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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 hands on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 hands on: First look

GSMArena team, 12 June 2014

Ever since the 2011 unveiling of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 we've been waiting for the next generation of Super AMOLED tablets. Three years later they have arrived – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S duo comes in 10.5" and 8.4" sizes and like the Tab 7.7 before them, they are stunningly thin...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode

HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode

GSMArena team, 11 June 2014

There haven’t really been sparks flying between Sony and HTC. It doesn’t look like a rivalry capable of producing the kind of ripples one would expect of a clash involving Samsung and Apple, or LG and Samsung. Yet, HTC and Sony have been...


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena team, 09 June 2014

We intentionally delayed this edition of our phone shopping guide, waiting for all flagships to come out. With the last one out and reviewed, time to see how the market evolved since our last edition in...


LG G3 review: Dream catcher

LG G3 review: Dream catcher

GSMArena team, 06 June 2014

Late as usual but ever so strong. In an industry where timing is almost as important as quality, LG's highly anticipated G3 flagship makes landfall in the second half of 2014, a couple of months after the flagships of the other major players. Such a late...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators

GSMArena team, 04 June 2014

The flagship Android segment has always been a battlefield but you wouldn’t want to be around when these two are in their most violent mood. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are two of the most advanced smartphones to ever sit on a...


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: June 2014

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: June 2014

GSMArena team, 02 June 2014

It’s been a while since we published the last edition of our tablet buyer’s advice series. That’s mainly down to the lack of much movement in the market since March. But we’ve been keeping a close eye on all developments and we are now ready to present...

Tags: iOS, Android


Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

GSMArena team, 30 May 2014

We are about to explore the Xperia M2, a smartphone with an agenda of its own. Task number 1 is to upgrade the popular Xperia M. Check. The M2 brings a bigger screen (and ups the resolution), the chipset is better and the camera resolution is higher. The M2 also...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G3 hands-on: First look

LG G3 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 27 May 2014

The LG G2 is a living legend for its razor thin bezels but it's time to pass on the torch. The compactness spell worked once again and the LG G3 fits a massive 5.5" QHD screen in a body barely bigger than that of its competitors. Who needs phablets...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC One mini 2 review: Growing up

HTC One mini 2 review: Growing up

GSMArena team, 26 May 2014

Another season, another flagship, another mini in tow. Guess we all know the drill but HTC had quite a few decisions to make. To begin with, they went for a bigger screen, placing the mini 2 right between the original and last season’s flagship...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 816 review: Heart's desire

HTC Desire 816 review: Heart's desire

GSMArena team, 21 May 2014

HTC has mostly stayed out of the phablet market but the segment is expanding so fast the Taiwanese can’t afford to keep snubbing it. The HTC Desire 816 is only the company's second phablet and it’s the first affordable one. It rides on the premium looks...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 review: Action pack

Sony Xperia Z2 review: Action pack

GSMArena team, 16 May 2014

Quite a few people were getting impatient at one point but a Sony flagship is well worth waiting for. But then, wasn't it clear well before the impatience started to kick in that owners of the original Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


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


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7a: Phantom menace

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7a: Phantom menace

GSMArena team, 13 May 2014

So, a couple of weeks’ break and the Galaxy S5 is ready for the next round. And it’s only getting harder for the Samsung flagship - who would’ve thought we’d say this ahead of a head-to-head involving a Chinese smartphone?


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra review: The bigger, the better

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra review: The bigger, the better

GSMArena team, 09 May 2014

From the company that’s trying to have a smartphone for every pocket, taste, need and skill level – and is pretty much there in just a couple of generations – a midrange phablet should be anything but a surprise. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra...

Tags: Sony, Android


Huawei Ascend P7 review: Looking strong

Huawei Ascend P7 review: Looking strong

GSMArena team, 07 May 2014

The Huawei Ascend P7 is the sequel to the ultra-thin P6, the phone that proved, beyond any doubt, Huawei's ability to create visually appealing handsets. The new model builds on the original with a 5" 1080p screen, superior camera and chipset, plus a number of other improvements...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Oppo Find 7a review: A-lister

Oppo Find 7a review: A-lister

GSMArena team, 05 May 2014

Oppo has been consistently living up to its name as an innovator in the mobile space and actually over-delivering in terms of user experience and features. To be fair, it’s only going to get harder for them – this was easily a brand to approach with...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Nokia XL Dual SIM review: Start to Finnish

Nokia XL Dual SIM review: Start to Finnish

GSMArena team, 02 May 2014

The Nokia XL goes where Asha never dared, 5" screen territory. Windows Phone itself only recently got there, but the Nokia X family is really an extension of touchscreen Asha "smartphones" rather than a failsafe in case Windows Phone get...


Alcatel Idol X+ review: 8-ball game

Alcatel Idol X+ review: 8-ball game

GSMArena team, 28 April 2014

TCL-owned Alcatel has been slowly, but steadily making a name for itself for selling affordable, well-made phones throughout the entire price range. This year's Idol X+ is their flagship and it's an affordable yet robust product. With an octa-core processor...


LG G2 mini review: Big mini

LG G2 mini review: Big mini

GSMArena team, 25 April 2014

With the new season well under way, the LG G2 mini is trying to have the last word in the compact class just like the original did last year at the high end. With the same design as the flagship (slim bezel, rear buttons and such) and the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: Life in the fast lane

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: Life in the fast lane

GSMArena team, 23 April 2014

This has been going on for a while now but, as both makers are keener than ever to outdo each other in the race to the Android top, their flagships are only getting more and more alike. The biggest difference is now in the timing, which is also part of the game...


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Leather and steel

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Leather and steel

GSMArena team, 17 April 2014

HTC has made some of the best-looking smartphones in recent history while Samsung has some of the best-selling ones. That’s very much true for the HTC flagship and yet to be seen about the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the clash is no less...


Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

GSMArena team, 15 April 2014

Back in 2012, the simple and affordable Xperia E was targeting youths and first-time smartphone users. Two years later and out of elementary school, the Xperia E1 has more screen size and brain power to stay afloat in the rough waters of junior high...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia X review: Under cover

Nokia X review: Under cover

GSMArena team, 10 April 2014

The Nokia X is one of the Finns' first ever smartphones to run Android and yet it may not be the Android phone you've been looking for. Perhaps you’ve been looking in the wrong place? Nokia will certainly like you to think so. To be honest though...


Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five

Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five

GSMArena team, 08 April 2014

Every time the Samsung Galaxy S counter flips a digit, the world is getting ready to be amazed. The lineup that stood up to the iPhone and has been pulling Android to the very top of the food chain, is under new leadership effective last month...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

GSMArena team, 04 April 2014

Thinnest, lightest, highest water resistance – there are plenty of superlatives you can throw at the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – prettiest is another, though that one's more subjective. What is certain is that Sony has crafted one of the best tablets of 2014...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One (M8) review: One and only

HTC One (M8) review: One and only

GSMArena team, 25 March 2014

To say there are great expectations of the freshly announced HTC One (M8) would be a massive understatement. This is, after all, one the of flagships to shape the entire season. But a predecessor that failed to turn warm reception into good sales...

Tags: HTC, Android


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 21 March 2014

We're back with our latest smartphone shopper's guide, and our first for 2014! In this edition we'll see which new devices announced at the MWC made the cut as good buys, next to some former flagships...


LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Royal duel

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Royal duel

GSMArena team, 19 March 2014

No other pair of droids will have you sitting on a fence like these two. Alright, a bold statement indeed. But if anything in it is to be taken literally, it’s the fence. In the end though, home turf for both, this isn’t about which side has the greener lawn...


The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 14 March 2014

Tablets may not be as prominent on this website as smartphones but we are equally passionate about both. And as much as we enjoy testing the latest gadgets in and out, we hope too that while doing that...

Tags: Android, iOS


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: Double vision

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: Double vision

GSMArena team, 07 March 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand was the big-screened Samsung phone for the masses last season - and one that conveniently offered an extra SIM slot. It didn't go as far as the Galaxy Mega pair, stopping instead at 5-inches sharp of screen diagonal...