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Xperia Z5 First Look



If understated elegance is what Sony was going for then they hit the nail on the head with the Xperia Z5. A unibody design with unobtrusive ports and a frosted glass finish that deflects smudges – the Xperia Z5, all three of its variants – is a sight for sore eyes.

But of course there’s more to the smartphone than its looks. The Z5, Z5 Compact, and the Z5 Premium, like other Xperia flagships, are all waterproof. They also all have 23 megapixel cameras equipped with what Sony claims to be the fastest autofocus on a smartphone camera.

The solid design also didn’t stop Sony from including a microSD card slot – something Samsung opted to forego when it decided to go the unibody route in its flagship devices this year.

The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are nearly the exact same phone. Apart from the obvious size difference (Z5 sports a 5.2-inch display while the Z5 compact has a 4.6-inch one), the only other thing the two don’t have in common is the RAM (Z5 – 3GB, Z5 Compact – 2GB and battery (Z5 – 2,900 mAH, Z5 Compact – 2,700 mAh).

The Z5 Premium sets itself apart by having the distinction of being the world’s first 4K smartphone. And while your naked eyes likely won’t be able to tell the difference between Full HD and 4K, it’s still a nice feature to boast about. Oh and the Z5 Premium and Z5 will also come in dual-sim variants. Neat.

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OnePlus Open Unboxing & First Look

Is this your next best foldable?



Meet the OnePlus Open, the company’s very first foldable device.

Undeniably, it’s also the twin sister of OPPO’s latest foldable, the Find N3 — just exclusive to China.

But with the OnePlus Open being open (pun intended) to regions outside its hometown such as Europe and the US, will this become the next best foldable that you can buy?

In this video we’re doing a quick unboxing to give you a glimpse of the OnePlus Open.

ICYMI: Here’s also a replay of Michael Josh and Judie Stanford of Gear Diary in an Open Table Talk segment.


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4 reasons to check out the Huawei Watch GT 4

When fashion meets fitness



Huawei introduces the Huawei Watch GT 4, unveiling a new look and feel to its smartwatch. It blends style and smart connectivity, but of course, there’s more to a smartwatch than its appearance.

Lo and behold, here are four reasons to check out Huawei’s new smartwatch.

1. Refined design

Huawei puts fashion at its core, turning a fine smartwatch like the Huawei Watch GT 4 into a smart timepiece. The 46mm variant prides itself with a distinctive geometric design, using an octagon watch body. It is inspired by the diamond cut and chiselled exterior found in performance cars, pushing a classic look that matches any strap you prefer.

There’s also the 41mm variant, embodying a pendant design. It achieves the perfect balance between sleekness and sophistication.

Both smartwatches feature a stunning AMOLED screen with ultra-thin bezels, giving more space to the data that matter.

2. Live a smart, connected life

What’s a smartwatch if it can’t stay connected, right? The Huawei Watch GT 4 pushes smart connectivity inside a fashionable timepiece.

It brings seamless integration between the smartwatch and the connected smartphone. Yes, it works beyond non-Huawei smartphones. As long as you’re using smartphones running Android 6.0 and iOS 9.0 or later, you can enjoy the wonders of this timepiece.

It also comes with improved app multitasking management, allowing users to continue getting updates from the background running app while accessing information from the watch face.

Luckily, it offers up to 14 days of battery life on the 46mm and 7 days on the 41mm. You don’t have to worry about charging your smartwatch every single day.

3. Better health monitoring

The Huawei Watch GT 4 uses HUAWEI TruSleep 3.0 sleep monitoring technology, which monitors sleep stages, real-time heart rate, sleep breathing, and assesses sleep quality.

Furthermore, it’s equipped with a newly upgraded TruSeen 5.5+ heart rate monitoring technology, leveraging the power of AI algorithms to provide accurate heart rate readings.

It also introduces Pulse Wave Arrythmia Analysis to help users better understand their heart health through a comprehensive cardiac health management.

There’s also a lung function assessment, respiratory check, and cycle tracking as part of its 24/7 health monitoring.

4. A companion for staying active

The Huawei Watch GT 4 promotes staying active and being fit.

It comes with 200+ free fitness courses with personalized scientific training plans. It intelligently adjusts based on real-time feedback to optimize progress.

Moreover, it has over 100 diverse sports modes, and introduces 19 new professional sports mode. It covers indoor and outdoor activities such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, and more.

For those who want to manage their weight, the smartwatch has an app called Stay Fit which aids in scientific calorie management.

And if developing healthy habits is your thing, the Huawei Watch GT 4 has an upgraded Activity Rings serving as visual target.

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Apple Vision Pro First Impressions

Plus a dedicated YouTubers’ React segment!



The WWDC 2023 Keynote was packed with incredible new updates to iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS.

Apple announced new hardware including a 15-inch MacBook Air and M2 Max/Ultra-powered Mac Studio and Mac Pro.

But the most ambitious product they’ve ever created? The Apple Vision Pro.

Apple is clear that this isn’t just an AR Glasses. The Vision Pro is the company’s “first spatial computer”.

But how does it even look and feel IRL?

This is our first impressions of the new Apple Vision Pro — plus our YouTuber friends’ reactions.

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