CTG: Alcatel Flash 2 – Your Spare Smartphone at Less Than S$200

Thanks to the folks at Alcatel, I got to experience the Alcatel Flash 2 before they launch in Singapore. I did what I used to do a lot in the past here at The Claudia Post, here’s my long-time-no-do-liao Claud Talks Gadget: Alcatel Flash 2.

Unboxing Alcatel Flash 2

The set I got to try was not a local set, so the manual and power adaptor is not for Singapore. Of course the one you order will be in English and comes with the 3-pin plug.

Value For Money, Great for Kids and Grandparents
The Alcatel Flash 2, when I saw it, touched it and got wind of the price, I was already mentally taking order for who to give this to for Christmas. My dad is going to be getting one for sure, cos his phone is hand-me-down from me then to my mum and now to him. And of cos, the Flash 2 camera is better, so he can take better and sharper in focused photos of his grandkids to use as his wallpaper!

See even the packaging looks so good! No one will know its a phone less than $200 loh!

Retailing at just S$199 without contract, this is the cheapest smartphone that gives you a powerful camera and some awesome specifications. You can buy it online at Lazada.sg from 4 December. Just in time for Christmas!

Full set of accessories and even comes with screen protector and leather case, all for just S$199! Set in photo not the local set, Singapore units will come with our standard 3-pin adaptor.

Original Android Lollipop OS
If you are one of those who gets irritated by the numerous apps that come pre-installed in your new smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that Alcatel has keep it as bare as possible. Comes as it is with the authentic Android L UI, similar to the Huawei NEXUS aka Google phone. No branded theme or skin overlaying the original OS.

Taking Mobile Photography To Next Level (They call it Mobigraphy)
Alcatel’s dedication for mobigraphy gives a complete and growing multi-feature camera to ensure that you always have the most needed creative tools for your mobigraphy journey. You can shoot in manual settings, take time lapse videos and capture panorama pictures with the front camera. Other camera features you will see in the Alcatel Flash 2 includes Super Fine, HDR, Face Beauty, Multi-Angle, PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode and even create Live photo. I’ve yet tried all the features, will share more on Instagram when I do!

There’s also a dedicated shutter button for quick switch from phone to camera. Something you don’t find in many phones these days.

Exclusive gSight. Camera Technologies
The gSight. camera is born to deliver superior image quality. The 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 0.3 seconds Phase Detection Auto Focus provides fast, sharp and powerful camera experience. With RealTone flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.

Design to Be Profie Cam
For the Profie Cam. front camera, Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies. With the advancement of the wider 84 degrees angle, selfie taking with families and friends improves tremendously as you can fit even more people into the photo, and never leave anyone out in capturing your special moments.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit octa-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the l Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability
The Flash 2 (Volcanic Grey) will be available on 4 December 2015 at M1 and Lazada Singapore for $199. Flash 2 flip cover and screen protector will be bundled as a standard in-box accessories.

Check out their website for full specifications and features at http://www.alcatelflash.com/flash-2/. Follow Alcatel OneTouch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALCATELONETOUCHsingapore for latest information and promotions.

Buy the phone now on: http://www.lazada.sg/alcatel-flash-2/

GIVEAWAY ALERT

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Check out details on Alcatel OneTouch page on Facebook for contest details.

Bistro 1855 Review and One-for-One Deals

Bistro 1855 offers main courses that comes with a salad bar buffet spread of more than 50 items to choose from during lunch. And to keep things fresh and exciting, main courses will change from time to time so you will never run out of things to try.

When night falls, Bistro 1855 transforms into a wine bar, perfect for a chill-out evening. Dishing out delectable tapas, mains and sharing platters, paired with their polished selection of house wines.

1855 Wings

1855 Wings ($8) was one of my favorite from that evening. Very well marinated wings (shrimp paste) and fried just nice with a good crunch. What’s lacking is some spicy sauce to kick up the experience. Definitely having this the next time I’m back.

Rustic Fries at Bistro 1855, Source Bistro 1855
Rustic Fries at Bistro 1855, Source: Bistro 1855

Rustic Fries ($8) was done old-school thick cut style and it had lost its crunch when served. Personally I prefers hot and crunchy fries. But the sauce that came with it was good.

Cheese Platter

Cheese Platter ($25), oh cheese platter. What can possibly go wrong with any cheese platters? Serving portion was just right for sharing among 2-3 friends, and I think I had the most cheese and crackers that evening amongst those at my table.

Lamb Shank, Source: Bistro 1855
Lamb Shank, Source: Bistro 1855

Lamb Shank ($26) at Bistro 1855 is the other favorite for me that evening. Very tender, juicy and delectable.

Duck Confit, Source: Bistro 1855

Duck Confit ($20) is the least favorite for me. My past (once) experience with duck confit was a juicy and tender leg of the duck, but this I tried that evening was tough and dry. And it looks fried instead of baked or poached.

A group of 4 diners with the above order would have paid more than $87, but if you’ve got the Entertainer app, you’ll be able to redeem 2 offers (Two Tapas and Main Course) for this meal and would have paid just about $59 instead with two additional tapas selection! That’s about $36 savings, not bad right?

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Get the Entertainer app at only $60.00! You’ll get the value back with just one redemption at one of their few dinner hotel buffets one-for-one redemption. Quite good for those who dine out often with family and friends.

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Small in size, big in quality and powered by patented audio technology
Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

UB+ has launched a high-end portable Bluetooth speaker, UB+ Eupho, that delivers innovative design and high-quality sound. The audio quality is not sacrificed despite its compact size, solving the age-old dilemma between heavy-body speakers with superior sound and small speakers emitting inferior tunes.

Packaging of Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers with Expansion Casing

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

UB+ Eupho is powered by the patented ORCHASTM Technology, which stands for Orchestrated Acoustic Structure, after three years of research. The resulting sound is so full-bodied and life-like, comprising all the naunces and details, as though a live performance is playing right in front of you.

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Unlike speakers of similar size, ORCHASTM enables UB+ Eupho to have zero vibration even at maximum volume, due to the components of the speaker (the driver and a pair of passive radiators) and the pressured air movements vibrating in orchestrated directions. These orchestrated vibrations balance each other out perfectly, thereby turning the energy that would otherwise be wasted through vibration into reinforced quality sound.

BuddyStereo

Stunning stereo sound can be achieved with two euphos.
Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Two speakers connected via the BuddyStereo jack, sound quality remains but the volume is boosted. Great for indoor parties! If you need even more power for your mega parties, connect multiple euphos to create incredible volume!

At a height and width of only 76mm by 53mm respectively and a battery life of up to 20 hours, UB+ Eupho definitely enables you to have high-quality sound anywhere, anytime, whether are you at a picnic, BBQ party or even working alone at home. UB+ Eupho also comes with multiple inputs, compatible with all your devices ranging from PCs to mobile phones and on all platforms.

Close Up of Ub+ Eupho Bluetooth Speaker

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

The Expansion Casing allows users to enhance the sound through boosting the bass and amplifying the overall volume. By flipping the case around, it turns into a protective case for UB+ Eupho. In the pipeline are more expansion casing designs to suit different scenarios for the customer to choose from. See below for these new exciting products from UB+!

Watch and listen to the sound produced by the Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers.

Claud Talks Gadget Verdict

Personally I’ve been using X-mini speakers for sometimes, but most of the time I play music direct from my MacBook Pro and iPhone speakers because connecting the X-mini via audio jack makes mobility a little off. With the UB+ Bluetooth Speakers, I am a happy camper, I have Spotify on whenever I work at home, at family gatherings and even when spending quality time with family in the evening. With our favorite tunes playing through the UB+ speakers, everyone enjoy music better these days.

Comparing in-built speaker, the X-mini and UB+, I would go with UB+, I like the sound quality better. My family agrees too!

More User Reviews

I am impressed that even at maximum volume, the Eupho handles the sound pressure well, without any distortion or sonic vibrations, true to ORCHAS technology.” – Chester

The UB+ Eupho is a good looking mini Bluetooth speaker that delivers sound quality above its size category. There are many good things about this diminutive speaker.” – Zit Seng

Availability and Pricing

Available in two colours warm (grey and black), UB+ Eupho is now retailing at a price of $89.90, with a current promotional giveaway of the Expansion Casing with every purchase. UB+ Eupho is available at all Popular and TwoBros retail stores, as well as Courts Megastore Tampines and also retailing online on Amazon. For the updated list of current sales channels, visit www.ub-plus.com/stores.

Coming Soon – UB+ Soundbar and UB+ Stereo

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

Review: Ub+ Bluetooth Speakers, Made In Singapore

About UB+

UB+ is a new Singaporean audio brand managed by TGI Technology Pte Ltd, a Singapore- based company with subsidiary manufacturing and R&D facilities in China.
The brand name UB+ is derived from the word “ubiquitous”, whereas the use of the “+” symbol represents our desire to constantly improve the functionality, quality and range of our products. Now available on Amazon.

Website: www.ub-plus.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ubplussg
Twitter: @ubplussg
Instagram: @ubplussg