Lenovo K900

Lenovo's K900 goes big on size and power (hands-on)

BARCELONA, Spain--When we first saw the Lenovo K900 at CES early last month, the Chinese company wasn't quite ready for journalists to try out the handset, but it has finally taken off the bubble wrap here at the MobileFocus Global fringe event at MWC.

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The 5.5-inch Intel Atom-powered (Clover Trail+) smartphone runs at a speedy clock speed of 2GHz, and we hardly noticed any lag while we were playing with it. While it's certainly a long handset, the 6.9mm barely weighed anything in my hand. Of course, it's worth noting that the K900 strikes into phablet territory with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Notes and the LG Intuition.

I loved the feel of the stainless steel rear, it certainly conveys a premium finish that's unlike Lenovo's earlier plastic smartphones. There's something to be said about using the right material for handsets, especially if you're going to be holding it all the time. Given the recent trends of using quality components in smartphones (such as the aluminum finish of the HTC One or the glass rears of the LG Optimus G and Sony Xperia Z), plastic is dead (and hopefully Samsung will learn a thing or two for its upcoming flagship handset).

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