ZTE Acqua V880E Review Part 1

So you wanted to get a cheap and cheerful Android smartphone without robbing your local bank ?  Well – that is good news as I would be reviewing ZTE Acqua
The review will be broken into several parts as like always (much like any other reviews such as my iPhone 4 and my Philips Shaver Review) . In this part , I’ll be looking into the packaging and the phone itself (i.e the looks and how it feels) and not to mention , I would take time to explain some features of the phone. Basically , we would be having a closer look
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ZTE Acqua V880E Smartphone X-Mas Giveaway

Ho Ho Ho – Merry Christmas . Do you want to win a cool-looking smartphone which is pretty straight forward and simple , without the need of sharing it in your Facebook Wall or doing some sort of ritual ? If so you have stepped into the right place !

This is the first giveaway that I’m doing in my site and I would like to thank ZTE Malaysia Sdn Bhd for sponsoring this prize. Well , what is the price you ask – Well it is a ZTE Acqua V880E Smartphone. It is simple and straight forward – No need to spam your Facebook Wall or Twitter to win. It is simple and straight forward – just like how I write my articles. What are you waiting for ? Still reading this – Skip it and read the fun part below
So What On Earth is a ZTE Acqua V880E Smartphone ? 

Don’t be clouded in the world of Samsung , Apple and Blackberries. ZTE produces telecommunication related stuff. Recently they have ventured into consumer products and one of their products is the ZTE Acqua V880E Smartphone. Let us take a look at the specifications of the ZTE Acqua V880E :-

  • 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1Ghz single core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon CPU
  • 4 GB storage(2.5GB accessible), supports up to 32 GB microSD, 512 MB RAM
  • 3MP camera autofocus, LED flash, 0.3MP front camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, AGPS/GPS, HSPA(7.2Mbps)
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 1650mAh battery

This phone is worth RM 699 (Suggested Retail Price) and you can grab it for free by entering this very simple contest which I am organizing for the holidays (yes , you may call me Santa if you wish)
It looks so cool …so how  do we enter ?
It is simple , all you have to do is :-
1. Like ZTE Malaysia Facebook Page (It is important that you like them)
2. Answer the following questions and complete the slogan and post them as a comment on this entry
Q1 – When was the ZTE Acqua launched in Malaysia?
Q2 – Which version of the Android operating system comes preloaded on the ZTE Acqua V880E smartphone?
Slogan :- I want ZTE Acqua because ……
HINT HINT : You can find the answers in ZTE Malaysia Facebook page or via Google 😛 
3. Just keep your fingers crossed !
4. ?????
5. PROFIT ! (if you are the chosen one)
So…How is the winner selected ? 
I love being transparent on this. As long you have answered Q1 and Q2 correctly and your slogan is creative (as long it is not the generic ones like I want ZTE Acqua because it is awesome) . I will compile them into a list and feed it to the random number generator (I would be using Random.org)  . The random picker would pick a winner. It is simple as that and it would be made transparent. In sense the random number generator result will be posted on this blog
Terms & Conditions (The Legal stuff)

  • It is only for Malaysians residing in Malaysia (Sorry – International Readers !)
  • The winner would not have to pay a cent for shipping and handling and the phone would be delivered to anywhere in Malaysia
  • The Winner’s name along with the Random Sequence would be published publicly.
  • Suppose if the winner is not contactable within 48 hours after the draw , a new winner would be selected
  • You need to ensure that your NAME (at least your First Name)  in Facebook and e-mail that you use to “like” in Facebook matches my record. Failure to do so may result in disqualification 
  • THIS CONTEST WOULD RUN FROM 11th December – 18th December 2012 

Privacy Policy
As a computer science graduate and as a blog owner , I know I hate spams and I treasure your data as well . So please kindly read our Privacy Policy on how we collect data and how we store them. For winners , basically I would collect your address , full name (as in IC) and your contact details. These information would be supplied to ZTE in order for them to send you the phone via parcel. Your information would be kept private and your e-mail address would not be used for spams or bad things (you have my word on that !)
Oh one more thing
Winner has been selected ! – Read more here
Good luck and once again “May the Force be with you” !


Philips AquaTouch AT750 Review Part Deux :

If you have not read my first part of the review , you should do it now (seriously – you should – otherwise a poor bedbug would be killed). This is my second segment of my in-depth review of the Philips AquaTouch AT750. As I have described in my previous blog entry, this is an entry level electric razor or shaver (or whatever you call it) that is suitable for people (or even presenting it as a gift to your beloved boyfriend) who have been using a regular razor. Now in this segment , I would describe in details (with pictures of me – again please try your best not to laugh as I am not photogenic nor a hot chick)

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Philips AquaTouch AT750 Review Part 1 : Saying Hello

This is the first time I am reviewing something that is not related to tech (well somewhat related to tech) ,as previously I have reviewed the iPhone 4 , Sasmsung Printer and even iPhone apps and generally I talk about hackint0sh but this is more related to “man-science”. No , it is not about human anatomy , its about a tool that is old as the bronze age. That is right , I am reviewing an electric  razor or which is also known as electric shaver. It is much like other reviews , I’ll be segmenting it to 5 parts whereby every week I would post my experience of using the product and finally I would give my conclusion. I know , it is going to be a bit different but trust me I’ll try to make it fun and interesting. That’s my promise

Let’s see what is inside the box – it is a plane ? is it an automaton ? Is it the next iPhone Killer ? Time to find out !

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Before I bore you to death with technical jargons and the science behind electric razor (and not to mention the history behind it) , let me tell you a funny story on how I ended up getting a review unit for Philips AquaTouch AT750. So it all started like this , I was on twitter and suddenly I saw a friend of mine tweeted about #Philips50Shaves , that they are having a contest and an opportunity to try a electric shaver . Now I join the competition for “teh lulz” (fun). Now I did not expect to be short listed and be selected to review along with few other bloggers as well.  But hey that’s life , expect the unexpected – otherwise it would be pretty boring if you are able to predict every single outcome. This gives me a chance to test out electric shaver !
Now that is my story. I am not the hero but instead the razor. Let me share with you a little bit history on razors (which something we all take it for granted). According to Wikipedia , Razors have been identified since Bronze Ages. In the late 18th/19th Century , straight razors were produced and later in the 1930s , electric razors were invented.  There you go , you are now up to speed about the history of razors. If you want more in-depth history I would recommend you to visit the Wikipedia page which I have linked. Alternatively if you are intrested in straight razors (the ones that barbers generally use) , I would recommend you to check this link out and finally if you want to know in-depth of electric shavers , be sure to check this link out as well.
An article from a newspaper from late 30s stating the benefits of using an electric razor

The Leap (First Impression and Unboxing Video)
For your information , I am a big advocate of using razors for all the while because it is “cheap and cheerful” (as Jeremey Clarkson would say). Why ? It is because it is very simple and straight forward to use.  I have tried an electric razor (as before and I did not quite like it as it only works in dry shave and there is sort of learning curve involved with it , like fine tuning the settings and most importantly it does not work with wet shaves.It was not my sort of thing. On the other hand there are some drawbacks of using a razor as well. For instance , it is time consuming. “Oh God” , that is what I would say every single time I shave – to get a clean shave I have to do it 5-6 times and you’ll have to be extra careful  – otherwise bam you would have bruises and it hurts . I have always wanted to have best of both words (i.e the beauty of using a razor and electric shaver)

Thankfully , Philips AquaTouch AT750 is here to solve the issue for once and for all . Instead of writing it out on how awesome Philips AquaTouch AT750 , I did a video which explains the features (and not to mention unboxing of AquaTouch AT750) and as well as issues that I face when I use conventional razor and how the features of AquaTouch AT750 helps to addresses some issues and not to mention some of the unique features which is found only in the AquaTouch. Generally I would write a long-winded post on the features , but since the Philips AquaTouch AT750 is so awesome and there aren’t any words to describe it – I decided to do a video of unboxing and explain some of the features of what AquaTouch AT750 has to offer.
Now for some reason if you can’t watch YouTube or if you think my voice is not sexy enough. No worries , I’ll briefly explain the key features of Philips AquaTouch AT750


  • AquaTec – as the name suggests , the Philips AquaTouch AT750 works with gel/foam and as well as dry shaves. It is much like a hybrid that caters the needs of every man out there. I know some of us prefer dry shaves and others (like myself) would prefer a wet shave.
  • Smooth Glide & Dual Blades – It reduces skin damage and not to mention dual blade helps in cutting hairs much more comfortably
  • QuickRinse System – It allows the shaver to be rinsed , thus making it easier to clean
  • 40+ minutes of cordless shave – That is about 14 shaves in a single charge (compared to a razor which is only capable of doing 5-6 shaves for a single razor)

You see , it is pretty amazing that an electric shaver that acts beyond like a traditional electric shaver that we are all accustomed to by offering the benefits of razors  which I find it interesting as I have not seen any
Size & Pricing 
I have snapped this picture just to show you the sizes of various things. Just so that you would have a rough idea on the size and looks of the AquaTouch. For your information , the shape looks like much of a traditional razor which I think is great as it seems that Philips even took tiniest detail into consideration. However , it is heavier compared to a traditional razor (Duh !) , but I guess it takes a little bit getting used to of using it. Hopefully in the future that it would be light as razor

From Left to Right , A Remote Control , Philips AquaTouch AT750 , a razor, USB WiFi Dongle,16GB SDHC Card

Anyhow, you wouldn’t believe that the AquaTouch AT750 only costs MYR 199.00. Now the million dollar question is it worth the money ?  I can’t answer that question right now as I have not fully tested this product yet. I guess we are able to find out at the end of the review that if it is indeed worth MYR 199
What’s next ? 
Its time to get serious AquaTouch – just the two of us

Well , in the next part of the review. I would be taking a closer look on the AquaTouch and putting it into action. So do stay tuned. If you have any questions , feel free to post a comment or tweet to me. I would do my best to answer any of your questions
You could also vote for me here , well by voting you would make yourself feel better and you give me a chance to get a complete make-over which I think would be the suitable gift that my readers give it to me for Christmas. With that new make-over , who knows – I might be able to find Mrs.Prasys !
I would like to say that its not a sponsored post by Philips Malaysia but more towards my experience with the Philips AquaTouch itself. The review can be negative or positive as they have spent out that each reviewers have their freedom of expression to express their thoughts
My Journey with Philips AT750
Part 1 : Saying Hello
Part 2 : <3
Part 3 : Tips & Tricks
Part 4 : 100% Aqua
Part 5 : Conclusion