Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review | GT Mobile GT-888 smart phone hands on review

Assalamualaikum.

My unboxing video here.

This is a hands on review of GT-888. During the launching of GT Group, we are introduced to the new mobile phone in town, the GT Mobile GT-888. We are lucky enough to able to experienced the phone first hand. I used this phone as my main phone for 2 weeks and below is my humble review.




SPECIFICATIONS

Model: GT-888
Dimensions: 158.9*77.5*8.6mm
CPU: MT6735P 4*Cortex-A53 1GHz
GPU: ARM Malit720-MP1 600MHz
RAM: 1GB / 2GB
Storage: 16GB 
Display: 5.5”720*1280 pixels
Battery: 2550mAh
OS: Android 5.1
Camera: Rear-8.0MP,Front-5.0MP
SIM card: Dual SIM (SIM+MicroSIM)
WI-FI: 802.11a/b/g/n
USB: Micro 5pin
Bluetooth: 4.0
Positioning: GPS A-GPS




DESIGN


 Bottom speaker



Left side buttons - power button and volume button


Above view, head phone jack and mini usb port


Back view, rear camera lens and flash. GT Mobile logo and designed in Singapore decals.

The design of GT-888 is beautiful enough. Almost like an iPhone except for the huge rear camera lens. The weight is light enough to hold for a long period of time and the display is satisfying at 5.5 inch. Too big for me to hold with just one hand so I used to hold the phone with two hands instead. 

The phone body feels plasticky but the grip was good enough to hold and not easily scratched. The phone features a dual sim slot (sim and micro sim). 


SYSTEM

Using android Lollipop 5.1, I would say this phone was a bit behind the current operating system. Most new phones are already equipped with android Marshmallow and android Nougat. On the first time turning the phone, the phone was quite lagging and slow. I proceed on downloading the phone updates which leads to another and another updates. I actually forgot to count but I think it was around 3 updates. The phone was not lagging anymore and the speed was good for a Mediatek chipset. 

Equipped with Mediatek 6735, it has 4 cores which is more efficient than 2 cores, but still, it only has 2 GB RAM. The speed while alternating between apps was good enough. Launching any app is fast too without any delay. I installed the Pokemon Go app on this phone and it was light enough for the phone compared to my Xiaomi which sometimes lagged while alternating app.

The internal storage is 16GB but expandable via external memory card slot.

There is not much bloat ware but there are several products under GT Group that a re already pre installed like the GT Dollar app and the GT Watch. The GT Dollar app is a great app where you can shop and save more money while shopping. Review on the app later.


BATTERY

GT-880 only have a 2550 mAH battery but it has a fast charging feature which what I liked the most of GT-888. In just 1 hour, it will be fully charged. This is really nice as at my house, my siblings are always fighting for charging port, and those phone that took too long to charged will always be charged half way to give way to other phones.


CAMERA

What features that you look for the most when buying a smart phone? Me, I always look for the camera capabilities first. GT-888 features a 8.0 MP rear camera and 5.0 MP front camera. The default camera app itself is nice as it have some extra modes such as Live Photo mode, Motion Track mode, Face Beauty mode, panorama mode and multi angle view image capture. Playing with all the camera modes was fun.

Check out the photo quality below.









I found the quality of the camera not satisfying. The focus is all over the place. It does captures close to the real color. But the fact the all the pictures seem to have beauty mode on them left me hating the phone for that. I just don't like the default camera app. I have tweaked around all the settings but can't seem to get the best setting for the camera. I recommend that GT-888 users to install Open Camera app on the phone. It captures more details and performs better even with selfie/front camera mode.

The last picture of my selfie is using the default camera app front camera with Beautify mode. I don't like the Beautify mode, it applies too much blur on skin that it effects my eyebrows and made my face looks to smooth, even the eyebrows? That's not good. What's great about the front cam is that is have flash on the side. So, taking selfies in low light is possible. For those who loves to see their skin all flawless, I guess you will like this phone. 


SUMMARY

PROS - Fast charging, great for android beginners.

CONS - Low photo quality, a bit pricey.

Thanks GT Group for a chance for me to use this phone as one of the first Malaysians to use this Singapore made phone. I am sure with future updates, the phone will perform much better. For now, it is good enough.

GT Mobile GT-888 unboxing video

Assalamualaikum,

Here's an unboxing video of GT Mobile GT- 888.
Review on the phone later today!




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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review | Eumora Facial Bar

Assalamualaikum.

I received this special facial bar as a tester. I am actually really surprised by the effect! I used this facial bar for 1 week straight, day and night. It actually lasts that long for such a small bar of soap. I don't experienced any after effect or healing crisis whatsoever. I guess its a good thing my skin isn't the sensitive type.

Based on the instruction, we should lather the soap on our face then leave for 3 minutes. I did just that, and after I rinse my face, I touched my face and I can't feel my white heads! It was that good. My face was clear of white heads during the period I was using this facial bar. I can say this is better that a regular scrub cos it is more soft on your skin but it moves all the dead skin too.

Eumora facial bar



Steps to using Eumora
1. You will need a Eumora bar and water.
2. Wet your hands.
3. Rub the Eumora bar between your hands to create a thick lather. Do not add water directly to the bar itself.
4. Apply gently onto skin and leave it on for 3 minutes.
5. Rinse off with water.


small but powerful


Before 

After

FAQ of Eumora Facial Bar

1. Is the Eumora Facial Bar suitable for all skin types?

The Eumora facial bar has a skin balancing formulation that works on oily skin, dry skin, and sensitive skin; on both fair and dark skin. This is achieved through HmA and Moor working together to detoxify and restore skin moisturize and pH balance; to bring back the natural radiance and glow of healthy skin.

2. Are there any harmful ingredients in the product?

No. All ESABEE products are developed to be effective, safe and gentle to our skin and friendly to the environment. Both nmA, nutrition microalgae factor and HmA, hydration microalgae factor are powerful proprietary ingredients derived from natural products to help nourish and protect our body against the stresses of modern lifestyle.

3. Should I use moisturisers after using the Eumora Bar?

Yes, we recommend that the Eumora bar be used with a gentle moisturizer, preferably formulated with natural ingredients as your face/skin is undergoing a detox and process through regular cleansing with Eumora.

4. Are there any after effects of using the bar?

The gentle formulation and pH balance of Eumora is designed to minimise all after-effects to the skin. However due to possible pre-existing toxic conditions and skin sensitivities caused by over-exposure to strong exfoliants in some individuals, the detoxification action of HmA and moor may cause a “healing crisis”. Please contact a distributor or our office for further clarification.

5. Can I leave the lather on my skin or face for more than 3 minutes?

The amount of lather and how long you can leave it on varies from skin to skin, the instruction on the box is a basic guide to allow most users to experience the unique effects of using Eumora. However leaving it any longer, may result in a slight increase in the therapeutic effects. However as the skin is a live respiratory organ, any therapeutic effect will eventually be counteracted by the skin’s need to breathe.

6. What is Healing Crisis?

“Healing crisis” is the initial visible effects of the detoxifying process experienced by a very small minority, as the skin organ expels toxins which may have accumulated under the skin over time. The most common examples are localised dryness, itchiness, redness, peeling or even breakouts that will gradually disappear as your skin organ heals and is a definitive sign that Eumora is working.

7. How long does a Healing Crisis last?

It varies from person to person depending on the current condition of the skin. It may range from a few days to a few weeks. It would eventually result in a more radiant and youthful look!

8. Is there anything I can do to help with the symptoms of the “Healing Crisis”?

You can apply a gentle moisturiser (Preferably formulated with natural ingredients) if your skin is experiencing dryness. As for other symptoms, it could be due to the products (Cosmetics, etc) that you have been using. Stop using all such products and monitor the symptoms.

9. What is the difference between SLS & Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate?

They are all surfactants with similar sounding names that behave quite differently. Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate (DLS) is one of the gentlest surfactants which helps remove surface dirt by weakening the bond between dirt particles and the skin. Compared to the more common and cheaper ALS/SLS/SLES which typically produces a rich lather very easily, DLS is easily differentiated as it tends to produce a much thinner lather while cleaning just as well.

10. Why is the Eumora formulation so effective?

Eumora is formulated with active ingredients derived from microalgae and moor imported from various parts of Europe. It is then manufactured in GMP certified facilities in South East Asia according to a secret formulation that works for a wide range of skin types and amazingly for a broad range of climates!


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Your All In-One Beauty Treatment! You stand to lose acne, wrinkles, lines, freckles, pimples, dull skin, white head, black head, eye bags, big pores, age spots, sagging skin, dark circles, pigmentation and scars.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

GT Group event launching in Malaysia


Assalamualaikum.



Last week, on 16th January 2017, I was invited to attend the launch of an e-commerce giant, GT Dollar Malaysia at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. The event was graced and launched by Y.B. Datuk Mas Ermieyati Binti Samsudin, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture.


The event was witnessed by distinguished government officials as well as 3,000 prominent IT and e-commerce industry leaders who support the development of a dynamic FinTech ecosystem, paving way for SMART innovations like GT Dollar, making Malaysia a force to reckon with in the FinTech sector. This collaboration between the Malaysian government and GT Dollar helps to alleviate the lives of people through the launch GT Dollar mobile application, which is a “one-stop mobile e-commerce platform” that seeks to build a cohesive community for consumers and merchants from a myriad of industries to interact within its marketplace.


About GT Group

GT Group of Companies, a Singapore homegrown group specialising in innovative solutions in the IT and e-commerce sector was founded in 2014 by Dr. Paul Zhang, Chairman and CEO of the GT Group, who is equipped with over 30 years of industry experience in high tech management, economic and tourism development worldwide.




Beautiful ladies with the GT Wonder Boy, the GT Robot

To complement this collaborative effort, GT Robot an innovative high-technological form under the GT Group, specializes its advancement in humanoid robotic solutions. In recognition of it’s advancement, the Malaysian government is planning to allocate a zone located along the Malacca-Negeri Sembilan border for GT Robot’s own manufacturing and assembly plant, which is worth approximate to RM 300 million in investment. This plant estimated to generate income for the company of approximate USD 20 Billon (which is equal to 10 Million pieces of Mobile Robot) and create more than 10,000 working opportunities for locals in the next 5 years. The GT Robot plant will be the first in Asia with eco-friendly manufacturing with the high technology equipment after China. 


The GT Dollar application

Today, marks the launch of a groundbreaking event that will go down in history. Unveiling an all new improvised major update of GT Dollar application, the world’s first social mobile e-commerce software. This new concept was first found in year 2014 by the GT Group President and CEO Dr. Paul Zhang Baolu, who is equipped with over 30 years of industry experience in high-technology management, economic and tourism development worldwide. The company is valued at more than $4.7 billion. The conference is aimed to drive development of regional internet use, where users and businesses connect seamlessly without barriers. This benefits the consumers greatly as businesses become more affordable thus stimulating economic growth, national tax revenue and employment growth. As a major update, there will be new enhanced key features to help alleviate the overall user experience. Through the adoption of SMART technologies which comprises of AR technology to for implement “the seek honey feature”, “catch a bee to earn GT Cash features” which can be used for purchases within the interactive marketplace as well as being an effective Bee Commerce tool to help users manage their finances effectively by enjoying exclusive long term savings, emerging as Malaysia’s trendsetter in the world of e-commerce. 



Screenshots of the GT Dollar app on android

This application aims to embrace technology, thus contributing towards the economic growth of the country. A comprehensive platform for both consumers and merchants, encouraging cash free transactions around the world. With zero registrations, subscription and advertising fees, merchants need to purchase GT Dollar (Virtual Currency) and distribute it to their users anytime, anywhere. This will in turn form into e-promotion or e-advertising with minimal charges. The Online Payment Gateway will be used to accept payment online – E-wallet / Visa (Credit, Debit, Prepaid) / MasterCard (Credit. Debit, Prepaid) / CUP Card (Credit, Debit, Prepaid) / Direct Debit Account to perform transaction charges. GT Dollar primary focus is about a creating a world of convenience centered around virtual credits account to allow users to make payment via an e-wallet system which enables extensive search for products or services via a marketplace. 

GT Dollar allows SMEs to function virtually. It connects them with new and existing consumers and maintains a loyalty programme through the distribution of virtual credits (GTD). Communication between merchants and consumers is facilitated via seamless GPS- location and user-friendly booking platforms. The application serves as a composite of one’s daily lifestyle and a city guide to complement and simplify the increasingly hectic lifestyle by providing users with an unprecedented access to a large database of over 80,000 merchants worldwide hitherto not on Internet or mobile, but who offer a great range of products. Merchants and users can enjoy other services beside online shopping such as fund transfer, utilities bills payment, prepaid air time top-up, Social Network Chat (for up to 20 people in each group) and etc. As per statistic, there are more than 18 million active digital users in Malaysia and up to 2015, a total 77.3% of Malaysian households have access to broadband services. 


Other products from GT Group, GT Mobile and GT Watch



Here's a video walkthrough of the event.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review | C.Michael Aesthetic Signature Glow Treatment

Assalamualaikum.

Are you looking for an intensive anti-ageing treatment to keep the skin youthful? Here’s C.Michael Aesthetic newly introduced promotion that would make your skin really happy,

the C. Michael “Signature Glow Treatment”.

The Treatment includes two procedures of treatment:

1) Laser (Q-Switched Laser) and

2) Facial (LASEMD)


Being one of the most technologically advanced lasers, Q-switched Laser is highly effective for anti-ageing and collagen lift. (This treatment is effective to combat multiple skin problems such as - pigmentations - open pores - pimples - uneven skin tone.) This process takes only 15 minutes and is safely conducted by accredited doctor. The “Signature Glow Treatment” uses the state of the art cosmeceutical system (LASEMD) after the Laser session to effectively delivers the perfect skin rejuvenation procedure that accelerates cell renewal, combats free radicals, brighten and strengthen your skin. Currently C.Michael is the only one who owns this technology in Malaysia.

Here's a detail of my recent visit to C.Michael Aesthetic.


The consultation area.



The doctor in charge for my treatment that day



Doctors of C.Michael



As usual, we need to fill in our particular details for the clinic's records. The treatment methods and treatment plans are explained to me. I will be getting 2 treatments that day, the Q-switched laser and LaseMD ampoule treatments.



The Q-switch laser machine


So the first step was make up removal and face cleanse.

To the 2nd step, the q-switch laser treatment. I was given 2 levels of laser concentration that day. What you will feel doing laser treatment is the slight heat and pin point hot needle feelings. It wasn't painful for me. I have been to several laser treatment before, and this was the longest I had, but still, it is not painful I can assure you guys. So, please don't be afraid to get laser treatment yeah?


Me getting zapped by the laser. LOL.



The LaseMD Ampoule machine



Vitamin C Ampoule


And then, the 3rd treatment was the LaseMD ampoule treatment. I was given the vitamin C ampoule treatment that day.

LaseMD is a cutting edge CDS which combines a sophisticated laser system together with its exclusive line of cosmeceuticals (LaseMD Ampoules). LaseMD is a micro needling treatment using the machine to insert the ampoules into our skin.

LaseMD ensures less pain, no anesthesia, no downtime, fast treatment times, and continuous care from clinic to home.

It was advised that I should wear a lot of masks and repair cream after the treatments since the pores are really absorbing all the goodness way more affectively for a few days after the treatment. This explains the super glow that I received after a week of the treatment.

After the LaseMD treatment, my face was slightly reddish and itchy for a few minutes. I then walked around the same floor of C.Michael Aesthetic for a few minutes, doing window shopping then the itch disappears along with the redness. Yeah! So I can tell you that this treatment is great for that quick lunch time treatment. Go for a laser treatment than proceeds to lunch. Quick and hassle free!

The “Signature Glow Treatment” effectively delivers the real glowing results after the 30-min procedure.
- Safe: Non-invasive and safe for all skin types. Using FDA approved laser and light machines.
- Fast: 30 minutes including q-swicth nd-yag laser + LASEMD facial treatment
- Effective: For pigmentation, pores, pimples, rejuvenation, uneven skin tone and fine wrinkles.
- No downtime: No swelling or skin peeling.
- Medical Grade: Special and safe laser protocol created by accredited doctor



Me one week after. Pores are obviously smaller and I apply no cc cream or foundation on my face.

Did I got you guys excited? Want to experience the same treatment as me? Here's a voucher for my lovely readers! ONLY RM299 FOR Q-SWITCHED LASER AND LASEMD! Visit C.Michael Aesthetic and mention my blog name, SALMA OTHMAN , and get the discounted price from the no promo price of RM1000.


Don't forget to show the above voucher and mention Salma Othman to be eligible for the the promotion.

Their Avenue K Salon/Aesthetic Medical Laser Centre is located atLevel 1, Avenue K Shopping Centre, KL. The address is

L1-1D & 1E, Avenue K,
156 Jalan Ampang, 50450,
Kuala Lumpur.
Contact number : 03-2181322

Avenue K Shopping Centre is located along the bustling Jalan Ampang, just opposite the iconic Petronas Twin Towers within the world renowned Kuala Lumpur City Centre landmark.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oh hello 2017

Assalamualaikum.

Hello 2017. New year, new hopes and dreams.

I had promised myself to be more positive, more happy, and be more in love with life this new year. It has been 11 days from the new year, and my days are okay so far. Not that great, but I'm thankful that it's not that bad. I have been released of my pain and sorrow last year, so this year I hope for more improvements and more happiness.

I plan to travel a lot this year. And to do extreme stuffs. And lose weight before April. Why April? Just because.

My life is smooth so far, not much headache with my personal life, but my work life has been different. And a bit difficult. Since lots of my colleagues left, I end up having to do their jobs and I sometimes couldn't cope. I've been looking for a new job but being picky at the same time really doesn't make things any easier. Well I need to be picky since I will be travelling from Bentong, so a workplace much closer to a public transport station is well preferred. If you guys have any recommendations for me do let me know yeah? I'm a graphic designer with web programming and mobile app development experience by the way.



My best 9 last year. Cherished memories that I will never get back.

Oh, and I plan to level up my blogging by doing a vlog too. Got my channel set up and ready in YouTube. I will share later okay lovely readers? Please pray for me that things will be smooth sailing for me and that I will be very very happy in the coming days. I pray my readers the same too.

Alright, till then. Hugs and kisses.