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Xiaomi Mi Note review: Striking the right note

Xiaomi Mi Note review: Striking the right note

GSMArena team, 27 February 2015

Proper flagships are coming in pairs lately as every maker is trying to cater for different crowds. Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony – but also Oppo, Meizu, Huawei. Up and coming Chinese makers have really hit a stride. Xiaomi here has done a fair deal of watching and learning...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip

ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip

GSMArena team, 23 February 2015

While flagship phones are the attention-grabbers, the midrange is the bread and butter, in both old and emerging markets. ZTE doesn’t have to be reminded of that, having long tapped markets such as China and India. And we’re not talking...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: A game of Battleships

Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: A game of Battleships

GSMArena team, 20 February 2015

Google and Samsung. The two pillars of Android are good at being partners, but their rivalry is even more exciting to watch. Especially when they pull out their best. The Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4. The two want to be the defining Android device...


LG G Flex2 review: A new angle

LG G Flex2 review: A new angle

GSMArena team, 18 February 2015

It’s been more than a year since we saw the introduction of the original LG G Flex. When LG announced the second generation this January we had already assumed that LG had decided to ditch the entire concept...

Tags: LG, Android


Windows 10 for phones preview: First look

Windows 10 for phones preview: First look

GSMArena team, 17 February 2015

Microsoft officially announced Windows 10 last September but it took until the end of last month to get more details about it and finally get to try it. Number 9 was skipped and Microsoft is wants...


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

GSMArena team, 16 February 2015

It has been three months since our last tablet buyer's guide and a lot has changed. The landscape has received some new devices, big and small and the prices have dipped here and there.

Tags: iOS, Android


Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG review: Talk-worthy

Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG review: Talk-worthy

GSMArena team, 13 February 2015

The first Fonepad premiered in 2013, nearly a year after the game-changing Nexus 7, which Asus made for Google. The Taiwanese got another contract to work on an upgrade and they did well to keep the momentum...


Asus Memo Pad ME572C review: A pad to remember

Asus Memo Pad ME572C review: A pad to remember

GSMArena team, 11 February 2015

We have in our anxious reviewer hands the current top-dog of the Asus 7-inch crowd, the Memo Pad 7 ME572C. The Asus naming convention doesn’t help much in identifying specific models and one must resort to alphanumeric internal designations to differentiate it from the more humble Memo Pad 7 ME176C.

Tags: Asus, Android


GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: February 2015

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: February 2015

GSMArena team, 09 February 2015

Each year there's slump in sales of mobile devices in the January/February. That's because all the holiday gifts have been bought and the MWC – and all next-generation phones it brings – is just around the corner. This doesn’t mean it's a bad time to buy...

Tags: Misc


Lenovo S90 Sisley review: Under cover

Lenovo S90 Sisley review: Under cover

GSMArena team, 06 February 2015

The Lenovo S90 Sisley wants to be many things at once and one up every possible rival in the crowded midrange. An AMOLED screen, an 8MP selfie cam complete with an LED flash, Dual-SIM and LTE in a package powered by Snapdragon 410 and designed by apple but not in California.


Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Spare hand

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Spare hand

GSMArena team, 3 February 2015

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is helping the company cross into the 64-bit era. A catchy enough headline for a sequel that’s not overly generous with the upgrades. On second thought, a new generation chipset (lower-midrange but still), a more recent OS and LTE are not a package to frown on...


Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star

GSMArena team, 30 January 2015

Samsung's newly found love for “premium build” is spilling down the ranks and if the new A-series get half the love and attention the S-line has been getting, it will be a job well done. The Koreans are right to try and stir things up in the midrange...

Tags: Samsung, Android


YotaPhone 2 review: Choose a side

YotaPhone 2 review: Choose a side

GSMArena team, 27 January 2015

It may look like the YotaPhone 2 has lost the element of surprise but the sequel is actually trying to please the users the original wowed – and get a bigger crowd interested. The first generation was unexpected...

Tags: Yota, Android


Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive

GSMArena team, 23 January 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the junior member of the company’s new metal-clad lineup. The least likely one to challenge the Alpha-dog but just as slim and sharp as the rest of its Galaxy A teammates...


HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger

HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger

GSMArena team, 20 January 2015

In a lot of ways the HTC Desire 820 is the natural continuation of the mid-range handset line and can be considered more or less an upgraded version of the Desire 816. It is a solid device on its own...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Sony Xperia C3 and C3 Dual review: Let me take a selfie

Sony Xperia C3 and C3 Dual review: Let me take a selfie

GSMArena team, 16 January 2015

The Sony Xperia C3 is touted as a PROselfie smartphone but it could’ve easily been missed in a growing crowd of handsets boasting high-res wide-angle front cams.


Meizu MX4 Pro review: Sharpened up

Meizu MX4 Pro review: Sharpened up

GSMArena team, 13 January 2015

Pro in a smartphone’s name implies bigger and better – so much so that it’s even been abused to fool the unsuspecting. Meizu did not resort to such trickery though and their MX4 Pro takes things up more than just a notch from the stock version...

Tags: Meizu, Android


CES 2015: Huawei Honor 6 & Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on

CES 2015: Huawei Honor 6 & Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on

GSMArena team, 8 January 2015

Huawei did not miss its chance for a bit of marketing at this year's CES. And although nothing really eventful happened in terms of announcements...


CES 2015: BLU Vivo Air, One Life, Studio Energy hands-on

CES 2015: BLU Vivo Air, One Life, Studio Energy hands-on

GSMArena team, 8 January 2015

BLU may be a comparatively small operation, but it brought out a lot more phones than most of the big players. They range from supremely thin to super-juiced, but none of them go north of...


CES 2015: Samsung Galaxy A5, Avengers movie props hands-on

CES 2015: Samsung Galaxy A5, Avengers movie props hands-on

GSMArena team, 7 January 2015

Samsung's press conference at CES didn't include any new mobile phones or tablets. The Korean manufacturer focused on its innovative SUHD TV, portable SSD drive and Milk Music...


CES 2015 Misc brands: Sony, Nokia, Acer, Dell, Alcatel and other hands-ons

CES 2015 Misc brands: Sony, Nokia, Acer, Dell, Alcatel and other hands-ons

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015

CES 2015 is now well under way and we've already seen numerous intriguing devices come out under various brands, big and small. Smartphones may be our specialty, but we're also in other smart gadgets too.


CES 2015: HTC Desire 826 hands-on

CES 2015: HTC Desire 826 hands-on

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015

HTC announced two new Desire smartphones at CES 2015 in Vegas - the high-end Desire 826 and affordable Desire 320. The latter is already on sale in North America, while the HTC Desire 826 is yet to be released later in January...

Tags: HTC, Android, CES 2015


CES 2015: Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, P90 hands-on

CES 2015: Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, P90 hands-on

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015

Lenovo brought so many new devices at CES - phones, a wrist band, tablets and laptops, and we are still digging through the press releases just to be sure we didn't miss anything...


CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom hands-on

CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015

Asus kicked off with Windows tablets, but it saved the best for last - two new Zenfones, one of which is a $200 LG G3 alternative, while the other is a slender camera hybrid. The Zenfone 2 and Zenfone Zoom are based on the same hardware platform and a more...


CES 2015: LG G Flex2 hands-on

CES 2015: LG G Flex2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015

The CES press day kicked off with LG's announcement of the LG G Flex2 - the second generation curved phablet. It has a P-OLED screen, the latest Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor and an improved self-healing rear cover...

Tags: LG, Android, CES 2015


CES 2015: ZTE Nubia Z7, Star II hands-on

CES 2015: ZTE Nubia Z7, Star II hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Vegas has a lot of brands but not all of them are currently ranked fourth in the US - that's ZTE. The company has a lot in store for this edition of the CES and will be showing the press all...

Tags: ZTE, Android, CES 2015


BlackBerry Classic review: For old times' sake

BlackBerry Classic review: For old times' sake

GSMArena team, 2 January 2015

The BlackBerry Classic is a quintessential BlackBerry, any way you slice it. With a hardware QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons, a strictly business appearance and the best enterprise chops in the industry, the newcomer is reminiscent of...


Samsung Galaxy Core Prime review: Core values

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime review: Core values

GSMArena team, 30 December 2014

The Galaxy Core lineup represents Samsung's take on the essential smartphone. The Galaxy Core Prime updates the base formula in two areas – a better camera and a better chipset – and it serves as...

Tags: Samsung


Oppo N3 review: Motor head

Oppo N3 review: Motor head

Hristo Zlatanov, 26 December 2014

The formula for the smartphone to top all others is the industry’s elusive philosopher stone. Being complete newbies, but keen as a bean, Oppo's take is perhaps the weirdest. Yet it seems to work. The standard ingredients include the latest chipset, a robust screen, and a high-megapixel camera...

Tags: Oppo


Oppo R5 review: One to remember

Oppo R5 review: One to remember

GSMArena team, 23 December 2014

The world’s thinnest smartphone record is as fragile as a piece of china. It was broken three times in the last couple of months alone. The Oppo R5 may not be the thinnest smartphone around anymore, but it’s pure class – and mind you, it’s the second time we meet it in person...

Tags: Oppo