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Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 review: Fresh start

Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 review: Fresh start

GSMArena team, 27 August 2014

Busy making a name for itself, Xiaomi must be hoping their first ever tablet will get the attention it deserves, following a couple of flagships that had the cheek to challenge the big boys. Just like them, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 will try and wow you with specs without making it too hard to guess who it is they’ve copied this time...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

GSMArena team, 25 August 2014

Much has changed since our last tablet guide back in June, with devices across all categories coming down in price. Some old favorites have been ousted by some more capable offerings that were...

Tags: iOS, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 review: Dragons forever

Xiaomi Mi 4 review: Dragons forever

GSMArena team, 23 August 2014

Xiaomi is in no mood to slow down and the Mi 4 is ready to succeed one of the most popular Chinese smartphones, the Mi 3. Riding the new wave of made-in-China flagships, this one is a highly anticipated sequel that has its mind on shaking the market just like its predecessor...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot

GSMArena team, 21 August 2014

Utilitarian Samsung has finally put on their premium hat to produce a device with more refined looks and manageable size to match the upcoming iPhone 6. An Android super mini and an iPhone 6 competitor, the Alpha puts aluminum back in Samsung's...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) for Windows preview: First look

HTC One (M8) for Windows preview: First look

GSMArena team, 19 August 2014

Freshly announced for Verizon in the United States, HTC One (M8) for Windows is a welcome return to the Windows Phone platform for the Taiwanese manufacturer. The twin brother of One (M8) with Android arrives two long years after HTC 8X...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough

GSMArena team, 17 August 2014

With two Galaxy S minis under its belt, Samsung has set off on a quest for a third, hopefully more successful version of its current flagship. But the rules have changed and Samsung has finally stopped ignoring this fact. While Sony flipped...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Xiaomi Mi 3 review: The way of the dragon

Xiaomi Mi 3 review: The way of the dragon

GSMArena team, 15 August 2014

Xiaomi one of the largest smartphone vendors in its homeland - China - and it's one of the most popular Asian mobile brands. It has given the world the popular user-friendly MIUI for Android. But the crown jewel, of course, is their current flagship phone – the Xiaomi Mi 3.

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 August 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a surprising change in the Samsung product strategy. It certainly has many of the Galaxy S5 key selling features, while staking on more premium material such as aluminum. But it’s not another flagship, no, it’s rather an offshoot of the Galaxy family tree – something that the Galaxy S5 mini could have been but is not. An unusual bird, indeed.

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

GSMArena team, 11 August 2014

Sony's Xperia T lineup has been growing out of 007’s tux and the third generation is putting on a t-shirt. OK, an oversized t-shirt, although the T3 has lost some weight, and screen real-estate, compared to the T2. Gone is the Ultra moniker and the massive 6” display – the Xperia T3 is closer to smartphones than phablets.

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G Pad 10.1 review: Inching along

LG G Pad 10.1 review: Inching along

GSMArena team, 08 August 2014

The LG G Pad 10.1 tops LG’s recently revived tablet lineup but does so by virtue of sheer size rather than merit. The G Pad trio shares a Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1 GB of RAM and screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Not exactly the kind of specs...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

GSMArena team, 06 August 2014

The HTC Desire 616 dual sim seems specifically designed for Asian markets – it's affordable but with a large screen, an impressive sounding chipset and that all important dual-SIM connectivity. However...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

GSMArena team, 04 August 2014

LG’s last attempt at tablets felt like something they did to just see if they still have it. No, there was nothing wrong with the G Pad 8.3 – except perhaps that an LTE version took quite a while. The LG G Pad 7.0 is obviously the economy package – but...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

GSMArena team, 01 August 2014

What if you stripped the HTC One (M8) of the metal armor it's so proud of. Imagine replacing it for plastic. Sounds like the worst thing that could happen to the top model of a struggling company. The HTC One (E8) will heartily disagree...

Tags: Android, HTC


Firefox OS review: Burning bright

Firefox OS review: Burning bright

GSMArena team, 30 July 2014

The mobile Firefox OS by Mozilla aims to put the user first, like its namesake web browser, and deliver affordable, capable, open-source phones to the masses. "We’re out to make a difference, not a profit", says the project's homepage...

Tags: Firefox


Nokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again

Nokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again

GSMArena team, 28 July 2014

It may be a new house, new rules – but no sharp movements just yet. In the aftermath of Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia's devices and services department, it's really anyone's guess what will happen with the Finnish company that was once...


Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

GSMArena team, 24 July 2014

It's the kind of thing to be happening in a galaxy far, far away. Apple opening up iOS to developers, while Google is moving towards an Apple-like unified experience across platforms and screen sizes. The simplest way to put it is that Material Design...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Preview


Asus PadFone X review: Like no other

Asus PadFone X review: Like no other

GSMArena team, 21 July 2014

The Asus PadFone X for AT&T is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first offering from the family of hybrid devices to officially hit the US market. Announced during this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the device consists of a high-end Android handset and...

Tags: Asus, Android


Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

GSMArena team, 17 July 2014

If you have been following us throughout the years, you probably know that cameraphone shootouts are somewhat of our specialty from back when there were no iPhones or Androids. Now, it’s been almost...


LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7: Resolution wars

LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7: Resolution wars

GSMArena team, 15 July 2014

The LG G3 and Oppo Find 7 are the most recent embodiment of the latest and greatest that smartphones can offer, being the first (and still only) two devices that sport QHD screens. Whether or not a resolution of 2560 x 1440px on a 5.5-inch display...

Tags: LG, Oppo, Android, Shootout


Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king

GSMArena team, 11 July 2014

The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G is a landmark for the manufacturer in the United States. The 6.1” LTE phablet is first device, which the company will offer in the country as a standalone OEM, via its own online...

Tags: Huawei, Android


OnePlus One review: When opportunity strikes

OnePlus One review: When opportunity strikes

GSMArena team, 09 July 2014

From zero to flagship killer in less than 6 months. That’s the life story of OnePlus Tech – a big chunk of which went in explanation mode. First it was their relation to Oppo, then the reasons why their debut smartphone got...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

GSMArena team, 07 July 2014

The premium droids are in combat mode and we are making ourselves comfortable to watch another pair fight it out for a place at the top. We’ve seen a few already, the newcomer LG G3 itself involved in a couple...

Tags: LG, Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom

Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom

GSMArena team, 04 July 2014

The Galaxy K zoom speeds down right onto our review track, ready to take on any cameraphone contender. This speedster is equipped with a 10x optical zoom and OIS and if you were to see only its back, you would hardly recognize you are staring at an Android smartphone...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Oppo Find 7 review: Dark horse

Oppo Find 7 review: Dark horse

GSMArena team, 02 July 2014

When talking about flagships, one name that keeps on popping up alongside the likes of Samsung and Sony is Oppo. Needless to say, it has long stopped being a surprise. With solid offerings of the past two generations in the Find 5 and N1, Oppo is...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors

GSMArena team, 30 June 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the full-size member of the freshly announced tablet family by Samsung. Like its smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the newcomer capitalizes on the world’s only 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen panel and aims to capture...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gionee Elife S5.5 review: Genie in a bottle

Gionee Elife S5.5 review: Genie in a bottle

GSMArena team, 27 June 2014

Phones like the Gionee Elife S5.5 have come a long way. Well, they’re coming from China but this is not stating the obvious as a figure of speech. We’ve seen good-looking phones made in China that...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: S-class coupe

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: S-class coupe

GSMArena team, 25 June 2014

The freshly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the first tablet from Samsung to sport the highly-revered S moniker. Ultra-slim and sexy, the device has the internals too to merit the special letter. The eponymous bunch of handsets propelled...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): Duel duo

LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): Duel duo

GSMArena team, 23 June 2014

How do you compare phones that are so different – the LG G3 and HTC One (M8) barely have a common feature between them. It turns out that even different specs can create a similar user...

Tags: LG, HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready

GSMArena team, 20 June 2014

Second year in a row, as the Northern hemisphere enters the summer season, Samsung releases a rugged version of its incumbent flagship. This time around, it is a rugged version of an already IP certified device, so they went through the roof with...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby

GSMArena team, 18 June 2014

Samsung's Galaxy series has been showing no signs of slowing down and Samsung's shift into the limelight of modern technology can in large part be attributed to the emergence of the world's most successful...