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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2019
Did you know that the first Samsung Galaxy S first came out in 2010? That was almost 10 years ago! Samsung sure has come a long way and they have been continuously pushing innovation in their Galaxy S flagships, raising the bar to become one of the most recognizable smartphone brands globally. With the Galaxy S10 series coming on the way on 20 February 2019, we decided to take a look back at some of the innovations they have done and overcome. So sit back, relax and read the Top Innovations brought by the Samsung Galaxy S Series.
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016
Samsung has always been known as one of the best smartphone brands out there. With each of the Galaxy S series model introduced, they've won the consumer's heart. But what exactly makes their S series so great? Is it just because of the larger screen, higher spec, or better camera? So today we will take a look at the key features of every generation of the Samsung Galaxy S series to see the evolution of the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 edge into the device it is today.
Last Updated: May 18, 2014
Coming to the Malaysian market, the OPPO Find 5 mini slots in nicely between the OPPO R1 and OPPO NEO smartphones both in terms of tech specs and features along with pricing. Going for the same slim design as the other two smartphones, it offers features that should make it well-suited for the entry-level to midrange user. Does it suit your needs and purposes? Is it just right for you? Read our review of the OPPO Find 5 mini smartphone to find out.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014
Offering a refresh of their Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung have since announced the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini Value Edition. While the design remains the same, the tech specs have been bumped up to a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor along with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Going for about €180 (RM819) in the Netherlands, the price seems a bit high considering the tech specs of RM500 and above smartphones today, but it should eventually be available here in Malaysia as well.
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2014
The ASUS FonePad 7 is generally known better for it's budget price than for it's performance but the 2014 edition promises to not only fix issues in the previous version but make it even better. Does it manage to do so with flying colours or is it just another slightly above average all-in-one tablet device? Read on and find out in our in-depth review of the ASUS FonePad 7.
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2014
We're not sure if it is in response to the botched Android 4.3 update we reported on earlier but it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will soon be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade from Samsung. Originally, the Samsung Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade was just limited to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and above but it's good to know that Samsung are still thinking about users who bought their previous flagship smartphones as well. These users can expect the upgrade to come out in Q1 of 2013, probably around March. While the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade should help further increase performance (it was designed to work well with devices that only have 512MB of RAM) we do hope that it doesn't cause any battery drain botch-ups like the recent Android 4.3 update.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2014
A word of warning to those Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users looking to update their devices to Android 4.3, don't! It seems that updating the device to Android 4.3 will result in battery drain issues (which has happened before). Other issues also include slower performance, bad memory management and general app compatibility problems. While Samsung Mobile UK has suspended the update temporarily, this hasn't been done elsewhere, so if you've updated already, we hope you don't have these problems. Some users have found that if you backup your data and then do a factory reset, this solves the problems somewhat, but it still isn't the same as a brand new update patch from Samsung. For those who haven't updated yet, please wait a while longer. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on this as soon as we know.
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2014
As the rumour mill continues to churn for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, we now have some confirmed details of sorts from an inside source. Coming courtesy of Lee Young Hee, Executive VP of Samsung's Mobile Division, the confirmation is about several things including that the Galaxy S5 would be released by April 2014. The company also said that it knew that the design of the Galaxy S4 was too similar with the Galaxy S3 which is why we can also expect a new design for the S5. While they haven't said if this could mean a metal chassis, kevlar backside or just plain polka dots, a different design would make the S5 stand out more. The other notable rumour is that instead of a fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy S5 could include an iris scanner or eye scanner for bypassing password screens and certifying purchases. This feature we feel wouldn't be all that difficult to implement as you don't really need a dedicated eyeball scanner to do this. Other rumours include a three-sided curved display and more. In any case, April is still a few months off, so do take this rumour with a pinch of salt.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy Core range has always been about afordable smartphones with relatively good tech specs and features. This trend continues with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Core Advance but with a larger 4.7-inch display. It joins the Galaxy Core and Galaxy Core Plus with rather "old" tech specs that include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage + microSD, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera and a 2000 mAh battery. While it doesn't support 4G LTE, it does have NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n and GPS (GLONASS) features. The Galaxy Core Advance has rather standard looks (a lot like a Samsung Galaxy S3 actually) with a normal 9.7mm thinness and 145g weight. Running on Android 4.2 it also comes with a number of S features as well including S Translator, Group Play, Sound & Shot and others. The good news is that the Galaxy Core Advance has a lot of physical buttons, so you also have a dedicated camera button included. Unfortunately, no Malaysia pricing or release dates are available just yet, but it should be within the same below-RM1000 price range as the other Galaxy Core smartphones.
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013
After some minor bugs due to the Android 4.3 update, Samsung Galaxy SIII users can now continue their updates as Samsung have announced the updating process to resume. While this is all good news for Samsung Galaxy SIII users in Malaysia as well, the more interesting news is that after the update, you can finally use the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Do note, some functions which can only be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are not available for SIII users even with the update. In related news, Android 4.4 looks to be coming to Samsung users as early as March or April 2014, so stay tuned.