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  • Samsung gives special surprises for 55 new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners

    Samsung gives special surprises for 55 new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners

    In time with their launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia provided 55 selected buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with special gifts worth RM200. The 55 fans were selected from five locations as previously reported. These locations included:

    • Celcom Blue Cube at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
    • Digi Concept Store at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
    • Maxis Centre at Suria KLCC
    • Samsung Experience Store at The Gardens Mall
    • Samsung Experience Store at the Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
  • Samsung Malaysia rewarding fans for Samsung Galaxy S5 11 April 2014 launch

    Samsung Malaysia rewarding fans for Samsung Galaxy S5 11 April 2014 launch

    Samsung Malaysia has announced that they will be offering special gifts for 55 fans who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 during the 11 April 2014 launch this Friday. In addition to these special gifts and the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone at RM2399, Samsung will also be selling the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch at RM899 and the Samsung Gear Fit smartband at RM599. This 1-day promotion will be available at:

    • Celcom Blue Cube at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
    • DiGi Concept Store at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
    • Maxis Centre at Suria KLCC
    • Samsung Experience Store at The Gardens Mall
    • Samsung Experience Store at the Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
  • Celcom Samsung Galaxy S5 bundle plans revealed

    Celcom Samsung Galaxy S5 bundle plans revealed

    Following up on our previous report, Celcom will offer a number of bundle plans for the Samsung Galaxy S5 which they will launch this Friday on 11 April 2014. Those who sign up will get an additional 5GB of data for the next 2 months. There doesn't seem to be any limit on the amount of first subscribers for this but the promotion will be from 11 April 2014 to 13 April 2014 only. Participating outlets will include Blue Cube Sunway Pyramid, Blue Cube Laman Seri, Blue Cube Publika, Celcom Center Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang and Celcom Center Taman Molek, Johor Baru. Celcom will offer the Samsung Galaxy S5 from RM988 with more details available in the table in this article.

  • Celcom launching Samsung Galaxy S5 on 11 April 2014 from RM988

    Celcom launching Samsung Galaxy S5 on 11 April 2014 from RM988

    Celcom will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S5 on 11 April 2014. Having already done the preview night for their Celcom First Elite customers, the launching on Friday will see Samsung's latest flagship smartphone bundled together with Celcom First Voice + Data mPro bundle plans from RM988. In addition to these bundle plans, Celcom will also offer a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite or Samsung Galaxy Y Neo at RM55 for the first 200 customers who attend the launching at the Bluecube Sunway Pyramid store. These customers will of course have to sign up for a Celcom First and mPro plan at the launch.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life benchmarked again

    Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life benchmarked again

    The more tests the better, especially if it is something as subjective as battery life, which is why we've got this battery life test for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Covering Talk time, Web Browsing and Video playback, the Galaxy S5 does surprisingly well despite having a much brighter screen than before. This includes continuous talk time of more than 21 hours with 3G enabled along with 9 hours and 36 minutes of web browsing. In terms of battery tech specs, the Galaxy S5 does have a slightly larger 2800 mAh battery resulting in video playback of 11 hours. If you really need to save battery life Samsung have included many power saving features like the Ultra Power Saving mode, which basically turns your Galaxy S5 into an e-ink smartphone with little to no connectivity. Check out the graphs for yourself in this article.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through extreme water tests!

    Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through extreme water tests!

    After being dropped, run over and dunked into an aquarium, the Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through a number of other water tests to see how far it can go. While the first test just pushes the Galaxy S5 a bit more than the IP67 certification states (depth of 1m for 30 minutes) in a pool, the second test is a lot more extreme and involves a pair of blue jeans and a washing machine. Like all of these water-proofed devices, the key to water proofing lays in the sealing, which Samsung seem to have pulled off much better than their first Samsung Galaxy S4 Active attempt. Check out the video for yourself in this article.

  • New Samsung wireless charging covers announced

    New Samsung wireless charging covers announced

    Samsung have just announced 4 new covers for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with wireless charging capabilities. These will include the standar replacement backplate and an S-View flip cover. Both will come in black or white but there is only pricing for the standard backplate at $30 (RM98) for now. All of the cases will have the gasket which makes the Galaxy S5 water resistant and will be compatible with Qi based chargers. The S-View flip cover looks to have an artificial leather front but the back is the same dotted plastic.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through SUV and drop test

    Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through SUV and drop test

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is not only waterproof and dustproof, it is also a lot tougher than it's predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Wanting to see how much tougher the Galaxy S5 is, TechSmartt took both smartphones for a drop test. Going a bit more than the usual head and waist heights, they even did a drop test at about 10 feet, all of which the Galaxy S5 did very well with. In the end, they even drove over it with an SUV. How do you think the Galaxy S5 fared afterwards? Check out the video for yourself in this article.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life benchmarked

    Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life benchmarked

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 upped the battery to 2800 mAh from 2600 mAh but also added on a whole bunch of upgraded tech specs and hardware as well. Many have been wondering how that would affect battery life for Samsung's latest smartphone. Thankfully, battery life benchmarks have been done with some pretty good results. While it doesn't take the top spot in all categories, it does offer more than 7 hours of continuous usage along with 10 hours of just browsing. Check out the other benchmark results for yourself in this article.

  • DiGi offers Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order from RM1199

    DiGi offers Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order from RM1199

    Going for a pre-order of the just locally released Samsung Galaxy S5, DiGi are now offering the smartphone from RM1199 on pre-order. Retailing at RM2399, the smartphone does cost quite a bit, so a discount past 50% is quite welcome, especially if you're planning to use a DG SmartPlan. Balancing out the lower price is the fact that you are limited to a 24 months contract but you'll still get the smartphone from 11 April 2014. The DiGi pre-order will end on 10 April 2014 and for some added value DiGi are also offering 9GB of data free for the 3 months after 19 April 2014. For more details, check out the table and links in this article.