Ninetology U9X1 vs Lenovo K900 – Combined Product Review

Wooahhhh hey not that’s not a fair comparison, isn’t it?

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(Heart shaped! yeah!!!)

Yes it isn’t a fair comparison but nevertheless this is part of Ninetology’s Ethical Blogging Initiative to promote transparent blogging. On top of that, Ninetology also stated that it need not be a comparison blogpost (LOL, cos sure lose la in case like this) and they are looking forward for more creativity from bloggers to showcase both brands of mobile devices in a single blogpost.

So OK lor, I be creative lor. Don’t mind my localized writing style because I ish trying to be creative. LOL. Meh, let’s move on shall we.

Nah, don’t worry. I’m not going to go all out Manglish, it’s not a good idea to torture readers. Nevertheless let’s have a look at the devices.

On this corner, we have the Ninetology U9 X1. Product details at the official product page so I need not list out the details to compare.
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On the other corner, we have the Lenovo K900. Product details at the official product page so I need not list out the details to compare.

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But seriously la, how to highlight both products properly without listing out their key features, right? And once key features highlighted, sure there will be comparison right? 😛

So in the end still have to highlight a bit, at least on the areas I deem important.

Processor

The Lenovo K900 is powered by Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor Z2580 – Dual Coreâ„¢ 4-thread, up to 2.0 GHz processor while the Ninetology U9 X1 is powered by a Quad Core 1.2GHz. Wait, that didn’t sound right. I can’t believe Ninetology doesn’t even state what processor it is. C’mon no need shy shy, nevermind – Brother goldfries will tell you that it’s a MediaTek MT6589.

Performance wise, the K900 handled games like Asphalt 7 decently but tend to get sluggish probably due to the Intel processor of which I find not well optimized for Android yet …. or more like Android is not optimized for it yet. Nevertheless it’s still a powerhouse. The U9 X1 only other hand was sluggish all the way.

Screen

5.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS vs 4.8 inch HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED HD. I’m fine with AMOLED HD but the here size of K900’s screen blows the X1 (and many other devices) away.

Handling

Both phones were not comfortable to hold in the long run. K900 has sharp corners and casing (back) that dissipates heat at the back while the X1 has this V shaped edge on the plastic case that also hurts your palm in the long run.

Build Quality

The K900 is rock solid and super sleek. All I can say is my other phones that much older phones from yet another brand actually felt better.

Other matters

Due to the limited 1 week loan period, battery tests were inadequate but from my experience, it looks like both devices should hold decent battery life to last you a day. The K900’s audio output was loud but not anywhere near my HTC One, X1 on the other hand felt rather soft. Both were alright when it comes to voice quality in both speed and reception.

Camera for the K900 was better too, with better white balance control and color saturation. X1 wasn’t even close.

The Verdict

The RRP for the K900 is RM 1,500 while the X1 is at RM 1,099. The choice of obvious. The price difference is only about RM 400 but you get a whole lot of goodies with the K900. If anyone thinks that the X1 is VALUE FOR MONEY – I’ll just have to respect your opinion 😛 but I can tell you that for that price, I’ll take an LG Nexus 4 any day. Even the aged Samsung Galaxy Nexus would still be a better choice.

Mirai approves the K900!

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Doesn’t the K900 look like a wall here? Ninetology recognizes the importance of ethical blogging, so they’ve introduced the WALL OF PLEDGE for this cause.

Do check it out.

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