Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meizu MX2 goes official

After the success of first generation Meizu MX, the company officially unveils the new MX2 with erhmm..not really impressive spec but it is match with the competitors.

Meizu MX2 Key Specification :

  • 4.4" screen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • 1.5Ghz Quad Core 32nm Cortex-A9, MX5S chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • 16/32/64 GB internal memory
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Flyme 2.0

The Meizu MX2 will hit the shelves in China in the middle of December in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions. They will cost $400 (Rm1200), $480 (RM1440) or $640 (RM1920) respectively. It remains unclear if the MX2 will launch globally and when.


Lenovo P770 droid phone packs a 3,500mAh battery

Lenovo take up the challenge with Motorola and offered their latest droid device, P770 with 3,500 mAh battery! Well it is 200mAh more than the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD. However the thickness is 11.9mm, not as slim as Motorola if to compare.

Lenovo P770 Key Specification :

  • 4.5" qHD IPS screen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5MP camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera
  • Expandable SD card
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The P770 is priced CNY 1,699 ($273, €210, RM819) in China (it's available now) and you get an 8GB microSD card in the box. For now the phone is available only in China and Lenovo hasn’t announced plans to make it available worldwide.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: Specification and First Impression

It is no strange to everyone now to back to old time - big size phone. Samsung Galaxy Note series aiming to be Phablet device packed with huge screen officially released new successor, know as Samsung Galaxy Note II. Of course beside being big size in screen, the Stylus or known as S Pen is add on point for this Phablet.

I am lucky enough to get a review set from Nuffnang and Samsung. I will separate few parts of the review so that I could stress it out some important point and my own opinion on the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Let's start with the specification. Samsung Galaxy Note II is packed with 5.5 inch display with Super AMOLED screen and 720 x 1280 pixel. It running the Samsung latest quad core processor - 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU (Exynos 4412 Quad chipset), Mali-400MP GPU and 2GB of RAM for smooth multitask sailing. It come with variant storage size which are 16/32/64GB internal storage with expandable microSD slot.

Of coz on the back it has same 8 MP camera unit with Samsung Galaxy S III. So we are expecting the same image processing and quality. Front facing camera is 1.9MP. Samsung slapped a huge battery on the Note II, which is 3100 mAh and still manage to maintain the slim profile, 9.4mm. Well, not the best. Really because Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has 3300 mAh with 9.3mm thickness.

Other than that, Samsung Galaxy Note II come with removable battery on the back. It also used micro Sim like most of the smart phones now days. Not to mention it has built in NFC which allowed Android Beam and S Beam.

Overall, I felt that Samsung Galaxy Note II is too big for my palm. I do mentioned before I already dislike the size on Samsung Galaxy S III. My small palm just perfect to fit in 3.5-4.3 inch smart phone. Here some comparison of size with my current Asus Padfone.

The difference position of BACK and OPTION button pretty frustrated as well.

Another thing I dislike was the back casing. Well it just make the phone easily get scratches and also finger print magnet. I will appreciated the nice metal brush texture if only the plastic layer is removed.

Alright that's all my first impression on Samsung Galaxy Note II. I am not touching on the software part yet which I gonna cover it on the next review. Here some bonus images comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note and Note II.

Do check out my first hands on video k?

For those Samsung Galaxy Note II user, tell me do you like your current phone? ;)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi

Nikon D5100 time has up and finally been replace with the latest model, D5200. Interestingly, the D5200 is equipped with a significantly upgraded AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7000, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5200 is also compatible with Nikon's optional WU-1a WiFi module.

Nikon D5200 Key Specification :

  • 24.1 megapixels
  • APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
  • Expeed 3 imaging processor
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
  • 39 focus points
  • 3" Fully articulated LCD screen
  • 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) video recording

Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, and Nikon has yet to officially announce the D5200 in the US.