Ever wanted to switch telcos, but feel a little held back because of the commitment and contracts? Circles.Life is going all out to ease switching over through it’s one-of-a-kind “try-before-you-buy” free mobile plan called Circles.Switch, which starts from today and ends on 31 December 2017. Yes, it’s a free mobile plan with 20GB of data a month. No hidden costs, no delivery charges, no registration fees or SIM card costs. It sounds absolutely ridiculous and a deal out of a conman’s book, but it is official. So what’s the catch?
If you live in Singapore, you’ve definitely heard of Huawei – Chinese company renowned for doing networking infrastructure worldwide which became famous in the little red dot by bringing in non-camera phones our army boys could bring into camp. Over the past five years, Huawei surprised consumers and competitors alike by upping their game and creating really, really good looking premium phones. On Monday, they’ll be unveiling their latest phone in Munich; but this time round, they’re going to power it with a processor that uses ground-breaking technology – a new chip called a Neural Processing Unit which Huawei promises fantastic AI performance on a phone. What’s so good about it?
Although the HTC has produced mediocre phones over the past few years, they’ve knocked it out of the park with their flagship U11. This rivals the iPhone 8 – if you’re torn between Apple and Android, just get this. It’s got top of the line specs, a beautiful body, fantastic audio, great camera and a very nice form factor.
The programmable ‘edge sense’ squeeze function is extremely useful and better implemented than Samsung’s Bixby-only button. I hate that there’s no headphone jack and the body’s a super fingerprint magnet – battery life is so-so too. Still, i’d say that the HTC U11 performs better than 95% of the Android phones out there. It isn’t revolutionary like the S8, but it’s a wonderful incremental step. HTC sticks to a tried and true form factor and what works.
The Moto Z2 Play’s modular system is awesome – you can attach batteries, wireless charging covers – even a camera with 10x optical zoom. It’s a midranger and doesn’t perform as great as the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8, but get this – the Moto Z2 Play’s battery life is SICK. The best we’ve seen. Lasts one and a half days or so with 8-10 hours of screen-on time. I left this with the battery mod on and got it to run Netflix with sound for 24 hours. S$799 for the phone, expect to spend about S$100 to S$200 for each mod. Not cheap, but definitely innovative and unique. Stay tuned for our in-depth review!
Good News for Data-Hungry Users – on 30th August 2017, M1 and StarHub announced their unlimited data plans.
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