsquo;s more, Microsoft has done something very Japanese/Korean and added photo editing tools to enhance your facial features. That includes being able to alter your eyes, smile, teeth, and even smooth out wrinkles. It&rsquo;s almost like digital plastic surgery.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the rear shooter is a 6.7MP unit with an LED flash, but since the Lumia 735 isn&rsquo;t privy to the Lumia Camera app found in Microsoft&rsquo;s flagship devices, isn&rsquo;t anywhere near as good as that in the Lumia 830. The fact that it isn&rsquo;t a PureView camera doesn&rsquo;t help, but at this price, there&rsquo;s no cause for complaint. Image quality in general is acceptable, though we didn&rsquo;t really have much opportunity to test it fully. We were preoccupied with the front camera, after all.&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="The ultimate selfie phone" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_09_25_Pro_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </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"> Plastic all around </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 dir="ltr">Sporting Nokia&rsquo;s signature polycarbonate design, the Lumia 735 doesn&rsquo;t particularly stand out besides the fact that it&rsquo;s got the same bright colours as Microsoft&rsquo;s recent phone offerings. At 8.9mm thin and weighing 134g, the curved plastic back fits comfortably into the hand, with good grip and feel on the matte plastic. </p> <p dir="ltr">The back of the phone is removable as well, and swappable with other covers available in black, white, orange, and green. The orange cover we encountered had a glossy finish though, which honestly felt quite clammy and attracted smudges. It wouldn&rsquo;t be good for humid environments at all. </p> <p>While the phone&rsquo;s button layout is sensible and easy to reach, Microsoft decided to do away with the dedicated camera shutter button. It&rsquo;s probably because you won&rsquo;t need that button for selfies, but it was still a convenience that&rsquo;s conspicuously missed.</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="Plastic all around" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_10_12_Pro_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </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="Plastic all around" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_10_31_Pro_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </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="Plastic all around" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_18_11_15_Pro_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </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"> Same, but different </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 dir="ltr">Internally, the Lumia 735&rsquo;s almost identical to the Lumia 830, with the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, and connectivity options such as LTE. However, Microsoft chose to exclude the phone from Lumia Denim&rsquo;s premium features, possibly to emphasise the distinction between this and the Lumia 830 as a flagship phone. Without those features, the Lumia 735 does feel like a budget phone, though it does have Cortana in the selected markets. </p> <p dir="ltr">Also, since it&rsquo;s got the same processor and all, performance in terms of user experience is practically identical. Besides the difference in build material and the cameras, other areas the phones differ are a smaller internal memory of just 8GB &ndash; though the SD card slot with storage expandable to 128GB should render that largely irrelevant &ndash; a 4.7-in HD 1280x720 screen compared to a 5-incher, and a battery with 20mAh more at 2220mAh. </p> <p>It&rsquo;s all quite minor, so there&rsquo;s really almost no disparity in performance. It was just as fluid and lag-free as the Lumia 830, though we would have to test the phone with more intensive use and apps to make a more accurate assessment.&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="567" height="425" title="Same, but different" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_16_10_51_Pro_1_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 735 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Screen: 4.7in 1280x720p ClearBlack HD OLED</p> <p dir="ltr">Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400</p> <p dir="ltr">RAM: 1GB</p> <p dir="ltr">OS: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update</p> <p dir="ltr">Camera: 6.7MP 1080p video (rear), 5MP wide-angle 1080p video (front)</p> <p dir="ltr">Storage: 8GB expandable up to 128GB, 15GB free OneDrive &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Battery: 2220mAh, removable with integrated Qi wireless charging</p> <p dir="ltr">Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p dir="ltr">Dimensions: 134.7x68.5x8.9mm</p> <p>Weight: 134g</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"> 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"> Initial verdict </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 dir="ltr">We talk about the 735 as one model, but really it&rsquo;s two &ndash; there&rsquo;s also a dual-SIM Lumia 730. Available for just &euro;199 (S$325), it&rsquo;s also cheaper, though you also lose built-in wireless charging. You could always just buy the wireless charging shell for &euro;15 (S$25) though.</p> <p dir="ltr">Without Lumia Denim&rsquo;s extra features, the Lumia 735 is strictly a budget affair, and it seems Microsoft hopes to make up for this by focussing on its selfie capabilities. We&rsquo;re not sure this is enough to make it a very compelling option, unless you really like taking photos of yourself or suffer from extreme narcissism, of course.</p> <p>However, at just &euro;219 (S$355), it&rsquo;s still a very good phone for its price, with solid build quality and value-for-money.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&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="567" height="425" title="Lumia 735 or 730?" alt="Nokia Lumia 735 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WP_20140522_16_02_16_Pro_0.jpg?1409885414" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/nokia-lumia-735-hands-review/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/nokia-lumia-735-hands-review/review#comments IFA 2014 Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:13:11 +0000 Melvin Tang 1446618 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia making its offline, free maps available for iOS and Android http://www.stuff.tv/sg/maps/nokia-making-its-offline-free-maps-available-ios-and-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once, the company was the king of mobile maps until Google came along </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="Nokia making its offline, free maps available for iOS and Android" alt="Nokia making its offline, free maps available for iOS and Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/here_01.jpg?1409820265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia thinks you deserve better maps. So it&#39;s giving them to you, free, even if you&#39;re on iOS and Android and not on the Windows Phone platform. Before Google came to dominate the free maps navigation space, Nokia Maps ruled the featurephone space. It purchased Navteq years ago, in a bid to make their maps the best you could get on mobile. And then Google came along.</p> <p>If you can&#39;t sell them, perhaps the answer is to give them for free to consumers but make the corporations pay for them.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> No ads, too </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 apps for iOS and Android are due out by the end of the year and there will be no ads. That is pretty interesting but then Nokia&#39;s mapping platform still makes some money through fees from automakers and names like Amazon and FedEx.</p> <p>Nokia is also sniffy about Google&#39;s Maps, claiming they haven&#39;t really changed much at all. The new Nokia Maps, for instance, will offer full map downloads as well as search that is usable even without an Internet connection.</p> <p>With more users, there is also a good opportunity to get useful feedback that could improve Nokia&#39;s location engine. Also in the works is a deal with Samsung to make mapping applications for its constantly-delayed new Tizen operating systems.</p> <p>What is certain though is that Nokia does have access to maps that are far superior to Apple&#39;s and years of experience in making offline maps for phones. We&#39;ll just have to see if Nokia can finally reclaim its map superiority in the smartphone space.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia">What else is going on with Nokia?</a><br />[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/free-offline-nokia-maps-are-coming-to-android-and-ios-1630419050" target="_blank">Gizmodo</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tnMV_WcNrL0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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/sg/maps/nokia-making-its-offline-free-maps-available-ios-and-android/news#comments Maps Maps Navigation Nokia Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:44:26 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446559 at http://www.stuff.tv Have a Windows Phone? Here’s 5 ways you can put your life online with OneDrive http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cloud-drive/have-windows-phone-here-s-5-ways-you-can-put-your-life-online-onedrive/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android and iOS users get left behind as these features are only limited to the Windows Phone </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="Have a Windows Phone? Here’s 5 ways you can put your life online with OneDrive " alt="Have a Windows Phone? Here’s 5 ways you can put your life online with OneDrive " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onedrive.jpg?1410298922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia&rsquo;s climbing up the smartphone ladder with its latest mobile offerings, especially since the launch of the Windows Phone 8.1 update.</p> <p>But although many of you are using these devices to go about your daily practices of calling, texting, taking selfies or even social media stalking, there&rsquo;s more to the platform than what you think you know &ndash; the full usage of OneDrive being one of them.</p> <p>Now, we&rsquo;ve got that covered. Here&rsquo;s our guide to how you can optimise your OneDrive use on your Windows Phone.</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> “Scan”, upload and share </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>Taking and sharing notes just got easier. All you need to do is download the Windows Phone specific Office Lens app and what it does is let you take snaps (it&rsquo;s not a real scanner) of content on whiteboards and documents, then save it directly on One Note before sharing it to your peers as digital copies.</p> <p>But take note &ndash; you&rsquo;ll need a Microsoft account to log in to Office Lens.&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="“Scan”, upload and share" alt="“Scan”, upload and share" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive1.jpg?1410298922" /> </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"> 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"> Save everything automatically to OneDrive </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>Just as iCloud Drive is to an iPhone, OneDrive aims to be that to a Windows Phone. And setting it up is easier than you think. If you&rsquo;re a die hard Dropbox or any other Cloud fan, you can choose to use that instead, but with OneDrive offering a large 15GB storage, we wonder why you&rsquo;d want to do that.</p> <p>For example, you can tweak your settings to enable content on your Office 365, as well as the images in your gallery to be up on OneDrive. As for videos, it lets you put them up in high quality only on a Wi-Fi network. So no worries about busting your monthly data limit.</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="437" title="Set your Windows Phone up to automatically save everything up on to OneDrive" alt="Set your Windows Phone up to automatically save everything up on to OneDrive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive2.jpg?1410298922" /> </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"> 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"> Rooms is an upgraded Groups feature on OneNote </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>Rooms is essentially a group chat feature you create with a group of people (somewhat like WhatsApp). You can not only chat with them, but also share pictures, calendar invites, and other content. People using mobile phones running on other platforms can get into these groups with a Microsoft account, but the person that creates the group has to own a Windows device.</p> <p>The shared content on these Rooms are also stored in separate folders on OneDrive, so your stuff will be neatly organised in your mobile.&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="567" height="425" title="Rooms is an upgraded Groups feature on OneNote " alt="Rooms is an upgraded Groups feature on OneNote " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive3.jpg?1410298922" /> </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"> Then, there’s the backup setting… </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>Enable this setting and all your apps, text messages, photos, and videos that you have on your Windows Phone goes on to OneDrive. So, the next time you set up a Windows Phone, all you need to do is log in to your Microsoft account and it restores all this information on the new device.</p> <p>With Windows Phone 8.1, it even restores your colour theme, background image, and customised tiles in the same position and layout you had them in the first Windows device.</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="Then, there’s the backup setting…" alt="Then, there’s the backup setting…" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive4.jpg?1410298922" /> </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"> 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"> Sync OneNote across your PC, phone, and tablet </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>This doesn&rsquo;t need any sort of elaboration &ndash; it&rsquo;s because one needs life as convenient as possible. Period. Okay, if you really need us to be obvious about it, your notes saved in the OneNote app on your Windows Phone is synchronised to your Windows 8 tablet or PC. So what&#39;s the major difference between doing this on your Office 365 account and doing this on OneNote? Audio recording and inserting quick images into your notes.</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="Sync OneNote across your PC, phone, and tablet" alt="Sync OneNote across your PC, phone, and tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive5.jpg?1410298922" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 ways to to upload your life onto OneDrive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive_1.jpg?1410298922" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cloud-drive/have-windows-phone-here-s-5-ways-you-can-put-your-life-online-onedrive/feature#comments Nokia Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Windows Phone Windows Phone Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:41:19 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446062 at http://www.stuff.tv The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple, HTC, and Nokia, get your ice buckets up; Samsung’s putting you up to the challenge </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="590" height="425" title="The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space " alt="The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has entered the tech space " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsing.jpg?1408955346" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re all familiar with what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is &ndash; we&rsquo;ve even seen our editor, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/yes-alsicebucketchallenge-remember-its-true-aim/feature">Tein Hee Seow, get soaking wet</a> after dunking a pail full of icy water on himself. But this trend has now extended beyond humans doing it; even tech companies are jumping on the bandwagon.</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="/sg/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 publicity stunt </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>But as you know, after getting splashed, you&rsquo;ve got to nominate three others to partake in the challenge within 24 hours, or pay up to charity. And it doesn&rsquo;t take a genius to guess which other devices the Samsung Galaxy S5 brought on to the battlefield &ndash; the Apple <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1425523">iPhone 5S</a>, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8)</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review">Nokia Lumia 930</a>.</p> <p>We think Samsung should stop being such a bully; we&rsquo;re sure <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc-butterfly-2/review">HTC&rsquo;s Butterfly 2</a> can live up to the challenge and more (we&rsquo;ve seen it get submerged in water with our own eyes). &nbsp;</p> <p>And as for Apple and Nokia, they should just confront the challenge with <a href="http://youtu.be/wkO4NIqAMss" target="_blank">some degree of class the way Patrick Stewart did</a> &ndash; sign a cheque, pull out a bucket of ice, and prepare themselves a scotch on the rocks.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/yes-alsicebucketchallenge-remember-its-true-aim/feature">Say yes to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, but remember its true aim &nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/samsung-galaxy-s5-ice-bucket-challenge-2014-8/#.U_qQb8fEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6w4Gqt-ljb4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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/sg/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/als-ice-bucket-challenge-has-entered-tech-space/news#comments Apple Galaxy S5 HTC iPhone 5S Lumia 930 Nokia One (M8) Samsung Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:53:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445836 at http://www.stuff.tv In a distant future, yelling at your smartphone could bring it back to life http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/future-you-can-yell-change-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia and Queen Mary University of London have collaborated to enable voices to charge our phones </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="In future, you can yell to charge your smartphone" alt="In future, you can yell to charge your smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sm.jpg?1408757371" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s very common to see people yelling at their mobile phones each time they get low on battery juice, but what if you could yell at it to charge your phone? Interesting concept isn&rsquo;t it?</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="/sg/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"> There&#039;s science in tech too </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>How it works is that a type of nanotechnology called nanorods is used to make electrical energy that responds to the vibrations of sound. But don&rsquo;t think this idea is far from creation. Thus far, the researchers have managed to generate five volts of energy, enough to charge one phone, on their tests.</p> <p>Although, it is worth taking note that the researchers claim even if sound-powered devices could substitute conventional chargers, the sound vibrations might not be able to create enough energy to completely rid current charging methods.</p> <p>This isn&rsquo;t the first time that a sound-charging phone idea&rsquo;s been brought up &ndash; a bunch of Korean researchers were the first to reveal this in 2011. But considering that this is the first time a technology company is involved, we feel that the chances for success have multiplied.</p> <p>And Nokia might be able to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/stuff-s-farewell-note-nokia/feature">redeem its place as one</a> of the top smartphone vendors if it&rsquo;s the first to have this feature in its smartphones. We&rsquo;re already frothing over the idea of it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/nokia-moves-connecting-people-connecting-cars/news">Nokia moves from &quot;connecting people&quot; to &quot;connecting cars&quot;&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/charge-phone-sound-yelling-prototype_n_5682952.html?utm_hp_ref=technology" target="_blank">Huffington Post</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nmn3LNAiNBA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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/sg/nokia/future-you-can-yell-change-your-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/future-you-can-yell-change-your-smartphone/news#comments Nokia Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:04:29 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445603 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft's budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 530 available in Singapore on 23 Aug, priced at S$159 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 20/08: Microsoft&#039;s most affordable Windows Phone yet won&#039;t give your wallet a hard time </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="Nokia Lumia 530" alt="Nokia Lumia 530" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia530.jpg?1408504782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Microsoft&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393">killed the Android-powered Nokia X</a>&nbsp;phone series last week, it vowed to fill the lower end of the market with cheap Windows Phones. The Lumia 530 looks like a solid first step in doing 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="/sg/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-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And selfie fans: sorry to say, but there&rsquo;s no front-facing camera here&mdash;only the 5MP shooter on the back. All told, the specs are by and large in line with what we&rsquo;d expect for the price range. Both the 520 and 630 impressed for their price levels, and it&rsquo;s likely the 530 will do quite the same.</p> <p>Microsoft says to expect the Lumia 530 to start rolling out worldwide in August, and an array of colourful Shell and Flip Shell backings will naturally be available to accessorize it.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/07/23/lumia-530/">Nokia Conversations</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 Best Smartphones in the World right now</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T663YbyHzDY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Available in Singapore from 23 August </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft (you do know that Microsoft has acquired Nokia, right?) has announced that the Nokia Lumia 530 will be available in Singapore on 23 August. Priced at S$159 without contract, this is another addition to the slew of budget-friendly phones that are now available here.</p> <p>The Windows Phone device will be available from Nokia Stores and Nokia Solution Partnerd. If you intend to sign a two-year telco plan for the Lumia 530, it&#39;s available from M1.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </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"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:19:03 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443106 at http://www.stuff.tv Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So far, it’s been made available for the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 in Singapore </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="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " alt="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/image002.jpg?1405664286" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a Windows Phone 8, you might want to read on &ndash; Nokia&rsquo;s just released its Lumia Cyan update, which includes <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review">Windows Phone 8.1</a> that you may have been eagerly waiting for.</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="/sg/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"> What more? </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 addition, it features several improvements to the Lumia devices, like the ability for you to install apps on to your microSD card and manage your accessories on the Nokia Device Hub. It also amps up the Lumia imaging experience with an enhanced camera, renewed camera roll, and a new &#39;Living Images&#39; feature amongst others.</p> <p>You will get an automatic notification when the update is available, but if you&rsquo;re a &quot;kan cheong spider&quot;, you can check the update status of any particular smartphone on the <a href="http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/" target="_blank">Nokia Website</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Nokia expects the update to be available over-the-air for the full Windows Phone 8 Lumia range in the coming weeks. As for Singapore, it&rsquo;s already available for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-625/nokia-lumia-625-hands-review-round/feature">Lumia 625</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/nokia-lumia-925-comes-singapore-first-score/news">Lumia 925 </a>models, and of course, if you own the Lumia 635 or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review">Lumia 930</a>, you&rsquo;ve already beaten the lot in getting it first.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393">Microsoft kills Nokia Android and feature phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios amidst mass job cuts</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </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="604" height="453" title="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " alt="Lumia Cyan will be making its way into Nokia Windows Phones in the coming weeks " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8.1.jpeg?1405664286" /> </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/sg/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-cyan-will-be-making-its-way-nokia-windows-phones-coming-weeks/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:53:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442449 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft kills Nokia Android and feature phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios amidst mass job cuts http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About 18,000 positions will be cleared as Microsoft streamlines its business </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="Nokia X2" alt="Nokia X2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-x2-range_0.jpg?1405676561" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following days of rumours, Microsoft confirmed the bad news today: the company will eliminate some 18,000 total jobs over the next year, or about 14% of its worldwide workforce.</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="/sg/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/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393#comments Android Microsoft Nokia Windows Phone Xbox Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442424 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia Lumia 930 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This may well be the best Windows Phone on the market – and it&#039;s finally available in Singapore </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="Nokia Lumia Icon review" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-icon-review-1.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nokia Lumia Icon is one of the company&rsquo;s most powerful and well-equipped Windows Phone 8 handsets yet, boasting a quad-core processor, huge full HD screen and 20MP camera.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$789.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Big, crisp, vivid screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Powerful processor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a pretty phone </div> <div class="field-item even"> Some screen blur during motion </div> <div class="field-item odd"> App offering still comparatively weak </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> Classy build but not that stylish </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 Lumia Icon is a large phone and, at almost a centimetre in depth, isn&rsquo;t especially slim, but it doesn&rsquo;t feel particularly hefty in your hand or uncomfortable in your jeans pocket.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s well built, too, with a metal-rimmed body and Gorilla Glass 3 screen that curves slightly at the edges. True to Nokia&rsquo;s reputation, there&rsquo;s not a hint of creakiness to it. The only thing we&rsquo;re not too hot on is the white matte plastic back, which feels quite nice to touch but looks somewhat naff, especially with the large &ldquo;4G&rdquo; logo and Verizon branding.</p> <p>There are three hardware buttons on the right edge of the phone (volume, power and camera shutter, the latter of which can be half-pressed to focus), a nano SIM tray on the top edge next to a 3.5mm headphone jack, and three capacitive buttons underneath the screen (back, home and search).</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="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-4.jpg?1405299341" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon build quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-6.jpg?1405299341" /> </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"> A screening success </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 Lumia Icon sports a 5in full HD LCD screen, which works out to 441 pixels per inch. It&rsquo;s exceptionally vivid and bright, with gloriously juicy colours and sharp detail, and we had no problems using it outdoors in bright sunlight. The image quality remains vivid even at wide viewing angles, too.</p> <p>While 1080p 5in screens have become almost the standard for higher-end smartphones these days, not all are born equal. The Icon&rsquo;s display is mostly excellent for whatever you&rsquo;re watching on it, from games to photos, videos, but there is some slightly off-putting smearing while scrolling quickly down web pages &ndash; the only bum note.</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="Nokia Lumia Icon screen" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-3.jpg?1405299341" /> </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"> As powerful as the best of 2013 </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>There&rsquo;s the beefy quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor on board, along with 2GB of RAM, and this makes the Lumia Icon a truly powerful phone. We benchmarked it with AnTuTu and it scored 25,302, putting it roughly in line with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>.</p> <p>While the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a> are speedier (we&rsquo;d expect upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One replacement</a>&nbsp;to be, too), the Icon should certainly be considered a top-tier smartphone when it comes to processing grunt, and we never once noticed any performance-related sluggishness with apps, games or general UI shenanigans.</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="Nokia Lumia Icon power" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-9.jpg?1405299341" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong>&nbsp;- Windows Phone 8.1</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 5in LCD at 1920 x 1080 resolution (441 ppi)</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong> - 20MP PureView rear (1080p video @ 30fps), 1.2MP front camera</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 32GB (plus 7GB free cloud storage)</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - 3G/4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, USB 2.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 2420mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 137 x 71 x 9.8mm/167g</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 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"> Another cracking Nokia camera </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>There&rsquo;s a PureView camera, but it&rsquo;s not the excellent 41MP version used on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Lumia 1020</a>. It boasts instead a (still very respectable) 20MP sensor that takes either 19MP 4:3 ratio images or 16MP 16:9 ratio images, and makes a 5MP copy of any photos you take for quicker sharing. The camera comes with a wide aperture of F2.4, a dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics, and all these things fit together to make it a superb snapper by mobile phone standards: images are clear and sharp, and you can get good, crisp results even in very low light conditions.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/13216379504/in/set-72157642484239063/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>The default Pro Cam app (which you can bring up straight away by holding down the hardware shutter button, even when the phone is in screen lock mode) offers a host of manual shooting options: focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO can all be tweaked, should you wish. It also lets you crop and reframe photos after you&rsquo;ve taken them.</p> <p>Video can be captured at 1080p HD quality and either 30, 25 or 24fps, and looks excellent for a phone. We&rsquo;d have liked a slo-mo 120fps mode, too, but there is one bonus in the inclusion of four separate microphones and thus clearer audio quality than most smartphone videos. We found it picks up gusts of wind quite easily, which is a somewhat unfortunate side effect (at least if you like shooting on moors, rooftops and the like).</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="Nokia Lumia Icon camera" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-7.jpg?1405299341" /> </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"> Windows Phone is still an issue </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>There&rsquo;s no nice way of saying this &ndash; but like all Windows handsets, the Icon suffers from a paucity of apps in comparison to iOS and Android. While a lot of the more popular big name apps are available (Spotify, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, <em>Angry Birds</em>), many are nowhere to be found and it&#39;s far from the first choice platform for developers with pioneering software. There are no signs of that changing anytime soon, either.</p> <p>
The tile-based Windows Phone UI itself is a joy to use, and despite its different approach to other smartphone interfaces it doesn&rsquo;t feel particularly unfamiliar or confusing - a clear sign of good design.</p> <p>Another plus side of Windows Phone is the inclusion of handy, well-made native apps such as Here, Here Drive+, Office and Local Scout. Here, in particular, makes for an excellent alternative to Google and Apple Maps. There&rsquo;s also a handy 7GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/cortana-will-be-windows-phone-s-answer-siri/news" target="_blank">Cortana will be Windows Phone&#39;s answer to Siri</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="Nokia Lumia Icon and Windows Phone" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon and Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-8.jpg?1405299341" /> </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"> Nokia Lumia 930 verdict </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 Nokia Lumia Icon is probably the best Windows Phone around at the moment: it bests the Lumia 1020 in every major respect except looks and camera skills, boasts quad-core power and a fantastic screen. And it isn&rsquo;t even particularly pricey.</p> <p>Like any Windows Phone, it&rsquo;s slightly hampered by its app selection, but we&rsquo;d suggest it over any other Windows Phone handset. And at S$789, this is Nokia&#39;s most affordable flagship device for this year. Actually, this IS the only flagship for the whole Windows Phone lineup.</p> <p>That being said, the spec is just a little bit &quot;best of 2013&quot;, we have little doubt the coming 2014 crop of new Windows smartphones from Nokia and elsewhere may surpass it on specs and design. And that means, in the end, that the lack of availability on this side of the pond may end up being only a fleeting loss.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best Phones in the World 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" title="Nokia Lumia Icon verdict" alt="Nokia Lumia Icon verdict" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-2.jpg?1405299341" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powerful, sturdy and equipped with a fine screen and camera, the Icon is the most appealing Windows Phone available right now</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 930 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This may well be the best Windows Phone on the market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-icon-review-1_1.jpg?1405299339" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-icon/nokia-lumia-icon/review#comments Lumia Icon Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:58:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433784 at http://www.stuff.tv