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Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

GSMArena team, 24 April, 2015

In a bid to bring the A series' new-found premium design language to the masses, Samsung's E-lineup has managed to maintain the same looks. Lower-grade hardware and entirely plastic build have helped keep the price down, but if you don't look too hard it's still an upmarket smartphone.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia E4g: Smaller but better

Sony Xperia E4g: Smaller but better

GSMArena team, 21 April, 2015

Sony's affordable E-series has definitely come a long way and with its current fourth generation. The company is really going to great lengths to deliver abundant functionality and usability at a modest price tag.

Tags: Sony, Android


LG AKA review: Eye contact

LG AKA review: Eye contact

GSMArena team, 17 April, 2015

Phones can talk to you and even talk back to you. Every now and then, they might even say something funny. Your phone knows where you are and what you’re doing. Your phone is always watching. Now, look at your phone. It’ll look back...

Tags: LG, Android


Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review: A balancing act

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review: A balancing act

GSMArena team, 14 April, 2015

World domination was surely on the mind of at least one top exec over at Asus headquarters, when the crew gathered to outline the Zenfone 2 game plan. The smartphone will be sold globally...

Tags: Asus, Android


Charge test: Battle of the fast chargers

Charge test: Battle of the fast chargers

GSMArena team, 10 April, 2015

Smartphone batteries piggybacked on the growing screen size to go up in capacity to support both the screen and faster chipsets. Slower to deplete, the new batteries also proved slower to charge so manufacturers tackled the issue with new standards.

Tags: Misc, Oppo, Samsung, Apple, HTC, Asus


vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

GSMArena team, 8 April, 2015

Another Chinese flagship but with a twist. If vivo rings a bell at all, it’s most probably the X5Max, the world’s slimmest phone. Not a bad thing to be known for but vivo isn’t just about looks.

Tags: vivo, Android


Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

GSMArena team, 6 April, 2015

It’s a tall order for any midranger to stand out among a myriad of offerings in the market. Both established brands and emerging Asian manufacturers are trying hard to grab a piece of that market spoiling those shopping there for choice.

Tags: Acer, Android


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down

GSMArena team, 3 April, 2015

How big of an impact can a small change have? The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has only the extra screen curves compared to the vanilla Galaxy S6, but these two phones couldn’t feel any more different - a difference that you can readily feel when you...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Archos 50 Diamond: Emerald cut

Archos 50 Diamond: Emerald cut

GSMArena team, 1 April, 2015

It's the first time we have an Archos smartphone for review here at GSMArena but it isn't the first time we hear the French maker's name. For years now Archos has been churning out tablets with good specs for...

Tags: Archos, Android


Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 31 March 2015

Asus announced the European expansion of its Zenfone 2 lineup on March 30 at a special press event held in Paris. The spotlight was shared between the Zenfone 2 lineup, the Transformer Book Chi hybrids...

Tags: Asus, Android


Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Dressed to kill

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Dressed to kill

GSMArena team, 30 March 2015

The last two generations of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S were separated by the looks versus practicality debate. Samsung's revamped design erodes this difference, while HTC stepped up its camera game...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Shootout


Meizu m1 note review: A major scale

Meizu m1 note review: A major scale

GSMArena team, 27 March 2015

The stuff floating in the wake of a flagship – minis, phablets, all sorts of spinoffs. Everyone does it, trying to capitalize on the novelty and the excitement. Meizu moves in a different way. To begin with, it has what’s probably the smallest squad for the season...


Sony Xperia E4: The odd successor

Sony Xperia E4: The odd successor

GSMArena team, 25 March 2015

Sony started small with the E-series and hasn’t tried anything crazy since but the entry-level lineup is in its fourth generation now and offering quite a bit of choice to the budget-conscious buyer. Of course, everything you get in this price range requires a certain trade-off.

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One M9 review: One up

HTC One M9 review: One up

GSMArena team, 23 March 2015

One of the hottest bodies in business just got hotter, in time for next season. Touched-up and brushed-down, the HTC One M9 arrives spot on time third year in a row, looking like a celebrity and acting like a pro. There's an engine boost and upgrades...

Tags: HTC, Android


Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

GSMArena team, 19 March 2015

A quality camera has always been a big part of Galaxy flagships and Samsung is pushing new improvements every six months. The two-step cadence goes Galaxy S then Note then S again – we're at the Galaxy S6 step of this cycle and...


Galaxy shootout: Blind camera test

Galaxy shootout: Blind camera test

GSMArena team, 17 March 2015

Welcome to the Galaxy blind camera test! We have Samsung's most recent flagships – in order of release the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 – and we want to see how much Samsung cameras have progressed in the eyes of users...


Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero

GSMArena team, 13 March 2015

Choose one word to describe the Samsung Galaxy S6. Gorgeous. Powerful. Special. Different. Thank you. That will do. Galaxy S5 has only one of these under its belt and hint... it starts with a P.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei Honor 6 review: Virtue in disguise

Huawei Honor 6 review: Virtue in disguise

GSMArena team, 9 March 2015

High-performance hardware meets low-key design in the Huawei Honor 6, at a price that’s frankly hard to beat. In a market segment where budget matters, the Honor 6 is offering some top-of-the-range specs to raise itself above the crowd.

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader

Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader

GSMArena team, 9 March 2015

The original Alpha project wanted no ties with the Galaxy line – which has been all over the place, from entry-level to premium. After a welcome identity boost, the A-series returns home. The Galaxy A7 is at the helm, a slim, light, metal-trimmed phablet to...


Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout

Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout

GSMArena team, 7 March 2015

We had the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with us for a short time so we took a stroll though Barcelona with a Galaxy Note Edge also in our pocket for an impromptu shootout. We took some photos and videos and hurried back to HQ to compare them...


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter

GSMArena team, 5 March 2015

With the dust slowly settling after the initial clamor of the MWC announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6, we got to spend a few more relaxed moments with the...


MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Grip hands-on

MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Grip hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Just as expected, the day before the official start of the MWC 2015 is shaping up to be pretty eventful. Just as scheduled, HTC held it press event in Barcelona and it brought us the company’s flagship – the HTC One M9.

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2015


MWC 2015: Sony Z4 Tablet, Xperia M4 Aqua, E4g hands-on

MWC 2015: Sony Z4 Tablet, Xperia M4 Aqua, E4g hands-on

GSMArena team, 2 March 2015

Mobile World Congress is well under way and we stopped by Sony's stand to play around with whatever the Japanese company had prepared for us. We weren't disappointed, even though the tech giant...


MWC 2015: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 hands-on

MWC 2015: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Alcatel’s press event that the company held on the eve of MWC was one of the more intriguing ones. It wasn’t because the company announced a great number of devices, as they had focused on one, the OneTouch Idol 3.


MWC 2015: Lenovo  hands-on

MWC 2015: Lenovo hands-on

GSMArena team, 2 March 2015

Lenovo’s MWC stand is drawing quite a lot of attention, and rightfully so. The company has a large portfolio of devices on display, spanning the entire range of smart gadgets from phones, to tablets, to wearables, and then some.

Tags: Lenovo, MWC 2015


MWC 2015: Other brands hands-on

MWC 2015: Other brands hands-on

GSMArena team, 2 March 2015

The Mobile World Congress is home to large corporations and popular brands as much as it is to underdog and startup companies in the industry. After the big players have...


MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on

MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on

GSMArena team, 2 March 2015

Microsoft unveiled a couple of mid-rangers, but no flagships. The high-enders will come later, for now we get the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL phablet with Zeiss camera and the Lumia 640, both on their way to a Windows 10 update and both with a full range...


MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on

MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are among the most important product launches for the company in quite some time. At a time of unprecedented levels of competition, the duo has the task to bring back the good times for the Korean giant.


MWC 2015: Huawei MediaPad X2, Watch, Talkband N1 and N2

MWC 2015: Huawei MediaPad X2, Watch, Talkband N1 and N2

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Huawei brought out several devices today, but their event was heavy on wearables. The MediaPad X2 tablet should be enough to keep fans of traditional devices happy, but with one brilliant smartwatch and two premium smart bands, it's clear how the company sees the future...


Acer 2015: Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z520 and Z220, Liquid M220, Liquid Leap Plus hands-on

Acer 2015: Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z520 and Z220, Liquid M220, Liquid Leap Plus hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Traditionally, Acer is focusing its efforts in the low-end and mid-range sectors of the smartphone industry and at this year's Mobile World Congress, the company delivered a number of interesting...