Samsung GALAXY S II

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The Samsung GALAXY S II is a huge improvement to its predecessor, the GALAXY S, with a faster performance, brighter screen and slimmer form factor. The smartphone measures 8.49mm thin, weighs 116g and has a 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen that offers crystal-clear images with vivid colors. Equipped with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the GALAXY S is preloaded with the latest Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system that provides multi-tasking capabilities, fast uploading and downloading of files, and superb 3D gaming experience. It also has an 8-megapixel camera that can capture quality images, as well as 1080p full high definition videos. Best of all, the Samsung GALAXY S II is available in white, which matches the festive season.

Price: S$888 (16GB) without line contract
Where to buy – at all major electronics store, all three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub – and Samsung flagship store at Vivo City

Samsung GALAXY Note

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Launched last month, the Samsung GALAXY Note claims to be a new type of smartphone with the market’s largest 5.3-inch high definition Super AMOLED display, combined with great portability and advanced S Pen interface, bringing a whole new user experience. It incorporates advanced pen-input technology called the S Pen, which allows users to draw or sketch easily. There is also the "S Choice" category menu under Samsung Apps that offer applications specially designed for GALAXY Note's S Pen feature. The new applications include Soonr Workplace, OmniSketch, Zen Brush, ComicBook!, and iAnnotate PDF. The Samsung GALAXY Note is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and supports HSPA+ connectivity.

Price: S$988 (inclusive of GST) without line contract
Where to buy – at all major electronics store, all three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub – and Samsung flagship store at Vivo City

 

Apple iPhone 4S

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Although it wasn't the "iPhone 5" that most of us have expected, the iPhone 4S is the latest Apple phone that was announced this year. The iPhone 4S resembles its iPhone 4 sibling, but comes with improved hardware specifications including redesigned antennas for better reception and dual-core Apple A5 processor. One impressive feature is "Siri", automated voice control system, which allows users to give the iPhone commands, and the phone can respond and execute accordingly. Available in black and white, the iPhone 4S comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants.

Price: S$948 (16GB), S$1,088 (32GB), S$1,238 (64GB)
Where to buy: Apple Online Store, all three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub