Neffos C5 Max (Specs and Price) in Malaysia from TP-Link

Models pose with Neffos C5 Max
Models pose with Neffos C5 Max
Models pose with Neffos C5 Max

Neffos C5 Max has been launched in Malaysia on 28 June 2016. The more powerful smartphone is the latest addition to Neffos C5 series (Neffos C5 and C5L).

“TP-LINK entered the smartphone market in March this year with the launch of the Neffos C5 and C5L. These models were well-received by consumers since its debut in Malaysia and we saw the opportunity to further expand the Neffos C5 series with the Neffos C5 Max, to cater the ever-evolving needs of consumers and their varied lifestyles,” said Hugo Cai, Country Manager, TP-LINK Distribution Sdn. Bhd.

In case you do not know yet, Neffos is the smartphone brand of TP-LINK, the largest global provider of Wi-Fi networking products.

Neffos C5 Max specs and price

Neffos C5 Max
Neffos C5 Max

All Neffos C5 phones are 4G LTE smartphones with Dual SIM Dual Standby feature, plus dual noise reduction MIC for clear calls.

But, Neffos C5 Max is significantly higher specifications than the other two siblings.

Neffos C5 Max features a 5.5-inch FullHD (1980×1080 pixels) IPS display. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Too bad that it is not Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is 40% more scratch-resistant than 2nd generation.

Neffos C5 Max
Neffos C5 Max

It is powered by MediaTek 8-core 1.3GHz processor (MT6753) with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (support microSD memory card up to 32GB). The operating system is last year’s Android 5.1 Lollipop. The main camera is 13MP with F2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The front camera is 5MP resolution. The rechargeable battery capacity is 3,045mAh.

Neffos C5 Max
Neffos C5 Max

Neffos C5 Max price in Malaysia is RM699. Available in two colours: Pearl White and Dark Grey.

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Buy first on 11street

TP-LINK is partnering exclusively with 11street in a 3-month long campaign starting from 28 June 2016. 11street is exclusively selling Neffos C5 Max first in Malaysia. The first 50 customers who purchase the Neffos C5 Max on 11street.my will receive a Free TP-LINK Groovi Ripple portable Bluetooth speaker worth RM159. The offer is valid until 11 July while stock last.

For more product information, please visit neffos.com

Wow! Didn’t know #TP-Link has Bluetooth speaker too! Thank you, #NeffosMY 😘

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Win RM20,000 Dream Trip with Lenovo #TheaterMaxMy Contest

Lenovo #TheaterMaxMY Contest
Lenovo #TheaterMaxMY Contest
Lenovo #TheaterMaxMY Contest

Join Lenovo #TheaterMaxMy contest now to win an experience of your choice worth up to RM20,000!

Last Sunday (19 June), my wife and I brought our two kids — 3-year-old and 7-month-old — to Sunway Pyramid shopping mall for the Father’s Day celebration.

While windows shopping, I passed by a Lenovo retailer shop on the 1st floor. They are having a #TheaterMaxMy contest and you could win an experience worth up to RM20,000!

Lenovo mobile retailer at Sunway Pyramid
Lenovo mobile retailer at Sunway Pyramid

Nice! I always wish to have a great trip with my wife. Is this my chance? Moreover, it is simple to enter the contest. No purchase required!

All you have to do is experience the Lenovo TheatherMax VR (Virtual Reality) technology and take a photo then upload to facebook or Instagram. Hey, you don’t even need to fill in any form nor an email address!

Without a second’s hesitation, I enter my VR world by wearing a Lenovo VR headset with VIBE K Note, which has built-in TheaterMax VR technology and Dolby Atmos speakers.

To my surprise, the VR headset is glasses friendly. Meaning, I could wear my glasses in the virtual world! No more blur images!

My wife standing nearby with kids helped me take some photos. Fortunately, one out of ten is a good take:

LiewCF is experiencing Lenovo TheaterMax
LiewCF is experiencing Lenovo TheaterMax

How to win #TheaterMaxMy Contest

As you see, the Lenovo #TheaterMaxMy contest is easy to enter. You too can enter with only 3 simple steps:

  1. Visit your nearest Lenovo retail outlets and experience LENOVO TheatherMax with either VIBE X3 or VIBE K4 Note and the VR headset.
  2. Ask your friend or family take a creative photo or video of you enjoying the Lenovo TheatherMax.
  3. Upload the photo/video to your Facebook or Instagram account. The social post must include #TheatermaxMY in caption and tag @LENOVOmobilemy on Instagram or LENOVO Mobile Malaysia on Facebook. Make sure your post has set to “public” (so that Lenovo can view your post).

RM20,000 Grand Prize

The most creative submission will win a funding of any experience or trip you choose worth up to RM20,000. Two consolation prizes are a Lenovo Vibe X3 smartphone with a Lenovo VR headset.

The #TheaterMaxMy contest period begins on 9 June and ends on 30th June 2016. Hurry up! Enter the contest now!

For more information, please visit http://lenovomobile.com.my

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Compare: Samsung Galaxy J1, J5, J7 (2016) with Free 30GB Yes 4G SIM Card

Samsung Galaxy J series with Free Yes 4G SIM card
Samsung Galaxy J series with Free Yes 4G SIM card
Samsung Galaxy J series with Free Yes 4G SIM card

Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) with data saving feature and better specs than last year has been launched in Malaysia on 15th June 2016. The promotional bundle package with Yes 4G gives 30GB free mobile data in Malaysia.

In this article, I will compare the Samsung Galaxy J1 vs J5 vs J7 and compare Galaxy J series of 2016 vs. 2015.

Samsung Malaysia Electronics and YTL Communications management presenting the new Samsung Galaxy J Series (2016) bundled with a free Yes 4G LTE mobile data plan
Samsung Malaysia Electronics and YTL Communications management presenting the new Samsung Galaxy J Series (2016) bundled with a free Yes 4G LTE mobile data plan

Compare Samsung Galaxy J1 vs J5 vs J7 (2016)

Compare Samsung Galaxy J1 vs J5 vs J7 (2016)
Compare Samsung Galaxy J1 vs J5 vs J7 (2016)

Firstly, let’s talk about the common features of new J1, J5, and J7.

  1. All three Android smartphones support Dual-SIM cards.
  2. Their display panel is Super AMOLED.
  3. Support MicroSD external memory up to 128GB
  4. They are 4G smartphone supports TDD/FDD LTE (meaning, it will work with your 4G LTE networks)

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) white
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) white

Samsung Galaxy J1 is the most affordable J series smartphone at only RM 449. Its display is only 4.5-inch 480×800 pixels (WVGA), as well as smaller storage (8GB) and less RAM (1GB).

On paper, J1’s 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor is faster than Galaxy J5’s 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor.

Galaxy J1 cameras are F/2.2 aperture 5MP main camera and 2MP front camera. Can record HD video (1280×720) at 30 frame-per-second.

The dimension measures 132.6 x 69.3 x 8.9 mm, weight is 131 gram. With the smaller body, J1 also has a smaller battery capacity (2050mAh).

Samsung Galaxy J5 vs J7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (Gold)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (Gold)

Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 are close siblings with similar design and specs.

Both of them have same HD resolution display, 16GB storage, and 2GB RAM. Their cameras are same 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera with flash. Main and front cameras are F/1.9 big aperture for brighter photos.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (black)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (black)

The small differences found display size, processor, battery capacity:

  • Display size: Galaxy J7 display is 5.5-inch, slightly bigger than Galaxy J5’s 5.2-inch display.
  • Processor: Galaxy J7 processor is 1.6 GHz Octa-Core, faster and more processor cores than 1.2GHz Quad-core processor in Galaxy J5.
  • Battery capacity: Galaxy J7 has 3,300 mAh battery while Galaxy J5 battery is 3,100 mAh.

Also, Galaxy J7 is RM200 more expensive (RM 1049 vs RM 849).

I would recommend Galaxy J5 over Galaxy J7. The 0.3-inch display size and processor speed different are not significant.

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Data saving powered by Opera Max

Benefits of Ultra Data Saving mode
Benefits of Ultra Data Saving mode

The Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 come with Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode. Samsung claims that UDS allow you to save up to 50% mobile data and increase battery standby time by 2x. UDS is not found on Samsung Galaxy J1.

Ultra Saving Mode enabled on Samsung Galaxy J series
Ultra Saving Mode enabled on Samsung Galaxy J series

As far as I know, UDS is merely the repackage of Opera Max — a free app that compresses data and restricts background apps to save data. Turning on UDS mode will launch the pre-installed Opera Max app to compress mobile data.

Opera Max is a highly rated app. It has been downloaded over 10 million times and received high 4.3 out of 5.0 rating from 196,913 total reviews.

Feel free to install the app and start saving data usage, even you are not using Samsung Galaxy J series.

Free Yes 4G LTE Prepaid SIM card

Free Yes 4G LTE SIM for every Galaxy J series
Free Yes 4G LTE SIM for every Galaxy J series

Every Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) sold in Malaysia is bundled with a FREE Yes 4G LTE prepaid SIM card. You may activate free 30GB data on http://activate.yes.my

After activation, you can enjoy free 2 months access. You get the following goodies each month:

  • 15GB free data
  • 100 minutes off-net voice call
  • 100 off-net SMS
  • Unlimited on-net calls and SMS

“As Malaysia’s 4G champion, we have updated our entire network with the most advanced LTE service complete with VoLTE (Voice-Over-LTE) — another Malaysia’s first…”, said Mr. Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications.

Video call using Yes 4G VoLTE technology with Mr. Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications
Video call using Yes 4G VoLTE technology with Mr. Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications

The High-Definition Voice service using VoLTE technology is built by Samsung for Yes 4G network.

The Yes 4G LTE plans and prices to be launched on 30th June 2016.

Compare Galaxy J series: 2016 vs. 2015

The Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) is an update to last year’s Galaxy J series. Every phone model in the series receives some spec upgrades. Here are the brief specs comparisons.

Galaxy J1: 2016 vs 2015

Samsung Galaxy J1: 2016 vs 2015
Samsung Galaxy J1: 2016 vs 2015

Compare to last year Galaxy J1 (2015), the new Galaxy J1 (2016) has better and bigger display, faster quad-core processor, double RAM and double storage space.

The most significant upgrade is Galaxy J1 (2016) now supports 4G LTE networks.

Galaxy J5: 2016 vs 2015

Samsung Galaxy J5: 2016 vs 2015
Samsung Galaxy J5: 2016 vs 2015

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) only receives small upgrades after a year. The new J5 is 512MB more RAM but same 16GB storage and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The 5MP front camera is now f/1.9 aperture to capture more light.

The notable upgrade is battery capacity, which upgraded to 3100mAh from 2600 mAh.

Galaxy J7: 2016 vs 2015

Samsung Galaxy J7: 2016 vs 2015
Samsung Galaxy J7: 2016 vs 2015

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) powered by a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and receives 512MB more RAM upgrade. Like J5, J7 does not get storage upgrade and 5MP front camera is F/1.9 big aperture. Battery capacity has been upgraded to 3300 mAh from 3000 mAh.

Where to buy Samsung Galaxy J series (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J1, J5, J7 (2016) is available beginning 16 June 2016 at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealerships. The recommended retail price (inclusive 6% GST) is RM 449, RM 849, and RM 1049) respectively. Available in 3 colour options — Black, White, and Gold.

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/my

Review: Moto Hint – Smart Wireless Bluetooth Earbud

Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud
Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud
Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud

Are you still using a Bluetooth headset that struck out from your ear? Bluetooth headset that only answer/reject call is outdated.

Moto Hint is smart wireless Bluetooth earbud that fits in your ear and response to your voice commands. Check out my review below.

Award Winning Design

Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud
Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud

Moto Hint design has won iF Design Award 2015. The earbud is as small and lightweight as a candy.

It has a touch area for answer/ignore call and start voice commands. The tiny earbud has front and back microphones.

What you get in the package is the Moto Hint wireless Bluetooth earbuds, wireless charging case, a micro-USB charging cable, and 4 different sizes ear gels.

Moto Hint wireless charging case
Moto Hint wireless charging case

The wireless charging case is about the size of two packs of chewing gum. The fabric-like case has good grip in hand and doesn’t leave fingerprint smudges.

It can be your keychain with the strap holder with light indicator at the top. The micro USB charging port is at the bottom. Push the bottom to extend the case and reveal the Moto Hint housing with 5 metal pins.

You need to charge Moto Hint before you use it. For wireless charging, you insert the earbud into wireless charging case then close the case to begin charging. You can also charge the earbud while charging the wireless charging case via micro USB cable.

Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud
Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud

A fully charged Moto Hint can last for over 3 hours phone calls and a fully charged case can recharge the earbud up to 4 times.

What can Moto Hint do?

Moto Hint is comfortable to fit in your ear. You can try a different ear gel size to match with your ear. It does not drop easily.

Moto Hint has ear detect to automatically turns “on” when it is fit in your ear. Simply follows the voice guide for first time pairing.

Once paired, the voice guide will tell you how many hours of battery life left. It will prompt you when battery is low, too.

Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud
Moto Hint wireless bluetooth earbud

Moto Hint allows you to answer a call with a touch or say “answer”. To reject a call, simply say “ignore”. It is also compatible with tablet, and computer with Bluetooth connection.

You do not have to wear Moto Hint all the time for incoming calls. Thanks to the ear sensor, you can simply put the earbud in your ear to answer a call.

If you are in the middle of a call, put Moto Hint in ear will immediately transfer the call from phone to earbud. Taking out the earbud will transfer call back to your phone or pause music.

To launch a voice command, you touch the earbud and say a command. Moto Hint will launch Google Voice (Android) or Siri (iOS) to take your voice commands.

Moto Hint works with Moto Voice for “always on” feature and more advance voice commands. Moto Voice feature is available on Moto X (2nd gen), Droid Turbo, and Moto Maxx phones.

Here are some examples that you can do with Moto Hint:

  • Voice dial a contact
  • Answer/ignore an incoming call with voice command
  • Send and SMS or WhatsApp message
  • Update Facebook status
  • Translate a word or phrase into another language
  • Get turn-by-turn navigation directions
  • Play a song
  • Check your next appointments
  • Set a reminder
  • Set an alarm
  • Any a random question

Who is it for?

Moto Hint Bluetooth earbud is for you, who is looking for a stylish hand-free Bluetooth headset that does not awkwardly hang outside your ear. It is your personal assistant without having to draw out your smartphone from pocket. You don’t even need to put it in ear all the time. Thanks to the smart ear sensor, you only wear it when you need.

Where to buy Moto Hint?

Moto Hint’s recommended retail price is RM 688 including GST. You can buy it online stores, such as YHS Online Stores, Lazada, Superbuy.

It is also available at IT stores like IT Hyperstore, Flash Gadget, Smartworld (Emart Pudu), and Uni One Tech.

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Transcend JetDrive Go: Easily Expand iPhone/iPad/iPod Storage Space

Transcend JetDrive Go 300 with Dual Connectors
Transcend JetDrive Go 300 with Dual Connectors
Transcend JetDrive Go 300 with Dual Connectors

Is your iPhone running out of space? Now you can easily expand iPhone storage space using Transcend JetDrive Go 300.

It is a dual connectors (Lightning & USB 3.1) flash drive specially designed for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can easily free up storage space by moving files to JetDrive Go 300 and transfer files among other iDevice and computers. The transfer speed is up to 20MB/s for Lightning connector and up to 130MB/s for USB3.1 connector.

JetDrive Go 300 has an aluminum body, available in black and silver colours. The storage capacity is 32GB or 64GB. The extended Lightning connector make sure the flash drive can connect to your iPhone/iPad/iPod even if you use a thick protective case.

Transcend also offer a free JetDrive Go App (App Store) allowing you quickly browse, move and copy photos and videos in Camera Roll. The app is also an all-in-one browser to view images, play music & video, view office documents.

With Apple MFi (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) certified, Transcend JetDrive Go 300 has been tested by Apple to guarantee compatibility with Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod. Here are the supported devices:

  • iPhone: iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPad: iPad (4th generation), iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
  • iPod: iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (6th generation)

Transcend JetDrive Go distributors in Malaysia are:

For more information, please visit www.transcend-info.com