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GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 26 November 2014

Black Friday around the corner and it's also nearly time for the holiday shopping spree. Our last smartphone buyer’s guide for 2014 will hopefully come in handy when you out there trying to find a smartphone present for your closest ones...


HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

GSMArena team, 24 November 2014

HTC Desire Eye is the most capable member of the company’s mid-range family of smartphones to date. Announced in early October, the smartphone features a rather peculiar camera setup, which consists of a duo of 13MP sensors, each flanked by a two-tone...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

GSMArena team, 21 November 2014

The iPad Air 2 may have stolen all the spotlight, but that’s not because of poor marketing planning. Apple did little to change the third generation of the iPad mini so it got little stage time. But it’s not our job to decide which...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nokia Lumia 830 review: Shining bright

Nokia Lumia 830 review: Shining bright

GSMArena team, 19 November 2014

Nokia Lumia 830 is probably the last smartphone to wear the iconic Nokia logo, five letters with so much history behind. And while it might not be a model as iconic as the original 808 PureView or the Lumia 1020, the Nokia Lumia 830 is destined to go down...


Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

GSMArena team, 17 November 2014

Another millimeter thinner, the new iPad Air 2 has a body that’s even more befitting the ethereal moniker the iPad bears second year in a row. Outside of that little fact however, the changes may not be as easy to spot. And that’s hardly a surprise. Apple’s...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nokia Lumia 730/735 review: Golden mean

Nokia Lumia 730/735 review: Golden mean

GSMArena team, 16 November 2014

The battle in the midrange has never been so intense and manufacturers have to work harder than ever to climb to prominence. Microsoft is surely feeling the heat from Android with makers, big and...


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

GSMArena team, 14 November 2014

Experiments are great but it takes manufacturing prowess to follow them all the way to the retail shelves. Samsung have it – no surprise there – and they pulled it off, bringing the Galaxy Note Edge to stores. Never mind that curved screen looks like...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

GSMArena team, 12 November 2014

Nexus 6 by Motorola marks a shift in market positioning for Google’s smartphone lineup. Whereas the duo of LG-made devices that precede it cut back on certain features to stay attractively priced, the Nexus 6 is ready to rub shoulders with...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

GSMArena team, 10 November 2014

Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless is the latest product of a long and prolific partnership between the storied manufacturer and the largest wireless carrier in the United States. Over the years, Motorola and Verizon have released a number of groundbreaking...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

GSMArena team, 7 November 2014

While Xiaomi’s busy conquering the world with hardly leaving China, and the likes of Oppo and Huawei think globally, as they act locally, Meizu is somewhere in between. Some three years now and several generations of supercharged...

Tags: Meizu, Android


iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

GSMArena team, 5 November 2014

Apple did the unthinkable while predictable Samsung delivers again. Right or wrong, this is a fight of old versus new, the Galaxy Note is in its fourth generation while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's...


HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

GSMArena team, 3 November 2014

The Google Nexus 9 will be curiously gazed upon by both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners, as HTC gets back on the roster to take over from Asus and Samsung. The 8.9” beauty is a return for HTC to both the Nexus family and the tablet realm in general...

Tags: HTC, Google, Android


HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

GSMArena team, 31 October 2014

We're not far from the time when the smart in phone will be implied. Prices are falling, market share is climbing – it's near impossible to keep track these days of all the new entries in the low end and the midrange. HTC’s Desire lineup is no...

Tags: HTC, Android


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