Reviews

GSMArena.com site search

HTC Gratia review: Body double

HTC Gratia review: Body double

GSMArena team, 7 January 2011

Compact but capable, subdued but edgy, old but new. Thatís the HTC Gratia. With Froyo greasing the cogs, the European version of the HTC Aria is more than a name change Ė this petite droid is getting ready to storm the Old Continent...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless N speed test: Something in the air

GSMArena team, 29 December 2010

You see Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 slowly creeping on the cellphone specs pages and it was about time we do a dedicated test of how good they are in reality. Every geek loves to get the latest and greatest in mobile tech...

Tags: Apple, Nokia, Samsung


Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link

GSMArena team, 22 December 2010

Nokia seem to have the missing link in the evolution of mobile phones. The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is an attempt to bring the best of both worlds. A touch phone in a form factor thatís as classic as it gets. Like it or not...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Sony Ericsson Yendo review: A touch of Walkman

Sony Ericsson Yendo review: A touch of Walkman

GSMArena team, 21 December 2010

It looks like the XPERIA X10 mini but acts like what it is Ė a full-touch feature phone. This is obviously nothing really to shout about as there are hundreds of them around now. Itís a first for Sony Ericsson but thatís not what makes it special...


Nokia C5-03 review: Green cadet

Nokia C5-03 review: Green cadet

GSMArena team, 17 December 2010

When touchscreen became affordable its popularity skyrocketed Ė affordable smartphones are all the rage now. The Nokia C5-03 is the result of both these trends and while it borrows a lot from the C6-01 in terms of design, its pricing is a good deal lower...


LG Cookie Lite T300 and LG Cookie 3G T320 preview: From the cookie jar

LG Cookie Lite T300 and LG Cookie 3G T320 preview: From the cookie jar

GSMArena team, 14 December 2010

Whatís better than a tasty Cookie? Weíll tell you what Ė two of those. The guest duet Cookie Lite T300 and Cookie 3G T320 have completely different designs but almost identical specifications. Both...

Tags: LG, Touch UI


Motorola DEFY review: Drag and drop

Motorola DEFY review: Drag and drop

GSMArena team, 10 December 2010

This is no protocol droid, no phone made for walks in the park. Itís the Motorola DEFY and it isnít afraid of what comes next. Good. Coming up is one of our reviews. And weíre having the pleasure of the first and only ruggedized Android GSM phone. Itís finally...


HTC 7 Mozart review: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

HTC 7 Mozart review: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

GSMArena team, 08 December 2010

The HTC 7 Mozart is not the kind we are used to meeting - and no, before you ask, itís not a music-centric gadget as the name suggests. Something quite different in fact, itís all about the camera that goes beyond Microsoftís demanding specs. Once again...


LG Optimus One P500 review: One and a half

LG Optimus One P500 review: One and a half

GSMArena team, 06 December 2010

The LG Optimus One may not be your average killer gadget, but it sports a tempting pricetag, solid build, a nice looking set of features and Android 2.2 Froyo. And with the Optimus One in your hand, you are free to mock and tease those...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Our 2010 holiday gift guide: Texting Santa

Our 2010 holiday gift guide: Texting Santa

GSMArena team, 3 December 2010

If you are reading this, chances are mobile phones are something between a mild addiction and a passion for you. Itís that time of year again and you might already be eyeing a phone to gift your loved one or Ė there we go Ė yourself...


HTC HD7 review: Dim the lights

HTC HD7 review: Dim the lights

GSMArena team, 1 December 2010

Thereís no such thing as a small WP7 phone. However, 4.3 inches of screen estate are really something else. The best case scenario: the HTC HD7 is the phone youíve been waiting for. The worst case scenario: itís too big to fail. The HTC HD7 was inevitable...


Mobile phone display mega shootout: The full picture

Mobile phone display mega shootout: The full picture

GSMArena team, 29 November 2010

There are so many of them that itís pretty hard to make up your mind. It all boils down to LCD vs. LED although this simple fact is easy to overlook. You can go ahead and blame it all on marketing but thatís one thing that just canít be black or...


HTC 7 Trophy review: Achievement unlocked

HTC 7 Trophy review: Achievement unlocked

GSMArena team, 24 November 2010

It truly is a catchy name, but the Trophy is Ė so to speak Ė the consolation prize in the HTC Windows Phone 7 lineup. Itís not the big guy in the family nor is it the smartest. The Trophy is a middle-of-the-roader, the mass market choice. Itís the first HTC-made...


Zune software review: Syncing in Zune

Zune software review: Syncing in Zune

GSMArena team, 22 November 2010

We donít often review software, but it was almost unavoidable in this case Ė the Zune desktop software is an inseparable part of the Windows Phone 7 experience. Since we already have a couple of WP7 phone reviews under our belt...


Samsung S8530 Wave II review: Riding the wave

Samsung S8530 Wave II review: Riding the wave

GSMArena team, 19 November 2010

They shall come in wave upon wave. Or so it seemed in the beginning. Samsung certainly wanted a strong start for their own Bada OS and they had it. It is usual for sequels to be questioned and belittled. Thatís one thing the Wave II doesnít have to worry about. Update: Samsung Dive overview added...


Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

GSMArena team, 17 November 2010

The Nokia C6-01 comes in as a reasonably priced and well-built smartphone with great all-round connectivity and a unique feature to set it apart from rivals. The ClearBlack display can actually give Nokia quite an edge if it lives up to the expectations. Update, 24.08.2011: checking out Symbian Anna...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner

GSMArena team, 15 November 2010

With a large high-res screen, a Snapdragon CPU and ample amount of RAM the XPERIA X10 is nothing short of the top-end Android smartphones currently on the market. However its outdated Android OS...


HTC Desire Z review: Desires A-to-Z

HTC Desire Z review: Desires A-to-Z

GSMArena team, 12 November 2010

A few months ago, the original Desire was teaching younger Droids the ropes. Though itís no time to retire just yet, the next generation is ready to take over. And weíre talking no rookie here Ė the new Desire Z means business with a great QWERTY keyboard...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire HD review: Most wanted

HTC Desire HD review: Most wanted

GSMArena team, 11 November 2010

Proceed with caution, big Snapdroids ahead. We guess that sign is due wherever someone mentions Desire HD. Itís big and bad and it takes no prisoners. HTC certainly took their time with releasing a badass Android handset on our side of the pond but ...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG E900 Optimus 7 review: Lucky seven

LG E900 Optimus 7 review: Lucky seven

GSMArena team, 09 November 2010

Windows Phone 7 is new territory for LG to conquer and the LG E900 Optimus 7 is their first pawn in the game. However ďpawnĒ hardly describes the rich feature set of this player. LG has done its best to set the Optimus 7 apart...


Samsung S7230E Wave 723 review: Waving Hello!

Samsung S7230E Wave 723 review: Waving Hello!

GSMArena team, 08 November 2010

Itís been smooth sailing for Samsungís Bada OS and the Samsung S7230E Wave 723 is one of the first of the lineup aimed at the mass market. But beware, this smartphone may change the way you perceive feature phones forever...


Dell Streak review: Size does matter

Dell Streak review: Size does matter

GSMArena team, 05 November 2010

The Dell Streak has crossed the line where phones stop Ė and by some distance too Ė but we are still not completely convinced itís beyond the point where tablets start. Is the Dell Streak sitting on a fence or sitting right in the middle of nowhere...


Nokia C7 review: Rise and shine

Nokia C7 review: Rise and shine

GSMArena team, 03 November 2010

The Nokia C7 has no intention of breaking the chain of command. It is just a slimmer, simpler and more affordable N8 and comes with more conservative styling. The well-balanced Cseries have received an accomplished leader. The specs sound cool...


Nokia X5-01 review: Round the square

Nokia X5-01 review: Round the square

GSMArena team, 01 November 2010

On occasion Nokia will experiment with form factor and shape. The Nokia X5-01 is the kind of phone that might just leave you wondering. Is it having a bad slider day or a great square day? No, the Nokia X5 is better than that. It's a neat and chubby smartie...


Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type review: Slim and sharp

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type review: Slim and sharp

GSMArena team, 28 October 2010

Nokia is trying really hard to build back some lost trust. The new Symbian^3 smartphones are just one weapon in their armory. The other is the touch-enabled lineup of feature phones called Touch and Type. S40 has never before been into...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI, S40


Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab review: An expanding universe

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab review: An expanding universe

GSMArena team, 26 October 2010

Not so long ago the tablet was a futureless species, stuck in an evolutionary dead-end. The technology and the the operating systems didn't offer the right balance of portability and usability to suit its needs. But just look at it now...


Nokia 5250 review: Back to basics

Nokia 5250 review: Back to basics

GSMArena team, 20 October 2010

They made a promise and kept it. What can we say Ė nice phone this Nokia 5250, but not an N8. Yeah we know, we need to be respectful and professional. But itís easy to be a jerk to a 100-euro smartphone. The Symbian-powered Nokia 5250 is bottom of the...


Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

GSMArena team, 18 October 2010

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is likely to outsell the rest of the XPERIA droids. Itís neither the best phone in the line-up, nor itís a phone to excite and inspire but itís the common denominator. It is right in the middle...


Nokia X2 review: Fun times two

Nokia X2 review: Fun times two

GSMArena team, 14 October 2010

When youíre shopping on a budget, getting the most bang for your buck is what counts. And the Nokia X2 is keen to give you an exchange rate thatís hard to beat. This no-nonsense bar delivers a 5MP camera with flash, great audio with stereo speakers...

Tags: Nokia, S40


Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

GSMArena team, 12 October 2010

Weíve come to take Nokia for granted in the low end or the business class but it seems it has lost the knack for killer phones, run out of royal blood. Itís up to the Nseries to fix it all up. The Nokia N8 may just turn out to be the right cure. With that kind of hardware. Update, 08.02.2012: Symbian Belle update hands-on...