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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. Thatís 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 youíve 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 Ė there are plenty of superlatives you can throw at the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Ė 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, itís the fence. In the end though, home turf for both, this isnít 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...


LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

GSMArena team, 04 March 2014

A generation older and a year wiser, LG will be looking to prove that it can learn from its mistakes and produce a device that can finally put a proper challenge for the phablet throne. The G Pro 2 certainly seems to have the right tools for the job...

Tags: LG, Android


MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Fit hands-on

MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Fit hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is official - and it's not what we expected. Rumors got a few details right, but not the whole picture, obviously. After so many updates and sequels to the S4, it's...


MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-on

MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Nokia officially announced its first ever family of Android smartphones. Meet the X family of smartphones consisting of the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. Donít make any mistake about it, this is not a...


MWC 2014: HTC Desire 816 hands-on

MWC 2014: HTC Desire 816 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

HTC played to its strengths with the two devices unveiled at the MWC Ė the Desire 816 phablet and Desire 610 smartphone. Both look hot and feature LTE connectivity, a Snapdragon chipset and BoomSound...

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2014


MWC 2014: Lenovo S860, S850 and S660, Yoga 10 HD+  hands-on

MWC 2014: Lenovo S860, S850 and S660, Yoga 10 HD+ hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Lenovo came to the Mobile World Congress 2014 floor with a portable 10-inch Yoga and three smartphones under the S line. The S860, S850 and S660 come with brushed aluminum, polycarbonate and glass-like plastics, big displays and MediaTek processors...


MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Sony just unveiled three new Android-powered devices - two Z2s, the Xperia Z2 smartphone flagship and Xperia Tablet Z2, plus the mid-range Xperia. The Z2's are water-resistant, in the tradition of the Z line...


MWC 2014: Alcatel One Touch Idol 2, Mini 2, Mini 2 S, OneTouch Pop Fit hands-on

MWC 2014: Alcatel One Touch Idol 2, Mini 2, Mini 2 S, OneTouch Pop Fit hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

Alcatel is clearly an underdog in the smartphone world, but the company has been pushing hard to climb up. After a solid showing at last year's MWC, the company is back in Barcelona with an even more impressive Idol family of phones...


MWC 2014: Various brands overview

MWC 2014: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

The Mobile World Congress is a busy place teeming with gadgets from nearly every maker under the sun. We pay due attention to the big players, but on these pages you will find everything else...

Tags: MWC 2014, Android, Acer, ZTE, HP


MWC 2014: LG G Pro 2, G2 mini and L III series hands-on

MWC 2014: LG G Pro 2, G2 mini and L III series hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

LG didn't wait until the MWC to announce several of its phones, but now we got to handle them. LG surely has things under wraps too, we're at the event right now and we'll report anything as soon as it's...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2014


MWC 2014: Huawei MediaPad and Ascend hands-on

MWC 2014: Huawei MediaPad and Ascend hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

Huawei has been a Top 3 smartphone maker two quarters in a row - and proud of it. The company is a leading 4G network equipment supplier and LTE connectivity is a prominent feature of the new devices Huawei brought to the MWC.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 review: The toddler

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 review: The toddler

GSMArena team, 21 February 2014

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is a trimmed-down version of last yearís Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Samsung is not exactly keeping it secret Ė we cannot think of a more fitting model name. If, on the other hand, youíre scratching your head wondering was...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

GSMArena team, 18 February 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE crosses no lines to deliver what the company thinks is the right balance between equipment and price. Focus is on a single feature, until recently exclusive to premium...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 review: Pros and gones

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 review: Pros and gones

GSMArena team, 14 February 2014

Samsung is trying hard to diversify its tablet lineup and bring a little something for everyone to the market. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is the middle child of the premium segment, or as a more succinct description would put it a Galaxy Note tablet...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo review: Size me up

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo review: Size me up

GSMArena team, 12 February 2014

Samsung's Grand lineup, in its short history, has been all about two things: screen size and dual SIM support on a shoestring budget. With screen real estate getting cheaper all the time, Grand phones are targeting fans of big screens who aren't...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: The Professional

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: The Professional

GSMArena team, 10 February 2014

With the tablet market reaching near-saturation, another slab thatís just as thin, light and powerful as the rest of them will hardly bring crowds to the stores. Every maker is desperate to get some breathing space but few dare look for a space to call their own...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: By the dozen

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: By the dozen

GSMArena team, 07 February 2014

Samsung's pole position in smartphones doesn't necessarily mean a win in tablets but it sure is an advantage and the Koreans won't give up on it easily. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is standing at the very top of a lineup, whose fourth generation has hit the fast...

Tags: Samsung, Android