2013 was a fantastic year for smartphones. Smartphones, specifically the flagship devices from manufacturers, raised the bar high in terms of build quality, polish, specifications, user experience and software. Here are my Top 5 picks of 2013, in no particular order, keeping in mind these are ones available from official channels in Malaysia (so no Nexus 5 or Oppo 5, etc).2652 1
Lenovo today welcomed the coming new year with a bang, unleashing a barrage of premium devices to cater to the PC and PC Plus trends including the Yoga, Flex and smartphone series. The number one global PC maker looks to continue the momentum of its outstanding past two quarter performance in both traditional PC markets and smart devices.588 3
China PC-maker Lenovo isn’t a brand typically associated with smartphones. The leading PC brand in China first ventured into the smartphone race in 2012. Marketed as “LePhone” in its home country and “IdeaPhone” outside of China, the brand has quickly become the world’s third largest smartphone maker (Gartner, Q3 2013). Impressive. Courtesy of Lenovo Malaysia, I was loaned a unit for review. Read on.