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All posts tagged "HiSense"

  • MWC 2017: you may have missed these smartphones

    Mobile World Congress (MWC) has seen all the big players reveal their smartphones, with the likes of Huawei, LG, HMD Global and more delivering the goods. But the event is massive and, inevitably, some phones fall through the cracks. With that in mind, we look at a few devices you may have missed. Sony The Xperia XZ Premium may have received all the attention, owing to its 4K HDR screen and 960fps super slow-motion capabilities, but the Xperia XZs deserves some love as well. Sony's other high-end phone at MWC sticks with a 1080p display, but keeps the 960fps slow-motion feature and 19MP...

  • Hisense A2: a phone with an e-ink display on the back

    Hisense has been making a few capable yet well-priced smartphones over the last few years, such as the Infinity Pure 1 and the more recent KO handset. Now, it seems like the firm is gearing up for a rather interesting device in the form of the Hisense A2, Phone Radar reports. The publication reports that the new phone has passed TENAA certification (China's Icasa equivalent). So what are we getting then? The standout feature is the 5.17-inch, 960x540 e-ink display on the back of the phone, being slightly smaller than the 5.7-inch full HD main screen on the front. For the uninitiated,...

  • Hisense announces extended smartphone warranty plan

    Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has announced it will now offer new smartphones purchased in South Africa with a 24 month warranty. This is in effect for all devices purchased from 1 September 2016. According to the company's SA brand manager, Ryan Curling, the warranty ensures that the company continues building its brand in the country. "For the past 20 years, Hisense has worked hard to build strong brand loyalty and trust in South Africa. This 24-month warranty on newly purchased phones shows that we are confident to put our money where our mouth is, providing customers peace of mind when buying...

  • ULED arrives: Hisense brings new TV tech to South Africa

    If you run a quick internet search for ULED technology right now, you'd be hard pressed to find any tangible details. It seems that it's a technology Hisense is massively proud of, but isn't exactly showering consumers with much technical detail. That is, until now. At an event on Tuesday in Johannesburg, the company pulled back the curtains (quite literally) on its new 4K ULED televisions, which were made known earlier this year in Australia. This event also gave Hisense a chance to brief journalists and retailers on its new tech, deliver a new war cry to other established brands, and...

  • Hisense Infinity KO hands-on: rough and tumble

    Hisense isn't a brand you'd generally associate with ruggedness, but its new smartphone is looking to change that emphatically. Dubbed the Hisense Infinity KO, the company has gone with the "life is hard on you, but even more so on your phone" approach, so it's built a tank in the confines of a smartphone. Lifeproof is a term you'll hear more of from the company in its marketing material, and it does fit the device fairly well on first inspection. That term insinuates a few bold claims too, a set of claims that waterproof master Sony doesn't dare make. But Hisense...

  • Hisense Infinity H7 Pure Shot review: a smart starter

    Buckle down, kids, because the Chinese device invasion continues this week. This time round, it's Hisense, a company that perhaps has more investment in South Africa than what many may initially believe. Unlike many of its competitors, it owns a factory in the Western Cape which manufacturers the vast majority of its fridges, televisions and other hardware we use in SA. This year the company is also scheduled to introduce smartphone construction to this bouquet, and one of the devices that'll likely be pieced together there is today's test subject. We're talking about the Hisense Infinity H7 Pure Shot, and yes...

  • Samsung is the most popular second-hand TV brand, suggests OLX

    Online classifieds are big business in South Africa, so naturally, it's an interesting way to gauge the success of a product or brand based on how often they appear and how many second-hand units are sold. OLX, a local classifieds database, has recently revealed the list of most popular TV brands on the site and the results are telling. Samsung came out on top according to OLX, mirroring other surveys completed, with its nearest challengers hailing from Japan, Korea and China. "We were not surprised by the results as our electronics category continues to be dominated by Samsung, but some of...

  • Hands on with the Hisense H6 smartphone and Sero 8 Pro tablet

    Something interesting happens when technology starts to become so ubiquitous that we can't imagine living without it: the ability for manufacturers to differentiate themselves from the competition starts to slowly diminish. If you're one of the big Android manufacturers especially, then you're starting to see it in the smartphone and tablet space in the same way as notebook manufacturers did a few years back. You can try innovating, but someone, somewhere out there can simply copy said innovation at a much lower cost. And let's be honest, your average member of the public is going to care a lot more...

  • Hisense HS-X1 review: a smartphone you might as well call a tablet

    Whenever I'm called to pick up a new phone for review, I expect to find something small, economical and light. These are, after all, fairly standard smartphone traits. Not so this time. The Hisense X1 is enormous, and picking it up for the first time I asked a question that I would soon get from other people time and time again. "Is this really a phone?" Indeed, with a 6.8" screen the X1 looks more like a tablet. Hisense might describe it as a phone but it’s so large you can call it what you like: a tablet, a phone...

  • Hisense Pure 1 unboxing [video]

    Welcome to another episode of Gearburn's new weekly YouTube show, GearTV. In today's video, editor Steven Norris unboxes the Hisense Pure 1, a cheap and cheerful Android phablet with an excellent display. Does it have the quality accessories of a Samsung or Apple phone? Let's take a look. GearTV is a weekly show that features gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to's and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It's a show we've designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you have -- such as how do I set up my...