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Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 27 September 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a player in a game of numbers - and it's drawing higher numbers than the competition. Starting with the 5.3" 1280x800 pixels SuperAMOLED screen on the outside and all the way in to the beefed up...


HTC Sensation XE hands-on: First look

HTC Sensation XE hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 21 September 2011

Out of one party and into the other - HTC is showing off yet more hot gadgetry and we’re going hands-on with it. After yesterday’s Rhyme launch, today we’ll be playing with the HTC Sensation XE - the Taiwanese company‘s first dip into the audiophile pool...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review: Droid at large

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review: Droid at large

GSMArena team, 08 September 2011

Tablets are basking in well-deserved attention and manufacturers know they need to try hard and make their devices distinct and memorable. Truly unique gadgets are hard to come by these days - especially in Honeycomb land. Which is perhaps part of the...


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...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 01 September 2011

Last year’s IFA is where the tale of Samsung and tablets started and now the company is ready to open a new chapter and it’s one we couldn’t be more excited about. The SuperAMOLED screens were one of the best things to ever happen to the smartphone industry and now they have landed on slates as well. Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7...


Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y preview: First look

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y preview: First look

GSMArena team, 1 September 2011

Smartphones at parent-friendly prices mean that a kid's first phone can be a smartphone, just like dad’s. The Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y is part of Samsung's youth-oriented Galaxy Y lineup and promises the Android experience at a bargain...


Samsung Galaxy W I8150 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy W I8150 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 29 August 2011

With the latest of Android and TouchWiz, the Samsung Galaxy W I8150 takes a support-and-assist role to the company’s flagship – the S II. The Galaxy W is powered by the same 1.4GHz processor we know from the Galaxy S Plus...


Sony Ericsson Xperia mini review: Small is the new big

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini review: Small is the new big

GSMArena team, 26 August 2011

It comes in a small package but has power to spare. Lovely little phone, assuming you can keep up with it. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is a full-fledged smartphone and you’ll need to be at ease with its multiple identities. But it’s not moping around...


Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro review: No small affair

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro review: No small affair

GSMArena team, 24 August 2011

Sony Ericsson have always done a good job of putting big ideas in a small package. The original Xperia mini lineup wasn't ridiculously powerful but had plenty of personality. The pint-sized smartphones did well on the market and you...


HTC EVO 3D review: An extra dimension

HTC EVO 3D review: An extra dimension

GSMArena team, 19 August 2011

As 3D is taking over theaters and living rooms around the world, the craze is hitting handheld too. The next thing to shake up the business or on the way to irrelevance: geeks will geek about it either way. Now that the HTC EVO 3D has grown a GSM radio, they get...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Exhibit 4G review: Droid on display

Samsung Exhibit 4G review: Droid on display

GSMArena team, 15 August 2011

As far as Android phones are concerned, Samsung seems to have all the bases covered in the United States. From the Samsung Gravity SMART, all the way to the Galaxy S family of devices, there is a droid for every taste and budget. In the Samsung family of Android phones, the T-Mobile exclusive Exhibit 4G...


Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 review: In shape droid

Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 review: In shape droid

GSMArena team, 09 August 2011

You may have a hard time finding this one in the deluge of entry-level smartphones, for which Samsung is in no small part responsible. Don't worry, it will find you. The Samsung Galaxy Fit will be ready and set well before...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC EVO 3D vs. HTC Sensation 4G: Head to head

HTC EVO 3D vs. HTC Sensation 4G: Head to head

GSMArena team, 04 August 2011

The HTC power duo which includes the Sensation 4G and the EVO 3D barely needs an introduction. The dual-core phones are among the most powerful Android handsets available for sale in the United States and are favorites of both the consumers and the tech journalists...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus Pad review: Glasses on

LG Optimus Pad review: Glasses on

GSMArena team, 29 July 2011

Tablets are killing netbooks, pundits say, and all gadget makers are jumping on the bandwagon. LG, it seemed, were in no particular hurry but now that their Optimus Pad is here, it shows they mean business. The 8.9" tablet is powered by Tegra 2...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S Plus review: Enter the Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy S Plus review: Enter the Snapdragon

GSMArena team, 28 July 2011

Someone has just finished off a six-pack of energy drinks. The Samsung Galaxy S plus is nearly identical to the original Galaxy S, save for the different chipset, which packs a faster 1.4GHz processor. Samsung's bespoke Hummingbird....


LG Optimus 3D review: This summer, in 3D

LG Optimus 3D review: This summer, in 3D

GSMArena team, 22 July 2011

The magical allure of 3D is stronger than ever but manufacturers struggle to meet the demand for better and cheaper ways of 3D capture and viewing. And while glasses may feel alright in the cinema, wearing them to watch TV is perhaps too much...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Gravity SMART review: Smarter direction

Samsung Gravity SMART review: Smarter direction

GSMArena team, 20 July 2011

Samsung Gravity has been a successful line of affordable, slide-out QWERTY messengers for T-Mobile for several years now. With the latest addition to the family, Samsung not only improves the package, but takes it in a whole...


HTC Salsa review:

HTC Salsa review: "Like" it or not

GSMArena team, 15 July 2011

It takes two to tango, HTC seem to think. The HTC Salsa joins the ChaCha in a bid to treat young Android users to as much Facebook as they can handle. The little blue button makes an appearance again, this time in a more familiar context. While the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Ericsson Xperia ray preview: First look

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray preview: First look

GSMArena team, 14 July 2011

Big is in with Android phones but the Xperia ray is eager to prove that petite smartphones have a charm of their own. All the horsepower of the Arc in a body that's a centimeter shorter both ways - think a premium saloon turned roadster...


HTC ChaCha review: Status update

HTC ChaCha review: Status update

GSMArena team, 12 July 2011

Standing out in the ever growing crowd of droids is a tall task indeed. Doing so while keeping the whole thing affordable, is next to impossible. HTC – of all makers – somehow managed to achieve it, vastly improving the market prospects of...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Flyer review – Pen pal

HTC Flyer review – Pen pal

GSMArena team, 06 July 2011

Considering the avalanche of tablets now on the market one could be forgiven for thinking “How will this one be any different?” The HTC Flyer, though, is nothing if not unique.Yes, it's an Android tablet; but one which has decided to zig when every other droid tablet out there has zagged...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus Pad preview: First look

LG Optimus Pad preview: First look

GSMArena team, 01 July 2011

An 8.9" screen hits the sweet spot for tablets and LG's Optimus Pad shows good thinking. The first tablet of the company will want to make a difference among more or less uniform rivals. Tablets coming to the market look almost...


Samsung I9103 Galaxy R preview: First look

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R preview: First look

GSMArena team, 30 June 2011

The Galaxy S lineup is no stranger to versioning - the original Galaxy S relied on half a dozen different editions to achieve its market success. Its successor will obviously take a similar path as we just got its first body double in the face of the Samsung I9103 Galaxy R...


Sony Ericsson W8 review: Robot dance

Sony Ericsson W8 review: Robot dance

GSMArena team, 27 June 2011

No pause and rewind. Fast forward instead and rebrand. The Sony Ericsson W8 is an Xperia X8 in Walkman guise. There's not even a hint of surprise about it. The Sony Ericsson W8 has no new tricks up its sleeve. It’s a year old...


LG Optimus 3D preview: First look, in stereo

LG Optimus 3D preview: First look, in stereo

GSMArena team, 20 June 2011

A huge high-res screen, a new chipset expected to deliver beyond anyone's wildest hopes and 1080p video recording: the LG Optimus 3D sounds like a great package and we haven't even started yet. These are big ones no doubt, but not even close enough to making the headline. Not with a stereoscopic screen...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC Sensation vs. Galaxy S II vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head

HTC Sensation vs. Galaxy S II vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head

GSMArena team, 16 June 2011

Time to lace up the gloves and step inside the ropes again. A new dual-core competitor, the HTC Sensation, is challenging the current crop of flagship droids with its fast new chipset, high-res screen...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 14 June 2011

Samsung are really taking tablets seriously these days. They already have three offerings this year. The other two are more compact, but it's the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that will lead the team ahead in enemy territory. The trio surely has one hard...


HTC Sensation review: Front-page stuff

HTC Sensation review: Front-page stuff

GSMArena team, 10 June 2011

HTC burst right onto the dual-core scene with a phone that's set to be an Android sensation. They've gone all out with the design of that one - from screen, through camera to the powerful chipset. No cutting corners, no compromise on features. Update, 02.08.2011: Video summary of the review added...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S i9001 Plus preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S i9001 Plus preview: First look

GSMArena team, 09 June 2011

It’s a Galaxy S facelift with just enough of a speed boost to make it 2011 ready. It has a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and the latest version of Android: 2.3.3 Gingerbread. The Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus is heading...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 03 June 2011

By losing an inch of screen diagonal and reducing the weight to something you might actually be able to hold longer than 5 minutes, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 hopes to convert more people to the tablet cause. Those who found the 7” Galaxy Tab too limiting and the 10.1” slates too heavy to take anywhere other than your couch will certainly appreciate the effort...