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HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

GSMArena team, 06 August 2014

The HTC Desire 616 dual sim seems specifically designed for Asian markets – it's affordable but with a large screen, an impressive sounding chipset and that all important dual-SIM connectivity. However...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

Yoanna Prodanova, 04 August 2014

LG’s last attempt at tablets felt like something they did to just see if they still have it. No, there was nothing wrong with the G Pad 8.3 – except perhaps that an LTE version took quite a while. The LG G Pad 7.0 is obviously the economy package – but...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

GSMArena team, 01 August 2014

What if you stripped the HTC One (M8) of the metal armor it's so proud of. Imagine replacing it for plastic. Sounds like the worst thing that could happen to the top model of a struggling company. The HTC One (E8) will heartily disagree...

Tags: Android, HTC


Firefox OS review: Burning bright

Firefox OS review: Burning bright

GSMArena team, 30 July 2014

The mobile Firefox OS by Mozilla aims to put the user first, like its namesake web browser, and deliver affordable, capable, open-source phones to the masses. "We’re out to make a difference, not a profit", says the project's homepage...

Tags: Firefox


Nokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again

Nokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again

GSMArena team, 28 July 2014

It may be a new house, new rules – but no sharp movements just yet. In the aftermath of Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia's devices and services department, it's really anyone's guess what will happen with the Finnish company that was once...


Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

GSMArena team, 24 July 2014

It's the kind of thing to be happening in a galaxy far, far away. Apple opening up iOS to developers, while Google is moving towards an Apple-like unified experience across platforms and screen sizes. The simplest way to put it is that Material Design...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Preview


Asus PadFone X review: Like no other

Asus PadFone X review: Like no other

GSMArena team, 21 July 2014

The Asus PadFone X for AT&T is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first offering from the family of hybrid devices to officially hit the US market. Announced during this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the device consists of a high-end Android handset and...

Tags: Asus, Android


Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

GSMArena team, 17 July 2014

If you have been following us throughout the years, you probably know that cameraphone shootouts are somewhat of our specialty from back when there were no iPhones or Androids. Now, it’s been almost...


LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7: Resolution wars

LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7: Resolution wars

GSMArena team, 15 July 2014

The LG G3 and Oppo Find 7 are the most recent embodiment of the latest and greatest that smartphones can offer, being the first (and still only) two devices that sport QHD screens. Whether or not a resolution of 2560 x 1440px on a 5.5-inch display...

Tags: LG, Oppo, Android, Shootout


Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king

GSMArena team, 11 July 2014

The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G is a landmark for the manufacturer in the United States. The 6.1” LTE phablet is first device, which the company will offer in the country as a standalone OEM, via its own online...

Tags: Huawei, Android


OnePlus One review: When opportunity strikes

OnePlus One review: When opportunity strikes

GSMArena team, 09 July 2014

From zero to flagship killer in less than 6 months. That’s the life story of OnePlus Tech – a big chunk of which went in explanation mode. First it was their relation to Oppo, then the reasons why their debut smartphone got...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

GSMArena team, 07 July 2014

The premium droids are in combat mode and we are making ourselves comfortable to watch another pair fight it out for a place at the top. We’ve seen a few already, the newcomer LG G3 itself involved in a couple...

Tags: LG, Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom

Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom

GSMArena team, 04 July 2014

The Galaxy K zoom speeds down right onto our review track, ready to take on any cameraphone contender. This speedster is equipped with a 10x optical zoom and OIS and if you were to see only its back, you would hardly recognize you are staring at an Android smartphone...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Oppo Find 7 review: Dark horse

Oppo Find 7 review: Dark horse

GSMArena team, 02 July 2014

When talking about flagships, one name that keeps on popping up alongside the likes of Samsung and Sony is Oppo. Needless to say, it has long stopped being a surprise. With solid offerings of the past two generations in the Find 5 and N1, Oppo is...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors

GSMArena team, 30 June 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the full-size member of the freshly announced tablet family by Samsung. Like its smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the newcomer capitalizes on the world’s only 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen panel and aims to capture...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gionee Elife S5.5 review: Genie in a bottle

Gionee Elife S5.5 review: Genie in a bottle

GSMArena team, 27 June 2014

Phones like the Gionee Elife S5.5 have come a long way. Well, they’re coming from China but this is not stating the obvious as a figure of speech. We’ve seen good-looking phones made in China that...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: S-class coupe

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: S-class coupe

GSMArena team, 25 June 2014

The freshly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the first tablet from Samsung to sport the highly-revered S moniker. Ultra-slim and sexy, the device has the internals too to merit the special letter. The eponymous bunch of handsets propelled...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): Duel duo

LG G3 vs. HTC One (M8): Duel duo

GSMArena team, 23 June 2014

How do you compare phones that are so different – the LG G3 and HTC One (M8) barely have a common feature between them. It turns out that even different specs can create a similar user...

Tags: LG, HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready

GSMArena team, 20 June 2014

Second year in a row, as the Northern hemisphere enters the summer season, Samsung releases a rugged version of its incumbent flagship. This time around, it is a rugged version of an already IP certified device, so they went through the roof with...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby

GSMArena team, 18 June 2014

Samsung's Galaxy series has been showing no signs of slowing down and Samsung's shift into the limelight of modern technology can in large part be attributed to the emergence of the world's most successful...


Samsung Ativ SE review: Under the radar

Samsung Ativ SE review: Under the radar

GSMArena team, 16 June 2014

Launched silently a few weeks back, the Samsung Ativ SE for Verizon Wireless ends a long break for the Korean manufacturer, and puts a fresh device in charge of their small Windows Phone lineup. The smartphone features...


Motorola Moto E review: Have a break!

Motorola Moto E review: Have a break!

GSMArena team, 14 June 2014

Motorola has done it again. With a 4.3" display of qHD resolution, a dual-core processor, 5MP camera, and a solid 1,980mAh battery, the Motorola Moto E may as well be the ultimate budget phone...

Tags: Motorola, Android


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