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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


Samsung Gear S review: Between two worlds

Samsung Gear S review: Between two worlds

GSMArena team, 20 December 2014

Samsung is knees deep in the latest trend of gearing up your wrist with an extension of your smartphone. The Gear S however walks the extra mile of offering independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity along with full telephony support...

Tags: Samsung


Lenovo Vibe X2 review: Rainbow of colors

Lenovo Vibe X2 review: Rainbow of colors

Hristo Zlatanov, 18 December 2014

The Motorola acquisition will put even more wind in the sail of outward bound Lenovo but blockbuster smartphones carrying their own brand are needed just as much, both at home in China and internationally. The QHD Vibe Z2 Pro is undoubtedly the top-of-the range offering, but what about...

Tags: Lenovo


BlackBerry Classic hands-on: First look

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 17 December 2014

BlackBerry Classic has been teased and leaked numerous times before and the veil surrounding the future of BlackBerry has been finally lifted. The manufacturer is returning to its roots bringing back the classic QWERTY keyboard, the iconic square trackpad and the traditional hardware controls...

Tags: BlackBerry


HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

GSMArena team, 15 December 2014

Reactions to the first news of HTC venturing into action cameras may have ranged from a few raised eyebrows to “GoPro or go home” chants but the Re isn’t one to get easily upset. Cool-looking and friendly, the little gadget is the exact opposite of...

Tags: HTC, Android, iOS


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

GSMArena team, 12 December 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has an ambitious name, but behind it is an ordinary midrange phone. It puts functionality ahead of screen fidelity, throwing all the pixels they could afford at the front facing camera instead. As with other Galaxy Grands...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Microsoft Lumia 535 and 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many

Microsoft Lumia 535 and 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many

GSMArena team, 10 December 2014

It’s a Lumia like the rest of them. A new youth player promoted to the first team, which will have no trouble blending in. It’s just a different name on the familiar kit. Microsoft is starting from the bottom up – an entry level handset, no redesign to speak of...


Moto 360 review: Eye catcher

Moto 360 review: Eye catcher

GSMArena team, 08 December 2014

Announced back in March, Motorola’s Moto 360 is undoubtedly one of the hottest wearable devices of the year. The Android Wear flagship is the first device of its kind to effectively blur the lines between a smartwatch and a regular mechanical timepiece...


Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

GSMArena team, 05 December 2014

Last time we met, Gionee had quite a flagship to show off. Looking extra sharp and more than decently equipped, we deemed it capable of getting users interested well beyond the traditional Asian markets ...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 03 December 2014

Until recently Samsung was known for its all-plastic smartphone shells. Pressured to evolve their product design, they came up with the Galaxy Alpha, super slim smartphone with an angular metal frame. But Samsung surely likes to spread its design...


LG G Watch R review: A full circle

LG G Watch R review: A full circle

GSMArena team, 01 December 2014

Smartwatches have been around for a long time now, ever so reluctantly trying to infuse the tech spirit into one of the oldest accessories in the history of the world – the time piece. But a wrist watch is meant for more than telling...

Tags: LG, Android


GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 28 November 2014

Black Friday is upon us and the holiday season is just around the corner. Without doubt many of you will be shopping around for a new tablet and the latest edition of the GSMArena.com tablet buyer’s guide is here to give a helping hand...

Tags: Android, iOS


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...