Ahead of its launch event this coming Wednesday, we’ve received a unit of Lenovo’s upcoming flagship, the Vibe Z. Also known as the K910L, this is Lenovo’s first-ever LTE-enabled smartphone, and marks another major step in Lenovo’s increasing presence in the Malaysian mobile space. We’ve been using the K910 for many days now, so check out we think of Lenovo’s latest mobile darling after the jump!
Not just sticking to the top of the range flagship smartphone segment, Sony have announced the Xperia T2 Ultra; a phablet which is focused on emerging markets, packed to the brim with specs for entertainment on the go. Sporting a 6-inch 720 x 1280 TRILUMINOS display that extends to within 2.5mm of the phone’s edges, the T2 Ultra makes the most of available space and makes it a rather svelte device considering its size.
Just how similar are the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Xperia Z1? We are in Jakarta where Sony have just announced the new range of Xperia devices slated for launch next month and we decided to put them side-by-side to find out how they stack up against each other. Here’s our post on the Z1 Compact from earlier today.
After being rumoured for quite some time, the new Nokia X was finally unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona last week. Somehow, Nokia decided not to wait for long to bring the device over to Malaysia and has officially launched it for our market just moments ago.
Even though we have spent some time with Nokia X (as well as its bigger brother, the Nokia XL) at MWC, we decided to have another brief but closer walk-through with the device once again. Don’t to forget to check our subsequent post where we’ll show you how to install Android apps into Nokia X.
This time last year, the term “China Phone” was a deemed a rather derogatory one. The Chinese mobile phone company was a misunderstood underdog, more known for manufacturing the phone rather than producing handsets of their own. With the exception of a Meizu M9 or something from Huawei, China Phones were just not as desirable as a Samsung or a Sony in this day and age.
Many things have changed since then with the appearance of devices like the Xiaomi Redmi and of course this one, the Oppo N1. In an industry dominated by the specs race, unnecessary “innovation” for the sake of features and devices which look a lot like its predecessors, the China Phones may just be the shot in the arm that we need and Oppo is the heavy handed doctor to administer it.
It’s a rare occurrence that in this day and age where people are obsessed over the latest and greatest devices a manufacturer has to offer that we would be as enthralled with an entry level Android Smartphone such as the Acer Liquid Z3s. The Z3s doesn’t have the huge Super Ultra AMOLED Plus HD screens or even the crazy high MP cameras of the modern flagship, but what it does have is the humility and foresight to know its place and do its job exceptionally well.
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Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone has finally been unveiled, bringing along its own set of surprises. Contrary to what the many, many rumours and leaks have led us, the Samsung Galaxy S5 opts for a more refined Galaxy experience – and a handy set of new features.
Now that the whole Flappy Bird incident has finally slowed down a little, it’s about time to move on and discover other games. I was browsing around for apps to install the other day, and I’m pretty certain it’s because of the kittens, I stumbled across Naughty Kitties, a game for iOS devices that involves cats and spaceships, how could I have resisted that?
I remember when I was a kid, Walkman players were only accessible by the rich kids in school while the rest of us sat at the sideline envying. Then when my parents finally bought me a Walkman, along came the CD players to put us back at our sad little corners once again; those were the days. These days, kids not only have their parents’ or even their own smartphones to play with, but there are even tech devices specially made for kids like the Aerial7 headphones we have for review today.
Review starts after the break.
Hot on the heels of the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 we just saw earlier this week Samsung announced the arrival of the Galaxy TabPro family to complement the existing device in the Pro series of devices. Available in 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4inch flavours, the TabPro is very similar to the NotePro with the exception of battery size, 2GB RAM and the omission of the S Pen from the TabPro range.
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Say what you want about not allowing toddlers and young children to be exposed to gadgets, especially a smartphone, but one way or another these little rascals will find their way to your beloved phones. What’s worse, they might drop it, multiple times a day, everyday. When they’re not dropping it, they’ll throw it – true story.
It looks like according to Samsung, size clearly does matter. Today we had the chance to sit down with Samsung’s latest member of the Note family: the 12.2inch Galaxy NotePro. Sporting a 12.2Inch WQXGA Widescreen 16:10 display offering a very impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution which, when put into perspective is just shy of an Apple Macbook Pro 15inch Retina’s maximum resolution. Its other specs are nothing to turn your nose up at either.
Powered by a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 3GB of RAM the Note 12.2 is definitely at the top end of the technology scale. The NotePro also supports LTE and has an 8MP rear camera as well as a 2MP front camera and 32GB of internal memory, expandable by microSD card of course. Rounding it up, a mammoth device like this certainly needs needs a heck of a lot of power and the NotePro has an equally gigantic 9,500mAh battery and is surprisingly light considering the size.
Making its debut in March 2014, the NotePro will be available for RM2,999, a clear premium price range, but with the features included, it does make sense to an extent. The NotePro will be available in Black & White as well as several optional accessories like the LAN Hub, Bluetooth Keyboard, S Action Mouse and HDTV Adaptor.
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Not many phones under the RM500 mark are really worth taking a second look at these days with much of the focus given to the mid range and flagship smartphones. Acer have released an updated version to the Liquid Z3, the Z3s and have shown that budget doesn’t have to be budget on features. Sporting a 3.5Inch HVGA 320 x 480 screen, the Z3s also has a 5MP camera and comes with a rather smart active flip case, reminiscent of the much more expensive smart case from Apple or the power flip case from HTC! The Z3s also comes with Dual-SIM card slots as well as a pretty decent “Quick Modes” feature which tailors your device to who is using it.
The Acer Liquid Z3s will retail for a very meagre RM299 and the guys over at Storekini.com are having a Pre-Order starting TODAY at 12 noon, so keep your eyes peeled for the incredible deal that is coming up!
What happens when Lenovo decides to let the ThinkPad’s metaphorical hair down? You get the ThinkPad Yoga: all work and business in front, but flip that screen all the way and you’ve got a Windows 8 tablet “party in the rear”. First unveiled to the world last September at IFA 2013, the ThinkPad Yoga merges the 360-degree flipping screen found in the consumer IdeaPad Yoga range with the unrivalled business-class majesty of the ThinkPad.
In the tail-end of 2012, I stated that convertible laptops are not the way forward; They merge the worst parts of a tablet and a laptop instead of the best. I have used several convertibles since then, and found Lenovo’s Yoga solution to be more to my preference. However, I’ll still take a slim Ultrabok any day. Now that I’ve used another – and a ThinkPad at that – is the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga the perfect convertible laptop?
Review continues after the jump.
Lenovo’s first model in the new Vibe series, the Vibe X, is now available in Malaysia. Retailing at RM1299, it is one of the most affordable 5-inch Full HD Android smartphones you can find. In addition, the introduction of two high-megapixel count cameras (13MP at the rear, 5MP wide-angle front-facing module) makes this an interesting proposition for selfie lovers.
At the launch event held earlier today, we were able to spend some time with the new Vibe X. Check out our first impressions after the jump.