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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...


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


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


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


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...


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