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Nostalgia phone of the month!

Nostalgia of the month May This nostalgia series of the month is a random discussion of a previously well-known phone.

HTC One M8 (launched March 2014)

[DISCLAIMER: I owned this phone before]

- The M8 is one of the most classical phones of HTC. Some may say M7 is more ground breaking, yet M8 is a more mature phone with a much improved design (e.g. solving the problem of purple light in main camera, heavier touch of metal).
- Specifications overview:
- 5" 1920x1080 SLCD 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Snapdragon 801

- 16/32 GB ROM / 2 GB RAM
- 2600 mAh battery
- Omnivision OV4688 4.08 MP 2.0μm 1/3" sensor f/2.0 27mm +2 MP depth sensor secondary camera

- Front camera 5 MP f/2.0 22mm
- Front-facing Boomsound stereo speakers
- IR sensor on top
- support 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Attractive colour options at that time (bright gold, silver, red, blue, gunmetal grey)

Why nostalgia?1. Sound quality

Smartphone Buying Guide (Mid April to Mid May)

Hi guys, welcome to my first set of buying guide for Mid April to Mid May.

Aim of this buying guide = do NOT fall into the traps and marketing hypes of smartphone manufacturers. Find a phone that really suits you. The following analysis is based on the point of view of an ordinary customer like you and me.
I have divided smartphones into 4 categories. Budget, Mid-low, Mid-high, Flagship. Under each category there are 2 sub-categories, namely handy and phablet.

The brackets are explanations (+ perhaps some shortcomings) why they are chosen. Some abbreviations are used e.g. S625 stands for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset.

~ Let's begin :D ~

1. Budget (handy)- Xiaomi Redmi 4 / 3s

[4 uses the better and more power efficient S625 while 3s uses the S430, both have a jaw-dropping huge 4,100 mAh given its size, metal body, camera is okay for its class, yet, limited availability around the world]

2. Budget (phablet)- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (no matter Helio X20 or S625 CPU) / 4X / 3