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My first impression of iPhone 6

This is not a review of iPhone 6. If that's what you are looking for then you are at the wrong place. If you want an honest opinion of a normal user of iPhone 6, then read on.




Overall the iPhone 6 is impressive! However it do have its shortcoming.

First of all, for an Asian that has a smaller Palm like me, 4.7" is considered big to use with one-handed most of the time. Note the phrase "most of the time" here. I can hold the phone with one hand and type if most of the time, but when I need to touch the top of the screen, I double tap the home button to bring down the screen. Unfortunately the screen move about 2/5 down this I have to re-adjust my grip to touch the top elements.

By doing so, it increases the drop rate of the iPhone, which I call it "dropability"! If there's a reachability, then there will be a dropability.

A Quick Look into the Beautiful iPhone 6

There have been many leaks of iPhone 6. It doesn't look attractive until the high quality detail leaks in the past 2 days. The assembled 4.7 inch space gray iPhone 6 looks beautiful indeed!

The LCD glass is curved at the edges towards the unibody body.
Space gray iPhone 6 is beautiful even with the plastic banding
The protruded camera is enclosed with a chromed (or liquidmetal) ring. It blends nicely with the space gray body.
Look at the iPhone 6 LCD (right), it almost touches the edge of the body.
iPhone 6 4.7" is thinner than iPhone 5/5s
iPhone 6 is slightly taller than iPhone 5/5s
It's slightly larger than a iPhone 5/5s but it definitely feels more comfortable.

A Working iPhone 6

With all the leaked parts for iPhone 6, this company did manage to successfully assembled a working iPhone 6. It did power up, except that booting to the Connect to iTunes screen.

Check it out here:

What's Wrong With Xiaomi?

MIUI 6 has been announced! It's astonishing that it's design language is almost replica that of Apple! When Mi Pad was announced, Hugo Barro mentioned "If you have two similarly skilled designers, it makes sense that they would reach the same conclusion," he argues. "It doesn't matter if somebody else has reached the same conclusion" about, for example, a 4:3 screen ratio being preferable to the more cinematic 16:9 that most Android tablets offer. Mi is focused on making the best products that it can and refuses to shy away from a good idea just because Apple might have done it already. "We're not copying Apple's products. End of story."  Does that means that they have almost an entire team that have the similar creativity and skill set to those from Apple? From their products, to their OS layer and their website? This cannot be coincidence...


Let's take a look at some of the screenshots of MIUI 6 versus that of iOS 7.

Mi's pro…

Xiaomi Mi-3 Review Part 2 - The OS, MIUI

Introduction
I have been an iPhone user since the first generation was released in the United States. Having been accustomed to the way iPhone works for more than 7 years, it makes switching to an alternatives an uphill task. During the past few years, I have tried Samsung Galaxy, HTC One and Windows Mobile but weren't able to convince myself for the switch. Hardware speicifcations on these phones are always almost impressive but none impressed me in terms of their Android customisations.

Not till I met MIUI last year when I was in China.

MIUI The familiarity of MIUI makes me take another look at Android. MIUI turns Android inside out. You will get familiar and settle down with it easily. MIUI is no simple copy of the Apple iOS. It offers enough unique features of its own to distinguish between itself, iOS and the rest of the Android world.



MIUI put an emphasis on the visual appeal to the Android ROM. Whether it be its transparent portions, the Gaussian blur, animations or even the co…

Xiaomi Mi-3 Review Part 1 - The Hardware

Introduction Finally Xiaomi Mi-3 is launched in Singapore on 7th March 2014. The phone has been much talk about in the past few months. As you might already know, Xiaomi has been growing from strength to strength doubling it's sales year to year. Their phones have been selling like hotcakes and sold out every time it is out for sales in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. When they launched the Hongmi during the past 2 launches here in Singapore, it's sold out within minutes. Mi-3 launches this time round is no difference, it's sold out in 2 minute. Well, the number of Mi-3 phones put out for sales is unknown... Design First thing you will noticed when you get your Mi-3 is that the phone is beautifully packaged in a slim brown box. When you opened the box, you will see the much waited Mi-3.  Xiaomi’s flagship phone is an extremely slim and light device. It measures 5-inches with a thickness of a mere 8.1mm and weighing at only 145 grams. The design looks like a hybrid of Nokia Lumia …