Smartphones: Best prices in Malaysia (1708 Items found)

A Smartphone for a Smart life


Technology companies are flooding the markets these days with a new ‘life altering’ smartphone model almost every week and it’s no surprise when we are snapping them up like nothing before. These devices have become something that modern day life has become accustomed to and almost dependent on. For this we have Intel to thank (or blame). In 1994, Intel introduced us to Simon, the first device to incorporate more than just cellular mobile functions. Simon had all the functions of a then modern mobile phone and the added features of emails and faxes, calendar, world clock, address book and notepad all on a touch screen. Although the market wasn’t quite ready for Simon and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) took the lead however soon more companies and consumers saw the benefits of having a 2-in-1 device. The leading manufacturers, Blackberry, Ericsson Mobile and Nokia, saw huge sales in the early 2000’s with more people adopting this technology. However, in 2007, Apple entered the industry with the first iPhone and all competitors saw massive sales drops. These days, Apple have taken a back seat to mobile producer Samsung who dominate the market with a wide range of devices at both ends of the scale.


More Brands to Choose from Than Ever


Apple and Samsung maybe the biggest sellers of smartphones worldwide but locally there are plenty of smaller companies making a huge impact on the industry. Manufacturers like Chinese company, Xiaomi now outsell Apple products in China and have recently achieved the second highest sales. In Malaysia, Ninetology are also claiming to be the second largest manufacturer surpassed only by Samsung. Globally there are brands a plenty who are recognised, trusted and reputable makers of great devices. Companies like Nokia who have been around since the beginning are hitting back with some very impressive models with specs to rival top sellers as are long running familiar brands such as LG, Sony, HTC and Motorola. There are currently over 45 manufacturers of smartphones each producing several and sometimes 100s of different models.


Know What You’re Getting, Inside and Out


With all these different brands its hard to know what sets them apart and luckily for you it’s not just the name on the back (or front) which can determine this. A lot of the time it is what is on the inside, the things you don’t see, that makes the big difference. The major difference for user purposes is the OS or the operating system which the brand chooses to use. In most cases it will be Android, an operating system originally designed by Andy Rubin and first utilized by HTC in 2008. The latest version, Android 4.4, deliciously named Kit Kat, is found in most top selling devices including, the Samsung Galaxy S5. Another familiar operating system is iOS, found only in Apple devices. This is a custom made OS which can not be installed in non Apple devices, a very good selling point for this American company. Other manufacturers who have taken a similar path are Windows and Blackberry who both use custom OS.


Other internal specifications which set devices apart are the processors or the CPU. Processors are the tiny chips which determine how a device will function. They send instructions to the functions and ultimately determine speed of use, battery use and capabilities of the phone. Basically, the better the processor, the better the phone. Samsung devices generally use Cortex processing chips which have a huge range of capabilities for their different levels of devices. Apple have their own custom Apple chip which they are constantly updating in line with new devices. Other common processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon, found in brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo and LG devices.

Smart Phone Apps

Although the OS and the processor are important not many people understand the jargon that goes along with them so when people purchase a smartphone they’re not asking ‘what processor does it have?’ Often you’ll find them asking ‘what camera does it have?’. And since the 2000s this has been a growingly relevant question. These days its hard to find a phone (smart or not) which doesn’t have a camera. These days it is almost standard to have both a front facing and back camera with an array of different settings and apps which can enhance the picture quality. Picture quality from these devices is getting better and better by the day with brands like Nokia using professional grade Carl Zeiss lenses and their Lumia 1020 features a whopping 41MP camera. The sensors are also getting better allowing users to capture perfect quality images even in low light. Thats not to mention the front facing camera which has in itself created a new social revolution...the selfie. Self portraits are not a new thing, however, with cameras at everyone’s fingertips, it is reported that over 1 million selfies are taken everyday. It is evident that cameras on our phones are more important than ever.


Technology Shaping Design


When it comes to smartphones, you can have the best processor, the fastest OS and the best camera but really it all comes down to how its all packaged and this is one area where manufacturers are excelling. One of the leading, and most influential designers, are Apple. The American tech company has always been at the forefront of modern design. Their most recent iPhone 6 sees their famous unibody design encompassed in aluminum with perfect seamless joinery between the metal body and the Gorilla Glass touchscreen. This metal body has been replicated on other smartphones including the Samsung A5, Sony Xperia P and Lenovo showing a definite trend in quality aesthetics. The screen is also one of the major physical features which prompts consumers to buy up. All high end devices feature the highest screen specs to give you the best user experience. Most feature a full HD screen anywhere from 4 - 7 inches (the later may be referred to as phablets) with amazing resolution. The resolution is determined by how many pixels are squeezed into each square inch. Although the human eye can only see 466ppi there are phones on the market with over 530ppi. The screens are also beginning to alter the overall design of the unit. This year both Samsung and LG release phones with curved screens (which was, prior to this, hinted at through their release of Smartwatches also with curved screens). A smaller Russian manufacturer, Yoto, also recently announced they will begin to produce a phone with dual screens, that front and back. It seems nothing is impossible when it comes to our smartphones.


Shop, Compare and Buy in One Place


In 2014 research showed that over 60% of the world’s population now owns a mobile phone and of those 1.75 billion people now own a smartphone. Knowing this, its no wonder there are companies constantly introducing ‘bigger’ and ‘better’ smartphones in an attempt to capture even more of the market. So with all these choices on the market how do you work out what you want or what you need? Well, first you need to find the perfect phone, Price Panda can help with that. We have a huge and ever growing range of phones from a long list of manufacturers. You can compare these side by side to see how they shape up then you can compare prices to make sure you get the best smartphone and Smartphone accessories for the best price in Malaysia. We work with the most reputable and trusted stores in your country so you can shop easily and purchase safely.