An update with the Samsung Galaxy A33

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2 weeks had gone by and here is my thought on the new Samsung Galaxy A33. I had the A32 before and you can also read it here. I also did an unboxing first impression post that you can read here. Moving on, the new Samsung Galaxy A33 is somewhat a better version than the previous one. I can tell that one of the additional features is the water & dust resistance feature. The water resistance feature are only for 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes & safe against low water pressure only. Apart from that, the others are as below.

1. Video Quality

Featuring a FHD+ sAMOLED 90Hz display, with a screen size is 6.4" in the full rectangle and 6.2" with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The video quality is for me great. Nothing to complain about, the playback is seamless, color vibrancy is also great. Also, it automatically changes the lighting pretty fast. So watching videos in the darkroom can be easy. The sound quality is also great and serves no problem.

2. Camera Functions & Quality

The camera features are : 
Rear 
· (Ultra-Wide) 8 MP F2.2 
· (Main) 48 MP F1.8 OIS
· (Depth) 2 MP F2.4 
· (Macro) 5 MP F2.4 
 Front
· 13 MP F2.2 

It has a great feature of photoshopping mode you can choose. Here are some images took from the Samsung A33 without any editing :
Natural light
Day time vs Night Time

Zoom in & vibrancy check

Overall, it is a great camera during the day and just okay during low-light surroundings. There are other cameras features too such as filters and more. Its an acceptable quality for the price.

3. Battery Life & Usage

It claims that the battery can stay up to 2 days and I tested that and I would say it does but with casual usage of the phone. The storage battery is standard 5000mph like most phones. Charging it is really fast, which I am very impressed with. It took me just about 30mins for the full battery to filled up.


4. Overall Usage & Feel


The size of the phone is 159.7 x 74 x 8.1 mm with an average weight of 186g with Gorilla Glass 5, plus a dual Sim with Nano Sim slot. The material of the phone looks like plastic and the matte catches fingerprints quite easily. So recommend having a case for this.

Overall I think it's a great casual phone for anyone who wants a phone for basic wear such as calls, messaging, video watching, and casual gaming. The camera is just okay, great during bring light surroundings.

The Samsung Galaxy A33 is using Android 12, One UI 4.1 with Chipset Exynos 1280 & Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor.

Below is the comparison between the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G & the Galaxy A73 5G

Product Specification

 

Galaxy A33 5G

(RM1,499.00)

Galaxy A53 5G

(RM1,849.00)

Galaxy A73 5G

(RM2,099.00)

Display 

6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED

90Hz Infinity-U Display

6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED

120Hz Infinity-O Display

6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED+

120Hz Infinity-O Display

* Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.4" in the full rectangle and 6.2" accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera cut-out.

* Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5" in the full rectangle and 6.3" accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera hole.

* Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.7" in the full rectangle and 6.6" accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera hole.

Dimensions & Weight 

74.0 x 159.7 x 8.1mm, 186g

74.8 x 159.6 x 8.1mm, 189g

76.1 x 163.7 x 7.6mm, 181g

Camera

Rear

·       (Ultra-Wide) 8 MP F2.2

·       (Main) 48 MP F1.8 OIS

·       (Depth) 2 MP F2.4

·       (Macro) 5 MP F2.4

 Front

·       13 MP F2.2

Rear

·       (Ultra-Wide) 12 MP F2.2

·       (Main) 64 MP F1.8 OIS

·       (Depth) 5 MP F2.4

·       (Macro) 5 MP F2.4

 Front

·       32 MP F2.2

Rear

·       (Ultra-Wide) 12 MP F2.2

·       (Main) 108MP F1.8 OIS

·       (Depth) 5 MP F2.4

·       (Macro) 5 MP F2.4

 Front

·        32 MP F2.2

Processor

Octa-Core (2.4GHz, 2GHz)

Octa-Core (2.4GHz, 1.8GHz)

Memory

RAM: 8 GB

RAM: 8 GB

RAM: 8 GB

Internal Storage 128 GB

Internal Storage: 256 GB

Internal Storage: 256 GB

microSD: up to 1TB

*RAM and internal memory capacity may vary by market and carrier. Actual storage availability may vary depending on pre-installed software.

**MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on market.

Battery 

5,000mAh(typical)

* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory conditions. A typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,860mAh.

Charging 

25W Super Fast Charging 

* Wall charger sold separately; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. To avoid injury or damage to your device, do not use incompatible, worn or damaged batteries, chargers or cables. Supports up to 25W Super Fast Charging. For more information on your device, please visit www.samsung.com.

OS 

Android 12

One UI 4.1

* Availability of One UI features, apps and services may vary depending on OS version and market.

Security 

Samsung Knox

Network and Connectivity 

5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz), Bluetooth® v 5.1

5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4G+5GHz), Bluetooth® v 5.0

* Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.

Sensors 

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

 

 

Water Resistance 

IP67

* IP67 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for use in beaches, pools or near soapy water. Safe against low water pressure only. Rinse residue/dry after wet.




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SAMSUNG GALAXY A33 5G – UNBOXING & FIRST IMPRESSION

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Assalamualaikum everyone and selamat berpuasa! I'm back with another phone review and this time it is the new Galaxy A33 5G from Samsung. I review the Samsung A32 5G before and have been using it ever since as my second phone. Let me give you some insight into my first impression of getting this phone and definitely I will have a few thought on the difference between the previous A32 and this one.
On 17th March 2022, Samsung announce 2 new models from the Samsung Galaxy line launched. It is the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. The one I am reviewing today is the A33 model. Both are powered by a brand-new processor, coupled with Galaxy’s signature AI camera, expansive and smooth display, and two-day battery life. These Galaxy A series features 5G connectivity, defense-grade security, eco-conscious, stylish and slim design, and advanced connected experiences. 
To ensure customer experience are always awesome, both devices support continuous One UI and Android OS upgrades and security updates. “We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the positive impact mobile technology can have on their lives,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Electronics’ The phone comes in its own box and all the details such as the serial number and such can be found printed on it. Now let's unbox it!
The top part of the box contains the Warranty card, manual, and the C-Type charger without the plug. Everything is well protected and sealed nicely. It also includes a "wiping cloth" which I find convinient and I will talk about that later.  
Here are what you are getting in the whole box. In the effort of delivering tangible environmental actions to help make the planet healthier by 2025, the Galaxy A series removes the charger plug and reduces the size of the packaging. It also uses recycled post-consumer materials (PCM) for the side buttons and SIM card trays. 
My first impression of holding the phone, it is definitely much lighter than the previous A32. A33 has a normal matte casing compared to the previous one which is more "pearly". It is rafted to be fashionable, functional, and sustainable. It has a slim bezel that creates a smooth, stylish look and the Ambient Edge design seamlessly blends the camera with the body of the phone. It features the tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and IP67  that is water and dust resistance This will provide you with enhanced durability.
Let's get a tour around the phone. It has a  6.4-inch (74.0 x 159.7 x 8.1mm,) FHD+ Super AMOLED 90Hz Infinity-U Display and weighs around 186g, and has a battery of 5,000mAh(typical). 
The Galaxy A33 5G phone focus on 3 features, Awesome Shot, Viewing Experiences & Design. They claim to provide you the Galaxy A33 5G with offer an advanced, next-level camera experience, packed with many of the powerful and fun features from the Galaxy S series. Galaxy A53 5G’s quad-camera system features a 64MP OIS Camera with VDIS technology, offers to takes crisp and steady shots every time and a high-resolution 32MP front camera delivers great selfies and clear video call experiences. Experience a longer viewing as the Galaxy A33 5G is now equipped with up to two-day battery life and 25W Super Fast Charging.


Setting up is very easy and I will post another article on how I feel about the whole phone in 2 weeks' time! The recommended retail price of the Galaxy A33 5G is RM1,499. Comes in 4 different colors. 
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6 Tempat Makan Menarik Di Malaysia Yang Wajib Dikunjungi Jika Anda Gemar Mencuba Makanan Tempatan

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Rakyat Malaysia amat meminati makanan mereka. Negara Malaysia bertuah sekali kerana mewarisi pelbagai jenis makanan daripada keturunan bangsa yang berlainan. Sebagai wadah tumpuan aneka budaya, ini menjadikan kepelbagaian makanan untuk dicuba oleh pengunjung ke Malaysia begitu menarik sekali. Keunikkan ini sama seperti yang dialami ketika di New York


Kesemua enam tempat ini wajib dikunjungi ketika anda bercuti di Malaysia dan gemar mencuba makanan tempatan. Walaupun ada sebilangan makanan ini tidak berasal dari  Malaysia, namun ia telah menawan hati rakyat Malaysia sehingga menjadi sebahagian daripada sajian tempatan yang popular. 


1. George Town

George Town, bandar kedua terbesar di Malaysia merupakan tapak warisan dunia UNESCO yang terkenal bukan sahaja dengan warisan seni binanya tetapi juga dengan kepelbagaian sajian makanan tempatannya.


Destinasi popular di kalangan pengembara dan pelancong, George Town juga dikenali sebagai ‘ibu kota makanan tempatan Malaysia’. Antara makanan jalanan yang paling sedap dan menarik di George Town boleh didapati di Persiaran Gurney (Gurney Drive), sebatang jalan yang menawan dengan pemandangan laut yang menakjubkan. 


Satu-satunya bangunan pencakar langit di sini, Rainbow Skywalk, merupakan bangunan setinggi 68 tingkat yang menawarkan pemandangan yang cukup indah. Pelabuhan George Town dan kawasan tepi laut merupakan tempat popular di kalangan pelancong dan menawarkan banyak aktiviti menarik. Pemandangan dari puncak Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill) terutamanya, kelihatan indah sekali pada waktu malam. Anda boleh menaiki trem ke puncaknya, untuk pengalaman yang kurang mencemaskan, bagi menikmati keindahan bandar. 


Sebelum membeli cenderahati batik dari pasar tempatan, pengunjung boleh melawat Muzium Batik Painting Pulau Pinang atau melawat tokong Kek Lok Si yang tersergam indah sejak abad ke 19.


2. Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor merupakan sebuah tempat makan unik yang terletak di tengah-tengah ibu kota Kuala Lumpur. Sebaik sahaja anda tiba di Jalan Alor, anda akan berasa seolah-olah berada di bandar yang berbeza. Tiada lagi pusat membeli belah  moden mengelilingi kawasan itu, sebaliknya anda akan diselubungi perasaan nostalgik.


Apabila matahari terbenam, suasana Jalan Alor mula sibuk dengan peniaga kecil yang giat membuka gerai jualan makanan Malaysia yang unik dan sedap. Suasana di kedua-dua belah Jalan Alor begitu riuh-rendah sekali. Pastinya, di sinilah tempatnya penduduk tempatan mahupun pelawat yang bercuti ke Kuala Lumpur, dapat mencari makanan tempatan unik yang tidak pernah dirasai sebelum ini.


Jika anda menginap di sekitar bandar Kuala Lumpur, anda boleh ke Jalan Alor dengan mudah. Contohnya, perjalanan dari Hotel Radum Palace ke Jalan Alor mengambil masa kurang dari seminit.  Tetapi, jika anda berada jauh sedikit, seperti di Hotel Capitol, anda boleh menaiki metro untuk ke Jalan Alor. Hotel bertaraf lima bintang, Grand Millennium, juga terletak berdekatan Jalan Alor dan anda hanya perlu berjalan kaki ke sana. Untuk kemudahan pengangkutan awam, tempah tiket bas online melalui perkhidmatan RedBus supaya mudah untuk anda bersiar-siar ketika bercuti di sekitar bandar ini.  


3. Lebuh Kimberley (Kimberley Street)

Tidak hairanlah makanan tempatan di Lebuh Kimberley semakin popular sejak beberapa tahun ini. Berlatarbelakangkan budaya dan warisan Cina Teochew, Lebuh Kimberley merupakan salah satu tempat makan paling menarik di dunia. Masa terbaik untuk mengunjungi Lebuh Kimberley adalah pada waktu petang antara pukul 6 - 10 petang. Tempah tiket bas anda dengan aplikasi RedBus atau secara online dan nikmatilah diskaun promosi dan tawaran hebat untuk ke Lebuh Kimberley. 


Antara hidangan tidak-halal yang menarik di Lebuh Kimberley termasuk kuey teow goreng dan hidangan nasi beserta kaki ayam rebus. Makanan kegemaran lain seperti itik kway chap amat popular di kalangan golongan muda dan tua. Ia diperbuat daripada mi beras yang dihidangkan bersama daging itik rebus, telur rebus dan usus babi.  


4. Pasar Malam Temonyong (Temonyong Night Market)

Di pasar malam Temonyong, Langkawi, anda boleh mencuba pelbagai jenis makanan asli luar bandar yang sedap. Antaranya sate, otak-otak yang dibalut dengan daun pisang, ikan bilis goreng, mi berkuah kicap dan kuih apam balik.


5. Ipoh

Semestinya, anda wajib mencuba makanan di Ipoh! Beberapa makanan tempatan istimewa hanya boleh didapati khas di Ipoh sahaja. Jadi, jika anda ingin memulakan pengembaraan mencari makanan menarik di Malaysia, mulakan di Ipoh. Kelazatan dim sum dari Foh San Dim Sum tiada tolak tanding, terutamanya sajian terung sumbat yang rangup dan enak. Foh San Dim Sum amat popular di kalangan pelancong dan penduduk tempatan. Hidangan Har Mai juga digemari ramai kerana ia mengandungi daging udang enak yang dibalut dengan lapisan tepung nipis.  


6. Bandaraya Melaka (Malacca City Centre)

Seperti Pulau Pinang, Melaka turut mewarisi makanan sedap dan manis daripada golongan Peranakan. Makanan Peranakan Baba Nyonya Melaka banyak menggunakan santan dan rempah ratus. Anda boleh mencuba makanan ini di pasar malam Jonker Street yang hanya beroperasi pada hari Jumaat hingga hari Ahad. Oleh itu, rancanglah masa cuti anda ke Melaka pada hujung minggu. 


Antara makanan dan manisan terkenal yang menanti anda di sana termasuk air kelapa shake (air kelapa yang dikisar bersama ais, isi kelapa dan krim putar), laksa nyonya (mi beras beserta sup udang, santan dan kepingan cili), nasi ayam, pai tee (kuih tat disumbat dengan hirisan nipis udang dan sayur) dan cendol gula melaka ikonik di Melaka (diperbuat dari ketulan ais, santan segar, kacang merah, cendol, gula melaka).




   

 

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Glitz Is Becoming The Hottest Lifestyle Blog You Need To Know In Malaysia

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If you’re like us, topics about lifestyle intrigue us. I mean, who else is going to answer our questions about the best places to eat and which upcoming sales to look out for? Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Introducing: Glitz- your next best friend for all things lifestyle in Malaysia.

Lifestyle blogs are distinct from all other types of blogs. They tend to be more visual in their approach, ensuring that they use high-quality photographs to display their hobbies and interests. A lifestyle blog differs from other types of blogs in that it focuses on personal interests and hobbies.

Launched in the middle of 2021, Glitz by Beauty Insider although quite new, is slowly becoming the destination for everything lifestyle. You’ve got the questions; they’ve got the answers. The site provides insights, pieces of advice and guides to help you navigate through your pressing questions and even some fun quick reads! Let’s take a look at what they have to offer!


What Glitz Has To Offer

Entertainment
The entertainment section of Glitz is all about movies/series recommendations, film reviews, celebrity gossip and more! TV shows, movies, video games, books, music, and anything else involving celebrities are all considered entertainment. What makes Glitz a great source for your entertainment needs is how they’re always giving us the scoop on influencers and the latest pressing celebrity news!

Style
Have a style problem? Maybe you’ve run into the fashion police more than enough times to consider that maybe it’s time to pick up some guides. Glitz has a wide range of topics about fashion from tips on choosing designer bags to breaking down iconic fashion houses.

However, if you want to go back to basics, they offer guides to styling with simplicity and even have news on fashion store sales in Malaysia. So don’t miss out on any of their news or you might find yourself missing out on a bargain! 

Travel
Whether it’s spending holidays by the beach, misting in the highlands or cruising under the city lights, Malaysia has it all. That’s why if you’re wondering which hotels to stay at or recommendations on all things travel-wise, Glitz is where you should be at. With that, pack up and read through if you’re wondering where to plan your next staycation at.

Dining
We’re Malaysians and if there’s one thing that we’re passionate about, it’s definitely the food. Hence, we’re proud of our delicious flavours and diverse cuisines but with such adoration, there’s always one constant question, “Where to eat?”

That’s where Glitz has all the answers you need. From the best hot pots in town to romantic fine dining with the best view of KL, they’re always dishing (no pun intended) out on amazing recommendations. Now you’ll never have a hard time figuring out where to eat.

Shopping
The shopping section is every shopaholic’s dream destination. Here they’ve got the scoop of upcoming sales to anticipate and guides to gifting for your loved ones. 

Wellness
Of course, when it comes to lifestyle, taking care of yourself is just as vital. From advice about personal topics to self-care tips to lead a better mindful lifestyle. Here they provide content that covers a wide range of topics such as mental heal, mindfulness, financial tips and more.

Fitness
One thing Malaysians are well-known for is being active. Whether it’s participating in sports or making the gym your home away from home- we love working out and staying fit! Here they provide an array of topics such as essentials to bring to the gym to easy yoga guides. Get fit with ease when you follow Glitz.
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The FIRST charitable Cardiac Diagnostic Centre for your Health and cardiac screening

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Salam & hello everyone! Have you ever done a heart screening before? Did you know that heart screenings can be performed even if you don't have any symptoms? It is best that we are able to get the right treatment quickly with regular heart screenings.

 

But I'm sure we are not aware of that or might have thought that these heart screening packages can be costly. I have good news for you!

 

MAA Medicare Cardiac Diagnostic Centre established in September 2018 under the auspices of the MAA Medicare Heart Charity Fund is the place for health and heart screenings!


This centre provides affordable screenings to underprivileged Malaysians and facilitates easy and quick access to high quality, state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular treatments at subsidised costs. How amazing is that!



MAA Medicare Cardiac Diagnostic Centre provides quality care and comprehensive cardiac and vascular services and consultation at highly subsidised rates, based on a patient’s socioeconomic background. Their team of 6 consultant cardiologists along with 10 medical and support staff with quality experience, will cater to you. This first heart charity centre is a 12 bedded facility and has the state-of-the-art cardiac and diagnostic equipment. Their location? At Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as Jalan Ipoh.



One of the many services offered is Angiogram. What is Angiogram? It is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to take pictures of your blood vessels.

An angiogram can show doctors what's wrong with your blood vessels. It can show how many of your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed by fatty plaques (atherosclerosis) and pinpoint where blockages are located in your blood vessels.

Angiogram procedures are done with CT scans and the service is offered as part of their  VIP Cardiac Care Package.


Now, what is Echocardiogram or ECG procedure? It is a painless, non-invasive way to help check for heart disease. It is a test that records the electrical activity of your ticker through small electrode patches that a technician attaches to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs.

 

ECG price is included in the Heart Screening package for as low as RM140.00 with consultation, blood test, chests X-Ray and many others. You may

need an ECG if you have any of the following signs and symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, light-headedness or confusion, heart palpitations, rapid pulse, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue or a decline in ability to exercise.

Here are some of the packages available that you can check out.

 

MAA MEDICARE CARDIAC DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE SCREENING PACKAGES

MAA MEDICARE CARDIAC DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE PRICE LIST


Here are the full list of service they provided :
1. Angiogram 
2. Angioplasty 1x Stent, catheterisation laboratory (Cath Lab) 
3. Angioplasty 2x Stent, catheterisation laboratory (Cath Lab) 
4. Angioplasty 3x Stent, catheterisation laboratory (Cath Lab) 
5. Angiogram and Angioplasty 1 x Stent 
6. Angiogram and Angioplasty 2 x Stent 
7. Angiogram and Angioplasty 3 x Stent 
8. Stress Test 
9. Electrocardiogram (ECG) 
10. Echocardiogram (ECHO) 
11. CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA) Scan (includes calcium scores) 
12. Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan 
13. Coronary Calcium Scores 
14. X-ray (all except Mammogram) 
15. Miscellaneous such as High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds, cardiologist consultation, medication, blood tests etc.

There are many other health screenings also available at this centre. Why not gift them for yourself and your family today? Good health is paramount!

SPECIAL FOR MY READERS:

Check your Blood Pressure; get Glucose & Urine tests done for

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

MAA Medicare Cardiac Diagnostic Centre Call @ 016 228 1166

WhatsApp @ 016 226 2600

Website : https://www.maamedicarecardiaccentre.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maamedicare/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maamedicarecharitablefoundation/


Address:

4th-5th Floor, Wisma MAA Medicare.

No.183, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur


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