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Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 29 October 2014

Motorola may have already divorced Google, but the relationship still bears fruit and most recently we've seen the Nexus 6. The first Nexus phablet and the first Nexus by Motorola closely follows the Moto X (2014) design language and brings many of...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014

Oppo's event has finally commenced and the star of the show is the successor to the Oppo N1, the Oppo N3 with yet another rotating camera module on the top, flaunting precision optics. The Oppo N3 is a phablet just like its predecessor and just like...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 28 October 2014

This is the Motorola Droid Turbo - Motorola's strongest claim at the high-end throne yet. Built around the strong foundation of the Moto X (2014), Nexus 6 and Motorola's previous Droids it pools together a premium build, pure Android with exclusive features and impressive battery life...


Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014

Talking about high-end smartphones in our parts of the world, Lenovo is hardly the first name that pops in your head. The Chinese maker's first two attempts at a premium handset have been...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar

Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar

GSMArena team, 26 October 2014

Sony’s cheapest LTE smartphone - that is the Xperia E3 key selling point, but is it more to it than that? It has the same design language as the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact so the trendy looks are also here and we have the latest Android KitKat decked...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look

HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 24 October 2014

The Nexus 9 by HTC was a hotly anticipated device on several fronts – it's the first tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop, it brings HTC back into the tablet game, it's the first big Nexus tablet in two years and it's the first Nexus tablet that goes after a more premium market...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Rain or shine

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Rain or shine

GSMArena team, 22 October 2014

True to its name, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is small, light, durable and powerful. Hardly a surprise to anyone who’s been watching Sony lately. Two generations of mini superphones saw the Z...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Tinker, Tailor

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Tinker, Tailor

GSMArena team, 20 October 2014

What if you could pick a phone and then choose its operating system? What if you could get a popular flagship such as the HTC One (M8) and replace the Android OS with Windows Phone? Wonder no more - meet the HTC One (M8) for Windows - the only smartphone giving you the choice!


Huawei Ascend Mate7 review: Stargazer

Huawei Ascend Mate7 review: Stargazer

GSMArena team, 17 October 2014

The Huawei Ascend Mate7 is the company's first phablet ready for primetime, with two credible midrangers in the Mate series giving Huawei the confidence to stand up to rival flagships. Never mind the digit in the title, the Mate7 is actually a 6" device...

Tags: Huawei, Android


BlackBerry Passport review: Ticket to ride

BlackBerry Passport review: Ticket to ride

GSMArena team, 15 October 2014

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry looks to bring its no-nonsense smartphone approach in a form factor that is…unusual, to say the least. It’s a company that's no stranger lately to being in the red for quarters on end and the Passport is yet another attempt by...

Tags: BlackBerry


iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

GSMArena team, 13 October 2014

We're looking for the best phone with a sub-5" screen. At a time when the best features seem to only come with the largest display, there's a strange, almost rebellious feel to it. No need to tell you, we're enjoying it. The Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact are...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Four of a kind

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Four of a kind

GSMArena team, 10 October 2014

From an oddball that everyone was laughing at to becoming one of the most important Samsung announcement of the year – the Note series got to a place where now everyone else wants to be in too, including Apple...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire Eye hands-on: First look

HTC Desire Eye hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 8 October 2014

Portrait photography used to be something people dress up for, now teens snap a few "selfies" before breakfast. HTC goes all-in on the selfie craze with the new HTC Desire Eye where front and back cameras pack equally impressive 13MP sensors...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


HTC Butterfly 2 review: Caterpillar

HTC Butterfly 2 review: Caterpillar

GSMArena team, 7 October 2014

The Butterfly series may not be the bread winner for HTC but has proven to be among the most resourceful in the family. The HTC Butterfly 2 has a good foundation to build on: a solid screen, the trademark stereo speakers and HTC Sense 6...

Tags: HTC, Android


Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C review: Assembly line

Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C review: Assembly line

GSMArena team, 6 October 2014

Of all the emerging Asian smart device manufacturers, Asus has easily one of the most diverse portfolios of devices around. From PadFone to Fonepad to Transformer Pad, the Taiwanese manufacturer provides a tablet for every market...

Tags: Asus, Android


Xiaomi Redmi Note review: Warning note

Xiaomi Redmi Note review: Warning note

GSMArena team, 2 October 2014

The Redmi Note is Xiaomi's first phablet based on the solid Redmi 1S, which learnt from the Moto X and tried to repeat its success. We cannot think of a better example to follow in terms of sales potential and, with the right touches, the phablet can hope of a similarly warm reception...


Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Following the curve

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Following the curve

GSMArena team, 30 September 2014

Apple caved to market pressure and created a phablet. This may sound as blasphemy but it’s not the first time Cupertino is seen reacting to rivals getting too confident, too aggressive – too close for comfort. The first iPad mini had to respond back in...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 review: Scaled to order

Apple iPhone 6 review: Scaled to order

GSMArena team, 26 September 2014

This is Apple like we’ve never seen before. Apple like we never thought we’ll see. To begin with, there’s supposed to be no better iPhone than the iPhone 6. That’s the sort of thing you’d expect of Apple. Come September every year, the world grabs a bag of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hat trick

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hat trick

GSMArena team, 24 September 2014

To say we are eager to get the Xperia Z3 out for a spin would be a massive understatement – with the race track still warm from the Compact. After all, if the Robin in Sony’s IFA lineup can do that well, we can only imagine...

Tags: Sony, Android


Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps

Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps

GSMArena team, 22 September 2014

As a successor to the most successful smartphone in Motorola’s history, the second generation Moto G surely has hefty expectations to meet. A year after the XT1032 redefined the budget smartphone category by combining high-res screen, quality hardware...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: Stormtrooper

Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: Stormtrooper

GSMArena team, 19 September 2014

Xiaomi has been a regular around here lately and one of the last times we heard of them was how they sold a boatload of phones in no time. And it wasn't their finest either. A heavily discounted...


Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania

GSMArena team, 17 September 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes forward as the next super mini but its armor will surely be tested in battle against the HTC One mini 2. The two have their distinct strengths but enough common ground to meet on – compact and metal...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way

GSMArena team, 15 September 2014

The new Moto X arrived exactly a year after its predecessor brought us customizable looks, wrapped in a sleek body, proudly wearing the "Made in USA" label. The new flagship of the company is likely one of the last Motorola products developed during...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect

GSMArena team, 12 September 2014

Of all the features that set smartphones apart, screen size is as close to a decider as they get. Counter to the trend of the last decade that saw cellphones become as small as technology allowed, the...

Tags: Sony, Android


Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Winners and sinners

Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Winners and sinners

GSMArena team, 9 September 2014

The Xiaomi Mi 3, one of the most popular smartphones in China, is up against its own successor, the Mi 4. Two generations ready to clash: boxes opened, benchmarks loaded, audio on, cameras rolling, batteries charged...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Motorola Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 hands-on

Motorola Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 September 2014

Motorola isn't at IFA this year but that didn't stop the future Lenovo subsidiary from announcing the long-awaited second generation of the Moto X and Moto G and the round Moto 360...


IFA 2014: LG G3 Stylus, Bello, Fino and G Watch R hands-on

IFA 2014: LG G3 Stylus, Bello, Fino and G Watch R hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

LG couldn't wait for the IFA to kick off and announced its upcoming devices weeks in advance. The affordable LG Bello and Fino, were made official in August, alongside LG G3 Stylus and the G Watch R...

Tags: IFA 2014, Android, LG


IFA 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate7 and G7 hands-on

IFA 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate7 and G7 hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

Huawei have just announced their latest 6-inch phablet, the Ascend Mate7. It's an update of last year's 6.1-incher, featuring a slimmer 7.9mm frame, faster octa-core chipset running on Huawei's Update: Added Ascend G7 hands-on...


IFA 2014: Nokia Lumia 830 and 730 hands-on

IFA 2014: Nokia Lumia 830 and 730 hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

Nokia kicked off the event by announcing a software boost for all Windows Phones, including the Lumia Camera, before bringing out the tangible goods in the Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 730. Both are midrange smartphones, the 830 touted as...


IFA 2014: HTC Desire 820 hands-on

IFA 2014: HTC Desire 820 hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

HTC is up next and the company is unveiling its latest competitor in the midrange in the face of the HTC Desire 820. It has a 5.5" 720p display, two-toned body with color accents on the camera and buttons, BoomSound...Update: added hands-on video.

Tags: IFA 2014, Android, HTC