Good-looking smartphones


LOOKS MATTER: For young consumers, smartphones must not only have the latest technology and strong performance but must look good as well

Lenovo IdeaPhone S890 and P770

Two of the latest attractive Android smartphones come from PC manufacturer, Lenovo. The IdeaPhone S890 and P770, designed for trendy individuals and young professionals, are packed with multimedia and entertainment features.

The S890 has a lot to offer in a slim 9.3mm and lightweight 176g body. For larger viewing area and crisper images, the S890 offers a 5.0-inch 960x540 qHD screen. It has an 8MP auto-flash camera backed by Lenovo super camera software which supports photos in low light, complex photo-editing and conversion of photos into a video format easily.

The IdeaPhone S890 is available now, starting at RM839.

As for the P770, it is designed for frequently travelling executives who need to stay connected at all times. Battery life is enhanced with the 3500mAh battery and a power management software which promises to deliver 30 hours of talk time between charges.

The device has dual SIM capabilities.

The IdeaPhone P770 is available starting at RM739.00




This smartphone will be launched here this week. Some online reviews claim the phone to be the best built Android phone ever. The slim 9.3mm device has an attractive all-metal design with a 4.7-inch 1080p HD display. It has an ultra pixel camera supported by the HTC Zoe software which enables the phone to automatically capture up to 20 photos and a three-second video with just one click. Also said to be outstanding is its dual frontal speakers powered by built-in amplifiers.

Prior to the launch of the smartphone, HTC Malaysia has launched a campaign, the New HTC One Hunters Contest, across the Klang Valley. The contest was open to the public on Friday and will continue until April 27. Nine units of the new HTC One will be given away to winners who manage to complete the challenge.

For a chance to win the HTC One, you will need to locate the HTC One Double Agent carrying the new HTC One and provide the correct secret code. Updates on the whereabouts of the HTC One Double Agent, clues to the location and the secret code will be revealed on the HTC Malaysia Facebook page daily.

For further information on HTC and the contest, please visit HTC Malaysia's Facebook.


Sony Xperia ZL

After the launch of Xperia Z which impressed many, Sony has made available the Xperia ZL. This attractive compact smartphone weighing 151g and measuring 131.7x69x 9.8mm, basically shares the same features with Xperia Z.

Among others it runs on a quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage and a 5-inch full HD display. The phone is also supported by a 13MP rear camera with Exmor RS mobile and a 2MP front-facing camera.

The Xperia ZL retails at RM1,899.


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