Suggestions & Ideas for Smartphones: Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented

Suggestions & Ideas for Smartphones: Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented

December 25, 2017 2 By admin

Merry Christmas to everyone

New Year around the corner and year ending. As a reader you must be interested to buying some interesting gifts for your family or maybe for yourself.  Also you remember DSF is also starting from 26th Dec, 2017 and brands and retailers would be coming out with special offers. Especially with VAT starting in UAE from January, 2018. It would good idea to purchase gifts or products in these few days.

We also understand, sometimes you can’t make decision to purchase the right product. Here is some of the ideas and or suggestion which may find it interesting gifts for you, your family and friends.

Personal Communication Devices:

Smartphone / mobile phones have become integral part of the smart living and lifestyle of the modern person. Mobile phones nowadays are not just the way to communicate with each other with voice call but to be connected with the world with palm device. You get information in secs away with data connection from news about the world, about your friends, relatives, see them via Video chat, pay your groceries and even now get diagnostic about your health. With each day advent of new technologies in smartphones, it will be limitless to say what we can expect more in future.

Here are some of the smartphone brand and their products which a you can purchase.

Samsung Mobile

Samsung Mobile has been in market for long and is one of the important brand which makes impact in the Android phone market.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: The Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, has an even better display, design, and camera that will make it the perfect gift for the smart, stylish, and always-on person in your family. The infinity display has an incredible end-to-end screen, which makes for a beautifully curved, perfectly symmetrical, singular object. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are top-of-the-line devices that show how much you care, and with a best-in-class camera, you won’t miss a moment this holiday season, even in the dark next to the festive lights because of the innovative low-light camera.

Samsung S8 & S8Plus

Samsung S8 & S8Plus

Price on  Souq: AED 2,049.0o

Samsung Galaxy Note8: The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 and its most defining feature, the S Pen, are the perfect duo to help the ambitious go-getters on your list do bigger things. With a 6.3-inch screen and an Infinity Display that’s larger than life, the Galaxy Note8 provides all the workspace needed to get things done. Available in five stylish colors with a sleek, slim design that fits comfortably in one hand, the Galaxy Note8 is the do-it-all device that looks great and performs even better.

This would be perfect gift for someone who is engineer, architect or a person who will choose the full potential of the S Pen.

Price on AED 2,269.00


Since Motorola was taken over by Lenovo and is the only smartphone device company with come with the addition of Mods for smartphone, the new Moto Z2 force edition and Moto Play is gain attention in the market and well accepted by the consumer. Especially with the New Moto 360 camera mod and the Turbo power pack addition has already got attention of the consumer. The best part is the last year release mods like the JBL speaker mod, Insta-share Projector or the Hasselblad true zoom can be used with new Moto Z2 Force smartphone or the Moto Play.

Moto Z2 Force Edition:  The new Moto Z2 Force Edition shatters limitations with a 5.5” Quad HD AMOLED screen that’s guaranteed not to crack or shatter. The slim, all-metal design launched with dual 12MP cameras, one monochrome and one color, work together to capture brilliant, top-quality photos which also allow users to add a blur effect to the background or foreground and capture true depth of field.  with the fastest possible data speeds. The powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile .


Review of Moto Mods:

Moto Z2 Force + option of one of the following mods: JBL Sound boost 2 Speaker, Moto GamePad or TurboPower – AED 2,699

Moto Z2 Play: With a powerful combination of style and strength, Moto Z2 Play features an all-metal unibody design that not only looks great, but stands up to everyday wear and tear. The 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display offers razor sharp details. Get up to 30 hours of battery life and a 2.2GHz octa-core processor to power through your day – and well into the next, as well as get up to eight hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.

Moto Z2 Play + Moto 360 Camera – AED 1,999


Huawei has been since and one of the most powerful company to be watched as competitor to top Android smartphone company. The most interesting part is the own development team for creating their own Chipset called Kirin and also 1st company to talk about dedicated NPU in hardware for AI.

Huawei Mate 10: It is Flagship mobile of Huawei series and has the latest Kirin 970, Huawei’s new smartphone System-on-a-Chip (SoC) which combines an 8-core CPU, a new generation 12-core GPU, and a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to power AI computing. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series features a new Leica Dual camera with f/1.6 aperture to capture more light for low-light photography. With 4000mAh battery, fast charging and slick almost borderless design has been turning heads in the Android smartphone users.

Price on : AED 2,049.00


Apple’s iPhone is the only IOS device smartphone in the world and very well known as the brand with came out with the first smartphone to have music, internet and voice call. With release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X has been has been making noise especially with iPhone X which is has almost full display smartphone expect the part of the speaker and camera. There has always been constant media war between Android smartphones manufacturer and Apple on the latest development of technologies in smartphone. If you are buying Apple products and you add any apple products to your life, it added to the Apple product family. If there is any new development in the software from Apple, all the products from apple is updated and sync will all the apple products. Like with the new Airmat for wireless charging, it can be used from the new iPhone 8 or 8Plus and also for charging for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere on the mat to charge them wirelessly. The only issue is with the closed network of Apple technology; you have to buy only Apple products or Apple licensed products which is normally expensive than Android accessories.

 iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus: All glass body with 4.7‑inch and 5.5‑inch Retina HD displays. With True Tone, a wide color gamut, and 3D Touch. A11 Bionic chipset with four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than earlier A10 Fusion. iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilization for photos and videos. Portrait mode on iPhone 8 Plus gets even better. For sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds. Dual cameras and new facial land marking create dramatic studio lighting effects in Portrait mode. The wide‑angle and telephoto lenses on iPhone 8 Plus enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.

iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

Price on official Apple (UAE) for iPhone 8: AED 2,849

Price on official Apple (UAE) iPhone 8Plus: AED 3,249

iPhone X: This is latest edition of the iPhone family and many people pronounce the smartphone as “iPhone X as alphabet X” which is wrong the “X” is the roman numerical number Ten. The software of the iPhone X is the similar to iPhone 8 Plus except difference are the almost full screen OLED display with sensors and the camera on the top. It’s a striking, futuristic design that is so much more eye-catching than your typical iPhone. 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen, Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.Face ID is a secure and private new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay.Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face. The TrueDepth camera analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji. A larger and faster 12MP sensor.



Price on official Apple (UAE) iPhone X: AED 4,099

Suggestion: If you are buying the iPhone 8,  iPhone 8Plus or the iPhone X , I would suggest you buy case protection.


Oppo has been making news in the market especially in India and is one of the top seller of smartphones in the mid-range category. They are young Chinese company and have captured the mid segment of smartphone with good specs and very competitive pricing.

Oppo F5: The F5 features a 20MP front camera with an F2.0 aperture and a 16MB rear camera with F1.8 aperture. Compared with competitors in the same price range, the F5 has a higher resolution (2160×1080) and better photo quality, capable of delivering Bokeh effects and resolving any over-exposure issues thanks to front HDR. The F5 will be OPPO’s first 6.0-inch full-screen FHD+ display device, giving the user a vivid visual enjoyment without increasing the size of the phone. It features a high-resolution 2160 x 1080 screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. OPPO’s Color OS 3.2, together with 4G RAM + 32GB ROM memory gives the operating system a much smoother user experience. A triple slot tray supports two Nano cards and one TF card simultaneously. The O-share file sharing technology is 100 times faster than Bluetooth.

Priced at AED 1199


The brand which were the masters of mobile in 90’s and then lost the market share and now they are rising back with the mid segment mobiles with HMD Global. This year in August, HMG Global launched Nokia 8 smartphone which was one of the first smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset in the mid-range pricing.

Nokia 8: A straight forward rectangle shape phone with curves edges with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. 4GB RAM with 64 GB ROM, it was one of the best smartphones in the price. One feature which got my attention was the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 8, the front and rear-facing cameras on the Nokia 8 have been co-developed with ZEISS optics for an optimum all round experience. Content creators can natively broadcast their unique #Bothie stories to social media through the Dual-Sight functionality located within the camera app. Fans can also enjoy unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.


Price on : AED 1,599.00

Sony Xperia

Sony mobile has been in the mobile market for ages. I used have the Sony Ericssion P1, my  first Qwerty keyboard mobile phone. Sony Xperia was previously known globally as Sony Ericsson before re-branding in 2012, as a result of the mobile phone manufacturer being taken over and solely owned by Sony.

Sony Xperia XZ1: Sony Xperia XZ1 is full metal body smartphone with 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Some of the interesting features are super slow motion (960fps) with smile predictive capture feature and the 3D creator feature App. The shape of the Sony Xperia XZ1 stands out different from all the other competitor mobile, it is straight simple rectangle shape smartphone. It has new smile predictive capture feature.  Auto focus burst function for camera capture. The 3D creator feature, were you can scan person head with Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone and create animated characters and also create video with surrounding with help of AI.  It has got Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and run Android™ 8.0 Oreo.


Priced at AED 2199


Important: Check online and offers from different retail stores to get the best deals

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Suggestions & Ideas for Gadgets : Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented