Stuff Picks: The swim-proof Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

And other affordable mid-range phones arrived just in time this week

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro (RM799)

It’s now possible to bring a piece of Samsung for a swim with the Gear Fit2 Pro. Its 1.5in Curved Super AMOLED screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 which is handy in case of accidental scrapes while showing off your swiming prowess. Boasting 5 ATM water resistance, which means the watch can be submerged up to 50 metres, the Gear Fit2 Pro also comes with the usual accelerometer, barometer, heart rate sensor, gyro and GPS.

A welcome addition is offline Spotify playback due to its 4GB internal memory which allows users to play music without a phone and with just a Bluetooth headset. The Gear Fit2 Pro supports Android 4.4 and above and iOS devices with iOS 9 and above.  

For more information, check out Samsung’s website here.

Meizu PRO 7 (from RM1899)

The Meizu PRO 7 is a refreshing take on the bezel-less, all-screen look of the smartphones of today. Featuring two displays (yes, you read right), the PRO 7 comes in two sizes, a 5.2in Full HD Super AMOLED screen and the PRO 7 Plus has a 5.7in Quad HD Super AMOLED display.

The Meizu PRO 7 has a MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-Core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The larger PRO 7 Plus gets the MediaTek Helio X30 10-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The piece de resistance is its rear ‘fenêtre’ which is a 1.9in AMOLED panel with 240x536 resolution. This window shows notifications, media controls and also works as a viewfinder while taking selfies with the rear camera.

Both phones get a dual camera set up with dual 12MP SONY IMX 386 sensors dedicated to colour and monochrome pictures. Additionally, there’s also a 16MP f/2.0 front shooter for selfies.

The Meizu PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus will be available at all authorised outlets nationwide and Lazada Malaysia

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (from RM2499)

The Mi Mix 2 is finally available in Malaysia. Going with the flow with its bezel-less and all-screen look, the Mi Mix 2 features a 5.99in IPS display with 6GB RAM and either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage.

The ceramic back of the Mi Mix 2 is resistant to scratches and it gets a single (gasp) 12MP Sony IMX 386 camera with 4-axis OIS while the front shooter is a 5MP selfie camera.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is available at DirectD but do be advised that they’re imported sets. if you're keen to own a bezel-less phone cheaper than an iPhone X, it comes with 1 year in-house warranty.