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Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition review: Pure mind

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition review: Pure mind

GSMArena team, 14 January 2014

Trying out new things is in Oppo's DNA. The Find 5 was a clue, the N1 is the hard evidence, that the up and coming Chinese maker will never miss an opportunity to surprise and try to amaze. You know who...

Tags: Oppo, Android


CES 2014: Asus overview

CES 2014: Asus overview

GSMArena team, 7 January 2014

Asus unveiled a handful of new devices at its CES 2014 press conference, making it one of the most action packed events this year in Las Vegas. Three new Android-powered smartphones premiered as part of the brand new Zenfone lineup...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

We recently had the chance to get some hands-on time with Sony's new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The little fella packs flagship-grade specs into a much smaller footprint than most of today’s premium smartphones...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

Traditionally Samsung hasn't been the most exciting company to watch at CES, but this year the Koreans are really making their presence felt. Bringing the big tablet guns, the company definitely some of the hottest hardware of the show in its booth...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on: First look

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

Huawei has just unveiled its new Ascend Mate 2 phablet here at CES 2014, and we've got all the juicy details for you to sink your teeth into. The changes are mostly cosmetic with this second generation, as Huawei have managed to squeeze in the same...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Nokia Lumia 1520: Bigger, better, faster

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Nokia Lumia 1520: Bigger, better, faster

GSMArena team, 27 December 2013

We venture again into the realm of phablets, one that at the beginning seemed to promise little more than a short burst of action, has become the scene of some of the most thrilling battles this industry has seen. The showdown we’re about to witness...


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 18 December 2013

So, previously in the GSMArena shopping guide… No, seriously, as promised. We’re back with our picks and, hopefully, just on time for your holiday shopping. This is the second edition...


LG G Flex review: Ahead of the curve

LG G Flex review: Ahead of the curve

GSMArena team, 13 December 2013

With so many flagship “plus ones” out there, it's refreshing to see something truly revolutionary. The LG G Flex is curved like a Beckham free kick and has a flexible screen and battery, along with a unique self-healing coating on the back...

Tags: LG, Android


Motorola Moto G review: Little big G

Motorola Moto G review: Little big G

GSMArena team, 11 December 2013

Having spent the best part of two years cleaning the Motorola pipeline of products conceived before the takeover, Google finally has a shop with its name on it. And it’s not afraid to use it to challenge some of the old habits and experienced players...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

GSMArena team, 5 December 2013

The China-bound Sony Xperia C could be the right opportunity to smuggle some big-screened, quad-core goodness into markets where those things usually fetch a high price. It’s certainly the right size too. Five-inchers don’t...


GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 2 December 2013

Not that a disclaimer is needed but the timing of this article is purely coincidental. Helping you decide what gadget to buy is what we’ve been doing for over a decade, and not just around the Christmas holidays. So, there we go, simply following up on...


Oppo N1 review: Head spin

Oppo N1 review: Head spin

GSMArena team, 27 November 2013

The Oppo N1 knows it will need to fulfill the promises made by the Oppo Find 5. The latter essentially placed the company on the international map but the newcomer does look like a much improved and mature product that will aim...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

GSMArena team, 25 November 2013

With the smartphone market driven towards equilibrium, tablets will be the new battleground. The Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 emerge as the archrivals in the 10-inch category...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

Hristo Zlatanov, 18 November 2013

The Galaxy Ace 3 arrives as Samsung's latest entry into the popular affordable Ace lineup, and targets cost conscious buyers with a competitive Android version and variants which include a vanilla 3G version and either dual SIM support or LTE...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG Nexus 5 review: Back to the future

LG Nexus 5 review: Back to the future

GSMArena team, 13 November 2013

Nexus phone releases are timed to let Google have the last word – and what a way to have it! A phone that matches any flagship on specs and premieres the latest OS version, but costs barely half as much as some of them. The Nexus 5 promises a....

Tags: LG, Google, Android


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena team, 4 November 2013

One of the most common questions we encounter as writers and editors for mobile tech revolves around which phone to buy. We've taken it upon ourselves to share our insight with more than just our friends, so we're starting a recurring article...


Meizu MX3 review: Eastern connection

Meizu MX3 review: Eastern connection

Marian Petrov, 2 November 2013

The name should definitely ring a bell to our loyal readers and those who didn’t miss the Meizu MX and the MX 4-core will know what to expect. But even if Meizu somehow slipped under your radar, we’ll fill in the blanks for you.The Meizu MX3 is closely related to the the original MX and the MX 4-core...

Tags: Meizu, Android


ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T review: Full throttle

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T review: Full throttle

Marian Petrov, 31 October 2013

From the makers of the Nexus 7, which pretty much got Android back in the tablet game, a convertible 10.1" slate is ready to step out of the living room and shake off the stay-at-home, only-good-for-media-consumption image of ten-inchers...

Tags: ASUS, Android


HTC One Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Heavy hitters

HTC One Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Heavy hitters

GSMArena team, 28 October 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note may have started the phablet craze, but history won’t count for much when the Note 3 faces the HTC One Max. The Max takes the lauded HTC One design and build and trumps the Note 3 in terms of screen size...


LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer

LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer

GSMArena team, 25 October 2013

Android slates are available in almost every screen diagonal under the sun, and LG had plenty of targets to aim for, planning their return to the tablet game. An 8.3-inch display looks like the right choice, considering how the scene has changed in the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 review: Flying first class

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 review: Flying first class

GSMArena team, 23 October 2013

Lightweight, agile and simply affordable, seven-inchers did, at one point, seem capable of pushing ten-inch Android tablets out of business. Even Samsung, with its device-for-every-taste approach had to admit defeat...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

GSMArena team, 17 October 2013

We’ve been enjoying an open season for a while, and yeah, the shootouts will keep on coming but it’s a different kind of game now. What we have here is exactly the type that can, and will, see...


HTC One Max review: Supersized

HTC One Max review: Supersized

Orlin Milinov, 14 October 2013

It's phablet o'clock on HTC's watch and they're shifting gear and changing direction. Done expanding the One portfolio towards the compact end of the spectrum, HTC are going the other way with the aptly named One Max...

Tags: HTC, Android


Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

GSMArena team, 11 October 2013

Camera shootouts are a proud GSMArena tradition and the latest edition features by far the most technologically advanced cameraphones yet. We have large sensors, sky-high resolution, optical image stabilization, clever image processing and...


Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

GSMArena team, 8 October 2013

You know what they say – three is a crowd. On a second thought though, no one here’s got romance on their mind. The three-horse race has had its highs and lows, but it’s the playoffs and we got a front-row seat. Each phone here will look...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Jugger-note

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Jugger-note

GSMArena team, 3 October 2013

From an experimental niche product to standard-setter in just three generations. The Note 3 boasts a beautiful large screen, cutting edge tech and hardware design that shows Samsung is finally taking looks seriously...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire 500 review: Here To Charm

HTC Desire 500 review: Here To Charm

GSMArena team, 1 October 2013

Desire has long been the signature of the company's tier-2 lineup. With past offerings varying from capable midrangers all the way down to entry level, going blindly for a smartphone bearing the Desire moniker has been largely a hit-or-miss...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG G2 vs HTC One: Game of phones

LG G2 vs HTC One: Game of phones

GSMArena team, 25 September 2013

The LG G2 is the new pretender to the Android smartphone throne and one that enters the fray with a bang. Well aware of the challenge ahead – and determined to make it an opportunity – the G2 comes duly armed. Four Krait 400 cores on the...

Tags: LG, HTC, Android, Shootout


Oppo N1 hands-on: First look

Oppo N1 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 23 September 2013

Oppo is starting to make a name for itself in the West with its high-end phones, but the company is now more ambitious than ever – today's Oppo N1 promises an impressive camera takes on the likes of the Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

GSMArena team, 19 September 2013

Sony’s got a plan and sticking to it – while other makers pile software feature upon feature, the Japanese focus on their historical strengths, such as beautiful, durable design, photographic excellence and display tech. That in short is...

Tags: Sony, Android