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Month: October 2012

Benks Magic HSR on HTC One X

My brother and i both bought the HTC One X about 3 months ago. He recently purchased a Benks Magic HSR SP for me, after my HTC Original SP got scratched badly.

This is the first time i’m using the Benks series of screen protector. I’ve used SGP(Spigen), PowerSupport, Tunewear, PhoneDevil (from US), BodyGuardz and some random cheap SP before this (on the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 5). The HTC One X is my first Android phone. I had the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 prior to his, but sold it after a few months cause the performance was not up to my standard.

Anyway some information about the Benks screen protectors. They come in 4 flavours:

  • AR – Clear surface with Anti-reflection coating
  • SR – Matte surface, anti fingerprint, scratch resistant, anti-fog
  • HR – High transparency and scratch resistant
  • HSR – HD High clarity with anti-fingerprint and scratch resistant

Naturally the HSR is their flagship screen protector.

The level of detail they spent on the packaging of the screen protector pack is fantastic:

  • The screen protector is sealed in the green packaging. The packing is similar to those that holds the wet tissues when we visit a Chinese restaurant.
  • The electrostatic dedusting film, dedusting cleaning film and replacement pulling tags are sealed in the blue packing. (3,4,5)
  • Micro-fibre cloth and a tool to install the camera protector (6)

The tools provided will highly increase the likelihood of a successful installation of the screen protector. For those of us who has experience with installing screen protectors, you will know that the replacement pulling tag and the de-dusting film are essential. You will always get some pesky speck of dust going between the screen and the screen protector. The electostatic dedusting film is excellent for preparing the screen for installation.
Below is a short video that i took on testing the anti fingerprint claim on their HD high clarity screen. So far, i must say it’s pretty good.

The screen protector does not hinder the amazing 4.7″ HD screen on the One X, which providing adequate anti-fingerprint protection. Granted, if you have very greasy hands, there will still be fingerprints. But i’m happy to report that smudges wipes off easily on this screen protector. Also, it covers almost the whole screen, a stark contrast to the provided screen protector from SGP, which only covers the center portion of the screen.

Definitely recommended!

iPhone 5 pricing & model numbers – Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK & Malaysia.

The new iPhone 5 was launched on September 21 in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Malaysia is rumoured to get the iPhone 5 on October 26.

Continuing on my previous iPad 3 comparison table, i have compiled a comparative pricing table six countries – Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and subsequently Malaysia (when it is available). Canada’s pricing is probably the closest indicative pricing of an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US. I’ve also included model numbers to help you identify where you iPhone 5 is from if you purchased it at a mobile phone store and not from a telco or Apple Store.

I’m listing the native country’s currency pricing and USD conversion are done using prevailing exchange rate (as of October 4th 2012) from All models listed below are GSM models, with the Canadian iPhone 5 being A1428 while the rest are A1429. For more information on what LTE bands the two different models support, go here.

Country16GB Model numbers (Black,White)Price (native)Price (USD)
AustraliaMD298X/A, MD297X/AA$799$816
CanadaMD293C/A, MD294C/AC$699$708
Hong KongMD298ZP/A, MD297ZP/AHK$5,588 $715
SingaporeMD298ZA/A, MD297ZA/AS$948$770
UKMD298B/A, MD297B/A£529$852
Country32GB Model numbers (Black,White)Price (native)Price (USD)
AustraliaMD299X/A, MD300X/AA$899$918
CanadaMD295C/A, MD296C/AC$799$810
Hong KongMD299ZP/A, MD300ZP/AHK$6,388$817
SingaporeMD299ZA/A, MD300ZA/AS$1,088$884
UKMD299B/A, MD300B/A£599$964
Country64GB Model numbers (Black,White)Price (native)Price (USD)
AustraliaMD662X/A, MD663X/AA$999$1,021
CanadaMD642C/A, MD643C/AC$899$911
Hong KongMD662ZP/A, MD663ZP/AHK$7,188$920
SingaporeMD662ZA/A, MD663ZA/AS$1,238$1,006
UKMD662B/A, MD663B/A£699$1,126

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