Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Video Producer, Abacus

Chris Chang is a video producer with Abacus. When Chris was in high school, he set up a blog called M.I.C. Gadget to write about gadgets made in China. He reported cheap iPhone knockoffs to the rise of Chinese smartphones, and he made the world’s first Steve Jobs action figure that got banned by Apple. At his age of 20, he decided to pursue a career where all he does is filmmaking and photography. He spent seven years to work on portrait films, documentaries, and branding films. Today, he is at Abacus to use his filmmaking techniques to unbox and review the latest tech products from China.

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Latest from Chris Chang

iPhone SE, iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro: which camera is right for you?

The number of camera lenses and low-light performance are the main differences between iPhones, so choose wisely.

24 Jul 2020 - 12:43PM

The number of camera lenses and low-light performance are the main differences between iPhones, so choose wisely.

iPhone SE, iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro: which camera is right for you?
Turn your Nintendo Switch into a retro arcade cabinet with this new gadget

The Switch Fighter lets you play classic arcade games like Street Fighter II as you would in an arcade

9 Jul 2020 - 9:24PM

The Switch Fighter lets you play classic arcade games like Street Fighter II as you would in an arcade

Turn your Nintendo Switch into a retro arcade cabinet with this new gadget
A guide to shooting high-end cinematic video on Apple’s cheap iPhone SE

Apple’s cheapest iPhone still gives great results for shooting high-quality videos

30 Jun 2020 - 10:12AM

Apple’s cheapest iPhone still gives great results for shooting high-quality videos

A guide to shooting high-end cinematic video on Apple’s cheap iPhone SE
The Mi 10 Pro is Xiaomi’s most powerful flagship yet
Oppo’s wild anime phone will excite any Evangelion fan

The phone, the box and everything inside it gets some kind of Evangelion-themed design

5 Jun 2020 - 8:59PM

The phone, the box and everything inside it gets some kind of Evangelion-themed design

Oppo’s wild anime phone will excite any Evangelion fan
Zooming in 100x on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra isn’t as cool as it sounds

It’s difficult to take a good shot at 100x zoom, but other zoom levels offer better result

15 Jun 2020 - 1:04PM

It’s difficult to take a good shot at 100x zoom, but other zoom levels offer better result

Zooming in 100x on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra isn’t as cool as it sounds
The Motorola Razr is an overpriced flip phone with underperforming specs

It’s natural to compare the Razr to the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and it’s not flattering to Motorola

7 May 2020 - 10:02PM

It’s natural to compare the Razr to the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and it’s not flattering to Motorola

The Motorola Razr is an overpriced flip phone with underperforming specs
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable phone you shouldn’t buy

It’s a big phone that folds up into a neat square, but it’s not worth US$1,400

15 Jun 2020 - 1:06PM

It’s a big phone that folds up into a neat square, but it’s not worth US$1,400

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable phone you shouldn’t buy
The iPhone SE is everything you need in a phone for US$400

Apple’s new iPhone SE offers flagship power and a good camera on a budget, making it difficult for similarly priced Android handsets to compete

15 Jun 2020 - 1:06PM

Apple’s new iPhone SE offers flagship power and a good camera on a budget, making it difficult for similarly priced Android handsets to compete

The iPhone SE is everything you need in a phone for US$400
The Galaxy S20 Ultra has lots of features that look better on paper

At $1,400, Samsung’s new phone offers powerful specs and overhyped camera features

15 Jun 2020 - 1:07PM

At $1,400, Samsung’s new phone offers powerful specs and overhyped camera features

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has lots of features that look better on paper
The Oppo Reno 3 Pro is a feature-rich mid-range phone

Oppo’s new phone has great image stabilization and a 5x hybrid zoom for less than US$500

15 Jun 2020 - 1:07PM

Oppo’s new phone has great image stabilization and a 5x hybrid zoom for less than US$500

The Oppo Reno 3 Pro is a feature-rich mid-range phone
The TikTok phone is a solid budget handset with flagship specs

The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 offers a lot more than just having TikTok available at the swipe of a finger

2 Mar 2020 - 8:00AM

The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 offers a lot more than just having TikTok available at the swipe of a finger

The TikTok phone is a solid budget handset with flagship specs
What it’s like to shoot 108-megapixel photos on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi’s first phone with a 108-megapixel camera is impressive when it comes to zooming, but low-light performance leaves much to be desired

16 Feb 2020 - 7:01PM

Xiaomi’s first phone with a 108-megapixel camera is impressive when it comes to zooming, but low-light performance leaves much to be desired

What it’s like to shoot 108-megapixel photos on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10
DJI Osmo Action, Robomaster S1 and Roborock S6: Our favorite gadgets of 2019

We run through the best Chinese tech gizmos of the year!

27 Dec 2019 - 12:10PM

We run through the best Chinese tech gizmos of the year!

DJI Osmo Action, Robomaster S1 and Roborock S6: Our favorite gadgets of 2019
The Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone that looks better than it feels

The exposed flexible display is a major concern and it requires a surprising amount of force to fold compared with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

18 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

The exposed flexible display is a major concern and it requires a surprising amount of force to fold compared with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone that looks better than it feels
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a lot to love... and a lot to hate

For US$2,000, a phone should be close to perfect, but the Galaxy Fold has too many flaws

9 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

For US$2,000, a phone should be close to perfect, but the Galaxy Fold has too many flaws

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a lot to love... and a lot to hate
Shooting cinematic video with iPhone 11 Pro and the DJI Osmo Mobile 3

I spent a week shooting cinematic video around Hong Kong using only my iPhone 11 Pro and the DJI Osmo Mobile 3. You might be surprised how much you can do with these simple tools.

15 Jun 2020 - 2:27PM

I spent a week shooting cinematic video around Hong Kong using only my iPhone 11 Pro and the DJI Osmo Mobile 3. You might be surprised how much you can do with these simple tools.

Shooting cinematic video with iPhone 11 Pro and the DJI Osmo Mobile 3
Reporter rides China's EHang flying taxi

What's it like to ride in a flying taxi? The South China Morning Post's Celia Chen rode in EHang's passenger-carrying drone. It seats two, and can fly autonomously -- no pilot needed! How did Celia's test flight go? Find out in the video!

28 Aug 2019 - 9:11PM

What's it like to ride in a flying taxi? The South China Morning Post's Celia Chen rode in EHang's passenger-carrying drone. It seats two, and can fly autonomously -- no pilot needed! How did Celia's test flight go? Find out in the video!

Reporter rides China's EHang flying taxi
The OnePlus 7 Pro camera is better than you expect

The latest OnePlus phone takes surprisingly good photos in both bright and low-light scenes

20 Sep 2019 - 9:10AM

The latest OnePlus phone takes surprisingly good photos in both bright and low-light scenes

The OnePlus 7 Pro camera is better than you expect
The best action camera for vlogging and selfies: Our DJI Osmo Action review

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

2 Aug 2019 - 3:53PM

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

The best action camera for vlogging and selfies: Our DJI Osmo Action review
The foldable Royole FlexPai is the worst of both worlds

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

19 Jul 2019 - 8:54AM

Chris Chang is a staff writer for Abacus, a sister tech site of the South China Morning Post. 

The foldable Royole FlexPai is the worst of both worlds
How to travel in China on a Mobike

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore a new city. Services like Mobike allows you to pick up a bike whenever you see one, and just leave it at any destination. Best of all, the app is available in English!

  • Get around faster
  • Scan the QR code on a bike to get started
20 Sep 2019 - 9:07AM

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore a new city. Services like Mobike allows you to pick up a bike whenever you see one, and just leave it at any destination. Best of all, the app is available in English!

  • Get around faster
  • Scan the QR code on a bike to get started
How to travel in China on a Mobike
The best gadgets I saw at Computex 2019

Dual-screen laptops, flip-up selfie cameras and so much more

20 Sep 2019 - 9:05AM

Dual-screen laptops, flip-up selfie cameras and so much more