OnePlus 3 & 3T Receive OxygenOS 5.0 Based Android 8.0 Oreo Update

OnePlus is rolling out the Oxygen OS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo through FOTA for the OnePlus 3 and 3T starting today. Do check for software update on your device.

Here are the features and highlight of the build;

Update to Android O (8.0)
Added Parallel Apps
Added Picture in Picture
Added Auto-fill
Added Smart text selection
New Quick Settings design
Updated security patch to September

Added notification dots
New app folder design
Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

Source: OnePlus Forum

Lenovo Introduces Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus and Tab 4 8

Lenovo Malaysia announced 2 new budget tablets; Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus and Lenovo Tab 4 8.

The new Lenovo Tab 4 are focusing on multimedia consumption and also long battery life.

Lenovo Tab 4 8

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
2GB of RAM
16GB Onboard Storage
8-inch IPS WXGA (1,200 x 800 Resolution)
5-megapixel Rear Camera & 2-megapixel Front Camera
4,850 mAH Battery
Android 7.1. Nougat
RM 749

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
3GB of RAM
16GB Onboard Storage
10-inch IPS Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 Resolution)
8-megapixel Rear Camera & 5-megapixel Front Camera
7,000 mAH Battery
Android 7.1. Nougat
RM 1,299

honor 8 and honor 8 Pro Received New Price Update!

honor Malaysia has just announced new price positioning for their honor 8 and honor 8 Pro in conjunction of Christmas.

From today onwards, the honor 8 Pro will be priced at RM 1,799 from RM 1,999 and the honor 8 to RM 1,399 onwards.

The honor 8 Pro is one of the under rated budget flagship specced 2017. Do check out the full review; [REVIEW] honor 8 Pro. Nothing Short of a Great 2017 Flagship Smartphone

OnePlus 5T is Now Official - 18:9 Display Ratio & New Camera Setup

Despite the company's latest flagship OnePlus 5 that was only released 6 months ago, OnePlus live up their moto "Never Settled" and released a more 2017 flagship smartphone while maintaining same price point.

The most noticeable difference of the new OnePlus 5T is the display. Now it sports a 6-inch AMOLED 18:9 display ratio with 1,080p Full HD resolution, surrounded by much smaller size bezel and chin.

Internally it specced with the same with current OnePlus 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB onboard storage, 16-megapixel front camera and a 3.300 mAh battery that support dash charge.

OnePlus introduced new camera system on the 5T where it comes with a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel f/1.7 aperture camera configuration and same focal length. The new 20-megapixel sensor is used for low-light shooting for better details and sharpness according to the company. Portrait mode now should work similarly with Huawei's dual camera setup that doesn't rely on telephoto lens.

The OnePlus 5T will go on sale in the US, Europe, and India from 21st November and be retailing at US$ 499 (about RM 2,090) and US$ 559 (RM 2,340) for 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB variant respectively. No words it will be available in Malaysia anytime soon.

Lazada Malaysia Scammer Paradise

Remember the last post about how scammers use the social media platform to sell counterfeit products and some didn't even deliver the goods.

Because of the convenient purchasing things through online, scammer takes the opportunity everywhere including the most favorite online shopping platform like Lazada Malaysia.

With the recent Lazada Malaysia 11.11 Revolution Online Sales, I noticed that there were a lot of awesome deals and some even offer at no brainier price. So here's the problem, Lazada Malaysia is quite aggressive with their online marketplace as due to some others strong online marketplace competition here in Malaysia. To sell something through Lazada Malaysia seem very easy and people like Tom, Dick and Harry also can take part.

Here's an example that I saw on Lazada Malaysia.

This caught my eye when I was browsing through my Facebook timeline and a "Sponsored" posted by Lazada Malaysia is selling a 2TB My Passport Portable External HDD by Western Digital for only RM 150. That's cheaper by at least RM 200 comparing to the retail price.

It's just too good to be true, so I dig in further and check out the details and reviews.

The reseller by the name "Digital City" is a new seller and has only 12% positive seller ratings. There was no warranty given and ships from overseas. Some people may not really read all the details and believe the purchase as they thought Lazada is a safe marketplace.

Our of my surprise there were four 5 star rating and reviews with positive comments and did receive the goods. This actually would persuade the interested buyer to add cart. The comments and rating are opens to everyone despite he/she didn't make any purchase of the product. This can be used to create fraud/fake reviews just to "con"vience it's a real deal.

Of course, there are some people fall for it and commented it's a fake product. Remembered they mentioned it's from overseas? They would use this as an excuse to delay the delivery and maybe the payment will be made through to the seller eventually.

Yes! There is a "7 days easy return policy" but the process is tedious and time-consuming. My experience to get refund took me 1 months and till date yet to settle. Some people may just forgo and live with it (this is what scammer want)

So what I'm trying to share here is to be more cautious as consumers. Don't just judge by few comments or rating without digging much info about the seller. Don't get shaded with no brainier offers and do some research on the product. Do only buy from the reputable seller.

As for the platform, please be more strict on partnering with sellers.

I always believe that an online marketplace with more reputable and trusted sellers are far more important than having the more unknown seller that would bring discredit to the company.

By the time I published this post, the offer is still available on Lazada Malaysia 

Update! (19th Nov 2017, 1645)

Lazada Malaysia approached us and told us they have removed the mentioned SKU on their platform. Still, this just removed one of the possible scam cases but there are lot more by other products. So do caution when you shop online, don't simply trust the new seller and do some ground search before decided with any purchase.