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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Sony PlayStation 5 goes on sale in Hong Kong, but most gamers need to pay double to get one

Sony’s PlayStation 5 finally went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020. Gamers who pre-ordered a console were able to pick it up, but those who weren't able to pre-order will have to wait until Sony gets stock for walk-in sales, or pay twice the price to get a console on the resale market at local game stores.

19 Nov 2020 - 10:40PM

Sony’s PlayStation 5 finally went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020. Gamers who pre-ordered a console were able to pick it up, but those who weren't able to pre-order will have to wait until Sony gets stock for walk-in sales, or pay twice the price to get a console on the resale market at local game stores.

Sony PlayStation 5 goes on sale in Hong Kong, but most gamers need to pay double to get one
How Hong Kong’s new coronavirus contact-tracing app works

The Hong Kong government has launched a new app for tracing contacts among people in an effort to prevent a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the city. The app called LeaveHomeSafe enables users to record the date and time they visited public venues. The software is part of government efforts to help people keep track of their movements and alert them if they have been in contact with infected people or visited venues where cases have been reported. The Post tried out the new contact-tracing app in a number of locations around Hong Kong.

18 Nov 2020 - 11:15AM

The Hong Kong government has launched a new app for tracing contacts among people in an effort to prevent a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the city. The app called LeaveHomeSafe enables users to record the date and time they visited public venues. The software is part of government efforts to help people keep track of their movements and alert them if they have been in contact with infected people or visited venues where cases have been reported. The Post tried out the new contact-tracing app in a number of locations around Hong Kong.

How Hong Kong’s new coronavirus contact-tracing app works
HomePod mini: Can Apple's smart speaker handle Chinese accents and dialects?

The Apple HomePod mini is marketed as having Chinese language recognition ability that sets it apart from other smart speakers. But while the device is said to be able to support Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, we wanted to put the HomePod mini to the test to see if Siri can understand different Chinese accents as well as dialects.

12 Nov 2020 - 9:05PM

The Apple HomePod mini is marketed as having Chinese language recognition ability that sets it apart from other smart speakers. But while the device is said to be able to support Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, we wanted to put the HomePod mini to the test to see if Siri can understand different Chinese accents as well as dialects.

HomePod mini: Can Apple's smart speaker handle Chinese accents and dialects?
Road test: cycling Hong Kong’s scenic New Territories route after new section completes 60km track

The completion of a section of cycling track in Hong Kong’s New Territories has put the finishing touches on a 60km (37-mile) long path that links Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan. The new 11km (6.8-mile) Yuen Long to Sheung Shui section, which runs through a number of scenic spots such as the Kam Tin River and the Long Valley Wetland, opened to the public on September 29, 2020. South China Morning Post reporter Mark Agnew and Chan Ka-leung of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance took advantage of the autumn weather to saddle up for a road test.

7 Nov 2020 - 10:37AM

The completion of a section of cycling track in Hong Kong’s New Territories has put the finishing touches on a 60km (37-mile) long path that links Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan. The new 11km (6.8-mile) Yuen Long to Sheung Shui section, which runs through a number of scenic spots such as the Kam Tin River and the Long Valley Wetland, opened to the public on September 29, 2020. South China Morning Post reporter Mark Agnew and Chan Ka-leung of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance took advantage of the autumn weather to saddle up for a road test.

Road test: cycling Hong Kong’s scenic New Territories route after new section completes 60km track
Hong Kong camera guardian David Chan spent 60 years collecting vintage gear

“They are works of art”, says David Chan as he describes the massive collection of vintage cameras he has assembled in his Hong Kong shop over about 60 years. Though Chan buys and sells some equipment, he considers himself more of a guardian of vintage photographic gear, on a mission to help future generations see the beauty of camera craftsmanship.

26 Oct 2020 - 3:29PM

“They are works of art”, says David Chan as he describes the massive collection of vintage cameras he has assembled in his Hong Kong shop over about 60 years. Though Chan buys and sells some equipment, he considers himself more of a guardian of vintage photographic gear, on a mission to help future generations see the beauty of camera craftsmanship.

Hong Kong camera guardian David Chan spent 60 years collecting vintage gear
Is the camera as good as Apple claims it is? Pro photographer tests the new iPhone 12 Pro

The new iPhone 12 Pro has impressive camera technology that is designed for photographers, but it comes at a premium price which costs as much as a professional camera. The Post invited a pro photographer to test the iPhone 12 Pro for shooting portraits and cityscapes in Hong Kong.

23 Oct 2020 - 7:59PM

The new iPhone 12 Pro has impressive camera technology that is designed for photographers, but it comes at a premium price which costs as much as a professional camera. The Post invited a pro photographer to test the iPhone 12 Pro for shooting portraits and cityscapes in Hong Kong.

Is the camera as good as Apple claims it is? Pro photographer tests the new iPhone 12 Pro
From serving drinks to stacking shelves, robots get more jobs in Japan as workforce shrinks

Robots are increasingly getting more jobs in Japan, a nation struggling to cope with an ageing, shrinking workforce. The machines have been deployed to help with tasks such as stacking shelves, serving drinks and cleaning toilets. Some, including a shelf-stocking machine called “kangaroo robot”, are even operated remotely by humans using virtual reality interfaces.

6 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM

Robots are increasingly getting more jobs in Japan, a nation struggling to cope with an ageing, shrinking workforce. The machines have been deployed to help with tasks such as stacking shelves, serving drinks and cleaning toilets. Some, including a shelf-stocking machine called “kangaroo robot”, are even operated remotely by humans using virtual reality interfaces.

From serving drinks to stacking shelves, robots get more jobs in Japan as workforce shrinks
Should you buy Samsung’s ‘ultra-pricey’ Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is Samsung’s most-powerful phone yet, but is it worth the US$1,300 price tag? A large smartphone with a built-in stylus, the device comes with top-notch specs including an immersive 6.9-inch display, and a massive 50x camera zoom capability. The Post got access to one of the phones for 72 hours to put it to the test.

28 Aug 2020 - 5:40PM

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is Samsung’s most-powerful phone yet, but is it worth the US$1,300 price tag? A large smartphone with a built-in stylus, the device comes with top-notch specs including an immersive 6.9-inch display, and a massive 50x camera zoom capability. The Post got access to one of the phones for 72 hours to put it to the test.

Should you buy Samsung’s ‘ultra-pricey’ Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?
China’s new flood control solutions can help communities cope with flooded roads

China is using new flood-control methods to cope with roads being blocked by rising waters. One of the latest solutions was developed by a Chinese company, which mitigates flooding more efficiently than commonly used sandbags.

12 Aug 2020 - 7:11PM

China is using new flood-control methods to cope with roads being blocked by rising waters. One of the latest solutions was developed by a Chinese company, which mitigates flooding more efficiently than commonly used sandbags.

China’s new flood control solutions can help communities cope with flooded roads
How hi-tech solutions are being used across Asia to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Technology has helped some countries and regions in Asia do a better job containing the spread and coping with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. From apps to manage quarantines, to robots to spread disinfectant, the hi-tech solutions have a common goal of fighting the deadly effects of Covid-19.

7 Aug 2020 - 1:05PM

Technology has helped some countries and regions in Asia do a better job containing the spread and coping with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. From apps to manage quarantines, to robots to spread disinfectant, the hi-tech solutions have a common goal of fighting the deadly effects of Covid-19.

How hi-tech solutions are being used across Asia to cope with the coronavirus pandemic
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