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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


Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

GSMArena team, 24 July 2014

It's the kind of thing to be happening in a galaxy far, far away. Apple opening up iOS to developers, while Google is moving towards an Apple-like unified experience across platforms and screen sizes. The simplest way to put it is that Material Design...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Preview


HTC One mini 2 hands-on: First look

HTC One mini 2 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 15 May 2014

HTC has expanded the One family with a new petite member - the HTC One mini 2. Note that it's not One (M8) mini, this is more of a sequel to the One mini from last year. Perhaps most telling of this is...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


Jolla preview: First look

Jolla preview: First look

GSMArena team, 21 December 2013

Jolla probably doesn't ring any bells to you, but for fans of the MeeGo platform it's a synonym for the Second Coming in the smartphone world. In case you're scratching your head, Jolla is founded by former Nokia employees in 2011...

Tags: Jolla, Preview


Nokia Lumia 1520 preview: Second encounter

Nokia Lumia 1520 preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 15 November 2013

Lagging behind Android in hardware specs for what seemed like ages, WP8 managed to catch up in one fell swoop. With the Lumia 1520 at the spearhead, Nokia evened the playing field with a massive 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 800 chipset, then tilted it...


Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 22 October 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1520 brings several firsts for the company. This is the Finns' debut in phablets, the first WP quad-core device and the first one to rock a FullHD screen...


Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 13 September 2013

One of the hot tickets at this year’s IFA, the Sony Xperia Z is about to get the attention it deserves at ours. The smartphone left us feeling extremely positive the last time we met and we are hoping for more of the same...

Tags: Sony, Android, Preview


HTC One mini preview: First look

HTC One mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 18 July 2013

The HTC One is certainly one of the smartphones of the year and has come a long way towards helping the Taiwanese company out of its financial woes. It was only logical then that HTC will try to capitalize on that success by bringing the same formula...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


Nokia Asha 501 preview: First look

Nokia Asha 501 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 June 2013

With a refreshed design and software, the candy-colored Nokia Asha 501 turns a new page for the Finnish feature-phone lineup. Low-end Android smartphones continue to be the main target but, for the first time the Ashas, which Nokia has always...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Preview


Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

GSMArena team, 12 June 2013

Just taking the photo won't do these days - you'll want to edit and share it, then rake in the likes. Except most cameras pretty much bail out at the snapshot. Not the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom though, a hybrid of a point-and-shoot with...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active preview: First look

GSMArena team, 05 June 2013

Add together the brawn of the Xcover and the brains of a Galaxy S4 and you get the S4 Active. The actual flagship can handle any digital task you throw at it, but the Active version can cope with the grittier side of life. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is...


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 30 May 2013

If there was anything certain after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it was the imminent arrival of a mini version. The question wasn’t whether or when – the Galaxy S4 mini is drafting even closer behind the flagship than its predecessor did last season...


Nokia Lumia 925 preview: First look

Nokia Lumia 925 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 20 May 2013

Nokia refined the design of the Lumia 920 flagship, but didn't fundamentally change it - the Lumia 925 is, in essence, the 920S. The number of changes might be small, but their magnitude isn't. With a better body, screen and software, the Nokia Lumia 925 is a more..


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 17 May 2013

Bigger than the Note but not as bright. Not saying anything. We wouldn’t want to get this guy upset. So, careful with the F-word. And no, not phablet, obviously. Though at 8mm, the Samsung Galaxy Mega technically isn’t fat...


Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 19 March 2013

Number four was unveiled last week to set a new kind of fever brewing, after briefly easing some of the pre-announcement tension. Carriers are tripping over themselves to secure deals, while customers...


HTC One preview: Take two

HTC One preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 1 March 2013

The name is quite a statement, but one that befits a smartphone that has the makings of a masterpiece. The HTC One builds on a time-honored tradition of unibody design and packs all the very latest tech available - some of which exclusive - to make...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 February 2013

The newly announced Optimus G Pro books LG a spot in the Android hall of fame. A quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, a 5.5" FullHD display and a 13MP camera is the right kind of ammo of a proper flagship. The bar has been consitently raised...

Tags: LG, Android, Preview


Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 February 2013

Failing to react to market tendencies has been an Achilles' heel of sorts for Sony in the past. Joining the dual-core and to quad-core parties late over the past two years has caused the once mighty smartphone maker to slide down in ranks and came dangerously close to the role of an also-run...


BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look

BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 8 February 2013

Challenging the establishment with a brand new platform isn't something you do in just one try. The Z10 has to convince users that BlackBerry has what it takes to compete with the best. After a certain...


LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

LG has shown a serious commitment to pushing the limits of Android hardware. The first dual-core droid was manufactured by the Koreans and, while they showed up late to the quad-core party, they're back with a bang with the Optimus G - the first phone to...


Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look

Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look

GSMArena team, 12 September 2012

It may look like Samsung is dipping a toe in unknown waters but its long-time partnership with Microsoft is a wet suit of sorts. The Ativ Tab may be the company's first Windows 8 RT tablet but not its first Windows slate. You may be familiar with the Samsung...


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 10 September 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the epitome of the "go big or go home" mantra. From the screen, processing power, through the software package and the revival of the stylus, everything has been pushed right to the very edge of current technology...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 07 September 2012

The Galaxy S III didn't stay in the R&D lab long enough to come with Jelly Bean out of box, but once the latest Android version was announced, Samsung was quick to commit to releasing a timely update. And it seems the wait will be shorter than expected with the official update coming in just a few weeks' time...


 Samsung Galaxy Note II preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 31 August 2012

The original Galaxy Note was a runaway success despite all the doubts that its size and stylus caused. It's understandable then, why the new Samsung Galaxy Note II was greeted with so much excitement. It brings a new and improved screen, boosts...


Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

GSMArena team, 13 June 2012

As expected, Apple used the keynote of its annual WWDC event in San Francisco to announce the latest version of their iOS mobile platform. The sixth major build of the OS aims to bring the user experience to the next level with no less than 200...


Sony Xperia S preview: Game on

Sony Xperia S preview: Game on

GSMArena team, 02 March 2012

In staging their grand return, Sony Mobile could've done a lot worse than the Xperia S. The fresh divorcees are back on the market, their new Xperia flagship kindly supplying the bang. And while the HD screen and dual-core processor are not exactly...


Nokia 500 preview: First look

Nokia 500 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 15 September 2011

The Nokia 500 is not a phone Nokia desperately needs to succeed. They've got bigger things on their mind and we don't mean Windows Phone 7. With Symbian Belle just launched on two brand new handsets, the Anna-running Nokia 500 is beyond...


Nokia 700 preview: First look

Nokia 700 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 September 2011

Good stuff coming from Nokia lately but there’s always room for more. We like to be surprised and the Nokia 700 does just that. Instead of quietly falling in line behind the obvious leader, the 1GHz Symbian Belle powered Nokia 701, the Nokia 700 puts...


Nokia 701 preview: First look

Nokia 701 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 06 September 2011

The Nokia 701 is the torch bearer in a generation shift for Symbian. Belle is a bold stylistic step forward and the Nokia 701 is the first in a trio of phones that will introduce it to the world. The Nokia R&D team left nothing to chance with this one - proven design...


Samsung Galaxy S5690 Xcover preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S5690 Xcover preview: First look

GSMArena team, 03 September 2011

The Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover brings a touch of class and authority to a lineup of durable dumb phones for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s arguable whether it can take as much bashing as its less sophisticated siblings, but this rugged smartphone is trying to combine the best of both worlds...