Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/news en-SG Apple iPhone 6L http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rumour within a rumour, the iPhone 6L is supposedly Apple’s upcoming giant iPhone. If it exists, here’s what it might be like… </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="The supposed iPhone 6L next to the rumoured iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6L-review-01.jpg?1409276791" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having once argued that a smartphone should boast a display where every edge could be <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4c2mh15Yk" target="_blank">reached by a typical human thumb</a>, Apple is reportedly about to give in regarding ginormophones.</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"> What&#039;s in a name? </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>Chinese website Apple Daily got the <a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20140816/452708/" target="_blank">6L rumours going</a>, with a series of surprisingly not entirely blurry photographs, seemingly showing a device that could feasibly be a larger iPhone (or possibly a Chinese iPhone clone, but that reality would be less exciting).&nbsp;Further&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">l</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">eaked images</a>&nbsp;appeared on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evasi0njailbreak.com/iphone-6-5.5-inch-leaked-housing/" target="_blank">Evasi0nJailbreak.com</a>, purportedly showing a larger iPhone shell alongside the back of an iPhone 6.</p> <p>The iPhone 6L moniker gels with previous Apple iPhone naming convention regarding single-letter suffixes, such as iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The L would presumably unofficially stand for Large, Luxury, Lovely, or Leaked Yet Again, Dammit. Apple would helpfully not tell anyone what it actually means.</p> <p>Case-wise, the device is <a href="http://imgur.com/a/gtdn8?" target="_blank">said to closely resemble the iPhone 6</a>, which reportedly: is more rounded, akin to current iPads (and therefore more comfortable to hold); has an Android-style power switch on the right-hand side; includes a standard headphone jack, despite rumours Apple would go mad and force people to buy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news" target="_blank">Lightning-port headphones</a> solely for their iPhones; and recessed volume buttons that will make iPhone photographers swear very loudly, since they liked using the more tactile iPhone 5 ones as triggers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review">Everything you need to know about Apple iOS 8</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="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-01_0.jpg?1409276791" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-02_0.jpg?1409276791" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-03_0.jpg?1409276791" /> </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"> The L stands for Ludicrous number of pixels </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 main reason for a bigger iPhone is to pack in the pixels and provide people with more space to gawp at videos of hilarious cats and websites with rumours about the iPhone 7. The screen&rsquo;s physical dimensions are well known: 5.5 inches. But the resolution has been subject to speculation.</p> <p><a href="http://daringfireball.net/2014/08/larger_iphone_display_conjecture" target="_blank">Apple expert John Gruber&rsquo;s reasoning</a> delves deeply into Apple&rsquo;s approach to iOS, based around screen points and usability. This is in stark contrast to many sites that have just yelled 1080p and made a break for the pub, or oddly argued Apple&rsquo;s flagship device would have an identical resolution to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but with less sharpness.</p> <p>Gruber speculates there&rsquo;ll be a 1334 x 750 Retina display on the 4.7-inch model and a 2208 x 1224 kind of &rsquo;super Retina&#39; display on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6L, which packs even more pixels into a tiny space. This would leave the iPhone short of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a>&rsquo;s &lsquo;Quad HD&rsquo; 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no doubt Apple will nonetheless argue its screen&rsquo;s revolutionary anyway, while iOS developers en masse smack their heads repeatedly into their desks at having to support yet more resolutions and deal with new scaling issues.</p> <p>On the plus side, some swift back-of-an-envelope calculations here at Stuff HQ suggest this resolution provides space for an extra row and column of icons on every home screen! (<em>Stuff</em> sometimes wonders why Apple doesn&rsquo;t just shove a Phone app and associated technical gubbins into an iPad and be done with it.)</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-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"> Bigger, bolder, battery-er </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 are two ways to look at the iPhone 6L: one is that it&rsquo;s a big iPhone 6 and will merrily utilise the smaller device&rsquo;s innards, but also have a bigger battery, in order to deal with the larger display. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/15/purported-photos-of-5-5-inch-iphone-6l-show-outer-shell-battery-and-more/" target="_blank">Rumours point to</a> a 2915mAh beast inside the unit, versus a 1810mAh battery in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the relatively wee 1560mAh in the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>A new A8 chip is likely to be unveiled, at <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/statuses/444604977290301440" target="_blank">twice the speed of the A7</a>, and it could conceivably <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/04/analyst-apple-could-equip-55-iphone-6-with-more-powerful-processor-than-47-model" target="_blank">be clocked higher on the larger iPhone or have more graphics clout</a>. There&rsquo;s also the possibility Apple could bung more RAM in the device, upping the relatively miserly rumoured 1GB on the iPhone 6 to 2GB in the iPhone 6L. This could make split-screen multi-tasking a feature of the larger model, without apps grinding to a halt.</p> <p>Another slice of conjecture is a rather curious rumour surrounding optical image stabilisation. <a href="https://commerce.us.reuters.com/purchase/showReportDetail.do?docid=67025347" target="_blank">According to KGI</a>, Apple might limit this advanced feature to the iPhone 6L due to expense, shortage of components, and the requirement to further differentiate its new devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing free apps for iPhone and iPad</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="Leaked shots of the battery in the &quot;iPhone 6L&quot;" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6L-review-02.jpg?1409276791" /> </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"> More bang, more buck(s) </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>Pricing for iPhones has remained reasonably stable in recent years, and it would seem UK off-contract iPhone 5s price-points will become iPhone 6 price-points in September. Expect the cheapest device to start at &pound;549, with &pound;80 jumps per memory bump.</p> <p>But the 6L is an unknown.&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/06/13/iphone-6-4-7-inches-vs-5-5-inches/">Online reports</a>&nbsp;have suggested Apple might be about to charge US$100 extra in the States for the bigger device, but follow that rumour-trail and you merely end up with a&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/03/26/iphone-6-specs-price/">survey</a>&nbsp;saying that US iPhone owners would pay extra, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/pacific-crest-upgrades-apple-2014-3">an analyst talking about Apple increasing prices in general</a>, because iPhone owners are relatively wealthy.</p> <p>Still, just because rumours lack substance, that doesn&rsquo;t mean they&rsquo;re wrong. In pricing terms, it&rsquo;d be logical for the 6L to be the 3G iPad to the 6&rsquo;s normal iPad, upping the price by &pound;100 for each equivalent unit in the line. Alternatively, Apple might&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9215/20140626/iphone-6-rumors-apple-may-offer-128gb-variant-for-5-5-inch-model.htm">restrict top-end memory storage (128 GB) to the 6L</a>, in order to soften the blow to your wallet, capping the iPhone 6 at 64 GB.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-photography/feature">Tips and tricks for smartphone photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Unannounced product delayed! </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>Immediately after the iPhone 6L became a possible thing, there were reports of production issues. MacRumors has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/13/iphone-6-production-issues-5-5-inch-delay-2015/">repeatedly</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/23/iphone-mid-september-iphone-event/">reported</a>&nbsp;that the device - which, remember, might not even exist - is possibly (but not definitely) delayed. iBetHedge.</p> <p>There have been issues with pretty much every component: the display; the battery; the case. We&rsquo;re frankly surprised someone hasn&rsquo;t claimed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/date-sortie-iphone-6-manuel-100404/">the boxes</a>&nbsp;have come out &ldquo;a bit wonky&rdquo;, leading to Jony Ive smashing up all the iPhone 6Ls in a fury.</p> <p>In short, no-one knows when the iPhone 6L will arrive. September 19 seems the probable release date, assuming the iPhone 6L is on time and not a figment of the tech industry&rsquo;s collective imagination. Or some other random date in 2015 if it&rsquo;s delayed.</p> <p>Whatever the case, claims that the iPhone 6L will be limited seem staggeringly obvious given supply chain issues with every other iPhone to date shortly after release. On that basis, have your trigger finger at the ready to pre-order the second the device goes on sale.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature">Unless you don&rsquo;t have the thumbs for it</a>, obviously.</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="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 5s in all its glory" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01884_2.JPG?1409276791" /> </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/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review#comments Apple iPhone 6L Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:51 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446109 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite resisting NFC for several years, Apple may finally have found a use for it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" alt="iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_4_0.jpg?1409276395" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple iPhone 6 will have NFC and a new mobile payment platform, according to a report by <em>Wired</em>.</p> <p>The report says the platform will be one of key features highlighted when Apple launches the iPhone 6 on 9th September.</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> NFC looking likely </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>To date, Apple has steered clear of featuring Near Field Communications on its devices, but a mobile payment platform would be a compelling reason to change that stance. With the user&rsquo;s financial details stored on an NFC-equipped iPhone, all he or she would have to do to make a purchase is touch the handset on a receiver in a shop or restaurant.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 plans for certain very soon: the company has just sent out invitations to a press event on 9th September. In the meantime, check out our full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/iphone-6-to-use-nfc/" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/ditch-your-wallet-now-nfc-mobile-payments-explained/feature">Ditch your wallet now: NFC mobile payments explained</a></strong></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-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/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:33:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446106 at http://www.stuff.tv It's official: Apple sends out invites for 9 September event http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone 6, here we come – Apple invites the faithful to Cupertino </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="Apple invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-invite-01.jpg?1409276026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s been rumoured for a long time, now it&#39;s happening: Apple has sent out invites for an event on 9 September.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>As usual, Apple is playing coy with the details, and dropping clues to what&#39;ll be announced on its invite. The tagline is &quot;Wish we could say more,&quot; and the graphic is a minimalist slice of Apple logo on a white background; previous event invites have teased the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-invites-go-out-september-12th-event-%E2%80%93-iphone-5-incoming/news" target="_blank">name of the iPhone 5</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sends-out-invites-10-september-launch/news" target="_blank">colourful cases of the iPhone 5c</a>. So what does this latest one mean?</p> <p>It could point to an overhauled version of Siri, to be released as part of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>. Or it could offer clues to the design language of the rumoured iWatch &ndash; the launch of which is reportedly being <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-unveil-iwatch-alongside-iphone-6-9th-september/news" target="_blank">brought forward</a>. Or it could just be that the graphic designer responsible couldn&#39;t be bothered faffing about with colours and just slapped a drop shadow on an Apple logo.</p> <p>Whatever the case, we&#39;ll find out on 9 September. Check out our iPhone 6 preview for all the latest info, and let the speculation begin! Or, er, continue.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-6-event-2014-8" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6L preview &ndash; is Apple launching an iPhablet?</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="733" height="655" title="Apple invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-invite-02.jpg?1409276026" /> </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"><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"> Apple sends out invites for 9 September event </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6L iWatch Smartphones Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:36:21 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1446103 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus’ ZenFone 5 LTE and Transformer Book Flip land in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-zenfone-5-lte-and-transformer-book-flip-land-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company keeps surprising us with its product rollouts </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="Asus’ ZenFone 5 LTE and Transformer Book Flip land in Singapore" alt="Asus’ ZenFone 5 LTE and Transformer Book Flip land in Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TP300_18.jpg?1409205136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus is on a roll when it comes to unveiling an assortment of devices this year &ndash; having just brought in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-zenfone-5-and-transformer-book-t100-have-reached-singapore-shores/news">ZenFone 5 and Transformer Book T100 </a>to Singapore recently, it&rsquo;s now announced that the ZenFone 5 LTE and Transformer Book Flip has reached our shores.</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"> Faster speeds with the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE </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>As for the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE, it&rsquo;s basically a LTE version of the ZenFone 5 3G unit &ndash; a first for the ZenFone range.</p> <p>If you haven&rsquo;t heard about the ZenFone 5 yet, it&rsquo;s a smartphone that has a 5in HD 1280 x 720 IPS display, a 8MP PixelMaster back camera and a 2MP front snapper, up to 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and an Adreno 305 graphics processor.</p> <p>The LTE version is updated with a Qualcomm&nbsp;Snapdragon&nbsp;400 quad-core processor and also comes with an anti-fingerprint coating and GloveTouch technology.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ZenFone 5 LTE&nbsp;will come in four colours &ndash; Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red and Champagne Gold &ndash; and will be available from Best Denki, Challenger, Newstead, Asus brand stores, Asus&rsquo; official online store and Lazada from 30 August.</p> <p>Prices will start from S$249 for the 1GB RAM ZenFone 5 LTE to S$299 for the 2GB RAM ZenFone 5 LTE. In addition, all three major telcos will carry the LTE device at a range of mobile price plans. Bang for buck, we&rsquo;d say.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014/hands-multi-faceted-asus-transformer-book-v/feature">Hands on with the multi-faceted Asus Transformer Book V</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="708" height="425" title="Faster speeds with the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE" alt="Faster speeds with the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ZenFone5_Family.jpg?1409205136" /> </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/asus/asus-zenfone-5-lte-and-transformer-book-flip-land-singapore/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-zenfone-5-lte-and-transformer-book-flip-land-singapore/news#comments Asus Laptops Smartphones Tablets Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:49:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446048 at http://www.stuff.tv You're looking at a leaked image of Motorola's next Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First look at Motorola&#039;s best bang-for-buck model holds no real surprises </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="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" alt="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto%20g2.jpg?1409128116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>September as we know is going to be a month for smartphones. Motorola&#39;s will of course be fighting against Samsung and Apple for the limelight to showcase its lineup. For all we know, these leaked photos of the successor to the popular Moto G handset might be a pre-emptive move.</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"> Dual-sim, swappable covers, deja vu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What can be seen from the photos is that the next Moto G will have swappable back plates and that design-wise, it might have gotten inspiration from its cheaper brand mate, the Moto E.</p> <p>Since the last Moto G was upgraded to have 4G, would it be too much to ask for Motorola to just ship the next phone with 4G already? And figure a way to not display the statuses of both SIMs if one SIM was not actively in use?</p> <p>The phone looks like it has incorporated the Moto E&#39;s speaker placement and there might be space for a MicroSD slot, which was missing on the last Moto G. The addition of the latter would truly make it a value-for-money phone at its price point.</p> <p>As to the screen, it looks a little larger and could possibly be a 5in display which is a small bump but not to the that point it becomes unwieldy.</p> <p>In the meantime,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung">Samsung is also gearing up for September</a>&nbsp;and we think it&#39;ll pull a few surprises come the launch of the next Note.</p> <p>[Source and images:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hellomotohk/posts/454112568061997" target="_blank">HellomotoHK</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="567" height="425" title="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" alt="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto%20g2_2.jpg?1409128116" /> </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/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news#comments Android Motorola Smartphones Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:17:17 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445996 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g3-stylus-another-g3-variant-yes-stylus/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG has taken inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy Note range in this upcoming smartphone </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="LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus" alt="LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g3-stylus_0.jpg?1409103134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not long after the launch of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/russian-retailer-blows-cover-lg-s-g3-s-g3-mini/news">G3 Beat</a>, LG has announced another variant of its G3 flagship phone: the LG G3 Stylus.</p> <p>Given its name, you won&rsquo;t be surprised to learn that it comes with a stylus &ndash; LG&rsquo;s own Rubberdium pen &ndash; and like the Samsung Galaxy Note range it&rsquo;s been designed with pen use in mind. A suite of apps called QuickMemo+, for example, allows you to make and share handwritten notes and sketches.</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Big screen but reduced specs </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 phone offers a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5.5in 960 x 540 IPS LCD screen, 8GB of expandable storage, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 13MP main camera, a 3,000mAh removable battery and Android 4.4.2. So it&rsquo;s not in the same high-end league as the regular G3 at all &ndash; in fact it doesn&rsquo;t even support 4G LTE networks.</p> <p>That said, there are a number of features retained from the flagship, including the ability to unlock the phone via a special series of knocks on the screen, dual-window multitasking and the ability to focus and take a photo simply by touching any point on the screen.</p> <p>The LG G3 Stylus will be on show at IFA next week, and available in a host of countries around the world from September.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64648" target="_blank">LG Newsroom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news">LG&rsquo;s L Series smartphones offer G3 features with lower specs and prices</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-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/lg/lg-g3-stylus-another-g3-variant-yes-stylus/news#comments LG Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:40 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1445977 at http://www.stuff.tv The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks set to get a fingerprint scanner http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-may-have-fingerprint-scanner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s flagship phablet will be getting a new Fingerprint Shortcuts feature </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-4.jpg?1409048778" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;due out in just a few days&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">3 September to be exact</a>&nbsp;&amp;nda</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Other reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 4 will&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-revealed-leaked-photos/news">have an angular metal frame</a>&nbsp;with bevelled edges and plastic inserts at the base of the phone. It&rsquo;s also said to cost IDR9,499,000 (S$1013),&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news">according to Indonesian online retailer</a>, erafone.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out for sure at Samsung&#39;s Unpacked event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news">IFA 2014</a>, on 3 September.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/details_on_the_samsung_galaxy_note_4_fingerprint_scanner_emerge-news-9460.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news">IFA 2014: What to expect at Europe&#39;s biggest tech show</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/RzTT7AIO3lA" 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/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-may-have-fingerprint-scanner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-may-have-fingerprint-scanner/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 Phablets Samsung Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:56:29 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445915 at http://www.stuff.tv Huawei Ascend P7 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Huawei tempt you away from the usual smartphone suspects with the slim and pretty P7? </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="Huawei Ascend P7 review" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ascend-p7-s-7.jpg?1409021288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&lsquo;Thin&rsquo; is important. If you&rsquo;re not a size zero, you are a zero, folks. It&rsquo;s the sort of ideology you see in creepy movies about ballet dancers, but it could almost be the credo of the Huawei Ascend P7.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s one of the thinnest phones ever made, and along with having 4G as fast as 4G gets &ndash; at present &ndash; this is the Huawei Ascend P7&rsquo;s calling card. Among plastic Android phones it makes a bit of a splash.</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$699.00 </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">6 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"> Sharp and bright 5in screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Super slim and fairly sexy </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Decent camera </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"> Weak processor for the price </div> <div class="field-item even"> Quirky software doesn&#039;t hit the mark </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Some performance issues </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"> The style’s in the substance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huawei clearly wants to make a statement with the Ascend P7. After years of making chubby plastic phones that often cost less than a round of drinks in a London nightclub, it wants to play with the big boys.</p> <p>It has tried to do this with a super-slim metal and glass design, producing one of the most compact 5-inch phones ever crafted in the 6.5mm-slim Huawei Ascend P7. But will anyone notice?</p> <p>That&rsquo;s not a dig at Huawei&rsquo;s struggles to get people to recognise &ndash; let alone pronounce &ndash; its name. It&rsquo;s just that once you get to a certain level of thinness, the difference between a milimetre or two becomes far less obvious, especially when the phone has such a severe, boxy design. In real life the P7 just feels about as thin as an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5S</a>.</p> <p>The look is very much iPhone-like, too. The Huawei Ascend P7&rsquo;s sides are aluminium in iPhone 5S-like style and the front and back and super-flat panels of glass &ndash; did anyone say&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-4s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 4S</a>?</p> <p>100 per cent original it may not be, but the Ascend P7 feels and looks reasonably expensive. Thanks to all that glass and metal, it doesn&rsquo;t flex under pressure at all (a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>&nbsp;does), and rather than having a pop-off back it uses metal trays for its SIM and microSD cards. You only get 16GB of storage, so Huawei couldn&rsquo;t really get away without adding a card slot.</p> <p>Not every part of the Huawei Ascend P7 design is an outright smash &ndash; the aluminium is that bit too shiny, there&rsquo;s a fair old bit of bezel above and below the display and some of the seams could be subtler. But it&rsquo;s certainly Huawei&rsquo;s fanciest phone to date, adding an extra layer of glass to last year&rsquo;s Ascend P6, which was actually even thinner.</p> <p>Compared to some of the latest Androids it&rsquo;s also pretty easy to handle. Huawei hasn&rsquo;t gone overboard with the screen size.</p> <p>And for sound the Huawei Ascend P7&rsquo;s internal speaker is remarkably OK given all you see of it is a 2mm thick strip of silver on the back. It&rsquo;s mono and it&rsquo;s not as loud as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z2</a>, but it has the extra bit of mid-range beefiness to stop it from sounding as thin as one of those whistles made from a blade of grass. It&rsquo;s not too bad at all.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</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="1600" height="900" title="Huawei has clearly been inspired by the iPhone 5s, and who can blame it?" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-2-16x9.jpg?1409021288" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend P7" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-3.jpg?1409021288" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend P7" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-5-16x9.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> Screen daze </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 Huawei Ascend P7 has a 5-inch screen, where the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> have all felt the need to edge over that size. Unfortunately for Huawei, that&#39;s made a 5-inch 1080p screen such as this feel &lsquo;a bit 2013&rsquo; in a top-end phone.</p> <p>If you care more about actual experience than mobile phone Top Trumps, the Ascend P7 screen is pretty great. It&rsquo;s sharp, bright and offers similar natural-but-bold colours to those you&rsquo;d see in something like the LG G3.</p> <p>Games, movies, browsing &ndash; the Huawei Ascend P7 display is great at them all. If you&rsquo;re a true screen nerd who has seen the other top-end phones of 2014, though, you will notice that the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 offer better contrast and black levels, though.</p> <p>That&#39;s a fairly minor niggle, though - in terms of screen quality the Huawei P7 is absolutely playing in the same ballpark as the very best in class.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 review</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="5in may look a little small compared to the 2014 flagships, but this is a screen of excellent quality" alt="Huawei P7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-fr.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> Soft-core </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>Screen quality is important, but how a phone&rsquo;s software looks in-use is almost as key. Here&rsquo;s where the Huawei Ascend P7 comes a bit of a cropper.</p> <p>While Huawei has clearly put a huge amount of effort into making the Ascend P7 thinner than a non-ghost written biography of a Premiership footballer, that seems to have come at the expense of software design.</p> <p>First of all the EmotionUI gets rid of the apps menu. Every app you have has a place on the home screens.&nbsp;As a result, a bit more admin is required to keep the phone in check than with other Android phones. Having no separate apps/home screens works with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">iOS 7</a>, but there&rsquo;s a reason why Google hasn&rsquo;t chopped the divide out of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-45/review" target="_blank">Android L</a>.</p> <p>The Huawei Ascend P7 interface&rsquo;s look is a bit quirky, too. You get a bunch of different themes that change icons, home screens and more, but most of them look a bit off, a bit naff or as if they were designed for people who might buy Hello Kitty bedspreads. There&rsquo;s nothing with quite the class and simplicity of the latest standard version of Android, or the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One M8&rsquo;s</a> Sense UI.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-45/review" target="_blank">Android L preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="All apps go on the home screen, iOS-style" alt="Huawei P7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-8.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> 0.5 horse power </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>Of course, with a bit of know-how you can change the Ascend P7&rsquo;s interface &ndash; with the Google Now app you can give it the Nexus 5 look without so much as a single hack. However, performance is harder to patch up.</p> <p>For a more-or-less top-end Android phone, the Ascend P7&rsquo;s performance is surprisingly weak. The phone uses a Hisilicon Kirin CPU rather than the Qualcomm kind often used in better-known phones. Why Hisilicon? It&rsquo;s a Huawei sub-brand, that&rsquo;s why.</p> <p>A quad-core 1.8GHz CPU like this sounds powerful enough, but it&rsquo;s not a patch on the Snapdragon 800 and 801 processors you can now get at this price, or for even less in some cases. To give you some idea, in the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.primatelabs.geekbench3" target="_blank">Geekbench 3</a> benchmark the Ascend P7 comes out with 1803 points. With a Snapdragon 800-801 phone you&rsquo;d be looking at a score of 2800-3000 points. That&rsquo;s a massive gulf.</p> <p>Just talking about benchmarks in isolation can be as useful as talking about sub-prime mortgages to a five-year-old, but the power gap bleeds into real life too.</p> <p>When we first got hold of the Ascend P7 it was painfully laggy. You could grab a cup of tea while its keyboard caught up with your typing at times. This has improved with a few successive updates, but it&rsquo;s still far from the snappiest phone around &ndash; it&rsquo;s slower than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-g/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a> on occasion. It would be a bit harsh to say we&rsquo;re getting shafted by Huawei here, but it&rsquo;s slower than other phones at the price and some that cost less.</p> <p>You also lose out on some of the fanciest graphical effects in a few top games compared to phones such as the now-slightly-cheaper <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> &ndash; and more or less anything pricier. It&rsquo;s an unexpected cost of siding with Huawei, whose chipset uses a less popular GPU than the Adrenos in most top-end phones these days. Think about that when you&rsquo;re boasting about how slim your phone is.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/lg-g2-vs-lg-g3-10-reasons-upgrade/feature" target="_blank">LG G2 vs LG G3: 10 reasons to upgrade</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="1600" height="900" title="Has thinness come at the cost of performance? It seems that way" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-1-16x9.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> Huawei Ascend P7 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>: Android 4.4 with EmotionUI 2.0</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong>: Quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T @ 1.9GHz</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong>: 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 5in LCD, 1920 x 1080 resolution (441ppi)</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong>: 13MP rear, 5MP front</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong>: 16GB (microSD expandable)</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 4G, 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong>: 2500mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 140 x 69 x 6.5mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 124g</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-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"> Camera shy </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 Huawei Ascend P7 doesn&#39;t lose out so much when it comes to the camera, though. It has a 13-megapixel main camera, using the Sony IMX 214 sensor. That&rsquo;s the same one used in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oneplus-one/review" target="_blank">OnePlus One</a>.</p> <p>In good lighting you can get some seriously detailed photos. Colours are fairly well-saturated and exposure is pretty decent. There&rsquo;s a bit more graininess in photos than you&rsquo;ll get from something such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> &ndash; in all sorts of conditions &ndash; but it only really becomes too apparent when the lights go down a bit. A bit of super-fine grain is perfectly acceptable when the actual level of detail you&rsquo;re getting is great. Dynamic range could be better, though, and the inbuilt HDR mode isn&rsquo;t a patch on that of the Galaxy S5.</p> <p>For low-light conditions, the Ascend P7&rsquo;s auto mode has a reasonable stab at making everything appear coherent, and there&rsquo;s also a single LED flash on the back to help out if necessary. Flashes are particularly useful for those late-night party shots of people&rsquo;s faces, although the P7 doesn&#39;t intelligently balance colours the way the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> do.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no optical stabilisation or fancy focusing to the Ascend P7, but it&rsquo;s a solid camera. Better than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 5&rsquo;s</a> for example.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="359" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/14708912818/in/set-72157646336205476/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>The real song and dance of the phone&rsquo;s photo side, though, is the front camera. It has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. That&rsquo;s much higher-res than that of most other phones, bar the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One M8</a>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll render all your craggy bits with mid-life-crisis-inducing clarity, and there&rsquo;s even a selfie panorama that lets you get even wider-angle shots than the standard wide-angle lens. Huawei calls it a &quot;groufie&quot; shot, but that&rsquo;s even more tragic than exclaiming hashtags at the end of every other sentence in real-life conversations, so you won&#39;t catch us using the word again.</p> <p>All-in-all, though, if front cameras are your thing, the P7&#39;s is great.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 13MP rear snapper is the same as the one found on the OnePlus One" alt="Huawei P7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ascend-p7-9.jpg?1409021288" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="The single flash is adequate, but doesn&#039;t cleverly balance colours the way a dual-flash can" alt="Huawei P7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ascend-p7-10.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> All night long (just not all day 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 Huawei Ascend P7 is a patchwork of good and not-so-good bits, and one of the negative elements we found hardest to live with was battery life.</p> <p>Not only does a super-slim largely-metal body tend to heat up quite a bit when doing tasks as easy as browsing over 3G, it also doesn&rsquo;t last as long as much of the competition. Want the stats? It has a 2500mAh battery that you, predictably enough, have no access to.</p> <p>While smaller than most other phones bar the 2300mAh <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a>, we&rsquo;d guess the blame probably lies with the the HiSilicon processor as well as the slightly smaller battery size. It just doesn&rsquo;t seem to have the same efficiency chops as the Snapdragon 800/801 brigade.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll last for 8.5 hours when playing back video, while picking up emails in the background. That&rsquo;s fair enough, but a way below the 11-14 hours we&rsquo;ve squeezed out of phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>. In real life &ndash; because most of us can&rsquo;t sit around watching re-runs of <em>Keeping Up Appearances</em> all day &ndash; we found that the battery drained to around 30 per cent by about eight in the evening.</p> <p>Unless you ride the Ascend P7 harder than a drunk Texan on a bucking bronco, you will get a full day out of the phone. But compared with the best you really miss out on that second-day battery buffer. And that is something we&rsquo;ve grown to rely on having used all of the other top-end 2014 Android candidates.</p> <p>Huawei does offer some power-saving modes to help out, but they perform the usual tricks of CPU throttling and stopping apps from doing anything when the screen&rsquo;s off. The Ascend P7 also constantly nags you when it thinks any apps are misbehaving, often with the informant culture of a fascist regime. We want to know when an app&rsquo;s doing something it shouldn&rsquo;t, but not be told off for receiving a few Whatsapp messages.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to blame the slim-ness of the phone for the Ascend P7&rsquo;s battery life. But you can do some great things with a slim phone &ndash; you don&rsquo;t need to compromise everything.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The thin chassis hasn&#039;t allowed much battery space" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-p7-s-6.jpg?1409021288" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei Ascend P7 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 Huawei Ascend P7 is something a little different from a company known more for its ultra-cheap phones. It has a high-end look and a nice, sharp, bright screen. Huawei is stepping up its game.</p> <p>But look at it in direct competition with phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>, or even the older/cheaper <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a>, and it doesn&rsquo;t quite stack up. Performance isn&rsquo;t great, the CPU seems aged right out of the gate and the quirky Huawei EmotionUI certainly won&rsquo;t be to everyone&rsquo;s taste.</p> <p>At this price it&rsquo;s certainly not a bad buy, and its camera is actually pretty good. But Huawei isn&rsquo;t up there with the big boys&#39; flagships just yet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">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="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend P7 verdict" alt="Huawei Ascend P7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ascend-p7-s-8.jpg?1409021288" /> </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"> 6 </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"> 7 </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"> 7 </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"> 7 </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>The Huawei Ascend P7 looks and feels sharp, but a few issues and quirks mean it&rsquo;s not up there with the best Android phones of 2014</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"> Huawei Ascend P7 review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p7/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p7/review#comments Android Huawei P7 Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:47:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1445898 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 If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tech giant launches a battery replacement program for faulty units </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="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " alt="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip.png?1409017999" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life&rsquo;s always been an issue for many users but for some, it&rsquo;s more of a problem than the rest. If you own an iPhone 5 and think your smartphone&rsquo;s battery life needs to be salvaged, Apple might just agree with you this once.</p> <p>The i-device maker has unveiled a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for, well, if it isn&rsquo;t already evident enough, iPhone 5 units that have faulty batteries.</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"> Do a check </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>To make it easier for you, Apple&rsquo;s set up an <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/sg/support/iphone5-battery/" target="_blank">eligibility checker on its support page</a> &ndash; all you need to do is key in your iPhone 5&rsquo;s serial number into the checker and it will determine for you if your smartphone is eligible for the program.</p> <p>And if it is, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery for free &ndash; just bring it in to any of Apple&rsquo;s authorised service providers. The replacement process has been rolled out in the US and China (as of 22 August) and will be made available to the rest of the world, along with Singapore from 29 August.</p> <p>If you were ahead of the pack and paid to replace your battery prior to the program introduction, fret not; you can contact Apple for a refund.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">18 ways you&#39;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery&nbsp;</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="567" height="430" title="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " alt="If your iPhone 5 has a faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prog.jpg?1409017999" /> </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"><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"> Got a faulty iPhone 5 battery? Replace it for free </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"> Click here to check if your iPhone 5&#039;s eligible </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/ip.png?1409017999" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 5 Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:53:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445823 at http://www.stuff.tv Oops! One of Apple's telco partners outs an iPhone 6 poster http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right, so it’s almost set in stone that this is what we can expect from the next iPhone </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="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " alt="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphoneeee.jpg?1408940454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Take a good look at it. We&rsquo;re pretty sure that this is what the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> is going to look like, or at least, this is as close as we&rsquo;re going to get to the truth about the device. That&rsquo;s because the source that pre-released a promo poster of it was China Telecom &ndash; one of Apple&rsquo;s largest telco partners.</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-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/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-telco-partner-outs-iphone-6-poster/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:09:21 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445812 at http://www.stuff.tv Beta yourself: Smartphone Photography http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-photography/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think taking photos with your phone is just about analogue filters? Let Stuff show you how to unleash your mobile&#039;s award-winning talents... </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="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phones.jpg?1408853479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smartphone cameras may be getting better all the time, but most smartphone photographers are just as lazy as ever.</p> <p>Far too many image galleries are still little more than holding pens for unfocused night-before shots, cookery failures, and heavily filtered snaps of all the coffee you drink.</p> <p>Well it doesn&#39;t have to be that way.</p> <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"> Concentrate on Concept </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>If you want to make an impression with professional-looking photos, think about what you&#39;re trying say. Centre subjects or push them to the edge of the frame to make us wonder whether they&#39;re coming or going.</p> <p>Aim to surprise, by using scale to make small items look large or vice versa, or perspective to flatten objects in the foreground.</p> <p>Anything that challenges your audience is more likely to make an impression. Shooting a series of photographs is great because it adds a certain weight to your worldview; simple images repeated with intention often have a stronger impact than complex images without a story.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-iphone-shortcuts-make-your-life-easier/feature">10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier</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="1200" height="900" title="Photograph by Anthony Garcia (@Mousyisahotty)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/EyeEm-Mousyisahotty.jpg?1408853479" /> </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"> Basic Photo NO-NOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the era of Instagram you might think anything without a filter looks bland - but remember there is no &#39;magic&#39; app (or &#39;magic&#39; combination of 15 apps) that will transform your selfie into an Annie Leibovitz triumph.</p> <p>Find one app that you feel comfortable with and stick to it. Practice makes the decisive moment perfect, and confidence is the key to good photography.</p> <p>Don&#39;t act like you&#39;re up to anything shady, especially when taking photos on the street, as people always notice someone trying to take a sneaky snap on their smartphone.</p> <p>Most importantly, <em>don&#39;t </em>forget to back up your work. Make sure your photos don&#39;t disappear by using a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or Flickr, which now gives you 1TB of space for free.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">The 30 best free Android apps</a></strong></p> </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="Photograph by Knight Vision (@rogerknight98)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com-stars.jpg?1408853479" /> </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"> Preparing the perfect photo </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&#39;s nothing more frustrating than missing a magic photo moment, so always have your camera at the ready. Place your favourite camera app in a reachable spot, such as the bottom-right corner. Tap the power button to minimise it - now you&#39;ll be ready to shoot as soon as you swipe to unlock.</p> <p>Let your feet reach your subject: don&#39;t be tempted to use the digital zoom as it will only produce an ugly, pixellated image. If getting up close and personal isn&#39;t an option, take the photo without a zoom and crop it later using an app.</p> <p>Finally, if the scene you&#39;re photographing isn&#39;t time-critical, put your smartphone down somewhere secure and use the self-timer. Less contact with the phone means less chance of camera-shake. Burst mode is also good for reducing blur in a shot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sunday-project-pick-one-our-top-10-free-online-courses/feature">Sunday Project - pick one of our top 10 free online courses and learn something new</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="Photograph by Markus Spiering (@spieri)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyeem-photo.jpg?1408853479" /> </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"> Working with Poor Lighting </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>Lighting can make or break a photo, so always keep an eye out for your light source. Look for lamps, lanterns, spotlights or even moving light sources such as car headlights. Don&#39;t shoot against them, but use their glow to light a bigger part of the scene.</p> <p>At crowded events such as concerts use the light behind performers to add contrast and create interesting sillouhettes. Most smartphones don&#39;t allow you to control shutter speed, but you can simulate this effect for long-exposure shots using the Slow Shutter cam app (S$1.28, IOS).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/your-smartphone-can-capture-experiences-watch-forever-they-shouldnt-be-experience/feature">Your smartphone can capture experiences to watch forever, but they shouldn&#39;t be the experience</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="Photograph by chapumin (@chapumin)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com_chapumin.jpg?1408853479" /> </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"> Additional Accessories </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>A good shot comes down chiefly to technique, but there are some accessories that will make all the difference. A spare phone battery pack is the difference between destiny and despair on long days. Get one like the 6000mAh SwitchEasy Tanks (&pound;45 (S$90), amazon.co.uk).</p> <p>For photographers moving on to advanced shots such as star trails, a mini-tripod is invaluable. The Gilf (&pound;18 (S$36), amazon.co.uk) is great. Or check out Joby&#39;s Grip Tight range (Joby.com/smartphones).</p> <p>If you&#39;re a sucker for a fisheye effect, pick up an Olloclip 4-in-1photo lens (&pound;60 (S$120), store.apple.com/uk) and play around with its fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - the 38 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</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="Photograph by Jim Blackstock (@patterncapturer)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem-wall.jpg?1408853479" /> </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"> Tricks </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>Use apps for added effect: download Camera+ (S$2.58, iOS) and Image Blender (S$3.98, iOS), then take one photo of your background and another with you in the foreground. Use Image Blender to combine the images.</p> <p>Embrace puddleography for a natural effect - using puddles to reflect your scene can add depth and complexity to a shot. Get low and hold your phone upside down, with the camera close to the water.</p> <p>Tired of downloadable apps? Get a Blue Peter vibe by using coloured wine glasses, sunglasses, a magnifying glass or film negatives to create your own filters for instagram-trumping shots.</p> <p><em>Words by Flo Meissner</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">These are the 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Photograph by Brian Podolsky (@brianpodolsky)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com-bike-puddleography_0.jpg?1408853479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Level Up With... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>EYEEM (S$free, eyeem.com) </strong></p> <p>More than just another Instagram clone with retro filters, EyeEm&#39;s site is packed with features that complement its slick smartphone app. Its blog is a fine source of tips from phone-loving pro photographers, while the EyeEm Market (currently invite-only) promises to let you turn a coin from your best snaps.</p> <p><strong>PHOTOJOJO PHONEOGRAPHY 101 (US$10 (S$12.50), photojojo.com/university)</strong></p> <p>This four-week online course is for anyone looking to go to smartphone-snapping school. You get two emails a week containing lessons and challenges, all of which are tailored to your flavour of smartphone (iOS or Android). The Photojojo store sells some nifty accessories, too.</p> <p><strong>WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 (S$free, nhm.ac.uk)</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s too late to enter it this year, but the exhibition (at London&#39;s Natural History Museum in October) is always an eyeball-pleasing destination. Increasingly smartphone-friendly, in 2013 it featured an iPhone photo and there&#39;s also now a new category for under-17 phone photographers.</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-photography/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-photography/feature#comments Photography 101 Smartphones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:48:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445740 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung’s handy multi-device charger, and 24-hour Xbox One game trials http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our roundup of news odds and ends from all around the tech world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" alt="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-multicharger.jpg?1408783995" /> </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/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s triple-device charger solves a mounting problem </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>Samsung currently sells smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, headsets, and quite a bit more in the handheld department. Coming soon? Perhaps the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news">Gear VR</a>, among surely many others. If you&rsquo;re entrenched in Samsung&rsquo;s device ecosystem, keeping everything charged is probably already a challenge, and it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.</p> <p>Enter the company&rsquo;s new Multi-Charging Wall Charger, a smart plug that can split an electric current across up to three devices hooked up via standard microUSB (which means it works with non-Samsung devices as well). The Max 2A signal is automatically divided based on how many devices are attached, and while more means longer waits, it&rsquo;s perfect for overnight charging without crowding your wall sockets or USB ports.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s priced at US$39.99 (about S$50) and will be available soon from Samsung&#39;s US store, though no word yet on worldwide availability.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ET-KG900JWESTA">Samsung</a> via <a href="https://bgr.com/2014/08/21/samsung-multi-charging-wall-charger/">BGR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</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-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"> Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One </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>It appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft&rsquo;s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows &ldquo;Free Play Day with Gold&rdquo; listed atop a game, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, while an unrelated Twitter exchange between Xbox Support and another user seems to confirm the concept.</p> <p>Considering how consistently great Sony&rsquo;s free games have been for PlayStation Plus, it feels like Microsoft has been playing catch-up with creating additional value for its paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. A game that you can potentially play in full for an entire day? Depending on the game selection, that could be a very great thing indeed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/ZRazKDw.jpg">Reddit</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/21/6052923/xbox-free-demo-24-hour">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/xbox-one-s-huge-august-update-now-available/news">Xbox One&rsquo;s huge August update is now available</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="1200" height="895" title="Free Play Day" alt="Free Play Day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-freeplayday.jpg?1408783995" /> </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-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Save the world with squats in Superhero Workout </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>Getting fit can be a real pain (in more ways than one), but developer Six to Start knows that adding gaming elements to your workout can make a world of difference - as it&rsquo;s shown in the past with The Walk and the immensely popular Zombies, Run! for mobile phones.</p> <p>The company&#39;s latest mobile and tablet app is Superhero Workout, out now for iOS (S$5.98) and this autumn for Android, which uses the device&rsquo;s camera for motion-sensing tech that delivers on-the-fly readings of your workouts. But more than that, it gives you a reason to sweat, with quick routines that read actions like punches as energy blasts. And it works with the Apple TV, which lets you better position your iOS device for motion sensing.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/superhero-workout/id884178077?mt=8">App Store</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news">Apple could be making a fitness band&hellip; for your barbell</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/UbslAzz1Lh4" 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/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa#comments iOS apps Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Xbox One Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445680 at http://www.stuff.tv Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983 leaks, sure to be hilariously expensive http://www.stuff.tv/sg/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another year, another high-end BlackBerry with a bit of Porsche mystique </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="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-p9983.png?1408780488" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past two years, BlackBerry has enlisted the considerable talents of Porsche Design to develop a rather pricey special edition handset, and it&rsquo;s happening again with the upcoming P&rsquo;9983.</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>N4BB pegs the launch in late Q3 this year, with a price point likely to come in around USD$2000 (S$2498).&nbsp;</p> <p>BlackBerry reportedly sees this as a device for &ldquo;the expectations and purchase behaviours of the affluent and wealthy,&rdquo; so if that&rsquo;s you, boy does the company have a smartphone for you this autumn.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://n4bb.com/blackberry-porsche-design-p9983-khan/">N4BB</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/22/6056001/oh-no-theres-another-porsche-design-blackberry">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news">Don&rsquo;t adjust your monitor - this really is BlackBerry&rsquo;s new phone</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="1200" height="936" title="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-p9983-compare.jpg?1408780488" /> </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/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news#comments BlackBerry Porsche Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:12:39 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445674 at http://www.stuff.tv Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retiring tipster extraordinaire @evleaks hands out one last &quot;gift&quot; before he quits </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="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/evleaks-moto-xplus1.jpg?1408778446" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what the Motorola Moto X&rsquo;s successor, the Moto X+1, is going to look like? Well, wonder no more, because serial smartphone-outer @evleaks has posted what appears to be an official press shot of the upcoming handset.</p> <p>The Moto X was a phone we liked very much (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">full Moto X review</a> to find out precisely why) and we&rsquo;re hoping its replacement builds on that, but so far we don&rsquo;t know a whole lot about 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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Wood you believe it? </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>Rumours point to a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">5.2in screen 1080p screen, a 12MP camera and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor</a> &ndash; and while the new images don&rsquo;t confirm or deny any of that, they do confirm that the wooden finish option will still be available. Wood fans around the world, you can rest easy.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll likely know everything about the phone on 4th September, when Motorola seems set to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news">officially unveil it</a> alongside its Moto 360 smartwatch and Moto G budget smartphone replacement. So make sure you check back then for a big old mobile news explosion.</p> <p>A quick postscript to all this: @evleaks is about to stop being a leaker. Evan Blass, the man behind the account, framed the Moto X+1 image as a &ldquo;retirement gift&rdquo; &ndash; one last leak before he goes. Blass suffers from MS, and has found that running @evleaks full-time doesn&rsquo;t generate enough income to cover his medical bills. An <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evleaks-fund" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a> to help Blass has been set up in the last few weeks, but as of now one of the most reliable leakers in tech is hanging up his hat.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/502570558295638016" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>]</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-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/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:59:05 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445671 at http://www.stuff.tv