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Mobile phone usage report 2011: The things you do

Mobile phone usage report 2011: The things you do

GSMArena team, 02 May 2011

A few weeks back we asked some questions to find out how you, our readers, are using your phone. Now we are back with the answers and they have some pretty interesting stories to tell. Did you ever wonder what kind of phone usage is normal? We seem to have a pretty good idea...

Tags: Misc


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game

GSMArena team, 20 April 2011

With video gaming a sport in its own right, smartphones have no other choice but raise their game too. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has strong ties to Sony’s gaming rigs, both portable and not, and Sony’s a big name...


HTC Desire S review: Droid cravings

HTC Desire S review: Droid cravings

GSMArena team, 18 April 2011

Powerful hardware, large high-res screen and the latest Android version in a single piece of solid metal – the recipe did wonders for the original Desire so no wonder HTC are in no mood to experiment with the sequel. Take the best and make it better pretty much sums up the game plan...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Motorola Atrix 4G review: Enter the Atrix

Motorola Atrix 4G review: Enter the Atrix

GSMArena team, 15 April 2011

It was the alliance with Android that put Motorola out of the woods. Like every partnership, it’s been a series of peaks and dips but every now and then the relationship between Motorola and Android goes beyond a mere marriage of...


Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II preview: Second encounter

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 13 April 2011

Having earned its place in the Android hall of fame, the original Galaxy S can start thinking about retirement. And these won’t be thoughts of fear and worry. With a replacement on its way, the veteran can look forward to getting the respects it deserves...


Nokia E6 hands-on: First look

Nokia E6 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 12 April 2011

The E6 is Nokia’s latest business offer and it has just landed in our office. It’s the company’s first smartphone running the new Symbian Anna OS out of the box. The E6 is a touch phone with a QWERTY keyboard and it even has a higher pixel density than the iPhone’s Retina display...


HTC 2011 event coverage: A new Sensation

HTC 2011 event coverage: A new Sensation

GSMArena team, 12 April 2011

HTC is holding a special press conference in London today. The company presents the HTC Sensation, which previously leaked as the HTC Pyramid. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see a GSM version of the EVO 3D...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X: Head to head

Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X: Head to head

GSMArena team, 08 April 2011

Ah, the power of dual-core processors – it lets you do cool stuff like buttery-smooth multitasking, exciting 3D portable gaming or Full HD videos. The latest Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II packs the new Exynos chipset, which pairs...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc review: Android de Triumph

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc review: Android de Triumph

GSMArena team, 1 April 2011

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc is back for a second round and this time it will stay a while longer. The company’s new flagship did great in our preview and we’d gladly have more of it. The new BRAVIA screen and the impressive...


Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc April joke: Lorem Ipsum

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc April joke: Lorem Ipsum

GSMArena team, 1 April 2011

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play preview: First look

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play preview: First look

GSMArena team, 31 March 2011

Mobile gaming is at an all-time high thanks to big-screen touch smartphones. But it was when the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY was announced that gamers hearts went aflutter. The PlayStation phone has been rumored ever since Sony joined Ericsson...


Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0

Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0

GSMArena team, 23 March 2011

The Apple iPad 2 is about to hit European shelves, fresh form a diet and exercise regime that’s helped it shed weight and build muscle. Faster, thinner and lighter is an accurate account of what’s been going on in the year that divides the two editions of Apple’s...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


HTC Incredible S review: Smart and curvy

HTC Incredible S review: Smart and curvy

GSMArena team, 22 March 2011

The unfortunate naming aside (seriously, didn’t anyone say it out loud before they announced it?), the Incredible S is a pretty great smartphone. You’ve got spotless connectivity, an exciting new screen, those cool rotating buttons and...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia C2-01 review: A little something

Nokia C2-01 review: A little something

Stefan Vazharov, 18 March 2011

Some cash in your pocket and a good phone on your mind. Is the Nokia C2-01 it? A still camera, 3G and a memory card slot sound like we’re on the right track. In contrast to the C2-00, this one omits the dual SIM handling but there are other goodies to make up for that...

Tags: Nokia


Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Review: Right on the mini

Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 Review: Right on the mini

GSMArena team, 16 March 2011

Minis are supposed to be the cheaper, stripped down version of the bigger and superior gadgets. There’s a long list of bigger and superior siblings for the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to choose from but it has its own two feet to stand...


Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo preview: First look

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo preview: First look

GSMArena team, 09 March 2011

Sony Ericsson is keen to start 2011 in style with strong additions to the XPERIA lineup to please every taste. The Arc is the one true flagship, the Pro is the business messenger and the Play is the gaming smartphone. What’s...


Samsung S3850 Corby II preview: First look

Samsung S3850 Corby II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 08 March 2011

Feature phones have been busy adding more features to their arsenal in a bid to survive the onslaught of cheap smartphones. The Samsung S3850 Corby II is one such phone. Corby put a bargain price on touchscreen...


Nokia E7 review: Open for business

Nokia E7 review: Open for business

GSMArena team, 02 March 2011

Business as usual for the Eseries is a cliché – thank you very much. But the kind that makes the world feel right. The Nokia E7 could’ve been just another Eseries phone. Oh well, that wasn’t meant to be. The latest is implicitly the greatest but, in the...


Samsung S5260 Star II review: In the making

Samsung S5260 Star II review: In the making

Stefan Vazharov, 25 February 2011

You must remember this one – maybe not by face but certainly by name. The Samsung S5260 Star II has some big shoes to fill: over 10M units sold propelled the predecessor to Stardom. The original Samsung Star was one of the...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 review: Ace in the hole

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 review: Ace in the hole

GSMArena team, 23 February 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Ace can get far with a name like this but it isn’t going any further than its comfortable midrange spot. You know, if you want the best seat in the house you need to move the cat. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a... Updated: VGA video sample


MWC 2011: HTC overview

MWC 2011: HTC overview

GSMArena team, 15 February, 2011

The HTC MWC press conference saw the announcements of six Android-running devices. We’ve got five new smartphones and the Flyer tablet that should help strengthen the HTC positions within the Android family. The show really got going when...

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2011


MWC 2011: Motorola overview

MWC 2011: Motorola overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

Motorola had the Atrix and the Pro at their booth and we were eager to try them both. We even managed to get our hands on the multimedia dock for the Atrix and take it for a spin. The dock connects a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse - this could...


MWC 2011: HP overview

MWC 2011: HP overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

HP had their announcements out of the way a few days before the actual start of the MWC so we can now skip straight to the hands-on experience. The powerful Pre 3 and the cute little Veer were both at hand and were happy to pose for our camera...

Tags: HP, webOS, MWC 2011


MWC 2011: LG overview

MWC 2011: LG overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

The LG press conference at the start of MWC 2011 saw the official announcement of the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black smartphones and the 8.9” tablet Optimus Tab. The Optimus 3D and Tab are both boasting dual-core CPUs (though different in nature)...


MWC 2011: Various brands overview

MWC 2011: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011

The MWC is a meeting place for all sorts of tech companies, big and small. The majors usually get most of the attention but smaller companies have very interesting gadgets to present, as well, and shouldn't be...


MWC 2011: Samsung overview

MWC 2011: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011

The MWC kicked off a day early for Samsung. The company held a press event at Palau Sant Jordi hall in Barcelona, introducing the I9100 Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.Understandably, given the popularity of the Galaxy S lineup...


MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

MWC 2011: Sony Ericsson overview

GSMArena team, 13 February, 2011

Sony Ericsson announced two new phones – the XPERIA Neo and XPERIA Pro – and released specifications for the XPERIA Play. An important partnership with Playstation to bring a gaming experience...


Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

GSMArena team, 11 February, 2011

Another year, another heir to the Droid throne – and Google are trying to be democratic about it. Which is a roundabout way of saying they’re not monogamous. For the Nexus One, Google teamed up with HTC. This time around, they...


LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

LG Optimus 2X review: Double the potential

GSMArena team, 7 February 2011

Begun the dual-core revolution has. And there’s no scouting time – the offensive starts with the big guns. The LG Optimus 2X is not just counting on the fancy Tegra 2 name to generate the sales – it is a powerful smartphone through and through...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

Nokia X2-01 review: Loads of attitude

GSMArena team, 2 February 2011

Good build, QWERTY keyboard and one-touch access to music: the Nokia X2-01 has the right ingredients to serve and entertain. And if you’re looking to buy cheap, it’s an offer that’s hard to beat. Nokia has long made the low-end their fortress and X2-01...

Tags: Nokia, S40