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Smartphones from Yesteryear that are Still Kicking Ass in 2017

04 September 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

While it’s always an awesome feeling to have the latest smartphone at hand, the burning question is: will it make a life-changing difference?

It’s 2017 and even from an avid tech user’s point of view, it already looks like we have now reached the peak of our technological innovation. Most new features that we get from the latest devices nowadays are just small incentives that aren’t really game changing as it used to be five years ago. That is why, it’s safe to say that flagship devices from a year or two ago are still relevant today, even with all the newest flagships coming out soon this year like the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy Note 8.

If you’re simply looking for a kick ass phone that won’t burn your wallet, you will never run out of options. Below is our pick for the best smartphones of yesteryear that will still give you the best value for your money.

Camera phone

As far as the camera goes, resolution (pixels) is only as good as a phone’s camera sensor. That’s why most smartphones today invest more on perfecting a better algorithm and integrating better hardware into smartphone cameras than further increasing its megapixels. That’s why even smartphones from last year and the year before that are still at par with the latest flagship devices of today when it comes to the camera.

Our pick: Galaxy S7

This phone has simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, and panorama on top of its phase detection focus and optical image stabilization (OIS). It can even take impressive low-light shots - a feat that majority of the phones today couldn’t pull off. Its camera sensor is so good that it even got retained in the Galaxy S8. Despite being 1 generation behind, its camera is still as relevant as it first came out.

The latest handsets from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 HK$ 8,295.13 Do what can\\'t be done.Galaxy Note has always put powerful technology in the hands of those who demand more. Now, the all new Galaxy Note9 surpasses even these high expectations, focusing on what matters most in today’s always-on, mobile world. BatteryIntroducing a powerful, all day battery that goes the distance on a single charge — keeping pace with your life. StorageStore more. Delete less. With the power of 128Gb or 512Gb storage built in — expandable up to 512Gb* more — you’ll have room for what matters. Optimised for GamingLevel up your mobile gaming experience. The Galaxy Note9 gives you high performance during game time with a cutting-edge processor that cuts down on lag, a water-carbon cooling system that helps prevent overheating, and an AI-based performance adjuster that ensures your game stays smooth, not sluggish Wireless chargingPower up without being tied downWhen your battery\\'s drained, quick and convenient wireless charging gets your Galaxy Note9 back to 100% without needing to plug it in. Advanced fast wireless charging technology makes this Galaxy essential powerful yet simple to use. Just set your phone down to start charging. Wi-Fi and LTERemarkably fast downloads and uploadsGet speed when you need it most. Transfer data on the run, stream videos wherever you are, and download and upload files without interruption. With integrated gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi capabilities and a 4x4 Mimo antenna, the Galaxy Note9 allows you to tap into extraordinary network speeds up to 1.2Gbps. The cutting-edge processor engineered for speedDiscover what you can achieve on the Galaxy Note9. Whether gaming, streaming, or multitasking, the 10nm processor and 8GB RAM deliver performance that makes you take notice. And with access to lightning fast network speeds, things get done in a flash. Stereo speakersExperience game-changing audioStereo speakers tuned by AKG give you even more vivid sound and louder volume. And Dolby Atmos creates immersive three-dimensional sound, with four preset modes that put you in the middle of a theater-like experience, whether you\\'re watching a movie or listening to music on your smartphone. Optimised for gamingWhen the game\\'s moving fast, your phone keeps upGalaxy Note9\\'s innovative water-carbon cooling system diffuses heat for efficient cooling. While the Smart Performance Adjuster automatically adjusts gaming performance for an optimal experience. Together they make sure your game is smooth, avoiding lag. Plus, specialised notifications pop up without pausing the game. Or you can turn the alerts off entirely. Irresistibly resistant to spills and splashesFor most phones, water is Kryptonite. But after being in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes, the Galaxy Note9 and S Pen can keep going. They\\'re sealed from the inside out for the highest rating you can get when it comes to protecting your phone from dust and water: Ip68. Samsung KnoxProtection from the hardware upThe moment you turn on your phone, your data is protected by Samsung Knox. Unlike software-only mobile security, Knox is fused into both hardware and software at the manufacturing stage — with multiple layers of overlapping defence and security mechanisms that protect your Galaxy Note9 against intrusion, malware, and malicious threats. Biometric authenticationUnlock instantly anytime, anywhereIn bright sunlight or super low light, you can unlock your Galaxy Note9 using Intelligent Scan, the innovative combination of face recognition and iris scanning. It uses the power of both to recognise you in different environments.9 You can also use your fingerprint, a password, a Pin, or more to keep others out of your business. A vast canvas for big ideas and inspirationsThe signature S Pen calls for an equally elegant writing surface. That\\'s why the Galaxy Note9 has a 6.4-inch, virtually bezel-less display, giving you an expansive edge-to-edge surface as boundless as your imagination. See your photos in striking detail, even in broad daylightView bold colors and vivid action on Galaxy Note9\\'s bright screen. It intelligently adjusts the contrast based on the light, meaning you enjoy clear and visible details, whether indoors or in direct sunlight. Refined designFantastic from front to backThe Galaxy Note9 is as beautiful as it is innovative. The metal frame features dia-cutting along the edges for a high-end, faceted style that sets it apart from other smartphones. A
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus HK$ 6,568.14 Dual ApertureCapture stunning pictures in bright daylight and super low light.Our category-defining Dual Aperture lens adapts like the human eye. It\\'s able to automatically switch between various lighting conditions with ease—making your photos look great whether it\\'s bright or dark, day or night. Low light photosThe camera that\\'s brilliant in the dark.The F1.5 aperture mode finds light even in the dark. So the low light camera delivers vibrant photos late into the night. Meaning your camera no longer has a curfew. Add music. Make GIFs. Get likes.Super Slow-mo lets you see the things you could have missed in the blink of an eye. Set the video to music or turn it into a looping Gif, and share it with a tap. Then sit back and watch the reactions roll in. The camera that turns you into an emoji, so you’re not the “you” everyone else is.Create an Augmented Reality version of yourself simply by taking a selfie. Then share your real-life feelings as emoji stickers and videos. The camera that recognizes you instantly.Intelligent Scan is a new technology that combines face recognition and iris scan to make unlocking simple even in low light. Share your screen to your other Samsung screens, hassle-free.Easily share photos and videos you\\'ve made by syncing your devices through your Samsung Account. So you can be at home even when you\\'re someplace else. The phone with an uninterrupted display.See photos and videos as you want to see them: showcased on a beautiful edge-to-edge screen. The phone that surrounds you in Dolby Atmos sound on stereo speakers tuned by AKG.Hear the action with clarity thanks to the pure sound of the stereo speakers tuned by Akg. The addition of Dolby Atmos delivers rich and vibrant sound, giving you a theater-like audio experience. Plenty of ways to make it your own.Protect your phone with a wide selection of stylish covers. Infinity DisplaySee more. Hold less.Open up your view with this grand edge-to-edge display that fits comfortably in your hand. It curves over the sides for a sight that seems boundless with minimal visual distractions. Immersive viewingEmbrace the big screen experience.The 18.5:9 display ratio gives you a cinematic view. While the stereo speakers tuned by AKG and enhanced with Dolby Atmos offer pure, surround sound. Advanced Contrast EnhancementSee your photos as they were meant to be seen.View your photos and videos vividly on this bright display. It also increases the contrast when you\\'re outside—so even in broad daylight you and your friends will see stunning detail on-screen. Completion of onenessInvisible details make the difference.Sleek and stunning. The screen and the bezel blend together to form a seamless design. Meanwhile, the iris scanner is hidden away within the upper bezel to highlight the Infinity Display. Rear designDesigned to be held.Galaxy S9 and S9+ have a beautiful design that\\'s made to fit comfortably in your hand. The camera sits flush with the back for a smooth surface. While the fingerprint sensor is ergonomically placed to let you unlock with one easy move. Stereo speakers pro-tuned by AKGExperience audio brilliance.Hear the action crisp and loud on the stereo speakers tuned by Akg. They offer pure sound that\\'s up to 1.4x more powerful than previous Galaxy phones. Dolby AtmosImmerse yourself in sound.A new dimension of audio has arrived. Dolby Atmos surrounds you with three-dimensional sound, putting you at the center of a theater-like experience. Photo of a person watching content on Galaxy S9+ Samsung KnoxBlock bad guys at every layer.Protect your sensitive data from prying eyes with the security of Samsung Knox. It\\'s built into the phone from the chip up to make Galaxy S9 and S9+ secure to the core. Intelligent ScanInstantly unlock when and where you need to.Access your phone easily with convenient technology that combines face recognition and iris scan. When face recognition needs help, iris scan kicks in to verify you—and vice versa. So your phone can identify you even in low light. The engineering you expect from Galaxy.What\\'s innovative to others is already a Galaxy essential. Convenient features like water resistance and wireless charging are the small things that make a big difference in your daily life. Water and dust resistanceMake a splash with the remarkable water-resistant phone.Don\\'t be afraid to go out and get wet. Galaxy S9 and S9+ have an Ip68 rating, meani
Samsung Galaxy J8 HK$ 2,284.09 See more on a large displayGalaxy J8 is designed with a 6.0” edge-to-edge HD+ screen to allow for a truly immersive experience when viewing high resolution content. It also features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio to make texting and internet browsing far more efficient. Keep security top priorityKeep data safe without the added hassle. Galaxy J8 features fingerprint scanning and facial recognition authentication to provide seamless mobile access. What’s more, it allows users to unlock their devices or access applications in one simple step rather than having to enter lengthy passwords. Multi-level mobile securityKnox 3.1 provides defense-grade mobile protection to avoid potentially harmful privacy breaches. It also allows IT administrators to easily deploy and manage mobile devices remotely. Protection to stay aheadKeep your business safe from prying eyes. Thanks to Secure Folder, Galaxy J8 enables users to create and manage a fully encrypted space on their devices to store confidential company data which only they can access. Enhanced productivity and performanceManage multiple projects with greater performance. Featuring 3GB of Ram, Galaxy J8 helps users keep productivity running at optimal levels when working with intensive programs and complex workloads. Powered to handle moreGalaxy J8 features up to 32Gb of internal memory and 256Gb of expandable storage with microSD support to handle large-scale data analysis, documents, and all important files wherever you are. Simultaneous operationUse two frequently used applications concurrently with ease. Galaxy J8 features Multi Window mode which lets users get tasks done efficiently when need to respond to an email while referencing web page attachments. Also, Its infinity display makes viewing large streams of content much easier. Dual identities to balance lifeDual Messenger enables users to easily set up and manage two unique profiles for different purposes on a single device. Users can seamlessly switch back and forth between talking to coworkers and catching up with friends without having to log in and out. Capture accurate image detailGalaxy J8 features dual rear 16Mp (F1.7) + 5MP (F1.9) cameras so users can capture true-to-life details. What’s more, its low apertre F1.7 lenses allow for brighter and clearer photos even in low light environments. Enhanced gallery functionalityThanks to its intuitive enhanced gallery functionality Galaxy J8 makes it easier for users to find images according to related business departments. Photographers can track down individual image files by simply tapping assigned categories based on face recognition or location. Optimized content managementSmarter content management for greater efficiency. With Samsung Cloud, users can seamlessly sync, restore and backup corporate data to better manage what they need, wherever they need it via their Galaxy device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus HK$ 5,002.71 Introducing the stunning Infinity DisplayThe revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone\\'s layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It\\'s the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it\\'s easy to hold in one hand. DesignBoundaries removedThe Infinity Display has an incredible end-to-end screen that spills over the phone’s sides, forming a completely smooth, continuous surface with no bumps or angles. It’s pure, pristine, uninterrupted glass. And it takes up the entire front of the phone, flowing seamlessly into the aluminum shell. The result is a beautifully curved, perfectly symmetrical, singular object. A camera built for every momentCapture life as it happens with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ cameras. The 12Mp rear camera and the 8MP front camera are so accurate and fast that you won\\'t miss a moment, day or night. Security that\\'s foolproofPrying eyes are not a problem when you have iris scanning on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. No two irises have the same pattern and they are nearly impossible to replicate. That means with iris scanning, your phone and its contents open to your eyes only. And when you need to unlock really fast, iris recognition is a handy option. PerformanceFast, even in the rainYou never really stop using your phone. That\\'s why Galaxy S8 and S8+ are driven by the World\\'s first 10nm processor. It\\'s fast, powerful and increases battery efficiency. What\\'s more, with Ip68, you can even work through rain or dust. If that\\'s not enough, with external storage, you will never run out of space. Ip68 rating (Dust and Water Resistant) means that the device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects, and harmful ingress of static water at up to 1.5m, for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions. According to accredited test results; individual results may vary. IntelligenceSay hello to BixbyBixby completely changes the way you interact with your phone. It\\'s a personal assistant that understands talk, text, and taps so you are never confined to one mode of communication. Also, it completely changes the way you search. Just open your camera app and show Bixby what you want. It\\'s that easy. The phone that opens up new worldsThe Galaxy S8 and S8+ are designed to be more than just smartphones. They\\'re designed to change how you capture and view your life, whether it\\'s in 360 degrees or in virtual reality. They\\'re designed to change how you pay and work on the go. Break down the barriers in your world with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Change your phone, easily keep your memoriesFrom your photos and videos to contacts and music, Smart Switch lets you easily transfer your memories from your old phone to your new Galaxy S8 and S8+. Now that you know all the memories are coming with you, you can focus on making new ones with your Galaxy S8 or S8+. AccessibilityTechnology for allThe Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built to be more accessible for everyone. A well-thought-out range of technical solutions make it easy for anyone to make full use of the Galaxy S8 and S8+\\'s advanced capabilities. Power and styleKeep your Galaxy S8 or S8+ powered and show off your style with its handpicked collection of accessories.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) HK$ 3,615.54 Perfect your selfieLive Focus on the Dual Front Camera blurs the background so you and your friends stand out. You can also decorate your selfies with stickers using face-recognition technology. And by enabling Beauty effect, your selfies can come out stunning. Get the shot in any lightWhether out at night or caught in the dark, you\\'ll capture the scene clearly with the improved low-light capability on the Galaxy A8’s 16Mp rear camera. Its bright F1.7 lens, larger 1.12㎛ pixels, and bigger 1/2.8” sensor bring in light from the environment to help make photos crisp and detailed. Works even when wetYou want a phone that works wherever life takes you. The Galaxy A8 has an Ip68 rating for water and dust resistance, meaning neither splashes nor rain will slow you down. See it all at onceEnjoy an expansive view with the Infinity Display. It\\'s a beautiful, large display that extends from side to side so you can view more and scroll less. You\\'ll feel fully immersed in what\\'s on screen thanks to the Infinity Display\\'s 18.5:9 ratio. It offers a wide horizontal view, providing a stunning cinematic experience. Beautifully designedWith the smooth curves creating a comfortable, ergonomic grip, it\\'s a beautiful phone you won\\'t want to put down. Power ahead and stay connectedThe powerful battery will help keep you going throughout the day. If you happen to run out of power, the Galaxy A8 features fast charge capability, which means you’ll be back enjoying the day in no time. Do more and store moreWhether multitasking or gaming, it\\'s fast and seamless with the 4GB RAM on the Galaxy A8. You can easily keep important things on hand with expandable microSD storage - up to an additional 400Gb. Swift and simple unlockingUnlocking is as easy as taking a selfie or scanning your finger. With face-recognition and the fingerprint scanner, accessing your phone is quick and convenient. Here to help youKeep your day on track, set reminders, and get information via your camera with Bixby. With Bixby Home, Bixby Vision and Bixby Reminder*, it integrates seamlessly into not just the Galaxy A8, but also your lifestyle. The phone that paysLeave the cards at home - all you need is your Galaxy A8 and Samsung Pay. With Samsung Pay, you can check out almost anywhere you would use your credit card, in a simple and secure way. Safeguard your dataProtect personal information with the Secure Folder on the Galaxy A8. It creates a separate space within the device to store sensitive and personal data and makes sure it’s only accessible to you. Separate work and home chattingDivide your work messages and personal chats with ease. With Dual Messenger, you can now connect to two different chat accounts on your favourite messenger apps—and it\\'s simple to install the second messenger from the Home screen*. A smart way to searchEasily find the image you want with the gallery search bar. As you search, the gallery analyzes your photos and pulls out relevant pictures, even displaying them by category. Convenient Wi-Fi controlEffortlessly conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8. It is designed to remember where you\\'ve previously connected to Wi-Fi and turn on to instantly connect when you\\'re in range. When you leave the service range, Wi-Fi should shut off to help keep your battery from draining. Go beyond the phoneChange how you share and make life more convenient with the Samsung devices and services of Phone+. Track your workouts with wearables. Explore new dimensions with Gear VR. And control your smart home with Samsung Connect. At home or on the go, your life is enhanced with Phone+ and the Galaxy A8.

Phablet

There’s never a shortage of phablet sized smartphones today. 5-inch screen phones and above have already become a standard and it’s quite appropriate for smartphones knowing that people love to stream videos through their phones. You don’t really need to buy a Note 8 for that, there are phablets right now that could satisfy your need for that for a fraction of the price.

Our pick: Galaxy Note 5

This spot would’ve been taken easily by the Note 7 if not for its battery fiasco. However, that’s not to say that the Note 5 doesn’t come nearly as good. It’s a Galaxy Note device, whether we like it or not, it will remain relevant for a long time. Not because of its premium smartphone branding, but because of its highly intuitive features that go beyond what a typical smartphone could do. The S-Pen carries loads of features that will take on-the-go productivity to the next level of ease!

Note series has become a staple of phablets because it invented one of the very first phablets.

Large battery capacity

There are but a few phones that come equipped with a sufficient battery to help it go all day with just a single charge. Surprisingly, Xiaomi managed to create an extremely compact device that could carry a battery size that we’d only get to enjoy in a tablet-sized device.

Our pick: Xiaomi Red Mi 4X

This phone is hands down one of the most juiced up smartphones that you’ll see to date, for its size. It carries a 5-inch screen but its body is no bigger than an iPhone 6. You can easily grip it with just one hand, but still enjoy a big enough screen for hours of video streaming (courtesy of its supersized 4000 mAh battery).

The latest smartphones from Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 HK$ 1,765.37 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Octa Core 6.44 inch Screen Display Android 7.1.1 4G Phone with 4GB+RAM 64GB MemorySpecification:Brand : XiaomiModel : Max 2Form Color : Black;GoldSIM Card Type : Nano SIM Micro SIMSIM Card Quantity : 2Dimensions : approx.174.1 * 88.7 * 7.6mm/6.85*3.49*0.29''Weight : approx.211gNetwork:Network Type : 2G 3G 4G2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz;CDMA BC03G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz; TD-SCDMA B34/39;CDMA EVDO BC04G: FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8; TDD-LTE B38/39/40/41WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n/acSystem:Operating System : Android 7.1.1OS : MIUI 8CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0Ghz Octa CoreGPU : Adreno 506 650MHzStorage:RAM : 4GBROM : 64GBCard Extend : Support external for Micro SD/TF cardMax. Expansion : up to 128GBCamera:Front Camera: 5.0MP Resolution : 85 wide angle lens f/2.0 apertureBack camera: 12.0MPFlash : Two-tone flashDisplay:Size : 6.44 InchType : FHD Capacitive Touch screen Sunlight display Night display 72% NTSC color gamut Resolution : 1920*1080 Pixel 342PPIMulti-Touch : YesBattery:Quick Charge : 3.0 9V/2ABattery Capacity : 5300mAh (tpy) / 5200mAh (min) (Built-in) Charge interfaceType-C Other FeaturesLanguage : Multi-languageMessage : SMS/MMS/E-MailGPS : GPS A-GPS GLONASS BDS.GPRS : YesWAP : YesBluetooth : V4.2 Bluetooth HIDGyro sensor : YesLight Sensor : YesAccelerometer sensor : YesDistance Sensor : YesHall Sensor : YesIR blaster : YesFingerprint : Yes Note: Please allow 1-3mm differs due to manual measurement.Due to the different display and different light the picture may not show the actual color of the item. Thanks for your understanding.

Sleek all-in-one device

There are phones that are made to take on loads of heavy tasks, while there are also phones that are made to be just phones, and they’re damn good at it!

Our pick: iPhone 6 and 6s

It’s been a subject of debate, whether or not iPhones are better than Androids. While the answer will greatly depend on your priorities (what matters most to you in a phone), no one can deny the fact that the iPhone’s UI is what keeps its fans coming back for more. Even Android manufacturers emulate Apple’s iOS interface but still couldn’t come close. It’s plain, simple, and pleasing to the eyes. Everything that you’ll ever need is right where you can see it.

If you’re budget conscious and do not mind a little compromise on the specs sheet, you can go for the iPhone 6. If you can spare a little bit more to enjoy a snappier processor, you can go for the iPhone 6s. Either way, these phones are still winners in today’s smartphone scene despite the iPhone 8 scheduled for release soon.

The latest devices from Apple

Apple iPhone Xr 128GB Red HK$ 7,236.66 Brilliant. In every way.All-new Liquid Retina display — the most advanced LCD in the industry. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough camera system. iPhone XR. It’s beautiful any way you look at it. Introducing Liquid Retina. The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other. Beauty through innovation. Our breakthrough LCD display is the most advanced — and most colour-accurate — in the industry. Which makes everything you see look true to life. Resists water and dust. The most durable front glass in a smartphone, sealed and precision-fitted with the aerospace‑grade aluminium band, helps create an enclosure that’s water-resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. iPhone XR even resists spills from coffee, tea, soft drinks and more. Exceptional materials. The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminium bands. Water and dust resistance.2 And six stunning new finishes. Seven-layer colour process. The beautiful finishes of the back glass are achieved using an advanced process that allows for deep, rich colours. Aerospace-grade aluminium bands.A special Apple-designed alloy is precision-machined to create structural bands, and anodised to complement the colour of the back glass. Wireless charging. The glass back allows iPhone XR to charge easily and wirelessly. Advanced Face ID. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps and pay for things with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster. Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do. Breakthrough camera system. The world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before. Advanced camera system Say hello to a new era of photography.Sensors, processors, algorithms and you. An innovative camera system integrates the Isp, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. Smart Hdr. Leveraging multiple technologies — like faster sensors, an enhanced ISP and advanced algorithms — Smart HDR brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. Bokeh and Depth Control.iPhone XR has even more sophisticated bokeh — background blur — for stunning portraits. And all‑new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. Enhanced Portrait mode selfies. The TrueDepth camera generates a precise depth map to keep you in focus against a blurred background. Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. More low‑light detail. The camera sensor features deeper, larger pixels. Deeper to improve image fidelity. And larger to allow more light to hit the sensor. The result? Even better low‑light photos. Sharper action shots. Faster sensors, Smart HDR and zero shutter lag combine to let you freeze a moment in time with more highlight and shadow detail. 4K video and wider stereo playback.iPhone XR shoots the highest‑quality video of any smartphone. With better low‑light performance. Extended dynamic range in videos up to 30 fps. Stereo recording. And stereo playback with wider sound separation. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XR camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform 5 trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple‑designed Isp, it works like the world’s fastest photographer’s assistant to help turn your pictures into show stoppers. Face detection. In Portrait mode, the Neural Engine uses machine learning to analyse data from the camera sensor, quickly distinguishing faces in the frame. Facial landmarking. Once a face is detected, facial landmarking allows iPhone to apply creative Portrait Lighting effects to your subject. Depth mapping. The ISP’s advanced depth engine, combined with segmentation data fro
Apple iPhone Xr 64GB Black HK$ 6,846.69 Brilliant. In every way.All-new Liquid Retina display — the most advanced LCD in the industry. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough camera system. iPhone XR. It’s beautiful any way you look at it. Introducing Liquid Retina. The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other. Beauty through innovation. Our breakthrough LCD display is the most advanced — and most colour-accurate — in the industry. Which makes everything you see look true to life. Resists water and dust. The most durable front glass in a smartphone, sealed and precision-fitted with the aerospace‑grade aluminium band, helps create an enclosure that’s water-resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. iPhone XR even resists spills from coffee, tea, soft drinks and more. Exceptional materials. The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminium bands. Water and dust resistance.2 And six stunning new finishes. Seven-layer colour process. The beautiful finishes of the back glass are achieved using an advanced process that allows for deep, rich colours. Aerospace-grade aluminium bands.A special Apple-designed alloy is precision-machined to create structural bands, and anodised to complement the colour of the back glass. Wireless charging. The glass back allows iPhone XR to charge easily and wirelessly. Advanced Face ID. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps and pay for things with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster. Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do. Breakthrough camera system. The world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before. Advanced camera system Say hello to a new era of photography.Sensors, processors, algorithms and you. An innovative camera system integrates the Isp, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. Smart Hdr. Leveraging multiple technologies — like faster sensors, an enhanced ISP and advanced algorithms — Smart HDR brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. Bokeh and Depth Control.iPhone XR has even more sophisticated bokeh — background blur — for stunning portraits. And all‑new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. Enhanced Portrait mode selfies. The TrueDepth camera generates a precise depth map to keep you in focus against a blurred background. Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. More low‑light detail. The camera sensor features deeper, larger pixels. Deeper to improve image fidelity. And larger to allow more light to hit the sensor. The result? Even better low‑light photos. Sharper action shots. Faster sensors, Smart HDR and zero shutter lag combine to let you freeze a moment in time with more highlight and shadow detail. 4K video and wider stereo playback.iPhone XR shoots the highest‑quality video of any smartphone. With better low‑light performance. Extended dynamic range in videos up to 30 fps. Stereo recording. And stereo playback with wider sound separation. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XR camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform 5 trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple‑designed Isp, it works like the world’s fastest photographer’s assistant to help turn your pictures into show stoppers. Face detection. In Portrait mode, the Neural Engine uses machine learning to analyse data from the camera sensor, quickly distinguishing faces in the frame. Facial landmarking. Once a face is detected, facial landmarking allows iPhone to apply creative Portrait Lighting effects to your subject. Depth mapping. The ISP’s advanced depth engine, combined with segmentation data fro
Apple iPhone Xr 256GB Red HK$ 8,239.43 Brilliant. In every way.All-new Liquid Retina display — the most advanced LCD in the industry. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough camera system. iPhone XR. It’s beautiful any way you look at it. Introducing Liquid Retina. The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other. Beauty through innovation. Our breakthrough LCD display is the most advanced — and most colour-accurate — in the industry. Which makes everything you see look true to life. Resists water and dust. The most durable front glass in a smartphone, sealed and precision-fitted with the aerospace‑grade aluminium band, helps create an enclosure that’s water-resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. iPhone XR even resists spills from coffee, tea, soft drinks and more. Exceptional materials. The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminium bands. Water and dust resistance.2 And six stunning new finishes. Seven-layer colour process. The beautiful finishes of the back glass are achieved using an advanced process that allows for deep, rich colours. Aerospace-grade aluminium bands.A special Apple-designed alloy is precision-machined to create structural bands, and anodised to complement the colour of the back glass. Wireless charging. The glass back allows iPhone XR to charge easily and wirelessly. Advanced Face ID. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps and pay for things with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster. Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do. Breakthrough camera system. The world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before. Advanced camera system Say hello to a new era of photography.Sensors, processors, algorithms and you. An innovative camera system integrates the Isp, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. Smart Hdr. Leveraging multiple technologies — like faster sensors, an enhanced ISP and advanced algorithms — Smart HDR brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. Bokeh and Depth Control.iPhone XR has even more sophisticated bokeh — background blur — for stunning portraits. And all‑new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. Enhanced Portrait mode selfies. The TrueDepth camera generates a precise depth map to keep you in focus against a blurred background. Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. More low‑light detail. The camera sensor features deeper, larger pixels. Deeper to improve image fidelity. And larger to allow more light to hit the sensor. The result? Even better low‑light photos. Sharper action shots. Faster sensors, Smart HDR and zero shutter lag combine to let you freeze a moment in time with more highlight and shadow detail. 4K video and wider stereo playback.iPhone XR shoots the highest‑quality video of any smartphone. With better low‑light performance. Extended dynamic range in videos up to 30 fps. Stereo recording. And stereo playback with wider sound separation. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XR camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform 5 trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple‑designed Isp, it works like the world’s fastest photographer’s assistant to help turn your pictures into show stoppers. Face detection. In Portrait mode, the Neural Engine uses machine learning to analyse data from the camera sensor, quickly distinguishing faces in the frame. Facial landmarking. Once a face is detected, facial landmarking allows iPhone to apply creative Portrait Lighting effects to your subject. Depth mapping. The ISP’s advanced depth engine, combined with segmentation data fro
Apple iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey HK$ 5,843.92 A beautiful mind.iPhone 8 introduces an all‑new glass design. The world’s most popular camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless.1 And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8. A new generation of iPhone. DesignAn iPhone formed from glass.How do you build an iPhone out of durable glass that also allows for wireless charging? By formulating a new kind of glass. Reinforcing it with a laser‑welded steel foundation and an aerospace‑grade aluminium band. And engineering it down to the micron for water resistance. The most durable glass ever in a smartphone.The front and back feature custom-engineered glass with a 50 per cent deeper strengthening layer. A new steel substructure and a stronger, aerospace‑grade 7000 Series aluminium band provide additional reinforcement. And an oleophobic coating lets you easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints. Three new finishes.iPhone 8 comes in three new glass finishes: space grey, silver and gold. A six‑layer ink process allows for precise hues, opacity and rich depth of colour. And the colour‑matched aluminium band complements the glass beautifully. Resists water, splashes and dust.iPhone 8 is precision-engineered at the microscopic level to protect against water, splashes and dust. Wireless charging for a wireless world.We’ve always intended iPhone to be a truly wireless device, free from charging cables and headphone cords. With a glass back and an embedded wireless charging system, iPhone 8 is designed for a wireless future. Louder, more dynamic stereo speakers.iPhone 8 features redesigned stereo speakers that are up to 25 per cent louder and deliver deeper bass. Crank up the volume and enjoy richer‑sounding music, videos and speakerphone calls. Advanced security at your fingertip.With Touch ID, your fingerprint is your secure password. Use it to instantly unlock your phone and sign in to many of your favourite apps. Touch ID also enables Apple Pay, which lets you pay in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites. Retina HD DisplayHow do you make a display that’s more aware of the environment around you? By using light‑sensing technology and an expansive colour spectrum to make everything on the screen look and feel more natural. True Tone.For a more comfortable viewing experience.True Tone technology uses an advanced four‑channel ambient light sensor to subtly adjust the onscreen white balance to match the colour temperature of the light around you. So images on the display look as natural as on a printed page, reducing eyestrain. The best colour accuracy in the industry.Lifelike colours and high contrast make everything you look at — photos, movies, games, news — crisp and captivating. With a wide colour gamut and the best colour accuracy in the industry, your photos will look as vibrant as real life. CamerasHow do you improve on the world’s most popular camera? By introducing a new sensor and powering it with A11 Bionic. It makes advanced photographic techniques easy and automatic — so everyone can shoot unbelievable photos and movies. iPhone 8 cameras are also designed for the most immersive and incredible augmented reality experiences. iPhone 8 CameraThe wide‑angle camera on iPhone 8 is the same one found in iPhone 8 Plus — featuring an ƒ/1.8 six‑element lens; optical image stabilisation; and a larger, faster 12‑megapixel sensor. New advanced Isp. Photo ops, optimised.The intelligent, Apple‑designed image signal processor detects elements in the scene — like people, motion and lighting conditions — to optimise your photos even before you take them. It also delivers advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus and better HDR photos. Portrait mode.For a more beautiful depth‑of‑field effect.Portrait mode gets even better, with sharper detail, more natural background blurring, improved performance in low light and access to flash when you need it. Portrait Lighting.Real-time studio lighting effects.The product of extensive research into the art and science of portraiture, Portrait Lighting brings a new dimension to Portrait mode. Powered by A11 Bionic and the new Isp, Portrait Lighting uses facial detection and depth maps to capture portraits with striking shadows, spotlight effects and more. Front‑facing camera.Focus on yourself
Apple iPhone 8 64GB Gold HK$ 5,843.92 A beautiful mind.iPhone 8 introduces an all‑new glass design. The world’s most popular camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless.1 And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8. A new generation of iPhone. DesignAn iPhone formed from glass.How do you build an iPhone out of durable glass that also allows for wireless charging? By formulating a new kind of glass. Reinforcing it with a laser‑welded steel foundation and an aerospace‑grade aluminium band. And engineering it down to the micron for water resistance. The most durable glass ever in a smartphone.The front and back feature custom-engineered glass with a 50 per cent deeper strengthening layer. A new steel substructure and a stronger, aerospace‑grade 7000 Series aluminium band provide additional reinforcement. And an oleophobic coating lets you easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints. Three new finishes.iPhone 8 comes in three new glass finishes: space grey, silver and gold. A six‑layer ink process allows for precise hues, opacity and rich depth of colour. And the colour‑matched aluminium band complements the glass beautifully. Resists water, splashes and dust.iPhone 8 is precision-engineered at the microscopic level to protect against water, splashes and dust. Wireless charging for a wireless world.We’ve always intended iPhone to be a truly wireless device, free from charging cables and headphone cords. With a glass back and an embedded wireless charging system, iPhone 8 is designed for a wireless future. Louder, more dynamic stereo speakers.iPhone 8 features redesigned stereo speakers that are up to 25 per cent louder and deliver deeper bass. Crank up the volume and enjoy richer‑sounding music, videos and speakerphone calls. Advanced security at your fingertip.With Touch ID, your fingerprint is your secure password. Use it to instantly unlock your phone and sign in to many of your favourite apps. Touch ID also enables Apple Pay, which lets you pay in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites. Retina HD DisplayHow do you make a display that’s more aware of the environment around you? By using light‑sensing technology and an expansive colour spectrum to make everything on the screen look and feel more natural. True Tone.For a more comfortable viewing experience.True Tone technology uses an advanced four‑channel ambient light sensor to subtly adjust the onscreen white balance to match the colour temperature of the light around you. So images on the display look as natural as on a printed page, reducing eyestrain. The best colour accuracy in the industry.Lifelike colours and high contrast make everything you look at — photos, movies, games, news — crisp and captivating. With a wide colour gamut and the best colour accuracy in the industry, your photos will look as vibrant as real life. CamerasHow do you improve on the world’s most popular camera? By introducing a new sensor and powering it with A11 Bionic. It makes advanced photographic techniques easy and automatic — so everyone can shoot unbelievable photos and movies. iPhone 8 cameras are also designed for the most immersive and incredible augmented reality experiences. iPhone 8 CameraThe wide‑angle camera on iPhone 8 is the same one found in iPhone 8 Plus — featuring an ƒ/1.8 six‑element lens; optical image stabilisation; and a larger, faster 12‑megapixel sensor. New advanced Isp. Photo ops, optimised.The intelligent, Apple‑designed image signal processor detects elements in the scene — like people, motion and lighting conditions — to optimise your photos even before you take them. It also delivers advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus and better HDR photos. Portrait mode.For a more beautiful depth‑of‑field effect.Portrait mode gets even better, with sharper detail, more natural background blurring, improved performance in low light and access to flash when you need it. Portrait Lighting.Real-time studio lighting effects.The product of extensive research into the art and science of portraiture, Portrait Lighting brings a new dimension to Portrait mode. Powered by A11 Bionic and the new Isp, Portrait Lighting uses facial detection and depth maps to capture portraits with striking shadows, spotlight effects and more. Front‑facing camera.Focus on yourself
Apple iPhone Xr 64GB Blue HK$ 6,846.69 Brilliant. In every way.All-new Liquid Retina display — the most advanced LCD in the industry. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough camera system. iPhone XR. It’s beautiful any way you look at it. Introducing Liquid Retina. The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other. Beauty through innovation. Our breakthrough LCD display is the most advanced — and most colour-accurate — in the industry. Which makes everything you see look true to life. Resists water and dust. The most durable front glass in a smartphone, sealed and precision-fitted with the aerospace‑grade aluminium band, helps create an enclosure that’s water-resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. iPhone XR even resists spills from coffee, tea, soft drinks and more. Exceptional materials. The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminium bands. Water and dust resistance.2 And six stunning new finishes. Seven-layer colour process. The beautiful finishes of the back glass are achieved using an advanced process that allows for deep, rich colours. Aerospace-grade aluminium bands.A special Apple-designed alloy is precision-machined to create structural bands, and anodised to complement the colour of the back glass. Wireless charging. The glass back allows iPhone XR to charge easily and wirelessly. Advanced Face ID. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps and pay for things with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster. Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with our next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do. Breakthrough camera system. The world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before. Advanced camera system Say hello to a new era of photography.Sensors, processors, algorithms and you. An innovative camera system integrates the Isp, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms to unlock new creative possibilities and help you capture incredible photos. Smart Hdr. Leveraging multiple technologies — like faster sensors, an enhanced ISP and advanced algorithms — Smart HDR brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. Bokeh and Depth Control.iPhone XR has even more sophisticated bokeh — background blur — for stunning portraits. And all‑new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. Enhanced Portrait mode selfies. The TrueDepth camera generates a precise depth map to keep you in focus against a blurred background. Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot. More low‑light detail. The camera sensor features deeper, larger pixels. Deeper to improve image fidelity. And larger to allow more light to hit the sensor. The result? Even better low‑light photos. Sharper action shots. Faster sensors, Smart HDR and zero shutter lag combine to let you freeze a moment in time with more highlight and shadow detail. 4K video and wider stereo playback.iPhone XR shoots the highest‑quality video of any smartphone. With better low‑light performance. Extended dynamic range in videos up to 30 fps. Stereo recording. And stereo playback with wider sound separation. A picture is worth a trillion operations. The iPhone XR camera system harnesses the unprecedented power of the Neural Engine and its ability to perform 5 trillion operations per second. Together with the Apple‑designed Isp, it works like the world’s fastest photographer’s assistant to help turn your pictures into show stoppers. Face detection. In Portrait mode, the Neural Engine uses machine learning to analyse data from the camera sensor, quickly distinguishing faces in the frame. Facial landmarking. Once a face is detected, facial landmarking allows iPhone to apply creative Portrait Lighting effects to your subject. Depth mapping. The ISP’s advanced depth engine, combined with segmentation data fro

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