COMEX 2015


1: Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-830)
1: Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-830)PHOTOS: ACER, ASUS, SAMSUNG
2: Acer Liquid Jade Z
3: Asus ZenPad 8
4: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
4: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2PHOTOS: ACER, ASUS, SAMSUNG
5: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+
5: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+PHOTOS: ACER, ASUS, SAMSUNG

1 Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-830)


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Accuracy is the name of the game for the Acer Iconia One 8 tablet. The 8-inch tablet has densely compressed touch sensors and Acer's Precision Plus technology to make drawing on the screen as accurate as sketching with a pencil on paper.

In fact, users can use thin-tipped objects such as pencils to make notes on the tablet.

Store your doodles, scribbles and other media on the 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card.

The white tablet also features a MediaTek octa-core processor and 1GB of RAM to make browsing the Web and using apps a lag-free experience.

2 Acer Liquid Jade Z


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Talk to the Acer Liquid Jade Z and it will take a photo.

The phone has a voice-controlled camera feature in which users can use vocal commands to snap photos with the 13MP rear camera, as well as adjust exposure and focus.

Photos taken will be displayed by the phone's 5-inch screen, which uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology for vibrant and consistent colours over all viewing angles.

The 1280 x 720-pixel screen is also tough with its Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel.

It is powered by a MediaTek MT6732 quad-core processor and has 16GB of storage.

3 Asus ZenPad 8


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Making its debut at this year's Comex is the elegant and capable 8-inch Android tablet, ZenPad 8.

The fashion-inspired look of the tablet is evident in its embossed leather patterning and polished metallic frame. It also sits easily in the hand with its ergonomically rounded edges.

It is not short on performance too, featuring an Intel Qualcomm processor, an 8MP rear and a 2MP front camera.

4 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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The Galaxy S2 is one of the slimmest tablets around. The 8-inch model measures just 5.6mm thick and weighs 265g. The 9.7-inch model is just as thin and weighs 389g.

Also impressing is its 16 million-colour Super Amoled display, that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The 4:3 aspect ratio of the screen is great for Web browsing and reading, as it reduces the scrolling of content.

This tablet is powered by an octa-core (1.9GHz quad-core plus 1.3GHz quad-core core) processor, and the tablets also have 32GB of internal memory as well as a microSD card slot.

5 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+

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The latest addition to Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note line is the Note 5 4G+, which features the Note series' iconic S-pen stylus.

Samsung has ramped up the functionality of S-pen applications, such as the new Enhanced Air Command, which launched a shortcut menu immediately upon removal of the S-pen from its holder.

All these applications can make use of of the Note 5 4G+'s generous 5.7-inch Super Amoled screen, and its 64-bit octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core and 1.5GHz quad-core processor) processor.

The 4G+ in the name of the phone also refers to its support of LTE Category 9 speeds, which means that users can download data at up to 450Mbps.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2015, with the headline 'Mobile'. Print Edition | Subscribe