Phablet

Oppo’s R9s Plus - a familiar experience
Oppo super sizes its excellent R9s smartphone to phablet size with the R9s Plus.
Samsung’s C9 Pro shows that bigger is sometimes better
The massive phablet dwarfs the competition with a big screen and the specs to go with it.
Enter the phab-ulous world of AR
Lenovo introduces a new phablet, a smartphone with an extra-large screen, the Phab 2 Pro.
Review: Huawei Mate S vs. Oppo R7s
The Huawei Mate S and the Oppo R7s are now widely available, and since both smartphones use similar build materials and targeted at the upper mid-range to premium segment, here's DNA's head-to-head review of these new handsets.
Less than a fifth of consumers planning tablet purchase: Gartner
Less than one-fifth of consumers in mature markets plan to purchase a tablet in the next 12 months, forcing strategic leaders to re-assess market opportunities in this category, as basic and utility ultra-mobile upgrade rates could fall by 10% through 2016.
Lenovo Phab Plus straddles between smartphone and tablet
Lenovo Malaysia has launched what is arguably one of the largest smartphones in the market, if you don't mistake it for a tablet first.  Edwin Yapp says hello to the 6.8-inch Phab Plus.
Samsung’s Galaxy A8 sports a slender body with big features
SAMSUNG Mobile has extended its presence in the ultra-competitive mid-range segment of the market with its Galaxy A series of smartphones that kicked off with the release of the A7 last year. It was a fashion-oriented approach and came with a price tag significantly below its Galaxy S and Note cousins.  This year’s Galaxy A8 follows much of the playbook from the original Galaxy A7 with updated hardware to meet current standards. Look and Feel 
DNA Test: Xiaomi Mi Note balances price performance with style
The Mi Note may be Xiaomi’s most expensive offering in Malaysia and Singapore but beyond being reasonably priced, the Mi Note strikes a really great balance between price, performance and style.  Keith Liu has the review of the Mi Note.
Samsung updates large-screen smartphone portfolio amid slowing sales
Just two weeks after reporting dismal second quarter results that saw an 8.3% drop in sales in its IT and Mobile division due to “muted” smartphone sales, Samsung Electronics is hoping to turn things around with the update to its popular Galaxy Note series.  Keith Liu breaks down the differences and similarities between both devices.
DNA Test: The cheapest Android phablet you’ve never heard of
The Ecoo E04 Aurora could have been the smartest Android phablet buy of the year, expect for a couple of burning issues, writes Keith Liu.
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