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iPhone 5 by Continental: for when regular iPhone is just too cheap

iPhone 5 by Continental: for when regular iPhone is just too cheap

04 May, 2013 | comments (67)

Want to stand out from the crowd where one out of three in the US is sporting an Apple iPhone? Continental Mobile has got your covered, but for a hefty pile of cash, as the luxury company has done a one-of-a-kind iPhone 5 done entirely in...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming  on June 20

Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming on June 20

01 May, 2013 | comments (123)

We all know that the upgraded iPhone 5 is just around the corner and a leaked internal document from a Japanese carrier reveals that the next generation iPhone will be announced on June 20 and will be available in the stores by July. The...


iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

29 April, 2013 | comments (210)

The much anticipated next gen Apple iPhone (be it 5S or 6) continues to make the rounds in the rumor mill. According to the latest gossip it will feature an improved 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The report comes from iOSDoc and says the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


DisplayMate tests Galaxy S4 screen, gives it the thumbs up

DisplayMate tests Galaxy S4 screen, gives it the thumbs up

26 April, 2013 | comments (65)

DisplayMate is known for detailed, highly technical reviews of displays – including smartphone displays. The latest review showcases the Samsung’s progress with Super AMOLED and the Samsung Galaxy S4. The 5” 1080p display has a 441ppi pixel...

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Next Apple iPhone will reportedly feature a 12MP camera

Next Apple iPhone will reportedly feature a 12MP camera

16 April, 2013 | comments (185)

The anticipated next iPhone, although itself still not fully emigrated from rumorland, is expected to feature an improved camera sensor compared to the one found on the current Apple flagship. The iPhone 5 features an 8MP camera sensor with an...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

15 April, 2013 | comments (564)

Over the last few years, Android has taken the smartphone world by storm, climbing to the top spot in just about every major market out there. The Google platform offers a mix of features that can't be matched by any of its competitors and is...

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More Apple iPhone 5S concepts surface, suggest 2 screen sizes

More Apple iPhone 5S concepts surface, suggest 2 screen sizes

10 April, 2013 | comments (153)

We came across a couple of iPhone designs which we haven't seen before. The first appears to be made out of plastic and closely resembles the popular iPod Touch. It will allegedly be the rumored cheaper new iPhone. It also appears to have a slightly...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

04 April, 2013 | comments (275)

We received some interesting pictures of what is allegedly a prototype of the next Apple iPhone (5S, perhaps). While the pictures aren't of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 5 will go official on T-Mobile US next month

Apple iPhone 5 will go official on T-Mobile US next month

26 March, 2013 | comments (60)

After years of being left out of the privileged club, T-Mobile US will finally begin officially carrying Apple products. The most notable one to hit the carrier's shelves will be the Apple iPhone 5 which will be available for purchase next month, on...

Tags: Apple, iOS, T-Mobile


Samsung Galaxy S4 US price revealed, 16GB model to cost $579

Samsung Galaxy S4 US price revealed, 16GB model to cost $579

16 March, 2013 | comments (229)

At the official Galaxy S4 announcement in New York on Thursday, Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin mentioned the phone will hit store shelves at the end of April, but didn't say anything about the pricing. Well, the beans have been sort of...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Next Apple iPhone might feature a smart stylus, rumor suggests

Next Apple iPhone might feature a smart stylus, rumor suggests

05 March, 2013 | comments (271)

As the rumor has it Apple might be working on a smart stylus for its next-gen iPhone 6. It should work the similar way as the Note and Note II S-Pens but support even more functionality. You should definitely take this one with a healthy pinch of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Mobile World Congress 2013 coverage

Mobile World Congress 2013 coverage

24 February, 2013 | comments (40)

MWC 2013 overview #review-body th, #review-body td { font-size:12px; } Lumia 720 and 520 are Nokia's latest smartphones Nokia announces 105 and 301 feature phones at MWC Nokia announces a wireless car charger...

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HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare

HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout surfaces, we compare

23 February, 2013 | comments (189)

Introduction HTC made a big splash the other day with the announcement of its next flagship, HTC One. Besides the general upgrades in almost all departments, it also presented us with a new type of camera. First of all, it's part of an elite club...


Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

20 February, 2013 | comments (365)

According to the latest report from the Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the world for the the fourth quarter of 2012. Surprisingly, the second spot was taken by Apple's iPhone 4S, leaving the Samsung's...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Supposed leaked images of the Apple iPhone 5S surface

Supposed leaked images of the Apple iPhone 5S surface

11 February, 2013 | comments (97)

Images of is supposedly an upcoming variant of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, have surfaced. Not much is known about the phone which is speculated to be announced at some point this year, possibly alongside the iPhone 6. According to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Vodafone suggests its iPhone 4S users do not update to iOS 6.1

Vodafone suggests its iPhone 4S users do not update to iOS 6.1

09 February, 2013 | comments (58)

Apple had recently released the latest update for its iOS platform, improving LTE support and fixing a few bugs. Unfortunately, iOS 6.1 seems to be having issues with connecting to the internet, sending and receiving texts and also occasionally with...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


GSMA announces nominations for its Global Mobile Awards

GSMA announces nominations for its Global Mobile Awards

04 February, 2013 | comments (140)

GSMA has announced more than 158 nominees in what seems to be a record breaking year in terms of entries. The winners of the awards will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress on February 26 in Barcelona. The award ceremony is...

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GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (44)

2012 was a busy year for the smartphone industry, which worked pretty hard to produce some pretty good products we’ve ever seen. As expert reviewers we also had our hands full, trying to cover as many of the phones as we could get our hands on to...

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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (158)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

22 December, 2012 | comments (135)

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google and its Motorola branch are working on a future high-end smartphone to rival the Apple iPhone and the Galaxy S lineup. Dubbed simply the “X Phone”, the device is expected to show up...