Win the new LG G4

The LG G4.

LG Electronics and Digital Life are hosting a preview for 50 Digital Life readers, who will be invited to take a closer look at the upcoming LG G4 Android smartphone.

Powered by a 1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor, the LG G4 has a 5.5-inch quad high-definition quantum LCD screen and comes with common Android features, such as a removable battery and a microSD card slot.

At the close of the preview, five names will be picked in a lucky draw and five guests will each win an LG G4 smartphone. The top three winners will receive the leather LG G4 ($998), while the other two will get the metallic one ($928).

Each of the 50 invited readers will also receive a door gift. To win an invitation to the event, e-mail your name, age, identity card number and mobile phone number to digitalifesg@gmail.com.

Along with the subject heading, "LG G4 with Digital Life", answer the following questions:

Which smartphone (name and model) do you currently use? Tell us, in no more than 50 words, why you should be chosen. Entries close at 11.59pm on May 23. The private event will take place on Tuesday, May 26, at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

Invitations are not transferable and the winning readers are not permitted to invite guests to the event.

Details of the 50 winners will be shared with LG Singapore in preparation for the event.

DL readers experience Sony's Android TVs in exclusive preview

More than 50 Digital Life readers were among the first in Singapore to experience Sony's latest Android TVs last week.

They had won tickets to a private event organised jointly by The Straits Times Digital Life and Sony. The Japanese electronics giant's range of Android TVs had just been unveiled to local media earlier that day and they will be available in stores from next month.

Powered by Google's Android TV based on the popular Android mobile operating system, these Sony TV sets can stream online videos from YouTube and run apps downloaded from Google Play Store.

The guests eagerly tried out the TVs' built-in Google voice search in English, Mandarin and Malay, and Google Cast, which lets users stream supported apps to the TV. They also used the TV to play a video game.

"We are very pleased with the enthusiasm and interest shown by those who attended. It also gave us the opportunity to interact directly with our potential customers and to understand their needs and requirements better," said Mr Melvin Pang, assistant general manager for Sony Singapore's marketing divison.

Sony presented each guest with a Sony USB charger worth $119 and a voucher to buy a Sony Android TV at a 5-per-cent discount.

Five lucky Digital Life readers took home premium Sony products, including a smartphone and a tablet. The top prize, a 50-inch Sony Bravia Android TV worth $1,899, went to Mrs Josephine Low, 70.

Said Mrs Low, who was at the event with her daughter: "It was quite interesting to see the Android TV in action. The TV colours are very vibrant and the screens are so huge."

vinchang@sph.com.sg

This article was first published on May 20, 2015.
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