Reviews tagged "Android"

GSMArena.com site search

HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

GSMArena team, 8 October 2012

Long gone are the glory days of the Desire line - once a cradle of flagships, it now gives in to the rise of the One series. With the Wildfires all but extinguished, the Desires got the lower midrange all to themselves. But instead of clinging to a glorious past, they're now trusted to start winning over the next generation of smartphone users...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

GSMArena team, 7 October 2012

After numerous leaks and a name change prior to entering officialdom, the slide-out QWERTY sporting Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has made its way to the US market, aiming for users with a heavy knack for messaging. The epically named distant relative...


Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

GSMArena team, 5 October 2012

You wouldn't call Sony's first foray in tablets a sweeping success. Last year the company released its first two droid slates and, while they were both eccentric enough to get everyone's attention, none of them was really fit to survive in a crowded and...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

GSMArena team, 1 October 2012

The official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android...


Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

GSMArena team, 24 September 2012

Back when the driving seat was shared with Ericsson, Sony was a little short of delivering a real winner in the high-end market, the company's top-range smartphones always a notch below the Galaxy S lineup and their HTC counterparts...


Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

The NXT line gave Sony the strong start they needed after returning to the smartphone game on their own. The Japanese then focused on filling the lower ranks and, yet again, we see them look for inspiration in the old Sony Ericsson scrapbook...


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...


Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

Earlier this month Motorola announced a trio of RAZR phones in New York, but we knew all along that wasn’t the end of it - both Moto and Intel had sent out invites for a European event in London, promising to take us to the edge...


LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

LG just launched its monstrously-spec'd Optimus G in its homeland and set a new performance benchmark for smartphones. The Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset that powers the beast features four Krait cores, which are all but guaranteed to wipe the floor with existing CPUs...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

GSMArena team, 17 September 2012

Following the success of the original DROID RAZR and its 3300mAh battery equipped DROID RAZR MAXX version, Motorola decided to add three new models tp the RAZR family. Launched at a glitzy event, starring members of Google’s top brass, alongside the DROID RAZR HD...


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...


Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 05 September 2012

Motorola treated us to three new members of the RAZR family – the Motorola RAZR M mid-ranger, the Motorola RAZR HD flagship and the Motorola RAZR HD MAXX battery life champion. The first two of those will be available both as global GSM devices and on the Verizon network, while the RAZR HD MAXX will initially be exclusively available as a part of the Verizon DROID family.


Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid

Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid

GSMArena team, 03 September 2012

After the touchscreen revolution swept the mobile world, rugged smartphones became much harder to come by. They are making a slow return now though, with Sony Mobile being one of the key players in that market...


 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...


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...