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IFA 2012: Samsung overview

IFA 2012: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 29 August 2012

Samsung’s Unpacked event at the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin is one of the most looked forward to, mainly because of the Galaxy Note 2 announcement. With all eyes staring at the Samsung’s stage, the company’s CEO presented the Note 2 alongside...


IFA 2012: Sony overview

IFA 2012: Sony overview

GSMArena team, 29 August 2012

We're in Berlin and, of course, we're attending Sony's pre-IFA event. The Japanese giant is expected to bring out several Android phones and a new Android tablet and we'll be handling all of them. Join us in watching the event as it unfolds...


Motorola Atrix HD review: The Atrix reloaded

Motorola Atrix HD review: The Atrix reloaded

Stefan Vazharov, 24 August 2012

The LTE-packing Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T faces a couple of hard challenges. First and foremost, it has to build on the user experience of original Atrix 4G, giving its owners who are up for an upgrade these days, a reason to stick with the brand...


Motorola RAZR MAXX review: Power ranger

Motorola RAZR MAXX review: Power ranger

GSMArena team, 24 August 2012

Motorola achieved the unthinkable with the RAZR MAXX. A 9mm body, which is slim even by today's modern standards, fits a battery that dwarfs all others. With the CDMA version our all-time battery backup champion, it's now time to see how the...


Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 preview : First look

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 preview : First look

GSMArena team, 20 August 2012

The Samsung Duos line has been slowly working up the ranks to finally cross paths with the Galaxy S line. It's obviously not the kind of collision to create a big bang but we're still pretty excited about the exchange of DNA. Honestly, if it takes nothing less than a...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review: Second time lucky

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review: Second time lucky

GSMArena team, 17 August 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet like no other but instead of making a big splash it's busy making up for lost time. With its launch pushed back shortly after the unveiling, Samsung's top-of-the-line tablet returns to a market that isn’t...


Google Nexus 7 review: Catching Fire

Google Nexus 7 review: Catching Fire

GSMArena team, 15 August 2012

Google's Nexus line has welcomed its first tablet, the Nexus 7. With a promise of solid specs for a low price, the ASUS-made tablet is poised to storm the Android tablet market and maybe even steal a chunk of Apple iPad's market share. The Nexus 7 is...


Sony Xperia neo L review: Blast from the past

Sony Xperia neo L review: Blast from the past

GSMArena team, 11 August 2012

The Sony Xperia neo L is trying to break into an already well-populated market of affordable smartphones that give you a loud bang for your buck. It's a hotly contested game, but the neo L doesn't come unprepared. It has...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: Starting over

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: Starting over

GSMArena team, 09 August 2012

Taking a second to think can result in second thoughts. In the Galaxy 10.1 Note's case it resulted in a second pair of CPU cores and double the RAM - a lethal combination, which only a select few of its foes dare stand against. This is in case you are wondering...


Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos review: Pocket rockets

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos review: Pocket rockets

GSMArena team, 07 August 2012

This sure looks like a pair of ducks but a good player can play it as an ace. And it's got nothing to do with luck. You cannot always hold the best cards but you can try and make the best of the cards you're dealt. And they may as well be SIM cards...


Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate review: Exciting start

Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate review: Exciting start

Yoanna Ivanova, 06 August 2012

Announced at CES 2012 as an eco-centric phone, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate I577 for AT&T offers plenty of functionality for a device with ecological credentials. Powered by a dual-core CPU, and sporting LTE network connectivity, the handset...


Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet

Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet

GSMArena team, 31 July 2012

The Sony Xperia go is not a phone to keep on a short leash. Not your kind of phone either if you'd say no to a dip in the pool because you are expecting an important call. The Sony Xperia go lets you join the fun. The midrange package that Sony just brought...


Quad-core shootout: Four of a kind

Quad-core shootout: Four of a kind

GSMArena team, 27 July 2012

Buckle up people, because this is going to get rough. When the world's four most powerful smartphones are about to go ballistic, it is the right time to take this website's name literally. The stage is set for the four titans of the Android world...


HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE review: In small packages

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE review: In small packages

GSMArena team, 26 July 2012

The DROID Incredible line of smartphones for Verizon Wireless, much like the EVO family offered by Sprint, consists of US-only, carrier exclusive devices made by HTC. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is the latest member of the family to come our way and it seems to have ambitions...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

GSMArena team, 24 July 2012

The first attempts at a projector phone didn't quite work out for Samsung. For many that would be enough to call it a day, but not the Koreans. You don't become the world's number 1 phone manufacturer by giving up easily, so Samsung chose to take...


Meizu MX 4-core review: Twice the power

Meizu MX 4-core review: Twice the power

GSMArena team, 18 July 2012

Make a stronghold of your home market and prepare for worldwide expansion. Meizu didn't invent the wheel with this strategy but is using it to great success. One would think a market as vast as China - and with huge potential for growth at that...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review: Flying high

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review: Flying high

GSMArena team, 13 July 2012

With the Galaxy S III busy grabbing the headlines, a midrange smartphone has been making its way to a number of markets without much fanfare. But you can bet the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 won't settle for the role of just another sequel. It has a chance to...


HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard

HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard

GSMArena team, 12 July 2012

Are you a seasoned Android user looking for ICS on a budget or simply looking to make that big step into smartphones? Is it the journey or the destination? HTC will be pleased to welcome you on board either way. And they're making sure you start on the right...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

GSMArena team, 10 July 2012

Sony was the talk of town during CES 2012 back in January and the Xperia ion for AT&T was among the main reasons why. Launched alongside the Xperia S, the Sony Xperia ion took the great honor of being the company’s first LTE smartphone. To make the matters even...


LG Optimus Vu review: Vu from the top

LG Optimus Vu review: Vu from the top

GSMArena team, 6 July 2012

LG may have given up on tablets, but not on the Optimus Vu - it's halfway between a phone and a tablet, a hybrid of form factors that we like to call "phoneblets". The Samsung Note was one of the first, but that doesn’t mean it can have the market all for...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

GSMArena team, 2 July 2012

It seems that Samsung have taken it upon themselves on literally making a tablet for everyone. With all of the Galaxy Tab variants out there, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 it seems like systematic attempt by Samsung to put a unique tablet variant in the hands of every living person on the planet...


LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

GSMArena team, 29 June 2012

Last year LG was in pole position in the dual-core game with the Optimus 2X. It was the phone everyone looked up to, before there was a Galaxy S II and before there was an HTC Sensation. There was obviously no rush this time although, to be fair, LG did announce well on time...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 28 June 2012

Google used its I/O 2012 conference in San Francisco to unveil the latest release of Android. Carrying the version number 4.1, the new Android Jelly Bean is supposed to come as more of a polish to Ice Cream Sandwich, than a major game changer. Don’t think for a second though...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

GSMArena team, 27 June 2012

Whenever a Galaxy S phone thinks "Boy, it feels good at the top", there's always someone down below to say "You're welcome". Samsung most certainly know who to thank. It was smartphones like the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy mini that made...


Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

GSMArena team, 25 June 2012

The Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the headliners in the company's growing Android portfolio. But the Chinese don’t just grow droids, they refine them. The Ascend P1 isn't even the best they have, but it sends a clear message that Huawei means...


Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

GSMArena team, 20 June 2012

In a fashion dramatically different to the one from last year, the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has arrived on the market. There is no waiting measured in months like in the case of the smartphone’s...


Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

GSMArena team, 8 June 2012

The Xperia S has all the spotlight to itself in the NXT series, but history has taught us that Sony (and previously Sony Ericsson) can do wonders in the compact class. In two generations of minis and the Xperia ray, the Japanese have delivered packages that no one in the same price range can beat...


Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

GSMArena team, 6 June 2012

Samsung are back to basics and they say there's always room for one more in the low end. Especially one that doesn't take too much space. The Galaxy Pocket makes the Galaxy Mini look like it's on steroids and the Y series like a bunch of semi pros...


LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

GSMArena team, 4 June 2012

A fashion phone for the designer-challenged. Last season's Prada at knockdown prices. The LG Optimus L7 will have to face comparisons with the latest Prada phone by LG and we cannot think of many that will swing in its favor. But there's no...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

GSMArena team, 1 June 2012

Sealed in an aluminum unibody but still oozing the new NXT series style, the Sony Xperia P joins an elite club of metal-clad phones. And then there's the WhiteMagic screen to make it unique in the mobile world. In short, the Xperia P is one of...