Three Important Notes About Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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After getting a chance for a hands-on experience with the Galaxy Note 3 and Gear before it was launch, and after spending more than a month with the Galaxy Note 3, it is high time for me to share my experience on the Galaxy duo with my fellow readers.

Thanks to the good people from Samsung Malaysia, I had the opportunity to try out the Galaxy Note 3 with the Galaxy Gear before anyone in Malaysia had their hands on it; part of the perks of being a tech blogger. Well, as much as I would like to share my experience on both devices, it was rather a disappointing moment to know that the Galaxy Gear was not available for review. However, we get to really try it out during the tech bloggers’ workshop session.

During my review period, I had the chance to show the Galaxy Note 3 to some of my friends and family members. Surely, they all have their fair share of comments since some of them already owned a Note 2 or some other Galaxy brand smartphones. After hearing what they have to say, and with my self-discovery on the devices, I can easily note down 3 things about the Galaxy Note 3 and Gear to share with my fellow readers.

NOTE 1: TIMING – A LITTLE BIT TOO SOON

As much as Samsung wants to the world to accept it, the Galaxy Note 3 is not just for anyone – and especially those who have already owned a Galaxy Note 2. Many Galaxy Note 2 owners are either too proud with their Note 2 or too shy to admit that they have not fully utilized their existing device. However, I do hear a lot of Note 2 users not wanting to upgrade simply because their device is still pretty ‘new’ to them. Can’t blame them since most Note 2 owners I know only had their device for less than 6 months and so.

Although early adopters may not be tempted to switch to the new Note 3, I would strongly suggest new users who are keen to have a new and larger display smartphone to seriously consider the Galaxy Note 3.

NOTE 2: THE S PEN – THE EXECUTIVE’S MAGIC WAND

During the workshop session, we’ve been taught how to use the S Pen for the Note 3. It was a cool learning experience at first, but when we’re on our own, we’re happier touching the large screen with our fingers than with the S Pen – also the fear of losing it (yes, it’s quite costly to buy a new one).

Although the S Pen is a great feature on the Galaxy Note series, many owners do not use it as often or at all. After attending the workshop, I’ve got the notion that the Galaxy Note 3 is all about the S Pen, but that did not fancy many existing Note 2 users I know. I myself hardly use the S Pen, except for that one moment I needed to write down a phone number using the Action Memo on the Air Command feature. While the Galaxy Note 3 has got a huge real estate but it’s still not big enough to doodle properly – and it’s almost impossible to doodle on the Note 3 with the S Pen when you’re inside the train or while you’re on a road trip?

However, the S Pen is the only thing that sets apart Note 3 from other smartphones in the market. While the S Pen may not tickle my fancy or impress many average Joes, I can think of a hundred other reasons how the S Pen could benefit an elite group of people. The S Pen is truly a unique experience for the Note 3 and many done easily, especially with its superb hand-writing recognition. So one thing’s for sure, the Note 3 will definitely appeal to the corporate executives who are always busy and need quick access to a mobile office on the go.

NOTE 3: WHILE LARGER SCREEN MATTERS, BULK ISN’T

While one of the selling points of the Note 3 is its large 5.7-inch touchscreen display, the device itself is also way too bulky – or at least to me. While I’m used to carrying bulky stuff in my front pocket, the Note 3 is still way too big to fit inside my front pocket together with my wallet and my keys.

However, I have to admit that there are moments that I truly enjoy the larger screen; reading and playing game is much easier with less strain to my eyes.

So unless you’re carrying a man bag all the time, or you wear a suit with ample pocket space, then I would encourage you to seriously consider the Galaxy Note 3. As for the ladies, they’ll definitely be no problem at all.

SUMMARY

The Galaxy Note 3 is truly an amazing smartphone. But however great it is, the Galaxy Note 3 is still a device that is only for an elite group of people. Note 3 will appeal to consumers because of its large screen and classy design. I’m very sure many will want it, but only a small group of people will truly appreciate it. Then again, this is entirely from where I stand; from my point of view; the way I see it and you don’t have to agree with it.

If you wish to know the specs of the Galaxy Note 3, you can find it here. And if you would like to know more about Galaxy Note 3, then watch the video below:

Prawn Mee (Hokkien Mee) @ Restoran Kam Heong, PJ State

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Looking for a good prawn mee place in PJ besides Lim Mee Yoke? Well, then you should try out this prawn mee stall at Restoran Kam Heong in PJ State. One of the best prawn mee I’ve tried so far.

Restoran Kam Heong is cornershop restaurant located somewhere along Jalan Tengah, off Jalan Sultan just nearby Menara MBPJ. If you’re familiar with PJ State, then you should know where Public Bank and HSBC Bank are located. Well, Restoran Kam Heong is located right behind these two banks.

Restoran Kam Heong has been around for decades. It’s a hawker-style restaurant dishing out some of the best food in PJ district. We used to frequent the same restaurant for duck rice when I was younger. The duck rice stall is still there, but they only serve lunch and dinner crowd.

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As for the prawn mee, I usually patronise Restoran Kam Heong in the morning for breakfast. Unlike many other prawn mee that I’ve tasted, the prawn mee served here at Restoran Kam Heong is the closest to my liking… and wifey’s too. There are many names for prawn mee in Malaysia. Prawn Mee is better known as Hokkien Mee in the northern region especially in Penang. In Ipoh and the southern region, it is known as ‘Har Meen’ in Cantonese or ‘Hae Mee’ in Hokkien. But no matter what it’s called, you can tell it’s a prawn mee from its distinct ‘prawny’ smell.

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Prawn Mee is usually served with yellow noodle and rice noodles in a fragrant stock, which is made from fresh shrimps and dried prawns, as well as pork or chicken.  Some places in PJ and KL, they even served with slices of hard-boiled egg.

Somehow, I particularly like this prawn mee for some reason. Perhaps it’s because the soup is tasty and less ‘prawny’ than others. Yes, some prawn mee stalls have that heavy ‘prawny’ stench and I don’t really fancy that kind of smell, let alone putting it in my mouth. Served with generous portion of tauge (beansprouts), kangkung and pork, just one bowl of it in the morning can last you till late noon. And if you want a little more heat to your prawn mee, you can always mix in a little bit of sambal.

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RM5.50 for a bowl of Prawn Mee, I’m definitely keeping this bowl dry!

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Restoran Kam Heong
Prawn Mee Stall,

8, Jalan Tengah (Off Jalan Yong Shook Lin)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300

Hunger Rating : My Hunger : 4 Satisfaction Rating : My Hunger : 4

Hunger Rating is to tell how hungry I am at the moment of time and Satisfaction Rating is the overall rating for the food and presentation.

Tech Kaiju Arena Face-Off: Ninetology U9X1 vs Lenovo K900

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Tech Kaiju Arena is blogging initiative by Ninetology to promote creative and responsible blogging. DECODING GALVIN has taken up the challenge to do a review on two Android devices in the most light-hearted manner. In this post, I will be giving my unbiased views and opinions to my fellow readers on these two devices. So, if you like what you read, don’t forget to share this post.

INTRODUCTION

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As a war between giant androids and monstrous green robots wages on, humankind has fallen behind with choices and decisions that are ever harder to make. While all these latest monstrous androids may closely look-alike, they are indeed different in many ways in agility, strength and sizes. And here’s an epic battle between these two green giants, in a round by round combat to find out the top green giant that will serve humankind better.

 

ROUND 1 – SIZE MATTERS

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While many of these monstrous giants are getting bigger and bigger, size does play an important role in the survival of the fittest. Ninetology U9X1 stands tall at 137.8 mm with the width of 69.9 mm. With a depth of 10 mm, the U9X1 is rather slim and mean. Equipped with a 4.8-inch display, its Super AMOLED HD is good resolution up to 720 x 1280 pixels. Weighing at 160g, the Ninetology U9X1 is definitely a Mark III category green android giant.

The Lenovo K900 is a relatively new green android giant. Standing really tall at 157 mm, it has the width of 78 mm but with a slimmer form of 6.9 mm. its IPS LCD 5.5-inch capacitive display, screams 16M colors with resolution up to 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Lenovo K900 is categorized as a Mark IV green android giant.

The K900 thumps U9X1 in viewing experience with larger screen size but being big all the time isn’t all that good. The K900 can be rather clumsy at times due to its massive size.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 ZERO (0) – (1) ONE Lenovo K900

 

ROUND 2 – CORE STRENGTH

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Being this gigantic you need to run nuclear engine. While the K900 may not be running on nuclear engine, It is however, packed with a Dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Such processing prowess enables the K900 to do multi-tasking without any complication. The K900 also pushes 5499 points in the Quandrant Standard test, a rather impressive results for a bulky giant.

On the other hand, the U9X1 is running on slower MediaTek’s 1.2GHz Quad Core processor. Although having only 1GB memory, its 16GB internal storage and expandable to 32GB via MicroSD slot gives it the edge. On the Quandrant Standard test, the U9X1 pushes 4045 points putting it way on top of other noticeable Android giants such as Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Optimus 2X.

Quad-core processor power keeps the U9X1 ahead in battle of Androids although it is still way behind the monstrous K900.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 ZERO (0) – (1) ONE Lenovo K900

 

ROUND 3 – SUPER CAMERA

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All the latest Android giants are equipped with super cameras, a distinction feature of each individual Android. Ninetology’s U9X1 too comes with 13-megapixel back camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera. Its superpower includes f2.0 Aperture, 2nd Generation BSI, HDR, Zero Shutter Delay, Panorama shooting, Face Detection, Fast Burst Shot, HD video recording (Video Effect).

The K900 is equipped with similar 13-megapixel back camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash and a front facing 2-megapixel. Its superpower includes geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and a vast collection of photo effects.

While both giants are equipped with similar super camera, the K900 once again thumps the U9X1 in image quality and consistency. While the K900 shoots rather decent photos, the U9X1 is still rather inconsistent with its colour and struggling on autofocus.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 ZERO (0) – (1) ONE Lenovo K900

 

ROUND 4 – STRONG BUILT AND FORM

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After three rounds, it is pretty obvious that the K900 is on a league of its own. Even though the rigid unibody form of the K900 is built with metallic brush finish, its enormous size makes it rather hard to handle with single hand and even harder for a human with smaller palm size. In this case, its metal body is much suited for the K900 to endure any hard knocks or tumbles.

U9X1 on the other hand is sleek and handles easily with a single hand. The glossy finish shines fear into enemy’s eyes although it is only to cover up the weak construct of its plastic body. The U9X1 is built for agility but the volume and power buttons scream for help for being too weak and small.

While it’s great to have a bigger and stronger built, the K900 may not fit comfortably into the front pocket of your jeans and pants. However, the U9X1 slips in easily into any pocket of your shirt or pants.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 (TIE) Lenovo K900

 

ROUND 5 – PRICE WAR

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It’s obvious now that these Android giants are from different category and the one from the higher category will definitely step as a winner. But this last round will prove to be the decisive point for humankind. The price war is definitely the toughest round especially with more and more same category Android giants emerging on this planet. The Mark IV Lenovo K900 may be well as tough and as powerful, it also losing out in the price war especially with a price tag of RM1,699. Much tougher green giants from similar category are striking at around that price which may easily put the K900 to shame.

However, the U9X1 strives at the price war. With the price tag of RM1,099, the U9X1 is definitely one of the toughest giants in its category. The humankind will definitely benefit more from an Android giant that excel in the price war. And with more Android giant like Ninetology’s U9X1 out to compete, the world will definitely be a better place.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 ONE (1) – (0) ZERO Lenovo K900

 

SUMMARY

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This post is made possible thanks to the good people from Ninetology for loaning both the U9X1 and K900 to us. However, I would like to put in some extra comments from a layman’s point of view. The Ninetology U9X1 is a new smartphone player in Malaysia, and it’s definitely getting some recognition over the short period of time. Their U9 series Android smartphones are definitely making a hit amongst Malaysians who are looking for quality smartphones but without the high price tag.

After spending a week with the U9X1, I’m quite happy with its overall performance. Speed and processing prowess are not much of an issue. The only thing I find very uncomfortable is the glossy and plastiky body. Then again, a silicon or rubber casing can fix that problem easily.

So ask me if I will recommend the U9X1 to anyone, I would say, give it a try yourself first. It’s a matter of choice and preference. I like the U9X1 for the price tag and the awesome Quad-core I’m getting, but it may not be the same to you. So in this case, my preference for an smartphone is the price tag and with the quad-core thrown in, the U9X1 definitely won my vote.

Verdict: Ninetology U9X1 ONE (1) – (0) ZERO Lenovo K900

 

Full Ninetology U9X1 specs: http://www.ninetology.com/u9/products/x1/
Full Lenovo K900 specs: http://shopap.lenovo.com/my/en/smartphones/k-series/k900/index.html?cid=my:sem:rGf3yN|g-c

Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2

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If you’ve watched the previous Kick-Ass movie, then you’ve got to watch Kick-Ass 2 simply because the show truly kickass! And I don’t care what people at Rotten Tomatoes have to say because I totally enjoyed the movie and I’m sure many others would too. Kick-Ass 2 is scheduled to be playing in cinemas on August 29 but thanks to Nuffnang, I get to catch the premier viewing 3 days before.

Act like a bitch, get slapped like a bitch.

THE PLOT

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Kick-Ass heroic antics have inspired more masked vigilantes to come out from within the city to protect the innocent and the weak – prompting the formation of heroes’ league called Justive Forever. However, Kick-Ass heroic act also angered Chris D’Amico (Red Mist) to seek revenge for the death of his father. After taking over his family’s wealth, Red Mist took over a new villain mask and called himself The MotherF**ker. Being super rich and having no superhero skills, The MotherF**ker hired thugs and street fighters and put them into his own league of super villains. Their objective is to kill Kick-Ass.

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THE CAST

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass

The nerdy looking Dave Lizewski or Kick-Ass is played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Now don’t be fooled by the square-specs and frizzy hair, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is all ripped in Kick-Ass 2, so ladies…  try not to drool.

Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl

 

The sweet and ass-kicking Mindy Mcready or Hit Girl is played by Chloë Grace Moretz and she’s all grown up now. Then you have Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes and Donald Faison from Scrub acting as Dr. Gravity.  Red Mist or The MotherF**ker is played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

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You can get the full cast here.

SUMMARY

Kick-Ass 2: The MotherFucker with his super villains.

Now the movie has been rated 18+ in cinemas so you better expect some gruesome scenes – nothing morbid but plenty of blood spewing all over. Although rather violent, it’s truly an action-packed movie with mixed humour especially with the name of the superheroes. The ‘Sick Stick’ is rather funny too. Ok, I’m not going to spoil the whole movie for you but I would highly recommend you to watch Kick-Ass 2 if you enjoyed the previous Kick-Ass movie.

I would rate this movie as 3.8/5.0.

Lok Lok at ‘Wai Sek Kai’ Chai Leng Park, Butterworth

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When it comes to street hawker food, Penang wins hands down. People have been talking much about how good food is in Penang, but many have forgotten than Penang is not just an island, it consists part of the peninsular that made up the state of Pulau Pinang.

Yes, there are plenty of good food in Penang, but there are some good food too in the Peninsular part of Penang, namely in Butterworth. Now I’m not gonna go through all the food one by one, but I am gonna share a particular makan place if you’re ever in Butterworth area.

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I’m quite a big fan of Lok Lok because I get to cook and eat what I want and there are plenty of dipping sauces to choose from. If you’re ever in Butterworth for any reason, do visit Butterworth’s version of ‘Wai Sek Kai’ in Chai Leng Park. There’s a whole row of hawker stalls selling plenty of local delicacies and Lok Lok is one of them.

The stall we frequent is called Pantai Lok Lok and their pricing is quite reasonable. Now there’s no special soup but just a plain pot of boiling water, what makes it really good is the variety of dipping sauces – fried stuffs are really good and overall, the food is pretty fresh and place is well-kept too.

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Now it’s pretty hard to tell you how good all these frozen foods are, but it’s definitely easy to say that Lok Lok here is way much cheaper than in Kuala Lumpur.

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Now be careful when picking up your food. One can get carried away with the variety of food there. Don’t overdo it, take only what you can eat. Don’t waste food!

 

Location:
Lebuh Kurau 5, Perai, Penang, Butterworth, 13700

Hunger Rating : My Hunger : 3 Satisfaction Rating : My Hunger : 4

Hunger Rating is to tell how hungry I am at the moment of time and Satisfaction Rating is the overall rating for the food and presentation.

Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice, Seberang Perai

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BENG HUAT ASAM FISH CHICKEN RICE RESTAURANT

Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice, as its name would suggest, is no ordinary restaurant selling chicken rice only. Unlike many chicken rice stalls you would fine in Kuala Lumpur, Beng Huat also serves some pretty kickass ‘asam fish’ and a variety of side dishes such as tau kua, Taiwanese sausages, deep-fried chicken wings, eggs, sweet and sour veg and chicken gizzards too. Beng Huat is our preferred lunch place whenever we’re back in Bukit Mertajam, Penang to visit my in-laws.

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Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice is located in Chai Leng Park and there are two restaurants operating under the same name nearby. The original restaurant is just a few blocks away and it’s operated by the eldest brother. The one that we usually go for lunch is operated by the younger brother because the place is not as cluttered as and more airy than the original restaurant – and for some reason, my in-laws prefer this place than the former.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this place is that they serve asam soup, with all the ingredients like those you’d find in a Penang asam laksa soup – it will definitely whet your appetite.

 

YUMMY DEEP FRIED CHICKEN WINGS & DRUMSTICKS

They only serve roast (or rather deep fried) chicken – the deep fried chicken wings and drumsticks are a must have. They are fried to perfection and goes really well with their homemade chicken broth-soya sauce. Well, the homemade sauce basically goes with every side dish they serve. I won’t be complete with the sauce.

Beside the chicken, our favourite side-dishes would be deep-fried ‘tau-kua’, fish balls and Taiwanese sausages. For me, it would be a complete lunch with another extra bowl of its fragrant oil rice – which is really tasty, even on its own.

 

SATISFACTION

Food a service is always good, so I would definitely recommend coming to this place to try it out. Price is pretty reasonable too – it’s Seberang Perai, food is always cheaper here than in Kuala Lumpur!


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Location:
Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice
No. 19, Lebuh Kurau 5, Perai, Penang, Butterworth, 13700
Phone: 04-3983127
Spending: RM11 – RM20

Hunger Rating : My Hunger : 3 Satisfaction Rating : My Hunger : 4

Hunger Rating is to tell how hungry I am at the moment of time and Satisfaction Rating is the overall rating for the food and presentation.

Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

Watching this movie is like reliving my childhood days, being glued to the TV watching Ultraman fighting monstrous alien creatures. It also reminded me of my Sundays spent in One Utama playing MechWarrior simulator the whole afternoon. I dare say only kids from the 70s and 80s will truly appreciate this piece of fine Sci-Fi art by Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger in the movie world as he has directed a number of great fantasy and Sci-Fi movies such as Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth.Pacific Rim is set in the future where soldiers pilot giant robots/mechas (Jaegers) into battle against giant alien monsters (Kaijus) that have risen from a portal beneath the ocean.

The Plot

Just like any Sci-Fi movies, mankind face extinction from the invading giant alien monsters, also known as Kaiju from the deep. To save the mankind, humans begin building and piloting giant mechanical robots, also known as Jaeger into battle in desperate attempt to save the world from apocalypse.

The Cast

You will not see familiar names in the list of cast for Pacific Rim. So do not expect a Star-studded lineup.

For starter, you will see Charlie Hunnam playing the role of Raleigh Becket, one of the pilots for Gipsy Danger. And then you have Yancy Becket, Raleigh’s brother who is the other pilot for Gipsy Danger, acted by Diego Klattenhoff. The heroine, Mako Mori is acted by Academy Award nominee, Rinko Kikuchi.

The only two actors that I can recognize are Ron Perlman, acting the role of Hannibal Chau and Idris Elba as Marshal Stacker Pentecost. Yes, Ron Perlman plays Hellboy in Hellboy I & II and Idris plays Moreau in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

They may not be the usual suspects of Planet Hollywood but they are bunch of talented cast.

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Summary

If you’re a big fan of Ultraman and Transformer, you will like this movie. There’ll be plenty of awesome looking Jaegers and Kaijus. Also be prepared for plenty of explosions and destructions. Makes you feel like a kid playing Godzilla trampling on big cities all over again. Suddenly, I’m a fan of Jaegers and Kaijus.

A definitely must watch movie for 2013 and here’s a tip, stay back a little while after the end credits. I give it a rating of 4.0/5.0.

S-CSL Introduces Superstar Smartphones

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Here comes the Superstar of budget smartphones as S-CSL unveils 2 more Android smartphones that will meet everyone’s budget. The Switch MARS Mi450 and Switch PLUTO Mi406 are the latest Android smartphones to join their precedents, the Switch Mercury Mi501 and Switch Star Mi460. All of them have Dual SIM Dual Standby capability and all of them are below RM1k. I managed to spend some time with the Switch MARS Mi450 and here’s my take on it so far.

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Up Close and Personal – Hands-On Review

The Switch MARS Mi450 is an Android 4.0 ICS smartphone with 4.5” qHD LCD Capacitive Touchscreen. At first glance, the MARS bears similar outfit with many Android smartphones out there. It has a solid built candy bar form and is equipped with front and back camera with LED flash. Although having a plasticky body, the MARS feels really nice in my hand. It’s slightly non-slip back cover feels really tough too and it doesn’t crack easily when you try to pry it off to remove the battery.

Check out my hands-on video review here:

Performance

Under the hood, the 1.2GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset delivers remarkable performance on the MARS Mi450. Powered with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the responsiveness of the touchscreen is rather fluid and doesn’t feel that cheap at all. In fact, it feels far greater than certain SONY Xperia range which is about the same price.

Playing graphic intensive games on the MARS Mi450 is pretty fun too. Games such as Temple Run, Subway Surfer and Asphalt run without much fuzz on it. You can also get into multiplayer competition with the integrated Wi-Fi.

Multimedia and Display

The 4.5” qHD LCD Capacitive Touchscreen delivers a moderate 540×960 display which is pretty good for surfing and even to watch video on it. Although the screen doesn’t shout HD all over, it still delivers crisp and rather detailed display. The responsiveness of the capacitive touchscreen is admirable with the Snapdragon chipset.

Equipped with a 5.0 megapixels auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back, the MARS Mi450 snaps pretty good images. The front 0.3 megapixels is nothing to shout about but good enough to make Skype calls.
The MARS Mi450 also comes equipped with FM radio built-in and standard MP3/MP4 player. You can play most multimedia file on it and the sound quality is pretty reasonable. No beats audio or whatsoever but still delivers great music any time.

Dual SIM Dual Standby

Now this is probably something you hardly heard of from any other bigger brands but dual SIM phones have been around for quite some time already. Adopting Dual SIM into the MARS Mi450 allows user to switch between two different mobile networks instead of having two different devices. Its dual standby mode allows user to make and calls using their selected mobile network of their choice.

Memory and Storage

The MARS Mi450 comes with 4GB built-in storage with 512MB of RAM. This configuration is just good enough for this device to run most of the commonly used Apps such as WhatsApp, Waze and quite a lot more. If in need of more storage space, there’s always a microSD expansion slot.

Other Notable Features

Other notable features are connectivity tools such as v.2.1 Bluetooth, DLNA and A-GPS support. The S-UNNO app allows users to make calls to anyone in the world at low cost rates, regardless of whether they are at home, work or travelling, right off their mobile phone.
It empowers the users with true mobility and economical communication, without having to subscribe to costly mobile plans.

Summary

All-in-all, the MARS Mi450 is power-packed device but without the heavy price tag. I like the Switch MARS Mi450 for the fact that it is powerful enough for my day-to-day usage of apps and tough enough even when I stuff it into my jeans’ pocket.

For the price tag of RM699, the Switch MARS Mi450 is definitely a tough contender in the budget phone category.

You can find out more specifications here.

Philips AquaTouch AT890 – There’s No Turning Back

After spending 5 weeks with the new AquaTouch AT890 electric shaver, I’m glad that I finally found the right shaver for my skin. AquaTouch is more than just an electric shaver; it’s my personal grooming kit that I can bring along with me wherever I go. The Philips AquaTouch AT890 has changed my shaving style and makes it enjoyable to shave every morning.

There are many reasons I can tell you why I love the AquaTouch that much but I’m just gonna tell you the important ones for now.

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Wet Shave – Perhaps the most amazing experience about shaving with the AquaTouch AT890 is being able to shave in the shower. I love shaving while I’m in the shower because I get to do both things at once. And it’s definitely easier for me to rinse off and clean up myself and the shaver right inside the shower. The AquaTec technology allows the shaver to be used in wet and dry condition, and the QuickRinse system makes sure that your AquaTouch is always clean and ready to use any time.

Dry Shave – Before turning to Philips AquaTouch, I’ve tried shaving with conventional cartridge razor and boy, it was a painful experience. Dry shaving is quite impossible with any other conventional razors but it’s now possible for me since I got my hands on the AquaTouch shaver. Dry shaving allows you to shave when you’re on the go, most of the time when I’m stuck in traffic. With its Smooth Glide and Dual Blades, I get a smooth and cleaner shave even without shaving cream. Once you’re done, just put back the protective cap and store it your backpack or anywhere cool. Cleaning is required once you get access to water supply where you can just simply rinse it off under running water.

Battery Life – The AquaTouch AT890 gives me 50+ minutes of cordless shave and if it ever runs out of battery, a quick 3-minutes charge with give me enough power for single shave. Since I got my AquaTouch AT890 almost 5 weeks ago, I haven’t been charging it at all. That shows how much technology Philips has put into the AquaTouch to make consumer’s life easier.

There are plenty more reasons for the AquaTouch shaver but I will let you find out yourself. As for now, I’m glad I’ve got my AquaTouch AT890 and there’s no turning back for me.

Bye bye razor cuts, hello smooth clean shaves!

This post if part of Philips 50 Shaves of a Modern Man contest. It would be great if you can give me a THUMBS UP everyday if you like my post. Thanks!

With the Philips AquaTouch AT890, I’m Caveman No More

Shaving every morning is a joy for me with my new Philips AquaTouch electric shaver. Shaving with the AquaTouch AT890 is the next closest thing to an Indian barber shop shave. Surely, you don’t get the extra next and shoulder massage but hey, I get a good clean shave in less than 3 minutes.

With all the latest technology and gadgets available for a modern man, one can only imagine how a caveman shaves their beard in the Neanderthal era. Or perhaps one should just check out this TVC from Philips.

Shaving the conventional way with razor cartridges and blades can be rather painful at times – but razor cuts and bumps, uneven shave and even skin irritation are now things of the past thanks to the Philips AquaTouch electric shavers.

Sweeney Todd with the Philips AquaTouch?

If there is a Philips AquaTouch shaver existed back in the 19th century, Sweeney Todd would have been celebrated as the Marvelous Barber of Fleet Street instead.

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