mophie wireless charging for iPhones

If you are an iPhone user, I have something to share with you, wireless charging for your iPhone is now possible with the arrival of mophie wireless charging! This would definitely be helpful for iPhone users who forgot to bring their charging cable out or finding the charging cable cumbersome at times.

Let me share with you more about mophie wireless charging for iPhones from the press release information below –

mophie—the #1 selling mobile battery case maker in North America[1], and innovator of power solutions for mobile devices—announced its latest lineup of wireless charging solutions. Introducing the juice pack® wireless for iPhone 6s/6; juice pack® wireless for iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus; charge forceä desk mount; and charge forceä vent mount. Along with the previously released juice pack wireless for Samsung Galaxy S 7/S7 edge, these devices represent mophie’s first 24/7 wireless charging ecosystem.

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“Wireless charging is being integrated into our lives at coffee shops, restaurants, airports, in furniture, cars and so on,” said Shawn Dougherty, mophie COO and Co-Founder. “By providing a diverse range of wireless charging options, we’ve taken the performance and convenience of mobile power even further.”

The juice pack wireless is designed to be noticeably compact and fit securely in the hand while providing more than 50% additional battery to your iPhone 6s/6 (1,560mAh) or iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus (2,420mAh). Each case is bundled with a wireless charging base, and are compatible with virtually all wireless charging standards, phones and accessories, including Qi.

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The charge force desk mount and charge force vent mount are compatible with all mophie wireless charging cases. Both are designed to hold a 5.5” phone and juice pack upright or in landscape positions, with custom embedded magnets.

The charge force desk mount features a pedestal mount that allows for multiple viewing angles to find the perfect position. The charge force vent mount has a 4-prong mount which easily slips over a car’s air vent.

The mophie juice pack wireless for iPhone 6s/6 and iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus is now available exclusively at iStudio, retailing at $139 and $179 respectively.

[1] “US Tech Geo Level Monthly Retail – US Retail Monthly Store Level”, March, 2016, available from The NPD Group, Inc.

 *Information and pictures courtesy of mophie and Brand Cellar*

22/7 – Celebrate Pi Day!

Today is the 22nd July, this can also be written as 22/7. Does this number looks familiar or sounds familiar?

Welcome to Pi Day! Pi Day is also observed on the 22nd July, as 22/7 is the common fraction used to present Pi! For all the readers who love mathematics, let me share with you some interesting facts about Pi that you may not know from the infographic below!

Do check some of the fun ways that you can join in to celebrate Pi Day too!

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Happy 22/7! Happy Pi Day folks!

*Infographic courtesy of Parallels and IN.FOM*

Most Admired Asian Cities – Microsoft Survey

At the recent World Cities Summit 2016, there was a dialogue session titled “Microsoft CityNext Asian Mayors’s dialogue session” whereby they revealed findings from a study titled “Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future”.

In this survey, there were some interesting findings that I would like to share with my readers and followers. Singapore comes out top as the most admired city in Asia Pacific from the Microsoft survey yet the majority of Singapore’s residents are not very optimistic about seeing further improvements over the next decade.

Here are the information and findings from the press release –

At the Microsoft CityNext Asian Mayors’ dialogue session held at World Cities Summit 2016, Microsoft revealed findings from a study titled Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future, which showed that one in four residents in the Asia Pacific region named Singapore as their preferred city to live in, outside of their home country. Key reasons for this preference include: the city’s cleanliness (44 percent), discipline (22 percent), safety (18 percent), as well as Singapore being a modern and exciting city (13 percent).

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The table below shows the list of most admired cities, as voted by the 2,000 survey respondents from 13 cities in the region:

Most Admired Cities in Asia Pacific

1. Singapore

2. Tokyo

3. Sydney

4. Melbourne

5. Osaka

6. Hong Kong

7. Seoul

8. Taipei

9. Bangkok

10. Kuala Lumpur

11. Shanghai

12. Ho Chi Minh City

13. Beijing

14. Jakarta

15. Manila

16. Mumbai

17. Delhi

18. Others

However, despite Singapore coming up tops as the respondents’ favourite city in Asia Pacific, the majority of Singapore’s residents are not very optimistic about seeing further improvements to their quality of life over the next decade. 43.5 percent of the Singapore residents polled expect a decline in the quality of life, contrasting against the views of a smaller group of residents – 31 percent – who expect improvements in the quality of life in the next decade. In addition, 25.5 percent of Singapore’s residents expect the city to maintain its status quo over the next decade. The residents polled also cited employment opportunities (73 percent), housing (71 percent) and transportation (70 percent) as the top three areas most in need of improvement in Singapore.

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In view of the areas outlined for improvement, a large number of Singapore residents agree that technology can play a crucial role in improving living conditions in Singapore. According to the survey, 85 percent of Singapore residents view technology’s most important role as creating better connectivity, while 79 percent of residents see technology as a means to generating greater economic opportunities such as creating employment or starting a technology startup. Other key roles for technology cited include improving information dissemination to residents about government services (78 percent), improving citizen engagement through better communication with government (76 percent), and Big Data analytics (65 percent) which can facilitate city development and planning.

Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore said: “As Singapore accelerates towards realising its Smart Nation vision, technology will play an even more important role in cementing Singapore’s position as the most admired nation in Asia Pacific. Our ability to nurture a vibrant public-private ecosystem that harnesses the power of technology to co-create innovative and citizen-centric urban solutions that will improve residents’ quality of living will be key in ensuring the continued success of the nation. The future of Singapore is a “future of us”, one that the government, businesses and residents have a stake in to collectively achieve inclusive growth.”

The Microsoft CityNext Asia Pacific Survey: Your City, Your Future was conducted with over 2,000 residents across 13 cities in Asia Pacific including Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo and Osaka.

About Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext is a partner-led initiative that empowers cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive—with a simplified approach. It helps cities unlock their potential by delivering innovative digital services that can help citizens lead safer, healthier, and more educated lives.

More information about CityNext is available at http://www.microsoft.com/citynext/.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM*

Rock Bosch at Home for National Day Pride!

Our National Day is coming up soon, taking place on 9th August 2016! If you are planning to host parties at your home for your family, relatives, loved ones and friends, check out these recommended Bosch home appliances that are very useful and essential for your cooking needs. There are also cleaning appliances that you would need to own that allows your family to be clean and tidy everyday.

The EasyMixx Blender and Hand Blender would be really good kitchen appliances to have for your home! When I have my own home in the future, I would love to own them and I can make my own juices and smoothies! If you like to check out more Bosch Home Appliances products, here’s their website!

Let me share with you some of Bosch recommendations that can rock your home for National Day –

Bosch EasyMixx Blender ($89)

The Bosch EasyMixx Blender features a powerful 350 W motor and stainless steel knives – all the power you need to grind, chop, mix and blend up a scrumptious National Day feast. Enjoy greater multi-functionality with a variety of accessories, such as a smoothie filter for seedless smoothies and a mill for convenient and fast grinding.

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Bosch Hand Blender ($79)

You won’t want to let this Bosch Hand Blender out of your sight this National Day. Its extra-lightweight body and sharpened QuattroBlade four-winged blade is not only pretty to look at, but also ergonomically shaped for mashing, blending and chopping with ease and speed.

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Bosch Hand Mixer ($89)

For a hand mixer that fits perfectly in your hand as you whip up delectable desserts for National Day, look no further than this lightweight Bosch Hand Mixer. It is quiet, yet powerful, so you won’t have to disturb your guests while you prepare an emergency batch of cupcake frosting.

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For your home cleaning needs, check out ~

Bosch Readyy’y 2in1 Vacuum Cleaner ($349)

The latest Bosch Readyy’y 2in1 Vacuum Cleaner guarantees maximum flexibility by combining a cordless handstick vacuum cleaner and a detachable handheld cleaner into one. It provides cordless vacuuming without limitations around and under furniture – thanks to its extremely mobile nozzle joint.

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For those homes who own pets, check out ~

Bosch Relaxx’x ProAnimal Bagless Vacuum Cleaner ($849)

For pet lovers out there, the Bosch Relaxx’x ProAnimal Bagless Vacuum Cleaner can help you suction off all traces of pet hair before your guests arrive. It features a unique SensorBagless™ technology and an Animal 360™ kit for a quiet and incredibly powerful clean, with minimal maintenance required for pet owners.

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*Information and pictures courtesy of Bosch Singapore and Allison+Partners*

 

2 New USB Type-C Chargers from Sony

The number of technology gadgets and devices that we carry out for our business/work and leisure lifestyle have increased significantly. Nowadays, carrying two smartphones might be a common sight or a smartphone and tablet. Therefore, our battery juice life needs are in a higher demand and carrying a portable charger has now become an essential element in our daily life, whether it is at work or during our leisure time.

Sony recently launched 2 new USB Type-C chargers, the new CP-SC5 and CP-SC10 chargers. For those searching for portable chargers, do check out Sony CP-SC5 and CP-SC10.

Let me share with you more information and pictures from the press release information ~

Sony has introduced two new portable chargers for users of the latest smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, who are worried about its batteries being sapped as the day goes by. The new CP-SC5 and CP-SC10 chargers come equipped with USB Type-C ports that allow for the fast charging of Type-C devices, perfect for on-the-go, gadget-savvy users who constantly rely on their devices.

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The CP-SC5 has a battery capacity of 5,000mAh, and consists of one USB Type-C port with maximum fast charging input and output of 3.0A, while the CP-SC10 is able to charge two Type-C portable devices concurrently with its dual USB Type-C ports and battery capacity of 10,000mAh, at a combined output of 6.0A. The CP-SC10 also allows for pass through charging, making it convenient for users to charge both the portable charger and USB Type-C device at the same time. In comparison with a regular USB-A portable charger, the CP-SC10’s charging input of 3.0A is also two times faster.

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Utilising Sony’s Hybrid Gel Technology, these lithium ion polymer batteries are able to provide up to 1,000 charges in a lifecycle. Both chargers are also able to retain 90% of its battery capacity after 1000 charges.

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Users can also choose to charge these two new chargers via a USB port on a computer or an AC adaptor. Both the CP-SC5 and CP-SC10 are conveniently packaged with a USB Type-C cable for use straight out of its packaging. An extra convenience that users of the two new portable chargers will appreciate is the four LED light indicator found on the side of the chargers, letting them know how much charge the portable chargers have at any one time.

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To complement the new USB Type-C Portable Chargers, Sony has also introduced a USB Type-C AC Adaptor CP-AD3, which can be used to charge up the USB Type-C portable chargers or as a standard power adaptor for charging of any USB devices with a maximum output of 3.0A.

The USB Type-C Portable Chargers CP-SC5 and CP-SC10 come in Grey, Silver, and Gold, while the USB Type-C AC Adaptor CP-AD3 is available in white. These new products will be available in Singapore from August 2016.

Specification Sheet

Model Name CP-SC5 CP-SC10 CP-AD3
Input DC 5V, 3.0A DC 5V, 3.0A AC 100V ~ 240V, 0.4A, 50/60Hz, 24W
Output USB Type-C 3.0A (Max) 6.0A (Max) 5V, 3.0A (Max.)
Size (W x H x D mm) 63.5 x 125.0 x 13.1 65.0 x 127.0 x 21.8 44.0 x 26.0 x 75.5
Weight 161g 270g 68g
Supply Time[1] USB Type-C Approx. 50 min
(Max 3.0A)
Approx. 40 min
(2 USB output: Max 6.0A)
N/A
Battery Capacity 5,000mAh 10,000mAh N/A
Charging Time Via AC Adaptor Approx. 3.5 hours
(using CP-AD3)
Approx. 5 hours
(using CP-AD3)
N/A
Via USB Port Approx. 12 hours Approx. 24 hours N/A
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 35°C

[1] Supply time varies depending on battery condition, storage condition and portable device

*Information and Pictures courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and WE Communications*

Dell Exclusive Store opens at Plaza Singapura

Dell announced the official opening of their new Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura on Thursday 14th July 2016. I was invited to witness the official opening event of the new Dell Exclusive Store, checking out Dell’s full range of consumer products and VR Experience Zone.

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When you are visiting the Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura, remember to check out the VR Experience Zone! You can immerse yourselves in virtual reality powered by Alienware’s VR-optimized products which were announced at the recent E3 in Los Angeles.

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“We are delighted to welcome customers to our new store, offering the same superior brand experience they have come to expect and love. The new concept store is an integral part of our go-to-market strategy to showcase our suite of products and enable customers to experience first-hand the capabilities and ease of computing with Dell products,” said Rakesh Mandal, general manager, Client Solutions, South Asia and Korea, Dell. “In addition, Dell has been at the forefront of designing solutions that are enabling emerging technologies such as virtual reality. Our award-winning Alienware line has established the best configuration requirements to drive the ideal VR experience and we are proud to be showcasing that here.”

Source: Dell Singapore Press Release

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Dell Exclusive Store operates from 10am to 10pm daily and the address is Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #04-19 Singapore 238839.

I also have some exciting news for you! Come on down to Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura this weekend 16th and 17th July 2016!

From 14 to 17 July, customers will be able to enjoy exclusive in-store promotions of up to 50% discount for selected Dell laptops and peripherals. Additionally, 50 Targus Seoul 15.6 laptop backpacks worth $99 will be sold at $30 each from 16 to 17 July. All proceeds from the 50 backpacks will be donated to Willing Hearts, a secular, non-affiliated charity operating a soup kitchen in Singapore.

Source: Dell Singapore Press Release

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Congrats to Dell on their official opening of the new Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura! Thank you for inviting me down to be part of the official opening ceremony!

Singtel celebrates SG 51st National Day

Singtel customers, I want to share some news and information with you! Our Singapore 51st National Day is coming soon on 9th August 2016 and In celebration of Singapore’s 51st National Day, Singtel will be offering customers free mobile data and free viewing on Singtel TV and Singtel TV GO!

Do take note and share the information with your family and friends!

Postpaid mobile customers will enjoy free data usage on 9 August (from 12.01 am to 11.59 pm). They can connect with family and friends on social media and also enjoy music and video streaming.

Singtel TV customers will get to watch exciting content on over 140 channels on Singtel TV for free from 5 to 9 August. This includes popular channels such as the Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, FOX Movie Premium HD, KBS World HD, Astro Ria and Sun TV. Previews will be available from 6.00 am, 5 August 2016, to 11.59 pm, 9 August 2016.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel’s CEO Consumer Singapore, said: “As a proud home-grown company, Singtel is delighted to celebrate Singapore’s birthday with everyone. National Day is also a celebration of family and community. We thank our customers for their continued support and hope our mobile and TV services will help to bring them closer to their friends and loved ones.”

*Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications*

Singtel Cast OTT video portal app

In our highly connected internet and social media today, we are always consuming data and videos, sometimes watching videos on the move while riding on public transport or watching it at home during our leisure time. Some of us love entertainment shows, movies, dramas and now Singtel launched Cast OTT video portal app, a new way for you to enjoy your favourite entertainment on-the-go with this app.

For some of us who love our Hallyu and Korean dramas, the Viu Premium Pack and Hallyu Pack will definitely interest you!

Let me share with you more information and details from the Singtel press release –

Singtel announced a brand new way for consumers to enjoy their favourite entertainment on-the-go with the launch of Cast, Singapore’s first OTT video portal app. Cast will offer thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids’ edutainment from partners such as top content providers Viu and Nickelodeon, delivered on Singtel’s extensive 4G network.

Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from four content packs of different genres at launch. Each pack is priced at S$4.90/month and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-on for just S$3 more per month.

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Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Home at Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Our customers are huge fans of entertainment on-the-go and we know that they want greater flexibility with what they watch and also when and how they watch it. With Cast, there is entertainment for everyone and the flexibility and freedom to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. Customers can have the latest Korean dramas, Chinese soap operas, Taiwanese variety shows and kids’ edutainment at their fingertips and at a great price. Mundane daily commutes will soon be a thing of the past.”

He added, “We are forging ahead in the OTT space through more strategic partnerships with strong content providers such as Viu and Nickelodeon. We look forward to partnering more top content providers to offer an ever-growing selection on Cast that will give our customers greater choice and the best entertainment experience.”

Cast subscribers will enjoy:

  • Instant access to Full HD episodes or downloads to watch offline with the ‘Watch Now’ and ‘Download’ functions1
  • Uninterrupted streaming on Singtel’s high-speed, extensive 4G network or any WiFi connection
  • Convenience of paying for their subscriptions through their monthly Singtel bill

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At launch, Cast will offer four content packs – Viu Premium, Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu:

Viu Premium – Offers the widest range of the latest Korean drama and variety shows such as Uncontrollably Fond, King of Mask Singer and Oh My Baby, as well as the latest Japanese dramas such as Love Song.

By signing up for Viu Premium from Cast, subscribers can access exclusive features such as priority viewing with English and Chinese subtitles as fast as eight hours after initial telecast in Korea, unlimited downloads, uninterrupted viewing and multi-synchronisation across PC, tablet and mobile phone.

Kids Pack – Features the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more at launch.

Asian Hits Pack – Features up to 1,000 hours of popular hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages, including blockbusters Helios and Mr Unbelievable, variety shows Are You Hokkien?, The Voice of Taiwan, Chef Nic and hit drama series Once Upon A Song, Legend of Mi Yue, Taste of Love, and The Legend of S.

Hallyu Pack – Offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels ONE, Oh!K and KBS World such as highly-anticipated drama series Doctors, W and Uncontrollably Fond within 24 hours of Korean telecast and all-time variety show favourites like Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return Of Superman.

Subscriptions start from S$4.90/month per pack with a 12-month contract or S$6.90/month per pack with no contract. Each pack can be bundled with 1GB of data for just an additional S$3/month. Customers can enjoy extra value when they stack individual packs bundled with 1GB of data. This means a customer with Asian, Kids and Viu Premium packs bundled with data, will get to enjoy 3GB data every month.

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Without Data S$4.90/month per pack S$6.90/month per pack
With 1GB Data + S$3/month per pack + S$3/month per pack

Customers can subscribe to Cast via the My Singtel app and download Cast from the App Store for Apple iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.

For more information on Cast, visit www.cast.sg.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel*

Echelon Asia Summit 2016

Echelon Asia Summit took place on 15th and 16 June 2016 at the Singapore Expo, I was invited by my friends from the public relations agency, SPRG, to attend the two days summit and I was glad that I attended this event. This post comes a bit late and I apologise for the delay in sharing my thoughts and feelings from attending Echelon Asia Summit 2016.

Echelon Asia Summit 2016 is a two-day summit that brings over 5,000 top-tier digital professionals and entrepreneurs, to create and expand their opportunities in the various fields such as technology, business and investments across Asia.

It was an eye-opener for me to know more about start ups from various industries and not just technology start ups. Although I am a photographer, I am also interested in financial industry, technology, small medium enterprise (SME), fin-tech, just to name a few of them. Having attended Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai, learning and understanding how a world famous brand brings their products and services across the world, I am able to learn and understand from the other end of the spectrum, the start ups and SME on how they plan to grow their business and growth. I visited Echelon Asia Summit 2016 as an attendee, my first time visiting an event of this nature.

The list of exhibitors present at Echelon Asia Summit 2016 were interesting and diverse, it’s not just technology start ups. There were a number of key speeches and sharing on the Future Stage, Build/Reach Stage, Create Stage and Community Lounge. The topics and agenda that I want to listen and relate a lot to were at the Future Stage. Over the two days, I had learned some great insights and knowledge from the sharing by the panel of speakers in their respective industry. Although I wasn’t able to visit all the exhibitors present there, I saw a few exhibitors that caught my attention –

FOMO Photo Booth by FOMO Digital Pte Ltd

Being a photographer myself, I can’t do and cover everything at major events if they are big scale and the requirements include photo booth. FOMO Photo Booth caught my attention and if the opportunity to collaborate together arises, I would have a chat with them!

Cafebond

A coffee lover myself, I saw their booth and went up to know more about their coffee business. They are bringing in Melbourne’s best coffee to Singapore and you can order coffee online and ship it over to your place. This is something that I would check out one day!

TripInsiders

This is something that suits me perfectly what I love to do, travel and photography. You can become an Insider to bring travelers from all around the world in your city and you can get paid too for your time! Becoming an Insider might just be the job that slots in between my photography assignments and marketing work for Wills & Wills.

Grab showcasing Grab For Work

Grab has a pretty big booth at Echelon Asia Summit 2016, you will see definitely see them when you are inside the Singapore Expo Hall. I read about their story and origins before on how they were founded, grown and transformed over time. I had a good chat with one of their guys there during Echelon Asia Summit 2016, Grab For Work is a great initiative for companies that have staff that are on the move and have to claim transport allowances. If I am currently working in a job that needs to do transport claims, I would use Grab For Work.

During the two days of Echelon Asia Summit 2016, the start ups are not just confined to technology industry, they have expanded into other industries such as F&B, travel, photography and financial. It was a great pleasure, a wonderful learning experience for me to attend Echelon Asia Summit 2016, there is always something new to learn from people from all walks of life and industries.

Thank you e27 and SPRG for the invitation to Echelon Asia Summit 2016!

Huawei P9 Review

The Huawei P9 smartphone, recently launched in May 2016, garnered a lot of attention around the world with their dual camera lens system in collaboration with Leica. When I first read about the announcement about the Huawei P9 smartphone, I was excited with their dual lens system and their collaboration with Leica, a world famous camera brand.

Recently, I got an opportunity to review the Huawei P9 smartphone camera and I am thankful for the two weeks plus that I had with this smartphone. What happened was that my iPhone 6 had a very bad apps crash and it kind of damaged my rear facing camera and flashlight. Therefore, I wasn’t able to do any live updates with photographs and my Instagram became Latergram. The Huawei P9 provided me with the opportunity to do my mobile phone photography during that two weeks plus review period.

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For this review post, I would concentrate on the overall aspects of the Huawei P9 smartphone except for the smartphone camera review that will be in another separate article post.

The Huawei P9 model that I got for my review was the EVA-L19 model, the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM with global dual sim slots. First and foremost, the white colour box was in the form of simplicity and minimalism. Upon opening the box and taking out the Huawei P9 smartphone, the feeling was great. It was premium, elegant and stylish, state-of-the-art industrial design. The feel of the Huawei P9 is really good, smooth finishing and solid smartphone body, thanks to Huawei’s superior-grade 2.5D glass and aerospace-class aluminium.

Huawei P9 is equipped with power and speed, powered by their new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64 bit ARM-based processor along with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and the 3,000mAh high density battery. Running on Android version 6.0, the operating system is stable, the user interface is very similar to iOS. This resulted in a combination of the iOS user interface features running on an Android platform inside the Huawei P9. For an iPhone user like me who doesn’t have too much experiences with an Android smartphone (even though I own Android smartphones), the experience and transition to use Huawei P9 makes it really fast and smooth. Given the powerful specifications inside the Huawei P9, there were times

The dual sim card slots are most welcome for some of us here, who either have two mobile phone lines or we have to travel overseas for business trips. The first sim card slot is the main sim card slot, micro-sim that is 2G/3G/4G ready while the second sim card slot is nano sim card and it is only for 2G networks. This slot is also where I placed my MicroSD card to let me store my photographs, data and files that I need to work on. During my review period with the Huawei P9, I placed my MicroSD card inside sim card slot 2 and my photographs that were taken were stored directly into my MicroSD card and not on the phone memory.

Therefore, the sim card slot 2 is a combination of nano sim card and MicroSD card slot together. This might be an issue for users who travel overseas and they plan to buy another local sim card into slot 2 together with their main mobile line sim card in sim card slot 1 and their sim card slot 2 is taken up by their MicroSD card.

The power technical specifications and the built quality of the Huawei P9 smartphone are factors that make this smartphone strong. Collaborating with Leica, a world renowned and iconic camera brand, the rear facing dual cameras co-engineered with Leica makes the Huawei P9 smartphone highly desirable, for both work and smartphone photography. When they said the Huawei P9 is reinventing smartphone photography, and after reviewing it for two weeks plus, I agree with the messages that they are sending across. In my earlier sharing on the Huawei P9 press release article, you can read more in depth on their photography system co-engineered by Huawei and Leica packed inside the Huawei P9 smartphone.

For the Huawei P9 smartphone camera review, it is inside another review article dedicated to the photography system by Huawei and Leica, that is on my photography blog. I am very impressed by the smartphone camera capabilities and quality especially the monochrome mode photographs. That is also why I gave it a dedicated camera review. Check out the photographs shot with the Huawei P9 smartphone camera review unit on my Flickr collection.

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To me, as a photographer, a technology gadgets enthusiast, a person on the move handling marketing and social media, the Huawei P9 is an excellent smartphone choice that I am most likely going to own it down the road. While it would not replace my iPhone 6, it would most likely to co-exist with my iPhone when I decide to work with 2 mobile phone numbers, one for work and one for personal using a combination of one iOS smartphone and one Android smartphone, capturing the best of both worlds.

I would like to thank Huawei Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations for giving me the opportunity to review the Huawei P9 smartphone camera.

*Note: The Huawei P9 camera review would be up in the next few days on my photography website*