The Life e-magazine readers win Samsung phones

Ms Stacy Foo is one of the winners of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+ smartphone.
Ms Stacy Foo is one of the winners of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+ smartphone.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

The Straits Times has just made four more Singaporeans selfie kings and queens.

Mr Edwin Phee, Mr Jonathan Kwok, Ms Tan Hui Zhen and Ms Stacy Foo have each walked away with a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+ smartphone from The Life e-magazine's Samsung contest. The Life is a monthly multimedia magazine on the good life published by The Straits Times, featuring stories on travel, food, style, design and pursuits.

In the April edition of The Life, readers answered a question, based on that issue's travel story on Hong Kong's hip shops. A total of 1,048 entries were received and four winners were picked from a lucky draw.

Previous giveaways from The Life digital magazine have included business class tickets and luxury hotel stays in Hong Kong and Sydney, an eight-course meal for two at Corner House, a Roche Bobois armchair and a suite package at The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+ has a 5-megapixel front camera with a 120-degree "wide selfie angle", in addition to its 16-megapixel rear camera.

The "wide selfie angle" allows users to pan their phones from left to right and stitches multiple pictures to form a single picture, allowing users to include more people in the selfie.

This is good news for Ms Foo, who has just graduated from Hwa Chong Junior College and is intending to go abroad for a medicine-related course.

The 19-year-old uses social media app Instagram other than the typical calling and text-messaging functions on her phone.

She says: "I like the look of the phone. It's very sleek."

The winners will also enjoy the phone's "Edge Screen", a screen which looks like it wraps around the side of the smartphone. Samsung is the first company to come up with the design.

Pop-up notifications appear on the screen at the side of the smartphone, so users can focus on playing games, watching videos or surfing the Net uninterrupted.

Mr Phee, who enjoys watching action-packed movies, such as the Fast And Furious movie franchise, appreciates this feature. He is the only one in his iPhone-using family to own a Samsung.

The 23-year-old banking and finance student from the Singapore Institute of Management was quick to respond to The Straits Times, even though he was studying for his examinations when contacted.

He says: "I feel fantastic about winning the phone. It is my ideal phone because of its thickness, size and the edge profile."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2015, with the headline 'The Life e-magazine readers win Samsung phones'. Print Edition | Subscribe