Nice format. Concise and hits most major points. Easy to understand scoring system that, although I dont like a ranking system of any kind, helps you get the quickest idea of how the phone does in all major departments. Add this to your traditional long form reviews.
Hi, I'm a long-time fan of your website. I can say that the TS (time-saver) reviews are concise but well-detailed. Distinct phone features are mentioned, which is important, and percentile gauges are also helpful. B it I'd still be opting for the full reviews since I dig almost everything you write on them and the full reviews also helped me become a better analyst in mobile gadgets.
Hope you keep the regular "key features" and "main disadvantages" area.
Keep the hard work.
The interface is very clean and neat, it provides a quick overview of the phone. But I still prefer the old review format, nevertheless it's a cool review format.
The first time I read a review of each phone is the battery stats. and this is one of the main reason that I always go to gsmarena. I would be happy if the battery part of this time-saver review is more detail. because what I really want to know is the SOT (screen on time), not the 1 hour usage of this and those and became the magic number.
Hi, I think the percentile ranks are a little confusing because in many cases 100% means something "good or positive" but in some cases it's the other way (thickness for example), so in a fast read and specially for not experienced readers (to what I think this resumed reviews aim), it can lead to confusion.
nah... I dont literally read the full review even that it was the most interesting one base on my point of view... I just read the first page then proceed to the comment section hahaha... Just write the accurated and most necessary one. save your authors time because some of us not really read it all completely. but of course some still do.
personally it is a good quick review but it feels more like a paid review with the scores around. i prefer the review without the scores that it feels more like a professional review and an unbiased one.
I really love this new format, will save a lot of time perusing through page, going back and forwards between the pages. I love Gsmarena.com. You guy do an excellent job with your reviews. I love how you don't have the bias most reviewers have when reviewing devices. I am no loyalist, I just appreciate good work, regardless who's making it. Thanks guy, awesome work
Finally, with new year 2016, have you thought about a good job here, with this new format. It's good, as you have begin. Simple, intuitive. Good work.
I love new time format reviews. (in short)
I do like detailed(extended) for sure, granted, better, which I read carefully for phones I am interested in and this is really most helpful review compared to any other sites.
I am type of user who will take best advantage of this, I am consuming information here often and on other mobile phone news/tech sites too.
I do have a habit to check out every article I can and so the reviews, but have limited time to do so, so what I do is I read through all 11 or so pages on phones / articles that I am interested but on others I skimp to intoduction and conclusion to give best idea in shortest time possible about phone or also run through pages fast, skipping on ones I don't wanna waste time on, for example on UI if I already know this manufacturers UI and I search for features that A distinguish this phone from rest phones and B that are important key features for any phone like camera, if it's decent, letdown, well performing and if so then how, how it performs in low light, what software feats it has and so on.
Having this type of reviews helps to see overview in a glance, much faster pace.
Point of it is to give a good idea of phone in a nutshell, that requires shortest time to consume, therefor many other phones could be discovered and also comparing two would be easier.
So thank you for introducing this.
One small note. For some reason I was expecting hexagon like visual layout, I dunno why tho. xD
Besides, that gives great idea, hexagon like visual elements to display score information could be included, but guess it's faster to load and simplest to make just regular bar of information in bottom.
Improvement idea rant.
They are great, the amount of visual and text information seems to be good, structure of it all too for "demo" version, especially like added gauges, but there might be better comparison tools to visually display difference in weight or thickness or display size other than being on scale that works best with things like processor performance, where more is better and less is less, good example is your own made camera comparison tool or display close up, also battery endurance test score, all these tools give better idea of phones performance in given areas than high low value gauges and overall score, especially this applies on software and phone handling experience, because hard to convert such experiences to values, scores and ratings, but then again some kind of comparison, measurement system is needed to decide which phones perform better in given category, in places where it's cpu performance or camera performance it's easy: the one with fastest processor wins or with best picture quality wins, but how to measure OS experience and sluggishness caused by bloat even tho having faster processor or more pixels, what I am trying to say is that value gauges are good, but not best way to compare things for all categories, I would wish for some other type of "widgets" that display and gives better idea of experience in given area, for example the thickness of the phone doesn't mean it will feel thicker than other oems phone or that it is key factor to determinate how good phone feels in hand. If you'd keep value gauges, then at least there could be index displaying average values to compere this one to, for example average screen size could be indicated up top and user could see if this phones screen is bigger or smaller than average or display resolution industry standard 1080p could be displayed or this years 2k(i guess) could be displayed so value would have context of bigger than that rather than just pretty big.
Realy a Good Way. Much better to a fast look and the details continie there if i want. Perfect.
I wish the comment section were better, come on GSMA just bring disqus back already.. Your comment section looks like its from the 17th century
The time saver review format should just have the Antutu score since that's the only thing most readers here really care about. Of course they will try to argue otherwise...
The percentages are a bit confusing, but the rest (content: texts, pictures, scores and overall the article) is perfect for those who don't want to read the more technical side of the phones.
Well, I'm not one of them, so as long as the old, full reviews stay as they are, I'm happy :)
Suggestions to improve GSMA
- Better comment support (better design, like/dislike system, editing modes more than 10mins, replies could show up in a better design, let us make our own profiles etc. (let it be similar to disquis))
-Scores would be welcome to see on phone's specs sites
-Make a shortcut for brands on each and every phone so for example: The Samsung Galaxy S6 would show the Samsung logo, and it'd straight take you to the Samsung phones. (this would be useful especially for phones/brands that don't make it to the left hand side list)
-Topic for customer reviews (let us users have a topic to rate phones by the same review measurements, so someone that'd be about to buy a phone would be able to check other people's experiences)
-More info could be added to specs such as: Actual storage (e.g.: from 16gb there's 11,5GB available) etc. Some minor, but very important information.
That's all i can think about so far, thanks for reading me :)
kevin97, 11 Mar 2016To be honest, I really don't like this format, but as long as the old review style remains, I ... moreI agree, the old format is more detailed especially in the display department with the color accuracy.
In my opinion the new format should be put on the conclusion part for people who don't have time to read the full review. And maybe you can explain more about how the scoring explain, like the percentage on the thickness. I don't really get the point of it.
kevin97, 11 Mar 2016To be honest, I really don't like this format, but as long as the old review style remains, I ... moreI agree with that. I do feel the same. There are numerous sites providing in similar fashion. What makes the difference is, it feels lively while reading the reviews as per the old format. Doesn't like this.