Stuff Picks: A premium-ish phone at a non-premium price

Plus a sharp shooter and a sweet storage solution

Moto G5S Plus (RM999)

With its all-metal unibody design and polished looks, this phone feels and looks premium - but surprisingly doesn’t come with a premium price tag.

It's not half bad on the inside too. The G5S Plus has a 5.5in Full HD screen with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, plus a 3000mAh battery for power. It's also the first in its series to have a 13MP dual camera system with software that helps you blur the background or even highlight your subject in colour, leaving the background black and white. For selfie lovers, the 8MP front camera takes wide-angle pictures and is equipped with a new panoramic mode and an LED flash.

The Moto G5S Plus is available in Blush Gold and Lunar Grey at Motorola brand stores and authorised dealer outlets nationwide, or on Motorola’s official e-store on Lazada Malaysia.

SanDisk iXpand Base (from RM369)

Imagine dropping your iPhone into a puddle and losing all your precious photos, videos and contacts. “Just back it up in the cloud la” sounds like solid advice, but who does this religiously every night? Never fear, the SanDisk iXpand Base is here.  

This handy gadget for iPhone and iPad users automatically backs up your stuff (up to 256GB) while charging your phone - perfect when all you want to do is collapse into bed after a tough day at work. Fast charging up to 15W is compatible with the newest iPhone X and iPhone 8.

The SanDisk iXpand Base is available now at Apple Premium Reseller stores, 11street, Lazada and Shopee at RM369 for 64GB, RM529 for 128GB and RM899 for 256GB.

Canon EOS M100 (from RM2499)

Canon’s new EOS M100 is the newest addition to its EOS M series of interchangeable lens cameras that boasts DSLR-level precision, yet is as easy to use as a smartphone. Featuring a 24.4MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS M100 can capture moving subjects sharply and quickly. It's also super portable at just 300g and comes with a 180-degree tilt-up touch panel LCD screen and Creative Assist that simplifies the camera’s settings.

Shoot in Full HD at a maximum of 60p and the in-camera Combination IS function will ensure that your footage is stable, even when you're using a lens without image stabilisation. Then pair your camera with your smartphone via Wi-Fi, NFC and the Canon Image Gateway app so you can instantly share your photos on social media.

Here's our hands-on with it if you're curious. 

The Canon EOS M100 is available with the EF-M15- 45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit (RM2499); and EF-M15- 45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM + EF-M22 f/2 STM kit (RM3099). Comes in Grey, White and Black at all Canon Image Squares, authorised retailers and the Canon Official Store on Lazada Malaysia.