The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is an oversized version of the Xperia XA1 (review here). On this review, I will share the differences and my experience of the test unit. Comparing XA1 Ultra to XA1 Here are the differences: Display – XA1 Ultra has a…

Sony’s answer to mid-tier smartphone market, the Xperia XA1 (G3116) runs on MediaTek Helio P20 8-core processor, 3MB RAM and 32GB storage. It supports dual SIMs and micro SD card at the same time, which is going to delight many. The design is polished and…

2016 is an exceptional year for me and my blog. I published 144 articles, averaging 12 posts per month. I reviewed almost 40 headphones and earphones, 5 speakers, around 20 smartphones and tablets, 15 wearables, 11 cameras, and 5 cars. Every single product tested and…

Best Gifts Ideas for 2016

December 21, 2016 0

It’s 5 days left to Christmas. If you have not decided what to buy for that special person, here are my recommendations. There are reasons why I love them which I will share with you. No bullshit (quote from Klipsch founder), no commissions, all personal…

Sony’s NW-A26HN is an updated release to the earlier A15 which was given to me by Sony during a campaign last year. From the photo above, you can see that they are identical in exterior, with just a few differences: A20-series support built-in active noise…

After I returned the WS413 Walkman headset, Sony wasted no time to pass me another wireless headset for review. Together with the MDR-EX750BT “h.ear in” wireless headset, Sony also provided the NW-A26HN Hi-Res Walkman for review. The EX750BT (not to be confused with EX750NA which is…

Sony introduces an updated model of the popular wearable waterproof all-in-one Walkman headset. The new NW-WS413 sports MP3 player is the successor to the NWZ-W273/NWZ-W274 and comes with several upgrades. Design The design appears similar to earlier Walkman headsets like the Sony Smart B-Trainer I reviewed…

3 years ago, I reviewed the first-generation Sony RX100, an amazing compact camera with outstanding performance. This year, Sony released its 4th-generation RX100, Mark 4. I requested Sony Singapore to lend me a unit so that I could review during the eventful holiday season. Features…

It’s pretty ingenious of Sony to name the latest audio headphone series as “h.ear”. The in-ear series are “h.ear in” while the on-ear series are “h.ear on”. To match the new colourful Sony Walkman A-series, the h.ear products come with identical set of matching colours.…

“Can you review the Xperia Z5? ” asked several colleagues. And with that, I requested for a review unit from Sony Singapore. I believe many consumers have had great experiences with the Xperia Z series, myself included. But most of the Z5 reviews I read…

Year End Gift Guide 2015

December 14, 2015 0

My last year’s gift guide was quite popular, and so I’ve decided to do up another gift guide for this year. And like last year, all these products I recommend are personally reviewed (unless indicated otherwise). Prices indicated are recommended retail price, so the street price could…

After experiencing the NWZ-A15 early this year, Sony recently launched the new A20 series with some hardware improvements and more colour choices. But the new A20 still does not support the 24-bit DSD file format. The ZX100, however, does. So I asked Sony Singapore for…

The SRS-X55 is the largest speaker of the 3 portable wireless speakers announced by Sony in May. The smallest SRS-X11 is a mono speaker that can be linked to another X11 for stereo, while the SRS-X33 achieves brilliant treble and deep strong bass. How does…

Exactly a year ago, I reviewed the Sony SBH80 and loved the comfortable design which lets me wear them the entire day. The latest SBH70 follows the round-the-neck design but with differences, so technically it is not a replacement model of the SBH80. The major…