Dual Cameras and Heart Rate monitors: Are we running out of ideas?

When HTC announced the successor to the HTC One last week, many were intrigued by its dual rear cameras. Throughout the series of leaks before the unveiling, many people speculated as to what the cameras could do. Perhaps HTC decided to have a proper high-resolution camera, and a second “UltraPixel” camera. But instead the truth is that it was simply used to adjust the point of focus on the photo after it was taken (on top of adding a couple of effects). Continue reading “Dual Cameras and Heart Rate monitors: Are we running out of ideas?”

Should I upgrade? – HTC One M8 vs M7

Welcome to the second article in our series Should I Upgrade? Here, we examine if the new iteration of a device is really worth it to purchase over its predecessor. Today, we’ll be looking at HTC’s flagship One-line and will compare the HTC One M7 (2013), and recently announced One M8 (2014).

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Should I upgrade? – Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z2

Welcome to the first article in our series Should I Upgrade? Here, we examine if the new iteration of a device is really worth it to purchase over its predecessor. Today, we’ll be looking at Sony’s flagship Z-line and will compare the Xperia Z1, and recently announced Xperia Z2.
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Android 4.4.3 coming soon?

Nexus 5 users have been plagued by many issues since the device was released 5 months ago, including camera wakelocks and excessive battery drainage, among others.  In order to address these issues, Google has been working on a new update, Android 4.4.3, build KTU83.

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Twenty First Tech at the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch event (Pictures)

Check out the images from the Samsung Galaxy S5 Singapore launch event here! The Galaxy S5 will be launching on 12 April at $1068. For more information on the S5, and it’s availability, check out our other article here! If you want to know if it’s worth it over the S4 or Note 3, take a look at our comparison article here.

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Samsung launches new Gear series in Singapore, PayPal partnership, and Galaxy Life

Along with last night’s launch of the Galaxy S5, Samsung Singapore has announced the launch of its wearable devices, as well as some great features and benefits for S5 users. Read on to find out more. Continue reading “Samsung launches new Gear series in Singapore, PayPal partnership, and Galaxy Life”

Samsung Galaxy S5 launches in Singapore, pre-order now (links)

Last night, the Twenty First Tech team attended the Samsung GALAXY S5 launch event. Samsung announced the launch of the fifth generation of its GALAXY S series, the GALAXY S5 LTE, in Singapore yesterday. Designed for what matters most to consumers, the new GALAXY S5 LTE offers consumers a refined experience with innovation and essential features for day-to-day use.

The device will be available for sale on 12 April onwards.

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Call it for what it has, not what it doesn’t: The kitchen sink approach

With Samsung’s previous flagship device, the Galaxy S4, the phone seems to have it all — top end specs, a beautiful display, and of course, a top tier processor.

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Revisited and Reviewed: Over a year with the Microsoft Surface RT

Episode 2 of revisited and reviewed. In our first episode we covered the Lumia 1020. This time we take a look at Microsoft’s first generation RT tablet, the Surface RT. And see how it performs as a tablet back then and now.

June, 2012. Microsoft unveils the Surface tablet to lots of fanfare. The device, with its sleek magnesium body and keyboard touch cover, generated a lot of hype in the media. But unfortunately,it was met with much criticism and didn’t sell well. Microsoft even lost $900m on a price write-down.

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LG G Pro 2 Launches in Singapore, and we like it

LG Electronics Singapore today announced the
availability of the LG G Pro 2, the successor of the award winning LG G2 and LG G Pro.  Read past the break to see what we thought of it at the launch event yesterday.

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